Category Archives: Activity

International Recognition

Chairman Maurice Dimmock and CEO Lee Hammond of the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC), United Kingdom, marked the company’s 10th anniversary by holding ASIC Conference 2017 on 20-21 September 2017, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Director Angkana Kamnoedthon of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, Thailand, was among the 160 participants, and received the International Education Award for the School’s Outstanding Contribution to Special Needs Education. This recognition was the third one following the two certificates of accreditation presented by ASIC for 2012-2016, and as a “Premier Institution” for 2016-2020..

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Thai Signs for Parents

During the first study term, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized a workshop on Thai sign language for parents and caregivers of children in our school. The focused topics were Places, Persons, Emotions, Animals, and Fruits. In addition, participants were introduced to ideas and methods of producing teaching/learning aids for use with the kids. They had fun and got to know each other, strengthening their meaningful network.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Children at Sotpattana School for the Deaf studied the whole week on “Mother’s Day” and wrapped up with the honoring of Queen Sitikit’s 85th birthday anniversary. Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak presided over the ceremony, followed by the presentation of awards to the winners and the 1st runner-ups of the coloring contest on the Mother’s Day theme, i.e. Posh and Kevin from Level 1; Pangpond and Khao-Fang from Room 1 of Level 2; Garfield and Am from Room 2 of Level 2; and Phai and Foam from Level 3. Most of the children’s mothers were present and each of them accepting prostration as well as hand-made gift from her child.

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..Mr. David Keats, for representing his friends, including Mr. Geoff Hart, in bringing pre-school kids of Sotpattana School for the Deaf to visit the Million Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm this morning.. Accompanied by their teachers, the children had a wonderful exposure to a beautiful place with exciting shows, interesting animals, and great views.. Grateful thanks to all concerned..

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..CEO Lee Hammond of the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), and his family, including his loving wife Joanne (daughter of Khun Maurice Dimmock), 10-year-old Libby, and 5-year-old Lucy, for representing the Rose Education Foundation in visiting Sotpattana School for the Deaf and handing Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak the GBP13,308 cheque from his recent charity cycling on the famous LEJOG route, i.e. from the very bottom of England in Land’s End right to the tip of Scotland in John o’Groats, with over 950 miles coverage within 9 days, in support of the children’s hearing aids. Special thanks to Ashley Musgrave of Chartam Business School, Dr. Ibrahim of ABMS Switzerland, Ian Pirie of Kensington College of Business, and Pamela Parkinson of London Academy of Dressmaking & Design, for their contributions to Lee’s efforts.  The Hammonds also brought along another special donation of Disney-theme blankets from Dorothy & Con Kelly in Scotland, who donated their collection of over 300 Disney beanies to our children in November 2013.. We took the opportunity to celebrate Lee’s 39th birthday anniversary with a party, cake, refreshments, and games with the deaf and orphaned kids.. Wishing Khun Lee many happy returns of the day and may your family vacation be a blessed one..

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2nd Healthy Kids Program

With the aim to constantly promote good health of our children, Sotpattana School for the Deaf held another program on Health Kids, especially for their oral health, when four 6th year students of dental surgery at the University of Bordeaux, France, visited them today. Along with pre-school kids of the Pattaya Orphanage, the 32 students of our School learned about oral hygiene, the correct way to brush their teeth, and foods that are appropriate and those that are not. The dentists-to-be also gave all the kids fluoride coating. Our grateful thanks to the visitors and companies that gave complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, rubber gloves, and fluoride coating sets.

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Banana Tree & Sheep Farm

In order to complete the weekly theme and local curriculum on “Banana Tree,” Sotpattana School for the Deaf brought students to the Royal Thai Navy’s New Theory Learning Center, in the Naval Recruit Training Center, Sattahip, to see the real plants. The keen learners have also seen many other plants and animals, each of them having the opportunity to grow a potted plant, and some adventurous ones riding a water buffalo.. On the way back, the group visited the Swiss Sheep Farm Pattaya to get to know more animals..

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Religious Practice & Thai Culture

Throughout the week, students at Sotpattana School for the Deaf have learned about Buddhist Lent and took part in the preparation of offerings the monks. Then this morning, some of the children dressed up in Thai costumes, while others in flowery tops, and traveled with their teachers, along with preschoolers and teachers of the Pattaya Orphanage, to Nong Or monastery in Central Pattaya to present the Lenten candle and offerings to the abbot and monks. Our children not only learned about religious practice on an auspicious occasion, but also conserved Thai cultural heritage and traditions.

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Wai Khru Ceremony 2017

Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized the traditional annual Wai Khru ceremony for the academic year 2017, with 40 students and 10 pre-school kids of the Pattaya Orphanage in attendance and expressing their appreciation to the teachers, both Thai and non-Thai, for imparting knowledge to them and providing them with parental care.. Mrs. Angkana Kamnerdtone, Director of the Deaf School, presided over the meaningful ceremony.. Thanks to all our teachers..

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1st Healthy Kids Program

Teachers of Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized the first Healthy Kids Program in front of the school, with four stations, i.e. Dental Care, Hand Wash, Good Foods, and Lice Free, during which the students actively participated and learned with fun about the significance of good health in their daily living..

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