• Wai Khru 2024

    For the new academic year 2024, Sotpattana School organized a Wai Khru ceremony for students to express their respect to teachers.. Rev. Dr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting Licensee and Manager […]

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  • 1st Board Meeting in 2024

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized its first executive board meeting for the academic year 2024 on Friday 14th June 2024 at the administrative meeting room of the Pattaya Orphanage […]

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  • Meeting Parents of Level 3 Students

    Teaching personnel of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, led by Director Angkana Kamnoedthon, organized a meeting with parents of kindergartners in Level 3 prior to the start of the new […]

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  • 13 Graduates

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulated 13 students who completed their early childhood education at the end of 2023 academic year on 9th February 2024.  Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Kritsada […]

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  • Visiting Pattaya Dolphinarium

    Thirty-one kindergartners of Sotpattana School for the Deaf visited the Pattaya Dolphinarium, along with 13 teachers and staffers, and enjoyed the marvelous shows of dolphins and seals with great talents […]

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  • I-Love-Reading, 2023 Academic Year

    In the second study term of Academic Year 2023, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized an “I-Love-Reading” activity in promotion of students’ interest in reading and interpretation. Participants were encouraged […]

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  • Walk Rally 2024

    Students of Sotpattana School for the Deaf participated in the Walk Rally 2024 activity on 12th January 2024 going through the two learning stations, i.e. Physical and Intellectual Skills.  Following […]

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  • Best Practice Award

    Ms. Angkana Kamnoedthon, Director of Sotpattana School for the Deaf received the award for the school with the Best Practice from the Secretary-General of the Office of the Private Education […]

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  • Follow-up on Development of Educational Curriculum

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf heartily welcomed and thanked the party from the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC) for following up on the implementation of development of our […]

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  • Loy Krathong Day 2023

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized the annual Loy Krathong Day 2023 activity to promote the conservation of Thai culture and traditions, as well as environment protection. In cooperation with […]

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  • Joining ESCD Online Competitions

    Nine preschool kids of Sotpattana School for the Dear joined the annual ESCD competitions of the Education Section of Chanthaburi Diocese, this year through online mode. Out of the six […]

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  • Herbal Butterfly Pea Juice

    During the week with study theme “Beautiful Flowers”, members of Kho Khai Jei Dee Class, or one of the two Level 1 classrooms, have been learning about the beauty and […]

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  • Where Am I?

    Students of Flamingo Class, or Level 2 at Sotpattana School for the Deaf, had a wonderful morning in the compound of their school of the Pattaya Orphanage during the “Where […]

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  • Khao Jee

    For the current colder season, Teachers Wahn, Took, and Issara led members of “Kor Oei Kor Kai” class of Level 1 in the cooking of Khao Jee, or Grilled Sticky […]

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  • Flea Market No. 1/2023

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized a Flea Market on the last day of the first semester, academic year 2023, for kindergartners to learn about shopping and value of money. […]

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  • Educational Trip to Nakhon Ratchasima

    ..The administration and teaching staff of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, along with educational personnel of the Pattaya Orphanage, traveled to Nakhon Ratchasima to learn from Nakhon Ratchasima Punyanukul School […]

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  • Healthy Children

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized the “Healthy Children” activity on Thursday 24th August 2023 at the school’s multi-purpose dome to promote students’ necessary knowledge and practical skills for their […]

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  • Monster Aquarium

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized a study tour to the Monster Aquarium Pattaya for kindergartners to learn about different animals. Some of the parents, especially those of Level 1 […]

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  • Wai Khru Day for Academic Year 2023

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized the Wai Khru Day for the academic year 2023-2024 with a Thai ritual in which kindergartners pay respects to teachers in order to express […]

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  • Ending Academic Year 2022

    Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulated eight graduates, i.e. Taychin Kanchanasattha (Panpan), Naphat Som-In (Ahm), Phichayaphak Khamcharoen (Yogurt), Wuthikon Ru-Nan (Happy), Dranphop Inprasong (David), Channarong Chamnanrian (Benji), and Theeraphat Phadklom […]

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Deaf School’s 40th Anniversary!

Deaf School's 40th Anniversary!

ผลการประเมินคุณภาพภายในสถานศึกษา ปีการศึกษา 2566

E-Donation

E-Donation is an electronic system developed by the Thai Revenue Department to support the educational and religious institutions in storing their donation details and to facilitate donors, who pay income tax to the Thai Government, in ensuring their benefits of tax claims without having to present printed proofs of their donations to the Revenue Department, hence saving time in claiming their tax..

