One school – more than 40 countries

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Students from Bhutan, England and Thailand helped celebrate International Day.
Students from Bhutan, England and Thailand helped celebrate International Day.

Garden International School (GIS) held a special day to celebrate the huge range of nationalities who make up its diverse community.

The school’s annual International Day featured an array of food, performances and costumes from around the world.

More than 40 countries are represented at GIS.
More than 40 countries are represented at GIS.

Students, staff and parents came to GIS on Saturday February 9 in their national dress, then watched a stunning show with performances from Spain, China, the Caribbean, Scotland, and many more locations. In between the performances, representatives from each nation came on stage to sing their national anthem and wave their national flag.

After the show, there was an international picnic, provided by parents and the Friends of Garden. There was also a tombola, where a range of top prizes were on offer.

GIS has an incredible total of 42 nationalities in its community – making it the most international of international schools.

International Day was kindly sponsored by Indorama, Encounter Church, and Aditya Birla. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya.

IB students from around the world celebrated International Day.
IB students from around the world celebrated International Day.
Even some of GIS’s youngest students got dressed up.
Even some of GIS’s youngest students got dressed up.