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Day and Boarding school for ages 3 – 18.

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February 2016

Message from Head of Secondary

a-Brian_0002webOn the final Friday of last half-term, school was closed to students, but open to staff who had an INSET day. The day began with teams of staff presenting for 5-10 minutes on a topic of educational interest to their colleagues. The quality of the research, preparation and presentations only confirmed what I already knew about the staff at Regent’s International School; your children are in safe and professional hands.

This week we have a team of students bound for Kuala Lumpur for a FOBISIA Maths Competition with Ms Addis and Mr Corr. We wish them well for the competition and also in making the memories upon which a good school experience is built.

On Saturday we had our annual International Day where both students and staff have been involved collaboratively in preparing National, Multinational or Colour Booths, kick-starting our recycling project and other projects involving our various community partners. It really is a whole school and wider community event with all parties working together to make the day successful.

This week, Dr Peter Jones who will be the Head of Secondary from August 2016 will be visiting the school to meet with students and staff to help ensure that a smooth transition takes place prior to his moving to Thailand in August. I am arranging an informal meeting whereby parents are invited to meet Dr Jones on Wednesday 2nd March at 8.10am in the Business Suite meeting room.

Another busy, exciting and learning-filled week as usual.

Regent’s students meet NASA engineer

On Wednesday the 24th of February Data from Year 6 and Santa from Year 5 went to join ‘A Day in the Life of NASA engineer’ at Space Inspirium in Bangkok. During the visit they met Dr. Juan Roman who currently works at NASA. Dr Roman spoke about his childhood and told the children that even though his family was poor, with hard work and encouragement from his parents to study he has achieved his dream to build space rockets. Data and Santa were inspired by his presentation and came back to school to share their experience with their classmates.

​Year 10 Natural Forms Project

Year 10 Art students have started a mini IGCSE project all based upon Natural Forms, looking at Artists who themselves use these in their work and studying a wealth of forms. Their next step is to use these images and create their own imaginative pieces of Art.

Secondary Weekly Debate

Each week, all staff and students are invited to contribute to a weekly debate. Have a look at what we’ve been debating this week.

Follow this link: regentsschoolbangkok.padlet.org/lucy_brookes1/debate2

2016 Thailand Maths Challenge Finalist Results

British International School, Phuket (BISP) and Rangsit University’s College of Information and Communication Technology are proud to announce the winner of the 2015-16 Thailand Maths Challenge. Yu Qing Wu from Bangkok Patana school turned in a incredibly impressive performance to claim first place. Her achievement is all the more impressive given that she is still only in Year 11 at school and was competing with students up to two years older than herself.
The finalists round was held at Rangsit University’s Sky Lounge, which was arranged by Dr Suttisak Jantavongso Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University. Students had to complete 3 rounds of problem solving questions. The focus was on a branch of mathematics called Number Theory – which requires rigorous proof and mathematical logic.
The competition was judged by organiser Andrew Chambers, and fellow judge Assistant Professor Wongsakorn Charoenpanitseri. Professor Charoenpanitseri was one of the coordinators for the World Mathematics Olympiad held last year in Thailand and so brought a great deal of experience into the judging process. Both judges remarked about how impressed they were by the high standard of mathematics on display. As Andrew Chambers remarked, “We have seen some truly remarkable young mathematicians today – and possibly some mathematical stars of the future.”
Second place was also claimed by a Bangkok Patana student, Benjada Karprasertsri, whilst third place went to Santkorn Gorsagun from Mahidol University Demonstration School. There were also good results from Anglo Singapore and Trinity International School. The top three students were all offered full and partial scholarships to study at Rangsit University at the College of ICT.
Over 200 of Thailand’s top schools were invited to participate: international schools, bilingual schools, Thai private schools, and state schools in order to find the best young mathematicians in the country. The initial round was conducted at schools where teachers selected 3 students to represent them. The best students from this round were then invited to the finalists day at Rangsit University.
The student’s selected to compete in the first round were Mint Waisarayudh (Yr12), Mint Mahuttanatan (Yr13) and Khwan Wittayachanyapong (Yr13).
Andrew Chambers said, “Both the judges were extremely impressed by the entries from The Regent’s Bangkok this year – in particular Mint (Yr 13) who showed a real mathematical flair.” Mint was invited to the finalists day. However, it was a great shame that she had to be away with her family on finals day which was held during half term.

By Mr. Mark Riddelsdell

Welcome Message from Head of Primary

a-Rachel_0002webDear Parent, I am writing this on the eve of our International Day and the school is full of music and singing as the children prepare for the event. I am sure we will all have a fabulous time together, enjoying each others company and meeting new friends.

I was very pleased to welcome the Year 5 children back from their residential trip on the Barge. I have heard all their stories and heard their songs and it looked like they had a fabulous trip. Many of the children said that their highlight was jumping off the barge into the river!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you in the morning ready to enjoy International Day 2016.

With best wishes,
Rachel

Primary Football Sports Victory

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This week the Under 11 boys football team played two very successful matches. On Tuesday they play St Andrew’s 107 away and won 6:5 and on Wednesday they played BCIS at home and won 5:0. This is a fantastic achievement well done to the team!

Year Outdoor Education Trip

For three days last week, 39 Year 8 students were whisked away from school to take part in some fun and challenging activities. Our first afternoon was spent settling into camp and heading out on Jungle Treks; Where we were able to see some fantastic flora and fauna – even the considerable claw marks left in the trunk of a tree from a neighborhood bear! Day two saw a mix of river kayaking, rock climbing and the very popular zip-line.

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It was awesome being able to see students overcome some of their fears and achieve things they perhaps didn’t think they would ever be able to do. That evening the students were then tasked with cooking their own supper – they were split into small groups and were given a BBQ, food and utensils – some of the results were delicious.

The final day’s activity was to go paint-balling! The students were split into four groups, each group had to then try to capture their opponents flag without being shot. Thankfully not too many bodies came away bruised and battered. After a short bus journey back to camp it was then time to head home to Bangkok.

Many thanks to all of the students for their great attitude and exemplary behavior throughout the trip.

By Mr. Craig Harrison, Head of Outdoor Education

Regent’s ENGLISH STARS OF FEBRUARY

KittyKitty
Kitty is always hard-working in English and every task gets a huge amount of effort. In class she is helpful and enthusiastic. Thanks to this determination and effort, Kitty has made huge improvements in English since the beginning of the school year. Well done Kitty!

 

 

 

1Adarsh
Adi is hard working and always well prepared for lessons. He tackles new texts analytically and thoughtfully, leading to some excellent verbal and written contributions in class and for homework. Keep up the good work, Adi!

 

 

Dong

 

Dong
Dong deserves the KS4 Star of the Month of February because of the sheer effort he has put into his class work; he has written a speech which has impressed Dr Sweeting greatly! Keep up the good work!

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