NAE Parent Survey 2019
Last Thursday all High School parents were e-mailed a link to this year’s Annual Parents Survey. This survey covers all the key areas of the school including the learning environment and teaching we provide, the way in which we support your child’s social development, our range of facilities and the way in which we communicate with our families.
Each family should only complete the survey once and your responses are anonymous. The views of all of our parents will be used to inform our strategies for continued improvement. The closing date is Sunday 20th January 2019. Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to hearing your views.
High School Book Week
Last week was Book Week in the High School, with a huge range of activities, including Friday’s traditional Book Character Day, and two visiting authors: Oliver Phommavanh and Prapas Cholsaranon. The Student Journalists describe these two authors visits:
Last Friday, Years 7, 8 and 9 had a talk with a comedian author, Oliver Phommavanh, from Australia. He was very funny and hilarious, but I suppose he is a comedian! He explained to us what we need to include in a fantastic story, telling us that what we need to do to be a good storywriter is to write about the things that you love and about your life. It is best to write about things based on your life because you know what happens best and you know how to describe it best. You will also know the feelings.
Oliver Phommavanh writes funny things about his life and the funny things that have happened to him, describing his life as a Primary teacher, how he dared a boy to eat 900 Tic Tacs and disgusting stuff such as stories of him him picking his nose. Like his books, he created laughter and enjoyment.
Ayumi, Isabell and Kiersten (Year 7)
On Friday afternoon, the STA Thai Department organised a guest talk from Khun Prapas Cholsaranon, a Thai author, songwriter, film director and cofounder of Workpoint Entertainment. This event was arranged after the success of the talk with Khun Boyd Kosiyabong last year. Khun Prapas’ talk focused mainly on the beauty of the Thai language in Thai literature, and on his life as a child in the Thai countryside, attending Triam Udom Suksa School and Chulalongkorn University, the most well known High School and University in Thailand, and become one of the notable person in Thailand.
During the event many Thai students were involved in making this talk more enjoyable. Sand (Sk) and Matrix (Sj) were the MCs, Year 10 Thai students performed “Ter Moon Rop Chun Chun Moon Rop Ter” and Aoon (11c) performed “Pror Arai” (both songs written by Khun Prapas), Niya (11e) and Oan (Sb) discussed the work they have done about Khun Prapas in their Thai lessons. The talk ended with a Q&A session with questions from STA students. The talk gave the audience both entertainment and education and we are very pleased to have Khun Prapas visit our school. Thank you and well done to the Thai Department and all Thai students involved in making this talk successful.
Oan (Year 12)