Commemoration Assembly for H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
30 November, 2016
On November 18, 2016, Magic Years International School (MYIS) paid tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a “Commemoration Assembly” at school. The assembly began with a speech from our Head of School about His Majesty’s dedication to the progress of Thailand. She also spoke about His Majesty the King’s beliefs about the role of education in society and that he once said “the ultimate aim of education should be for each individual to make the best use of his or her potential to benefit oneself and others”.
Then, all of the participants from the assembly, including students, parents, teachers, and staff, paid homage with a moment of silence for 89 seconds to honor the 9 decades of his presence and his dedication to our country.
It is customary for MYIS to play the King’s Anthem before any assembly or special event. At the Commemoration Assembly, the Upper Primary students together with our special guest musician, Mrs. Dora, led everyone in the singing the King’s Anthem. Following this, the Upper Primary students together with our music teacher, Ms. Fon, in collaboration with parents, teachers, and staff, shared a unique rendition of “H.M. Blues”, one of the 48 songs composed by His Majesty, to pay tribute to his remarkable musical talent.
After the passing of our beloved King more than one month ago, MYIS set up a display in the front of our elementary school, where students placed flowers in the golden bowls to honor His Majesty’s remembrance. Prior to the Commemoration Assembly, the students had prepared the exhibition about His Majesty King Bhumibol’s royal development projects aimed towards the progress of the people in Thailand. Each class learned about a specific project that was appropriate to their level. The students presented their learnings and reflections at the Commemoration Assembly.
Trust & Caring: Father of rain making
Joy & Confidence: Photo collage
Peace & Unity: Agricultural projects
Creativity & Service: Photography project
Excellence: Painting and self-portraits
Grade 1&2: “Monkey Cheeks” project
Grade 3&4: Dioramas of royal projects
As an close international school community, we feel very fortunate to have lived in the era of the great King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s throne. MYIS will continue to draw on his qualities and example to further contribute to the progress of our beloved country. It is without a doubt that His Majesty King Bhumibol’s legacy will live on forever in our hearts.