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Manta Weekly

Welcome to the Manta Weekly: Your connection to UWC Thailand!

 

Date

Event

18 June Primary Spirit Day
19 June  Secondary Spirit Day
20 June Grade 5 Moving-On Ceremony
20 June Grade 10 Moving-On Ceremony
21 June Last day of the 2023/24 Academic Year!

 

 WHOLE SCHOOL & COMMUNITY 

 

 School closes at 11:30 am next Friday 

Please note that school will close at 11:30 am next Friday, 21 June, for the last day of the academic year. We kindly ask all students to ensure they take all of their belongings with them and double-check the lost and found one final time. We encourage parents to make any necessary arrangements for an early pick-up.


 UWC Thailand Campus Closure Notice 
During the upcoming break, our campus will undergo maintenance, renovations, and repairs. As such, there will be no access to school classrooms, sports facilities, and other campus areas during this period.

For any contact with our offices, please enter through security at the school front entrance, as the entrance from Thanyapura will be closed. Please note the following office hours during the holidays:

  • Weekdays: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Public Holidays: Closed

Additionally, some administrators may be on leave. Therefore, it is recommended to make an appointment in advance.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


 Solar Panels at UWC Thailand 

We are thrilled to share a recent milestone in our journey towards a sustainable future. One of our generous parents, Pauline Chong, donated some solar panels to UWC Thailand. Smarter Energy Solution, a sister company of Island Technology, generously donated the inverter and successfully collaborated with our team to install the solar system. This project not only underscores our commitment to sustainable energy but also highlights the importance of awareness and education for future generations.

In the coming school year, our sustainability committee, led by Kru Zhenying, is considering installing more solar panels to further improve our sustainability and reduce energy costs. We need your support and would appreciate your thoughts on this proposal. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. 

If you have expertise, experience, or interest in supporting this project, please contact 26.jiayi.h@uwcthailand.ac.th or zhenying.liang@uwcthailand.ac.th with any suggestions.

Thank you to everyone in our community for your continued support and for making this initiative possible.


 Returning Library Books 
Until 19 June 2024

As we wrap up another fantastic school year, we need your help to ensure all library books are returned. Students, please bring your books back to the library by 19 June. Parents, we appreciate your support in reminding your children to return their books on time.

Summer Borrowing Period: 17 June - 21 June 2024

We are excited to offer a summer borrowing period for students who have returned all their library books. From June 17 to June 21, students can borrow books to enjoy over the summer. Parents, please encourage your children to take care of these books and keep them safe during any summer travels.
Thank you for your cooperation and support. Have a wonderful summer filled with lots of great reading!


 Bamyam Blossoms 
A book by Hamida, UWC Thailand Class of 2024 graduate 

"Bamyan Blossoms" is a poignant collection of stories and poems written by children in Bamyan, Afghanistan, who are deprived of education and work to support their families. Compiled by Hamida Eliacy and supported by the KUDAC Organisation, this book sheds light on the resilience and hopes of Afghan children amidst their hardships. 

Bamyan Blossoms is THB 600 each and can be bought from reception.
Join us in supporting these young voices and their journey towards a brighter tomorrow. 


 Don’t forget to download a copy of the 2023/2024 Yearbook 

If you would like to get a copy, please come to the school reception, during normal school hours, and pick up your copy! Yearbooks cost THB 1,100 each. Alternatively, a digital version of the yearbook is also available for download from the Parent Portal. Once you log in, the download can be found in the Parent-School Communication section under Publications. As a reminder of how to log into the Parent Portal, please click here.


 Mangrove Pods Needed! 
As we continue to grow and replant mangroves, we always need more seeds to populate our nursery on campus. We need assistance collecting mangrove pods. If you come across pods on your beach visits, please collect them for our on campus nursery. For more information about our mangroves at UWC Thailand, please contact Kru Zhenying. Thank you in advance!


 Lost and Found 
Each month, any unclaimed items in our Lost & Found will be donated to those in need, helping keep our school tidy and supporting a positive cause in our community. Lost and found items can be found outside the administration building (see photo below). Please remember to check the Lost & Found regularly to retrieve any misplaced items and ensure they don't become part of the monthly donation.

 


 

 PRIMARY SCHOOL 


 Primary Spirit Day 
Tuesday, 18 June from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Celebrate our school spirit at the Primary Spirit Day where students will demonstrate their agility and determination in a fun-filled day of sports competitions. With cheers and high energy, they will push their limits and exhibit remarkable sportsmanship while participating in various sports events.

