We have a morning assembly in English, Monday to Thursday, with our EP and IEP classes. Each Thursday we have a short exercise / aerobics session to help wake everybody up (including the teachers!) and to enhance readiness for learning. It's also another opportunity for students to follow instructions in English and to have fun!
Congratulations to our students who took part in the recent academic competitions in Phuket.
AJ in P5 achieved a 100% score in the P4-P6 spelling bee, winning first place and a gold award. Nop in P6 scored 93% in the P4-P6 multi-skills competition, achieving first place and a gold award. Both of these students will represent Phuket in the southern provinces round of the competitions that take place in December.
Aina in P3 achieved a gold award with 90% and came in second place in the P1-P3 spelling bee; Janis in P6 achieved a gold award with 84% and came in second place in the P4-P6 story telling competition; Pim in M1 achieved a bronze award and came in second place in the M1-M3 impromptu speech competition; and Wenjelyn in M3 achieved a gold award and came in second place in the M1-M3 multi skills competition.
We are very proud of all of our students that entered the competitions and would like to thank their teachers and parents for helping them to prepare.
08/09/14 - Darasamuth Phuket Annual English Camp
On Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September, a group of over 200 of our students from P4-P6 in Thai Programme, IEP and English Programme joined together for this year's English Camp at Phuket Orchid Resort in Karon.
The students and teachers had fun through activities such as sand-sculpting, designing masks from recycled materials, creating flags to represent imaginary countries and song writing. The students were involved in a show on the Friday evening, where they presented their masks, showing not only their creative skills, but also their ability in speaking English. As they wrote their own lyrics to a song, they were also able to come together to sing it, with the ending refrain, 'Fluent or not, English Camp rocks!'
25/08/14 - Maths Competition Success
Congratulations to Simya (Palita Kahapana) in EP4, who did very well in a maths competition on 24.08.14. She took part in the New Arithmetic Development Agency (NADA) competition and received a trophy for 3rd place in the junior section. Sister Daranee presented her with the trophy in our morning assembly. Well done, Simya!
21/08/14 - More Taekwondo Successes
Congratulations to our students who entered the Taekwondo competition in Phuket Shopping Mall on 20.08.14.
Fasai in 2/5 received a bronze medal, Namwan in 2/6 received a silver medal, Tier in 3/5 received a gold medal and Tan in 4/6 received a bronze medal.
Well done all of you!
19/08/14 - Sporting Achievements
Congratulations to our students who represented Thailand in the 3rd SeongNam Open International Taekwondo Championships. Miw (Apichaya Pangphet) in 3/6 won a gold medal and Un (Pitiporn Phengpet) in 6/7 won a bronze medal. Well done, girls!
Congratulations also go to Alex (Alexandre Pierron) in 4/6 who won first place in the Phuket Tennis Championships. He will now go on to represent Phuket in the Thailand Championships. Good luck, Alex - we are very proud of you!
08/08/14 - Mother's Day Celebrations
Thank you to all parents, carers and friends of the school who joined us for our Mother's Day celebrations on Friday 8th August. Following the Thai ceremony, we had our annual Mother's Day Show, which was a great success. Singing, dancing, acting and a bit of magic lit up the stage as EP and IEP students performed to a crowded room of excited guests.
We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did. If you weren't able to be there, videos will soon be posted on our YouTube page.
I would like to thank all of our hard-working teachers for their efforts in preparing students for the show and congratulate all of the students for demonstrating not only their star qualities, but also some fantastic English skills!
Well done, Darasamuth!
04/08/14 - Golf Tournament
Congratulations to brothers Ten (EP6) and Kopper (EP4) who did very well in a golf tournament in Takua pa. Ten won the trophy for second place and Kopper won first place! We are very proud of their achievements. Well done, boys!
04/08/14 - Maxploys Southern Provinces Crossword
In the Maxploys Southern Provinces Crossword competition at Jungceylon, Patong on 2nd and 3rd August, students from our school were extremely successful.
