ISE raises over 100,000 baht for the International Red Cross
It was a scenic walk on a
The pre-school students
led the way, proudly holding high a sign that read, "You can count on
All 314 students of the
International School Eastern Seaboard participated in a walk-a-thon to
raise money for the International Red Cross.
After finishing the
walkathon, the middle and high school students headed for a barbeque at
the Burapha clubhouse.
Some students jumped into
the pool for an impromptu game of water polo.
by Michael Tang, ISE Student
Amid excited shouts of “ISE for the IRC”, all 314 students of the
International School Eastern Seaboard recently participated in a
walk-a-thon to raise money for the International Red Cross (IRC). The
ISE Walk-a-Thon, an annual event organized by the High School Student
Council vice-president (Daniel Schultes), grew this year to include all
students so that the entire student body could show their support for
those affected by recent world events. According to Daniel, “We wanted
to use our annual event as a way for all students here to do their
The activity began with a rousing speech to the student body at the
opening of the walk-a-thon by the school superintendent Dr. Young. He
challenged the students of ISE “to help those in need” not just at the
walk-a-thon, but in the future as well. With these words, the pre-school
students led the way, proudly holding high a sign that read, “You can
count on me”. Following in tow, students of the high, middle, and
elementary schools walked together.
After walking more than four kilometers, the younger celebrated their
participation with ice cream before returning to school, while the
middle and high school students continued. The eldest members of the
elementary school, the fifth grade, decided to continue on with the
older students, going above and beyond in a touching display of support
for the IRC.
After finishing the walkathon course, the middle and high school
students headed for a barbeque at the Burapha clubhouse (ISE is located
within the Burapha Golf Course). After eating, some students jumped into
the pool at the clubhouse for an impromptu game of water polo. It was
agreed that everyone was having a great time, as Student Council
President Daisy Vogt explained, “It was a good opportunity for students
to get together and enjoy the day while still raising funds to help the
The Student Council hopes to present the money collected to the IRC in
the coming month. We hope that the money will help relieve the suffering
of those in need throughout the world in these trying times.
Pattaya Sports Club donates sports equipment to local schools
"Chaiyo! Look what we got," the happy
kids at Bang Kair School cheered.
Basketballs, footballs, takraws - the
lucky children from the Banglamung Kindergarten in North Pattaya were
grateful for the gifts.
Teachers and students at the South
Pattaya School (near the 2nd Road/Pattaya Tai junction) were ecstatic to
receive brand new sporting goods from the PSC, represented by acting PSC
charity chairman, Derek Brook and P.S.C. secretary George Bennison.
On Friday December 7, acting PSC charity chairman,
Derek Brook and P.S.C. secretary George Bennison visited 3 local schools
to present sports equipment which the schools had indicated a need for.
The schools were delighted with the gifts and put them into use
Fun for all ages at Garden International School’s Christmas Fair
Ah... I got what I wanted
Yuck. Are you sure there's something good
Yeeeehoooo! Look out below!
We have a contender here for the eating
I think you need to aim a little more to
He shoots, he scores!
What are you making? Christmas
The little one to the left is a study of
concentration after seeing what big brother caught
Spin the wheel and try your luck
Frosty the Snowperson looks a little "im"
Lefty shows good form in knocking down
the cans - he's got a future in baseball
Students, teachers and families all had a great time at
this year’s Garden International School’s Christmas Fair. Parents
shopped for bargains as the children played the numerous games available
to play, lucky dips in the sand, fishing for lucky numbers in a huge
bowl of slush scattered with noodles, golf, soccer, and biscuit eating
competitions and even Santa’s Grotto complete with Frosty the Snowman.
Santa was looking a little younger than usual this year and dropped by
to hear Christmas wishes. Headmaster Ken Sly manned the drinks stall
with his usual fervor as well as keeping an eye on everything. All had a
great time. The warmth of the festive season is in full swing and the
lovely weather helped to make it a great day for everyone there.
Huge turnout at this year’s annual Phu Luang Family Fun Fest
I'm gonna be a cowboy when I grow up
So talented at such a young age - the end
result being a beautiful batik work of art
A festival of color
The faces say it all - ummmm cotton
The drum and cymbal core were very
Budding starlets awaiting their turn - no
stage fright here
Thai dance has never been performed more
Waiting their turn to perform
St Andrews students had a busy week; here
performing beautifully for a large crowd
A large and varied crowd attended this year’s annual
Family Fun Fest and Garage Sale held December 2 at Phu Luang. A wide
range of vendors, baked goods stalls, performances by local schools and
lots of fun events for children were the focal point of the day. Parents
shopped and children played at many of the activities available
including horse riding, a bouncy castle, and face painting to name just
Performances by local and international schools in the area ensured a
chance for all visitors to enjoy a rich cross cultural exchange with
traditional Thai dances, drum playing and songs from Thailand’s
northeast as well a gymnastics show by the children from St. Andrews
International School and a special song and dance to pay tribute to H.M.
Proceeds from the annual Phu Luang Family Fun Fest and Garage Sale,
co-organized by the Rayong Ladies Circle, will go towards the Maptaphut
Educational Program to provide scholarships for secondary and tertiary
education for young adults.
