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  • Eco-Schools Programme at AISB

    AISB has joined the Eco-Schools environmental education programme to educate our students on the importance of environmental sustainability and climate change, drive sustainability efforts through local community projects and become a more eco-friendly school. AISB to Join Eco-Schools Programme The reason that I have brought the Eco-Schools Programme to AISB is because we all know the devastating impact of Climate Change brought about by greenhouse gases, but many of us are not fully aware of our contribution to global warming. The first step is to make all within our community aware of all of our individual and collective impact on the environment, and to create solutions to first lessen our impact, then to hopefully become carbon neutral (have no impact). The Eco-Schools programme will enable us to do this effectively and through collaboration with other schools and organisations. About the Eco-Schools Programme The Eco-Schools programme is an environmental education programme for sustainable management in schools, led by students. There are currently more than 50,000 schools in 67 countries worldwide involved in this very important international programme. It will give AISB a roadmap to first become more aware of sustainability in the school organisation, which will then allow the school to set out a road map to improve our use of resources, which in turn will lessen the impact on the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. Green Flag Award The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning. We can work up to our first Eco-Schools Green Flag by achieving Bronze and Silver awards which are self-accredited stepping stones along the way. There is no time limit for how quickly we need to achieve our Eco-Schools Green Flag after registration, however, on average it takes around one academic year. Schools are then asked to renew their Eco-Schools Green Flag award every two years Why join Eco-Schools? Benefits Our students will learn how to apply what they learn in class to use on field Improve our school environment management with the power of a whole school approach Rise an environmental awareness in your students’ hearts and carry it to their home The School gains a more global reputation from the global recognition award Students have an opportunity to connect with global networks by joining the Global networking conference with Eco-Schools world-wide Skills linked to the Seven Steps Step 1: Eco Committee Discussion, Delegation, Democracy Motivation, Responsibility, Teamwork Step 2: Environmental Review Analysis, Curiosity, Initiative Perspective, Research, investigation Step 3: Action Plan Collaboration. Decision making, Innovation, Time planning Step 4: Curriculum Links Critical thinking, Focus Literacy, Numeracy Step 5: Informing & Involving Active citizenship. Civic engagement, Interaction, Public speaking Step 6: Monitoring & Evaluation Analysis, Critical thinking Dedication and determination Problem solving, Reflection Step7: Eco-Code Articulation, Creativity Empowerment, Flair School Roles The school principle commits to implement the programme The principle and teachers support students in learning and participating in programme activities Eco-School programme report. Next steps for us as a school? The programme will begin this September, we have registered with ECO-Schools Thailand which is coordinated by the World Wildlife Fund Thailand (WWF). We will work closely with our coordinator at WWF Khun Thitin Hansmutr. Our key priorities for now include: 1. Set up the AISB Eco Committee 2. The Eco Committee then carries out a school Environmental Review 3. The Eco Committee then sets out an Action Plan to improve the schools sustainability and lessen the impact AISB has on the environment. Written by Neil Andrew Robinson, Head of Secondary School, Eco- Schools Head Coordinator. This article also includes information presented by Eco-Schools.

  • Why is it important for students to attend school remotely?

    Written by Brenton Hall, AISB School Director Many parents weigh up whether they should “send their children to school” during remote learning as it involves prolonged screen time, it often requires parents to be there to support their children, some children find it difficult to maintain their focus and some do not find it as supportive as being physically in the classroom. However, Remote Learning is certainly far more effective than no teaching and no classroom interactions with peers or teachers, especially for prolonged periods of time. Key Benefits of Attending School Remotely 1. Daily Routines & Structure: Children need routines, a feeling of normalcy, particularly during unsettled times such as this pandemic and a sense of belonging. School provides routines and structures through regular scheduled online lessons and interactions. 2. Sense of Belonging Through Social Interactions: Being a part of a school and a class and maintaining the contact with school and classmates gives a sense of belonging and identity beyond the family structure. This helps limit the negative emotional effect of the pandemic. 3. Curriculum Sequence and Transition Back to School: It is essential students are taught the structured curriculum in the correct sequence. Remote Learning ensures the curriculum sequence is followed and avoids gaps in their development, making it easier for children to transition back to the classroom when they return to school. 4. Digital Skills for the Future: The skills of online learning are skills children will need to master for university and the world we will live in. The workplace of the future (and indeed today) will also undoubtably include working remotely through online and videoconferencing. 5. Long Term Academic and Cognitive Development: Maintaining the regular pattern of learning and reinforcement through exercises, structured activities and support is critical to a child’s long term academic development. Research has shown that children who develop close relationships with their teachers develop higher language, literacy, cognitive and social abilities. Thus having a caring teacher and structured support sessions greatly assists a child’s academic development as well as giving them comfort, thus reducing their stress and anxiety levels. We understand that some children will require additional adult assistance with technology and the planned activities, however, we encourage parents to embrace this unique opportunity to become engaged in your child’s learning as we anticipate our return to school. For additional support throughout our remote learning program, please contact your classroom teacher directly.

