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StudentAchievement 2014/15

StudentAchievement A Record of All-Round Excellence

Bangkok Patana School is an IB World School, accredited by CIS and NEASC

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Bangkok Patana School is dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded education. StudentAchievement 2014/15 celebrates the tremendous achievements of our students in the many diverse areas of school life, including academics, the arts, community service, leadership activities and sports. CONTACT Head of School

Matthew G Mills

headofschool@patana.ac.th

Primary Principal

Clare Sharp

nakh@patana.ac.th

Secondary Principal

Michael Smith

orpi@patana.ac.th

Cross Campus Principal

James Penstone

susb@patana.ac.th

Primary Assistant Principal, Learning and Welfare

Carol Battram

caba@patana.ac.th

Primary Assistant Principal, Learning and Curriculum

Jason Cooper

jaco@patana.ac.th

Secondary Assistant Principal, Student Welfare

Helen Thew

heth@patana.ac.th

Secondary Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Assessment

Suzanne Lindley

suli@patana.ac.th

Cross Campus Assistant Principal – Extra-curricular Activities and Sports

Michael Balo

miba@patana.ac.th

Admissions and Registration

Rachel Jones

rajo@patana.ac.th

Printing: Scand-Media Corp., Ltd. Date of Production: December 2015 No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of Bangkok Patana School.

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StudentAchievement 2014/15

CONTENTS IntroductIon

Arts Achievements

Mission 4

Arts 18

Foreword 4

Academic Achievements

Competitions

Instrumental Music Awards

19

The Primary School

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Sports 20 - 21

Key Stage 1 Results

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Key Stage 2 Results

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Global Dimensions

The Secondary School

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Student Delegates 23

Graduate Destinations

9 - 11

Extra-curricular Activities

24

IB Results 12 - 13

International Award

25 - 27

(I)GCSE Results 14 - 15

Community Service

28 - 29

Model United Nations

30

Foundation Board Prizes

16

Mathematics Awards

17

House Awards

22

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OUR MISSION Is to ensure that students of different nationalities grow to their full potential as independent learners in a caring British International School.

Foreword

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am delighted to introduce the StudentAchievement booklet for the 2014/15 school year and to share with you the tremendous achievements of our students. Bangkok Patana School is an independent, international school with well-established traditions of excellence and a very exciting future. It is widely recognised as one of the highest performing schools in Asia with an enviable record of academic, sporting and cultural achievement. We recognise that learning is the primary purpose of the School and, as such all members of our community engage in developing their intellectual, creative and physical talents. Reading through this book, it will become obvious that Bangkok Patana School is achieving its mission and aims. Our students are consistently succeeding in a wide area of academic benchmarks. Their high scores are a celebration for not only the individual students but also for their teachers, parents and the school. Finally, at Bangkok Patana School we believe learning should be challenging and enjoyable and we strive to maintain that balance to ensure our students confidently and successfully face the challenges of the 21st century. Matthew G. Mills Head of School M.Sc.Ed (Hons), B.Ed., Adv.Dip.Teaching December 2015

“experientia docet” “Experience teaches”

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StudentAchievement 2014/15

The Primary School By Clare Sharp, Primary Principal

W

ithin the following pages you will have a snapshot of the Primary School, particularly with reference to student attainment. As a Primary School we build upon the development of the child beginning with the characteristics of effective learning. These are playing and exploring, active learning, creating and critical thinking. It is these characteristics that drive our Foundation Stage learning and upon these that learning is developed for the children, enabling them to acquire skills and knowledge. It is this application that leads to our approach of looking at what the individual child needs to succeed in their learning, as well as the bigger picture of what the class and Year group need. The importance of being principled, caring and open minded continues to be evident as we support our community. Here, students grow from experiences and learn to value the traditions and values of others. This is central to the way in which we help our students grow.

Whilst the academic results share our success in reading, writing and mathematics, many students have achieved personal progress which is highly commendable. This is not only in the classroom but on the field, in the swimming pool, in music, dance and drama. This holistic approach to achievement makes these students shine in many ways, so we celebrate each and every one. We are extremely proud of all of our students. Visitors continue to comment about the way in which they present themselves in the classroom and also mention their positive attitudes and dispositions around school. We realise that supporting your child, especially for our youngest students, is a significant responsibility and in the following pages, I hope you will have a small glimpse of the joy we experience when teaching your children.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Primary School Results

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hese results are based on the National Curriculum Tests for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The writing results, including the UK comparison, are based on teacher assessments conducted throughout the year, following the writing guidelines from the UK. All assessments are moderated to ensure consistency when assigning levels using these guidelines.

KEY STAGE 1 The age-related expectation is Level 2 (all results are reported as percentages)

Reading Percentage of students who received a Level 2 or above

90%

United Kingdom

98%

Bangkok Patana 26% achieved Level 3 or above

Writing Percentage of students who received a Level 2 or above

86%

United Kingdom

93%

Bangkok Patana 9% achieved Level 3 or above

Mathematics Percentage of students who received a Level 2 or above

93%

United Kingdom

99%

Bangkok Patana 22% achieved Level 3 or above

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StudentAchievement 2014/15 KEY STAGE 2 The age-related expectation is Level 4 (all results are reported as percentages)

Reading

Writing

Percentage of students who received a Level 4 or above

Percentage of students who received a Level 4 or above

89%

United Kingdom

99%

Bangkok Patana

87%

United Kingdom

97%

Bangkok Patana

82% achieved Level 5 or above

36% achieved Level 5 or above

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Mathematics

Percentage of students who received a Level 4 or above

Percentage of students who received a Level 4 or above

United Kingdom

80% 93%

Bangkok Patana

75% achieved Level 5 or above

87%

United Kingdom

99%

Bangkok Patana

42% achieved Level 5 or above

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

The Secondary School By Mick Smith, Secondary Principal

A

s 2015/16 began, we were able to add the external examination results to the overall achievements of our students last year. I am extremely proud to report that the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results for the Graduating Class of 2015 produced our highest ever average points score of 35. Over the last year we have worked closely with students to really focus on ensuring that they are taking the specific IB courses that will give them the best possible opportunity to show their potential. These results are partly the fruit of that collaboration. The (I)GCSE results also continue to be of a very high standard and I would like to congratulate our new Year 12 students on their achievements so far, while challenging them to reach even greater heights in the IB examinations in two years’ time. We have grown accustomed to, and indeed expect, excellent academic results but they are not achieved without absolute commitment from the students and excellence from

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our teachers. At Bangkok Patana we recognise and value academic achievement as a key aspect of what we want from our students and how we judge our success as a school. However, it is part of a wider aim to create a culture where holistic and personal development are key, where every student is encouraged to recognise and strive to achieve their own individual potential across a wide range of fields. Many of the most memorable school occasions each year take place outside the classrooms and examinations hall; on the sports field, at MUN (Model United Nations) Conferences, providing service to the wider community, on the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award expeditions and in the Arts Centre. If this culture is strong and we ensure that we recognise, value and celebrate student commitment to participation and to reflecting upon how they can learn in all aspects of school life, then we are truly meeting our mission to fulfil student potential and can be considered to be a great school.


