HeadStart organises many events throughout the year in celebration of the many national as well as international holidays and festivals. Many of our events are designed to celebrate our cultural diversity which helps us to come together in and build a stronger school community. Here is a basic outline of the school’s main annual activities.
languages Day/ P.E. and Science Faculty Week/ Halloween/ Wai Kru (Teacher Appreciation Day)/Loy Gratong Festival/ Charity Fundraiser/ Secondary Sports Day/ Foundation to Year 2 performance/ Secondary Performance/ Winning House Reward/ House Activity Afternoon/ Christmas Market
Maths and English and Humanities Faculty Week/ Chinese New Year Activities/Primary Performance/ Year 11 Motivational Camp/Secondary Outbound Field Trips/ International Day/ Songkran Festival
Creating and Performing Arts and ICT and Business Faculty Week/ HeadStart’s Got Talent/ Year 6 Graduation Trip/ End of Year Dance Academy Recital/ Sports Awards BBQ/ House Reward Trip/ End of Year Awards Ceremony/ Secondary Prom/ Year 13 Graduation/ End of Year Activity Day
A full list of events for 2017-2018 academic school year can be found in the download below.
International Day 2018
On Friday, 30th of March, HeadStart hosted it’s annual International Day. Representatives from Thailand, England, Philippines, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, France, Australia, Sweden, Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, South America and Spain, South Africa, Korea, India, Nepal, China and Russia dazzled the HeadStart community with fantastic costumes, delicious food and exciting performances. A big thank you to all of the HeadStart community for getting involved and helping to make the event so successful.
On 3 November, the students and teachers celebrated Halloween with an all day dress up, snack competition, a mini concert from Divalicious, a treasure hunt for candy, ‘Wrap the Mummy’ game as well as a great lunch and snack buffet of perfectly frightful delights prepared by Chef and his team. The students had the chance to vote for the best dressed teacher as well as participate in an online #headstartphuket photo competition. Over 125 people received printed out photos from the Instaroid team.
Wai Kru Ceremony 2017
On the 6th of April, 2017, HeadStart celebrated the much loved traditional Thai festival of Songkran. The day started with making merit by offering food and dry goods to the monks. During the day everyone wore flowery shirts. Teachers and staff participated in a parade, the students prepared a lovely Thai dance after which the students poured water on the elders (management) hands. The day ended with a fun water throwing festival on the Football Pitches.
International Day 2017
On the 24th of March the HeadStart community celebrated International Day in a grand flurry of colour, music, dance and a delectable international food buffet prepared by over 20 different countries. Our deputy teachers rocked the stage with amazing handmade costumes and a carnival style dance from the Philippines while Switzerland gave a humorous live demonstration on how cheese and chocolate are made meanwhile throwing little bits of tasters out to the audience. We were lucky to have a guest appearance from Adele as well as the Queen of England who dropped by to give us a wave. We were treated to a Coco Channel fashion show with a guest appearance from David Guetta from France after which HeadStart’s CEO came out on stage to give some life to the party with a Caribbean number. It is safe to say that International Day is one of the communities favourite events.
In International Day 2017 You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNmkCYDEyTc
Primary Trashion Show
Fair Trade Week
Fair Trade Week at HeadStart was all about raising awareness for Fair Trade and allowing the students to make connections between the foods they eat and the farmers who grow the food. We welcomed some local Fair Traders and parents to put their products on sale for the HeadStart community. It was well received and the students especially enjoyed a visit with a sheep from the Vanich Farm http://www.vanichfarm.com/ and the breakfast all made from local produce.
Christmas Market 2017
On the 14th of December we organised HeadStart’s first Christmas Market. It was a great time of festivity as we were treated to our singers and dancers performing in the atrium, a visit from Santa and his elves as well as over 25 booths selling interesting as well as delicious treats.
His Majesty the King’s Remembrance Assembly
HeadStart held an assembly in honour of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for the occasion of his birthday. Year 9 - Year 11 students prepared a song called ‘King of the Land’ accompanied by a Thai modern dance. The song is truly meaningful as it is a tribute to the King who tirelessly worked during the 70 years of his blessed reign and who was so dearly loved by all of his people.