The points from all of our students who entered were added up and they were presented a trophy for second place. Nop and Faisal in EP6 worked together as a team and came in 3rd place. Un in IEP6/7 entered the competition with a friend from another school and together they won first place. The students were presented their medals and trophies in the EP/IEP assembly by Sister Srivieng.
Well done to all of those that entered.
29/07/14 - New Member
We are very sorry to say goodbye to Teacher Kate on Thursday, who has worked at the school for 3 years. Teachers, students and parents will miss her, but we would like to thank her for all of her hard work and wish her all the best in her new job. Good luck, Teacher Kate!
We are very happy to welcome Teacher Bea as the new KG3 home room teacher. Bea is from Wales in the UK and has already been in the school for 2 weeks, ensuring a smooth handover.
15/07/14 - Road Safety
The winners of our recent Road Safety competition were announced on Thursday 10th July.
Students in grades P4-P6 in the English Programme have been involved in designing road safety posters to display in and around the school. Their intended audience was both students in the school and the adults that drop them off.
The students learn about health and safety in their home room classes and also as part of their Health curriculum. Persuasive writing and different text-types are also studied in English.
Most students were quick to point out some of the health hazards that can be seen on the roads of Phuket, particularly the amount of people who don’t wear a helmet. As the winning poster says, “Wear a helmet or smash your head!”
We were impressed by the students' creativity and it was difficult to choose winners, whose posters will be displayed around the school parking areas. Let's hope they make a difference and make Phuket's roads safer for us all!
The winners were:
1st place - 3 golden time stars - Nop, Fong, Ten and Luck (P6)
2nd place - 2 golden time stars - Aryaman (P5)
3rd place - 1 golden time star - Phupa and Win (P5)
Runners up - 20 team points each - Un (P4), Lyuba (P4), Anna (P4), Dear (P6)
15/07/14 - Taekwondo champs
Congratulations to our students who did very well in recent Taekwondo contests in Surat Thani. The following students were presented with their medals and certificates in our school assembly:
Toss IEP1/5 - Silver
Viva IEP2/6 - Gold
Mew IEP3/6 - Gold
Wawee IEP 4/6 - Silver
Un IEP6/7 - Gold
Well done - we are proud of you!
12/06/14 - Wai Kru Day 2014
We had a great day in school on Thursday 12th June as we celebrated Wai Kru day. Students presented their teachers with flowers in two very moving ceremonies. We are blessed to have such respectful children in our school. Thank you Darasamuth students. Make sure to check our facebook page for all of the photos from the day.
10/06/14 - Taekwondo champions
Congratulations to our Taekwondo champions, who did very well in a competition in Pha Nga. Smart in EP1/8, Toss in IEP1/5, Fasai in IEP2/5 and Captain in IEP5/7 all received medals and certificates. Well done!!
09/06/14 - Winning Spirit
Well done to Tan in IEP 4/6 who recently won a gold and a bronze medal in a Taekwondo competition. He was presented with his medals and certificates by Sister Daranee in the EP / IEP assembly.
09/05/14 - Musical Achievements
Congratulations to Ung, who will be in IEP 5 this year. He won the first place out of all the southern provinces in the Electone solo competition, as part of the Yamaha Thailand Music Festival 2014. He then went on to win second place in the national round, which was held at Aksra Theatre in Bangkok. We are very proud to have such a talented musician in our school.
12/03/14 - Our Song World tour Stops at Darasamuth Phuket School
Please have a look at our short video that follows the progress of our recent music project.
It was very successful and the songs the students wrote were beautifully presented in a performance in front of EP and IEP students and some parents and friends. Thank you Tom Tafejian and Teacher Judge for doing such a wonderful job in inspiring our students to create their own songs. Thank you also Teacher Greg for putting together the short film and capturing moments from the whole process. Well done to all of the students involved. You were very brave to perform in front of everyone and we really believe you can "change the world."
