Activities

BISP IB CAS students travel to Cambodia for volunteer work

Eight CAS students visited Cambodia to volunteer their time and energy to help children learn English and to view the new classrooms that were being built through the fund raising they had initiated. In September 2017 CAS students began to fund raise in order to build two new classrooms for a rural village school in […]

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 […]

Life At BISP # 3

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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.  

Live stream today at 1pm: Ebenezer – A Primary Production

Today’s 1pm performance of Ebenezer by BISP Primary will be live streamed on our student-led Youtube channel. A treat to watch – if you can’t make it to campus, tune into the following link and please share with your friends and family. Live stream link: www.youtube.com/bistekphuket/live Link after streaming ends: www.youtube.com/bistekphuket We hope you enjoy […]

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

BISP’s Breakers Cup U19 Basketball Highlights Video

You can also click here to watch the Highlights video from the Breakers Cup International Basketball Tournament last month. BISP was delighted to welcome visiting teams from five countries across Asia. Congratulations again to our U19 Girls who were named champions.

Cinderella the Pantomime – performances next week at BISP

Our Secondary Drama students are pleased to present ‘Cinderella’ a traditional Christmas Pantomime on Thursday 7th December at 6pm and Friday 8th December at 4pm in the Auditorium.   Come along and enjoy this lighthearted humorous version of a traditional story featuring the familiar characters of Cinderella, Buttons, Prince Charming, The Wicked Stepmother, Ugly Stepsisters, Fairy […]

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 proudly supports Alumni in Miss Universe competition – vote now to add your support!

BISP alumna Rachel Peters was crowned Miss Universe Philippines in April this year and is now competing for the coveted title of Miss Universe in Las Vegas this Sunday (November 26, 2017). The 25-year-old Filipino-British beauty queen attended BISP from 2003 – 2010 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Business, Tourism and Events […]

16th Annual BISP Soccer 7s tournament this Friday and Saturday!

This November on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th, British International School, Phuket will be hosting the 16th Annual International Soccer 7s Tournament involving 1,650 players, 200 coaches and 165 teams from 10 countries! With 2 full days of competitive soccer involving girls’ and boys’ teams ranging from Under-9s to Under-19s, vendors and music areas, this […]

[email protected] organises plastic cleanup to create art

An up and coming BISP group of students and teachers have organized an exciting art project for Saturday to run during the 2-day Soccer 7s tournament this weekend in order to create awareness about the use of plastic. They are called [email protected], and comprise students and teachers trying to create awareness about environmental problems in […]

BISP Talent show Runners up donate prize to charity

Since they entered the talent show, they had decided that if they win, they’re going to choose the cash prize and give it to the Bodhi Dog Rescue and Shelter. So when Hayley and Bai Dteuy came in second and the cash prize option was still available, they both happily chose the cash prize and […]

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’s Annual Boarding Snorkelling Trip

  On Saturday 18th November, we set off on a superb blue sky morning with 24 boarding students to Chalong Pier, to board a huge, blue and white Sea Bees catamaran sparkling in the sunshine. We stopped 45 minutes off the coast of Phuket to snorkel in a quiet bay off Racha Nai. The intrepid […]

CAS students put on a talent show for the BISP community

Written by Emily Varley, Year 12. A group of year 12 students held talent show auditions followed by a final as part of their CAS project. The auditions took place on Monday November 6th after school from 4-6:30pm. 33 acts consisting of both Primary and Secondary students came along for the auditions. Every act brought […]

BISP Primary students partnership with SOS Children’s Village

We have a partnership with SOS Children’s Village, Phuket which was set up in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.  BISP has been supporting their educational programme for several years particularly in English and Sports. Every week 16 children from years 3 and 4 visit the village which is close to school with their teachers. […]

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 […]

BISP students visit The Life Home Project Foundation

By Namthip Thavornwongwongse, Year 12 On November 11, 2017 two members of the Life Home Project Foundation group (Namthip Thavornwongwongse and Nicholle Toh) from BISP travelled to the Life Home Project foundation to ask questions and help make Christmas cards with the victims of HIV/AIDS. The next step is to sell the Christmas cards made with […]

BISP student represents Thailand in international karate championship

BISP’s Valentine Khetagourov – Surduk, Year 6, has won a total of 30 medals in Thai and international karate and jiu-jitsu tournaments recently. To date, he has successfully completed 9.5 out of 10 steps towards the karate black belt and is now carrying a brown black 2 belt. He is also a brown belt in […]

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 […]

Swim Safety for Students from Phuket Sunshine Village

Each week approximately 6-10 students aged from two to six from Phuket Sunshine Village come to BISP to take part in our swim safety activity. Initially they were taught to be safe around and in the pool including getting into the pool and exiting without assistance. Most of the students are now regulars and enjoy […]

