Nov 042014
 

Panyaden School Director, Neil Amas on way to Thot Kathina

Up early, we headed back to the monastery for the culmination of Jula Kathina. Passing the 130 metres of cotton that had been made from person to person, the fruits of our labour were finally offered to Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro, Venerable Ajahn Jiew and the other monks in attendance. A spot of litter collection followed by lunch and we headed back to Chiang Mai, tired but satisfied. Our students were a credit to the school with their dedication, excellent behaviour – commented on by many – and spirit of generosity and togetherness. Anumodana!

Panyaden students at Thot Katina ceremony in Chiang Rai
Panyaden Prathom 5-6 students at Thot Kathina

More photos on Panyaden School blog here.

Oct 152014
 
Panyaden in Brazilian Architectural Article

Panyaden School in Docol, Brazilian Architectural and Design magazine Our school in Chiang Mai is cited as a prime example in this recent article in issue 23 about “sustainable architectural projects and innovative educational programmes that transform the learning experience worldwide”. (The article is in Portuguese. It will be online in a few weeks.)

May 072014
 
Guests from Little Elephant Kindergarten

Yesterday we welcomed our guests from Little Elephant Kindergarten (Anuban Changnoi), Samut Sakhon Province. They had come to Chiang Mai to visit our environmentally-friendly campus and to learn about Panyaden’s unique school curriculum presented by Head Teacher, Kru Dokmai.  

Mar 142014
 
Blossom Market Proceeds To Charity

Each year, Panyaden donates the net proceeds from our annual Blossom Market to a chosen charity in Chiang Mai. This time we collected 8,000 baht from parent donations and proceeds for Ban Rom Sai, an orphanage situated close to the school in Nam Phrae district for children who have lost their parents to due AIDS [...]

Mar 062014
 
Students Design Model Rhinos

Nino The Mad Mad Rhino When an organisation helping to save the rhinoceros from extinction came to Chiang Mai a few weeks ago, their creative director, a former Panyaden parent, invited our students to design some model rhinos for their display at Maya Shopping Centre. Our students took to the task with enthusiasm, as these [...]

Mar 052014
 
Blossom Day 2014

End of year celebration of learning Blossom Day,Friday, 7 March 2014, 9am - 12.30pm We will be celebrating what our students have been learning over the last 12 months as the 2013-14 school year draws to a close. Our students have been working hard and enthusiastically to learn and practice their different and we are all [...]

Feb 262014
 
Dutch Architect Visit

Panyaden School welcomed Dutch professor, architect and author of books on sustainable architecture, Pieter van der Ree who was recently here in Chiang Mai to research and write about our school for his upcoming follow-up book on organic architecture. He interviewed our Director, Neil Amas, for his insights on the school concept and its relationship [...]

Feb 062014
 
Planting Trees

“A few years ago all the trees had been cut down around here. There was no water, nothing. I had such a heavy heart.” explained 70-something villager, Loong (Uncle) Kam. ”Now we have replanted trees and plants, we have running water and the whole area is being transformed.” Uncle Kam lives in a wood and [...]

Sep 202013
 
Prathom Budding Day

Prathom students celebrate Budding Day Panyaden School’s Prathom Budding Day celebrations kicked off today with many homeroom activities headed by our elementary students. In the P5-6 class, for example, parents joined their children in drawing maps, listened to a presentation on Chiang Mai’s history and learnt some Thai dance movements. P4 students played different parts [...]

Sep 052013
 
Learning about Chiang Mai History

As part of their “Building a Village” lesson theme, our Prathom 5-6 students went on a field trip to the archaeological site, Vieng Kum Kam and the Chiang Mai Art Museum to learn about the history of the city as well as its changes over time.   More photos here on the blog.