West Acre

We are confident that every girl under our care will be supported academically and nurtured pastorally throughout their time in West Acre.

After many years of teaching Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Psychology and taking on numerous leadership roles during my profession including Head of Psychology, Head of Year and Deputy Head of Sixth Form,  I feel totally prepared and very privileged to take on the role of House Mistress in the girls boarding house at Harrow Bangkok.

The importance of pastoral provision in boarding cannot be underestimated for the overall wellbeing and academic progress of our boarders. The varied and comprehensive experience that I have behind me will ensure that all their needs are met.  We are confident that every girl under our care will be supported academically and nurtured pastorally throughout their time in West Acre.

The house is a hive of activity with laughter, excitement, the smell of freshly baked cookies, conversation and wonderful friendships. 

With girls from a variety of countries including Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal, Belgium, Hong Kong, China, India and the UK we have a truly multicultural community with a range of ages from Year 5 up to Year 13".

Together with the pastoral and academic support provided, there are numerous and varied in-house activities for the girls when they return from school at the end of the day.  These include baking, art, dancing, table tennis, air hockey, badminton, archery, basketball and Thai cooking.  Weekends are equally busy with trips away from the school site, for example, go-karting, Dreamworld, Sea Life Bangkok and visits to shopping malls, together with many activities within the Boarding Village which ensure that there is never a dull moment.

My West Acre team of staff and I strongly promote, live, breath and model many aspects of life that we feel are of great importance, for example, having a nutritious diet, engaging in regular exercise, being kind and courteous, polite and approachable.   In addition, we actively encourage the girls to practice their English language speaking, an essential skill to develop further here at Harrow Bangkok.

By the time the girls leave West Acre, they are well equipped intellectually, culturally, physically, socially and spiritually to continue to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life.  I feel very proud to have been an integral part of that and excited for their future.

AnnaCasteja

ANNA CASTEJA
House Mistress West Acre