StudentAchievement 2014/15

Graduate Destinations

Youngyuen, Phuriphat (Mark)

AUSTRALIA

University of British Columbia

Political Science

FRANCE

Abela, Madeleine

Australian National University (pending)

International Studies

Arul, Melissa

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Media and Communications

Bergan-Park, Khira

University of Sydney

Economic, Political and Social Sciences

Bower, Veima

University of Melbourne

International Relations

Buzzanca, Giorgia

Gap Year

Gap Year

Dharmaseri, Nishanta

University of Melbourne

Accounting and Finance

Chow, Kristie

Gap Year

Gap Year

Della Bosca, Danielle

Pending

Media Communications

Landi, Anna

Gap Year

Gap Year

Philip, Max

Pending

Computer Science

Martin, Helena

Gap Year

Gap Year

Ravi, Pranav

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Engineering

Pate, Louis

Gap Year

Gap Year

Van der Linden, Alexander

Pending

Business

Thompson, Alissa

Gap Year

Gap Year

Stewart, Cameron

Gap Year

Gap Year

Stewart, Eleanor

Gap Year

Gap Year

BELGIUM De Waegh, Layla

Ecole Nationale Des Arts Visuels de la Cambre

Graphic Design

Colette, Jean-Baptiste

Epitech Paris

Computer Programming

GAP YEAR

JAPAN

CANADA Ittisarnronnachai, Pattapol (AJ)

University of British Columbia

Electrical Engineering

Koita, Bourama (Ibrahim)

University of British Columbia

International Relations

Merszei, Julia

University of Dalhousie

Marine Biology

O’Hearn, Robert

University of British Columbia

Arts

Powell, Brian

Dalhousie University

Geography/ GIS

Imamura, Haluka

International Christian University

Liberal Arts

KOREA Park, Jun Suk (James)

Sungkyunkwan University

Engineering

NEW ZEALAND Mathers, Thomas

University of Auckland

Computer Science

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS van Diepen, Czarina (Alex)

SINGAPORE Cowie, Aston

Lasalle College of the Arts

Music Technology

SOUTH AFRICA Oswin, Luke

University of the Witwatersrand

Medicine

Utrecht University UNITED KINGDOM

Biesty, Colette

University of Sheffield

Medicine

Butt-Gow, Noranil (Andy)

Loughborough University

Industrial Design and Technology

Chan, Areeya (Cat)

University of Exeter

International Relations

Chandrashekar, Siddharth

University of Edinburgh

Computer Science

Comer, Timothy

University of Leicester

Law

Diawara, Abobakar (Abu) Manchester Metropolitan University

SPAIN Teres Mateos, Marina

ICADE (Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE)

Business

SWITZERLAND Chang, Wan Lin (Jennifer)

Les Roches

Hospitality Management

Jerger, Mabelle

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Hospitality

École Hôtelière de Lausanne

International Hotel Management / Business

Tse, Terri

Chulalongkorn University

Communication Design

Lim, Jae Hee

Chulalongkorn University

JIPP (Joint International Psychology Programme)

Reiter, Philip

Mahidol University

International Hospitality Management

Smith, Voracha (Nonny)

Thammasat University

Design

Yongsanguanchai, Nichakarn (Bam)

Mahidol University

Marketing

THE NETHERLANDS Charpentier, Thomas

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Design Engineering

Business

Fellows-Patel, Ross

Royal Holloway

English and Drama

Gallacher, Scott

Manchester Metropolitan University

Business Management

Gray, Samantha

University College of London

Science and Society

Griggs, Philip (Phil)

University of Northumbria

Business Management

Han, Ellis Hui Hong

London School of Economics and Political Science

International Relations

Harriman, Oliver

Lancaster University

Computer Science

Harris, Matthew

Oxford Brookes University

Philosophy

Hermes, Marine

University of Nottingham

International Relations

Holloway, Andrew

University of Reading

Computer Science

Hubo, Julia

King’s College London

English Literature

Illing, George

University of Derby

Manufacturing and Production Engineering

Illing, Hugo

University of Derby

Creative and Expressive Therapies (Drama)

Illing, Piers

University of Surrey

Professional Production Skills

Jagdeo, Dayna

University of Sussex

Life Sciences and Psychology

Jhanji, Saffron

University of Exeter

Anthropology

Kim, Eu Gene

University of Warwick

English Literature

Koh, Mun Ling

King’s College London

International Relations

Leelatham, Marquie

London School of Economics and Political Science

International Relations

Leiper, Rory

Kingston University

Games Technology with Foundation Year

Li, Janice

University of Nottingham

Medicine

McDonald, Alexander (Alex)

University of Aberdeen

Business Management

THAILAND Chirabandhu, Chanya (Cha-Cha)

Media and Culture


StudentAchievement 2014/15 Min, Byoung Hun (Brian)

University College of London

Computer Science

Italiya, Nancy

American University

International Relations

Mohamed Suhardy, Nureen

University of Surrey

Chemical Engineering

Jayapurna, Ivan

University of California, Berkeley

Chemical Engineering

Mujumdar, Rati

University of Bath

International Relations

Kanjanapas, Smita (Tita)

Stanford University

Chemical Engineering

Ng, Wing Ting (Ting Ting)

University of Bath

Architecture

Kao, Cheng-Ta (Andy)

Stanford University

Physics, Drama

Nitiahpapand, Patcha

University of Kent

Law

McConnell, Mary

NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College)

Science (Biology/ Veterinary Science)

Peetakanont, Puwanan (Pooh)

University of Warwick

Management

Misra, Neil

California Polytechnic State University

Industrial Design

Pringsulaka, Sukontee (Prince)

University of East Anglia

Medicine

Miyauchi, Takayuki

Purdue University

Engineering

Raho, Julia

Bournemouth University

International Hospitality Management

Mudbhary, Alisha

Bryn Mawr College

Liberal Arts

Sanikidze, Giorgi (Gio)

University of Exeter

Anthropology

Pichaiwongse, Nick

New York University

Business

Schofield, William (Billy)

University of Liverpool

Business

Piracha, Nashiya

Michigan State University

Education

Siah, Nathania

University of the Arts London

Fashion Marketing

Rajendran, Ajit

Purdue University

Engineering

Teong, Wen Yi

University of Warwick

Law

Rana, Den

Suffolk University

Business Management

Thompson, Melina

University of Exeter

Liberal Arts

Regmi, Shreeya

Pratt Institute

Design / Architecture

Tulloch, Isabel

Queen Mary University of London

Law

Runyaseva, Pichamon

Wesleyan University

Liberal Arts - Business

Wang, Haipo (Andy)

University of Manchester

Economics

Sharma, Tarun

Full Sail University

Computer Design / Illustration

Winyard, Gregory

University of Exeter

Business and Management

Sittipunt, Siwaporn (Teak)

Brown University

Liberal Arts

Wongchindawest, Uakarn (PT)

University of Manchester

Biomedical Science

Sugita, Eri

Carnegie Mellon University

Engineering

Yoshimoto, Anna

University College London

Anthropology

Sumayao, Atikij (Chico)

Loyola Marymount (California)

Business

Sumayao, Atikiat (Chenoa)

University of Southern California

Engineering

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Agarwal, Abhimanyu (Abu)

Rose Hulman University

Computer Science/Engineering

Suri, Krishna Chaitanya

University of California San Diego

Engineering

Bleibtreu, Robert

St. John’s College

Liberal Arts

Techawatanawana, Kacha (Shogun)

Yale University

Biomedical Engineering and Economics

Burkenbine, Sarah

Northeastern University

Business Management

Tongyai, Wannakanok (Whan)

University of San Francisco

Media / Communications

Chaitavatputtiporn, Jenjira

University of Central Oklahoma

Music

Tsubouchi, Momoko

Boston University

Psychology

Chaiyapinunt, Nabanod (Guy)

Pratt Institute

Architecture

Udomsak, Napas

Rice University

Computer Science

Chanarat, Proud

Carleton College

Liberal Arts - major in Biology / Anthropology

Vasiksiri, Ahttapon (Wing)

