Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiang Mai - Student/Parent Handbook

 
Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiang Mai - Student/Parent Handbook
Satit Bilingual School
           of

 Rangsit University
     Chiang Mai

 Student/Parent Handbook
   Academic Year 2018-2019
Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiang Mai - Student/Parent Handbook
Head of School’s Welcome
Welcome to Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiang Mai.

I hope that you find the information in this handbook helps you better understand the
practices and procedures we follow to create the best learning environment for each
student and every family.

You may have questions that are not addressed in this handbook so please do not
hesitate to contact us at ​info_cnx@sbs.ac.th​, or 66-87-661-5151​ so that we can direct
your question to the appropriate person.

Our teachers, staff and I look forward to working with you.

I wish you an enjoyable and successful school year.

Richard Alan Elya
Head of School

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Richard Alan Elya
Head of School
Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiang Mai - Student/Parent Handbook
Head of School​ 的欢迎
欢迎来到清迈SBS双语学校。
我希望您能够找到本手册中的信息,帮助您更好地理解我们遵循的实践和程序,为每个学生和每个
家庭创造最佳学习环境。
您可能会遇到本手册中未涉及的问题,因此请随时通过​info_cnx@sbs.ac.th​或66-87-661-5151与我们联
系,以便我们将您的问题转发给相应的人员。
我们的老师,员工和我期待着与您合作。
祝你学年成功愉快。
Table of Contents
SBS Mission, Vision and Values
Admissions and Withdrawal
Communication
Parent Involvement
SBS Pathway
Curriculum and Assessment
Internal Assessments
External Assessments
Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA’s)
Library
Homework
Student Arrival and Departure
Safety and Security
Health and Illnesses
Attendance and Absences
Behavior Expectations
Harassment
Academic Honesty
Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mobile Phone and Electronic Device Usage
Dress Code
Finances and Fees
Campus
SBS Mission, Vision and Values
Mission
To provide bilingual education programmes which meet local and international education
standards enabling students to fulfill their academic potential and develop essential life skills to
become caring, honest and considerate global citizens.

Authorization

SBS is authorized by Cambridge Assessment International Education to offer Cambridge Primary,

Cambridge Lower Secondary, I​GCSE and AS/A level programmes and courses.

School Identity
Double the Future: Developing global citizens through international bilingual education. SBS
provides bilingual international education offering a Unified Bilingual Curriculum by combining
Cambridge International standards with local requirements. Bilingualism is not limited to English
and Thai, as the school also provides native language support in Mandarin and German.

School Values
   ● Teaching and Learning
SBS follows a model of student-centred process-based teaching. Teachers understand that their
role is as a facilitator of learning.

   ●   Learner Development
SBS Students are encouraged to ask questions. The school develops inquiring, knowledgeable
and caring individuals who are confident, responsible, reflective and engaged. Students are
expected to be confident in the use of two or more languages.

   ●   Academic Quality / Rigour
SBS offers academically challenging programmes that are balanced and meet both the standards
of the Thai Ministry of Education and the expectations of challenging international education.
Assessment of student performance is authentic and rigorous.

   ●   Diversity and Personal Responsibility
At SBS, local (Thai) and global perspectives are included throughout the curriculum and other
school activities in order to “encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong
learners who understand that other people with their differences, can also be right” and that
everyone shares the responsibility for our planet.
Concepts
    ● A Truly Bilingual Education
SBS aims to provide a solid bilingual educational foundation integrating national curriculum with
international curricula. In the kindergarten SBS provides an English immersion learning
environment. The programme also supports native language Thai and literacy development. The
primary and secondary programmes support the continued development of English and Thai
language skills across the curriculum, in addition to native Mandarin and German. Mandarin and
Thai as an additional language are also a part of the curriculum.

   ●   Process Based Learning

SBSCM focuses on constructivism and a process based learner model. Students learn through
inquiry. They are treated individually allowing for differences in the pace and styles of individual’s
learning. The school aims to provide ‘hands-on’ opportunities where students can develop skills
through practical investigation and research; and having acquired these skills can help guiding
their own future learning. SBS wants students to experience what they are learning. Broad
universal concepts are used to help students link and understand the interrelationships among the
things they learn.

   ●   Technology as a Tool

At SBS ICT is used as a tool applied throughout the areas of teaching, learning and
communication. Teachers and students use technology as a tool throughout the curriculum to
enrich and support their teaching and learning. Staff use appropriate technology as a resource for
effective collaboration and management of their work in support of students’ education. The
school provides timely and appropriate information via its website.

   ●   The Whole Student

SBS has a holistic view of student development: academic, social, emotional, cultural and
character. This is represented through the inclusion of both the Cambridge International and Thai
Ministry of Education learner attributes. The school aims to develop students’ self management
skills, confidence, independence and an understanding of themselves in the world around them,
promoting international mindedness while celebrating a Thai identity and traditions.

Learner Attributes and Character Traits

 We strive to develop the Cambridge Learner Attributes in all students so that all learners are:

   ●   Confident
   ●   Responsible
   ●   Reflective
   ●   Innovative
   ●   Engaged
The SBS Logo

The letters S, B, and S are neatly arranged and positioned into a circle, creating a form like the
eyes, meaning bilingual education helps open an individual’s vision to the world, creating
unending knowledge and wisdom.

School Colours
Coral or dark orange, and navy blue

School flower

                         Tongkwao (​ทองกวาว) Flame of the forest

School Mascot
The SBS School mascot is the tiger. Go Tigers!
ADMISSIONS AND WITHDRAWALS
Students are admitted to SBS following the guidelines of the Admissions policy as posted on the
SBS web page. The school reserves the right to place each student in the grade level it
determines most appropriate for his/her school experience.

Enrollment
Enrollment to SBS is considered a privilege and implies specific responsibilities in terms of attitude
and behavior. The school reserves the right of suspension or dismissal at any time during the
school year.

