June 20, 2024

Thailand’s Heart for the Ocean by Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s plastic art exhibit highlights the plight of Thailand’s beaches

From Thailawforum

On Valentine’s Day this year, Greenpeace Southeast Asia held a waste to art exhibition as a means of bringing awareness to the impact of plastic waste on Thailand’s beaches. Waste was collected from five beaches in Thailand and transformed into an art exhibit.

Thailawforum’s Georgina Donn went down to the BACC where the event was held. Watch the video for an insight into the event.

This video was sponsored by Thailand law firm Chaninat & Leeds with a team of Western and Thai lawyers that specialize in international and Thai divorce law


Special Schools in Thailand for Children with Special Needs

Western families with special children who may have academic hurdles to overcome require special schools  for their kids’ special learning needs. Children who may be more academically challenged for various reasons like kids with Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) or those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Special children medical experts highly recommend that where possible it is often beneficial for your child with special needs to attend conventional or mainstream schools to capitalize on inclusion, participations and socializations with other kids.

There is range of options available in finding a school in Thailand that can cater to your child’s special needs, including government schools with Thai system, private schools with international system and special schools run by non-profit organizations.

One special school is Acorn to Oaks Centre located at Sukhumvit 21, Bangkok. The center uses English as medium of communication for the evaluation of your child’s development, providing support and learning with trained teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and educational psychologists.

Refer to our list of international schools here for mainstream schools.


Finding International School for Thai-Western Children in Thailand

Searching for the right international school for Thai-western kids is rarely easy. You will be flooded with information on the internet about programs and policies but you really still need to personally visit more than one school and gather more reliable information about the school before making decisions. After all, few things are more important for your child than their education.

Quality international schools can be costly in Thailand as can often be at par with other leading international schools in the world. Normally, English language is the medium of instruction but some schools also offer other language classes like German, Mandarin or Nihongo.

There are 37 international schools registered with the Association of International Schools. Pursuant to Thai law, international schools must be accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education.

However, international schools can also be accredited by the European Council of International Schools but if you are considering an American school for your children, American schools should be accredited by one of four national accredited agencies such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges so that credits and certificates can be transferred to your child in the United States.

International schools following the British or Australian system do not always apply for accreditation if they offer internationally recognized examinations, such as the International Baccalaureate or the International General Certificate of Education (IGCE).

Here’s a good list of schools that offer International Curriculums for your reference: