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Art Students & InClay Studio Pottery Workshop

Last month BISP Art Students had the opportunity to work with Khun Jirawong from InClay Studio Pottery. He is a graduate of Chiang Mai University where he studied Fine Arts, and has specialized in Ceramics for 8 years at his pottery studio in Chiang Mai. This was his 2nd workshop at BISP this year, students […]

BISP Phuket University Fair 2018

On Monday, September 24, British International School, Phuket hosted representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities from 16 different countries at the Phuket University Fair. About 500 students and parents from BISP and five other Phuket schools came to meet with the representatives. The admission officers were thrilled with the turnout. One commented, “This is […]

Students pursue art in Phuket Town

Recently, BISP Year 10 IGCSE Art students took an excursion to Phuket Town. The focus was observational drawing using mixed media and Photography. The media used on the trip included watercolour, colour pencil, oil pastel and pen. Students used light & dark tones in their drawings. Their main focus was to be able to draw […]

Annual Phuket University Fair 2018 at BISP

On Monday, September 24, 2018, the British International School, Phuket welcomes representatives from nearly 100 universities to our campus as we host the annual Phuket University Fair. In addition to BISP students, students from KIS, UWC, Headstart, and QSI, as well as teachers and parents, have been invited to the fair. In addition to the […]

BISP Modern Languages Dept workshop

The BISP Modern Languages Department is excited to welcome Dr Gianfranco Conti, who will deliver workshops to language teachers on Wednesday 5th September. Dr Conti is a well-known blogger, author and teacher of Modern Languages. He is the founder of the free language learning website, www.language-gym.com and the winner of the 2015 TES (Times Educational Supplement) best-resource-contributor […]

Back to school deals on Apple products 2018

Our Apple supplier UFICON will be in school next week August 20-22 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) from 09:30-16:00 in the MTB Foyer (near the IT office). They will be offering special promotions for Macbook and Accessories for the BISP community. Download the PDF for the ‘Back to School’ deals here. Click here for the order […]

Congratulations to our 2018 graduates!

Congratulations to the students in BISP’s graduating Class of 2018 for their excellent results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) examinations, we wish you all the best in your future studies. Our thanks go to the hard working teachers who also made these results possible. Facts & figures: Our graduating class consisted of 49 students. 100% of the […]

Students take off! – BISP STEM Academy

BISP STEM students have reached new heights – creating and piloting their own aeroplanes, which then took their first flights. The students all thought it would be plane sailing, though unsurprisingly some ended up failing. They made their planes primarily from foam, though some students wanted to use aluminium and had a moan. The teachers […]

BISP University Counsellor visits UK campuses

Jacqui Brelsford, one of our university counsellors, has spent the last two weeks travelling the UK visiting universities. After attending the Universities and Colleges Application Services (UCAS) conference in Manchester, England, she set off to visit fifteen university campuses around Northern England and Scotland. Visiting university campuses and meeting representatives is important to the work […]

History Bee and Bowl Asian Championships 2018

Ten IB and Middle School students from BISP took part in The International History Bee & Bowl championship in the JW Marriott Hotel, Khao Lak on June 17th. Over 20 schools from across Asia participated in the exciting quiz competition that tested students’ general knowledge about history, politics and arts. The event was organised by […]

Year 6 Celebration Assembly

Mr Richards, Mr Page, teachers and selected students gave speeches at a Celebration of Achievements assembly in recognition of the 2017/2018 cohort of Year 6 students, as they bid farewell to Primary and said hello to Secondary. Representatives from each class spoke articulately and effectively. They pointed out what has inspired them, highlighting sporting, cultural, […]

Rangsit Professor visits BISP

Once again, the BISP Mathematics Department was pleased to host Associate Professor Dr Wongsakorn Charoenpanitseri from Rangsit University, who conducted a series of Mathematics sessions with Secondary students. As in his previous visit to the school, Dr Wongsakorn focussed on his specialist field, Graph Theory, challenging students to complete mathematical puzzles and solve problems to help […]

BISP Celebrates a Year of Arts 2018

At the Annual “Arts Celebration Evening”, we celebrated the efforts and achievements of students from KS1 to Year 13 working in the Creative and Performing Arts. Students were nominated in a variety of categories for their work in these fields, and we were able to see first hand their creativity. Artwork was showcased around the […]

Language Perfect World Championships 2018

The curtain has finally come down on the Language Perfect World Championships 2018, the global online language-learning competition which has captured the imagination of millions of young language learners in schools all over the world. This is the third global language competition in which BISP has been involved this academic year and the second whole-school competition. […]

Coming Soon

Litter Muncher: This week  Rock School Pre-exam Concerts: Rock School Pre-exam concert in the Primary Music Room on June 5th at 3:30pm, ABRSM Pre-exam concert in the Secondary Music Department on June 6th at 3pm. Whole School Arts Celebration Evening Everyone is invited for a ‘Whole School Arts Celebration Evening’ (featuring Art Exhibition, Drama Performances, Year […]

Class of 2018 Graduation Photos

On May 19th, BISP celebrated the graduation of our Year 13 students. We want to congratulate the Class of 2018 and thank them for all their many and varied contributions to the school. We look forward to hearing of their future ventures and successes.  By the very nature of international schools, many students and families come […]

