Regents – A Year in Review


The 2014/15 school year at Regents International School Pattaya has been one of the most defining in its history. The weight of events and activities that staff and students have been involved in is unprecedented and shows that the school is on its way to becoming the foremost school in all of Thailand, not just the Eastern Seaboard.

The following are just a snippet of the year that was for the Regents community.

September 2014 – The arrival of our new Principal Iain Blaikie coincided with the completion of a number of construction projects, not least of all, the 400 meter all-weather running track. This has been put to good use by our burgeoning P.E department.

Medal Winners for the UK Maths Challenge.

October 2014 – Results from a school-wide survey of parents found that our school had an all-round satisfaction percentage in the 90s. We also took on board criticisms of certain areas of the school and made a concerted effort to step it up – especially in the area of catering.

Regents also celebrated Loy Krathong with Thai traditional dress and the floating of Krathongs at the school pool.

November 2014 – Students from Regents International School Pattaya pulled out all the stops with a Christmas show so audacious Head of Drama Mr. Nick Lewis labelled it – “the best play I have been involved with, in all my years at the school”. Sold out every night, all who attended were thoroughly impressed.

December 2014 – Our Saturday Sports Academy was set up in December. The numbers for this hugely popular weekend club continues to grow and grow. With instructors and coaches from all over the Eastern Seaboard and Thailand, students are well-taken care of!

Violinist Charles Yang performing at our Juilliard collaboration.

January 2015 – Students at Regents International School Pattaya achieved 2 golds, 2 silvers, and 11 bronzes in this year’s United Kingdom Senior Maths Challenge. Approximately 200,000 students across the world returned scripts for the exam, with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver, and the next 30% bronze.

February 2015 – Regents International School Pattaya was delighted to announce that Nord Anglia Education is now working in collaboration with The Juilliard School, the world-renowned performing arts conservatory. The flow on effect will mean that future students will be given a first-class music curriculum designed by some of the most musically-minded individuals anywhere in the world.

March 2015 – The under 13 FOBISIA Games was held toward the end of the month of March. Regents International School Pattaya hosted schools from all over South East-Asia, in well organised games. Results for the Regents’ Lions went well from Friday through till Sunday. We finished 1st in boys basketball and football, 2nd in girls basketball, 2nd in Athletics for both boys and girls and finally 5th in Swimming for both boys and girls.

Our Christmas Concert.

April 2015 – It was with great pleasure that we announced the three students that will be attending the Nord Anglia Global Orchestra Summer School in New York! Chosen by the Nord Anglia audition panel, Mary from Year 6, Kevin from Year 10 and Sally from Year 13, will experience the vibrant culture of the Big Apple.

The Global Orchestra will allow young musicians from around the globe to learn from each other, to perform together and to build their creativity and confidence as performers and global citizens.

May 2015 – A wonderful night of performances by talented Regents musicians and Juilliard Alumnus/Violinist extraordinaire Charles Yang, marked the month of May as the month where performing arts at our school went to another level.

Regents’ Chamber Orchestra.

It was a comprehensive showcase of the school’s orchestra, choir, as well as individual vocalists and instrumentalists. These students will be the first beneficiaries of a curriculum designed to foster creativity and motivation to excel.

June 2015 – Round Square week saw hundreds of students embark on trips around Thailand and the world to discover new lands, cultures and activities. A big part of our curriculum – Round Square instills a sense of global learning in our students that many schools do not offer. It is a chance to get a taste of what it is like to be a global citizen in an ever-changing world and our pupils love it!

Celebrating Loy Krathong.

Regents’ students on their Round Square London Trip.