For more information, contact Khun Mook.


 Grade 5 Moving-On Ceremony 
Thursday, 20 June from 1:00 pm in the MultiPurpose Hall

Grade 5 families are invited to join us as we celebrate our students as they move on from the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This ceremony will allow students to reflect on their learning journey through their Primary Years, and celebrate the friendships they've formed. 

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the event so we may begin promptly at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact Kru Jen.


 

 SECONDARY SCHOOL 


 Secondary Spirit Day 
Wednesday, 19 June from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Organised by StuCo with the support of PHE, the Secondary Spirit Day is for students only. It will showcase their’ skills and determination in a thrilling day of sports competitions. Amidst cheers and high spirits, they will challenge themselves and display excellent sportsmanship while competing in various sports.


 Grade 10 Moving-On Ceremony 
Thursday, 20 June from 2:30 pm in the MultiPurpose Hall
Our Grade 10 Moving-On Ceremony is a chance to show our support for our students as they transition from the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to the Diploma Programme (DP) for the next academic year. Grade 10 parents are warmly invited to attend, where our students will have the opportunity to look back on their favourite memories, celebrate the friendships they've formed, and share meaningful moments from their educational journey. 

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the event so we may begin promptly at 2:30 pm.
For more information, contact Kru Emma.



 SUMMER PROGRAMMES 2024 

This summer, UWC Thailand is thrilled to host two distinct summer programmes tailored to different age groups, promising an unforgettable experience filled with fun, learning, and growth.

Open to students aged 4 to 14 years, our day programme unfolds over a thrilling three-week period, offering a tapestry of creativity, challenge, and camaraderie. For our youngest campers aged 4 to 5 years, the Kindergarten Half-Day Programme provides a gentle introduction to the camp experience with age-appropriate activities. Students aged 6 to 14 years (grade 1-8) can dive into the Full-Day Programme, where each day brings a new adventure.

click here for more information


For older students aged 16 and above, our Pathways for Change Residential Summer Programme offers a deep dive into Ethical Leadership for Changemakers. From 26 June to 21 July 2024, participants will embark on a transformative journey, gaining international exposure, enhancing language skills, and boosting their university prospects with a standout leadership experience.

Dive into the details of these exciting opportunities on our website and find the perfect summer adventure.

click here for more information


 

 COMMUNITY 

 Parent & Guardian Thai Language & Culture Classes 
Monday & Friday mornings from 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Participate in our community's language and culture classes centered around Thailand. These classes will provide an opportunity to learn the Thai language, enhancing communication and cultural understanding. Delve into Thai traditions, build connections and shared experiences.  
Join Kru Yui in the Boarding House Lounge for an informative and inclusive journey. 
For more information, please contact Kru Yui.


 

 Yoga for Parents 
Monday & Friday mornings from 8:10 am
Our yoga sessions offer a mix of stretching, strength-building poses, and mindful breathing to improve both your physical and mental health. We cover a range of postures that help strengthen your body and promote relaxation. These sessions are held every Monday and Friday at 8:10 am on the campus lawn next to the admin building, providing a quiet space for parents to relax and recharge. Come start your day with us and find some peace in your busy schedule.


 

 Parent Workout Sessions with Coach Brian 
Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:15 am to 9:15 am
Weekly Parent Workout Session with Coach Brian! Join us every week for an invigorating workout focusing on general fitness and Strength & Conditioning. Sessions run from 8:15 to 9:15 am at the Covered Futsal Pitch. Bring your energy and enthusiasm as we work towards a healthier lifestyle together! For more information, contact Coach Brian.


 

 Mindfulness Classes for Parents 
Wednesday mornings from 8:20 am to 9:20 am
Discover the benefits of Mindfulness at our engaging class for parents. In the middle of the week we pause and breathe, center ourselves and set our intentions, in compassionate awareness. The content of the class may take various forms: concepts related to secular mindfulness, sitting meditation, mindful movements, zhineng qigong, mindfulness coaching, and will evolve with the needs of the group. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kru Julia.

 

 

 PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

 Phuket Academy of Performing Arts 

 Booking for Private Music Lessons Now Open 

The calendar is now open for booking private music lessons for the 2024/25 academic year. 
Vocals - Drums - Saxophone - Piano - Electric Guitar - Acoustic Guitar - Electric Bass - Trumpet - Violin

We will also be offering Saturday lessons at UWC Thailand.
To book, WhatsApp 084 306 7307, or email admin@phuketacademyofperformingarts.com


 

 

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