At SBS we strive to guarantee that your child receives a nutritionally sound lunch. We ensure to offer fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, low-fat dairy products and limit calories, saturated fat and sodium. A healthy school lunch provides sound nutrition to establish a lifetime of healthy habits and the energy your child needs for the rest of their busy day.
PROVIDES KEY NUTRIENTS
It’s vital your child eats a healthy lunch, because lunch provides one-third of their daily calories. You want to make those calories count by offering nutrient-dense foods. Children who eat a healthy lunch have a higher nutrient intake not only for lunch but also for the entire day. lunch provides one-third of daily needs for protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, which are critical nutrients often lacking from a child’s diet.
Providing children with healthy foods at school is a key step in decreasing childhood obesity rates. School menus that are high in saturated fat can lead to obesity and associated health conditions, which include diabetes and high blood pressure. Healthy options, such as high-fiber foods, whole-grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and low-fat dairy products, will fill up your child and keep him full longer. This can prevent unwanted weight gain and chronic health conditions.
LIMITED FAT INTAKE
The American Heart Association recommends children get no more than 25 to 35 percent of their calories from fat, with most fat coming from polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Think nuts, fish and vegetable oils as opposed to pizza, cake and cookies. This is enough to support normal growth and development, and to meet your child's energy needs while supporting sound heart health for now and the future. A healthy school lunch limits fat to less than 30 percent and saturated fat to less than 10 percent of overall calories over the course of a week.
BOOSTS ENERGY AND GRADES
When children don’t eat a healthy lunch, it’s harder for them to concentrate at school and to muster the energy for after school activities. They’re also more likely to reach for unhealthy snacks later in the afternoon. By offering a healthy school lunch, your child will get the energy he needs to power through the afternoon. A study published in 2008 in the “Journal of School Health” examined the eating habits of nearly 5,000 school children. Children who ate more fruits, vegetables and protein and fewer calories from fat, performed better on literacy tests compared to children with a high-fat, high-salt diet.
Students Support Services
Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University (SBS) is a diverse community which values and promotes inclusion. Inclusion is when everyone feels welcomed, valued, included, challenged and supported to be successful. We believe that individuals have different strengths and learn and develop at different rates and in different ways. At SBS we are committed to seeing that the unique needs of all students are being met by providing the appropriate support. However, not all support can nor should be provided by the classroom teachers or in the regular classroom setting.
To promote inclusive education, SBS has invested in its Student Support Services department staffed with a qualified and experienced team of professionals who are committed to supporting both learning and language support needs of all our students.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN) PROGRAMME
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Programme is provided for students with mild to moderate ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, etc., who have been identified as in need of extra learning support to be able to access the full curriculum and/or to develop specific skills such as academic skills, life skills, social skills, memory and concentration, and behaviour modification. Our multi-disciplinary team works with students in one-to-one, small group and whole class settings to achieve their Individual Education Plan (IEP) targets and curriculum access.
LANGUAGE SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
At SBS we believe it is important to ensure access to the full curriculum for all of our learners. As a result, we are expanding our language support programmes for all of our learners that may need additional support in both English and Thai. These are our English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Thai as an Additional Language (TAL) programmes. Our aim is to provide support to learners to ensure that all students are integrated into the mainstream classes as quickly as possible.
The EAL/TAL Teacher supports children’s access to the curriculum while helping them improve their language skills. Children performing two or more years below on our reading assessment may be asked to join the program to receive more individualised support.
The EAL/TAL students are given an opportunity to improve their understanding of English or Thai and to interact with others in small group situations. The children are grouped according to skill levels. The support given improves students’ listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The aim is to ensure that the students become proficient in both languages. We are able to provide support in all areas to ensure access to the curriculum for all of our students depending on their individual needs.
If you have any questions about Student Support Services at SBS, please speak to Dr. Richel Dapudong or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBS Registrar Department offers Thai Visa Services; we aid students and their families in obtaining Thai visas and monitor the ongoing process of the visa granting.