31 Aug
Events4 months ago

Parent Portal Meeting

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Adam Drew

Director of Studies
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Since joining HeadStart International School as Director of Studies, in August 2014, I have been genuinely impressed by the hard work and commitment of all those involved in making HeadStart a place where students are inspired to have the ‘love of learning’ described in the school’s motto. Recent results show the strides the school is making in terms of academic results and the fantastic achievements our students have made in their studies. Having just successfully completed the EDT Silver accreditation and with the move to I strongly believe that HeadStart International School is well on the way to becoming one of the best schools on the island, providing the highest standards in teaching and learning. The next few years will be a truly exciting time for all those involved with the school. Having had a successful Teaching career in the UK for a number of years and having worked in various different management positions, my wife Amy and I made the decision to move to Thailand in 2012 where I worked at an International School in Bangkok. The opportunity to make a real impact at HeadStart and to help shape the future successes of the school drew me to move to Phuket. I am relishing the opportunity that being a key part of the HeadStart team entails and the chance to help shape the future successes of the school. On a personal level, I am a keen sportsman and have an interest in many sports both as a spectator or participant. A highlight for me was having a leadership position for Event Services at the London 2012 Olympic Games. I am a keen golfer and I am a member of the main Bangkok Expat golf societies. Thailand is blessed with many amazing courses and I look forward to now playing those in Phuket. My wife Amy is a teacher in the Foundation department. I look forward to working with staff, students and parents alike to ensure that we continue to build on the existing successes of the school. Together we will strive to improve and make each academic year even more successful than the last. Please feel free to email me at any time to discuss your ideas on how we can do this together. I look forward to meeting you again as the year progresses!

Following the email that I sent to all parents on Friday, I would like to confirm that we will be launching our Parent Portal on Wednesday this week, and on this day, all parents will receive an email with an attached document on it detailing how to setup your new Parent Portal account. We will also send login/activation details in hard-copy to all students on that day.

In order to fully explain how to access the portal and how and when ASP sign-up will be organised this academic year, I would like to invite all parents to school on Thursday 31st Aug at 8am for a short meeting in the Sports Hall (finishing no later than 8:30am). I appreciate that many parents have other commitments and some may be unable to attend, so I would like to state that although attendance is recommended and you will find the information useful, it is not essential, and the details you will receive on Wednesday are sufficient for you to setup your portal account. Online sign-up for ASPs will be available via the Parent Portal from this weekend, although parents will be able to ‘preview’ classes prior to this, once the parent portal account has been activated..

More details regarding ASP sign-up will be included in the meeting and also released in the weekly update and on the school’s Facebook page.

If you are able to make the meeting on Thursday, I look forward to seeing you there. The meeting will start promptly at 8am.

Mr. Adam Drew, Director of Studies

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