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Weekly Update #21, 4 March 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
05 March   School Closed -
09 March 8.15 am Parents Meeting: Assessments in Primary Secondary Hall
9-11 March Three days Year 9 Mock Checkpoint Exams Exam Hall
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 March 8.15 am UPrep Talk #10: Show Me the Money Secondary Hall
18-19 March Two days Year 8 Residential Trip Boats/Angsana Hotel
25 March 8.15 am Parents Meeting: E-safety for Primary children Secondary Hall
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
02 April TBA Russian Culture Club To be announced
03 April TBA Saturday Thai Culture Club To be announced

Yearbook Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunity

Dear HeadStart Parents,

We will soon begin the exciting project of designing our Yearbook 2020-2021. As a school, we consider this publication an important representation of our students, dedicated teaching staff, and the diverse community that makes up HeadStart International School. Our Yearbooks feature class pages, commemorate school events and competitions and showcase performances by our students. In it we also celebrate the outstanding accomplishments and awards won by our students throughout the academic year. Previous editions can be found on our website or by clicking here.

With a projected 850 copies to be printed, this is a guaranteed audience platform of over 1,700 people which includes parents, extended family, friends and acquaintances who will want to flip through this attractive publication and see what HeadStart has been up to this year. The Yearbook will be high quality, full-colour, glossy, magazine-style publication, printed A4 size.

A number of pages are earmarked for sponsorship and We are giving you the opportunity to advertise your company or business with us. If you are interested in this prospect, please contact Anisa Van Der Laan [email protected]. This year we are offering reduced prices for our ad pages.

  • 3,500 THB for a half page ad size 8” X 5.5” - For a half-page ad please provide artwork in Landscape orientation.
  • 7,000 THB for a full page ad size 8” X 11” - For a full-page ad please provide us with artwork in Portrait orientation.
  • 10,000 THB for a full page ad inside front and back covers (3 pages) - For a full-page ad please provide us with artwork in Portrait orientation.

The format should be sent to us in PDF (press quality), TIFF or JPEG (CMYK 300 dpi). All artwork files should be sent directly to Khun Sandwich, our Graphic artist, [email protected]. Khun Wipawee will communicate with you and help you choose your preferred placement in the book. The due date for all artwork is 30 April, 2021.

Submissions will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don’t miss your chance to put an ad in the Yearbook!

UPrep Drop-In Session

If you missed the presentation on 4 March on the topic of Applying to Universities in Australia and Asia, please have a look a the downloads below and as always, let our UPrep team know if you have any questions or require assistance by writing to Ms Bedi (Head of Sixth Form) or Ms Gem (University Placement Officer) at [email protected] and [email protected]. Next week on Thursday, 11 March, will be our UPrep drop-in Session for parents of students in years 9-13. You are welcome to come and speak with Kru Gem and ask any questions that you have starting at 8.15 am located in the school Coffee Shop.

Support for scholars of Sustenance

Our Term 2 and 3 fundraising drive will be focussed on supporting the valiant work that Scholars of Sustenance Thailand is doing in the collecting and distributing of food to over 60 local communities in dire need of food. As always, our student leadership teams are working hard to organise activities, events that will support those in need. Well done Gemma in Year 12 and Regina in Year 13 and all of the Secondary students who are actively responding to the need. Please show support by bringing in items that can be resold at the ‘Second-hand Sale’(no plastic bottles!). Simply place them in the allocated House boxes in the atrium before the actual sale on 12 March and stand the chance to win up to 50 House points!

Our term 2 Casual Clothes day theme will be GREEN! Wear casual clothes of your choice on 12 March and donate 50 Baht, or more if you can!

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Message From the Parent Committee

Parents Coffee Morning

The Parents committee wish to invite HeadStart parents to a coffee morning to get to know each other. This is a great way to meet the parents committee and class representatives as well as other parents. Hope to see you there. The event will take place on Monday, 8th March at 9:15 onwards at the Happy Woods Cafe, next to Wang Talang Gems, Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd.