07/03/14 - P6 Achievements
Congratulations to all of our EP and IEP P6 students who did very well on their recent entrance tests for Mathayom 1 in other schools. Well done especially to Gen in EP 6 who achieved the highest score of all entrants in the Science and Maths test for Satree Phuket School. We wish them all the best of luck in their new schools and hope they will continue to be outstanding students.
04/03/14 - Teacher Mike completes his PGCEi!
Congratulations to Teacher Mike, who has been awarded a PGCEi, an internationally recognised teaching qualification from The University of Nottingham in the UK.
Teacher Mike worked hard to keep up with his studies whilst still teaching full time and was very happy to receive a pass with merit. He is from the UK and started working at Darasamuth in 2012. He will continue working in Darasamuth School next year, teaching English to our IEP students.
We have several fully qualified teachers in our team of foreign teachers at Darasamuth and have three other teachers who are working on achieving this qualification. As a school, we are lucky to have a team of dedicated and qualified foreign teachers who are constantly improving their skills. This is good news for all of our students!
25/02/14 - Number 1 in Thailand!
AJ Grosvenor, a student in P4 in the English Programme has just won first place in a national spelling competition. He was given a gold medal at the competition which took place in Bangkok on 19th February 2014.
He won first place in the Phuket round, then first place again in the southern provinces round and completed his hat trick by ranking first in the whole country.
AJ achieved the same position last year, in the P1-P3 group. This year it was much more difficult as it was the P4-P6 group, so there were much older children for him to compete against. He managed a score of 85% which is fantastic at this level.
We are all very proud of him. Well done, AJ!
18/02/14 - Valentines Day Concert
Teachers at Darasamuth entertained the students in our annual Valentine's Day show. The show raises money for the poor in Takua Pa. A range of teachers were involved in singing and dancing to entertain the students, who bought roses to give to their favourite performers. The Filipino teachers did a love song medley including Mariah Carey and Madonna as well as showing off some great dance moves. The Native English teachers delivered their own version of Dance with Me Tonight, by Olly Murs. Teacher Saul took the lead and other teachers supported him with their dance moves. The full videos can be seen on our YouTube channel at the link below or on our Facebook page.
07/02/14 - Gymnasium Blessing
Students were involved in a blessing ceremony for the new gymnasium on Friday 7th February. We are very grateful for the donations parents have made already. We still welcome donations to help build the new gymnasium.
28/01/14 - 3rd Place in Golf Tournament
Congratulations to Ten in P5 who won third place in the 38th President Cup golf tournament at Phuket Country Club. His trophy was presented to him in the morning assembly, as his classmates cheered. Well done, Ten!
9/1/14 - Upcoming Music Project
We are very excited about an upcoming music project at the school, that will run in February. Tom Tafejian, a teacher and musician from the USA is starting a world tour of schools to help children express themselves through music. We are very much looking forward to this project and are keen to see and hear the results of the songwriting workshops.
More details of the project can be found here:
You can also donate to Tom's Kickstarter page to help make his goal a reality:
20/12/13 - Christmas Celebrations
We had lots of fun activities going on during our last week before Christmas. There were Christmas parties and games in the classrooms, when Santa came to visit. The teachers did their own performance of 'What Does the Fox Say?' in the EP/IEP assembly. On Friday we had the Christmas Fair for students which will be repeated for parents and other visitors on Saturday. Here, classes performed songs and dances on the Christmas stage. There were also tombola stalls, lots of fairground stalls, a dance area and even a ghost house, which is very scary! Some photos can be seen here but also check our Facebook page for even more.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Darasamuth School!
4/12/13 - Fathers' Day Celebrations
We celebrated Father's Day on Wednesday 4th December. There was a ceremony in the morning and EP 5 sang Don't You Worry. In the afternoon, dads and other male members of the family got involved in games and races, before going to the classrooms to see how well their children are doing.
