Message from the Head of Secondary – 9th November 2018

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

We started the week with the Student Action Team’s great news, they had raised a massive 61,000THB in their Think Pink fundraising activities. We will continue student involvement next week with International Week. We will be using last year’s model and will be approaching internationalism through the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lessons will be linked to the SDGs whilst students will get involved by playing a version of ‘SDG Bingo’. Please ask your children for more information! The week will finish with support from FoBP and a request for all students to dress up internationally – please help us ensure that all costumes are appropriately respectful. We will also be running a Refugee Food Drive over the week and have asked students to bring in the following items that should be deposited with Key Stage Leaders:

  • KS3: UHT Milk (1 litre)
  • KS4: Rice (1kg)
  • KS5: Cooking Oil (1 litre)

We had another well attended Parent Workshop on Tuesday where I gave a comparison of an A Level programme with an IB one. I used a BMW and Mercedes analogy alongside a TripAdvisor style review. Thank you to those for attending and I look forward to seeing you at our next one.

It is very easy to forget how far we have come as a school in so little time. I was happily reminded of this on Thursday when our Live from the Undercroft showcased the huge breadth of talent at Bangkok in the performing arts. The new Y7 band certainly held their own against our more senior and established Secondary bands with their rendition of Pilot’s 1974 song, Magic – although I think many of our students thought it was by Selena Gomez. At the end of the day I managed to take in swim squad training in their preparation for the ISB SwimFest at the weekend. The Sports Hall had about 40 students in co-ed volleyball squads practicing with our coaches. A trip downstairs to the AstroTurf saw rugby training going on for two full male and female squads, again we had about 40 students involved. Behind all this we also have our Drama students preparing for the Christmas play and other performers hard at work in preparation for Celebrating a Spectacular Journey on Wednesday 12th December. Please remember that this is all on top of great learning and teaching in day to day lessons.

We ended the work on a more solemn note in our Remembrance Assembly that Ms Giddings had put together with students. This was to commemorate all those who had lost their lives in any conflict around the world. This is the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice of 1918 and is the reason many wear red poppies at this time of year.

Please have restful weekend as I think our students will need it!

 

Kind regards

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary

Bangkok Prep Campus

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