Sinterklaas visits Dutch School at St Andrews
It was very exciting when the fisherman's
boat which brought Sinterklaas from his big Steamboat to the beach could
not go further and some brave adults helped the old man to come ashore.
The children performed for the children
of St. Andrews International School in the school assembly.
Sinterklaas and his Black Pete's arrived
by horse and buggy on December 4 to celebrate his birthday.
The children performed Sinterklaas and
his Black Pete's and showed a little of the Dutch culture.
by Dick and Georgette Flier
Teachers of the Dutch School
For the Dutch speaking community, November is a very exciting month
because Sinterklaas arrives to reward with gifts and goodies those who
have been good. In Holland and Belgium, Sinterklaas is celebrated
instead of Father Christmas and every year he manages to find his way to
Sinterklaas originated when a child named Nicolaas was born in Turkey.
His parents were very wealthy and the boy received everything he asked
for; however, they also taught him the importance of sharing. So he gave
many toys to the poor children and then later in life he became the
Bishop of Myra and he continued to do many things to help the poor
When Nicolaas was an old man he bought a palace in Spain and the legend
says that he is still there today. The task of helping the poor was so
big that he enlisted the help of many people called the Moors. Today
they are known as Black Pete’s or Zwarte Pieten because of the dark
colour of their skin.
Over the past three weeks, the students at the Dutch School were very
busy. On Saturday 17th November Sinterklaas and his Black Pete’s arrived
at Pala Beach in Ban Chang by boat. Many children and adults were there
to give him a warm welcome and they celebrated with a special party.
On Wednesday evening 28th November the children went to school and saw a
puppet show, decorated Dutch Taaitaai and after singing very nicely they
went home and they left a shoe near the fireplace. At nighttime Black
Pete came to school and the next morning they all found some sweeties in
Friday 30th November all the children performed for the children of St.
Andrews International School in the school assembly. They performed
Sinterklaas and his Black Pete’s and showed a little of the Dutch
culture. Children and staff enjoyed this very much.
The final and very important day was 4th December when Sinterklaas and
two of his Black Pete’s came to school to celebrate his birthday.
Children of the Dutch School and St Andrews were outside singing and
waving and again gave them a warm welcome. The party went on in the
Dutch School and as an annual custom Sinterklaas brought special sweets
called pepernoten and speculaas and gave a present to every child.
It was an exciting and very nice time; many thanks to Sinterklaas and
his Black Pete’s.
St. Andrews bring Christmas to the community
A star is born - Paige Bryant sings
Singing like an angel - Seung Yeon
The children of St. Andrews International School were
invited to perform in a host of Christmas community events. These
included the annual PILC Christmas Lunch on November 27, the Phuluang
Fair on Sunday 2nd December and at the annual BCCT (British Chamber of
Commerce Thailand) Christmas celebration on Tuesday 4th December.
Children from Years 2-5 performed a spectacular gymnastics display to
the song ‘Feed the World’ by Band Aid at each of the three events. They
demonstrated great agility, strength, flexibility and balance. Miss
Pennock, the gymnastic coach, herself a former member of the British
Sports Acrobatics Squad, was immensely proud of their amazing
The sparkling ballet performers from Years 2 to 4 delighted the crowds
with their elegance and expressive movement. Miss Wallace, the ballet
teacher said, “All the children worked so incredibly hard and enjoyed
every minute of it.”
Christmas carols provided the perfect finale to their performances at
the PILC lunch and the Phuluang Fair. The wide rage of traditional and
modern songs put everyone well and truly into the Christmas spirit.
The children would like to say a special thank you the PILC for giving
them a much appreciated Burger King treat and to the BCCT for their
delicious buffet supper at the Amari Hotel.
Netball match at St Andrews ends in draw
St Andrews' Steven scores
Both teams look forward to a rematch
St. Andrew International School recently hosted a
netball match for students in Years 3 and 4 from G.I.S.
Excellent parental support and fellow students cheering created a great
atmosphere on the hard court as the two teams batted to score a goal.
The end result was a 4-4 draw, which reflected the evenly fought
contest. All the children played fairly, using their emerging netball
skills taught in their after school club.
Mrs. Scribbans, the netball coach was delighted with the good
sportsmanship that all the children displayed.
Refreshments and a friendly chat after the match made the whole
experience most enjoyable for all the children. They are looking forward
to a rematch next term with their friends from G.I.S.
Pala Temple School defeats GIS 4-2 in football friendly
GIS gets ready for some football
The two teams gatther for a friendly
Garden International School students were invited by
Pala Temple School to be involved in a festive ‘Football Challenge’. The
football match was the final event to culminate the end of the Sports
Week by Pala School.
The game involved girls and boys from Years 9 to 13. With the whole
school watching and cheering on, the game proved to be an exciting
match. The students from the Temple school were quick and skilful which
led to a 3-0 lead by half time. In the second half, GIS managed to
muster up some energy. With lots of near goals and excellent saves
causing many cries of jubilation only to be quickly followed by sighs of
frustration, GIS eventually scored two goals.
The final score was 4-2 in favour of the Temple School. Naru Putsom and
Gareth Sutcliffe were the two goal scorers for GIS.
Lara Weston-Indrasoot presented Pala Temple School with a plaque from
GIS. Through the loud cheering and applause, GIS were invited again next
year to yet another challenge. GIS look forward to yet another fantastic
and exciting match next year.
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