Any student may be asked to withdraw from the school who persistently:
   ● neglects work,
   ● fails to meet academic standards,
   ● exercises poor citizenship on or off campus,
   ● fails to cooperate, or whose parents fail to support the school or whose actions contradict
       school rules and policies.

The school reserves the right to deny continued enrollment for students on academic probation
who fail to demonstrate sufficient academic progress in the subsequent term.

Withdrawal from SBS
Withdrawal from the school during the school year requires a written request by a student’s
parents or guardians and should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before December 15 or
June 30. Procedures for student withdrawal are available at the Admission Office. Clearance by
his or her teachers must be received before records will be sent to another institution. In such an
event, the parent or guardian will continue to be responsible financially for tuition for the remainder
of the year.

Temporary Withdrawal
Students may temporarily withdraw from SBSCM. Parents who wish to withdraw their child
temporarily from SBS are required to;

     1) Fill the temporary withdrawal request form stating detailed reason for the withdrawal
        attached with supporting documents.

     2) SBSCM allows students to suspend the studentship not more than 2 consecutive
        semesters.

     3) If the SBSCM studentship ends (more than 2 terms suspension without
        written notification to the school) SBSCM reserves the right to charge an entrance fee.

     4) The school reserves its right to approve the temporary withdrawal only under the following
        circumstances:
            - Chronic illness
            - Family economic reason
            - Student cultural exchange program
COMMUNICATION
Communication from SBS to the School Community
Timely and accurate communications between SBSCM and its parent community is a top priority.
The official means of communication of news and information from the school to the parent
community is via email. However, to share events and activities, SBSCM also sends school
information through the SBSCM website ​http://cnx.sbs.ac.th the SBS Facebook page and the
SBSCNX Line Group ​@sbscnx

The official means of school communication from teacher to parents is by school email, classroom
newsletter or by student notebook. Parent Web on Ren Web will be introduced this school year.

Some teachers may chose to set up Google classroom or See Saw groups. However, ​all official
news and information from SBS to parents will be sent through teacher and/or school
administration email accounts. Classroom Line groups, while fast, do not meet the standards of
the child safety standards SBS has to ensure the security of information or images being shared.
Therefore, teachers do not communicate messages or news and information through classro Line.

All parents should see that they have a ​working email address on record with the school for the
purpose of receiving timely, official school news and information.

The SBSCM website includes school calendars and links to the SBSCM Facebook page.

Communication from Parents to the School
SBSCM recognizes that parents may wish to share concerns with the school. It is recognized that
there must be an orderly procedure for the consideration and hearing of such issues. We have
found that email communication is best for short messages between teachers and parents and
that in-person conversations are better when there are concerns that need to be discussed.
Teachers can be reached on their school email.

If a concern is in regard to a classroom matter, the parent should make an appointment to discuss
it with the homeroom teacher.
We ask that all parents follow the ​3 Door ​procedures we have in place to communicate with a
teacher, staff member or administration.

"Door 1": Teacher or Staff Member
Initial contact is made with the teacher. A parent-teacher conference can be arranged by
contacting the teacher directly or by phoning the Admission Office to schedule an appointment.
"Door 2": Principal or Coordinator
Parents should contact the principal or coordinator for concerns not resolved with the teacher, or
concerns which should be brought directly to the administration. Appointments can be made by
contacting the Admission Office.
"Door 3": School Director or Head of School

If the parent continues to have a concern or question, they may approach the School Director or
Head of School by contacting the Admission Office to schedule an appointment.

The Head of School’s decision shall be a final determination of any follow-up, as the Head of
school is ultimately responsible for all operations of the school, as well as the day-to-day
interpretation and implementation of the school's policies and procedures.
School Calendar
A general​ school calendar is published at the beginning of each school year. All school holidays
and major events are listed on this calendar. Please refer to the SBS web page for the complete
calendar and note the school breaks and holidays.
Open and Showcase Days
Open and Showcase days of the school are held to introduce and/or share with parents our
curriculum, student learning, our facilities and staff. These events are designed to help parents
know the school better. While teachers are present in the classrooms to greet parents, individual
conferences are not held during Open and Showcase Days.
Teachers' Letters
Letters from teachers detailing special items of interest or information concerning specific classes
are distributed to parents when necessary throughout the school year.
Progress Reports
Progress Reports are sent home at the end of each term in Kindergarten, at the at the mid-point
and end of each academic term for Primary and Secondary.
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Parent-Teacher-Student conferences are scheduled each term to communicate student progress,
strengths and achievements. They provide an opportunity for parents, teachers and the student to
review student performance and reflect on student growth and areas for improvement.

SBSCM hopes every parent will use these opportunities to discuss with the teachers their child’s
progress. ​Parents can also request conferences with a teacher any time during the school year
through the teacher or admission office.

Change of Address
SBSCM uses electronic mail as its official means of communication with parents. It is the parents
responsibility to make sure that a valid email address is on file with the Admissions office. Parents
must inform Admissions and their child’s homeroom teacher of any change in contact information,
emergency information and phone numbers.

Messages and Telephone Usage
Students are not permitted to send or receive phone calls during school hours. In cases of
emergency and parents need to get in touch with their child during the school day, the office will
deliver a message to the student's teacher who will relay the message to the student. Students
may only use the school phone with permission if an urgent situation arises.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT
There will be many different opportunities for parents to get involved at SBS. Parents are
encouraged to offer their expertise utilizing the strengths of each member of our school
community.

SBSCM parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in meetings and
events held at regular intervals during the year. Participation in these activities provides an
opportunity for parents to develop a closer relationship with the school community, to be aware of
volunteer opportunities, to become more knowledgeable about school programs, and to become
better acquainted with the faculty.

