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Saturday, 30 January 2016

ISS contact with Wittayanusorn School, Kho Hong District, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand

A direct contact between astronaut Tim Peake, KG5BVI  and students at PSU. Wittayanusorn School, Kho Hong District, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand  was successful Sat 2016-01-30 11:06:23 UTC 63 deg.

Watch a video of the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25gCS1JTPxA

PSU. Wittayanusorn School, established in 2005, is a Prince of Songkla University affiliated private high school in Hatyai, Songkhla Province, Thailand.  The school serves approximately 1,200 students in 7th to 12th grade.  The school's identity colors are blue and grey.  The blue represents sustainability and grey stands for wisdom.  The school motto is "wisdom brings lasting success and happiness".  The guiding principle is "our soul is for the benefit of mankind".  The desired characteristics of our students are "SMART+" which are referred to scientific mind, good manner, aesthetic appreciation, responsibility and reliability, teamwork, and +global citizenship.  Green education is our school's uniqueness which focuses on education for sustainable development.

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PSU. Wittayanusorn School is dedicated to create an exceptional teaching and learning environment in which morality is emphasized, science and mathematics concepts are embedded.  The school curriculum is designed to maximize each student's potential for critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, community involvement, and responsible leadership.  Additionally, the school has been selected by the Ministry of Science and Technology to be one of the first four regional schools of the country to host a special three-year science classroom program for high school level, grades 10 to 12, according to the proactive human resources development project to upgrade the science and technology capability of the country.  The selection of students with high ability in mathematics and science for the science classroom program is carried out by the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology and closely collaborated with Prince of Songkla University.  Each student who passes the selection will be entitled to a scholarship from grade 10 onwards, and subjected to certain additional criteria, he/she will be eligible for a scholarship until he/she can complete his/her education up to a doctoral degree level.

PSU Wittayanusorn School was accredited with the score 97.02% by the Office of National Education Standards and Quality Assessment on May 26, 2015.

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