Little voices to Mothers on Thailand Mother’s day

August 12 is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit Royal Birthday Anniversary. We join all loyal and devoted subjects of the kingdom in wishing Her Majesty the Queen a long life of good health and happiness.

In Mother’s Day, Thais normally give white jasmine garland to mothers. The idea came about because of the flower’s decent properties – it’s soft and pure white and has a long-lasting, sweet smell. It is traditionally believed that white jasmine represents the selfless virtue of a mother who thinks more about the needs, happiness and wants of other people than about herself. had a chance to talk with 3 lovely students. What do they want to tell their mums?

Juthatip Tanpradit (Fon), Mattayom 2 Student from Satree Phuket School
“My mum is absolutely gorgeous. She’s so smart. I love mum the way she is even if sometime she’s too much worry about me. I love my mum and hope that she’s healthy, wealthy, and being with me forever.”

Julaluck Pimarn (Nan), Mattayom 6 Student from Satree Phuket School
“Mum always trust in me. No matter what I do, she knows I never disappointed her. She’s very kind and I do think she’s my best friend. We talk, share, and care to each other. I promise that I’ll be your good daughter as always. I love you mum.”

Jaruwat Cheaw-aram (Dome), Mattayom 6 Student from Phuket Wittayalai School
“Mum lets me walk my own way. I have freedom to think and do whatever I want to do.  She always gives me good suggestions. I can say that I never say I love her but I know she knows I love her every minute of my life. Thanks mum, you’re always the best.” speaks with students at the British Curriculum International School Phuket.

With Phuket’s development as a world class tourist destination, so it has become more international in focus; responding as it has to the needs of the foreigners that have come to live here. Education is one area that has benefitted with international schools springing up all over the island. Among them, British Curriculum International School (Formerly Dulwich International College) is probably the foremost, having been in operation over ten years. The school is divided into two educational institutions: Primary and Secondary Schools which provide a British based education system for both day students and boarders.

This month visited the campus and briefly spoke with three students about their impressions of their school.

Guy or Eakkaphob (left) was the first student we spoke with. A Thai student ‘Guy’ reveals he likes the school environment because it is very conducive to learning. ‘It is beautiful place’ he told us before continuing “We have great teachers here. As well as Mathematics and Arts I love to study Chemistry, which is my favourite class. I like attending it because of the lecturer; Ms Christine Easton who in my opinion is an interesting and kind teacher.”

16 year-old, grade 12 student Federick (centre) is Swedish. Federick has been at the school for two and a half years. He tells us  “I think the school is generally good. Studying here I have the chance to study and learn from many good teachers. I have made a lot of friends here. I love it!”

Sae Jin (right) is a female Korean student. When we asked about her impression of BCIS she states “I like this school, because studying here, I meet friends from around the world. People are from many countries, and we have different cultures but we can honestly live together. That’s what I love about my school”

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The candidates must be less than 35 years old (01.01.1975 and younger) and have a good knowledge of either French, German or Italian (official Swiss languages of university instruction) in order to be able to follow the courses without difficulties.

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Source: Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand

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