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HOME OF WELL-ROUNDED LEADERS OF THE FUTURE


Tribute to HM the King from The Chairman Our late King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was regarded far and wide as Father to the nation; he led Thailand with his wise counsel and a great commitment to human development. For seven decades his Majesty was a beacon of hope for all Thais and his unselfishness, kindness and compassion will always be remembered. For every student at Regent’s International School, Bangkok there can be no better role model for a truly well-rounded leader than His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He symbolised national unity and turned Thailand’s new constitutional monarchy into an unqualified success. He developed an extraordinary rapport with ordinary Thais and there seemed no end to the good works in which King Bhumibol was involved. An accomplished painter, photographer and inventor King Bhumibol was also a writer and musician. He translated several works of literature into Thai, composed a number of pop songs and was a keen sportsman, fond of skiing, tennis, diving and sailing. We have mourned his loss with many events since October 13th 2016. Each occasion has brought the school community together in a different way, allowing for shared grieving and the paying of respect to one of the world’s greatest ever monarchs. We will continue to mourn but at the same time we recognise the importance of looking to the future. We will ensure the education provided at Regent’s is of the highest quality and our endeavours will continue to be inspired by our King who did so much for so many.


About Regent’s

Characteristics

Our vision describes what we achieve now and guides what we will achieve in the future. Our mission helps to define the schools, our objectives and our approach.

Our high quality learning environment is typified by:

Vision To bring out the best in everyone.

Mission To guide students into becoming well-rounded, informed, responsible, principled and confident global citizens. To develop understanding of democratic governance; environmental stewardship; adventure, self-discovery and courage; leadership, compassion and service to others

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First class, well qualified teaching staff Outstanding holistic teaching and excellent facilities Positive, stimulating and differentiated learning Enriching curriculum and an excellent co-curricular programme Thorough assessment and tracking of progress Supported transition through the Key Stages of school Positive, rewarding and efficient English speaking environment Intercultural, international and national understanding Effective development of information technology skills Creating the home of well rounded leaders of the future.


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Message from our Chairman

Chairman’s Remarks By Dr. Virachai Techavijit, Chairman and founder of the Regent’s International Schools For education to have profound impact it must be so much more than be the passing on of facts. Studying at Regent’s International School is life changing and this Yearbook is testimony to the range, variety and scope of what it means to

have a well-rounded education. These pages serve as a record of academic endeavor, the vast array of activities enjoyed by our students and help to explain why we are able to do so well. This success is in the form of excellent

academic results and the high quality university offers that accompany them alongside achievements in sport, music, drama, adventure training and much more besides. Earlier this year parents were invited to comment on the quality of the education their children receive at Regent’s. In figures consistently above 90% parents state that their children are happy at school and are making good progress. They feel welcome, that the teachers are of a high quality and that they would recommend the school to other families. Parents consider the quality of teaching and the encouraging, friendly but academic atmosphere of the school to be great strengths. In addition almost all families consider that being a Round Square school to be an important part of their child’s education. Since the foundation of the Regent’s International School the shaping of character has been a goal set as a high priority and the Round Square philosophy is embedded in this aim. This year students have been involved in service, leadership and environmental projects across Asia and the Round Square IDEALS (essential life skills) remain a thread running through all we do. As the years pass and our graduate numbers increase we see more of our past students taking on leadership roles in Thailand and elsewhere. Notable alumni include H E Hayk Harutyunyan, now Armenian Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources who graduated from Regent’s International School with IB Diploma in 2004. After his second degree from Cambridge University, Hayk worked in the Ministry of Defence in Armenia and he quickly moved up his career ladder. At the age of 28, only 10 years after he left Regent’s boarding house, he was appointed the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia. Another Regent’s graduate, Dr. Natthapoj Trakulphaketkrai, now lives in the UK and lectures on the Masters and

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with British Ambassador, H.E. Brian Davidson


On 24th May I was invited to introduce the substance of BTEC at the Education Ministry to top officials who have the mandate from the Prime Minster to ensure secondary school and college students are readily employable upon their graduation. The lecture was broadcasted live on the Ministry’s FB channel and can be viewed at https:// youtu.be/WsAl7-1CsnM

Hayk Harutynyan Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Doctoral Mathematics and Education programmes at University of Reading. He gained a Bachelor’s degree at Brunel, a Master’s Degree from Oxford and a Doctorate from Cambridge. Both graduates believe it was their school days that nurtured their commitment and passions and helped them to become well-rounded and very successful leaders. The school itself also leads in the areas of higher and vocational education.

Our relationship with the University of London is now well established and our first cohort of undergraduates are studying for UOL-LSE degrees down the road on our CC campus. In addition our UK-BTEC courses are proving popular as an alternative to the more established international school curriculum. These educational opportunities are unique to Regent’s in Thailand and make a significant contribution to the opportunities available within the country.

Dr. Natthapoj Trakulphaketkrai B.Sc., M.A. (Oxon), Ph.D. (Cantab) Our school, our students and our staff will continue on this shared journey of excellence and we look forward to many more years as successful. As Chairman I remain committed to excellence in education and the mission of preparing young people for the many challenges that the future holds. Through this commitment, shared by all who work at the school, we continue to be the home of the well rounded leaders of the future. Yearbook 2016-2017

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Message from our Principal

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Traditional values and new developments By Mr. Peter Hogan, Principal of Regent’s international School, Bangkok Everything we do at school is done to help our students. We are true to our vision and always aim to bring out the best in everyone. We get to know every student, we teach a broad and rich curriculum to a very high standard, offer a huge range of extra curricula activities and at all times instill our Round Square philosophy in all that we do. Through this approach we are confident that we prepare young people to be the wellrounded leaders of the future. Essential to this aim is the importance of looking back to our history and traditions whilst also looking to the future. Over the 2016-2107 academic year we have continued with our traditional diet of subjects, music, sport, drama, service and a range of other activities. We have taken part in competitions and events in Bangkok and across Asia as well as welcoming schools and staff from around the world to our school. This has been a year for making sure we do every one of our existing activities to the highest standard possible. It has also been a year for new challenges, new staff, new students, a new building and new facilities. New libraries have been installed in both the Primary and Secondary schools. For the very youngest there is a newly refurbished Early Years department and for the oldest there is a new, enlarged IB suite where Years 12 and 13 can study, meet and socialise. However our new building is the clearest sign of the progress the school is making. The majestic new block towards the front of the Rama 9 campus is the new home for secondary Art, Drama and Music, has a suite of rooms for the School Board, a new home for both the Admissions and Finance departments, has new changing rooms for girls and boys and a very popular new True Coffee shop.

a giant leap forward as we opened the Yamaha Music School in August. Students now have access to the very best of equipment in a superb facility along with the opportunity to take additional classes in music and dance. Also we have partnered with Chelsea Soccer School allowing our students to have free expert coaching from staff employed and trained by one of the best football teams in the world. Last year I reported that student numbers were at record levels and the statement that can be repeated this year. We have had another year of growth and an increase in the numbers of enquiries from overseas and within Thailand. We will always make sure that as we grow we never sacrifice quality and if anything our admissions standard are higher; we have had to announce waiting lists in certain year groups. The school is popular due to the high quality of our staff, the hard work of our students, the support from our families and our School Board. These are traditional values and the foundations that allow us to develop and innovate year on year.

This year we engaged in new strategic partnerships with two different but highly prestigious organisations. Our music provision and facilities took Yearbook 2016-2017

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School Staff 2016-2017 Primary Staff

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Early Years & Primary


Early Years & Primary

Curriculum

Welcome to Early Years and Primary By Ms. Caro Drumm, Head of Early Years and Primary Regent’s International School is such a special place that it has touched the hearts and minds of many this year. In Term 1 it was wonderful to see all of the community returning to school with such enthusiasm and pride. As I settled into the school at the start of the year, it was clear to see that the whole community is overwhelmingly supportive and this enables everyone to succeed. This year has been filled with great achievements and opportunities. In September, we celebrated Wai Kru and it was a wonderful day indeed which was a great pleasure to participate in. The respect that the children showed their teachers was admirable and greatly appreciated by all of our staff. Unfortunately, not long after our start to the year, we were all saddened by the loss of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. However the staff and pupils drew strength from the support that the school was able to offer and it was testament to the family spirit that exists here at Regent’s. Each new year brings new developments and we have seen improvements in both the physical nature of our school such as the new Early Years area and Parents’ Lounge and also in the educational development of our pupils. The curriculum is being refined and teachers are more skilled than ever in meeting the needs of all of our children. We have such wonderful teachers here who commit themselves to doing their very best to nurture our children in their growth. We welcomed many new children this academic year and as our school grows so does its richness. Every child that becomes part of our school adds something special to our community. I look forward to seeing each of them grow and blossom over the coming years.

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One of the highlights for me this year has also been our special curriculum events such as Science Day, Maths Day, English Week and RE week. The children put a huge amount of effort into their additional learning activities and really demonstrated both a love of learning and a desire to achieve well. This yearbook highlights the excellent opportunities that our children have had to extend their learning both within and beyond the classroom, in true Round Square style. Our roles as teachers are many and complex, however the rewards are also plentiful. There are few pleasures greater than knowing that you have helped to shape someone’s future and given them the tools they need to succeed, both academically and personally. It has been a privilege to be part of Regent’s International School this year and help to develop well-rounded leaders for the future, both staff and students. Thank you to all of the parents for your immense support and your continued commitment to our school.

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Curriculum

Early Years & Primary

Curriculum Overview By Ms. Karina Vansoh, Deputy Head Primary The children in Primary have had a busy and productive year. We aim to make the children’s learning as engaging and enjoyable as we can by teaching through topics that the children find interesting. Our class topics are cross curricular and give the children the opportunity to study a range of subjects under one heading and make the links and connections in their learning that help them to really internalise new ideas and information, leading to secure learning. For example, in Year 3 the children’s first topic is called ‘Healthy Me’. This topic includes learning about skeletons, muscles and nutrition in Science. In Design Technology the children designed healthy sandwiches. In History the children learned about the first farmers and how farming changed the way that humans live. In Science they also learned about plants and the many ways in which humans use plants, as well as how to take care of plants so that they stay healthy. In Art the children learned about the Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo who is famous for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. This is just one example of how our topics are integrated across the Primary School. We have held a number of workshops this year for parents on topics including Reading, using Ipads in school and assessment. Workshops are a wonderful opportunity for parents to understand better what we are trying to achieve in school and how the children can be supported at home. Our curriculum in Primary is always under review as we are continually striving to ensure that each and every child achieves their potential by learning through a curriculum that supports their individual needs.

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Pre-Nursery Teacher: Mrs. Cara Shankly, Mrs Mary Sirisom Teacher Assistant: MS. ANNIE, Ms. Cha, Ms. Nan Back row: Nilin Techavijit, Warapat Praesaengiam (Poon), Wan Ruo Lan Wu (Angelan), Apiwat Mongkolcharoensri (Jeff ) Front row: Conner Lee, Dhinnapatra Chaiyathed (Mac-D), Pattarapon Intrapaladecha (Pat), Pupaa Pankongchuen (Paul), Chanida Habanananda (Tubtim), Seongmo Yu (Chris), Nonthapan Marungruengchai (Plub), Sisira Poodech (Huyin), Theekathep Silpanone (T), Argithess Eamsakul (Pin Jie) Absent: Le Xi Wang (Emily), Juthada Kumjumjung (Fah), Weihang Zhang (Henry), Jessica Riddelsdell (Jessica), Chutidej Asawanuchit (Kong), Ruochen Xu (Ruochen)

All of the children in Pre Nursery have made such a positive transition into their first year of school life. Through a curriculum based on play, exploration and active learning the children have developed a broad range of skills that will help them to become strong and independent learners. The children have all gained confidence and have made lots of friends throughout Early Years. Their communication and language skills have developed greatly over the course of the year through songs, rhymes and stories. In terms of the children’s personal, social and emotional development there has been huge progress in the way the students

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interact with their peers, with the emphasis being on sharing, taking turns and playing together. Small world play as well as engaging in imaginative role play, has given them the opportunity to develop their imaginations. Through topic based learning such as ‘My Family’, ‘Growing’, and ‘The Sea’, the children have learned more about the world around them. Due to a growth in class numbers, at the beginning of Term 3 Pre-Nursery was split into two classes. This was done in order to maintain our small class sizes. One class is now led by Miss Mary and one by myself. We are extremely proud of all of the Pre-Nursery children and the progress they have made in all aspects of their learning.


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Nursery J Teacher: Ms. Andrea Jepson Teacher Assistant: Ms. Chinky Back row: Pansira Hongamorsin (Gumpunn), Jie Wen (Adele), Phupa Sae-Lim (Phupa), David Henry Drumm Sands (David), Duo Mo Li (Thomas), Archie Scott (Archie), Krittamek Angkanananthachai (Kira) Front row: Panphon Proongpattanaskul (Panphon), Pearlfah Foong (Gale), Sirilachat Pansatithwong (Series), Narada Arayasakulpong (Rada), Cecilia Jirachya Jirathaneswongse (Nong Ce), Tryn Leenutaphong (Tryn Tryn), Ava Dandumrongsuk (Ava), Sarra HJ Awg Mohammad Hassanuddin (Sarra), Terena loh (Terena), Ava Molly Corr (Molly), Thaam Teartisup (Cougar), Teetawat Tansawad (CK)

It has been a very productive year for Nursery J. They have learned to recognise all the phonic sounds of the alphabet and how to form them. The children have also learned the formation and value of the numbers one to ten by counting and finding specific numbers of objects. They used Numicon to make sets of numbers and they also learned the concept of less and more, as well as sequencing the numbers in the correct chronological order. The children are now familiar with two and threedimensional shapes too. We went on shape hunts in Early Years and found that shapes are all around us and have unique properties that make them function well or badly for certain purposes. Cylinders and spheres are good for rolling, cubes and pyramids are good for building. We even made our own shapes using various materials. The children explored patterns by continuing patterns and making their own patterns using natural materials, beading, Lego and even their own bodies, by making musical and rhythmic body percussion. We even made a boy-girl and boy-boygirl-girl pattern by organizing ourselves in a line.

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In topic work we explored ‘Amazing Me’, the children made self-portraits and talked about themselves, they did another similar topic about their families. Nursery J had so much fun learning about the five senses through various games and activities. As an extension to this, we looked more deeply at some of the natural materials that we explored and did a still life study of flowers, leaves, feathers, sea urchins and star fish. Traditional tales was another inspiration for our students. We read the story and then made Gingerbread Men. The Three Billy Goats Gruff was a wonderful story to re-enact, when the children made a Small Word model of a valley, river and bridge, then performed a show whilst narrating the story to their friends. We used the pictures from the story of The Three Little Pigs to sequence the story and arrange the pictures in the correct order, which is an important skill in story writing. It has been a pleasure to get to know and teach each and every one of my students. Well done, for all of your accomplishments this year Nursery J.


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Nursery D Teacher: Ms. Eleri Wyn Davies Teacher Assistant: Ms. Bhavini Back row: Pithipong Eamskul (Jie), Aliza Chimmalee (Cha Cha), Danjouro Nishimura Holloway, Shurong Zhang (Shurong), Naset Theemakorn (Anda), Shaan Laoamornpanich, Phuritat Teerachitkul (Phut), Thand Kiratipasuk (Taylor), Patacha Srikrungkrai (Bambi), Pimpanit Vidhayapat (A-Bhee) Front row: Parada Rungsawatdiup (Randar), Louise Rebecca De Oliveira Silva, Isabella Lyng, Lullalin Chaicherdchukil (Lulla), Phanatchanan (Meeya), Elena Gray, Anyarin Bijaphala (Anya), Laphasrada Tawara (Radar)

We have had a very hectic year in Nursery. We have had afternoons Halloween, Christmas and Easter. They were a wonderful opportunity to have fun together and meet new children. Our nativity was called Whoops-a-daisy Angel and Nursery D really enjoyed performing for all of their parents. We had sports day straight after Christmas it was a great day. The children took part in some really fun games and races and got plenty of exercise.

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We have worked really had on our phonics and we now know most of our sounds. The children have really enjoyed finding objects that start with all of the different letters of the alphabet. Lots of parents have had fun helping children find objects to bring to school to share with everyone else. We also continue to work on our number recognition to 20 and Nursery D children are now much better at recognising and writing their numbers. We had a very busy year.


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Reception H Teacher: Ms. Sarah Heavie Teacher Assistant: Ms. Jo Jo Back row: Tanarut Thaichieamaree (Pete), Wimakorn Amatakulachai (Mangkorn), Sixiang Wang (Casper), Thanakhun Wongkhan (Austin), Kittipol Thimapron (Butter), Phukkaraphut Fungpisan (Poal) Front row: Than Ardent Houngsub (Ardent), Mihyun Nam (Mimi), Onnitcha Intrapaladecha (Pam), Jirarom Marungruengchai (Peach), Thita Phongam (Green), Darun Jullakaparon (Fin Fin), Ramadan Sutammanyoo (Ramadan), Parnnarit Visutthiwong (Khaotang) Absent: Xinyan Wei (Sha Sha)

Throughout the year the children have grown in confidence. They have made great improvements in their speaking and listening skills and can now share their ideas and opinions in more depth and listen to the opinions of others. As they have developed in confidence and maturity they have become more independent learners, particularly during writing activities. During their swimming lessons, the children are more willing and able to take risks. Well done! Reception H love to dance and have actively participated in our weekly ‘Friday Dance’. We were very proud of their enthusiasm and technique when practising and performing the samba for International Day.

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Our topic ‘Traditional Tales’ has been an excellent opportunity for cross-curricular learning. The children were very enthusiastic story tellers, using actions, puppets and props to retell their favourite traditional tale. They also worked collaboratively to problem solve and build bridges and beds. In the Early Years kitchen, the children made bread, porridge and gingerbread men and discussed whether they liked them or not. They also solved Maths problems to help Goldilocks find her porridge and wrote excellent recounts of the story in Literacy time. It has been a pleasure to be part of Reception H’s learning this year and I wish them all the best for Year 1.


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Reception P Teacher: Ms. Kirsty Perry Teacher Assistant: Ms.Pak Back row: Lerdwat Chotipunt (Tian-Tian), Chawit Hanputpakdikul (Winter), Jia Xuan Zheng (Ashler), Jiseop Yu (Thomas), Supitchaya Chitborwornwong (Emmy) Front row: Napapat Kowtrakul (Dome), Sanisa Therdudomtham (Gaga), Pinchya Thamrongvithavatpong (Pin), Arisa Khunakridatikarn (Candy), Benyapa Wongsuwan (Ben), Alisa Teravaninthorn (Alice), Khunodhom Boonyatool (Nine), Achiravit Pasavadol (Pete)

Reception P have had a fantastic year together. They have been working hard building friendships, developing their confidence to take risks and becoming independent learners. The children have been focussing on developing their speaking and listening skills throughout the year. It has been a joy to see the children’s confidence to express their ideas and opinions grow. Our Christmas production, ‘Whoops-A-Daisy Angel’ was a great success and the children were excellent narrators of the story, using clear, confident voices. A particular highlight of this year has been learning about Brazil for International Day. The children were very

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enthusiastic to learn about the Amazon Rainforest and the different animals which populate it. We were also very proud of the children’s co-ordination and sophisticated dance skills when performing their ‘Samba’ at the International Fair! Our Literacy topic of ‘Traditional Tales’ has been a great success and the children have become confident storytellers. The children also really enjoyed our ‘Maths Mastery’ challenge, demonstrating their ability to problem solve and use their creativity in Maths. The children are certainly ready for the next stage of their learning journey in Year 1 and I wish them all the best. Well done, Reception P!


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Primary

Year 1H Teacher: Mr. Alexander Holloway Teacher Assistant: Ms. Belle Back row: Wanarit Homsiriwan (Nadol), Taninchai Vilailerstpoca (Gim), Sonam Norzin Phuntsho (Kazu), Thanatip Sangkamasanti (Tae-Tae), Tachakorn Sae-Chin (Boon) Front row: Zhi Cheng Gong (Danny), Chonnipa Luengsanyaluk (August), Yu-Chun Huang (Avril), Nur Rania Rahirah Mohammed Hassanuddin (Rania), Arianne Drumm Sands (Arianne), Yun Ru Pu (Maggie), Yarancha Lee (Leeya), Chayutra Eaejariyakul (Amp), Siyakorn Norach (Pai), Anna Jones (Anna), Aryan Dutta (Aryan), Dhanabumi Kulthavarakorn (Namo)

1H have been on a wonderful journey together this year and we have made good progress in all areas of the curriculum. We have applied ourselves to our learning with great enthusiasm and developed over the year to become well-rounded learners. We have learnt many fascinating things this year in all our subjects. We eagerly learnt about superheroes, both fictional and in real life, and created our own incredible superheroes. As part of our CCS topics, we discovered how castles were built in the past and we made our own amazing castles. Science Day was enjoyed by everyone and our scientific inquiry projects were very thought provoking.

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1H have had some magnificent trips and experiences. Safari World was a great opportunity to apply our learning and we loved feeding the birds in the big aviary. The Planetarium was fascinating and we found out interesting information about the planets in our solar system. We loved becoming scary ghouls and monsters for Halloween and dressing up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day. We’ve had an outstanding year together with our new friends and it is now time to become excited for our next adventures in Year 2!


