The ’21–’22 school year begins August 16. Read an update from the Head of School here.
Beyond the academic rigor required at RIS, many students exemplify the RIS vision, mission, and Principles of Phoenix—Head (Knowledge), Hands (Skills), and Heart (Values)—by participating in student-led, service learning-based extracurricular clubs, activities, and committees. As a student at RIS, it’s hard not to be involved on campus,either by organizing events that give back to the local community or to other charities and causes in Thailand.
The goal of the Athletic Leadership Club (ALC) is to increase Phoenix pride by organizing school-spirit events focused around RIS sports. Members of the ALC learn valuable leadership skills while working to increase school spirit through a variety of community service and spirit events, both on and off campus.
For the past 12 years, RIS students have raised money for the Camillian Home, a nonprofit charity that helps orphans, abandoned children, and children with disabilities or HIV/AIDs. RIS students also visit the home to spend time with the children who live there.
The RIS Eco-Merits Club plans and runs projects to boost environmental awareness, cultivate habits that support sustainability, and raise money for global ecological causes. Members work with organizations such as Love Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Friends Foundation to support wildlife preservation in Thailand.
RIS’ cutting-edge AV studio features soundproof booths and green screen walls where students can learn to create videos, podcasts, and mixed digital media using the latest audio and video production tools.
Cancelling Cancers is a charity group initiated by students that provides fundraising support to Chulalongkorn University Systems Biology (CUSB), whose mission is to provide accessible and affordable immunotherapy treatment for all Thai people who need it.
RIS Habitat Club members work closely with Habitat for Humanity Thailand to help build affordable homes and repair houses for low-income families.
RIS Amnesty is a club that encourages youth to raise awareness and participate in the human rights movement. It is a platform for like-minded students to come together to learn about and act on human rights issues.
In RIS’ state-of-the-art kitchen facility, students learn a range of culinary skills in an innovative program that ranges from basic cutting and chopping to designing, cooking, and presenting an original menu.
The HS Student Council consists of 10 Executive Council members and various homeroom representatives that serve as an intermediary between students and administrators. The council informs the student body of the many student-sponsored activities throughout the school year. They are also in charge of organizing the Talent Show, Knowledge Bowl, Games Day, Career Day, and the HS Dance.
RIS students support affiliated Redemptorist Foundation projects with fundraisers throughout the year to provide educational materials, medical supplies, and everyday necessities for children in need.
All Middle School students are invited to become members of the Middle School Leadership team. The MSL plans and directs school events and fundraisers. They also act as school ambassadors and communicate information to the rest of the student body, all while developing important real-world leadership skills.
RIS Red Cross committee members promote health awareness, learn basic first- aid skills, and work with the Thai Red Cross to organize blood drives at school.
The Industrial Arts lab is a place for students to design and create with wood and metal. Students learn how to safely handle an array of tools, from small hammers to table saws and planers.
Muse Club is for students who are passionate about using their music and art skills for charity/volunteer events. This club also offers opportunities for underprivileged children to be creative.
Initiated by MS students in collaboration with NIST, RISing Coffee is a fair-trade project aiming to improve living conditions for coffee farmers in northern Thailand by helping to advertise and sell their coffee.
The LINK Crew is a high school transition program that selects a certain number of Seniors and Juniors to welcome and be “linked” with Freshmen to make them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience.
MUN Club members learn skills in international diplomacy by researching and debating contemporary world problems. MUN members participate in local and overseas MUN conferences. Student delegates gather to represent countries and role-play as UN members, discussing topical issues of international significance and presenting possible solutions in carefully crafted resolutions.
The RIS Soi Dog Club works closely with the nationwide Soi Dog Foundation to increase awareness of abused and abandoned stray dogs and cats in Thailand. Club members raise funds for medical fees and sterilization as well as promote adoption.
Some top colleges now ask for a “Maker Portfolio”—samples of engineering-based projects that use the design thinking process. In the Makerspace, students design and construct projects using hand tools and building materials to make everything from basic robots to small electronic devices.
NHS membership is based on teacher recommendations. Students are required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.60; display leadership and service to the school, classmates, or community organizations; and must be a person of character, embodying the qualities of respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Tech Club explores modern technology, such as robotics, coding, and 3D printing, as well as promotes tech development, support, and usage across campus.