Weekly Update 31
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Year 9 Teaches Us About Cyberbullying by Mark Goodman, Head of Secondary Our Year 9A students decided to address ‘cyberbullying’ in an interesting and innovative way. HeadStart takes a firm and robust stance against cyberbullies and, through teacher led discussions in homeroom, school assemblies and PSHE lessons, students understand the impact of cyberbullying on the victim. Four of our students decided to make a short movie to highlight the issues of cyberbullying. See if you can recognise the students and the location of the movie in Phuket Town!
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Living Healthy Column by Coach Steve Introducing the “Attitude is Everything Lifestyle Award”. This is a lifestyle improvement column as thus far I have neglected the most important aspect of improving your lifestyle and having a great life and that is having a great attitude. William James, the father of modern psychology said “The most important discovery of our generation is that a person can change their life by changing their attitude”. We spend much emphasis and time recognizing academic, sporting and artistic achievement but rarely recognize “attitude” which is the most important thing in living happy, productive and successful lives. Winston Churchill put it simply “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”. Education, money, talent and ability count for little if you have a poor attitude. It is attitude that determines what you do with the opportunities life provides. I teach some wonderful kids with some great attitudes and as a result I am going to introduce the “Attitude is Everything Lifestyle Award”. I would have liked to call this the “Coach Steve Attitude is Everything Lifestyle Award” but I far from meet the criteria, though I am improving, and so I will name it after the inaugural recipient who I believe embodies all those things that reflect the “Attitude is Everything Lifestyle”. One of the greatest indicators of attitude is the dynamic that exists when people are present. When kids with great attitudes are away there is something missing and as a teacher you can feel the difference. Next week I will tell you who the inaugural recipient of the “Attitude is Everything Lifestyle Award” is and why they have been chosen.
Friendly Football matches vs British International School
**May 16th at HeadStart ** Under 11 boys Football (two teams) 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
**May 23rd at HeadStart ** Under 7 boys Football 09:00am – 10:00 am Under 9 boys Football (two teams) 10:00am – 12:00 noon Teams will be posted on the school boards and e-mailed to parents before the week of 11 May, 2015.
June 20th at the British International School Phuket Under 7 boys, under 9 boys & Under 11 boys
BIS Flying Fish Club Invitational (May 1st, 2nd and 3rd) Warm ups will be from 7:00am to 7.25am on Saturday and Sunday Saturday: Lane 2 of the 25m pool Sunday: Lane 2 of the 50m pool
Important Notice: Team Photo for the Yearbook is being organised in the BIS Gym at 7.20am on Saturday. If you are not coming for the warm up please still be there for the photo as we need it for school records and the Yearbook. Buses - times as follows - please advise if you will be using the bus Saturday 2nd May: Bus departs HSIS: 6:30 a.m. Bus departs BISP: 5:30 pm Sunday 3rd May: Bus departs HSIS: 6:30 a.m. Bus departs BISP: 1:00 pm
PIAS Swimming 20th May - Years 3 to 8 only - Warm up 13:30 - First race 14:15 Entries will be finalized the week of 11 May
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