SBSCM Parent Network
An active Parent Network supports our school community. The purpose of the Parent Network is
to help make our school a great place for children to thrive. The Parent Network consists of parent
representatives from each grade and the Chinese, Korean and German speaking community.
The Parent Network aims to facilitate parent participation in the school by:
   ●   Welcoming
   ●   Communicating
   ●   Supporting
   ●   Representing
   ●   Sharing
   ●   and Collaborating.
The SBS Parent Network is intended to serve a supporting and advisory function to the school
administration. It is not an independent or decision making body.
Parent Visits
Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend events such as student performances, sports
events, assemblies, Student Showcase and Open days. To limit interruption to student learning,
observing classrooms during the regular school day is not permitted. Unless it is a special event,
parents may not eat lunch with or visit their child during the school day hours.
SBS PATHWAY
SBS provides a sequential pathway to prepare students the opportunity to “Double the Future.”

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT
SBSCM offers all students a bilingual and integrated curriculum. The content and structure of the
Cambridge Assessment International Education programs and the Thai National Curriculum are
integrated to provide a clear and detailed articulation of the SBSCM curriculum, towards meeting
the needs of Thai and international students in a bilingual learning environment. The SBS
Pathway describes a student’s learning experience from Kindergarten to grade 12.

Curriculum Overview
The Cambridge International curriculum provides articulated targets for English, Math and
Science. In addition, the Cambridge cu​rriculum allows individualised learning and a means of
assessing progress against predetermined criteria.

The Cambridge curriculum sets out a clear learning pathway for all students. It provides:

   ●   the content to be taught, and sets attainment targets for learning
   ●   how performance will be assessed and reported
   ●   students, parents, and teachers with a clear and shared understanding of the skills and
knowledge that young people will gain at school.
   ●   Schools with programmes to meet students’ individual learning needs, and to develop a
       distinctive character and ethos rooted in their local communities a framework within which
       all partners in education can support young people on the road to life-long learning.

Thai National Curriculum
The Thai National Curriculum provides the structure for the teaching of Thai national subjects so
that students may have success in Thai as well as international universities. Thai culture, cultural
awareness and respect are also stressed within the curriculum.

Kindergarten Program (K1 – K3)
SBS Kindergarten promotes active involvement, through a child-centred holistic environment. Our
friendly and responsive teachers and staff guide and encourage learning by ensuring that the
learning environment is safe and each child is emotionally supported. Our children are exposed to
a wide range of stimulating experiences, where they have the flexibility to select materials and
explore intriguing spaces they are interested in. We encourage natural discoveries and
investigations outside in our nature garden, where the children have the opportunity to get messy
in the mud kitchen or take care of the wild life. It is through this constructivist approach of learning
that children develop their creativity. Innovation vibrates throughout our programme, motivating
children to think critically, problem solve, build confidence and express their thoughts through play,
drama, music and art. In addition, K3 students follow the Cambridge Primary programme.

Cambridge Primary Program (K3– P5)
The SBS Primary School provides a holistic programme that balances the development of skills,
concepts and character. We focus on the whole child addressing the social, emotional and
academic aspects of each individual.

At SBS we teach through a constructivist approach, which allows students to build deeper
knowledge through hands-on learning experiences and make connections across the curriculum.
We provide opportunities for children to communicate in more than one language, collaborate, and
think critically.

Our primary students are actively engaged in learning, set goals and reflect on their individual
learning process. Following the standards of Cambridge International, students are taught the
subjects of Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies by a qualified international
homeroom teacher. When possible, the subject areas are embedded within six Units of
Investigation at each grade level to maximize learning connections.

At SBS, the language of instruction of all core subject areas is English, with additional support
provided for non-English speakers. English is taught to the Cambridge International standards.
Students of Thai nationality benefit from a Thai language programme that meets national
standards. Thai Social Studies courses are included in the curriculum.

In addition, first language ​Thai, Mandarin, ​and ​German a
                                                          ​ re taught following national standards
beginning at P1. ​Thai as an additional language​ is taught from P1 through P5 to students for
whom Thai is not their first language, and ​Mandarin as additional language​ is introduced at P3.
Primary students are taught ICT skills by a specialist teacher in our state of the art ICT lab, and in
grades P3, P4 and P5 technology as a tool is introduced to enhance and broaden their learning
through the SBS 1:1 iPad programme.

PE, Art, and Music​ are taught by specialist teachers to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded
Primary School experience.

Cambridge Lower Secondary (P6-M2)
From P6, students are taught by subject specialists across the curriculum. As students’ progress
through these years they will acquire the skills and knowledge to think analytically and creatively.

Students continue to follow the standards of Cambridge International which are internationally
recognized and challenging for both first and second language learners. Students use resources
that are endorsed by Cambridge International to ensure a systematic learning experience as they
progress up the grade levels.

The Thai language programme will follow the standards of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Students have access to resources used in Thai schools as well as teacher created materials.

The extended curriculum includes, Art, Music, and Physical Education.

Cambridge Upper Secondary (M3 through M6)
Students in M3 and M4 follow the Cambridge IGCSE Programme and participate in courses of
English, Coordinated Science, Business Studies, Mandarin or MAL, and Global Perspectives or
Thai. Following the successful performance on the IGCSE exams, M5 and M6 students will have
the opportunity to continue with the Cambridge Advanced-level AS courses.

The curriculum is designed to allow all students to elect and accumulate the credits they require
for high school graduation and application to Thai and international colleges and universities.

Materials and Books
Students are to purchase required textbooks, workbooks and a stationery pack at the beginning of
the year. In each grade level, a list of items that individual students are expected to bring is
shared with parents at the start of each academic year.

Field Trips
Field trips are an integral component in our educational program. Teachers will supervise students
on all educational visits and parents may be asked to assist, particularly for visits involving
younger students.

No student will be allowed to participate in a school trip without a permission slip signed by a
parent or guardian.

