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Little Stars new term starts in May

Ajcharapan wins Songkran kids contest

Chiang Maiís Christian German School fills a niche market

Little Stars new term starts in May

Little Stars bilingual nursery preschool is the place your child can get good quality bilingual education. Little Stars is under the supervision of CEC language school. It is situated on Nimmanhemin Road near the 7 - 11 store, and it can give your child the best possible start to their education.

Little stars at Little Stars bilingual nursery preschool.

Highly experienced and dedicated staff give bilingual programs in English Language, Thai Language, Math, Music and Arts. At Little Stars your child can have a fun education in a safe and pleasant environment.

We are enrolling for our new term that starts in May. Enrolment is open to both Thai and non-Thai children from the age of 2 years. For more information please contact Little Stars on 053 - 895202 or 053 - 210495 and speak to Khun Amporn, the school principle, or pop in for an informal chat. Your child could soon be on the way to becoming a star.

Ajcharapan wins Songkran kids contest

Nuttanee Thaveephol

Little Ajcharapan Uttara won top prize in this yearís 3rd Robinson Junior Songkran Kids Contest. The contest, held on April 6, was organized to find pretty young girls for the Songkran Festival.

Ajcharapan Uttara, was voted the prettiest girl at this yearís Robinson Junior Club Songkran Kids Contest.

The smallest girl in the contest didnít win, but she may be the most beautiful girl next year.

As participants and the audience anxiously awaited the committeeís announcement of the results, word finally came that candidate number 1, Ajcharapan Uttara had won first prize this year.

Everyone is happy to participate in the contest, despite most not getting prizes.

Ajcharapan and her family, understandably, were very excited.

Narisaraporn Kota and Parichat Boonkerd were voted the Most Popular.

Nutsuda Wonganan finished first runner-up, whilst Kanokwan Trassaroo was the second runner-up.

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.

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 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.

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.