We believe in the dignity and value of all students and recognize the importance of fostering their individual responsibility as future members of the world community.
We believe that all children should have equal opportunity for education consistent with their individual capabilities and with their personal and social needs.
We believe that change is a constant factor of life. Therefore, education should encourage students to develop personal values and thinking processes which will facilitate their adaptability to a changing society.
We believe that learning is a continuous activity that takes place throughout an individual’s life. Therefore, education should foster independent thinking, exploration and experimentation as a life-long endeavor.
Guided by this philosophy, the school will exert every effort to:
Develop responsible individuals who possess the ability to think clearly, logically, and independently as productive members of their society in the future.
Provide an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment which encourages cognitive effort, the free exchange of ideas, and the search for truth and insight.
Develop in each student an understanding and appreciation of aesthetic, cultural, social, and scientific ideas.
Provide the opportunity for each student to develop an appreciation of diverse cultural and ethnic values, with particular emphasis on both Lao and English languages.
Develop in each student interests, skills, and attitudes which contribute to the worthwhile use of leisure time.
Kiettisack International School opened its doors on 1 September, 1992. The school will continue to develop a high-level curriculum and build a mutual relationship with educational institutions in Australia, the UK and other countries to promote and facilitate the entry of KIS students to overseas schools.
We intend, wherever possible, to follow methods of administration similar to those used in Australia or the UK and continue to use and adapt aspects of the both Australian and UK mainstream curriculum. In the past we have participated in an exchange with many schools in Southeast Asian and look forward to further exchanges, not only in Southeast Asia but with other countries, so that KIS students will have opportunities to study abroad.
KIS curriculum has also been deemed acceptable to Avondale, one of the premier government high schools in Auckland, New Zealand. Avondale currently has three former KIS students continuing their education in their schools, while three more are currently in Billanook College in Victoria, Australia. Additionally, KIS has sent students to many other countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, China and Thailand. These excellent learning institutions will continue to offer places to KIS students upon completion of their studies with us. In keeping with our goal of achieving high-standard education, we have commenced inquiries into obtaining accreditation as an international school.
We hope to provide our services to parents with low incomes, including Lao parents who are government employees. There is significant demand from the international community in Vientiane for high-quality education. Many parents have children who attend school but who cannot afford to pay the high fees charged at other international schools.
We will strive to consistently improve the general operation and management of the school, including upgrading the learning and teaching skills of our faculty and staff through team collaboration efforts and regular in-service training and workshops as part of the teacher development program.
We believe in partnership with parents and regard every interaction with them as an important component of our growth as a school. Hence, we encourage their active role and open communication with us.