• Walk Rally 2018

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organises its Walk Rally 2018 in the school yard with the focus on “Five Senses” and the upgrade of students’ physical, social-emotional, and cognitive skills. Each of the three groups by the Red, Green, and Pink colours has fun going through the three educational stations..

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  • Rewarding Private School Teachers

    On the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of private schools in Thailand, the Office of the Private Education Commission, under the Thai Ministry of Education, organized activities in different regions of the country during the month of February 2018. For Chonburi provincial level, OPEC honored teachers with long years of service with medal brooches and certificates on 10th of February 2018 at Assumption College Sriracha. For our Sotpattana School for the Deaf, four nominated teachers were awarded as follows: Ms. Srikanya Khamcharoen – Gold Medal for serving over 30 years, Ms. Saowanee Yodsuwan – Silver Medal for serving between 20 and 29 years, as well as Ms. Chotiwan Suksamran, and Director Angkana Kamnoedtone – Bronze Medal for serving between 10 and 19 years. The School Manager Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak congratulated the outstanding teachers and wished them more happiness, pride, and meaningful service to the disabled children..

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  • Visiting Tiger Zoo

    Students of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, along with their director, teachers, and assistant teacher, visited the Tiger Zoo Sriracha in Chonburi with their teachers on the 7th of February 2018 and spent valuable time together during their most recent study tour. In addition to observing and feeding several animals, the party enjoyed the exciting shows of amazing crocodiles, tigers, pigs, and elephants..

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  • Signs and Learning Aids

    For the second study term of the academic year 2017-2018, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized a workshop on sign language for parents of our students, and combined with the production of learning aids. Participants in the morning session learned about animals, fruits, verbs, colors, places, and vehicles. They then grouped by the levels of their kids and, together with children’s representatives, produced useful and practical learning aids for use at home..

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  • Four Regions

    For the second semester, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized another activity under the Cultural Conservation Project, showcasing the four regions of Thailand and their outstanding foods, games, and traditional outfits.. Children enjoy learning about recipes and flavors, dances, games, and the beautiful dresses of each geographical area while going through the four learning stations.

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  • Celebrating Children’s Day

    Students at Sotpattana School for the Deaf and the younger ones at Pattaya Orphanage joined in a day of fun and creativity to mark the National Children’s Day 2018 in front of the Deaf School.. They had a parade around the Orphanage, followed by the opening ceremony presided over by Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, the School’s Manager, and a series of amusing competition between the two teams, Blue and Orange.. May our children and their loved ones continue to be abundantly blessed..

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  • I-Love-Reading 2017

    To help the kindergartners gain reading and spelling skills, teachers of Sotpattana School for the Deaf held an “I-Love-Reading” program outside their classrooms. They broke into four groups, with a mix of students from the three levels, learning words from four stories, signing the words, taking turn to narrate the tales..

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  • Good and Nutritious Foods

    Teachers of Sotpattana School for the Deaf organised the Healthy Kids Program for this academic year with introduction of good foods to the students.  Young health lovers learn to differentiate nourishing stuff from harmful things, especially alcoholic drinks and tobacco.

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  • 28th ESCD Academic Day

    As a member school of the Education Section of Chanthaburi Diocese, Sotpattana School for the Deaf annually joins the ESCD academic competitions.. This year, 25 representatives participate the event at Sriharuthai School, Khlung, Chanthaburi province and won the following five prizes: three gold medals for Visionary Plastic Lego Construction, Zigzag Racing, and Creative Artwork from Seeds, as well as two silver medals for Clay Molding and Coloring with Crayons.. On this occasion, Teacher Saowanee Yodsuwan is awarded “Quality and Outstanding Teacher” for the region of eight provinces.. Our heartfelt congratulations to our students and Teacher Koy khrap/kha..

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  • 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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  • ..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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  • 1st Parents’ Meeting

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organised the first meeting of parents for the new academic year 2017/2018 on Friday 9th June 2017 at the multi-purpose hall of the Pattaya Orphanage. During the opening session, Acting Licensee and Manager – Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak – welcomed the 40 participants and gave them encouragement as well as viewpoints on kids with special needs. Director Angkana Kamnerdtone then shared with the parents the background of the School and introduced her professional teaching personnel and staff, followed by the introduction of Teachers Anirut Chaicharoen and Sirigun Kojaengklang on our early childhood curriculum, academic requirements, extra-curricular activities, and the care of the students’ hearing aids. It was a great opportunity for the participants to get to know one another for future collaboration and mutual support.

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  • Nine Graduates

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulates nine students and their parents, along with its own teachers and personnel, at the completion of their early childhood education. Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting School Licensee, handed certificates to young Phanthamit Poochomchuen, Adilak Sirilon, Piyaphat Sonsong, Dhammasorn Sae-Tang, Jindachote Sisook, Arisa Klinsukhon, Worraphat Viriyakitanan, Patrick Gaughan, and Kamonnetr Sakao, who will be advancing to different primary schools. All of them are our pride and we wish them the very best.

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Activity

Walk Rally 2018

Sotpattana School for the Deaf organises its Walk Rally 2018 in the school yard with the focus on “Five Senses” and the upgrade of students’ physical, social-emotional, and cognitive skills. Each of the three groups by the Red, Green, and Pink colours has fun going through the three educational stations..

