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HHIS Newsletter – May 13th 2019
Monday May 13th 2019
I am delighted to share some of our recent highlights below.
Year 10 Global Social Leaders
Our Year 10 students have truly inspired us. As part of their IGCSE studies, they have been leading our school and the local community in teaching us ways to support our global environment. The assembly on Friday showed that all our students know how they can make a positive contribution and we will further promote and celebrate these actions at our International Day, on June 27th. As school we know that working together, we can achieve our goals of preserving and enhancing the world we live in.
Model United Nations Conference
On Saturday, seven intrepid Year 8 and 9 students participated in the first ever NIST Middle School Model United Nations Conference. Our students left their comfort zones behind in Hua Hin and rose to the challenge of tackling important global issues from a diverse set of international perspectives. The day was filled with personal victories and all students should be extremely proud of achieving their own individual aims throughout the conference. A special mention should go to Leah (Y8), who was recognised as Most Improved Delegate in the Human Rights Council.
Over the weekend many students, parents and staff took part in the Hua Hin Marathon. We had competitors in all four events, ranging from the 5k fun run all the way up to the full marathon. It was fantastic to see so many great individual efforts, as well as an enthusiastic set of spectators at the finish line who cheered everyone on. A special well done to both Kristina in Year 6 and Miss Pla who received trophies for their fantastic achievements.
Year 8 Assembly
Thank you to Year 8 for leading an excellent assembly to start the week. We learnt many different ways to be inquisitive both in school and at home and why it is important to keep asking questions. The quiz at the end showed just how much everyone learnt and all students moved to their lessons excited to find out new things.
Year 2 Trip
Year 2 had a great start to the week by collecting some data about modes of transport in Hua Hin. Both classes were super at using their knowledge of tallying to count the vehicles that passed.The children were very surprised at how many motorbikes they counted – we almost needed another table to record them all! Their next steps will be to analyse and present this data using pictograms and bar graphs in maths. What super mathematical data collectors. Well done Year 2.
Duke of Edinburgh Award – Bronze Expedition
We wish our students well as they go on their overnight expedition to Sam Yoi Rod. This experience is a real challenge for the students and takes them well beyond their comfort zone. The team spirit, perseverance, determination and sheer exhilaration when they achieve their goal will be remembered for the rest of their lives. Thank you to Mr Alasdair and Mr Sam for organising and supporting this expedition.
This week I will be in London, recruiting more teachers to join our team. In my absence, Mr Lewis will take the overall lead across the school.