Last Friday Kimball Gallagher, a visiting artist from the Juilliard School in New York really provided an impressive day of activities for many children across Primary and Key Stage 3. He started with two assemblies where he played and had children playing with him making the piano and music seem so accessible. Then he held workshops for our pianists to attend. The entire community finished the day by listening to selected students perform a short concert. There was an inspirational performance to close the concert from Kimball.
The Nord Anglia Education close ties to the Juilliard School of Music bring world class artists to inspire our young people.
St Andrews Graduates
St Andrews Graduates go far and wide to Universities around the world. Alisha Dayaram graduated in our Class of 2016 and she is attending Ryerson University who focused particularly on her in their recent publication.
St Andrews International School prides itself on being non selective and supporting children with a wide range of learning challenges. In August 2017 we are very proud to announce that we shall be offering further support through the addition of the Dyslexia Thailand programme. This programme is based on the Orton- Gillingham instructional approach and will allow those children who have dyslexia or literacy related issues to follow this well recognized approach so that they can learn the strategies to allow them to fully access the mainstream curriculum and reach their full academic potential. Click here to read more about this partnership.
Student visits with Prime Minister
Last week was very busy week and full of highlights. Congratulations must go to David Laochasisri who is currently a Year 9 student at St. Andrews International School Bangkok. He joined 22 other Thai students from schools across the nation to meet with Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, Minister of Education Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin and many other Senior Education Officers at the Government House on Tuesday.
The students had the opportunity to demonstrate their outstanding performances in Mathematics, English and Sports. David truly enjoyed the experience and appreciated the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister, and get his autograph.
David has reflected on his special moment: “I truly enjoyed my experience of meeting with the Prime Minister. I can't believe that I was only a few inches away from him and it was very fascinating to see him in person. It was a very special opportunity for me to join other Thai students to be in that environment at the Government House. I am thankful that I was chosen for this opportunity.”
The news was also published on the Ministry of Education's website.
We try continually to improve the security system at our school, and have many measures in place to ensure that we protect the school community. Always at the opening and closing times of school the gates are very busy. Parents and guardians are successfully using their school ID cards to swipe into and out from the school. I would like to remind parents that it is essential that you and your family wear your school ID cards so that they can be easily seen by the guard. We are very lucky in the fact that we employ our own security staff and that they get to know parents and their family members, but we still ask that everyone wears their badges. Also if you have guests coming with you to school please sign them in with the guard and pick up a visitors badge for them.
Regular checks are made by senior staff that our security policy is followed and from recent observations we would just like to remind everyone about the above important points. Thank you.
Tanzania Colours Day
Tanzania 2017 is fast approaching and we, the Tanzania team, want to say a huge thank you to you, the St. Andrews Community, for your continued support and donations for our expedition. We would also like to say a very big THANK YOU to the PTG for their constant support with our mission to raise funds for our service projects in Tanzania.
We are having one last fundraising day on Thursday the 16th of February: Tanzania Colours Day. This day will be a non-uniform day for all students and your child can wear clothing in the colours of the Tanzania flag: blue, black, green or yellow. We will accept a donation of 50 Baht per child and all money raised will go directly towards our service projects in Tanzania.
Please keep an eye on our school’s Facebook page for updates while we are away.
Once again, THANK YOU. The Tanzania Team 2017