Term 1 - 7 October
Matters of Principal
Whole School News
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS OF THE YEAR- FINALIST 2022
We are delighted to be shortlisted in the ‘British International School of the Year’ category. Click here to see the schools we are competing against.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
On Monday 10th October, RST is delighted to mark World Mental Health Day. Time and space is being given to discuss wellbeing issues with Tutors as well as Whole Me sessions, and students and staff have presented on mental health awareness issues in assembly.
We are all reminded of the importance of self-care and togetherness, which is linked of course to the very DNA of a Rugby student, one who strives to be kind and shows care for others.
Our excellent pastoral
NEW COVID PROTOCOLS FROM MONDAY, 3rd OCTOBER
Due to the CCSA's downgrading of COVID-19 from a dangerous communicable disease to a contagious disease, we are changing our protocols for positive and primary contacts at the School as of Monday, 3rd October. The current set of protocols for the unvaccinated under five-year-olds remain, but for all other students and members of staff:
If there is a positive case:
- If there are very mild symptoms (temperature lower than 38, occasional cough, sore throat and headache), the student/member of staff must isolate for 5 days from the onset of symptoms after which they can return to School wearing a mask for an additional 5 days.
- If the symptoms are more severe (temperature higher than 38, persistent cough and runny nose, difficulty breathing and a feeling of fatigue), the student/member of staff must stay at home for a minimum of 5 days or until these symptoms have diminished and the temperature has gone down for at least 24 hours. Then the student/member of staff can return to School but wearing a mask for an additional 5 days.
No self-isolation is required, self-monitor and check for symptoms. Take an ATK test on days 0, 5 and 10.
We will continue to use ATK testing if a student/member of staff displays symptoms whilst at School to ascertain whether the student/member of staff is positive.
As ever, please do report positive cases to our nurses and they can advise further: email@example.com.
LET'S RICE TOGETHER
The year group rice challenge will continue after half term- Let's Rice Together to see which year group can bring in the most rice to support out Hand to Hand charity:
We'll be hosting a spectacular Winter Gala concert on Thursday 8th December. The concert will be a showcase of the best musical talent in Senior, with a select few Prep performers, and the music will span everything from classical and jazz, to pop and world music (plus lots more!).
Tickets will be complimentary but MUST be reserved in advance as seats are numbered.
Tickets will be available from the Box Office, situated at the Senior Reception, on the following dates:
- 24th & 25th November (for parents / guardians of performers only)
- 28th November (for general reservation by the RST community)
We will send a reminder closer to the time when the Box Office will be open for reservations.
CHRISTMAS CAMP EARLY BIRD OFFER
Sign up by 15th October 2022 to receive a 10% discount:
CHRISTMAS FAIR SPONSORS
Whole School Reminders
HALF TERM DATES
12th OCTOBER: Half Term begins - after the normal end of the School day
24th OCTOBER: Return to School
SOCS SPORTS WEBSITE
Visit our RST SOCS sports website to see upcoming fixtures and results from across the School, all in one place.
CHARITY GOLF DAY
Rugby School Thailand’s Parents’ Association (RSTPA) is hosting a fun ‘Texas Scramble’ tournament at the Siam Country Club Waterside Course, on Sunday 13th November 2022.
Golfers of all abilities are invited to experience one of Thailand’s top golf venues. You may enter as an individual or as a team of four. Fun prizes throughout the day will be on offer as you meet and compete with Rugby School parents, staff, students and partners.
Entry is 4,500 THB per person, which includes green fee, cart, caddy, a dinner buffet and soft drinks. Profits from the event will go to Baan Jing Jai Children's Home, one of the School’s charity partners selected by students.
If you’d like to join the event, please register here.
If you’d like to sponsor the event, please click here.
Announcements & Reminders
UK BEBRAS COMPETITION
In November, F Block will be participating in the UK Bebras Competition. This competition starts to prepare students to use their computational thinking and problem-solving skills and is designed to inspire children to choose Computer Science. If students get a score in the top 10% they are then invited to participate in the Oxford University Computing Challenge to develop their skills further and produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems.
CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY VISIT
Students from LXX and XX will be visiting the Engineering, Medical, and Business Faculties at Chulalongkorn University on Monday to learn more about the courses on offer and tips for their application.
