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Kids' Corner

Tana Lucksanapiruk and Daisy Mon take top singles titles in international school table tennis meet

Students prepare to embark on exciting new future

CMIS anniversary celebrations don’t stop

Volleyball kids compete for royal trophy

Kids' Corner

Marvin recently went to a theme park. He thought the best thing was the roller coaster. So he went to t

The other day we went to visit the blind school. Marvin thought that blind people couldn’t read because they can’t see the words, so he was very surprised when he saw them reading. Blind people use a special type of writing called “Braille”. When a blind person reads Braille they feel the special dots on the page. Have a look at the Braille alphabet below.

You can see that each letter is made by using six dots. The colored dots are like little raised bumps on the paper so that the blind person can feel them. At first they learn how to read the alphabet using their fingers, just like you learn your alphabet using your eyes. Then they can learn to spell words and read them. Blind people can read very fast!

Have you ever seen ‘Braille’? Write to Marvin and tell him about it. You can send your letters to:

Marg and Marvin
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JOKES

1) What can you give away but still keep?
2) What is a barbeque?
3) What have dogs and trees got in common?
4) What belongs to you but is used more by other people?

ANSWERS

1) A cold
2) A row of men waiting for a haircut
3) Bark
4) Your name

This week we have a picture of a spaceship from Talmage who is in the Kindergarten class. Can you see all of the rockets on the side of his spaceship?

Bye from Marg and Marvin


Tana Lucksanapiruk and Daisy Mon take top singles titles in international school table tennis meet

5 international schools take part in united table tennis tournament

Marion Vogt

Tana Lucksanapiruk from CMIS won top honors in the boys’ division and Daisy Mon from LIST won the girls’ division last Saturday morning when Lanna International School (LIST) hosted a table tennis tournament for the international schools in the north.

Toby from Grade 4 at LIST knows that a good table tennis player is one that hits the right ball at the right moment.

64 boys and 20 girls of different age groups showed up to compete and find out the most sportive, the most attacking and the most practiced, player.

Table tennis always looks so easy, but it is mostly about tactics. There are players who rally a lot, going for the touch strokes. There are spin variation players, and players that wait for opponent’s errors (even forcing them). There are attacking styles and defensive styles. But what all of the 84 players wanted last Saturday was to improve their game and win for their respective schools.

But the main attention was given to returning the ball and having fun at the same time. In the end, everyone agreed that the host, Lanna International School, and the organizer, Steven Ashcraft (LIST), did a great job.

Results

Girls Singles Finals: Daisy Mon (LIST) defeated Mel Forbes Harper (Prem). Third Place match: Lena Zimpfer (Prem) defeated Yupin Laosue (Prem).

And the winner is… teachers, onlookers, judges and students wait for the results.

Girls Doubles Finals: Prem 2 (Mel Forbes Harper, Hannah Smith) defeated Prem 1 (Hien Litdang, Yupin Laosue).

Girls Singles Consolation Bracket: Hannah Smith (Prem) defeated Inga Zimpfer (Prem).

Boys Singles Finals: Tana Lucksanapiruk (CMIS) defeated Max Aronson (LIST). Third Place match: Teera Lucksanapiruk (CMIS) defeated Dow Kaewjinda (APIS).

Table tennis is a sport for people of all ages. Those who really want to become good players need to practice, practice and practice.

Boys Doubles Finals: CMIS 2 (Teera Lucksanapiruk, Tana Lucksanapiruk) defeated CMIS 1 (Tanit Martin, Sangwoen Yun).

Boys Singles Consolation Bracket: Seng Luangpaseth (APIS) defeated Nat Tantisukrit (APIS).


Students prepare to embark on exciting new future

Receive guidance at International College Fair held at Prem Tinsulanonda

Cheryl Keegan
College Guidance
Counselor

The sun was out for the first time in days last Monday, the day the Council of International Schools College Tour came to Prem Tinsulanonda International School.

A group of students from American Pacific International School standing around the information stand of the American International University in London.

