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Weekly Update #5, 29 September 2023

Dates for Your Diary

Upcoming events can be found on the website under School Life → Calendar and are outlined here for easy reference. If you have questions or require further assistance please email [email protected]

Date Time Event Location
30 September 10.00am Chess Tournament Chaofah City Campus
2 October 8.45-9.15am Wai Kru Ceremony for Foundation ILC
4 October 4.00pm- Cross-country Running event for Primary British International School
5 October 8.15-9.15am Wai Kru Ceremony for Primary ILC
7 October 9.00-12.00pm Mandarin Language Day Chaofah City Campus
9 October 12.00pm Mid-term Reports published to parents (Y1-6) Engage Portal
12 October 8.15-9.30am Parent Meeting : Introduction to Sporting Programmes ILC
13 October   Last day of half term  
16-20 October   Mid-term break - school closed  
16-18 October 9.00am-2.00pm October Football Camp Chaofah City Campus
  9.00am-2.00pm October Swim Camp Chaofah City Campus
  9.00am-2.00pm October Basketball Camp Chaofah City Campus

Wai Kru Ceremony 2023

We are delighted to extend an invitation to all students and parents to join our very first Wai Kru Ceremony (Teacher Appreciation day). This ceremony holds deep cultural significance and takes place in schools throughout Thailand at the start of each academic year. It is a special occasion where students express their respect and appreciation for their teachers by presenting them with flowers.

Students are encouraged to bring flowers to express their appreciation for their teachers.

Dates and times for our Foundation and Primary Wai Kru Ceremonies can be found in the poster below.

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Mandarin Language Day! (Chaofah City campus)

Welcoming all Mandarin speaking families to sign up for some fun cultural activities on 7th October from 9.00am to 12.00pm at our Chaofah City campus.

我们非常激动地邀请所有说中文的家庭参加即将举行的中文语言日活动,这是我们学校一次充满活力的中国文化和语言庆祝活动。活动将于10月7日(星期六)上午9:00至12:00在HeadStart Chaofah校区举行。请穿着古风服装,并携带中国美食与大家共享。期待与您共度这个特别的日子!如果您有兴趣参加活动,请填写报名表:https://forms.gle/T5PBboMpGE8n3fmp7 我们将在统计完参加人数后公布具体的活动计划。

If you have questions or would like to contact the organisers, write to [email protected]

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Halloween Foundation Stay & Play!

On 31st October 2023, our Foundation Stage children and their parents are invited to join a SPOOKTACULAR morning of Stay & Play activities courtesy of our hair-raising Foundation team! Make sure to dress up in your most SPOOKTACULAR Halloween costume to really get the most out of your morning!

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Parent Meetings & Presentations

Parent Meeting 5: HeadStart Curriculum for Thai-speaking parents

Our Thai management team organised a meeting to provide information about the HeadStart Curriculum. We kick-started the event with an engaging icebreaker activity designed to foster connections among parents. They walked around and got to know each other by answering three key questions: What is your child’s name, What is your child’s previous school, and the reasons for choosing our school. This simple yet effective activity helped build a stronger sense of community among our Thai parents.

Following this, we provided valuable insights into the HeadStart Educational Journey, which spans from Foundation to Primary, and onto Secondary, IGCSE, AS & A Level and BTEC. We elucidated the distinctions between the A Level and IB programmes, offering parents a comprehensive understanding of the educational journey their children are embarking upon.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the parents who joined us for this informative session. Your participation is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to many more productive interactions in the future. Thank you for being a part of our school community!

To view a copy of the presentation, click on the link below.

Parent Meeting 6: Introduction to Sporting Programmes at HeadStart on 12.10.23

Come join us! We welcome all parents to join us for our latest parent meeting when our Sports department will talk you through our sporting programmes and offer hints and tips on how to ensure your child gets the most out of our programmes. We look forward to seeing you there! Thursday 12th October 2023 from 8:15-9:30am in the Indoor Learning Centre (ILC).

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Saturday Thai Culture Club

The Thai department extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the students for their enthusiastic participation in this endeavor. We are dedicated to continuing our efforts in organizing more engaging and enjoyable activities in the future, all aimed at enhancing our students’ cultural experiences. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures in Thai culture!

