Congratulations to JJ, our Junior Golfer

Congratualations to our dear student, JJ, who won the ISF Junior Golf Bangkok “Hard Working Boy” award.
Looking forward to more golfing accolades to come.

#ISF HARD WORKING BOY
รางวัลนี้ #ISFGolfBangkok ได้มองถึงการพัฒนาฝีมือของนักกีฬา อีกทั้งยังได้ถึงการให้กำลังใจ ปลอบใจกับนักกีฬาที่เป็นผู้เริ่มต้นในการหัดกีฬากอล์ฟ ให้เกิดแรงบันดาลใจ ในการมุ่งมั่นฝึกฝนต่อไป อันที่จริง มีหลายคนพอได้ยินถึงรางวัลนี้ ก็อดที่จะสนทนาด้วยไม่ได้เลยว่า คือรางวัลอะไร?
แหม่ม ก็มองว่า การตีความรางวัลนั้น ขึ้นอยู่กับมุมมองของคนที่ตีความ
ไม่ว่าจะเป็นรางวัลที่ตีเยอ่ะที่สุด หรือจะเป็นรางวัลแห่งความพยายาม หรือจะเป็นรางวัลตีจนมือแตก ตีจนมือด้าน ก็ตาม.
แต่ในสายตาของนักกีฬา เขาภูมิใจ เขาดีใจ เขารู้สึกมีความสุขที่เขาได้รับถ้วยรางวัล ในความคิดของน้องเจเจ น้องเขาพูดออกมาในขณะที่แหม่มแจ้งว่า น้องอาจจะได้รับรางวัลนี้ ‘ น้องเขาพูดว่า ถ้าเจเจ ได้ เจเจ จะได้เอาไปบอกทุกคนว่า เจเจ เรียนมากับโปรเอิร์ท ‘ พี่แหม่ม นึกขำในใจ ไม่ทราบโปรรู้สึกหรือเปล่า แต่พี่แหม่ม รู้สึกได้ถึงความสุขของเจเจ ที่มีให้กับโปร และสถาบัน The Golf Connex โครงการนักกีฬาโดยทีมโปร The Golf Connex ตั้งแต่กลางปี 2017 เป็นเวลาปีกว่า ที่เจเจ หันมาสนใจเรื่องกีฬากอล์ฟ
พี่แหม่ม ขอแสดงความยินดี กับ
เด็กชายเมธาพัฒน์ ฐิติกรธราพัฒน์
ที่ได้รับรางวัล#ISF HARD WORKING BOY ด้วยสกอร์ 139
โดยมี คุณพงศ์นาถ วัธนศักดิ์ ประธานสหพันธ์กีฬาสากลไอเอสเอฟ เป็นเกียรติมอบถ้วยรางวัลและได้ร่วมยินดีกับน้องเจเจ
ขอกราบขอบพระคุณผู้ใหญ่ใจดี ที่ทำให้ไอเอสเอฟดำเนินกิจกรรมเพื่อเยาวชนของประเทศไทย #เยาวชนไทยไม่แพ้ชาติใดในโลก
#สิงห์คอร์เปอเรชั่น
#น้ำดื่มตราสิงห์ น้ำดื่มที่ใช่ดื่มน้ำดื่มตราสิงห์
#ครีมกันแดดโซฟิสติเคตยัวร์สกิน
#ถ้วยรางวัลเอสเอสโทรฟี่ #เขิ่อแหม่ม #ISFGolfBangkok

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This post originally appeared on: ISF Junior Golf Bangkok Facebook Page
JJ at ISF Junior Golf Tournament

The K2 graduation and awards ceremony

On Friday, June 7 th , 2019, the K2 graduation and awards ceremony took place. The theme was red carpet, so all arrived dressed to impress. Every one of our families, from nursery to grade three attended the event, and there were lovely celebratory performances by grades K1 to grade 3. Following the ceremony there was a potluck lunch, which was shared with all the students and school community.

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Celebrating our students’ achievements at a graduation ceremony is excellent for their self-esteem. It teaches them about transitions, and completing different stages in life. Saying good-bye to nursery and kindergarten school, and moving to primary, is a significant milestone.
Kindergarten graduation ceremonies teach children about change, as they begin a new chapter of their life. It also teaches them that change can be a positive experience, which is very important.Children grow and develop so much during these early years, and these ceremonies are a great way of celebrating this. A kindergarten graduation marks an important transition period. It is a chance to reflect on their wonderful journey so far.

Although opportunities to graduate from university may seem like a long way off, a kindergarten graduation sows the seeds in the child’s mind, and indeed in the parents’ minds, to aid in raising children’s aspirations.
A kindergarten graduation and award ceremony represents the first milestone in a child’s educational journey, so celebrating it helps them to learn how important their education is.

