06 Jun 2016
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Weekly Update 35

Ali Baba Update (Year 3-6 Musical)

As you are aware, our end of year Musical, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits, is taking place next Thursday and Friday (16th and 17th June) at 7:00 pm. Our students and staff have been working tirelessly for many months to put on a musical spectacular for you and we are all very excited to see it all come together. This year we have decided to have not only one but two performances! Doing it twice means our children get to showcase their talents to more people and we can accommodate an audience of 600! Having the show in the evening adds a bit of sparkle to the event and we can have some special effects with the lights.

We realise that it means two late nights, especially for the younger children and have therefore asked teachers to have a lighter schedule planned on Thursday and Friday. We have also cancelled ASPs on the 16th and 17th to give you the opportunity to take your child home to rest before they return for the performance.

The costume team have work very hard making sure all our costumes are beautiful and true to our Arabian set. We will hand the basic costumes out next week (tops and bottoms) and accessories will be added in class. Please get your child dressed at home and, if possible, apply some basic make up (lips, eyes, blush on the cheeks). If you would like to help getting the students ready, please contact your classroom teacher directly. Year 3 students will get face paint so no need for other make up. Girls should all have their hair tied back and brushed.

To ensure the event run smoothly we would really appreciate it if you could ensure that your child is back in their classroom, dressed in their basic costume, no later than 5:15 pm on Thursday and Friday. Please give them something to eat before they return to school.

The performances will start at 7:00 pm on both nights. Performances should finish just after 8:30 pm. After the performances students will remain in the Sports Hall with their teacher. Please collect your child from their teacher or deputy teacher.

To add to the authenticity of our Arab themed evening there will be falafels on sale in the school atrium. Don’t miss it!

เรียน ท่านผู้ปกครอง

ตามที่ทางโรงเรียนได้แจ้งจัดงานการแสดงละครประจำปี ในชุด “Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits” ที่จะจัดขึ้นในวันพฤหัสบดีและวันศุกร์ ที่ 16-17 มิถุนายน 59 ในเวลา 19.00น. นี้ ทางนักเรียน คุณครูและทีมงานของเราต่างตั้งใจเตรียมความพร้อมและฝึกซ้อม กันมาเป็นระยะเวลานาน เพื่อให้งานของเราออกมาสมบูรณ์ น่าตื่นเต้นอย่างที่สุด ในปีนี้เราแบ่งการแสดงออกเป็น 2 รอบ และเด็กๆ จะได้แสดงความสามารถให้กับผู้ชมมากถึง 600ท่าน อีกทั้งการแสดงจะจัดในช่วงกลางคืน ซึ่งจะสร้างความตระการตาด้วยระบบแสง สี เสียง ได้อย่างเต็มที่

เนื่องจากการแสดงจะถูกจัดขึ้นในช่วงกลางคืน ทางโรงเรียนจึงมีความเห็นว่าควรงดการเรียน ASPs ในวันที่ 16 - 17 มิถุนายม 59 เพื่อให้เด็กๆ ได้กลับบ้านและมีเวลาเตรียมตัวก่อนเริ่มต้นการแสดง

ทางโรงเรียนได้จัดเตรียมชุดเครื่่องแต่งกายแบบอาระเบียนไว้ให้ ขอความร่วมมือจากท่านผู้ปกครองแต่งตัวให้เด็กๆ มาจากที่บ้าน และการแต่งหน้าเมคอัพเล็กๆ น้อยๆ จะช่วยสร้างความมั่นใจให้กับเด็กๆ ได้ ขอให้ท่านติดต่อโดยตรงที่คุณครูประจำชั้น สำหรับเด็กนักเรียน Year 3 ทางโรงเรียนจะทำการเพ้นท์หน้าให้ ไม่จำเป็นต้องแต่งหน้ามา และเด็กผู้หญิงขอให้มัดผมให้เรียบร้อย

เพื่อให้งานเป็นไปอย่างราบรื่น ทางโรงเรียนขอขอบคุณท่านผู้ปกครองล่วงหน้าในความร่วมมือเตรียมความพร้อมให้กับเด็กๆ ทั้งเครื่องแต่งกาย และให้เด็กๆ รับประทานอาหารมาให้เรียบร้อย ก่อนเวลานัดพบ เวลา 17.15น. ในวันพฤหัสบดีและวันศุกร์

การแสดงทั้ง2 วันจะเริ่มขึ้นเวลาเดียวกัน 19.00น. และเสร็จสิ้นประมาณ 20.30 น. หลังจากนั้นนักแสดงจะรอผู้ปกครองมารับอยู่ที่ Spot Hall โดยมีคุณครูดูแล ท่านผู้ปกครองสามารถมารับเด็กๆ กลับได้ตามสถานที่ดังกล่าว และบริเวณด้านหน้างานเรามีอาหารอาหรับแท้ๆ มาจำหน่ายอีกด้วย

Prom 2016 Announcement

Inviting all secret agents to the HeadStart Prom 2016 on the 24th of June between 6:30 and 9:30 pm for Year 7-8 and extends to 10:30 pm for the Year 9-12’s. James Bond theme: Come dressed your best! Located at the Sunsuri Hotel in Nai Harn.

This year the Prom is organised by our Head Boy and Head Girl and Year 11 students. There will be a dance competition (2,000 Baht prize!), games, surprises and more! Friends from other schools welcome. Tickets available in the front office between the 13-23rd of June only.

We request that parents be considerate of teachers and pick up their children on time. If you have given permission for your child to go home with a friend please be sure to inform Paul Kennedy, Pastoral Care, beforehand by writing to [email protected] We will not allow students to leave the party with friends without prior notice.