BISP student in ESU London 2018

Thanadon Tantivit, a 17 year old student from the British International School, Phuket, recently represented Thailand at the English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition in London. The competition, the largest of its kind in the world, aims to bring together people from diverse cultures with the common goal of communicating confidently in English. This […]

BISP students solve puzzles on Nrich

Nrich is an online mathematics website run by University of Cambridge, posing challenging mathematical puzzles and activities for students to try. BISP Mathematics teacher Mr Chambers’ Year 9 students have recently worked some of the puzzles, including ‘Legs Eleven‘ and ‘Subtraction Surprise‘ and the solutions submitted by Por Pan, Tiffany and Oak were selected by […]

Students head to Junior Mathematics Olympiad

Selected BISP Year 6-8 students participate in the annual UKMT Junior Maths Challenge and this year, they won 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 11 Bronze medals. Two students, Att and Chann, received high scores and qualified for the Junior Mathematics Olympiad (JMO) round. The UKMT Junior Maths Challenge aims to stimulate mathematical problem solving. Chann […]

Mac Discounts and “Parenting in the Digital Age” Presentation

On June 1st 2018 at 8.15am, BISP is offering a presentation for parents “Parenting in the Digital Age” by Ken Page (Primary Principal) and this will be followed by an open discussion. The venue will be the Conference Room. A reminder that to support our 1:1 MacBook program, BISP has arranged with Apple that parents […]

Primary bookmark competition 2018

The Primary Library’s annual bookmark competition’s theme this year was “My Story“. Participants were asked to draw a scene from a story they wanted to be in. A number of designs were made, and the winner for each year group was announced during book week. Their designs was sent to print, and the bookmarks are now […]

Class of 2018 Graduates; Congratulations!

Congratulations to BISP Class of 2018 on their Graduation today!

Going The Extra Mile

British International School, Phuket’s Dale Ford was awarded the Spring 2018 (Going the Extra Mile) GEM award from the International Association of College Admissions Counselling (IACAC). Dale is a University Counsellor at BISP. He has received many prestigious awards during his 27 year career in international school counselling. Including the “Peter Hauet Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2016, his profession’s highest member […]

Language Perfect World Championships 2018 starting soon

BISP’s Primary and Secondary students studying modern languages will compete in the Language Perfect World Championships 2018 (a 10-day online vocabulary competition), starting from 1pm on May 21st to 1pm on May 31st. Look out for further information in the Secondary daily notices and Primary class blogs. Click here for more information or email Mr Greene, Head […]

Ice skating option at BISP

British International School, Phuket gives students opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sports in its Physical Education (PE) programme, the latest addition being an ice skating option for Year 10 students. Initially, students taking this 8-week option will skate for one hour a week at the newly built ‘Ice Arena Phuket‘ at Boat […]

A year in the life of the BISP BISTEK team 2018

As we head towards the final 6 weeks of this academic year, it is right that we make it a point to reflect and celebrate the work of BISTEK, BISP’s very own student-led technical team! The team is currently made up of 16 students ranging from Year 9 – Year 12. They meet once a week […]

BISP What’s On Friday 4th May?

Join us for the opening ceremony of the Annual BISP Flying Fish Invitational, taking place at 3pm  – come and show your support during 3 days (May 4th – 6th) of exciting races. Click to read more. It is also the UN Anti-bullying day, several activities will occur at the school, with the most obvious being […]

BISP students shine at local music competition

Several BISP music students took part in the Phuket Youth Talent Competition held at the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, April 28th, and 4 of them won awards. Viktor from Year 7 gained first place in his category for his performance of ‘Despacito’ in English and Spanish, World and Daichi, both from Year 12, gained […]

Year 4 Camp 2018

The British International School, Phuket Year 4 students and staff went to Rawai on a school trip last week. The focus of the trip was teambuilding and an opportunity to build friendships, share experiences and take part in fun outdoor activities. They were involved in a range of activities including problem solving and team building […]

BISP KS3 LAMDA Results 2018

British International School, Phuket recently celebrated the success of KS3 students in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Examinations. View the photo album here. There was a 100% pass rate for all KS3 students and, very impressively, 93% achieved a Merit or Distinction. Students worked with their Drama teacher, Ms Emily Norman, to prepare […]

Join us at the annual BISP flying fish invitational

Teachers, parents, friends and families are all invited to watch and support our swimmers at British International School, Phuket for the Flying Fish Invitational, an annual international event held on campus from May 4th – 6th. The BISP Swim Academy is hosting the invitational, which will bring in about 400 visiting athletes from as far as […]

BISP Yearbook 2017-18 Advertising Opportunity

At the end of June 2018, each BISP family will receive a copy of the BISP Yearbook for 2017-18. This book showcases the learning opportunities and events which students have enjoyed throughout the past school year. Advertising opportunities within the Yearbook are possible and details are listed below. The deadline for design work is May […]

NYU Abu Dhabi invites BISP University Counsellor

On April 27 – 28, BISP University Counsellor Dale Ford flew to Abu Dhabi as a guest of New York University’s global campus located there. He learned about NYU Abu Dhabi’s academics, undergraduate research programmes, student life, and alumni accomplishments. Mr. Ford met with admission officers, faculty members and students, toured the campus and residence […]

BISP Swimmer breaks national record – TWICE!

