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HHIS Newsletter – September 7th 2020
Monday September 7th 2020
It was great to see everyone really settling into their learning last week with new challenges and horizons being opened up across the school.
Spanish comes to HHIS
Students in Secondary and Upper Primary had their first taste of Spanish with Ms Alicia last week and the enthusiasm was great to see. Students will be able to have a choice of Spanish or Mandarin and some may study both languages as part of their IB Diploma studies.
IB Diploma – Sports Science
Students have made a very positive start to their Sport Science studies. This week Jessica and Christophe planned, prepared and delivered a research study, in which they led the year 7 classes. The students are already really embracing all the principles of IB. Congratulations to them both. Mr Aaron
Celebrations of being Individuals within our International context.
Year 9 celebrated the different family traditions that they value and enjoy. These included: Fish and Chip Friday, the tooth fairy, visiting the temple as a family, BBQs on the beach on New Year’s day, full English breakfast on Dad’s birthday, Fajita Friday and pizzas with the family on big match days. Interesting how traditions across the world seem to centre around the family and food! Ms Liv and Mr Dan further explored our I Values, ‘International’ and ‘Individual’ in the follow up discussions.
Inspiration from our Instrumental Music Teachers
Our instrumental music teachers lifted our Monday morning with a wonderful demonstration of the range of styles and fun that can be had from playing music. If you are interested in your child having lessons for the guitar, drums,piano trumpet or singing please contact Mr Sam ( email@example.com ) . Thank you to Mr Sam, K Eh, K Graph, K Klao and K Chai for inspiring us all.
Drop Off and Pick Ups
The way our whole school community has worked together to make the pick-ups and drop-offs operate smoothly has been really super. This includes Black Mountain who are going to help further by marking lines to ensure that we can have two lanes of traffic to approach the school in the left hand lane. To help facilitate this please leave space on the corner so that cars can turn and use the outside lane.
Thanks to the effort and positive approach of our whole school community, all students have been able to be picked up by 3:45pm each day. This will of course improve further once ECAs are allowed to restart.
A new government directive asks all schools to keep a continuous record of students’ travel within Thailand. We are working on a way to make this as easy as possible for us all.