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Thai students can develop 'world ready' skills in Australian schools

Phuket Students Get 'World Ready'

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
PHUKET: CETA Worldwide Education, Thailand's only Australian secondary school specialists, is connecting parents and students with leading Australian secondary schools during its inaugural Australian Boarding and Day School Fair on Sunday October 4 from 1pm-5pm.

This exhibition at Royal Phuket Marina is free, organised with the Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) and supported by the Australian Trade Commission and Australian Embassy in Thailand.

Seven secondary schools will be represented at the event, including co-educational schools, day and boarding schools, girls-only schools, boys-only schools, IB, Foundation study schools and a specialist English language preparation school for Secondary Schools.

Over one million baht worth of scholarships, study trials, and fee reductions are being offered by the various schools, and families can visit the exhibition to obtain more information.

Australia is recognised as a world class leader in education and is a popular choice of destination for secondary school education among international students.

There are approximately 500,000 international students in Australia, with about 27,000 Thai student enrollments across all educational sectors in Australia.

The number of Thai students enrolled in secondary schools in Australia is approximately 500.

Not only does Australia provide quality and internationally recognised education which is equal to the best in the world, it also provides a safe, comfortable and friendly environment.

Australia offers students the chance to experience living in a sophisticated, multicultural western environment that is located very close to Thailand and has strong associations with Asian and other countries.

Australian schools offer small classes with advanced teaching styles, dedicated personal attention and care to students. They take into account the needs, talents and interests of individual students and offer excellent support services.

Mr. Andrew Gray, CETA Managing Director, said that based on 13 years of experience working closely with Thai students who have studied in Australia at secondary school level, Thai students achieve more than just academics.

They are able to learn to be ''world ready'' by:

.. Mastering the English language and achieve a high qualification in a second language;

.. Adjusting themselves to live and learn in a western environment with highly developed teaching methodologies different to Thailand;

.. Achieving a very good level of critical and strategic thinking as well as advanced technical knowledge;

.. Overcoming cultural barriers to make friends and mix with Australian and other international students to give them lifelong social skills to adapt themselves to any new situations they may face in the future;

.. Making many connections through their Australian schools, and
Preparing themselves for world class universities.

''These advanced skills are obtainable through an Australian secondary school education that will enable Thai students to adapt to changes and be prepared for the approaching Asian Economic Community (AEC) in 2015,'' Mr Gray said.

''Some of the Thai students who we have worked with have been accepted to prestigious universities such as University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, Monash University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and University of St Andrews, UK, to name a few.''

''Parents and students should use this opportunity to visit the various school exhibitors to assess if the schools that they are interested in can really meet their needs, academically, socially and emotionally.

''The information gained on the day, by face-to-face discussions in a focused environment, with such a large variety of quality schools at the Australian Boarding and Day School Fair will be more effective than visiting their websites.

''You are able to visit all the leading Australian private schools in just one day,'' Mr Gray added.

Attendees are requested to pre-register please at http://www.ceta.co.th/registration.

A free copy CETA's Australian School Guide 2015 will also be given away. For more information, contact CETA at 02-7125300 or visit www.ceta.co.th.

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