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Weekly Update #19, 19 February 2021

Dates for Your Diary

Upcoming events can be found on the website under School Life → Calendar and are outlined here for easy reference.

For daily updates and news follow the HeadStart Facebook Page and You Tube channel.

Date Time Event Location
22-26 February All day Year 12 & 13 Mock Exams In Class
23 February 8.40 am Foundation Sports Day Sports facilities
  1.00 pm Year 1 & 2 Sports Day Sports facilities
24 February 8.00 am Year 3 to 6 Sports Day Sports facilities
25 February 8.15 am Parents Committee Meeting Conference room
26 February 8.00-11.30 am Year 7-11 Sports Day Sports facilities
  12.10-3.00 pm Year 7-13 Sports Day Sports facilities
04 March 8.15 am UPrep Talk 9: Applying to Universities in Asia/Australia Secondary Hall
  2.30-5.30 pm Replacement Friday Market School Atrium
05 March   School Closed -
9-11 March Three days Year 9 Mock Checkpoint Exams  
12 March All day Casual Clothes/Fundraiser Activities  
15 March All day Pi Day / Maths Activities  
16-17 March Two days Year 9 Residential Trip Boats/Angsana Hotel
18-19 March Two days Year 8 Residential Trip Boats/Angsana Hotel
25-26 March Two days Year 7 Residential Trip Boats/Angsana Hotel
31 March 3.30-5.30 pm Year 12 & 13 Parent/Teacher Conferences (PTC) To be announced
31 March - 1 April Two days Science Fair To be announced
03 April TBA Saturday Thai Culture Club To be announced

Invitation to Fill out Parent Survey

As a school, we are always looking for ways in which we can continue to improve and develop our school environment and the programmes we offer. Your feedback and suggestions are important to us and will help us to make HeadStart the best possible experience for your child. We hope you will take a few minutes of your time to help us to fill in this Parent Survey, the results of which will be shared with the Parent Committee next week and with the wider community the week after. This survey is anonymous and the school sees the responses but does not see which parent is submitting the information.

For the English language version, please click HERE

For the Thai language version, please click HERE

Car Park Safety

The safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance to us and for some time now, we have noticed students leaving school and turning left at the exit in order to access shops behind the school. There have been concerns about the student’s safety as the back road behind the school is narrow and dangerous. In order to avoid the possibility of an accident, we are limiting students from turning left and asking that instead, they buy from the vendor that has been relocated to the exterior car park walkway. We hope that this will minimize risk while at the same time giving access to student’s favourite afternoon snacks and drinks.

Meetings and Drop-in Sessions

UPrep Talk 8 - Applying to Thai Universities

If you weren’t able to make it to this week’s UPrep Talk #8 on the topic of ‘Applying to Thai Universities’ we have provided a download with the presentation below for your reference. If you have questions or are seeking advice on university placement for your child, we invite you to drop in to speak with our University Placement Officer, Kru Gem, in the school Coffee Shop on the 1st floor on 25 February at 8.15 am.

Communication with Russian Parents

Уважаемые родители,

Добро пожаловать на школьный канал!

Из-за условий программы WhatsApp, к сожалению, мы не можем создать канал WhatsApp. Но у нас есть популярный канал Telegram. Пожалуйста, присоединяйтесь к нашему каналу для русскоговорящих родителей, чтобы не пропустить новости нашей школы и следить за интересными объявлениями. Следовательно этот канал будет создан для того, чтобы объявить школьную информацию и помочь вам в обновленных школьных мероприятиях.

Итак, позвольте мне представиться еще раз, меня зовут Канникар Сингдонг. Мое русское имя – Майя. Очень приятно познакомиться с вами. Я русскоговорящая тайская сотрудница, и я занимаюсь непосредственно административной работой. Если у вас есть вопросы, пожалуйста, обращайтесь, буду рада вам помочь. Пожалуйста, нажмите на ссылку, чтобы присоединиться к каналу Telegram: https://t.me/headstartrus

Welcome to our school’s Russian language announcement forum on Telegram. You can scan the QR code provided below or click HERE to receive regular updates with information and announcements as well as upcoming events all in Russian.

Please let me introduce myself once again. My name is Kannikar Singdong - My Russian name is Maiya, I am very glad to meet you! I am a Russian-speaking Thai employee, and part of the admin team. If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you.

Thank You

A big thank you to Khun Niti Raktaetrakul for giving the school wooden pallets which have now been used to create a water play system for our Foundation pupils. Also, the maintenance team have used the remaining palettes to build stands for hanging our salad plants. This goes well with the school’s ethos of reducing, reusing and recycling!


