Thank you for taking the time to explore our webpage and learn about the British Columbia International School of Bangkok (BCISB). My name is Heidi Fowler and I am so pleased to be returning to BCISB as its Principal. I first started at BCISB in 2011 as an Elementary teacher, and when I left in 2016 I was the Vice Principal of BCISB. I returned to Canada in 2016 to complete my Masters in Educational Leadership at Vancouver Island University, and have been working in teacher leadership in Victoria, British Columbia for the past 5 years. I am excited to rejoin this great team of staff and students as we navigate our way together through these ever-changing times.
BCISB was the very first British Columbia Global Education program in Southeast Asia and we remain dedicated to upholding the high standards set forth by the B.C. Ministry of Education. We pride ourselves in not only delivering the world renowned B.C. curriculum but being a leader in curricular design and program offerings that help to facilitate high interest and engagement in all academic fields. Our learning environment is student centred. We focus on understanding how a student learns, where they are academically, socially, and emotionally and how we can aid them in further development.
We have a very committed and experienced staff of teachers with multiple specialties. All teachers go through a multi-stage process of interviews, reference checks, evaluations, and professional development to ensure the highest quality of education for our students. Each teacher is involved in the greater community, organizing various events and activities throughout the year. Whether we are learning in person or online, our teachers deliver a high quality, international education.
BCISB is a relatively small international school with small class sizes and excellent facilities to accommodate students of varying needs. Our community is very close and families are encouraged to communicate regularly with the school online or in person. The school uses special educational social media software to ensure all parents are kept up to date with all important information about their child and any events or significant occasions at BCISB.
We have recently obtained an additional accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) which further refines our infrastructure and facilitates our growth as we strive to deliver the best educational experience possible for the students.
BCISB believes in collaboration, inquiry based learning, student centred instruction, and an unfailing devotion to meeting the needs of our students. When we are allowed to safely gather back on campus, I warmly invite you to visit us and learn more about all our school has to offer.
Mrs. Heidi Fowler