What an amazing feeling it was when we all gathered back on campus for the start of Term 3 for the first time in two years! We also celebrated another milestone when exams started for the first time in three years.
We have received positive feedback from parents and students appreciating the three provisions for making sure that students can safely sit their (I)GCSE and IB exams. We have three separate exam locations for no risk, high risk and Covid positive students, the latter at WIH Hospital with medical and school staff supervision. We needed to utilise the hospital location for the first time yesterday, which went very successfully.
Thank you for following our 3Ws. This has led to us not having to close the full class when there is a positive case, and students have appreciated fewer interruptions to their learning. Following new guidelines announced by the ministry of public health, students will only be classified as high risk if they were unmasked and close to another positive Covid patient. Quarantine has been reduced from 7 days to 5 days for anyone who is deemed to be a high risk close contact. We have changed our school protocols accordingly and you can view them here.
For your information, vaccinations and booster doses for all nationalities from age five and over are available on a walk-in basis at Bang Sue station. See Patana News tomorrow for more details.
It is encouraging to see that we are moving towards opening up the country:
A friendly reminder that students have three days of school next week as Monday and Wednesday are public holidays. Have a wonderful weekend!
Senior Leadership Team