08 February 2022

Getting to know Dusit: Mr. Joel

Published by Dusit Marketing

Mr. Joel, Upper Key Stage 2 Coordinator

-Why did you choose to be a teacher?

My mother taught in primary schools for over 20 years, so it runs in the family! She originally suggested the idea. My first experience was teaching English to adults, and as soon as I stood in front of a class for the first time and felt the joy of seeing learning happen, I knew it was the right career for me.

-What is your vision, mission or philosophy in teaching and education?

I want all my students to be safe, happy and valued. Only then can they be ready to learn, and we can build their confidence and challenge them to aim high. If my students enjoy coming to school and feel they are improving, then I feel I am doing my job right.

-What makes you proud or excited to be working at Dusit?


The sense of community and family is key. Being a father myself, the benchmark for a great school is whether I would send my own child there. It doesn't take long to see that everybody working at Dusit cares deeply about children and their education, so I can't wait to send my own kids here in the future!

-What is your favourite Dusit Value and why?

Determination is something that all of us have needed in recent years. Nothing worth doing ever comes easily, and life will always throw up plenty of unexpected hurdles. It is important that we nurture and support our students to overcome these challenges.

-What is the best advice that you would pass onto your younger self or our students?

Mistakes are opportunities to learn, so don't be afraid to make them.

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St. Andrews International School Dusit

St. Andrews International School, Dusit is a small community school set just outside the grounds of the Chitralada Palace. Dusit is a fully inclusive and co-educational school for up to 400 Thai and expatriate children aged two to 11. Since opening with five children in 2010, it has expended to its current roll of just under 340 children distributed throughout 15 classes.

At. St Andrews, Dusit campus, the focus is on how children learn and the curriculum is delivered to meet all learning styles. Dusit prides itself on providing an exciting, engaging and challenging curriculum which enables each individual student to make excellent progress and achieve their full potential. Students are recognised as individuals at St. Andrews and are encouraged to challenge themselves in all areas of school life and to do their best.

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St. Andrews International School, Dusit
253/1 Sawankhalok Road Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand 10300
Tel: +66 (0) 2668 6231
E: dusit@standrews-schools.com