Distinguished guests, parents, grandparents, students, and staff. Welcome to Rose Marie Academy International Family Day 2015. For the past nineteen years we have celebrated our school and family ties and this, our 20th year, is especially meaningful as it falls on the auspicious day of Diwali.
Together we have forged a bond which binds us in the spirit of fellowship and achievement. I am especially indebted to the parents and friends who believe in our mission and have given whole-hearted support, and to our excellent teachers, teacher assistants, and support staff, most of whom have been a part of Rose Marie Academy for the better part of these 20 years.
Students you bring us joy and hope and let us look ahead to a future bright with promise of a better world. You have performed exceptionally well in your academics and related activities. Today we will have the privilege of enjoying all you have prepared for your families on this special occasion.
The entire staff have been involved in today’s preparations. Leading the way has been the Primary/Junior High School International Family Day Committee. Will the members of the committee please come forward so we can express our appreciation to you.
Chairperson – Primary School Head Teacher Level 5-6 Teacher Kala and Assistant Teacher Prasuda
Grade Level 1-2 Homeroom Teacher May and Teacher Assistants Busayarin and Mellisa
Standing in for Grade Level 3-4 Homeroom Teacher Ritu EAL Teacher Kirsten with Teacher Assistant Natawadee
Grade Level 7-8 Head Teacher Colin with Assistant Isaree.
Thank you and I wish you a very pleasant day.
Rose Marie Wanchupela – Academic Director
The Child Center represented India on Rose Marie Academy’s International Family Day. Each class participated by singing and dancing. They all enjoyed dressing up and taking part in the activities of the day.
Teacher Marlin – Child Center
Rose Marie Academy celebrated International Family Day on November 11, 2015. As the Indian Festival of Lights, ‘Diwali’ was on the same day, our Child Center celebrated International Family Day the Desi way, representing India. Children learnt about the Indian culture through various ways. They got the opportunity to dress up and perform on Desi music. Along with this, parents got to explore the ‘Taste of India’ through a variety of Indian food and desserts. All got involved in fun activities such as making Rangoli, Henna painting and making Diyas. Apart from the Indian culture, parents and students enjoyed a variety of food from all cultures around the world at the International food fair. Our celebration of International Family Day was a huge success as parents and children both cooperated well on this occasion. It was a fun filled day with colors, lights and music and everyone enjoying being Desi for the day.
Teacher Harmit – Child Center
Rose Marie Academy celebrated its 20th. International Family Day on November 11, 2015. The primary school faculty had a wonderful array of presentations and activities including songs and dances from Italy, France, Spain, Africa, India, and Burma. The balloons, flags, and outdoor tents lent a festive air to the celebration and parents thoroughly enjoyed watching their little ones from Child Center dance in their colorful costumes to the beat of Bollywood music. The Primary School students did a fantastic job with their art and poster presentations. They performed the Macarena to entertain and enthrall their parents while Junior High School students held an African Knowledge competition in the style of a British Pub Quiz. Parents also enjoyed the exhibition on Burma presented by the Senior High School students.
Rose Marie Academy guests celebrated cultural diversity by donating and tasting delectable and exotic cuisines from around the world at our international food sale. The celebration concluded with parents leaving the school with smiling, proud faces and carrying their bags of tasty treats while the students, hot and tired, returned happily to their classes.
Teacher Kala – Primary School
Level 1-2 students were happy to have their parents join them for International Family Day. They loved dressing up as Frenchmen with mustaches and princesses. They enjoyed learning facts about France, singing a French song, speaking French, and eating French food. They would really like to visit France one day.
Teacher May – Primary School
Primary School pulled out all the stops this year with its European theme, representing France, Italy, and Spain. Primary levels one and two taught us about France; we learned about birds, baguettes, and the Mona Lisa. Primary levels three and four dazzled onlookers with a colorful bull fighting dance and informed parents about vibrant Spanish culture, including festivals, clothing, and games. Levels five and six gave an informative presentation about ancient Rome and how Roman culture and ideas still effect the world today in Italy and beyond.