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HHIS Newsletter – May 25th 2020
Monday May 25th 2020
We have had another week of rumours concerning the possible physical opening of International Schools. The actual situation is that the Office of the Private Education Commission is proposing a June physical opening for International school for the consideration of the Minister for Education this coming week. The proposal lists the guidelines for safety that International Schools would put in place. We should know the result of the Minister’s consideration later this week and I will then inform everyone.
Please be assured that we have detailed plans in place for all safety procedures should the Minister of Education consider it safe for International Schools to be physically open.
Welcoming New Staff
We continue to expand our staffing expertise, particularly the coming year as we commence our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, now that we are officially an IB World School. We are working with our newly appointed staff to enable them to take up their posts in readiness for term 1 and this will, of course include all the necessary health checks and quarantines.
It is with pleasure that I introduce you to our new staff and warmly welcome them to our school community.
Ms Dawn Jerwood – KS2 Teacher
I graduated from Marjon, Plymouth in 2009 with B. Ed. First Class Honours in Primary Education. After a year in Plymouth, teaching mature students with learning difficulties, I moved to Kent to teach at a small village school where I taught both key stages over a period of 10 years. As I have a passion for mathematics, I was also the maths subject leader at the school. Outside of the classroom I will have a go at anything and have led a number of extra-curricular activities including gymnastics, volleyball, ICT and art club. I am thrilled to be joining the HHIS team.
Mr Rich Rider -Secondary Maths Teacher
I have been following the growth of HHIS and after 4 years working at an International School in Bangkok and am delighted to be joining the HHIS team.
At secondary school I had a Mathematics teacher, Mr. Wilson, who inspired me and nurtured my love of Mathematics and now I have been teaching Mathematics for 15 years,most of it as Head of Department.
I understand Maths is not everyone’s favourite subject but I like to find innovative ways to teach my lessons in a fun enjoyable way, hoping to inspire others as I was inspired before.
Mr Eduardo Abend – Secondary Maths Teacher
I am really excited to join the team at HHIS. I am currently teaching mathematics at a Secondary School in London. I am half Brazilian half German. Eating Apfelstrudel while dancing Samba? Certainly! I like to think that I merge the easy going of a Brazilian with the efficiency of a German. Having a degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics from the UK. I will l be delighted to continue having fun teaching Maths at HHIS. In my free time I enjoy doing carpentry, origami, and playing football.
Ms Alicia Diez – Spanish Teacher
I was born in the south of Spain but I relocated to complete my Higher Education studies in London, UK. Once I completed my BA Hons in Education Studies I continued studying a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages, with Spanish and French languages. I have since worked in a wide range of schools in the UK getting to inspire many students into speaking and loving foreign languages. One of my passions whilst teaching languages is to work with exciting International Projects, as a result I am a British Council and Eurodesk ambassador, connecting students from many different countries. We are moving to Thailand together with my two little ones and my husband and we are totally thrilled to become part of HHIS.
Ms Terri-Ann – Secondary English Teacher
I am very excited to be coming to teach at HHIS this year, and am so pleased to be able to share my passion for English studies with students in Thailand. Most recently, I have been working in the UK as a Head of Department and have completed an Associate Senior Leadership programme at my previous school. I obtained my PGCE through Teach First in 2014 after I graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in English Literature. Recently, I was very pleased to obtain my MA in Educational Leadership, also at the University of Manchester. Outside of school, I enjoy yoga and cycling and, of course, reading! I am really looking forward to continuing my teaching journey at HHIS. I love teaching English and I believe studying literature is such a wonderful way for students to develop understanding of the world we live in, and expand their own imaginations.
Ms Shu-Yi – Secondary Mandarin Teacher
I am looking forward to taking up my role as a Mandarin teacher at HHIS. I believe in the power of education and work to make sure that students can so their best by learning and doing. My goal is to connect the Chinese language/culture with learners. I have a Masters Degree from Rangsit University and have experience of teaching in a range of schools including teaching IB Diploma in an International School in Thailand. My hobbies are reading and gardening. I am an animal lover.
Ms Kerry Rider – EAL teacher
Since moving to Bangkok four years ago I have enjoyed teaching and working with children across a range of year groups, especially in EAL and Learning Support, in whole-class, one to one and small group settings. I graduated from Southampton University with a BEd (Honours) in English and am always happy to share my love of English to inspire and develop young learners. I am looking forward to being a part of the HHIS community, taking on new challenges and learning new skills. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, meditation, reading, writing and travelling.
In the first round of judging two of our teams, One Final Flame and ROAR were specifically commended for their hard work, effort, character, strength and commitment. Both teams were awarded with special recognition for resilience; demonstrating outstanding achievement in the face of great adversity as a result of the global pandemic. Well done to Jessica, Josphine, Martha, Tom, James, Kym, Mark, Robert, Tommy and Viktor.
Our third team, EduNation, has progressed to the semi-final stage of the competition, and will have their project showcased at the GSL Festival in June. Congratulations EduNation – Alex, Alma, Charlee, Natalie and Phoebe!
Year 10 Whole School Challenge
The winner of the #IQuarantine Week 2 Challenge is Mimi S for a creative and imaginative Roblox game. Thank you to all entrants for joining in with the Week 2 challenge. Special mentions to Ben and Michelle for their games.
Year One – Inspired Writers
Year One students have been inspired by the book ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’
Key Stage Two Assembly
Over 60 KS2 students joined the KS2 assembly on Friday to celebrate all the achievements of the week. Here is the link to the presentation: https://bit.ly/2AW7wYR
Hua Hin hOme-lympics 2020
Don’t forget the Hua Hin hOme-lympics 2020 begin today with the running event. Please encourage your children to join in.