This is an annual event at Rose Marie Academy, enjoyed by all, and serving many purposes. Primarily, on the social side, it provides an opportunity for families of different nationalities to meet in an informal setting and celebrate the international ethos of the school.
Rose Marie Academy joined Nichada Thani in celebrating Halloween on October 31, 2019, at 3 p.m., with the theme: “Halloween Haunted House, Nichada Lost in the Jungle.” Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without trick or treating and not looking like something spooky. So staff members and students of Rose Marie Academy added some excitement to the party by doing face painting and transforming children and others’ faces into Halloween classics. It was indeed a magnificent occasion.
The fence at the back of the Child Center playground was looking a bit drab and needed brightening up. Khun Sansern painted the fence in bright colors leaving circles for artwork to be inserted. Teacher Finola, Upper Primary, and Junior High School students surveyed the area. There was a brainstorming of ideas. The older students visited the Child Center classrooms to learn about the interests of the young students. The community project involving the brightening up of the Child Center playground is almost complete and Child Center students gathered to admire the handiwork of students in Upper Primary and Junior High School classes. As a thank you, the young students presented each artist with an apple in line with the Rose Marie Academy healthy eating policy.
The Introductory Reception for Primary and Junior High School on September 4, 2019, was very informative for our parents. They had the opportunity to meet and greet the teachers and other parents. Khun Wanchai gave a helpful presentation on “How to Nurture a Child’s Mental Health”. Teachers introduced themselves and gave a brief overview of their curriculum. Parents saw a video of their children involved in activities in Art, Music, P.E., and Thai classes. All the parents were invited to their child’s homeroom to interact with the class. The event was enjoyed by all!
Rose Marie Academy hosted their Hollywood themed Talent Show on Friday, May 24, 2019. The performers made a grand entrance and hung their very own Star of Fame on the Wall of Fame just like real Hollywood stars. Both the Music and the Art Departments had been preparing for this celebration since early February, creating…
Rose Marie Academy celebrates Songkran festival every year to introduce students to this important part of Thai culture. Students learn the importance of Songkran as Thai traditional new year. They perform water-pouring ceremony to show respect and gratitude to elders and to ask for blessings.
This year, our theme was “A Weave in Time” with emphasis on the beauty of fabrics, a unique aspect of Thai life. All the performances presented came from the collaborative work of the students. They researched, created choreography, and diligently practiced to demonstrate their ability under the guidance of the Thai language teacher, the music teacher, and other organizing committee members.
The event proved to be successful as seen from the smiles, the happiness, and the enjoyment of every participant.
On March 20, 2019, the ribbon was cut for Rose Marie Academy’s 16th annual Blue Planet Exhibition which opened for viewing and will be on display until March 29, 2019. Chatchanod, a senior high school student, did a great job of MCing the event. Child Center students treated all to their cute version of “It’s A Small World After All” Lastly senior high students recited personally selected poems with a connection to our environment.
Another successful joint field trip under Senior and Junior High Schools’ belt! Setting off early Tuesday morning, we arrived at Santorini Amusement Park before noon, giving students the chance to experience a few adrenalin rushes before lunch. Next was Camel Republic where we had the opportunity to rub shoulders with a few dromedaries and wander around the mock Moorish souk. After an exhausting hour or so, it was time to get to our hotel to check in and relax for a while. Evening time we partook in some rather tasty Indian cuisine which seemed to go down well with all the crew!
The second day saw us at the Go Kart track, quite a thrill, as most students had not experienced this before. All who fancied themselves as a budding Stirling Moss or Jenson Button got to ride with one of our intrepid teachers. Later, a well deserved lunch was had at a beautiful restaurant in an even more beautiful location owned and run by the Royal Thai Air Force. With full stomachs we headed to “For Art’s Sake” a mind blowing 3D art museum where students were able to imagine and photograph themselves in striking situations. Evening time was spent mooching around Hua Hin night market picking up souvenirs.
Our final full day started at Khao Takiab Temple, where the views are spectacular and the monkeys rather cheeky. Stomach’s then steered us to OX, a wonderful seafood restaurant on the Pranburi coast. Next was Rajabhakdi Park where we had a tour around the imposing statues of former Thai monarchs. Finally we spent the afternoon cooling off at Vana Nava, Hua Hin’s finest water park. Students had an amazing time sampling all the thrill a minute rides, another first for many of them!
The festive occasion was made colorful with the traditional dress of Australia, countries of the continent of Africa, The Solomon Islands and the Philippines. Lunch was a gastronomical feast enjoyed by all, and reflected the multicultural nature of both the occasion and our school.
We were privileged to have Khalid’s mother, Mrs. Zynab Khalifa Hissin, come to school to tell us about her country, Sudan. She spoke to the Primary and Junior High School students. The students and teachers asked many questions about this interesting country. It was surprising to learn that Sudan, one of the largest countries in…