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- Kindergarten Butterfly Farm Excursion
Written by: Ms. Sheridan Musto, Head of Early Years Butterflies are fascinating creatures that have captured the imagination of our Kindergarten children throughout the past term, as they inquired about Living Things. With their delicate wings and vibrant colours, they are a joy to observe in their natural habitats. A visit to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium was a great way to finish the inquiry, and get up close and hands-on with them. One of the key skills that the children learnt during the excursion was observation. They were encouraged to use their senses to observe the butterflies and caterpillars in their natural habitats, and looked closely at the patterns on the butterfly wings, the shape of the caterpillar's body, and the colours of both. Children also used descriptive language to describe what they saw, such as "the butterfly has orange and black stripes on its wings" and "the caterpillar has a green body with tiny black spots". Another important learning opportunity during the excursion was the chance to observe the life cycle of the butterflies up close. This involved observing the caterpillars as they ate, looking at chrysalises as butterflies developed inside, and finally seeing the adult butterflies emerge and take flight. The garden crew had organised a special butterfly release just for our students to witness. Children made connections between the different stages of the life cycle, such as how the caterpillar's body changes as it grows and how the butterfly's wings develop in the chrysalis, linking to their previous learning experiences in the classroom. Overall, the Kindergarten excursion to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium was a wonderful way to teach children about the wonders of nature and the life cycle of butterflies. By incorporating activities that encourage observation and learning, children are able to foster a love of nature and a deeper understanding of the world around us.
- Soi 31 Campus Joyous Songkran Festivities
The annual Songkran Festival, also known as the Thai New Year, is a significant event in Thailand's cultural calendar. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Thailand while celebrating together as a community. For many students and staff, this was their first time experiencing the traditional Thai festival of Songkran. The festival was an excellent opportunity for them to learn more about the cultural significance of the event and the customs that are associated with it. It was an inclusive event that brought together students from different backgrounds and allowed them to celebrate together as a community. At our Soi 31 campus, the festival was celebrated with great excitement and energy. Students and staff came dressed in traditional Thai attire and floral shirts. The Thai department organized various activities to help them understand the significance and history of the festival. One of the activities was the water-pouring ceremony, where students poured water over the hands of their elders. This allowed our students to learn about the cultural significance of the ceremony, respect their elders, and demonstrate gratitude. The ceremony symbolizes the purification of the mind, body, and soul, washing away sins and bad luck and providing a fresh start and a clean slate for the new year. The school courtyard was transformed into a festive and colorful space where students played traditional Songkran games by splashing water on each other and having water fights. The atmosphere was filled with laughter, joy, and a sense of camaraderie as the students bonded over the shared experience. The Songkran celebration was a huge success, and it was evident that everyone had a great time. It was a wonderful way to end the term and celebrate the traditions of Thailand. Incorporating cultural celebrations and traditions into our curriculum allows our students to learn and appreciate different cultures and customs. In summary, the Soi 31 campus celebrated the Songkran Festival with great enthusiasm and energy. The festival provided an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Thailand's rich cultural heritage and to celebrate together as a community. It was a memorable event that ended term 2 on a high note.
- Diving into Songkran: Secondary School's Celebration of Thai New Year
On the final day of Term 2, our secondary school celebrated Songkran, the Thai New Year, with a fantastic event that brought our community together in a joyous celebration of culture and tradition. The celebration kicked off with a lively thai music performance by our talented thai teachers and students, who dressed in beautiful and colorful costumes that added to the festive atmosphere. Their music filled the air with a sense of excitement and anticipation for the rest of the day's activities. After the music performance, the water-pouring ceremony began with a solemn and reverent atmosphere. The ceremony was an important part of the Songkran tradition, and it was a great opportunity for our students to pay respect to the school heads, teachers, TAs, and nannies. Following the ceremony, everyone moved outdoors for the highlight of the celebration: the water splashing activity at the basketball court. Everyone had a blast splashing and soaking each other with water, and laughing with delight as they enjoyed this playful and traditional part of the Songkran celebration. Overall, the Songkran celebration was a wonderful way to end the term 2, bringing our school community together in a spirit of fun, friendship, and cultural appreciation. It was a great reminder of the importance of traditions and the joy that can be found in celebrating them with others.
