The other day Marvin played outside
in the sun with his friend for a long time. He had a very nice time but he
is not feeling very well at the moment. He forgot to put his sunscreen on
and now he is feeling very sore because he got badly sunburned. He says that
he will never forget the sun rules ever again. When we go out in the sun we
always say slip, slop, slap which means:
Slip on a shirt Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat.
Can you think of any other ways to stay safe in the sun?
Write to Marvin and tell him. You can send your letters to:
156-158 Im-boon Housing Estate
T. Changmoi, A. Muang,
Chiang Mai 50300
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 053 234 145
Fax: 038-345-156 or 038-372-590
1. Knock, knock.
Lettuce in! It’s raining out here!
2. Knock, knock.
Can you turnip the stereo please?
3. Knock, knock.Who’s there?
Kenya loan me 10 baht for an ice cream?
4. Knock, knock.
Stan back, I’m coming in.
Bye from Marg and Marvin
New Principal appointed to CMIS
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) announced the
appointment of a new Principal to assume duties in August 2004. Terry
Gamble, a Canadian on the faculty of the American International School in
Cairo, Egypt, is expected to move to Chiang Mai in July 2004 to prepare for
the start of the new school year. He will work closely with CMIS Director
Supaporn Yanasarn, and with the school’s 60 teaching staff.
CMIS Principal Terry Gamble with his wife Nicole.
Mr. Gamble, 48, holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in
Education and is an experienced educator. He has held positions in Canada
and overseas as a classroom teacher, school principal and assessment
specialist. Gamble was responsible for the development of achievement
testing across the Canadian province of Alberta and has played a major role
in training teachers to use assessment tools. Described by the senior
education advisor to the Alberta School Boards Association as “an
exemplary teacher and administrator ... extremely creative and with a keen
sense of humor,” Terry Gamble is an enthusiastic golfer and coach of
basketball, gymnastics, soccer and track. He and his wife Nicole have two
announces the appointment of Terry Gamble as Principal beginning in August
CMIS looks forward to welcoming Terry Gamble to the school and wider
community. Further information regarding Chiang Mai International School can
be found on the school website (www.cmis.ac.th) or by contacting
FERC and Rotarians assist
the weekend school in Baan Mae Jong
A real Valentine’s present to say, “We care”
Three Rotary Clubs (RC of Fayetteville, Arkansas U.S.A.;
RC Chuang Puak and RC Chiangmai West) and FERC (Foundation for Education for
Rural Children) donated furniture and school equipment to the weekend school
in Baan Mae Jong, Doi Saket.
from the RC of Fayetteville, Arkansas U.S.A.; RC Chuang Puak, RC Chiangmai
West and FERC at Baan Mae Jong on Valentine’s Day.
This school was built by donations from FERC 2 years ago.
The weekend school is meant for poor children who are lacking educational
support. They come each Saturday and Sunday morning for extra lessons and
are taught by volunteer teachers from Chiang Mai.
children are happy just to have the chance to learn.
The school started two years ago with around 40 children
but this has risen to more than 120 children of different age groups who are
happily coming every weekend. And the number is growing!
The school urgently needed more tables and chairs, more cupboards, as
well as whiteboards for the library/study room and of course television and
computer equipment. The service organizations provided the much needed
donations and handed it over to the head of the school on Valentine’s Day.
be ‘nothing special’ for some people, but for these children this
donated TV represents Valentine’s Day love!
International Day 2004 at CMIS
Chiang Mai International School includes students and
teachers from nearly 30 different countries and regularly sets aside a
special day to honor its cultural diversity. “International Day 2004”
was celebrated in early February in a flurry of costumes, performances and
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 dressed in their
national dress, or other clothing representing their countries, and marched
in the day’s official opening parade. During the morning, students visited
classroom displays from a range of countries and took notes on what they
learned in their “passports.”
Parents and local business owners set up food stalls on campus, and
students and staff were treated to a feast of everything from fried Chinese
dumplings to falafels. A program of cultural performances was presented in
the afternoon, featuring students and special guests.
Kendo was another favorite of the audience who watched in awe during the
like a lesson in ‘how to put on a Korean national dress...
testing -parents and friends of the school provided an international menu.
This obviously was the ‘Indian section’
took part in demonstrating the art of Thai dance, no matter which
nationality and which gender
‘Netherlands’, Dutch parents showed the real cultural costumes and
explained about this small multi national country in Europe
patriotic fans were seen in the audience...
Dancing for charity!
The Nutcracker 2004
your calendar. Another highlight is coming up at the end of March. The
Chiangmai Ballet Academy announced that a beautiful version of ‘The
Nutcracker 2004’ can be watched at Kad theatre on March 28. Local ballet
students, international dancers, popular Thai singer Manunut Samaerasut and
the Chiangmai Ballet Academy join forces and will perform on stage. The
ballet can be seen twice on that day, at 2 p.m. and in the evening at 7.30
p.m. Ticket prices will start from 100 baht, with the most expensive tickets
being 500 baht.
The proceeds of these shows will go to the foundation
that takes care of people with Downs Syndrome in northern Thailand.