19 Jan
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Weekly Update 18, 19 Jan. 2018

Dates for Your Diary

Upcoming events can be found on the HeadStart calendar on the website School Life → Calendar but we have outlined upcoming events for the month here for easy reference.

Date Time Event Location
20-21 January All day DoE Silver Group Practice Ao Yon Beach
24 January In school Student Council Meeting TBA by Mr barker
26 January 2:20-5:00 pm Friday Market Atrium
27 January 8:30-3:30 pm Inter School Thai Teacher Seminar TBA by Kru Nee
28 January 8:00 am U11 and U13 Football at HSIS  

Announcements

After School Reminders

Next week will be the final week to sign up to ASPs. All sign ups, cancellations or adjustments must be made before Friday the 26th. Invoices for all fee paid activities will be sent out the following week, by the 2nd of February. Fr questions please contact Ms Anisa Van Der Laan by writing to [email protected] or visit her in the front office.


Thai Parents Meeting

By Kru Nee

I would like to invite you to a meeting to discuss the school insurance policy for students, what it covers and the school procedure for when an accident happens. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 23 January in the Secondary Hall and it will presented in Thai. I look forward to seeing you there.


Foundation Department News and Announcements

By Ms Fiona Scott, Deputy Head of Foundation

Active Learning and Fun in Foundation

It has been wonderful to see the children having lots of fun, being active and practicing for their up and coming Sports Day. Just a reminder that the Foundation Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 13 February. Parents are welcome to join us for the morning.

  • Pre - School: Tuesday 13 February in the Sports hall 8.45am - 9.15am

  • Early Years: Tuesday 13 February, Sports Field, 9.20am - 10.30am

  • Reception: Tuesday 13 February, Sports Field, 9.20am - 11.00am

Please make sure your child continues to come to school every day with a water bottle and the correct running shoes to practice in.

Shoe Reminder

This week I have noticed a number of children wearing shoes that do not fit correctly and are too big. For our little ones, wearing shoes that do not fit correctly can cause problems. They can trip up, fall over and hurt themselves. Please try and send your child into school with the correct fitting foot wear. We recommend Velcro strapped shoes - they are easy to put on with little fuss!

Mosquitoes

Please make sure you apply some repellent before your child comes into school as we seem to have many mosquitoes around just now. Due to the rains and unsettled weather, the mosquitoes seem to be prevalent around Phuket, please take precautions to avoid the uncomfortable bites! Some parents have been adding a cream or small bottle into their child’s school bag to be used if necessary during the day.

Kidsmania Event Saturday, 20 January

Kidsmania at RPM is hosting a face painting and hair styling day this Saturday (20th January) If you have no plans and want to join in the fun, they are open from 10.00am – 7.00pm and HeadStart students receive a 50% discount, which means you only pay 125 THB per child for the day.

Wishing you all a fun filled weekend!


Students News

Reception Stars of the Week!

  • Benny - always trying his best and settling into school so well.

  • Chaewon - Remembering and reading her tricky words on her own with ease.

  • Nate for great enthusiasm and very independent maths work.

  • Ying Ying for trying really hard to speak more confidently in class.

The Pre-School children have had a great start back at school after the holidays. During our ‘Under the Sea’ topic they have enjoyed taking part in activities and choosing their learning. The children have tried really hard to learn the names of the sea animals and have impressed Ms Danielle by identifying them during a circle time game. By Ms Danielle Jones

This week in Early Years we visited the Phuket Botanic Gardens. Our topic at the moment is ‘In the Garden’ so we were loved exploring lots of different types of gardens. We looked at beautiful flowers, found huge leaves, watched the fish in the lake and were very careful around the cacti! The children’s favourite part was walking behind the big waterfall! By Ms Holly Strawbridge & Ms Amy​ Drew

Early Years have gained so much confidence in the big pool since the beginning of the year. Everybody is now happy and really enjoying being in the water. They are improving their swimming strokes and water skills beautifully. By Ms Fiona Whittaker

Reception Blue are really enjoying our Fairy Tales theme. This week we are learning about the Gingerbread man and they have had so much fun with our Gingerbread Man crafts and stories, as well as role play and games. This week we focused specifically on doubling numbers and using new tricky words to make sentences. The children are all doing so well and settling into term 2 nicely. By Ms Candice Smithie

This week we have been reading the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and the children have enjoyed the different fairy tale themed activities including making puppets and baking biscuits! By Ms Hannah Kuusik

Reception are doing an Athletic unit of work in their P.E. lessons. They are practicing lots of skills ready for their Sports Day on Tuesday, 13 February. By Ms Fiona Whittaker

Year 1 students enjoyed a warm up routine in order to get them thinking and working on task during Thai class. By Kru Sue

The Year 2 ‘Thai Foreign Language’ level students have been practicing their speaking skills with members of staff. By Kru Dia

Year 3 have been learning about volcanoes as part of their Humanities topic ‘Extreme Earth’. We had great fun conducting an experiment to simulate a volcano erupting. By Ms Lee White

After School Lego club fun!

Year 6 Yellow made some shadow puppets linked to the stories they have been reading in English. They investigated how to make the shadows bigger, smaller, darker and fainter. By Ms Sophie Webb

These are our Term 2 & 3 Library monitors. These students will be assistants to Ms Mai, our Librarian, during break times.

The Year 10 Bronze level Duke of Edinburgh participants are off for their assessed expedition! We wish them a safe trip with lots of adventure. By Mr Duncan Peake

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