The Academic Year in review
It is hard to believe that we are two and a half weeks away from the end of this academic year. The finishing touches on the Yearbooks, one for the Primary School and one for High School, are just about complete and really encapsulate what an amazing year our school community has had. This book will serve a great memento of all the different activities, events and experiences that took place this past year both inside and outside of the classroom and at the many school community get-togethers.
Campus developments and improvements
As we approach the end of the year, a lot of planning work has already taken place to invest back into the Primary and High School over the long vacation. The aim is to improve and maintain the fantastic facilities that play a significant role in creating the wonderful learning environment we have at St Andrews. This year with the completion of the second phase building construction and renovation at High School, there are still many projects to finish off this campus. On top of the cleaning out all the drainage pipes, the flood management system will be further reinforced with new pumps. The lighting conducting rods on all buildings will be upgraded to improve their compatibility with the existing emergency lightning monitoring system - a vital resource that warns us when the weather conditions make it dangerous to continue with outdoor activities. In addition, another Design Technology STEM workshop will pop up in the Red Building. There will be enhancements to classrooms in various areas, development and expansion of the Learning Support facilities and renovation of various changing and bathroom facilities around the campus
In Primary School, some significant improvements will be happening. The Sports Hall surface will be completely renovated with a new concrete base being poured, upon which a new specialist sports floor can be installed by the start of next term. The acoustics and sound system will also be upgraded. All of this makes for an ambitious project with a very tight window for completion. Another sports area to be further improved will be the gymnastics roof. The current roof will be raised allowing for a greater range of gymnastics and specialist gymnastic equipment to be installed underneath.
The overall ambience and resourcefulness of Primary School Library will be boosted as a new floor will be installed and the current ICT facilities will be expanded to form a Makerspace and STEAM room. This will allow our students and teachers to further develop the great projects that have been created this year within the small facilities in the F block. Once these major changes have occurred, the Library furniture will be gradually altered so that we can better utilise the available interior space and accommodate the large influx of new reading material arriving by the start for the new year.
Another large project that should be completed over the long vacation is a rethinking of the Primary School main walkway from the School Office to the Foundation and Key Stage 1 blocks. The current path will be widened and the roofing broadened so that everyone can stay dry during the rainy season. This new walkway will fit well with the new extended roofing that will be constructed outside of the Main Primary block and the covered areas in front of the school office. An important benefit of this development is that the whole area will be protected from rain and sun
Throughout the course of this past year, the school has been in ongoing discussions with the owners of the shops along Soi 20/1 to get their permission to upgrade the walkways along their shops. This has now all been settled and so, a new walkway will be constructed during the vacation that provides a clear path for children and parents to use when walking into school. Families will no longer need to walk along the road which can be very busy with passing vehicles.
During the school year, the Primary School Office and meeting rooms will be renovated. Alongside all of these projects, areas across both campuses will be thoroughly cleaned and re-painted so that they look their best throughout the new academic year. In fact, there are still plenty of plans in the pipeline to continually improve our facilities and create a better working environment and meeting spaces for teachers and parents.
School Calendar 2018/2019 and 2019/2020
The updated school calendar for 2018-2019 and the 2019-2020 is available here.
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