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Year 1W Teacher: Ms. Rosanna Walton Teacher Assistant: Ms Ember Back row: U-sa Homsiriwan (Nadee), Dheeratechin Techavijit (Puno), Akasith Bijaphala (Acre), Tetat Jongratanaruangsuk (Tonpo), Qingchen Ma (Charis), Se Hwi Choi (Jake), Nicolas Segers (Nic) Front row: Sina Sukhanonsawas (Punn), Richard Antonito Gunara (Richard), Katelyn Shaffer (Katelyn), Nachayapha Chantarasa (I am), Nanthicha Jirachotchuwong (Amy), Supanuch Charoensri (Porjai), Kylie Shaffer (Kylie), Lara Jin Morris (Lara), Deelada Wannissorn (Deeda), Chivanon Obrom (Non), Paphangkorn Kowtrakul (Dol)

1W have shared a wonderful year together this year and made some fantastic memories. It has been a delight to watch them grow and become more independent every day. We value leadership in 1W as one of the round square IDEALS and we have been lucky to have had some super class leaders this year. These class leaders have helped us to follow the school rules and to be kind to each other. Our educational visits have been fantastic this year and the children were excellent representatives of The Regent’s School Bangkok at all times. They loved our Safari World

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trip and feeding the birds was an amazing experience. The planetarium was also great fun and we enjoyed learning all about our solar system. We have studied some really interesting topics this year. The children especially enjoyed our ‘Superheroes’ topic and making maps of evil villain bases. They loved designing and making their own super tasty fruit kebabs. During our ‘Castles’ topic, the children liked finding out about castles in the past and comparing them to Thai palaces. We have had an amazing year together and I am so proud of what each child has achieved. 1W are brilliant!


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Year 2F Teacher: Mr. Paul Ferrandino Teacher Assistant: Ms. Meena Back row: Popiang Limthongkul (Popiang), Raiden Fink (Raiden), Lukas Chaichana Alshmn (Lukas), Natpat Chutikanont (Putter), Benjamin Calvet (Ben), Josiah Tang (Josh), Diluklap Sangsuriyachat (Loma), Paphangkorn Tangcharoenruk (Plawarn), Kirann Lee (Kirann), Hiromitsu Aoi (Hiro) Front row: Payuk Vidhayapat (A-Bhun), Su Hyun Nam (Su Hyun), Scarlett Ploy Sirisom (Scarlett), Nuntiwat Chotipunt (Jing Jing), Masaya Wongkusoltham (Mam Mam), Sopanarin Mongkolcharoensri (Baby), Prim Dhammakosol (Prim), Karnthida Sookpimay (London), Tiarn Sripongtanakul (Tiarn), Pita Sae-Lim (Pita),Shanabhume Sangkharat (Putter) Absent: Thannapas Luanpitpong (Xinxia), Thak Sumukda (Tor)

This has been a fun filled action packed year full of learning for 2F! They have had lots of learning opportunities both in and outside the classroom. One of the highlights of the year for the children was our dinosaur topic, where we reenacted being paleontologists. This led us to digging for bones in our very own sandpit! Once the bones were found the children had to then try and put the bones together, very much as the early paleontologists would!

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The children also got to visit Ocean World at the end of our ocean topic, which enabled them to think really carefully about how sea creatures live and how we affect the environment! Throughout the year the children have rehearsed and performed several dances, plays and an assembly, which they have always been delivered with energy and gusto! It has been a really fun year and I wish all of the children every success in their future learning.


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Year 2T Teacher: Ms. Katie Tatum Teacher Assistant: Ms. Maria Back row: Pannatat Varunprabha (Oat), Kotaro Tominaga, Yugen Kikuchi, Jack Bartlett, Shuqi Liu, Tarunpat Sawakkaphan (Jacky), Wetchagarun Panithi (Leon), Saran Tipayasakunchai (Pan Pan), Koravat Vidhayapat (Ing) Front row: Kulwipat Chantarasa (I-oon), Pichayapa Boondeeplee (Grace), Xizhu Shao (Xiang Xiang), Kamonchanok Duangthip (Miu), Pavichaya Tangcharoenruk (Pladao), Budsarun Naetphetcharachai (Eiffel), Jessica Pradic, Anya Supathida Goh (Anya), Rachita Satchapibool (Jiji), Aruwee Plaengrit (Momo), Narancha Lee (Leeyond)

We have had a wonderful year in 2T this year! The children have had so many great learning experiences, inside and outside of the classroom. One of the highlights of the year was when we became paleontologists and had to search for bones in the Early Years sandpit. The children received a letter from Peter the paleontologist informing them of the find and challenging them to go and investigate. They all worked so hard as a team to piece together the bones to discover it was actually a pterodactyl!

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In our English lessons, we worked together again to make up our own playground games. The children were excellent at explaining their games to each other and they had great fun playing them too. During our topic of Oceans, the children visited ocean world. This provided them with a wonderful opportunity to discover their learning in a real context as well as having a great day out with their friends. I have had such a fun time this year and I want to thank all the children in 2T for making it such a great experience!


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Year 3M Teacher: Mr. Ryan Mann Teacher Assistant: Ms. Sue Back row: Taekyeom Yu (Justin), Sebastian Segers (Seb), Kornramit Lin (Mario), Attawit Phovijit (Pepper), Kano Shimizu (Kano) Front row: Kohei Jacob Nishimura Holloway (Jacob), Swit Chingnawan (Uzen), Ruiyang Zhao (Yang), Pawanrada Kaewjuntuk (Ping Ping), Navinda Prasan (Aimie), Rathamon Wongkusoltham (Pam Pam), Yu Ting Huang (Emily), Kai Ieuji (Kai), Tyler Gray (Tyler), Ruj Tandalak (Gino)

Year 3 have had a wonderful year and have learned so much along the way. We have made so much progress and mastered many important skills that will help us with our future learning. Furthermore, we have all grown as people and helped each other to reach our goals during the year. We had a lot of special days at school that allowed us to acquire a deeper understanding of various subjects. These included RE week where we studied about the Sikh religion, Science Day in which all of the students completed an investigation at home and Maths Day where teams of students were challenged with various problem solving activities.

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There were also some exciting events that helped us to learn about other cultures and customs from around the world and in Thailand. These included our trips to the National Geological Museum and Farm de Lek where we learned about the way of life of some people in Thailand, International Day where we studied Belgium and our assembly where we gained insight into the history of America. The students of 3M have been an amazing class and are all so enthusiastic about learning. Thank you for your hard work and positive attitudes!


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Year 3V Teacher: Ms. Karina Vansoh Teacher Assistant: Ms. Sue Back row: Chanarat Chiarakhup (IQ), Pavich Vitayatanagorn (Kane), Ioannis Pavlos Boutos (Vanya), WeiXuan Bong, Zicong Feng (Clarence) Front row: Thammachart Piyasuraprateep (Tham), Tham Houngsub (Oosten), Sasion Lin (Zara), Bea Harrison, Arthima Sangkamasanti (Nano), Fahsai Sanguanchat (Angie), Kritawan Charoensiriwath (Anya), Rathavit Peampibul (Sam), Sonic Prapai

In Term 1, 3V enjoyed learning about their skeletons and muscles and how to keep themselves fit and healthy. We learned about different food groups and what a balanced diet looks like. We designed sandwiches for ourselves and for others and enjoyed trying out different breads and filings. We wrote persuasive letters to Ms. Drumm to convince her to make sure that the Tuck Shop sells healthy food (though some of us asked to keep the delicious pink milk, even though it is a bit sugary!). We then moved on to learn about early humans in our Stone Age to Iron Age topic. We were fascinated to learn how the first people lived and how the birth of farming brought about lots of changes in human history. This linked to our learning about plants and the many different uses humans have for plants, from medicine and clothes to food and furniture.

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Our next topic focused on Geology. We wrote stories about the volcanic eruption in Pompeii and we learned about deserts, rocks and soils in Geography and Science. We learned that deserts can be cold as well as hot and that is the amount of precipitation that classifies a place as a desert. We enjoyed making and reading graphs and tables related to rain fall and we learned the names of some of the world’s most famous deserts. We learned a lot about different kinds of rocks and how humans use different rocks from different purposes. We can use rocks for building monuments, writing with and even for cleaning our feet! Well done Year 3 for all your hard work this year.


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Year 4N Teacher: Ms. Helen Normoyle Teacher Assistant: Ms. Ann Back row: Niko Omura, Natdanai Phongsuraphant (David), Pongsapak Aroonpairoj (Kla), Pandin Thaineua (Tito), Natasom Amnuaykiatlert (Namo), Thiti Phongam (Deeday), Yosawat Kooratanapisan (Yos), Nuttapat Supasri (Nut), Ratthasart Sattanusart (Getter), Samar Rijhwani, Poopa Thamrongvithavatpong (Poopa), Akkarawin Meechai (Sangdad), Natthanicha Ekpathomsak (Nina) Front row: Irene Gunara, Fahsai Putamanonda (Pam), Atisha Paharat (Earn), Arfaa Shaikh, Sasinat Memanee (Japan), Tongfei Zeng (Cherry), Nammon Ngamvichan, Jenny Zhang, Nutthika Chongsatitwatana (Immie), Peechanikar Yamwilai (Pitta), Avitra Sittigool (Ava)

What an amazing year we have all had in 4N! In Term 1 we enjoyed learning about the Romans and Vikings. We read “Beowulf” together, as a class novel, and this really helped us to step back in time and appreciate what life was like long ago for the Vikings.

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Richard Platt. We enjoyed acting, singing and dancing – it inspired us to find out even more about why rainforests are important.

As part of our Thai studies we visited Rattanakosin Museum and nearby King Rama III park. We enjoyed the interactive displays in the museum as they helped us to learn more about Thai culture.

One of the highlights of the year was our residential trip to Khao Yai where we got to experience living amongst the wildlife, including exotic plants, porcupines and civets, in a real rainforest. The experience was enjoyed by all and helped us all to become more independent, as for some of us, it was the first time we had stayed away from home.

We began Term 2 by preparing and performing our class assembly based on the book “The Vanishing Rainforest” by

A memorable and very enjoyable year for all of us in 4N at Regent’s.

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Year 4R Teacher: Mr. Nathan Rumple Teacher Assistant: Ms. Ann Back row: Aidan Robson, Kittitouch Prasertsuntarasai (Peem), Wisarut Asawanuchit (Arthur), Daniel Ferrand, Suwannapong Kanjanarutmanee (Sand), Atigul Sarachat (Inter), Vachiravit Pasavadol (Putter), Itsuki Nakayama, Supakorn Leenabanchong (Pupp), Finn Harrison Front row: Jarunraphut Boonpreyavejid (Grace), Pimpisa Boonsupthip (Peggy), Afreen Shaikh, Sansilp Ruamsuk (Silp), Nathamon Ananlorphan (Nene), Ana Beatriz De Oliveira Silva (Bia), Pattanan Amnajcharoenying (Gracy), Pannyanat Tanarujiwiwat (Pann), Shakriya Sukrat (Fran), Yanisa Boonyatool (Sandy), Pimmada Vikasidnakhakun (Manna)

It has been a very memorable year for 4R. From ancient Romans to Vikings to Rainforest, we delved deeply into our topics in a wide variety of ways. We recruited for the Roman Legion, wrote shape poetry about the evil monster Grendel and created beautiful Haiku poetry about the rainforest. These, along with many other enriching activities, allowed the children to engage with their topics in ways that allowed the unique personality of each child to shine through. The 4R class assembly was a performance that will be long remembered. Culminating in a rousing rendition of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, the students performed brilliantly and did so with big smiles on their faces.

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Certainly one of the highlights of the year was our residential trip to Khao Yai. This allowed the students to see first-hand what we had been learning about in our Term 2 topic. It also gave us an opportunity to really come together as a group as the students helped support each other to take on new challenges. It has been wonderful to watch the students grow in confidence both inside and outside the classroom as the year has progressed. Well done, 4R!


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Year 5D Teacher: Ms. Vivienne Deveney Teacher Assistant: Ms. Lek Back row: Yu Chen, Sapol Lelakul (Taipei), Natthaphoom Jithan (Key), Sunipitch Chitborwornwong (MJ), Kridawut Krootdaecha (JJ), Siwakorn Sutherland (Maxwell), Mathi Chaovanich (Mathi), Vimutt Vimuktanonda (Matt), Tawanshai Angkasuponkul (Taling), Jaren Sae-liu (Bank), Mehdee Sutammanyoo (Mady), Teethawat Kattinanon (Putty), Supichaya Maicharoen (Cake) Front row: Omakij Sattayaphan (Ohm), Rachata Satchapibool (Thatha), Ronnakorn Tongthammachart (Alib), Juna Kikuchi (Juna), Macy Salaver (Macy), Monlada Sangkharat (Peeta), Jidapa Sungkharat (Cake), Anika Panjwani (Anika), Nur Tasya Saralfari (Tasya), Bhurich Maisuwannakul (Poon), Arituch Pisankitvanich (Kampun), Paveenavat Thanasaenchok (Austin)

We have arrived at that time of year; where did the time go? The answer, of course, is that the year has passed in a flurry of activity. 5D have obviously listened to Dr. Seuss and they have grown to be more responsible and independent.

memorable occasions but the biggest achievement is that 5D work and play as a class and they enjoy their learning. They have been a delight to teach. Their enthusiasm, sense of fun and kindness set them apart.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss.

I would even go as far as calling them magic!

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“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” - JK Rowling. I wish everyone the very best of luck next year.


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Year 5T Teacher: Ms. Jenna Tait Teacher Assistant: Ms. Lek, Mr. Jayson Back row: Supicha Maicharoen (Cream), Vitsanutiam Tiamsab (Boss), Atisakit Wongluang (Boom), Thitipat Vechapikul (Jump), Siwat Somsopap (Ar-te), Benxing Shi (Stephen), Sichen Li (Kevin), Albert Louis Hall (Albert), Poonpipop Mongkolcharoensri (Jay), Harry Patrick Bartlett (Harry), Pannxith Suknirungwong (Burger), Supakorn Nitisiri (Great) Front row: Nao Ieuji (Nao), Kento Sakota (Kent), Kenzo El Housni (Kenzo), Eunchae Kang (Olivia), Kulyawat Chotipunt (Gege), Arundhatee Anant Mahore (Krishnai), Pokakorn Assaratanakul (Pole), Angkhana Tavipvoradech (Apple), Maiki Barthe (Maiki), Wan Xin Bong (Wan Xin), Daikan Omura (Daikan), Tanach Kaensaksiri (Timmy), Pruet Wang (Pruet)

This year was one of change for Year 5; with the mixing of last year’s classes, came an exciting opportunity to work with different friends. 5T are without doubt, a lively class full of character and charm. Every day is filled with fun and excitement! It has been a busy year with much new learning for the children. Year 5 is the year many students look forward to as they begin to learn using more technology, namely iPads. This presents many challenges in the early stages, but with perseverance, 5T are now competent emailers, bloggers, researchers and website designers! This will surely set them in good stead for Year 6 and Secondary

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School. 5T have grown in independence and regularly use our Year 5 Learning Zone for special projects and focused group work. Highlights of the year include; playing the parts of orphans in the Y5 and 6 show, ‘Olivia’, the sensational Moroccan dance on International Day, building strong model bridges from lolly sticks and of course, the eagerly anticipated Barge trip! I can safely report that 5T proved themselves to be a hardworking, enthusiastic and competent barge crew. 5T, you will be missed!


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Year 6C Teacher: Ms. Birgitta Car Teacher Assistant: Ms. Usa, Ms. Charlou Back row: Phuwanut Suttichuay (Fure), Tomoya Honda, Natthakrid Damrongpongpipat (Tigger), Liang yu Zhao (Eric), Shun Tagaki Front row: Lloyd Prach Vichitsophaphan (Lloyd), David Lewis (Matthew), Natchaya Asawanuchit (Alice), Lyla Kaitlyn Corr (Lyla), Rinrada Boonsupthip (Grace), Dara on Pekayangkul (Preaw), Napapha Kate Tokamoltham (Kate), Layla Vansoh, Kanta Sudlapa (Eagle), Puttapong Assavanichakorn (Premier), Natabadee Prapai (Phenix) Absent: Nattasan Chantanasod (Aomsin)

What a year we’ve had in 6C! In Term 1, 6C students invited a brigade of flying frogs into our classroom as we wrote diaries of their crazy exploits during English lessons. We studied forces that form and erode coasts and mountains, considered ways of managing and minimizing human impact on them, and used them as inspiration for creating beautiful art! We experimented with Virtual Reality Glasses to tour Mt Everest from within our own classroom, and Skyped with an Australian climber who spoke with us about her experiences climbing to base camp. We investigated Bangkok khlong water to test its cleanliness and learned how to classify a range of organisms found in nature.

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In Term 2, 6C students performed in ‘Olivia’ and went on the residential to Chiang Mai. We studied early Thai History and wrote reports on a Thai King from the past. The students designed and created fairground rides, building the structures and attaching circuits with motors to make them move. In Term 3, students learned about the events and technologies of World War 2 and created pop-art depicting famous iconography from the war. 6C have been an amazingly fun and vibrant class of students to work with and I wish them every happiness and success as they head on to Year 7 next year! Well done everyone!


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Year 6G Teacher: Mr. Mick Gricmanis Teacher Assistant: Ms. Usa Back row: Sarut Vitayatanagorn (Keane), Jirawat Jaruvisitsri (Kaopan), Koonpol Phongprapat (Pol), Matthew Jason Thirapat Luck (Matthew), Panyawat Kajonphutisate (Omsub), Parn Nagasiri (Parn), Douglas Lambert (Douglas), Don Srivijitchoke (Don) Front row: Wannakon Srifungprang (Jah), Chaerin Kang (Sophia), Purichaya Chingnawan (Unique), Minji Kim (Lena), Ileen Jirundon (Ileen), Niracha Chaoseerol (Sunny), Sarinya Lamoonmon (Meiji), Sukitta Ananlorphan (News), Pattranit Kovitchindachai (Noon), Suthinee Norach (Ice)

6G are a fantastic group of talented students who have impressed me with their wonderful attitude to learning and to their perseverance to overcome things they have not mastered yet. The students in 6G are students who are very friendly; humorous; as well as being compassionate and respectful towards others and have become very mature young people. 6G have had many exciting special days at school that allowed them to acquire a deeper understanding of subjects as well as demonstrating their skills. These have included: Science Day where students presented their science investigations that they completed at home; RE week where we studied

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the Hindu religion and culture; Maths Mastery Day where teams of students were challenged with various problem solving activities. 6G also enjoyed learning and performing a French folk dance for International Day. One of the highlights of the year was the Year 6 residential trip to Chiang Mai. The experience was enjoyed by all and helped student to become more independent. All in all, it has been a memorable year for 6G and I wish them the very best with their continued success in Secondary.


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Year 6J Teacher: Mr. Neil Jarrett Back row: Satipas Kooratanapisan (Pas), Napon Boonyapoca (Jump), Chyaravee Utrawanit (Mitti-O), Sung Joon Lee (Sung Joon), Serra Khengden Phuntsho (Serra), Weibo Deng (Weibo), Peeranat Amnajcharoenying (Gutji), Marcus Landes (Marcus), Chawakorn Zhuang (Pock) Front row: Maytavee Hongthong (May), Sebastian Agustinus Gunara (Sebastian), Yada Nokhong (Tonfai), Hinako Oka (Noko), Nuspathorn Photpipat (Santa), Sirisit Ritluechai (Ice), Supapon Amornchaichan (Mac), Atsuki Nakajima (Akkun), Emily Nitcha Gwyn-Evans (Emmy)

What a wonderful year it has been. You are a talented group of children who are all friendly, kind, caring, very funny and incredibly clever. I have been very impressed with the amount of progress you have made in all subjects. We have had many great moments this year: • Exciting science tests. • Class competitions. • Learning about the ‘circle of life’. • Reading funny books. • And of course Chiang Mai!

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6J really enjoyed the swimming gala and are very proud of their achievements. They were really motivated by all of the sporting opportunities that Regent’s has to offer. We have been preparing for our end of year exhibition and produced some outstanding work, from World War 2 diaries, to visually captivating pop art. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes was a story that particularly engaged the children. The children have been preparing for Year 7 and thoroughly enjoyed their transition day. I am going to miss you 6J, but I know you are going to do brilliantly in the senior school. Keep working hard and stay positive. Good luck to you all.


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Art & Design and Technology By Ms. Viv Deveney, Art/Design and Technology co-ordinator

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This year the curriculum has been reorganised to allow for more creative work to flow from the topics we are studying. This means that every class had 5 weeks with 2 or 3 lessons a week focused on artistic skills. Pupils have also worked very creatively on additional art which has linked to study in other subjects; producing some really effective 2D and 3D creations. We also have a wide variety of after-school clubs that have been able to offer the children a number of creative activities.

Another good year of firsts for our talented designers and builders. The change in the topics has allowed us to increase the variety of tasks and skills covered over the two key stages.

We have also introduced sketch books. We feel it is important to encourage children to sketch and explore their creativity, as well as teach new techniques to improve the quality of their work.

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Not only does each year group have a half term focus on a Design and Technology project, they are also producing more innovative designs and finished pieces, via the topics. Monkeys, boats, bridges and fairground rides are just a few of the amazing models we have seen this year.