Whilst representing Seychelles at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia, BISP swimmer Samuele Rossi managed to set two national records within 2 hours. Sam competed in the 50m breaststroke, and set a new national record of 29.82 seconds. He then competed in a two-man swim off to be named the 18th fastest swimmer at 29.41 seconds, breaking […]

BISP hosts 1st Phuket Gymnastics competition

On March 31st, BISP hosted a Phuket Gymnastics competition designed to give gymnasts of all levels a chance to perform and compete in a fun and friendly atmosphere, to give them a taste of competitive gymnastics. Parents came to support their children and see what they have learnt over the past few months. The 25 gymnasts, […]

BISP Cruzeiro Football athletes in Brazil 2018

The BISP U13s/U15s Boys’ Football teams came in 3rd place in the Cruzeiro Academy International Cup from March 29th – April 9th in Brazil. Both our teams played well, showing good teamwork and organisation on the pitch. The tournament was of a very high standard, and pushed them to the next level. We expect to […]

UK Theatre Company visits BISP

The BISP Drama Department welcomed a London, UK-based theatre company to perform and conduct a workshop aimed at our Year 9 students wishing to study IGCSE Drama next year and the current Year 10 cohort on April 24th. The theatre company, named Splendid Productions, is well known for their imaginative performances and creative workshops. The day […]

BISP Primary places first at PISAC

British International School, Phuket placed 1st at the Headstart International School PISAC Primary Athletic event on Thursday March 22nd. Thirty-four Year 3 – 6 girls and boys students represented BISP against KIS, Headstart and UWC at the event. Our students performed exceptionally well in their individual events and as a school.

BISP University Counsellor in Singapore

BISP University Counsellors continually work to enhance the school’s reputation and strengthen relationships with universities worldwide. On April 20-21, Dale Ford travelled to Singapore to speak at a global university counselling conference attended by 120 university admission officers and counsellors from all over Asia. His first session was designed to help less experienced counsellors understand […]

BISP wishes everyone a Happy Songkran!

The Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year’s Day and is celebrated from 13th to 15th April. Traditionally spring cleaning is a major aspect of Songkran. Part of the ritual is the cleaning of Buddha images, bathing and blessing the elder family members, building sand pagodas, praying and giving food to monks and freeing animals. This year, BISP […]

BISP Book Week 2018

Book Week (March 26th – 30th) at BISP was an eventful five days arranged by the school libraries, celebrating books and the joy of reading. Numerous book-related activities, competitions and author visits were organised. The students enjoyed the Book-Character parade, competitions such as the Bangkok Book Award/Red Dot Book Award book quiz for which participants […]

Good luck BISP Year 13 students!

Today (April 6th) was the last day of formal lessons for the BISP Year 13 students. All at British International School, Phuket bid them farewell and good luck on their upcoming IB Diploma examinations.

Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Wellesley visit BISP

It’s not just tourists coming to Phuket in record numbers each year. So are university admission officers. In this academic year, the British International School, Phuket has welcomed admission officers from 150 institutions from 18 different countries. This is the highest number of admission officers to come to BISP in the history of the school. Phuket […]

BISP 2018 IB Visual Arts Exhibition

The 2018 IB Visual Arts Exhibition opened on March 19 and showcases 5 talented students with a total of 55 pieces of work on display at British International School, Phuket. Visiting Artist Rapeepong, an alumni of BISP, opened the 2018 exhibition. Mr Rapeepong was a semi-finalist in the young artist in Thailand awards in both 2010 and 2011. He […]

BISP athletes shine at Tennis 4s Tournament

During the March 30-April 1 weekend, BISP hosted the 3rd Tennis 4s event hosting Bangkok Patana School and St. Andrews International School Bangkok. With over 150 matches taking place over the 3-day affair, this was BISP’s most successful Tennis 4s event to date. From the 6 main draw events BISP took 1st place in 4, […]

London Calling for BISP Student

On Friday March 30th, British International School, Phuket’s Year 12 student Thanadon was named as the winner at the Thailand Grand Final of the English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition. After delivering a prepared speech, an impromptu speech and answering questions from the judging panel, judges praised Thanadon for his confident presentation style, knowledge of […]

FOBISIA Word Mania challenge

Congratulations to all BISP Primary children who participated in the FOBISIA Word Mania challenge – an online competition set to improve students’ literacy skills whilst competing against other schools throughout the FOBISIA family of schools and further afield. Year 2 students received a participation place ranking for their efforts. The challenge involved making as many words […]

Oklahoma The Musical tickets going fast!

