Although the air quality has greatly improved with the change in the weather, our school shall continue to monitor this carefully and follow our air quality policy.
Our school has installed air quality or air pollution monitors on both the High School and Primary School campuses. These monitors give us local readings of the air quality levels within our two campuses. There is one air quality monitor based in the High School that is linked to the Government monitoring system which parents can view through online links.
The air quality monitors at each campus are both in the outside environment and in shared areas. This allows us to compare the quality of the air inside our teaching areas with the outside environment. For the last two years all our air-conditioning units which continually circulate and cool the air in our teaching areas have been fitted with additional filtration. This is a specialised 3M filter designed to filter the smallest particles from the air inside the classrooms. This means when the air conditioning is turned on, the air inside our school is filtered and the air quality monitors show it to be much clearer than the outside environment. The specialised filter is changed every 3 months or sooner if required ensuring that the air inside each area is kept clean. This means that once inside the school buildings our school community is working is a clearer healthy environment.
Our school has purchased some additional air purifier machines. These will be placed in different classrooms across the school to see if they further improve the air quality in these spaces. If this test period proves positive then we shall look at installing them across the school so that we have additional facilities in place to ensure that the air inside our buildings is clean and healthy. Our school has met, and will be working with, some specialist companies and experts in this field to look at how we can further improve the quality of the environment within the classrooms so that we are even more prepared for this problem when it occurs in the future. There may be some more alterations we can make in the long vacation to ensure that the air quality in our inside learning environments.
Idling in the Car Park
Please do not allow your cars to be left idling in the car park at school. The issues we have had with air pollution is directly related to car exhaust fumes and it is important that we all follow the school policy to reduce as much of these admissions around our school. There will soon be signs around our school car park giving information about the law as well as about the pollution caused by idling car engines and the sanctions that can be imposed. The District Environmental Officers will review the problem and, working with the school, could fine individuals who leave their cars idling in the school car park or surrounding area.
The new car parking facility at Suk71 by Soi 24 near our school is available for our parents to park in the morning and afternoon. One of our security guards will be present at Suk71 to assist vehicles with parking.
There is also parking available at MaxValu on Soi 71 with a shuttle bus service to Primary School both in the mornings and at the close of the school day.
Please do not park in any of the streets around Soi 20. We have had discussions with the police who will be touring these areas in the mornings and after school and will wheel clamp any cars that are parked illegally in this zone. At the moment, drop off on Soi 20 is still allowed but the police have advised the school that the time parents and children are taking to leave their cars has caused serious congestion and they will review this drop off again with the school to see whether it should remain open.
School Calendar 2019-2020
The school calendar showing our term dates and holidays throughout the year is available on the school website at this link.
For parents with enquiries about Primary School, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +66 2 381-2387-8
For parents with enquiries about High School, please contact email@example.com or Tel: +66 2 056-9555.