Rewarding Private School Teachers

On the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of private schools in Thailand, the Office of the Private Education Commission, under the Thai Ministry of Education, organized activities in different regions of the country during the month of February 2018. For Chonburi provincial level, OPEC honored teachers with long years of service with medal brooches and certificates on 10th of February 2018 at Assumption College Sriracha. For our Sotpattana School for the Deaf, four nominated teachers were awarded as follows: Ms. Srikanya Khamcharoen – Gold Medal for serving over 30 years, Ms. Saowanee Yodsuwan – Silver Medal for serving between 20 and 29 years, as well as Ms. Chotiwan Suksamran, and Director Angkana Kamnoedtone – Bronze Medal for serving between 10 and 19 years. The School Manager Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak congratulated the outstanding teachers and wished them more happiness, pride, and meaningful service to the disabled children..

Visiting Tiger Zoo

Students of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, along with their director, teachers, and assistant teacher, visited the Tiger Zoo Sriracha in Chonburi with their teachers on the 7th of February 2018 and spent valuable time together during their most recent study tour. In addition to observing and feeding several animals, the party enjoyed the exciting shows of amazing crocodiles, tigers, pigs, and elephants..

Signs and Learning Aids

For the second study term of the academic year 2017-2018, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized a workshop on sign language for parents of our students, and combined with the production of learning aids. Participants in the morning session learned about animals, fruits, verbs, colors, places, and vehicles. They then grouped by the levels of their kids and, together with children’s representatives, produced useful and practical learning aids for use at home..

Four Regions

For the second semester, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized another activity under the Cultural Conservation Project, showcasing the four regions of Thailand and their outstanding foods, games, and traditional outfits.. Children enjoy learning about recipes and flavors, dances, games, and the beautiful dresses of each geographical area while going through the four learning stations.

Celebrating Children’s Day

Students at Sotpattana School for the Deaf and the younger ones at Pattaya Orphanage joined in a day of fun and creativity to mark the National Children’s Day 2018 in front of the Deaf School.. They had a parade around the Orphanage, followed by the opening ceremony presided over by Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, the School’s Manager, and a series of amusing competition between the two teams, Blue and Orange.. May our children and their loved ones continue to be abundantly blessed..

I-Love-Reading 2017

To help the kindergartners gain reading and spelling skills, teachers of Sotpattana School for the Deaf held an “I-Love-Reading” program outside their classrooms. They broke into four groups, with a mix of students from the three levels, learning words from four stories, signing the words, taking turn to narrate the tales..

Good and Nutritious Foods

Teachers of Sotpattana School for the Deaf organised the Healthy Kids Program for this academic year with introduction of good foods to the students.  Young health lovers learn to differentiate nourishing stuff from harmful things, especially alcoholic drinks and tobacco.

Work List

Rewarding Private School Teachers

On the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of private schools in Thailand, the Office of the Private Education Commission, under the Thai Ministry of Education, organized activities in different regions of the country during the month of February 2018. For Chonburi provincial level, OPEC honored teachers with long years of service with medal brooches and certificates on 10th of February 2018 at Assumption College Sriracha. For our Sotpattana School for the Deaf, four nominated teachers were awarded as follows: Ms. Srikanya Khamcharoen – Gold Medal for serving over 30 years, Ms. Saowanee Yodsuwan – Silver Medal for serving between 20 and 29 years, as well as Ms. Chotiwan Suksamran, and Director Angkana Kamnoedtone – Bronze Medal for serving between 10 and 19 years. The School Manager Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak congratulated the outstanding teachers and wished them more happiness, pride, and meaningful service to the disabled children..

Signs and Learning Aids

For the second study term of the academic year 2017-2018, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized a workshop on sign language for parents of our students, and combined with the production of learning aids. Participants in the morning session learned about animals, fruits, verbs, colors, places, and vehicles. They then grouped by the levels of their kids and, together with children’s representatives, produced useful and practical learning aids for use at home..

28th ESCD Academic Day

As a member school of the Education Section of Chanthaburi Diocese, Sotpattana School for the Deaf annually joins the ESCD academic competitions.. This year, 25 representatives participate the event at Sriharuthai School, Khlung, Chanthaburi province and won the following five prizes: three gold medals for Visionary Plastic Lego Construction, Zigzag Racing, and Creative Artwork from Seeds, as well as two silver medals for Clay Molding and Coloring with Crayons.. On this occasion, Teacher Saowanee Yodsuwan is awarded “Quality and Outstanding Teacher” for the region of eight provinces.. Our heartfelt congratulations to our students and Teacher Koy khrap/kha..

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..

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.

Nine Graduates

Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulates nine students and their parents, along with its own teachers and personnel, at the completion of their early childhood education. Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting School Licensee, handed certificates to young Phanthamit Poochomchuen, Adilak Sirilon, Piyaphat Sonsong, Dhammasorn Sae-Tang, Jindachote Sisook, Arisa Klinsukhon, Worraphat Viriyakitanan, Patrick Gaughan, and Kamonnetr Sakao, who will be advancing to different primary schools. All of them are our pride and we wish them the very best.

Workshop on Thai Signs

Sotpattana School for the Deaf organised the second workshop on Thai Signs for parents and caretakers of students in our care. This time, the 30 participants had fun learning about Family, Animals, Fruits, Colours, and Places for the enhancement of communication with persons with hearing impairments, especially the little ones in their homes.

ESCD Academic Fair 2016

Young representatives of Sotpattana School for the Deaf competed in five competitions during the Annual Academic Fair of Education Section of Chanthaburi Diocese, held at Darasamutr Business Administration Technological College, on 18 Nov. 2016.  They won gold medals from Building Lego and Hopscotch, as well as silver medals from Drawing-Colouring with Pastels, Cut and Paste Art, and Clay Mouldings.. On this occasion, our Teacher Srikanya Khamcharoen was awarded “Quality Teacher” by Most Rev. Silvio Siripong Charatsri, Bishop of the Diocese of Chanthaburi..