St. Andrews students visit Camillian Social Centre

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On Sunday 12th October, 20 students from the Camillian Social Centre Rayong (http://www.hiv-aids-kids.org/) joined 24 St. Andrews IGCSE and IB students for a day of activities run by the school’s Art, PE and Music teachers.

The Camillian Social Centre is an orphanage for children living with the HIV/AIDS virus.

The students worked together on 2 art projects with Ms. Castle (which will be on display both within our school and at the Camillian Centre), participated a football clinic run by Ms. McEwan, and had an ensemble of dancing, music and singing with Mr. Muller. Mr. Collop was also on hand to make sure that the students were giving their all.

The emphasis of the day was one of caring, sharing and teamwork.The emphasis of the day was one of caring, sharing and teamwork.

Many thanks must also go to the PTG who financed the lunch for that day.

A lovely quote from Wow Tansuwan (Year 10) perfectly sums up the purpose of the day, “It was fun, happy and yet quite a sad day for me, I enjoyed seeing them (Camillian students) smile and play the different activities with us, and I hope we can do this again next year. I remember one of the students (Kaew) who held my arm at the end of our day together, she said, ‘thank you’ quite nervously, but I knew that she was happy.”

The day was a huge success.The day was a huge success.

The St Andrews School community also collected clothes, shoes and underwear for the Camillian Centre, and sold handicrafts made by residents at the Camillian Centre on the school’s annual International Day, which helped raise 11,873 baht for the charity.

“This student led project is part of our emphasis on pushing our more able IGCSE students to prepare for their IB community service requirements during years 10 and 11. Our comprehensive Exceptional Learners Program also offers students at KS3, IGCSE and IB the chance to compete against Thailand’s top international school students via the Model United Nations, Tournament of the Minds and World Scholars Cup competitions. We feel that these opportunities give our students the confidence to compete and excel against the elite students in Thailand, whether it be in competitions like Tournament of the Mind or in their final exams,” Mr Bryne Stothard, IGCSE Coordinator at St Andrews School, said.

St Andrews International School IGCSE and IBDP results are consistently above international standards.

SAGV organized a collection for the children at Camillian.SAGV organized a collection for the children at Camillian.

Students created some wonderful art pieces together.Students created some wonderful art pieces together.