Category Archives: Activity

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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Many Happy Returns

It’s a great joy for the management and members of the Pattaya Orphanage to have the opportunity to wish our dear benefactor Sister Mary Joan of Arc Phayao Thavornvong a very happy 82nd birthday anniversary, and starting year 83 with lots of God’s blessings, especially good health..

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Remembering the Deceased

Representatives of children and caregivers of the Pattaya Orphanage participated in the annual blessing of the cemetery at St. Nikolaus Church Pattaya, organised by the Church and the Pattaya Cemetery Association.. We gathered at the tombs of Fr. Brennan, Fr. Morrissey, our former residents, relatives, and benefactors, remembering them and praying for their peaceful repose..

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Thanking Retired Member

The management, staff personnel, and children of the Pattaya Orphanage expressed our grateful thanks to Mr. Phaiboon Srisook upon his retirement from his 38-year service as a chauffeur at t this home.. We had the final prayers to end the Marian month, asking for blessings and protection for our benefactors and all of us, and the Srisook family sponsored a light but delicious meal to all..

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Thai Custard Buns

Just before the second study term begins, children in secondary school and vocational training gathered to prepare one of their favourite desserts; the Thai custard buns, near the dining room of the Pattaya Orphanage.. Teacher Biw provided supervision while the young cooks made fresh custard and steamed the buns.. They were happy to receive lots of compliments from other members of their home..

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Candy Jelly

Children in primary school levels learned to make candies from jelly under Teacher Koong’s supervision during the long school holiday. They use different colours from syrup and plants in making crispy candies with soft jelly inside. Members of the Pattaya Orphanage and some guests had a taste and gave them thumbs up!

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Practising English and Chinese

With the selfless help of Khun Geri Greenwood, Khun Christine Smith, Khun Marjon Koekoek, Khun Zoe Sun, Khun Natchaya, and Khun Gerrit Ecknig, children at the Pattaya Orphanage spent nearly four weeks practising their second and third languages. The vacation programme ended with a fun-filled morning with games at five stations, some of them with a Halloween theme, and a treasure hunt around our compound. Special thanks to Khun Renee and Khun Elisa from HHNFT, for helping out with the activity on the last day..

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Paying Homage to the Late King

The management and staff members of the Pattaya Orphanage brought representatives of children to Wat Chaimongkhon Royal Monastery in South Pattaya to offer sandalwood flowers at the replica crematorium and pay homage to His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej while the Royal Cremation was being held in Bangkok..

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Learning from a Trip

Children in primary school levels spent a day during the current vacation in a trip from Pattaya to Sattahip, travelling with Teacher Koong and one of their caregivers by train and song-thaews. Along the way, they learned to help and share with other group members, to wait, to use money, to make merit at a temple, and to enjoy the sceneries..

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Learning to Tie Dye

On a sunny day towards the end of our rainy season, a group of school-age kids of the Pattaya Orphanage gather to learn with Teacher Biw to tie dye tops and fabric and make a good use of their vacation. It is fun and fulfilling to use their individual creativity and be able to make adaptations as well as produce cool patterns.. They will proudly use their own products and may be able to raise a small fund towards their educational expenses by selling them to our staff and guests..

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