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Weekly Update 30, 4 May 2018

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 for the month here for easy reference.

Date Time Event Location
7-11 May All week Creative Arts Faculty Week  
11 May 2:00 pm HeadStart’s Got Talent Sports Hall
08 May 8:15 am Thai Parent Meeting Meeting Hall
14-18 May All day Primary Exam Prep Week In school
15 May 8:15 am Y1 to Rec Transition Meeting Meeting Hall 4th floor
19 May 9:00 am Saturday Thai Culture Club In school
21-25 May All day Exam Week In school
22 May 8:15 am Thai Parent Meeting Meeting Hall
25 May 2:30 pm Friday Market Atrium
28-29 May All day Mid-term break  
31 May All day Reception to Year 1 Transition In classes
31 May 8:15 am Parent Committee Meeting Conference Room
31 May 1 June All day Year 6 Graduation Trip Adventure Mountain, Phang gna
02 June 6:00 pm End of Year Dance Recital Sports Hall

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Announcements

BISP Flying Fish Invitational This Weekend

This weekend 59 of the Aqua Panthers are hitting the water for the BISP Flying Fish Invitational. Teams from all around Asia will be in attendance and we are all looking forward to having some fast swims! Come out to BIS from 2:00pm- 5:00pm on Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, and 8:00am - 2:00pm on Sunday.

Looking forward to seeing you poolside! By Coach Brown


Reception to Year 1 Transition - Parents Meeting Invitation

We would like to invite all parents who have children in Reception to a transition meeting on Tuesday 15 May. The meeting is to inform parents of the steps we take to ensure the children receive a smooth move to Year 1 and will also inform parents of some of the new things the children will be learning as they move into Primary. The meeting will start at 8.30am and will be take place in the meeting room on the fourth floor.



Friday Market Invitation

Here is an offer to join the HeadStart Friday Market on 25 May between 2:30-5:30 pm. We have over 650 students in the school which makes this a good platform to introduce your business to Phuket residents. We are looking for interesting items that promote healthy living, unique items that may be challenging to source, homemade goodies or just the idea of treats for the weekend. Our motto is ‘Support the Community’ so we do not charge a fee for the table and space. Contact the front office by writing to [email protected] if you are interested in participating.


Thai Parents Meetings


HeadStart Photo Competition 2018

Thank you so much for all of your amazing entries! It is fantastic to see so many of you taking part in this great event that brings our creative eye into focus and inspires others to capture the world through a lens. There are many extremely high quality and imaginative photographs that perfectly capture the atmosphere, light, colour, depth of field and much more. See them here HeadStart Photo Competition 2018

We will be exhibiting a shortlist of contestants on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May in the Atrium. If your entry does not make it to the final exhibition, please do not despair. Reflect on the finalists and the winners of this year and start to prepare yourself for HeadStart Photographer of the Year 2019! Please pop along to see who has made it to the final judging round. Winners to be announced at 3:30pm in the Atrium on the 9th May.


Creative Arts Faculty Week

With a fantastic opening to CAPA Faculty week, thanks to our dedicated students and staff, we are set for a fun packed week of activities! From Art exhibitions to Drama and Dance showcases, Design and Technology mechanical arms and live performances from our Music students to get you on your feet! We hope you will join in and enjoy the many events that will have you bursting at the seams with creativity and expression! Not to mention our grand finale on Friday afternoon with HeadStarts Got Talent. Don’t forget to cheer for your house! Remember to check the timetable and try something different. Perhaps you will be inspired and find a new passion you’d like to pursue.


Foundation Department News

Catch Me Reading

Today we came to the end of our Catch Me Reading competition in Foundation and what a great response we had from our families. Final entries were being emailed to me through the night and some photos even appeared on our board this morning! A big Thank You to all the parents who sent in photos. The pictures were super and it looks like a lot of fun was had, all while inspiring a true love of reading.

It was very difficult for our judges, Ms Indu (Head of English and Humanities, Secondary) and Ms Annie (English Phase Leader, Primary), to choose the winners today as we had some fantastic entries, with our children being ‘caught’ reading in some very unusual places. Our final winners are;

Preschool Run and Zen

EY Yellow Liza and Gun

EY Blue Anthony and Lucy

Reception Yellow Yasya and Ingfah

Reception Blue Pleum and Liam

Stars of the Week

  • In Early Years a big well done to Thep, Jude, Xiao and Lambor for trying their best in all lessons and making great progress.

  • In Reception Congratulations to Dai Dai, Tuana, Jazzy, Eva and Chaewon for working hard in all lessons this week.

