07 Dec 2020
Weekly1 year ago

Weekly Update #15, 10 December 2020

Dates for Your Diary

Upcoming events can be found on the website under School Life → Calendar and are outlined here for easy reference.

For daily updates and news follow the HeadStart Facebook Page and You Tube channel.

Date Time Event Location
16 Dec-4 Jan   School closed for holidays  
05 January 7.50 am First day of Term 2  
07 January 8.15 am UPrep Talk: Applying to the USA / Canada Secondary Hall
08 January 2.30 pm Friday Market Atrium
9-11 January   DofE Silver Adventurous Journey (Group 1) Chalong
11-22 January   Year 11 Mock Exams  
21 January 8.15 am UPrep Talk: Applying to Thai Universities Secondary Hall
22-24 January   DofE Silver Adventurous Journey (Group 2) Chalong
Staff Holidays

The school will be closed for staff holidays starting on Wednesday, 23 December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021. If you require documents for your visa or other purposes, please be sure to have this organised well before our closing date.

After School Programme (ASP) News
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Anisa Van der Laan

Founder/After School Activities Manager
[email protected]

We are pleased to present an improved selection of ASPs for Term 2. The full list of what is available can be found on the HeadStart website, or simply click here! Please take some time to look through the opportunities available with your child to see what options might be interesting to him/her.

The online booking will be open to parents and students from 16 December to 1 January.

→ Go to your School portal and click the tab that says then 'click and drag' your selection.

→ Free ASPs will be allocated according to random selection by our software programme. Fee paid ASPs will be designated as first come, first serve.

→ Be careful to not select ASPs in the same day/timeslot. i.e. Maths Booster on Tuesday from the Free list and Science Club on Tuesday from the Fee-paying list.

→ When selecting your choice, look for a small icon of gold coins on the Activity tab to see if this is a fee-paying ASP. Hover over the icon and you will see the fees.

→ Term 2 has either 11 or 12 weeks depending on the day of the week, all fee-paying ASPs have been carefully calculated to reflect the number of sessions in Term 2.

→ Boosters have been pre-enrolled and cannot be removed. If you have any questions about your child’s Boosters, please contact the Heads of Primary or Secondary.

→ If you are new to HeadStart and would like to join the Tennis, Dance, or LAMDA classes, please contact the Heads of these programmes directly to request a place.

Tennis Mr Darran Ferre [email protected]
Dance Ms Fabienne Mester [email protected]
LAMDA or Instrumental lessons Ms Erika Cramp [email protected]

You can expect ASPs to be enrolled on the 3rd of January. ASPs and Academies will start from the first day of Term 2, Tuesday 5 January. Invoices for fee paid ASPs will be sent out after 11 January.

Soccer Saturday

What other way to start each weekend than with some fun football sessions where all boys and girls are welcome to come and learn new skills through fun football activities. We look forward to seeing you there! Register by writing to [email protected] or contact us in the front office to register. -Coach Frost

Soccer Saturdays
Welcome to the Moulin Rouge

On the 9th and 10th of December, the CAPA Academy wowed us with a performance of ‘Welcome to the Moulin Rouge’. 66 students from Year 5 to Year 13 were involved in the singing, dancing, acting and playing in the live band. The audience could not take their eyes off our performers and they were met with a standing ovation. Well done to all our students and staff for pulling off another breathtaking performance. Full photo album can be accessed HERE or on the HeadStart Facebook Page.

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Of course, with any big production, there is a great deal of work that goes into making it a success. We would like to thank the producers of ‘Welcome to the Moulin Rouge” Ms Erika Cramp, Ms Fabienne Mester, and Ms Hayley Milner for the hours, days and months that they spent scripting, choreographing, coaching and directing the show. It is their passion for excellence, hard work and exceptional skills that have made this show a roaring success!

We would like to say a special thanks to the HeadStart parents who offered hours of their time and effort to help the show become a reality: Frederique Guillerey, Virginie Ducasse, Laure Perthuis, Dominique Minier, Maggie Riley and deputy teacher Airl Mindaro. Thank you for your support!