BISP Secondary Musical – Oklahoma will be performed on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 6pm. It is one of the earliest and most popular musicals, and tells the love story of Curly and Laurey, with a supporting cast of singing and dancing Farmers, Cowboys and their Girls. Tickets are on sale at the CIS […]

π Day at BISP

This year’s π Day event at BISP was the most inspiring ever for our young mathematicians! Students were challenged to draw circles freehand and recite π from memory, in addition to other π-related activities, including eating π snacks. The Year 7 students had the challenge of drawing circles freehand whilst incorporating them into creative designs. This resulted […]

BISP Sailors take on the IA (Gold) Expedition

Last week, student sailors from British International School, Phuket participated in the International Award (Gold) adventurous journey and had an exhilarating experience. The young sailors planned their expedition, which included visits to Krabi, Ao Yon, Koh Rang, Koh Lanta and Phi Phi. During the trip they worked as a team, improved their skills and even […]

BISP Musicians invited to perform at Bangkok Concert

A total of 12 students from British International School, Phuket took the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) exams and performed well. BISP is proud to announce that Keamen (Alto Saxophone) and Robin (Classical Guitar) have been invited to perform at the Royal Schools of Music’s High Scorers Concert in Bangkok in June. […]

IB Year 13 Visual Arts Exhibition

Jungle Sketchbook, the 2018 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Visual Arts Exhibition will be opening on 19th March at 3pm on the ground floor of the MTB at British International School, Phuket. It will also feature artwork from IB Visual Arts 2012 Alumni Rapeepong Suwannakarn.

BISP Concert Band…….on its way to Disney!

Click here for a performance of the Jurassic Park Theme Song Three years ago, British International School, Phuket introduced an instrumental programme in Year 7. BISP provides each student with a concert band instrument which they learn to play during their curriculum music lessons. The initial students are currently in Year 9 and all KS3 […]

LaunchX

LaunchX is a world-wide entrepreneurial program for high school students with their flagship location at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston, USA. The mission is to showcase students’ passions and ambitions to solve real-world problems by launching their own startup companies. Each year, LaunchX releases a problem for students to solve. This year’s was […]

BISP Primary Pirate party

The Primary Library at the British International School, Phuket hosted a wonderful party in which the participating Year 1-3 students as well as their teachers dressed up as pirates and took part in a variety of activities. There was story-telling, dancing, and arts and crafts followed by dinner! Click here to view photos on our Flickr […]

History Bee & Bowl success for BISP

Students from BISP and HeadStart participated in the History Bee and Bowl Quiz competition on Saturday 24 February by winning the Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity categories. History Bee and Bowl is an international competition played by about 10,000 students around the world. The Bee is for individual students; the Bowl is for teams […]

Explorer Henry Evans talks at BISP

Henry Evans, who has personal experience of the Antarctic, gave talks at BISP to a range of Primary and Secondary students. The talks focused on climate change, plastics pollution, environmental protection and sustainability. He recounted his tales of exploration and hardship in the Antarctic to raise global awareness of global warming issues. Our students were […]

BISP Year 6 Residential trip

The BISP Year 6 Residential Trip to Khao Lak was an enjoyable and educational excursion for the teachers and their students, who enjoyed their stay at the Palm Galleria Khao Lak for the duration of the trip. The first day, they visited the Turtle Sanctuary and then went to the Adventure Mountain Club for lunch and […]

BISP Students experience Makha Bucha Day

There are several important Buddhist days during the year, Makha Bucha Day is one of these. This year it is being observed on March 1st. On Monday 26th February, the Primary Thai Studies Department took BISP Year 6 students to participate in a Makha Bucha Day ceremony at Sapam Temple. The Buddhist calendar is lunar, and […]

BISP Year 12 and 13 Parent Workshop: “Leaving and Arriving Well – The Transition to University”/Followed by an additional Year 13 Parent exiting information session

It’s getting closer! The moment when your son or daughter leaves home for the first time to spread their wings at university. For almost everyone this means sending them off to another city or country, and for many this will leave a big hole in your family dynamic. Managing this well, both before they leave […]

BISP Year 2 hosts Art Exhibition

BISP Year 2 marked the end of their Unit of Enquiry ‘Art Reflects the Environment’ with an art exhibition staged across all three Year 2 classrooms and outside in the surrounding trees. After studying artists who make differing use of their environment, the children created their own artwork inspired and influenced by what they had […]

Sign up now for uTalk Junior Language Challenge 2018

The BISP Primary students have the opportunity to enter the Junior Language Challenge, a language-learning competition based in the UK. The competition is for children in Years 3, 4 and 5 who will be under 10 years old on September 1st 2018. We are accepting registrations NOW and can provide further information. The competition consists of […]

BISP plays against top basketball schools in Bangkok

On 9-10 February, 15 BISP students flew to Bangkok to take part in the inaugural St Andrews U15 3-on-3 basketball tournament. 3-on-3 basketball has experienced rapid growth around the world and has been included in the 2019 Olympics in Tokyo. Our students had a fantastic time at the competition and enjoyed the opportunity to play against some top Bangkok international […]

Join us for the Annual Secondary Unplugged Concert

BISP’s annual Secondary Unplugged Concert will take place on Monday, February 26th in the Auditorium. The concert will feature performances by the BISP Concert Band, Secondary Singers and Parent’s Choir together with small ensemble and solo performances by our very talented Secondary musicians. Please come and support our students in what will be a very […]

BISP students attend Drama Practitioner workshop

On Tuesday 6th February, the BISP Year 10 IGCSE Drama class attended a Drama Practitioner workshop at KIS. Students studied two practitioners and created a performance piece from the workshops, which they performed at the end of the day for the secondary school students. The day was informative and allowed students to work with other […]

