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30 Nov 2020

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Positions Currently Open | educationalsupport@gisthailand.org

  • Part-Time Elementary 1:1 Instructional Aide for the RISE classroom 
  • Full or Part time Elementary ESL Teacher

Please contact Pilar Prus for more information if you are interested.

Shopt at the Christmas Market | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org

Get your Christmas shopping list…it’s time for the 4th Annual GIS Christmas Market!  Saturday, December 5th 10 am – 2pm.  You don’t want to miss over 75 vendors ranging from small CM businesses to our own local GIS students, staff and parents. It’s literally the best!  Shop for everyone on your holiday list, stay for lunch, and enjoy the festivities! Raffles tickets available to win amazing gifts from vendors. Free admission. 

Questions about the event, please email thestewfam@gmail.com


Advent Podcast | jkamphausen@gisthailand.org

Our theme this year is “Present” and we will hear stories from students and staff about how Jesus is present in their lives but also how He has been a gift to them. You can find the link to the podcast HERE and listen on your preferred podcast platform. 


The Blessing Directive Christmas Party | jmeckfessel@gisthailand.org

The Blessing Directive (TBD) will be hosting a Christmas Party at Hope House (a dormitory ministry) on Wednesday, December 9th from 4:00-6:00pm. Songthaew transportation from the school will be available for students. Students will need to sign up and bring 100 baht to help provide pizza for the Hope House kids.


Elementary Important Dates in December | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

December 10 & 11 – NO School
December 15 – Christmas Program for Parents – 8:20 – Cafeteria
December 17 & 18 Early Dismissal @ 11:30
December 19 – January 5 – No School (Christmas Break)


December Dress-Up Days | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Beginning December 1 and for the remainder of the month, students are encouraged to wear their favorite Christmas hat, headband or Christmas socks to school.


December Tiger Pride Day/Christmas Festival | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Our Tiger Pride Dress-Up day for the month of December will be Wednesday, December 16.  If they want, students can come to school dressed in Christmas colors as we celebrate Christmas during our annual Christmas Festival with a fun-filled day of games and activities highlighting the Christmas season.


Performing Arts Concerts – Friday, December 4 | gkauffman@gisthailand.org

Enjoy exhilarating Christmas Concerts brought to you by GIS’s talented Performing Arts students. Sacred carols, pop tunes, jazz, and Pentatonix arrangements will send you out the door bursting with the JOY of Christmas.

  • 7 pm in the Elementary Atrium: Grades 9-12 Choir, Honors Chanson, Grades 7 & 8 young men and ladies 
  • 8 pm in the GIS Cafeteria: Jazz Band and Grades 9-12 Band


Come enjoy the merriment and support the GIS Performing Arts! (Non-GIS community members are permitted to attend)

Members of the audience should be prepared for:

  • Entrance to campus beginning at 6:40 pm. Viewing space is limited. Those who arrive late may not have an ideal view.
  • Signing in upon entering campus, temperature checks, and hand sanitizer when entering campus. 
  • Physical distancing will be required. Please do not move the physically distanced chairs.
  • Photography and videography will be allowed.
  • Some members of the audience of the Choir concert should be prepared to stand on physically distant, marked spots.


End of Semester 1/Q2 & Exam Schedule | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Final exams will be Dec. 15-18. The schedule can be accessed on the Secondary calendar here. (FYI from the PSMO Handbook: Semester exams for grade 9-12 students or students taking a grade 9-12 level course are given at the end of each semester according to the schedule determined by the Principal (typically the last 4 days).  Courses in the following areas will have semester final examinations: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, and Religious Studies. Other courses may or may not include final semester exams.)


  1. All secondary students (7-12) are required to leave campus after finals/classes are completed for that day at 11:30 am.
  2. All Secondary students (grades 7-12) are required to wear school uniforms during finals week. 
  3. In most courses for grades 9-12, as indicated in the PSMO Handbook, an exam will be given at the end of each semester. If a student does not have a final exam in their class(es), they do not need to come to school.
  4. Grades 7 & 8 will run a block class schedule that follows the exam schedule on the calendar. 

If, due to transportation issues, a student needs to be at school but doesn’t have a final (G 9-12), they are permitted to study in provided classrooms.


Secondary Full-Time Positions OPEN | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

We have posted full time teaching positions. These were filled by long-term subs and we are now looking for a solution for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. One full-time English teaching position and 1 full-time Social Studies & Religious Studies position. 4-year degree required and relevant teaching experience highly preferred. See here for a job description. Please contact mrandolph@gisthailand.org for more information and/or recruit@gisthailand.org to apply.


This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

Day A(Monday) – Grades 7-12 will have a Wellness Check-in.
Day E(Friday) – Grades 7-12 will have a Homeroom.

Mark your Calendars with Upcoming Events | secondary.office@gisthailand.org


  • December 4: Eligibility Check
  • December 4: Choir & Band Concerts
  • December 10-11: No School
  • December 14: All 7 classes
  • December 15-18: End of Semester schedule (see above)
  • December 19- January 6: Christmas Break!



This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Nov. 30

🏃🏽 Senior CMAC XC Meet @ PTIS 3:30pm


Tuesday, Dec. 1

⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer A team vs. PTIS @ Grace 3:45pm

⚽️ U12 Girls Soccer vs. PTIS @ Grace 3:45pm

🏀 V. Girls Basketball vs. CMIS @ Grace 4:00pm – CANCELLED

⚽️ U14 Boys Soccer vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm

⚽️ U14 Girls Soccer vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm

🏀V. Boys Basketball vs. CMIS @ Grace 5:00pm – CANCELLED


Thursday, Dec. 3

⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer B team vs. APIS @ Grace 3:45pm – CANCELLED

🏀JV Boys Basketball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:00pm

🏀JV Girls Basketball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:00pm

🏀V. Boys Basketball vs. PTIS @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer A team vs. LIST @ Lanna Primary 4:15pm – CANCELLED

⚽️ U12 Girls Soccer vs. LIST @ Allmag Arena 4:15pm – CANCELLED

⚽️ U14 Boys Soccer vs. LIST @ Grace 4:15pm – CANCELLED

⚽️ U14 Girls Soccer vs. LIST @ Grace 4:15pm – CANCELLED


Before travelling to other schools, please refer to this document for all Covid guidelines

For more information, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org