Art Exhibition

The Art Exhibition will be around the main atrium area on Thursday and Friday next week. The idea is to show colourful examples of students work from Year 1 to Year 12 at a time when most of the parents will be strolling through the area to see the Ali Baba production. Between the play and the exhibition we hope to showcase the achievements of our students in the Creative Arts Department as a whole this year. By Mr Fairbairn

The World Scholar’s Cup ASP Update

Our twelve World Scholars are busily preparing for the Global Round of the competition which is now just three short weeks away. The students have continued to practice their debating skills; I have been genuinely impressed by the standard of the debates that I have observed. In recent weeks. I have been pleased and proud to tell some students that it is the best that I have ever heard them speak.

The students have also been helping each other to prepare by giving mini lectures to each other on topics of their choice from the syllabus. This week we heard Lisa talking about The History of Cheating, Hayeon lecturing on The Tools used to Measure why States Fail and Albert giving a comprehensive overview of numerous Failed States Case Studies.

The Scholars are also sharpening up their writing skills this week by writing an essay on the topic of whether or not “The internet increases crime”.

All our World Scholar’s Cup teams are working incredibly hard to prepare for the competition whilst managing school work and exams. They should be commended for their commitment and dedication in preparing for the competition at this busy time of year. It really is the case that you get out what you put in with The World Scholar’s Cup, so I have very high hopes that their efforts will be reflected in their rankings, at the end of the Global Round. By Ms Marie Beanland

Students News

Year 4

Year 4 experimented with music this week. We made sugar move by itself by banging a drum close by. We used this to learn about what happens to sound as you move further away from the source. Then we made guitars using containers and rubber bands to explore how different pitches are made. A good fun week of science! By Ms Kate Thongsen

Year 4 students are learning about ‘My Body’ in Thai classes.

Year 5 Poetry Recitals

Poetry_Recitals

Year 5 Science

Year 5 students have started learning about forces and motion in their science lessons. They have carried out an investigation into the forces that may be acting on them when they try to carry water around a course in the playground. They had fun discovering more about gravity and testing their physical dexterity. By Mr Steven Brady

Revision Packs

Year 7 students created revision aids by making cool clip art packs that can be carried around with over 50 Thai vocabulary words. This will help the students to memorise better. By Khru Sue

Music in Year 10

In Year 10 IGCSE Music students have studied the Romantic Era and did their own dramatiasation of Bizet’s opera, Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s ballet, Swan Lake. By Ms Erika Cramp

Maths Joke Week

This week there is no question to answer, instead I want to hear your funniest, corniest and intelligent jokes to do with Maths.
Here’s a classic from Mr O’Nions: I’ve got Mathematical hayfever, I think I need some anti-histograms!

No? Think you can do better? Hand your jokes in to the Maths challenge box by Tuesday 14th June.

Well done to Andrea, Bell and Albert in year 10 who correctly knew that the famous Mathematician was Alan Turing. House points coming your way! By Mr O’Nions

Good luck to all of our year 12 DofE group who have a big week ahead, a practice weekend and assessment during the week!

What the Parents Say About HeadStart’s Saturday Thai Culture Club

Nicolas loved Saturday Thai Culture Club last week. He always gets excited to participate. He wishes it were more often. As a mum I think it is great to have this event. The children are able to learn and enjoy and it’s supports our community.

Nicholas’ mum (Year 7)

I would like to say thank you to Thai teacher for organizing great activities on Saturday. My child enjoyed making a handbag and preparing a book for them that they gave away to Pediatric Patients.

Jinnaphop’s mum (Year 7)

My child loved the activity last Saturday. She has learned how to share and how take responsibility for our community. Thanks to all the Thai teachers.

Nasapon’s mum (Year 5)

My child loved the activities last Saturday. He has learned a lot. He learned how to sew which is what we were taught since we were young. This activity was great for learning concentration and muscle coordination for the hands. He learned how to share with others. I would like my child to participate in all activities which Saturday Thai Culture Club.

Jirapat’s mum

My daughter was very proud with her fish that she wove at school. She came home and taught us, her parents, how to make it!

Prae’s mum (Year 4)

My son loved the Thai weaving craft. He made fish mobiles from coconut leaves and brought around 10 fish home! He taught us, his parents, how to make them as well. As soon as he knew how to do he couldn’t stop making them.

Teelek’s mum (Year 3)

Sports and P.E. News

Sport Academies Awards and BBQ Invitation

The P.E. department would like to invite all Football and Swimming academy students and parents at 4:00 pm on the 23rd of June in the Sports Hall. There will be a presentation to reflect on our first year of running the academies: what we have accomplished and what changes need to be made for the coming year. Awards will be given out to high achieving athletes along with recognition for the students who have made great strides of progress. Once this is finished we will move to the Dining Hall for a BBQ organised by Chef and kitchen team. We would like to request that all parents contribute with either food, nibbles or drinks as there will be a very large crowd of hungry athletes! Thank you for your participation.

Bring food to share!

Under 13 Football Team Claim Runners Up Spot in Hong Kong Football Schools Event

Our Under 13 and Under 15 boys team took part in the BISP ‘Hong Kong International Schools Football Tournament’ last weekend. There were mixed results. Despite performing well in different parts of the games they played, the the Under 15 boys were unable to get to the finals and finished 4th in their league overall. The Under 13 boys did much better in their competition and actually made it to the final where they met strong opposition with the BISP Cruzeiro team. They lost the final but went on to claim the runners up spot after beating King George School, Hong Kong and South Island school, Hong Kong. It was a great achievement. Well done to all the boys who played so well. A great gift to Coach JR since it was his birthday.

PISAC Swimming League–FINAL ROUND! This Saturday sees the final round of the PISAC swim league at Thanyapura. We wish all our swimmers well and a full report will be given next week.

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