Songkran Celebration 2021

Bloomsbury International School Hatyai celebrated the Thai New Year with our own Songkran festival today. Our morning began with a fun sandcastle building competition. In the afternoon there was a religious ceremony, followed by the pouring of blessed water, excellent performances from the children before the day finished with delicious snacks to be enjoyed by all.

Primary House Challenge

On Wednesday 31st March at Bloomsbury, the children in Primary took part in a house spelling, grammar and maths competition. All the children worked hard to represent their house and took part in this event. Overall, Turner was in the first place, Newton was in 2nd place, and Nightingale and Einstein drew for 3rd place. Well done to all the children who took part! What a fun morning of learning and exercise!

Extra-Curricular Activities, Term 2B

After a long wait, Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) finally commenced on 16th March 2021. The teachers have created many ECA clubs for the students to join. In the photos, we see football, basketball, table tennis, library, drone, Scratch and shrinkies club.

Primary Assembly - 5th March 2021

Friday was celebration time for the Primary School. We celebrated all our Star Students from Nursery all the way up to Year 6. The students were recognised for all the super work they had done. Furthermore, students were also awarded certificates for some outstanding attitudes towards caring for others. As if that wasn't enough to celebrate, we also celebrated all the house points that the Primary students have achieved so far. Well done to all the House's and extra congratulations to Einstein for having the most points at the moment.

Gong Xi Fa Cai 2021

On Wednesday 10th February we celebrated Chinese New Year together as a whole school. We baked traditional Bao buns and made up stories for their chosen shapes. During the afternoon we watched and enjoyed a professional Lion Dance whilst listening to the drummers beat their rhythms. We set off firecrackers, (well balloons!) wore our Zodiac face masks, we danced in the hall and listened to stories. But most of all we were together as a school. We could only welcome a limited number of parents to watch because of Covid 19.

Many thanks must go to our Mandarin teacher, Kru Khing for organising such a great day, but also to his helpers Ms Peng and Mr Tom. I think my favourite part were the dances performed by the students. It was interesting to see the different aspects of Thai culture that weaves so clearly through this most Chinese of traditions. This cultural exchange is exactly why we love International Education.

First Week of Learning in Primary

In Nursery, they had lots of fun with their lesson in Maths where this week, they learnt about shapes. Students completed a shape hunt around the playground before completing a cutting and sticking activity. In English, they looked at Phonics Phase 1 letter and sounds. The focus was on the sound and action of 's'. Students completed a number of activities to show that they recognised the letter and were able to make the sound and show the action.

In Reception, some amazing imagination skills were used to create small-worlds.

In Year 1 Core, they completed the ‘Knowledge Harvest’. The students had the opportunity to show everything they know about buildings. The students were given big sheets of paper with different buildings on them. They were then asked to answer the following questions: - what is it made of?
- is old or new?
- what is it for?
- do people live in it?
- how many rooms does it have?
- is it a strong or a weak building?

In Year 2 English, they have linked out the topic ‘Buildings’ to their writing and they are learning all about the three little pigs. They did their cold task and wrote the story with no help from the teacher - they just watched a short video to help remind them of the story at the start. In Core, the children did the challenge of building a structure with 12 pieces of card and looked at different ways they can build and then the teacher showed them the one she has and they quickly caught on.

In Year 3 Science, the children met Bob the skeleton from the secondary science lab. They have been learning the scientific names for bones and where they are located in the body.

First few days back and the students in Year 4 are working really hard! They are doing some really tricky sums in their math classes right now, long multiplication and division! They played a game using their devices with a random number generator and a spinner! Students need to multiply or divide! This is a very difficult concept for some students so practicing at home would be very beneficial!

This week Year 6 has begun their new topic The Great the Bold and the Brave. A few of the activities have involved: creating buildings from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome eras, researching life in Ancient Greece using various sources, and comparing the lives of those that lived in Ancient Athens and Ancient Sparta!

Bloomsbury Reopens For Term 2

On 18th January 2021 Bloomsbury reopened its doors to welcome all students and staff back to school. We had an opportunity to met our new principal, Mr. John Calvert. Students and staff also had an opportunity to listen to a COVID-19 presentation, kindly provided by Rajyindee Hospital.

Covid-19 Test For Staff

Bloomsbury is pleased to announce that our staff was tested for COVID-19 today, provided by Rajyindee Hospital, which all came back as negative, meaning staff are fit and healthy to welcome students back to school Monday morning.