The school rapidly got down to work during the first week back. Walking around both campuses there was a great atmosphere wherever one went with lots going on in each and every year group.
The new Primary sports floor has been finished this last weekend and we look forward to using it through the tryout week this coming week. It looks great and really improves the quality of the surface our young sporting participants will perform on this academic year. There will be a vast array of after school activities for our students to be involved in. Hopefully, students at both Primary and High School will find more than a few exciting extracurricular activities that can build on their existing talents while also helping them discover new ones. Everyone has been working really hard to maximise the number of places available in all of these offerings so that everyone can get the opportunities they desire.
No Parking in Soi 20
Again, I really must insist that parents and especially drivers do not park in Soi 20. Several residents in this area are really fed up with the inconvenience caused by a few members of our community parking across driveways and blocking access to residential properties. There are lots of signs and cones clearly indicating areas where parking is not allowed. Please adhere to these notifications. If we cannot maintain this area as a no-parking zone then the school gate on Soi 20 may be forced to close for good.
Thank you for your help with this very important issue.
Working in partnership with Mae Fah Luang Foundation
Over the years St Andrews community has offered our support towards developing the Thai educational system and our surrounding community.
One more recent collaboration is the School Partnership Project, which has been established to promote cooperation between the Thai Ministry of Education and the private education sector. The primary goal of this project is to develop the quality of education throughout Thailand, as well as boosting Thai students’ academic achievement. As a result, St Andrews International School Bangkok has been in collaboration with the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage since last year to play a significant role in the professional development of teachers and the quality of Thai schools supported by Doi Tung Development Project.
Last Wednesday and Thursday, St Andrews was proud to welcome a contingent of visitors including senior members of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, senior educators and Thai principals from 35 schools in Chiang Rai. One of the highlights of their visit was a presentation at the High School’s Jo Adamson Theatre on school quality management and promoting students’ learning from within the school curriculum. The visiting group then visited both the Primary and High School campuses to observe our varied learning environments available, and witness first-hand how these settings support teaching and learning in the classroom. It is our goal to continue this type of partnership and support during the current year and beyond.