- SPLASH-tastic Fun: Soi 20 Campus Celebrates Songkran
Thai New Year, also known as Songkran, is a time of joy and celebration in Thailand. At the Soi 20 campus, our young learners dressed up in traditional Thai attire and floral shirts to celebrate the Thai New Year. The students participated in the traditional water pouring ceremony, where they poured water on the hands of their teachers, TAs, and nannies as a sign of respect and to ask for blessings. This is a significant part of the Songkran celebrations and is believed to wash away bad luck and bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year. The water pouring ceremony was followed by a fun-filled water fight, where everyone got to splash water and enjoy the cool water on a warm day. This activity is a highlight of the Songkran celebrations and is a way of bringing people together and creating a sense of unity and joy. The Soi 20 campus celebration was a fantastic way to wrap up Term 2, and the young learners had a blast participating in the cultural activities and having fun with their friends. It was also an opportunity for them to learn more about the Thai culture and traditions and appreciate the rich heritage of the country. In conclusion, the Songkran celebration is an essential part of Thai culture, and it was heartwarming to see the young learners at the Soi 20 campus embracing and enjoying the festivities. It is a testament to the school's commitment to providing a well-rounded education that goes beyond academics and includes cultural and social learning experiences.
- 2023 Annual AISB Readathon
The AISB Readathon is an annual event that promotes reading and raises funds for charity. This year's Readathon was a great success, with 75,390 baht raised for the Bookworm Foundation. During the Readathon, students participated in various events, including a Book Character Dress-Up Day, Pyjama Day, and a Book Tasting event for our secondary students. The Readathon also included a Teddy Bear’s Picnic for the Soi 20 students. We received a heartfelt message from Ms. Yoshimi, the founder of the Bookworm Foundation, expressing her gratitude for AISB's support. It's wonderful to know that our efforts have made a positive impact on the lives of children who lack access to books. These events were a fun way to encourage reading and help students develop a love for literature. They also foster a sense of community and allow students to showcase their creativity. Thank you to our AISB families who supported the Bookworm Foundation through raising funds. All of this hard work across our school has made a significant impact on the lives of other children. In conclusion, the annual Readathon is a fantastic initiative that promotes literacy and giving back to those in need. The various events and activities are a great way to encourage reading and build a sense of community amongst our students. We look forward to next year's Readathon!
- Foundation Excursion at Chul Farm
Written by: Ms. Sheridan Musto, Head of Early Years Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than by taking our Foundation students on an excursion to Chul Farm at Sansiri Backyard. On this trip, students were able to learn about sustainable farming practices, feed and interact with animals, visit the butterfly house and get up close and personal with butterflies and caterpillars, pick organic vegetables, and even make smoothies using the fresh ingredients they collected. They were able to see firsthand how the vegetable farm operates and ask questions about the different animals and crops that are raised. Students were also given the opportunity to feed and interact with the farm animals. They learned about the different diets and habits of the animals, and even got to help with the feeding process. It was a great opportunity for them to learn about the importance of animal care and the role animals play in our food system. After the animal interactions, it was time for the students to pick their own vegetables from the farm's organic garden. They learned about the different types of produce and how to choose the best ones. It was a fun and hands-on experience that gave them a greater appreciation for the process of growing and harvesting fresh produce. Each child took home the vegetables they harvested, such as corn, parsley, and bok choy. To cap off the day, the students were able to make their own smoothies using fresh ingredients. They blended up a variety of fruits and vegetables, creating unique and healthy combinations. It was a great way to showcase the flavours of the farm's fresh produce and encourage healthy eating habits. To finish the excursion, the students participated in an egg hunt, where they were able to search for and collect eggs laid by the farm's chickens. It was a fun way to end the day and a great way to connect the students to the food they eat and where it comes from. Overall, the foundation students had an amazing experience on their farm excursion. They learned about sustainable farming practices, the importance of animal care, and the process of growing and harvesting fresh produce. It was a fun and educational day that they will surely remember.
- AISB Under-11 and Secondary School Football Squads Secure Impressive Victories
Written by Mr Andre Du Toit, Head of Sports On Saturday 25 March, our under-11 and Secondary school football squads traveled to Norwich to compete against Norwich International School. Both matches were highly anticipated, and both teams were eager to showcase their skills on the field. The under-11 squad kicked off the day's proceedings, and it was clear from the outset that they were determined to secure a victory. They played with great intensity and focus, and their teamwork was impressive. Despite a spirited performance from Norwich International School, AISB emerged victorious. Following the under-11 match, the Secondary school squad took to the field, hoping to build on the momentum of their younger peers. This match was a closely contested affair, with both teams displaying excellent technical ability and tactical awareness. However, AISB proved to be the stronger side, with a well-executed game plan. Overall, it was a fantastic day of football for the AISB teams, who put in exceptional performances to secure two victories. The players demonstrated great skill, sportsmanship, and determination, and their hard work paid off with a well-deserved result. Congratulations to the under-11 and secondary school football squads of AISB on a job well done!
