31 Aug 2017
Events2 years ago

Parent Portal Meeting

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Adam Drew

Headmaster
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Since joining HeadStart International School 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. The school community here is one of the best I have ever-worked with and the positive energy that this creates enables us to achieve so much together. Since our last inspection where the school was rated as a good with a number of outstanding features highlighted, I strongly believe that HeadStart International School is well on the way to becoming one of the best schools in Thailand, providing the highest standards in teaching and learning. As we prepare for the next phase where we hope to gain a solid ‘Outstanding’ rating, the next few years will be a truly exciting time for all those involved. 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. 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 also keen golfer and compete in many of the regular competitions held here in Phuket and further afield. My wife Amy is a teacher in the Foundation department having joined HeadStart shortly after I did. Since working at HeadStart we have become parents for the first time. Ted Drew was born in April 2018 and is excited to be joining pre-school in this academic year. I look forward to continuing to working with the inspired staff and students and the committed and supportive parents that make up the HeadStart. Together we will ensure that we continue to build on the existing successes of the school 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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