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22 november 2013


In this issue:

Happy Loy krathong

PE Activity

bangkok marathon 2013

key stage 2 star of the week

Gifted and Talented Trip

Also don’t miss out on : the english speaking award • upcoming dates • pe superstar


Welcome

MRS. RACHEL PERKINS HEAD OF PRIMARY headpri-bkk@regents.ac.th

Dear Parents, we have had an eventful 2 weeks with the school closure last week and I must say I have been very impressed with the children’s attitude when returning to school. They have worked very hard to catch up on any missed studies and the teachers have also returned to school with a very productive attitude to making up the lost learning time. The children have now completed their end of Term assessments and the teachers and I are very pleased with their overall progress; as you know we test the children carefully here at The Regent’s so we can track their progress and put in any support which might be needed. On a personal note, I am delighted to tell you that I have been asked by Mr Kneath and the Board to resign my contract as Head of Primary for another two years and therefore I will be staying at The Regent’s until at least June 2015. I thoroughly love leading this school; it is a pleasure to watch the children develop and to welcome new children. I am looking forward

to working with the teachers, teaching assistants and senior management to help this school grow and to watch the children achieve their full potential. With this happy news, I would like to wish you a very happy weekend and hopefully I may see some of you at the Ploenchit Fait on Sunday at Bangkok Panana School. With best wishes,


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recent news & events

Happy Loy Krathong

BY Kru Aom, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF Thai

Students and staff joined in making their own Krathongs on Friday, November 15. They made their unique and wonderful Krathongs with natural materials i.e. banana leaves and trunks and took them home to float with their families on November 17th. The donation of 100 Baht, after expenses, will be donated to our partner communities; The Camillian House, The Mercy Centre and The Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Happy Loy Krathong Day and thank you for your support.


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Primary PE Superstar of the Week Last week’s winner of the award was Christopher, in Year 1, who performed very well and with great courage in his recent swimming lessons. All students in Year 1 have improved rapidly in the pool, but Christopher has shown an excellent, enthusiastic attitude to learning and improving! Well done, Christopher!

Primary Sports Day Primary Sports Day is approaching very quickly! The event will take place on Friday 6th December, starting at 8.00am and finishing at 2.30pm. All students from years 1-6 will be involved in fun, challenging team and individual activities throughout the day, with the aim of being part of the victorious House team to lift the Primary Sports Day Trophy! Parents are encouraged to come and watch, support, cheer and maybe even dress in the House colour of their child? We look forward to seeing you on the Primary Sports Field on the 6th of December.


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yoga taster with incy wincy yoga


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Key Stage 2 Star of the Week

by Mr Byrne, Key Stage 2 coordinator

Congratulations to Waii in 6B and Bless in 4P for being our first 2 Key Stage 2 Stars of the Week! Waii showed great leadership skills teaching lots of children how to bake whilst Bless consistently demonstrates wonderful manners and politeness to everyone he meets. Well done.


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BANGKOK MARATHON 2013

by mr neil jarrett

I did it! I came 256th out of 1904 participants. 20th in my 18-29 age bracket. 5th Brit! Exact time of 4:00:51 It was very hard and I would NEVER do it again! If you would like to donate to a good cause (helping poor Thai children to get in to schools) please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/Neil-Jarrett3 or you can bring the money to myself.


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Gifted and Talented Trip

by Teresa Watson

A few of our Gifted and Talented Year 4 and Year 5 students had a great day at Bangkok Patana School, Thursday 20 November, using their critical thinking skills in a creative manner. They worked in mixed school teams to solve critical thinking puzzles, created a character with disastrous problems and concluded the day by presented their characters to each other.

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english speaking award

english speaking award! Many congratulations to the children below who have shown excellent skills when speaking English over the last 2 weeks, well done everyone!

Pre-nursery - tasan Nursery S - Pan Pan Nursery K -Putter Reception - Roy Year 1M - Ellie Year 1 J - Ritha Year 2T - Apple. Year2F - Thatha Year3G - Trillion Year 3V - May Year 4P - Tara Year 5D - Pare Year 5N - Tawan Year 6J - Tor Year 6B – Woon Mr William – Liw Mr Euan – JJ Year 5 Miss Patsy – Getter and Bless

GREAT ENGLISH SKILLS!


dates for your diary

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upcoming dates finally, don;t forget to put these dates in your diary! November 2013 • Sunday 24th Ploenchit Fair – change of date • Friday 29th Year 6B Assembly

December 2013 • • • • • • •

Tuesday 3rd Fancy Dress Day (Halloween/Christmas theme) Thursday 5th – The Kings birthday Friday 6th – Primary Sports Day Tuesday 10th – Early Years Nativity 09:30 am Tuesday 10th – Primary reports sent home Wednesday 11th Christmas concert 13:30 pm Friday 13th End of Term


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Diss • Norfolk • IP22 2PA • England

The Regent’s School, UK

spend a term in the uk! term 2, spring term

5th Jan - 4th April 2014

The Regent’s School, Bangkok now offers a unique opportunity for students to experience real British style boarding at The Regent’s School UK. The Regent’s School UK is based at the Riddlesworth Hall Campus, near Cambridge; a beautiful city in England, rich with history. This 300 year old school boasts of prominent alumni members, including the late Diana, Princess of Wales. We open this exciting opportunity for both boys and girls who are currently in Year 5 to Year 8.

places to visit Within the exchange programme, there is the possibility to visit some of the most beautiful and interesting sights that make the United Kingdom one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. London has many exciting points of interest, including Pleasurewood Theme Park.

admissionspri-bkk@regents.ac.th

www.regents.ac.th/uk

E xt 222 5777 957 02


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Students will gain valuable experience within a British academic environment and a home-from-home boarding facility, which offers care and security.

The Regent’s, UK study and recreational environments

accommodation The Boarding House provides the utmost in security and comfort, with supervision from the Headmaster and a team of Boarding Staff. They ensure that your child is happy and at home in their new environment.

Boarding at The Regent’s School, UK


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newsletter afternoon

activities

Students keep busy in the afternoon with a variety of activities, including hockey, rugby and horse riding.

Students have a variety of recreational activities to choose from

contact us For more information or to enrol your child please contact admissions by phoning 02 957 577 ext. 222 or e-mailing admissionspri-bkk@regents.ac.th. Further information can also be found on the website at www.regents. ac.th/uk.

admissionspri-bkk@regents.ac.th

www.regents.ac.th/uk

E xt 222 5777 957 02


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