Sotpattana School for the Deaf, which is administered by the Pattaya Orphanage, is required to record donation details into the e-donation database of the Revenue Department; and we have decided to begin in July 2018 onward. Therefore, on top of names and donated amount, we need donors who are interested in using this system, to provide us the following additional data:

  1. – For individual donors, the 13-digit I.D. Number
  2. – For Corporates or Juristic Persons, the 13-digit I.D. Number of Tax Payers

In case you did not inform us of your wish that we store your donation details in the e-donation system on the day you donate, but would like us to record it, please let us know as soon as possible but no later than the 5th of the following month. This is because we are allowed to key data of a certain month within first five days of the following month. However, you can still use the original tax-deductible receipts we provide to file your annual income tax return.

Information on your donations can be checked by logging into your own accounts at the website of the Revenue Department, https://epayapp.rd.go.th/rd-edonation/portal/for-donor.

Activity

Wai Khru 2024

For the new academic year 2024, Sotpattana School organized a Wai Khru ceremony for students to express their respect to teachers.. Rev. Dr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting Licensee and Manager of the School presided over the observance with a total of 75 children, including preschoolers of the Pattaya Orphanage in attendance. School Director Angkhana Kamnoedtone, her teaching and staff personnel, and School board members, along with the Orphanage’s supervising teachers, caregivers, and expat teachers, were encouraged to be strong and joyful in their support to children’s development..

1st Board Meeting in 2024

Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized its first executive board meeting for the academic year 2024 on Friday 14th June 2024 at the administrative meeting room of the Pattaya Orphanage with Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak presiding over the event. During their discussion, the board members also approved the annual subsidy for the school.

Meeting Parents of Level 3 Students

Teaching personnel of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, led by Director Angkana Kamnoedthon, organized a meeting with parents of kindergartners in Level 3 prior to the start of the new academic year 2024. Participants included 15 parents and 6 preschool kids. They learned about our school’s operations in various areas, including teaching and learning, as well as the mutual understanding and related agreement between parents and the school..

Meeting Parents of New Students 2024

Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized an orientation and meeting with parents of new students of the academic year 2024 at the meeting room of the Pattaya Orphanage’s administrative department. The 18 families learned about our school’s operations in various areas, including teaching and learning, a mutual understanding and related agreement between parents and the school..

Reviving Teacher’s Spirit

Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting Licensee of Sotpattana School for the Deaf, along with Mrs. Angkana Kamnoedthon, the school director, travelled to Sriharuthai School, Khlung District, Chanthaburi Province to share their views as invited resource persons on the topic of Teacher’s Spirit and Future Trends in Catholic Education, during Sriharuthai School’s program on Spiritual Revival for Teachers.

13 Graduates

Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulated 13 students who completed their early childhood education at the end of 2023 academic year on 9th February 2024.  Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat, the School Board Member and Deputy Director of the Pattaya Orphanage, handed certificates to Chatmongkhon Chua-Ngoen, Ketsada Khemvacharalerd, Kanyaphak Khomuang, Phiphatphong Hoprasert , Jirawat Taengthai, Chonlada Laengla, Phiraphat Burakhon, Freya Parima Purtschert, Pratsanee Sukjaroen, Dhanawat Ngamkham, Chayanit Thongphuet, Sunisa Bunchu, and Sukanya Bunchu. Khun Bernard Mueller congratulated all of them with soft dolls.   Five students; i.e. Phuwasi Nathan, Phakin Laorueng, Waraphu Saelim, Thithat Rammanijirakul, and Sunisa Bunchu, received their certificates of good performance from Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, the School’s Acting Licensee.   On this occasion, Dr. Somros Phonglamai MD from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s Rehabilitation Center was our special resource person who shared his knowledge, experience, and expertise, with guidance to parents of kids with different types of disabilities.  Thank you and best wishes to all concerned..

Visiting Pattaya Dolphinarium

Thirty-one kindergartners of Sotpattana School for the Deaf visited the Pattaya Dolphinarium, along with 13 teachers and staffers, and enjoyed the marvelous shows of dolphins and seals with great talents and ability to communicate their love with the trainers. The children were all happy as their world and learning abilities have been enriched. Thanks to the support from the budget for the 15-year Free Education Project from the Office of the Private Education Commission, the Thai Ministry of Education, as well as our sponsor Jean-Marc Vienne, from Granges (Veveyse), Switzerland, who is also a FAB member and has offered seven meals to the children since 2020..

