Gong Xi Fa Cai 2021

On Wednesday 10th February we celebrated Chinese New Year together as a whole school. We baked traditional Bao buns and made up stories for their chosen shapes. During the afternoon we watched and enjoyed a professional Lion Dance whilst listening to the drummers beat their rhythms. We set off firecrackers, (well balloons!) wore our Zodiac face masks, we danced in the hall and listened to stories. But most of all we were together as a school. We could only welcome a limited number of parents to watch because of Covid 19.

Many thanks must go to our Mandarin teacher, Kru Khing for organising such a great day, but also to his helpers Ms Peng and Mr Tom. I think my favourite part were the dances performed by the students. It was interesting to see the different aspects of Thai culture that weaves so clearly through this most Chinese of traditions. This cultural exchange is exactly why we love International Education.

First Week of Learning in Primary

In Nursery, they had lots of fun with their lesson in Maths where this week, they learnt about shapes. Students completed a shape hunt around the playground before completing a cutting and sticking activity. In English, they looked at Phonics Phase 1 letter and sounds. The focus was on the sound and action of 's'. Students completed a number of activities to show that they recognised the letter and were able to make the sound and show the action.

In Reception, some amazing imagination skills were used to create small-worlds.

In Year 1 Core, they completed the ‘Knowledge Harvest’. The students had the opportunity to show everything they know about buildings. The students were given big sheets of paper with different buildings on them. They were then asked to answer the following questions: - what is it made of?
- is old or new?
- what is it for?
- do people live in it?
- how many rooms does it have?
- is it a strong or a weak building?

In Year 2 English, they have linked out the topic ‘Buildings’ to their writing and they are learning all about the three little pigs. They did their cold task and wrote the story with no help from the teacher - they just watched a short video to help remind them of the story at the start. In Core, the children did the challenge of building a structure with 12 pieces of card and looked at different ways they can build and then the teacher showed them the one she has and they quickly caught on.

In Year 3 Science, the children met Bob the skeleton from the secondary science lab. They have been learning the scientific names for bones and where they are located in the body.

First few days back and the students in Year 4 are working really hard! They are doing some really tricky sums in their math classes right now, long multiplication and division! They played a game using their devices with a random number generator and a spinner! Students need to multiply or divide! This is a very difficult concept for some students so practicing at home would be very beneficial!

This week Year 6 has begun their new topic The Great the Bold and the Brave. A few of the activities have involved: creating buildings from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome eras, researching life in Ancient Greece using various sources, and comparing the lives of those that lived in Ancient Athens and Ancient Sparta!

Bloomsbury Reopens For Term 2

On 18th January 2021 Bloomsbury reopened its doors to welcome all students and staff back to school. We had an opportunity to met our new principal, Mr. John Calvert. Students and staff also had an opportunity to listen to a COVID-19 presentation, kindly provided by Rajyindee Hospital.

Covid-19 Test For Staff

Bloomsbury is pleased to announce that our staff was tested for COVID-19 today, provided by Rajyindee Hospital, which all came back as negative, meaning staff are fit and healthy to welcome students back to school Monday morning.

Welcome to Bloomsbury, Mr. John Calvert

Today Bloomsbury is honoured to have our new school Principal finally arrive in Hatyai from the United Kingdom (after a 14-day quarantine in Bangkok and 2 lockdowns in the UK).

Please welcome Mr. John Calvert to Thailand!

We are so happy to finally have our new Head and we are looking forward to him bringing his extensive leadership expertise and many years experience to our school.

Bloomsbury visited SOS Children's Village, Hatyai

In this season of giving, Bloomsbury visited SOS Children's Village Hatyai, Songkhla on 24th December to offer donations, led by its Director and School Manager, Mr. Khosak Srinoi.

The SOS Children's Foundation of Thailand under royal patronage is helping children, since 1971, who have lost their parents in the form of a long-term permanent replacement family.

Bloomsbury Christmas Show 2020

Bloomsbury held its annual Christmas show today, and what a show it was! All the children put so much work into their performance. Each class gave a performance as well as collaborating with other classes.

Mr. Noonan also presented performances from the music department, showcasing the talent we have across the classes at Bloomsbury. There were gifts for all students and food kindly prepared by the Parents Committee.

Special thanks to Mr. Sebastian for organising the Christmas show and all the Christmas activities. Yesterday’s Christmas market was a resounding success, raising over 26,000 baht for local charities.

Bloomsbury Christmas Market 2020

Monday 14th December 2020, was a super special day at Bloomsbury, full of fun and festivities. All the children from Nursery to Year 11 made and sold decorations, gifts, and sweet treats in order to raise money for local charities. Everyone had a fantastic day, buying and selling all for a good cause.

The children also took part in a parade to show off their best Christmas outfits, and in the afternoon enjoyed Christmas parties with their classes, sharing more sweet goodies and gifts. A fabulous day was had by all!