COMPUTER SCIENCE - FOBISIA'S HACTOBER
Hacktober has begun - where students have to complete a programming challenge every day in October. The tasks get increasingly more difficult throughout the month. All year groups can participate.
Congratulations to Lulu Hopkinson on being the first student to complete her UCAS application. She is applying to study Veterinary medicine at, amongst other places, the Royal Veterinary College. Our 4 Oxbridge hopefuls are also almost ready to send. All the extra reading, MOOCS and work experience they gained over the summer on top of the huge variety of activities they complete in School, have given them plenty to talk about in their applications.
Mrs Cecil, University Guidance Counsellor
SENIOR POETRY COMPETITION
Entries for the annual RST Senior Poetry Competition are open! Even though we had just over 100 submissions from students last year, we are still hopeful that we can break that record this year.
Every student is encouraged to submit at least one poem of any length and style; the only requirement is that the poem deals with the theme of 'Who Am I?" Please contact your English teacher or tutor should you require any further information.
We look forward to reading your submissions.
RST welcomed Tara Pattana and St. Andrews this week for an eight-team debate event. The students debated on a range of topics that included whether parents should be able to choose the sex of their baby and whether or not any subjects should be compulsory in secondary school. All RST teams performed strongly and two made it through to the Final Showcase. The event was a great opportunity for students to develop their public speaking skills and practise debating in a competitive environment.
Dates for Your Diary
IAL Mathematics P1 examination
F Block Meet the Tutors event, 16:00 - 18:00, for parents of F Block (Y9) students
Rama IX memorial assembly
Students from all 6 Houses from the Senior School are performing on 12th October in the Web Ellis Centre as part of the House Music Competition at 14.45.
Last year's winners, Rupert Brooke, will present their House Songs to a panel of judges and take on Sheriff, Southfield, School, Town and Tudor with a range of Ensembles. The event forms part of the House Cup and is the only night of the year where every single member of the Senior School performs, and even some staff too.
Please do come and join us for this wonderfully competitive event.
Equity Partnership Trip
XX Rew (Student Leader of Equity Partnership)
LXX Ronnie, Lynne, Latte
‘On Monday, we travelled to Korat on a field trip to observe the production process for the Thai-Yuan fabric and finalise our product idea. The unique horizontal pattern of the Thai-yuan fabric inspired us to create a tote bag that highlights the character of the local fabric. The selling point is definitely the authenticity of the bags as stated in the brand’s name “YuanJai”: Yuan, coming from the name of the traditional fabric and “Jai” meaning made from the heart. From start to finish, the community of women making the fabric displayed much wisdom and dedication. We really hope that our efforts will contribute to sustain this Thai-yuan tradition from one generation to the next and to show the world that local craftsmanship holds much beauty.’ Rew
The students will be selling the product they have designed and made with students and the local community in Nakhon Ratchasima on Shoppee. They will be launching the product to the School soon!
Meet the Levee
As the Levee, we are the School’s student leadership team. We were selected after an application and interview process at the end of the last academic year. The term Levee comes from Rugby School UK. Other schools may call us ‘school prefects’.
The Levee represents the students of the School and ensures that their voice is heard. We also come up with ideas to improve the School. We have the following students on the Levee:
Heads of School:
Head boy – Albert
Head girl – Pun
Heads of Houses:
Tudor – Karylle,
Southfield – Melody,
Rupert Brooke – Boo,
Townhouse – Leon,
Sheriff – Butu,
School house – Tetsuo.
The additional Levee are assigned to focus on one particular aspect of the School:
Academic – Matia,
Sports – Arseny,
Service – Lulu,
Arts – Scarlett
Pastoral care – Katie
The Levee meet every week and also help run the year group councils. The Heads of House help run the House competitions. They have lunch with Prep students every Monday and are involved in showing prospective students around the School. They are working on several exciting projects we will be able to announce soon.
Written by Leon (Head of Town House)
Sixth Form Mentoring
We have over 20 sixth form volunteers who are currently training to help out our younger students in Prep and Pre-Prep. The idea for mentoring came from the Levee and they have been instrumental in getting this exciting scheme off the ground. The mentoring scheme will give sixth form students leadership skills and will help Pre-prep and Prep students with their academic studies. Our sixth form are great role models. All the students have very much enjoyed their time so far.
