ST ANDREWS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL UPDATE
Students across the Eastern Seaboard and Bangkok have been busily preparing for the 5th SAIS Eastern Seaboard Science Fair.
Science Fair. Students at Green Valley have planned their experiments and are currently in the process of collecting data so that they can process and publish their results and impress their peers and teachers in a bid to win a place to represent the school in this year’s event.
“The standard of entries is extremely high this year” added Mr. Frost (founder of the Science Fair and now head of the St Andrews Hover-build project);
The Science Fair will take place on the 18th February and some fantastic prizes are on offer thanks to the kind donations from our sponsors; the SAIS PTG and the Amari (www.amari.com) have been extremely generous “I have no doubt that the competition will be extremely high, especially for the food and beverage prize sponsored by the Amari; I might even enter a project myself” Ms. McGlasson, the St Andrews culinary Science expert declared.
Expect some fascinating projects, exciting challenges, tons of collaboration and don’t forget the Bottle Rocket competition. The Science Fair is coming. Don’t miss it.
by Ed Thorp- Head of Science.
St. Andrews Students Participate in Model UN Bangkok Summit
This weekend a group of KS4 and IB students took part in the first ever Model United Nations held by Harrow International School in Bangkok. They joined 200 students from 17 other international schools in Thailand and Singapore to negotiate, write, submit and debate resolutions on committees ranging from Human Rights, to Environment, to the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee. The topics for discussion were extremely relevant, for example: depletion of global water resources; deportation of refugees; and radicalisation of religion.
Three of our students, Ty, Pierre and Mild, were already experienced in MUN conferences, and were able to develop their skills and contributions further over the two days. For the other eight students, it was their first experience of MUN. They were certainly on a steep learning curve, learnt a whole new language and were confidently delivering speeches and answering Points of Information (that's 'questions' outside the committee room) before the end of their first day. Resolutions were passed, new friends were made, and a lot of fun was had too. Once again, in the words of United Nations, clapping is in order - well done to you all for your hard work and achievements.
By Ruth Greener, Secondary English Teacher