Tinsulanonda International School (PTIS) recently saw its largest ever Grade
12 class during its third graduation ceremony. Thirty-two students
representing 23 nations finished the International Baccalaureate (IB)
program at PTIS. Graduates were honored as they moved through the packed
PTIS auditorium to the stage, where they sat for the duration of the
ceremony. Parents and other family members flew in from nearly every corner
of the globe to celebrate with the outgoing seniors.
receive the International Baccalaureate (IB)
Speakers included an introduction by Sonya Shadravan, student speakers
Jessie Boriharnvanakhet-Ryan and Nick Laine, Grade 12 homeroom teacher Edgar
Fong. Awards were presented by Senior School Principal, Craig Rodgers and
Prem Center President, Lister Hannah. Head of School, David Baird introduced
the key note speaker, William Warren. David spoke to students briefly about
the endless possibilities that now lay before them as 2006 graduates.
Well known and respected author, William Warren, spoke to students about how
fortunate they are to have gone to an international school with such
diversity. “You have been exposed to a remarkable diversity of ideas and
cultures, far more than would be possible at most schools. If, as I believe,
the ultimate purpose of education is to broaden minds and open new doors,
then Prem has given you an ideal foundation on which to build the structure
of your future life.”
Warren informed the audience about how in university he majored in
Engineering, but now, he is an author. He noted that it’s interesting
where life can take you. He has written over 40 books, and many articles
which have been published in newspapers such as The New York Times
and the International Herald Tribune, and magazines such as Reader’s
The ceremony finished with the diploma presentation by Craig Rodgers and
Chairman of the Board of Governors of Prem Center, ML Tridhosyuth Devakul.
When all students had received their diplomas, they were happily able to
move their tassels from left to right signifying the real end to high
The graduation celebration was rounded off with a banquet held at the
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel in Chiang Mai with families and academic
“Fruke” shows gold medals no fluke
Chindawong, “Fruke” from Varee Chiang Mai School (VCS).
Chiangmai Mail Reporters
Kritsana Chindawong, “Fruke” is studying in Prathom 4 (Grade
4) at Varee Chiang Mai School. He likes every kind of sport, but the one
which interests him the most since he was in Prathom 1 is Taekwondo. Now, he
has passed the test for a black belt level 1.
After joining the Tae Kwon Do competition for the first time in 2002, since
then he has joined more then 20 programs in Chiang Mai and other regions;
including Phayao, Bangkok, Phetchaboon, and Khon Kaen and has amassed the
Silver medal for Taekwondo athlete from Varee Chiang Mai School, student
class in 2005, age 9-10 years-old, weight 24 kg.
Gold medal and best athlete from the Taekwondo League for which he won the
special patch that he had to compete for three times in the year and collect
the highest score. Fruke got the highest score in the class.
Recently, (May 12-14) at Muang Thong Thani Stadium, Fruke won gold in the
national competition for the HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s Royal cup, with
Fruke winning the gold medal for age 9-10 years-old in class A.