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.
|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|
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:
|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|
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.