Message from the Head of School
A community grows and flourishes only through the efforts and generous contributions of all within it. NIST is fortunate to have many benefactors who offer their time, expertise and financial support to provide our students with unique, world-class learning opportunities. This giving report, detailing the contributions to the NIST Giving Fund from 2013-2015, recognizes those individuals and also details the accumulative gifts that we have received since we began fundraising in 2000.
As the world continues to transform at a swift pace, schools must similarly adapt to provide the facilities, resources and teachers to prepare students for an uncertain future. All funds raised through the NIST Giving Fund and other events directly support this within our community. As an independent, not-for-profit school, we rely upon tuition income for staff and curriculum expenses. Donations allow us to develop more rapidly than would otherwise be possible, as funds can be allocated to support further projects and programmes.
The past two academic years have been particularly rewarding, with over 50 million Thai baht raised through activities such as the 5th NIST Golf Tournament, AuctioNIST and the Buy-a-Brick Campaign. In 2014-2015 alone, we welcomed several very generous donations from our parents to support the NIST Naming Rights Programme. Facilities named over the past year include the Boonvisuit Food Design Centre, FlyNow Elementary Playground and Mechai Elementary Library.
The funds raised have been used to renovate Secondary Library, Design Technology Centre, Buildings 2 and 3, the early years and elementary playgrounds, and the school entrance. Our athletics department has benefited from the installation of swimming pool shade and new starting blocks for our swimmers. Without the support of our generous community, these developments simply would not have been possible.
To learn about other ways in which you can support the NIST community, contact our Director of Development, Khun Supranee Taecharungroj, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to all who have played a part in the extraordinary growth of our community, and we look forward to what the future will continue to bring.
James MacDonald, Head of School
Each of us believes in something. Whether a cause, a principle, a person or an organization, it compels us to look beyond ourselves and contribute to something greater. At NIST we are fortunate to have a powerful force that connects us: learning. Education makes an impact far beyond the walls of a school, and our students apply their learning to bring about positive change in their communities. From our service learning activities to projects like the the Maeramit Development Group and FairNIST Coffee to our many unique learning opportunities, we strive to create a community that not only benefits your children, but also others around the globe.
Our 2013-2015 Donors
|Anonymous (5)||Ornkanya Pibuldham|
|Angeli Suwatthanaphim||Pacharamon Naphasthanakiat|
|Anna and Paul Gambles||Parichat Manomaiphibul|
|Apapan Raiva||Philip and Karina Patman|
|Beger Co., Ltd.||Piya Sosothikul|
|Bovornrudee and Pisit Poonsornsiri||Pongpon and Jarujit Thubdimphun|
|Carrie Thompson||Pornchai Boonvisuit and Siriwan Chaisiri|
|Chanettee Chatchalermwit||Rie Atagi|
|Dhanakorn Kasetrsuwan||Singhsachathet Family|
|FlyNow Group||Sirimontaporn Family|
|James MacDonald||Sitachai Jeeratunyaskul|
|Japanese Parent Group||Somika Preedawiphat|
|Jaspal Co., Ltd.||Sorasak Kangsumrith and Naiyanut Mahathitirat|
|Karn Amornsiripanitch||Srikuruwal Family|
|Katavut and Pennapa Hosakul||Sujima Viravaidya|
|Kiattikhunphan Family||Tanon Tantisunthorn|
|Kirin and Sunita Narula||Thai CC Club|
|Korean Parent Association||Thanate and Sireethorn Vachiraprakarnsakul|
|Korplarp Apaipakdi||Therdsak and Krongjan Skulyong|
|Kritch and Nisarat Chairuangyoth||USA & Canada Country Group|
|Lek and Wantana Thongthai||Varin and Sunantha Sachayansrisakul|
|Master Group Corporation (Asia) and Millennium Auto Co., Ltd.||Varun Taepaisitphongse|
|Mati and Aomjit Charoensiri||Vitoon and Pimpisa Sila-On|
|Mondira Mukherjee||Watha and Nasita Suteesopon|
|Narula Family (Sheraton Grande)||Weeratos Simapichaicheth|
|NIPTA||Year 6 Students (Class of 2022)|
How NIST Invested Your Donations
In 2013, NIST embarked on an ambitious period of campus development that has been divided into four phases. Phase I, the construction of The Hub, was completed in the summer of 2014. Phase II, the refurbishment of Buildings 1 and 2, was completed during the summer of 2015. Phase III, the renovation of Building 1, is currently underway and is scheduled to be finished by May 2016. The timeline for the final phase, the full landscaping of the NIST campus, will be determined at that time.
This focus on campus development has enabled us to create facilities that directly impact student learning. Research increasingly points to the need to design learning environments to align to our understanding of student learning. As indicated in a report from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, this approach “understands the transactional relationship between learners and their learning environment and that sustainable design does not merely signify the integration of green principles, but rather how the learning environment – social and physical – can contribute to the development of the learner.”
The aim of each phase of campus development at NIST has thus not only been to construct new facilities and modernize existing buildings by making them more aesthetically attractive, but also to create environments that maximize the learning opportunities for all children at NIST. This includes the incorporation of technology, expansion of open learning spaces, and effective utilization of space and light. Due to this focus on developing the NIST campus, the previous divisions in the giving summary, which included the NIST Annual Giving Fund (for campus development, education, and sports and recreation), have been combined into the NIST Campus Development Projects.
Over the course of the last 15 years, our generous donors have raised a total of THB 178,977,605. From 2013 to 2015 alone, the total amount raised was THB 51,119,673, an incredible 28.6% of the all donations since 2000. We are humbled and incredibly grateful that you have entrusted NIST with your children’s education, and have chosen to make the further commitment of investing in our community’s future. With your help, we will continue to meet our mission to inspire growth, empower individual excellence and enrich lives.
2000-2015 Total Giving Summary
2013-2015 Giving Summary
Campus Development Projects