On Friday 17th August 2012, New International School of Thailand (NIST) kicked of its 20th year with a grand birthday celebration. As a School of 1,500 students it is quite a feat to organize any whole school event but the importance of celebrating all together, as one unified school made this feat surmountable.
NIST students from Early Year 1 to Year 13 partook in a whole school portrait as students and staff created a sky full of bubbles and a fantastic cut-out ‘20’. Directly following there was a whole school lunch with a great selection of food and surprise entertainment. Around the NIST oval there were magicians, acrobats and even stilt walkers as NIST students enjoyed this jubilant day. There were also photo booths with customised backgrounds to serve as a keepsake.
To top it all off, there was a whole school assembly complete with a 2,000 cupcake display baked by NIST’s own elementary school. Students and staffed worked tremendously hard on this giant cake and the effort and success was enjoyed by all. Additionally, the NIST world languages programme displayed its extensive languages on offer as students came up and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ in nine different languages (Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Hindi, Dutch and Hebrew!). The NIST old school song was sung by over 250 students and for NIST’s long-term students and staff the song brought back many fond memories. Finally NIST drama students from Year 7 showed off their great talents in the brilliant and hilarious adaptation of an old NIST video, organised by NIST’s fantastic Drama Coordinator.
This has been an incredible start to the School year with a number of other exciting future events planned to celebrate the School’s 20 wonderful years. The School looks forward to an upcoming Grand Gala to celebrate with NIST’s adult community and to the release of two commemorative books.
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