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Admission FAQs

When does the school term start?
Our school runs on the international calendar. The school year runs from August to June. The school year is divided into 4 terms.

What is a normal school day?
The academic school year begin at 7.45 and end Primary at 3 pm. Secondary at 3.15 pm. The school campus is open to students Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Additionally students are supervised during all extra-curricular activities.

What language do we speak at school?
CRIS is a very unique International School. We have students from over ten difference nationalities. Many our students speak English as a second language and this creates many challenges. English is the primary language use at CRIS. We take every opportunity to encourage English to be spoken both inside and outside the classroom.

What about Monday morning service? Who should attend?
All students from Grade 1 to Grade 12 are required to attend a Christian service which is held every Monday at the auditorium.

What are ECAs (extra-curricular activities)? When and how must for the cost?
ECAs are extra activities design to enhance student learning. The activities are held after school from 3:00 – 3:50 pm., and are run by faculty members and/or special teachers from outside the school. The costs are typically between 200 and 300 THB per day depending on the activity or class. There are many types of ECAs here at CRIS, for examples sport activities (such as soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming, et c.), piano, ukulele, ballet, jazz dance, art, writing class, etc.

What is ELD (English Language Development)? Who needs to study ELD?
ELD or English Language Development is designed to address the individual language needs of each student as determined in their initial and on-going assessment. At CRIS we recognize the importance of students acquiring the optimum level of English as a Second Language in order to maximize the benefits available to them from an international curriculum delivered in English. To this end, our students will be assessed at the time of admission, and thereafter on a regular basis throughout their school years to monitor their abilities in speaking, listening, reading and writing. If a student does not yet possess the English skills necessary for his or her grade level, they will be required to enter the English Language Development Program.
According to the student’s grade level and need for ELD, this program will consist of specialized intensive classes in place of some or all of the core subjects until such time as the student is fully equipped to join the full mainstream program.

When are swimming classes held, and what should students bring for these classes?
The swimming class will be included in PE class. Students can come to school in their PE uniforms, and change into their swimming suits in the designated changing rooms. Students should bring their own goggles, a towel, sunblock, shampoo and shower gel. Girls should wear a regular swimsuit, and they may wear a T-Shirt over the top. For girls who have a long hair, swimming caps are advisable. Boys can ware swimming trunks or longer shorts. No shorts should be past the knee. If your student cannot join the swim class for some reason, we politely ask that you write a short note excusing the student from class.

What about food?
We have a wonderful selection of international food cook by a team of top chefs. Our fruits and salad bar provided a healthy option. We can cater for specific dietary requirements. e.g halal, vegetarian. We provide break time snack cook in our bakery. Boarding students are proved with 3 meals a day. School menu  (click links)