University of California, Berkeley

Business

Chaurasia, Rohan

Rhode Island School of Design

Design/Art

Veeralakshmanan, Bagavathi (Akash)

Purdue University

Engineering

Cheancharadpong, Ponr

Loyola Marymount (California)

Marketing

Vigoda, Aleena

Dartmouth College

Neuroscience and Economics

Chen, Yi-Yu (Melaney)

Cornell University

Engineering

Viriyanon, Ryan

University of Maine

Business

Chen, Karim

Drexel University

Industrial Design

Vithoontien, Alisa

Vassar College

Liberal Arts

Ding, Metinee

Rice University

Architecture

Vongluekiat, Pakpinya (Pim)

University of Chicago

Liberal Arts (History, Political Science)

Doshi, Purvi

Carnegie Mellon University

Civil Engineering

Whitcraft, Dylan

Bates College

Physics/Engineering

Ger, Tzu Hsian (Vivian)

Boston University

Business

Wongvajara, Thanpat (Than)

Northeastern University

Business

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

International Baccalaureate By Andrew Roff, IB Coordinator

T

he International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a five term course which consists of students taking six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level, each of which can score a maximum of seven points. Additional components of the IB programme are Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay which can provide up to three ‘bonus’ points to students, giving a theoretical maximum score of 45 points, with 24 points being the minimum pass requirement. Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) must also be completed as it is a core part of the IBDP; this aims to encourage students to continue their learning outside the curriculum through their involvement in the local and wider community.

IB Diploma students who reached or exceeded the 24 points pass mark

Average points score for students who passed

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Mean grade in individual subjects

Number of Diploma Candidates: 2015 (124), 2014 (116), 2013 (112), 2012 (109), 2011 (99)

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StudentAchievement 2014/15 Notable Students To achieve 40 points or more in the IB Diploma is a significant challenge for even the most able student as they must not only balance the demands of these subjects but also those placed upon them by the IBDP core programmes (CAS, the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge) as well as the wide range of extra-curricular activities with which they are involved. In May 2015, only 6% of the global cohort of IBDP students, received 40 points or more. The following 15% of the Class of 2015 managed this feat: TOTAL POINTS SCORE Chen, Yi-Yu (Melaney)

45

Hubo, Julia

44

Kanjanapas, Smita (Tita)

44

Udomsak, Napas

44

Chow, Kristie Mae Han

43

Jayapurna, Ivan

43

Leelatham, Marquie

43

Martin, Helena

43

Mahadumrongkul, Kacha (Shogun)

42

Ding, Nuoxi (Metinee)

40

Doshi, Purvi

40

Kao, Cheng-Ta (Andy)

40

Min, Byoung Hun (Brian)

40

Ng, Wing Ting (Ting Ting)

40

Raho, Julia

40

Tulloch, Isabel

40

Vasiksiri, Ahttapon (Wing)

40

Vongluekiat, Pakpinya (Pim)

40

We are equally proud to celebrate the achievement of the following students who demonstrated excellent application and hard work during the course of their IB Diploma to achieve five or more points above expectation (compared to ALIS potential grades). POINTS ACHIEVED ABOVE EXPECTATION Miyauchi, Takayuki

8

de Waegh, Layla

7

Griggs, Philip

6

Bleibtreu, Robert

5

McDonald, Alexander

5

Tongyai, M.L Wannakanok (Whan)

5

Teres Mateos, Marina

5

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

(I)GCSE Examination Results By Shereen Hughes, (I)GCSE Examinations Coordinator

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ach year, thousands of students in the UK and around the world sit (I)GCSE examinations. At Bangkok Patana School our students sit both Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSEs and Edexcel IGCSEs and GCSEs in a wide variety of subjects. In May and June 2015 a total of 200 students from Years 8 to 11 sat these examinations. Most students were from Year 11 but there was also an additional cohort from Year 10 sitting their IGCSE Mathematics a year early, along with some students from Year 8 and 9 sitting examinations in their home language. Bangkok Patana School (BPS) results 2015 against the global average 2015

1 student received a perfect score of 10 A*s 10 students received 8 or more A*s out of a possible 10 100% of the students who sat IGCSE Mathematics a year

early achieved an A* or A

47% of the Year 11 students who sat AS Level Mathematics

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a year early achieved an A

June 2015 (I)GCSE Results Overall % GRADE

%

% A* - A

A*

24.1

A

24.4

B

25.1

C

16.6

D

6.6

E

2.1

F

0.9

G

0.1

% A* - B

% A* - C

% A* - G

48.5 73.6 90.2

99.9

Outstanding progress by Bangkok Patana School students in 2015 (YELLIS v Actual; two points represents one (I)GSCE grade) STUDENT

AVERAGE POINTS ACHIEVED ABOVE EXPECTATION

Ekaterina (Katya) Rasskazova

3.5

Shuchi (Mishty) Dey

2.6

Maxine Miller

2.6

Jay (Junior) Agaskar

2.1

Aishwarya Bagaria

2.0


StudentAchievement 2014/15 Outstanding (I)GCSE average points by Bangkok Patana School students in 2015: STUDENT

No. of A*s

TOTAL SUBJECTS

Benjada (Nucky) Korprasertsri

Avg. Points

10

10

16

Catherine Bouchard

9

10

15.8

Ekaterina (Katya) Rasskazova

9

10

15.8

Akshaj Balasubramanian

8

10

15.6

Jonathan Broadbent

9

10

15.6

Saloni Kothari

8

10

15.6

Alan Utharntharm

8

10

15.6

Florence Lacrosse

8

11

15.5

Shuchi (Mishty) Dey

8

10

15.4

Abu Akram Labeeb Hussain

8

10

15.4

Ahttakorn (Wave) Vasiksiri

8

10

15.2

(16 max)

Cambridge International Examinations ‘Outstanding Learner’ awards made to Bangkok Patana School students in 2015: SUBJECT

LEVEL

STUDENT

AWARD

First Language Thai

IGCSE

Top in the World

Foreign Language Mandarin Chinese

Benjada (Nucky) Korprasertsri

IGCSE

Man (Mable) Ye

Top in the World

Mathematics

AS Level

Akshaj Balasubramanian

Top in Country

Global Perspectives

IGCSE

Chloe Briggs

Top in Country

Business Studies

IGCSE

Design and Technology

IGCSE

Warinyupa (Bebe) Phornprapha Ekaterina (Katya) Rasskazova

Computer Science

IGCSE

Akshaj Balasubramanian

High Achievement

Spanish Language

AS Level

Megan Heather-Maher

High Achievement

Foreign Language Portuguese

IGCSE

Zoe Lemaire

High Achievement

English as a Second Language (Count-in oral)

IGCSE

Buse Ozgulsen

High Achievement

Top in Country Top in Country

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Foundation Board Prizes By Simon Griffiths, Student Progress Leader

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angkok Patana School’s Foundation Board kindly sponsors a number of awards to recognise the talents and hard work of a number of our students. Details of this year’s recipients are outlined below. Foundation Board Higher Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Akshaj Balasubramanian

Catherine Bouchard

Jonathan Broadbent

Yi-Yu (Melaney) Chen

Layla de Waegh

Shuchi (Mishty) Dey

Guilhem Echivard

Mia Evrard

Philip Griggs

Julia Hubo

Abu Akram Labeeb Hussain

Athena Intanate

Smita (Tita) Kanjanapas

Benjada (Nucky) Korprasertsri

Saloni Kothari

Florence Lacrosse

Maxine Miller

Takayuki Miyauchi

Ekaterina (Katya) Rasskazova

Shayomi (Tia) Srivastava

Popranon (Finley) Thitaparun

Napas Udomsak

Alan Utharntharm

Ahttakorn (Wave) Vasiksiri

Anna-Maria Woodrow

Yuqing Wu

The students who attained the highest point score from the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme are Yi-Yu (Melaney) Chen, with a maximum score of 45 points, Julia Hubo, Smita Kanjanapas and Napas Udomsak with 44 points each. Foundation Board Key Academic Achievement

