SISB News – Singapore International School of Bangkok gymnastics star wins big at the 14th Singapore open gymnastics championships


Bangkok, Thailand, 27th June 2017 – Arisa Tanthathoedtham, 14, a Year 9 student from Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB), won in several events at the 14th Singapore Open Gymnastics Championships. Arisa won gold medals in the Individual All-round, Clubs and Ribbon competitions, and also added a bronze medal in the Ball competition of the Rhythmic Gymnastics category (International Junior).

Arisa said: “When I first saw my competitors, I was really worried. I was the only Thai national gymnast there and there were so many tall and strong gymnasts from other countries. My coach encouraged me and motivated me. I was very happy to bring home the medals.”

The national team gymnast, who also trains at SISB, is an SISB Sports Scholarship holder. The SISB sports scholarship supports students who are talented in sports to pursue their dreams while studying at SISB.

“Thank you SISB for supporting and helping me strike a balance between Rhythmic Gymnastics and studies. It allows me to focus and aspire towards higher and international levels in Rhythmic Gymnastics. I am still able to study hard and explore different academic interests at SISB at the same time. I am honoured to represent Thailand and SISB at national and international competitions, and I’m proud to be an SISB sports scholar,” said Arisa.

The 14th Singapore Open Gymnastics Championships, which took place from June 2nd to 25th, were participated by more than 700 gymnasts from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam across the four disciplines of gymnastics: Women’s Artistic, Men’s Artistic, Trampoline & Rhythmic.

The International Junior and Senior categories are sanctioned by the International Federation de Gymnastique (FIG), which stipulates that participating gymnasts must be entered by their country and represent their federation. The championships provide a platform for gymnasts around the world to gain competition experience and exposure.

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About Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB)
SISB is a leading provider and manager of premium Singapore International Schools in Thailand. Founded in 2001, SISB currently owns and manages five campuses in Thailand, which adopt the Singapore and UK curricula as the foundation for teaching and learning. The SISB name is inspired by its first campus, the Singapore International School of Bangkok (2001), the first Singapore International School established in Thailand which pioneered the Singapore education curriculum. All five campuses provide a standardised curriculum underscored by the Singapore education system and consistently deliver high-quality education that many have come to trust of SISB.

Through a broad-based and unique multi-lingual curriculum, SISB provides a safe, nurturing and yet challenging learning environment and opportunities to foster students as lifelong learners and future leaders. With more than 1,600 students of over 30 nationalities, and strong teaching and support staff hailing from over 20 countries, the SISB community is inspired by a global outlook and enriched by cultural diversity.

SISB Pracha Uthit is the first International School in Thailand which was formally appointed by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) in 2006 as the official examination centre for the Singapore International Primary School Examination (iPSLE). The school is also an approved centre certified by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to conduct the IGCSE, AS and A Levels examinations. SISB is also certified by the Ministry of Education of China as a Hanban centre to conduct Chinese proficiency tests for students.

SISB is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), an esteemed recognition for quality international schools worldwide. In 2010, SISB was fully accredited by the Office for National Education Standards, and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) under the Private Education Act of Thailand.

SISB also holds the Basic Independent Award Centre Licence to conduct The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme, the world’s leading youth achievement award programme. SISB is a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) since 2001, the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) since 2016 and Thailand International Schools Activity Conference (TISAC) since 2017.

SISB has established its reputation as a trusted brand for quality education in Thailand and continues to grow as an organisation dedicated to providing world-class education.

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