Prem takes honors at CMAC track and field meet
(Student athletic scribe)
student Ann is focused as she launches the discus.
Athletic director briefs her team before they begin competition.
take their marks at the CMAC track and field meet.
from Prem clears the high jump at the CMAC Athletics Meet.
The atmosphere at the Chiang Mai Athletic Conference
track and field meet was exciting for the competitors even before it began.
School athletes were there by 8.30 a.m., although the meet didn’t start
until 9 a.m. It seemed as if this was a mini-Olympic games for Chiang Mai
schools, because so many nations were represented.
After the final tallying, Prem placed first, with the final scores being:
Prem - 792, Grace - 511, Lanna - 306, CMIS - 242, NIS - 240, and APIS - 113.
Nano-technology at CMIS
Jon Hartmann, Career Counselor, CMIS
Last week, four lecturers from the International School
of Engineering Chulalongkorn University addressed a keen group of 70 High
School science students at Chiang Mai International School. Their topic was
Nano-technology, which is about molecular size machines that are about to
revolutionize our way of life.
visitors from Chulalongkorn International College pose with Ajarn Supaporn
(front row, second from right)
Professor Atiwan Chotopruek spoke on some applications in
medicine, agriculture and science but likened it to the effect computers
have had on our life. Nano-technology is in its early stages, similar to
computers 20 years ago, so it is an exciting career option for science
Professor Proadpran Potisatorn talked about the
International College at Chulalongkorn and how all kinds of options for
students are available including postgraduate work at the finest American
Many students had the opportunity to hear and be inspired
by the cutting edge of scientific research and were impressed by the fact
that 80 percent of students have jobs before they graduate!
As a career option for a student who wants to stay in Thailand and follow
a science pathway, Chulalongkorn International College offers good courses
in English at a very affordable cost.
Americans to train local
The US Embassy in Bangkok and the
Association of United States Alumni (AUA) plans to offer training courses
for local English teachers across the country. The training program for
English high school teachers is aimed at helping improve the quality of
English teaching in Thailand.
AUA headquarters in Washington is producing video tapes
to help train English teachers in various countries, including Egypt, Costa
Rica and Thailand. The training will be offered once a month around the
country, with the first program scheduled for April in three key regional
main cities - Chiang Mai in the north, Khon Kaen in the northeast and Nakorn
Si Thammarat in the south.
All participants will have to agree to become trainers
after finishing their course, and set up a similar program in their schools
for their colleagues.
“The program involves several new ideas for teaching
English as a second language and new practices for students in the
classroom,” foreign affairs education director, Jurairat Saengboonnam
The offer of the training program was made during a
meeting of US embassy officers and senior Thai education ministry officials,
led by Permanent Secretary for Education, Khun Ying Kasama Varawan Na
Ayutthaya in Bangkok on February 10. (TNA)
CMIS tours celadon workshops
Celadon, as a part of Thai culture, has been around for
centuries. The art class of Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) was
fortunate to be able to witness how much work goes into making such
beautiful pieces of art.
and Zach, grade 7 and 8, go shopping
As a class we went to see the wonders of Premprachas
Celadon Collection in Sankampaeng. We toured the celadon workshops watching
the artists create pottery from blobs of clay that sells for thousands of
U.S. dollars. We also saw the rainbow colors of the celadon glazes and the
On our departure, I believe our once ignorant teenage minds were given
some culture. It was a memorable trip.
Concert to help tsunami victims
The tsunami catastrophe has brought to the attention of
the world not only the great suffering of Thai people in the six affected
provinces but also the spirit and concern of Thais as they try to assist
their fellow citizens.
announce the upcoming concert to help tsunami victims.
Chiang Mai will soon witness that kind of assistance when
the Fuse Engine in cooperation with many Chiang Mai-based entertainment
outlets hold a concert “Sea, Sand, Beach and Hope” on February 25 to
raise money for the tsunami-affected people.
Taking place in the parking lot of the Central Airport
Plaza from 6 to 10 p.m., many singers and bands such as T-bone, ETC, Penguin
Villa, Arm Chair, and Acappella 7, will team up to show their concern for
the affected people.
The donation boxes in front of the concert platform are
large in expectation of large contributions to help relieve the pain and
suffering of those affected.
Tickets are 400, 250 and 100 baht and are available at
the public relations counter on the 1st floor of the Central Airport Plaza.
Proceeds from the concert will be used as a fund to revive the beaches
and sea environment in the six provinces.
Turning garbage to gold
Chiang Mai teens help clean the city
Young volunteers from Ban Pong Noi School in Chiang
Mai’s Muang district are attacking the problem of garbage smells and
pollution, a serious image problem for Chiang Mai.
Wajeesat, vice president of Tambon Suthep Administration Organization, cuts
the ribbon to mark the opening of the school’s garbage bank, flanked by
Uthit Phiwattana, director of Ban Pong Noi School.
The students, led by Sornsawan Khipanunt, established a
project to “turn garbage to gold” or a so-called “garbage bank” in
September last year right after the Social Research Institute carried out
studies on public participation in air pollution solutions at the school and
in nearby communities. The students received 20,000 baht cash in support
from Tambon Suthep Administration Organization and, to give the students a
further incentive; they are credited for recyclable garbage deposited.
The main purpose of the project is to reduce frequency of outdoor burning
of garbage and promote long term awareness of young students in solving the
city’s garbage management and air pollution.