  • Our Approach to Remote Learning at the Australian International School Bangkok

    Written by Mr Brenton Hall, School Director Remote Learning at AISB Remote Learning has been the only way that schools have been able to deliver education to students during the time that students have not been allowed to physically be on school sites. At AISB we understand the benefits of Remote Learning, what structures need to be in place and what teacher qualities are crucial. Our Remote Program combines live sessions, teacher-made videos, set work tasks, and support. From Nursery to Year 3 we use Seesaw to communicate tasks, exchange information and student pieces of work, and for the teacher to provide feedback to students. Our Kindergarten and Nursery students have 2 to 3 online times per day that feature, song, dance, creative activity and movement. Foundation to Year 3 students have 4 live Zoom sessions per day that cover the curriculum areas with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. These lessons are complimented by teacher made videos. Specialist subjects; art, music, languages, Technology, PE are also delivered online. From Year 4 up to Year 12 we use Google Classroom with Google Meets used to deliver live sessions. Year 4 to Year 6 students have 3-4 live sessions per day, which includes all specialist subjects. Our Secondary Students have every lesson online so that their school day mirrors a school day that they would have if they were physically at school. The lessons include tasks and activities that allow students to work off screen, but the teacher remains on screen to assist and answer questions throughout the lesson. Our teachers all understand the importance of live sessions, and need to make these sessions as interesting and engaging as possible, to include all students in the lesson, and to show they are there to instruct and support. Support for students Planning Ahead: The links for lessons are sent out in a very easy to access format for parents and students beforehand. with an outline of each day. Each Friday a Class Newsletter is sent home that recaps the week. Live Lessons: Live Mathematics and Literacy lessons from Foundation to Year 6 are conducted in groups so that the teacher works with and can assist a smaller number of students. Students can ask questions and have them answered as they work on tasks. English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support for Students: We provide online EAL lessons (5 per week) and online Learning Support sessions. Our Learning Support Teacher and EAL teachers are very well qualified. Supporting Students In Other Time Zones: We cater for students who are out of the Bangkok time zone by sending recorded lessons and holding regular parent discussions at a mutually agreeable time to discuss issues and the support needed. Support from Teaching Assistants: Teacher Assistants remain logged on when lessons finish to provide further support. In Nursery, Kindergarten and Foundation, TAs conduct a weekly social group for small groups where children are guided to interact and share stories and things of interest to them. Secondary Teacher Assistants log onto designated lessons to support those students who have been assessed by the school as needing support. Learning Resource Packs: At all levels, Resource Packs are sent home. Included are exercise books, student workbooks, subject texts, reading books, individual whiteboards and the art and craft materials that support the lesson activities. These resources are replenished weekly for Nursery and Kindergarten. Support for Parents It is very important that good parent-teacher communication is established and maintained especially in times of Remote Learning. At AISB, we aim to provide as much support to parents as possible through regular interactions with parents: Introducing your classroom teacher: At the start of the term, all classroom teachers made contact with the parents of every child in their class to introduce themselves and provide a personal bio. Understanding your child's experiences with remote learning: The teachers then followed up by having a phone call, email or in most cases a video call where the child was discussed and their previous Remote Learning experience. These communications were to assist the parents and teachers to get to know each other and to learn more about the child. Fortnightly calls: Teachers follow up with a call to parents every fortnight to check on how students are, if there are any issues and comment on the child’s progress. Online meeting with all class parents: A meeting of all parents in the class is held online where the teacher discusses the curriculum, assessment and online routines. What you can do if your child is challenged by online learning? Maintain regular contact with your class teacher regarding your child’s progress at home. You can request a private discussion with the teacher. Consult with your child’s class teacher, regarding your observations of the child’s remote learning challenges. Teachers can recommend potential solutions or techniques that can be applied at home. Have your child access the small group sessions provided by the class Teacher’s Assistant (TA) after the class online sessions to ask further questions and receive additional support. Tips on managing on-line learning: 1. Keep up regular routines; wake-up and get dressed and eat breakfast. 2. Organise your workspace with all needed supplies. 3. Remove any distractions such as TV, mobile phone, pets, or toys. 4. Maintain a calendar of all school assignments. 5. Be diligent in completing assigned activities in a timely manner. 6. Request assistance from the teacher if you have any questions. At the Australian International School Bangkok (AISB), the safety of our students, parents and staff remain our first priority and we strictly follow the guidance and directive from governing institutions including the Ministry of Education and the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT). Remote Learning will thankfully not last forever and we are very much looking forward to welcoming our students back to school soon.

