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Weekly Update 7

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Wai Kru Day 2013

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James Van Herzeele wins again!

Congratulations to James Van Heerzele for his win in the SuperKidz tournament in the boys and girls Under 14 category! James played 4 matches with bigger boys than him (James is 10) from Switzerland, 14Y, Thailand 14Y, 12Y and another Australian girl 16Y. James didn’t lose any matches!

From his mother, Khun Noppakun Suppanad

Home and Life Activity Day at FS

Thanks to the initiative and concern of Mrs. Grace Walters, (mother of Shane in Year 5B) the Home & Life Orphanage from Phanga has been invited to visit FunStart for a fun day of activities on the 2nd of November from 10:00-3:00 pm! The 23 children and their 5 overseers will arrive from Phanga to enjoy swimming in the pool, games and art activities as well as a tasty lunch in the beautiful surroundings.

Please see the following link for more information regarding the Home & Life organization:


For this activity day to be a success we would like to call on volunteers to help out with the activities and donations for the following items:

Transportation: 1,500฿

Lunch: 5,000฿+

Art Activity: 4,000฿+

Another way you can help is by donating towards the Home & Life monthly wish list!

These could be items that families might have in their house or closet that they are not using anymore.


*Cooking Knives

*Cutting Boards

*Clothes Hangers

*Clothes Bleach/softener/detergent

*Kitchen detergent/sponges/scourers

*Children’s shoes/clothes

*Children’s underwear/socks (new please)

*Musical instruments

*Toys/games/bikes/sports gear

*Vegetable seeds

*Oil/rice/sugar/eggs/instant noodles/cordial/long life milk/snacks/

  • Any unwanted second hand goods (electrical, furniture, clothes, toys etc.)

Anything that cannot be used will be sold at their local markets and the funds received will go towards school and home costs.

Thank you for your help with this, every little bit goes a very long way and even if every parent/family could donate one bag of sugar or a bottle of oil it will add up very quickly!

Please contact Mrs Grace Walters at: [email protected]**

Bus cost increase

Due to the rising costs of gasoline combined with the fact that HeadStart could not cover its’ transportation costs last year the school bus fee will increase as of Term2.

*Rawai bound buses will cost 1,100 Baht per week.

*Kamala/Patong/Cherng Talae will cost 1,300 Baht per week.

Please be informed that all parents presently sending their children to school on the school bus as well as all parents wishing to sign up their children for the new bus service as of the 1st of November (when the new school bus arrives) will need to sign a newly revised contract outlining the details of the school bus routine

Football Friendly

HeadStart attended a friendly football event with 3 other schools. The students played well and enjoyed the good exercise and fun!

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House Football

On Thursday and Friday next week the House Football competitions will be played.

All student are encourage to play and give their house a chance to win the cup.

Students are to wear their house colours to play in.

The running order is as follows

Thursday 17th October

Years 3 and 4

+————————————–+————————————–+ Pitch 1 Pitch 2 +————————————–+————————————–+ Semi Final 1: Blue v Yellow Semi Final 2: Green v Red +————————————–+————————————–+ Final: Winner Semi Final 1 v **3rd/4th **:Looser Semi Final 1   Winner Semi Final 2 v Looser Semi Final 2 +————————————–+————————————–+

** **Semi Finals: 10:00 kick off

Final & 3rd/4th 10:45 kick off

Finals ceremony: 11:15

Matches are 2 x 12 minutes

Years 5 and 6

+————————————–+————————————–+ Pitch 1 (boys) Pitch 2 (girls) +————————————–+————————————–+ Semi Final 1: Blue v Yellow Semi Final 1: Green v Red +————————————–+————————————–+ Semi Final 2: **Green v Red** Semi Final 2: Blue v Yellow ** +————————————–+————————————–+ **3rd/4th **:Looser Semi Final 1 **3rd/4th **:Looser Semi Final 1   v Looser Semi Final 2 v Looser Semi Final 2 +————————————–+————————————–+ Final: Winner Semi Final 1 v Final: Winner Semi Final 1 v   Winner Semi Final 2** Winner Semi Final 2** +————————————–+————————————–+

