Community Sports Afternoon
Last Saturday, the first community sports afternoon was held at school from 2:00-6:00pm. There were parents and teachers participating in volleyball, football and badminton matches with a fun, friendly, but competitive atmosphere at each of the sporting venues. The swimming teachers and lifeguards stood watch at poolside while children enjoyed activities along with their parents. There were plenty of tasty food and drinks available for all to enjoy during the afternoon, especially appreciated after all that vigorous exercise. Thank you to Ollie and Aanchal for organizing this event, as well as all the PE staff who participated or assisted throughout the day. It was truly a great afternoon for our STA community, and I am confident we will be able to offer more of the same next academic year.
The House swimming galas will take place this week with lots happening through each day. These fun swimming activities will take place in the year group swimming curriculum time. They have proven to be a very enjoyable way for everyone in the school to participate in final House events. Certainly, after watching Year 6 in the pool today with all the activities and house races taking place, I can honestly say it was a very positive atmosphere punctuated by cheers from all the spectators.
Idling Engines in the Car park
Thank you to everyone who has responded positively to our mission to stop engines idling in the car park. I repeat the earlier message about why we do not want cars and minibuses with their engines idling in the car park.
The three key stage 2 students who won the poster competition have now had their posters put up around our car park. They are in English and in Thai and it is hoped everyone who uses the car park will read them and take note that we do not want cars running their engines in the car park. This action affects the air quality everyone has to breathe as they make their way out of school in the afternoon and with the modern air conditioners that are in cars, as soon as people enter the car and turn on the engine the car rapidly becomes cool— so there is no need to have the engine on prior to children and parents getting into the car to go home. I shall be contacting several owners this week regarding the minibuses where the drivers of these vehicles who collect children do not seem to understand that they should not be leaving their engines on while their vehicles sit in the car park.
I am sure if we follow these guidelines about not running our car engines in the car park then the atmosphere as everyone leaves school will be a lot healthier for all. Thank you for your help in this area.