On Tuesday 27th April at 2:00 PM, an official team from Meuang Kuanlang Municipality has disinfectant sprayed inside classrooms and around the whole school area to have the school readied for opening. There is NO Covid19 in school nor has there been, but this is being done to keep us all extra safe and is part of the government's policy.
On 19 April 2021, our teachers and supporting staff have been busy at school preparing lots of work to support our students at home! 'Student Packets' consisting of worksheets, books, and other materials were sent out today to support our students as best we can in their home learning. We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow on Zoom!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.