Stage

4

Award

for

Outstanding

These students demonstrated an exceptional achievement with 8 or more (I)GCSE results being graded at A or A*. Congratulations to Akshaj Balasubramanian, Catherine Bouchard, Jonathan Broadbent, Shuchi (Mishty) Dey, Abu Akram Labeeb Hussain, Benjada (Nucky) Korprasertsri, Saloni Kothari, Florence Lacrosse, Ekaterina (Katya) Rasskazova, Alan Utharntharm and Ahttakorn (Wave) Vasiksiri. Foundation Board Key Stage 3 Attainment Prize

This prize is awarded to Athena Intanate, Shayomi (Tia) Srivastava, Anna-Maria Woodrow and Yuqing Wu. These students attained the highest average reported grades, across all subjects, at the end of Year 9. Progress Prizes

In addition to academic achievement, Bangkok Patana School also recognises students who have worked hard and made exceptional progress across Key Stages. This year we would like to recognise the following students for the progress they have made: Foundation Board Key Stage 2 to 3

The most improved students are Guilhem Echivard, Mia Evrard and Poranon (Finley) Thitaparun who showed the most progress between their MidYIS scores and average reported levels at the end of Year 9. Foundation Board Key Stage 3 to 4

The most improved students are Shuchi (Mishty) Dey, Maxine Miller and Ekaterina (Katya) Rasskazova. These students demonstrated exceptional progress by scoring at least 2.5 grades above their initial YELLIS grades in their final (I)GCSEs. Foundation Board Key Stage 4 to Senior Studies

The students who showed the greatest increase in their IB diploma results from the potential shown by their ALIS test scores are Layla de Waegh, Philip Griggs and Takayuki Miyauchi.

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StudentAchievement 2014/15

Mathematics By Dr Scott Tooley, Head of Mathematics Faculty

A

significant number of Bangkok Patana students have their mathematical lives enriched by a competition organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). The three challenges are aimed at 11-18 year-olds but we do enter students from Year 6. Those who successfully negotiate the first round (Senior, Intermediate or Junior) are invited to take part in an Olympiad round which provides students with an opportunity to really focus on the art of mathematical communication at a very high level. 2014/2015 Results In 2014/15 179 students took part in the Junior Challenge, 192 in the Intermediate and 156 in the Senior competition. CHALLENGE Senior

(Year 13 and below)

Intermediate Junior

(Year 11 or below)

(Year 8 or below)

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

OLYMPIAD INVITES

48

34

21

0

53

39

33

8

50

47

30

10

Particular credit should go to all of our students who were invited to take part in the Olympiad round for their individual competitions. In addition, Yuqing Wu was awarded ‘Best in School’ in the Senior Challenge, which is an outstanding achievement considering she was a Year 9 student at the time. Yuqing was also firmly positioned in the top 50 worldwide for her performance in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad, winning her a book prize and a medal. Another student, Duncan Bouchard (Year 7) scored an impressive maximum 135 on the Junior Challenge.

Other notable successes were: Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad

Distinction

Yuqing Wu Benjada Korprasertsri

Merit

Sho Ishizaki Aryan Jain Tam Tran

Junior Mathematical Olympiad

Distinction

Duncan Bouchard Ann Kanchanasakdichai Kai Mitsuishi

Participation

Dan Axtell Sho Ishizaki Nachat Jatusripitak Odele Pang Fasai Pulkes Gunn Pungpapong Punn Tannirandorn

Four Year 6 students took part in the FOBISIA Primary Mathematics Competition, in Shanghai in March 2015. The group worked in a team to complete a written task, an investigation, a split relay, a construction task and solve countdown-style questions. The challenge was intensive but our students did wonderfully well in the individual event and were crowned winners of the team event, beating 30 schools from across Asia. A big contratulations to Tomi Bodwell, Shintaro Inaba, Kai Mitsuishi and Ryutaro Uozumi!

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ARTS ACHIEVEMENTS

Visual and Performing Arts By Alec Bien, Head of Secondary Arts Faculty and Rachel Stead, Leader of Learning, Primary Music

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cademic year 2014/15 was another stellar year for learning and achievement through the Arts. Primary students have had an exciting year of learning. In music, the focus has been on developing practice strategies. Children in Years 1 to 6 can be seen solving musical problems with strategies such as ‘chunking’, ‘mental practice’, ‘sloo… wly’, ‘the hard bits’ and more. In visual art, Primary school children are provided with opportunities to think like artists: to conceive visual ideas then develop, explore and refine those ideas using skills in a range of materials and processes. Research tells us that when children are able to articulate their learning and choose appropriate strategies, they learn more effectively. Junior Music Camp started the year with plenty of excitement and culminated in a showcase concert. The Patana Primary concert concluded the year with many ensembles showing off the results of their hard work and thoughtful practice. Drama performances throughout the Key Stages and the Primary musical production of ‘Rising Sun Rising Moon’ highlight the progress students made in the performing arts. In between there were many other concerts and opportunities to share their arts learning for the students. In Secondary, students earned very pleasing examination results at both the (I)GCSE and IB levels. The Visual Art Department ran trips to art museums around Bangkok and hosted shows of student art work here on campus. The walls of the Arts Centre are slowly but surely being covered with beautiful examples of student creativity. The Drama and Music departments collaborated in the ambitious production of “The Secret Garden”. It was an elaborate and very successful musical, complete with full orchestra, choir, set, costumes – the works! Students also performed in an original play written by a member of the Drama Department and delighted audiences with creative renditions of “Grimm Tales”. The Patana Music series continued and featured Bangkok Patana’s wonderful student musicians as confident solo performers and members of a variety of exciting ensembles.

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StudentAchievement 2014/15

Instrumental Music By David Larking, Co-ordinator of Instrumental Music

T

he Instrumental Music Department provides musical instruction to approximately 600 students. The team, consisting of 24 instructors and staff, provide musical direction on a broad range of instruments to students across the school. The Department currently offers private tuition to students on the following instruments:

music theory - piano - voice - violin - viola - cello - string bass - guitar - bass guitar - trumpet - trombone - French horn - euphonium - tuba - flute - clarinet - saxophone - oboe - bassoon - percussion - Thai instruments - recorder - ukulele - music technology

Students are encouraged to participate in external performance and theory examinations. These are organised twice per year and are recommended as they help motivate and chart student progress. The examinations are overseen by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity Rock and Pop in the UK and are highly regarded in the UK and overseas; they act as an international benchmark of musical standards. The following students should be noted for successfully completing exams in Grades 6, 7 and 8.

