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Primary Dates for your Diary

Dates can be found on the website and the school app (iPhone download & Android download) but you may want to make note of the dates found below first!

Primary and Early Years Term 2 Events Calendar 2016

January 2016

Thursday 21st Early Years Sports day
Friday 22nd Class Assembly – 3V
Tuesday 26th Primary Sports Day -No After School Activities
Friday 29th Class Assembly – 3M

February 2016

Tuesday 2nd Parent workshop – Phonics – Book Fair
Friday 5thChinese New Year Day (wear red/Chinese clothes)
Tuesday 9th Year 2 Thai trip
Wednesday 10th Year 1 Thai trip
Thursday 11th Year 3 Thai trip
Friday 12th Staff INSET – School closed
13th – 21st Half term – School Closed
Monday 22nd Term 2 restarts
Saturday 27th International Day

March 2016

Tuesday 1st World Maths Day
Friday 4th Class Assembly – 2T
Wednesday 9th Fobisia Maths Challenge Team to go to China
Thursday 10th Year 4 Thai trip
Friday 11th Class Assembly -1B
Wednesday 16th KS1 Swimming Gala
Thursday 17th KS2 Swimming Gala
Friday 18th Class Assembly – 1W
Friday 25th Class Assembly – 4P – After school activities end – Early Years Easter Open Afternoon
Wednesday 30thYear 5 and 6 Performance – Reports home
Thursday 31st Parent Consultation

April 2016

Friday 1st Last day of Term 2 – Whole School Songkran celebration
Monday 18th Term 3 starts

End of Term Messages: Heads of Primary and Secondary

Head of Primary, Mrs. Rachel Perkins:

Dear Parents,

a-Rachel_0002webAs the end of Term 1 draws to a close I am reflecting on the wonderful experiences we have all shared as part of our whole school community. The first occasion was the fabulous concert which was held in the first week of term to celebrate the school’s anniversary. The second large event that we will participated in was the wonderful Loy Krathong festival where all the children performed beautifully and the community feel was as strong as ever. Another highlight this term was a Halloween Dress up day and our World Food Day which many long lasting memories were made.
Now it is time for the school community to celebrate being with their families, taking a well deserved rest and recharging the batteries for Term 2.
I will look forward to welcoming you and your child back to school on Monday the 11th of January 2016.

I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

With best wishes,
Rachel

Head of Secondary, Mr. Brian Irving:

Dear Parents,
a-Brian_0002webAnother busy term has ended. So many events and functions have taken place that it would be foolish to list them for fear of missing one out and offending those students and staff involved. Needless to say, we as a community are all ready for a break, a time to recharge our ‘batteries’ and to spend an extended period of quality time with our family and friends enjoying all this festive season brings.
New Year is usually a time for reflection of the previous year, but also a time to look forward to the excitement and challenges of the year to come. For our examination groups in particular, Terms Two and Three may be both life-changing and future-determining times where the hard work and determination they apply will be rewarded with outstanding and ‘door-opening’ examination results; any less than this does not bear thinking about.
May I wish all of our families my best festive wishes and a New Year full of optimism, opportunities and open doors!

Warmest regards,
Brian

Welcome letter from Head of Primary

Dear Parent,

I am writing to you this week surrounded by the sights and sounds of our annual Science Day. The children have worked very hard on their projects and the corridors are full of paper airplanes, egg boxes and personally designed cars. The winners of the challenges this year were the Red Dragons and the overall winner for the Science Investigation was Data in Year 6. Many congratulations to all the children who took part.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

With best wishes,
Rachel

Message from the Heads of School (Week 11 2015)

From the Head of Primary, Mrs. Rachel Perkins

 Dear Parent,

as we move closer to our Loy Krathong celebration tonight I am reminded how vibrant and wonderful our school is. The whole of the school community is working as a team to bring you the best performances, refreshments and most importantly an evening of community spirit for us all to share.
This week we have also celebrated the return of our Year 6 children from the Chiang Mai trip and I am sure there will be more photos and details to follow shortly.


Next week on Wednesday we will be holding our annual Science Day and I know the children are working very hard on their investigations which they will demonstrate in the classrooms.


Have a wonderful weekend!
With best wishes,
Rachel

From the Head of Secondary, Mr. Brian Irving

Message From the Heads of School (Week 9 2015)

From the Head of Primary, Mrs. Rachel Perkins

Dear Parent,

It was delightful to welcome all the children and staff back this week from the half term holiday, everyone looked well rested and full of energy for the rest of the term.

This term will be very busy with the Year 6 residential, Book Week, Science Day and many other fun learning activities. Today we enjoyed a thrilling and frightening Halloween Day and many thanks goes to the Student Council for organising the fun and quite scary activities at break and lunch time. All the funds raised are going to local charities so as well as having lots of fun, the children were learning to support others less fortunate as themselves.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for Book Week.

With best wishes

Rachel

From the Head of Secondary, Mr. Brian Irving

Dear Parents,

I am very conscious of telling you in each newsletter what a busy school we are, but it’s true! This week our Year 10s have left Bangkok on their Outdoor Education adventure, plans for our spectacular Loy Krathong celebration are going well, and Year 11 Business Studies students have visited the Thai Labour Museum.

Time passes quickly when you are busy and having fun…is it nearly Movember (sic) already?

