14 Jun 2016
Weekly3 years ago

Weekly Update 36

Ali Baba Production

The HeadStart management would like to publicly acknowledge the immense effort that the Creative Arts department have made in producing the Ali Baba Musical. These teachers worked evenings and weekends to make the production a success.

L-R: Jody Leow ; Hayley Milner ; Jaqueline Feliciano; Fabienne Mester; Joel Adams; Myriam Adams; Erika Cramp; Wasana Promtong

The Production Team for Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits

Acting Directors: Joel Adams, Hayley Milner

Music Directors: Jaqueline Feliciano, Erika Cramp

Choreography: Fabienne Mester, Haruka Osu, Burin Burik

Costumes: Namondthrad Wootinan, Myriam Adams, Erika Cramp

Props and Stage Décor: Jody Leow, Wasana Promtong

Stage Backdrop: Oleksandra Miftakova, Paola Stoffel, Graeme Fairbairn

Special thanks to all Year 3-6 Teachers and Deputies for your support

Special mentions to the Events team, I.T. team, Maintenance and school drivers for their coordination and support.

Director of Creative and Performing Arts at HeadStart International School, Phuket: Erika Cramp

Ali Baba Cast

Calendar for the Last 2 Weeks of School

House Shirts/Uniform Requirements for the End of school

Wear your House shirts on the 24th of June and on the 1st of July!!!

On the 1st of July we have organised a fun morning of activities for the students and an Awards ceremony in the afternoon. Please send your child to school wearing their House shirts and P.E. shorts for the morning activities and a packed set of regular uniforms for them to change into for the Awards Ceremony. Parents are welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony.

Lost and Found–Claim it!

We would like to request that parents and students claim their lost property before the end of the year. On the 1st day of July we will donate all Lost and Found items to charity.

Parents Using the Swimming Pool

Parents of students at HeadStart and all our staff are welcome to use the pool from 6:00 am-7:15 am on school days. Changing rooms must be ready for student use only at 7.30 am. Please note that this is an unsupervised swim as there will be no swim staff or lifeguards on duty. Please also ensure that the changing rooms are vacated at 7:30 am at the latest.

Staff Party 2016

On the 10th of June we celebrated our end of year Staff Party at the Metropole Hotel. Approximately 170 Staff, teachers and management enjoyed a meal along with performances from the different departments, games and prizes organised by our HR team. We recognised members of staff that have been working at HeadStart for over 5 years, those who will be leaving us at the end of the year as well as outstanding efforts in the departments. Congratulations to the Admin team who won a cash reward for best performance! Their show was so humourous that they have been invited to perform for the students at the last morning assembly of the year.

We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to all of the parents who donated such fantastic prizes for the event. Calling them out was definitely a highlight at our Staff Party.

Prom 2016

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.

Thai Parents Meeting Invitation

We would like to invite Thai parents for a meeting on Tuesday the 21 of June from 8.00-9.00 in the Sixth Form room. There will be a presentation about HeadStart’s student placement and streaming classes policies in Primary and Secondary for the next academic year.

History Bee and Bowl

Last weekend, the HeadStart History VAP Club took part in the annual History Bee and Bowl Championships at the JW Marriott in Khao Lak. The History Bee and Bowl are two history quiz competitions which are held around the world. This year 28 international schools from Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea, Nepal and Singapore all took part in the Asian Championships. This is the first time HeadStart took part in this competition and we’re proud to announce that Albert in Year 10 made it to the individual ‘Bee’ semi finals and was only one point away from the final! Our Junior Varsity team also did well, reaching the quarter finals, and two Middle School teams also held their own. The competition was fierce to say the least but we made our mark. Well done to all involved and bring on next year! By Richard Cramp

Year 1 and 2 Made Chinese Fans

Year 4 Recycling

The children in Year 4 have been learning about the environment and recycling. Their challenge was to make some form of art out of recycled materials. They worked hard, had lots of fun and designed some great things! By Ms Kate Thongsen

Year 7 Students Making Spring Rolls

Year 7 Thai Class

Year 7 students were looking into some interesting articles in internet and created some nice picture to go along with it before they presented in front of the class. By Khru Sue

Learning the Days of the Week in Year 3

Year 3 students are learning about the days of the week. They enjoyed cutting and gluing before putting them in the right order.

Happy Birthday Mr Cramp!

This week Mr Cramp celebrated his birthday with a surprise break time party from Year 7. Mr Cramp returned to his room during break time, where the students were all hiding with the lights out. They shouted “Surprise!” as they sprung out of their hiding places. Nutcha Phaisamran presented Mr Cramp with some beautiful home baked and decorated cakes that she had made for him especially. A lovely gesture from our very thoughtful Year 7 students. By Ms Marie Beanland

Sports and P.E. News

Upcoming Sports Events

Football News

Under 11 Draw 2-2 With BISP

In what was an excellent game of football our Under 11’s drew 2-2 with BISP last weekend. Both teams showed their quality with some excellent inter-passing and movement of the ball in attack and some well organised and tactical defence. Two fantastic goals from Keen with brilliant narrow angled shots looked to be enough for HeadStart to take the game, but BISP came back twice with two equally well created goals to claim a 2-2 draw.

Basketball News

Senior Boys Close Game against BISP (20 v HS- 12)

In what was a close game particularly in the final quarter, our boys just missed out to BISP last Friday. The boys started slowly by got better and better as the game continued and convincingly won the final quarter. It was not enough though to beat an experienced BISP team this time. Nevertheless well done to all the boys who played!

Upcoming Under 11 3v3 Basketball Match- Monday 20th June

Our Under 11 boys team have a Basketball tournament at HeadStart from 3-4:30 pm this Monday. This will be their first game together as a team , so we wish them well.

Thanyapura PISAC Swimming League News

By Charles Pike, Head Swim Coach

HeadStart Aquapanthers finished their season with a very strong finish in the Thanyapura PISAC swimming league. The Thanyapura meet was the final meet of four swim competitions that make up the Open swim league. The points from all four swim competitions are combined to determine team awards as well as individual high point winners. Despite missing the first of four competitions, HeadStart was able to win a third place trophy! HeadStart finished second among all Phuket teams behind Thanyapura, and ahead of BIS.

Only swimming in 75% of the competitions meant doing some catching up, and 6 of our swimmers managed to score top 3 high point awards!

Those swimmers were:

Innes Alaxander 3rd place high point 11-12 boys Shane Walters 2nd place high point 11-12 boys Qistina Elyssa 3rd place high point 11-12 girls Emmie Parsons 3rd place high point 13-14 girls Reiley Pike 2nd place high point 13-14 girls (only swam in 2 of the 4 meets!!) Vova Vladimirov 3rd place high point 13-14 boys.

In the final leg of the swim competition the Aquapanthers showed they are the premier age group team on the island. Here are some of the outstanding individual performances. What a great finish to an Amazing season!

Special Promotion from the Sunsuri Phuket in Nai Harn

Wondering what to do after dropping your child off at the Prom? The Sunsuri have made a special promotion especially for HeadStart parents. Check it out!

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