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Day and Boarding school for ages 3 – 18.

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June 2017

Boarding Updates – June 2017

From the Head of Boys’ Boarding (Mr.Gavin Terry):

The final few weeks of the academic year in boarding have been as action packed as the first few weeks were all the way back in August. We had a large number of our boarders involved in the school production of The Jungle Book, which was a fantastic success. jungle-bookOur boarders have also been busy on different activities for Round Square Week, including a trip to Laos and the Year 10 Outdoor Education trip. Our boarders also took on our school staff in a ‘friendly’ game of rounders, with lots of students and staff getting involved in the fun. The staff eventually came out on top, but we hope a rematch can be arranged early in the start of next term.
All the staff in boarding would like to thank our students for their contributions and participation over the last year. We wish them a happy and relaxing holiday, and we look forward to welcoming them back in August for the start of another action packed year.

From the Head of Girls’ Boarding (Ms.Anna Croucher):

Its been a busy and eventful end of term 3. In addition to many wrapping up their exams there has also been a range of fun activities and events at the school that has see the academic year out brilliantly.

There was an amazing production of Jungle book with a 100 plus strong cast and active participation of boarders of all ages.

 

Last week during Round Square week, there was a range of activities that embraced the Round square principles  through skill exchange, work project, community service and adventure. This included a wide variety of activities including helping locally based organisation and travelling abroad to Laos.

There was a nail biting in-house rounders game between staff and boarders, with the staff scraping a win on points, however the boarders showing immense determination along with great batting and fielding skills; they gave some tough competition, who knows what the score will be next time!

Last weekend a team of boarders attended the Neon colour night run. A 5km race that involved getting messy whilst keeping fit.image1

Its also been my first 3 weeks in post as head of girls boarding and I can honestly say what a pleasure it has been. The girls and team are amazing and everyone has made me feel so welcome. I have taken part in activities that i haven’t  done for years and have really enjoyed getting to know all the girls.

We all look forward to the next school year and what it holds after the well deserved break for the boarders.

Year 10 Outdoor Education Trip

53 of our finest year 10 students set off for the time of their lives! We traveled up to the Petcharat Scout Camp early on Monday morning full of excitement and anticipation. As soon as we arrived, we were divided into groups, shown our rooms and then set off to our activities. The students were given the opportunity to take part in a Cave Exploration, a Mountain Bike Safari and a Jungle Trek – with the chance to swim at the pool of a beautiful waterfall. The Students were also challenged with our 6 stage adventure race!
I though it was fantastic to see so many of our students enjoying and pushing themselves in activities that they may have never had the chance to take part in before; and to see the the spirit and teamwork that came from this was excellent!

– Craig Harrison (Outdoor Coordinator)

Round Square Week 2017

From the Round Square coordinator in Primary:

We had an exciting Round Square week in Primary this year. Our little adventurers showed their bravery by scaling the heights of the climbing walls in the racquet club. Many students also tried Parkour for the first time.

Our little environmentalist learned about endangered animals and conservation in our Eco Warriors activity. They made posters and animal masks to educate the whole school community.

Our international and cultural activities focused mainly on Thailand. Students learned how to cook famous Thai dishes and enjoyed Thai arts and crafts at Sampran riverside. Some children spent a day learning Thai dance. One of our most popular activities was Going Bananas. The children made banana desserts and also made toys from banana leaves.

From the Round Square coordinator in Secondary:

This year for Round Square Week the students focused on the theme of ‘Discover more…Seek, Search and Explore’. The initiative of the week was to push students to try new activities and empower them to develop new skills. Thus, enhancing their understanding of the spirits of the Round Square IDEALS.

The Laos Service Trip was an invaluable opportunity for students to visit the UXO Centre in Luang Prabang, raise awareness and engage in activities to explore their surroundings such as kayaking and cooking.

On campus, a group of year 9 students created a colourful mural painting to celebrate ‘International Festivals’. During the week, the Animal Welfare project brought rescue dogs and police dogs into school to raise awareness of and educate students about the issue and local animal shelters. In addition, the on-campus carousel allowed students to experience and try a variety of activities from sports, creating art from waste to Tai Qi and meditation.

The Off-Campus ‘Discovery’ carousels facilitated participation in activities which incorporated a number of IDEALS. In the Seek carousel, the students tried their hand at wakeboarding, visited exhibitions by international artists at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre and were educated about local wildlife conservation at the Bang Phra Bird Sanctuary. Meanwhile, in the Search carousel students learned about sustainable farming at Farm De Lek, prepared traditional Thai dishes and trained in natural and body weight movements at Asia Parkour. Lastly, the Explore carousel involved a lot of adventure with zip-lining at the Flight of the Gibbon, cycling in the Bangkok Jungle in Bang Kra Jao, and a day visiting the Chinese Cultural Centre.

 

Play in a Day

The children wrote the play from scratch and performed it to Early Years – all in the space of one day!
The play was called “Friends Whatever” that helped them think about being kind to each other as well as having an adventure creating the play!

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Eco-warriors

Primary students have been learning about endangered species. They researched and found out that humans are mostly the cause!  They saw short videos of conservation projects and found out what we can do to help.  Picking up litter in the playground made sure that our school environment is safe for all living creatures.  They also made fabulous masks of an endangered animal.

Round Square Mural Painting

This term, Year 9 students wanted to paint a large mural inspired by our very successful International Day. We took influences from the different festivals of the world which were celebrated on that day. Trying to keep it as colourful and vibrant as possible whilst also showing off the amazing blending and paining skills of the girls involved. Well done Kitty, Paer, Dao, Naja, Gift, Guitar, Mimi S and Jammie!

– Felicity Harris (Head of Art Dept)

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Thai K9 Search and Rescue At Regent’s

As part of the annual ‘Round Square Week’ our students were treated to a display by the Thai K9 Search and Rescue Team. This voluntary run organisation educated our students on how important dogs can be within our society.

They explained how their dogs undergo extensive training to make sure they are ready should there be a sudden emergency such as a natural disaster or a building collapse. The dogs are trained to use their incredible sense of smell to search for missing people, and alert their handler once they have found them.

A mock earthquake scene was set up in the secondary foyer and dogs were sent to search for our students who volunteered to be “missing victims”. It was fantastic to watch the dogs working and helping humans in such a way, and the students were delighted and amazed by their skills. The team also demonstrated K9 Savannah’s other impressive skills: She is Thailand’s only cancer detection dog, and is also Thailand’s only therapy dog for disabled people.

To learn more about the work of the Thai Rescue Dog Association please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/ThaiRDA/

Music Scholar wins the first place at Yamaha Thailand Music Festival

One of our talented music scholars has outperformed the competition and taken home the first prize for playing the piano (under 15 category) at Yamaha Thailand Music Festival 2017. Congratulations to our music scholar Jija (Year 8).

Jija received a cash prize of 10,000 Baht and will soon receive the HRH Princess Patcharakittiyapa trophy. She has also passed the preliminary round for Kaufman International Youth Piano Competition and will be in New York, USA for the competition from 20 -27th June. We wish Jija all the best!

Primary Choir sing for the Queen of England’s birthday

Regent’s Primary Choir was selected to perform for the Queen of England’s birthday celebrations organised by The British Embassy on 15th June. Our students were invited to Grand Hyatt for the celebration where they performed beautifully on stage with the British Ambassador in front of a large audience.  They have been working very hard perfecting the Thai Royal anthem and the British National anthem and they delivered a wonderful performance. Well done to all involved.

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