The Kingdom of Thailand is highly regarded for its tropical climate, great cuisine, majestic mountains and fascinating culture, and of course, the beaches. The country’s breath-taking natural beauty and amicable people have been the reason enough for so many travellers to find a permanent refuge there. At the eastern coast of this ‘Land of Smiles’ is located the province of Chonburi, which is best known for the city of Pattaya and for being a part of the Eastern Seaboard economic region. Lately, this province is also garnering a reputation for itself as a rising educational hub.
The education institutions of Chonburi have set a standard for themselves for amazing teachers, great diversity of learning and career options, and an unwavering attitude to inculcate 21st century skillsets into its students. An exemplar of such high standards is a school located in Banglamung, Pong which has earned a reputation for itself as being one of most successful schools on the Eastern Seaboard for over 25 years. It is the one and only – Regents International School Pattaya.
Established in 1994, Regents International School Pattaya (RISP) is the most established and successful international school on the eastern seaboard of Thailand. Now part of the Nord Anglia family of 73 premium international schools, based in 30 countries around the world, the school offers personalised learning to students from 2 to 18 years old. The campus is located in a beautiful rural area surrounded by palm trees but within easy reach of fantastic amenities such as scuba diving, water parks, wave boarding, elephant sanctuaries, Thai cultural sites, shopping, cinemas and so much more. The institute has outstanding facilities including high-tech science labs and a vibrant creative arts centre all providing the perfect environment for its innovative focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning.
The school also has excellent sports facilities with a double size air-conditioned sports hall, astro-turf, track, grass rugby pitch, fitness centre and swimming pools. All the school facilities are available for its boarding students after school and at the weekends. Regents’ boarding house is on the main school campus with separate houses for boys and girls.
Younger students have bedrooms for 2-3 students, which helps to establish strong friendships early on. The school also provides single rooms available for older students who need more quiet study time and personal space.
Philosophy: “We are ambitious for our students and teachers, providing forward thinking international education so that our students can achieve more than they thought possible.”
Vision: “To inspire our students to achieve academic excellence together with a sense of adventure and the compassion to make the world a better place.”
Be Ambitious Be Regents: This statement underpins the school’s philosophy and objectives, bringing together the Round Square IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service), its ‘Be Ambitious’ framework and the International Baccalaureate philosophy of making the world a better place.
The staff and faculty over at regents motivate their students to become advanced learners who are creative, curious, and innovative. They motivate the students to become confident and socially responsible people who will have the ability to go on to study at their first-choice university. The school’s ambition for its students is for them to achieve more than they thought possible, to be academically successful and to become compassionate people who will go on to make the world a better place.
“Our experienced team of Boarding House Parents ensure that every child settles in quickly to our happy and caring family. They are also there to ensure parents are involved in every step of the way in this experience,” said the Principal of Regents International School Pattaya, Ms Sarah Osborne-James.
The Inspiring Leader
The school principal, Ms Sarah Osborne-James, is an experienced school leader that joined the school four years ago. Sarah always knew that she wanted to be a teacher with an overwhelming desire to have a positive impact in the world. She was encouraged by one particular person who believed in her, encouraged her and gave her the strength to pursue her dreams. This experience is what now drives her to be ‘that person’ for both – the students and the teachers at Regents Internationals School Pattaya.
As per Sarah, the benefits of an international education are clear. Consecutively, students at RISP not only have a great academic education, but they also develop the characteristics and attributes of emotional intelligence that will help them to be happy and successful in the future. They are given many opportunities to develop their leadership skills, often on a global scale since RISP is a Nord Anglia school.
“In our multi-cultural community, the old stereotypes are destroyed,” commented the austere Ms Sarah OsborneJames. “Learning new languages and discovering different cultures truly prepares our children for life in an ever-changing and challenging world,” she added.
A Holistic Approach
Regents International School Pattaya has well over 200 different co-curricular activities available and all students have to participate in at least one every week. They range from basketball, football, swimming, golf, to horse riding, sailing, scuba diving, Minecraft, and dancing, as well as additional academic support, particularly for older students preparing for exams.
At Regents, the whole school philosophy is focused on preparing its students for the future with the Round Square values playing an important role in this. The school offers many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills, work to help support its numerous community partners, become more environmentally aware, attend adventurous school activities and trips around the world such as school projects in Tanzania and climbing Kilimanjaro (during a normal year).
The Pandemic Challenge
RISP Pattaya has a strict set of guidelines to adhere to by the Thai authorities. It has temperature checks in place, handsanitizer, and social distancing as well as a tracking app that is used in Thailand. The school has a very successful virtual learning platform that allows its teachers to deliver live lessons to students following their normal timetable. The faculty can switch to this very quickly allowing minimum disruption to the students learning journey.
The Future Awaits
The future is looking bright and Regents International School Pattaya aims to continue to help students to achieve academic success, a sense of adventure, and the compassion to make the world a better place. It’s an exciting time to study at Regents International School right now!
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