From Mrs Rachel Perkins, Head of Primary
it was with delight that I welcomed you and your child back to school this week after the long holiday. It was a pleasure to see all their smiling faces on Monday morning. I was surrounded by positive comments such as ‘I have been counting the days to come back to school’. ‘I have missed my friends and teachers’. I cannot wait to make new friends.’ The air was buzzing with excitement.
On Monday we welcomed over 60 new children to the Early Years and Primary School and I have enjoyed meeting their families during our New Parent Orientation last Friday. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them into our Regent’s School family.
We have welcomed eight new members of staff to the team, Kirsty Perry (Reception teacher), Rosanna Walton (Year 1 teacher) Karen Burr (Year 1 teacher) Katie Tatum (Year 2 teacher) and Ryan Mann (Year 3 teacher). We have also welcomed Vincent Normoyle and Khun Prae as Teaching Assistants in the ELD department and Khun Shaya as an Early Years Teaching Assistant.
I am pleased to report that they have settled in very well and the children already enjoying their teaching.
The school has been very busy preparing for the new academic year. We have built a new library and IT facilities and the pool has been drained and improved. We have also added more shade to our outside area.
This academic year will be full of fun and but also challenging experiences, your child’s teacher will ensure that they make excellent progress and will enjoy working with you to support your child. Please feel free to come and talk to me at any time, my door is always open and together we will work to ensure the very best education for your child.
I hope you and your child have a wonderful time here at The Regent’s.
with best wishes
From Mr Brian Irving, Head of Secondary
One of the many advantages of being a teacher is the number of fresh starts in each year: January 1st, Chinese New Year, Thai New Year to name but three. The start of the new school year is one that is always filled with exciting prospects and challenges building on from the successes of the previous year.
As a reflective school, we are always looking at what we do and trying to make things better. Our recent examination successes are indeed praiseworthy and we are rightly proud of our students’ achievements and of the blood, sweat and tears that were shed by students, teachers and parents in making this a reality.
Working harder and smarter is one of the ways by which we can become more successful and I would encourage all of our students to adopt this approach to their lives in and outside of school. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” said Colin Powell, who should know as a successful American Statesman and retired 4 star General.
I wish every student every success in the coming school year in the full knowledge that hard, smart work, good preparation and learning from our mistakes can make this particular dream come true.
Mr. Brian Irving