The school is located in the heart of the Thai-Chinese community in Mae Nam.
A sala (pronounced sar-laa) in Thailand is an open pavilion where people can meet, eat, read, rest, shelter and reflect; it is often the focal point of a community. We hope to reflect this wonderful aspect of Thai culture with a school that encourages children to meet, connect, collaborate and make sense of the world around them.
Our local sala is a place that we regularly visit and enjoy. We also enjoy the beautiful tree that provides shade and the beach on which the sala is situated. Enjoying the outdoors and nature is an important aspect of learning at our school.
As well as regular trips to the the beach, the school site includes a number of Reggio Emilia inspired outdoor learning stations. Classrooms have been furnished with handcrafted wooden shelving and carefully chosen items made from natural materials. Plastic is kept to a minimum in opposition to throw-away consumerism and to encourage the school's philosophy of sustainable living and commitment to helping the Earth. Organic gardening and recycling are a part of the children's daily routine.