A student who has demonstrated disruptive behaviour, has an incomplete financial record may not
be allowed to participate in a school trip. In this case, parents are asked to keep their child at
home.

Student Council
The Student Council is formed of school-wide elected secondary students. This is a valuable
opportunity for students to work with the school leadership to discuss student issues and to help
improve the school. The Student Council Executive is comprised of a President, Vice-president,
Secretary, and Treasurer. An annual election is held at the beginning of the school year for each
grade level to elect a class representative to sit on the council.

Students are provided with opportunities to:

   ●   exhibit patience, clarity and high expectations on an on-going basis
   ●   use strategies to give and receive constructive criticism
   ●   understand various leadership styles and their effectiveness in different situations
   ●   use a variety of strategies to support one’s view or position
   ●   works toward agreement involving exchange of resources
   ●   deal with disagreement and conflict caused by diversity of opinions and beliefs by utilizing
       common issues or shared beliefs as the basis for further interaction
   ●   understand how effective teams operate within organizational and diverse settings
   ●   understand how unique interests, values, strengths, and weaknesses of self and others
       contribute to individual and group success
   ●   understand and respects the concerns of members of other gender, age groups, and
       ethnicity
   ●   recognize and respects authority in school, work and community
   ●   act as a responsible citizen in the community by participating in a variety of activities which
       demonstrate responsible citizenship
   ●   understand how effective teams operate within organizational and diverse settings
   ●   understand and appreciate the diversity and interdependence of all people

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Through structured and useful assessment, we aim to further accomplish the mission statement of
the school to help students to achieve their full potential. Our assessments help us to:

   ●   improve the teaching and learning of our students;
   ●   provide students with information and targets so that they can progress in the future;
   ●   celebrate achievement and enhance the self-esteem of the learner;
   ●   assess the effectiveness of our curriculum and its delivery;
   ●   compare our students’ achievement with a wide range of other students from the same age
       group.

How do we assess?
Externally generated assessments help us to measure children’s performance against that of their
peers and help us to measure our effectiveness as a school in particular areas.

School based and teacher assessments allow us to chart a child’s progress in smaller stages and
to give our children and ourselves more frequent and continuous information on how well they are
achieving and progressing at school

What do we assess?
Students are assessed regularly and are given regular feedback about their performance by their
homeroom and subject teachers, and are advised on ways they can improve their work.

We assess students learning throughout the term, and report out for P6 through M5 at mid- term
and at the end of semester in all subjects. P1 through P5 students receive a progress report four
times per school year. In addition, students are assessed regularly in their personal and social
development, related to the expectations of development for a child of their age. At SBSCM we
recognize that a child’s social and personal well-being has an impact on their capacity to learn and
progress academically. The child’s perception of themselves as a learner and their self-esteem will
have a big impact on their rate of progress and their motivation at school.

Internal Teacher Assessments
Assessments are organized in grade level groups and takes many forms, including;
    ● Specific assessment tasks within the normal class work
    ● Observations of performance
    ● Oral assessments
    ● Aural assessments
    ● Practical work
    ● Student self-assessment
    ● Assignments over a period of time
    ● Written tests.

Results from these assessments are used within individual classrooms to set targets for children
and to inform teaching. Sometimes they are looked at across the year group and across the
school to check the standards and levels are consistent throughout the age ranges.

Internal Assessment Dates
Secondary mid-term and final assessment dates are published at the beginning of each term.
Students who for any reason are unable to attend an assessment session will be expected to take
their exams following, but not before the published dates.

There are no primary mid-term or final assessments.         Assessment is on-going and student
progress is reported to parents four times per year.

Test Absence Procedure
A student who is absent during a class in which a test is given will be required to take the missed
test. Students must be prepared to take all previously scheduled tests upon their return to classes
after absence. Failure to take tests according to this requirement may result in a zero grade. It is
the responsibility of the parent and student to notify the school of the period of absence.

The taking of tests and make-up homework due to extended absence will be determined by
individual classroom teachers.

Reporting to Parents
Reporting of student progress and achievement is carried out throughout the year as follows:
   ● Student assessments
   ● 2-4 Parent-Teacher conferences per school year
   ● Optional meetings requested by parent or teacher
   ● Student progress report as appropriate.

Student Grading System
Teachers of each subject area assess student learning throughout the course during the
semester. Exam grades will be shared with students at a specified time following the exams.

Graduation
Graduation ceremonies are held at the end of M6. Requirements; academic, discipline and
financial, must be completed and signed by the Coordinator at least one week before the M6
graduation.

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENTS
O-NET Ordinary National Education Test
 The O-NET is administered mid-academic school year to all Thai national students in P6, M3 and M6.
 A preparatory program is provided to students prior to the exam dates.

The ​International General Certificate of Secondary Education (​IGCSE​) exam is offered at the
end of the IGCSE coursework. The IGCSE exam is optional and students may choose to register
for individual subject area exams. All exam and mailing fees will be invoiced to parents and must
be paid to ensure registration. The timeline and procedures for registration will be shared with
qualifying students and parents in advance. Students may sit the exam at SBS and the exam is
scored by an external examiner of the Cambridge Assessment of International Education
organization.

External Quality Assurance
Every five years the Office of National Education Standards and Assessment will visit the school for
quality assurance of education the School provides. The results of the assessment will benefit the
school for continuous quality improvement.

