Ceremony marking the beginning of the new school year 2017

On Tuesday, the 8th of August 2017, at 9:30 AM, RIS Swiss Section – German speaking School Bangkok arranged a ceremony marking the beginning of the new school year. 

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Students, teachers, administrative staff, parents and other guests were greeted with welcoming words from the Principal Simon Dörig, who gave a special welcome to the new teachers.

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Mr. Pierre Hagmann, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of the Swiss Embassy, and Mr. Jan Scheer, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of the German Embassy, were also in attendance and greeted the students and wished the school an ongoing success for the new school year. They also assured their cooperation and support for the school. From our partner school RIS, Father Yuthana, Father David and Father Puwanai were present.

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Following the tradition for the first day of school, Principal Simon Dörig presented the teachers and the school staff to the guests.

The highlight of the ceremony was the introduction of new students by Jens Eggert, the Head of Secondary and the Head of Primary, Johanna Vänskä.

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Musical performances by Timon Greger and Yasiga Faisaikram, students of Grade 6 and Esther Zhang und Vanessa Gähwiler, students of Grade 10, enlivened the ceremony.

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After the ceremony, the students returned to their lessons and the parents and guests went to the entrance area where drinks and snacks were being served.