Memorandum of Understanding with South Australian Government Schools
Thursday, September 22, 2016
It has always been a priority for our school to build links with various international institutions. These links provide our staff with excellent professional development opportunities, and our students with study programs, and they allow for the exchange of the ideas and knowledge sharing.
Today, Assumption College English Program (ACEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual cooperation with International Education Services (IES), Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) of the South Australian Government.
The Memorandum is the continuation of the agreement we signed together in July 2013. Since then, our cooperation has been very close and beneficial to both parties. During the last three years, we organized summer schools in Australia for our students. Those summer schools were a wonderful opportunity for students to improve their English, learn about Australian culture and meet new friends. Moreover, ACEP teachers visited Australian campuses and participated in seminars to share good practices. Australian teachers and administrators also visited ACEP campus on a number of occasions in the past three years.
The many programs included in the MoU we signed today feature educational cooperation through the delivery of teacher training in association with teacher work, shadowing programs, and more student development initiatives. We will work closely with IES to share knowledge and good practice as well as offering South Australian teachers the opportunity of working with us at this campus.
Today’s ceremony, which was held in the Multipurpose Room in the Trinity Building, was attended by many special guests, including His Excellency Mr Paul Robilliard (Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand), Ms Susan Kahwati (Senior Trade Commissioner, Minister-Counsellor (Commercial), Australian Trade Commission, Bangkok) and Ms Busarin Sinthunavarat (Education Manager, Australian Trade Commission, Bangkok). IES and DECD were represented by Ms. Marilyn Sleath (Director) and Mr. Darryl Carter (Manager) who have played important roles in the development of the relationship with ACEP.
The ceremony included a video presentation of our school, traditional Thai Dance performance by our secondary students and speeches. Following the signing ceremony, the guests were guided by members of our student council to the Ave Maria Building to observe ACEP’s learning areas.
ACEP looks forward to further developing our bonds with IES and DECD over the coming years.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents, administrators, teachers, and students for their participation in this very important event.