Category archives for: Education

Competition versus Cooperation in school

Competition versus Cooperation in school

by Peter Hartnell
The age-old question of competition – is it helpful or harmful – has long occupied commentators, especially educators. In schools, it has always been something of a false dichotomy. The characterization that competition produces rampant individualism, serious, stressed students prone to domination, intimidation and bullying on the one hand, or to determined and [...]

GIS remembers

GIS remembers

by Mark Beales

Students from Garden International School (GIS) paid respects to victims of war during a moving Remembrance Day service.
At GIS there was a special whole school assembly where a minute’s silence was observed and the Last Post was played on November 11. At 11:11 a.m., students and staff stood for a minute’s silence [...]

Learning activities at preschool

Learning activities  at preschool

by Edward Emmett

The preschool B1 class has had a great start to the academic school year. All the students have settled in well and new friendships are starting to grow. The class has been introduced to new daily routines which have helped them feel safe in their new classroom environment.
The preschool B1 theme this term [...]

Sports Day at Phoenix Wittaya School

Sports Day at Phoenix Wittaya School

by Phoenix Wittaya School

Recently, here at Phoenix Wittaya School, we hosted our annual sports day. The final two days of term 1 saw our pupils do battle in several competitive sporting events to see who emerged as “the best of the best” following exciting track and field events. Teamwork and participation were the themes of [...]

Young guests at Holiday Inn Pattaya enjoy an adventure in English!

Young guests at Holiday Inn Pattaya enjoy an adventure in English!

There was no time to relax by the pool for staff at Holiday Inn Pattaya and Regents International School Pattaya on October 25-26. The British boarding school and the family-friendly hotel worked together over the busy Chulalongkorn weekend to offer children on vacation two fun-filled days of English-language activities.
‘Adventures in English’ is the British school’s [...]

Regents International School Pattaya embrace Loy Krathong festival with a whole-school celebration

Regents International School Pattaya embrace Loy Krathong festival with a whole-school celebration

by Alex McInnes

Celebrated earlier than usual this year, both students and teachers wore traditional Thai dress, floated krathongs in the school swimming pool and performed the Loy Krathong song in both Thai and English at the school’s Globe Theater.
Head of Primary Nonie Adams said, “This year we again enjoyed celebrating the colorful and elegant Thai [...]

Loy Krathong at Garden International School

Loy Krathong at Garden International School

by Mark Beales

Students celebrated Loy Krathong at Garden International School (GIS) with an array of cultural activities.
The school’s Thai department organized an afternoon show on November 6 to mark one of Thailand’s most popular festivals.
Students from Primary and Secondary performed traditional Thai dances, gave a display of Muay Thai boxing and made their own krathong [...]

Your good intentions are probably severely damaging your child

Your good intentions are probably severely damaging your child

by Sunel Visser
In recent years there was a disturbing increase in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US. It increased from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011.
This can be attributed to changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment [...]

Regent’s International School Pattaya hosts Fine Foods and Artisan Crafts Fair

Regent’s International School Pattaya hosts Fine Foods and Artisan Crafts Fair

by Alex McInnes

Regent’s International School Pattaya hosted the city’s first-ever Fine Foods and Artisan Crafts Fair to the appreciation of over 350 happy patrons.
Held under the clock tower at Regent’s International School Pattaya, the free-to-enter fair was a huge success, thanks in part to glorious Sunday afternoon skies, bereft of the heavy rainfall Pattaya has [...]

International Education

International Education

by Tara Pattana International School

Today we all live in a global village. Increasingly the education we give today’s children must reflect this growing internationalism. Education for tomorrow must enable all children to fully develop their talents and their potential, and to prepare them to take an active part in shaping the world of the future.
Education [...]

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