The other day whilst Marvin and I were in
the garden we found a birds nest. Marvin wanted to climb to the top of the
tree to have a closer look but I told him that it might scare the birds and
that the mother might fly away and not come back. Marvin didnít want to
scare them away so we watched them from the bottom. During the week we got
to see the mother bird come and feed her babies and we saw the babies trying
to flap their wings and fly. Have you ever seen anything interesting in your
garden? Write to Marvin and tell him about it because he loves being outside
and looking at nature. You can send your letters to:
156-158 Im-boon Housing Estate
T. Changmoi, A. Muang,
Chiang Mai 50300
Fax: 053 234 145
1) What did the little light bulb say to the big light bulb?
2) What is a very hard subject to study?
3) At what time do most people go to the dentist?
4) What kind of cat has eight legs?
1) The love you watts and watts
3) Tooth hurty
4) An octopus
Bye from Marg and Marvin
Design Technology Project at Prem
There were smiles and giggles all round in the
Kindergarten 1 and 2 classes at Prem Tinsulanonda International School
recently. The Grade 6 class was presenting the puzzles they had made in
their Design Technology course, as part of the International Baccalaureate
(IB) community and service area of interaction.
students proudly display their wooden puzzles.
Initially the Grade 6 students had to observe the younger
students and interview them about their interests. The planning stage of the
project involved coming up with three options for puzzles and choosing just
one, before they actually had to create the puzzle using coping saws,
Masonite and lots of paint.
out the puzzle pieces together.
Their classroom teacher, Robert Service, said that the hardest part for
the students came when they had to give up something that they had spent six
weeks creating. Grade 6 had to evaluate their project by returning to the
kindergarten children to observe them using their puzzles. The students were
asked to reflect on how it felt to give up something that some of them
really wanted to keep for themselves. All round, it was a worthwhile project
for both the younger and older students.
Music contests in the anti-drug campaign
Scholarships and cash for the best warblers
A music competition is being held for the next two
Saturdays and Sundays at Pro-Dot-Com on the 3rd floor in Kad Suan Kaew
shopping complex in Chiang Mai.
Organized by the coordinators of the To Be Number One
Project, Lanna Poly Technical School and Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex,
this contest is designed for children and adults between the ages of 6-25,
as part of the campaign to help them steer clear of drugs.
The competition has been divided into three categories.
Firstly, there is a competition for bands, for which 62 teams have entered.
Secondly, there is a Thai Luk Tung singing contest with 62 entrants. And
thirdly, 87 hopefuls have entered the Thai Luk Krung song competition.
The final round of the contest will take place on August 13. The winning
band will receive a scholarship worth 10,000 baht and a shield of honor from
HRH Princess Ubolratana. The winners in Thai Luk Tung and Thai Luk Krung
song contests will each receive a scholarship of 5,000 baht and a shield of
Youths find they can enjoy life without drugs
Thousands of students have been taking an interest in
drugs - but in order to keep off them, not indulge in them.
The secondary school students and vocational college
students took part in the many activities carried out on World (anti) Drugs
Day at the Chiang Mai Polytechnic Collegeís field on June 24-25.
girls from Sacred Heart College perform on stage.
20 schools participated in a Luk Tung singing and dancing
contest. The students were elegantly dressed and sporting make-up suitable
for this art form. The team from Yupparat School won in the age 6-14 years
category, with Waree School and Phutthisophon first and second runners-up.
on drugs were on display at the Chiang Mai Polytechnic College.
In the 15-25 years category, the team from Lanna
Commercial College was chosen the winner, with Chiang Mai Vocational College
and San Sai Wittayakhom ranked first and second runners-up.
A number of talented and self-confident students also
took part in a debating competition. At the secondary school level, students
from Dara Academy, Wat Tha Satoi Municipal School and Waree School were the
winner and first and second runners-up. At the high school level, the Regina
Coeli group took the winning title, while students from Dara Academy and
Yupparat School came in as first and second runners-up.
There was also a Question and Answer session on drugs and
contests for cheerleaders, the To be Number One drawing, an essay and many
kinds of sporting events in which the students participated
Besides the contests, exhibitions organized by many schools and
vocational colleges were on display to impart much useful information and
knowledge on drugs to the students.
celebrates 10th anniversary
Students exhorted to follow Christian principles
Photos by Saksit Meesubkwang
The 10th anniversary of the Chiang Mai Christian German
School (CDSC, its German acronym) was celebrated with shows, performances,
and an exhibition by the students from kindergarten to Grade 12.
Somsri Chaiyasate, the school manager, opens the anniversary celebration.
Ajarn Somsri Chaiyasate, the school manager, opened the
grand celebration and ceremonies. Fred Hartmann, the outgoing principal
after a term of six years, and his successor, Dirk Massinger, were on hand
to welcome the guests.
students attend the ceremonies.
During the ceremony, the audience sang hymns of thanks
for having brought the school luck, growth and prosperity.
Ajarn Somsri led all students religious devotions and
prayed for progress in their studies and in their lives. Prof Virat Kodul,
the vice-moderator of the Church of Christ in Thailand, thanked the teachers
for equipping the students with not only academic knowledge but also how to
tackle the social problems they encounter. He urged the students to resist
the mortal temptations of premarital sex, drugs and gambling.
Massinger, the new principal.
At present, there were many things wrong in society, and
he praised the Thai government for its social order campaign, "to get
rid of temptations". He noted that "The more suppression, the more
temptations there are. We should try to help our children not to succumb to
these wrongdoings, and wish Godís blessings on the school to help them to
steer clear of these temptations in society".
Sonthurong Pannawallee (left), making a presentation to outgoing principal
Fred Hartmann and his wife Marlies.
Among the guests of honour were representatives of the
German consulate in Chiang Mai, the Zone 4 Education Office, and Kees
Brouwer, chairman of the CDSC student-parents association.
of the dance performances.
A souvenir presentation made by Ajarn Sonthurong
Pannawallee, to the outgoing principal Fred Hartmann and his wife, Marlies,
followed by Wolfgang Winkler, head of the Marburger Mission in Thailand, who
exhorted the students to follow Godís way so that they could be,
"Good and smart persons living together in happiness."
He also asked for the government to help improve the courses and
curricula so that the culture of both teaching and learning could be
developed. "What is good must be held onto and passed on in order to
benefit others. Change has come to the world today, and we hope that God
will protect these students from evil and bless them with a bright
future," he said.