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HHIS Newsletter – January 27th 2020
Monday January 27th 2020
Firstly thank you all for your support for the precautionary measures in place against the Coronavirus and in fact against any prevalent viruses. We continue to take advice from the Thai Education and Health Ministry and will keep you updated.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
It was wonderful for our whole school community to have so much fun on Friday. There was a real party feel. We laughed, gasped at the acrobatics and were ‘wowed’ by the beauty and splendour of the dances. The Fashion Show was a delight and captured the uplifting energy of the morning. Thank you to the parents who entered into the spirit of this so well. There was an additional really special feature, as the School Band inspired by Mr Sam, performed for the very first time. A special thank you must also go to the professional and dynamic MCs, Aim and Ayan – well done to you both.
The celebrations did not end there as the Fair that followed had stalls selling student and parent made products. The food was delicious and the crafts were really lovely. This event raised 20,318 THB for the Camillian Orphanage, which is an orphanage for children with special needs (www.camillianhomelatkrabang.org).Thank you to all parents for your support.
A huge thanks of course, to Ms Bonnie, Ms Hong and K Card and all those who helped behind the scenes. As always these events do not happen without effort, planning and hours of practice. Finally, congratulations to all the performers. You were amazing!
Youths for SDGs 2020
On Saturday and Sunday, Year 10 and 11 students participated in the Youths for SDGs Conference at Bangkok Patana School. Students completed sustainability quests with peers from across Thailand, debated pressing global issues and attended talks from UNDP officials and NGO leaders. The highlight of the weekend was a case challenge that required students to innovate a solution to develop sustainable agriculture in Thailand. Students were given 2 ½ hours to refine their idea, which they then presented to judges the following day. It was a highly rewarding weekend and our students should be proud of their commitment to creating positive change in society.
Primary Maths Workshop
Ms Jo and Mr Matt will be holding a Maths workshop on Wednesday January 29th at 2:45pm in the Meeting Room. This workshop is an opportunity for parents to find out more about the way maths is taught in our school and for you to ask any general questions regarding the learning of maths. Please do come if you can as these sessions can help you to give support to your child’s learning.
Early Years Workshop
Ms Rachel will also be holding a workshop for Early Years parents on Tuesday January 28th at 8:45am. In the Meeting Room. This workshop is entitled ‘Hands-on Maths’ and will explain how our younger children learn mathematical concepts and skills through play-based experiences. Again, this workshop will be really valuable and interesting. Please do come if you can.
Book Fair – January 30th and 31st
Paragon Asia Book Fair will be in school on January 30th and 31st in the canteen.
Primary Sports Day and Secondary Track Events
These will now take place on Thursday January 30th. The Primary events will begin at 8:40am and the Track events for secondary students will follow at 10:00am.
Year 9 Subject Meetings on Tuesday 4th February
Year 9 parents and students are invited to join subjects teachers on Tuesday 4th February. The afternoon will start in the English classrooms (above the new canteen) at 3.45pm. There will be an introductory presentation on IGCSE subjects, followed by meetings with individual teachers. The meetings will be very helpful to share Year 9 work and progress, as well as to support with next steps for IGCSEs. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Lewis who is very happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Air Quality Support
I would like to ask for your support to help cut down on the effects of any burning in the local area. Burning is now illegal in this area so if you see any burning please could you call the Hin Lek Fai Ministry on this number +66 (0) 32 576 283 Ext. 16 or +66 (0) 81 942 5240 to inform them: They do react to this and have been sending out fire crews, but it also helps to remind everyone that there is a community concern for this illegal practice. Thank you for your support.