School Calendar 2024/2025.
Stay informed about the school year ahead. The school calendar for the 2024/2025 academic year is ready and available.
Re-Enrolment is Open!
Opened yesterday, Thursday, 22 February and closes on Monday, 28 March 2024
Re-enrolment for the upcoming 2024/25 academic year is now open for our current students. By re-enrolling now, you not only secure your child's place but also greatly aid us in our planning processes. To complete your re-enrolment, please check your email for instructions and ensure all required forms are submitted by Monday, 28 March 2024.
Don't miss out on our preferential re-enrolment and pre-payment discounts available until the early bird deadline on 1 May 2024.
We value your cooperation and commitment to the UWC Thailand community. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com or drop by our reception.
Thank you for being an integral part of our community.
Financial Aid Application
Closes Monday, 4 March 2024
Financial aid for the 2024/25 school year is limited and available for families that anticipate the need for financial aid. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to request the application form. Existing recipients of financial aid must reapply.
All applications must be received, in full, on Monday, 4 March 2024 by 3:00 pm.
Intercultural Day: Guest Pre-Registration
Friday, 1 March from 3:30 pm
Intercultural Day is only a week away and we're excited to welcome our community to campus. Here are a few details to take note of:
- Parent / Guardian Access to Campus: Please come to Intercultural Day with your school-issued badge for quick and easy access onto campus. No pre-registration is needed for families who already have a school-issued badge.
- Friends and family: All guests need to be accompanied by their UWC Thailand community host or be met at the gate by their host at their time of arrival. Photo ID must be presented to the guards and pre-registration is recommended. Each guest will receive a sticker to put on their shirt to say they have been registered.
- Parking: The school car park will be available. Once this car park is full, you may use the Thanyapura car park. All guests needing to be registered, or those having pre-registered, must enter through the front gate in order to be cleared through security.
- Picnic Blankets and Eating Utensils: In our effort towards a plastic-free Congress, we encourage all families to bring their plates, cups, water bottles and utensils. Picnic blankets and fold-out chairs are most welcome.
- Vendors: Thai traditional food vendors will be on campus to provide more substantial meals. You can purchase cash coupons on the day to buy the food.
Don't forget: Come as a whole family dressed in your National Dress and be prepared to enjoy yourself!
What's Our Carbon Footprint?
Coinciding with UWC Thailand's hosting of Congress 2024, Intercultural Day 2024 marks the first year we will measure the carbon footprint of our event. This initiative aligns with UWC's commitment to sustainability and represents a significant step towards understanding and mitigating our environmental impact. This effort aims to pave the way for more eco-friendly events in the future. In the lead-up to Intercultural Day, the UWC Sustainability team will offer valuable sustainability tips in the Manta Weekly and your WhatsApp groups, so keep an eye out!
For more details, contact the Manta Parent-Teacher Association. Let's experience the global harmony that defines our unique community together.
Here are some snapshots from last years' Intercultural Day Celebration.
Manta Parent-Teacher Association
A huge thank you to all who came to our fabulous Tea and Coffee catch up on Wednesday, 20 February. A lovely setting under our Belonging Tree to begin the day with Kathy and Julia sharing a mindful start, Fia educating us about Pu er and Orange tea in celebration of Chinese New Year, and the wonderful company of Christina, Gillian, Ivy, Delia, Elli. Thank you again to Reena, Fia and Tin for providing delicious snacks brought from home countries and a coming together for parents and staff to share conversation and laughter.
We will be organising another get together after Congress and Intercultural Day. So many thrilling events to look forward to.
Explore the Joy of Reading in the UWC Thailand Library
Discover the cosy charm of the UWC Library! We warmly welcome parents to join us from Monday to Thursday, 7:45–8:15 am and 3:30–4:30 pm, and on Fridays until 4:00 pm. Explore our special parenting book collection—a treasure trove of insights for navigating the joys and challenges of parenthood. Whether you're looking to relax, browse our diverse book selection, or find your next weekend read, our library offers a serene haven for all book enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in our resources and enjoy a quiet moment in our welcoming space.
Please note: next week the Library will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
Book Your Family Photo!
Thursday, 7 March 2024
We are delighted to inform you that Pret-a-Portrait, our previously used professional photography company, will be attending UWC Thailand from Tuesday, 5 March, to Thursday, 7 March 2024, to capture individual and class photographs, which will be available for purchase. Please ensure that your child is in the correct school uniform on their allocated shoot day. More information will be shared by homeroom teachers.