Instrumental Music Exams (ABRSM and Trinity Rock & Pop) Results. INSTRUMENT

PASS WITH DISTINCTION

PASS WITH MERIT

PASS

TOTAL 168 CANDIDATES

Cello

0

1

4

5

Clarinet

0

1

3

4

Drum Kit

2

5

1

8

Flute

0

2

2

4

Guitar

6

19

6

31

Piano

5

18

36

59

Voice

3

17

17

37

NAME

EXAMINING BOARD

INSTRUMENT

GRADE

ACHIEVEMENT

Trumpet

0

1

0

1

Madeleine Abela

ABRSM

Flute

6

Pass

Tuba

0

2

0

2

Duncan Bouchard

ABRSM

Flute

6

Pass

Violin

2

7

8

17

Jade Gavin

ABRSM

Piano

6

Merit

Annie Flint Smith

ABRSM

Piano

6

Merit

Wei-Hsuan (Cheyenne) Lu

ABRSM

Piano

6

Merit

Ethan De Silva

ABRSM

Piano

6

Pass

David Baines

ABRSM

Piano

6

Pass

Pawarin Sungkboon

ABRSM

Piano

6

Pass

Wei Shen Teong

ABRSM

Piano

6

Pass

Lei Nishiuwatoko

ABRSM

Violin

6

Pass

Yuqing Wu

ABRSM

Violin

6

Pass

Larissa Nandhabiwat

Trinity Rock & Pop

Vocals

6

Pass

Joanne Gavin

ABRSM

Flute

7

Pass

Pavitra Hsieh

ABRSM

Piano

7

Pass

Yujin Ahn

ABRSM

Cello

8

Pass

Daral Maesincee

ABRSM

Cello

8

Pass

Melanie Utharntharm

ABRSM

Piano

8

Pass

Panarin Sungkboon

ABRSM

Piano

8

Pass

Pankhuri Singh

ABRSM

Singing

8

Merit

Sylvia (Lily) Wilson

Trinity Rock & Pop

Vocals

8

Merit

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COMPETITIONS

Sports By Michael Balo, Cross Campus Assistant Principal Extra-curricular Activities and Sports

B

angkok Patana School participates in three athletic conferences as well as attending numerous invitational tournaments throughout Asia. We have more than 800 students who are actively engaged in about 18 different sports. They make up over 90 teams who participate in more than 500 fixtures per year.

Swimming The 2014/15 acadaemic year was successful for the TigerPrawns and TigerSharks competitive swimming programmes. Highlights of our 2014/15 events: • SEASAC: Boys - 4th place, Girls - 2nd • BISAC Championships: Seniors - Champions, Juniors - 2nd • Feeding Frenzy Invitational: Overall Team - Champions • Shrewsbury Relays: Seniors - Champions, Juniors - Champions • ISB SwimFest: Champions • Thai Nationals: Eight Individual Qualifiers

SEASAC (South East Asia Student Activities Conference) Tournament Results SEASAC comprises 13 schools across South East Asia. BOYS

GIRLS

Badminton

6th

5th

Basketball

2nd

6th

Football

4th

4th

Golf

4th

3rd

Gymnastics

1st

3rd

Rugby

4th

6th

Swimming

4th

2nd

Softball

5th

3rd

Tennis

1st

1st

Volleyball

4th

4th

BISAC Swimming Results 8 AND UNDER

9 YEARS

10 YEARS

11-12 YEARS

13-14 YEARS

15 AND OVER

Girls

2nd

4th

2nd

3rd

1st

2nd

Boys

2nd

2nd

2nd

1st

5th

1st

BISAC (Bangkok International Schools Athletic Conference) Tournament Results BISAC comprises 14 international schools in and around Bangkok. VARSITY

UNDER 15

UNDER 13

UNDER 11

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

Athletics

n/a

n/a

n/a

1st

3rd

1st

3rd

2nd

1st

1st

Badminton

3rd

2nd

3rd

3rd

3rd

2nd

2nd

2nd

n/a

n/a

Basketball

5th

5th

6th

6th

1st

3rd

3rd

1st

1st

1st

Climbing

Combined 1st

Combined 1st

Combined 1st

n/a

n/a

Football

1st

1st

2nd

2nd

1st

1st

3rd

1st

1st

1st

Rugby/Touch Rugby

1st

1st

3rd

2nd

2nd

2nd

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Softball/Tee Ball

3rd

3rd

6th

2nd

n/a

n/a

1st

1st

1st

1st

Tennis

2nd

1st

n/a

n/a

1st

2nd

1st

1st

n/a

n/a

Volleyball

4th

6th

4th

2nd

4th

7th

2nd

2nd

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Waterpolo

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JUNIOR VARSITY

1st

n/a

1st


StudentAchievement 2014/15 Tennis The tennis teams had a successful year with two standout highlights. First was the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity team SEASAC double triumph – this was the fifth straight title for the Girls. The second was our trip to Qatar to compete in the International School Sport Federation (ISF) World School Championships against the best school teams in the world; both teams finished 10th out of 16 teams. Domestically we won BISAC Team titles at Under 13, Under 19 Girls and Under 15 Boys. BISAC Singles titles were won by Leo Vithoontien for the Under 19 Boys, Emiri Vithoontien for the Under 19 Girls, Ruamrak (Balloon) Pawinee for the Under 15 Girls and Savannah Olds for the Under 13 Girls. At the FOBISIA event in Jakarta, Leo won the Under 15 Boys’ title, Savannah the Under 13 Girls and Balloon the Under 11 Girls.

Gymnastics 2014/15 season highlights included: • ISB Black & Gold Invitational in February – most decorated team in the competition, winning team awards in 12 of the 13 categories where a team was entered. • SEASAC Gymnastics Competition 2015 in March – six team awards and eight individual AA medals. • BISAC 2015 Gymnastics Competition in May - 10 team awards across MAG and WAG with Level 3 Girls placing gymnasts in the top six spots in the All-around competition. • Winning the largest number of Boys’ team Golds of any school across the year’s major competitions, including three team Golds at SEASAC. In the competitions listed below, our gymnasts competed in a variety of events which included Individual All-around competition, Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor Exercises, Pommel Horse, Still Rings Parallel Bars and High Bar. SEASAC Girls’ Team LEVEL 2 JUNIOR

LEVEL 2 SENIOR

LEVEL 3 JUNIOR

LEVEL 3 SENIOR

1 Bronze

1 Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze

1 Silver 2 Bronze

LEVEL 4 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 5 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 6 OPEN AGE

1 Gold

3 Gold 2 Silver

Team Bronze Team Bronze 2 Gold 1 Gold 1 Silver 3 Bronze

Boys’ Team FOBISIA UNDER 15 BOYS Athletics

GIRLS

UNDER 13 BOYS

2nd

PRIMARY GROUP

GIRLS

BOYS

2nd

GIRLS

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

n/a

Football

1st

1st

n/a

1st

Championship Cup Team = 1st team = 1st Championship Cup Team = 2nd team = 4th

n/a

4th

Tee Ball

n/a

n/a

LEVEL 3 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 4 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 5 OPEN AGE

Team Gold 5 Gold 4 Silver 2 Bronze

Team Bronze 3 Bronze

Team Gold 3 Gold 6 Silver 2 Bronze

Team Gold 4 Gold 3 Silver 2 Bronze

1st

Basketball

Swimming

LEVEL 2 JUNIOR

3rd Cup team = 1st Championship team = 2nd Plate team = 3rd Bowl team = 4th

BISAC Girls’ Team LEVEL 1 JUNIOR

LEVEL 1 SENIOR

LEVEL 2 JUNIOR

LEVEL 2 SENIOR

LEVEL 3 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 4 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 5 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 6 OPEN AGE

Team Bronze 3 Bronze

Team Bronze 1 Gold 2 Bronze 2 Silver

Team Silver 4 Silver 3 Bronze

Team Gold AA Silver 3 Gold 7 Silver 3 Bronze

Team Gold 4 Gold 4 Silver 3 Bronze

Team Bronze 1 Gold 2 Bronze

1 Gold 2 Silver

2 Gold 3 Silver

INVITATIONAL EVENTS Varsity Golf

3rd

Varsity Sailing

3rd

Swimming

2nd

Gymnastics

2nd

Boys’ Team LEVEL 1 JUNIOR

LEVEL 1 SENIOR

LEVEL 2 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 3 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 4 OPEN AGE

