Weekly update 33, 25 May, 2018
Dates for Your Diary
Upcoming events can be found on the calendar on the website School Life → Calendar but we have outlined upcoming events here for easy reference.
|Reception to Year 1 Transition
|Parent Committee Meeting
|31 May 1 June
|Year 6 Graduation Trip
|Adventure Mountain, Phang gna
|End of Year Dance Recital
|Foundation/Primary Parent Meeting
|Secondary Parent Meeting
|Dance Room 4th Floor
|Secondary End of Year Party
|Hilton Hotel Karon
|Year 11-13 Camping Trip
|Adventure Mountain Club
|End of Year Awards /Y13 Graduation
|Winning House Reward
|End of Year Activity Day
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Student Resignation Reminder
Dear parents and guardians,
This is a reminder that if your child will not be studying at HeadStart for the next academic year, you must inform the office of this decision by Monday, 28 May, 2018.
Please refer to the school policy:
A parent or guardian must complete the Student Withdrawal form and submit this to the school office/Registrar at least one month prior to the last day of the academic year. Refunds of the Endowment fee or otherwise are processed at the end of the school year and paid out two weeks after the last day of the academic year. Refunds will not be made if the Student Withdrawal form has not been filled out and if the student is withdrawn before the end of the academic school year.
Should you have further questions or require assistance please contact the school registrar, Khun Nuk, by visiting the front office or write to [email protected].
Thank you for your attention to detail.
This is a reminder that the parents and guests should not use the student toilets. Please read the signage and follow the instructions.
Romeo to Cycle 200 kms for Charity
Meet Romeo, a 13 year old boy in Year 8, who is a living breathing testament to living a life of hope and passion. Romeo is going to cycle 200 kms in support of the Ride4Kids event.
Kicking off from HeadStart International School on June 15 he will be in for a very tough and demanding challenge. Romeo will be collecting donations for the three charities benefiting from Ride4Kids: Phuket Has Been Good To Us, Good Shepherd and Outrigger Share4Change.
Romeo also wants to get his classmates and the whole school involved. Why stop at just his class? He wants the whole school to jump on board as well. Romeo will be organising a Ride-a-thon at Headstart and wants all students, teachers and parents to come along for the ride. To donate or find out more about how you can get involved, click on the link http://www.ride4kids.co/
Don’t forget to get your tickets to Charlie’s Angels!
On the 8th of June the Primary and Secondary HeadStart students will have the pleasure of welcoming the Mangosteen Drama Club from Samui. They will be performing a new take on ‘Alice’ in the Sports Hall at 1:30pm. The show group are paying for their own traveling expenses but would be grateful if each child could contribute 30-50 baht for the show. There will be a box designated for this purpose outside Sports Hall on the day. Thank you and enjoy the show!
Wednesday’s morning fitness class was fully booked! What an excellent ‘Total Body Conditioning’ class focusing on strength and mobility. Thank you to fitness trainer Maya for keeping the parents fit and healthy!
Good news from the library!
The books that students have ordered from ‘Baker Books’ have arrived. The students are very happy and enjoying reading their books. By Ms Mai, Librarian
P.E. Department News
Academy Sports Awards Invitation
By Mr Richard Lukats, Athletics Director
Come and join the PE Team for an afternoon of sporting celebration on the 14th June 2018 @ HeadStart School for the 2018 HeadStart Sports Awards. The event will be in the Sports Hall form 4:30pm - 6:00pm, all those attending are asked to dress smartly as this will be a formal event. Guests will be served an afternoon tea at their table during the presentation of the awards. This event is by invitation only and is for those in the Football and Swimming Academies along with our School Basketball payers and selected Athletes.
Please click on the link below and fill in the form if you are going to attend the event. Please remember this is an event only for those involved in Sports Academies or who have been invited by Coach Brown, Coach JR or Mr Lukats. Please ensure you fill out the form using the students name and indicate their attendance and how many additional guests will be coming (maximum of 2 per student).
On Saturday our Under 11 football team played a friendly match with UWCT and came out victorious. Good teamwork and stamina. Well done boys!
Student Activity News
Saturday Thai Culture Club
Early Years - Year 1 students had a wonderful time participating in the Saturday Thai Culture Club. They enjoyed learning traditional Thai plays called ‘Mon Son Pha’ & ‘Tang Tae’. They also had the chance to make traditional Thai toys using parts from banana trees. The Year 2 - 6 students enjoyed learning about traditional entertainment from the four regions of Thailand as well as learning about Thai plays called ‘Tee Lor’, ‘Gradoad Yang’ and ‘Tang Tae’.
Foundation Department News
Foundation had a lot of fun celebrating the end of mid term today with a special All Subject Awards Assembly, followed by a Superheroes fun Friday House event.
In Reception, we congratulate Assena, Ying Ying, Taisiya, Namon, Luke Nai, Pun, Buahom, Jahja, Sona, Jazzy, Aaron, Liam, Mighty, Amarin and Din for an putting in lots of effort in all subjects this month.
In Early Years, Liza, Gail, Naomi, Emelie, Puan, Raegan, Liliia, Tee, Arte, Yugeon, Anthiny, Roch and Gun have all put in an outstanding effort this week. Well done everyone.
The Pre-School children have really enjoyed learning all about ‘Pirates’ this week. They have been singing and dancing to pirate songs, counting gold coins in the treasure chest, following pirate maps, making lots of pirate accessories and even made a parrot with finger paint. They have loved the pirate ship role-play area in the classroom and have become real little pirates!
By Ms Danielle Jones
Reception Blue’s superhero comics. We have had a busy week planning and creating our superhero stories and had a great time writing them into our comics. We are all really proud of our great work. By Ms Candice Smithie and Ms Hannah Kuusik
Year 1 Blue performing their assembly based on the story of the Little Red Hen. Good clear voices and superb acting - well done to all those budding little actors / actresses ….they had great fun! By Ms Nicola Fallows
Year 1 students have been learning the ‘ai’ vowel. They enjoyed playing charades and word games in Thai class. By Kru Dia
Young pupils from Foundation are developing their water confidence and swimming skills in small groups. The most competent swimmers in the school attend Coach Brown’s extra Aqua Pather training sessions to improve their stamina, speed and techniques.
At HeadStart we have Individual private tennis lessons for budding young players. Group tennis lessons for the top tennis players to improve their individual shots and match play.
The Year 8 students learned about Figurative Language. They practiced to write descriptive essay in Thai Class. By Kru Kan
the Year 9 science students are making solar cookers with Mr Patrick Brown.
The Year 9s are on fire! In their first week of fundraising for the Grace Villa foundation in Africa they have managed to raise over 60,000 Baht. Well done students for working hard to raise awareness and money for a needy cause!
Here are the results from last week’s House activities:
Weigh Your Waste: The Blue Tigers (3.2kg)
Primary Activities: The Yellow Cheetahs (Granny’s Footsteps)
Secondary Activities: The Green Dragons (Year 8 & 9 Pillow Fight)
House Quiz: The Yellow Cheetahs