In many schools the latter weeks of Term Three tend to be a bit of a gentle wind down to the holidays…but not here! This week alone we have our Year Seven Outdoor Education Trip, an Environmental Trip to the Korean island of Jeju and of course the long awaited end to the IBDP examinations followed by the equally long anticipated Graduation and Senior Social. Whilst some may long for a slow and steady canter into the Summer break, there is something exciting about a school where learning and activities related to holistic education continue to the very final day. Even in our final week of the year, the PE Department are organising a Swimming Gala with a ‘twist’ on Wednesday 22nd June. What that is, you will have to join us to find out…
Many of our students are currently in the middle of their IGCSE and IB exams, and busy revising hard. From all the staff, and their fellow students, we wish them the best of luck, and feel their pain with all that hard work and long hours studying!
Last weekend a large group of our boarding students, those that were not busy studying for exams, ran a service activity on our boarding campus. Local children from the surrounding streets were invited onto campus to make use of our great facilities. Our boarders ran football and painting sessions for them, and finished up supervising a swim session. It was great to see the children so happy and active, and equally great to see our boarders leading activities. Coming up this week in boarding we have a ‘Bow Fight’ company coming onto campus. This is a little bit like paint-ball, but with Velcro bows and arrows to make a Hunger Games style battlefield. They will be setting up their urban fortress on our football pitch and lots of boarders have signed up. This looks like great fun and no doubt there will be plenty of staff trying to get involved too (myself included!)
English Learning Environment Awards
PN 1- Isabella PN 2 – Cougar ND – Gaga RP – Pai RN – Nadee 1B – Titan 1W – Roxby 2T – Mario 2F – Sonic 3V – Pam 3M – Pann 4P – Putty 4G – Kenzo 5T – Zidi 5D – Pas 6N – Bless 6J – Genome Mr Vosko – Olivia 4G Mr Brown – Jay 4P Mrs Sirisom – Arfaa 3V Mr Rumple – Fure 5D
On the 18th of May 2016 the children in Year 3 and 4 performed an exciting show in the Regent’s School called Pirates versus Mermaids. The show started at 1 pm and ended at 2 pm. The children did a good job being confident in front of the big audience and they had a lot of fun. They had lots speeches, singing, dancing and shyness. Mrs Perkins said the costumes were adorable and the children remembered their words very nicely and everything was good. The children practiced a lot and had a dress rehearsal on Tuesday. Mrs Vansoh lost her voice and she was very brave because even though she lost her voice she still came to school. Mrs Vansoh said the show was very good and that all the children had worked hard. by Pann Year 3M
On Tuesday 10th May, three Year 12 IB students attended ‘Quantum Day’ at Bangkok Patana School. Utsav, Veli and Renaka had the opportunity to complete experiments in which they observed light as a particle or a wave. The aim of the day was to decide whether light is a particle or a wave, following in the footsteps of physicists such as Einstein, Maxwell and Planck. All the students really enjoyed the day and had the opportunity to work with students from ten other International schools situated in Bangkok. All took away an added understanding of quantum weirdness and were left pondering whether light is particle, wave, both or neither.
The Reception children are having fun playing in the new Early Years role play hospital. They are enjoying pretending to be doctors, patients and nurses and it is helping them to learn more English as well as to interact cooperatively with their peers.
Year 5 have been learning about life as a Victorian child in Britain. Poor children could not afford to buy toys, so they made their own. Some children used a clothes peg to make a doll.