Prem goes to Phi Phi
Camping on Bamboo Island
brought students happily together. (photo Jake Nicholson)
Students from Prem Tinsulanonda International School welcomed the change of
scenery when they journeyed south to Koh Phi Phi for the school’s Camp Week.
The mountains and buffalo of the North were suddenly replaced by the beaches
and puffer fish of the Andaman Sea, and pencils and textbooks were happily
replaced with snorkels and teamwork.
Forty-four Grade 10 Prem students descended upon Koh Phi Phi, where they
some relished the snorkeling, some fancied the trek up to the
postcard-worthy view, and still others appreciated the game of beach rugby
Indeed, pictures of leisure times will probably dominate the students’
scrapbooks. However, the students will also remember the omnipresent feeling
of loss on the island that was devastated some fourteen months prior by the
tsunami. The students were given the task of clearing a room of scrap wood
and metal from the tsunami wreckage. The students, however, were determined,
motivated, positive - anything but daunted.
By the conclusion of Camp Week on Phi Phi, everyone could count their gains.
The students returned to school enriched and revitalized, ready to give
their all and already planning their next trip south. The island community,
including Andrew Hewett and The Adventure Club, benefited as well from the
financial and manual support it received from the students. Future
cooperation between Prem and Phi Phi depends on the future of the island.
The island’s future depends upon the generosity of others. And as the
students learned, this island community certainly deserves our teamwork.
Central Airport Plaza invites children to see Central Aquarium
During summer vacation, Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai would like to
persuade kids to experience undersea atmosphere to learn species of fishes
in the largest tank of the north, “Central Aquarium”. Water in the tank is
purified as biological system by filtering suspended solids out and ozone
reduces protein in the seawater tank besides germ killed by UV, air is added
and temperature controlled by Heatexeanger standing 28-30 Celsius degree.
Many various kinds of fish displayed in that tank awaiting children to see.
Furthermore, an activity will be showed is that closely feeding fishes, and
kids also could learn some information about sea animals at the Central
Aquarium. This tank duplicates living of various species of fish for example
all the time swimming fish and hold dug for living fish.
Saddleback anemone fish
These are some samples of fish displayed at Central Aquarium; Lines
butterfly fish (Chaetodon lineolatus) that is 15 cm long with black stripe
on head to back fin, and discovered along coral in India Ocean but not found
in gulf of Thailand and saddleback anemone fish, small shape with 10 cm long
and its body is black while lips are orange with a white stripe at back of
each eye. This kind of fish lives with sea flowers and along coral both
India Ocean and gulf of Thailand.
in ITP TOEFL test
Jettana Adam Gunther (center)
received awards from IC-ACE, Santa Monica College, and Dara Academy for
achieving the highest score by a high school student in an ITP TOEFL test at
IC-ACE International Center, CMU. On hand to witness the awards were his
mother Panada and father John, AUA-Chiang Mai Director (behind Jett).
G.5 students listen to the
exciting storytelling of guest author Steve Epstein.
Prem Tinsulanonda International School’s theme of Book
Week this year was “Imagine a World . . .” and activities for both Junior
and Senior School students were designed to engage students in the world of
fantasy and nonsense literature.
As a lead up to Book Week both Junior and Senior art classes created a
variety of work centered on nonsense and fantasy literature. Alice in
Wonderland figures were hidden amongst the foliage throughout the library,
giant teacups and saucers adorned the center courtyard and the reading
corner was transformed into Alice’s reading garden.
Visiting authors Janice Santikarn and Steve Epstein read to students
throughout the week entertaining them with stories about tuk tuk’s and Lao
folk tale characters.
The week’s events culminated in a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where all Junior
School students wore a decorated hat and were entertained by the Queen of
Hearts, Alice, the Mad Hatter and other favorite Alice in Wonderland
A great atmosphere was created for all students as we celebrated together
the written word and the enchantment to be found – for all – in the world of