Hi there kids. Marvin and I just got back from holidays.
We went to Australia where we had a very good time swimming in the sea and
meeting old friends again. We saw koalas, kangaroos and emus and we even
bought a book about them. Marvin says that the thing he liked the most about
our trip to Australia was being able to play with his friends that he
hasn’t seen for a long time. He said that he misses them a lot.
2-white 3-pink 4-orange
5-brown 6-greem 7-blue
Do you have friends that live far away that you can’t
visit very often? Write to Marvin and tell him about them, or send him a
picture, a story or a poem:
Marg and Marvin
Chiangmai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd.
142 Im-boon Housing Estate
Soi 1, Muangsamut Road, Tambon Changmoi
Muang District, Chiang Mai 50300
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 053 234 145
1) What has eyes but can’t see?
2) Why do hummingbirds hum?
3) Why did the tomato blush?
4) What is at the end of everything?
1) A potato
2) Because they can’t remember the words
3) Because it saw the salad dressing
4) The letter g
This week we have a picture from Basile Pouradier Duteil. He is in the
Bye from Marg and Marvin
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Chiang Mai Zoo to coordinate field trips for poor school students
Chiang Mai Zoo is providing free field trips for primary
school students from June to September this year. These are designed to
provide an opportunity for primary school students to learn more about
nature, wildlife, and environmental conservation.
The project was initiated by the Zoological Park
Organization under the King’s patronage, and Chiang Mai Zoo has received 3
million baht to organize this project for the north of Thailand. The
students will also attend special lectures about natural resources from
experts in the field. The students will also enjoy many special activities
and adventures during the field trips.
These educational trips are in two packages. The first is
a one-day field trip, and the other an overnight camp in the zoo. The zoo
will be able to only accept 300 students per day.
Schools that qualify for this project should be country
primary schools in northern Thailand, without enough budget for any field
trips, and the students of the schools should not have had any experiences
in Chiang Mai Zoo.
For more information, contact Chiang Mai Zoo office, tel.
053 221 179, 053 358 116.
Three academic campuses in Chiang Rai sign MOU
Educational cooperation the aim
An MOU to share educational resources and personnel was
signed by Mae Fah Luang University (MFLU), Chiang Rai Rajabhat Institute (CRRI)
and Rajamangkala Institute of Technology of Chiang Rai (RITCR).
The representatives of the three campuses signing the MOU
were MFLU president, Assoc Prof Wanchai Sirichana; CRRI president, Assistant
Prof Manop Pasitwilaitham; RITCR director, Boontham Rewkarn, witnessed by PM
Secretary Yongyuth Tiyapairatch, Chiang Rai MPs and other VIP guests.
Yongyuth said this concept is very useful and the moment
will be recorded in Thailand’s educational history. They expect this MOU
might become a pilot project towards further cooperation between other
Lanna International School elementary students moving on
Each school life is divided into different steps. Each
step is a major achievement for each student. Each and every time with more
seriousness, they will ask themselves: am I ready for the next level in
life? Am I ready for this new chapter?
Naraporn Wongtip, Thai headmistress of LIST, calling upon each and every
student to receive the certificate. (Photo by Michael Vogt)
successful grade 5 students with their homeroom teacher, Mrs. Emily Clark,
proudly display their achievement. (Photo by Michael Vogt)
Fifteen grade 5 international students successfully
passed the elementary level and will, from August 2003 onwards, belong to
The next couple of years will be amongst the most challenging years in
their lives, as well as for their parents and their teachers. It is the time
between childhood and adulthood, but also the time to build long lasting
friendships and connecting emotionally as well as spiritually with people
Lanna International School celebrates the end of the school year
The end of a school year is always a day of joy, but also
a day of sadness. Sadness because, in an international environment such as
Chiang Mai, some people will move on. But it will always be a day of
reminiscence of the past school year.
LIST, Mr. Kenneth McCaffery hands over a bouquet of flowers to the MC of the
day, Mr. David Blair Brown. Mr. Brown, fashionable in his kilt, had not only
put a lot of work and dedication into the organization of this celebration,
but also did not miss out on anybody who deserved some kind words. In the
back you see a member of the ‘How Come’ School Band, which opened and
closed the morning’s celebration. (Photo by Michael Vogt)
Chiang Mai University Art Museum was the venue for the
LIST ‘End of Year Celebration’. MC of the day was high school teacher
David Brown, who not only welcomed the audience, but also had kind words for
every student group and every one of the participating children.
Students who successfully passed grade 8 will, from
August 2003 onwards, be high school students, and as such much admired by
the younger and not so experienced kids.
They are almost grown up now and the end of middle school
or the beginning of high school will require a lot of commitment and
sacrifice. By then they will be old enough to make their own decisions, and
they will set an example for the smaller children, and, therefore, the step
towards high school is regarded as a milestone in life.
Jaratphong, Jennifer, Mathew, Na Young, Pimprapha and Shin, the 7 students
who successfully passed the Middle School, together with Homeroom Teacher,
Mr. Roger Fortune. (Photo by Michael Vogt)
Mr. Ravee Art Phoewham, from the British Council Chiang Mai, was the
guest speaker of the day and provided a nice quote. He said, “Set your
sail to the wind rather than against it,” but first of all, enjoy your
CMIS juniors and seniors enjoy “Final Impact”
a tradition at Chiang Mai International School that the junior high school
class (11th grade) organizes and finances a High School Prom at the end of
the school year, to which the graduating senior class are the honored
guests. This year’s CMIS Prom, titled the “Final Impact” was held at
the Ridges Hotel. Members of the CMIS class of 2003 enjoyed dressing up and
getting together for the prom, one of their last school events together as a
class. (Photo by Geoff Thompson)