Marvin has been
timing himself to see how fast he can run. He is very fast but he wants to
get faster since he read about how fast animals can go. He was amazed when
he found out that some animals can move as fast as a high speed car. Here is
what he found out:
Name of the animal
Speed the animal can travel
Cheetah 70miles per hour
Lion 50 miles per hour
Cape Hunting Dog 45 miles per hour
Zebra 40 miles per hour
Rabbit 35 miles per hour
Grizzly Bear 30 miles per hour
Cat (domestic) 30 miles per hour
Elephant 25 miles per hour
Squirrel 12 miles per hour
Pig 11 miles per hour
Chicken 9 miles per hour
Snail 0.03 miles per hour
That’s amazing when
you think that the fastest man can only run at 23.16 miles per hour! Do you
like to run? Write to Marvin and tell him how fast you can run 100m. Don’t
forget to tell him how old you are. You can send your letters to:
Marg and Marvin
Chiangmai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd.
156-158 Im-boon Housing Estate
T. Changmoi, A. Muang,
Chiang Mai 50300
Fax: 053 234 145
1) What is the
difference between a pear and a pearl?
2) What is the best day for making chips?
3) What runs across the floor but has no legs?
4) Why do movie stars stay so cool?
1) The letter
4) Because they have so many fans.
Bye from Marg and Marvin
Lanna International School celebrates new school year
The new academic year at Lanna
International School started on Monday, August 18. The new Head of School,
Roy Lewis, anticipates an exciting, challenging and fulfilling year and is
hoping that the school’s events, successes and programs will be featured
in forthcoming editions of the Chiangmai Mail.
New position filled at American Pacific International School
The American Pacific International School (APIS) in Chiang
Mai has recently filled their new position of Director of Business
Development. Jacquelyn Suter from the United States has been chosen to
spearhead the school’s international marketing and recruitment efforts.
Ms. Suter has been residing in Chiang Mai for over a
year, teaching and undertaking marketing last year at the university level.
She brings to this position 20 years of marketing and business relationship
In keeping with APIS’s goal to recruit faculty from top
US schools, Ms. Suter holds a graduate degree from the University of
“I find student recruitment challenging and
fascinating,” says Ms. Suter, “and am looking forward to diversifying
and increasing the international student body at American Pacific.”
American Pacific International School is a world-class
private secondary school, fully accredited by the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges, providing all-English instruction for grades K-12.
Prem Parent School Association kicks off the year
Last Tuesday the Prem Tinsulanonda Parent School
Association met for the first time for an informal breakfast at the Westin
Hotel. Together, over an excellent buffet, around forty-five parents and the
PSA committee members brainstormed ways to contribute positively to the Prem
community. “Our goal was to help new parents meet old parents and to make
everyone feel welcome,” commented committee member and parent Elizabeth
left to right: Elisabeth Nabnian, Pat Roby, Chairperson Andrew Bartlett,
Yupin Hodgson and Sara Shadravan.
The PSA was formed to give parents of PTIS students the
opportunity to support the school, help with fundraising, and to generally
encourage parent involvement.
This year’s PSA has many exciting hopes and plans for
the coming year. The committee is organizing a tour of Chiang Mai for
parents new to the area for Tuesday, September 2 and ran a bake sale on the
Prem campus on Tuesday, August 26.
A main focus of this year’s PSA will be fundraising.
The committee will try to organize one major fundraising event each term.
According to Elizabeth, the PSA has asked for a wish list from both the
Junior and the Senior schools and hopes to be able to provide Prem with a
few extras throughout the year. In addition, the PSA plans to get involved
in Prem’s upcoming International Day.