LEVEL 5 OPEN AGE

Team Gold 1 Gold 5 Silver 4 Bronze

Team Bronze 6 Gold 4 Silver 3 Bronze

Team Gold 9 Gold 2 Silver 3 Bronze

Team Gold 1 Gold 3 Silver 9 Bronze

Team Gold 7 Gold 9 Silver 1 Bronze

4 Bronze

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COMPETITIONS

House System By Helen Thew, Secondary Assistant Principal, Student Welfare

S

tudent input into the House system is very important as they are needed to help organise their teams and create House spirit. Two student House Captains oversee this and they work closely with the Year leaders from the other Year groups. Congratulations to the following House Captains for holding these important positions and for being such strong supporters of their House: CHANG HOUSE CAPTAINS Sonal Kawatra William Dibbayawan

LANTA HOUSE CAPTAINS Satinee (Nina) Chatuchinda

PHUKET HOUSE CAPTAINS

Anselm Xavier

Kiangsiri (Ton) Arin

Abigail Barton

SAMUI HOUSE CAPTAINS Sudthatada (Kate) Wattanavekin Ryan Mansoor

Congratulations to the following students who received House Spirit Awards: Ko Chang - Alessandro Miotto Ko Lanta - Patricia Hall Ko Phuket - Elena Bien Ko Samui - Gerald (Jerry) Hall Many hard-fought competitions took place throughout the year with all Houses fielding strong teams. The table below shows the results from the major House events that took place. HOUSE EVENT

CHANG

LANTA

PHUKET

SAMUI

House Athletics

3rd

1st

2nd

4th

Fun Run Participation

2nd

3rd

1st

4th

Swimming Gala

3rd

1st

2nd

4th

(Y7 – Y9)

2nd

4th

1st

3rd

(Y10 – Y13)

4th

1st

2nd

3rd

House Quiz

2nd

=3rd

1st

=3rd

House Music and Drama

=1st

3rd

=1st

4th

Music and Drama Participation

1st

4th

3rd

2nd

Maths Senior Challenge

1st

3rd

4th

2nd

Maths Intermediate Challenge

3rd

1st

4th

2nd

Maths Junior Challenge

2nd

3rd

1st

4th

Y7 Spelling Bee

1st

2nd

4th

3rd

Chess-a-thon

=2nd

1st

=2nd

4th

Waterpolo Waterpolo

House Points

(Key Stage 3)

2nd

3rd

4th

1st

House Points

(Key Stage 4)

=2nd

4th

=2nd

1st

Student of the Term

2nd

=3rd

=3rd

1st

Recycling

1st

4th

2nd

3rd

Tetra-pak Recycling

=3rd

2nd

1st

=3rd

(Senior Studies)

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When all the awarded points were in, the final House positions were as follows: 1ST PLACE

2ND PLACE

3RD PLACE

4TH PLACE

Ko Phuket

Ko Chang

Ko Lanta

Ko Samui

Many congratulations to all who participated in a House event and scored House points and a special well done to our 2014/15 champions – Phuket House.


StudentAchievement 2014/15

Student Delegates By Helen Thew, Secondary Assistant Principal, Student Welfare

T

he role of Student Delegate is a prestigious position within the Bangkok Patana School community. Student Delegates are role models for their peers and for younger students and, as such, have a leadership role within the student body. 2014/15 saw the introduction of our Junior Delegates, a selected group of students from Year 9 who were the ambassadors for Key Stage 3 students, representing them and putting their ideas forward into improving certain aspects of the school. To quote one Junior Delegate, “From helping to plan Residentials to organising the AntiBullying week, the position is lots of fun as we are passionate about helping peers, and find it thrilling to lead and have responsibility.” Many congratulations to our first cohort of Junior Delegates. Student Representative Council (SRC) The SRC strives to enhance the learning environment for the students of Bangkok Patana School. The SRC is the voice of the student body which deals with a variety of issues. It is divided into a Senior (Years 10-13) and a Junior (Years 7-9) Council. They dealt with a number of key issues including: • gave feedback on many academic issues including STAR days, home learning, reports and grading for university applications • discussed how FireFly was working for them as a virtual learning platform • gave suggestions for new food items in the canteen and snack bar • took part in many charity fund-raising events Congratulations and thanks to the council members from each tutor group for being a part of student voice.

Senior Delegates Marine Hermes Piers Illing Ivan Jayapurna Annamaria Landi Phuriphat (Mark) Youngyuen Student Delegates Colette Biesty Rohan Chaurasia Karim Chen Yi Yu (Melaney) Chen Kristie Chow Metinee Ding George Illing Hugo Illing Saffron Jhanji Helena Martin Wing Ting (Ting Ting) Ng Siwaporn (Teak) Sittipunt Kacha (Shogun) Techawatanawana Melina Thompson Napas Udomsak Junior Delegates Remy Benner Panipuck (Pani) Bhengsri Teresa Boardman Sabrina Buratto Yehonathan Cohen Elizabeth (Betsy) Flint Smith Kristine Huang Nishka Khoobchandani Suyash Kothari Prabhav Kumar Angelika Leiler Rebekka Lohse Sakooltipaya (Koko) Lotharukpong Alexandre Merlet Samuel (Dillon) Rajakarier Anna-Maria Woodrow

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ECAs

Extra-curricular Activities By Michael Balo, Cross Campus Assistant Principal Extra-curricular Activities and Sports

E

xtra-curricular Activities (ECAs) present students with personal challenges, opportunities to contribute to community and environmental projects, extend an interest, learn a new skill or just socialise and have fun. Bangkok Patana School has a robust ECA programme that engages students from Foundation Stage 2 all the way to Year 13.

% OF STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN AT LEAST ONE ECA PER WEEK

% OF STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN TWO OR MORE ECAS PER WEEK

% OF STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THREE OR MORE ECAS PER WEEK

ECAs at Bangkok Patana can be student-led, skills-based or knowledge-based activities that widen and enhance skills and introduce students to new experiences. Examples of activities included Music Composition, Photography, Computer Programming and iPad animated movie-making. The extensive dance programme provides a combination of modern and traditional dance styles for students to explore and excel. Some of the choices students had included Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Traditional Thai and Highland dancing. The students’ efforts were celebrated at the end of the Term 3 with vibrant and energetic Dance Extravaganza, which wowed the audience with the breadth and style of the many different dances. Beyond the Selective Sports Programme, another 20 sports are offered through the recreational programme. These include sailing, horse riding, yoga, pilates, muay thai boxing and indoor surfing. Musical extra-curricular opportunities, both school performance and community entertainment, were numerous and wellattended and included the orchestra, jazz band, Primary and Secondary choirs and DJ clubs. Drama and Performing Arts continued to develop opportunities for performances throughout the academic year. There were 200 students who participated in the International Award programme, which included expeditions, field trips and community projects. Popular community service-based ECAs included long-established clubs such as Interact, Smile Club and Amnesty International, as well as newer clubs such as Playing for Change, RISE and STOP. Bangkok Patana School’s strong ECA programme aids students’ holistic and all-round development, encourages them to develop diverse interests and gives them the opportunity to make a contribution to the community in which they live and study.

