Local student wins “Brilliance in Thailand” Award
“Teak” Kanman (holding the Awards certificate) is pictured here with Ms.
Joy Beresford, Khun Sarin DeMuth, Ms. Christine Cayley and a representative
Pimprapah Kanman, of Lanna International School, has been
honoured for her achievement on an international examination: her score on
the Cambridge IGCSE Combined Science examination was the highest in
Pimprapah or “Teak” has attended Lanna International School for nine
years and is now a senior. In addition to her top science score, Teak scored
an A* (A-Star) on the Informational Technology examination and B on IGCSE
Mathematics. She is not only an outstanding student but also an active
member of the Student Council, Lanna Community Service, and the volleyball
Last weekend, Teak travelled to Harrow International School in Bangkok for
the “Brilliance in Thailand Awards” ceremony, accompanied by her mother,
Mrs. Praphaphan Carroll; Lanna Director, Khun Sarin DeMuth; Business
Manager, Mr. Somjed Pon-in-Dee; and her science teacher, Mrs. Joy Beresford.
A representative of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Executive
Office, Ms. Christine Cayley, presented awards to 19 students whose scores
on various IGCSE examinations were the best in Thailand and to two students
who were ranked “Best in the World.” British Curriculum International
School in Phuket and Lanna International School were the only secondary
institutions outside Bangkok to have students on the list of honourees.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations
are given at approved centres in June and November each year and graded
under the direction of CIE in the United Kingdom.
Varee Chiang Mai School plants forest in honor of HM the King
of the 8-9 year old girl’s Swim Meet Title, Nicole Hodgson following her
Director of Admissions, Prem Tinsulanonda International School
On Thursday, October 5, the seven members of the Chiang Mai Athletic
Conference (CMAC) gathered at the Olympic-size pool at Prem Tinsulanonda
International School for the annual CMAC Senior Swim Meet. For the fifth
consecutive year, Prem took home the team title, edging Grace International
School in a closely contested competition whose result was in doubt until
the final races.
The following day, Nakorn Payap International School hosted the CMAC Junior
Swim Meet, and Prem again emerged victorious. The overall trophy is awarded
based on the combined scores of the two meets. The legion of Prem swimmers
amassed 1302 points to Grace’s 1052. Large squads allowed those two
schools to outdistance the rest of the field. Lanna took third with 449
points, followed by NIS (447 points), CMIS (246 points), APIS (98 points),
and CDSC (31 points).
swimming and sportsmanship at CMAC Swim Meets shown by senior students.
In addition to the team competition, individuals vied for
age group titles. Five Prem students went home winners including Katrina
Miehlbradt in the under-5 girls division, Jeremy Hodgson in 6-7 boys, Nicole
Hodgson in 8-9 girls, Jessica Hodgson in 10-11 girls, and Raphaela Turner in
the over-16 girls division.
At the senior meet there was plenty of opportunity for fun as well as
competition. The kayak races that concluded the afternoon session have
become an amusing tradition. After swimming in as many as four individual
races and then in relays, participants were able to relax and put on a
humorous and splash-filled show for the spectators who ringed the pool.
Prem swim meet
of Varee Chiangmai School students jointly plant trees.
On September 30 teachers and students of Varee Chiang Mai School took part
in a project entitled “Varee Plants Trees and Conserves the Environment in
Honour of HM the King”. The project took place at the Wildlife
Conservation and Development Centre in the foothills of Doi Suthep. The
project encouraged students to participate in conservation activities and
help take care of the environment surrounding the city.
The students also learned how to volunteer for socially and environmentally
beneficial projects in honour of HM the king on the occasion of the 60th
anniversary of his ascension to the throne.