We look forward to welcoming your child into our boarding community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there supervision of students use of their computers?
Students G4 – G10 hand their devices in at times appropriate to age. The devices are locked in lock boxes and handed back before school each morning. At weekends the junior students are limited to approximately six hours over a weekend. The older students have access to their devices over the weekend. The WIFI is turned off during the week at 12 midnight.
What do the students do at the weekend?
We have an extensive boarding program at weekends. The Junior and Seniors have separate programs, which include educational, cultural and fun activities. These activities are posted on the website for each term, and also sent to all boarding parents. The cost of these activities are included in the boarding fees.
Do students need to remove their belongings at the end of each term?
No, the students can leave their belongings in their rooms. They should take their electronic devices and any items of value. The rooms are thoroughly cleaned during the holiday, but locked at all other times.
Will the School take responsibility for the boarders’ visa applications?
Prem has a dedicated visa department. Only boarding students have their visa requirements dealt with by the school.
Will boarders have orientation on arrival?
Over the first couple of days after their arrival in boarding all students go through an orientation program, which is visual as well as audio. This orientation is run by the Boarding Parents and there are translators for all the students in boarding to ensure they understand the rules and regulations, and people to go to for help.
More Boarding FAQs
Who do I need to contact when my child wants to sign out for the weekend?
If a student has been offered a weekend homestay with a friend then the boarding staff need approval from the students’ parents or guardian, and approval from the parent the student will be staying with. When this has been approved, a van booking will be made. The person to contact is the Boarding Parent for the child in question. A list of Boarding Parents will be sent to parents at the beginning of each Term.
Do the parents need to buy a new laptop if their child is not using a Mac?
Once your child is in Senior School they will need to use a Mac computer. The IT department at Prem can purchase this for you at a reduced rate and the parent pays the school.
How will we know where our child is living and who they will be rooming with?
When we plan the rooming for a new academic year we look at age, gender, interests and hobbies, nationality and requests. We will find a suitable room mate based on this information. If after a few weeks we find this is not a good match, then the student is allowed to move.
Should we mark the clothes before coming to Prem?
No, putting the name of a student does not work for the laundry ladies. All students are given an ID number, and two laundry baskets with that ID number on. When they arrive the laundry ladies start putting the ID number on the clothes. This ensures that the right clothes go back in the right laundry basket.
What is the regulation for requesting early release for the holidays?
It is of course preferable for the students not to leave early for the holidays, or to return late. However, there are times when this is unavoidable. On these occasions, the parents need to write to the Principal and the Director of Boarding to notify them of the need to take the student out of school early.
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Mission. We are a community that challenges its members to act as compassionate, knowledgeable and principled global citizens: working together for a sustainable future and inspired by meaningful relationships, continuous learning and good thinking.
Prem Tinsulanonda International School | 234 Moo 3, Tambon Huay Sai, Amphur Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand | +66 (0) 53 301 500 | accredited by IB, OPEC, NEASC, ISAT, BSA, ONESQA, CIS
Prem Tinsulanonda International School | 234 Moo 3, Tambon Huay Sai, Amphur Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand | +66 (0) 53 301 500