CMIS receives sneak preview of Narisa’s upcoming saxophone concert
Students at Chiangmai International School (CMIS) were
very lucky last week. They were treated to two incredible mini concerts
performed by Narisa Cherdjareewatananun & her miracle saxophone, one for
Elementary and one for the High School during their lunch hour breaks.
CMIS students are mesmerized by Narisa’s magical saxophone.
The mini-concerts were part of Narisa’s tour through
local elementary and high schools to raise awareness of her September 18
concert at Kad Suan Kaew Theater.
Narisa, still only 19 years of age, started playing in a
marching band in Grade 4 and still seems to be driven by the sheer love for
listen intently to Narisa’s saxophone during a promotion for her upcoming
concert at the Kad Theater on September 18.
She outlined the upcoming concert for her young fans, which will be a
feast for Latin music lovers and of course for anybody who enjoys the warm
lyrical sounds of a saxophone. She also revealed that a number of famous
Thai musicians, including P’ Koh (Saxman), will be part of the show on
September 18, as well as dancers from Bangkok.
Juniors full of spirit at Sport World Dance Contest
The youngest team at
the Sport World Dance Contest was the ‘Spirit Juniors’ from the
Chiangmai Ballet Academy, taking home a well deserved second prize. Since
the margin between the ‘Spirit Juniors’ and the winners was very small,
Chiang Mai can look forward expectantly to what these talented youngsters
will do next year.
Lucky girls for the World Cup
Eighty lucky girls have been selected from 153 applicants
to advance to the final round to select football juniors to lead teams onto
the pitch in the upcoming FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup competition. The
U-19 World Cup is scheduled to be held in Chiang Mai this November.
girls wait for the competition.
The first round for the football juniors was held at the
Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai on September 11-12, and the names of those
chosen will be officially announced on September 20 at Central Airport Plaza
and Bedtime Story Shop.
The girls are aged between 6-10 years. They have been selected for
courage and self-confidence, not performing skills.
The opportunity to study in Hawaii?
The International Center of Chiang Mai University is
providing free counseling services for US and Canadian education and visas.
Upcoming opportunities and dates for the public to meet
directors from the different overseas universities are:
University of Hawaii-Leeward College, Monday, October 4.
Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, California,
Monday-Tuesday October 11 and 12.
California State University - Hayward, Monday, October
English Placement Tests will be on Thursday, September 23
and the preparation for TOEFL using the Institutional TOEFL Test on
Saturday, September 25.
For more information and registration, call 0-5394-2896.
Gardening globetrotter spices up Prem experience
The Prem Tinsulanonda International School has always
prided itself on being an institution of diversity. Both students and staff
hail from all kinds of different backgrounds, and upon leaving Prem, one is
sure to feel like a global citizen. Quite fittingly, Luke Simon, one of the
school’s new interns, brings to the job a unique combination of skills and
a typical display of focus and enthusiasm during swim instruction, Luke
encourages Harry, one of his students.
In his role at Prem, Luke organizes the co-curricular
program and serves as a boarding intern and physical education assistant.
Although there were early signs that Luke would be involved in sports, his
path to Prem has been a meandering one indeed.
Luke grew up on a farm in Somerset, England and came
close to studying sport science. However, he chose a very different route
and earned a degree in landscape architecture from Cheltenham College. For
the next several years, he designed gardens all over the world, including
Paris, Madrid, Riyadh, and Manhattan.
In 2003, gripped by a sense of adventure, Luke embarked
on a journey that would eventually lead him to Prem. While traveling, he met
several Prem staff on a beach in southern Thailand and was subsequently
invited to spend a day at the school. His natural talent as a sports
instructor was made evident that day as he taught several physical education
Today, the Prem community feels fortunate to have Luke who currently
enjoys coaching the Under Sixteen Boys Volleyball team as well as the Junior
Cricket team. Asked what he is most looking forward to this year, Luke
responded, “I am excited to watch the children’s skills develop.” One
can be certain that Luke, the garden designer, athletic instructor, and
global citizen, will not merely be watching. Rather, he is sure to be fully
involved in that endeavor.
FERC donates school equipment in Chiang Mai
Rotary Matching Grant made it possible
The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC)
has donated library furniture for Wat Suan Dok School and a drinking water
filter system at the Wat Sri Pingmaung School. This donation was part of a
Rotary Matching Grant of US$ 20,000, from the Rotary Club of Fayetteville,
Arkansas, USA in coordination with the Rotary Clubs of Chiangmai West and
Chang Phuak Chiangmai.
to right) Adj. Jarassee Suritip, Adj. Thitikan Sanongkhum, Rotary Pres.
Geoff Hough (Chang Phuak), FERC officers Luxami Utaipol, Marc Dumur, Annelie
Hendriks and Ratana Khuenkeaw attend the library furniture donation at Wat
Suan Dok School.
The matching grant is now completed, which funded
furniture, teaching equipment and replacement batteries for a solar system
at Mae Sariang district which was reported in Chiangmai Mail on August 17,
FERC is continuously seeking donations to fund school buildings and
equipment as well as scholarships. For further information please visit the