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English Language Development By Mr. Euan Brown, Advanced EAL Teacher

We have had a very successful and productive year in the advanced EAL class. In Term 1 we focused on recount writing which enabled us to practise our past tense English by using our own unique experiences to help make everything relevant and interesting. We also had a great time reading Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl in class which helped us to learn a lot of new descriptive words. In Term 2 we learned about persuasive language. This allowed us to express our opinions and try to convince others to join our cause. In class we read The BFG also by Roald Dahl as part of our World Book Day celebrations.

Term 3 was all about looking to the future with paragraph writing. We had fun imagining what we might work as when we grow up or the places we would like to visit. In each term we’ve enjoyed using a variety of resources and technology in order to improve our language skills. Throughout the year our students have successfully demonstrated their improved English ability and many have have graduated from the ELD program and returned to their mainstream classes.

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English Language Development By Ms. Mary Sirisom, Eld Teacher

What an amazing year we have had in the IELD and the ELD classes. The children’s English oral skills have developed immensely and our children are now active participants during our amazing circle time sessions. Through our rainbow writing activities, the children have now developed their understanding of the correct use of sentence structure. They have produced some fabulous sentences for all of us to read together! They particularly enjoyed writing about their amazing weekends! The IELD class for years 1 to 3 has focused closely on phonetics, the children are now able to

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decode and segment unfamiliar words, when reading and writing! The ELD class for years 4 to 6 has focused closely on grammar and now know that to make a sentence more interesting for the reader they need to add exciting adjectives. During this year we have emphasised the importance of reading. Children have been able to read independently and use this to aid their writing skills. I am very happy to have seen how well the children have progressed in their ability to read out loud and their own independent reading. What amazing workers they all have become!


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English Language Development By Mr. Vincent Normoyle, ELD Teacher

This year in English Language Development (ELD) we have been working very hard to improve our English. We have enjoyed listening to a variety of texts ranging from stories such as “Jack and the Beanstalk� to nonfiction texts about animals. We had fun acting out the stories as this helped us to remember the story and to use words and phrases from the books. We have sequenced events from the stories and retold the stories orally to each other. We have written recounts of the stories using sentences with interesting adjectives and connectives.

different items in English, as well as asking questions to find out how much they cost. We have started to express our opinions about what we like and dislike and what we think about certain topics through discussions. For example, in preparation for a persuasive writing task we talked about why elephants do not make good pets and then wrote a simple argument expressing our ideas. We have all made fantastic progress with our acquisition of English this year.

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English Language Development By Mr. William Vosko, IELD/ELD Teacher

In the Year 4-6 IELD/ELD speaking and writing lessons in Term 1, we did recounts in the past tense with titles, orientations, sequenced events, conclusions, adjectives and details. In Term 2, we did expositions in the present tense with titles, opinions, reasons and conclusions. In Term 3, we did paragraphs with topic and detail sentences. Throughout the year in the IELD/ELD reading classes, we learned the sounds and letters of the alphabet, blending and sight words. We emphasized vocabulary building, comprehension and spelling. We also read many genres, including non-fiction

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texts, and we learned how to use the table of contents, index, glossary and text features. We read fiction books and focused on the characters, settings, problems and solutions. In grammar, we learned how to use the simple past, present, and future tenses, conjunctions, adjectives, prepositions, articles and possessives. In listening, we learned how to look at the speakers and become active listeners. In speaking, we gave oral recounts, persuasive speeches, and discussed various topics using paragraph formats.


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By Ms. Rosanna Walton, Primary Literacy Coordinator

The school year began with a successful reading workshop attended by many parents. This was a great opportunity to celebrate the wonderful job parents do at home to support the teaching of English in school.

the school to challenge themselves. At The Regent’s School Bangkok, children constantly try their best and this competition showed the great talent and determination we have in our school.

Also in Term 1, some students took part in a spelling bee and spent weeks practising in preparation for this. They each got through several exciting rounds and they should be really proud of themselves. Overall, they enjoyed competing against other students in Bangkok and had a wonderful experience.

It has been a fantastic year for English at the Regent’s International School Bangkok and this is because of our wonderful students, teachers and parents. English is a language the children all share and it is wonderful to hear the wonderful discussions that happen around school daily between children with different nationalities.

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Maths

By Mr. Neil Jarrett, Maths Subject Leader

Fobisia Maths Gutji, Ileen, Mitti-O and Santa were chosen to represent the school at the FOBISIA maths online event in October and then the tournament held in Kuala Lumpur in March. They worked incredibly well together and achieved a great deal. Well done! Maths Mastery Day In March, ‘Maths Mastery Day’ took place throughout the primary school. All of the children had an amazing time, taking part in challenges such as painting sequences, making patterned necklaces and solving tricky puzzles.

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In the afternoon, a tense but exciting maths quiz took place. Well done to our winner: Tonfai in 6J. A huge congratulations to all of the children in primary they put in 100% effort throughout the day. The children truly progressed towards maths mastery!


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Computing: Inspiration Technology By Ms. Jenna Tait, Computing subject leader

This year the Early Years and Primary children have continued to build on their Computing skills. Working within the three strands: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy, the children are becoming ever-more confident and competent users of technology. So much so that I can almost guarantee every parent has asked a child how to operate a piece of technology when they have been unsure! This ‘Technological Age’ provides a whole range of opportunities and indeed, future job roles, that simply did not exist ten or more years ago. That is why, at The Regent’s School, we value Computing. We are: • Learning the principles of coding. As children progress through Primary, they are writing and debugging their own algorithms to create games,

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operate Bee-bots or control LEGO WeDo. Selecting, using and combining a variety of software, including internet services, on a range of digital devices. Designing and creating programs and content, including apps, that accomplish given goals. Collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. Staying safe online by learning how to be responsible digital citizens. Using technology to communicate and collaborate outside school.

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Humanities

By Ms. Katie Tatum, Humanities Subject Leader

Throughout the year, the children have covered many exciting topics in Humanities which have involved a variety of Geography, History and RE skills.

creative activities.

Each year group has created topics that have been relevant, engaging and inspiring so the children can become thoroughly involved in their learning.

The historical topics that have been covered by Year 2 and 3 this year have seen them becoming archaeologists and paleontologists. The children have discovered the topics through active learning such as making model villages to searching for bones.

The highlight in Year 4 was linking their rainforest topic to their educational visit to Khao Yai. Both classes presented excellent assemblies and demonstrated their extensive knowledge of the topic.

Years 5 and 6 have learnt some great geography skills through topics such as The African Savannah and Investigating Mountains. It has provided them with an enriching knowledge of other parts of the world.

Year 1 had great fun during RE Week when they learnt all about Christianity. They created some beautiful decorations and gained some lovely learning experiences through these

I have heard so many positive comments from children this year about their experiences in Humanities which have been so great to hear!

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Science

By Mr. Paul Ferrandino, Primary Science Subject Leader

This year in Primary there have been lots of occasions for the children to be involved with and to show their Science learning across the whole Primary school. Our annual Science Day was a success, with children from all ages showing that you can carry out investigations at home without the need for complicated equipment. As with previous years, the children carried out a science investigation at home, which they then brought them into school and explained to the class!

There were some excellent presentations with children really showing their investigative skills. This year some classes, where also able to combine science learning with their school trip. Science is all about observing the world around us, and Year 4 took great advantage of their Khao Yai educational visit, which allowed them to carry out some real world science learning through observing their environment. Another great year of Science learning!

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Thai

By Ms. Weranuch Mooksigsawad, Primary Thai Coordinator

In Early Years, all students have learnt to say vocabulary for everday objects in Thai. Students practised identifying, saying, reading and writing simple Thai vowels and consonants. This year students have developed their listening, speaking and writing skills through fun activities. For example, the children learnt a Thai welcome dance and made beautiful krathongs to help celebrate Loy Krathong.

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In Year 1 - Year 6, pupils continued learning about the Thai alphabet and vowels. Students learnt Thai words and Thai culture through Thai folk stories. Students developed their listening, speaking and writing skills throughout the different year groups at Regent’s. We also place great importance on learning about Thai culture and festivals. The classes made delicate flower arrangements for Wai Kru. They presented these to their teachers during our school ceremony.


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Mandarin

By Mr. Eric Hu, Primary Mandarin coordinator

What a wonderful year we have had in Mandarin classes! We have had a great time with lots of fun and meaningful activities to maximize our learning in Mandarin.

Year 3 have learned to share what their best friends look like, as well as describing what people wear and telling others how they go to school.

The Mandarin curriculum focuses on developing students’ communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. We also added a culture unit to each level’s curriculum to enrich students’ cultural understanding. The students in each year level have learnt a variety of topics throughout the year.

Year 4 have done a great job describing what their homes look like and talking about home activities with time expression. They also know lots about the weather.

Year 1 begins with learning the expressions to introduce our basic information and our family. The students are also very excited to share what their favourite animals are in our animal unit. Year 2 enjoyed lots of interactive activities about how to express their class needs and describe our school places. We can also sing lots of beautiful songs related to food.

Year 5 learned to talk about their school-life with time expressions. The students also really enjoyed our role-plays of how to order food in a restaurant. Year 6 have done really well with asking and telling directions, describing their community and using the useful expressions when shopping. We are so proud to see each student’s growth in Mandarin and we believe they will continue to do their best every day!

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Primary Library: A Perfect Place to Chill By Mrs. Julie Turner, Primary librarian The Primary Library is still, and will continue to be, the perfect place to chill-out with friends and colleagues, whether to test our skills on the many computer programs on offer, discover our drawing talent, curl up in a quiet corner or hide in a tent with a favourite book. All classes from Pre-Nursery to Year 6 have the benefit of choosing their books independently during their allocated Library times each week. The iELD and ELD (English Language Development) students also visit the Library frequently to help develop their listening and comprehension skills and for guided reading. The Library is open all day including break and lunch-times where the students can research class projects and also do their homework. The after school Library Clubs for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 students are always in popular demand giving the students precious time to be

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with their friends and enjoy all the facilities the Library has to offer. Again, the ‘Book Fairs’ have proven to be very successful, with many students, parents and teachers taking the opportunity to purchase many of the wonderful books on display. Every book you buy is a contribution to more books for our Library. The International Gap Staff have been working hard helping to keep the Library running smoothly on a daily basis and preparing and displaying new books to add to our already comprehensive collection. We always encourage the students to develop a love for books and with the continuous support of the parents, their English can only get better!


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Music lessons in the Primary School By Ms. Lizzie Lyng, Primary Music Subject Leader

Children at the Regent’s School learn music from our specialist teacher, Ms Lyng. Children explore a variety of activities in the lessons and mainly focus on the voice and playing on the many percussion instruments we have here. Here at Regent’s we aim for an excellent standard so that the children are always ready for the many outstanding performances we have. We are very lucky to have many amazing musicians in the school. They have many opportunities to perform. For example this year some of our primary students performed at the Thailand Cultural Centre. In lessons our students

learn how to read music and how to play the recorder which always inspires them to take up an instrument like the violin or flute. We have eight fantastic peripatetic teachers who teach at the school. Lessons vary from piano, trumpet, violin, flute and cello. When children are not singing, children focus on playing on one of the many percussion instruments we have at the school. Children learnt to play these in different styles or arrangements e.g. in an African style or in a class ensemble.

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PE

By Mr. Barny Goodenough, Head of Whole School PE

Within Physical Education (PE) this year we have continued in our aim to provide children with a high quality PE curriculum, which is responsive to children’s diverse developmental needs and which ensures sufficient levels of challenge to encourage children to both enjoy the subject and excel. We promote a positive attitude towards PE, beginning in Early Years through to Year 6 and reinforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle based around physical activity. We aspire to ensure that all children are given access to a wide range of sports and activities that allow them to gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. We promote the importance of self-evaluation, feedback and performance as part of their physical literacy development. Students are

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encouraged to be at the centre of their own learning and improve upon previous accomplishments by evaluating their own performance and the performance of others. Our Physical Education curriculum consists of; creative movement, gymnastics, games, athletics, outdoor and indoor adventurous activities and swimming. Underpinning Physical Education at Regent’s is a strong approach whereby children are provided with cross curricular opportunities to integrate Literacy, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and ICT into their PE curriculum. This integration develops children’s understanding of the valuable and interconnected contributions of each subject to their personal development throughout their time at Regent’s.


Events

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EY Open Afternoons By Ms. Eleri Davies, Early years coordinator This year we had three open afternoons. All a great success with at least 60 people attending each. Our open afternoons are a great opportunity for new famities to discover more about our school and meet our Early years team. At Halloween the children dressed up and looked amazing. It was wonderful to have all the scary ghosts, witches and skeletons joining us for an afternoon of fun activities. During our Christmas open afternoon we had a visit from a very special guest with a big sack of presents. I wonder

where he parked his sleigh? We all enjoyed singing Christmas songs. At Easter we had Easter baskets lots of craft activities and sang Easter songs and we were able to welcome many new families to our school once more The children especially loved the vist from our Easter bunnies. Everyone enjoyed our Open Afternoons immensely.

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Events

House events and School Council 2016-2017 By Mr. Ryan Mann, Student council coordinator The Primary Student Council had a fantastic year planning and participating in various charitable events. They all had great ideas about organising events that would be fun and help to raise a lot of money for our Primary charity, Good Shepherd Sisters, and together they made sure they ran smoothly. Furthermore, they enjoyed their weekly visits doing service work with the students at Good Shepherd Sisters. For Valentine’s Day where we had a Healthy Heart Lunch and the students could dress up in pink and red clothes. The students played different physical activities at lunch to promote staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. We raised about 15,000 Baht in this event!

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During Term 2 the Student Council held the Spring Disco, which was an afternoon of dancing, eating and fun! They worked so hard for this event and managed to raise over 35,000 Baht! We also held an Easter Raffle before Songkran holiday where prizes were given away to lucky students who bought raffle tickets. Your consistent hard work and teamwork made you a pleasure to work with. Well done Primary Student Council!


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Primary Competitions By Mr. Christopher Jackson, Physical Education Teacher Throughout Primary PE this year there has been a number of occasions for Regent’s International School students to demonstrate their desire, teamwork and motivation to succeed. One of these opportunities came during the annual Regent’s sports day. Pupils from across the age groups jumped, threw and sprinted as they competed in order to become victorious. As well as battling against the hot midday sun; pupils worked together and showed everyone the true meaning of never giving up. The Primary Swimming Gala also hosted another exciting opportunity for pupils to demonstrate their willingness and determination to succeed in a water based setting. Throughout the day pupils either

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worked individually or as a team in order to win points for their house colours. Pupils swam a number of different races from 25m front crawl to the 4x 25m relay race. Drawing our year to a close there has also been a number of different TISAC event’s happening throughout the year. Our first ever basketball season tipped off with lots of positives to take away. As usual our football, athletics and swimming teams have competed ensuring Regent’s has a strong presence at its local tournaments throughout the year. We now eagerly look forward to what the FOBISIA games will bring and hope only more success can come to Regent’s and its pupils.


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English Week and World Book Day By Ms. Rosanna Walton, Primary Literacy Subject Leader Both teachers and children have loved celebrating English with multiple events this year. It has been wonderful to watch children across the school both enjoying and improving their own English during these days. English week was a great success with a theme of ‘stories from around the world’. The children loved hearing multiple students from the secondary school tell stories from their own cultures and this inspired their own amazing international tales. Early Years also enjoyed sharing their favourite stories for English Week. Across the school, we had a big focus on speaking and listening and the children performed their own fantastic stories in an end-of-week celebration assembly.

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For World Book Day, we dressed up as our favourite character from a book. It was wonderful to see the different books our children enjoy reading and to see the amazing effort everyone put in. There was an amazing display of characters including Harry Potter characters, superheroes from Marvel Comics and some members of staff were also Very Hungry Caterpillars. A book review competition encouraged pupils to share their favourite books. The three fantastic winners were: Candy (RP), Tiarn (2F) and Namo (4N). I look forward to another year of celebrating English at The Regent’s School Bangkok!


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Good Shepherd Sisters By Ms. Helen Normoyle, Primary Teacher This year we have continued to enjoy helping the children at “The Good Shepherd Sisters” to learn English. Members of the Student Council and class leaders are chosen to visit the Good Shepherd Centre to teach the letter/sound of that week.

and to name things beginning with the letter or sound.

This year we have taught letters and sounds through varied and exciting activities. For example we played frisbee to teach “f” and served up ice-cream to teach the letter “I”. We teach the children to make the sound of the letter, to write the letter

It is a very worthwhile cause and has proven very rewarding for both the Good Shepherd children and Regent’s children; long may this community partnership continue.

We particularly enjoyed putting on a Christmas party for the children. We played traditional party games such as pass the parcel and presented a small gift to each child.

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Chinese New Year Celebration! By MR. Eric Hu, Primary Mandarin Coordinator It was such a great opportunity for our students to share their cultural learning and understanding during our Chinese New Year Celebration in the Primary School.

audience a beautiful Umbrella Dance. Through the variety of activities, all of our students have enhanced their experiences of traditional Chinese cultures.

In the assembly, the students demonstrated their in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture. Year 5 students performed the amazing Dragon Dance. Year 2 sang their favourite songs of ‘Xin Nian Hao’. The audience was so impressed with Matthew and Parn’s wonderful Plum Bloom Blowing Painting. The ‘Guess Who’ game brought the students so much fun. It was also an inspiration and New Year wishes from the teachers. Our talented Year 6 students also did a great job and gave the

In addition to the wonderful Chinese New Year assembly, we also celebrated the Chinese New Year with a Chinese food sale and traditional games. It was great to see the students with their beautiful Chinese costumes and hear their laughter throughout the fun games!

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Wishing you all a happy, healthy prosperous New Year!


Events

Early Years & Primary

International Fair 2017 By Ms. karina vansoh, deputy head of Primary America Brazil Greece Canada Belgium Malaysia Morocco France

PN and Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

A great day was had by all at the 2017 International Day. Well done to all the Primary children for their fantastic dances and their country booths. We had Pre-Nursery and Nursery representing America, Reception learned about Brazil, Year 1 taught us all about Greece, Year 2 represented Canada, Year 3 learned about Belgium, Year 4 were Malaysia, Year 5 shared their learning about Morocco and Year 6 were French for the day!

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Christmas nativity By Ms. Caro Drumm, head of primary Our Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception children entertained us all with the story of Whoops-a-daisy Angel. This poor angel never seemed to get things right and was quite clumsy. She was never trusted with important jobs until one day she was given the most important job of all. She had to announce that the baby Jesus had been born in Bethlehem. Our children loved telling this story and we all enjoyed

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seeing how Whoops-a-daisy Angel did such a wonderful job of passing on this important message. We all joined in with the laughter and singing and even now the songs from the performance are still some of the children’s favourites. What a lovely way to learn about the Christian Nativity story! Well done to our Early Years performers! They might be the youngest and smallest performers in the school but they told the story with skill and enthusiasm.


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Primary concerts (Key Stage 1&2) 2016-2017 By Ms. Caro Drumm, Head of primary

Eddie the Penguin Year 1 and 2 students put up a brilliant performance with a very important message. “....Eddie the penguin discovers that the world he lives in is changing and that the ice is melting. He decides to take his family to find more ice at the North Pole, where Peggy the polar bear lives. There he discovers that human beings are causing the ice to melt. Eddie goes on a mission to save the planet and let the world know how they can change things for the better..” Ali Baba This year Years 3 and 4 put on the show Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. The whole team of Y3 and Y4 children came together to put on a spectacular performance and everyone’s contribution ensured it was an success. Our singing soloists

and lead characters wowed us with their acting and singing skills! It was a colourful, musical extravaganza which we all enjoyed. Olivia On Friday 10 February, Years 5 and 6 put on the wonderful performance, ‘Olivia - The Musical’. This was the result of many weeks of dedication and hard work. The story was loosely based on ‘Oliver’ by Charles Dickens although this time, the protagonist is a girl named Olivia who meets Fagin and the Artful Dodger in London. An array of characters from Victorian English literature were featured, including Eliza Doolittle, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, Scrooge and George Bernard Shaw. A huge amount of effort clearly went into this production and the end result was truly outstanding. Well done to all the cast and crew! Yearbook 2016-2017

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Wai Kru 2016 By Ms. Weranuch Mooksigsawad, Primary Thai Coordinator Wai Kru ceremony is an important ceremony in the life of all students. The ceremony was held to commemorate the respect of students to teachers who have sacrificed energies to teach students to grow as part of the international community. The Regent’s International School held the Wai Kru ceremony on Thursday 22nd September 2016. All students expressed

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their gratitude to all teachers. We wish them and their families happiness and a good health throughout their long life. Lessons helped children to prepare for this ceremony. When the children made their flower arrangements and garlands, they did so with respect for the teachers. The children all wish the best for those who have helped them to learn over the years.


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Songkran Festival 2017 By Ms. Weranuch Mooksigsawad, Primary Thai Coordinator The Regent’s International School organized our Songkran Festival held on April 7th, 2017. Thai department teachers showed pupils how to created a display to demonstate pouring water onto the Buddha image on the first floor inside Primary and Secondary buildings. The Thai performances were lead by representative students from Early Years, Primary and Secondary who invited all teachers to enjoy the

event. The children really enjoyed performing Ramwong wan Songkran which is a circle dance. They learned the moves well and performed them with skill. The dancers greeted our guests with garlands to invite them to join in. Then there was the water blessing onto all teachers’ hands in the spirit of Thailand’s New Year. “Happy Thai New Year everyone”.