BISP Reception gets on board the Mission Ship

The Reception class were invited and warmly welcomed by Captain Patrick Vickers to learn about the Mission Ship (IXDOS) dry docked at the school campus. The children loved the opportunity to take a tour and were surprised to discover a dentist chair, bunk beds and a captain’s table inside. Captain Pat answered their many questions and […]

BISP Primary musicians perform at an acoustic concert

What a wonderful afternoon of entertainment the Primary musicians gave to us on Wednesday. The Cantamus Choir sang beautifully at both the beginning and end of the concert, the String Group showed that they have some developing musicians and we heard some wonderful soloists – vocalists and instrumentalists. The performers really enjoyed having an appreciative […]

Actor Daniel Foley leads BISP Theatre and English workshops

Last week, two sessions revolving around Japanese Theatre and Shakespearean plays were organised at BISP and led by Daniel Foley – British actor, writer and performer from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Mr Foley has appeared in over 200 productions across the globe and has extensive knowledge of Japanese Theatre. Students from Years 9 […]

BISP Early Years have a grand time on Sports Day!

BISP Nursery and Reception children had a fun and exciting time in their Early Years’ Sports Day yesterday morning, 1st February. They represented their animal teams as Tigers, Hippos, Giraffes and Lions, and were all ready for their big chance to show off some of the fundamental movement skills they’ve been practising in Physical Education […]

BISP Year 5 camp a success!

Last week, BISP Year 5 students set off on their annual residential camp trip to Khao Sok National Park. They spent 3 nights away from home, which was an experience in itself for some. The camp consisted of many exciting adventures such as a long-tail boat ride across the Cheow Lan Lake, feeding fish, swimming in the […]

BISP student selected for ESU Final

British International School, Phuket Year 12 student Thanadon Tantivit (Albert) will compete at the Thailand national final of the English Speaking Union (ESU) Public Speaking Competition. The final, organised by the ESU together with the Ministry of Education, will be held in Bangkok on 30th March. Thanadon won his way into the national final by being […]

BISP student receives award from Phuket Governor

Nitchanan Theeraphaphong (Cha Cha), Year 10 at BISP, was selected as Phuket outstanding youth – To Be Number One (To Be Number One Idol) – from the Phuket Provincial Public Health to represent the Province. She was invited to receive the certificate from the Phuket Governor at Phuket City Hall on 30th January.   To Be Number One […]

Catch the Super Blue Blood Moon this week

On January 31st (this Wednesday) starting at 7:51pm and ending at 9:07pm, Thailand will witness a rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’. All BISP students are invited to take a photo of the eclipse and submit it in jpeg format by email to Mr. Iain Richardson, Head of Science Faculty at BISP (irichardson@bisphuket.ac.th). The best place to […]

BISP boarding provision during February Mid-Term Break 2018

BISP boarding will remain open during the Mid-Term break from 10-17 February 2018 as an additional part of our services for the BISP community. The provision will be available to Years 9-13 boarding and day students and includes the following: Scheduled adult supervision at all times All accommodation and meals Relax wake-up schedule to allow […]

A Special Morning With Khun Chart Korbjitti at BISP

By Tanasorn and Natkamol, Year 12 students at BISP: On Tuesday the 16th of January 2018, our British International School, Phuket’s Thai Department invited Khun Chart Korbjitti, a two times S.E.A. Write Award winner for his novel “Khamphiphaksa” and “Wela”, to be our honoured guest speaker. Our school’s IGCSE and IB students are currently studying […]

Early entry IGCSE Mathematics and Biology results

Well done to BISP students who have just received their IGCSE Mathematics and Biology results! The International Maths IGCSE is a very demanding course – to do so well in an early entry is very impressive. In the class there was 92% A-A* (100% A*- B), including 8 As and 4 A*s. Congratulations to all students […]

BISP Playground Friends give back to the community

The BISP Playground Friends want to make sure everyone has fun during ‘break times’. They can be seen in the Primary playground wearing orange vests and organising activities and games for anyone to play. The children organise their own activities (with support if needed) and are encouraged to be responsible for completing the duties they […]

Parents’ English class schedule announced

This term’s English Language class schedule for BISP parents is as follows: Beginners Level: 2 times per week Every Monday and Wednesday at 8.05 am – 9:05 am  in Room 221. Term 2 for 20 hours Cost: 4,000 THB per term The first class of Term 2 starts on Monday 22nd January, 2018 Intermediate Level: 1 time […]

2018 World SketchNote Day celebrations this Thursday at BISP!

Last year, we set out to create one of the world’s largest sketchNotes by inviting all members of the BISP community to contribute in the Conference Room. Please click here for insight on last year’s celebrations. This year, staff, students and parents are invited to contribute once again as we work to create a massive visual […]

2018 Thai Language class schedule for parents announced

The 2018 Thai language class schedule for BISP’s foreign parents is as follows: For Beginners: 2 times per week Every Wednesday and Friday at 8.00-9.00am Term 2 for 20 hours * The first class of Term 2 starts on Friday 12th January 2018   For Advanced: 1 time per week Every Friday at 1.30-2.30pm Term 2 for 10 hours […]