Competitions
Throughout the school year there are many opportunities for students to enter competitions with
their peers from other schools. While we support students in their efforts, the school is not able to
arrange or supervise all competition requests. The school does provide supervision for the annual
secondary schools “Arts and Handicraft” competition.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (ECA) PROGRAMME
Students are encouraged to participate in a wide-range of extra-curricular activities (ECA’s) to
compliment their school day experience. ECA’s are organized and taught by both SBS teachers
and outside providers and offered at an additional fee. Example ECA opportunities for students
include:

   ●   Chess
   ●   Robotics
   ●   Dance
   ●   Swimming
   ●   Football
   ●   Futsal
   ●   Taekwando
   ●   Math Club
   ●   Clayworks
   ●   Arts and Crafts
Specific ECA information is shared with parents and students in advance of registration. Student
enrollment is on a first come first served basis, and group limits for all activities will be determined
by the school. All extra-curricular activities will be charged at an appropriate rate to cover the cost
of contracted services and / or materials and facilities usage.

LIBRARY
The library at SBSCM, organized and managed by Grace International School, plays an important
role in achieving the instructional goals and objectives of the school.

The main goal of the library is to:

     ● help children develop an interest in reading, both for instruction as well as for pleasure
     ● support the school curriculum;
     ● provide guidance in selection and use of available material and information;
     ● introduce students to literature.
     ●
Loans, Returns and Renewals
SBS collaborates with GIS to schedule times for students to borrow books. All books are initially
issued for a period of one week and the library allows an extension of one week. Books are not to
be put back on the shelves by students on returning. There is a special ‘Book Drop’ counter where
all books that have been borrowed are returned. If the books have not been returned by the end of
the second week, the student is issued a ‘Reminder Slip’.

Care of Books
Students are expected to care for the books in school as well as when they are loaned out. A
student is solely responsible for any book loaned out on his/her name including textbooks and
reading books.

Loss and Damage Policy
We instill a sense of responsibility in students about the care of books, however accidents may
happen and if a book is damaged you will be asked to pay for a replacement. Borrowing privileges
may be withheld until the payment is made.

Library Hours
Students can access the library during scheduled school hours. Parents may use the library
according to the following schedule. SBS parents may check out up to five books per visit with
identification.

Parent Hours
Every school day: 7:30-8 AM
Monday & Thursday: 3:15-4 PM
Friday: 9-11 AM
HOMEWORK
Homework Guidelines
All homework assignments should have a purpose and the student should understand the purpose
of the homework task. Homework is any out-of-class work that students are required to complete
by a set date.

Homework assignments aim to develop the ability to plan, organize and develop independent study
habits.

Responsibilities
Successful home learning entails collaboration between teachers, students and parents, with each
group having responsibilities in the process.

Teachers are responsible for ensuring:
   ● Students are aware of the purpose of any assigned homework and that homework is
      related to the learning objectives.
   ● The homework tasks are clearly explained and have a deadline.
   ● Homework should be completed independently unless it is a group task or one that is
      clearly stated as requiring parental support.
   ● Some homework assignments will be set with the purpose of increasing the students'
      background knowledge of the subject area or topics being studied.
   ● Appropriate feedback is given to students in a timely manner.

Students are responsible for:
   ● Writing homework in their planner or calendar and, in the Primary school, ensuring that the
      planner is seen and signed by a parent.
   ● Completing homework to the best of their ability by the due date assigned by the teacher.
      Informing the classroom teacher in advance of the due date if the student is unable to
      complete the homework for any reason.

Parents are responsible for:
   ● Providing an environment conducive to learning and working.
   ● Communicating with the teachers if there are any issues regarding homework.
   ● Helping to develop the study skills and commitment required to become an independent
       learner. Facilitating access to a computer, printer and Internet facilities so that students can
       carry out independent research.

Primary Home Learning
The time that individual students spend on home learning will vary. The following are suggested
home learning guidelines:

KG-P1: 15-20 minutes per day
P2-3: 30-45 minutes per day
P4-5   45 minutes – 1 hour per day

Home Reading:​ In addition to completing home learning assignments, all students are expected to
read on a daily basis. Some useful strategies to consider when reading at home with Primary
students:
1. Look at and discuss the pictures in the book, particularly with beginner readers.
2. Encourage your child to predict what the story is about.
3. Encourage your child to read for meaning. Does each word and sentence make sense to them?
Prompt them to explain events in the story using their own words.
4. Ask your child questions about the characters, settings and events in the story.
5. Praise every effort in reading.
6. Reading should always be an enjoyable experience. Make reading fun!

STUDENT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Daily Schedule
   ● Kindergarten students begin at 8:30
   ● Primary and Secondary students begin at 8:15
   ● Kindergarten and Toddler students are to enter the Kindergarten building after check in
       at the door.
   ● The school day finishes for Kindergarten at 14.30. Primary and Secondary students
       finish at 15.30.
The Administrative Office is open between 08.30 and 16.30 hours when school is in
session.

Daily Arrival and Departure
Students may begin arriving from 07:30 each day. Parents who drive their child/children are asked
to use the specified drop off / collection zones. For safety reasons, the drop off / collection zones
must be clear for moving traffic. ​There is no parking in these zones at any time. ​We ask for
your cooperation by following the traffic flow, and having your SBSCM sticker clearly displayed in
the front of the car.

Students may only be picked-up by those adults authorized to do so. Adults may be asked to
show their SBSCM identification card when they pick up their child. If for any reason you have a
person who is not listed as authorized, contact the school on that day authorizing that specific
person to pick up your child. This policy is for your child’s protection.

All students will be dismissed at the front entrance. Prompt collection is expected. If you anticipate
being later than 30 minutes after dismissal, please notify the school office.

Parents of students repeatedly picked-up later than 30 minutes after dismissal time will be asked
to meet with the Head of School to make arrangements for a prompt pick-up or an alternative plan.
Students who are not picked up by 16:30 will be led to Building A to wait for parent arrival.
Parents are required to sign the late pick-up roster. Should the child continue to be picked up late,
parents may be charged a fee for child supervision as determined by the school.