Thank you to all parents and carers that got involved.
19/11/13 - Competition Winners
Congratulations to our students who did very well in the recent Centre 1 Education Company competitions. Un Kim in IEP 3 came first in Phuket for English;
Ung in IEP 4 came first in Phuket for English AND Maths;
Pim in EP 4 came first in all southern provinces for English.
We are very proud of them. Sister Srivieng presented their certificates in the morning assembly.
19/11/13 - Special Assembly about Darasamuth School Founders
We had a special assembly on the 18th November, to remember the founders of the school and the founders of the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is the order of nuns that run our school. All students and teachers were involved and two students from each class brought an offering of flowers.
11/11/13 - EP students get ready to go Trick or Treating!
Lots of our students celebrated Halloween last week. Make sure to check our Facebook page for all the pictures. Just click the link on the bottom right of this page.
14/09/13 - Competition Results
Congratulations to all of our students who entered competitions for all private schools in Phuket on Saturday 14th September. They achieved some amazing results:
Aina in P2 achieved a score of 78% in the P1-P3 speech competition. She received a silver award and was in fourth place. Pim in P6 achieved a gold award in the P4-P6 speech competition with 87% and was in second place.
Kim in P6 was also in second place in the P4-P6 Story Telling competition. He achieved a gold award with 83%.
Justin in P3 achieved a remarkable 100% in the P1-P3 Spelling Bee. He was in first place with a gold award.
AJ in P4 was also in first place in the P4-P6 Spelling Bee, with a score of 95%. This is another gold award for him.
Yookyoung in P6 was also in first place in the P4-P6 multi-skills competition. She scored 93% and received a gold award.
We are very proud of our students' achievements and I would like to thank their teachers and parents for helping them to prepare for these competitions. The next round of the competitions, for all private schools in the southern provinces of Phuket, takes place in Pattalung from 20th to 22nd November 2013.
13/09/13 - Darasamuth School Sports Day
Well done to everyone that took part in Darasamuth Phuket School's annual Sports Day! Students and teachers competed in a variety of different sports and events. The day was a great success. Be sure to check the Darasamuth Phuket School's Facebook page for more pictures from the day. You can find a link at the bottom of this page.
6&7/09/13 - Darasamuth Annual English Camp
A big thank you to all the teachers and students that took part in the annual English Camp held at Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa in Karon last weekend. The weekend was another huge success where students got to join in with a huge range of activities aimed at encouraging and developing their English language skills. Make sure to check our facebook page for many more photos and our Youtube channel for a video of our students' singing their own version of Bon Jovi's "Living On A Prayer".
24/08/13 - Crossword Competition
Well done to Pim and Yookyoung in EP6 who managed to win second place in a two-day "Crossword" competition in Jungceylon. The game used in the competition is very similar to Scrabble, so the girls did very well with their ever increasing vocabulary. Along with their medals, which have been presented to them in the school assembly, they also shared a 950 baht prize. Congratulations!
16/08/13 - Phuket Fantasea Field Trip
Students from P3, P4 and P5 went to Phuket Fantasea to get a better understanding of Thai culture and history. They saw a range of performances and enjoyed the experience.
09/08/13 - Mothers' Day Celebrations at Darasamuth Phuket School
Thank you to all parents and friends that came in to school for our Mother's Day show. It was our biggest show yet, with a huge audience. We were all very proud of our students that put on some great performances. More photos can be seen on our Facebook page. Also, look out for videos on our YouTube page which will all be uploaded soon.
07/08/13 - Siam Niramit
P1, P2 and P3 went to see the Thai cultural show at Siam Niramit on Wednesday 7th August. This is a good chance for children to learn more about Thai history and traditions, which will certainly help with their understanding in Social Studies classes. More photographs can be seen on our Facebook page.
16/07/13 - EP1 Science Dioramas
P1 students in the English Programme made dioramas in their science lessons. They have been learning about animal characteristics and habitats, so it was a good way for them to show their understanding. They are now proudly on display in the P1 classroom window.
