1,500 kids puzzled at
11th Cyber Dict puzzle championships
compete in the annual Cyber Dict puzzle championships.
About 1,500 students from Thailand eastern and central
regions squared off in Sudoku and crosswords puzzles at the 11th Technical
Cyber Dict Crossword Games Championships.
The June 11 regional finals at Pacific Park in Sriracha
saw youths compete in word puzzles and number games such as A-Math. The
event was sponsored by Cyber Dict Technology Co., the Students Development
Activities Bureau, Basic Education Commission Bureau, Ministry of Education,
Thailand Crossword Games, A-Math, and the Puzzle and Sudoku Association.
Chonburi Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit, who opened the
competition, noted Thai students have done well in previous international
puzzle competitions, winning a team world championship prize.
He said puzzle and math games are good for the mental development of
youngsters and can be an engaging diversion to keep children away from
Regent’s and GIS meet
on the cricket pitch
The Regent’s cricketers get ready for action.
This term the Regent’s School Pattaya has been contesting
GIS in a mini cricket series at Horseshoe Point. The Regent’s team has
proved especially popular with the Indian students, but there has been a
broad cross section of nationalities taking part - from South Africans,
Australians and South Koreans.
Many of the students have been playing a proper cricket
match for the first time - and we’ve seen some real stars emerge. Rushi
(year 8) has put in some great bowling spells - picking up a number of
wickets, Sabarri (year 9) has impressed with the bat and Gavin (year 12) has
been the team’s all-rounder - excelling with both the bat and ball.
The Regent’s School Pattaya and GIS hope to continue this
sporting rivalry next year, and are grateful to the support of both Pattaya
Cricket Club (PCC) and Horseshoe Point in helping with facilities and
Simon, PCC captain commented, “The future of cricket in Pattaya is with
the juniors and it is great to see the young boys and girls, many playing
cricket for the first time, participating and enjoying the sport so
enthusiastically. PCC are delighted to be associated with this junior
development programme and look forward to helping to ensure the promotion
and availability of cricket in the region.”
Lighthouse Club ‘Havana’ a great time
Birthday boy Stuart Maxwell Foulkes presents
some presents as part of his sponsorship of the evening.
The Havana Bar at the Holiday Inn was the venue for
this month’s Lighthouse Club Networking event on Friday the 3rd of June.
There is no doubt now that the Lighthouse Club in
Pattaya has become much more than a networking event; it feels more like
a party with some old friends and a few new faces to keep things
Indeed this month’s ‘party’ was in fact just that, as
the sponsor for the evening wasn’t a real estate company or a developer
but simply an individual - Stuart Maxwell Foulkes - who happened to be
celebrating his birthday. Since the LHC has become so important to him,
he decided to celebrate his birthday is style by dipping deep into his
pockets and laying out for the entire evening.
The Havana Bar is in some ways the perfect venue to
host an event of this size, as with over 300 in attendance the bar and
the outside terrace were able to accommodate things easily. There was
plenty of staff on hand to ensure that your glass was never empty.
The set up in the bar also made is very easy to
mingle and although there were lots of familiar faces, I soon found that
my own stack of business cards had all been handed out within the first
As ever the proceeds from the event will go to the
Melissa Cosgrove Children’s foundation, helping kids in Pattaya and
Over 100,000 baht was raised on the evening and at
only 300 baht for ladies and 600 baht for guys - it is certainly a cheap
way to kick-start your weekend.
At many of these networking events the free drink
stops at the allocated time and prices go whizzing up, the result being
that the event dissipates very quickly. This wasn’t the case at the
Havana Bar, as although the free beer and wine stopped at 8:30, the bar
had some great drink promos with wine by the glass at 100 baht and
draught beer for only 50 baht.