Semi Final 1: 08:15 kick off

Semi Final 2: 08:40

3rd / 4th: 09:05

Final: 09:30

Finals ceremony: 09:55

Matches are 2 x 12 minutes

Friday 18TH October

Years 7 and 8

+————————–+————————–+————————–+ K.O.Time Game Gender +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 09:45 Semi Final 1: Green Boys     v Red   +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 10:00 **Semi Final 1: **Blue v Girls     Yellow   +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 10:15 Semi Final 2: Blue v Boys     Yellow   +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 10:30 **Semi Final 2: **Green Girls     v Red   +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 10:45 **3rd/4th **:Looser Boys     Semi Final 1 v Looser       Semi Final 2   +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 11:00 **3rd/4th **:Looser Girls     Semi Final 1 v Looser       Semi Final 2   +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 11:15 Final: Winner Semi Boys     Final 1 v Winner Semi       Final 2   +————————–+————————–+————————–+ 11:30 Final: Winner Semi Girls     Final 1 v Winner Semi       Final 2   +————————–+————————–+————————–+
  • Years 9,10 and 11*

————– ———————————————————— ———— K.O.Time Game Gender 13:30 Semi Final 1: Blue v Yellow Boys 13:45 Semi Final 1: **Green v Red **Girls 14:00 Semi Final 2: Green v Red Boys 14:15 Semi Final 2: **Blue v Yellow **Girls 14:30 3rd/4th **:Looser Semi Final 1 v Looser Semi Final 2 **Boys 14:45 3rd/4th **:Looser Semi Final 1 v Looser Semi Final 2 **Girls 15:00 Final: Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2 Boys 15:15 Final: Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2 **Girls ** ————– ———————————————————— ————

Foundation News

Preschool visits Gymboree!

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Early Years has fun in class!

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Secondary News

Student of the Month

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**Updated Secondary Parents Handbook—Mr Goodman **

Please can parents be aware that the Parents Handbook has now been updated to include the HeadStart Drugs Policy. Please see the following downloadable document for easy reference.

Student Achievement acknowledgement

The Deserted Island By: Karina Abday Y10a

The seagulls screeched distantly, muffled by the forceful roar of the waves clashing onto the sand, then retreating, creating white, frothy foam, to the impressive and vigorous ocean from whence it came. Another corkscrew of seawater sent vibrations to the shore. With every spray of water, there was a trace of salt in the air. The salt was carried away with the sand by the brisk wind. Further off the shallow strand, jagged rocks stuck up from the water, like shark fins, and the remains of a ship could be seen—sails dangled precariously from a rock suggested that a storm had hit the unfortunate ship.

The sun was concealed by the dark clouds, which were dark and which slowly progressed towards the small, vulnerable island.

Washed ashore on the beach was the debris of rotting wood, combined with the putrid stench of fish and seaweed—days old. The sand was grainy, like gravel, but it was at least warm. Small seashells lay shattered, trailing along the coast. It was deathly quiet on the beach—with only the wave’s bursts, even more aggressive than usual, and the seagull’s haunting cry.

Beyond the sloping bluffs of the beach, hidden, was the emerald-green undergrowth. The song of the cicadas erupted out of the lasting stillness, followed by a sudden rustling of the curling ferns that hinted that there was invisible life in the jungle. The gap between ocean and the jungle seemed so far off, the blast of the tide sounded like mere sighs of the ocean. From the traces of salt and the strong stench of the seaweed came a sweeter aroma of rain and a touch of honeyed nectar.

The scent of honeyed nectar became stronger inside the jungle, the moist ground was slippery and there were dried leaves that crunched every once in a while. The mating calls of the toucan rang out, echoing. The wail of a monkey screeched though the undergrowth, a stir in the leaves and bushes pointed to the fact that there were many other wild, savage animals that could be hidden among the trees and bushes. The trickling of water could be heard, a small stream of fresh, clean water, not salt water, which would be enough to ensure survival. The tall trees were so close together. Their thick leaves, green and luscious, blocked the sun’s rays from reaching the earth to encourage the growth of the small plants on the ground.