In assembly this week I was delighted to introduce Mr Ennis -Billings, Katie Stewart and Graham White to discuss Mental Wellbeing and the importance of community. They shared stories and advice for students and emphasised the importance of talking and belonging to a community and team. This takes many forms, and the School is deliberately set up to build community. We have tutor groups, classrooms, sports teams, casts for plays, musical ensembles, debating teams, and other activities. We also have a thriving House system whose primary purpose is to build community.
On Wednesday, House Music takes place and all students will be involved in this. There are plenty of House competitions and points are awarded to Houses depending on how they perform.
Students can also earn 'credits' in class for good work or for demonstrating an area of the Rugby Learner Profile. This Credits count towards the House Academic Cup. The current scores are:
- Sheriff House with 297 points
- Town House with 305 points
- Southfield House with 308 points
- Rupert Brooke House with 313 points
- School House with 323 points
- Tudor House with 359 points
There is plenty of time for these standings to change. Next half term we will have the following House competitions:
- House Academic Challenge
- Cross Country
- Table Tennis
Also in assembly, Kenneth, Tete, Jane, and Ja gave a sports report on their recent matches. Charm (D Block) also gave a wonderful rendition of Gershwin's 'The Man I Love'.
UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
On Tuesday 4th October, 58 students from E block to XX took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Promoting a love of problem solving, the SMC is a 90-minute, 25-question multiple-choice challenge encouraging mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Students were competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze awards with the results being released in a few weeks. Well done to everyone who took part!
Think you've got what it takes? Try the question from this year's challenge:
Students continue to make excellent progress during rehearsals for Pride and Prejudice. Here is Savannah, an LXX student, using the Black Box to practise her part.
IGCSE students in the D Block have begun their second piece of coursework, which is a devised performance. This week they have been exploring different characters and experimenting with creating their first scene. Communication, research and creativity are essential skills that they will need to draw upon for this project.
The XX have been looking at sampling techniques in Biology as part of their Populations unit in their A-level studies. In this session, they were looking at how they would estimate the population of flowers on the field.
XX psychologists have been working on the Psychology of Sleep this half term. They have been keeping sleep diaries to analyse at the end of the topic and played a sleep board game today where the objective was to achieve the recommended 8 hours of sleep, whilst trying to avoid landing on squares that would reduce sleep!
This was a fun way to consolidate their learning so far and to revisit positive and negative sleep habits.
Grace in XX has been working studiously on her art coursework. She has now completed her finished painting which you can see here. Alongside it are just a few examples of supporting studies she has mounted into her sketchbook. These will go towards her personal portfolio as she gets ready to apply for a place on a Degree course in Fine Arts.
Our LXX Physics students have this week been debating the Monkey Hunter Problem. This problem questions whether a monkey who was hanging from a tree would survive being shot at by a hunter by letting go of the branch at the exact moment the gun was fired, in the hope that the bullet would pass over his head.
By studying the science of Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei, and conducting their own experiments (don't worry, no monkeys were harmed in the making of these lessons!) they discovered that, unfortunately, the bullet and the monkey would fall at the same rate, so the monkey would at least need some first aid.
The video shows one of the experiments conducted, with Tin Tin demonstrating that an object travelling with a horizontal velocity will hit the ground at the exact same time as one that is released from stationary - just like the bullet and the monkey in our thought experiment.
Announcements & Reminders
HAND TO HAND FOUNDATION CHARITY EVENTS
In October, we have two exciting charity events coming to Rugby School Thailand and we would like you to participate in them to support the Hand to Hand Foundation.
Dates for your Diary
Netball Festival @ Shrewsbury
U12 Boys & Girls Football Tournaments @ Bangkok Patana
All team players have been notified by email
WWF Wild Wisdom Challenge 2022
RST Prep School will hold their House Cross-Country competitions:
Parents are welcome to come in and support their children.
All students should wear their House Tops.
Effort & Attainment Grades can be accessed on the Parent Portal
13th – 23rd OCTOBER
School Closed for Half Term
Following on from the success of our first Prep School Lunchtime concert on Tuesday, we would like to let you know some forthcoming dates for performances. There will be further lunchtime concerts on 27th October and 11th November, both in the Veraphan Theatre at 12.45.
These will showcase a mixture of soloists and ensembles on a variety of instruments. To finish the term, we will have our end-of-term concert on 1st December in the Verephan Theatre, at 2.45.