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New Cooking Room & Early Years Area By Ms. Eleri Davies, Early years coordinator Cooking Room

Free flow area

We have now a fabulous new cooking room it was a delight to return in August and see the room. Children have been making the most of this new space and are becoming expert cooks. They have followed some delicious recipes, both in class and in cooking clubs and made tasty treats to take home.

We have also a stunning new free flow area which provides a bright, engaging area for the children to learn and play. It is divided into three areas; Role Play, Academic Learning and Creativity. Within these we have developed a wonderful range of construction, art and imaginatve play stations.

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Events

Early Years & Primary

Christmas Concert 2017 By Ms. Lizzie Lyng, Primary Music Coordinator On the morning of the 15th of December everyone at the Regent’s School was getting very excited as something special was going to happen. Everyone had an excited smile upon their face, tinsel was splashed about in every corner, the halls were decorated beautifully and of course our splendid traditional Christmas tree sparkled as you enter our large enigmatic auditorium. At 1.30pm our journey began into the delights of our musical talent in the school. We started off with the very lovely Early Years children who sang two songs from their nativity and even broke in to a spontaneous ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ at the end of

their performance. There were highlights of our very talented musicians such as Sangdad, Ava, Niko and even Tonpo from Y1 who all performed Christmas songs on the Clavinova. Layla and Keane compèred brilliantly and addressed the KS1 and KS2 singers. KS2 even sang a song in French with Serra from 6J who sang a wonderful solo. The Regent’s primary choir had a total of 70 children who performed on the stage. They sang a very atmospheric ‘Silent Night’. It was a lovely afternoon and well done to all for performing. The concert came to an end with the finale, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.

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ECAs By Ms. Kirsty Perry, Primary ECA Coordinator Wow! What a year for ECAs! We have had a wonderful selection of in-house and outsourced activities, not to mention the exciting new collaborations with Chelsea FC and Yamaha Music. Our talented teachers have run a wide variety of activities stemming from their own passions. Many of our clubs have provided the children with opportunities to develop their creativity. Ms. Car’s Movement and Performance club has proved extremely popular with the KS2 students and encouraged the children to develop their teamwork skills. We have also had a wide range of fitness activities such as Just Dance, KS1 Multi-Sports and Ultimate Frisbee, encouraging the children to stay healthy and have fun at the same time!

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We have been extremely lucky to welcome Yamaha into the Regent’s School. The new on-site Yamaha facilities have provided a wide variety of high-quality music and dance lessons. The wonderful end of term performances have showcased the many developing talented of our students. The expert coaches from Chelsea Football Club have mentored many of our budding footballers this year. They also supported our FOBISIA competitors to hone their match skills in preparation for the event. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has made the ECAs a great success this year. I look forward to seeing what new clubs our fantastic teachers come up with next year!


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Primary Residential Trips By Ms. Jenna Tait, Y4-Y6 Coordinator At The Regent’s, Year 4 is something to look forward to as this is when you can go on your first residential trip. For some, this is the first time they have stayed overnight away from parents. We encourage children to embrace this adventure to: experience new things, learn new skills, work with others, develop existing friendships, forge new ones, become more independent and enjoy being in an environment completely different to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Year 4 had an amazing time among the towering trees in the Khao Yai rainforest. They saw many wild animals when hiking through grassland and on night safari. Year 5 cruised along

the Chao Phraya River to Ayutthaya, learning all about the river and its surroundings as well as exploring the ancient city. They became excellent barge crew - responsible for cooking, cleaning and organising activities. Finally, Year 6 flew to Chiang Mai, visiting Doi Inthanon National Park and the Karen Hill Tribe, where they learned about culture and sustainability. Activities included cycling, cooking, singing, hiking and farming. Everyone had a fantastic time and would encourage future year groups to enjoy these experiences as much as they have!

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Secondary & IB


Secondary

Head of Secondary end of year message By DR. Peter Jones, Head of Secondary My first year at Regent’s International School, Bangkok, has been fantastic. Right from the start, students, parents and staff have made me feel very welcome. The strong relationships and community spirit of the school is the key to its success. This sense of community is apparent on an everyday basis, from simple assemblies to whole school events like International Day. The strength of the school community was particularly shown with the sad news that HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej had passed away. The school community continues to grieve and remember the life of The King of Thailand, who will be forever remembered as “Our Beloved Father for his devotion of his life to the people of Thailand. The Regent’s community also stretches beyond Bangkok and beyond Thailand. Our mission is to ensure that all children develop into well-rounded leaders for the future. In order to strive towards this goal we believe in an international education. As a Round Square and IB school, we seek to provide a range of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom that enable our children to develop into confident young people. In the classroom, we provide a stimulating learning environment, where students enjoy a range of learning opportunities that engage, challenge and motivate. As a result, students are focused on their learning and make good progress across subject areas. Students are not only developing knowledge and understanding related to specific disciplines, but are also developing skills that ensure they become interdependent and internationally minded learners. Regent’s International School also offers students a range of co-curricular and enrichment activities. As you will see in this yearbook, students have taken part in numerous activities. These include MUN

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Secondary conferences, the SerVICE Conference in Bangkok, the Round Square International Conference in Germany and the FOBISIA Environmental Conference in Kathmandu. These events and conferences support students in their understanding of global issues and further their skills in reasoning, empathy and communication. Other events have included Theme Days that have covered personal, social, health and global issues; regional and international competitions linked to Maths and Language; Thai cultural visits; Thai celebrations such as Songkran and Wai Kru; Science and Geography fieldtrips; many house competitions including debates, public speaking and even fashion; and Outward Bound trips that seek to further students’ resilience. On the Arts front, students have developed their skills linked to creativity. They have led and taken part in numerous musical events, such as the Estonia Independence Day celebration, Live Lounge and various recitals, as well as various drama events, art exhibitions and, of course, our brilliant end of year performance Jungle Book. On the sporting front, Regent’s students have participated in house competitions such as Sports Day and the Swimming Gala. Students have also represented the school in regional competitions in athletics, swimming, football and basketball. The other area that is central to our ethos are the service activities the school supports, especially those that our IB students have led. Service activities have included everything from building earthquake proof houses in Nepal, planting mangrove trees, paired reading, fundraising and support for Operation Smile and other charities such as the Queen Sikrit Foundation for Cancer, teaching English to refugee children through the Kiran Foundation and much more. Through these service activities, students are not only supporting other people in the community, they are also developing their skills as responsible citizens. I think you will therefore agree that this year has been very successful in many ways. No group perhaps demonstrates

that education at Regent’s International School is excellent more than our Year 13, Class of 2017. Many of the Year 13 students have been at Regent’s since the age of four. They now look ahead to new pastures, many of them leaving for internationally renowned universities.

their professionalism and dedication. I thank our parents who entrust the future of our children with us. Lastly, I thank our amazing students who day-by-day and year-by-year support each other and grow into well-rounded leaders for the future.

I would like to close my end of year message by expressing my gratitude to a range of people. I thank the Board for their commitment in securing our future success. I thank Mr Hogan for his continued trust in my leadership. I thank our teaching and support staff for

We now look forward to 2017-18 where we will seek to strengthen our partnerships and sense of community and our commitment to society that will build on the successes of past years in the next step of our journey.

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Secondary

Man and Machine: The Growth of our Curriculum By MR. Charles Barrow, Deputy Head of Secondary Our curriculum is always changing. Sometimes we change it significantly. Sometimes we just tinker around the edges. This year would best be described as the latter. In Year 9, the students are now offered an hour of Computer Studies. This development reflects the rapidly changing world, in which information and communication technology must be used more smartly, if we are to keep our students up-to-date with developments. Our students use technology a great deal. However, only if it used well can it become an effective tool for learning. Language has also been a focus in our curriculum development. In many ways, language is a real powerhouse in our school. Many of our students are talented linguists, fluent in two, or more, languages. Now, all students at KS3 study three and a half hours of Thai per week. At IB, the Language A curriculum is developing, so that a number of students now study Japanese, Korean or Chinese as their first language, alongside English and Thai. The students at our school speak more than 33 languages, and we are proud of this statistic. We want to encourage this diversity. Language is at the heart of critical thinking, encouraging intercultural awareness, international mindedness and global citizenship. Finally, ESS (or Environmental Systems and Societies) has now been introduced into the IB curriculum. It is a subject that encourages students to look at issues from a scientific, ethical and sociopolitical perspective. It is a science that explores the wider repercussions of the decisions we take. It has been a popular choice among Year 12 students - and is a subject that seems destined to remain.

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Secondary

Year 7 Blue C Teacher: Mr. Marc Curran Back row: Zen Poh (Zen), Phasiphong Lin (Sun), Ruiqin Wang (Richard), Zakariya Vansoh (Zak), Chaehwan Son (Justin), Sheon Shimamoto (Sheon) Front row: Praweewat Boonyatool (Palm), Sophidvipa Vikasidnakhakun (Porsche), Minthanin Wongbencharat (Minnie), Jamin Waengwan (Janine), Luckarin Kiatnawanand (Rinne), Nutcha Raungpaka (Pam), Phum Sangkarat (Phum)

7BC have had a great start to their secondary experience at Regent’s International School, Bangkok. I have been particularly impressed with how each student has dealt with the challenge of the year. They have taken a very active role within our wider community, many taking on very important responsibilities such as House Captains and Tutor Representatives, to name but a few. It really is great to see them becoming so involved. They have also taken part

in many extracurricular activities, such as school sporting events, International Day, music and drama performances, debate club, Loy Krathong and Songkran celebrations. As a tutor group it was great to see how they worked together to raise money for charities and volunteer their time to help improve their school and wider community. 7BC have shown themselves to be a wonderful, caring and supportive tutor group.

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Year 7 Green X Teacher: Ms. Xue Li Back row: Anothai Praditpusasin (Jo-jo), Bhumidham Kanplook (Hero), Apicha Chandavimol (Indy), Jinu Shin (Jinu) Front row: Canh Ky Nguyen (Bill), Supitcha Sungkharat (Cream), Thanyarom Trayaporn (Tanya), Yadalin Tiamsab (Bell), Kanta Saingsai (Tang-O), Jiratchaya Kittavornsakul (Belle), Patiharn Choomsuwan (Genome)

It has been a pleasure to be a tutor teacher of Year 7 this year at Regent’s International School, Bangkok. 7GX have had a great start to their secondary experience. We have taken part in so many activities outside and inside of school, including Sports Day, Swimming Gala, International Day and Best Student of the Month. They also supported Green House for the House Debates, designing and modeling eco fashions for the Eco Fashion show, supported the King’s Memorial Project, and quite a lot of other activities.

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They enjoyed the Halloween and Christmas festivities, and Songkarn Festival as well. I have been very impressed with how each student has put in effort and dealt with the challenge and got many achievements this year. As a tutor it is wonderful to see 7GX’s members supporting each other, to see our group getting better and better, becoming a collaborative and lovely group. I wish them all the best in Year 8.


Secondary

Year 7 Red R Teacher: Mr. Mark Riddelsdell Back row: Phil Boonsupthip Phil), Data Photpipat (Data), Oshi Attawattanalkul Oshi), Tinn Promayorn (Tinn), Gold Chatmaleerat (Gold) Front row: Chris Park (Chris), Bing Rimcharone (Bing), Yumi Thanaphathanawiboon (Yumi), Sun Saengsermsup (Sun), Bam Uacharoenchai (Bam), Mic Amornchaichan (Mic) Absent: Karntida Supasri (Karn)

It has been a great year in Year 7RR. We have taken part in so many activities in and outside of school including Sports Day, Swimming Gala, International Day, Best Student of the Month, FOBISEA, TISAC and many more! We still have the Year 7 Outdoor Education trip and The Round Square Week to come as well.

Over the year we have worked well as a team, supporting and helping each other. One of our strengths is our friendship and kindness which we think makes us the best tutor group in the school! Data has been our form captain this year representing us in meetings and coming up with the idea of Hogwarts-style Christmas Dinner.

My favourite day was ‘International Day’ where Bam, Tinn, Mic, and Chris and Data took part in the World Cup football competition. Bing participated in the choir, as well as everybody being involved in the individual countries they were representing on the day.

I think we have had the most injuries out of any tutor group with Chris, Bam, and Bing all being on crutches at some point in the year.

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Year 7 Yellow H Teacher: Mr. Terry Hatfield Back row: Cabaluna Pajimola (Lugus), Phasit Leepiboonsawats (Tae), Ryoma Hikosaka (Ryoma),Thakorn Phipatanasuphorn (Bless), Permsuk Siripongwishet (Perm) Front row: Jia Shen Qin (Andy), Thanutchaya Phanichewa (Thanya), Sirada Sangkharat (Je t’aime ), Songpornphan Hangseesuwan (Neena), Sirada Kattinanon (Proud), Natalie Finkeldey (Natalie), Nadol Maiwattana (Stamp) Absent: Shafiq Daniel Abdul Halim (Daniel)

This year, Year 7 Yellow House have faced a lot of challenges entering Secondary and have received many rewards in meeting those challenges. It has been a busy year full of exciting events. They supported their house in the House Debates, designing and modeling Eco fashions for the Eco Fashion show, supporting the King Memorial Project, representing their house for the Sports Day competition and Swimming Gala, getting involved in various charity initiatives for Operation Smile and the Kirin Care Foundation and being active in various Extra Curricular Activities.

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In addition to all their hard work and achievements, they have managed to have some fun along the way this year. They enjoyed the Halloween and Christmas festivities, not to mention the Songkarn Festival. Their favourite adventure of all was their Outdoor Education Trip to Sattahip. Year 7 Yellow House are an energetic and enthusiastic diverse group of individuals with contagious spirits. I wish them all the best in their accomplishments as they graduate to Year 8 and look forward to working with them next year.


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Year 8 Blue W Teacher: Ms. Vanessa Waite Back row: Sun Tae Kim (Sun Tae), Thanak Boonyatool (First), Mareyuki Miyagaki (Mare), Krit Kornanansiri (Ping Ping), Paranyu Duangbubpar (Au), Sethanan Supornpraditchai (Pup), Putthawat Kwanlamai (King) Front row: Jettanut Charoenlerttavee (Pai), Catalina Thewara Rivera Samosorn (Catalina), Ruby Kim (Ruby), Patra Phongprapat (Baipat), Jing Yi Zhang (Bell) Absent: Thanut Wong (Patrick)

8BW have had another action packed year. From fashion shows, theme days and International Day all the way through to Sports Day and the Swimming Gala. We all went on a fantastic residential trip with the rest of Year 8 which challenged our teamwork skills and took most of us out of our comfort zones. The zip lining activity was a highpoint in the day and Mamas Noodle heating seemed to be the most popular evening activity! We are looking forward to the challenges that Year 9 will set for us.

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Year 8 Green T Teacher: Mr. Matthew Trearty Back row: Teeraruj Krootdaecha (Leo), Charles Pradic (Charlie), Finn Jepson-Kotchawed, Nathaphob Aroonpairoj (Conc), Ji Hwan Song (Andy) Front row: Kirakorn Suttichuay (Fiews), Cartoon (left the school), Suwapat Titirojanawat (Angie), Ji Woo Choi (Jessie), Tina (left the school) Momoka Honda, Pisitpong Soponsirirak (JJ)

It has been a successful year in 8GT this year, with some absolute standout moments and events. Within my first month of arriving at The Regent’s School I was treated to the fun of the Eco-Fashion Show and the haunting image of Charlie in a dress fashioned out of bin bags, plastic cups and bottle tops. This event sums up the group: wonderfully creative, fun, bubbly and always up for a laugh. This was also on display at our outward bounds trip to Khao Yai where we took part in so many activities from rock climbing to nature treks, zip lines and paintball. This

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experience not only pushed them to try things out of their comfort zone but also allowed for us all to bond over the shared experience. Overall this year, they have worked hard and progressed well in their subjects and I am sure that next year they will press on even further as they prepare for their IGCSE chioces.


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Year 8 Red A Teacher: Ms. Ngaire Addis Back row: Tao Wexler, Tan Kalong, Jiko Ham, Sam Kim, Sadhu Wongsaroj, Uree Shin Front row: Imm Tongsiri, Nile Korphaibool, Jija Laothitipong, Xiaoxin Li, Fay Sinchai, Pinky Laokham, Boon Rimcharone

It has been a pleasure to be tutor teacher for another year of 8RA at The Regent’s International School. It is a warm friendly group of students. Each morning, it is interesting to see who will be the first up the three flights of stairs to our tutor group meeting. It has become a race won by either Boon or Pinky. It has certainly been a very busy year both in and out of the classroom. A major event was the Athletic Sports Day for which my group dressed in their red dragon t-shirts. There were many successes and medals won at

Sports Day. International Day was soon upon us and we hosted our own nationalities as our countries. School camp was another major highlight and so the list of activities goes on. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my tutees’ parents. Your efforts, behind the scenes and supporting me in what we have done this year, have been very much appreciated.

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Year 8 Yellow S Teacher: Mr. James Salaver Back row: Jeng Saengsoemsap (Jeng), Tony Huang (Tony), Boy Avasadanond (Boy), Bhon Pisitkasem (Bhon), Khawklong Visutthiwong (Khawklong), Tristan Sunghoon Shin (Tristan) Front row: Ta Leepiboonsawats (Ta), Yanin Tipsuwanporn (Yanin), Maggie Xili (Maggie), Amy Thanaphathanawiboon (Amy), Benz Tiamsab (Benz), Alya Ismail (Alya), Poon Leenabanchong (Poon), Tri Changfang (Tri)

It has been a pleasure to have my tutor group with me for another year. We have had a number of new students join and they have integrated well into the group. As usual, there have been a lot of events. We have had Sports Day, International Day, Swimming Gala, International Day, Fashion Show and, of course, Songkran. The class also went on a great outward bound trip in which they learnt a lot of new skills along the way. The tutor group has a great mix of nationality to showcase, exactly the spirit of internationalism we expect at Regent’s International Bangkok.

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Year 9 Blue M Teacher: Ms. Natasha Mann Back row: Nattapat Kitphant (Auto), Amey Panjwani (Amey), JunYoung Park (Jimmy),To Ho Cheung Khamphaipraphankul (Oscar), Parich Sakulkerewatana (Plub) Front row: Unchasa Teehawwanto (Guitar), Grace Poli (Grace), Ke Peng (Sylvia), Maticha Saeliu (Jaja), Sumita Swatesuthisan (Mimi), Yoelchangma Dorji (Lala)

It has been yet another great year for our tutor group. New members have been warmly welcomed, and we have helped and supported each other throughout the year. The number of activities we have taken part in has been huge. Some of the highlights include Sports Day, Swimming Gala, International Day, Theme Days, Recycled Fashion Show, Songkran and The Regions of Thailand Exhibition. My personal favourite event was the OE trip to Pranburi. On this excursion we tackled many fun challenges together, like

cycling, boating and hiking up a steep trail to a beautiful temple. We also had time to relax in the evenings, with a quiz on the first night and a barbeque on the second where we cooked our own food. It really was a great trip and one which Year 9 will never forget. Overall, what makes 9BM a special tutor group is the friendship and kindness that we show to each other on a daily basis, as well as the laughter that we share. Thanks for another exceptional year!

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Year 9 Green R Teacher: Mr. Mike Ratcliffe Back row: Lapatsawan Siriworapat (Praewa), Davit Darbinyan (Davit), Insee Samiprem (Dung), Tanakorn Apinwattananon (Moss), Pavich Boonyapoca (Juss), Krishnendu Mukherjee (Neel) Front row: Zahra Somji (Zahra), Jing Tang (Tracy), Natcha Jirarattanarangsee (Mimi), Thanaree Yothinwatcharawetee (Winnie), Chankuptarat Ananyada (Belle), Ornwara Sangthongnirundorn (Alex), Malinee Phumiwasana (Minnie)

It has been a great year for 9GR under the helm of Mr Ratcliffe. The students have grown closer together over the course of the year, as we started with two new students and some other students who were relatively new as well. There has been some very positive contributions. In the first few weeks the students banded together to create an outfit made from recycled materials and the students also did well in various other house competitions. This has helped to show the students that teamwork is important to achieving their goals.There has been some interesting

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events, including the Outdoor Adventure Camp, that took place in December, and International Day, where the students helped with the various countries that we are represented by in our tutor group. There has been some individual brilliance as well, with Davit and Tracy taking part in an international Mathematics competition. It has been great to see the students grow and develop over the year in preparation for their IGCSE’s that will start next year. I hope that they continue to develop socially, personally and academically next year.


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Year 9 Red P Teacher: Mr Richard Pradic Back row: Tor Aminsen (Tor), William Wang (William), Nine Alongkornrasmee (Nine), Erwin Hackl (Erwin) Front row: Ann-Ann Ro Cheng (Ann-Ann), Jammie Thaineua (Jammie), May-May Sattasakul (May-May), Pat Assaratanakul (Pat), Liw Saengsermsup (Liw), Naja Srifuengprang (Naja), Panharith Hak (Rith)

This year has been another exciting one for tutor group 9RP. We welcomed two new students to our group, Nine and Rith, who have been a welcome addition to the class. We have had great fun this year. Valentine’s Day was a great success, with the students all wearing red or pink, and several getting or giving gifts to their peers throughout the school. The boys have represented the school basketball and football teams, whilst several of the girls have helped the Red House by participating in events at Sports Day.