I-Love-Reading, 2023 Academic Year

In the second study term of Academic Year 2023, Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized an “I-Love-Reading” activity in promotion of students’ interest in reading and interpretation. Participants were encouraged to further upgrade of their skills from reading simple words and images in their daily lives.

Work List

13 Graduates

Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulated 13 students who completed their early childhood education at the end of 2023 academic year on 9th February 2024.  Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat, the School Board Member and Deputy Director of the Pattaya Orphanage, handed certificates to Chatmongkhon Chua-Ngoen, Ketsada Khemvacharalerd, Kanyaphak Khomuang, Phiphatphong Hoprasert , Jirawat Taengthai, Chonlada Laengla, Phiraphat Burakhon, Freya Parima Purtschert, Pratsanee Sukjaroen, Dhanawat Ngamkham, Chayanit Thongphuet, Sunisa Bunchu, and Sukanya Bunchu. Khun Bernard Mueller congratulated all of them with soft dolls.   Five students; i.e. Phuwasi Nathan, Phakin Laorueng, Waraphu Saelim, Thithat Rammanijirakul, and Sunisa Bunchu, received their certificates of good performance from Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, the School’s Acting Licensee.   On this occasion, Dr. Somros Phonglamai MD from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s Rehabilitation Center was our special resource person who shared his knowledge, experience, and expertise, with guidance to parents of kids with different types of disabilities.  Thank you and best wishes to all concerned..

Best Practice Award

Ms. Angkana Kamnoedthon, Director of Sotpattana School for the Deaf received the award for the school with the Best Practice from the Secretary-General of the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC) after being selected as a “Dare to Dream, Dare to Do” school, with Whole School Transforming: 7 Changes through developing school curriculum that focuses on competency-based learning outcomes. During the seminar on the exchange of knowledge about the success of the Whole School Transforming through the development of school curriculum that focuses on student competency at the Royal River Hotel, Bangkok. The administrators and teachers of the school attended this event and congratulated all the schools that received the award.

Ending Academic Year 2022

Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulated eight graduates, i.e. Taychin Kanchanasattha (Panpan), Naphat Som-In (Ahm), Phichayaphak Khamcharoen (Yogurt), Wuthikon Ru-Nan (Happy), Dranphop Inprasong (David), Channarong Chamnanrian (Benji), and Theeraphat Phadklom (Ohm) at their completion of early childhood education with the graduation ceremony presided over by the School Manager and Acting Licensee, Rev. Dr. Michael Weera Phangrak. On this occasion, Chayanit Thongphuet (Omsin) and Adisak Ritrassami (Captain) from Level 1, Chonlada Laengla (New) and Sunisa Bunchu (Toei) in Level 2, and Phraewmai Tangmongkhonwutthi (Phraew) in Level 3, were five students who received certificates of “Students with Outstanding Academic Performance” and souvenirs from Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat, Deputy Director of the Pattaya Orphanage. Parents/guardians and a few guests could enjoy stage dances presented by Level 1-3 students. After lunch, all the kindergartners returned home with their parents/guardians for the vacation. We thank all concerned for supporting these children with disabilities to further develop and progress in life..

40th Anniversary of Deaf School

Sotpattana School for the Deaf, situated in the same compound and supported by the Pattaya Orphanage, marked 40 years since inauguration on 6th October 1982 and the official celebration organized this Friday following the completion of the new multi-purpose dome building built on the occasion for student activities. Most Reverend Silvio Siripong Charatsri, Bishop of Chanthaburi Diocese and President of the Executive Board of the Pattaya Orphanage, presided over the ceremony with the blessing and opening of the dome building. It was an auspicious event with Bishop Emeritus Lawrence Thienchai Samanchit, priests and religious communities, alumni and families, as well as neighbors in attendance. Since our School is one of the 16 Catholic schools of the Education Section of Chanthaburi Diocese, most of our guests, were from ESCD members. Dr. Maurice K. Dimmock, Chair of ASIC, UK, presented a fund from Rose Education Foundation and shared impression of his involvement with our School and the notable care provided to children. Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting School Licensee, expressed our appreciation to 10 benefactors and four teachers with years of service between 20 and 39, with plaques of honor. All the well-wishers and guests, including representatives of Chonburi Provincial Education Office, received special souvenirs and joined lunch with a variety of foods, most of which was sponsored by Fonds des Amis de Bernie (FAB).. Special thanks to the musicians and singers from Minor Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the music throughout the morning, and the team from Chanthaburi Diocese Media Office for promoting the event through social media. Our grateful thanks to all concerned for the thoughtfulness to the Deaf School and disabled children in our care.

