01 Nov 2017
Weekly5 months ago

Weekly Update 10, 3 Nov. 2017

Dates for Your Diary

Upcoming events can be found on the HeadStart calendar on the website School Life → Calendar but we have outlined upcoming events here for easy reference.

Date Time Event Location
07 November Morning Year 3 Field Trip Botanic Gardens
07 November 8:15 am Thai Parent’s Meeting Secondary Hall
07 November After school U 9, U 11 PISAC Football Tournament UWC
10 November 2:00-3:00 pm House Competitions Sports Hall
11 November Morning PISAC Soccer Development League HeadStart
11 November Morning Thanyapura Open Swim League Thanyapura
11-12 November All day DoE Group 2 Bronze Level Practice Ao Yon beach
11-12 November All day National Cheerleading Championships BKK
18 November 9:00-11:00 am Saturday Thai Culture Club HeadStart
18 November Morning PISAC Soccer Development League HeadStart
22 November All day Casual Clothes Day for Charity HeadStart
24 November 2:00-5:00 pm Friday Market Atrium
24-25 November All day Soccer 7’s BISP
29-30 November All day DoE Adventurous Journey Group 1 Ao Yon beach

Halloween Celebrations

On 3 November, the students and teachers celebrated Halloween with an all day dress up, snack and pumpkin carving competition, 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. It seems like everyone had a great time! A full album as well as videos of the event can be found on the (HeadStart Facebook page)[https://www.facebook.com/headstartphuket/]

Congratulations to the following families who won the Halloween snack competition. The students will receive a prize from Mr Carter House activity coordinator, next week!

Best presented Ivan in Year 6

Most Scary Isabelle and Mathilda Westlie in Year 2 & 4

Cutest Snack 1 Dylan Reynolds in Year 6

Cutest Snack 2 Emily and Josh Burton in Year 2 & 4

Congratulations to Mr Nick Carter from the P.E. department who won the teacher Halloween costume competition with an overwhelming 95 student votes! Mr Carter received a gift voucher from Central Festival and a lot of attention for his daring costume.

Sports Department News

Thanyapura Super Sprint Swimming Meet News

By Coach Brown

This weekend the Aqua Panthers attended the Thanyapura Super Sprint Competition. We brought 48 of our athletes and everyone delivered quality swims! Overall the Aqua Panthers beat out all the other competitors and scored a whopping 4,793 points! 2nd place went to UWC with 3.659 and BIS with 1,148. Our next competition is on November 11th, it is the 2nd in the Thanyapura Open Swim League. See you at the pool!

The top point earners for our team were Shane Walters (152) and Yejin Lee (148). We had 25 other athletes who scored over 100 points as well! Their names are:

Name Points Name Points
Cameron Smith 142 Fura Prachumpan 115
Armin Schmid 141 Kate Songpetchmongkol 115
Natalie Hallermann 141 Sasha Syrkina 114
Kim Keiser 139 Emily Burton 113
Anna Meakin 137 Kiki Ngernanek 106
Nicolas Roersch 136 Tess Tjernstrom 105
Michael McLean 135 Delia Baltes 100
Peter Guglielmi 134 Kirill Kochetkov 115
Artem Kiselev 125 Lewis Amonoo 115
Christopher Madden 124 Viktor Tjernstrom 113
Aly Heppell 120 Dima Golyanitskiy 104
Nazar Zakharov 119 Sean Corley 102
Dylan Reynolds 118    

The Panther Radio from HeadStart Radio Club will make its debut. Don’t miss it! Phuket island Radio FM from 10 - 12 Sat. morning, Nov. 11! Hear our talented, budding broadcasters take over the air waves for 2 hours! News, special interest, music, banter and more! Mr Joel Adams

These are our Library Monitors. They are assigned to help in the library at lunch break every Monday-Friday. By Ms Mai

Foundation Department News

By Ms Fiona Scott, Deputy Head of Foundation

Congratulations to Spooky Stars of the Week! Yasya and Jiwoo have worked very hard this week in Reception Yellow for improved phonics and English language skills. Assena and Jahja from Reception Blue receive certificates for trying hard in all lessons. Well done Reception, keep up the good work!

Preschool children learning to wait patiently for the rest of the class to finish dressing after their swimming lesson. Parents, please remember to include clothes that are easy for your child to put on in a hurry. By MS Whittaker

Look how confident the Reception students are becoming in their swimming lessons! Parents please remember to send your child to school with labeled goggles so that your young children can feel confident swimming under water. By Ms Whittaker

Primary Department News

The Year 2 students went to the Bird Park this week for their field trip. By Mr Cuesta

Secondary Department News

Year 8 Field Trip to Phuket Old Town

By Richard Cramp and Rebecca Barker

On Monday the Year 8 students went on their Term 1 field trip to Phuket’s Old Quarter. Here they had a chance to learn about Phuket’s interesting tin mining history and how European and Chinese traders shaped its economy, culture and politics. All of this is evident when looking at the Sino-European/Portugese architecture as we walked down Thalang Road, the heart of Phuket’s Old Quarter. After admiring the historical architecture, the students were treated to a guided tour of the Thai Hua Museum, where we learnt much more about Chinese immigrants coming to Phuket to work in the tin mines and how this has shaped the Phuket we know and love today.

On Saturday the Year 10 students set off for their Adventurous Journey practice for the DoE award.

Some classes in Secondary are now participating in a block of swimming.The students are working on technique and fitness.

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