Bloomsbury Welcomed 'Foodhouse'

On 19th November our acting Principal, Mr. Strubelt, and our leadership team welcomed staff and chefs from Foodhouse Catering Services Co. Ltd. for a food presentation. We were able to sample delicious and nutritious Thai and western cuisine such as Roasted Chicken with apple gravy sauce, Chicken Masala, Sheppard's pie, Baked spinach with cheese to name a few. They will return on November 30 to cook for the whole school.

'Foodhouse' originated in the UK in 1990 as part of the OCS Group, as catering brand flagship in the UK. They take pride in their food quality that meets every diet and taste. They offer a wide variety of Thai and international cuisines that are authentic in taste and aesthetic in appearance.

'Foodhouse' strives to ensure the freshness and cleanliness of their ingredients. Their food production process meets the coveted international standards including GMP, HACCP, ISO 9001, JCI, and TEMOS.

inCAS Parents Presentation

The Primary students have recently done InCAS online assessments in Mathematics, English and Developed Ability, the potential to learn, as well as their attitude towards, Mathematics, English and School.

With the help of Miss Maprang’s translation, Mr. Ellis was able to explain to the parents what the collected data shows and how it will be used. By targeting teaching to the specific needs of the individual children and groups, we continue to improve the learning for the children along with the use of technology to support collaborative learning also.

World Kindness Day 2020

Bloomsbury students have been very mindful this week, thinking about the kind things they have done and also learning new ways to be kind. They all made a poster for the kindness day wall to show everyone ways to be kind at school and at home.

How will you make a positive difference to our school, community, and world by being kind?

Remembrance Day, 2-minute silence

At Bloomsbury International School Hatyai we promote intercultural understanding amongst our students in order for them to become respectful global citizens. At 11am today, students joined the staff to hold a two-minute silence to remember the people who have died in conflict as part of Remembrance Day.

Also known as Armistice Day, it is celebrated by the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth countries every year on 11th November. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Since then, the day is used to remember all veterans and servicemen that have fought and were lost in more recent combat.

Poppies have been worn by members of staff since the beginning of November as a symbol of respect to those who sacrificed their lives for their countries. Many students have been asking teachers about the poppy and have been eager to learn more about its symbolism. The scarlet poppy was the only flower that was able to grow in the barren battlefields after the First World War ended. It has now become a memorial symbol and was depicted in John McCrae's famous poem ‘In Flanders Field’, which was written to commemorate his fallen comrades.

Congratulations to our Math Challenge Awardees!

On Monday morning's Secondary assembly, we awarded our students who won in the Online International Math Challenge (IMC) held on 8-9 October 2020. This year, Online IMC witnessed 1600+ brilliant participants from 70 countries.

CATEGORY I - Bronze Award
Miss Natcha Suwannachot
Miss Charita Jintagosol

CATEGORY II - Bronze Award
Master Kittrin Trintrakarn
Miss Nitchanan Chaiyanuwong

CATEGORY II - Honorable Mention
Miss Petra Vichean
Master Suwijak Sridam

CATEGORY III - GOLD Award
Master Pipitchaya Sridam

Bloomsbury International School Hatyai takes great pride in supporting all our students to enable them to realise their full potential to the maximum degree in all the subjects they follow.

Loy Krathong 2020

This afternoon, Monday 2nd November 2020, parents/guardians, students, teaching staff, and support team all gathered in the convention to experience and celebrate this annual glittering Thai tradition. We highly appreciate everyone for their cooperative attire in Thai Traditional dress and scrumptious authentic Thai desserts kindly provided by our Parents Committee.

Loy Krathong is one of the most popular festivals of Thailand; it is celebrated annually on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. ‘Loi’ means’ ‘to float’; a ‘krathong’ is a sort of tiny raft of approximately a hand’s span in diameter, which is usually made from part of a banana tree trunk. The krathong is decorated with folded banana leaves, flowers, candles, incense sticks etc. During the night of the full moon, people release their krathongs down the river. The light shed by candles on krathongs represents a means of honouring the Buddha, but it is also a symbolic way to let go of anger and bitter feelings and to start a new chapter in life. Some people also place pieces of their hair and fingernails on their krathong: this is a symbolic way of divesting themselves of negative personality traits. Many Thai people believe that releasing their krathong down the river will bring them good luck. They do it to honour the Thai goddess of water, Phra Mae Khongkha.

Halloween 2020 at Bloomsbury!

The children and staff of Bloomsbury International School Hatyai celebrated Halloween today! Halloween is the day we chase out bad spirits, and there are so many bad spirits and scary monsters in school today!

The children took part in a Halloween parade to show their fabulous costumes to the whole school! Winners for the best costume were chosen for Key stages 1 & 2, as well as Secondary. The children also chose their favourite teacher's outfit.

The children also took part in ‘trick or treating’, they went round the classes in school to collect sweets and chocolates, or maybe a scary trick! Each class had decorated their classroom door with all sorts of scary things! What an exciting day!

Finally, the children had the opportunity to carve their own apple, combining Halloween class activities such as pumpkin carving and apple bobbing!

The children enjoyed a spooky snack at morning break, and a goodie bag to take home, all thanks to our Parents Committee.

All in all a super spooky day, filled with fun and laughter. A special day to remember at Bloomsbury.

University Week, 26-29 October 2020

On 26-29th October 2020, Bloomsbury International School Hatyai was pleased to welcome four universities to join in its 'University Week' programme.

Firstly, representatives from Prince of Songkhla University Phuket campus introduced two of their faculties - College of Computing and Faculty of Technology and Environment.

Secondly, a team from Prince of Songkhla University International College (PSUIC), Hatyai campus presented their flagship programme, Creative Media & Digital Technologies.

Thirdly, lecturers from Prince of Songkhla University, Hatyai campus introduced BBA English Program, Faculty of Management Sciences.

Finally, representatives from Didyasarin International College introduced three of their faculties - the College of Education (International Program), Department of Tourism Industry (Airline Business), and International Business Management.