Artistic Director and Choreographer Fabienne Mester
Music Director Erika Cramp
Acting Director and Lights Hayley Milner
Costume Design Fabienne Mester, Frederique Guillerey
Set Design Fabienne Mester, Frederique Guillerey, Wipawee Lhuang-on, Nicole Ryan
Hair and make-up Nicole Ryan, Jody Leow, Heidi Secker, Wipawee Lhuang-on, Suzanne Chaemchaeng
Set design support Korawit Leekleaw
Choreography support Mina van den Sanden (hip hop), Teerapan Tuantin (hip hop), Irisha Somkina (aerial)

A further note of appreciation to the band that played virtually every song live, we had Jennifer Blackweir, our Academic Director (trumpet), Patrick Graham our Music teacher (keyboard and piano), Alex Homes our Music teacher (flute, saxophone, clarinet), Yuriy Demenko our after school Drum teacher (drums), Erika Cramp (piano, keyboard and accordion), Artem Kiselev, our first ever student to join the band (guitar), Maripet Porte our Music teacher (violin) and Irina Zadirako whose daughter recently graduated from HeadStart after studying here for 10 years (violin). Thank you to all who have lent your talent to this musical production!

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Swim Meet

Congratulations to all our 10 & Unders who competed against UWC on Wednesday, 9 December! This was the first meet for many of our swimmers and they did a fantastic job! I am very proud of all our athletes and I am looking forward to having more friendly competitions in Term 2. Have a spectacular holiday! -Coach Brown

Student News

BTEC Business, Travel and Tourism visited Chalong Bay Rum Distillery where they received an education talk from the sales team and events manager. They asked questions about the business and how it meets and exceeds the needs of customers through the use of customer service. The information they collated will help the students write a report, using the business as a case study for the units they are currently studying Exploring Business and Customer Service in Travel and Tourism. They ended the day with a tour of the distillery and a fun mocktail making session! -Ms Yardenna Jones, BTEC Coordinator

Promotions from Around the Island

Enjoy the magic of Christmas whilst taking in the stunning views across Nai Harn Bay, over a sumptuous Buffet Dinner complete with all the trimmings. South African singer-songwriter Eric Canham will entertain you with Festive songs throughout the evening while Santa Claus and his helpers will greet children with gifts. THB 2,950 net per person. Children under 2 years eat free; from 2 up to 11 years at 50% off. Price excludes drinks but includes service charge and government taxes.

ขอเชิญร่วมมาสังสรรค์กับงานคริสต์มาสกาล่าดินเนอร์พร้อมชมวิวที่สวยงามของอ่าวในหานพร้อมบุฟเฟ่ต์มื้อค่ำสุดหรูในเวลา 19:30 น. Eric Canham นักร้องนักแต่งเพลงชาวแอฟริกาใต้จะมอบความบันเทิงให้คุณด้วยเพลงเทศกาลตลอดทั้งเย็นขณะที่ซานตาคลอสและผู้ช่วยเหลือจะทักทายเด็ก ๆ ด้วยของขวัญ ในราคา 2,950 บาทสุทธิต่อท่าน ในวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 24 ธันวาคม 2563 เด็กอายุต่ำกว่า 2 ปีรับประทานฟรี ตั้งแต่ 2 ถึง 11 ปีลด 50% ราคาไม่รวมเครื่องดื่ม.

Join us for our “Winter Wonderland” gala buffet dinner at Cosmo Restaurant. Festivities will be accompanied by live sounds from renowned band EKA SOUNDZ, against the amazing backdrop of Nai Harn Beach. Countdown while watching the fireworks over the bay. THB 4,950 net per person food only. A free-flow beverage package is available at THB 2,450 net per person including white and red wines.

เชิญร่วมงานกาล่าบุฟเฟ่ต์ดินเนอร์ “ Winter Wonderland” ตั้งแต่เวลา 20.00 น. ที่ห้องอาหารคอสโม การเฉลิมฉลองจะมาพร้อมกับเสียงแสดงสดจากวงดนตรีชื่อดัง EKA SOUNDZ พร้อมฉากหลังที่น่าตื่นตาตื่นใจของหาดในหาน นับถอยหลังขณะชมดอกไม้ไฟเหนืออ่าวในราคา 4,950 บาทสุทธิต่อท่านเฉพาะค่าอาหาร แพ็กเกจเครื่องดื่มฟรีราคา 2,450 บาทสุทธิต่อท่านรวมไวน์ขาวและไวน์แดง.

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