So another great evening and remember you don’t have to be a member
or even be in business, the Lighthouse Club Pattaya is a wonderful way
to meet new people in a convivial atmosphere. The next one will be held
on the 1st of July, details of the venue and start times will soon be on
their website http://lighthousepattaya.com/ or keep up to date with them
Lighthouse Club Networking events are held to raise money for the
Melissa Cosgrove Children’s foundation, helping kids in Pattaya and
GIS Reception journey to the jungle
Feeling comfortably seated while waiting for
Ms. Jane Vincent,
On Wednesday June 1st, the Reception class with their
teacher Ms Jane and their teaching assistants Ms Pui and Ms Altiza set
out on a much anticipated “Journey to the Jungle”. We had been studying
rainforests, and in particular rainforests in Thailand. As part of our
study, we had brainstormed how to find out more information about the
rainforests. One of the ideas from the children was to actually go and
see the animals and forest we were trying to find out more about.
Hey look at that! Isn’t that awesome!
Luckily for us we are in an area that facilitates
such inquiry. We found that not only does the Khao Kheow Zoo have a wide
range of rainforest animals and areas of rainforest, but that they have
a presentation that focused on showing the animals and their behaviour
in their natural habitat.
So after looking at animals and rainforest habitats
in our classroom, off we set to experience them. We were so happy to see
and touch animals we had studied - like binturongs and snakes. In the
presentation at the zoo we saw tigers, binturongs, wild pigs, hornbills,
cormorants, otters and more. At Khao Kheow we were also able to see a
wide range of monkeys and primates indigenous to the rainforest
Walking while observing is part of the
The people at the zoo were very supportive and friendly on our trip
and we would like to thank them for their support and for their great
presentation which helped to make our study come to life. Thank you also
to the people at our school who helped us to make the trip, Bonnie and
Goi, and to the drivers who gave us such a safe enjoyable ride, Kitja
We enjoy our food as
much as we enjoy watching the different animals in their natural
Jesters Care for Kids 2011 PR Tools: Our Promo/Event Shirts
In effort to continually ‘freshen up’ the approach to
our events, this year our committee decided to change the commemorative
In previous years, we have had both black promo
shirts and white event shirts. The former came out early in the New Year
with a flash design on the front and the names and logos of the venue
hosts on the back. The white event shirt, which came out later in the
year, sported a children’s theme on the front and, on the back, the
names and logos of our major sponsors.
The usual problem with this two-shirt strategy was
that it became work intensive, and not always cost effective. We had
plenty of time to sell and distribute the black shirts, but the window
to sell the white ones, which would only become available a mere weeks
before our September events, was too small. More often than not, we
would end up trying to sell them after our events, ultimately, at a
price lower than cost.
In order to maximize funds available for the main
goal of our charity drive, which is to provide safe shelter for abused
kids, specialized education for disabled kids and educational
opportunities for kids in need, this was not an ideal situation.
So this year, while reviewing our PR tools, we
decided that it would be more practical to do just one shirt; a black
one. It would be a hybrid of the two shirts with a bold design on the
front and the logos of our major sponsors, to date, on the back.
Moreover, we would produce the shirts earlier, so
that they would come out mid-summer, or two months before our events,
giving us ample time to sell them. We expect the shirts to be ready next
month in July and will let you know the outlets where they can be found.
We are also doing fewer shirts this year with the goal to sellout. So
you might want to get them while they are hot.
One of the problems we had with the front design of
black promo shirts was that we would typically include the number of our
anniversary inside the yellow logo, which was continually being confused
with the day of the Fair. So with that in mind, we felt it was time to
resolve that issue too.
Our new front design now has the number of our
anniversary in Thai script, which we thought might clear things up and,
as a bonus, be more artistic. Additionally, in Thai it says, “14 Years”,
so at least the locals will now know it is not the date of our fair day
On the back, for the first time ever, we have adorned
the names and logos of our Diamond Sponsors (400,000 baht donors) and
Platinums (100,000 baht donors) presently on board, on a black backdrop.
We hope this is to their liking.
Personally we think this might be our most attractive
shirt ever. And for that we would like to thank Sinto (Baltex) for
producing our quality event shirts for the last 9 years as a Platinum
sponsor in kind for that duration. We would also like to thank House
Screen in Naklua, who has served as creator of most of our designs since
Our main events are merely 80 days away; starting
with our Jesters Children’s Fair on Sunday, September 11th at the Diana
Garden Resort and followed 2 weeks later with our Gala Party Night at
the Amari Orchid Pattaya on Saturday, September 24th. Both events are in
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