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StudentAchievement 2014/15

International Award By Sally Madden, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Youth Award Coordinator

T

he Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was first introduced here at Bangkok Patana school in the year 2000 and is now in its 14th successful year. The Award is a personal development programme for young people aged 14 – 25 and is made up of four sections: Adventurous Journey, Physical Recreation, Skills and Service. In each level young people volunteer their time and set themselves a personal challenge. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students start the Bronze Award in Year 10, Silver in Year 11 and work towards the Gold in Years 12 and 13. The Award teaches students at Bangkok Patana to become independent learners; it builds their confidence and challenges them to think for themselves and learn how to be self-sufficient. They work as an individual and as part of a team, learn what role they play and how to evaluate and learn from their experiences. It is a valuable opportunity and a great enhancement to their everyday studies. The Adventurous Journey is probably the most memorable section where students take part in an overnight trekking expedition. “Perhaps most importantly, the Award provided invaluable moments of purpose outside of the classroom. This has been an education that allows many people to see not only unfamiliar parts of the world, but new parts of themselves, too. The Award was an experience that will follow me my whole life through, and for that, I am so grateful.” Samantha Gray, Year 13

Congratulations to the 98 Bronze, 57 Silver and 45 Gold Award students listed here who committed themselves to taking on the Award challenge. Gold Award 2014/15: Year 13, 45 Students MADELEINE ABELA ABHIMANYU AGARWAL

SMITA (TITA) KANJANAPAS

MELISSA ARUL

CHENG-TA (ANDY) KAO

NORANIL (ANDY) BUTT-GOW

MUN LING KOH

AREEYA (CAT) CHAN

KACHA (SHOGUN) MAHADUMRONGKUL

ROHAN CHAURASIA

RATI MAJUMDAR

KARIM CHEN

HELENA MARTIN

YI-YU (MELANEY) CHEN

ALEXANDER (ALEX) MCDONALD

KRISTIE CHOW

NEIL MISRA

TIMOTHY COMER

JUN SUK (JAMES) PARK

NUOXI (METINEE) DING

MAX PHILIP

PURVI DOSHI

PICHAMON RUNYASEVA

TZU HSUAN (VIVIAN) GER

WILLIAM (BILLY) SCHOFIELD

SAMANTHA GRAY

KRISHNA CHAITANYA SURI

OLIVER HARRIMAN

TERRI TSE

MATTHEW HARRIS

MOMOKO TSUBOUCHI

MARINE HERMES

ISABEL TULLOCH

GEORGE ILLING

NAPAS UDOMSAK

HUGO ILLING

ALEENA VIGODA

PIERS ILLING

PAKPINYA (PIM) VONGLUEKIAT

NANCY ITALIYA

DYLAN WHITCRAFT

IVAN JAYAPURNA

THANPAT (THAN) WONGVAJARA

SAFFRON JHANJI

WEN YI TEONG

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GLOBAL DIMENSIONS

Silver Participants 2014/15: Year 11, 57 Students

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CHARLOTTE ABELA

BENJADA (NUCKY) KORPRASERTSRI

RAYYAN PIRACHA

DOMINIQUE ABELA

SALONI KOTHARI

SUTITAS (PETE) PUNYAGUPTA

JAY (JUNIOR) AGASKAR

SHEILADITYA (SHEIL) KUMAR

DOMINIC RAJADURAI

SHAAN IFTIKHAR ALI

KUNAKORN (KORN) KUNTHAMAS

STEPHANIE RICHT

AISHWARYA BAGARIA

FLORENCE LACROSSE

I GEDE (PRADNYA) SADHU PUTRA

AKSHAJ (ACHU) BALASUBRAMANIAN

NICHOLAS LANDI

SONGKHLA (KD) SURAPATPICHAI

JONATHAN BROADBENT

ATHIDTAYA (WEBBY) LERTPUN

OLIVIA THOMAS

SUPIPA (MIM) BURANASIRI

HSIN-JU (LISA) LO

MIMI THOMPSON

SAMUEL (SAM) BUSBY

TA SOUNG (TAISHO) LOO

TAANTHIP TUCHINDA

JASON CHANDRA

JARUWATANA (SODAI) LOTHARUKPONG

TARIN (JENNY) TUNGSUBUTRA

WAN-HSUAN (EMMA) CHEN

ARNAV MAHAJAN

ALAN UTHARNTHARM

PEMIKA (PEPE) CHIRAKITI

SARA MARKKANEN

NIRATTISAI (JIMMY) VIRUNJAROS

ETIENNE DOGRA

OLIVER MATHE

NANCHALEE (BECCY) WAITE

ANNIE FLINT SMITH

CHARLOTTE MCDANIEL

DAMITHRI WELIKALA

MADISON FRYE

EMILY MITCHELL-STOREY

SIRINADA (IRENE) WESSELS

AADITYA (AADIT) GUPTA

REN (ANDREW) NEVILLE

ANAIS WEST

MEGAN HEATHER-MAHER

CIARAN O’KANE

HARRY WILLIAMS

YI XIN (CHESTER) HUANG

BUSE OZGULSEN

ALEXANDER (COSMO) WILSON

REESHA JAGDEO

KAMIRA PILLAY

NAWIT (TONY) YOOSUKSOMBOON


StudentAchievement 2014/15

Bronze Participants 2014/15 : Year 10, 98 Students YUJIN AHN

RAHUL PRADEEP

ADAM AMATAVIVADHANA

AENEAS COMPERNOL

ALEXANDRE LACROSSE

PIRAWAT (PUTT) PUNYAGUPTA

ERIN ARNOLD

KENTARO CONSTANT

DONOVAN LEUNG

JOSEPHINE (SHERINA) PURNOMO

BENEDIKT AYRLE

LIAM COUTTS

SARAH LIM

AAKSH RANJAN

SEBASTIAN (SEBIE) BAILEY

SILVIA DE GOMERY

MAUNO LIUS

TRICIA RIVERA

WILLIAM BARTY

SATHONTORN (MICK) DUNTANASARN

PONGSKORN (JAMES) LOJANAVANICH

NICHOLAS ROBERTS

POPPY BECKETT

SAMUEL (SAM) GANDHI

DAYWE MACARTHUR

SAURAV SAWANSUKHA

PANYAPAT (FAME) BENJASIRIWAN

HANDEL DALE GONZALES

CHADA (JESSY) MAHADUMRONGKUL

SOPHIA SCHEIBLI

THEODORE (THEO) BIEN

THEIS GRAEF

MD. NAFIS MAHBOOB

PAWARIN SUNGKBOON

WIRATTAWUT (MAX) BOONBANDANSOOK

RITZ HO

JOSHUA MARTIN

JADSADA (JADE) SUPHANOCHAKUL

CHAVISA (DEE DEE) BOONPITI

YU RIM HONG

JACK MATHERS

MAKI TAKECHI

JOSEPH BROSNAHAN

CHIA - YU (BERYL) HSU

SERRI MATULA

PUNTRIKA (PINN) TANNIRANDORN

LUKE BROWNE

TAD JANVATANAVIT

CAMERON MCDONALD

THANANUCH (PASSWORD) THEPKANJANA

MANON (NICKY) BRUSSELERS

AMANDA JAYAPURNA

JAKE MILLS

JAMES URE

ELLA BUSBY

ALEXANDER JENSEN

JASMINE MONKS-WOODS

SHANNA VAN DIJK

MAYLINEE CHAN

KMIK (MICKEY) KARNASUTA

MUXI (SCOTT) NI

PEERAT (POON) VICHIVANIVES

NAPISA (PAM) CHANSIRI

NUNTISA (ELLIE) KEATKAJONJUMROEN

TARATORN (MICHAEL) NUNBHAKDI

NICHA (MAI) VISESCHINDAVAT

SASA CHANUNTRANONT

DENNIS KHO PABLO

HAZUKI (JENNIFER) OTA

PLOENTA (PLOEN) VORAPRUKPISUT

ISHITA CHATTERJEE

HANEUL KIM

NAPAT PANTAWONG

ALEXYS WARJOVAARA

POOMKHUN (POOM) CHAYAVORAPRAPA

SEONGYUN KIM

YAE RIM PARK

LAURA WORTHINGTON

HONG-WEI (WILL) CHEN

MAJA KUEHNER

SHIVRAJ PAWA

MAN (MABLE) YE

HSING-YI (SANDRA) CHEN

DARIA (DASHA) KUKHARUK

THANAPAT (RYU) PHANRATANAMALA

ZHILING (DONALD) ZHOU

SEONG MIN CHEUNG

RUSHAGRID (KRIS) KUNTHAMAS

SHINAKRIT (MEL) PHANUTAIWAT

LAURYN ZIMMERMAN

NATALIE CHU

MARINA KUSUMOTO

KHOI YAN (YAN YAN) PHON

DORA ZOELLER

MARK COMER

RENA KUWAYAMA

BRANISLAV (BRANNY) PLANKA

HENRY ZOELLER

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GLOBAL DIMENSIONS

Community Service By Helen Vincent, Secondary Community Service Coordinator 2014/15 and Clare Tomlinson, Primary Community Action Coordinator

