THE GIFTED AND TALENTED
 

General Philosophy
At Traill International School we feel it is important to provide an environment which encourages a striving for excellence - where success is recognized and valued by everyone. Within the overall framework of the School we aim to encourage all students to develop their personalities, talents and abilities to the full. We encourage hard work and commitment, and celebrate achievement in all aspects of school life. We also believe that teaching and learning should be challenging and enjoyable for students of all abilities. Finally, we recognise the need to identify our gifted and talented students as early as possible and to make enhanced provision for them.


What does ‘gifted and talented’ mean?

Students who are referred to as gifted are regarded as the most able academically whilst those who are considered talented possess special expertise in areas such as sport, music, art and drama.

Being gifted and talented covers more than just the ability to succeed in tests and examinations. Some students will do well in examinations but are not necessarily gifted. Whilst others, who are gifted, may underachieve for a variety of reasons. The definition of gifted/talented students at Traill International School is based on potential as well as levels of achievement.

We recognize and celebrate the following gifted and talented students at Traill, who have excelled in different areas. They are also examples of what commitment and perseverance can bring to achieving your life’s aspirations.



1. Zixian Zhang (Maria) – Y8A Tennis
2. Mintra Rungruengsorakarn (Mintra) – Y9B Music - Piano
3. Kongpop Thongrat (Jump)- Y9B Music - Piano
4. Kamolphat Atsawawaranunt (A) – Y12A Academic
5. Siraj Kishnani (Spy) – Y11A Academic
6. On-Nibha Sinlua (Mai) – Y10B Ice Skating
7. Jidapa Pinksakul (Pal) – Y10A Horse Riding
8. Kongpop Thongrat (Jump) –Y9B Table Tennis
9. Kavin Lertpaiboon – Y11B Swimming
10. Lucksika Fuengpanichcharoen (Tenk) – Y11B Golf

1. Zixian Zhang (Maria) - Y8A Tennis A future international player. Quite possible if Maria continues her winning spree. At 13 years old she has already won many international tournaments. This year she focuses on increasing her international world ranking by competing in ITF tournaments. Maria won the under -15 BISAC international schools championship and also went on to win the under -19 BISAC international schools championship although she was still 13 years old. Reach for the stars, Maria.

2. Mintra Rungruengsorakarn (Mintra) - Y9B Music – Piano Mintra’s passion for music makes her one of Thailand’s, well-deserved rising stars. The effort she puts into being the best classical pianist also extends to her studies and all done without a fuss. Mintra has also had 2 very successful concerts as the “Fabulous Four”, which represents 4 of the best rising pianists in Bangkok.

3. Kongpop Thongrat (Jump)- Y9B Music – Piano Jump, a boy of hidden talents who continues to strive for perfection not only in music but also in his studies. Jump is part of the “Fabulous Four” concerts representing 4 of the best rising pianists in Thailand, with 2 sell-out concerts.

4. Kamolphat Atsawawaranunt (A) -Y12A Academic ‘A’, a boy of many talents, be it academic excellence, trekking through the jungle, a sports star or helping others. Congratulations to ‘A’ for coming 1st place in Thailand for Biology IGCSE Cambridge University Exams, compared to other international schools. ‘A’ really is an A star!

5. Suraj Kishnani (Spy) -Y11A Academic Spy, an all-round student who seems to find time to do everything he wants to excel at. Spy came 1st place in Thailand for Physics IGCSE Cambridge University Exams. An incredible year of achievement! Well done! In addition he took part competing in other areas such as public speaking, being in the Prom Committee, drama and much more.

6. On-nibha Sinlua (Mai) - Y10B Ice Skating Mai has demonstrated herself as an outstanding skater, with top place finishes in world class tournaments. She was also part of ‘Disney on Ice’ and we all look forward to seeing her next performance.

7. Jidapa Pinksakul (Pal) - Y10A Horse Riding Pal’s commitment to the challenging sport of equestrian has resulted in some excellent competition wins at a national level in Thailand. Pal is definitely a rising star in the horse riding world.

8. Kongpop Thongrat (Jump) -Y9B Table Tennis Jump is not only a top concert pianist, he is a successful table tennis competitor and has done well in competitions.

9. Kavin Lertpaiboon - Y11B Swimming As one of the school’s top swimmers, we look forward to seeing Kavin’s expertise in swimming in our upcoming Swimming Gala. Go for gold, Kavin.

10. Lucksika Fuengpanichcharoen (Tenk) - Y11B Golf Tenk has shown herself to be an exceptional golfer and her excellence is greatly admired. We hope to see her in the near future with a world ranking.


   

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