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HHIS Newsletter – June 1st 2020
Monday June 1st 2020
I would just like to thank you again, for your unerring patience. We are all looking forward to seeing our school campus buzzing with life but we must of course take heed of the bigger picture and await the decision of the Minister for Education and a formal notification of physical reopening. I will of course, keep you posted.
The spirit and feeling of togetherness in our school community has inspired great innovation and imagination in response to the global situation presented by COVID-19. This was again very evident last week and teachers are planning on ways to motivate and stimulate high levels of learning for the week ahead. Your support has been crucial.
Please note that Wednesday June 3rd is a public holiday to mark the birthday of H.M. Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana. Online learning will not take place on that day.
Early Years – new pets!
The EY classes have adopted some special pets to observe and care for- caterpillars! The teachers have been great taking care of the caterpillars (provided by ‘Little Big Wings’ company), feeding them fresh leaves and cleaning their box out daily. The children have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a butterfly, watching the caterpillars change into chrysalises and then butterflies. This has helped to enhance their learning through the story, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
We have had over 275 entries from our Red, Blue, Green and Yellow teams and it is wonderful to see all of our students enjoying and achieving in the first 5 of the HHIS hOme-lympics. The Green team has a lead going into week 2, but everything is still to play for. We have 4 more events to go and everyone can still get involved in the buzz of the hOme-lympics. Please visit Google Classroom to find all instructions and details of the exciting fun and activity.
Everyone can feel very proud.
Learning the Art of Celebrations – KS3.
As part of their ongoing topic “The Art of Celebrations”, Years 7 to 9 spent the last week considering the importance of food in celebrations such as Eid. They began by learning about the festival of Eid-al- Fitr, an Islamic celebration that marks the end of the month-long period of fasting, Ramadan. Many students felt inspired to try their hand at recipes influenced by this celebration, creating some incredible-looking dishes at home that made everyone’s mouths water.
Year 10 Whole School Challenge
The winner of Week 3 – ‘Inspired’ was Michael H for his letter to Tom Gregory. Congratulations, Michael! We are also delighted to announce that all submissions for Week 4 – ‘International’ should be rewarded for their amazing efforts and international approach to learning. Soon we will upload a video on the school’s social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) to celebrate all participants. For Week 5 of the #IQuarantine Challenge the ‘I’ Value is Innovative. The challenge will be to identify a problem in the world and come up with an innovative solution for it. These can be in either written, spoken or image form and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving innovative work!
The #IQuarantine TeamMagic in a Box
Year 3 have been inspired by Kit Wright’s ‘Magic Box’ poems. This week they made their own magic boxes to go with their poems. Thank you to Pokin and Melissa for sharing your magical imagination with us.
Year 5 have been bringing our I values to life through poetry.
Year 9 Fund Raising
Year 9 raised 26,120 THB from their ‘Pancake Sale’ in term 2. They have now decided to donate the funds to ‘Jungle Aid’ so that the vulnerable and needy in our local community can be supported in these very difficult times. Thank you to Year 9 for your efforts, generosity and action. You have provided basic needs to people in Hua Hin who are struggling to feed their families. https://www.jungleaid.org/2020/05/30/response-to-covid-19-social-coin-initiative/