08/07/13 - Top Scores In Speech Competition
Well done to two of our EP students who did very well in the Phuket round of this year's speech competition. Aina from P2 achieved first place and will now go on to compete in the southern provinces round in Krabi. Pim from P6 came second (with a 2% difference between first and second place). They both did exceptionally well and we were very proud that they were able to represent our school. Thank you to both of them for working so hard and thank you to Teacher Sukhvinder and Teacher Kate for helping them to prepare. We are all very excited for Aina and will keep you updated as to how she does in the next round.
05/07/13 - EP6 Learn About Australian Culture
Students in EP6 have been learning about Australian Aboriginal culture as part of their English and art work. They are reading a book called Rabbit Proof Fence, about the difficulties some aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages have faced in Australia. Their teacher, Kate Johnson, decided to link this with their art work, so that they could get a better understanding of the culture. The children have enjoyed making didgeridoos and listening to aboriginal music. Their next project is about Maori art, so we are all looking forward to seeing what they produce.
26/06/13 - Congratulations to our Taekwondo Champions!
Several of our students from IEP did very well in a recent Taekwondo Championship in Phang Nga.
Kaojao in IEP 2 was awarded a gold medal. Jenny in IEP 4 received a silver medal. Captain in IEP 4 received 2 bronze medals. Jeen in IEP 5 was awarded a gold medal. Un in IEP 5 was awarded a bronze medal. Jame in IEP 5 was given a silver medal, as well as another silver medal he won in a championship in Pattalung.
Sister Srivieng presented the children with their medals and certificates in the morning assembly, saying how proud she was of our students that represent Darasamuth Phuket School. We are all very proud of them. Well done, champions!
21/06/13 - June 2013 Newsletter
We've just updated the website with a link to the new June 2013 newsletter. It's been a very busy start to the new academic year so theres lots going on. We hope you enjoy it! You can find the link on the right hand side of the page under the section "more links".
21/06/13 - Phuket News Story
Darasamuth Phuket School was recently featured in an article in the Phuket News, celebrating our students' success in their recent Cambridge exams. You can read the whole article by clicking here.
13/06/13 - Wai Kru Day
Students showed respect for their teachers on Wai Kru Day on Thursday 6th June. EP and IEP students had a separate ceremony and presented flowers to their Thai teachers and foreign teachers. Thank you to all of our students.
11/06/13 - Cambridge Certificates
Our students were presented with their certificates from the Cambridge exams during the Welcome Meeting on June 7th. Sister Srivieng talked about the school's commitment to improving the language skills of our students, as we prepare for the AEC in 2015. She asked for parents' support in encouraging our children to be confident when speaking in English and to practise at home. We are very proud of all students who sat the Cambridge exams and it was a pleasure to see them so happy to receive their certificates.
07/06/13 - More success at Taekwondo and the English Programme Grows!
Well done to Captain in IEP4/7 who has won another two medals in a Taekwondo competition in Patalung. He won a silver and a gold medal and was presented with these in the EP and IEP assembly, which now has 22 classes from Kindergarten to Mathayom 2.
Darasamuth Student is the Number One Speller in Thailand!
We are extremely proud of AJ in P3, who won the First Gold Award in a national competition in Bangkok. The competition was arranged by the Education Office of Thailand and all provinces in the country were involved in a range of competitions over 5 days. AJ took part in the Spelling Bee and managed a score of 100%!
AJ is a popular student in his class and is now a role model for all Thai students. He was presented with his medal and certificate by Sister Srivieng in the English Programme Assembly. The school also gave him a remote control car to congratulate him on his achievement.
Thank you to teacher Patricia who helped AJ prepare for this competition and to Teacher Sor who accompanied him to Bangkok.