In addition to these, many of our wonderful Visiting Music Teachers will be running Studio Recitals. Each date will feature students taught by that specific teacher and will give the performers a valuable opportunity to share their talents. Please see the poster for details of the dates.
Healthy Eating Week
It’s been a packed week in the Prep science department and I would like to highlight two things which tied in with healthy eating week. The department delivered an assembly to prepare everyone for this important event. Y6 pupils proposed scripts for a video and the best ones were used to create a video on several aspects of healthy eating. It was particularly fun to hear about their favourite foods and see the dangers of too much sugar (luckily, Jack the Jellybean was a fictitious creation!). After a quiz, our Y8 volunteers took to the stage, welcoming a “world famous hypnotist” to Rugby. After demonstrating his skills he tried to persuade everyone to choose more healthy foods.
This week, Year 6 students also had the privilege of a presentation from our head chef, Khun Bank. They learnt that it takes two weeks to put together each week’s menu, how much effort goes into providing a range of delicious, balanced meals, and why we can’t always have our favourites. It was interesting to hear how local ingredients are sourced according to their season (spoiler: guacamole will be back soon!) and many other behind the scenes stories. Everyone agreed to try something new over the next few days and, after checking up on a few, they have been largely true to their word.
In Year 8, we are learning how to build a digital brand that will eventually, produce an app. Part of this journey is working out the skills we need to be good communicators and collaborators - a key characteristic of our Learner Profile. In computing, we took this to high-stakes where we created our very own bomb diffusers and bomb experts; the experts had the diffuser manual in their hands, but the diffuser had the bomb in theirs. Through nothing but their descriptive skills and language, the diffusers had to communicate what they saw in front of them and the experts had to then communicate the instructions of diffusing back at them.
We had some great conversations about feelings and emotions and how to handle them under pressure whilst working as a team, and that questions are always the best possible in conversation.
4F have been exploring a mastery approach to times table learning, and this week we have been focusing on the 3- and 4-times tables. Students are able to show their calculations in multiple different ways. It is important that the children develop these skills to strengthen their understanding: there are some great games you can play at home; ask your children to show you their times tables in a drawing, or get creative with pasta!
Send a picture to your form tutor we would love to see creative ways to learn your times tables!
House Lego Competition
On Wednesday of this week, the Beauclerc house captains, Andrey, Matty, Kun, and Ariella hosted the first ever live Lego build competition. Finalists were selected from preliminary rounds where they had built Lego models in response to a set theme.
The Live Final took place during morning break and it was great to see so many of our Prep community come along to the event to watch.
The finalists were Guang & Put representing Arnold, Chris & Ray representing Beauclerc, Mari & Mio representing Hardy, and Zulin & Neele representing Webb Ellis.
During the live final the participants had only 12 mins build time to make a model in response to the theme word "Space" and were marked against 4 criteria - Creativity, Complexity, Use of Colour, and Teamwork.
It was a close competition with all teams building creative models that had an excellent representation of the "space" theme and ticked many of the judging criteria boxes.
The event was live streamed on the big screen in the Verephan theatre by the skilled filming of Kun so that spectators got a close-up view of all the building action and they were entertained throughout by a live commentary led by Andrey and Matty. Ariella managed the timing of the event which culminated in an exciting live countdown.
It was wonderful to have Senior student representatives from the student body in the form of Scarlett Corr, Pun Jaratjitwilai, Chanya Supornsahatrangsi, and Babe Sirimongkolkasem who came to the event to be our guest judges and scored the teams against our judging criteria. The guest judges were wonderful ambassadors of the Senior School and great role models to the rest of the Prep students watching the event.
The results were very close indeed and will be announced at the end of term prizes day.
This was a superbly organised community event. There will more Lego-related competitions and events happening in the future. Watch this space for the details...
All photography credit goes to Paiwann and Jeong Yun who worked hard to document the event by taking these wonderful photos.
EAL students are finishing off their personal histories video project this week. Their task was to introduce themselves to their new teachers by talking about some important aspects of their life so far, and by making them aware of how they learn best in class.
In the process they are building a solid foundation in everyday English vocabulary and elementary grammar, and developing confidence in speaking, writing and independent learning. They are also getting the chance to reflect on and express how their lives are changing since coming to RST, and how they are becoming multilingual, global citizens. Here are a couple of early finishers. Please take a moment to meet Max in Year 5 and Anzhi in Year 7, who arrived just two weeks ago.