Early Years and Reception

Last Saturday, the Thai department hosted a wonderful event known as the Saturday Thai Culture Club to introduce our Early Years and Reception students to the enchanting world of ‘Chang Thai’ or Thai Elephants. Students had the incredible opportunity to learn about these majestic creatures. They discovered captivating facts about various parts of an elephant’s body and sang traditional Thai elephant songs. The students enjoyed assembling elephant jigsaw puzzles, learning about their food, and even had the chance to feed model elephants while crafting their own elephant trunk horns. Witnessing the smiles on both the children’s and parents’ faces was truly heartwarming, as this event brought our school community closer together. Thank you to all students and parents who participated in making this day special!

Year 1 to 3

Last weekend, our students from Year 1 to Year 3 had the incredible opportunity to join the Saturday Thai Culture Club. This time, we delved into the enchanting theme of ‘Nadtasin Thai’ or Thai Dance, celebrating the rich tradition of Thai dance. Our young learners showcased their enthusiasm as they sang Thai traditional songs and were mesmerized by captivating Thai dance performances, skillfully presented by school nurse, Pi Kaew. They had an experience with Thai dance costumes and even tried out some Thai dance steps themselves. A heartfelt thank you to all students who joined us on this incredible journey through the Saturday Thai Culture Club.

Year 4 to 6

At the Saturday Thai Culture Club last week, our students from Year 4 to Year 6 embarked on a fascinating journey to explore ‘Marayad Thai’ or Thai Etiquette, an equally enriching cultural experience. During this session, students delved into the intricacies of the “Wai,” a traditional Thai greeting gesture, and learned when and how to appropriately use it for various occasions. This valuable lesson in Thai manners not only deepens our students’ cultural awareness but also equips them with the ability to apply these customs gracefully in their daily lives.

PE & Sports

It’s time to slam dunk your way to success at the upcoming Fun Basketball Camp with Coach Mike and Coach Grant. Don’t delay…sign up today! 16-18th October from 09:00-14:00. Lunch included.

For more information and registration, please contact [email protected]

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Foundation News

Stay & Play

Throughout the week, children in our Foundation Stage have been joined in school by their parents who have come to some stay and play! Each morning, the creative juices were flowing and the room was filled with laughter and the vibrant sounds of a community coming together. Thanks to all parents who joined this wonderful first Stay & Play event and to our Foundation team for their hard work and effort to make it all happen. We look forward to our very special Halloween Stay & Play coming up in October!

Primary News

Dr. Seuss Inspired Science Fun!

Things certainly got off to a sticky start in our Science Club ECA! Inspired by ‘Bartholomew and the Oobleck’, a book by Dr. Seuss, students from Year 3 and 4 have been investigating the non-Newtonian properties of this peculiar material over the last two weeks. Simply made using just two ingredients - corn starch and water (you can add food colouring if desired) - Oobleck (pronounced “OOOO! Bleck!”) acts like a liquid when you gently run your fingers through it; however, apply a sudden rapid force to it, and it becomes solid! You can even bend and tear it. The particle science behind this peculiar phenomenon is complex (suspended particles and such), but the fun that can be had with it is immense as our young scientists discovered! - Ms. Koczor and Mr. Eldon

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Assembly


The 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar is the traditional Chinese festival known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 29th. On the occasion of this joyful festival, students from our Mandarin Language classes joined Ms. Yuru in giving a presentation to our Primary classes and celebrated by sharing delicious mooncakes together. “Though miles apart, we share the same bright moon,” so don’t forget to enjoy the moon and eat mooncakes with your family, and send greetings and blessings to your friends. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! - Ms. Yuru and Ms. Wen

Healthy Eating Mural Competition

At the end of our Primary assembly, we also found out the winners of our first ever Primary school competition - to design a healthy eating mural for our school lunch room wall. Congratulations to Charlie and Zed (Year 1), Freya, Nika and Gabriel (Year 5) for your creative and entertaining designs! Thanks also to Sophie and Bella from Year 6 for announcing our winners and for being the instigators of this initiative, demonstrating their own creative and collaborative attributes.

Next up, we will be looking for children to volunteer their time and energy to turn our winning designs into the final mural that will adorn our lunch room!

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