At Greenacre International School we support the philosophy that there are a range of experiences that support our children’s learning journey and that school is not just a place to go to learn.
We believe that community engagement plays a valuable role in helping shape our students to become more socially and environmentally aware young people. We are fortunate that there are a number of community based initiatives that our students can work interactively with on Koh Samui.
Encouraging our students to make a difference in the world, teaches them compassion, kindness and understanding.
Students from across the key stages have connected with a range of projects including:
Sisters on Samui – Feed Samui Campaign – This initiative saw our children contribute to a show box appeal for Myanmar families on Samui, affected by the Covid -19 global pandemic. Students gifted a range of toys and essentials to Burmese families who suffered hardship and job losses as tourism suddenly declined.
Street Dogs – Students and their families collected dog food for one the rescues close to the school. Many students have dogs and compassion for all living things is a key principle that the Greenacre family collectively share. Students have been rewarded with visits from several of the local shelters, as part of National Rescue Dog Day.
Koh Tan Conservation – Environmentality is a key strand of the Greenacre curriculum and so we are especially delighted to forge links with this marine biology based group right on our doorstep. Students have learned about the waters around Samui, spent time wild foraging and camping on Koh Tan and learning how to survive on a desert island. By bringing environmental awareness to our students we are helping nurture the future custodians of the planet.
COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL
The primary use of our swimming pool is to enable our own students to learn to swim and become confident in the water. However we believe that learning to swim and water confidence is something that is of great benefit to the wider community here on Koh Samui.
We are excited to offer community use of the school pool outside of school hours.
Nannam Swim Club meets regularly at Greenacre School.
We are also pleased to share that our very own swim coach Kevin now runs community swim sessions.
It is never too late to learn how to swim or to improve your swimming abilities. Our adult swimming lessons are suitable for individuals at any level, from beginners to those who want to refine their techniques. The focus is on individual goals, whether it is conquering a fear of water or preparing for a triathlon.
Parent and Baby Swimming Lessons:
Our mother/father and baby lessons provide a fantastic opportunity for parents to bond with their little ones in the water. These classes are designed to introduce infants to the aquatic environment while focusing on water safety and promoting early swimming skills. They are a great way to build your child’s confidence in the water from a young age. Please contact Kevin for more information or to book.