Alan’s First Blog

This is my first blog post ever! And it came about because I am now a resident of Bangkok! I have visited Bangkok nearly every year since I became Head of BASIS Hangzhou until Covid. I was always smitten by its vibrancy. So, it's a bit of shock to witness this period of enforced slumber in the city; however, the green shoots of newness are about us... Restaurants and most businesses are open again. The curfew is being wound backwards... Here in school we have very much started the process of planning for reopening to welcome back our wonderful, beautiful children! The main issue we have to concentrate upon is SAFETY! Schools may be places of learning, but the first consideration always has to be the care of the children and wider community. My experience in China - where the first phase of this horrible virus was so keenly felt, has let me see the kind of measures that need to be put into place... Let's pray that we soon can get our old lives back to as near-normality as we can. We also hope that those who have been so tragically affected by this dreadful pandemic are able to piece their lives back together. And maybe - just maybe, the world...

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Newly Appointed Head of School at BASIS International School Bangkok

BASIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BANGKOK APPOINTS ALAN WILKINSON AS NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL   BASIS International School Bangkok (BISB) today announced the appointment of Mr. Alan Wilkinson as the new Head of School effective July 16, 2021. Born in Shrewsbury, England, Alan has 25 years of leadership experience in international schools in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and China – a long track record with a strong focus on excellence in all aspects of education. In addition to his school leadership, Alan is also experienced as an international school inspector for the Council of International Schools (CIS). He will relocate to Bangkok from Hangzhou, China after three years as the Founding Head of School at BASIS International School Hangzhou. Alan will be responsible for continuing the implementation of the mission and vision of the world-acclaimed BASIS Curriculum at BASIS International School Bangkok. He succeeds Ms. Elizabeth Thies, who will relocate to the United States and transition to her new role as a Head of School at a new BASIS Independent School. Elizabeth will be with BASIS International School Bangkok to begin the 2021-2022 school year and smoothly transition her leadership role to Alan. “Alan Wilkinson has an outstanding reputation leading BASIS International School Hangzhou and a proven track record of running...

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