Songkran Festivities 2019
This year we have so many exciting events planned four our Songkran Festival! Read the details below.
4 April, 2019 (07:30-08:00am)
Food Offering for Monks
We have invited nine Buddhist monks to school from 7:30 -8:00 am in front of the Dining Hall and atrium. Parents and students are invited to offer dry food to the monks if they wish. There will also be a Buddhist statue placed in front of the Admin Office for the “Song Nam Pra” ritual which means ‘Bathing Buddha’. This is the practice of bathing a statue of Buddha with fragrant water. According to Buddhist beliefs this ritual represents purification and the washing away of bad luck.
5 April, 2019
Students are invited to wear a flowery shirt or Thai costume.
Primary and Secondary Assembly (08:00 – 08:40 am) on the Football Pitch
• Flag-raising, Thai long drum procession, Thai dances, Water Pouring ceremony.
Foundation Water Play (09:15 – 09:45 am) in the Foundation Playground
• The school will provide water play equipment for the event. We are asking students not to bring water guns to school.
• Parents should provide a change of clothes for students.
Primary and Secondary Water Play (2:30 – 3:00 p.m.) on the Football Pitches
• Primary on the covered pitch and Secondary on the top pitch.
• Students are allowed to bring a small bucket for the water play activity. We are asking students to not bring water guns to school.
Primary Songkran arrangements - Friday 5th April 2019
If you would like your child to participate in the water activities, then please provide a change of clothes and a towel in order for them to change after the event. Any children that do not want to get wet will be able to watch the event from the side of the football pitch.
Parents are asked to collect their child from the football pitch at 3.00 pm after which they are free to leave.
Any children not collected by 3:15 pm from the covered football pitches, will be escorted to the Dining Hall for late pick up and follow the regular late pick up procedure. The school bus service will run as usual, departing from school at 3.30 pm.
Note that all ASPs and Academy classes will be cancelled on this day.