Mission ship at BISP is not far from her first dip in Phang Nga Bay

  Phuket-based charity Mission-Ship has been building the steel-hulled schooner Ixdos in the grass-green “docks” of the British International School, Phuket’s (BISP) campus for the last three years. It’s almost 13 years since work first began on the ship and now she is just about ready for her first dip in the waters of Phang Nga […]

Congratulations to our past and present IGCSE Cambridge Outstanding Learner Achievers

Congratulations to our 2017 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award winners. BISP has a history of excellent IGCSE results as well as Top in Thailand and Top in the World prizes from Cambridge International Education. Our students go on to be very successful in the final years of High School and then enter Universities around the world. […]

Early Years Christmas Singalong

Early Years recently held their Christmas sing-along with a shared picnic. Santa even showed up for a surprise visit to the delight of the children who wished him a very merry Christmas by singing to him. Thanks to all the parents who brought a delicious spread of snacks.  Happy Christmas to everyone from the Nursery […]

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Blue Canyon 2017 Mens Champion – Sebastian Sawtell

Congratulations to BISP student Sebastian Sawtell who over the weekend became the youngest ever winner in their 20 year history in the Mens Championship at Phuket’s Blue Canyon Golf Course.  

Year 2 ‘All Living Things Are Connected’ BISP Workshop

Year 2 have been very busy learning the research process. After several weeks of study, they can now find information from the internet, books, songs and from experts. They practised their skills learning about bats and then chose an animal in which they became an expert. We had an excellent morning on Friday, December 1st, whereby […]

Cambridge IGCSE Achievements

On Wednesday 22nd November I had the pleasure of attending the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at Bangkok Patana International School. From BISP, three students were invited to attend the ceremony due to their outstanding achievements in the IGCSE examinations in May/June 2017. Emily Matsui came Top in Thailand for IGCSE World Literature, and Yoonjae Lee […]

BISP Community raises over 70,000thb for UK based Ovarian Cancer Charity Ovacome

The BISP school community has raised over 70,000THB for the UK based Ovarian cancer charity, Ovacome. Ovacome provides support to families and women affected by this devastating illness. We have managed to raise money through; selling running vests, cake sales and donations. We will be holding another fundraiser in Term 2 to support this worthy […]

Photo & Video albums from the FOBISIA Orchestral Weekend with MACA and Maxim Rubtsov

What a wonderful weekend of Music making for all 120 students who came together from 8 FOBISIA schools and those who attended the wonderful concerts last month. It was a lucky coincidence that the famous flautist Maxim Rubtsov from the Russian National Orchestra was in Phuket for the festival and just fantastic that he was […]

Congratulations to Toy and Mark on their recent golf successes

BISP’s Golf Academy Head Coach Oliver congratulates his students on their recent successes. Napat (Toy) Paramacharoenroj – runner up in the 21st Faldo Series Grand Final at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club, United Arab Emirates.   With very windy conditions it made for some testing conditions for all golfers. Toy started the week well and during […]

High Performance Coach Zane Castro to lead BISP’s Triathlon Academy

This season, BISP set out to expand Triathlon programme offerings at the school by hiring full time High Performance Head Coach Zane Castro for the Triathlon Academy. Coach Castro was born and educated in Texas, USA and most recently makes his transition to British International School, Phuket from Marymount University, Arlington VA. He was hired […]

Friday Workshop for Parents on the Importance of Sleep led by Mr Neil Richards and Mr Stockings

On Friday at 8am, our Headmaster Mr Richards and our Head of Student Wellbeing Mr Stockings will present a workshop for parents on the benefits of sleep. Come along and learn some strategies to support your child so that they can be as rested as possible and be ready to learn. The workshop will be […]

BISP’s Ms Emily Norman talks about ‘Cinderella’ with Radio Live 89.5 Jason Wilder

Last Friday, Drama Teacher Ms Emily Norman spoke with Phuket Radio’s Jason Wilder about our upcoming Secondary Pantomime ‘Cinderella’. Ms Norman and Ms Baker are currently rehearsing with students from years 7-13 in preparation for the performances which take place on Thursday at 6pm, and Friday at 4pm in the Auditorium. To reserve your seat […]

IronKids Win for BISP Triathlon Academy

Congratulations to BISP student Tamino who last week defended his title with a win in the 11-12 age group at Thanyapura, Phuket with a swim, bike ride and run. Coach Zane from the BISP Triathlon Academy congratulated Tamino on his win and improvement in the swimming competition. . Sam McInnes in Year 12 also won […]

CHRISTMAS HAMPER RAFFLE for the International Women’s Academy (IWA)

BISP Year 12 students Emily Varley and Sophie Duncan have been supporting the Phuket International Women’s Academy as part of their I.B. Community Action and Service coursework.  This Christmas they are involved with preparations for the Christmas Hamper Raffle. Raffle Tickets are now on sale from the Community Information Support (CIS) office in the main foyer from […]

Friends of BISP launch at the Dusit Thani Laguna

On a beautifully sunny Sunday 5th November 2017 our newly formed “Friends of BISP” came together for the first time to enjoy a wonderful relaxed buffet lunch at the Dusit Thani Laguna. We welcomed over 140 new BISP friends who joined together in a wonderful tropical setting in Laguna, at La Trattoria. We dined on […]

Parent Workshop on the importance of sleep for students

As part of our Wellbeing series for Parents, Mr Stockings and Mr Neil Richards will offer strategies to help aid deeper and restful sleep to support student learning.

