Saturday, 3 December 2016

The Gift of Giving

Over the past few weeks all of our students have been collecting gifts to give to children less fortunate than themselves. All classes from foundation to IB2 have collected at least two boxes each. I'm sure there will be lots of happy faces on Christmas morning when children from various charities around Ban Chang receive their presents.

Some of our Year 8s showing off their Christmas boxes

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The new Hard Court.

The new Hard Court is now in action. New surface, new roof and new fancy lines.


Year 7 enjoyed a trip to Bangkok to visit the Queen Suovabha Memorial, where they learned about snakes – and got to handle some!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Going old school.

With the banning of Pokemon Go at school, our Year 7 students have had to find something new (or old) to do with their free time.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Year 7 golfing star Queen has won a major competition in the United States.

Queen shot a remarkable 14-under par to take the title in the Girls 11-12 category. Queen finished an astonishing 22 shots ahead of the runner-up, after three rounds.

The World Stars of Junior Golf contest was held at the Angel Park Golf Course in Las Vegas.

Queen has studied at GIS since 2008 and won many major tournaments.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Back to school.

With a number of new faces joining Garden International School our students have been out and about introducing themselves to the newbies and making them feel welcome.
The new canteen area was finished over the holidays. It is now enclosed from the elements and provides a buffet lunch to all students and staff

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Students splashed, soaked and generally drenched each other as part of the Songkran celebrations at GIS.

On the final day of Term 2, the Thai Department organised a range of traditional Thai games and activities for all the students. These included collecting water in sponges and going through an obstacle course to trying to hit a box while blindfolded.

Students also paid respects to their teachers by pouring water over their hands and daubing their faces with powder. The activities ended with a competition to see which teacher and students could make the biggest splash in one of the school's pools!

Many thanks to the Thai Department – and Mr Carr – for helping to organise such a great event!


Talented students from GIS had an incredible 100 per cent pass rate following recent music and drama examinations.

There were 100 students who took assessments with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) - and everyone passed.
Students practised hard for weeks beforehand and many were rewarded with distinctions following the results. The examinations are internationally-recognised and again show why GIS is renowned as the leading school for performing arts in the region.

Monday, 29 February 2016

After a day of running, jumping and pulling, Gecko emerged as the winners of this year’s Secondary Sports’ Day.

The day started with field events, such as the javelin and long jump. After a break, the action moved to the field where there were 100m sprints, relays and a gruelling 1500 metres race – won by Business teacher Mr Whittaker. The results are:
1 – Gecko
2 – Cobra
3 – Eagle
4 – Tiger

By Yash (IB1)

Fun, adrenaline nervousness; all of these were just a fraction of the numerous feelings that we felt at the 6th annual SAIS Science Fair.

On February 18, 6 groups from GIS went to participate in the St Andrews Science Fair; including groups from Years 8, 9, and IB.

The spectacular day, which started with some fun but challenging activities, ended with an awards’ ceremony in which Year 9 students Ashcharya, Chan and Miheer won second prize (they were awarded prize money, toy truck, and souvenirs) for their project on how to create electricity using salt water.

Excellent ABRSM Results
Secondary students took a range of ABRSM Music Exams in November last year and the results are now in! All students passed with Merit or Distinction gaining scores of above 120 of above 130 out of 150.
Congratulations to
Seren - Grade 5 Clarinet
Shilpi - Grade 5 Piano
Nupur - Grade 4 Piano
Liyana - Grade 4 Piano
Sasha - Grade 1 Piano
Jason - Grade 2 Saxophone

Secondary students helped celebrate Chinese New Year with dumplings, dim sum and dance.

During the day, students wore red to mark the start of the Year of the Monkey and the school was decorated with paper lanterns. 

In the evening, the Languages’ Department organised a spectacular evening that included traditional Chinese dance, song and fireworks! There was also a raffle, where Chinese-style prizes were handed out, and several teachers gave a demonstration of the ancient art of sword-fighting.
Students display their martial arts skills!
GIS teachers put on a fearsome display of traditional Chinese sword fighting.
Secondary students performed an elegant Chinese fan dance.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

One of the prizes at our Christmas Fun Day was to push a teacher of your choice into one of the school's swimming pools. This student won - so in went Ms Clifton!

International Hat Day came to GIS! Which hat did you wear?