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Congratulations to Ocean in IEP 2 who took part in the first Phuket International Choi Young Seok Taekwondo Championship. This competition included people from lots of different countries, such as Singapore, Japan, Korea and Russia. We are therefore very proud that Ocean won a bronze medal. Sister Srivieng, the school director, presented Ocean with his medal and certificate in our morning assembly. Well done, Ocean!
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KG2's Pinata 2013
Kindergarten 2 students have been learning about different cultures. As part of their Mexico project, they played 'smash the pinata' which was full of sweets. They had fun and managed to burn off some energy!!
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"Looking for the Strongest Man" by P3 English Club
The P3 English Club performed a play in our morning assembly called Looking for the Strongest Man. They have been developing their skills and confidence in spoken English, so it was great to see them perform in front of the whole of EP and IEP. There were a few technical problems, but the students kept going and put on a great performance. We are very proud of their progress and the rest of the students and teachers really enjoyed the play. Well done, P3!
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Children's Day 2013
We celebrated Children's Day with a party in each classroom and activities throughout the school. There was lots of food to be enjoyed, so thank you to all parents and carers for sending in delicious meals. The children also watched various performances on the main stage, with Gangnam Style making a few appearances. We all had fun but needed the weekend to recover!
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Phuket Primary Education Service Area Office Academic Skills Competition - Spelling Bee
Massive congratulations to AJ in EP3! He who won 1st place in the Spelling Bee of the Phuket Primary Education Service Area Office Academic Skills Competition. This competition was for all of the southern provinces of Thailand. The next step for AJ is the national competition which will take place in Bangkok in February. Thank you to Teacher Patricia and Teacher Sor for helping AJ prepare for this competition. We are very proud that he has represented the school with so much skill and with such a polite manner. Well done AJ!
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JSSL Arsenal Phuket 7's Soccer Tournament 2012
Well done to our Darasamuth football teams, who took part in the JSSL Arsenal Phuket 7's Soccer Tournament on Sunday 16th December. There were some great matches played and the competition was strong. Our Under 9's and Under 11's managed to win third place, so we are very proud of them. Students from EP that took part were Dear and Issanai from P4 and Jonathan from P5. Congratulations!
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Christmas Show 2012
This year's Christmas Fair was a huge success, with a range of events and activities for everyone. We had lots of festive song and dance on the main stage, alongside some home-grown rock music from Mathayom and some great versions of Gangnam Style from Kindergarten. EP and IEP students were very involved with the show, as you can see from some of the pictures below. Be sure to check our YouTube page to see the performances. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
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Father's Day 2012
Thank you to all parents and friends that came in to school to help us celebrate Father's Day on 5th December. Thank you to EP5 and Teacher Fiona for their performance of You Raise Me Up, which was fantastic. Well done Gen especially, for that great solo at the end! Lots of the dads joined in with games after the ceremony and a lot of fun was had by all.
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Taekwondo Competion Champion
Congratulations to Captain in IEP3 who has won gold and silver medals in another Taekwondo competition. he was given his medals and certificates in our morning assembly.
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Krabi Kart Chamionship 2012
Well done to Min in KG3 who did very well in a go-karting contest in Krabi. She was presented with her trophy in the school assembly and we are very proud of her achievement. Fortunately, she doesn't run around the school corridors at the same speed!
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Phuket Primary Education Service Area Office Academic Skills Competition Winners.
Congratulations to all of our students that entered the Phuket Primary Education Service Area Office Academic Skills Competition.
Sunny in EP3 came 3rd out of 14 students in the impromptu speech competition. Mon in EP4 also came 3rd in the P4-P6 impromptu speech competition, out of 21 students and winning a gold award with her 81% achievement. Poom in EP6 came 2nd in the multi-skills competition, with 77%, a silver award. May, in IEP5 came 2nd out of 24 students in the story telling competition, with 85% - another gold! AJ in EP3 achieved first place out of 20 students in the spelling bee, with a remarkable 100%! Well done to them all!
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