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The Regent's International School, Bangkok

Day and Boarding school for ages 3 – 18.

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January 2017

Boarding Updates (January 2017)

This month the girls’ highlights have included baking with Ms Edwards and an outing to the night market as well as the ever popular Friday night mall trip. Everyone is looking forward to learning Muay Thai and preparations are underway for Valentine’s event.

A big highlight for the boys’ house was the U15 football tournament that we organised, in collaboration with Chelsea Soccer School, and participated in. We invited seven other schools along to compete. A great (and very hot and tiring!) day was had by all. For many of our boarders this was their first opportunity to play in a competitive match, playing much more experienced teams. It was also an opportunity for some of our senior boys to take a management role, organising and leading the team. The boys showed fantastic grit and determination, and positive attitude despite results not going their way. They made a lot of progress throughout the day, ending the day with a thrilling 4-4 game against British Columbia International School, where Non (our keeper) saved a penalty!
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Early Years Refurbishment

New Year, New Term, and some New changes…
Over the holidays we reconstructed the Primary Building Foyer and Early Years indoor play area. We also added more role-play outfits and toys for Early Years.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Our Chinese Department organised a lot of games, presentations and food for the celebration of Chinese New Year. We wish all our Chinese parents, staff and students a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
View full album here – https://www.flickr.com/gp/regentsbangkok/wgMiH7

ServICE Conference 2017

A group of 16 Regent’s Bangkok students recently attended the ServICE Conference at Bangkok Patana School – this year’s theme was UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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The experience at the ServICE conference was extremely life-changing for me – this is no exaggeration. Before going to the conference, I was hesitant of whether I should go along to tor not after hearing that I would have to be participating with 200 other students from schools around Thailand. I am rather introverted and uncomfortable in places where there are lots of people and I am required to interact with them. However, the icebreaker sessions during the first two days helped me to step out of my comfort zone and enabled me to try and interact with others. I believe that through these icebreaker sessions, I have gradually learnt that everybody who has come to the conference all are outgoing and friendly, I didn’t have a reason to be afraid. As the days went by, I got much more comfortable of being engaging and participating in several discussions and icebreakers; I came to the conclusion that not fearing people was the best way to get to know all these inspiring and creative minds. Besides, for the several keynotes and workshops that were held in the conference, they have inspired me to think about the global issues around the world, and how we are still able to make a change if we actually put our minds to it. The talks motivated myself to take action, and how there are multiple people aiming for these goals to make the earth much more better than it can be today. The passion that everybody has been showing in their keynotes and speeches has motivated me to pursue what I want to achieve, and to also be driven into being proactive with our own communities.

– Jenny Kim (Year 12)

EY and Primary Sports Day 2017

Our Early Years and Primary Sports Day were filled with energy, cheering and great team spirit. The winning trophies were awarded to Red House in Early Years and Green House in Primary.
View the full album here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskMD19xC (for Early Years)
https://flic.kr/s/aHskMMksB6 (for Primary)

Children’s Day at Good Shepherd Sisters

To join the ‘Children’s Day’ celebrations Year 6 visited Good Shepherd Sisters on Friday 13th January.  All the children were presented with a small gift and had a wonderful time carrying out fun learning activities for the children there.

Studying about tourism – Year 13

Year 13 are currently studying about tourism and are looking at the Maldives as an example of a country using tourism to help it develop. We were lucky to have a former colleague of mine currently on vacation there so during the lesson we took the opportunity to Skype her and she dutifully answered our questions about the islands, what the tourism set up is like and even gave us a tour of her accommodation. It was very useful to get that realtime perspective as none of us in the class have ever been there ourselves. This is another great example of technology helping to make lessons more current and engaging for students.

– Darron Gray (Head of Geography)

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Learning about pigments – Year 12

This week year 12 students are learning about how scientific discoveries have had an influence on art and world culture. Students used chemical reactions to make many of the most famous pigments responsible for great artworks and international land marks, for example they made the verditer green, used to colour the Statue of Liberty; Chrome yellow the iconic hue of the New York taxis and many more. They mixed the pigments with egg yolk to make egg tempera and then painted some Christmas themed masterpieces.

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