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Anand Panyarachun awards Asian University scholarships to students and celebrities

Wuttichot Bilingual School holds end of term concert

International School of the Regents competes in FOBISSEA Games 2001

ISE celebrates International Day

Anand Panyarachun awards Asian University scholarships to students and celebrities

At the Regent Hotel in Bangkok on February 21, H.E. Anand Panyarachun, the former prime minister and the chairman of the Council of the Asian University of Science and Technology, awarded Asian University scholarships to an Olympic bronze medallist, a Channel 5 presenter, and 20 students. The guests included M.R. Priyathorn Devakula, the president of the Import-Export Bank of Thailand and a member of the University Council. Faculty members of the Asian University, students, and relatives of the scholarship winners were also present.

The former Prime Minister and current Chairman of the Council of Asian University of Science and Technology, Khun Anand Panyarachun, surrounded by faculty members and students.

Apart from Anand himself, the main attraction of the afternoon was Navy Lieutenant Ketsaraporn Suta, who won a bronze medal in weightlifting at the Sydney Olympic Games. Suta was given a scholarship to attend the one-month residential English Summer Camp on the campus of the Asian University, which is located on Highway 331 near Phoenix Golf Course. The Summer Camp begins on April 17, and it is expected to attract about 90 students.

Anand Panyarachun with Siriboon Nattaphan (left), Lieutenant Ketsaraporn Suta (right), and Dr. Viphandh Roengpithya (far right).

The appearance of the glamorous Siriboon Nattaphan, who is well-known to viewers of Channel 5, also attracted a lot of attention. Siriboon has been granted a scholarship to attend the university’s part-time MBA programme, which begins on 1st September, 2001. Siriboon has been given the scholarship in recognition of the assistance she provided to the university’s vice-chancellor, Dr. Viphandh Roengpithya, on the Channel 5 TV programmes which they co-host, ‘This Morning’.

20 scholarships for the university’s Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Engineering programmes were awarded to 18 Thai students and 2 foreign students. In awarding these scholarships, Anand reminded his audience that although Asian University is a private university, it is not driven by the profit motive. Rather, its aim is to attract the brightest students from all over Thailand and give them the education that will enable them to make a significant contribution to the development of the country.

Scholarships for the English summer Camp were also given to the six students who reached the finals of the Channel 11 TV programme, “Sharpen Your Wits with Dr. Vip”. This was an English language knockout competition for teams of Thai high school students. The programme itself received the prestigious “Megkala Award” for excellence in its field.

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Wuttichot Bilingual School holds end of term concert

An evening of music, drama and dance at the Grand Sole Hotel, Pattaya

The audience of over four hundred parents and children enjoyed an evening of music, drama and dance, as well as being treated to a feast for the ears and eyes. The splendid meal served proved a feast for the stomach too!

Chickens in the kindergarten

The evening’s entertainment was opened by the school’s director, Ms Nongnuch and Mr Graham Meredith who is principal of Wuttichot’s sister school, the International School of Pattaya.

An array of traditional Thai dancing was presented by the Kindergarten classes under the guiding hand of Valalak.

Wuttichot did not forget its bilingual role, however, with Kindergarten 2 performing an American folk dance with help from Miss Mary, a teacher from Texas, based at the school.

Kindergarten 2 shows off their traditional northern outfits

Miss Mary also acted as compere for the show, ably assisted by Somsak who provided the Thai language commentary.

The Primary classes also presented a program of Thai dance, coupled with some short plays based on Western fairy tales.

Primary 1 performed the well known Little Red Riding Hood, rewritten for the night by class teachers Sudarat and Mr Max, whilst Primary 3 offered a play based on the nursery story “The Three Little Pigs”.

The primary class performs Thai dance

The children played their parts very well, performing both plays in English and class teachers Khun Raodnan and Mr Nick were very pleased with the result.

Wuttichot’s music teacher, Mr Chris, provided the musical accompaniment to the show, as well as introducing his Primary 3 recorder ensemble.

The children all looked lovely in their costumes, which had been especially prepared for the evening, none more so than the robots in Primary 1’s ‘The Robot Song’.

As the concert drew to a close all the children took to the stage to sing a song of farewell, ending with a lovely solo sung by the school director Ms Nongnuch herself.

A great evening’s entertainment was had by all and the Wuttichot children really showed that bilingual education can be a bringing together of the best of both East and West.

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International School of the Regents competes in FOBISSEA Games 2001

Senior students from the International School of the Regents, pictured prior to leaving for the FOBISSEA Games competition, which was held in Kuala Lumpur. The young athletes, who were taking part in athletics, basketball, football, netball and swimming events, were relishing the thought of facing stiff competition from other British International schools based in S.E. Asia.

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ISE celebrates International Day

A multi-cultural group of third graders: Tomoyuki, Eun-Ji, Lucia, May, Mami, Natsuko, Alex and Brian, dressed in their native costumes.

Elementary students at the International School Eastern Seaboard recently celebrated International Day, with presentations based on their Social Studies curriculum, followed by a truly splendid international food buffet.

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