Wednesday, December 6



Club registration for Term 2 is now open. Please click the link below to register your child.

https://goo.gl/forms/O1iB5gNHjeJDEELj1

Monday, December 4

It is time to register for term 2 clubs. Clubs will continue to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 -3:00. Please sign up through Google Forms.


Below is a description of the clubs on offer for Term 2 (Tuesday, January 9 – Thursday, April 5).

Please encourage your child to sign up for the clubs they are interested in as soon as possible. The Google Form will be opened on Wednesday, December 6 at 3:00 pm and will be open until Friday, December 8 until 3:00 pm.

Any student not registered at this time, will be allocated a club based on availability.

Please note that only returning students may register for LAMDA and Y1/2 Gymnastics must be registered and paid for in the uniform office.


Tuesday

Lego for Y1-3. Be creative and make fun projects with Lego.
Football for Y1-2. Improve your football skills
Cutting and Pre-writing skills Y1-2 Practise scissor and pencil skills.
Storytelling and Crafting for Y1-3. Enjoy storytelling & making crafts.
Fun Dance for Y1-4. Learn some new moves and get some exercise at the same time!
Yoga for Y1-4 Bring your yoga mat if you have one (it’s ok if you don’t) and get fit doing yoga.
Gymnastics with Mr Chip.Y2 only. Please register and pay at the uniform shop.
Drawing Y3-4 Learn how to draw or develop your drawing skills.
Gardening for Y3-6. Be a part of the exciting GIS Gardening Project.
Music and Arts for 3-4 Painting with four different styles of four different music eras (finished product will be mounted in the music room for a music timeline.
Puzzles for Y3-5 Enjoy brain teasers, quizzes and games.
Introduction to Basic Muay Thai for Y3-4. Muay Thai provides specific techniques for self-defence and a boost of physical stamina.
Unihoc for Y3-4 Easy to pick up, fast and fun - unihoc is a great mixed game to play.
Baking Club - Y 5-6 Max 6 100 Baht please. Pretend to be a chef and bake yummy treats!
Cha-Cha Dance  Y5-6 Learn to dance the Cuban way! Both fun and exciting!
LAMDA Y5-6 LAMDA is an acting and public speaking club. For returning students only.



Thursday

Colouring Club for Y1-3. Enjoy colouring pictures with your friends.
Tux Paint for Y1-2. Have fun drawing and painting with Tux Paint
Origami for Y1-4. Origami is the art of paper folding. The goal is transform a flat sheet of recycled paper into decorative shapes.  
Playground games Y1-2 Learn some new games or play your favourites.
Just Dance Y1-2 Learn some new moves and get some exercise at the same time!
Global Action for Y3-6. Learn more about ways we can help improve our priceless environment and our communities.
Spanish dance Y4 Learn Spanish dance for an International day performance
Upcycling for Y3-6 Also known as 'creative reuse', this club will turn your junk into something useful. 20 baht for materials please.
Card games for Y3-6. Bring a deck of cards and learn to play amazing new games.
Basketball for Y3-4. Improve your bouncing and shooting skills and have fun at the same time.
Drawing Cartoons club Y3-4 Learn how to draw cartoons, please bring a drawing book  and pencil case
Poi  Y4-6 Bring a pair of tights and learn how to swing tennis balls as poi.
Basic Muay Thai for Y5-6. Muay Thai provides specific techniques for self-defence and a boost of physical stamina.
Mandarin for Y3-5. Improve your Mandarin skills.
Swim Team - For Y4-6 High paced swimming for members of the Primary Swim Team who want to get more practise.
LAMDA Y5-6 LAMDA is an acting and public speaking club.   Only for returning students.
First Aid for Y6. Learn basic First Aid and know what to do in an emergency. All Y6 students must take this club at some point over the year.

Monday, November 27

Usmile photos

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below, for your information, the timeline of USmile photos.

Tuesday, October 24

Community Service at GIS

On Thursday the 12th, both Y6 classes went to spend the day at Hand to Hand Foundation in Pattaya, https://www.facebook.com/handtohandpattaya/

Hand to Hand is a foundation created by Ms Margaret that provides a safe environment for children in need. Ms Margie and her team, by helping one child at a time, truly make a difference.

As part of their Community Service project the Y6s and IBs students had organised a charity drive to collect rice and the students were very eager to deliver the collection.

It took them a while to charge  the bags of rice in the buses!





Can you guess the total amount of rice we brought?


After a short trip, we arrived at the foundation. 


The students were very excited.
 Ms Margaret introduced them to their buddy with the only recommendation to act like big brothers or sisters. 

Most of the children who are supported by Hand to Hand live in broken families and sometimes don't even have a mum or dad to look after them. 
Hand to Hand provides them with a safe environment where they can be children again, where they learn and play and get fed.

The children and their new friends were then split into 4 groups and could participate in a range of activities. 



Helping a friend when he can't hear can be a challenge but patience, care and a big smile always make a difference!






Look at the camera!



Look who I've found!










If you get the opportunity to visit Hand to Hand and spend some time with the children, you will be amazed by their happiness and the joy and gratefulness they demonstrate. They aren't sad, poor children.  

Spending the day with them has been an amazing opportunity. 

Our students have been extremely caring and kind, making sure that their buddy was having a great time. 
They sang, played and ate together. It was very touching to see bonds forming and how quickly the children from Hand to Hand trusted the students, holding hands, looking for a hug or smile.
We have been extremely proud of the Y6s behaviour and impressed by the empathy they showed. 