Sports and PE Department

Swimming Event

Wednesday (10 March), UWC is bringing their 11 & over swimmers to compete against our Aqua Panthers! The team is very excited to have a home competition and is ready to race. The start time is 16.30 and will finish at approximately 18.00. -Coach Brown

Sports Day Grand Finale!

Hi everyone! As I mentioned last week, I wasn’t able to provide the secondary sports day results because the event was due to conclude after the weekly update was posted. However, I can now let you know that for the second year in a row the Yellow Cheetahs were victorious in the secondary sports day event. Well done Cheetahs! Now that the sports days are over I can let you know the final points and the overall winners (for each event the winners got 50 points, 2nd got 30 points, 3rd got 20, and 4th got 10). See the table below for the total points scored and the finishing places. -Mr Nick Carter, Director of Sport

Final scores

Soccer Saturday

Looking for something active for your 5-12 year old boys and girls to do on Saturday? Join ‘Soccer Saturday’ with Coach Frost and develop football skills in fun, game related practices. Players must bring their own water bottle, football boots & shin pads. Please contact our friendly office staff to register by calling 076-612875 or writing to [email protected]

Soccer Saturday

Buddy Benches

The Student Council launched a Buddy Bench Design Competition a couple of weeks ago. They were trying to promote friendship and kindness around the school. We have been lucky enough to have a bench to decorate for the children to share. We were really happy with the number of entries, over 100, and the quality of the designs. Children used lots of bright colours and very thoughtful words in their designs. It was very difficult to decide upon the winners as all of the entries were so good. This week we announced the Year 1 to Year 3 winners in assembly. They received a certificate and the year group winner won a small prize. The winners are:

Position Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
First Place Pruk Liz Dvani
Second Place Kim Lauren Zoe
Third Place Punn Miranda Avani

In assembly, we will announce the Year 4, 5 and 6 winners and the overall winning bench design. Student Council will work with Mr Clarke to paint the winning design onto our Buddy Bench over the next couple of weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for the Buddy Bench when it arrives in the school. -Ms Emma Spencer

Magazine Editing Club ASP

The Year 5-6 after school Magazine Editing Club is run by Ms kirsty Hark and below you will find the beautiful publication that they have put together.

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In the English faculty, all teachers are giving a series of book talks at the beginning of their lessons. Book talks are exactly as they sound: short, high impact and engaging reflections on books we have read, why we had a liking for them and why students might want to try them out. We even share a sliver from the text to give the students a taster of what they can expect. Doing these talks is designed to help students navigate the library towards texts which will hopefully speak to them. Of course, the ultimate goal (as it always is) is to get books into the hands of students. I would love to hear from any parents who would like to come to school and share their love of a particular book with a group of students. If you’re interested in doing this, please drop me a line at [email protected]. -David Pollicutt, Head of English

Hi kids! Some of your teachers have been rescuing, taking care of and rehoming some wonderful needy animals around Phuket and they want to invite you to do the same. The Phuket Government Dog Pound is totally overrun with dogs at the moment; from perfect little puppies to fluffy small balls of love to bigger and bouncier friends; the pound really has it all and they are all waiting for someone to come and open their home to them. Take a look at your teachers who have fostered and adopted some of the loveliest pups imaginable; these before and after pictures speak for themselves. If you would like to foster or adopt a dog, go and see Miss Jody Leow or Miss Charlotte Myers and they can talk you through the very simple process, helping you find a perfect furry friend! If you aren’t able to adopt, why not go and speak to them about other ways in which you can help.

Promotions from Around the Island

Diving Trip Promotion from HeadStart Parent

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Veggie Baan Promotion from HeadStart Parents

Promoting the Veggie Baan loyalty card. When you buy 9 mana, you get the 10th for free! Go over to Veggie Baan’s Facebook page for more promotions and show some support for fantastic Israeli cuisine located in Rawai.

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Best sourdough bread on the island! See the details below.

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