outstanding learner

Congratulations to Kaotoo from Year 13 who won First Place in Best Across four Cambridge International AS Levels at  the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in Bangkok, Thailand.

Kaotoo, who has been a students at Varee School since primary school, is now working towards completing his A Levels and moving on to university later this year.


New International Kindergarten & Primary School to open in August 2016

International kindergarten and primary school to open in August 2016

In August 2016, Varee Chiangmai School will open an international kindergarten and an international primary school to compliment the already successful international secondary school which opened in 2010.

Varee Chiangmai School is a large modern school near the centre of Northern Thailand’s cultural city of Chiangmai. Varee Chiangmai School uses CfBT, a non-profit world authority on school inspections, as their accreditation body and is recognized by CIE as a Cambridge International School.

Founder and director of Varee Chiangmai School, Ajarn Varee Patravanich, opened her first kindergarten in 1978. Then, in response to the lack of modern education opportunities in Chiangmai, she founded Varee Chiangmai School in 2003. Six years later Ms Patravanich opened a secondary school international programme to empower students with a world-class standard of education. Now, in 2016, Ajarn Varee is opening an international kindergarten and international primary school to support the growing number of local and foreign parents who realise the need for 21st century learners to receive a fully international education.

For more information about Varee International, please visit the official website www.international.varee.ac.th

Varee School Sports Day 2016

Teacher's Notes


On Friday 8th January 2016, the students from Varee School celebrated their annual Sports Day at the 700 Year Stadium in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
The students took part in a range of track and field events including, long jump, high jump, 400m, 200m, 100m and relay events.
The day was a great success, and the overall winners this year were the Red Team.

Some highlights from the competitions can be found on YouTube








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Varee International School UK-based Curriculum

Early Years (3 – 4 Years old)

Students build up foundation skills, such as gross motor and fine motor skills through different activities.  They are introduced to numbers, reading and writing, while age appropriate investigation skills are developed by participating in suitable research projects.

Key Stage 1 (5 – 6 years old)

Years 1 and 2 is a critical phase for learning foundation reading, writing and numeracy.  This phase builds upon the foundations laid in the Early Years. Students start to do research projects to develop reading skills, research skills and expand their understanding of the world.


Key Stage 2 (7 – 10 years old)

Key Stage 2 is the age for discovery learning. Students participate in a multitude of research projects, which enable them to experience the discovery of new knowledge while developing essential critical thinking and analytical thinking skills. Literacy and numeracy is continually developed through strong reading programmes, studies of literature, discovery, and exercises which support the students’ comprehension of mathematical and scientific concepts. A broader curriculum is offered to develop foundations in physical development, creativity and computer literacy.

Key Stage 3 (11 – 13 years old)

During these years, the focus shifts towards encouraging tolerance, building social skills and providing support structures which will help the students excel at school.

Students study English, English literature, Mathematics and Science based on the English National Curriculum. Research skills and inquiry-based learning are developed through a variety of subjects.

Key Stage 4 (14 – 15 years old)

At Key Stage 4 students undertake IGCSEs which are two years courses. Students take the IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 11. These exams, which are set, assessed and certified by Cambridge International Examinations, provide students with an international qualification that is recognised around the world.

6th Form (post-16 years)

The A-level qualifications are assessed and certified through Cambridge International Examinations and they award students with a rigorous international qualification that will gain them entry to the world’s top universities.

For more information about Varee International, please visit the official website www.international.varee.ac.th

ASEAN Astronomers

ASEAN Astronomers
On Thursday 24th October a group of secondary school students from Varee Chiangmai School joined a group of 30 students from across ASEAN to participate in a four day astronomy camp on Doi Inthanon.
During the camp the students were given exclusive access to the largest telescope in South East Asia and they spent 3 evenings star gazing from the top of highest mountain. Along with gaining a deeper understanding the students also made new friends with fellow students from Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Phillipines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

IGCSE results, Varee International, Thailand

results from modern international school in Thailand - Cambridge IGCSE

results from modern international school in Thailand – Cambridge IGCSE

Congratulations to the Year 11 graduates on their successfully IGCSE results !
For more information about international education at Varee Chiangmai School, please visit the school’s website

Varee School World Cup Football Festival

Varee International School Brazil World Cup Team Thailand school sports programme

Over the past month millions of people around the world have been avidly watching the World Cup in Brazil. To celebrate this event Varee School organised a Football Festival with a football tournament between students representing different countries.

The event started with a parade and an opening ceremony with students getting into the spirit of things by dressing up as mascots, carnival dancers, cheer leaders and even Christ the Redeemer.

With the opening ceremony out of the way it was time for the football with teams of boys and girls all eager to compete. The lower primary students took part in penalty competitions while the upper primary students played 7-a-side.

On the second day it was down to business with a tournament for lower secondary in the morning and upper secondary in the afternoon. These matches were exciting and captivating with the some of the teenagers showing some great skills.

As you can see from the pictures below the event was thoroughly enjoyed by students and teachers alike.

World Cup Varee School

Varee international school Thailand

Varee School football

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Football team international school Thailand Bangkok Varee

Argentina fans international Kindergarten school Varee Chiang Mai Thailand Bangkok

Varee International join ‘Britain is GREAT Fair’ at Central Festival Chiang Mai

Mark Kent British Ambassador UK

Mark Kent, Ben Svasti, Ajarn Varee Patravanich and Teacher Daniel Max at Britain isGreat Fair at Central Festival Chiang Mai

The British Consulate and Central Pattana held the ‘Britain is GREAT Fair’ at Central Festival Chiangmai to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of HM The Queen Elizabeth II, and the start of the 5th century of Thai-UK relations.
The fair was opened by Mark Kent, British Ambassador to Thailand. The fair celebrated the special relationship between Thailand and the United Kingdom and highlighted various strengths of British culture including; education, fashion, arts and trade.
The International Secondary School Programme at Varee Chiangmai School offers the English National Curriculum and students take Cambridge IGCSE and A Level examinations which are recognised by universities all around the world. As a result of Varee Chiangmai School’s educational links with Britain, our students were invited to perform at this event. The students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in this prestigious event and we would like to thank the organisers of the “Britain is Great Fair’ for hosting a GREAT Fair!

Britain is Great Fair Varee School students perform Chiang Mai Central Festival

Varee International Secondary School Thailand student performance "Britain is GREAT Fair' Central Festival November 2013

Britain is GREAT Fair Central Festival

Varee International Students at TEDx Chiang Mai

TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
The TEDx slogan is ‘ideas worth spreading’ and so a group of international students from Varee Chiangmai School joined TEDx Chiang Mai to share their thoughts and ideas on a range of subjects.
Two of our students received standing ovations after their presentation and we are very proud of their efforts. You can watch their presentations on YouTube.

IGCSE Results and Congratulations

IGCSEexam Varee International 5As IGCSEexam international students 6As

In May and June of this year, the first class of Year 11 students from the International Programme at Varee Chiangmai School took IGCSE Examinations. The results are now in and we would like to congratulate our students on their success.

Special congratulations to Marvin and Tess who did extremely well in their IGCSEs.
+ Marvin received ‘A’ in 6 subjects, including 3 A* grades
+ Tess received ‘A’ in 5 subjects, including 4 A* grades.

For more information about Varee International you can visit the school’s website