Student Arrival
All SBSCM students, regardless of grade, are expected to be on time to school. Kindergarten
begins at 8:30. Primary and Secondary students begin at 08.15. It is recommended that
students be at school before 08.15 in order to get organized for the upcoming day. ​Students
who arrive after 08.15 will be considered late.
Late arrival to class
Late arrival to class disrupts learning. In cases where a student is consistently late to class, the
matter will be addressed by the homeroom teacher and/or principal on a case-by-case basis
with the goal of helping the student arrive on time.

Student Dismissal
Unless enrolled in an extra-curricular activity (ECA) all students should be attended to by a parent
or guardian, or be off campus, no later than 30 minutes past their scheduled dismissal time.
If the SBS dismissal times are not convenient to your schedule, you may enroll your child in an
ECA which will engage them in learning until 16:30 for primary and secondary and 3:30 for
kindergarten. Toddlers do not have after school activities. There is currently no day-care offered at
the school.

Early Dismissal
Early dismissals are permitted if a student is ill or if there is a note from the parents making a
valid request for such a dismissal. Students will only be allowed to leave early with a
parent/guardian’s written permission, or in the case of illness, once parents/guardians have
been contacted.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Visitors and Parents
All visitors to the school, including parents, are required to identify themselves to the security
guards at main gate to gain entry to the campus. All visitors must report to the administration
building for a visitor badge, provided with picture identification.

All parents should have their identification badge visible while dropping off student items, teacher
conferences taking place at a scheduled time and general inquiries. Child visits during the school
day, unless for a special event, are not permitted.

Identification Badges
All SBS parents are issued a parent identification badge. Please wear this on campus during
events and when picking up students from school.
ID Card Usage Procedure for Students

   ●   For security reasons, the ID card should be present at all times on the SBSCM’s premise.
   ●   Do not fold/bend.
   ●   If lost a replacement card cost of 200 Baht will incur upon renewal of the ID card.
   ●   This card is the property of SBSCM and the authorized cardholder may only use it in
       accordance with the current conditions of use. Please return the card at the Administration
       Office when withdrawing or graduating from school.

CCTV
CCTV is used in sections of the school and in the administrative offices. SBS follows child safety
regulations and protects all children’s privacy. Therefore, viewing of CCTV footage, when
necessary, is permitted only by authorized security and school administrators.

Car Stickers
All vehicles must be registered with the school to enter the campus beyond the administration
building.
SBS car stickers are available free of charge from administration with the completion of an
application form. Car stickers are required to enter the campus. Each family will receive two car
stickers free of charge. Requests for additional stickers can be made for an additional 50 baht per
sticker fee.

Car, Motorbike and Bicycle Parking
Parking is available in the lot next to the B building. We ask for parents’ cooperation by only
parking when absolutely necessary in the morning or the afternoon.

Students who drive a car must park outside of the school campus, not in the parking lots. Students
who drive a motorbike or ride a bicycle may park in the designated student motorbike and bicycle
areas.

School Policy on Custody/Separation
SBS encourages parents experiencing separation to come and speak confidentially to the teachers
and/or Principal. It is our aim to handle such matters with sensitivity and compassion, and
ultimately, our primary concern is for the well-being and overall development of the child.

• When a child spends time in two homes, it is requested that the school be provided with the
schedules or and both sets of emergency/contact numbers.

• Regarding the collection of children from school, it is requested that the school be informed of any
changes in collection arrangements by note.

• It is school policy to offer the option of separate parent/teacher meetings, if so desired.

• It is assumed that when we wish to communicate with parents regarding their child, the parent
who is contacted (i.e. the parent with whom the child principally resides) will inform the other parent
of meetings, arrangements etc. Special requests for separate communication can be
accommodated.

• Regarding notes, school communication via school bags etc., it is assumed that the parent with
whom the child principally resides will keep the other parent informed. Parents who are separated
may request a second copy of their child’s school report.

• In the absence of a custody arrangement, both parents will be treated as equal partners in terms
of parenting rights and responsibilities.

• Parental visits with children during the school day are not permitted, unless stated in a custody
arrangement and then only while the child is not in class. (e.g. during recess times, breaks or lunch.)

• The school cannot be asked to withhold a child from either parent, in the absence of a custody
arrangement. However, if the school is informed of a conflict situation by either custodial parent,
the school will make an effort to release the child to the same parent who brings the child to school
until said conflict is resolved or the school receives evidence that the custodial arrangement has
changed. Management of a parental conflict is the sole responsibility of the parents.

• SBS endeavours at all times to deal sensitively and in a caring manner with children experiencing
separation.
Tobacco
SBSCM is a tobacco-free campus. This means that all community members and visitors may not
use tobacco products on campus at any time or at any school-sponsored event or trip off campus.

Lockers
Students may be assigned a school locker. Lockers may be inspected by a teacher, the
Coordinator, Head of School or Director at their discretion. When possible, the student should be
present for the inspection. Students must keep their lockers clean and neat. The storage of
perishable materials or materials inappropriate to school is not permitted. Any aggression or
vandalism of another student’s locker or property will be disciplined accordingly.

Lost and Found
Items found will be deposited in the designated collection area in each building. At the end of
each semester, those items not claimed will be given to a charitable organization. To facilitate the
return of items, please ensure that your child’s name is clearly marked on all items of uniform,
accessories and other personal items.

Insurance & Referral Procedures
The School provides accident insurance coverage for all students during the period of School
calendar. The Comprehensive coverage is 24 hour-worldwide coverage, anywhere (i.e. including
off- campus). This cover is for active student status and during the school year only.
There is no need for parent to sign any documents, as it is a group insurance policy. A copy of this
available at the School Office, should parents wish to look at this in more detail.

Emergency, Fire and Lock Down Drills
Emergency evacuation and safety drills are practiced at regular intervals during the school year.
Administration and Facilities Teams work together to see that all students, staff and visitors are
aware of procedures.