  • AISB Chess Tournament

    Chess is a very important signature program at AISB. Chess creates skills and resilience in our students and is integral in building our school community. Our chess program is well recognised for its achievements in interschool tournaments. Every month, AISB holds a chess competition for our students. Below is the schedule of the upcoming AISB Chess tournament, August 28th- Chess Player of the Month September 4th- Friendly simultaneous online chess September 11th- Training session at 9 am-12 pm September 18th- Friendly match against Anglo Chess Team September 25th- Chess Player of the Month Register now for your chance to compete on Saturday 28th August 2021 at the Soi 31 campus. Please click the link in the email we sent to you. There will be trophies for the winners and medals for all competitors. See you there! Introducing our New Chess coach for school year 2021-22 I am Arvie Lozano, a P.E. teacher and a chess teacher. With an extensive background in the field of sport, I am both an inspirational educator and a professional chess athlete. During my time as a student-athlete, I have been recognized for my extraordinary commitment to chess and granted the following certification: Trainer Certification by Meralco Chess Club on December 28, 2016; Philippine Women National Chess Master, an acquired title in 2017 P- Award for Outstanding Athlete by University of the Philippines-Diliman after the 2018 university sports competition, University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). Work Experiences: Online Chess teacher - New York Chess Academy Professional Chess Player - Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP)

  • Welcome back to Term 1: Message from our School Director

    Happy first day of school! Watch this video for a short welcome message from our School Director, Mr Brenton Hall: “I wish you a very warm welcome to the 2021/2022 school year. This is my 44th start to a school year and I still feel the excitement that a new school year brings. New teachers, new students and the anticipation of what each of them will bring and how they’ll contribute to the new school year”

  • Exceptional June 2021 IGCSE & AS Level Examination Results

    Written by Neil Andrew Robinson – Head of Secondary (AISB) This year, AISB celebrated its 18th year since it was founded. This coming of age aptly coincided with the school's first set of Cambridge Examination results, in the form of IGCSE and AS Level awards for our Year 10 and Year 11 students. These examinations are a culmination of 2 years hard work and commitment for our IGCSE Students, and 1 year in depth study for our AS Level student. These awards are of course international, and standardised across over 160 countries globally, so they are challenging and rigorous for every student. On top of this, we have had the most challenging 18 months in terms of a global pandemic, where students and their teachers have been forced in to the new concept of remote/online learning, and all of the disruption which this brings. Therefore, it goes without saying that I am absolutely delighted to see the resilience that our students have shown to achieve an exceptional 94% high grade passes across all IGCSE and AS Level subjects. Explanation of the Cambridge Grading System For the IGCSE programme there are 8 different letter grades: A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, with A* being the top grade. There is a reference from Cambridge IGCSE percentage uniform marks as a benchmark when grading. With the top 10% i.e. 90% to 100% being awarded A*, 80% to 89% being awarded A Grade, and then follows the 10% steps downwards. Regarding the AS Level programme there are only 5 different letter grades: A, B, C, D, E, once again the top 10% being awarded A Grade, and then downward in 10% steps Overview across IGCSE and AS Level IGCSE: 94% A* to C Grade AS Level: 100% A to C Grade IGCSE Subject % Overview First Language English: 100% A* to C Coordinated Sciences (Double Award): 100% A* to C Art and Design: 100% A* to B Design and Technology: 100% A* to A First Language Thai: 100% A* to B Biology: 100% A* to C Computer Science: 100% A* to B Global Perspectives: 100% A* to C Mathematics: 67% A* to C A closer look shows how outstanding some of these results actually are. For example, if we compare our June 2021 IGCSE results to the world average June 2019 IGCSE results, our AISB students achieved; 66% higher in Art and Design, 72% higher in Computer Science, 65% higher in Design and Technology, 19% higher in Coordinated Sciences and 25% better in Biology. In fact our students achieved higher than the world average in 8 out of the 9 IGCSE subjects. AISB’s Top Performing Students A special mention must go to our top performing students: IGCSE - Kosuke Hotta who achieved 100% A* and A grades in all of his IGCSE subjects. 3 A* Grades 3 A Grades AS Level - Benito Bilal who achieved 100% A to C grades across all AS Level subjects. Congratulations goes to all of the Year 10 and Year 11 students and their teachers. They deserve the accolades and have set the bar high for future cohorts of AISB students.

