With the splitting of the High School and Primary School next academic year, we do get asked how we are going to maintain links between the two campuses. The plans for this are many and varied and will unfold as we move towards next year. As well as being good for the children, maintaining those links is also valued by the teachers.
Last week was a good example of the teachers working closely together when Mr Tim, Miss Lisa and Khun Parany ran an after school Art Workshop for the Foundation Stage and Primary teachers. Upskilling the teachers of the younger children will obviously impact High School as more budding artists are recognised and nurtured early in their artistic careers. Thanks go to the High School Art Team for their time and patience. I think everyone enjoyed the session and hopefully future workshops will follow.
Also on the Arts theme...
Last week Y1P and Y1L had their chance to perform their Fashion Show to their parents and teachers. We have been very lucky to have Miss Cherry working with Reception and KS1 again this year, and the children exuded confidence as they strutted down the catwalk. You may have been lucky enough to see the High School Production of Little Shop of Horrors, where again Miss Cherry helped the students with the choreography. It is exciting to see this area of the curriculum develop and if children want to get more involved you should look out for the Dance ECAs in the programme next academic year.
House Black & White Day
Back in January of this year, a devastating fire tore through the Klong Toey slum, destroying 51 old wooden shacks and the homes of 76 families. In total, an area two city blocks wide & long was wiped out by the fire. Most of the families affected were left with little more than the clothes on their back and the difficult task of rebuilding ahead of them. The Mercy Centre, under the leadership of Father Joe, work tirelessly in the Klong Toey community to help the residents get access to a standard of life that many of us take for granted- education, medical care, clean water.
St Andrews House team would like us to do our part to help support our local community by raising 70,000 Baht to go to the fantastic work being done by the Mercy Centre. To do this we are holding a Black & White day this Friday, 2nd June. On this day, students to come to school wearing black & white clothing (grey is fine too). This doesn’t have to be a special costume, it should simply be something from their existing wardrobe that's black or white. We would like participating students to make a donation to go to the Mercy centre (suggested 50 baht). The total collected will be shared in next week’s newsletter.
Don’t forget that school is closed next Monday and Tuesday for half term. We will re-open on Wednesday morning for the final half term of the year.