Vol. I No. 5 Saturday 23 November - 29 November 2002
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Kids' Corner

Chiang Maiís Christian German School fills a niche market

It has been really hot lately and when Marvin comes in from playing he likes to have a nice big, cold drink. Here is a healthy drink that is fizzy too.

Octopus Bubbles

Do you like to cook? Write to Marvin and tell him your favorite recipe. You can send your letters to:

 

Marg and Marvin

ISE International School

PO Box 6, Banglamung

Chonburi, 20150

Fax 038 345 156 or 038 372 590

JOKES

1) What did the cook say to the salad?

2) Which player on a baseball team pours the lemonade?

3) What do cats call mice on roller-skates?

4) What does your leg wear to keep warm?

ANSWERS

1) Youíre old enough to dress yourself

2) The pitcher

3) Meals on wheels

4) A kneecap


Chiang Maiís Christian German School fills a niche market

Many German speaking expatriates live in and around Chiang Mai, but are here on short term contracts. Their children could be disadvantaged by the school curriculum changes, but the Christian German School Chiang Mai claims it has the perfect solution. It prepares children for relocation and integration back into their respective home countries, be it Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

CDSC Principal Fred Hartmann with Lucie, the talking doll, which is used for explanations, fun, prayers and learning experiences in the kindergarten and elementary school classes.

The Girlsí band under the leadership of Mrs Hartmann, the music, art and religion teacher, practices for the Christmas musical on December 19.

The CDSC is situated in a quiet rural setting at the edge of a village, surrounded by rice fields, about 8 km south of the Chiang Mai city center.

The curriculum is based upon that of the federal state of Hesse, and is completed using materials from various other German federal states. The school also teaches Thai language and culture to enable pupils to integrate in their current host culture. Being a Christian school it also places importance on imparting the generally held Christian societal principles. Tuition is done in small groups by dedicated professionals.

Football is the most popular after school activity for all age groups. The teamís mascot, Schongo the dog insisted on being in the picture.

The school boasts a science laboratory, a computer room and a classroom for Thai studies. The library has over 4000 books covering a large variety of subjects. The children enjoy access to a large playground with a jungle gym, a soccer and basketball field as well as a hall for indoor games in case of rain. Pre-school children numbers have risen to over 20, and pupils from grades 1 - 11 to almost 60.



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