Last week St Andrews International School Bangkok’s Under 10 and Under 11 squads went to Phuket for 5 days to compete in the International FOBISIA Games.
Forty children represented our school in our Primary FOBISIA team. It was a great opportunity for our children to compete against some of the best young athletes in Asia, and it was the first time that we were competing against FOBISIA’s ‘A’ schools.
Mr Damon, Mr Ollie and Mr Graham, who were among the teachers accompanying our team, said it was an amazing week of sport for our FOBISIA athletes. The children have been training hard for the past 6 months, and the results they achieved were spectacular, finishing as the most successful school out of the 7 schools involved. The determination, resilience and love of sport shown by our STA children was infectious and inspiring. In addition to having the opportunity to compete at the highest school level in Asia and winning lots of individual medals, our 2018 Primary FOBISIA team won 9 team trophies.
- 1st Places: Teeball and both our boys football teams
- 2nd Places: Three Teeball teams and two football teams
- 3rd Place: Athletics
This is an incredible achievement and we are extremely proud of our children. Thank you to the parents for all your support over the last 6 months, and thank you to the staff who have shown such dedication and passion for our children’s development.
Mini Marlins Mayhem
This weekend we held our first ever Mini Marlins Mayhem Meet at our Primary School. There was a great buzz around the campus on Saturday morning with everyone really enjoying the atmosphere. The cloudy skies and some mild rain showers didn't dampen the enthusiasm of our young swimmers and their parents. For many of our swimmers this was their first swimming competition, and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We were joined by some of our High School elite swimmers who were on hand to help anyone who was feeling a bit nervous. Congratulations to our swimming team for organising such a great event, and a special thank you to everyone else whose involvement made this such a welcoming and friendly event.
Three weeks to go
There is still lots to achieve and celebrate in the last few weeks of this academic year. The House Competition is still in full swing with no clear winner yet achieving separation from the other groups. There are still lots of competitions and house points to be gained. Every House will have to really put in a tremendous effort over the homestretch of the last three weeks to pick up as many points as possible to be crowned as the overall winner.
I especially look forward to our House Music Competition which will take place during the last week of term with the winners performing in the final assembly on the last day, Friday 29 June. Our 2017-18 Year Book is looking fantastic and is in the final stages of production. They should arrive in school during the final two days of the term, ready to be given out after the last assembly. If you are leaving for your summer holidays before the last day of school and wish to have your Yearbook before the start of the next academic year, please leave a forwarding address with the School Office.
During these last weeks of this term, we are putting together the class lists for next academic year. For this process to be successful, it is essential that we have an accurate picture of who will be staying with us for next year. Most parents have already informed the school, but we still have a number of families who have not yet given us an answer. This makes producing well-balanced class lists difficult. In fact, where some year groups are mixed, children expecting to be placed in classes with two or three of their friends will find that, in reality, this has not happened because these friends have left the school. If your family has not given an answer yet as to your intentions for next academic year please contact the School Office (see contact information below).
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