The fashion show was a great example of all the students working together, and producing a fantastic dress made solely using newspaper, and modelled by Jammie on the catwalk. Students also represented the Red House in the debating competition, and at International Day. It has been great to see these students taking on positions of responsibility, and they have hopefully learnt a lot from the experiences. I wish them all luck next year.

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Year 9 Yellow E Teacher: Mr. Stefan Esposito Back row: Tanaraj Chongsatitwatana (Tim), Xilin Zhu (Peter), Jimin Kim (Steven) , Kanis Unakul (Gain), Jirameth Kittavornsakul (Bright) Front row: Marisa Kidd (Kitty), Kamonchanock Jongjitwetchakul (Paer), Guntaporn Saensiribunphot (Dao), Prapatson Arunjindatrakul (Gift), Shruti Dubey (Shree), Poonyanuch Uacharoenchai (Noon), Syasya Saralfari (Syaysya) Absent: Yurika Shimamoto (Yurika)

It has been a very exciting year for tutor group 9YE. At the start of the year we welcomed a new student to our group, Peter, who with the help of his peers, has settled in well. Academically, the class have performed brilliantly, achieving lots of plus points from their subject teachers for a variety of different reasons. Outside of the classroom the students have also participated in a range of different activities, such as The Eco Fashion Show, Theme Days, House Debates and The Y9 Camp. On International Day we celebrated the culture and traditions of different nations and it was pleasing to see the

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group enthusiastically representing their countries. The boys in the group have represented the school in U15’s football and all of the group competed in various events at the annual Sports Day. It was great to see them win so many gold medals for the Yellow House. All of these activities have helped the students develop new skills and build new friendships along the way. Next year is an important one for the students as they start their GCSE courses. I am sure they will be able to replicate the excellent progress that they have made in Year 9 and I wish them the best of luck in doing so.


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Year 10 Blue BC Teacher: Ms Lucy Brookes Back row: Oranuntporn Sae Sae (Shan Shan), Sun Synsukpermpoon (Ken), Shen Zhijie (Garry), Jun Yan Zhu (Rocky), Si Han Chen (Stephen), Hibiki Muroo (Hibiki), Tenzin Wangchuk (Tenzin), Ryo Yokoyama (Ryo) Front row: Aliecha Hall (Alice), Rapat Rathlertkarn (Mind), Yun Kyeong Choi (Jenny), Nunnapat Chatarsa (Jasmine), Phattharawadi Kulsubsatit (L.A), Sun-woo Park (Sunny), Xin Peng (Mlena), Mayawee Panjaphakdee (An-An) Absent: Pakarnnat Songtrakul (Cove)

10 Blue have had another successful year at Regent’s and continue to excel in sports, arts and academics. We have welcomed new members into our tutor group and said goodbye to others. Our friendships have become closer too as we work together as a team while celebrating our uniqueness. Music There have been copious opportunities for 10 Blue to show off their musical talent, with members of the form performing at school events. Some even had the honour of singing and playing instruments at Thailand Cultural Centre on Estonia Evening. Sport We came together as a team at Sports Day and Swimming Gala, cheering our house to glory and winning medals for

Blue House. Academic Speakers from 10 Blue helped Blue House to joint first place in the House Debate Cup - skillful and mature arguments and impassioned speeches impressed the whole school. We have also started the daunting IGCSE course with commitment to progress and success. Internationalism Throughout the year we have explored and celebrated internationalism and have many precious memories of working together and learning more about the wealth of different cultures and experiences we share in 10 Blue. Well done 10 Blue!

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Year 10 Green T Teacher: Mr. Nigel Turner, Ms. June Wiriyanusorn Back row: Takeru Aiba (Luke), Khenrab Wangchuk, Kreangsak Saengsermsup (Mou), Rooj Sothiwanwongse (Rooj), Maitreya Sharma (Mashu), Panupong Kraisut (Palm), Akkarawin Kongudom (Kin), Aisha Ahmed (Aisha) Front row: Yotin Kaewmul (Non), Yanyan Wei (Molly), Arlene Karnjanaphan (Remi), Hime Yoshikawa (Hime), Tharpan Angkasuponkul (Lampoo), Minami Sakota (Minami), Zakina Aminsen (Na), Yan Lin Naing (Edward), Kanjana Saengsuemsup (Chodchoy)

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It has been a great year for Year 10GW & 10GT. Since the beginning, last August, the class have been a really strong group of students who have formed excellent relationships with each other. We have taken part in so many activities in and outside of school including Sports Day, Swimming Gala, International Day, Year 10 Thai trip, Best Student of the Month, Christmas Fair, Halloween, FOBISEA, TISAC and many more!

impressed with the races and competitions in which all of our tutees took part.

Everyone had a great time and we are sure the same enthusiasm will be repeated next year. One of our great moments in this school year was Sports Day. 10GT & 10GW produced some amazing athletes who contributed their skills and talents wholeheartedly. Mr. Turner and I were very

In short, it has been a brilliant year, and we look forward to 2017/18 with much anticipation as the class starts on their second year of IGCSE courses. It goes without saying that I wish them all the very best of success and thank them for making this year at Regent’s Bangkok memorable.

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On International Day stall, we celebrated the culture and history of different countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, India and Japan. It was a fantastic success, particularly the Indian dancing show and the Thai cuisine, which was fascinating to experience.


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Year 10 Red W Teacher: Mr. Forrest Waudby Back row: Pornthip Wang (Tong), Chatchai Khamphinit (Mike), Changhee Kim (Peter), Drimi Dorji (Drimi), Sujint Pongchababnapa (Jint), Suriyon Phuriphanphinyo (Kim), Shogo Shimamoto (Shogo), Nataliya Denisyuk (Natasha) Front row: Lei Fu (Leilei), Saki Yamaguchi (Saki), Nichakarn Chandavimol (Earn), Xiaozhu Tan (Lucy), Mahasi Choithramani (Mahasi), Kasirin Lundbaek (Grace), Patteera Srikantarakij (Pin), Natthida Monthong (Xin Xin) Absent: Suda Sirimaneewatchara (Muay)

10RW are truly a special tutor group. They are the most international class that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with in 13 years of teaching . Nine nationalities in a group of just 15 students! In addition, there is such a mixture of personalities in the group. We have first rate mathematicians, athletes, leaders, linguists, models and dancers It has indeed been a great year in 10RW. We have taken part in so many activities inside and outside of school including Sports Day, Swimming Gala, International Day, Theme Days, Earth Day and many more! As a tutor, my highlight has been getting to know the students through

their weekly presentations about themselves, held every Friday during afternoon tutor periods. Over the year the group has bonded well, welcoming new members and occasionally saying tearful goodbyes. We have truly grown as a unit since that first day back in August 2016 when we all learnt how to greet each other in the various languages spoken by the group. Year 11 and the IGCSE exams are now beckoning and I’m sure that this group will tackle these challenges both diligently and with a sense of humour. Bring it on!

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Year 10 Yellow B Teacher: Mr. Dan Barazani Back row: Nick Yan (Nick), Pongpubest Sarinwong (New), Stefan Henrik Allan Lehto (Henrik), Teeraj Chongsatitwatana (Tee), Midi Visuttipat (Midi), Parnnatus Visutthiwong (Khawpann), Noppasin Saithanthong (Geno), Xin Yan Li (Sylvia) Front row: Jimin Lee (Jimin), Natsanan Saensiribanphot (Fa), Sunho Ha, Seyeon Park (Rena), Thunyapat Eiameaksuwan (Punch), Aticha Aramthavethong (Prair), Sarah Khor (Sarah), Anzu Ito (An), Lhachen Wangmo Dorji (Lhachen)

This has been one very exciting year for 10 Yellow House. To begin with, we have finally completed Key Stage 3 and moved on to Key Stage 4! Going up a Key Stage might have been a little scary at first, with more homework and higher expectations, but we have embraced these changes with enthusiasm and zest. We have also welcomed a terrific group of new students this year, from Thailand, Korea, Myanmar, and Bhutan, and having such a diverse group of students only adds to the rich experiences we share as a house. We continue to excel in so many different areas of school, whether it be getting involved

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in Student Government, performing musical ensembles in front of distinguished audiences, or delivering persuasive arguments in the Debate Tournament (which we won!). Although IGCSE can be academically challenging, we never miss an opportunity to go beyond our core subjects and participate in leadership, service, athleticism, music, and so much more. We are not kids anymore, we are becoming young adults who are excited about our futures and want to understand the world around us, embrace all of life’s possibilities, and help make the world a better place.


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Year 11 Blue H Teacher: Ms. Leanne Howe Back row: Naran Wongwisessuk (Dong), Sahasi Choithramani, Tatchapon Srisukhon (Jing), Yew Kheng Kok (Kheng), Samvel Harutyunyan Front row: Tanapat Pantisoontorn (Oak), Sirinta Sattasakul (Yoyo), Thuchada Fugkhanca (Deejung), Tshering Norbu (Lhaki), Pandharee Boontawee (Beauty), Tamolwan Chimnoi (Ploy), Kornkawee Sookpimay (Deer), Pitchaya Sakulkerewatana (Pluem)

11 Blue have had another successful year at Regent’s and continue to excel in all areas across school. We have welcomed new members into our tutor group (Samvel and Beauty) and said goodbye to others (Shan Shan). Strong friendships have been made, and we always work hard to help each other out. Academic Year 11 has been a testing year for our 11 Blue students. Many have begun to realise their full potential and have worked extremely hard to obtain the best IGCSEs possible! We have a range of talents within 11 Blue, some excelling at Science and Maths, while others show an aptitude for English. We also have more creative students who are performing very well in the arts.

Extra-Curricular Even though Year 11 have been focused on their IGCSE studies, Year 11 Blue have still managed to excel in extracurricular activities. Speakers from 11 Blue helped Blue House to joint first place in the House Debate Cup - well thought out and put together arguments and speeches impressed the whole school (well done Lhaki and Kheng!). We worked hard as a team during Sports Day and the Swimming Gala, winning many medals for the Blue House. Well done 11 Blue!

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Year 11 Green S Teacher: Mr. James Scott Back row: Davit Torchyan, Josh Turner, Panachai Kusaranukun (Male), Teethat Kosaipat (Prop), Thanarodh Horry (Narodh), Suphachai Jiemcharoenying (Son) Front row: Michael Kwon, Rachel Kim, Norraporn Yimprasert (Cartoon), Pannita Assaratanakul (Punch), Damisa Promayorn (Mona), Thaanahthorn Meesaengtham (Louise), Jeniferveasna Phanphal (Jenifer)

The 2016-17 academic year has been one of ‘ups and downs’ for 11GS. The experienced heads in the group— Male, Mona, Punch, Louise, Cartoon, Josh and Prop— have, for the most part, handled the IGCSE workload and stress extremely well, with Male and Punch in particular, continuing to accrue an astonishing amount of plus points for excellent academic work and attitude. Many of the group, including Son, Prop, Mona, Cartoon and Louise have taken IGCSE exams early this year, with mostly positive results, easing the pressure in what is a very busy examination schedule in May and June. The two ‘newbies’ in the group, Jenifer and Rachel have settled in well, and have worked hard to prepare themselves for their IGCSEs. Special praise goes to Rachel, who spoke very little English upon arriving at Regent’s in August 2016, and is now conversing confidently and preparing to take challenging end–of-secondary exams in the English language. Hats off to you Rachel!

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With no outdoor education trip this time around, as 11Green are in their examination year, they have had to rely on inschool activities and events to have fun, and bond as a group and house. Green House tried their best at Sports Day and Swimming Gala but came short for the big prize. The same cannot be said of Green House’s performance in the grueling debate competition, which rivaled the American political primaries both in terms of length and intensity. Male was part of our imperious and triumphant team who argued and gesticulated their way to victory, proving he still has the ‘gift of the gab’. Even without the house captain’s armband he continues to put maximum effort into all house events and is a huge contributor to our success. Well done Male. I wish all of 11 Green every success in their IGCSE examinations this summer.


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Year 11 Red A Teacher: Ms. Kim Allcroft Back row: Supapol Phornprapha (Tone), Napong Wongwisessuk (Dee), Faaiz Imran Akbar (Faaiz), Peter O’Grady (Peter), Supalerk Wangsap (Phoom), Doyun Kim (Daniel) Front row: Sam Jones (Sam), Natnicha Amporntrakul (Grace), Jingyi Wang (Desiree), Wannisa Klinsorn (Natalie), Jogaile Kripaite (Runa), Melissa Ann Wonson (Lissa), Smuchaya Pakdeenitiphan (DD), Sudthikan Ouncharoen (Jessie), Sedthaphong Vikasidnakhakun (Pon)

This year many students have participated in a variety of activities. This is their last year in Key Stage 4, as they will completing their IB Diploma over the next two years. This year we were fortunate to welcome two new students, who are Sam and Runa. They are great additions to the tutor group. We had a great time making an unbelievably beautiful dress for trashion show. During Sports Day, everybody worked hard and did their best to participate. We also, as a tutor group, participated in the annual

Swimming Gala. This was a very memorable event as we all worked as a team and supported each other. International Day was a blast; we could see teamwork from everyone into making the best booth representing their country. This is the time when exams are right around the corner. We are all preparing hard for one of the biggest steps that the students will take. We are happy as a tutor group. Bring on 2017-2018 academic year!

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Year 11 Yellow G Teacher: Mr. Paul Gilliland Back row: Nithitat Thanakamalapradit (Nithi), Maumik Munshi (Shubho), Piyachon Rusuwannakul (Petch), Sarthak Tyagi (Sarthak), Zehong Fan (Mike), Athicha Sukchit (Aom), Jiheng Miao (Mercy) Front row: Sarita Swatesuthisan (Amie), Kanyapak Jongjitwetchakul (Pak), Thaanaphorne Meesaengtham (Grace), Tharnnamrin Angkasuponkul (Lamtharn), Patnaree Patanasinth (Kam), Pragya Dubey (Jazzy), Nudsudsanud Tantigirasakul (Pink), Kanya Saeliu (Ting-Ting), Vinitha Sungkharat (Carrot), Natchanan Wongwisessuk (Dunk)

Despite the main focus of the school year clearly being the final IGCSE assessments, Form 11YG have still managed to make an active contribution to the extra-curricular side of school life. Tutor group members have taken part in sporting pursuits such as Sports Day and the Swimming Gala. They have also been prominent in academic activities, including Mercy winning a silver medal in the mathematics competition and group members’ artwork being displayed around the school building. The class were actively involved in International Day with Jazzy leading the Indian dance among others. The whole event was excellent, for which

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the students should be congratulated. Carrot was one of those that represented the school at the Round Square Conference and group members also participated in the Open Mike event. Finally, members of the class have started to develop their leadership qualities by taking positions of responsibility, such as when helping to organise Operation Smile and the Colour Run. I have thoroughly enjoyed the year as the group’s tutor and I wish everyone the best of luck for their forthcoming examinations and in their future academic lives!


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Year 12 Blue C Teacher: MR. Thomas Corr Back row: Minjae Back (Brian), Robert Hendrikse (Robert), Teeranut Sittivong (Putter), Jeongwoo Lee (Jeongwoo), Korn Kanjanakul (Sunny) Front row: Thinley Jamtsho (Thinley), Do Hyeon Kim (Do Hyeon), Pitchatorn Waivitlikit (Nae Nae), Tshering Yangden (Tshering), Hina Yoshikawa (Hina), Akari Tokuchi (Akari), Pannawit Boontawee (Best), Ryunosuke Kamio (Ryu)

12BC is an eclectic group of individuals, some who have been with me for many years and some brand new faces. They have gelled quickly as a group, united to face the challenges of IB and lead the Blue House to overall glory. Most of the group have taken on leadership roles when given the opportunity such as Akari coordinating her country for International Day, Tshering and Do Hyeon representing us in theme days and on development committees and collaborating with their team House Captain Robert and Head Student JeongWoo. Currently, the Blue House holds top spot in contention for the House Cup supported by

strong performances in Sports Day by Ryu and Hina in the Swimming Gala. I was also very impressed by the artistic talent of Best and Putter’s performance in the IB drama production. The team have been committed to service and the environment with Brian representing the school in Nepal, Thinley with the Eco-Club and NaeNae supporting Operation Smile. Our time at school is all too short and this group means to make the most of it, before moving on. We will soon be saying our goodbyes to Sunny, who has been accepted to Thammasat University.

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Year 12 Red C Teacher: Ms. Tamsin Crozier Back row: Adeeb Khan, Kim Ristimaki, Ryan Evans Front row: Tsering Tamang, Jenny Kim, Toy Suwannakudt, Maryam Akbar, Migle Kliveckaite, Joana Azukaite, Fiona Wu, Henri Arutyunov

12RC have had a fantastic year and I have really enjoyed working with such a talented, forward-thinking and caring group in my first experience as a tutor at Regent’s. We welcomed Henri, Adeeb, Tsering, Migle and Joana to the school in August and along with Jenny, Fay, Fiona, Jenny, Maryam, Ryan, Kim and Toy they have impressed me with their commitment to their IB studies and their drive to participate in the extracurricular life of the school. Everyone has been involved in the Maths and Reading Buddy schemes week in week out and their support has been well received

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by the younger members of the school. We have enjoyed events such as the Ploenchit Fair, Thai Literature Day, the Swimming Gala and International Day as well as our tutor bonding trip to the Central Rama 9 Ice Rink. The group has also contributed to a wide range of smaller scale projects over the year, such as Open Mic Afternoon and Theme Days. 12RC are an internationally-minded, dedicated and friendly tutor group and I am excited about supporting them through their final year at Regent’s as they complete their IB studies and prepare for their future.


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Year 12 Green G Teacher: Mr. Barnaby Goodenough Back row: Hengrui Liu (Henry), Hayil Kim (David), Napon Saereepapsakol (Earth), Andrew Wild (Andrew), Chawin Karnjanaphan (Amon) Front row: Thanomsak Russamitinakornkul (Tor), Sangay Yoezer Wangchuk (Yoezer), Ayaka Ayaka Ito (Ayaka), Cha-em - full name unknown - has since left, Ani Davtyan (Ani), Natai Apichonlati (Green), Poojan Sharma (Poojan), Louis Alexander Blackburn (Louis)

The year has provided many opportunities and challenges that this group of students have flung themselves into with resourcefulness, resilience and responsibility. Some of the highlights have included winning the school debate competition, as well as using their creative skills to produce visual displays for International Day, Smile Carnival and the memorial to the late King. Many of the students have also helped the younger pupils with their academic progress, by either tutoring in Maths or assisting them with their

reading skills. Together they have enjoyed events such as the Ploenchit Fair, Thai Literature Day, the Swimming Gala and Sports Day. The group has also contributed to a wide range of smaller scale projects over the year, such as Open Mic Afternoon and Theme Days. Over the year they have shown a fantastic ability to balance the increasing pressures of the IB curriculum with the requirements to contribute to the needs of the wider school community. Well done.

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Year 12 Yellow G Teacher: Mr. Darron Gray Back row: Kaito Hirabuki (Kaito), Ugyen Namdrul (Ugyen), Tyler Nyerges (Tyler), Jung Seok Lee (Jung Seok), Peiyan Zhang (Hugo), Supanut Suvanpan (Nut) Front row: So-min Park (Aileen), Chadinthorn Janyajirawong (Po), Yasmin Athira Fauziah (Yasmin), Rasita Tanurukpairoj (Pom), Nichapat Thawornrat (Cookie), Papitchaya Achavakulthep (Mint), Yigtsho Sonam Dorji (Sonam), Jia Qi Li (Krystal)

12YG have had a great year and it has been an absolute pleasure to come to Regent’s International School and inherit such a delightful group of young people. At the start of the year we welcomed Hugo and Pom as new members of the school and they have both been great additions. They, along with all the other students in the class, have made a wonderful start to IB and have worked hard to balance their studies as well as their other commitments. I have been really impressed with how many members of the class get involved in the various activities happening around the school. Most members of the class take active

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roles in the Reading Buddy and Maths Mentoring schemes which happen every week. I know that the students receiving that support find it very helpful. They have also taken part in many extracurricular activities, such as International Day, World Book Day, Smile Carnival, Model United Nations and a wide variety of other, smaller events throughout the school year. 12YG have shown themselves to be a very supportive and caring tutor group and I look forward to seeing them through their final year at Regent’s.


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Year 13 ANDS Teacher: Mr. Shane Anderson Back row: Utsav Upadhyaya, Giovanni Puri, Samir Khairzada Front row: Shin Imamoto, Sonam Dechen Lhaden, Johanna-Riinu Annuk, Tidaporn Wattanarungsrikajorn (First), Kezang Choki Tshering, Rajan Roka

Time flies when you’re having fun, they say. My Year 13s wouldn’t know about that. I’ve never had the pleasure of tutoring such a hard-working bunch before--whether it’s heads buried in books, paintbrushes being applied to canvas, or more weights being put on the barbell in the gym, my Year 13s have been busy bees this year. As your time at Regent’s School comes to an end, I would like to wish a heartfelt best of luck to First, Giovanni,

Johanna, Kezang, Rajan, Samir, Shin, Sonam and Utsav. I hope, with some confidence, that you leave school with fond memories of your time here. I will remember you all and hope that you succeed in life, wherever that may take you. As we say in Ireland, adh mor ort agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat! (Good luck to you and may the road rise to meet you).

