Tanzania Day 16th February
St Andrews has always been very proud of the support it gives to local causes and charities, but also tries to educate children about global issues and support initiatives that are happening on a global scale.
Later this year some of our High School students have been given the opportunity to join with some of the other Nord Anglia schools on an expedition to Tanzania. Whilst on the expedition they will get be involved in community projects such as building smokeless stoves, building desks and chairs for local schools and building goat sheds.
Over the next week or so High School Students will come and visit the younger children and tell them all about the places they will be visiting.
To support our High School friends, next Thursday (16th February) we will be having a Tanzania Day and encouraging all the children to come dressed in the colours of the Tanzanian flag - green, yellow, blue and black - or a combination of them all, but please don't go out and buy anything special for the occasion.
There will be an optional donation (we suggest around 50 baht but it is up to you). This money will go towards the fund-raising efforts of the students going to Tanzania.
Take a look at the photographs to see what happened on last year’s expedition.
Year 1 launch their new maths home-learning games
Last week Y1 launched their maths home-learning in the form of six colourful and easy to play games, to be shared with parents and big brothers and sisters.
To give the grown-ups a chance to play uninterrupted, we invited Y1 parents along to check out the games and find out what the focus of the games will be.
If the feedback is good then we will look at what other variety we can add to what we offer as home-learning.
Health and Wellbeing Reminders
As we rapidly approach the middle of Term 2, I would like to give a couple of reminders regarding school policies relating to student health and wellbeing.
No Nut Policy
For a few years now we have been a ‘No Nut Campus’ as we have a increasing number of students who have nut allergies of varying degrees. In school we teach the children that though in some circumstances it is lovely to share, when it comes to food they have to first ask a teacher in case their friend has any allergies.
Our school canteen and shop do not use products containing nuts and we ask that you don’t send in anything containing nuts for snacks, party days or birthday treats. This makes it much easier for everyone to monitor. Please talk to your maids and nannies to make sure that they also understand the rule.
A Well Child
Please make sure that you only send your child into school if they are fit and healthy and ready to learn. A child who needs cold relief in the form of Calpol or Nurofen, to keep down their temperature and their symptoms in check, should not be in school. Not only will they be unhappy and not get the rest they need, but will pass on their coughs and colds to their friends and teachers.
If in the morning you are not sure if your child is coming down with something, please let the class teacher know so they can monitor them. Please don’t give them Calpol in the morning to get them through the start of the day. By lunchtime their temperature will have spiked as they are in need of another dose. Much better to have a day or two at home and come back in ready to learn and have fun with their friends.
Medicines in School
If your child has been prescribed medicine by your doctor, but the doctor has given you a certificate to say they are well enough to be in school, this medicine must be given to the school nurse and not be kept by the child in their bag. This refers to everything, including throat lozenges and cough medicines.
Please send this into the school nurse, writing clearly your child’s name, the dosage and time it needs to be taken.
If you need specific advice relating to any of these issues please speak to the class teachers or the nurses and they will be able to help you.