Ten children in Chiangdao district given scholarship support
students plus some of their caretakers (back row from right to left)
Angchalee, Ricky Op de Laak, Cory Croymans, Christine Olivares from the New
Life Foundation and Ajarn Kamol Taweechai, deputy director of the Chiangdao
village Welfare School.
A scholarship ceremony took place at the Senior Citizens
home of the New Life Foundation’s village in Chiangdao district, Chiang
Mai. Ten children were given 5,000 baht each.
This is a first disbursement for their scholarship, which will continue
for at least six years. The scholarship is one of the direct results of the
Chiangmai Classic Concerts which took place earlier this year. (The New Life
Foundation is Under the Patronage of H.R.H. The Princess Mother.)
Celebrating Thai Day
hitting the teachers? Or are they hitting themselves?
performances included singing and Thai dancing, which were not easy for the
The yearly Thai Day at the German Christian School Chiang
Mai (CDSC) was once again a day celebrating tradition, dance and fun. CDSC
students from Kindergarten to Grade 11 joined for a day of singing and
Organized by the Thai teachers at CDSC and with a lot of
support from some mothers, this year’s Thai Day was a day to remember for
both students and parents. The performances did include song and dance,
which the primary school children had spent many hours of practicing, but
also the Songkran ceremony to honor the teachers. While the parents and
their visitors enjoyed the performances, the children probably had more fun
joining in the games that were well selected to be suitable for all age
groups between 6 to 60.
Parents, with dishes from different countries, helped organize lunch.
Environment paintings on Earth Day
At the recent Earth Day activities organized by the US
Consulate General Chiang Mai, young people painted 13 environment-related
pictures that were displayed on the consulate walls from April 22–May 2.
Jitnavasathien, deputy mayor of Chiang Mai and US Consul Henry V. Jardine
admire the paintings.
Chiang Mai municipality and the US Consulate combined to
display the paintings between May 7-31 at the Art and Culture Center, Chiang
Pornchai Jitnavasathien, deputy Chiang Mai mayor, made a
profound statement at the opening, “Chiang Mai municipality has realized
the importance of Earth Day activities. It’s not only for nature lovers
but to encourage all to spend their time usefully, by painting. We plan to
display these paintings again,” he said.
US Consul Henry Jardine said, “What is so exciting about displaying
these paintings is that it captures so well the basic idea of Earth Day.
Started in 1970, it was intended as a grassroots effort to raise
environmental awareness and from a gathering of various community groups at
the US Consulate on April 21, we have a blossoming of this effort, so well
publicized in the local press — and now becoming a beautiful exhibit that
all in Chiang Mai can see and enjoy.”
Prem Community Grade 5 Media Exhibition
This coming week, Grade 5 students at the Prem
Tinsulanonda International School (Prem) will be staging the school’s
first Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition. The exhibition is an
in-depth inquiry into a particular topic, undertaken by students in their
final year of the PYP.
Grade 5 shows off their illustrated advertisements as part of their upcoming
The exhibition’s title is “Media” and its central
idea is how a person’s identity is affected by different forms of media as
well as its impact on society. Students have personalized their projects
according to their own intellectual curiosity, and have studied different
aspects of the media, whether it be newspapers, books, television, or even
and Musashi proudly display their masks in anticipation of the Grade 5
Exhibition at Prem.
The exhibition itself, to take place at Prem between May
16-20, will include written work, oral presentations, the use of technology
such as working models and designs, and a performance in any medium – for
example, dance, music, drama, visual arts, film, or video.
The students have not only enjoyed the process of
preparing for their exhibition, but have also been able to approach their
learning from a variety of angles. One student, Saixana, even interviewed
the Chiang Mai Mail’s MD, Michael Vogt. He said he learned a lot about how
people think, whether they be creating the media or responding to it.
The Grade 5 Exhibition is undertaken by students across the world who are
engaged in the Primary Years Programme. Prem’s Grade 5 teacher, David
Best, commented on this year’s project, “It aims to encourage students
to be more analytical when looking at media images and popular
Chiang Dao Mountain Range photo exhibition
A photo exhibition organized by wildlife lovers, the
Northern Development Foundation, and Doi Luang Chiang Dao protection group,
by Smithi Tananithichot, and guest photographer Phanu Maneewatanakul is
being held until May 31, at Koom Jao Boo-ree-rat, Lanna Architecture Center,
at the Klang Wiang crossroad.
Panthong, Chiang Mai vice governor interested in the “Chiang Dao Mountain
Range Photo Exhibition”.
Patcharin Sukonnasin, committee member, revealed that Doi
Luang Chiang Dao was an important water source, with plentiful natural
resources, wildlife and an array of rare botanical species.
“Doi Luang Chiang Dao is a natural study place and is also a tourism
venue for Chiang Mai, attractive to both Thai and foreign tourists. It is
beautiful with limestone mountains and different kinds of plants. However,
to visit Doi Luang Chiang Dao, several kilometers of steep climbing is
required, and a photographic exhibition becomes an alternative (and easier)
way to see the mountain scenery if you can not climb,” she said.
Chiang Mai University provides special train cars for freshmen
Chiang Mai University in cooperation with student clubs
of the 17 faculties will welcome and accommodate new students who travel
from different provinces to Chiang Mai University. Special train cars will
be prepared, leaving Bangkok Train Station at 3 p.m. on May 24 and 25, and
will arrive at Chiang Mai Train Station the next day.
The Faculties of Medicine, Agro-Industry, Business
Administration, Science, Economics, Dentistry and Architecture will be
traveling on May 24, and Faculties of Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences,
Education, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Fine Arts, Medical Technology,
Humanity and Engineering will travel on May 25.
Students of each faculty will escort the new students to
Chiang Mai University after arrival, and then the entire student body will
make merit at the two important Buddha images at the Salatham building.
Afterwards, there will be an address to welcome the freshmen before taking
them to view the university and take a rest in their own dormitories.