The 2017 graduates of RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok say goodbye
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 9th, 2017 at this year's graduation ceremony and said goodbye to the nine graduates who have successfully completed their school career in 2017. The school welcomed students, parents, the ambassadors of 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 honouring years of dedication and hard-work across all the 14 disciplines in the Matura Program.
In addition to the Matura graduates, seven students of grade 10 got awarded with the admission to the Gymnasium (Oberstufe) and one student with the Realschulabschluss. The diplomas were handed over by H.E. Mr. Ivo Sieber, Ambassador of Switzerland in Thailand, and H. E. Mr. Peter Prügel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Thailand. Both ambassadors thanked the parents of the students for their great support, praised the students for their success and congratulated them for reaching a very important milestone in their lifelong-learning process and experience.
With enthusiastic and emotional parting words from the class teacher Marc Rossier the nine students of grade 12 were released to their next stage of life as they will start university in different locations all over the world. In a poignant speech, Stefanie Jüngling and Matcha Mosimann, students of grade 12, expressed their gratefulness to all teachers and parents helping them to achieve their goals.
Varin Boondej and Marco Adam, students of grade 10, also used their speech to say “Thank you” to all teachers, staff and their parents for the big support over the last years.
In the festively decorated Performing Arts Centre of Ruamrudee International School, students of grades 8 – 12 captured the stage and entertained the audience with an extraordinary and memorable farewell performance including classical music, pop and jazz.
The ceremony closed with concluding words from the Principal Mr. Simon Dörig who 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 guest had the chance to socialise in the music room of the school enjoying different delicacies and vin d’honneur, offered by the Embassy of Switzerland.
One day later, the school community met again in the ballroom of the Amari Watergate Hotel for this year’s Matura ball under the theme “The Orient”.
At this social highlight of the German-speaking community in Bangkok, people danced and celebrated extensively. Entertainment by the students and a tombola with fantastic prices kept the excitement high throughout this wonderful evening.