• 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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  • Thai Ways

    To help children learn about the culture and tradition of Thai people, and to preserve them, Sotpattana School for the Deaf held a half-day activity with three learning stations, i.e. Thai Manners, Thai Dessert, and Thai Children’s Games, in front of the School.. The students took active participation in learning how to correctly pay respect to a Buddhist monk and the statue of the Lord Buddha, make mung bean rice-crepes, and play fun-filled outdoor games..

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  • 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.

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  • A Wider World

    Students at Sotpattana School for the Deaf went on an educational trip to Bang Saen area to visit and learn from Saensuk Temple and the Marine Science Museum of the Institute of Marine Science Burapha University, in Chonburi. They also spent time at Bang Phra Navy Agriculture Center to learn about “Banana Trees” based on the local curriculum.. It was a wonderful, exciting, and very educational trip..

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  • I-Love-Reading

    Students at Sotpattana School for the Deaf enjoy spelling interesting words during their participation in the latest “I-Love-Reading” Programme organised outside their classrooms.. They are encouraged to be keen learners while the school becoming a quality educational site that promotes on-going study of the kids..

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  • I-Love-Reading # 2

    For the second study term at Sotpattana School for the Deaf, learners recognised specific and useful words in their daily lives during the second “I-Love-Reading” programme. The teachers printed 10 words and posted them around the school compound. Students in Level 1 were assigned to sign these words and match them on a quiz sheet. Level 2 kids had to spell them out before matching them as well, while students in Level 3 were to both spell and write all of them down. It appeared to be an effective way of learning for the kids..

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  • 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..

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  • Study Tour on Environmental Conservation

    Students of Sotpattana School for the Deaf have a lovely day outing at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, with a half day touring the famous garden, learning about various plants and how they help reduce global warming. For the afternoon, the children enjoyed marvelous shows of the region and also those of the elephants..

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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.

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.

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.

..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..

..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..

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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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..

Completing Early Childhood Education

The success of 8 students of Sotpattana School for the Deaf brought great joy to all especially their teachers and parents. Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, in his address to all at the graduation ceremony for the 2015 academic year held at the auditorium of the Pattaya Orphanage, mentioned that their joy and pride should be doubled compared to those of the teachers and parents of normal graduates. We wish Mod-Ex, Newsun, Look-Pla, Tay, Wah, Song, Rofigi, and Prem, along with their family members, the very best..

Ceremony completion of early childhood education

Congratulations to Paeng, Spy, Wave, Note Kawinphop, Note A-non, Benz, Net, and Mio, on their completion of early childhood education at Sotpattana School for the Deaf at the end of the academic year 2014. Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, Ed.D., the School’s Acting Licensee, hands each of the 8 graduates the school-leaving certificate in the formal ceremony held on Friday, 6th March 2015 at the auditorium of the Pattaya Orphanage. He also hopes everyone realizes the significance of education and continues to support the children. The graduates express their inner feelings and thanks to all for being part of their success. Their junior well-wishers also perform lovely dances on the stage.. Wishing you all happiness and progress in life..