On Saturday, April 2, Wells International School Chonburi hosted its first Open House event in collaboration with Villa Forest. We welcomed families from the area to learn more about our school philosophy and vision for Wells Chonburi. This will be Wells’ fifth campus in Thailand, scheduled to open in August 2022.
Wells International School Chonburi embraces American school culture and core elements of Thai culture and sustainability. In collaboration with Villa Forest, the school is based on the creative lifestyle philosophy, ‘baan-wat-rong rien’ (วัดบ้านโรงเรียน), where home and family, mental development and holistic learning, support the whole development of the child and promote sustainable happiness. Surrounded by a natural environment and agricultural center, students will cultivate essential life skills and critical thinking in pursuit of the goal of children thriving, being humble and living happy and quality lives. This vision is captured in our Chonburi campus promotional video.
Wells International School Chairman, Dr. Chang Yao-Lang, opened up the event with a speech about the ethos of the school and its vision for the future. Khun Boum, the Marketing Manager of Villa Forest, also shared some words about the vision for this collaboration between Wells and Villa Forest.
Mr. Ray de la Peña, Head of School, presented an overview of the Wells system, philosophy, accomplishments and notable programs. This was followed by a presentation by Ms. Gona, Principal of Wells Thong Lor, and Ms. Viki, Principal of Wells Bang Na, who presented details about the early years, primary and IB Primary Years programs.
We also heard from several of our alumni, including Ryosuke Toda (Class of 2019), Corey Beer and Phurin Kosumapinun (Class of 2021). Ms. Prim Pupornchai (Class of 2015) also shared about her journey from being a Wells student and the continuous opportunities she has had until present-day, being a teacher at Wells. Ms. Prim was recently accepted into Harvard Graduate School of Education.
After the presentation, guests had the opportunity to meet with some of our school leaders and ask questions. Throughout the event, our high school band students gave some wonderful performances, our student photographers took photos to commemorate the event and we also had two high school student emcees, who helped inform and energize the crowd throughout the day’s events.
Thank you to the families and community members who visited our first Open House!
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For specific inquiries, please contact the following phone numbers:
065-005-0552 (English & Thai) / 099-000-5091 (Chinese)