Elementary School is a place where the foundation of academic learning is laid. We believe in elementary education that transforms decisions, actions, habits, and character that equip young learners with skills that will help them thrive in secondary education and beyond.

Preparing 21st Century children who perform in education and will eventually serve in the 21st Century workforce requires teachers to create classrooms that model the processes and benefits of Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. Our school is a hub for exploration, creativity, and joyful learning as a result of a united team of teacher leaders who genuinely care for each child.

Over time, the results are seen in our students who strive to become Responsible Global Citizens, High Academic Achievers, Exemplary Leaders and Effective Communicators.


Ms. Barbara Tajti
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Primer on the Elementary Education at SJMIS



Elementary School is a place where the foundation of academic learning is laid. The education program at SJMIS Elementary is focused on balanced 

literacy development, tying reading, writing and speaking skills. Culture, values, character building and health habits are embedded into all aspects of school life. The elementary core subject curriculum covers English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The school program balances academic development with good quality skills subjects which includes Health, Music, Thai Studies, Art, Mandarin, Physical Education and InformationTechnology.


At SJMIS Elementary, the Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs) guide the holistic educational program. Students are nurtured to develop as Responsible Global Citizens through educational activities that foster multiculturalism, environmental conservation and community outreach. These themes are integrated into the curriculum and students make meaning from concepts and skills taught.

Students are steered towards becoming High Academic Achievers and Effective Communicators as they explore English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies through student-centered activities. With the support of technology, research, investigatory projects, oral presentations, games and portfolios are common strategies used in our elementary classrooms. Students also learn through cooperative learning activities that build students’ social development to become Emerging Leaders.






The Elementary Teacher's Directory - 2018 - 2019


No. Names Position Email Address
1 Barbara Tajti Principal
2 Rhodora Opelario Vice Principal /2 Jade HRT
3 Jonevie Krystelle E. Sambuang G1 Sapphire HRT
4 Keryn Tatham G1 Diamond HRT 
5 Nicholas Bamford G3 Topaz HRT
7 Sheryl Jose G3 Jasper HRT
8 Margie Amparo G4 Amethyst HRT
9 Brian Rey Murillo G4 Ruby HRT
10 Taylor Boucher G5 Emerald HRT
11 Wilbert Selibio G5 Jacinth HRT
12 May Christine Jean Palma G6 Amber HRT
13 Frederick Copeman G6 Onyx HRT
14 Candido R. Castro Jr III I.C.T. Teacher
15 Hubert De Los Reyes ART Teacher
16 Yuting Li Mandarin Teacher lilia
17 Marlon Echave PE Teacher
18 Seth Mahayag Assistant PE Teacher
19 Rhea Mahayag Music Teacher
20 Pannee Wonguthai Thai Teacher
21 Jutamart Wongprasit Thai Teacher
22 Wanitchaya Pinkaeo Thai Teacher
23 Arirat Jeensae Thai Language Support
24 Susan Carol Simpson LSP Support
25 Lani Macaya LSP Support
26 Nipa Deetala Teacher Assistant G1 n
27 Siyanont Aspinall Teacher Assistant G1
28 Panida Duangpantee Teacher Assistant G2



12842462 10153296589796556 735726449 oGrade Levels and Offered Services

Our elementary school comprises of students from grades 1 to 6.  The student body is represented by over 10 countries and cultures.  Class sizes are limited to 25 students per class.

The Language Support program (LSP) provides remedial English reading and communication skills to students who have learning difficulties or beginner English speakers.  The homeroom teachers and LSP teachers collaborate using various strategies to support students’ literacy needs.

Individualized Education plans (IEPs) are designed to support a student with special needs.  The students works with an IEP support teacher who collaborates with the classroom and specialist teachers in achieving specific learning goals.

The After School Program offers academic tutoring as well as private lessons for Violin, Thai Kick Boxing, Basketball, Soccer and Mandarin to students who enroll in the program. 



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The elementary school building provides a safe and friendly environment for student learning and development.  Each classroom is equipped with audio-visual equipment and an interactive whiteboard.  Special resource rooms for music, art and IT offer a creative space for students to develop skills in fine arts and technology.  The covered courtyard provides ample play area where students enjoy physical activities.  The courtyard also provides two full-sized basketball courts that shift into two volleyball courts and four badminton courts.  The new playground installed in 2014 is a challenging yet happy place where students build their motor skills as well their social skills. Other shared facilities that elementary students enjoy are the school library, science lab, golf driving range, and swimming pool.



Public Relations & Communications

Elementary teachers understand the impact of communicating student academic and behavioral growth over time. Parents and teachers interact in a variety of ways to collaborate and support student learning. 

Two “Ambassadors”, Ms. Arirat Jeensae (Oil) and Ms. Wanitchaya Pinkeo (Nong) are the official liaisons for all Thai students and parents in the elementary school.

The following is our basic system of communicating student learning:


Component Timeline Purpose
On-going parent/teacher communication
  • Orientation (Aug.)
  • School-wide events
  • Emails/Engrade messaging
  • Homework Diary
  • newsletters
  • phone calls
  • face-to-face conferences
  • Class Line Groups
Throughout the school year Constructive feedbackSharing growth and concerns
  • Parent/Teacher
  •  Mid October
  •  Mid March
To communicate learning progress, address concerns and recommend support.
Formal Report Cards
  • January
  • June
The report card communicates student achievement in relation to grade level expectations at a given time.
External Reports
  • MAP Test 
  • September
  • April
Achievement in relation to external, standardized populations.