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HHIS Newsletter – May 11th 2020
Monday May 11th 2020
Thanks to the innovation of students and teachers, our school ethos and feelings of community are being further engendered in these difficult times.
Year 10 students studying ‘Global Perspectives’ have put forward a weekly challenge to inspire and unite our school. The challenges are based on our ‘I’ Values. Please do ask your children if they have responded to the first challenge, inspired by our I-Value of being ‘Individual’. The weekly challenges can be viewed on our Facebook Page with the hashtag #IQuarantine.
This week, students are encouraged to be imaginative and design a game to either play with their friends online or with their family at home. Please send challenge entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Year 10 for helping to bring our community together.
Seminar sessions set to inspire students
We are hosting interactive seminars over the coming weeks with people from around the world who have fascinating and inspirational journeys to share with our students.
This week Y6 to Y11 students will be meeting and doodling alongside Tim Budgen who is an artist and is currently collaborating on illustrations with George Lucas and Disney productions. https://timbudgen.com/
These are the first of a series of such seminars that will be offered through this term. Mr Lewis will be sending invitations to students and parents are very welcome to join as well.
It was heartening to see that Year 4 dressed up in their school uniforms so that Mr Matt and Miss Claire would not lose them on their journey to Mars. I am happy to say that all of Year 4 have now returned safely from their space expeditions, excited and full of new knowledge about the Mars Rover.
Year 2 also had a virtual adventure when they went off to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The children explored lots of exhibits and marvelled at the wondrous building, but the dinosaur exhibit was their favourite, especially the T-Rex skeleton. The visit inspired superb diary entries.
Photographs to give us joy
Here are some examples from this term’s focus in Art on photography from our secondary students, capturing the love and importance of our families.
Help Needed to support the vulnerable in Hua Hin!
Thank you to parents who have already supported our local community by donating either dried goods or tinned fish or funds to Jungle Aid. There is a desperate need to support the vulnerable in Hua Hin who simply do not have enough money to buy food. Jungle Aid are donating goods and giving vouchers daily to those in need to spend at the local market.
The queues for the vouchers are long, hundreds of people wait daily and on some days there are not enough vouchers. Please do give your support by either dropping off dried goods or tinned fish with our security guards at the school gate or by donating funds: https://task.io/jungleaid/outreach/funding .
Funds and donations will go directly to providing food for local people who have been badly affected by the economic effects of COVID-19.
Wake and Shake on Friday 15th May
Join Mr Aaron, teachers and friends on Friday May 15th at 8.45am to 9.15am for our first ever ‘Wake and Shake’. Students, parents and staff are very welcome to join too! The aim is to engage everyone as we discover a series of easy to learn movements and get energised for the day ahead. Students and parents will be sent the Google Meet link in advance and we look forward to welcoming everyone for a fun-fuelled Friday morning.
Finally please do have a look at this video showing the centrality of our I Values, which are shining through even in these times of social distancing. Please click here.