Global English School (GES), also known as Satit Christian Wittaya, had its beginnings as Panda Kindergarten in 1980, operating out of the home of school founders Ajarn Sahat and Surang Ektrakul. The school was a dream long planted in Ajarn Surang’s heart when she was studying early childhood education in the United States. Knowing the power of God’s love in their own lives, they wanted to share that with the people of Nonthaburi. The founding vision was to establish a respectable program that opened doors to create lasting relationships with families to share the Gospel.
In the late 1990s Panda Kindergarten officially changed to GES. At its inception Mr. Glen and Mrs. Joy Ronald, education graduates and close friends of the Ektrakuls, moved from Canada to provide administrative assistance to build a firm foundation for the school. The Ektrakuls and Ronalds had an excellent working relationship, and their hard work enabled the school to grow exponentially in just the first three years. Though the Ronalds have since returned to Canada, they are still a sounding board for GES.
Over the last decade, we are amazed at how God has grown our school. We have added school buildings, improved facilities, provided new services, and become more technologically innovative in the classrooms as our student body has increased. With education, one must always look forward and develop alongside the new changes in the field. As such, we have begun the transition of becoming an international school.
International Christian School Nonthaburi (ICSN) Kindergarten classes launch in August 2021—check out the ICSN website today!