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Alumni Newsletter Feb'10

Alumni Newsletter Feb'10

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Issue 12
Inside this issue:
Feature Story
NIST MillenniumTime CapsuleCeremony
Message fromNISTAA
Photos from
NISTMillennium TimeCapsule Ceremony
Bridges Programme@NIST
Tribute Section -Daniela Pachelt
NIST InternationalDay 2010
Keeping in Touch
List of NISTAAMembers
Help Us Find You
15Page 1On Thursday, December 10, 2009, the New International School of Thailand (NIST) held itsopening ceremony of the NIST Millennium Time Capsule which was buried in 1999 to com-memorate its 10 year anniversary.
The NIST time capsule was created and buried as part of a whole Schoolactivity ten years ago during the hype of the millennium and Y2K. Organ-ized by Ms. Jeryl Bain, the participants were NIST students ranging fromClass of 2000-2015.
At Thursday‘s opening ceremony, NIST alumni and parents were invited
along with the Year3 students and students from Year 13 who have beenat NIST since 1999. Mr. Adrian Watts, NIST Deputy Head, opened the
ceremony. Mr. Watts remarked that ―time is a fascinating thing and as
part of the PYP programme studying time and history, it is exciting for the Year3 students to be looking at how we keep records, and pass on history
from generation to generation‖. Mr. Doug Edwards, Elementary vice Prin-
Pastoral, presented a short VDO clip of teachers and studentsreminiscing about their memories of 1999 and the time capsule.The time capsule was opened by six year 13 students who have been at
NIST for the longest. Items such as mobile phones, coins, students‘ work, a
school uniform, newspapers, yearbook, photo stickers, and a VDO tape wererevealed. It is sad to note that many items were damaged due to the leak-age of water inside the time capsule, but many survived intact.The Year 3s will re-seal the capsule with new items later this year, to beopened in another ten year.To view photos from the NIST Millennium Time Capsule Ceremony, pleasevisithttp://www.nist.ac.th/Time%20Capsule/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Greetings from NISTAA:
Message from NISTAA
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Welcome to the February, 2010, issue of NISTAA NEXUS.Time flies even faster towards the end of the academic year! In This issue, the newsletter features a num-ber of exciting events that have been happening at NIST over the last few months. After ten years, the timecapsule from the millennium year was finally opened. Unfortunately, most items were soaked in water.Lesson learned for the next time capsule to be weather proof! Thank you to those alumni who joined us for the ceremony.Throughout the academic year, the Bridges programme continues as usual with many interesting guestspeakers from across the fields coming to speak to NIST students including the famous Hollywood actor,Jackie Chan. It is good news that NIST is getting more and more famous people to visit our campus. If anyone wishes to join any speakers for their talks, please let me know as alumni are always welcome to at- tend. For the next Bridges' event on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 10am, NIST will welcome Prof. FrancoiseBarre-Sinoussi, Director of the Regulations of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Shewas awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 together with Prof. Luc Montagnier for their discovery of  the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Professor Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will give a talk on future chal-lenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and therapy.Another exciting event worth sharing is the NIST International Day which took place on Saturday, January23, 2010, where NIST welcomed over 3,500 visitors to its campus. It was great to see many alumni joining us at the fair. I hope you all had a great time. On International Day, NISTAA sponsored the oval stage andClown Eckie Performance for the kids.As for NISTAA news, I am please to announce the new Committee Membersfor 2009-2010. The first item
on the Committee‘s agenda is to schedule a meeting regarding NISTAA‘s next investment and to decide if NISTAA should donate part of its funding back to a school‘s development project specifically the new foot-
ball pitch.List of Committee Members:Mr. Simon Leslie PresidentMs. Rosalind Yunibhandu (1998) Vice PresidentMs. Sunitaya Varaphan TreasurerMrs. Jaemi Hodgson Receptionist
Mrs. Poonam Sachdev Legal LiaisonMs. Napatthorn Laoboonchai (2003) SecretaryMs. Irene Boonwikrom (2000) Committee MemberMr. Ravi Patel (2001) Committee MemberMr. Ramon Sachdev (2006) Committee MemberThe planning of the next reunion is also in progress. It is now confirmed that the next reunion for the Classof 2000 Ten Year and All Class Reunion will be held in November, 2010. Exact venue and date will be an-nounced once finalized. Lastly, NIST will celebrate the Class of 2010 Graduation on Friday, May 28, 2010,at the Landmark Hotel.As always, NISTAA always welcomes comments and suggestions from alumni. If you are interested in pro-posing new alumni activities or traditions, from business dinner, networking session to charity trip, pleasemake your ideas heard.Cheers,Bel Laoboonchai (NIST 03)alumni@nist.ac.th
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