On Friday 14th February Regents International School Pattaya celebrated internationalism within the school with its annual International Day. Over 1,000 students representing 50 different counties took part in a colourful parade of nations and then delighted their parents with a range of on-stage performances. Almost 40 stalls around school had international delicacies on sale and the day finished with a dance competition and World Cup football tournament.
Paul Crouch, Assistant Principal – Community and Student Enrichment, commented, “International Day is one of the most popular days in the school calendar because it really showcases the amazing diversity and vibrancy of our school. Our students, teachers and parents are proud to represent the 50 different nationalities within our school and a large number also look to embrace an alternative nationality or culture to the one they have been brought up in. That really demonstrates what an international learning environment is all about. International Day is the perfect way for everyone to show their cultural awareness and understanding in a society where being a citizen of the world is just as important as being patriotic and proud of your national heritage.”
Principal Mike Walton enjoys the festivities.
Principal Mike Walton hands over the Football World Cup Trophy to Team Argentina.
Regents’ students show off their national dress in the International Day Fashion Show.
Biology Teacher Jennifer Ball and Head of Secondary Garry Russell cheer on the students performing on stage.
Parents, friends and family join in the International Day parade.
PE Teacher Samantha Howing-Nicholls joins the South Korean students for the International Day parade.