Category Archives: Activity

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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Congratulations to Fr. Chartchai

On the forthcoming 59th birthday anniversary of Rev. Dr. Chartchai Phongsiri, long-time eminent member of the executive board of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, students and teachers of our School, along with members of the Pattaya Orphanage, gathered a special meal and happily wished Fr. Chartchai another wonderful year, with many more to follow.. Happy Birthday khrap/kha..

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At SCT 1st Conference

Representing children in residential care, 19-year-old Jiraphong of the Pattaya Orphanage participated in the youth panel which was part of the training on Child Protection and Safeguarding held during the inaugural Safe Child Thailand conference and networking event organised at the Ibis Bangkok Riverside Hotel.. The team of Step Ahead Foundation Bangkok efficiently prepared and facilitated the inspiring workshop which was valuable to all concerned in child protection, including policy makers, program staff, and beneficiaries themselves..

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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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English for Preschoolers

The new academic year 2017/2018 for preschool kids of the Pattaya Orphanage has begun over two weeks ago.. For their English classes, Teachers Geri Greenwood from Scotland, Vanessa Lawless from Australia, Hannah Heichen and Christian Frick from Germany, Zoe Sun from China, and Amatuallah Kyriacou from England are helping them learn the language, especially useful vocabulary for daily living, with fun..

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Volunteers from France

For about 10 weeks, Ms. Tiffany Mary and Ms. Margaux Roi from La Rochelle Business School, France, have committed themselves to help out at the Pattaya Orphanage. They introduce French language and culture to children who are preparing to be adopted by French-speaking couples. Our volunteers also keep our small kids and a disabled member of our home company. We truly appreciate their valuable contributions..

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