Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides over the Opening of the Academic Buildings and School Facilities
Friday, December 14, 2018
On Thursday 13th December 2018, our school held one of the most significant ceremonies in its history: The Opening of the Academic Buildings and School Facilities presided over by Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Among the special guests were Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovitvanit, Mr. Somkid Chanthamaruek, Governor of Samut Sakhon Province, Bro. Surasit Sukchai, Bro. Provincial, and Rev. Bro. Bancha Saenghiran, f.s.g., Ph.D., President of Assumption University. The ceremony was also attended by many Brothers of the Saint Gabriel Foundation in Thailand and members of the ACEP community.
Her Royal Highness’ motorcade arrived at ACEP at 2:48pm, and was greeted by students lining the entrance to our school.
Her Royal Highness first presented the Brothers, parents, teachers, and students with Royal pins. Next, with the push of a button, she officially opened all of our school buildings (The Trinity Building, Ave Maria Building, Regina Coeli Building, St. Peter Sport Club, All Saint Dormitory) by opening the curtains covering each of the building’s name signs. Next, she moved on to a small tree which was planted in the courtyard. After watering the sapling she next moved into the Ave Maria Building.
In this building she visited booths which showcased each of the different subjects, technologies and extra-curricular activities available at our school, as well as student achievements. Her Royal Highness then posed for official photographs with Brothers, senior teachers, and ACEP PTA members.
Finally, Her Royal Highness was presented with gifts by representatives of the parents, teachers and students. After a short conversation with Bro. Dr. Pisutr Vapiso and Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovitvanit she returned to her motorcade and departed our school at 4:18pm.
We are very proud and honoured to have been visited by such a kind and warm hearted guest – this is a day which we will never forget.