In keeping with Bangkok Patana School’s philosophy of providing a well-rounded education, the extensive Extra-Curricular Activities programme enables students to participate in activities outside the academic arena. There is great excitement each term as students eagerly check the list of ECAs on the school’s website and ‘sign up’ via the Parents’ Gateway. This gives students a terrific opportunity to try something new or to receive expert coaching in their chosen area. Some activities are led by staff but many experts are also brought in to lead activities. Not all activities happen at school, so sometimes students travel off campus to participate in their favourite activity.
Activities are grouped into areas of sport, creative, language, ICT, dance, community, social and music, ensuring a good cross section of activities for students from which to choose. Around 80 activities are offered to students in Key Stage 1 while Key Stage 2 students have from more than 100 activities to choose. Secondary students have over 150 ECA choices. Some activities can be chosen on a termly basis while others require a two or three term commitment. Participating in ECAs also enables students to spend time with others from different Year groups who share their interest.