Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiang Mai - Student/Parent Handbook
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Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiang Mai Student/Parent Handbook Academic Year 2018-2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 สาสน์จาก Head of School ยินดีตอ ้ นรับสูโ่ รงเรี ยนสาธิตแหง่ มหาวิทยาลัยรังสิตเชียงใหม่ ผมหวังเป็ นอยา่ งยิง่ วา่ ขอ ้ มูลในคูม ้ กครองฉบับนี้ จะทาํ ให้ทา่ นเขา้ ใจแนวทางปฏิบัติ ระเบียบขอ ่ ือนักเรี ยนและผูป ้ บังคับ และขัน้ ตอนการดาํ เนิ นงานของโรงเรี ยนในการสร้างสภาพแวดลอ ่ ้ มที เ ้ อื อตอ่ การเรี ยนรู ท่ ดท่ ้ ี ี ี สุ ดสา หรบน ํ ั ั กเรี ยนแตล่ ะคน รวมไปถึง ครอบครัวทุก ๆ ครอบครัว ้ มูลที่มีในคูม ่ เติมนอกเหนื อจากขอ ้ งการทราบรายละเอียดเพิม หากทา่ นตอ ่ ือฉบับนี้ กรุ ณาติดตอ่ email@example.com หรื อ โทร. 66-87-661-5151 ผม คณะครู และเจา้ หน้าที่ทุกคน หวังเป็ นอยา่ งยิง่ วา่ จะไดร้ ั บความร่วมมือจากทุกทา่ นดว้ ยดี สุดทา้ ยนี้ ขอให้ทา่ นประสบแตค ึ ษา 2561/2562 นี้ ่ วามสุข และความสาํ เร็จในปี การศก Richard Alan Elya Head of School
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, IGCSE 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 curriculum 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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