We have had another busy and fun week in Reception Yellow. We read the stories Dinosaurs love underwear and Aliens love underwear this sparked such an interest in the children so we did a vote on how our next role play area will look like, the vote was VERY close but they decided on dinosaurs and agreed between themselves when we have finished with dinosaurs we can look more at Aliens and space! They were very busy on Wednesday designing this new area with P.Kwan. They have been very engaged in Valentines and Lunar New Year activities and had a very fun Friday dressing up and playing with the whole of foundation! It was lovely to see the children confidently go and explore the other classrooms, activities and speak with other teachers they don’t usually see in our own classroom. -Ms Milly Gallanders

Early Years Yellow made Jam Tarts, a typical English dessert. The children helped to make the pastry and we then cut it into circles. They all had a turn to add jam in the middle. Baking is a great experience for the children. It helps them to understand waiting and taking their turn. They listen and communicate with each other throughout and show high levels of concentration and engagement in the task. It is also a nice way to show them an outcome for their efforts which they all enjoyed at snack time! -Ms Suzi Chaemchaeng


Congratulations to our Year 1-3 Students of the Month for Maths. Well done and keep up the good work Nath, Luca, Kim, Mark, Pip, Puan, Candy, Yinhying and Alice.

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In Year 1 Blue, the children have been reading and retelling the story, ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ To support us with remembering the story, the children created a story path. First, they sequenced some pictures from the story. Then, the children decided as a team what words they could add to their path. Lots of the children decided to add time conjunctions, WOW words (adjectives) and labelled the characters. After that, the children walked along their path, using the pictures and keywords to orally retell the story. Over the next few weeks, we will be pretending to be the big bad wolf and writing a recount from the wolf’s perspective. -Mr Sam Young (click on photos to expand)

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Year 5 Blue have been working collaboratively in science to design and make parachutes in order to investigate the effect that different variables have on air resistance. They are going to investigate the size of the parachute, the material the parachute is made from and the length of strings on the parachute to see which parachute is most effective. When carrying out an investigation, it is important to make sure that it is a fair test therefore all variables, apart from the one being investigated, must stay the same; the children had to measure and cut precisely to ensure that their test is fair. -Ms Carla Whitehead (click on photos to expand)

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PE Department

Running ASP

This week the Running ASP had a bit of friendly competition! Students were given a list of fitness running challenges and in order to decide which challenge they would do, they had to take a chance and put their hand into the lucky dip to find a coloured cube! Depending on the colour, the cube would dictate which challenge they did. At the end, whoever was able to build the longest tower out of the cubes they had collected within the hour was the winner of the house points! We really enjoyed it and as usual, we were pushed physically and mentally to have lots of fun while raising the fitness levels and improving our running skills! Students ran over 4k and burnt over 470 calories so it was quite the workout. Everyone is welcome to please come and join the running ASP on Tuesdays after school. -Ms Charlotte Myers


This weekend saw all of our boys teams in action playing in some really good and challenging football matches. Each team worked extremely hard which resulted in some very close score lines. Thanks to Bangjo Academy, Trimas Temple and PSG for coming over for some great games. -Coach Frost

With over 60 students enrolled in the HeadStart Football Academy, coaches are working hard to keep students motivated and actively learning new skills. Team sports have great benefits for health and physical development, but they also teach children very important values such as discipline, focus, the benefits of working together with a team to accomplish a common goal. If you would like to find out more about the academy programmes drop a line to Head Coach Stef at [email protected]

Coffee Shop Promotion
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Parent community Promotions

Beautifullly Decorated Cookies by Sara

“Dear parents, I know how difficult is to surprise our children on their birthday. But I know for sure that children will be delighted with my cookies because they are not only beautiful but also delicious! Taking orders for cookies for your birthday!” Contact Sara by writing to LINE ID: sarameleshkevich Email: [email protected]

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Relax and Recharge Package from Burasari

“Hi everyone. I am Patrik Ilstam, General Manager at Burasari Phuket and father of Erica in Y9. We currently have this great Spa & Lunch promotion ‘Relax & Recharge’. Perfect for all you Moms & Dads who may be in need of some pampering. Welcome to visit us and thank you for your support”.

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Medical Supplies

“Hello! I’m a Year 1 Thai Parent. I would like to introduce my drug store located on Vi Rach Hongyok road (NAKA road). We are wholesaler drug store and out Pharmacy’s name is ‘Title Pharmacy’ ไตเติ้ลเภสัช in Thai. We also have 5 branches of drug stores in PTT gas stations around the island. If you need help with medicine, Vitamins and medical equipment, please contact us! Thank you for your support. Line@: @tlepharmacy. Tel: 083-067-6071, 076-522-277 or our Facebook page HERE

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