As part of their visit, Pret-a-Portrait is offering family sessions on Thursday, 7 March, from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. The sessions are free to attend and will last for 10 minutes for each family. To secure your slot, please book using this link.
Thank you cards from Good Shepherd
This past December, our community united to fulfill the Christmas wishes of students from the Good Shepherd School, Phuket Town. The children's wishes, written on stars, adorned the Michelle Wilson Christmas Tree at our front entrance. In return, these students have lovingly handcrafted Thank You cards to express their appreciation to everyone who made their Christmas extra special.
If you donated a gift or gifts, we invite you to visit the reception to collect one of these exquisite handmade cards as a token of gratitude.
Plastic Free Phuket
Please join us for the beach clean-up of the week:
Feel free to meet us at the location pin and join our beach clean! :)
Do not forget to bring your own water bottle and tupperware if you want to get food and beverages afterwards, let’s not use any plastic. For more information, visit our Facebook page and Instagram or send us an email at: email@example.com.
Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition
UWC Thailand’s grade 10 students will be presenting their personal projects in an exhibition taking place in the MultiPurpose Hall on:
- Wednesday, 13 March from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
- Thursday, 14 March from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
All community members are invited to visit the exhibition.
What is the Personal Project?
The Personal Project is a component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). It is a self-directed, student-driven project that provides students with an opportunity to explore a personal interest or passion. The project requires students to demonstrate their ability to plan, develop, and complete a project during their last year of the Middle Years Programme (grade 10).
Why do we have an exhibition?
The exhibition is the culminating event of the Middle Years Programme Personal Project. It is a formal presentation of the completed projects, where students showcase their work to an audience of peers, teachers and parents. It provides students with a platform to share their ideas, findings, and insights with others, as well as to receive feedback and recognition for their hard work.
For more information, contact Kru Emma.
Counselors Coffee for Grade 10 and Grade 11 Parents.
Tuesday, 5 March from 8:00 to 9:00 am in the Boarding House Lounge
Join us for an informative and interactive coffee morning where we will begin navigating the sometimes confusing university exploration and application process. We will start exploring the post secondary choices out there, how to find good fit universities, and what the timeline and process looks like here at UWC Thailand. Our upcoming coffee morning on Tuesday, 5 March is sure to be informative as well as spark great conversations. Come with lots of questions.
UWC Thailand Summer Camps 2024
We are excited to announce that our highly anticipated summer camps will return this year! Prepare for an unforgettable experience of fun, learning, and adventure.
Details about the summer camps, including dates, activities, and registration information, will be shared shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, if you're interested in joining the summer fun, you can register your interest by filling out this short form.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for your child to make new friends, explore their interests, and create lasting memories. We can't wait to see you there!
Call for Volunteers
We invite our valued parent community to join us in our upcoming co-curricular programmes. Your participation is key to enhancing the diversity and richness of our students' co-curricular experiences. As we broaden our programme range, we look forward to your support across a variety of activities.
Opportunities for Involvement:
- Football Coaching: Seeking support for U7/U9/U11 groups.
- Dance: Assistance in dance sessions.
- Early Years Activities: Facilitating play-based learning for kindergarten and grade 1, including outdoor garden fun, water play, and multi-sports.
- Grades 2 & 3: Engaging students in reading and acting.
- Upper Primary/Middle School: Leading activities such as chess, speech and debate, trash art, painting, drawing, and healthy recipe preparation.
- High School: Guiding students in job preparation, financial management, and simple cooking skills for college or university life.
Your Role: Please be assured, volunteering with us won't place on you the same responsibilities as our staff or external facilitators. You'll be provided with clear instructions and essential contacts to ensure everything runs smoothly. Attendance tracking will be facilitated through SchoolsBuddy.
Volunteering Details: This is a volunteer opportunity without financial compensation. We value your willingness to dedicate your time and skills to our school community.
Training and Group Sizes: We aim for small group sessions with no more than 8 students each to ensure quality interaction. A training session is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th, from 2:00 to 2:30 pm to equip you for the role.
Get Involved: If you're interested in volunteering or need more information, please reach out to our Co-Curricular Team at Kru Kerstin.
Your participation will not only enrich our students' educational journey but also strengthen our community bonds.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a positive impact at UWC Thailand.