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Year 13 HARF Teacher: Ms. Felicity Harris Back row: Adarsh Puri (Adarsh), A Khongphatthanatrakun (AK), Intouch Suthiprapa (Oam) Front row: Harry Turner (Harry), Duangporn Jaidee (Pim), Supanan Supavekin (Nan), Pathitta Thammajugkul (June), Thinley Choden (Thinley), Renaka Oshima (Renaka), Shabirullah Azizi (Shabir)

Wow, what a 13 years we have had!!!! We have all worked very hard this year and are very tired, emotional and stressed with our EEs, CAS, IAs and impending IBDP examinations. However, we are also sad to see it finish. Over the year we have worked well as a team, supporting and helping each other. One of our strengths is our friendship and kindness, which we think makes us the best tutor group in the school!

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Mrs Harris is especially sad to see that all her ‘Regent’s children’ have grown up into young adults who will soon be going to university, living by themselves, getting married and maybe having children of their own. See if you can guess who the young ‘whippersnappers’ in the photos are!


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Year 13 NEIH Teacher: Ms. Heather Neill Back row: Anksuh Dasgupta (Kush), Donghee Bae (Jack), Jigme Ugyel Tashi Front row: Magda Baghazal, Sarinphat Waisarayudh (Mint) , Chaichon Wonkgham (Poh), Yul Jung Jun (Harry), Veli Ristimaki, Sirada Wittayachanyapong (Kaow)

As always at this time of year, the feeling is bittersweet as I watch my dear tutees prepare to leave their school days behind. All the hard work, the stress, the joy, the laughter, and the tears are coming to a close. These truly will be the best days of your lives. Until you get to university; that’s much more fun. I adopted this tutor group as Mama Tutor when my students were at the tender age of 16; we have never looked back since. I have nursed them through narcolepsy, severe procrastination and complete despair. I can now see that

my poking, prodding and nagging has been fruitful - they are now fully prepared to face their examinations and be ready to celebrate the successes born from their hard work. Mornings are never dull in Miss Neill’s room with Smiling Jack, Zen Harry, Velidice, YingYang Magda, Punctual Poh, Cheeky Kaow, Ankush the Great, Joyous Jigme and Masterful Mint; my melting pot bunch have certainly made our last year at Regent’s a memorable one. I will miss you all and wish you the very best for the future.

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Art Department By Ms. Felicity Harris

This year we have been working as hard as ever! Our students have been producing beautiful, glorious pieces of artwork in vast quantities.

Looking back to 2016, we wished our graduating artists farewell and congratulated them on some fantastic IGCSE results. The cohort achieved impressive results with 40% of students achieving A-A*. This year we also have a dynamic group of students. 20 IGCSE Year 11s are currently preparing for their IGCSE examination for which the question paper is “Possession”. Hopefully you can see how they have interpreted this question through their artwork. Our three IBDP students have also worked very hard and hosted a very successful end of year exhibition, images of which can be found on their dedicated pages.

Please read on and we hope you enjoy just a few selected pieces of work the Art Department have been creating through this year.

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Year 7- This year we have been focusing on Textures, Tone and Shape Year 8- This year we have been focusing on Colour and Painting Year 9- This year we have been focusing on Drawing and Surrealism IGCSE Year 10- This year we have been developing our skills in a range of media. IGCSE Year 11- This year we have been preparing for our IGCSE examination. The question paper was ‘Possession’. Can you see how each student has interpreted the title differently? IBDP Year 12- This year we have welcomed many new students. We have embarked upon creating our own pieces of artwork derived from questions such as ‘What defines culture?’, ‘How can I use my art to make a statement?’, ‘What makes me, me?’ and ‘How do social, political and economic issues affect art?’. To help us gain a greater understanding of the local and international art world, we have also taken school trips to S.A.C.


Year 7 | Textures


Year 8 | Colour and Paint


Year 9 | Skills and Imagination


Year 10 | Tonal Pencil Studies


Year 11 | IGCSE examination “Possession”


Year 12 | Art


Year 13 | First


Year 13 | Pim


Year 13 | June


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Drama

By Mr. Matthew Trearty

We have had a busy year in Drama this year and I for one have loved every minute of it. Starting at The Regent’s this year has been an amazing experience and I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey that the students have taken me on over the last 8 months or so. Form the fun of Year 7s exploring some new drama techniques for the first time and learning how to structure a play using Freytag’s Pyramid, all the way through to the IB course which has seen them develop a deep understanding of a range of world theatre traditions and practitioners, both academically and practically. We have seen an array of performances over the year for both IGCSE and IB, with the Year 12 students performing their version of Just by Ali Smith. It was non-stop for the Year 11 students; they created their own devised work, as well as performing monologues and taking on some gender swapping roles in The Bald Prima Donna. Year 10 have also performed an array of monologues and scripted plays in order to prepare them for their assessments next year. We have also taken part in the FOBISIA Drama Festival for the first time, taking students to Bromsgrove International School where we were joined by 200 keen Drama students and 40 of the best Drama teachers from all over Asia. We

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spent the weekend developing our understanding about different styles of theatre through creative workshops before creating a performance based around one of those styles. We also managed to take 20 Key Stage 4 Drama students out to see Frantic Assembly perform in Bangkok too. Frantic are a world renowned English physical theatre group whose work has been performed in over 40 countries worldwide. As well as going out to develop our understanding of Drama we have also been inviting practitioners to The Regent’s too, with world famous Commedia dell’Arte performer Marco Luly coming in to work with all of the Year 8 students and the Year 10 Drama students. During this workshop, we looked at the skills required to bring a character to life while wearing the traditional masks of the Italian comedy. We have seen the launch this year of our Open Mic nights and Live Lounge in collaboration with the Music and Art departments in order to showcase some of the immense talent that we have here at The Regent’s. These events have been a success in building a real sense of spirit in the school for the arts.


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Building Proficiency in ELD By Mr. Forrest Waudby, Head of ELD

There are an amazing 18 different classes taught by 8 talented ELD teachers in the secondary school. These groups have very different aims depending on which Key Stage the class is in.

to fulfill their potential in these exams and this is taught early in the course. However, once this has been done, these skills can be honed through the study of interesting and varied themes such as ‘Love’ and ‘Crime’.

The Key Stage 3 students (Years 7 to 9) are learning the English required to take full advantage of the opportunities offered in The Regent’s School. The students’ goal is to work their way through the various proficiency levels, until they are able to demonstrate an English level of ‘lower intermediate’, at which level they are able to graduate from the ELD programme. The great thing about these classes is that they’re smaller than regular mainstream classes, meaning learning is both quicker and more fun!

The older students in Key Stage 5 (Years 12 to 13) study English B, as part of the demanding yet rewarding International Baccalaureate Diploma. At this level students are expected to take the English they have learned in previous years and really start to apply it. The styles of writing taught are both interesting and diverse. By the end of Year 13 students are expected to be equally as to write persuasive essays, recipes, diary entries, brochures and much more! And it’s not only writing that is required. 30% of the final grade is based on the students’ speaking abilities. This means that a significant amount of time is spent preparing and delivering presentations, talks, speeches and assemblies.

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 to 11) the students’ aim is to fulfill their potential in the prestigious IGCSE ESL from Cambridge International Examinations which all students sit at the end of Year 11. Naturally, the students need to learn the skills required

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Design & technology By Mr. George Mitov

Year 7 Students learnt the importance of charity through two projects based around this theme. The first project saw students designing and making a picture frame, with the idea that the picture frame could be sold by a selected charity to help raise money. The second project focused on graphic design skills, with the students creating a simple donation box with a good graphic design on the outside of the box. Year 8 Students were given an underlying theme of renewable energy through two projects. Their first project was a wind powered car, which taught the students how to use various machines and equipment in the Design and Technology workshop. The second project was to make a tower structure. Both of these projects have focused on different thinking skills: the first focusing on their creativity and the second focusing on problem solving. Year 9 Students have been completing a project that prepares them for the rigour of the GCSE course for Design and Technology. The students in Year 9 have been designing and making a

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perfume bottle and the packaging for the bottle. This project includes the students learning practical making skills; using various machinery and equipment, as well as design skills; they have learnt how to create 3D drawings for production and how to create well designed graphic products. Year 10 and 11 During the year students have learnt that Graphics Design requires processes for both visual communication and problem solving through the use of type, fonts, signs, space, image and colour. The Year 10 students also designed and made a 3D movie scene for a movie of their own liking and choice. Year 12 and 13 Students have studied the fundamental concepts of creativity, design and global technology issues. They were able to design and make projects in the school workshops and also to develop an understanding about technology in general. The Design course covers advanced higher level topics in user-centered design, sustainability, innovation and markets, and commercial production. It is highly regarded worldwide for university entrance.


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History

By Mr. James Scott, Ms. Natasha Mann

Back in September 2016, we bid a fond farewell to our outgoing IB Diploma historians who went off to their chosen paths, either university in Canada and Italy, or in the case of our former Head Girl Florence, back to the UK to complete a year as a GAP staff member. We also said goodbye to a number of IGCSE historians, including Monte who achieved an A* and is now studying at a boarding school in the UK. The IGCSE cohort performed extremely well in their exams with over 50% of the class gaining an A grade or higher. Some have decided to take their history studies to another level and continue with the IB Diploma. JS and Kim are two such students, and have made an excellent start to the IB program with both aiming for one of the top grades at Higher Level History next summer. They have been joined by Earth who has decided to return to History having not studied the subject since Year 9 but is certainly holding his own in class, and has the makings of a talented historian. We have also welcomed Henry and Ani to our IB class all the way from Armenia, who are certainly no ‘shrinking violets’ and both bring their unique talents to the class. For the outgoing Year 13s, it’s been a race against time to get the syllabus completed, especially getting ready for the dreaded Paper 3. Their Extended Essays were fantastic. They are also all diligent students possessing a solid work ethic, so I have every confidence Adarsh, Davit, Harry, Jack, Samir and Veli have done well their final exams. I also wish them

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all the very best in their future endeavours at university and beyond. Although the examination years from 10 to 13 are often seen as more important and seem to steal the limelight, at the expense of the younger years, it is at Key Stage Three where the foundations of good historical analysis and extended writing are laid, and thus, it is a crucial stage in the development of potentially talented historians. The History Department continues to teach younger students the historical skills needed for further and more advanced study of this subject. For example, historical source analysis comprises a significant part of students’ experience of Key Stage 3 History, where students question the reliability of historical sources by looking at their origin, content and intended purpose. Historical writing is also an important component of History courses in Years 7, 8 and 9, and students are continually improving at producing more organized and structured extended writing that utilizes historical evidence, demonstrates meaningful analysis and provides thoughtful evaluation. The three aims for next year are to keep producing budding historians in Key Stage Three, continue with the successful grades at both IB and IGCSE level, and get the Regent’s History Bee and Bowlers primed for History quizzing fame and stardom!


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English By Ms. Heather Neill

Carl Jung once said that one not only looks back with appreciation to their brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched their human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. This explains The Regent’s School English Department perfectly. Not only do we teach our students the vital skills of being able to use and analyse language creatively; we also teach them about love, justice, fairness and humanity. Every one of our teachers is proud to say that while we are educating our students to be effective communicators, we provide them with vicarious experiences to help them go out into the world and make a difference. At the beginning of the year we had the heavily anticipated English Week, where our KS3 and KS4 students battled for supremacy in our speech competition. This is an annual event where students are required to write a speech on a topic of interest; this year’s theme was ‘If I ruled the world…’. All students in English and EAL wowed their teachers with their confidence, engaging delivery and passionate beliefs. The week was enjoyable for all and a true celebration of the language achievement of all students. Our department in Regent’s has always held such passion and belief in the idea that reading and writing for enjoyment can enhance the language ability of all students, as well as giving them great ideas for writing while being fun at the same time! With this in mind, our teachers are careful when choosing extracurricular activities which are a benefit to our students. Ms Brookes has been running Book Club once a month for almost two years now and its success is growing every month. If you are interested in improving your reading skills with some best selling literature, be sure to sign up next year. Mr Anderson has been running Regent’s Chronicle this year for our aspiring journalists to document life in school

for all to read; the much anticipated articles were published every month and evidenced the talent our writers hold. Mr Barrow has been running a club for FOBISEA creative writing, a voluntary writing contest where competition is fierce and expectations are high. Our department truly works to build the confidence of students by allowing them to reconginse their talents both within and outwith the classroom. In March this year, our community pooled together to celebrate literature by having the annual World Book Day event, where all of our teachers and students dressed like their favourite book characters for a day. As it was a MUFTI Day, all students paid a small fee for beig able to dress up; we managed to raise 10,000 baht for charity which was donated to the Free Schools of Thailand NGO to try to help improve literacy rates among local social groups who need it the most. The department were very proud to see that the school could come together to celebrate something that is normally taken for granted: being able to read. The day was finished with a mass ‘Drop Everything and Read’ session for being mindful at how lucky we are to be the ones provided with such a quality education. As the year comes to a close, I look back on it and realise how lucky I am to work in a community with such special students and dedicated teachers. I am sad to say this will be my last year, although Regent’s International school will always have a special place in my heart. It is now Ms Brookes’ turn to take the reins of the department; I could not have left it in more caring, capable hands. Mr Barrow, Ms Brookes, Mr Anderson and I would like to thank you for all the hard work you have put in during your English lessons this year and we want you to have an exciting and fun-filled summer. Keep reading!

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House Debate

Carnegie Book Club

Tensions were high in Secondary in the week beginning 22nd January as the whole school got involved in the House Debate Competition. Students from Years 7 to 12 participated in the researching, planning and presentation of debate speeches all on the theme of ‘Internationalism’. Every student involved showed confidence and passion as they developed skills of evaluation and English language on the debating stage. The competition ended in a tie between Blue and Yellow Houses. Well done to all debaters!

This year, for the first time, Regent’s KS3 and KS4 students are shadowing the Carnegie Book Award. We’re reading the shortlist of 8 books written for young people and contribute reviews on our website. The process is reviewed by the Carnegie Judging Panel when deciding on the winner of the prestigious award. Our favourites so far are ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon and ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys. Information on the whole shortlist and our reviews can be found at this address: http://www.carnegiegreenaway. org.uk/grouphomepages/index. php?GroupID=26880 Staff and IB Book Club To encourage our IB students and staff to engage in a wide range of literature, we have a monthly book club in True Coffee on the school campus. Every month we read and discuss a different novel. This year we have read books from across the world: Nigeria, Sweden, Iran, USA and UK. The Book Club provides an informal setting for staff and students alike to discuss reading and develop a love of literature which will hopefully continue after life at Regent’s.

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Dublin Literary Award As usual, when this year’s Dublin Literary Award came around, our students jumped at the chance to enter. We have always had keen ‘masters of the pen’ in this school; this academic year was no different. If you are a Thai citizen or hold a Thai passport, then you were free to enter the competition and potentially win a trip to Ireland. The theme this year was ‘a journey’ and students were allowed to write in a style of their choice as long as it was in keeping with this theme. We had several entrants this year, and we were pleased to learn after the deadline that our Y11 student Mona had reached the shortlist and was invited to the Rembrandt Hotel to celebrate. We are very proud of the efforts and achievements of all of our students in this competition and look forward to continued success. Miss Heather Neill, Head of English


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English Week In celebration of ‘English Week’, all students presented speeches to their classes on the topic ‘If I Ruled The World’. Winners from each class competed for a spot in the final next week: with a fantastic selection of thought-provoking and entertaining speeches. In addition to activities in the classrooms, students also took part in a range of games and quizzes created by their English teachers. From word games to Shakespeare recitals, cryptic clues to selfie booths, the foyer was a hive of English activity. All the games aimed to encourage students to speak, read and interpret ideas in English. Lastly, the stage was filled every lunchtime with potential candidates for the positions of House Captain and Vice House Captain. Ms Lucy Brookes, English Teacher

Regent’s Buddy Reading Scheme The Regent’s International School, Bangkok is famous for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere where all of the students are willing to help each other out. Especially when learning English! This year, our Year 12 students are spearheading the Buddy Reading Scheme to assist some of their younger counterparts with literacy skills. What better way to meet new friends than over a good book? In a comfortable, relaxed setting, students can foster a love of reading together whilst helping to further their knowledge of both the teaching and learning process. Whether their assistance is through translation, explaining difficult words or by asking comprehension questions, our Y12s are dedicated to helping their buddies become more confident with reading. Our IB cohort definitely have to be commended for giving up their time to such a worthwhile cause. Miss Heather Neill, Head of English

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Curriculum World Book Day “Awesome!”, said one of the Regent’s students, about the largest, ‘World Book Day’ celebration in the history of The Regent’s International School, Bangkok. If you were looking for a peaceful and calm event, this World Book Day celebration was not for you; for every second of the event, your attention was demanded by the many activities the Y12 students devised for you. The choice of book characters that the students and teachers chose to be dressed as was splendid and remarkable; from psychopathic murderer, Patrick Bateman from ‘American Psycho,’ to the Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter from ‘Alice in the Wonderland’, to the Luch Lady Superhero. And since we put in all of our effort, there was a reward, for everyone to enjoy: the spectacular Fashion Show that filled the secondary building with joy and laughter. All of our memories were captured by our photo booth team, so we can enjoy the moment forever. Despite all the fun and excitement of the day, the Treasure Hunt, Thai authors and Book Log, the World Book Day celebration is more meaningful than that. Generally, it is a celebration of authors, illustrators and books around the world, but it is also a day that reminds everyone to appreciate reading and literature. Especially in this modern age, when people have grown fond of new types of media, and less fond of the old, classical type of media: books. Overall, it was an amazing day for all of us. The funds raised are being donated to the Free School Foundation in Thailand so we can help others learn to read and share the joy of literature. Earth, Y12

The Regent’s Chronicles With all the ‘fake’ news circulating the Internet these days, credible print media such as national newspapers have an important role to play in providing reliable information. Reading newspapers is a great way to develop literacy skills, become engaged in politics, business, and world affairs. This year we created The Regent’s Chronicles, a weekly, student-run newsheet with a rotating editorship. All students involved were given the opportunity to edit,

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report, lay-out, interview, take photographs and chair the weekly editorial meeting. Despite being under great pressure at times, the students managed to produce The Regent’s Chronicles every week for a whole term, which was a tremendous achievement. This extracurricular activity was open to all students from Year 7 to Year 11, and was a great success. The future of newspapers is in safe hands. Mr Shane Anderson, Secondary English Teacher


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Geography

By Mr. Darron Gray, Mr. Craig Harrison

The academic year got off to a wonderful start with 100% of Geography students getting A* - C at IGCSE and further good results at IB. With a new head of department this year we hope to build on the strong foundation of the department and produce the best geographers the school has ever seen. Key Stage 3 students have learnt a variety of classic and contemporary Geography topics ranging from biomes and hazards to climate change and tourism. The students have consistently produced high quality work across the key stage. IGCSE students have continued the tradition held at Regent’s for hard working and diligent geographers. With a focus on

developing their knowledge further and applying it in detail the students have all made good progress. Finally the largest IB Geography cohort the school has ever seen have worked very well and have supported each other with a great camaraderie. With a focus on independent study in a digital classroom we are hoping to produce some outstanding geographers of the future. It is true to say that it has been an outstanding year so far in Geography and we wish the best for all our students in their final examinations.

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Business and Economics By Mr. Nigel Turner, Head of Business and Economics

The Business and Economics Department continues to be a popular choice for our students with 55 students opting for Business and/or Economics at GCSE and 31 opting for IB Business Management or Economics. Including our existing Year 11 and 13 students, this totals 139 different students through our doors during the week, the highest for a noncore subject. Last June the department ran a trip to London. There was a business focus that included visits to the Mini Cooper Factory in Oxford, the Bank of England Museum and the Museum of Brands. We also went to see the musical Mama Mia, based

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on the songs of ABBA, the Tower of London and enjoyed a boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich where the Cutty Sark is berthed. I always think the best way to get to know a city is to walk it and this we did, walking to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard and to the Palace of Westminster, better known as the Houses of Parliament. The students were not impressed with the walking, but did enjoy riding on the famous red double decker buses. At home we visited the Stock Exchange of Thailand and the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Exhibition, enjoyed by all who attended.