Tennis Success for BISP students

Chathu and Vichi ​Nilaweera have been competing in the Under 14 ATF (Asian Tennis Federation​) which features some of Asia’​s best 14 & Under players​. Today Chathu made easy work of his semi final​ opponent​ 6-3, 6-0 to reach tomorrow’s final. Vichi ​aged 10 ​has also had a great tournament in this, his second ATF – although he lost in […]

Primary Production tickets for ‘Ebenezer’ on sale from tomorrow

Our Primary students under the direction of Mrs Wilkinson and Ms Gallaher are pleased to present this year’s production of ‘Ebenezer’ which is based on the traditional Christmas story Ebenezer Scrooge. Performed on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December at 1pm and also Wednesday 13th December at 5pm in the Auditorium. Tickets cost 50thb […]

BISP does football the Cruzeiro way

  The BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy has had much success both in Thailand and internationally, with several alumni being awarded football scholarships at schools and universities in the US, Portugal and other countries all over the world. BISP Head Football Coach Jonathas Candido and Goalkeeping Coach Frederico Bragaglia recently shared their views about the unique […]

MidAir Circus are pleased to announce the continuation of their Gymnastics programme. Starting this Saturday!

Phuket Gymnastics is happy to announce that their new coach has arrived and that she will be running Gymnastics lessons for the last 2 weeks of term starting THIS SATURDAY! BRAND NEW: EARLY YEARS GYMNASTICS for 3 & 4 year olds. Students signing up for the end of term will have priority on spaces for […]

Correction: Lance King’s Workshop today – on the subject of ‘Bringing up Digital Natives’ – Conference Room 3:15pm

Dear Parents and Guardian, don’t miss the opportunity to attend Lance King’s workshop on ‘Bringing Up Digital Natives’ today at 3:15pm in the Conference Room. All welcome

Today & Thursday: Workshops to help Parents support their child’s learning. Led by Lance King

We are delighted to welcome Lance King, a highly experienced educator back to school this week to work with our students. He is also offering support to Parents as follows: Today, Tuesday – the focus is on “Courage, Resilience and Failing Well” (Auditorium 3:15pm). On Thursday also in the Auditorium from 3:15pm his workshop will focus […]

BISP Year 4 students visit the mining museum

Year 4 students went to visit the Phuket Mining Museum on 20 November 2017. This excursion was arranged to provide an opportunity for the children to gain a better understanding of the way of life and culture of the Chinese ethnic group in Phuket, as well as the history of the tin mining industry. In […]

Life At BISP #2 – a snapshot

You can click here to view the video The clip showcases a selection of recent activities at our school – British International School, Phuket in Thailand.

BISP’s little fire brigade enthusiasts ride a fire truck

Following on from many Early Years children’s interests in fire fighting, fire trucks and dressing up as firefighters, the Koh Kaew Fire Brigade were invited to school last week. The children were very excited to hear the siren, see the lights flashing, sit in a real fire truck and use a fire fighting canon. Please […]

BISP Year 6 students visit the Phuket Explorer Site

Yesterday morning, the Thai Studies department took the Year 6 children to the local market and the Phuket Explorer Site, which is located in Thalang. The children had the opportunity to chaff rice, learn how to tap rubber and make curry paste. Everyone had a most enjoyable morning which was finished off with freshly cooked […]

BISP welcomes back Lance King to lead student and parent workshops

Lance King is the Creator of the Art of Learning programme delivered to over 250,000 students in 32 countries and also the designer of the new IB ATL programme currently being implemented in over 3000 schools in 150 countries. He is an International author of learning skills texts for students, parents and teachers and a workshop […]

BISP students improve their global rankings in Language Competition

The Education Perfect/FOBISIA Language Competition Final Results are in! Congratulations to the 50 BISP students who managed to score over 500 points and win an official certificate in this prestigious competition. Compared to last year, students at BISP won more certificates (50 this year compared to 17 in 2016 – see image below), answered more questions, […]

BISP children and parents celebrate World Nursery Rhyme Week

Our BISP Nursery and Reception children have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme Week. They invited their parents in to watch and take part in their music lessons while they sang some nursery rhymes and also performed a variety of action songs to the great enjoyment of those who came along. Thank you parents for […]

BISP Teacher Ms Baker presents at the FOBISIA Teacher’s Conference in Vietnam

The FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) Teacher’s Conference 2017 took place in HCMC, Vietnam. This was the second conference of this nature, with the inaugural conference being hosted at BISP in 2016. With the focus this year on FOBISIA Cares, a range of presentations were offered to attending teachers from across Asia […]

CAS Service – students become teachers at BISP

Between his studies and activities, Basile in Year 12 is putting his Mandarin skills to work by supporting a new student to BISP, Larry, in Year 4. This is part of his Service commitment to the IB Diploma course component CAS (Creativity Action and Service), which promotes collaboration and personal growth. Laura Jane Boyle from Year 12 […]

Good Morning Phuket Radio are joined by BISP’s University Counsellors

This morning Chris Howson at Phuket News Live 89.5 welcomed BISP’s University Counsellors Dale Ford and Jacqui Brelsford on air to discuss our upcoming university fair and the process of selecting and applying to universities all over the world. Click here to listen to the live interview.