Poking out from the jungle was a solitary mountain, with trees leaning perilously on their sides. It was the center of the whole island, and seemed to be the most mysterious. The mountain was a steep and hard climb. Even though, it wasn’t that much of a tall mountain, the winds on the top would still have been ferocious, no mercy for anything or anyone. Near the top was a dark cave, like the caves that led dark down, deep in the underground where the bats and strange creatures roamed.

This island of the lonely mountain could be the harshest place for survival, or a life saver.

Cyber Bullying by Toby

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Art work from Sasha, Year 10

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Cyber Bullying Awareness Campaign

As a school we have made a special effort to educate the students regarding bullying in the school but have also needed to upgrade our policies. The new policies now include special reference to cyber-bullying which includes bullying on or off the school premises. HeadStart school takes instances of bullying so seriously that it has now been moved from a Level 2 to a Level 3 incident. More details can be found in the Parents’ Handbook. Parents wishing to become involved in tackling cyber bullying at home and in the school should contact the Head of Secondary and the Parents’ Committee.

Essay by Darren Edouard, Year 10


Don’t stand by, stand UP!

70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.

Bullying starts with something, a kid being mistreated or angry, not getting the attention he feels he deserves or feeling left out by his peers. That’s when bullying starts. The bully feels he is treated wrongly, and instead of him fixing his own problems, he makes problems for other kids, by saying or doing things to hurt them. All this just to feel superior to the victim, it’s a joke for the bully, but not for others.

Cyber bullying is even worse, home is a place for you, if you’re bullied at school, home is your safe place. If you’re cyber bullied, you don’t even have your home.

Bullies can be anywhere; you have to stand up to them!

-Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.

-70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.

-Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.

-68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.

-81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.

-90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.

-Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.

-Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.

-About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.

-About 75% have visited a website bashing another student.

-Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.

ICT News Update–James Barker, ICT Teacher

These pictures show the first stages of filming the students stop motion movies with the play dough characters they have made themselves. The shoe boxes are their sets. This club takes place every Tuesday.

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** Around the Island…**

Dragon Boat racing

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Abba concert and info

HeadStart is offering 2 complimentary tickets to the Abba concert on the 8th of November for the person who can answer the following questions:

1.) In what year was HeadStart International School founded?

2.) True or false: HeadStart is the only school to run the Cambridge Curriculum from Preschool-Year 11.

3.) What is HeadStart’s motto?


Boot Camp/Beach Clean Up

Miki Poster

Thai Weekly Update 7

** น้อง James Van Herzeele ชนะอีกครั้ง**

ทางโรงเรียนขอแสดงความยินดีกับเด็กชาย James Van Heerzele ที่ชนะเลิศการแข่งขันเทนนิสในรายการ SuperKidz ในรุ่นชายหญิงอายุไม่เกิน 14 ปี น้องเจมส์ลงแข่งใน 4 รายการกับเด็กที่ตัวใหญ่กว่า เช่น จากสวิซเซอร์แลนด์อายุ 14 ปี, จากประเทศไทยอายุ 14 ปี, 12 ปี และเด็กผู้หญิงอายุ 16 ปีจากออสเตรเลีย และน้องเจมส์ได้ชนะทุกรายการ

Home and Life Activity Day at FS

ทางโรงเรียนต้องขอขอบคุณ Mrs. Grace Walters ที่เชิญชวนให้ทางโรงเรียนได้ร่วมทำกิจกรรมดีๆกับทาง Home & Life โดยที่เราจะนำสถานเลี้ยงเด็กกำพร้า จากจังหวัดพังงามาทำกิจกรรมร่วมกันที่ฟันสตาร์ทในวันที่ 2 พฤศจิกายน ตั้งแต่เวลา 10.00 น. – 15.00 น. เด็กๆจำนวน 23 คน และผู้ดูแล 5 คน กิจกรรมในวันนั้นคือ ว่ายน้ำ, เล่นเกมส์, กิจกรรมศิลปะและร่วมรับประทานอาหารกลางวัน