4th ASIC Accreditation

Sotpattana School for the Deaf welcomed Dr. Maurice Dimmock, Chairman of Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC) at a ceremony in handing over of ASIC Accreditation for the period of 26th January 2022 to 25th January 2023, following the most recent inspection in early December 2021.. Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, School’s Acting Licensee, Rev. Francis Kritsada Sukkaphat, School’s Board Member, and Mrs. Angkana Kamnerdthon, School Director, accepted the 4th certificate of accreditation with pride and joy, witnessed by the teachers and students. After the ceremony, Khun Maurice was shown the construction area for a multi-purpose dome which would be built on the occasion of the School’s 40th anniversary this year. Thank you so much, once again, for your presence and continued support from ASIC and Rose Education Foundation.. May God continue to bless you and yours with good health and fulfillment..

Graduates of Academic Year 2021-2022

Sotpattana School for the Deaf congratulated seven students, i.e. Athiwat Yongmanee (Jean), Pokchat Thaphonsawat (Chat), Pincha Thongbo (Kao), Jirapat Jampahom (Satang), Boonyawat Khwanthong (Khao-Hom), Prichaya Loedna (Noei), and Kunsatree Sirisakhon (Wawa), who completed their early childhood education at the end of Academic Year 2021-2022.  At the graduation ceremony on 10th March 2022 with Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, the School’s Acting Licensee and Manager, conferring the certificates, Wawa, along with all the parents of the graduates, could not join us due to COVID restrictions. Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat, Deputy Director of the Pattaya Orphanage, also handed certificates to three kindergartners from each level, i.e. Maprang from KG1, Phraew from KG2, and Jean from KG3, for their outstanding performances over the past year. It was another tough year, so we very proud of all concerned and commend the dedication of teaching and administrative personnel, as they went through challenges in order to provide their students with quality education. May God bless all the graduates, their families, and future undertakings..

Extension of Accreditation

Dr. Maurice Dimmock, Chairman of Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), United Kingdom, paid his official visit to Sotpattana School for the Deaf after several postponements of the trip due to COVID-19 restrictions. Upon arrival at the Pattaya Orphanage, he and his team were screened with Antigen test kits before inspecting the school and interacting with some of the students. Dr. Dimmock had a tour of all the rooms and dormitory and sat down for interviews with Rev. Dr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting Licensee of our school, and Mrs. Angkana Kamnerdthon, our school director. Then at a small ceremony, Dr. Dimmock handed the ASIC Inclusivity Award 2021 that the Deaf School was announced the Winner at the ASIC virtual conference in March 2021 for providing opportunities for children with disabilities and developing an ethos of religious tolerance. Grateful thanks to ASIC from the bottom of our hearts..

Graduates of Academic Year 2020

At the closure of Academic Year 2020, Sotpattana School for the Deaf marked the graduation of six level-3 students, i.e. Anurak Salamthon (Mos), Natthida Hangthaisong (First),  Alex Delvigne (Alex), Phonthipha Senaphithak (Phloi), Paphatson Techanan (Sunbrite), and Phadungkiat Sookjai (Chai), who completed the early childhood education and would move on to a higher education. Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat, Deputy Director of the Pattaya Orphanage, who presided over the ceremony, congratulated the graduates, their parents, and teachers on this occasion. Our special guest and benefactor, Khun Bernard Mueller, kindly handed gifts to the graduated students and received a souvenir from the School in return for his continued support and kindness towards the children over the years. There were also six outstanding students in the three levels, i.e. Kanyaphak (Khao-Poon) and Chonlada (New) in Level 1; Prichaya (Noei), Athiwat (Jean), and Pincha (Kao) in Level 2; and Anurak (Mos) in Level 3, receiving their certificates, gifts, and encouragement to keep up their enthusiasm. On this occasion, parents of all the students handed a donation towards the Pattaya Orphanage’s local campaign for children’s upkeep during Coronavirus Disease pandemic. To follow safety and hygienic measures during Covid-19 situation, the ceremony was held at a well ventilated area of the Pattaya Orphanage while an exhibition of students’ works was held in front of the School..