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Regent’s School welcomes incoming exchange students in term 3

Free school buses this term

YWCA and Thais 4 Life help poor students

Rotary donate computers, air-cons, necessities to Mercy Center

Regent’s School welcomes incoming exchange students in term 3

Paul Crouch
Being part of the Round Square organization enables the Regent’s School to offer an exciting and hugely rewarding international exchange programme. Every academic year the Regent’s community welcomes up to four international exchange students from one of the other 80 Round Square Schools around the world each term.

Kritti from India, Jaco from South Africa, Rebecca from Australia, Newton from Germany, and Tyler from Australia.

We also encourage our students to go out on exchange to these schools and spend between four weeks to three months experiencing life and cultures in totally different learning environments and countries.
This year we have had Mae in Year 8 spend over a month in the USA at the Athenian School and Amit in Year 11 will be spending his July and August summer holidays at the Daly College in India.
This term in particular we are lucky to have five wonderful students on exchange with us at Regent’s. They have brought energy and diversity to our boarding houses and the school community and we will be very sorry to see them go at the end of the academic year.
The photo shows Kritti from India, Jaco from South Africa, Rebecca from Australia, Newton from Germany, and Tyler from Australia. They have had the chance to participate in all of our school programmes and activities and will also attend numerous Round Square projects during RS Week at the end of June.
Many thanks to Mr. Carolan and the boarding staff for making the students feel so welcome.


Free school buses this term

Vimolrat Singnikorn
Students in Pattaya are getting ready to use the free school bus service being provided by the city on selected routes this semester.

Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon outlines the free school bus service.

On May 18 Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon said the free school bus service for students in the city would help reduce parental expenses and students can travel to school more easily and conveniently.
Regular buses with fans are being leased from a private company for school servicing.
Three routes in Pattaya area start from Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City School 1 then to schools 2, 3, 4, 5 and last stop at City School 7.
A second line begins at City School 8 heading toward Sukhumvit Road, then turns left to Pattaya Klang, exits at Sukhumvit, turns left to Pattaya 3rd Road and turns right to South Pattaya Road then straight ahead to City School 8.
The third line starts at Pattaya City Hall, turns left to Sukhumvit Road then Banglamung Police Station to Naklua then straight ahead to City School 9.
Buses leave at 6.30 a.m. and 8 a.m. and return at 3.30 and 4.30 pm. with a teacher present on each bus to take care of the students.
Wattana said that on Sukhumvit Road where there are many schools, six buses would be provided and two buses for the remaining lines in the first three months of the service.
Ten buses will be eventually used on the school runs with the city continuing to monitor progress of the new service.


YWCA and Thais 4 Life help poor students

(Back row, L to R) Graham Anderson, committee member of Thais 4 Life, Wisa Chimdee, committee member of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, David Kerridge, committee member of Thais 4 Life, Wally Pickering committee member of Thais 4 Life, and Nittaya Patimasongkroh, president of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, present scholarships to poor children with good scholastic results.

Sawittree Namwiwatsuk
YWCA joined with Thais 4 Life to present 39,600 baht in scholarships to poor children in the Banglamung area.
On May 19 at the Diana Garden Resort, YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center held its third meeting of May, led by President Nittaya Patimasongkroh. Former President Dujduan Ruangwettiwong, committee member Wisa Chimdee and members attended.
The meeting distributed 22 scholarships to students under the Warm Family Project. There are two scholarships for each school in Banglamung District with 1,800 baht in scholarships, a total of 39,600 baht.
The schools are Wat Bunsamphan, Bannkok, Wat Suthiwaram, Ban Banglamung, Piew Cham Wittayalai, Pattaya School #8 and #9, Mabprachan, Nawang, Thunglahan and Tungkrad.
Nittaya said that the scholarships were supported by the Thais 4 Life Project, represented by committee members Wally Pickering, David Kerridge and Graham Anderson.
“The project was initiated in 1990 with the purpose of supporting children for them to have an opportunity for education so that they will be good citizens. Over the years, this project has donated 500 scholarships … they are distributed annually at Mike Shopping Mall and are valued at 1,800 baht each,” Nittaya said.
David Kerridge said that Thais 4 Life has been operating for eight years as a private charity to support citizens and children in need.
“Thais 4 Life is always happy to cooperate with other organizations such as the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center and Ban Jing Jai to support society,” he said.


Rotary donate computers, air-cons, necessities to Mercy Center

Saksiri Uraiworn
The Rotary Club of Pattaya has donated computers and air-conditioners to the Mercy Center Foundation valued at more than 700,000 baht.

Children at Mercy Center now have computers to help them learn life skills.

On May 13 at the foundation, the Rotary Club of Pattaya led by its president, Gerard Porcon, and other Rotarians presented school equipment and a variety of other supplies to Fred and Dianne Doell, Mercy Center International directors.
Porcon said that this donation was made possible with the cooperation from the Rotary International Marching Grant and the Rotary Club of Pattaya, realizing as always underprivileged children’s need for education.
The school equipment comprised 10 computers, eight air-conditioners, consumer goods and 15 uniforms for children valued at 716,100 baht.
Kanokkorn Kaimuk from the Mercy Center Foundation said that the equipment would help the children with their education so that they could lead better lives. The Foundation has 21 orphans from 1 - 12 years of age, a nurse, a caretaker, a tutor and a housekeeper.
These children were found abandoned in Pattaya communities or coming from families with problems such as parents with drug dependency and insufficient income.
“This kindheartedness goes a long way to support the children’s educational development and morale of all workers here,” he said.



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