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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Daffodils for the Royal Cremation

After months of making artificial daffodils with loving memory and great respect of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol, members of the Pattaya Orphanage offered the handmade sandalwood flowers to the local authority as our participation in the upcoming Royal Cremation Ceremony of our beloved monarch in October.

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50th Anniversary of St. Nikolaus Church

At the 2017 annual feast of St. Nikolaus Church of Pattaya on 10th September 2017, which was auspicious for being its 50th anniversary of the blessing of the present church building, members of the Pattaya Orphanage, being part of the international community, contributed to the months of preparation and the actual day’s program.. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Most Reverend Silvio Siripong Charatsri, Bishop of the Diocese of Chanthaburi, and concelebrated by clergy, including Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, several bishops, as well as present and former pastors.. May Saint Nikolaus de Flue, whose 600th birthday anniversary and 70th anniversary of his canonisation we celebrate in 2017, continue to bless and keep us..

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Marking Our Lady’s Birthday

Each year on the 8th of September, members of Sotpattana School for the Deaf and Pattaya Orphanage honour the Blessed Virgin Mary on her birthday anniversary.. Led by Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, we sang hymns in front of her statue in our garden again this year, offered roses to her, and prayed for good health, growth, and safety of all members of our home.. The children also enjoyed lovely snacks after the brief ceremony..

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Dolphin Show

With the great kindness of the management of the Pattaya Dolphin World & Resort, 46 pre-school kids from Sotpattana School for the Deaf and Pattaya Orphanage, were accompanied by 12 teachers and caregivers, had a marvelous time seeing the shows of intelligent Irrawaddy Humpback dolphins, and joining different activities at the Resort.. Grateful thanks to the Pattaya Dolphin World & Resort and may your endeavors be appreciated by more people.. On this occasion, we thank Mr. Siegfried Borchert of the Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya, and his friend Gunther from Germany, for supporting the group with transportation and lovely ice cream.. May your health and all your concerns be blessed..

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Gonville & Caius Choir

During the 2017 Far East Tour of the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, UK, the artistes and Precentor & Director of Music, Dr. Geoffrey Webber, stopped by in Pattaya City for a special charity performance at the auditorium of the Pattaya Orphanage.. About 250 attendants, including children in and around our home, were inspired by the 90-minute marvelous recital of popular choral music, with excerpts from films and musicals. Our grateful thanks go to the Pattaya Classical Music, Pattaya City Expats Club, Pattaya International Ladies Club, all sponsors for the lovely foods and drinks in the stalls, and Khun Toy, for making the event a memorable one..

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14th Anniversary of Fr. Ray’s Passing

The children, staff members, and management of the Pattaya Orphanage, led by Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, gathered to pray for and to Fr. Raymond A. Brennan CSsR specially at the memorial services, both at St. Nikolaus Church Pattaya and our home.. May he rest in peace and may his loving care for the underprivileged be always remembered..

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National Mother’s Day 2017

On the 85th royal birthday anniversary of HM Queen Sirikit, members of the Pattaya Orphanage humbly offered our best wishes to the Mother of our Nation.. The older kids also organized a small ceremony to express the love of those from pre-school age and above to all the mothers and the mother figures in our home.. Happy Mother’s Day to all..

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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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