Pattaya Arunothai School celebrated its 40th anniversary with a merit-making ceremony.
Jakrapong Suwannarasmee, deputy director of Chonburi Primary Education Office Region 3, and Principal Waraporn Jandech joined area politicians, students and teachers in celebrating the Sept. 20 anniversary.
The school invited nine monks from Chonglom Temple to perform religious ceremonies and sprinkle holy water on executives. Lunch followed, along with a presentation of robes and necessities.
Suwat Rotchatwattanakul (2nd left), vice president of Nongprue PAO, presents flowers congratulating Suwat Nongyai, school licensee, with Waraporn Jandech, director of Pattaya Arunothai School, on the school’s 40th Anniversary.
After the ceremony, school officials and politicians lined up for a friendly game of football.
Arunothai School was founded by Bunsuan Nongyai on Sept. 20, 1972 with Suwat Nongyai serving as principal. In 1994, Suwat took over as licensee and, in 2005, Waraporn was appointed as principal. The school offers classes from kindergarten to Mathayom 3.