Sun, Sand, and Superb Experiences in Boarding

For 13 sun-filled days of the two-week Spring Holiday, seven intrepid boarding students who couldn’t return back to their families in Myanmar and Bhutan had the unique opportunity to fly to southern Thailand for a truly fantastic holiday experience.

With Water House Boarding Parent Ajarn Trisha and Fire House Boarding Team member Ajarn Bobby supervising, these excited students started their journey with a 5-day/4-night luxury camping adventure at Elephant Hills Thailand near the Koh Sok National Park. Students enjoyed river kayaking, jungle trekking, seeing wildlife up close in the mangrove forests, and preparing meals for the nine resident rescued elephants at the camp. Students took an overnight trip deeper into the conservation area, taking a long-tail boat 45 minutes into the Koh Sok reservoir area of the national park where they spent one night in floating, solar-powered luxury tents (with no wifi!!). We truly did get “back to our roots” as every part of our time at Elephant Hills was incredible, from the food to the guides, to the hospitality. We owe an incredible debt of gratitude to one of our Prem families who generously arranged this unbelievable opportunity for us and took such great care of us while there!

And though the trip’s first half was action-packed, the second half was all about sun, sand, and relaxation. Students left Surat Thani and took the ferry to Koh Samui, staying at the Asian Secret Resort Bungalows near Lamai Beach. Multiple sand volleyball games, walks on the beach, trips to sightsee around the island, and delicious meals filled our days. Some students tried snorkelling for the first time. Others practised their photography skills in our daily contests. And card games like “Exploding Kittens” were played. Above all…these nine on the trip say it was one of their favourite trips ever!!!; Ajarn Trisha had a hard time getting some of the students (and Ajarn Bobby) back on the plane, they were all having so much fun!

Trisha Pospisil

Head of Water House, Boarding Parent, DP Language & Literature Teacher, G10 Water Homeroom

Prem International School would like to say a big thank you to Ajarn Trisha and Bobby for supervising this holiday trip! You gave our students a truly unique experience and something our students will always remember.

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