Nord Anglia Education
St Andrews Bangkok
02 February, 2022

Head’s Lines: More Term 2 events and activities safely continue!

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Head’s Lines: More Term 2 events and activities safely continue! In this week’s Whole School News, find out about: - Inter-School Competitive Sport Fixtures. - VEX Nationals 21/22. - Parent workshops. - Vaccinations. - NAE Parents Satisfaction Survey. - Parking. 31st Jan 22 Hero image01

In this week’s Whole School News, find out about:  

  • Inter-School Competitive Sport Fixtures.
  • VEX Nationals 21/22.
  • Parent workshops.
  • Vaccinations.
  • NAE Parents Satisfaction Survey.
  • Parking.

It has been really great to have the Sport Programme and Extra-Curricular Activities running last week as we try to gradually move school life to as normal a situation as possible with all our COVID measures and ATK testing in place to keep the community safe. Year 6 had a great time over two days last week finding out more about our High School. They studied a range of lessons in Science, English and Maths and became more acquainted with the facilities they will regularly use beginning in Year 7 next academic year.

Inter-School Competitive Sport Fixtures

Our school has been working with other international schools to review how we can re-launch competitive sports fixtures and tournaments. This week we will have our Flames Football teams playing away games against Bangkok Patana. A strict ATK testing procedure shall be followed with teams kept apart in their own squads to limit contact in case a positive case is discovered amongst the participating players. We hope that this competition model will build enough confidence and trust to have our young people enjoy the thrill of competitive sports once again.

VEX Nationals 2021/2022 Competition

Even with all the challenges the pandemic has presented, there have always been opportunities for students to participate in a range of  extra-curricular and after school activities. In last week's newsletter, lots of details were given about the VEX Nationals 2021/22 tournament, and we very much look forward to hosting this event at the High School on Saturday 5th February. Over 130 students from 10 international schools will enter teams into the Robotics competition. The event has been carefully and safely organised in the open air environment the High School Atrium provides, and each team will have an individual preparation area to ready their robots for the ‘Pitching in’ challenge competition. Good luck to all teams and may the best robot win! 

Parent workshops 

One of our first opportunities for parents to connect face to face has been confirmed, and it is a wonderful occasion for parents to come together once again and learn from each other. 

On Tuesday 8th February in the Primary School Drama Studio from 8:15am to 10:00am, the Counselling Team are excited to present Positive Psychology Coach and Positive Educator Bharati Lachmandasa. Coach B will be exploring with parents how to understand and build resilience in our children. This is aimed at Primary School parents who would like to understand more about what develops resilience and how we can incorporate these ideas into our parenting. This is particularly of interest now as we continue to navigate the pandemic with our families. Places are limited as we have to follow strict guidelines for social distancing. If you are interested in joining this workshop, please register your interest with our Director of Counselling and Wellbeing Ms Amy  at
Another workshop is planned on this topic at a later date for High School parents which will also incorporate the ideas of academic tenacity. Please look out for the dates after half term. 

For parents of Years 5-7 please look out for the Puberty Presentation which will be sent out via email before half term. This will be a recorded session from our Counselling Team offering an overview of Puberty and how to navigate some of the challenges it brings. This session is to complement the PSHE/Wellbeing curriculum that the students explore regarding this important topic. The recorded presentation will be also available on Moodle. For any questions please contact Ms Amy. 


5 to 11 year old children

The announcement that the government will provide Pfizer vaccines for 5-11 year-olds has been positively received by many families in our community. St Andrews has been told that eligible students will have vaccination opportunities very soon. We submitted the names of age-eligible students whose parents consented to being informed of any Pfizer first vaccination opportunities. We are awaiting confirmation on the precise date and time for this, but we will share this information with our school community as soon as we receive it. We ask parents to assess all vaccine opportunities for their children and decide for themselves whether they wish their children to become involved. We are merely making parents aware of opportunities and putting them in contact with relevant hospitals.

12 to 18 year old children

At the same time, we are also working on securing a vaccination opportunity for students who haven’t received a shot yet, but whose parents have consented to being contacted for a Pfizer vaccine. We will share this information with the community once we hear back from MedPark Hospital. We have been told that the government isn’t organising Pfizer booster shots for students at this time. However, families are able to book  Moderna booster shots for this age group directly with private hospitals.

NAE Parents Satisfaction Survey

The Nord Anglia Education (NAE) Parents Satisfaction Survey has been extended to Friday 4th February to allow families one last opportunity this week to complete it. At present, our completion rate is 46% and a huge thank you to those families who have already taken the time to answer the questions in the survey about our school. 

If you have not yet completed a survey it would be greatly appreciated if you would sign on and fill in this survey questionnaire about our school. This will give us some great parent feedback on how our school should develop and grow throughout the course of this academic year and next.


Over the last few weeks more cars have been parking in Soi 20 and several of the families living in this area have complained that their drives have been blocked by cars. The only families using the gate on Soi 20 should be those who come to school on the shuttle bus or live in the area of Soi 20. Please do not park on these streets as the local police have been informed and will be wheel locking cars found parked in this area.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support in this matter

For parents with enquiries, please contact You can also call the Primary School directly at +66 2 381-2387-8 or the High School at +66 2 056-9555.

Click here to fill out the NAE Parent Satisfaction Survey