As you may know St Andrews, through Nord Anglia, are lucky enough to be affiliated with MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA - a very prestigious University. Our association with MIT is proving to be a catalyst for some great work involving STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. If you have a child in Y1, ask them to tell you what they have been doing in class.
STEM Week in Y1 - Miss Cassie
The children in Year 1 have been very busy this week. During their topic sessions they were set 5 challenges, which included building a bridge, building the tallest tower, making a safe house for the three little pigs, making a boat from plasticine and making a container that would keep an egg intact when dropped from a height.
We made predictions about our designs and had few trial and error situations during the testing phase but there was some fantastic learning happening, some great discussion being generated and super collaboration.
Annual NAE Parents Survey
Earlier this year you were all invited to complete the annual Nord Anglia Education Parents Survey. The results from this have been shared with the St Andrews Senior Leadership Team, and we have worked together to pull out these highlights and points for development. This data has been split into Primary and High School results - the highlights and key areas for development are shown below.These will be discussed in future PTG meetings to allow us all to work together to continue the development of STA and ensure that a continued outstanding experience is provided for our whole community.
Highlights of the survey
98% of you believe that school keeps you informed about general school updates
98% of you feel your child is happy at school
97% of you are satisfied with the classrooms
97% of you see that your child is making good progress at school
97% of you feel your child is safe at school
96% of you believe your child receives a high quality education at school
95% of you identify that your child and their teacher have a good relationship
Key Areas for Development
Satisfaction with the bus service
Satisfaction with school meals
Satisfaction with school’s contact regarding children’s successes outside of academic progress
You may have seen that Friday next week is no longer a National holiday, but as so many families have already made plans, the school will still be closed on Friday, as well as for Visakha Bucha Day the following Wednesday.
Intentions for Next Academic Year
This is a reminder that if you still haven’t confirmed the place for your child for next academic year or if you need to notify us if you are leaving or think you may be leaving, please either contact the School Office directly (Khun Nisa, Khun Jeep or Mr Roy) or click on this link to enter this information via Google Form.
We would appreciate it if you could provide this information to us by Thursday 4th May.