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HHIS Newsletter – September 16th 2019
Monday September 16th
Wai Kru Day
We all enjoyed a beautiful Wai Kru ceremony last week. The messages by the students were very touching. The words and highly creative flower gifts showed genuine respect to the teachers but also demonstrated just why as teachers we respect the wonderful individualities of all our students. There were some fun elements sprinkled through the ceremony too and it was great to hear the school band in action. Special thanks to Daniil and Sotsai who were such excellent hosts and to Ik-Q for leading the traditional Thai chant. Thank you also to K Gade, K Aom, K Gluay and K Jeab for organising this lovely occasion.
Our very first Music Cafe takes place this week in the canteen at 4:45 pm on Wednesday September 18th. Mr Sam has organised this very relaxed occasion for students to perform whilst the audience enjoy some light refreshments. This will be the first of many Music Cafes and it is a sign of the way music is taking off in the school. Please come along and enjoy the occasion.
Parent Workshop – Assessment and Reporting in Primary
Ms Jo and Mr Matt will be leading a workshop for parents on Thursday September 19th at 3:00pm in the meeting room. They will be describing the way our Primary aged children are assessed and how this is reported to parents. Please do come if you can. It will be a very helpful and informative session.
Samakee Sports Visit
We will be welcoming Secondary students from St Andrews International – Samakee on Friday September 20th. This event is becoming a firm tradition as students from both schools join together to participate in different sports and of course, to socialise. Activities continue throughout the evening, before they sleep-over in school.
Samakee is our ‘sister-school’ and both staff and students benefit from this close relationship.
School Lunches – meeting for parents
I would like to give you advance notice of an event, which is being hosted by Epicure, the catering company who provide our lunches (http://www.epicure.co.th/ ). On Friday October 4th at 10:30am the Directors of the company will give a short presentation about preparation, organisation and choices of menu. This will be followed by a question and answer session, then parents will be invited to taste samples of the food that Epicure provide for our students.
We will need to know the number of parents who will attend so that Epicure can cater accordingly. We will send out a separate email, so that you can respond, at the end of this week.
Year 4 Class Assembly
Year 4 launched the first class assembly of the year by acting out their own version of an ‘Elmer’ story to illustrate our ‘I’ value of ‘Inclusion’. It was delightful. It was entirely from the ideas of the children and they showed great teamwork in the way they presented to a rapt audience of parents and children from Early Years and Primary. The message was loud and clear. Thank you Year 4.
Class Assemblies – dates ahead
Year 5 are leading assembly on Friday October 11th at 8:40am with the theme of ‘Innovation’.
Year 1 are leading assembly on Friday November 22nd at 8:40am with the theme of ‘Inspiration’
Dates for Consultation meetings with Parents
Here is some advanced notice for our initial consultation meetings between parents and teachers. Appointment times will be shared with you nearer the time.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Under 11 (Year 5 and 6) Boys Football team played their first fixture of the year against Somtawin School. Up against a strong, physical Somtawin team, the boys played some fantastic football. Both teams showed excellent sportsmanship and a friendly, positive approach. The HHIS boys were very pleased with their performance, particularly Alex and Louis who both scored goals. I was proud of the attitude on display, especially when some players took on the challenge of trying new positions. It was also a boost for the team to be supported by the ex-England player, Gary Stevens.
Well done to all involved, we are looking forward to some more fixtures in the near future.Mr Mike
International Residential Visit
Our oldest students have now returned and it has been brilliant to learn about their adventures. They presented a very inspiring assembly to their younger peers on Monday morning and shared many of the wonderful experiences that they enjoyed during their travels to Bangkok, Buriam, Surin and Siem Reap in Cambodia. Throughout the 7-day trip, students worked together in various cultural activities and service projects. These projects included building a vertical garden for a local school, preparing and serving food to the children, as well as teaching and leading sport activities. Our students made a real impact in supporting others and learnt many valuable lessons to enrich their own lives.
There will be a further assembly on Tuesday 24th September at 3:00pm. All parents are invited to join this assembly in the meeting room, where we will learn even more about the experiences.Mr Lewis