  • Welcome Message from our new Deputy Head of Primary and Leader of Soi 20 Campus - Louise Anderson

    Dear AISB School Community Members, I am so pleased to be joining the AISB community, especially in these challenging times of Covid-19. I am an Australian educator, prior to my appointment at AISB I held the positions of Deputy Principal and Literacy Leader in a large primary school in Victoria. In the last few years I have obtained my Master of Leadership and also completed an Advanced Leadership for Women program. I am a dedicated and passionate life-long learner. Over the past 30 years, I have worked in varied educational settings from indigenous schools in remote desert towns to rural and inner city Catholic and government schools. Each school context has been vastly different but I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside staff, students and their families in creating optimal learning environments. Working at AISB will be my first time working overseas, but it has been a life-long dream. My two children and three grand-children are also excited for my next educational journey and hopefully they will have the opportunity to visit me in Bangkok in the near future. In my leadership role, I aim to continue the fantastic work already evident at AISB as a contemporary 21st century school. I will encourage students and staff to continually strive to be critical and creative thinkers, develop growth mindsets, work collaboratively with others and make a positive difference in the world. The culture I strive to create is where each stakeholder feels safe, is respected, is treated with dignity, and can flourish. As an educator, I believe learning should be fun, meaningful, and rewarding. I believe student engagement, student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are positively impacted when students are connected, supported and suitably challenged. On a personal level, I love reading, exploring markets and their wares (I hear there are many markets in Bangkok), travelling locally and abroad, and meeting up with friends and family. I am not much of a cook but I do also love sharing food. I look forward to meeting everyone at AISB and I am excited to explore Thailand and learn about its rich culture firsthand. Louise Anderson, new Deputy Head of Primary and Leader of Soi 20

  • Soi 31 Summer School 2021 (Week 4)

