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Weekly Update 31, 11 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
14-18 May All day Primary Exam Prep Week In school
15 May 8:15 am Thai Parent Meeting Meeting Hall
19 May 9:00 am Saturday Thai Culture Club In school
22 May 8:15 am Y1 to Rec Transition Meeting Meeting Hall 4th floor
25 May 2:30 pm Friday Market Atrium
25 May 7:45 pm Mum’s Night Out Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
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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Welcoming all of the beautiful mum’s (and your friends, as long as they are not dads) to an exciting evening of ‘Latin Fire’ at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery on 25 May between 7:45-11:00 pm. Time for dad to take a turn being the babysitter! Dust off your dancing shoes, prepare a costume and get ready for a fun evening together. There will be a photo booth and an all night open buffet of food and plenty of Chalong Bay Rum to keep you dancing!

07:45–Arrival and welcome drink

08:00– Tour of the distillery for anybody who would like to join

08:30–Open Buffet

08:30–Photo Booth

08:30–‘Blind Test’ competition

08:30–Cocktail stations where guests can make their own drinks together with a handsome bartender!

08:30–Live Band and Salsa instructor

10:30–Announce the winner of the blind test competition

Tickets will be available for purchase from the front office at school on the 15th of May, 2018.


Parent Committee Meeting

The next Parent Committee meeting will be held on 31st May at 8:15am. We would like to encourage parents who have points for the meeting to please send them to [email protected] no later than Friday, May 25th. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the Parent Committee click (here)[https://headstartphuket.com/school-life/parent-committee]


Ballet Recital

By Ms Fabienne Mester, Dance Academy Coordinator

To celebrate the end of the year, the award celebration with the Baby Ballet, Pink Ballet, White Ballet and Blue Ballet classes will happen on Friday 15th June from 3.30pm to 5.00pm, so you can appreciate and be proud of the effort and progress of your child.

This year the 46 ballerinas will present a little ballet recital called “Wonderland”.

Like last year, the ballerinas will perform twice in the Dance Studio 1 on the 4th Floor; once at 3.30pm in front of the parents of the Baby ballet and Pink Ballet students, and a second time at 3.45pm in front of the parents of the White and Blue Ballet students, so everyone can enjoy at ease the performance of their child. We will conclude this presentation with awards as these little ballerinas deserve a great recognition for their dedication and training during this past year followed by a “A Mad Tea Party” with cakes and drinks.

Grace Villa Charity Year 9 Vintage Sale

There will be a second hand ‘vintage’ sale run by Year 9 students on Friday 25th May during the Friday Market after school. They are raising money for a charity called Grace Villa which is based in Uganda. They work to provide a safe place for girls who have been victims of abuse/left with the responsibility of running households in the absence of parents. (Click here to find out more details)[http://gracevillauganda.weebly.com/]

They are relying on donations so if you have anything that you wish to donate they would greatly appreciate it. Donations can be placed in the house boxes in the atrium. You can bring old clothes, house hold items, books, toys etc. All money raised goes to the Grace Villa foundation. If you don’t have much to part with just pop down and have a look at whats on sale. We’ve had a huge donation of old school CD’s which won’t disappoint!

Thanks in advance for your support.


Creative Arts Faculty Week News

Kamilah Bilbé, Head of Faculty, Creative and Performing Arts

What an incredible week we have had! With fantastic dance performances, HeadStart’s Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition, comical Drama showcases, beautiful Musical performances and an amazing Art Exhibition! Thank you to all of the students and teachers that have helped organise, support and perform during our faculty week. You really have encouraged the HeadStart community to interact and enjoy the creative and performing arts and so many students and parents have commented on how fantastic you all have been.

This week has had a great impact on our school environment and really encourages the arts to be acknowledged in education.

Foundation expressive painting throughout the week

Drama showcase

Junior hip-hop show in the atrium before school starts.

HeadStart Dance Academy perform their dance routine before school on Friday morning.

HeadStart choir performance before school.

Drama games during break times.

Year 9 Band performing for everyone at lunch time.

Monday morning ‘Active Learning’ band performances in the atrium before school.


Sports Department News

On Thursday the Under 11 team played a football football match versus the Youth Football Home. Well done to all of the students who had good teamwork and sportsmanship.

Aqua Panthers at the BISP Flying Fish Invitational

The Aqua Panthers had the BIS Flying Fish Invitational last weekend and placed 5th out of 16 teams! Our top point earners were: Juno Wannakitti (74) Nazar Zakharov (66), Shane Walters (64), Jiraya Prieur (60), Michael McLean (58), Natasha Chaloemtoem (54), and Artem Kiselev (50). Natalie Hallermann had an outstanding meet bringing home 5 gold medals and 1 silver and winning the 8 & under high point award with 118 points! Additionally, Nazar qualified for the Neo Garden Singapore Swimming Nationals in June for the 400 meter freestyle. Our next competition is the 4th Thanyapura Open League on June 9th.


Student News

Early Years Blue had lots of fun on their field trip this week. We learnt all about firefighters, fire engines, and lots of other equipment firefighters need! We really loved using the hose and changing its settings to shoot the water fast or slow getting Ms. Angela very wet in the process!

By Ms Holly Strawbridge

Reception students have learnt how to read and write words with the vowel ‘ai’.

By Kru Tae

The Reception have really enjoyed our ‘Vets Surgery’ role play area and have been so kind and caring whilst looking after the little animals. We also made a super cute fish bowl to take home as our very own pets!

By Ms Hannah Kuusik

Reception blue have had a great time learning about people who help us, especially the postman. We wrote letters to our family, wrote our address on envelopes and posted the letters. Magically they will go to the real post office and arrive at our houses very soon. Keep checking your post box!

By Ms Candice Smithie

In English this week, Year 6 have been writing their own versions of the John Agard, ‘Rat Race’. They have written poems entitled ‘Dog Dash’ about humans getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of work. Perhaps we could all learn from our canine friends how to slow down and to relax a little more.

By Ms Sophie Webb

Year 7 students have been learning how to name Thai fruits and how to ask and answer the question ‘what fruit do you like?’

By Kru Gen


House News

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

Weigh Your Waste: The Blue Tigers (4.6kg) Primary Activities: The Yellow Cheetahs (Connect 4) Secondary Activities: None this week House Quiz: The Red Phoenixes

Also, the year 7, 8, and 9 students took part in their Swim Galas. Here are the results -

1st = Green Dragons 2nd = Red Phoenixes 3rd = Blue Tigers 4th = Yellow Cheetahs

Have a great weekend!


Around the Island

Dental benefits from Rang Hill Dental Clinic:

HeadStart has signed a ‘Dental Benefits Agreement’ with Rang Hill Dental clinic so that the HeadStart community, staff and their family members, can receive dental benefits and discounts as per the details;

Dental Treatment 10% discount for cleaning, filling, extraction, tooth surgical removal, root canal treatment, intraoral X-ray, gum treatment. A 5% discount for tooth whitening, veneer, pintooth, crown, bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment, dental implant, bone graft, sinus lift, panoramic X-ray

Remark: Please present a card or any evidences to prove that you are a member of HeadStart International School in order to get discounts at our clinic. Discounts will be given for the dental treatment only. This does not include medicine and dental products.

For more information about Rang Hill Dental Clinic, please visit http://www.ranghilldentalclinic.com/

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