GIS celebrates 21st anniversary in style

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Garden International School (GIS) celebrated its 21st anniversary with a day of fun and games for the local community.

More than 1,000 people came to help the school celebrate its milestone birthday. Children spent the day playing dozens of games and activities, which included a bouncy castle, a ‘gladiator’ contest, and football and golf challenges. There were also space hoppers, face painting, arts and crafts stalls and mini boats in one of the school’s two swimming pools.

Face painting was a popular activity.
Face painting was a popular activity.

Free food and drinks were provided at the school’s new-look canteen and special 21st anniversary cupcakes were handed out.

Students at GIS come from more than 40 countries, making it truly international. As the only school in the region to have full accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS), it has high academic standards and offers a world-class education to its students. Since opening 21 years ago, it has educated thousands of students, and many of those returned to see how the school looks these days.

A bouncy castle was well-used!
A bouncy castle was well-used!

GIS Principal Dinah Hawtree said: “We are very proud of the community feel our school has, and so we felt the best way to celebrate our birthday would be to invite the local community to come and mark the occasion with us. It was a wonderful day and everyone had a fantastic time.”

Space hopper racing took place on the school field.
Space hopper racing took place on the school field.

The event was sponsored by CMB Construction, Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, Sunbeach (furniture, playground and kitchen equipment importers), Ramayana Water Park, SP Sports Ban Chang (makers of tailor-made sports kits), a pie shop near Green Valley Golf Course, Eastern Star Golf Course, and Baan Kanom Thai (Thai desserts).

GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. For more, visit www.gardenrayong.com.

Bouncing around the school field!
Bouncing around the school field!
Gladiator-style bouts took place all day.
Gladiator-style bouts took place all day.
Whack it! A young student tries the strength test.
Whack it! A young student tries the strength test.
Students tried to go low in the limbo contest.
Students tried to go low in the limbo contest.
Clowns came to help GIS mark its 21st birthday.
Clowns came to help GIS mark its 21st birthday.
GIS students had fun on Primary’s new AstroTurf.
GIS students had fun on Primary’s new AstroTurf.
Happy birthday to GIS from two Secondary students.
Happy birthday to GIS from two Secondary students.
Butterflies and flowers were popular face painting requests.
Butterflies and flowers were popular face painting requests.
Giant Jenga!
Giant Jenga!
IB Diploma students celebrate GIS’s birthday with special cupcakes.
IB Diploma students celebrate GIS’s birthday with special cupcakes.
This giant climbing structure proved a fun challenge for GIS students.
This giant climbing structure proved a fun challenge for GIS students.
Sue K. of Pattaya Mail with Janette Oracion PA of GIS
Sue K. of Pattaya Mail with Janette Oracion PA of GIS