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SCL International School, formerly Samui Centre of Learning, first opened its doors in 2004 with just two students. Over the last 12 years, through a careful and steady expansion plan; acquisition of numerous accreditations, which testify to the quality of education being provided, SCL has blossomed into an educational establishment that caters to over 200 students aged between 3 and 17.
As many residents of Samui are already aware, in September of this year, SCL moved to a new site, located on the ring road by Lamai post office. The new site is set on a much larger piece of land than the previous location, which provides SCL with the potential to build more classrooms, provide a number of sports facilities, including a mutli-purpose gym and all weather pitch, all to compliment what is already on the new site.
Currently there are only two fully accredited International Schools on the island; the long running ISS in Chaweng and SCL International School in Lamai. Following the move to the new site, the Local Education Authority for Area 1 in Suratthani, visited SCL’s site and have confirmed that SCL will continue to operate under it’s current licence, which is owned by the school and not attached to a building.
“It has been part of our long term plan to move to a larger site” explains School Director Emma Dyas “Whilst we may not have planned to move quite so soon, we are very happy with the results of the renovations made to the new property, as are all of our returning families.”
The move was overshadowed by the passing away of the school Head of Secondary, Kim Corbett, on the 1st of July. As many Samui Times readers will have followed, Kim had been battling Stage 4 Cancer and many fundraising events had been organised to help her to pay for her treatment. Kerri Fradley, former Deputy of Secondary, has stepped up into Kim’s position at SCL, reflects “ The move to the new location has been difficult in the face of such a loss to the school, however all involved know how proud Kim would have been to see the school she loved so much, move onwards and upwards at the new site.”
SCL would like to take this opportunity to thank all Samui residents who supported Kim through her illness and thank those who, despite the issues faced by the school in recent times, have continued to place their trust in SCL. Current parent in the school, Matt Collins, states “ We are delighted with the developments at the new site and feel secure in the knowledge that the school will continue under the same management team, who have placed our children’s education and wellbeing at the centre of all their efforts.”
Anyone wishing to visit the new site will, as always, receive a warm welcome. Our contact information remains the same:
Telephone: 077 418 789