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Secondary

A purpose-built state of the art Secondary facility will be ready for August 2021

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Norwich currently has students up to Year 10 and will open an additional year level each year. Plans are well advanced for the construction of a purpose built Secondary facility on our 9 Rai (14 Hectare) plot of land adjacent to the school. The completion is anticipated for the start of the 2021-22 academic year and will have all the facilities necessary to deliver a world class all round education including:

  • Additional Science laboratories

  • An aquatic centre with a practice pool and 25m swimming pool

  • A gymnasium with provision for full-sized basketball, badminton and volleyball courts 

  • Football pitch

  • Tennis courts

  • Fitness centre

  • 500-seat Auditorium

  • 30 spacious well-appointed general classrooms

  • Cafeteria

Mr Dave Brundage, our Head of Secondary, takes you on a tour of Secondary.

Our Teachers

Meet the Head of Secondary

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Mr Dave Brundage

Head of Secondary

Bachelor of Education

Mr Dave Brundage is a secondary school educator with extensive experience in leadership roles. A Canadian and a graduate of McGill University, he spent 10 years working in public schools in the suburbs of Montreal as a Mathematics Teacher, a Department Head and one and a half years as a Vice-Principal in a large high school. His international career began in 2010, when he moved to Tianjin, China, and was there for three years.

 

For the past seven years, Mr Brundage has been at ACG School Jakarta. While there, he was responsible for the IGCSE programme, as well as the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), from application through authorisation, and the school's very first IBDP graduates in May 2019. As the IBDP Coordinator, he was a member of the school’s Academic Leadership Team.

 

Throughout his career, he has always been involved with co-curricular activities, coaching a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball and track and field. He is a firm believer in ensuring a multitude of options, both athletic and artistic, are available for students, as such things are excellent opportunities for students to develop important 21st Century Skills such as communication, perseverance and leadership.

 

Mr Brundage and his wife Anisa are excited about living in Bangkok – one of their favourite cities. They both enjoy travelling and are looking forward to exploring Thailand.

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Mr Ryan Allan

Year 8 Homeroom and English Language Support Teacher and University / Careers Counsellor

Bachelor of Arts,
Professional Educator License (USA)

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Mr Oliver Firth

Year 9 Homeroom and English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), PGCE

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Ms Hyunji  Chang
Year 7 Homeroom and Mathematics Teacher

Bachelor of Science Education 

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Mr Richard Flook
Year 10 Homeroom and Global Perspectives Teacher

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

PGCE

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Ms Monya Van der Merwe

Lower Secondary Coordinator

Year 11 Homeroom and Science Teacher

Bachelor of Education

Master of Education

Specialist Teachers
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Mr Wei Yuankai
Mandarin Teacher

Bachelor of Tourism Development

Master of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

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Ms Somjai Seehajampa

Thai Teacher

Bachelor of Arts

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Ms Natchawee Tanitsantipong

Thai Teacher

Bachelor of Arts

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Mr Dave Brundage

Economics Teacher

Bachelor of Education

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Ms Janeille Llenado

Music Teacher

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Arts

CTM, CTP

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Ms Polleana Munoz

Special Educational Needs, Art Teacher and ICT Teacher

Bachelor of Arts 

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Mr George Towers

Sport & Games Teacher

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

PGDE

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Ms Honey Lou Canate

Sport & Games Teacher

Bachelor of Science

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Ms Eileen Tolentino

English Language support Teacher

Bachelor of Elementary Education

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Ms Ivy Night

Special Educational Needs Teacher

Bachelor of Elementary Education

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Mrs Naruedee Tasker

Mindfulness Teacher

Bachelor of Arts

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Mr Boontanan Temcharoensaap

Mindfulness Teacher

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Ms Nizphasa Temcharoensaap

Mindfulness Teacher

Curriculum

 
Secondary

 

Our curriculum at Norwich is based on the National Curriculum for England, Wales and Northern Ireland adapted to our international setting and our Values. We enhance the curriculum with a provision for mindfulness and with a deliberate focus on Mandarin. Students in Years 7 to 9 access Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. Students in Years 10 and 11 access Key Stage 4 of the National Curriculum.

Specialist teachers deliver all aspects of the curriculum to students in Secondary.

 

Years 7 to 9 – all lessons are with specialists: 7 periods of English, 5 periods of Mathematics, Science, and Global Perspectives, 4 periods of both Thai and Mandarin, 2 periods of Sport & Games / Swimming, Art and Music, with 1 period of Mindfulness, ICT and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). Each Friday morning there is also an Assembly.

More information about Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum can be found here

 

At the end of Year 9 students will sit the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Checkpoint examinations for English, Mathematics, Science and Global Perspectives.

Of interest to parents and students is our Year 7 to 9 Curriculum Guide for 2021-2022, which can be found here

 

Years 10 and 11 – all lessons are with specialists: 6 periods of English (Language and Literature OR English – Second Language), 5 periods of Mathematics, Science and Thai, 4 periods of Global Perspectives, Mandarin and the 2 optional subjects. The optional subjects are selected from subjects such as: Music, Art & Design, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, History, ICT and Geography. There is also 1 period of Sport & Games and either Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) or Assembly.

 

More information about Key Stage 4 of the National Curriculum can be found here

At the end of Year 11 students will sit for the International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSEs) with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

 

Of interest to parents and students are our IGCSE Curriculum Guides. The 2020-2022 version, which can be found here, is for students sitting IGCSE examinations in 2022. Whereas the 2021-2023 version, which can be found here, is for students sitting IGCSE examinations in 2023.


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After School Activities (ASAs) - the purpose of ASAs are to allow students to utilise the facilities of the school to maximum effect and to experience classes that are not normally included in the normal school day. These are additional activities that take place outside of the mainstream curriculum of the school. They usually include activities such as sports, art, yoga, robotics, cooking, language classes and much, much more. ASAs take place from 3.10-3.50 pm Monday to Thursday.

Norwich Music Academy - students are able to participate in two levels of tuition, which are paid for separately by parents and operate in 10 week blocks each term. 
 

  • Trinity College London Tutorials 
    For serious musicians, who must show dedication and commitment, looking to progress through the grading system with Trinity College London. With external professional providers. More information can be found here.

  • Music for Enjoyment
    Learning the fundamentals and enjoying the process of developing musical abilities. With Norwich staff. More information can be found here.
     

Norwich Sports Academy - Primary and Secondary students are able to participate in a coordinated programme of sport provision. Each term a number of sports will be offered every day after school, the timing being 3.00 to 4.30pm. More information can be found here.

University and Careers Counselling – beginning in Year 7, our Secondary students begin a formal process of identifying strengths, interests and aptitude with a view of making discerning choices for optional subjects for IGCSE and appropriate choices for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Individual guidance on university choices and support with application processes is provided by our University and Careers Counsellor.

Learning Support - at Norwich we have specialised provision for both English Language Support (ELS) and Special Educational Needs (SEN). Full details are available upon enquiry or can be found in the Guidebook for Admission.

 

Education Outside the Classroom - all students have the opportunity to go on trips related to their curriculum studies during the year. There are usually around 3 trips each year for the students, where the actual frequency, timing and type of trip will be dependent upon the age of the children. Secondary students are expected to take part in a residential camp of some kind. At Norwich the experience for the students, in terms of challenge, duration and expectation, gradually increases as they get older. Common destinations for residential camps are National Parks such as Khao Yai or Kraeng Krachan or places of Historical Interest such as Chiang Mai.