Karin Hess handed over a large check to the school during the inspection visit from the canton of Lucerne.
Every Swiss school abroad has a patronage canton which is responsible for pedagogical supervision. RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok is therefore inspected by the canton of Lucerne every two years. Ms. Karin Hess from the Gymnasial Education Department visited several classes, held talks with various school bodies and interest groups and gained a profound insight into the school life from 21 to 24 February 2017.
The highlight of this year's inspection visit was the presentation of a check from the lottery fund of the canton of Lucerne at the Swiss embassy. In its role as patronage canton of the Swiss School in Bangkok, Lucerne supports the planned construction project with a contribution from Swisslos of CHF 200,000.
The current school building of the RIS Swiss Section was built in 1991 with the generous support of the canton of Lucerne and with the help of private sponsors. Since then, there has been no significant investment in the school's infrastructure. This enormous need for catching up will now be met. In addition to the necessary renovations, the planned extensions are primarily aimed at meeting the rising number of pupils. In addition, pupils should be offered a contemporary learning environment for individualized lessons and independent learning.
In this context, Karin Hess made it clear that the school is in a stable phase of growth: "I am very pleased to be able to guide and support this well-functioning school with its impressive school culture."
The whole school community of the RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok offers their thanks for the generous support from the canton of Lucerne, especially to Ms. Karin Hess, Mr. Aldo Magno, the head of the Gymnasial Education Department and Mr. Reto Wyss, government council member.
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Knut Sierotzki (President of SEA, Swiss Education Association) and Karin Hess (Gymnasial Education Department of the canton of Lucerne)
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Karin Hess and Knut Sierotzki with representatives from the Swiss and German embassies, student- and teacher representatives, the school- and teaching development group, the school board and the school leadership team.