It’s a very busy time for KS2 with lots of students representing St Andrews in various events, as well as our year group residential trips. This week we have teams of U9 & U11 athletes competing in the TISAC competition, a team of U11s playing basketball and some of our swimmers heading off to Brunei to compete in the FOBISIA swim meet. We wish them all good luck as they do their best. We also saw the start of our Tournament of Minds competition entrants working together in preparation for this event. It’s fantastic to see so many students getting involved in school life in so many different ways.
Next week sees our first year group head off on their residential as Year 3 are going to Khao Kheow Open Zoop for their overnight stay. The following week it’s Y5 & Y6 out to Kaeng Krachan and Rayong and the week after that it’s Y4 heading to Pranburi to the Evason Resort. We hope all of the students have a great time and make the most of these amazing opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.
Another exciting prospect for some of our students is the return of the Playground Activity Leaders (PALs). We are looking for students to volunteer for this role which involves organising games and activities for the other students to take part in during break and lunchtimes. All of the students have received an email outlining the qualities of a good PAL and, if interested, should apply by reply email by Friday 20th January.
Our ECA program begins again this week with a huge variety of activities for the KS2 students to take part in. As always, we will have an afternoon bus service to transport students home if needed. With the huge number of students taking part in ECAs, this service is limited to students who are doing ECAs or are waiting for siblings.
This is a reminder that students should not be making changes to transport arrangements during the day. With the exception to emergencies, changes to the requested transportation should be made before 10am. Parents should contact the transportation department directly to do so. This provides sufficient time for the transportation department to make changes to the schedule and ensure that all students can be provided for.