    Our last week of Summer School Summer School is officially over! A big thank you to all the families that participated in the online format of Summer School this year. Ideally, we would have preferred to be face to face but the children really seemed to enjoy the variety of activities that our teachers offered. Here are some of the activities children have been taking part in this week: Arts & Crafts This week, the Year 1’s created miniature houses with recycled materials. The Year 2’s made a ring toss game also using recycled materials and the Year 3’s created personalised name art. Art This week, we engaged in a modern art activity called cubism. In this activity, we drew faces that can be seen from different angles; The profile of the face and the front of the face. Book Club Book club this week we read I Walk With Vanessa by Kerascoet. The story has no words however uses color and expression to tell the story. At the end of the lesson, we used the annotation tool to create a shared Venn diagram comparing and contrasting this week’s book from last week’s The Invisible Boy. Creative Writing Students participated in an activity to create their own similes and metaphors they can use in their own poetry. After a quick refresher of figurative language, students were to create their own color poem using the five senses to share in class. Comic Creator Students in the class were shown how beginning animation was created to make the effect of 3-Dimensional in cartoons. After a brief discussion and a “Comic of the Day” presentation, students were given a set dialog to create their own comic strip using the techniques they have learned the previous week. Debate / In The News This week, we considered whether the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 should be postponed another year due to the pandemic. After having a whole class discussion, we broke out into small groups to argue the viewpoints of the athletes, the people living in Japan and the Olympic Committee, and then we came back to share with the whole class. Coding The Year 3A students have successfully completed their coding challenges by inputting an on-screen turtle instruction to achieve the desired outcome. Drama Games Students participated in an exercise called What Do You Meme? Kids are shown famous Memes and will provide dialog to these pictures for entertainment. We had some quick witted students this week! Fitness Students were able to engage in a variety of different fun fitness activities to get their heart rate up and body moving. Some activities included Zumba, AMRAP traditional fitness moves, and Yoga. We included a mindfulness session into our lesson so students could slow down their heart rates and be fully present. Hip Hop The students were amazing during their live final performance. They came prepared by wearing their favorite hip hop outfit and excited to perform. Mystery Science Students explored the life of a caterpillar as they look completely different from the juvenile stage to their adult life stage. Students examined how caterpillars grow and change throughout their life and then used what they learned to create a card for someone special in their own life. Maths Games For Math Games, we students played a Jeopardy-style game to answer various questions related to mathematics. Students were also introduced to online games they can play in their free time against one another or to brush up with their math skills on their own time. Problem Solving Students this week thought about another conundrum in which they had to pick the best leader out of a group of astronauts going on a mission to space. We also read a story called “Jabari Jumps” and students came up with solutions to help solve Jabari’s problem based on their own ideas and experiences. Mindfulness What is imagery? Simply, imagery is thought. For example, the thought or image of a certain person at work can provoke a feeling of happiness, humour, anger or fear. You feel these emotions, and in your mind’s eye, you begin to respond to those feelings. In this process you elicit images from within (the mind) and interact with these images through the senses (the body). Now picture how children process the world around them, how much of their everyday existence is experienced through the imagination. Dr Seuss This week we read There’s a Wocket in my Pocket y Dr. Seuss. After reading and recognizing the made up creatures Dr. Seuss created by rhyming with household items, we made our own pages to continue the story. Students used the sentence frame “Sometimes I feel there is a _____ in my _____. That _____ in my _____ I could not live without”. Thai Language For this week Thai language class students learned about daily routines vocabulary. They have been practicing to pronounce the words in Thai that it is useful to use in real life and they had fun playing a bingo game. Thai Songs In this week Thai song class, students learnt 'Hippo' song. The lyrics of the song includes vocabulary about facts of hippo’s. They paid attention to the class and also did some dance exercises together while singing. Kahoot Questions this week covered many topics. Well done to all for participating and doing their best in our general knowledge quiz this week. Congratulations to all our winners! Storytime This week we read Please Please The Bees by Gerald Kelley. The children learnt about the importance of appreciating what other people do for you. If you don’t appreciate the kindness of others then people will stop being kind to you. After reading the book we completed a drawing of the main character. Chess To apply what they have learned, this week, the students played against each other using their lichess account. Those who didn't have a lichess account were tasked to solve a number of puzzles. Foundation 1, 2, kinder and year 1 sung a chess related song to help them remember what they have learned. Podcast Creating Students were introduced to “Spreaker” which is an online platform that allows users to create their own audio recordings and their very own podcasts! Students also thought about interviewing someone from history and the questions they would ask that person. MecaBricks Check out Bailey’s Hunger Games opening scene recreated in MecaBricks (top). Grace continued building her fortress from last week, and equally impressive was David’s Batmobile. He took on the challenge of building something using the ‘wheels’ tool. GeoGebra This week in summer school, students continued their work on tessellations by rotation in GeoGebra. Logic Puzzles Students learned about renewable energy during this week’s lesson in Logic Puzzles as they matched speakers to their presentations on renewable energy. Music Students learn singing several songs with some dynamic markings. Playing some music game was fun and at the same time we learn something new and to be assertive too. Yoga During the last week of Yoga classes, we enjoyed building energy together by practicing sun salutations. Written by various teachers at Soi 31 campus