Today was the last day of our Superhero topic in Pre-School. Over the weeks we have had lot’s of fun making Superhero costumes, splatting numbers, role-playing in the Superhero headquarters and lots more. Everyone came to school dressed as their favourite Superhero this morning and we practiced our special powers such as flying! We even used Captain America’s shield to knock down a wall!

By Ms Danielle

Early Years students are learning about family members and today we had fun making family photos.

By Kru Sue

Early Years have had a ROARing good time during our Dinosaur topic! We’ve completed lots of dinosaur crafts to help our fine motor skills, read lots of dinosaur stories to spark our imaginations and have even pretended to be real dinosaurs in our role play! We found a volcano in our outdoor area. It was very exciting watching it erupt!

By Ms Holly & Ms Saki

In Reception this week we have been learning about being a doctor or a dentist. We were so lucky to have two special visitors who came to speak to the children about their jobs. A huge thank you to Pleum’s dad in Reception Blue and Nawit’s dad in Reception yellow! The children loved learning about what they do each day and asking questions about what it is like to work as a doctor or a dentist. We have also enjoyed lots of practical activities linked to health and teeth including adding and subtracting ‘teeth’, scrubbing tricky words on teeth, flossing with playdough, making pouches for the tooth fairy, making doctor’s bags and reading the story of the wobbly tooth! The children are so creative and have so many super ideas about the world around us. It has been a fun week!​

By Ms Hannah Kuusik

Year 4 students learnt about ‘Consonant Clusters’ through an educational game.

By Kru Pim

We are learning “What time is it?” in our Thai lessons. We played a number game in pairs and then we learned about hours and minutes.

By Kru Gen

This week Khun Thanapat from the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project visited HeadStart to receive a donation that Sean, Federico, Alex and Callum collected from their bake sale at the Friday Market last week. Well done boys!


House News

Here are the results from last week’s House activities:

  • Weigh Your Waste: The Blue Tigers (3.4kg)

  • Primary Activities: The Red Phoenixes & The Yellow Cheetahs (Connect 4)

  • House Quiz: The Green Dragons

Have a great weekend!

By Mr Nick Carter, House Coordinator


Student Success

The HKFC Under 14 Girls Rugby News

Keira has been playing rugby since she was 5 years old for the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC). She has won numerous medals, cups and trophies over the years and last year 2016/2017 - was voted “Player of the Season” and also received the Peter Wilson Trophy for outstanding contribution to HKFC Rugby (this is open to both Boys and Girls U6’s - U12’s, 750+ players).

Last year the HKFC U12 Girls, sent a team to play in a 7’s tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. This was the first time a Girls Rugby Team from Hong Kong, toured outside Hong Kong and they went onto win the 7’s tournament. Following this successful tour, and now having moved to Phuket from Hong Kong, Keira was invited by the HKFC to join the HKFC U14 Girls Rugby 7’s Tour to Laos, not only as a player but as an ambassador of the sport.

The HKFC U14 Girls Rugby was the first Junior Rugby Club ever to tour Laos, which, is an achievement in itself. The Lao Rugby Federation is providing opportunities for boys and girls from both urban and rural areas to participate in the sport of Rugby Union. Besides playing rugby, the boys and girls are also being taught a number of academic subjects, leading onto scholarships, the boys and girls take their rugby very seriously.

The tour started with a visit to a local school, where they introduced the children of all ages to rugby through playing different games and team building exercises. The following day the HKFC girls trained at the stadium with their fellow Lao rugby players, some of which had travelled over 12hrs by coach to be there for the weekend, the day was finished off watching and supporting a senior Lao mens rugby game. Sunday was the 7’s tournament for both boys and girls, which, started at 8:00am and finished 6:00pm, in that period of time several matches were played in sunshine, mud and rain. The final was contested by both the HKFC girls teams, with HKFC Fire beating HKFC Ice 7 - 5, with Keira on the winning team.

Keira loved her time in Lao valuing their kindness and generosity and mostly their friendship and sportsmanship, she said, “it was an honour to be with my fellow Lao rugby players and something I will always cherish in my heart”

By Mr Brain, father of Keira Brain in Year 8

Phuket Youth Talent Singing Contest

Congratulation to Kira, Dasha, Julianna and Alicia who did exceptionally well at the Phuket Youth Talent singing contest.

Phuket Youth Talent prizes:

  • Dasha Gorodtsova 1st place (Senior category)

  • Julianna Mester 2nd Place (Senior category)

  • Alicia Martin ‘Excellent Performance’ (Senior category)

  • Kira Kavtaradze 2nd Place (Junior category)

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