ค่ายานพาหนะ 1,500 บาท

ค่าอาหารกลางวัน 5,000 บาท

ค่ากิจกรรมศิลปะ 4,000 บาท

อีกช่องทางคือการบริจาคให้กับมูลนิธิ Home & Life


ไม้กวาด, คราด, ไม้ถูพื้น, ถังน้ำ




น้ำยาซักผ้าขาว, น้ำยาปรับผ้านุ่ม, ผงซักฟอก

น้ำยาล้างจาน, ฟองน้ำ

รองเท้าเด็ก, เสื้อผ้า

ชุดชั้นในเด็ก, ถุงเท้า(ของใหม่)


ของเล่น, เกมส์, จักรยาน, อุปกรณ์กีฬา


น้ำมันพืช, ข้าวสาร, ไข่, บะหมี่กึ่งสำเร็จรูป, นม, ขนม



กรุณาติดต่อที่ Mrs Grace Walters at: [email protected]


เนื่องจากการปรับขึ้นราคาน้ำมันได้ส่งผลกระทบให้การเรียกเก็บค่าบริการรถโรงเรียนในปัจจุบันไม่พอกับค่าใช้จ่าย ทางโรงเรียนจึงขอปรับขึ้นราคาค่ารถโรงเรียนในเทอม 2 ดังนี้

  • สายราไวย์ราคา 1,100 บาทต่อสัปดาห์ - สายกมลา, ป่าตอง, เชิงทะเล ราคา 1,300 บาทต่อสัปดาห์

สำหรับผู้ปกครองที่ได้ลงชื่อขอใช้รถโรงเรียนไว้ ทางโรงเรียนขอแจ้งให้ทราบว่ารถโรงเรียนคันใหม่จะเริ่มให้บริการในวันที่ 1 พฤศจิกายน และทางผู้ปกครองจะต้องลงชื่อในข้อตกลงการใช้รถโรงเรียนด้วย


โรงเรียนนานาชาติเฮดสตาร์ทได้นำนักเรียนเข้าร่วมแข่งขันฟุตบอลกับต่างโรงเรียน นักเรียนทุกคนเล่นได้ดีมาก


ในวันพฤหัสบดีและวันศุกร์ในอาทิตย์หน้าจะมีการแข่งขันฟุตบอลภายใน นักเรียนที่ลงแข่งขันกรุณาแต่งกายตามสีที่นักเรียนอยู่

ข้อมูลใหม่ของคู่มือผุ้ปกครองระดับมัธยมศึกษา - **Mr Goodman **

ทางโรงเรียนได้เพิ่มข้อมูลใหม่ในคู่มือผู้ปกครอง ซึ่งรวมถึงนโยบายเกี่ยวกับยาเสพติดด้วย


ข่าวจากJames Barker, ICT Teacher

ภาพเหล่านี้แสดงการฝึกสอนเด็กนักเรียนให้เรียนรู้วิธีการทำหนังแบบ stop motion ด้วยดินน้ำมันซึ่งเด็กๆทำกันขึ้นมาเอง โดยใช้กล่องรองเท้ามาทำเป็นฉาก กิจกรรมแบบนี้จะเกิดขึ้นทุกๆวันอังคาร


คอนเสิร์ต ABBA

เฮดสตาร์ทแจกฟรี ตั๋วชมคอนเสิร์ต ABBA 2 ใบที่จะแสดงในวันที่ 8 พฤศจิกายน เพียงตอบคำถามเหล่านี้


2.เฮดสตาร์ทเป็นโรงเรียนเดียวในภูเก็ตที่ใช้หลักสูตรเคมบริดจ์ตั้งแต่ ระดับPreschool จนถึง Year 11


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