Wide World of Sports
Last weekend was also an incredibly busy weekend for our sports teams. Considering what’s going on in many other countries around the world, we are so wonderfully fortunate that our students and coaches have so many opportunities to participate in the competitions and tournaments across the city. BISAC tournaments called upon our U13 and U15 boys and girls Basketball teams, U15 boys and girls tennis team, JV girls and boys Volleyball teams, U15 rugby team and the JV boys and girls football teams to show what they could do against top notch competition in Bangkok. If you want to see how our teams performed, please check out the Primary and High School Sports sections of the newsletter. Let’s all catch our collective breaths and get ready for next weekend’s TISAC tournaments, kicking off with the U13 girls and boys basketball tournaments.
Performing Arts extravaganza
This Monday there will be an IB Music Recital which I am very much looking forward to. Our Year 13 IB Music students will perform examination pieces to a live audience. Witnessing how well these young musicians perform is nothing short of inspirational. Later in the week, we also have the House Drama Competition which promises to be an entertaining display of theatre talent. Groups of High School students from our four Houses - Akha, Yao, Lahu and Karen - will perform short plays they have written and produced. In past years, these high quality performances have been superb, and not to mention great fun to watch. The whole competition showcases what a talented group of young people we have and is a testament to how the drama curriculum imbues our students with the confidence and skills they need to bring to life such imaginative original work.
St Andrews International School Bangkok is very fortunate to have a long-standing working relationship with the fantastic Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York City through our affiliation with Nord Anglia Education. Even though the present conditions for international travel are tenuous at best, the online links between Juilliard and our Creative and Performing Arts Faculty remain very strong. Juilliard specialists and instructors have been working closely with our teachers in the High School Drama Faculty as well as with Primary’s Drama and Dance coordinators.
Thanks to this collaboration, over the next few weeks, Juilliard Specialists will be delivering virtual workshops to students in ECA lessons and classes, as well as teacher CPD programmes across Primary and High School. We have also been recording a selection of lessons that will be shared with our Juilliard Specialists and reflected upon with our teaching teams. It goes without saying that our school is very excited to welcome this Team back to St Andrews.
Our School Counsellors Ms Amy and Ms Twinkle organised a very successful workshop on social media at High School last week. Thank you to all the High School parents who attended this event. It was great to have an in-person session for our parents on campus. However, if you were not able to attend or would like to review what was discussed, the presentation entitled STA Time to Talk can be found on Moodle.
There will also be an in-depth workshop on Social Media for Primary School on the 23rd November at 8.15am. During this session, there will also be an opportunity to contribute to a survey to help decide future workshop topics for the Primary School community next term. Please keep an eye out for posts providing further details.
PTG Coffee Morning - “Wellbeing for Primary Students”