The Nord Anglia Parents Survey
Thank you to all those families who have already completed the NAE Parent Feedback survey. At the moment we have had about a 41% completion rate but for us to have sound information on which to base our plans for future developments, we would really like to aim to get at least a 70% response rate. If you have not yet had a chance please follow the link to complete this survey and give your feedback on how our school is performing across the range of questions that are posed. This will give us lots of very useful information for planning the next stage in our school improvement plan during the third term and Term 1 of next academic year. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 18 March 2018.
Air Pollution in Bangkok
This is an ongoing problem which the school monitors daily through the air particulate data that is given out from the monitoring stations around Bangkok. We have a set of levels of pollution at which outside activities across the two campuses of our school will alter. As you will be aware, the air pollution very much depends on atmospheric conditions and varies throughout the day depending on temperature, humidity and a whole range of other factors. Our school has recently purchased pollution monitors which will be able to measure the levels at our campuses. There are three for each campus, and they are in the process of being tested and installed so we can start monitoring what is happening at each campus and how this relates to the published levels that we currently depend on. We are also looking at further ways to monitor and improve the air quality in the classrooms and shared areas so that when conditions are not good outside we have good quality air within our buildings.
One thing we can all do is use our cars less. It is great to see so many students and parents now using the school shuttle buses and sky train to get to school. However, this method of transport cannot be used by everyone, and it is inevitable that cars come to each of the campuses. It would help greatly though that when families park their cars in the car parks that they turn off their engines and do not sit in the cars with their engine idling, creating pollution close to school which we all have to breathe. If you or your drivers do have to wait to pick up your children, there are now lots of places, especially at the Primary School, where you have air conditioning and can sit and wait in comfort without having to stay in the car park with your engine running. I hope that everyone can take this advice and ensure that our own car parks are not contributing to creating poor air quality close to our school.
Next week is Book Week at Primary School, and we will all enjoy a huge range of activities relating to a love of reading. Lots of work has been going on behind the scenes over the last few weeks preparing all the fun activities and games designed to celebrate reading and literacy. We have an author, Mr David Bedford, in school from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 March. He will be working closely with each year group inspiring them with his stories, techniques and ways he approaches writing his children’s novels.
On Friday 23 March, there will be the Book Character Parade where everyone comes to school dressed as a book character. This is always an amazing spectacle and great fun. Also on Friday, there will be the STA Book Week Bake-Off which proved to be very popular last year and certainly has had a huge amount of interest this year. There promises to be some real treats on offer for the judges during Friday and some very difficult decisions to be made.
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