It was a lovely quiet week in school last week. With some KS2 classes on their residentials and Y1 on a trip to Rama IX Park, some of the other classes took the opportunity to enjoy the cool weather and take their work outside. Miss Sarah and Khun Nook were impressed with how hard the Lions worked on their phonics!
Tigers on the other hand decided to do some maths (using pretty big numbers too!) Almost up to their 100 days in school this year, you will find a lot of our Reception children talking about 100, more than 100 and less than 100. Tigers were busy doing some measuring on a lovely and cool Friday morning…
Year 1 Trip to Rama IX Park - by Miss Jo
On Tuesday Y1 went to Rama IX Park as part of our topic Parks and Gardens. The aim was for the children to see and talk about the things they find in a park so that they can come back to school and design their own ultimate playground. Along the way we also spotted some enormous monitor lizards and huge ancient trees with roots hanging from their branches. The children had fun seeing all the different cacti in the geodesic dome.
The trip culminated in a lovely family picnic with many of the Y1 parents joining us and bringing some delicious food. Thank you to all the parents who were able to come along. You really helped make the day even more special for the children.
I am sure those who attended Community Day on Saturday will agree that it was one of, if not THE, best Community Day ever. A great turnout, a lovely atmosphere and a generous group of shoppers visiting the White Elephant Stall!
The profits from this stall are destined for The Mercy Centre and will help the communities that were affected by the fire in the slaughterhouse slums last week. The PTG have also donated the proceeds of Saturday’s Chocolate Fountain.
The White Elephant stall alone raised over 17,000 baht - selling all of the items that you generously donated, so huge thanks to all those who contributed their time and the contents of their cupboards!
Global Awareness - No Car Engine Idling Awareness House Competition
At St. Andrews we strive to make all of our students globally aware through educating them about issues in a variety of contexts - local, regional and worldwide. This includes helping them understand their role in a 21st Century world - the impact they have and what they can do to make the world a better place for everyone. This includes being socially, culturally and environmentally aware.
One issue which has been raised about our school community, and which should be easily rectifiable with raised awareness and education, is the impact of car idling on pollution levels.
Did you know that there are currently now more than 37 million registered cars and motorcycles in Thailand?
To help raise awareness of this issue, the students need to design a poster which will be professionally printed up and displayed in our car park. The competition is split up into 3 age groups - KS1 (Y1&2), Lower KS2 (Y3&4) and Upper KS2 (Y5&6). Everyone who takes part will receive House points and the winners will receive bonus points. The closing date for the competition is Friday 17th February.
This link will take you to a PDF with additional info.
Every year at around this time we send home a survey to parents to ask for your feedback on all aspects of school life. Hopefully this should have arrived in your inbox sometime last week. Please find a few minutes to complete the survey - just one per family. Receiving your feedback means that we are able to make developments that enhance the happiness, and therefore learning, of your children. Click here
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