Quality Learning Behaviours

KIS Quality Learning Statement:

At KIS we believe that quality learning takes place through the delivery of a rigorous and dynamic international curriculum that develops the knowledge , skills and characteristics that will support students in the pursuit of  their goals and in becoming lifelong learners in an ever changing and diverse global community.

Quality Learning Behaviours:

  • Striving for understanding
  • Nurturing passion in self and others
  • Taking Action ethically

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 KNOWLEDGE: Striving for Understanding:

Our new “Year Long Unit of Inquiry, “Inspiring Individuals” provides the students with opportunities to find out how they learn best, by implementing new strategies, learning new skills, reflecting and understanding themselves as learners. They strive for understanding in each of their units and in the many disciplines and can use their toolkit of strategies and skills to make connections and support them in their learning and make connections.

Teachers have also been doing workshops to develop themselves and their understanding of the many strategies we use at KIS, and how they can support the students in becoming more independent in their learning by taking ownership and reflecting on their next steps of development.

In our parent workshop, Parents were striving for understanding and looking at their role in supporting their child as a learner. This was a great workshop with lots of ideas and understandings developing along the way.

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INSPIRATION: Nurturing passion in self and others

We have had lots of opportunities this term to share our passions and encourage others to become involved. Our sports teams are involved in many inter-school activities and our Primary Dancers won both the Primary section and the Over All Dance categories at the “So you think you can dance” inter-school competition, really sharing their passions and talents with the greater school community.

Our young mathematicians have been taking part in inter-school math activities, and our young artists have been sharing their passion for beadwork with the support staff, parents, staff and each other. There have been some excellent pieces made by collaborating as a community.

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SPIRIT: Taking ethical Action

We had some guest visitors who shared their talents and made us think about ways we can help. we had one of the rescue team from the Thai Cave disaster come to talk to us about his skills and how he helped with the rescue process. Our guest could not speak English, luckily we have some very talented bilingual students on hand to help us.

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Creating a caring and inclusive community

As a part of our first unit and the KIS spirit, we have done many things to create and encourage community over the course of the first term. We have had several house days and assemblies, coffee meetings, forums and workshops providing and many opportunities for parents to join in the school activities.

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Our Indian parent community shared their culture and celebrations with us, teaching us about Diwali by reading traditional stories in the Library,  by creating Rangoli patterns and designing Henna tattoos with the students.

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The Thai department also shared one our Host country festivals, Loy Krathong. The students had fun creating their own Krathongs in class and then being able to take them home to float in the evening.

 

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Events and Activities

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Back to School

Dear Parents,

Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend our first Forum of the year today, I hope it gave you some insight into the exciting projects and ideas in store for the upcoming year. I am sharing the presentation here with you all, and we will be having additional workshop and forums in the future to look in more depth at the items discussed today.

Teachers will also be sending out information shortly to invite you to the first Grade level coffee meetings, this is a  great opportunity to meet the teachers,  find out about your child’s class and the learning for the year ahead.

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Dear Parents,

The End of the academic year is coming quickly. We are in the last few weeks of term and they are action packed/ Please find the calendar events calendar below but make sure you check with classroom teachers regarding times and requirements.

 

 

 

Dear KISPA and KIS families,

I would just like to say a big thank you on behalf of the staff and students for such an amazing day yesterday, luckily the weather remained in our favor. The day was excellent from start to finish, thanks to all of the risk takers who performed for us in the assembly, and to all the families who shared their cultures through food and the arts in the amazing showcase. The students and staff had a great day, and everyone felt a real sense of community and sharing.

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Parent Workshops

 

 

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We would like to offer our parent workshops and forums again this year. Gerry and I have selected some topics to get us started but please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas.

  • September 29th – MAP, Additional Language Programme, PYP Self-Study
  • October 20th – Forum (Agenda to be set)
  • November 17th – Understanding the PYP
  • December 8th – Forum (Agenda to be set)

 

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Parent Information and Updates

Dear Parents.

Please find below information about the Additional Language Programme (Mandarin and Spanish) as discussed at the parent forum. I will set a meeting soon to discuss this further and work with you, if the demand is there,  to find solutions and ways to help make this happen.

If you are interested in Mother Tongue classes for your child please contact Ms. Oui our Language Coordinator  at manitsara@kis.ac.th to find out more about the programme.

 

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Dear Parents,

Thanks to those of you who were able to make the Forum this morning, I am uploading the presentations as promised for you and for those not able to attend, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

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Parent Information and Updates

Forum Information and Updates

Last week we had our first forum for term three the agenda included MAP testing for this term, Student Led Conferences and sharing information about staffing and classroom space in the Primary School for next academic year.

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The Spring MAP testing is with us again, the students have been reviewing their test taking skills, this can be a bit of an anxious time for students so we have provided some information for you about the tests and how to prepare your child for their tests, schedules and what to expect. Our Last forum also provided lots of information about online support for test preparations through the Library Website using IXL Math, Tumbletots and the Khan Academy.  For further information about the MAP test please click here.

Student Led Conferences May 10th 

SLC’s will take place on the 10th of May, next Wednesday. A letter has already been sent to you regarding the details of the day and expectations. This is a great day when students take ownership of their learning and their school and proudly show you their successes and accomplishments. Please click here to read about the expectations and how to best enjoy the day.

Staffing and Classroom changes for 17-18 School Year

This year grades three and four became three class entries, next year grades one, three and KG will move forward. Gerry and I have been adding to our teaching team with some exceptional teachers and additional support staff to accommodate the changes. We are very excited about the growth and what this will mean to our school community. Click here is a floor plan regarding the location of next years classes.

Please watch this space for a calendar of events as we move towards the end of the academic year. There are still lots of things happening and events to enjoy.

 

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Parent Forum

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