News Round-up from BISP:
Performing Arts News
19 of our KS3 students from Years 7-9 took part in BISP’s first Concert Band trip to Bangkok. Joining 220 students from 8 other schools at the International School Bangkok, they worked with Allen Slater, a Band Director from the USA as part of a ‘massed band’ experience. View the full-length video here. Enjoy!
BISP was honoured once again to host the Promusica Workshop for talented string players set up by his late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Congratulations to Caterina Bendi in Year 8 who has been selected to audition for the 20 piece Chamber Orchestra that will meet in Bangkok in the near future.
Congratulations to Cosmo, Samuel, Joonas, Toby, Pentai, Miso, Zhanna, Robin and Arun for their high scores in last term’s Instrumental exams. BISP is a centre for the UK examining boards of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Rock School and welcomes UK examiners several times a year.
Primary School News
Dot Day CelebrationsBISP started dot day celebrations with a bang! Throughout the week students from across the primary school discovered Peter H Reynolds’s ‘treasure’ and made their mark all over the library walls.
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) News
Get practising your vocabulary for the competition which starts on 28th September.
A new initiative as part of a collaborative project between the governments of Thailand and Taiwan is the introduction of Mandarin as a First Language class across the whole school. We now have three native speaking Mandarin teachers who will be working with native Mandarin speaking students.
Secondary School News
Golf AcademyMark (Vanchai Luangnitikul) in Year 11, proudly represented Thailand last week at the Lions Cup Golf Tournament which covers South East Asia. Oliver Bates, Head Coach of the BISP Golf Academy where Mark trains, is delighted with his rapid progress. “This was a great win for Thai golf and a proud moment for Mark,” he says.
Triathlon Academy Tamino Lokenberg in Year 7 – one of our tri athletes, took 1st place in the Ironkids Triathlon hosted by the International School of Bangkok. Athletic Director Jeff LaMantia congratulated Tamino on his fantastic result and the impact that Coach Zane our new Triathlon Coach is already making on the programme.