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Dear Parents Guardians and Students,

Welcome to Grade 5 at KIS.

We are so pleased to welcome you all back to a new academic year filled with discoveries, adventures, creation, inspiration, knowledge and spirit! In Grade 5 we aim to consolidate all learning you’ve had throughout the primary years and to move ahead with this in adding new insights, skills and knowledge in preparation to Grade 6. There are many exciting engagements and topics we will inquire through and we three classes will do so as a family, sharing in each other’s learning and journeys.

Although separated by walls, we move around and blend a lot between the three classes so you can be sure that your children will be under the wings of all three teachers this year. We differentiate in many ways: within a child’s own class and throughout the grade for Reading, Mathematics, and UOI learning.

There is much to share about the upcoming academic year and this will be done through the Back to School Coffee Morning Meeting. More details to come soon about this.

Now let’s introduce ourselves

Ms. Carole Parker

Initially working in the UK with the British Curriculum I became interested in linking subjects to give students a more rounded, real life and integrated experience. I strongly believe that students should be given the opportunity to make decisions for themselves and that they should be guided and encouraged to lead their own learning. In my last school in Bangkok I led the school to become authorised as a Primary Years Programme (PYP) School, previous to that I was the grade 5 teacher so having enjoyed that experience I am really looking forward to this year and especially the students exhibition unit.

Moving to Thailand with my two daughters then aged 4 and 8 and my husband has turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. My daughters have now graduated successfully from the IB diploma course and are now back in the UK. I love living in Thailand, the friendly people, fantastic locations and the fabulous food are just a few of the reasons why. I am so excited to be joining the KIS community and am looking forward to a challenging yet rewarding year. Thanks, Carole

Ms. Rachel Loveridge

I am very happy to be teaching in my fifth year at KIS and once again be in grade 5.  I love the PYP  Exhibition, music and mathematics!  I also however love getting to know the new grade five students and seeing them mature throughout the year in so many ways. I enjoy the transition from PYP to MYP and had years of 8 experience teaching middle school in my homeland of New Zealand before I began my international career in Shanghai way back in 1997.  I have also taught in Jakarta, Singapore and Zhuhai China, where i was the PYP Coordinator and DP.

I have a new team this year with Mr Nic and Ms Carole and our wonderful EA’s Ms Kaow and Ms Nitcharee whom I’m looking forward to working with very much!  I also have two sons and a husband in the secondary school at KIS and I look forward to getting to know you all as parents too, over the year.

 

Mr. Nicholas Monnin

I am a Canadian teacher born and raised in Ottawa Ontario. I love nature and outdoor activities such as: sailing, climbing, cycling, swimming and camping. Oh and I’m also into acrobatics and motorbike racing as well. 

I’ve always had a passion for working with children since my early years, either in camps as an instructor, as a leader in the Scouting movement or aboard floating classrooms on ships. I have been teaching lower primary, upper primary and early years students for the last 22 years. I have taught in international schools in  international school in Taiwan, Thailand and most recently in Singapore. This is my sixth year teaching in KIS and my 8th year teaching in the IB. I am a visual and kinesthetic learner, this means that I learn best when watching and moving my body. How do you learn best?

I believe that education should nurture children’s ‘whole’ being, focusing on the integration, and developmental milestones of the mind, the spirit and the body. Creating a love of learning which fosters the development of intellectual, emotional and physical aspects of children is a part of my ethos and it is tailored to be fun, as life is meant to be (even fractions can be fun!). I firstly build my knowledge of a child’s individuality and then differentiate the learning with authentic curricular engagement. A holistic multidisciplinary approach, I believe, enables children to work towards becoming, confident, creative and compassionate individuals walking with certainty on their paths of life. I look forward to getting to know all of you throughout the year. See you around school!

 

Upcoming Events

  • Primary School Back To School Forum: August 23rd
  • Professional Development Day (School Closed): September 19th
  • September break (School Closed): September 20th
  • G3-G5 Map Testing: September 30th-October 11th

 

Important Notes

  • Water Bottles should be brought to school everyday and returned home to wash every Friday.
  • Students need to wear uniforms to school everyday and change into PE at school
  • Please adhere to the uniform, policy in the parent handbook available on the G5 blog
  • Student pick-up starts at 2:30-2:45 in classrooms. 2:45 onwards students are to be picked-up in Supervision Room (library)
  • To see the teacher for a short chat, see us after school at 2:30 most afternoons, but for a longer meeting, please make an appointment through the office with Ms. Aim or email your teacher to set a convenient meeting time.
  • Class starts at 7:50 am so please bring your child  to school on time.
  • …..For a more complete list of details of life and policies and practices at school, please refer to the Parent Handbook….

 

 

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