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Science

By Mr. Marc Curran, Head of Science

Key Stage 3 This year we have made some very exciting changes to our Key Stage 3 curriculum, to reflect changes that are happening in Science both internationally and here in Thailand. We have aimed to give our students the opportunity to investigate scientific phenomena and develop first hand experience through experimentation. Year 7 started their journey by learning about how their bodies are put together, how cells become organs and how these organs work together to ensure we stay alive and well. In Chemistry we used experiments to show how we can tell if a chemical reaction has happened and use these ideas to predict the outcomes of some reactions. Physics focussed on the forces that govern our universe. Students saw how these forces can be measured and that we can use these measurements to calculate how an object might travel. Year 8 is an incredibly important year in Science as it builds, upon the ideas taught in Year 7 and aims to develop students’ understanding and natural curiosity for the subject. We started the year finding out how our immune system helps to prevent us from becoming sick and how certain medicines can be used to help our immune system overcome many

diseases. In Chemistry, students deepen their understanding of chemical reactions by learning about the building blocks of matter, atoms. They discover how these tiny particles combine to form the world around us. In Physics students discover about waves and how these are linked to light and sound, providing us with the ability to make observations of the world around us. In Year 9, students aim to develop the skills and knowledge that will allow them to achieve highly at IGCSE and beyond. We began the year by completing the final areas of the KS3 work begun in Y7 and Y8. Students work through concepts in Physics related to moments and pressure, in Biology reproduction and in Chemistry metals and acids. This lays the final foundation for the students’ transition to IGCSE. Following the completion of the KS3 work students in Y9 had the opportunity to hone their investigative skills and competed in the Y9 project fair. The best of these were showcased at the Eastern Seaboard Science Competition at St. Andrews School. In the latter part of the year we have moved into a formal transition curriculum which aims to give students even more of a solid basis in Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Students complete a transition course in each of the subject areas based on topics from the IGCSE course.

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Key Stage 4 Year 10 students started their IGCSE courses this year. Throughout the year they have experienced many new and exciting areas of Science. In Biology they have looked at how life works and how their bodies are structured and have had first hand experience of anatomy through various organ dissections. In Chemistry they have looked at the atomic world and how and why atoms combine to form new substances. Students have also been practicing their experimental techniques and have now mastered such tasks as titrations and calorimetry. In Physics students have explored the effect of forces on everyday objects and how these forces can be used in many different applications from how to slow down a speeding car to why the planets stay in an orbit around the sun and do not fly off into space. Students in Year 11 have now finished their International GCSE course and are preparing for their exams in May 2016. This has been a very exciting year, where they have deepened their understanding of Science and are now equipped to apply their knowledge to different scientific situations. In Biology, students have learnt how genes determine our physical characteristics and how scientists are now attempting to utilise genetics to cure diseases and potentially end famines. In Chemistry, students have learnt

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about the conditions that affect the rates of reaction and equilibrium. It has given them an insight into the world of industrial chemistry and how scientists control reactions to ensure that the maximum yield is obtained with the lowest environment or energy costs. Physics in Year 11 focusses on the subatomic world and the interactions between particles and forces to try and help predict the properties of matter and to try to have some understanding of how the universe was formed and why it continues to change. Key Stage 5 In Physics we aim to develop the abstract thinking of our students to enable them to solve real world problems using the theory from the IB syllabus. For Y12 we have covered Core/SL content that relates to measurement and uncertainties, mechanics, circular motion, gravitation, waves, electricity and magnetism. Some of the areas have been expanded for HL students focussing in depth on wave phenomena, electromagnetic induction and fields. Alongside the theoretical work of the course we have completed an extensive practical program which enables students to test and prove the theories discussed. We also aim to explore metaphysics and the development of knowledge in the history of Physics by incorporating regular Theory of Knowledge discussions. Y13 have continued


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their journeys through Physics, further developing an understanding of Core/SL content of atomic, nuclear and particle Physics. We then look with greater depth at quantum and nuclear Physics for HL. Students have completed their own IA research, choosing a variety of interesting topics associating theory with real life situations. The final areas of the course have then been completed working through ideas of energy production and its impact on our changing climate. For the IB optional content students chose to work through relativity, which celebrates the work of some of the most important physicists to have lived, such as Galileo, Maxwell and, of course, Einstein. Mr Lyng hopes it has been a challenging yet enjoyable year for Y12 and Y13. Good luck to Y13 in their future endeavours, with the majority moving on to Engineering or Physics-based courses at universities around the world.

the technologies that are used to save lives when they fail. Mr. Terry and Miss Bargir have enjoyed working with two great groups of students, and wish them every success in their future studies.

IB Biologists have been studying everything from amylase to zygotes this year. Students in Year 12 learnt in detail how all living cells are constructed and how processes inside the body ensure our survival. Students have also investigated how some of these same survival pressures could be the trigger to cause life forms to change and evolve. Year 13 students have spent most of this year looking in detail at the organ systems that are essential to keep us alive and about

The introduction of the new IB subject Environmental Systems and Societies allowed students to link the importance of science and our actions to the environment. In ESS this year we looked at different environmental viewpoints and how they are influenced by different factors. Then, we looked into ecosystems and why they are important. Currently we are discussing conservation of biodiversity which includes interesting debates, such as Should zoos be banned? Should pandas be allowed to go extinct? etc.

In Chemistry this year the Year 12 and 13s have been discovering the wonders of how all three disciplines of Chemistry fit together. They have for the first time seen in detail how organic chemistry can be used to make a variety of molecules—from those found in the human body to drugs that could be used to treat disease. In the unit RedOx, students looked at an experiment where a bright purple solution suddenly goes clear and used their understanding of the atom to predict why this happened. The Science Department would like to wish Year 12 success in their studies and to congratulate Year 13 on finishing their course.

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Maths

By Mr. Mark Riddelsdell

It has been a great year in the Mathematics Department. This year we entered some new competitions in addition to the UKMT Maths Challenges. We started the year celebrating achievement, awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates to successful students who were entered for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge at the end of last year. The results are given below as well as for the Senior and Intermediate Challenges: Junior UKMT Challenge May 2016 Year 8 The Previous Year Parich Sakulkerewatana (Plub) - Gold, Best in Year, Best in School Ornwara Sangthongnirundorn (Alex) - Silver Napat Laohasamphanta (Pat) - Silver Peangfah Thaineua (Jammie) - Silver Erwin Thanisorn Hackl (Erwin) - Silver Ann-Ann Ro Cheng (Ann-Ann) - Bronze Natcha Jirarattanarangsee (Mimi) - Bronze

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Ruiming Wang (William) - Bronze Sirinporn Sattasakul (May-May) - Bronze Nattapat Kitphant (Auto) - Bronze Year 7 The Previous Year Sadhu Wongsaroj (Sadhu) - Gold, Best in Year Ji Woo Choi (Jessie) - Silver Patra Phongprapat (Baipat) - Silver Nathaphob Aroonpairoj (Conc) - Bronze Ji Hwan Song (Andy) - Bronze Intermediate UKMT Challenge February 2017 Current Year 10 Jun Yan Zhu (Rocky) - Gold, Best in Year, Best in School Seyeon Park (Rena) - Gold Yanyan Wei (Molly) - Gold Ryo Yokoyama (Ryo) - Gold Parnnatus Visutthiwong (Khawpann) - Silver Hime Yoshikawa (Hime) - Silver


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Sun Synsukpermpoon (Ken) - Silver Changhee Kim (Peter) - Silver Sunho Ha (Ella) - Bronze Minani Sakota (Minami) - Bronze Midi Visuttipat (Midi) - Bronze Current Year 9 Jing Tang (Tracy) - Silver, Best in Year Parich Sakulkerewatana (Plub) - Silver Davit Darbinyan (Davit) - Silver Ruiming Wang (William) - Silver Ornwara Sangthongnirundorn (Alex) - Silver Peangfah Thaineua (Jammie) - Bronze Kanis Unakul (Gain) - Bronze Senior UKMT Challenge November 2016 Current Year 12 Karan Ristimaki (Kim) - Silver, Best in Year, Best in School Jungseok Lee (JS) - Silver Nichapat Thawornrat - (Cookie) - Silver Do Hyeon Kim (Kim) - Silver Ayaka Ito (Ayaka) - Silver Jeongwoo Lee (Woo) - Bronze So-Min Park (Aileen) - Bronze Ruixia Wu (Fiona) - Bronze Migle Kliveckaite (Migle) - Bronze Minjae Back (Brian) - Bronze Current Year 11 Do Hyeon Kim (Daniel) - Silver, Best in Year Teethat Kosaipat (Prop) - Bronze Supapol Phornprapha (Tone) - Bronze Davit Torchyan (Davit) - Bronze Sam Jones (Sam) - Bronze Damisa Promayorn (Mona) - Bronze Thaanaphorne Meesaengtham (Grace) - Bronze

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The top 500 students in the world from each Year are automatically entered into another Olympiad. The top 3000 students in the world enter a different further Olympiad. In Year 10 this is called the Pink Kangaroo and in Year 9 it is called the Grey Kangaroo. This year we had great success as 3 students in Year 10 and 3 students in year 9 qualified for these further competitions. These students are listed below: Pink Kangaroo Jun Yan Zhu (Rocky) Seyeon Park (Rena) Yanyan Wei (Molly) Grey Kangaroo Jing Tang (Tracy) Parich Sakulkerewatana Davit Darbinyan It is quite an honour to be invited to take part in an Olympiad and it always looks good when making applications to university if you have been involved in Olympiads. This is the first time that Thailand has been included in the South East Asia Mathematical Olympiad (SEAMO). In this challenge students solve 25 problems in 90 minutes. The first problems are the easiest with problems getting progressively more difficult. Gold Silver and Bronze medals are issued to the top 8%, next 12% and next 20% respectively. The top one or two students from each of Years 7 to 12 were chosen to make a total of 10 entries. One student in Year 7 Tharaphot Photpipat (Data) earned a Silver Medal in the Upper Primary Category. Then there were 6 other Bronze Medal winners: Ji Hwan Song (Andy) and Ji Woo Choi (Jessie) in the Junior Category; Doyun Kim (Daniel) in the Intermediate Category; and Jungseok Lee (JS), Nichapat Thawornrat (Cookie) and Do Hyeon Kim in the Senior Category.

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ICT

By Mr. Christopher Reveley

Year 7 & 8 pupils have completed work on important topics such as e-safety, searching the internet, website reliability, audience and purpose, using Google Drive, creating presentations and being a responsible and safe user of social media platforms. Year 9 pupils have learnt about computer programming and computer languages such as Python and HTML. Students have developed mini projects using the Raspberry Pi mini computers. They have also designed and developed Apps and games with a “space” theme using Scratch and MIT APP inventor for the Fobisia Coding Competition.

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Year 10 & 11s have continued with IGCSE ICT and excellent progress has been made with regards to preparation for the exams. Year 10 have completed a large proportion of the theory topics required for the course and they have started learning HTML in preparation for the practical. Year 11 have worked very hard indeed this year and many pupils have attended the extra curricular sessions after school and at weekend. I am hoping that all of this effort pays off and that their endeavours can be turned into exam success. Good luck Year 11!


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By Mr. Barnaby Goodenough

The Physical Education department has continued to develop a strong “sporting culture� within the school for both participation and excellence for all pupils. Through this culture we are aiming to create a sporting habit for life. Our engaging, broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum is aimed at developing pupils to be physically literate, by providing a challenging, disciplined and safe environment for high quality teaching and learning. This is achieved through creating an enjoyable and productive atmosphere, where we are able to inspire and engage students to participate and achieve. This will enable all pupils to have the motivation,

understanding, knowledge and confidence to make positive lifestyle choices and choose to be active for life. Within this, students have been able to experience a range of activities focused on developing both their physical competence and proficiency. This year has also seen a new addition to the ever growing list of Physical Education facilities. A brand new fitness suite has been installed on the top floor of the secondary building, which has enabled students the opportunity to develop key components of fitness in order to help them achieve their sporting goals and improve the opportunities for success in school sporting competitions.

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By Mr. Sai Ma, Head of Whole School Chinese

The Chinese Department has had a fantastic experience teaching students the language and culture of China. Students have not only improved their Chinese in class but have shown great talent in different school activities. For example the Chinese Debates have shown evidence of students’ desire to apply language practically, the Chess Club has given birth to a plethora of Chinese chess players who display high potential, and the Chinese Speech Competition has demonstrated that our students are not only confident but fluently speak a language that is often not their first. On the

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cultural side the students enjoyed the events and relished the delicacies offered during the Chinese New Year celebration; the visit to the Chinese Cultural Center taught the students the requirement of delicacy and finesse in mastering Chinese arts such as music and painting; and the International Day displayed our students’ knowledge of China and its culture. Overall, the Chinese Department hopes that this fantastic experience continues throughout the following years so that the growth of skill and knowledge in the Chinese language thrives, and develops into something much, much bigger.


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By Ms. Preedaporn Koomsraporm, Secondary Thai Coordinator

The Department of Thai Language and Culture has developed the Thai Language and Culture curriculum through the area of speaking and listening, reading, writing, language usage and a knowledge of Thai culture and society. Our goal is to promote the Thai language and to enrich students’ understanding of Thai culture. At The Regent’s School Bangkok, we celebrate traditional Thai festivals such as Wai Kru, Loy Krathong and Songkran. The art, music and dance of the country are reflected in our curriculum. Trips are also arranged to give the children direct experience of the rich culture of Thailand. Classrooms are decorated with attractive traditional Thai features and authentic settings for cultural studies. This year, we also introduced Thai Literature Day.

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The Department of Thai Language and Culture has responsibility to engage cultural direct experiences through Thai cultural trips which is the link that makes experiential learning possible outside the classroom. Throughout the school year, different groups of students had been to remarkable and cultural-rich places such as Year 7s going to Ancient Siam to experience important places in model towns. Year 8s went to see Ancient City in Ayutthaya province, which is a precious national treasure in Thailand. Year 9 went to The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand to learn how to make traditional Thai handicrafts. Lastly, Year 10 went to the Thai Human Imagery Museum to learn Thai history and culture from wax sculptures. These are “beyond the classroom” activities, fulfilling for all students throughout the school.


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By Mr. Richard Pradic, Head of MFL

It has been a very exciting year in the MFL department. We have been busy preparing students for their IB exams, having some fun, and experiencing French and Spanish culture as we learnt. The highlight of the year was the languages week, that we held in Term 2. Students got to hear their peers speaking in their native language, examples being Bhutanese

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and Nepalese amongst others, and a languages quiz took place. Students had to answer questions about languages spoken throughout the world, with the Blue House eventually winning and taking home the prize. Here’s hoping for more fun next year!


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TOK

By Ms. Heather Neill

In the days of fake news, political smoke and mirrors, the lurch towards the far-right, it is important that we raise the next generation to make up their own minds about the world and not to be led by the convincing arguments of those with ill intent. Social media has become integral to our lives and means that everyone now has a voice that can be heard, whether that voice has any credibility or not. This means that it is imperative in today’s world that we think critically about the barrage of adverts, posts and news publications we are faced with every day. We constantly have to ask ourselves ‘Is this the truth? How can we tell the difference between reality and fiction?’ This is where Theory of Knowledge comes in.

TOK is a core element of the IB programme and forms an integral part of shaping our students’ approach to learning in other areas of the IB Circle. The programme offers students the opportunity to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge and be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge. Students of TOK will sit two assessments, one presentation and one essay, in which they must show their ability to question their own knowledge. In preparation for these assessments, students must keep a TOK journal to record their considerations and concerns about the world around them.

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Learning to learn By Mr. Terry Hatfield

Learning to Learn develops metacognition and selfregulation strategies for learning. It is an important part of helping everyone become confident lifelong learners. People of all ages can be supported to learn how to learn and become more effective learners. Lifelong learning includes the skills, attitudes and dispositions that help students become aware of their own learning processes. Therefore, it is a process of discovery about learning. It involves a set of principles and skills which help learners learn

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more effectively and so become learners for life. At its heart, Learning to Learn is the belief that learning is learnable. Learning to Learn approaches use strategies which aim to support learners to think about how they learn by making the process explicit, and in doing so help them become more effective learners through reflection and the application of learning strategies. Evaluation has shown that these types of approaches have consistently high levels of impact and can be particularly effective for low achieving pupils.


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By Mr. Patrick Graham

Well, it has certainly been a whirlwind for Music this year! Concerts, trips, school events, and of course teaching our wonderful students has made the year fly past, and you won’t hear any complaints from this music teacher. From programme music in Year 7 to exoticism and experimental modernism in Year 13, teaching at Regent’s has been an excellent and invigorating experience. Efforts to broaden

students’ horizons, and gift them choices and creative control have paid dividends, and as a result, music ECA uptake has never been higher, with the Secondary Choir exploding out of the gates, the Chamber Orchestra going from strength to strength, rock bands seemingly round every corner, and new groups such as the Jazz Band and the Ukulele Club really starting to take off.

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Lunchtime Concerts This year has seen the introduction of a new regular in-house concert series aimed at demonstrating the immense talent of our students, as well as exposing more of the student body to some good old-fashioned classical music. This has gone down brilliantly well, with the foyer packed with student and staff support every time. This has both reinvigorated the performers, and helped them to grow, tackling ever more challenging pieces such as Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Take Five by Dave Brubeck. Whilst this has been a little intermittent this year, the event is set to become a staple of the Regent’s calendar.

Open Mic Nights Alongside the lunchtime concert series, we have begun to co-ordinate with other departments to deliver a more relaxed series of performances, in this case after school, where a more diverse range of student talent is put on show. As with the lunchtime series, this has been excellently attended, and highly successful, with huge potential for future growth.

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Stepping outside the boundaries of the school, a number of our students participated in TISAC’s Senior Orchestral Day, hosted by Concordian International School. This was an very valuable experience for all participants, exposing our students to a range of music new and old, and giving them the opportunity to experience different rehearsal techniques. The performance itself was magnificent, with an 80-strong orchestra performing everything from The Corpse Bride soundtrack to Mozart’s Symphony No.40, and plenty besides.

Our second major music trip this year involved the rapidly growing and improving Secondary Choir, who made the journey all the way out to Bromsgrove International School to participate in the Senior Choral Day. Similar to the Orchestral Day, our choir joined with dozens of young singers from other international schools to perform. For many of these students, this year is the first time they have performed in any choir at all, and so a concert of this size proved to be a wonderful and moving experience.

The King’s Memorial Concert Our students dealt with the passing of the King with sublime grace, rising to the challenge of paying fitting respects with dignity and hard work. As a result they gave an excellent performance of songs written by the King, or those about him, and their conduct could not have been more impressive. This concern also saw the additional efforts of the entire school boarding house paying their respects by singing the King’s Anthem.

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Christmas Concert To round off the year, musicians came together from the entire school, and we were treated to the efforts of dozens upon dozens of our students, from the enormous primary choirs to superb secondary soloists. This really was a tour-deforce of a concert, and the level of skill and commitment demonstrated by the performers was truly outstanding. A particular high-point of this already brilliant concert was the moment at the end when the musicians from both primary and secondary came together to deliver an overwhelming rendition of Feed the World.

Estonia Day Likely the most intense performance of the calendar for the music department, this is most definitely a performance earmarked for the scholars to strut their stuff, and they did not disappoint. We had performances of Carnival of the Animals, Nimrod and Take Five from the orchestra, Jabula Jesu from the secondary choir, multiple solos and trios from scholars, and a whole segment given over to an electric-classical-jazz crossover group. Needless to say, our brilliant musicians did the school very proud at this event.

Live Lounge Finally (so far!), we reach the most interesting and complicated concert in my fledgeling tenure at Regent’s. This concert was effectively an extension of the previous Open Mic concerts, and featured musical bands and soloists, drama exam performances and production extracts, speeches from the English department, and a plethora of artwork around the venue. Whilst this type of relaxed “Cabaret� style performance was something of an experiment, it seems to have proved to be popular, and will certainly be re-appearing in the next academic year! Yearbook 2016-2017

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Secondary Prize Day 2016 By Mr. Charles Barrow

Prize Day is a day for reflection on the year that has just passed and a time to look forward to the year to come. For the teachers, there’s a bittersweet symphony of emotions. Joy springs from seeing the students collecting prizes in so many different fields of excellence. And a different joy springs from the knowledge that there is so much potential for the future. At the same time, there is sadness as we watch some students climbing the steps to the stage for the final time. The Year of 2016 was no different to any other year in that respect. As ever, we had the prizes for Academic Excellence in each and every subject in each and every year group. Such prizes are often difficult for teachers to select. The student who collects the prize is surrounded by other students who could, similarly, claim to deserve it. We also had the Tutor Prizes for students who, in their tutors’ estimation, went beyond the classroom to serve their tutor group with acts of kindness and extra-curricular commitment. 2016 was a year when we introduced a Key Stage Coordinators’ Improvement Award for all year-groups. Students who had most the most progress in their attainment grades over the year were justly rewarded for their efforts. But, the top prizes at The Regent’s International School are

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always the Round Square Awards and the King Constantine Medal. The Round Square Award is given to the student who has made a significant and notable contribution to one or more of the Round Square IDEALS. This year it was shared between Jung Seok Lee and Ani Ter-Margaryan. The King Constantine Medal is presented to an individual or group of individuals from within the school community who have done unusual and outstanding service work and have thereby supported the ideals of Round Square. This year, Samir Khairzada was given recognition for his outstanding community work, both within the boarding house and, further afield, in projects based in Nepal and Afghanistan. The celebrations were embraced by some stirring music from our orchestra and scholars (an eclectic mix of The Pirates of the Caribbean, Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love and Gabriel Fauré) and some inspiring words by the Chairman, Dr. Virachai Techavijit. Well done to all those who climbed the steps to receive their prizes. May you climb many more steps in the future. To those who are yet to climb the steps, you are always much closer than you think. A pinch of self-belief and a sprinkle of humility are sometimes all it needs to take the first steps up the ladder of success.


