PTG Meeting on 14 November 2018
We will be holding a PTG meeting open to ALL parents (both Primary and High School) on Wednesday this week, 14 November 2018. It will be held at the Primary Campus in the Exam Room on the top floor of the R (KS2) building. In order to give parents chance to get to the Primary School, either by car or shuttle bus, the meeting will start at 08.30 a.m. There is a packed agenda and we really hope to see lots of parents there to discuss some very interesting topics. Mr Paul and Mr Andrew will be on hand to give an overview of developments that have taken place across the school during the summer break and the mid term break. There is great interest in adding German as an MFL across the school so if you are interested in that issue, please come to the meeting and add your support to the initiative. We will be reminding parents about the new procedures in place for Lost and Found and the sale of Second-hand uniform and an issue of great importance to High School parents is the weight of bags that our children are carrying with the introduction of Bring Your Own Device from Year 10 on. The agenda can be found on Moodle.
Christmas Trees at Primary School
Christmas is fast-approaching and the Christmas trees will arrive at Primary School next weekend. Traditionally, parents decorate trees around the campus (EY building, School Office and both canteens) and this year we will be putting up the decorations next Monday, 19 November 2018. If you would like to join us and help make the Primary Campus a really special place for the Christmas season, come to the school office at 08.00 a.m.
Sale of Second-Hand Uniform
The sale of second-hand uniform will be run alongside Lost Property at Primary School. Please see below the revised procedure.
We are happy to receive donations of used school uniform from both Primary and High School.
Second-hand uniforms and other school supplies will be available to buy on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7.00 a.m. until 9.00 a.m. while Lost Property is open.
The Second hand Uniform Shop is currently located in the Lost Property room at the Primary School.
Parents/caregivers can email Sarah or Nikki at any time to enquire about the availability of stock and sizes. Please use email@example.com
Due to our current stocks, second-hand uniform sales are limited to Primary School but as our stock grows, second-hand uniforms for both Primary and High School will be available to purchase and an updated procedure will be produced.
We welcome all uniform donations for both Primary and High School and they can be dropped to us directly on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7.00 a.m. until 9.00 a.m. at the Lost Property Room (Primary School campus) or taken to either the Primary or High School Office clearly marked for SECOND HAND.
Un-named items (non-uniform) will be kept in Lost Property for 1 month and will then be passed onto charity. Un-named uniforms/hats will be kept in Lost Property for 2 months and will then be handed over to our Second-hand Uniform Shop to be sold. Proceeds from the sale of second-hand uniform is given to “Uniforms4Good”, part of Baan Dek.
Drive to improve communications
An email was sent to Primary School parents on Friday attaching a short questionnaire about communications. The PTG Committee is constantly trying to improve communications and we would be most grateful if you could take 5 minutes to complete the survey.
Eco Warriors Club
The Eco Warriors club in Primary School is looking for help from parents. They need willing volunteers to help develop and maintain a vegetable garden on the top of the R block building. This is a huge job but with your help they know they can do it.
Why do we want to grow our own vegetables?
A school garden is a powerful educational tool. Through gardening, students become more responsible and learn important science skills of trial and error, predicting and problem solving. They have the opportunity to learn real agricultural life skills on a small scale as well as understand the interconnections among all living and nonliving things. The children also gain a deep understanding of where their food comes from and how to harvest and prepare healthy and delicious food. In addition, working with nature is very relaxing and allows children to really focus and unwind whilst building important teamwork skills.
What we need to succeed
We need help! We know that many of our parents are skilled and knowledgeable gardeners, understanding well what will grow specifically in Thailand. We need help sourcing high quality local seeds and soil. We need people to help us develop and maintain the space. All expertise is welcome!
If you are interested please contact Miss Helen on firstname.lastname@example.org