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HHIS Newsletter – September 14th 2020
Monday September 14th 2020
Wai Kru Day
We look forward to celebrating Wai Kru Day on Thursday – September 17th. We take this opportunity to not only show respect to teachers but also to show that we respect each other and that we are all on a learning journey. Learning as we all know, never stops. This year, students will lead ceremonies within each classroom and while we are not able to invite parents to join us, we will take lots of photos to share with you.
Collation of Student Movements
It has been made statutory that we ask students to keep a daily journal of the places they have visited. We will be starting this from Tuesday September 15th. Class letters for children in Early Primary ( Y1, EY3, EY2 and EY1) will detail how parents can support us with this. The information will only be referred to if there is a case of Covid-19. It is a further precautionary measure.
Early Primary Outdoor Area
The children in Early Years and Year 1 are making the most of their extensive space outdoors. Along with the children’s help and ideas, we have developed the garden areas outside the Early Primary classrooms to give the children plenty of time and space to explore the unique environment that nature offers us. They develop skills and concepts across all areas of the curriculum, using sand, water, large-scale construction, art materials, music and climbing equipment. Being outdoors gives the children opportunities to learn through their senses and in an active way. It is a place for loud voices too! They learn to take risks in a safe environment, and to challenge themselves both physically and creatively. How intrepid! Ms Rachel
HHIS students begin Military training
HHIS Thai Military training (Ror Dor) has begun for some of our students. The students are attending field training at Rajprajanugroh 47 school, the training centre of Royal Thai 15th Military circle once a week for this term. The training takes place over three years and includes a variety of activities including learning about Thai History and culture and working to build their self-confidence and leadership skills. We wish all of Ror Dor students success in the first year of their training programme. K Gade.
Extra Curricular Activities
We are able to begin a limited programme of Extra Curricular Activities from Monday September 21st. To begin with, these activities will only be offered by our own staff as we continue to follow the stipulated COVID-19 precautionary guidelines. Activities will be offered for students from Year 1 to Year 12 and will take place from 3:30pm to 4:30pm from Monday to Thursday. Since these activities will be limited at this stage, we ask that students only sign up for a maximum of 3 each.
School buses will leave at 4:30pm on Mondays to Thursdays and at 3:30pm on Fridays. Students who travel by bus and are not involved in an ECA, will be supervised while they wait for departure times.
Mr Jeremy will send out information for ECA selection, on Wednesday September 16th.
Key Stage One -End of Day
From Monday September 21st the normal school day will end at 3:30pm for children in Year 1 and Year 2 on Monday to Thursday and will finish at 3:20pm on Fridays.
Adapting our pick up system in light of ECAs starting will again need us all to work together to make it work. I am sure it will not be totally smooth to begin with but we will get it right.