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HHIS Newsletter – October 1th 2018

Monday October 1st 2018


Dear Parents




International Day Fundraising – Presentation

We were delighted to present the funds raised at our incredibly success International Day in June to Amarit who represented our chosen charity ‘United through Sport’. The total raised was an amazing 150,860.50 THB and was a credit to the efforts of our whole school community. The PTG worked particularly hard so we were really pleased that Jenny Ayling could join us to represent the PTG for the presentation.Amarit gave details of how the fundraising will make a difference to youngsters in areas in Thailand where they do not have access to sports.

‘United through Sport’ were very keen to thank everyone for their fantastic efforts.


IGCSE Curriculum Presentation

On Friday 5th October at 3.45pm, we will be holding a presentation about the KS4 and IGCSE curriculum at HHIS. This is an opportunity for all parents to find out about these programmes of study, the options available and how learning takes place. The presentation will be particularly interesting to parents of children currently in KS3, but is open to everyone.


Parent /Teacher Meetings

Parent/teacher meetings will take place next week (week beginning Monday October 7th) and appointments times are now available. These meetings provide opportunities for you to talk with teachers and discuss how your child has settled in and how they are progressing in their learning.


Early Years and Primary Book Day

Book day will take place on Friday October 12th. There are is a myriad of activities planned to inspire Early Years and Primary children to enjoy books and reading.

We are inviting students in Primary and Early Years to dress up to illustrate a word. We are hoping the students will be imaginative and innovative in their ideas. Some ideas I have heard already have included: amazing, fantastic, menacing, fragile, glittery, monstrous, artistic and caring. We are all looking forward to seeing these ideas come to life. Class teachers will be giving further ideas and support in their class letters this week.


Enterprise Week

Year 9 and 10 students had a very engaging and motivating week as they were immersed in the world of business through activities and inspirational talks by leaders in business. Thanks go to Claire Cordner, Dan Moore, Mike Staples, Richard Vine and Alia Umar.

Following this activity the students will be participating in interviews with more business experts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.


Swimming Competition

We wish all our swimmers well for their competition at Harrow International School in Bangkok this coming Saturday.


Football Matches

Our teams were very busy last week as Mr Aaron reports.

On Wednesday evening our U15 football team played their first game of the term, as they played against Black Mountain Academy U14. The team worked well together, displaying a good sense of positioning and understanding of the game. The game ended 4-4, goals were scored by Christophe (3) and Viktor.


On Thursday afternoon we welcomed The BECC for an Under 11 football fixture. The team competed well and some really good football was played. HHIS had some really good spells of possession and put a lot of pressure on the BECC defence. The final score was HHIS 2-4 BECC, goals scored by Alex and Max.Our teams came up against very strong opposition at a tournament held on Sunday as they were football academy teams. Our students rose to the challenge and competed well, our 6-8 year old team progressed as the day went on and the tournament was a great experience for them. The 9-10 year old team spent a lot of the

tournament defending, I’m sure this will support them going into their next school match. Their effort and commitment was excellent. The 11-12 year old team did so well as they played the tournament without any subs, they produced some good performances and worked very hard for each other.

Special thanks go to Jeremy Pilmore for running the 11-12 year old team and to Rob van de Graaf and Anders Hagstedt for supporting with the 9-10 team. All parents were a great support for the students.


Congratulations to Valencia!

Valencia has won her first Junior golf Championship! She is now working towards qualifying for the World Junior Golf Championships. Valencia is very modest about her achievements. Her well deserved success has come from hard work, resilience and determination. Well done Valencia!


Best wishes

Julie Way


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