“Hopefully we’ll have a lot of parents involved this
year - as many parents of as many nationalities as possible,” said
Elizabeth. Indeed, it looks like a promising year for the Prem PSA. If
you’re a parent interested in getting involved with the PSA or with any
upcoming events, please contact the chairperson, Andrew Bartlett, by email
Thousands of students attend this year’s Science Week at CMU
The University of Chiang Mai and Majeo University
alternate responsibility for hosting the annual Science Week in the north,
and this year it was the turn of the Faculty of Science at CMU. Science Week
draws thousands of students from all over the north to Chiang Mai every
year. This year’s opening ceremony commemorated His Majesty King Rama IV
as the father of modern science in Thailand and was presided over by Chiang
Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat.
left to right - David Hopkinson, director of the British Council Branch here
in Chiang Mai, Shigeyuki Suzuki, consul of the Japanese Consulate, and
Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat cut the ribbon to officially open the
2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA
by Watson and Crick at Cambridge University and the British Council Thailand
is marking the occasion by using “DNA50” as the theme for a series of
events in Thailand, including an exhibition and workshops on DNA as part of
this year’s Science Week.
obtain information about various activities which the British Councils
Working in collaboration with the National Science Museum
the exhibition explains the history of the discovery of DNA and its
practical and sometimes controversial applications. After Science Week the
exhibition, which is in Thai, will be moved from the Faculty of Science to
the Doi Suthep Natural Science Center where it will be on display for a
involved in DNA activity at Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University.
One of the most important areas of the British
Council’s activity world-wide is in helping to create opportunities for
the exchange of innovative ideas in science, and in the teaching of science.
Therefore Dr Mark Windale, the senior lecturer in Science Education for the
Centre for Science Education at Sheffield-Hallam University, was invited to
conduct two workshops for secondary level students on the theme of DNA.
“Workshop” time - Dr Mark Windale, the senior lecturer in Science
Education for the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield-Hallam
University, with upper secondary students during the workshop on the theme
With the use of various activities and role play, as well
as experiments, Dr Windale was not only able to showcase creativity in
science teaching but also provide a memorable learning experience and lots
of fun for over 200 students.
RTAF Radio Station 103 supports education
RTAF Radio Station 103 in Chiang Mai organized their
annual scholarships conferment at Techatungkha Conference Hall in Wing 41,
Chiang Mai on August 21.
Group Captain Arnont
Jarayaphan, the wing commander for fighter operations of Wing 41, Chiang Mai
base, presided over the annual scholarships conferment.
Group Captain Arnont Jarayaphan, wing commander for Wing
41 fighter operations, Chiang Mai base, presided over the ceremony.
On December 21, 2000, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Radio Station management committee decided to offer scholarships to schools,
educational foundations, and funds in the provinces where the RTAF Radio
Station is received.
Captain Arnont Jarayaphan and school representatives from Chiang Mai and
For the year 2003, the RTAF Radio Station 103 in Chiang
Mai received 30,000 baht for their educational budget, and the committee
made a consideration to grant 10 scholarships to 7 elementary schools, 1 for
junior high school, and the rest for high schools in both Chiang Mai and
CMIS announces new appointments
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS), now in its 50th
year of providing high-quality education in Chiang Mai, is pleased to
announce the appointment of two experienced educators to its senior
Supaporn Yanasarn assumed the school’s directorship in
July 2003 after two years as the school’s principal and acting director,
and following the retirement of long-time CMIS Director Kamol Boonprohm.
Yanasarn assumed the school’s directorship in July 2003 after two years as
the school’s principal and acting director.
Achan Supaporn holds a degree in Education and Master of
Divinity degree, and has been a keen supporter of the development of
leadership through education. Prior to her association with CMIS, Achan
Supaporn spent 29 years as a teacher, administrator, and Chaplain at the
Prince Royal’s College in Chiang Mai.
Australian Russell Morton is Chiang Mai International
School’s new principal. Mr. Morton comes to CMIS with a background in
Biochemistry, a Masters degree in Education and extensive experience in
school administration. Most recently Mr. Morton served as director of Murree
Christian School in Pakistan, and has held head positions at a number of
private schools in Australia.
Chiang Mai International School also welcomed 21 new
teachers and 112 new students to their community this school year, which
began on August 13.