Loy Krathong Day
On Tuesday November 4th the whole school enjoyed celebrating the eternally elegant and joyful Thai festival of Loy Krathong. This year, we all sang the song of Loy Krathong and were treated to some wonderful displays of Thai performance by our students. Students were also able to float the krathongs that they had made the day prior.
Many thanks to all our wonderful parents for their support in helping to make krathongs and sending their children to school beautifully dressed.
Global Classroom Photography Competition Winners!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that out of more than 200 entries from Nord Anglia Education (NAE) schools around the world, two from Regents International School Pattaya were overall winners. Congratulations to Elyse (Year 4) and Bogdan (Year 6) who will have their photos printed in the 2015 NAE calendar.
School Principal Mr. Blaikie was in the upper primary assembly to present the children with their certificates. “To have one winner in this competition is an honour and a delight; to have two is a dream. I look forward to pinning up the international calendar on my wall.”
Remembrance Day Celebrations
The annual Remembrance Assembly is a perfect opportunity each year to reflect as a community on the sacrifices made in times of war. The assembly began with a play entitled, ‘From Sakaoe to the Somme’ and ended with Mr. Clarence Mansell and a group of students performing the Last Post.
With no time to spare, some of the students who performed in the play during the assembly were put into mini-buses, in order to take part in the Centenary Remembrance Ceremony at the war cemeteries on 11th November in Kanchanaburi.
Rugby at Regents
The first official rugby match took place at the school in more than 7 years this month against the Thai Barbarians who are one of the top clubs in the whole of Asia.
Thanks must to go to the coach Mr. Gray, who encouraged the team and never gave up. Although we lost, we definitely won everyone’s hearts.
One very important thing about the Regents rugby team is that we never see it as a bad thing to lose as we learn lessons from it. We got the chance to put down a few of the best players in Asia.
Regents U15 team take FOBISIA by storm
This year’s U15 Regents FOBISIA team performed well at St Andrews, Bangkok. The team finished in 4th Place overall after some fantastic performances. Regent’s girls took gold in the basketball and silver in the football, with the boys finishing in bronze position for the basketball and just out of the medals in 4th place in the football. Overall in the athletics, the team finished 4th and the swimming team finished 5th. Congratulations to all our competitors, you have done the school proud!
Head Student Elections and Results
Congratulations to Game Hasthanasombat and Tusnim Jantaradaval, the newly elected Regents’ Head Students! Campaign week was held over a period of two weeks and focused on giving candidates an opportunity to showcase their creativity and awareness of global issues, using their improvisation skills.
To encourage more student votes this year, the ballot system was introduced. It’s a far more interactive way for students to have their say and has proven to be effective as the number of students who voted this year increased significantly, with the total votes cast being over 500.