| 19 July 1895|
19 July 1895
7 – 12
+66 2 465 0072
505/5 Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Taweethapisek School (Thai: โรงเรียนทวีธาภิเศก) is a 7th oldest Boys' School in Thailand for 7th to 12th grade students, located in Bangkok Yai District, Bangkok, Thailand in the Bangkok Thonburi Area. The school was funded by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) on 19 July 1985. The school has one branch, located at Bangkokyaii in Bangkok. The school has facilities such as basketball and table-tennis as well as a 400-metre running track around the football field. As of 2013 there are about 3,000 students. Most of the students are Thai and mostly Buddhist, while other students follow other religions, including Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity.
Taweethapisek School Wikipedia
Taweethapisek School was established on July 19, 1895 by King Rama V who ruled the Kingdom twice as long as his grandfather, King Rama II. To celebrate this special occasion, King Rama V wanted to establish a school in honor of his grandfather. He donated 2,000,000 baht and persuaded the royal members to donate to build the school at Wat Arunrajawararam, the royal temple of King Rama II. King Rama V named the school “Taweethapisek”. “Tawee” means twice or double and “pisek” means coronation. When the school started, there were 162 students and 6 teachers. The first school building was 4 stories high and the first director was KhunUparakansilapaset.
In 1951, the school started to move some students to study at a new location “Wat Nakklang” because the school building at Wat Arun was too small for an excessive number of students. In 1960, the school building at Wat Nakklang was finished, and all the students from 7th – 12th grade were moved to the new school that year. Since that time, the school at Nakklang has been the place to study for new students until today.The oldest Building in School, Has 14 class rooms
This Building has 15 Class rooms, 3 Computer rooms and library name “R-Ton-Sung-Ka-Wat-ta-na”
This Building has art rooms and Gym
This Building has science operation room, Pet-Dok-Kaw room( Audiovisual Education ) and Green room - Eco energy prototype class room
This Building has foreign language class room and Su-Jin-Da-Ka-Pha-Yoon Hall
This building has Taweethapisek Museum
-The King Rama V monument was brought to school on Jun 19, 1999 from the fine arts department.
- Phra Buddha Taweethapisek Mahamongkol Statue
- Father Surachai Ronarong Statue, was a famous soldier that was at this area to help protect Bangkok from Burma in the period of King Rama I.
On the coronation day of King Rama V, Taweethapisek coins were given to the royal members and bureaucrats who came to join the Taweethapisek ceremony. Thus, the school uses the coin as the school symbol. In the school symbol, there are coats of arms of King Rama II, King Rama V, and other insignias that represent both King Rama II and King Rama V.Professor Sanya Dharmasakti, 12th Prime Minister of Thailand
General Suchinda Kraprayoon, 19th Prime Minister of Thailand
Air Chief Marshal Chalermkiat Wattanangkun, 5th Commander-in-Chief of the Thailand Air Force
Admiral Kawee Singha, 26th Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Navy
Police General Seripisut Temiyavet, 5th Commissioner-General, Royal Thai Police
General Preecha Rojanasen, National Legislative assembly member, Thailand
Naowarat Pongpaiboon, S.E.A. Write Award-winning poet and national artist
Niwat Kongpien, Writer and art critic
Puchong Yothapitak, Actor
Touch Na Takuathung, Thai pop singer and actor
Samapol Piyapongsiri, D.J. and actor
Ong-Art Singlumpong, Film director
Atichart Chumnanon, Actor
Rangsan Viwatchaichok, National football Team player
Theerachart Pangviroonrak, MP, 24rd House of Representatives of Thailand