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Key Stage 2: Expressing gratitude

This Wednesday we will be organising the Wai Khru Ceremony, a Thai ritual in which our students and teachers express their gratitude. We also review our Well Child Policy and consider sun safety for our Primary School learners.

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Wai Khru Assembly

On Wednesday this week, we will be holding our Wai Khru Assembly. This assembly is traditional in most schools in Thailand and is a way in which students show respect for their teachers, and for the teachers to thank the students for their hard work and the way they support each other through their friendships.

Sun Safety

Living in a tropical climate, it’s vital to promote sun safety among our students. Sadly, the depletion in ozone levels globally means that more of the sun’s harmful UV rays are reaching the Earth’s surface. While certain skin types have more susceptibility to skin cancer than others, we should be promoting sun safety regardless of skin type or ethnic background. There are a few simple steps that we can all take to help promote sun safety among the students and ourselves.

  • Providing a hat for children to wear, wear even on cloudy days. This should be clearly labelled with their name)

  • Encouraging them to regularly drink water. The R building and Y6 quad all have water bottle filling stations and water fountains. Bringing a re-usable water bottle is a great idea, as long as it’s clearly labelled with your child’s name.

  • Taking regular breaks from play to avoid overheating, especially on the days when the heat index is high.

  • Using shade as much as possible

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Well Child Policy

Families who have been with us for some time will know that St Andrews International School Bangkok has a Well Child Policy that we share with parents so that we can work together to keep our community as healthy as we can.

For the benefit of new families, here is the essence of our policy...

In order to prevent illness spreading we ask that you keep your child at home until they are well again.

To avoid any confusion here is the definition of a well-child:

  • A well-child is not reliant on Calpol, Tempra or another cold/flu medicine to get them through the day

  • A well-child is well enough to join in school activities

  • A well-child has a normal appetite

  • A well-child is happy and sociable

  • A well-child does not require greater staff ratio

  • A well-child has normal bowel function

Please inform the school or email the teacher directly if your child is sick. If we are aware of the illnesses the children have, we can work out strategies for preventing them from spreading, so please inform us of what is wrong each time. 

Teachers teach the children how to use and dispose of tissues, and how to cough without spreading germs. They also teach them how to wash their hands thoroughly and encourage this regularly across the day. These are all the things you can support with at home.

As a school, we always do an additional Deep Clean in classrooms where we have had multiple instances of illness, to help prevent the spread. The nurse also checks the temperature of all of the children in these classes. Parents of any children found to have a fever will be contacted immediately so that they can be cared for at home.

As usual at this time of year when children come together after the long break, there are a number of coughs and colds going around school, some with, some without a fever. Thank you to those parents who are identifying symptoms in their children early in the morning and keeping them home. This is the best way of making sure we stop the spread of viruses.

Class Photos and Individual Photos

The photos started today and each class has booked in a slot to have both the individual and shared photos taken. If your child is absent for their class’s slot, they will still have a chance to have their individual photos taken before the photographers leave on Tuesday. Unfortunately, if they aren’t present for the class photo, this may not be able to be retaken. However, there will be a new class photo taken in term 3, which will appear in the yearbook.

New Parking Sticker

Everyone who uses the car park, whether for parking or pick up/drop off, needs to get a new parking sticker from the school office. To get one, you first need to add your car registration details on Moodle (up to 3 cars) by clicking on this link:

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If you have a driver, you will also need to add their name and telephone number. When you come to collect your sticker, the office will confirm that you have entered your details correctly before handing over the sticker.

*The old parent parking stickers (blue) will no longer be valid after Friday 27th September. Everyone who uses the car park must have a valid sticker.

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Please note that all day parking is not permitted in the school car park. Parking is limited and we ask you to be respectful of all users.

Coming soon...Kids Up relaunch

Kids Up is an app, designed by some of our parents, which makes picking up your child a quick and easy process. We will be re-launching this in the coming weeks and will be hosting an information session for parents. More details will follow soon, but in the meantime, you can find out more about the app here: https://www.kidsup.app/

 Upcoming events

  • Primary Photo Week - wb 16th September

  • Wai Khroo ceremony - Wednesday 18th September

  • World Peace Day - Friday 20th September

  • Community Action Day + Sustainable Market - Monday 7th October

  • Sustainability and Science Week - wb 7th October

  • International Karaoke Competition - Thursday 17th October

  • International Day - Friday 18th October