When we discussed the day, while the children were napping, the students had to come up with one thing they found challenging and one thing they liked: communication was one of the challenge they faced and running after the little ones was another. 
However playing, sharing and laughing with their buddy was the most enjoyable part of their time.

Everyone was sad when we had to head back to school. 

However, the idea of organising their venue for GIS Christmas Fair on December 2 has brought back a smile on everybody's face.

Thank you Y6 for such an amazing time, you are wonderful students and we are delighted to be your teachers!

Mr Andrew and Ms Laurence


Wednesday, October 11

SIGHT AND SOUND Part 2

To conclude our topic on Sight and Sound, the children had to complete different tasks to show their understanding of the concepts covered. 
One of them was to create a musical instrument. Their first step was to carefully look at 'real' musical instruments and investigate how sound was created and modulated.
They then designed their own and made them during our Connected Learning lessons.
The results were quite astonishing and not as deafening as expected 😊😊













Monday, October 2



Club registration for term 1.2 is now open. Please click the link below to register your child.

https://goo.gl/forms/xf1tlmYcQPLFkgww1

Friday, September 29

Dear parents,

It is time to register for term 1.2 clubs. Clubs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 -3:00. We are continuing to use the Google Forms format for registration.

Below is a description of the clubs on offer for Term 1.2 (Tuesday, October 31 – Thursday, December14).

Please encourage your child to sign up for the clubs they are interested in as soon as possible. The Google Form will be opened on Monday, October 2 at 3:00 pm and will be open until Thursday, October 5 until 8:00 am.
Any student not registered at this time, will be allocated a club based on availability.

If your Y1-2 child has already signed up for Samba Soccer, please indicate it on the list. As this club is full, no more students are able to join at this point.

Kind regards,
Ms Christina and Mr Garth

Tuesday
Paper Doll Crafts for Y1-3. Show off your creativity and make dolls and their clothes out of paper.
Colouring Club for Y1-3. Enjoy colouring pictures with your friends.
Library for Y1-3. Enjoy storytelling & making crafts.
Slime Making for Y1-2. Learn how to make slime and have fun playing with it. 100 Baht for materials, please.
Football for Y1,2. Improve your football skills!
T-ball For Y 1-2. Practise your batting skills and learn the rules of T-ball.
Lego for Y1-3. Be creative and make fun projects with Lego.
Thai Reading for Y1-3.  Practise your Thai reading skills!
Tag Rugby for Y3-4. A fun and active club where Year 3 & 4 children can learn a new invasion game and develop their throwing, catching and teamwork skills.  
Flower Making for Y3-6. Learn how to make beautiful flowers using paper. Students who joined in T1 should continue in T1.2. 80 Baht charge for new students only, please.
Strings Ensemble for Y4-6. For students who have already signed up in Term 1.
Gardening for Y3-6. Be a part of the exciting GIS Gardening Project.
Skateboarding & Inline skating for Y3-6. Practise skateboarding and/or inline skating on the hard court. Help make small ramps to use. Must bring own equipment and must wear at least a helmet.
Embroidery for Y5-6. Learn to embroider and create patterns. 100 Baht for materials, please.
Backgammon for Y4-5. Backgammon is a board game played with dice and counters in which players try to be the first to gather their pieces into one corner and then systematically remove them from the board.
Basketball for Y3-4. Work on your basketball skills!
Cricket for Y4-6. Cricket is a traditional British game played with a bat and ball.
Nerf guns for Y5-6. Bring your nerf gun and learn new techniques! Safety goggles must be worn and will be provided.
Logic games for Y5-6. Train your brain with a variety of logic games.

Thursday
Samba Soccer for Y1–2. For pre-registered students only.
Construction for Y1-2. Have some fun and be creative using a variety of materials such as Lego, Duplo and junk.
Origami for Y1-6. Origami is the art of paper folding. The goal is transform a flat sheet of recycled paper into decorative shapes.  
Tux Paint for Y1-2. Have fun drawing and painting with Tux Paint
Handwriting for Y1-3. Improve your handwriting!
Fun Dance for Y1-6. Learn some new moves and get some exercise at the same time!
Thai Politeness for Y1-2. Learn traditional Thai greetings and customs.
Pirate Club for Y1-3. Have fun with pirate games and be creative! Make pirate stuff using a variety of materials. 40 Baht for materials, please.
Mandarin for Y3-5. Improve your Mandarin skills.
Global Action for Y3-6. Learn more about ways we can help improve our priceless environment and our communities.
Basketball for Y3-4. Improve your bouncing and shooting skills and have fun at the same time.
LAMDA Y5-6 LAMDA is an acting and public speaking club.  You will learn technical and practical skills and work towards the Grade 1 LAMDA examination.  There is an approximate 2000 Baht fee for the examination and therefore anyone attending the club will need to have permission from their parents/caregivers.
Basic Muay Thai for Y5-6. Muay Thai provides specific techniques for self-defence and a boost of physical stamina.
First Aid for Y6. Learn basic First Aid and know what to do in an emergency. All Y6 students must take this club at some point over the year.
Chess for Y4-6 Have fun learning new strategies whilst playing chess.
Badminton for Y5-6. Badminton is a fun sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net.
Card games for Y4-6. Bring a deck of cards and learn to play amazing new games.

Spanish for Y6. This club is for students who already speak some Spanish and want to improve.