- Careers Fair-Secondary School
Written by Allison Levine, School Counselor It was a lively Monday and Tuesday for the students to make plans for their future. On Monday students got to hear from schools and organizations from around the globe, both in-person and on Zoom to speak to the students about the numerous opportunities for their future. The students gathered on the fourth floor excitedly to hear speakers from such places as Japan, Australia, the USA, the United Kingdom, and right here in Thailand. We had lively and informative speakers from such universities as Binghamton, Arizona State, Chulalongkorn, La Trobe, Kyoto, and the University of Arts. Students got to get a taste of their possible future careers from such speakers as our guests chrome CTEK by APRTECH, Shannon White, the Red Cross, and Dr. Donna from MedConsult Clinic. On Tuesday students got to join with their parents to discuss with AISB teachers their various course choices for next year, and how it might relate to possible college and career choices. The students and parents heard information from the various teachers about courses such as; Art and Design, Maths, Biology, Physics. Music, Geography, and Business. The Careers Fair was a truly exciting experience for both the guests and the students. Some of the guests have already reached out and volunteered to speak at future events at AISB.
- Talking About Talking
Free Online Information Session Speech and Language Development from 2 to 5 years Link to register: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=997877& The Australian International School Bangkok, in conjunction with Australian Therapy Services Asia, is pleased to present a series of online talks on speech and language development in young children. The talks will be of interest to parents of children 2 to 5 years old. The Presenter: The presenter is Lorelle Evans, from Australian Therapy Services Asia. Lorelle is a speech pathologist with over 20 years' experience in working with children. She provides telehealth support for children with difficulties in speech and language in international schools in Thailand. The Content: The series of four talks, delivered online via Zoom, will be held over a four - week period in March; they will cover communication development in children from 2 to 5 five years. The talks will help to inform parents and carers on that to expect from young children as they begin to talk and how to support their communication development at home. The talks are specifically designed for parents of children attending, or about to attend, international schools in Thailand. Session Structure Each session will include a 30-minute presentation, with reference handouts provided, followed by a 15-minute question and answer time. Parents are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions. Dates and Topics: Each session will be held at 9.30am to 10.15am Bangkok Time: Tuesday 7th March: Language Development - listening, understanding, talking, vocabulary & grammar Tuesday 14th March: Speech Sound Development - production of clear sounds using the tongue & lips Tuesday 21st March: Bilingual Language Development - what to expect and how to best support the child Tuesday 28th March: Reading and Play - how to make the most of everyday book reading and play. Link to register: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=997877& Registration is free and is open to all parents in Bangkok. Lorelle has kindly donated her time to facilitate these sessions.
- Interhouse Mini Olympics - Secondary School
Written by Mr Andre Du Toit, Assistant Head of Secondary & Head of Sport, PE & Aquatics On a bustling Friday morning, the Secondary school students of AISB gathered at the Sports Center for the highly anticipated Interhouse Mini Olympics. The students, divided into houses, eagerly awaited the start of the day’s events - Pickleball, Basketball, and Football. Despite a delay caused by pollution, the competitive spirit was palpable as teams took to the field, led by their enthusiastic house captains. The first round of competition kicked off and the Highfield and Sports center were filled with the sounds of cheering and determined athletes striving for victory. After a full day of intense competition, the final standings were announced, with Correa emerging as the champions, followed by Wollemi, Telopea, Eucalyptus, Acacia, and Grevillea. The event was made possible by the dedication and hard work of the school staff, who ensured a successful and memorable day for all. The male and female players of the day were David and Bhunnada for the Lower Secondary, and Daniel and Sana for the Upper Secondary. These exceptional athletes demonstrated great ability on the field and inspired their fellow competitors to give their best effort. The Interhouse Mini Olympics was a resounding success and a testament to the school’s commitment to fostering a culture of competitiveness, teamwork, and sportsmanship among its students. Congratulations to all participants and here's to another exciting event next year!
- AISB Open Days 2023
Join our Open Day to learn about our curriculum, admissions process, and fees for our Soi 20 campus and Soi 31 campus. With access to modern facilities, a well-balanced academic program, and two boutique campuses in the heart of Bangkok, discover why so many families choose the Australian International School Bangkok (AISB). Limited spots available. Sign up to register for AISB 2023 Open Days here: https://www.australianisb.ac.th/open-day
- Chess Without Borders is Back! (18 March 2022)
The Australian International School Bangkok would like to invite students to our Chess Without Borders 3 Tournament 2023. Both local and international players are invited to join us in this prestigious tournament. Chess without Borders was held twice before being interrupted by Covid and each time featured over 100 student chess players from schools in Thailand and overseas. It is now back and is a great avenue for students to gain competition experience, gain recognition for their achievements, hone their skills and knowledge in chess and mix with many other chess minded students. Event Details: 🗓 Date: Saturday 18 March 2022 ⏰ Time: 8am - 5pm (lunch provided) 💰Cost: Early Registration: 1,000 thb (before 31st January 2023) Registration Fee: 1,200 thb (after 1st February 2023) Venue: AISB Soi 31 Campus, 4th floor Highfield building. Click here for google maps directions. Register: Please click on this link to register your child: E-Registration Form This 1-day tournament is the biggest event of our Chess Program! This is on a first come first serve basis with limited space offered only.