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Day and Boarding school for ages 3 – 18.

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March 2017

Year 11 and 12 community service (Operations Smile)

In February a group of Year 12 and Year 11 students went to Mae Hong Son to visit patients undergoing surgery for cleft lips and cleft palate. The students have been working alongside Operation Smile for the past year to help generate funds and personally help the needy.

Here is what one of our students have say about the overall experience:

“We have been working alongside Operation Smile to make this trip happen and it was truly life-changing. We observed the surgery in the operating room and also remained at the ward with people who were waiting or just got out of surgery. Hearing different background stories was really heartbreaking for us. But we were glad that they were there to get the surgery they need.

Seeing where all of our fundraising and donations went to really puts things into perspective. It made us realize how much change can take place when we raise money from bake sales, mufti days etc. We came back more passionate and knowledgeable about the charity and have been working hard since then to help in any way we can.”

FOBISIA Conference in Kathmandu Nepal

Regents International School, Bangkok was represented by 17 students at the annual FOBISIA International Environmental Conference in Kathmandu Nepal last week. The focus of the conference was for students to learn about how the people of Nepal are endeavouring to protect their fragile environment, during a time of increased urbanisation. Nepal’s natural beauty is internationally renowned boasting no less than 10 UNESCO World heritage sites.

Students learnt how Good Earth Nepal (http://www.goodearthnepal.org/), a charitable organisation are teaching local Nepalis how to rebuild their homes after the earthquake of 2015, in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. Students then took this new found knowledge and used it to construct a set of park benches that will be used by the Nepali people and hikers on the Kathmandu Ridge. Following on from this, students were taught how to make low energy lighting and air-conditioning systems from recycled materials and test them out in a real life setting.

Dr Prakash Bhave from ICIMOD (http://www.icimod.org) then delivered a very interesting lecture on air pollution and showed how serious the problem is to human health and the wider impact it has on the environment. Students were then given a guided tour of the ICIMOD facilities and shown how technology and modern agricultural practices are being used to boost the economic prospects of the people of the Himalayas.

Although this was a fantastic learning opportunity it was also a great occasion for our students to socialise with over 70 delegates from around the world, making new friends and learning about different cultures.

 

Maths Mastery Day in Primary

Last week ‘Maths Mastery Day’ took place throughout the primary school. All of the children had an amazing time, taking part in challenges such as painting sequences, making patterned necklaces and solving tricky puzzles.

In the afternoon, a tense but exciting maths quiz took place. Well done to our winner: Tonfai in 6J.

A huge congratulations to all of the children in primary – they put in 100% effort throughout the day.

Thank you to Mr Jarrett (Maths Coordinator) for organising the activities. The children truly progressed towards maths mastery!

 

U15 BOYS FINISH 3RD IN THE TISAC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

On Saturday 18th the U15 boys football team took part in the annual TISAC football tournament held at Ascot International School. After narrowly missing out on winning the C league on Wednesday the boys were in determined mood to make amends for their earlier performance and pit their wits against some stronger opposition in the end of season tournament. Regent’s made a tentative start with an opening match draw with a very defensive minded Wells team. Confidence started to grow after they beat Concoordian in the next game. However with back to back games in the blistering heat they lost out to the reigning champions Ascot in the third match. This meant that they had to beat a talented Bromsgrove side to qualify for the semi finals. The match was incredibly tight, with Regent’s taking the lead midway through the game, forcing Bromsgrove onto the attack. However this was no match for the Regent’s defence who were well marshalled by Non and continued to hold out until the final whistle. The semi final saw us drawn against KIS which we lost lost by a single goal and who were the eventual winners. This meant that there was still the third and fourth place play off to endure against Bankok Prep, who the boys managed to beat 1-0, largely thanks to some brilliant goal-keeping by Steven to finish in third place. An absolutely fantastic result.

Year 6 students at FOBISIA maths tournament

4 Year 6 students recently took part in the FOBISIA maths tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The competition involved all of the top British schools in Asia.

They worked incredibly hard over 3 days and all received medals and a trophy.  Well done to Gutji, Ileen, Mitti-O and Santa!

International Fair 2017

The Regent’s annual International Fair took place on Saturday the 11th of March. This year we embraced the theme ‘Festivals from around the World’. The day began with a lively Parade of Nations followed by the Fashion show where a vibrant array of national costumes were admired by the audience. Throughout the day the visitors could explore the different festivities of each country by experiencing their culture through traditional food and games. Meanwhile, on the main stage the students captured the attention of the spectators with their unique demonstration of their cultures through dance, vocal and instrumental performances. And for all the football enthusiasts, we had the Earth’s Cup Football tournament on the astro-turf. Our students exhibited great sportsmanship in representing their countries, with Bhutan winning the Final prize.

The fair raised 30,150 baht for the Round Square through generous donations from our visitors. Thank you all for coming and see you again next year!

View full album here – https://flic.kr/s/aHskVT38MQ

TISAC U15 Girls Football

The U15 girls football team has been in action at their TISAC tournament at Concordian. Playing some new opposition they didn’t know what to expect but came out 2nd overall.

Fantastic effort from all the girls!

Drama FOBISIA

5 students from Years 7 and 8 took part in the Drama FOBISIA festival at Bromsgrove International School Bangkok.

For 3 days, 230 Drama enthusiasts from all across Asia came together to learn and play together.
The theme for this years event was Same Same but Different, where the 200 participants were divided into 10 companies that would all aim to create a performance telling the same story but in uniquely different ways.
Over the course of the 3 days some of the most passionate and talented Drama teachers from India, Vietnam, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and Bangkok, gave tailored workshops for the companies about different theatre practitioners and their theories. The young actors then devised and acted their version of the story, with the guidance of company leaders.
It was a fantastic weekend and one that all thoroughly enjoyed.

World Book Day at Secondary

“Awesome!”, said one of the Regent’s students, about the largest, ‘World Book Day’ celebration in the history of The Regent’s International School, Bangkok. If you were looking for a peaceful and calm event, this World Book Day celebration was not for you; for every second of the event, your attention was demanded by the many activities the Y12 students devised for you.

The choice of books characters that the students and teachers chose to be dressed as was splendid and remarkable; from a Psychopathic Murderer, Patrick Bateman from ‘American Psycho,’ to the Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter from ‘Alice in the Wonderland’, to the Luch Lady Superhero. And since we put in all of our effort, there was a reward, for everyone to enjoy; the spectacular Fashion Show that filled the secondary building with joy and laughter. All of our memories were captured by our photo booth team, so we can enjoy the moment forever.

Despite all the fun and excitement of the day, the Treasure Hunt, Thai authors and Book Log, the World Book Day celebration is more meaningful than that. Generally, it is a celebration of authors, illustrators, and books around the world, but it is also a day that reminds everyone to appreciate reading and literature. Especially in this modern age, when people grows fond of new types of media, and less fond of the old, classical type of media; books. Overall, it was an amazing day for all of us, the funds raised are being donated to the Free School Foundation in Thailand so we can help others learn to read and share the joy of literature.

– Earth, Y12

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