MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY –21ST JUNE 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

We had a wonderful end to the week with our performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. If you were part of the audience in our two full houses, you will probably be humming some of the excellent show tunes over the next few weeks. Our student cast and crew did a wonderful job in bringing the magic of a West End/Broadway musical to our part of Bangkok. Mr Conway, Ms Kellner and Ms Hullock, expected and received, the very best from our students and we are rightly proud of everyone who took part. It was brilliant!

Whilst we were building up to the show, we had a relatively normal week in school but also welcomed back our Y12 students from their AS exams. Only one external exam remains and our A Level Mathematics students have to keep focused just a just a little longer to take their S2 (Statistics) paper. Overall, we will have had an astonishing 148 external exam papers spread across Cambridge, Edexcel and Oxford AQA examination boards. Our 202 Y11, Y12 and Y13 students can now have a long deserved break!

Many of our returning Y12 students were instrumental in spreading some kindness as part of Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Week. Acts ranged from; free iced-drinks in hand-decorated cups, surprise chupa-chups deliveries, the baking and delivery of cakes to staff and popcorn in recycled exam papers at lunch time! I must admit that I also ate the cake I took for Mr Stonehouse – in my defence it was too sticky to take to 53 safely and I’ve got a sweet tooth! These acts were especially well received and brought a smile to everyone’s face. I am always upset when I see the youth of today maligned in the press, as I can clearly see that our students show leadership, care and compassion in their community. On Tuesday we had our elections for Head Boy and Girl. All Secondary students were involved in the online voting after they heard our eight candidates thoughtful presentations at our Hustings. The voting was close run, Marsha and Champ will now be our Head Girl and Boy for 2019/20. They will have their first official engagement at the Final Assembly when they take over from Callie and Jaak.

Next week is our last week of a very busy year and will prove to be no less packed with events. We have our Key Stage Prize Giving Ceremonies on Tuesday and look forward to seeing many of you there if your child has been awarded a prize. We then have the final House Assembly, Prep’s Got talent and our Final Assembly, sadly these are closed events due to space restrictions. However, plenty of images will be shared through the school’s official social media streams. On Monday students and staff have been asked to wear their House T-shirts to support their Houses in the final announcement of the House Championship. Your support in reminding students will be greatly received.

Finally, please remember that we finish the academic year at 12:30pm on Thursday 27th June and will reopen on Thursday 22nd August.

 

Have a good weekend.

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary School

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