DBS Denla British School on 7 December 2022 announced the official launch of two new senior school buildings and Araya Hall, a world-class auditorium with over 600 seat capacity. These new facilities are equipped with international standard innovative technologies to support the senior school's expansion and shore up the development of students with well-rounded skills essential for their success in the future. This is in accordance with the British Independent School Curriculum which not only focuses on academic aspects but also encourages students’ self-discovery skills and uncovers their talents at a young age as well as developing self-learning skills that will be with them for the rest of their lives.
During the “Araya Hall Grand Opening,” Mr Arn Pandejpong, Chairman of DBS Denla British School, and Mr Jonny Liddell, Headmaster of DBS Denla British School, together with Asst Prof Dr Toryos Pandejpong and Dr Temyos Pandejpong, Board of Directors of DBS Denla British School, and Advisory Board Members, including Mr Hugh Cocke, Mr Andrew Griffiths, Mr Karoon Ruechuyothuin, and Mrs Nopamart Manoleehagul, as well as Mr Pakainay Leng-ee, Assistant Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Dr Pongkasem Khaimook, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Suraphon Loh Siriwat, Director of Phayathai 3 Hospital, and Dr Adisorn Patradul, Director of World Medical Hospital, jointly launched the official opening ceremony of the new senior buildings and Araya Hall at DBS Denla British School, Nonthaburi.
Mr Arn Pandejpong mentioned that, “The opening of the new senior school buildings and Araya Hall certified with international standards will accelerate the potential of our students and the teaching quality and allow the students to excel in their knowledge and skills and develop further into limitless success in the future.”
“As the founder of Denla British School, I am delighted to announce the official opening of the new senior buildings and Araya Hall, a world-class auditorium situated in the heart of Thailand. We built these facilities with our heart especially for the students as we want to see the seeds of DBS grow, be successful and become great global leaders,” revealed Mr Arn.
Mr Jonny Liddell said: “DBS has fulfilled its original promise of building for the best in building new facilities adhering to our motto “always to greater things”. Therefore, now is the time for DBS to make a new promise: to use these amazing conditions to create a perfect journey of self-discovery for all children at the school to become great global role models for whatever they choose to do, and as they go through their time at DBS. With access to amazing facilities, they will achieve amazing things through the identification and nurturing of their passions and ensuring that they burn brightly so that they do marvellous things both in school and beyond.”
At the launch event, DBS students impressed the gathering with performances, including a choir of 300 students singing “Zadok the Priest,” classical music, live art and design, and more. The shows proved to everyone the potential of DBS students to develop well-rounded skills. Guests, parents and media members were taken on a school tour to see the new Araya Hall and all the facilities specially designed for students.
“Building for the best didn’t finish when we built these new facilities,” Mr Jonny said in closing. “It was just the end of the beginning: the real building starts now in the hearts and minds of our students to whom we dedicate what we do every day. We have built for the best, because they are the best.”