23 US college representatives arrived to set up what they termed as “the best stop on the tour”; a college fair in Prem’s striking black and white auditorium. Here they handed out materials and information about their schools and advised students about the types of institutions best suited to their dreams for the future. Often a personal conversation with one of these seasoned professionals gives a student an idea for further study which they would not pick up by just looking at a brochure or a curriculum guide.

The college admissions professionals conducted sessions for students and parents on essential tasks for school leavers, like writing a college essay and financing a US education.

Students and parents from CMIS, GIS, LIST and APIS attended the fair at Prem. The college admissions professionals conducted sessions for students and parents on essential tasks for school leavers, like writing a college essay and financing a US education, and there was plenty of time to approach college representatives and to chat one on one before Prem turned on its usual excellent lunch.

It is important to see groups of higher education representatives coming up to Chiang Mai as they realize that we have a sizable international school population looking for places in universities.

The college fair took place in Prem’s striking black and white auditorium. Representatives handed out materials and information about their schools and advised students about the types of institutions best suited to their dreams for the future.

Participating colleges were: Bryant College, Bucknell University, Denison University, Elon University, La Salle University, Lynn University, Marymount College, Palos Verdes, Michigan State University, Occidental College, Penn State University, Purdue University, Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Reed College, Richmond/American International University in London, Ringling School of Art and Design, St Olaf College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Skidmore College, Southern Methodist University, University of Tulsa, Villanova University, and Whitman College.


CMIS anniversary celebrations don’t stop

The Chiang Mai International School auditorium was filled beyond capacity on the morning of Thursday, September 18 when all 430 students, more than 60 staff and dozens of parents congregated to help celebrate the school’s fifty-year history of service to the English-speaking community in Chiang Mai.

CMIS celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an enormous birthday cake! The school’s oldest student and youngest student were invited to blow out the candles together on behalf of the student body.

The Founders’ Day Assembly opened with a performance of the King’s Song by the High School Music Appreciation class in honor of His Majesty the King of Thailand. Other student performances followed, including the newly-formed High School Choir singing Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Grades 5 and 6 presented vignettes on the lives of some of the significant figures in the school’s history, including Drs. McKean and McGilvary, former principal Edith McCarty, and former Director Kamol Boonprohm. Ajahn Kamol, who retired this June, was the driving force behind CMIS gaining legal status as an international school in 1984 - the first international school in Chiang Mai to do so.

Grade 6 students reenact the contributions of Dr. McKean, whose house is now used as the CMIS Administrative office building.

The assembly ended with the presentation of a surprise 50th birthday cake, and the school’s oldest student and youngest student were invited to blow out the candles together on behalf of the student body. All students and staff then joined in the singing of the CMIS school song.

Founders’ Day was an opportunity for CMIS to acknowledge the support it has received from the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT), which owns and operates the school. More than 100 members of the CCT from across the country attended the Service of Thanksgiving held at the school on September 18 to offer their encouragement and congratulations on the occasion. Former CMIS Director Kamol Boonprohm was also honored during the service for his loyalty and dedication to the school.

CMIS Director Supaporn Yanasarn sits with young students from Prince Royal’s College (PRC). CMIS and PRC are both owned by the Church of Christ in Thailand.

The Church of Christ in Thailand also owns and operates the Prince Royal’s College, Dara Academy, McCormick Hospital, Payap University and McGilvary Theological Seminary. CMIS Director Supaporn Yanasarn has actively encouraged relationships between CCT institutions, and Founders’ Day was one more opportunity to bridge the gap between Chiang Mai International School and its Thai-speaking neighbors.

The High School Music Appreciation Class sings the King’s Song to open the CMIS Founders’ Day Assembly.


Volleyball kids compete for royal trophy

The youth Mini-Volleyball Competition, to win the royal trophy of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, has been underway at the Chiang Mai Municipality Stadium since September 10.

Many students from primary schools around the north of Thailand joined in the first round of this tournament, which is being held by Aeronautical Radio of Thailand, Chiang Mai branch, in Gymnasium 3 at the municipal stadium.

Students from Ban Hua Wiang School (left) and Ban Mae Korn School (right) compete in the early stages of the tournament for Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s royal trophy.



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