September 29, 2015

It has been an extremely busy few weeks at school since my last update. Over the last 18 months, we have increasingly developed our Student Voice across the school, and last week we appointed the new Student Voice committees across both the Primary and Secondary School, including our new Head Boy, Pat Wichitwechkarn and our new Head Girl, Jade Taylor. Well done to them both and I am sure they will be fantastic in their new roles this academic year. I would like to thank all the students who took the time to apply and interview for the student voice roles across the school – it takes energy and determination to do this and I was very impressed with the number of students who wanted to put themselves forward.

The new BIST sports academies, run by our outside provider, One Sport, continue to go from strength to strength on the WP campus with over 30 participants taking part in the football and swimming each week. One Sport have told me that the swimming academy is now wait-listed, so, if you wish to sign up for Term 2, please do not delay in putting your child’s name down. I am in discussions with One Sport with regards to launching a weekend Football and Basketball academy later this term, and I will update parents when this has been finalised,

It has been a real pleasure for me as Head of School to be able to drop into every classroom over the past two weeks to see what Learning and Teaching has been going on across the school. The word I will use to describe what takes place in our classrooms this year is ‘wow’. The quality of Learning and Teaching is outstanding, and I can honestly say, as your Head of School, that I do not think you will find a higher quality of teaching staff in any other international school in Thailand. We are planning to have open days later this year so parents too can see for themselves what their children are learning in classes – more information to follow.