The 2018 Graduates of RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok say Farewell
With shining students, proud parents and prominent guest speakers, RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok presented an impressive program to their guests on Friday June 15th, 2018 at this year's graduation ceremony, where the school bid farewell to the five Matura graduates who successfully completed their school career in 2018. The school welcomed students, parents, Embassy representatives from Switzerland and Germany, members of the Matura Commission and the School Board, teachers, representatives of Ruamrudee International School and friends of the school during a formal ceremony that honors years of dedication and hard work across all 14 disciplines of the Matura program.
In addition to the Matura graduates, eleven students from Grade 10 got awarded with the admission to the Gymnasium (Oberstufe) and one student from Grade 9 with the Hauptschulabschluss. The diplomas were handed over by H.E. Mr. Ivo Sieber, Ambassador of Switzerland in Thailand, and Mr. Jan Scheer, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Thailand. They praised the students for their success and congratulated them for reaching a very important milestone in their life- long learning process and experience.
With enthusiastic and emotional parting words from class teacher Andra Marginean, the five students from Grade 12 were released to their next stage of life as they will continue their education in different locations all over the world. In a poignant speech, Aaron Huppertz and Robin Reinhart, students from Grade 12, expressed their gratitude to all the teachers and parents who helped them achieve their goals.
Students from Grade 10 also used their speech to say “thank you” to all teachers, staff and their parents for their big support over the years.
In the festively decorated Performing Arts Centre of Ruamrudee International School, students of the Secondary School captured the stage and entertained the audience with an extraordinary and memorable farewell performance.
Mr. Knut Sierotzki, President of the School Board, took the opportunity to thank Mr. Simon Kürsener, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Switzerland, on behalf of the entire school community. Mr. Kürsener has worked tirelessly for the interests of the school as a representative of the Swiss Embassy for the past five years and has supported the school in reaching its essential goals.
The ceremony closed with concluding words from Principal Mr. Simon Dörig, who thanked all participants of the ceremony and appreciated and praised the versatility of the Matura and the tremendous opportunities it opens up for our students and their individual paths of life. Following the ceremony, the guests had the chance to socialise in the Music Room of the school, enjoying different delicacies as well as a vin d’honneur, offered by the Embassy of Switzerland.
One day later, the school community met again in the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel for this year’s Matura ball, with the theme “Carte Blanche”.
At this social highlight of the German-speaking community in Bangkok, people danced and celebrated extensively. Entertainment by the students and a fantastic raffle kept the excitement high throughout this wonderful evening.
You can find the pictures of the Maturaball here.