  • Soi 20 Summer School 2021

    We are so proud of how the children have engaged in a wide variety of fun and educational activities throughout our program. A big thank you to parents and families for your continued support and involvement. Here are some of the activities the children have been taking part in over the four weeks: Craft Making STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics During our Summer School programme , students got creating, building, developing and engineering various skills used across all year groups. Nursery - Storybook Art Nursery 1 and 2 created art inspired by stories such as Old Macdonald had a farm, and Goodnight moon. Music During Summer school, Nursery to Year 1 engaged in a variety of creative activities. Including making musical instruments, finding objects around the house that make certain sounds and students learned to use their voices in four different ways; “My whisper voice, my talking voice, my singing voice and my shouting voice.” Music Year 1 Students learn singing several songs with some dynamic markings. Playing some music game was fun and at the same time we learn something new and to be assertive too. Drama - Block 1 During Block 1 of Summer school, learners engaged in games where they had to create their own mime and completed a poem recite “Knite n Amour”. Drama - Block 2 During Block 2, learners in Foundation and Year 1 had to create their own puppets using a variety of materials from home. They then created their own puppet show. They also hosted a digital talent show, where they had a chance to show off their variety of talent. Talents included roller blading, singing, dancing football, mathematics, minecraft and building legos. You go superstars! Fitness During fitness with Mr Oh and Mr Ed, learners from Nursery to Year 1 engaged in a variety of activities that included stretching, jumping, hopping and running. These activities were aimed at developing gross motor skills. Fun games such as fitness Bingo , were used to develop perceptual skills, as well as hand eye coordination. Science club Nursery to Year 1 put their science coats on and got experimenting. From fizzy dough. Rain clouds, lava lamps, volcanic eruptions, Mindful mini’s During Mindful mini’s learners practiced breathing techniques, along with affirmations. They also created glitter jars to remind us that when we are feeling difficult emotions, we can sit and breathe and use our jars to help us stay calm and think clearly. Mindful mini’s - The World Made a Rainbow The World Made a Rainbow is a book by Michelle Robinson and is about a little girl who is stuck at home with her family because of lockdown. During our mindful mini’s session we listened to the story and many of us could relate by missing our friends and family. Kindergarten to Year 1 each made a colour rainbow and said what they were grateful for. Coding Foundation and Year 1 students learnt how to code, creating their own animation. In week 2, students used commands to help move their panda robot around. Cooking class All the students thoroughly enjoyed cooking and baking during our Summer school programme. We definitely have some future chefs among us. Some of the dishes that were made were pizza, smoothie bowls, and cake in a mug. Yoga *Yoga is not just for adults! In fact, it can give children very important life skills that can help them succeed in the world. Chess The students learned more about the structure of the chessboard and the movements of each chess piece. Then, the class was encouraged to sing the song “Let’s learn chess.” They also proceed with learning some special moves and how a chess game ends with ‘check,’ ‘checkmate,’ and ‘stalemate.’ To apply what they have learned, the students played against each other using their lichess account. Those who don't have a lichess account were tasked to solve a number of puzzles. Written by various teachers at Soi 20 campus