On Tuesday this week, we held our first lunchtime concert. It was fantastic to see individuals perform as well as our flute and string ensembles, which are rapidly growing! A huge congratulations to all performers, who demonstrated great resilience and versatility.
Announcements and Reminders
In Thai classes the children will be remembering His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej or “Father of the nation”.
His Majesty was referred to as the Developer King for his dedication to relieving the people’s hardships and improving their quality of life. His Majesty did many things for the Thai people: establishing Royal projects to help people in rural areas, Education Projects to develop the education system in the rural areas, and His Sufficiency Philosophy, which can be applied to other organisations, families, schools and corporations. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was Thailand’s guiding light.
In our remembrance, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, The Thai department has created a wonderful display in memory of King Bhumibol which also remembers the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Both King Bhumibol and Queen Elizabeth are two of the longest-reigning monarchs. Check out the display to find out more.
CARING KOALA DAY
On 10th October, we celebrate CARING KOALA Day at Pre-Prep. Watch the video below all about ‘Caring Koala’ to get you ready for our day. Miss Tracy has also made a Makaton sign video so that you can learn how to sign our Koala Way:
LET'S RICE TOGETHER
Margaret, from the Hand to hand Foundation, came to Pre-Prep to talk to our Key Stage One children about our rice collection. She explained how the children and families live and how important our rice donations will be to these families.
Here is the PowerPoint she shared with us, maybe the children in Year 1 and 2 can explain what they learnt about and how your rice will help. Thank you in advance for your kind support of this. We have turned it into a Rice collection competition between the year groups so let's see which year group can collect the most rice.
Dates for Your Diary
Caring Koala Day
Half Term starts
Back to School
25th OCTOBER (8:30 – 9:00am)
Parent Workshop- Makaton Sign language open to all
28th OCTOBER – STEM DAY
A Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Day for all the Pre-Prep children based on Fairytales. Miss Lauren, our Science coordinator, has organised some wonderful ideas for the day and a fantastic assembly at the end where the children will have a surprising recipe for something a giant needs!
Year 2 Student Council
As part of our British values and student voice work, the Pre-Prep has once again elected its School council. The Pre-Prep School council is made up of eight Year 2 children, who took part in an election campaign, before being voted into their roles.
As part of their campaign, the children had to submit an application form, which was reviewed by Miss Kirsty. If their application was successful, the children were then invited to create campaign posters and deliver a convincing speech to their peers. A huge congratulations to our new representatives: Evelyn, Mira, Minguk, Charlie, Anatole, Sherlyn, Marnie and Yejin.
In Thai, Pre-Nursery students are learning animal words by listening to animal sounds, followed by playing a game. They also learn to “Wai” before starting the lesson.
Year 2 students are creating sentences by using a mermaid game and writing them on jellyfish paper. They also colour in their own jellyfish and write sentences about it.
Signs of the week: stand up, sit down, line up.
Thank you to Elephant class for your wonderful signing.
Reception Bike to School
This week Reception have been enjoying their time on the bike track. Being safety conscious, we all wore our helmets before getting on our wheels. The children showed great balance and coordination using the bikes and scooters. They skilfully and safely navigated around the other children and had a wonderful time.
This week in Miss Lurica's Year 2 Intensive English class we were very busy. As a group we studied prepositions, we used pompoms and cups and our bodies to act out and show different prepositions of place. We also drew stickmen on our playground, to show the preposition of place.
Rhea, BeiBei and Edward were busy readers, and we used our monster page while reading to identify as many Monster Phonics sounds as possible, and write the word down under the correct monster. Oliver and Ethan experimented with clay, straws, and magnets to form different cvc words. We had loads of fun!
We played with dodgeballs by rolling, throwing and kicking them. We also did some balancing work where we needed to walk in a straight line, and we slithered through a tunnel.
This week, we rolled and bounced basketballs. We also zigzagged through cones and climbed over hurdles. We really enjoyed playing with the basketballs and had a lot of fun.
We played a lot of fun games like ‘Busy Bees’, ‘Whistle freeze’ and everybody’s favourite game ‘Silly Bananas’. We focused on our rolling skills and rolled the ball in all directions; we rolled our balls down a tunnel of cones to practise rolling in a straight line. We finished our lessons with a fun competition to see who can slide a beanbag the closest to the cone.