Have a learning filled fortnight!

Brian

Messages from the Heads of Schools (Week 7 2015)

 a-Rachel_0002From Mrs. Rachel Perkins, Head of Primary

Dear Parent, this week the school has been enjoying participating in our first ever Religious Education week. Year 2 and Reception visited Buddhist temples and Year 3 were very excited to visit a Sikh Temple on Tuesday. The children returned to school ready to tell me about their experience and what they had learnt, with the over riding message of how kind the people were that they met and how much they shared with them.

We also welcomed over 20 parents to our iPad workshop led by IT Co-ordinator Jenna Tait and the feedback was very positive. Next week we will be holding our annual World Food Day and the children will eat either a ‘poor meal’ or a ‘rich meal’. This event gives the children the chance to experience how it feels to have to eat a set diet and also will make them appreciate their normal meals and life style. We are also collecting rice for the Mercy Centre so please kindly place all donations on the table in the Line Up area.

Please kindly note that next Friday (16th Oct) the school will be closed for staff training.

Have a wonderful weekend.

With best wishes,

Rachel

From Mr Brian Irving, Head of Secondary

a-Brian_0002Dear Parents,

This week Mr Barrow and I welcomed a group of parents to our inaugural Parent-Teacher Committee meeting. A number of issues were discussed, including some seminars that the Secondary School will be holding for parents on topics as diverse as ‘helping your child with revising’ to ‘the challenges of bringing up pre-teens’. The number of parents attending was small, but from little acorns mighty oak trees grow.

I have spent a couple of afternoons recently spectating at our basketball matches. The skill and agility of the players, especially during these currently very humid conditions, fill me with awe. I would encourage parents to come along and support the students as they go into sporting battle.

Next week sees our first Parent-Teacher Consultation of the year and I hope that the students already (or will very shortly) have passed on their appointment sheets.

English Week is outstanding with English competitions, English speaking year group winners performing at lunchtime and an English ‘selfie’ booth alongside other events to celebrate our school’s common language ‘English’. The students who achieve the better results are those who work tirelessly to improve their levels of written and spoken English.

Have a learning-filled week.

Brian

Messages from our Heads – Week 5

From Mr. Brian Irving, Head of Secondary

 a-Brian_0002This week the students were as shocked as I was to hear that already we had passed the 12% mark of the year! It seems like only yesterday that we returned from the long summer holiday ready to begin another academic year. Tempus fugit.

Our current focus is on absence and lateness- both factors which can seriously damage the progress made and ultimate level of achievement made by our young people, so I urge all parents to help us help your children by getting them to school on time, every day. I shall be sending every family a letter outlining our new procedures and sanctions, in Secondary, for our persistent offenders.

Thursday was our annual Wai Kru ceremony a very humbling event and one of the highlights of the academic year.

Friday this week is a long weekend. Students are back in school on Monday 28th September.
Have a learning filled week.
Brian

From Mrs. Rachel Perkins, Head of Primary

a-Rachel_0002Dear Parent, as we come to the end of yet another busy week in Early Years and Primary we celebrated our teachers and teaching assistants in our annual Wai Kru ceremony.


It was a very humbling experience to receive such lovely flowers and good wishes from the children. Many of the staff particularly from the UK have never experienced this ceremony and they all told me what a wonderful event it was and how pleased they are to teach in such a wonderful and thoughtful school environment.


Please let me take this opportunity to wish you a lovely long weekend with your family.

with best wishes
Rachel

Messages from the Head of Primary and Head of Secondary

Heads

From Mrs. Rachel Perkins, Head of Primary:

Dear Parent,

this week we hosted our first Parents Group meeting of the year and I was delighted to welcome over 40 parents to join our group.

It was a pleasure to see returning parents and also many new faces. In my presentation I shared the new initiative this term, the up and coming events and the parent workshops we are planning.

I also shared the developments since our last meeting and the parents were very pleased to hear of the additional sports coaching, the new library, extra Mandarin classes, new Tuck Shop management and the new Computing room. The parents and I then had a very productive question and answer session and the ideas that were shared will definitely support school improvement.

Our next Parent Group meeting with take place on the 4th of November, please feel free to come along and join the discussion and help us to make the school a wonderful environment for the whole school community.

With best wishes,
Rachel

From Mr. Brian Irving, Head of Secondary

It was my pleasure to speak to a group of Year 4, 5 and 6 parents about our Secondary School: what we do and how and why we do it. I mentioned how proud I was on a daily basis of our Secondary School: students and staff alike. My colleagues Mr Barrow and Ms Roberts also spoke about their specific roles, especially for new Year 7 students. The brief presentation was followed by a guided, and by all accounts, very professional tour of the school by some of our Year 8 students.

At the end of the tour, all of the parents commented on how well they had been guided by our younger students, how well they spoke and how polite and welcoming the students had been. Yet again, another reason to feel pride in what we do here at the Regent’s International Secondary School.

Have a learning-filled week.

Warmest regards,

Brian

Messages from the Head of Primary and Head of Secondary

Heads

From Mrs Rachel Perkins, Head of Primary

Dear Parent,

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
Rachel

From Mr Brian Irving, Head of Secondary

Dear Parent,

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.

Best regards,

Mr. Brian Irving

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