Sunday, 12 November 2017

Our trip to Phala Beach

Our new unit of learning is called ‘We live by the sea’. We have been learning about local geography and how our school is very close to the village of Phala. Last week we went on a trip to Phala Village, to map the village and discover the sorts of jobs that people can do there. 

First we visited the new Horse Crab and squid nursery situated behind the fish market. This is a new project set up by the Phala Community Association. They collect the pregnant squid and crab from fishermen, and allow the babies to be born in special tanks. Then they release them into the sea when they are large enough to survive. This will help to replenish the stock of sea animals which is dropping due to overfishing, pollution and lack of habitat. We learned that baby animals like to live in the mangrove, but there is no mangrove left in Phala now.

After that we walked through the village, looking at the old houses and talking to the people who live there. They shared their memories of Phala in the past, and we were lucky enough to see some photos of Phala 40 years ago. There were no hotels and most of the houses were made of wood. Maptaphut was not there. 

Next we walked down to the Phala Pier CafĂ© and after eating snack, we cleaned the beach. 

We were proud to collect 13 huge black sacks of rubbish, but we felt sad about how much plastic and garbage we saw. We learned a lot about natural and man-made materials because we had to decide what to leave on the beach and what to throw away. 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Club registration for term 1.2 is now open. Please click the link below to register your child.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Dear parents,

It is time to register for term 1.2 clubs. Clubs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 -3:00. We are continuing to use the Google Forms format for registration.

Below is a description of the clubs on offer for Term 1.2 (Tuesday, October 31 – Thursday, December14).

Please encourage your child to sign up for the clubs they are interested in as soon as possible. The Google Form will be opened on Monday, October 2 at 3:00 pm and will be open until Thursday, October 5 until 8:00 am.
Any student not registered at this time, will be allocated a club based on availability.

If your Y1-2 child has already signed up for Samba Soccer, please indicate it on the list. As this club is full, no more students are able to join at this point.

Kind regards,
Ms Christina and Mr Garth

Paper Doll Crafts for Y1-3. Show off your creativity and make dolls and their clothes out of paper.
Colouring Club for Y1-3. Enjoy colouring pictures with your friends.
Library for Y1-3. Enjoy storytelling & making crafts.
Slime Making for Y1-2. Learn how to make slime and have fun playing with it. 100 Baht for materials, please.
Football for Y1,2. Improve your football skills!
T-ball For Y 1-2. Practise your batting skills and learn the rules of T-ball.
Lego for Y1-3. Be creative and make fun projects with Lego.
Thai Reading for Y1-3.  Practise your Thai reading skills!
Tag Rugby for Y3-4. A fun and active club where Year 3 & 4 children can learn a new invasion game and develop their throwing, catching and teamwork skills.  
Flower Making for Y3-6. Learn how to make beautiful flowers using paper. Students who joined in T1 should continue in T1.2. 80 Baht charge for new students only, please.
Strings Ensemble for Y4-6. For students who have already signed up in Term 1.
Gardening for Y3-6. Be a part of the exciting GIS Gardening Project.
Skateboarding & Inline skating for Y3-6. Practise skateboarding and/or inline skating on the hard court. Help make small ramps to use. Must bring own equipment and must wear at least a helmet.
Embroidery for Y5-6. Learn to embroider and create patterns. 100 Baht for materials, please.
Backgammon for Y4-5. Backgammon is a board game played with dice and counters in which players try to be the first to gather their pieces into one corner and then systematically remove them from the board.
Basketball for Y3-4. Work on your basketball skills!
Cricket for Y4-6. Cricket is a traditional British game played with a bat and ball.
Nerf guns for Y5-6. Bring your nerf gun and learn new techniques! Safety goggles must be worn and will be provided.
Logic games for Y5-6. Train your brain with a variety of logic games.

Samba Soccer for Y1–2. For pre-registered students only.
Construction for Y1-2. Have some fun and be creative using a variety of materials such as Lego, Duplo and junk.
Origami for Y1-6. Origami is the art of paper folding. The goal is transform a flat sheet of recycled paper into decorative shapes.  
Tux Paint for Y1-2. Have fun drawing and painting with Tux Paint
Handwriting for Y1-3. Improve your handwriting!
Fun Dance for Y1-6. Learn some new moves and get some exercise at the same time!
Thai Politeness for Y1-2. Learn traditional Thai greetings and customs.
Pirate Club for Y1-3. Have fun with pirate games and be creative! Make pirate stuff using a variety of materials. 40 Baht for materials, please.
Mandarin for Y3-5. Improve your Mandarin skills.
Global Action for Y3-6. Learn more about ways we can help improve our priceless environment and our communities.
Basketball for Y3-4. Improve your bouncing and shooting skills and have fun at the same time.
LAMDA Y5-6 LAMDA is an acting and public speaking club.  You will learn technical and practical skills and work towards the Grade 1 LAMDA examination.  There is an approximate 2000 Baht fee for the examination and therefore anyone attending the club will need to have permission from their parents/caregivers.
Basic Muay Thai for Y5-6. Muay Thai provides specific techniques for self-defence and a boost of physical stamina.
First Aid for Y6. Learn basic First Aid and know what to do in an emergency. All Y6 students must take this club at some point over the year.
Chess for Y4-6 Have fun learning new strategies whilst playing chess.
Badminton for Y5-6. Badminton is a fun sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net.
Card games for Y4-6. Bring a deck of cards and learn to play amazing new games.

Spanish for Y6. This club is for students who already speak some Spanish and want to improve.


Year 2 have had a wonderful time learning about plants with two exciting trips. First we went to the Siri Charoenwat Royal Forest Project at Silverlake for an exciting forest trail. The children loved seeing all the wonderful different trees that grow there and we finished the trail by learning about the lifecycle of a lotus plant. 

Our second trip was to the Birds and Bees Resort in Pattaya.
The children visited the kitchen garden to learn about sustainable farming, hydroponics and ways to maximise the space that you have to grow food.

We had a brilliant time, finishing up with an exploration and playtime in the beautiful resort gardens.  

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Handa’s surprise

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 "Handa's surprise", a story written by Eileen Browne, reveals an exciting world of an African village. 
We have greatly enjoyed the story and acted it out. 

Our trip to Phala Beach

Our new unit of learning is called ‘We live by the sea’. We have been learning about local geography and how our school is very close to t...