We all had lots of fun in PE this week!
We played a lot of fun games like ‘busy bees’, ‘whistle freeze’, and ‘cat and mouse’. We focused on our two-hand bounce pass, and practised passing with a friend. We did a relay race by bouncing our ball in hula hoops and then bounce-passing our ball back to our friend. We bounced our basketballs through different-sized tunnels and over cones. We also practised bouncing a tennis ball with the same motion you use to bounce a basketball.
In our Year 2 lessons this week, we played fun games like ‘Octopus tag’, ‘busy bees’, and ‘whistle freeze’. We also focused on our dribbling skills and dribbled a basketball and a football. We dribbled in a coned area and later this area got smaller and smaller. We played ‘Whistle freeze’ where we need to dribble and then stop when the whistle blew. We also played ‘rob the nest’ to practise our dribbling even more! We finished our class with a competition where we need to slide a beanbag the closest to the cone.
Toucan's Class was busy learning about the mathematical concept of size this week. Learning maths with the story of “Where’s my teddy” was so much fun. The children have been using their small muscle groups such as hands, fingers, and wrists to cut out the pictures and then stick the images on paper, sorting them into size order. We are strengthening our muscles so it will enhance our writing skills in Reception. We play games to compare and order objects to different sizes using mathematical language - big, medium, and small. What a busy and fun week we had.
Year 1 Turtles
Turtles have been Exploring Eagles this week making enquiries about trees. They went on a tree hunt, scanned QR codes, looked in information books, explored games on Busy Things, used loose parts and made pictures.
Year 2 Hedgehogs
This week, the Year 2 Hedgehogs learned all about positive & negative space in art and applied this really cool technique in designing 'positive and negative dot art' pieces.
Enrichment & Sport
PREP CULINARY ARTS
In this week’s culinary arts activity, students learnt once more about yeasted dough as they prepared their batches of pizza dough. Students kneaded the shaggy mix into a smooth and round ball of dough in preparation of baking next week. To preserve them, they will be frozen and slow, cold fermented in the fridge in order to develop taste and texture.
Last week saw a wonderful day of sport, hosted by Bangkok Prep School and the American School Bangkok. The U11 boys and girls had a very successful football tournament at BKP at the Bulldog Cup. The girls lost the final and ended up 3rd on goal difference, with the boys taking the Cup home beating Patana in the final 2-1.
U15 basketball had a harder-fought morning playing ASB and RIS but had a fantastic experience mixing it with one of the giants of basketball in Thailand.
The Marshall House bowling league had another fun but competitive game on Friday night, with Mr Dunn maintaining his crown, but Zulin as the new talent to watch out for! On Saturday the boarders made gourmet sandwiches in the house before heading out for a walk around Lake Maprachan, with drinks at Cafe Amazon to cool off afterwards. In the evening, Mr & Mrs Dunn stoked up the barbeque in time for a sunset feast on the roof.
Our respectful School House boys in the XX raised the Thai flag last Friday morning.
Boarders love having such easy access to the gym in the evening. Here is LXX student Ronnie, taking advantage of our fantastic sports facilities after supper last week:
It's all go in School House as Ronnie N and his friends conduct a 'Cookie Auction'... and all for charity too.
Relationships grow so strong through boarding... It was amazing to welcome back one of our first Rupert Brooke boarders, Chompoo M, from university in England. Here she is with her brother Pupa, who is still a boarder in School House. The Ennis-Billing children always love to see Chompoo when she visits.
A games night was the ideal way to unwind after a busy week for School House boys. On Saturday evening, we gathered for hot chocolate, marshmallows and a game of Pictionary. It was great to see everyone involved in some healthy competition!
School House boarding Prefects have really enjoyed using our new and improved Prefects' Common Room so far this year. We are so grateful for all of their help and hard work in making our House such a happy community.
Our Prefect Leadership training continued this week, fuelled by hot chocolate and biscuits! Our Prefect team from Rupert Brooke and School House worked together to reflect on their own leadership styles and wrote letters to their future selves to open at the end of the academic year with targets of what they would like to achieve.
Get to know the people who make RST great by learning more about them and their roles.
This week's spotlight is on Nikki Napapach Dornlunwat - School Secretary, Prep: