JV Basketball Championships
Kristen Davey, CMIS Athletic Director
Wow! CMIS has two more champion teams to our credit this
year: both the girls and boys Junior Varsity basketball teams taking first
place at the CMAC Basketball tournament held at Grace International School
on March 5.
The impressive fact about the JV girls and boys teams is
the amount of skilled players that both teams have. A few individuals do not
carry these two teams; the entire team played some really great basketball.
There are a few that stand out, but all the players were outstanding! It was
no fluke that these teams took the gold, as both have a great record for the
Both teams lost only one game this season. Look out for them as they make
their way to ‘varsity in a few years’ time! They could carry their
winning records right through to 2006 and on! Way to go JV boys and girls!
Way to go Liz and Marcus (the JV coaching staff) Applause all around!
9th and 10th Grade Field Trip to Pattaya
Johnny Velechovský (student at CDSC)
Recently, the 9th
and 10th grades of the Christian
German School Chiang Mai (CDSC) went on a weeklong field trip to Pattaya.
The first day was a little hectic as we got off the train in Bangkok at 5
a.m. That’s right! At five in the morning after a 12 hour train ride. We
didn’t have much time to rest because we started off a whole new and
exciting day in Bangkok. Well, that’s the way to travel!
9 and 10 in a songtheow on the beach road in Jomtien-Pattaya.
After a nice day of sightseeing in the Royal Palace,
Chinatown, and on a boat on the Chao Phraya River, we finally got our well
deserved rest. The next day we arrived in Jomtien-Pattaya after another
four-hour bus ride. We all felt that we did deserve a day on the beach, even
though a busy schedule was still ahead of us.
We visited the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile
Farm, enjoyed swimming at Jomtien Beach, went fishing in the sea, and had a
ball at a local water park with huge slides. But different to school days,
the time seemed to fly and the days seemed not to be long enough with all
the activities our class teachers had thought of.
The last night in Pattaya came much too soon and to end
the week on the beach in style, we made a small bonfire in the sand and
relaxed after a week of adventures.
The trip back was another exhausting journey with a bus
ride from Pattaya to Bangkok’s Hualampong Station and after a 14-hour
train ride plus four hours delay, our group of tired, hungry, and sunburned
student-tourists arrived at home sweet home Chiang Mai.
Who ever said that holidays are stress free? We definitely need vacation
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…
Children of the Thai-German Sunday school celebrate wintertime
While children in northern Europe enjoy wintertime, their
brothers and sisters in Chiang Mai at the Christian German School (CDSC)
miss playing in the snow. The question was raised, “Why don’t we let it
wintertime for the smaller children at CDSC.
This month, during the Thai-German worship service on
Sunday, about 70 people, mostly young families, came together for cake and
coffee – and worship, too, which was led that afternoon by Rev. Rob
But the younger generation had their own program. After the Sunday School
lesson, the children had a lot of fun building two snowmen named
“Dennis” and “Timon” made out of toilet paper, but with real
carrot-noses. A crazy snowball fight ended “wintertime in Chiang Mai”
after hours full of fun!
Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
Grade 5 Interview with David
Janina (Students in Grade Five, Prem International School)
After visiting the Chiangmai Mail offices as part
of our project about media, we at Grade Five at Prem Tinsulanonda
International School decided that we would like to discover more about what
it’s like to be a journalist.
in the classroom with David
Last Friday David Michaels came to visit us. He writes
articles for the Chiangmai Mail each week. He informs people about
Premcenter and he also advertises and promotes the school.
He told us many things. He said that on Mondays he visits
Ajarn Davidene to ask what the topic of his next article will be. Then he
goes to find out more about his topic and sometimes he interviews people.
After that, he would go to his apartment to type out the
article then send it to Ajarn Davidene for her to check. She then sends it
back to David, and he sends it to the Chiangmai Mail.
David told us that he uses the questions, Who? What?
When? Where? Why? And How? to help him. He also uses topic sentences to
guide his article. It takes him about one hour and forty minutes to write an
Before leaving David answered all the questions that we wrote in our
‘Unit of Inquiry’ books and we took this picture in our classroom.
at Prem puts theory into praxis
Last Friday, the Grade 2-3 classes at the Prem
Tinsulanonda International School came together for a day of various
activities that promote making healthy choices in our lives. To be a
well-balanced person, we looked at the decisions we make in our diet,
personal hygiene, and rest and exercise routines.
at Prem’s Junior School enjoy their picnic lunch.
Prior to our “Well-Being Day”, all students
determined their preferred style of learning, and activities were set up in
stations according to these learning styles. This was based on Howard
Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which suggests that everyone
has at least seven “Intelligences,” or types of mental achievement.
Using this model helps students to identify their interests and learn most
The children were very busy all day making Health
Alphabet books, sculpting healthy foods, writing and performing jingles to
promote healthy living, creating mobiles, conducting surveys, recording
sounds of healthy living, and setting personal goals for themselves to
become more well-balanced.
For lunch, we asked the children to mix new and different
healthy sandwich fillings, which we took with us on a picnic. Many children
reported it was the best picnic lunch they ever had, despite the absence of
sweets and chips! The day ended with all students presenting what they had
learned and done, and also reflecting on their activity choices. Many
children were convinced they hadn’t done any “work” at all, an
indicator of how much fun they had.
Everyone agreed that the day was a huge success, and we are looking
forward to more such days of using the Multiple Intelligences Theory to
organize and choose meaningful activities for both our students and