August 16, 2021
Dear RIS Community,
I would like to welcome our families, faculty, staff, and administration to the 2021/2022 academic school year at Ruamrudee International school. I am very excited to start the new year today and happy to welcome back our incredible students to RIS. I know that there is disappointment with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, and we all hoped to be starting the year on campus. Although online learning presents challenges to both students and teachers, we are ready to work tirelessly to provide the best educational experience possible for your students.
To our students... I would like to say welcome back! We have missed seeing your smiling faces, your dedicated work in the classroom, and the passion you have for our school. It will be great to see all of you “on campus,” even if that is through a Zoom/Google lens. I hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready to get started! Best of luck with your first day of classes.
For our parents... I know there are many choices in education here in Bangkok, and I am happy that you have chosen and trusted RIS with your child’s education. I look forward to a great school year and am looking forward to working with every one of you this year. We will take great care of your students!
I would also like to welcome our incredible faculty and staff to the new year. We have an impressive group of new teachers joining our community. Teamed up with our fantastic group of returning teachers, our students are in great hands. Thank you, teachers, for all of the hard work and effort in preparing for this school year during the last two weeks of orientation.
I will frequently communicate with the community to keep them informed of any changes and updates with news and information. With restrictions and government requirements changing day to day, communication will be important for our school community. Please feel free to reach out to your teachers, section administrators, and me if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a great first day of school!
Dr. Jim O'Malley
Interim Head of School
& High School Principal
Ruamrudee International School