Monday, March 6, 2017

Dongdaewon Quiz Night March 18th

Put a team together, come out for a night of fun and test your knowledge!

Paul and Ruth Sanderson are hosting an SFS community quiz night to fund raise for our Dongdaewon patient medicine.

Get your team and sign up here.  (adults only please!)

ES Wraps Up Another Successful Dongdaewon Fair

If you walked into the elementary school last week you may have thought you walked into a fairground!  Students from across ES were involved in selling, buying, fun activities, eating tasty food and just having a fabulous time.  The energy was high and the enthusiasm was contagious.

Originally the brainchild of the British School, the Dongdaewon fairs (hosted by BS and ES) have become some of our most successful fundraisers.  At the end of this year's ES fair, over 9 million won was raised for medicine for patients.  An amazing effort!  Well done ES!  The British School Fair is coming up this Thursday (9th of March).

Dongdaewon TB Two Step A Roaring Success!

We had our first Dongdaewon TB Two Step on Saturday night.  Young and old(er) turned up to dance the night away.  Fun was had by all and we raised close to a million won.  Check out some of the action below!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sham O'Grams on Sale Now

2,000 won each

Delivered March 17th - St Patrick's Day!
On sale: Now – March 07
(supported by:  Nestle' Korea)

What is a Sham O’ Gram?  An Irish message of luck and love! The Sham O’ Gram includes a delicious chocolate treat and a personalized message from YOU!

Why should I send one?  To spread ‘Luck O’ the Irish’ and raise money to buy medicine to save the lives of patients in the SFS sponsored TB Care Center in Dongdaewon, North Korea.  

How do I order?  
Please use the green coupons (brought home by BS, ES, MS, NIK and DCC students; available from homeroom teachers in the HS).  

  • Fill in the blanks (write neatly!) for "to", "from", "class", and circle which section.  Younger students, please have an adult helming you to write the recipient's FULL NAME!
  • Write which class the recipient is in (MS use advisory and HS use homeroom class).  
  • Circle the section of the school.
  • Add a message/drawing/sticker in the space provided
  • Please cut each out each coupon - the leprechauns are too busy to do this!
  • Place completed Sham o' grams (with 2000 won for each coupon) into an envelope (feel free to reuse/recycle old envelopes) and send to school with your child by March 08th.  Please address envelopes to:
BS:  Mrs Gray      ES: Ms. Hitchcock     MS:  Ms Root     HS:  Mr Sheehan         

Please Note: 
Due to the anti-graft policy, SFS staff/faculty are not allowed to receive gifts.  However, parents or students may like to donate to Dongdaewon to honor a teacher or other member of staff, and still send the green Sham O'Gram coupon as a note of appreciation.

NB:  You can get extra coupons from your child's class teacher or the sectional secretaries, so please do not make your own.

Thank you!

Go on … save a life!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dongdaewon 2017 is HERE!

And we are off!

It's that amazing time of the year where our community pulls together to help our MDR TB patients in North Korea.  We have partnered with the Eugene Bell Foundation (EBF) for the last 17 years to treat MDR TB.  They do an amazing job of treatment of multiple drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in North Korea, which is a serious growing problem that is hard to treat.  EBF have a very good success rate in their treatment program and through our partnership with them, we have seen hundreds of lives changed.  Each of those lives also impacts a family.

We are off to an amazing start.  Swim For Dongdaewon happened this past weekend.  We have a brilliant new event - The Dongdaewon Two-Step coming up.  It will be a fabulous event for the whole family and is happening on Saturday March 4th.  Click on the links for more information.  Our t-shirts are for sale in divisions as of today.  Ms Thies has created an awesome design this year.  Get yours NOW!  We have many more fun events coming up including authentic Italian pizza classes, floral classes and more.  Watch this space!

Our fundraising period extends for 5 weeks, running from today until March 24th.  All funds raised go to buy medicine for our TB patients.  Meet some of them in the video below.

Pizza For Dongdaewon

Love Italian Pizza but just can't get to Italy enough to eat your fill!?  You have an amazing opportunity to learn to cook authentic pizza the Italian way right here in Seoul.  Ms Sanderson learnt to make pizza in Italy and will share her expertise with you right here in Seoul! Places are strictly limited and will go fast.  This class sold out last year.  You can sign up by clicking here.

The Dongdaewon TB Two Step - Come and Dance the Night Away!

SFS's very first Dongdaewon TB Two Step!  In lieu of the panto, this year we are running a fun filled evening of dancing - line dancing, square dancing, Scottish dancing - you name it!  Everyone is welcome, all ages, all abilities.  Students, Parents, Teachers, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles - bring them all!

When:  Saturday, 4th March, from 7 - 9pm

Cost:  10,000 per person or 30,000 (family: 2 adults, 2 children + 5,000 won per child after that).

Where:  SFS, UAC

Why:  because it's time to let your hair down, do some exercise, have a laugh and put a spring in your step!

All proceeds go towards buying TB medicine for our TB patients.

Tickets available from your sections from Monday, February 20th.  Don't miss out and please spread the word!