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he 13 CAT (Community Action Team) Clubs at Bangkok Patana continue to go from strength to strength, with ever increasing numbers volunteering with the groups. There has been greater focus this last year on encouraging groups to plan at least one trip or to plan an awareness event with the idea that being a CAT group is not just about raising money but also about volunteering time and working to strengthen the understanding within the school of what their groups represent. There continues to be a wide variety of fundraising events and campaigns, which not only demonstrates the talent amongst our students but also how driven and passionate our student body can be. Trips have included SOS at WFFT (Wildlife Friends of Thailand), Playing for Change visiting the Khlong Toey Music Project, Project Star running activity sessions at Rainbow House and the Marine Conservation Group who continue in the International Schools Reef CleanUp as well as running their own marine projects. Smile Club members continue to be inspired and moved by their visit to Sisaket, not only observing operations for cleft lip and palate, but also engaging with families supported by Operation Smile and getting a better understanding of the real effect these operations have on the individuals involved. RISE worked particularly hard this year to raise money for those affected by the Nepal earthquake; their efforts, combined with a whole school appeal and a generous donations made by 2014/15 Year 13 Leavers and Junior Enterprise, will now be used to help rebuild a school in Kathmandu. The Student Environmental Committee (SEC) was one of the biggest success stories of last year, with membership growing and major projects looking at recycling and reducing waste within the Bangkok Patana community. Such is their success, the SEC are now no longer a CAT group but a separate student committee in their own right. Having made a huge impact across the Secondary School last year, LETS, which aims to erase the social stigma attached to mental health issues, was awarded CAT Club status. Community Service Awards were presented to three students who showed immense commitment to more than one of the school’s CAT Clubs, either by taking on key leadership roles or having been pivotal in inspiring those around them; they are positive role models and the passion and dedication they bring to the groups they are involved in is highly commendable. Lauren Morling [Amnesty (Club President) and Rise]: Senior Studies Community Service Award 2014/15 Bhisasha (Paddy) Chiyangpath: Key Stage 4 Community Service Award 2014/15 Elizabeth (Betsy) Flint Smith: Key Stage 3 Community Service Award 2014/15

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Term 1 Primary fundraising kicked off with our annual Tiger Spirit Day. In Term 2, Book Week was a major event, which raised money across Primary. The all-time favourite, Busking Day, took place in the final week of Term 3 and celebrated the various talents of our Primary students. Other fundraisers throughout the year were for the Nepal Earthquake and our very own Patana Cookbook. All these events collectively raised 383,000 baht. Some of these funds supported various projects in Thailand such as Nutrition and Educational programmes for children in Chiang Mai, Mae Sot Rubbish Dump children and Operation Smile. We continue to support the children of Zanskar through a Winter School programme as well as the Chin State Children’s Welfare Fund, based in Myanmar. Bangkok Patana also responded very quickly to the Nepal Earthquake. The Primary School paired up with Secondary to donate 100,000 baht to UNICEF, providing immediate aid to the Nepal earthquake victims, with a particular focus upon the children. In addition to our whole school events, individual Year groups have continued to organise a whole range of exciting fund-raising activities. The donations supported organisations in buying food and other consumables, providing medication, educational projects, instruments, equipment and rebuilding schools and homes. December has been a time for sharing and spreading good will as various Year groups either filled shoe boxes full of essential items such as toiletries, stationery and sweets or bought Secret Santa gifts for children less fortunate than ourselves. Overall, another successful year for helping to improve the lives of others. Thank you to everyone who has supported our Primary fundraising events over the past year.

Who we supported in 2014/15 Foundation Stage: The Saidek Hub Youth Club Year 1: Urban Neighbours of Hope Foundation (Khlong Toey), Lutheran Christian Foundation, House of Praise (Khlong Toey) Year 2: Mae Sot Rubbish Dump, Children of the Forest Year 3: Safe House for Hope, In Search of Sanuk Year 4: Dhammanura Foundation (Kanchanaburi), Children’s Foundation, Lutheran Christian Foundation Year 5: Good Shepherd Sisters, Thai Hilltribe Education Programme (THEP), THEP Pak Weep School (Khao Lak) Year 6: Thai Red Cross, The Wishing Well Foundation’s Yaowawit Home (Phangna Province) Music Department: The Immanuel School of Music (Khlong Toey)

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GLOBAL DIMENSIONS

Model United Nations By Mike Brooks, Gabriel Henao and Deepa Patel, MUN Advisors

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he Model United Nations (MUN) is an integral part of the ECA programme at Bangkok Patana School. In the weekly sessions, students meet to hone their skills in diplomacy and debate. Students take part in conferences here at Bangkok Patana, in Bangkok and throughout South East Asia. Napas Udomsak and Ajit Rajendran, the elected Secretary Generals, supported by their Parliamentarians Wen Yi Teong, Metinee Ding and Kristie Chow, led the MUN. The highlight of the year was, as ever, the IASAS MUN conference, held in November in Jakarta. Ten delegates represented Bangkok Patana at what is undoubtedly the most prestigious conference in the MUN calendar, taking part in intense debate over a three-day period. These delegates were Sebastian Walter Young, Joshua Mo, Rachel Ho, Holly Dejsupa, Vighnesh Vijay, Aditya Aylur, Putt Punyagupta, Mark Comer, Suyash Kothari and Dillon Rajakarier. Students also attended the Bangkok MUN conference at Shrewsbury School, and the SEASAC MUN Conference in Singapore. Four students from Key Stage 3, Benjamin Sanders, Duncan Bouchard, Gunn (Te) Pungpapong and Joshua Murphy attended the Middle Years Model United Nations (MYMUN) Conference in Kuala Lumpur. They represented their countries splendidly and it was good to see such young students embracing global concerns. When working towards solutions these young minds developed into experts in global affairs. They worked tirelessly to keep the essence of MUN alive, always remembering that there cannot be individual powers but a community of powers, not organised interests or factionalism but an organised commitment towards a spirit of ambition and achievement. March saw the election of Sebastian Walter Young and Joshua Mo as Secretary Generals and Rachel Ho and Labeeb Hussain as Parliamentarians. Their first job was to organise the internal BPS Conference, which was once again a great success.

“More than ever before in human history we share a common destiny; today that destiny we work towards is where everyone is fed, clothed, educated and sheltered the destiny we work towards is where everyone in any place is free to know that their land and their culture, their beliefs and their freedom to speak and think is not tolerated but accepted with high esteem by others �

Kofi Anan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, January 1997 - December 2006

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Student Achievement 2014/15  

A record of all-round excellence at Bangkok Patana School

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