To build and support a dedicated team of exceptional educators to craft engaging, personalised, and innovative learning experiences that develop the whole child to reach their full potential within a stimulating and inspirational learning environment.
To provide a unique international school community, that inspires a passion for innovative teaching and learning, enabling students to successfully adapt to their rapidly changing world.
Who We Are
Our journey from Rainbow Trout Creativity, The Harbour School to Finnway International School Phuket.
We ended our academic year at Rainbow Trout International Kindergarten on the 7th of July 2022! The school has come a long way since we opened our doors in April 2018, and it’s been an incredible journey so far.
We have seen the benefits of our Finnish early education and care curriculum and how our students have developed emotionally, socially and cognitively along with their 21st-century skills. With this in mind, we would like to see them continue their growth trajectory with us and will expand our International Finnish curriculum to include G1 to G6.
This exciting development has prompted us to re-brand our school name. We want to clearly communicate that we are an accredited Finnish International Curriculum school in Phuket and are the first of its kind in Thailand. Our new name will be Finnway International School Phuket, but we will never lose our Rainbow Trout roots. Our new logo incorporates many elements from these roots and tells our story.
The need for more space, security and regulatory requirements prompted us to secure the new campus.
The Health and safety of every single child is always our first priority going to extraordinary lengths to ensure that the design and function of our brand-new facility is safe for even the youngest or most adventurous of students.
The new campus will provide the school with a “Finnish-style” building and outdoor play area, custom-designed to suit the needs of our students and our local community.
We are delighted to announce that we are on track for it to be completed by mid-August 2022, ready for the start of the new academic year.
Rainbow Trout Creativity, The Harbour School was the first kindergarten in Thailand to adopt the acclaimed Finnish curriculum. The school was established by Thai owners and founders Kanokkarn (Nae) and Pakakrit (Bank) Wasiksiri who’s vision it was to build a school where their own children would have a happy, loving and inspirational education, allowing them to succeed in the ever changing world we live in.
The school opened its doors under the leadership of Principal Jacqui Kuter, in April 2018, with six students. It quickly grew to twelve students by the new academic year in August 2018 and by the end of the 2022 academic year had grown to 80 students.
The benefits of the Finnish curriculum were clearly visible in the students and their parents wanted to continue the learning journey beyond kindergarten.
This prompted a move to a bigger campus and a name change that would clearly indicate that the delivery of the curriculum is based on the Finnish way of teaching.