At Thai International School (TIS) we believe in inspiring children to do brave things and to take the initiative to solve the problems that they encounter throughout their lives.
We know that the creation of tomorrow’s jobs and the success of the future world economy are dependent upon the leaders and entrepreneurs that we develop today.
Through our Entrepreneurship & Business Education program, we provide age appropriate, project-based, curricula based on those developed by Junior Achievement (JA) that promote financial literacy and responsibility, leadership, and teamwork skills for all of our children. By teaching them these skills, children will become 21st Century thinkers.
Along with the in-depth JA curricula, we also offer a co-curricular, business and entrepreneurship-related after-school program as part of our Small Business initiative. Learn more about this program in the Small Business After-School Activities Program section.
Not every child will be an entrepreneur when he or she grows up, but we can inspire every child to have an entrepreneurial spirit: to lead confidently, think critically and creatively, be financially responsible, employ ethical practices, and understand the value of teamwork.
We are excited to be the pioneers, within Thailand, of fostering this entrepreneurial spirit in our students.
With the support of everyone in the Thai International School community we will be successful in graduating the next generation of problem solvers, community leaders, and global entrepreneurs.
Our Entrepreneurship & Business Education curriculum is tailor-made to the ages and natural interests of our students.
The Junior Achievement primary level curriculum is composed of 7 levels of entrepreneurial scope that broaden with each level of ascension.
Each passing school year will bring an increase in student understanding of basic business terminology as well as their understanding of the roles that they themselves, other people, schools, and governments play in the world of economics and social responsibility.
The Junior Achievement curriculum promotes acquisition of useful skills, such as entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work-readiness. By teaching our students these skills, these children will become 21st Century thinkers who are able to solve the problems that an ever-changing world will surely present.
Each of the JA curriculum units is outlined below.
K3: JA Ourselves
G1: JA Our Families
G2: JA Our Community
G3: JA Our City
G4: JA Our Region
G5: JA Our Nation & More Than Money (coming Academic Year 2019-2020)
Small Business After-School Activities Program
We challenge our students by giving them the opportunity to develop small business concepts in a simulated real-world environment, while giving them a safe-space to develop their talents and skills, learn by trying innovative ideas, and make critical connections to their futures.
The program provides our students with opportunities to:
- Learn basic business vocabulary
- Work in groups and develop teamwork skills
- Apply for jobs within the company they create
- Determine their company’s identity and create a business plan
- Create a marketing campaign, including a unique logo, slogan, and advertising
- Sell their product to customers in order to create revenue
- Keep track of finances (revenues and expenses)
- Determine whether or not the company was profitable
Students will have various opportunities to showcase the results of their efforts. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to see the students present their company ideas and their products/services during these events.