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ROUND SQUARE

Dr. Virachai Techavijit, Founder and Chairman, Regent’s International Schools delivered welcoming remarks at the opening ceremony of the Round Square

Globally Accessible Conference in the company of honoured guests on Saturday, 7 April 2018 at the Regent’s International School, Bangkok. 

The participants are 147 students aged 14 - 15 years along with 48 teachers from 30 Round Square schools around the world. The delegates and staff are from UK, USA, Australia, India, Kenya, Denmark, Oman, Tanzania, China, Canada, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Standing in for the President of the Round Square Organisation, His Majesty King Constantine II, are Mr. Rod Fraser, Chairman and Ms Rachael Westgarth, CEO of the Round Square.
The objective of this students-led conference is to allow these selected young students to be involved in various Round Square activities.  In multicultural groups they practice the 6 Round Square principles to become well rounded leaders for the future.  After the return to their schools, these young leaders will lead their peers at home in the same kind of activities and no doubt yield many positive results. 

 
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Since Regent's International School, Bangkok joined the elite group of schools around the world in the Round Square Association in 2001 it has since adopted its holistic ethos and embedded it throughout the whole school's curriculum.

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Students that attend Round Square Schools are known to make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility; our students are no exception.

Round Square schools are connected by their shared ethos that embeds Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service to others throughout everything that we do. Together these ‘pillars’ forms what is more commonly known as the acronym ‘IDEALS’.

Regent's students can expect to benefit from the immediate connection to over 100 of some of the best schools around the world through annual conferences, service trips that see them develop both global awareness and the importance of local community and projects that see them challenged with a chance to discover their inner strength.

The organisation and its philosophy have evolved from the teachings and beliefs of the renowned educationalist, Kurt Hahn, who famously said, "there is more in you than you think".

As Round Square reviewed their model Regent's is following suit to consider how IDEALS is implemented and referred to. 

IDEALS are seen not as an end in themselves but as an approach to learning; every school (and hence every teacher) is expected to make a commitment to embedding this approach into every activity within the school. Staying true to this approach is a significant challenge for everyone. It is less the case that we should delegate Round Square to one person or have Round Square one-off events, activity weeks etc and more the case that we should be identified the Round Square element in everything we all do. This includes all staff engaging in experiential learning, taking students beyond their perceived limits, encouraging them to discover and embrace the similarities and differences between cultures and nationalities as well as promoting meaningful and lasting understanding, tolerance and respect.

 

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