It may seem like at such a young age that they have not completed much scholastically, but in reality, nursery and kindergarten has helped them to develop many important social and academic skills, which will benefit them during the next level of their education. Praising them for these achievements will encourage them to do their best throughout their entire educational journey.

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Field trip the Monet to Kandinsky exhibition

The field trip to the the Monet to Kandinsky exhibition was a chance for the students to experience the work of some of the most influential European artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition itself was a very unique experience as it presented the artwork in a new way via cutting edge digital technology, projections, animated graphics and sound.

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In the lead up to the exhibition the students spent time studying different artworks by the artists featured in the exhibition. The students learnt about Monet, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Klee and Kandinsky. A lot of the paintings we looked at were made with materials there are available to us at school, watercolour paints, oil pastels, cardboard and brown paper. This was important as it showed the students that great artworks can be made from relatively simple materials and allowed the students to focus on the techniques of the artists, the marks made, the colours and the shapes in the artworks.

During our visit to the exhibition the students were excited when they recognised an artwork we had studied. The students at first were mesmerised by the whole interactive experience of the exhibition. Sitting in the room we became immersed in these paintings as they rotated, spun and danced across the walls and ceiling of the gallery. For many of the students this was their first experience of such an installation.

On returning back to school the students spent time to create their own artwork that encompassed their experience and feelings of the exhibition. Each student took away a unique experience of the whole exhibition, some of the students described the moving walls as ‘being inside an elevator that is moving up and down’ others said it gave them goosebumps. Some of the students made drawings of the shapes and colours they remembered. The whole experience was a great introduction to these amazing artists and their artworks and the students are excited to learn more about them.

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The Lion King The Musical

The first ever musical production of D-PREP International School is a culmination of the school’s performing arts program.  Performing Arts has been one of the unique features of D-PREP.  The musical production itself was the main showcase of the 4 branches of D-PREP performing arts: Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.  These pillars worked harmoniously throughout the year in events and performances in ensuring that children can showcase their abilities and talents.  

Mr. Alex brought in his visual creativity in this year’s Lion King musical.  He was  a visionary in delivering the story through costume and visuals.  He was meticulous in selecting fabrics, prints and in the design and creation of props. Throughout the year, students have been exploring and learning about elements of Dance, Music and Drama.  This allowed the performing directors (Miss Kim, Miss Tania and Mr. Lewis) to plan out the scenes and to assign musical numbers and roles to the different classes and students.  Miss Kim was instrumental in the choreography and movement of performers.  Through her dance classes, she taught the students how movements are created, manipulated and executed.  Miss Tania was crucial in understanding the characters and roles in the story.  She worked in ensuring that the students were able to embody characters they were assigned to portray.  Mr. Lewis was essential in making sure that the musical numbers were executed well.  He worked endlessly so that the students have the confidence to tell a story through songs. 

Our students of course were the main highlight of the production.  Involving all of our students in a production is not an easy task.  The students showed a great deal of patience, hard work and perseverance.  In the end, our main goal was to make every child realize their potential.  We are truly proud of our students for giving their heart and soul into this project. 

As a school community, this taught us a valuable lesson.  We all have different roles in the community, each role is import and special.  Without each other, we are nothing.  Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; staying together is progress; and working together is success.”

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Field trip to the Rajamangala National Stadium

Grade 1’s current IB Unit of Inquiry is How the world works. Our central idea is, people contribute to society in a number of ways, through their occupation. We have embarked upon an eight week project and learning journey to find out as much as we possibly can about a variety of occupations. So far, we have had a number of guest speakers who came to our school to share their occupations with us. We are very thankful to them because we learned a great deal. More recently, Grade 1 visited the National Sports Museum and Hall of Fame at the Rajamangala National Stadium. This field trip was a collaboration with our P. E teacher. 

Grade 1 learned all about sporting occupations such as football, rugby, sailing, Olympics, boxing, Muay Thai, and race car driving. The students explored the museum and it’s wealth of sporting memorabilia. They even saw sailing apparel and equipment donated by the late King Rama IX. The students stopped to ask their tour guide lots of questions. This information, along with their sketches and drawings, was recorded on our worksheets. We were even lucky enough to be allowed onto the grass field inside the stadium itself. The 50,000 seater stadium was very impressive indeed! Before leaving, we had just enough time to visit the Olympic and diving pools. This learning experienced proved to be inspirational, enjoyable, and valuable to our first graders. 

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Songkran Festival 2019 : Mon Rak Luk Thung

Songkran is the Thai New Year. The word “Songkran” comes from the Sanskrit meaning transformation or change. The Songkran Festival is also known as the water festival. This year, D-PREP celebrated this festival under the theme “Mon rak luk thung”. Every students, Parents and Teachers had an amazing time, lot of laughs and fun.

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D-PREP Fire drill

D-PREP had a fire drill on April 2019. The students and teachers practiced the designated routes and procedures. The drill was for the Dream building and the Mega Bangna campus.

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