  • Summer School 2021 (3rd week) - Soi 31 campus

    The children have continued to work hard, participate well and embrace the spirit of Summer School. Here are some of the activities children have been taking part in this week: Arts & Crafts This week in Art we created paper owl craft (Year 1), snakes and ladders (Year 2) and mandalas (Year 3). We discussed what other materials could be used to make owls, how to create your own tokens and dice to play snakes and ladders, and what a mandala is and how we could use it. For example, creating coasters with mandala craft. Art This week in Art, we learned about using patterns to create an aesthetically pleasing handprint. We traced our hands and drew divided sections. We all had our choice of the design to draw in each area of the hand. The kids came up with many unique and whimsical ideas for patterns such as lightning, ants, moons, sprinkles, smiley faces, clouds, math objects, and items found in popular video games. Book Club We read about the Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig. Throughout the story, we discussed times we haven’t been included in activities or at school. Each class thought of ways this may have happened intentionally or unintentionally and how in the future we can instead care for one another and make our peers feel seen. Creative Writing Students participated in an activity called Show, Don’t Tell. This activity provides a sentence for the students to elaborate and extend upon by adding more details. After the activity, students were given the opportunity to create their own narrative by giving a story to continue on with their own details. Comic Creator Students first received an introduction to when comics were first published in the 1930’s. After going through the key components of a comic, students had the opportunity to create their own cartoon characters and facial expressions. Years 4-6 and Years 7-10 were then given the opportunity to create their own comic strip using a provided prompt and their own imagination to create. Debate In Week 3, students from Years 4-10 learned the language of persuasion to argue and consider alternative views on a variety of topics. Coding Year 2 has been exploring and finding solutions to the given puzzles using an Ozobot simulator. They used Ozoblockly language and drag-drop editor to write programs wherein the Ozobot traces the shape. Year 5 and 6 have completed their first animation project on Scratch. The student had to use different backdrops and letters sprite and move along the stage with sound effects. Drama Games Students were first shown a scene from Whose Line is it Anyway? focusing on improv and using props in their performances. Students participated in the art of improv by providing scenarios for class. A Picker Wheel with choices was spun and students were to act out the scenario in class. Fitness Similar to last week, students were able to engage in a variety of different fun fitness activities to get their heart rate up and body moving. Some activities included Zumba, AMRAP traditional fitness moves, and Yoga. We included a mindfulness session in our lesson so students could slow down their heart rates and be fully present. Hip Hop The kids were preparing for another set of live dance performances for next week. They focused on practicing the dance steps and I can’t wait to see them perform. Good luck! Mystery Science We learnt about why people are scared of bugs and became a little less scared of bugs. We then made centipedes out of paper if you would like to do the activity again and click the link Maths Games For Math Games, we played a Jeopardy style game where students competed in teams against one another. A variety of mathematical skills were tested including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Problem Solving Students were given a conundrum in which there was no certain answer to. They defended their thinking by explaining why that option was the best choice. Students also solved riddles and used logical thinking to solve other problems. Mindfulness Year 1 and 2 Healing imagery is a way to use one’s imagination in a focused way to help the mind and body to self-heal, perform and recuperate on both a physical and emotional level. To learn a state of “quiet” enables children to connect with their self-healing abilities, to strengthen their self-esteem and to enjoy their own imaginations at the same time. Dr Seuss We read Dr Seuss’ Bartholomew and The Oobleck and made our own Oobleck! We decided that the king’s idea to have Oobleck rain down would be sticky and disastrous! Thai Craft This week, students learnt the plant seed germination and then they made a craft from seeds and other dried food materials. Thai Language This week the children learned about Thai banknotes and coins. They had fun playing a shopping game with the teacher. Thai Songs For this week’s Thai song class, students learnt about fruit song, knowing the name of fruit in Thai and they had fun dancing with fruit song. Kahoot Year 1 and 2 General knowledge Quiz This was a first time for some Year 1 students to participate in a Kahoot and they really enjoyed it. Congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone for trying! Yoga 7 yoga poses that will support & strengthen your core; chair pose, table top pose, boat pose, bridge pose, wheel pose, plow pose and bow pose. Storytime We read Arnie The Doughnut as a class. Students had to use sequence words to describe how a doughnut is made. Then they turned their sentences into a procedure poster. Chess For this week, we learned more about the structure of the chess board and movements of each chess piece. Then, to recall the basic principles discussed, the class were encouraged to sing the song “Let’s learn chess.” We also proceed with learning some special moves and how a chess game ends with ‘check,’ ‘checkmate,’ and ‘stalemate.’ Podcast Creating Students learned the basics about podcasts and the various ways they can be recorded. Students discussed the various topics they can record a podcast about and were introduced to tips and tricks they can use when creating their own podcasts! MecaBricks Students used their creativity to create online 3D lego models. They could save their work and keep building even when summer school is over! GeoGebra Students learned about tessellations of 2D shapes in GeoGebra Geometry and created their own work in the online program. Logic Puzzles Students worked through a set of clues with the teacher and each other to answer a logic puzzle using their deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills. In The News The Year 4s and 5s watched a recent news story about a flying car making its first successful inter-city flight in Slovakia last week. We had a whole class discussion and then broke into small groups to consider safety, advantages and disadvantages of having a flying car and potential changes to day-to-day life. Written by various teachers at Soi 31 campus

  • Director Awards Assembly

    To conclude our school year we invited our wonderful families to view our Director's Awards Assembly presentation sent via email. This assembly is designed to celebrate the academic achievement of our students. Covid 19 has thrown up plenty of challenges in education this year, which makes the accomplishments of our students even more meritorious. Welcome message from Mr Brenton Hall Ms Laura King, Deputy Head for Primary and Leader Soi 20 Mr Neil Robinson, Head of Secondary Congratulations to all award winners. The Spirit of AISB House Shield At AISB the house system provides opportunities for students to meet in cross grade groups to build school tradition and school spirit; a sense of teamwork through various whole school activities. This year, the students at Soi 20 are also involved in the house competition. There are now two Spirit of AISB shields displayed on each campus. This is the first year for the Soi 20 campus to have its own Spirit of AISB Shield. The Spirit of AISB House Shield is presented at the End of Year Assembly. The Shield goes to House that has gained the highest numbers points in the current academic year. Soi 20 campus: The winning house is Eucalyptus. Soi 31 campus: The winning houses are Eucalyptus and Acacia. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award! Farewell from Ms Gail

  • Weekly Creation Contest - Y3 Pademelons

    For the past month, the Y3 Pademelons have been having a weekly creation contest, where the winner gets to be the Challenge Master and choose the next week's challenge. Each week, the students have the option to create something for the challenge. On Friday the students vote for their top three choices as well as trying to guess who created each item. Here are some creations of our student's weekly challenge:

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