ISE breaks ground for new fine arts center

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A ceremony took place at the International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE) in the early hours of Thursday the 8th of February.

Teachers, students, engineers and members of the press were in attendance for the official ground breaking ceremony of what will be the new fine arts center for the school.

ISE was built back 1994 to provide schooling for the children of expatriates who were working on the Eastern Seaboard. Back then the school had 75 students and over the years the faculty expanded and today has more than three hundred students from twenty six countries studying at the ISE.

The school adheres to the American Curriculum and participates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  Last year the school had an astounding 100% pass rate for students taking their IBDP exams.

The school’s superintendent, Dr Robert Brewitt, presides over the proceedings.The school’s superintendent, Dr Robert Brewitt, presides over the proceedings.

The new Fine Arts Center marks the final phase for the school and will contain three hundred and six seats, a large music classroom, music practice/rehearsal rooms, dance studio, drama green rooms, an art studio and costume storage areas.

In addition it will be a venue for art exhibitions, conferences and a tea garden and cafe area.

Dr Robert Brewitt, the school’s superintendent, presided over the proceedings on the day and welcomed the guests, which included a team from the Lifeimage Co. Ltd., (who were responsible for the architectural design) and the Chuemmaitree construction company.

Student council president, Krassawan (Viking) Khongkhaphet, is delighted that this dream is finally becoming a reality.Student council president, Krassawan (Viking) Khongkhaphet, is delighted that this dream is finally becoming a reality.

Dr Brewitt explained that the new center would provide a vital hub, not just for the students but also for the community as well.

The president of the student council, Krassawan (Viking) Khongkhaphet said that there had been talk about the fine arts center for many years and that he was delighted that this dream was finally becoming a reality.

As the nuclear clock approached the auspicious time of 9:09 a.m., the teachers and staff gathered round to pull the rope which was attached the huge machinery for driving in the first pillion.

At the auspicious time of 9:09 a.m., teachers and staff pull the rope attached to the huge machinery for driving in the first pillion.At the auspicious time of 9:09 a.m., teachers and staff pull the rope attached to the huge machinery for driving in the first pillion.

With a 5-4-3-2-1, the rope was pulled and the steel chambers came racing down, firmly planting in the first concrete pillion and marking the official beginning of the construction process.

The ISE prides itself in being a family school and with the completion of the New Fine Arts Center in December this year will help provide another stem of education to this highly accomplished and friendly establishment.

A model of the school’s new fine arts center.A model of the school’s new fine arts center.