SAFETY & SECURITY

Ruamrudee International School Ratchapruek places a huge value on student safety and protection. Our school community implements campus-wide safety measures, including student safeguarding procedures and policies, to help protect our students and keep them safe.

Student Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy

Schools fill a special role in society as protectors of children. Child abuse and neglect are violations of a child’s human rights and obstacles to a child’s education, as well as to his or her physical, emotional, and spiritual development. RIS Ruchapruek is guided by the Thai Child Protection Act of 2003 and endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which Thailand is a signatory. RIS Rutchapruek seeks to be a safe haven for students who may be experiencing abuse or neglect in any aspect of their lives. Educators at RIS Rutchapruek have a professional and ethical obligation to identify children who are in need of help and protection. As a school, RIS Ruchapruek takes steps to ensure that children and families can use the services they need to address any situation that constitutes child abuse or neglect. By enrolling your child at RIS Ruchapruek, you will be working in partnership with us to ensure that your child is protected, knows about his or her rights and responsibilities, and can learn in a trusting, safe, and supportive environment.

Electronic Gate System

Electronic gates that can be opened only by an authorised person's fingerprint identification are installed at every point of entry. Visitor ID cards will also open the gates. These are easily identifiable by their yellow lanyards and can be obtained from the security guard stations at each gate by showing your ID and stating who you are visiting. The guards will then call the person you are visiting to confirm your appointment.

ID Cards

For security reasons, teachers, faculty members, and administrators are expected to wear their school ID cards on campus and they must be visible at all times. Obtaining and activating an ID card is part of the registration process for each member of our school community. The Security & Safety Department manages the access granted to each card.

The Security & Safety Department also manages the Visitor ID cards that are given out at the security guard stations at the school gates. Access to the school will not be granted if an ID card is not displayed or presented on request.

Access Times

The campus will be open from 6:00 am till 5:00 pm on calendar school days. If anyone needs to enter the school outside of these times, they need to make prior arrangements with the principal.

CCTV

School buildings and facilities are wired with 24-hour CCTV that is monitored by the staff in the Security & Safety Department.

AQI Policy

Air pollution is a growing concern worldwide. Research indicates that exposure to air pollution can impact our health. RIS Ruchapruek routinely monitors the Air Quality Index (AQI), which was designed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is used to determine the quality of the air. RIS Ruchapruek has committed to adjust practices based on information from the EPA and the World Health Organization. Here at our Ratchapruek campus we follow the same AQI policy that is followed at the Minburi campus. Click here to read the RIS AQI Policy.

Lightning Policy

RIS has instituted a lightning policy to keep students and staff safe on campus when lightning is nearby. RIS Ruchapruek is committed to the same lightning policy. The PE staff at RIS Ratchapruek actively monitor the WeatherBug app during regular school hours and after-school activities to determine the presence of lightning strikes in the area. When lightning is detected, our PE staff initiate the RIS Lightning Policy and Procedure.