Local schools engage
in friendly football
football team from Swinburne Tummasiri - Laem Chabang School of
Engineering, one of the new sporting teams at the school, played a
goodwill match against the International School of Pattaya last week. This
goodwill match was thoroughly enjoyed by all players from both teams, as
well as supporters who turned up to watch, and clearly demonstrated how
far such extra curricular activity can go in further cementing already
excellent relationships between schools. The young students have taken to
such extra curricular activities with great enthusiasm, and it is
important to offer such non-academic outlets to students to provide them
with the opportunity to engage in productive, non-dangerous forms of
Lodge surprises Sam on his
by Andre Machielsen
cuts off a piece of cake with his dad Andre.
Samrit Machielsen, ‘Sam’ for all who know him, was
born on Sunday 21 September 1986, which makes him 15 years of age. He is
studying at the ISR and is doing pretty well. He loves to skateboard and
play games on the computer, TV, and actually anything possible. He is a
good and happy kid and whenever he walks around with his father the female
attention he gets is absolutely unreal. Needless to say, he is good
looking, a perfect Thai-Dutch combination.
His dad Andre surprised the living daylights out of Sam
when at a fellowship evening of Lodge Pattaya West Winds a cake was
conjured up for him. Needless to say he shared it with all the guests.
Food, glorious food at GIS!
Parents, students and staff at Garden International
School celebrated the beginning of the school year with a ‘pot luck’
supper on Friday, 21st September. It was an opportunity for parents to
meet new and old staff, as well as interact with other families and catch
up with news over the summer holidays.
glorious food! What will I have? Everything!
Families were invited to show off their culinary skills
by bringing in a dish from their native country. With students ranging
from many parts of the world, the supper set the scene for a truly
Vegetable korma, salmon steaks, tacos, Irish stew,
salad nicoise, satay kebabs and Spanish tortillas were only some of the
unique and colourful dishes that lined the tables and activated salivary
glands. If you thought the main courses sounded impressive, just listen to
what was on offer at the dessert end of the table. Chocolate mousse, lemon
meringue pie and Australia’s own special lamingtons were definite hits
of the night.
Sutcliffe and May-Lee Razon sampling the cuisine on offer
Helle Rantzen, president of the Garden School
Association (GSA) was very impressed with the evening. She said, “The
quality of teaching staff is excellent at GIS and is shown by their
professional and caring attitude in the classroom and as they actively
support the many extra curricula activities at the school.”
Everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing evening!
Three sisters from ISR
selected for Great Britain Softball Squad
International School of the Regents congratulates
Jenny, Helen and Catherine Ball, who have been chosen to represent Great
Britain in softball for the European Championships. Jenny and Helen are in
Year 10 and will be part of the Under 16 squad. They are expecting to play
their first game with the squad in Florida in November.
trio - Jenny, Catherine and Helen Ball from ISR will play softball for
Their big sister Catherine is currently enjoying her
Gap year at ISR and will begin at Birmingham University next year.
Catherine has been chosen as part of the Under 19 squad and is looking
forward to travelling to Prague next year to take part in the competition.
The girls had been selected in earlier squads and were
delighted to find that being in Thailand had not lessened their chances of
participating. They are training and keeping fit under the expert eye of
Khun Meena, PE assistant at ISR and herself a former member of
Thailand’s national softball team.
Good luck Jenny, Helen and Catherine!
YWCA, Lions and Rotary lend
helping hand to Lompok School
Last month, the members of the Rotary Club of King
Taksin Pattaya joined the YWCA and the Lions Club of Pratumnak in helping
the Lompok Elementary School.
of Lompok very much enjoyed receiving sports equipment and food from the
YWCA, Rotary and Lions.
This school has 900 students and always needs support.
The YMCA president arranged a donation to the school of 14,000 baht worth
of much needed food items, including 800 kg of rice, 3 crates of soy
sauce, 50 liters of cooling oil, and 4 crates of fish sauce, as well as
soccer balls, table tennis sets and, as a special treat, ice cream for the
The Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya added to the good
deed by donating 5000 baht towards this effort. The Pattaya Lions Club,
under president Lamai Piwthong, also pitched in 6000 baht towards the
The children expressed their thanks by performing a
great Thai show, which included some very high wire acts, and drums.
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