HEALTH AND ILLNESS
SBS has a full-time nurse available who attends to minor student illnesses and injuries. The nurse
coordinates student health checks and communicates with parents in the event of student illness or
injury.

Health and Immunization Forms
The School is interested in protecting both the health and welfare of our school community.
For admission to the school, parents must provide the required student health and immunization
forms, signed by a physician, within 30 days of admission. The school maintains each student's
immunization records on file. If your child has an exemption due to health restrictions, you must
provide a letter from a physician stating that the child has one of the conditions indicated as an
exemption.

Infirmary
The infirmary is to only be accessed by students who have prior teacher permission. It is expected
that a student informs an adult prior to visiting the nurse in the infirmary. If a student requires a
rest longer than 30 minutes, parents will be informed to pick their child up from school.
Illnesses
A child who appears ill should not be sent to school. Please inform admissions at
info_cnx@sbs.ac.th by 08.00 to notify us of the child's absence. If there is doubt as to whether
your child feels well enough to stay in school the full day, please ensure the health of all children
in the class by keeping your child home until you are certain he/she is ready to return to school. A
child should be without fever for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has been
exposed to a contagious or communicable disease, please contact the school office so that all
parents may be alerted. If a child has a fever (100F or 38°C or above), the parents will be called
immediately to pick up the child from school.

The SBSCM nurse will not receive medication for infectious diseases. Students who are under the
care of a physician for an infectious disease should remain at home.

Medication
If a student requires medication, the medication must be accompanied by a letter signed by the
parent, guardian or physician that gives specific directions concerning dosage and time of
administration. Medications will be kept in the infirmary and administered by a school nurse. All
medication must be given to the School nurse upon arrival on the campus. SBSCM nurses will not
receive medication for infectious diseases. Students who are under the care of a physician for an
infectious disease should remain at home.

Illness at school
Any student who becomes ill while at school will be directed to the nurses station who will assess
and monitor the child. The nurse will make contact with the parent or legal guardian to send the
child home or to the hospital. The teacher may contact the parents following the nurse’s contact.
It is the expectation of the school, that the parent cooperate with the nurse’s call to arrange to
pick-up their child in a timely manner. In case of serious illness, or in the event of parent
non-response when contacted and directed to pick-up their child, the school may send the student
to the hospital at parent expense.

Injuries at school
Accidents resulting in injuries may occur during the school day. If an accident does occur, parents
will be notified immediately. The appropriate personnel will be notified and professionals will care
for the child. In case of serious accident or in the event of parent non-response when contacted
and directed to pick-up their child, the school may send the student to the hospital at parent
expense. All incidents are recorded internally on an Incident Report Form including details of
appropriate medical follow-up under the supervision of the school nurse.

School Closure Due to Illness
If two or more students in a class are diagnosed with a communicable disease, the class will close
for at least two days based on the incubation period.

Special Lunch Requests
Special lunch requests may be made if a student has medical noted allergies, religious restrictions
or are vegetarian. All special meal requests due to allergies must be accompanied by a doctor’s
letter stating the food allergy before accommodations will be made.

Food in Building/Outside Snacks
To prevent insect and pest infestation, no food is to be eaten in the classrooms or hallways.
Snacks are provided to students at afternoon break. All school provided snacks are to be taken
outside to be eaten.
Bringings snacks from home is discouraged. If a snack is brought from home it may only be
consumed when the student is off of the school grounds.

Classroom and School Clean Up
As a matter of community service students may be asked to clean up the classroom and adjacent
area (corridors etc.) they are in before leaving.

ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCES
All students are expected to be present for instruction and learning. The maximum number of
days permitted for absences per school year is 10. If a student is absent more than 10 days, their
credit for the class and/or progress to the next grade level may be jeopardized.

Student absences due to illness should be reported by parent or guardian to the homeroom
teacher or the Admissions Office before 8:00 a.m.

Student absences for any other reason other than illness, for example, visa matters, doctor’s visit,
or family emergency should be communicated by parent or guardian to the homeroom teacher or
admissions office as early and in advance as possible.

Students are discouraged from taking absence for extended holidays or bad air days.

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
Student Management Policies
At SBSCM we believe that our student management policy is to be seen as an integral part of our
Personal, Health, and Social Education and Citizenship (PHSE&C) program, providing boundaries
for children of different ages. This is essential to a happy School environment and for students to
move towards developing self-discipline of their own to enable them to live a happy and fulfilling
life.

The boundaries set by the teacher and the School need to expand as children develop and should
involve students learning correct behaviour based on an understanding of how individual action
affects the group, the community and society. We recognize that learning involves making
mistakes. It is our task to encourage and guide students to learn from their mistakes. In doing so
we aim to focus on the positive aspects of making mistakes and approach all of our student
management policies and procedures to:

   ●   use positive reinforcement to create a positive learning environment;
   ●   use positive examples of behaviour to set good examples;
   ●   provide students with a simple, but effective code of positive behaviour;
   ●   use rewards, sanctions and consequences to provide a focused and specific
       environment for children to learn positive behaviour;
   ●   allow individual staff members to establish their own boundaries within the learning
       environment they create, whilst providing the consistency across the whole School;
   ●   create an environment where common sense is an important guide and with this context all
       members of the community feel happy, respected and are respectful.
As in any community, the rules at SBSCM are for student safety and benefit. We try hard to
maintain an atmosphere in which students can be safe, comfortable, and able to learn without
disturbance. Our aim is to foster self-discipline. Students are expected to demonstrate their
maturity by complying with rules without constant monitoring.
In order to help us maintain a safe and secure environment, the School reserves the right to
search at any time personal belongings.

School Rules & Consequences
At SBSCM the implications of the law are reflected in the school rules.

