Royal Coronation of H. M. King Rama X
Long Live His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun
St Andrews International School Bangkok is paying tribute to the upcoming auspicious Royal Coronation ceremony of H.M. King Rama X. The School will be closed on Monday 6 May 2019 as the Thai government has announced it as a special national holiday.
From 4 - 6 May 2019 Thailand will celebrate the auspicious occasion of the Royal Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun who has ascended to the throne as King Rama X of the Royal House of the Chakri Dynasty, succeeding the late King Rama IX who passed away in 2016. The Royal Coronation Ceremony is an ancient tradition formally performed for the enthronement of Kings of the Thai nation.
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (Rama X) is the only son of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. He was born at Ambara Villa, Dusit Palace, in Bangkok on 28 July 1952, and was invested as Crown Prince and Heir to the Throne by King Rama IX on 28 December 1972.
As a tribute to the coronation ceremony, on Friday 3 May there will be an assembly to commemorate the Royal Coronation of HM the King at 8.00 - 8.30 a.m. for Years 2-6, at the Primary School and at 2:00 p.m. at the High School in the Sports Hall for all High School students. This will be an important event for our school community to pay tribute to H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the Thai Department would much appreciate and would like to encourage all students to dress properly in a respectful yellow shirt, a proper pair of trousers or a skirt and shoes. Please be advised that yellow shirts with any strange messages or unsuitable designed patterns, denim or sandals would not be allowed to be worn for the celebration.
We appreciate your support in following the guidelines for this special occasion.
Model United Nations
This weekend our High School campus hosted the NAE regional Model United Nations Conference. There were delegates from 9 other NAE schools in our region all coming together to work on global topics through debate and argument, learning from each other through the crisis scenarios that were presented. It was great to be able to welcome all of these young adults to our school and this conference last Friday. There was a fantastic opening ceremony to the conference which set a wonderful tone for the conference to continue into all the different sessions required at a UN conference table.