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 […]

BISP’s Head of Performing Arts joins the Good Morning Phuket radio show

      Mrs Paulette Wilkinson was pleased to be able to talk to the Good Morning Show host DJ Chris last week and to promote our upcoming musical weekend and visiting conductor Jonathan Mann. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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 […]

Car Boot Sale at BISP – Saturday 18th November 8am-12noon Gate 3

All are welcome at the Car Boot Sale to be held at the Gate 3 car park of the campus on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Entry is free for shoppers, and table reservations for 300 baht each can be done at the Information Office in the Primary Foyer. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Loy Krathong Festival at BISP

By Tanasorn Rojanasingsawad (Year 12) Loy Krathong festival is celebrated annually on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls during November. There are many stories regarding the origin of this tradition. One version is that Thai people have for a long time been closely involved with the rivers of Thailand […]

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 U19 Girls win gold at the 2017 Breakers Cup!

If you happened to be on the school campus on Saturday afternoon, you might have heard a lot of noise coming from the school sports hall. That’s because the BISP girls U19 team were taking part in the 2017 Breakers Cup final. They defeated International School @ Park City, Malaysia 20-8 in the final, in front of a vocal, […]

Orchestral Musical evening by some of South East Asia’s talented musicians

As part of the Advanced Fobisia Orchestral weekend to be held at BISP, we have two wonderful concerts which are open to everyone. Firstly Maxim Rubstov, a famous Russian flautist will give a recital and masterclass in which he will both play and coach students from BISP and the attending schools. On Sunday at 6.30pm […]

Asian Tennis Federation Competition success in Sri Lanka

Last week both Chathu & Vichi Nilaweera competed in the Asian Tennis Federation 14 & Under held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 10 year old Vichi did very well in playing in his 1st ever 14 & Under event against much older opponents. He lost a tough first match against a strong Indian opponent who went […]

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.

Breakers Cup 2017 at BISP – Counting down to Tip-off

Tomorrow and Saturday eight schools from across five different countries will take part in the second annual BISP Breakers Cup U19 basketball tournament. Games tip-off at 8:30am on Friday morning and will feature both the BISP boys and girls Under 19 teams. Shania Larsson (Captain of the U19 girls team) is excited about her last […]

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 […]

Introducing the student editors for this year’s ‘Be Inspired Art and Poetry Publication’

Mrs Julie Clarke who is a BISP Year 2 teacher last year worked with a group of students and our marketing department’s graphic designer Khun Benz to produce the innovative ‘Be Inspired’ book containing art and writing selected from student work across the school. This year she is pleased to introduce the student editors for […]

Photo Album: BISP hosts successful PISAC event and wins

On Thursday 5th October, British International School, Phuket hosted the Annual Phuket International Schools PISAC Cross Country event for the first time ever. There were 4 schools that took part in the event, with over 150 runners (6 – 18 years old) with a few parents and teachers thrown in the mix. This was also […]

Mark’s golfing success in Korea as part of the TGA Thai National Team

Year 11 student Vanchai (Mark) Luangnitikul achieved a fantastic result as part of the TGA National Thai Team’s participation in the Korean hosted 2017 Asian Junior Golf Team Championship. The National Thai team achieved great success with second place. Mark also placed second as an individual due to his low scoring. Due to Mark’s high […]

‘Tres Bien’ – Team Quadratour battle it out on BISP courts

On Tuesday October 17th, BISP hosted an evening of masters’ basketball action with a mini tri-series between touring French team Quadratour, a local Thai club and a BISP community team featuring a selection of parents and staff.  

BISP’s ‘Mint’ wins the TGA Singha Ranking Golf event at Surat Thani

Congratulations to Sasikarn (Mint)  Luangnitikul in year 7 on her recent achievement at the TGA Singha Ranking Event Rajjapapha Golf Course, Surat Thani on October 7-8 2017. Mint won the Girls Class C section with a good score off 81, 76 on a difficult undulating course.  She won her division by 11 shots and is […]

Early Years students at BISP enjoy the Vegetarian Festival celebrations

On Friday 20th October, children in Early Years wore either black clothes in respect of his late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej or white for the Vegetarian Festival and took part in a short parade around the EY garden. Parents and friends were invited to come and watch. This parade was the culmination of a week of activities […]

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.

Basketball Showdown – International Team Quadratour to take on BISP tomorrow

Formed in 1993, Team Quadratour consists of a selection of over 40-year old, former high-level French basketball players. Every year along with hosting their own international basketball tournament in Lorette, the team travel to international destinations and participate in various tournaments and friendly matches. Previous destinations have included USA, China, Jamaica, Argentina, Croatia, Scotland and […]