BISP success in the FOBISIA Language Perfect Competition

Congratulations to Min Ha An (Year 9) and Iaroslav Sinitcyn (Year 6) who have become the first two students at BISP to win a certificate in the ongoing FOBISIA/Language Perfect competition. So far, BISP students have gained over 14,000 points. Good luck with the rest of the competition!!! – Mr Chris Greene, Head of Modern […]

BISP Music students prepare for upcoming instrumental exams

From Preparatory Test to Grade 8, BISP students get ready for their Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations which take place tomorrow in school. We hope the examiner from the UK will enjoy their performances as much as we did at their informal concert on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Wilkinson, Head of Performing […]

World Kindness Day at BISP – ‘spread a little kindness’

Next Monday November 13th is World Kindness day and the whole school will be taking part and spreading kindness. During the week leading up to it each student will write a kind note that will then be randomly distributed to another student in school on World Kindness Day. Students will be able to write down […]

FOBISIA Languages (Language Perfect) Competition

Good luck to the 338 Secondary and 109 Primary students taking part in the FOBISIA/Education Perfect Northern Championships online languages competition (start time: 13:00 on Tuesday 7th November end time: 13:00 on Tuesday 14th November). Every student at BISP currently studying an additional language (including English and Thai) should have a username and password. Each […]

BISP students take part in a SOS Learning Exchange Activity

Twice a week after school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, approximately 20 SOS village children from close to school come to BISP Early Years for activities and fun! The children are pre-schoolers, full of energy and excitement who look forward to coming to BISP to use the wonderful facilities we have at Early Years (a […]

Success by BISP at the 2017 Vocab Express League of Champions

The official scores for the 2017 Vocab Express League of Champions have arrived and BISP has done incredibly well, both as a school and also with some fantastic individual performances. BISP finished 3rd in the world for Mandarin and 7th in the world for Spanish. A special mention should go to Jun Seo Park (Eddy) […]

BISP students have fun with art

Last week during activity time over 50 students worked in the Art rooms. Students from all years were in the Ceramics club, Art and Design Academy and prop building for Cinderella. A great afternoon of fun, laughter and creativity.

BISP’s ex-athlete Jason Fried plays for USA schools’ National Football Champions

Jason Fried, ex-student and High Performance College athlete at British International School, Phuket is making waves in the school-sporting arena in the USA. “Jason had come to us through the Cruzeiro Academy in Chicago, and after trials decided to train at BISP. He showed a lot of determination and desire to improve under guidance of […]

Life At BISP #1

We hope you enjoy this new series of informal snapshots of Life at BISP! Click here!

BISP IGCSE / IB Art Chiang Rai Trip Highlights

By Year 10 student Hannah Diamond On the fifth of October at 9:05 am, 16 Art students and two teachers left Phuket for Chiang Rai, only to arrive 2 hours later in a land known for its temples, culture and breathtaking mountain scenery. We spent our first afternoon sprawled on floors, tracing and drawing golden […]

BISP’s CAS Fashion Show Fundraiser project by Cosima De Rocher de la Baume

The IWA (International Women’s Academy) recently hosted a Fashion Show fundraiser in order to raise money for an Indian Girls orphanage (Home of Hope). This was also the British International School, Phuket’s CAS project for IB. We worked as a group and organized an evening of games and activities for girls in Years 3 – […]

BISP Talent Show organised by Year 12 students – come and show your support!

A group of year 12 students are hosting a student led Talent Show open to all ages and acts. Prices for entering are fantastic and all money raised from participation will go towards building a classroom for a school in Cambodia. All places have now been filled and the Talent Show organisers have 20 teams/ […]

BISP Art Department students delight in new pottery wheels

A wonderful day in the Art room last week with Year 13 and 10 Art students trying out BISP’s new pottery wheels.  Miss McGuigan taught students how to throw their first pot.

Year 5 students at BISP enjoy the Vegetarian Festival

 All Year 5 students visited Tarue Shrine on Friday 20th October 2017, only 5 km away from the school. They had an opportunity to observe the atmosphere around the shrine and see local people taking part in this famous festival. Although no vegetarian rituals were observed, the children did enjoy tasting the delicious vegetarian food which […]

BISP’s Year 3 students take part in Thai Studies Trip

Recently Thai Studies teachers took Year 3 students to visit the local Bangkoo Shrine, which is only 1 km away from the school. The Vegetarian Festival was due to start the next day, so there were not many activities to observe. However, the students had an opportunity to appreciate the atmosphere around the shrine and […]

BISP University Counsellor Ms Brelsford visits Universities in Bangkok

Last week, Ms Brelsford, one of our university counsellors, visited Rangsit University in Bangkok, in order to see the campus and learn more about the admissions process. This was part of a two day trip, during which she also visited Mahidol University and Chulalongkorn University. By visiting the universities Ms Brelsford was able to gain […]

BISP gathers in remembrance of the Late beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej

  Short video of the ceremony The BISP faculty, staff and students gathered in remembrance of the Late beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej,​ to sing the Royal anthem, raise Thailand’s flag to half-mast and observe a moment of silence.