Panayaden School holds
annual open house fair
Highlight a dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro
Staff and students greet Ajahn Jayasaro
before the dhamma talk.
By Shana Kongmun
Panyaden School held their annual Open House Fair on January 25, 2014
with many fun activities for parents, students and prospective students
as well as a dhamma talk in both English and Thai by the Venerable Ajahn
The school offered such learning activities as hand weaving lessons for
kids, gardening and storytelling. Each year the students put on their
own plays with costumes they make and their own stories. The shows give
the students a chance to give free rein to their creativity and give the
parents a chance to enjoy their children’s performances.
This was followed by the hour long bi-lingual dhamma talk by Ajahn
Jayasaro followed by questions and answers from parents and staff. Ajahn
Jayasaro is a well-known supporter of the school and its founders,
helping them in ensuring the school retains the Buddhist principles it
was founded on. Ajahn Jayasaro was a student of Chao Khun Bodhinyana
Thera or Ajahn Cha, a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai
Forest Tradition and instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in
Finally, everyone gathered for the school market and food with crafts
and snacks created by students as well as food offered by the school.
The open house fair is a great opportunity to visit the school and enjoy
the award winning architecture and creative educational atmosphere.
(Photos courtesy of Panyaden School)
Kids enjoyed expressing their creativity
with artwork at the fair.
Students took part in weaving and gardening
activities at the Open House Fair.
Prem Grade 4 students -
Exploring Forces and Motion
Prem Grade 4 students took to the ice rink
at Central Festival Chiang Mai to learn about forces such as gravity and
friction first hand.
By Courtney Harden
As part of the IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) curriculum at Prem
Tinsulanonda International School, this year’s Grade 4 class discovered
that learning can be both educational and fun! Their new unit of enquiry
How the World Works, involved students inquiring about forces and motion
found in everyday life. Students looked at forces such as gravity and
friction. They then took their newfound knowledge to the “Sub-Zero” ice
skate park located at Central Festival Chiang Mai.
Student meet for a group photo before their
Prior to skating, the class discussed friction and how we use it to ice
skate. Students also made predictions about how far objects of different
masses would travel in a low friction environment. After testing and
discussing our findings, students were excited to begin skating!
For many students, this was their first time ice-skating. At first, many
were clinging desperately to the walls of the rink. Later, risk-takers
emerged and tried to let go of the wall and attempt to skate on their
Sermsuk Company donates
blankets to 3 schools in Mae Rim
Sermsuk Public Company Limited led by Prangnee
Chaipidej (mid - upper row), Marketing - Communication Assistant Director of
Sermsuk Public Company Limited along with sales team in Chiang Mai donated
400 blankets, football equipment, teddy bears and drinks to Hmong and Tai
Yai students at 3 schools. The students at Ban Buak Chan School, Ban Kong Ha
School and Chao Pho Luang Upphatham 7 School in Pong Yang sub district, Mae
Rim district. The donation is part of a project to help victims of cold
weather from the Thai Beverage Public Company Limited to create the smiles
for teachers and students.