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Wai Kru 2016

By Ms. Preedaporn Koomsraporm

The Wai Kru ceremony is a Thai ritual in which students pay respects to their teachers in order to express their gratitude and formalize the student–teacher relationship. It is regularly held near the beginning of the school year in most schools in Thailand. Wai Kru has long been an important rite in the traditional martial and performing arts, as well as in

astrology, Thai massage and other traditional arts. Students and performers of Muay Thai and Krabi Krabong, as well as Thai dance and classical music, will usually perform a wai kru ritual at their initiation and before performances to pay respect and homage to both their teachers and the deities who patronize their arts.

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International Fair 2017 - ‘Festivals around the World’ By Ms. Aina Rakotonirina The Regent’s annual International Fair embraced the theme ‘Festivals around the World’ this year. The day started with a lively Parade of Nations and a Fashion Show which featured an array of national costumes and plenty of posing. Throughout the day visitors could explore the festivals and culture of the 42 countries represented in our student body. In the country booths, there was a variety of traditional food to sample, games and activities to get involved in, and a display of artwork and pictures. On the main stage the audience could enjoy dance, vocal and instrumental performances by both

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primary and secondary students. This year, we introduced a new event especially for the football enthusiasts: the Earth’s Cup Football Tournament, which attracted an audience on the astro-turf. After a long day of competition, Bhutan claimed the Winner’s Trophy in the final. Overall, the fair successfully raised over 30,000 baht for Round Square through all the generous donations from our visitors. Thank you to our wonderful hosts Po and Toy, and the whole International Fair Student Committee for all their hard work!


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Thai Literature Day 2017 By Ms. Preedaporn Koomsraporm

Reading literature is an important part in the development of Thai language and is an essential foundation to enhance the quality of a person. Our school takes notice of that and includes it in our education at IGCSE and IB. Both programs promote insightful study and deep understanding of the Thai language and its literacy which students can apply to their lives beautifully and become involved and caring members in their community

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Therefore, our school created this event “Thai Literature Day” by inviting in three national artists who have all received SEA Write awards. They were Rjaan Naowarat Pongpaiboon, SEA Write Artist of the Year 1980; Rjaan Sila Khomchai, SEA Write Artist of the Year 1993; and Rjaan Rewat Panpipat, SEA Write Artist of the Year 2004. The three of them gave us the urge to read and realise the power of our thought, sharing their experiences, and gave us inspiration through the use of their literature.


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Disney Aladdin Musical 2016 By Faiiz (aka Aladdin): 11RA

Performing the musical Aladdin was a very entertaining, fulfilling and worthwhile experience. Having to remember lines and lyrics was the hard part - but worth it, as it made performing so much more enjoyable! When you know your lines, it makes it so much easier to change the pace of the play and to act in a much more natural manner. Performing alongside your friends also makes the experience unforgettable. When you’re in a play, you make lots of memories during the late afternoon and weekend practices. During our rehearsals for Aladdin, the whole team were incredibly supportive. One of the team - Sarthak - came in at

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the last minute to take on the role of the Guard! For that, we were incredibly grateful. On the days of the performance, everything went smoothly and, most importantly, we had loads of fun preparing for it. Wearing costumes, putting on makeup and putting on another character is an added bonus of being in a school production. Thanks to Yamaha for making our sound system great and our large ensemble of support staff for helping us to improve our acting and singing. Most importantly, thank you to everyone who came to watch us.


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Sports Day and Swim Gala 2017 By Mr. Barnaby Goodenough

Regent’s annual Secondary Swim Gala took place on Tuesday 7th March. The day began with Key Stage 3 students competing in the morning, with our Blue House who unsurprisingly have the shark as their house emblem taking an early lead, which they managed to just about hang on to going into the afternoon, when our Key Stage 4 and 5 students took to the water to compete in a variety of serious races and fun games. As the day entered the final stages Red House were beginning to catch their fierce rivals. However, the introduction of the ‘ride it cowboy race,’ whereby competitors have to swim with a noodle float between their legs in a relay race, provided much amusement and some controversial disqualifications. This resulted in Blue House hanging on to the lead and taking home the Swimming Gala House Cup. A fun and wet day was had by all. On Thursday 16th February the annual Secondary Sports Day took place at Ramkhamhaeng University Stadium. Students of all abilities competed in a range of individual and team athletic events throughout the day. This included

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a range of both traditional track and field events and also some extra events such as the Tug of War and Speed Bounce competitions. There was also a staff relay at the end, which involved various fun activities such as the egg and spoon and three-legged races. All of the students had an incredibly enjoyable day and relished in the competitive environment as they challenged for the Sports Day House Cup. The eventual winners were Yellow House, who won by the tiniest of margins of only 3 points. Well done Yellow House. The age group cups were won by the following houses. U13 Cup - Blue House U15 Cup - Yellow House Senior Cup - Blue House


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FOBISIA and TISAC

By Mr. Barnaby Goodenough, Head of Whole School PE

This year has provided a roller-coaster of emotions in the annual TISAC competitions, with a combination of defeats, near misses and, of course, victories. Our students have thoroughly enjoyed competing in a range of activities against opposing schools within Bangkok. The year tipped off with basketball, where we very unlucky not to win any silverware. The Senior Boys just missed out on first place and the U15 Boys and Girls battled hard to gain some great victories in their respective leagues. Next up was the TISAC Athletics meet, which presented an opportunity for our most gifted students to shed some blood, sweat and tears on the track and field. We came away with a host of gold, silver and bronze medals and special mention must go to our Senior Boys who won the 4x100 relay in fantastic style.

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The TISAC Swimming Gala was next on the calendar. Once again our students showed great determination to gain a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in numerous events. Last up was the TISAC Football leagues, where all of our teams competed with courage and conviction until the very final whistle. Our U13 Boys won their league in fantastic fashion, scoring 56 goals and conceding just 21. Our Senior Boys also gained first place in their league and our U15 Boys narrowly missed out on winning their league in the last minute of the final game. On reflection it has been an extremely successful year for our Regent’s sports teams and we look forward to building on this success in the next academic year.


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House Events 2016-2017 By Mr. Craig Harrison

True to the tradition of all independent and international schools, the house system is at the heart of the students’ lives at Regent’s International Bangkok and is cherished as a means of developing our students into becoming well rounded leaders of the future. It encourages cooperation and friendly competition within a supportive environment and instils into the students resolve, determination, cooperation, creativity, collaboration and an awareness of the importance of community. Each house has an associated colour, on view when pupils and staff wear their house shirts during competitions. Many school activities are house related, covering a wide and varied spectrum of interests in the arts, sports, academic and community service fields.

By assisting with house and school events, students provide service to both the house and school. Students in each house are encouraged to be charitable in a number of ways, from fundraising charity days to more hands on activities such as designing and erecting exhibitions. The house system is based around the principle of teamwork, with each competition being the result of the skills and efforts of the house team. Leadership is at the heart of the house system, with students taking on positions of responsibility. The house captains and their deputies come from Year 12 and Year 10 respectively. The house system is designed to provide opportunities that challenge each student in the house; the array of competitions, the range of events and the dynamics of the house community provide the mechanisms for this.

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Songkran 2017 By Ms. Preedaporn Koomsraporm

Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year, which starts on April 13th every year, is celebrated for three days. The Songkran Festival on April 13 is Maha Songkran Day—or the day to mark the end of the old year; April 14 is Wan Nao which is the day after; and April 15, Wan Thaloeng Sok, is when the New Year begins. Songkran is a Thai word which means “move” or “change place” as it is the day when the sun changes its position in the zodiac. It is also known as the “Water Festival” as people believe that water will wash away bad luck.

The Songkran tradition is recognized as a valuable custom by the Thai community. The value to families is to provide the opportunity for family members to gather in order to express their respect to elders by pouring scented water on to the hands of their parents and grandparents. They also present gifts to them. The elders in return wish the youngsters good luck and prosperity. Many people also go to a temple to make merit to, and remember, their ancestors.

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The royal project King’s Exhibition By Ms. Preedaporn Koomsraporm

The Royal Project King’s Exhibition 2016 provided the Regent’s community an opportunity to reflect on the magnificent life of His Majesty and allowed us the chance to express our gratitude whilst also being united in our grief. The school break took place during the official period of mourning and so it seemed fitting that our last act together before half term was in honour of the King.

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Theme Day By Ms. Danielle Jennings

The purpose of Theme Days in Regent’s International School is to allow students to focus on their well-being in different areas (health, emotional and social). This year we focused on a number of issues faced by students in society today. The first theme day was based on celebrating diversity, with a purpose to raise awareness of inequality issues, such as ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion. The day proved a success as students learned about diversity within Regent’s and outside and why we should appreciate each other. Health and well-being followed, where students were exposed to a number of factors that contribute to both physical and emotional well-being. Childline ran a session

to help students recognise emotions and how to cope with them. Along with this, we had mindfulness teacher Anna Croucher run a session linked to stress-management for our Year 13s. This really helped them, especially during this busy time of year. Sustainable development goals was the last theme day of the year. Here students learned about the 17 development goals and all came together to share ideas about the importance of each. Thank you to all the staff and prefects who helped in running sessions, assemblies and the general layout of the day.

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By Mr. Craig Harrison

Sometimes students learn as much out of the classroom as they do in it! Whether it be learning to play a musical instrument, learning how to play new sports and developing skills in old ones, helping to raise money for deserved charities, learning to be at ease with oneself and meditate or just sitting down to a good old cup of tea and producing some wonderful craft goodies – we believe in offering rich and diverse experiences beyond the classroom which complement what we do in school. It is testament to the school that we have such a committed and talented staff in order to give our students opportunities such as these. At my last count we were offering over 80 activities each week. We at Regent’s International School Bangkok are also extremely proud to be in partnership with two world leading

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organisations, Chelsea Soccer School and Yamaha Music. Chelsea Soccer School, provide our students with the opportunity to experience world class coaching at no extra cost, through our extra curricular programme. They also provide some of our more talented players a pathway to excellence, and the chance to represent Chelsea and pull on that famous blue shirt. Yamaha Music School is able to provide our students the opportunity to learn a new instrument or refine their talents, in an extremely professional and engaging manner. They are able to use the highest quality instruments in our newly finished, purpose built Music Department. As well as the more traditional disciplines, Yamaha are also able to offer dance, electric guitar and bass, drumming, voice coaching, and even K-Pop.


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Outdoor Education By Mr. Craig Harrison

The aim of the Outdoor Education Trip is to provide students with an engaging and challenging programme of activities in a variety of settings. Pupils participating in these activities help to fulfil the IDEALS philosophy of Round Square and, in particular, Environmental Awareness, Adventure, Democracy, Leadership and Service to Others. The 2015-16 Outdoor Education programme had a focus on developing skills, such as teamwork, communication and personal organisation. Students stayed in a number of different resorts, where they spent three days and two nights. They took part in a number of activities which were designed to challenge and educate according to the IDEALS philosophy. We have been working very closely with Big Outdoors Education to provide the pupils with the best opportunities. Big Outdoors Education has been able to design a programme to fit our curriculum needs and objectives. They have a reputation for offering safe, fun and exciting adventure programs for schools, colleges and corporate groups all over Thailand. The intention with Big Outdoors Education is to create a progressive programme of challenging activities, using first class instruction and first class equipment within a relaxing, pleasant and ecologically sustainable environment. Big Outdoors Education operates in a way that promotes

the active stewardship of natural resources and surroundings and encourages current and future generations to protect it, but at the same time get out into nature and enjoy it. The students have had the opportunity to try as many different activities as possible. Some of them have included: • icebreakers and team challenges, designed to help students work better as a team. • cave exploration, a combination of high and low elements designed for students to work as a team, support each other and step out of their comfort zones. • mountain biking, when students complete a short cycle through a challenging course, where they are guided at all times, taking on obstacles and different types of terrain. • waterfall hike, when students will develop their skills of navigation under the supervision of trained staff and park guides, while being able to take in some of the fantastic flora and fauna Thailand has to offer. I’d like to take this chance to thank all of the teaching staff who have given up their own time to come along and make these trips possible. I would also like to give a big thank you to all the students that have attended these trips, for their good humor and fantastic “have-a-go” attitude.

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Congratulations to Regent’s Class of 2017 By Mr. Peter Hogan, Principal of Regent’s international School, Bangkok Our International Baccalaureate Diploma students graduated from Regent’s in May after their final examinations. His Excellency Mr. Brian Davidson British Ambassador to Thailand, was the Guest of Honour for the ceremony and presentation of graduation certificates. The Ambassador gave an inspirational address to the graduates, reflecting on his own years of study as well as providing them with some valuable advice. Mr. Davidson met graduates after the ceremony, chatting and joining them for photographs. Over the years at Regent’s our graduating class have grown both academically and personally. Despite the academic pressure of the IB they have been very active outside of the classroom-taking part in many school activities and service projects alongside sports, music, drama and Round Square events in and out of school.

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The success of our graduates can be attributed to their talent and hard work but also the dedication and support of their families, friends, teachers and the School Board. We are delighted that many of them received scholarships from their choice of university. They have received offers from many top universities including King’s College, London; University College London, Queen Mary University of London, University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, University of Leeds, University of Bristol, Durham University, University of Exeter, George Washington University, New York University, San Diego University, University of Melbourne and many other prestigious destinations. We are confident they are ready to embrace the challenges ahead and continue to be well-rounded leaders. We wish our Year 13 the brightest and best of futures.


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In Boarding This Year By Mr. Gavin Terry, Ms. Tamsin Crozier

We have had another successful year in boarding! Our Heads of Boarding, Mr Terry and Ms Crozier, have been ably supported in looking after boarders’ pastoral, academic and extracurricular needs by our fantastic Boarding Assistants, Mr Eddie, Mr Michael, Ms Cel and Ms Dahl, while Khun Tu’s CC Campus team have made sure that our boarding campus is in tip-top working order. Fran, Sofía, Linda, Alfie, Fergus, Felipe and David joined us on the Gap Staff team and have made an invaluable contribution to our boarding community by assisting on trips, helping make sure bus runs go smoothly, supervising prep sessions and making sure everyone has fun! Our boarding service initiative has gone from strength to strength this year and has seen our Year 12 boarders running a programme to educate local children by teaching them English and helping them learn to swim. Our Boarding Prefects, Joana, Migle, Tshering, Poojan, Jeongwoo, Adeeb, Tsering and Robert have ensured the success of this project and have been instrumental in encouraging all boarders to have a say in improving their community by working more closely with the boarding, teaching and support teams.

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During the October holiday, the boarders visited Pattaya and enjoyed activities such as Flight of the Gibbon and a visit to Khao Keow Open Zoo. In February, we organised a trip to Hua Hin and boarders had a great time visiting a wildlife sanctuary, Vana Nava water park and the famous monkey temple, Khao Takiab. Favourite term-time trips have included our usual weekly visits to the local malls as well as outings to Peppermint Bike Park, Huck Ice Cream Parlour, local night markets and laser tag. The boarding community would like to thank our drivers, boarding staff team, teachers who gave up their time to join in with our activities and Gap Staff for all their hard work this year. We wish Mr Terry every success in his new role overseeing the management of both houses as Head of Boarding next year. We are very sad to have to say goodbye to Mr Michael and his family as they return to the Philippines, and Ms Crozier who is leaving boarding but returning as a part-time teacher after having a baby in the summer.


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Round Square at the Regent’s School Bangkok By Ms. Aina Rakotonirina, Round Square Coordinator

“I see it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion.” – Kurt Hahn For those having been at Regent’s for a while, Round Square is a “given”. It’s such an integral part of our identity that sometimes we forget that it’s not easy for others to comprehend. What is Round Square? What does it entail? Why should you even care? First, the name in itself is confusing. To set things straight, the organisation was named “Round Square” just because the first conference in 1967 was held in the Round Square building at Gordonstoun School, in Scotland. Plain and simple. Secondly, what does it entail? Well, Round Square gives our students the opportunity to explore aspects of their personalities that they’re probably not familiar with. Through conferences, local and international service works and projects, students step out of their usual comfort zone and reach out to others, thus unveiling facets of themselves they might not have witnessed beforehand.

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Round Square takes its roots in Early Years, stems through Primary and continues in Secondary through our pillar system. The IDEALS are the pillars on which the Round Square philosophy stands: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Our students have the opportunity to embody these pillars in Year 12 and lead their peers in different projects through the academic year. This year, however, Regent’s will be incorporating the new Round Square Discovery Framework. The framework is unique in the way that it connects the spirit of the Round Square IDEALS to 12 new discoveries. We hope this will transform how the Round Square IDEALS are perceived and enhance commitment to the underlying spirits which will make a true Round Square explorer. One thing that is staying and that we need reminding of is that Round Square is not just the coordinator or the student leaders - it’s everyone. We, as a community at Regent’s, are all part of it and the difference together. Kurt Hahn, the founder of Round Square said, “There is more in you than you think,” and it applies to each and everyone of us.


Internationalism “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” (Rachel Wolchin) Students at Regent’s are provided with valuable opportunities to engage in activities that broaden their mindset and allow them to explore international perspectives. We have a multitude of cultures, with over 40 different countries represented within the school community. This equips our students with a greater understanding and ability to connect with a wider global community. During events like the International Fair, students have the freedom to present their own cultures whilst being exposed to distinct customs and traditions from other countries. The International Fair is only the first step in the pathway for our students to access the world and to open their eyes to notice new faces, hear new stories and embrace new experiences. The knowledge and skills we acquire now from our international peers will facilitate in building good leaders and conscientious and active members of society in the future. Po Janyajirawong and Toy Suwannakudt, Year 12

Democracy “I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.” (Alexander Woollcott) Democracy is the most common ideology used around the world. It provides citizens the right to voice their opinions and gives the possibility for citizens to choose the leader who they deem is most appropriate. Our school adopts this style of democracy, where we nominate our leaders either through a process of students voting or a long discussion among certain individuals as they decide on who is suitable after some interviews. This is particularly evident in the primary student council, our secondary leadership team and the head prefect selection. As a Round Square School, we encourage this application of democracy and also spur on our students to voice any opinions or issues. This has allowed our students to develop community-mindedness and express their opinions in a democratic forum. Jung Seok Lee, Year 12


Environmental Stewardship “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead) Here at the Regent’s School, the students have shown great enthusiasm in regard to environmental issues. We have established our own Eco-club where we have worked on several problems that impact our surrounding environment such as recycling inorganic wastes and designing tumblers which students will be able to utilise for drinking water, to reduce plastic usage. We hosted events such as the Eco Fashion show, where houses showcased their creative costumes constructed using only reusable materials, and Earth Day, where the whole school learned how to conserve our electricity usage. Moreover, a group of students from Y7-Y12 delegated in the 2017 Fobisia Environmental Conference. The various initiatives have allowed us to visualize the impacts of pollution towards the environment and has filled us with new ideas of how to improve the school’s sustainability. Overall, it has been a great year in terms of the school’s commitment to eco-friendliness. Yasmin Athira, Year 12

Adventure “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go...” (Dr. Seuss) All students are encouraged to participate in an array of activities in and outside of school. They’re also given the opportunity to participate in Outward Bound trips which promote personal development and allow the students to embrace new challenges. This year, we had trips to Khao Yai, Kanchanaburi and Khao Sam Roi Yot, just to name but a few. An important part of outdoor education trips is for our students to push their limits and become active Round Square explorers. These opportunities develop their thirst for new experiences, hence influencing them to leave their comfort zone. Do Hyeon Kim, Year 12


Leadership “A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible” Mark Yarnell A leader is someone who people look up to and, are inspired and motivated by. At the school, we encourage students to adopt leadership roles. These leaders are the voice for our student community and facilitate the communication between students and teachers, in order to enable change. We have been working towards a small change that can make a big difference. Our student-leadership team has made meaningful contributions to key areas in the school. For example, the prefect team has helped organise the annual International Fair and Theme Day events. The house captains have assisted with coordinating Sports Days and Swimming Galas. The elected Primary Student Council play a prominent part in the running of events, and provides the opportunity for younger students to develop their leadership skills. The head students are the cornerstone of the school’s leadership system. Their role is to encourage students to propose their own ideas about new school policies, events or projects. We collaborate with our student peers and demonstrate how we can make improvements. Throughout this process, we learn the value of a true leader, who paves the way for change. Maryam Imran Akbar and Jeongwoo Lee, Year 12

Service “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one” (Mother Teresa) Regent’s celebrates service by bringing together students to help those in need, and make a positive change in the community. Over the past few years, the students have established strong relationships with our community partners. This has involved working closely with charitable foundations such as the Good Shepherd Sisters, Gift of Happiness or the Phi Phi International Community Centre (PICC). One of our most recent service initiatives is the Kiiran Care Foundation project in which our students engaged in educational and recreational activities with the purpose of interacting with the Pakistani refugee community. As a result of the students’ dedication, the children from the foundation now enjoy a new playground area. Finally, we have focused on continuing our partnership with Operation Smile. This year, students have initiated bake sales, a Color Run and hosted their own booth at the Smile Carnival. They have raised a huge amount of money, with all the proceeds going to this foundation for children with cleft lips and palates. Regent’s instils a service-based work ethic in its students and empowers them to be young agents of change. Sonam Dorji, Year 12


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