Ms Kiyomi, our Primary Japanese teacher, has been promoting World Soil Day here at Primary.
World Soil Day 2021 and its campaign "Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health. The Late King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was one of the founders of this important project.
Khun Joy, Head of Thai in Primary school, collaborated with the Year 4 Japanese students to understand what World Soil Day was and also to design a Soil Pot. Students then wrote messages on cards that were made by Khun Pee, a DT teacher in High School. The cards were created from recycled DT materials. Seeds were then planted in the soil pots. At Breaktime, the students gathered to show the rest of the Primary school what they had been doing and to raise awareness for the very good cause.
Thanks to Ms Kiyomi and all the students and staff involved!
Antigen Test Kits
Our twice-weekly ATK tests have played a big part in ensuring we are made aware of any potential COVID cases in our community as early as possible, so we are able to take precautionary measures while awaiting confirmation from PCR tests.
We have provided all families with ATK tests since students returned to school, and provided all students with another seven ATK tests - enough for the rest of this term and the first day of Term 2 - recently. Last week we shared details of a Group Purchase scheme that allows our families to purchase the same ATK tests that we use at a reduced price, with sets of 10 HIP Biotech Nasal Swab Antigen Test Kits on sale for only 550 Baht. This is enough tests to last through to the February half-term. If you would like to purchase these Antigen Test Kits, which would be delivered to your son/daughter on the first day of next Term, please place your order via Moodle.
NAE Parents Satisfaction Survey
As Mr Paul mentioned above, we ask that all parents complete the NAE Parents Satisfaction Survey. It will take no more than 10 minutes and is in a range of languages as well as English. The more families who complete it, the better the feedback and the more we can further improve the school to meet your families requirements better.
Farewell to some Staff and Students
On Friday, we will be saying farewell to some students and staff leaving us at the end of this term. Ms Marian, a Year 5 teacher, will be returning to the UK and we wish her all the very best in her next adventure along with all the students that are also leaving us at this time of year.
Everyone here at STA wishes our whole community a safe and restful break from school life next week. We also thank everyone in the community for their outstanding support during this most challenging of terms.
Deputy Head of Primary