The following are strictly prohibited:

 1.   Use or possession of illicit or non-prescription drugs, including alcohol and tobacco
 2.   Disrespectful, physical or verbal abusive behaviour
 3.   Possession or use of weapons, including toy or model weapons
 4.   Theft or vandalism
 5.   Gambling
 6.   Inappropriate physical relationships, including sexual relationships
 7.   Leaving school grounds or entering off-limit areas without permission
 8.   Violation of the dress code and rules for personal belongings/equipment

These reflect the law and safety codes and as such are usually not read or posted except by signs
and symbols, specifically, such issues are dealt with in the following manner:
Behavior Management Guidelines at SBS Chiang Mai
The purpose of the behavior management guidelines outlined below is to establish a positive
learning environment for all students. Students must realize that they are responsible to all faculty
and staff for their behavior while attending SBSCM functions on or off campus. The Behavior
Management Guidelines are introduced and explained to the students at the start each school
year. Every effort shall be made by administrators and faculty members to resolve conflicts with the
student and his/her parent or guardian. Implementation of this behavior management system shall
be reasonable and fair at all times. The SBS faculty and staff strive to make behavior management
decisions that will result in positive student growth.

Levels of Behavior Infractions to the student behavior expectations stated above are classified as
Minor, Major, or Extreme.

Misbehavior and Consequences Guide

In the case that school rules are not followed, this is what you can expect as a response from the
school:

 Minor Misbehaviours                              Consequences
1. Tardiness to school or individual classes      Any of the following as determined by the
during the school day***;                         teacher or coordinator. This list is a guideline,
2. Inappropriate classroom behavior that          not a prioritized, progressive list of
disturbs classroom instruction;                   consequences.
3. Inappropriate public displays of
affection (PDA);                                  1. Parent notification * (see notation)
4. Persistently inappropriate dress;              2. Student / Parent conference with
5. Disobedience;                                     Teacher**
6. Failure to submit or comply with assigned      3. Community service
work or deadlines;                                4. In-School suspension
7. Using hurtful comments and/or inappropriate
                                                  5. Student / Parent / Teacher conference with
language;
8. Committing an act of academic misconduct          Coordinator.
for the first time in a minor classroom           6. Move to major Misbehavior Consequences
assignment.                                       7. Reflection assignment

 Major Misbehaviours                              Consequences
1.Disrespectful behaviour, abusive,              Any of the following as determined by the
or insubordinate toward school                   Coordinator or Head of School. This list is a
personnel or other students.                     guideline, not a prioritized, progressive list of
2. Culturally and/or personally                  consequences.
offensive verbal or written expressions
or gestures;                                     1. Any or all of the consequences for minor
3. Cheating on exams, homework, research            misbehavior
papers, projects, etc. **** (see notation);      2. Parent notification (required)
4.Committing an act of academic misconduct       3. Zero Credit for assignment, test, project
(See Definition of Academic Misconduct           4. Immediate drop from course with failing
below);                                          grade
5.Stealing other persons’ property;                5. In or out of school suspension for up to 5
6. Vandalizing, defacing, or destroying school     days
or other people’s property; *****(see notation)    6. Student / Parent / Teacher conference with
7.Fighting or inciting (causing) a fight;          Coordinator and / or Head of School or School
8.Repeated disruption of the classroom             Director
environment;                                       7. Disciplinary letter in student permanent
9.Lying to teachers, administrators, or other      records
SBS staff;
10. Falsification of parent/guardian’s signature
on permission slips, progress reports, report
cards or any school communication;
11.Truancy - not attending regularly scheduled
classes/events, or leaving the school without
parental permission;
12.Abuse of SBS technology (including but not
limited to damage or inappropriate use as
detailed in the ICT Acceptable Use Agreement
– see related section below);
Extreme Misbehaviours                             Consequences
 1. Use or possession of illicit or non-          Any or all of the following as determined by
 prescription drugs, including alcohol and        the Coordinator, Principal, Head of School or
 tobacco at school or school activities;          Director.
 2. Assault (verbally or physically);             This list is a guideline, not a prioritized,
 3.Threatening or intimidating other students by progressive list of consequences.)
 word or gesture;
 4.Theft or possession of any exam, test, or       1. Any or all of the consequences for Major
 teacher material;                                 Misbehavior
 5.Theft or attempted theft of others’             2. Immediate out-of-school suspension for up
 possessions;
                                                    to 10 days
 6.Possession or use of weapons, including toy 3. Convening of Discipline Committee and
 or model weapons;
                                                   SBSCM psychologist
 7.Leaving the campus without approval;
                                                   4. Parent / Student / Teacher / Coordinator and
 8.Sexual relationships;
                                                     Head of School or School Director
 9.Threats of violence or acts of terror;         conference with recommendation for
 10. Alteration of any official school documents, expulsion. (Note 1)
 exams, report cards, or transcripts;
 11. Sexual harassment (unsolicited and
 unwelcome sexual attention or conduct that
 may be verbal, physical, written, or visual);
 12. Behaving in a way that gravely offends the
 prestige of the school, whether at school or in
 the community;
 13. Possession of or viewing of pornography at
 school or school activities.

* Parent notification via written discipline form or direct telephone call required for misbehavior.

** Parent conference in person.

***Students are required to remain on campus during the school day. Leaving the campus
grounds is an individual choice and therefore the School does not accept responsibility for
students who choose to violate school rules and leave the campus without permission.

**** In addition to the consequences listed, students receive ‘no credit’ (zero’ O) on the
assessment with no opportunity for retesting given; serious incidents (ie. major plagiarism or
possession of test/quiz papers or questions/problem) may incur removal from the course with an
‘F’ placed on transcript.

***** Restoration or payment for damaged property is also a consequence for these behaviors.

NOTE 1: Students who are expelled will NOT be allowed to re-enroll at SBS..
NOTE 2: School behaviour guidelines apply to ALL school-sponsored activities, whether on or off
campus and include, field trips, retreats, and traveling school groups such as fine arts and /or
sports.
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