Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro
“In order to flourish in the world it’s not a matter of merely accumulating a body of knowledge, so much as cultivating a strong but supple mind and the ability to develop life skills such as skilful communication, the ability to work in a team, patience, resilience (the ability to bounce back after disappointments), the ability to manage one’s moods, and to protect the mind from pride, arrogance, greed, hatred, depression, anxiety, and panic. These abilities are being increasingly recognized as being more useful and necessary in the long run to a successful working life rather than having a particular degree under your belt. It’s becoming clear to what extent a lack of emotional maturity and self-knowledge amongst people in positions of authority undermines the advantages that they should derive from a cultivated intellect.’’
“To see soul development in the people around me is overwhelming for me, especially if I can play my little part to spur that personal growth.
This is when I can answer to myself whether I have fulfilled the purpose of my life. And this is also why building the school has become such an important goal in my present life.
I have the dream and desire to see the children in my school grow not only physically but mentally and spiritually, to become leaders and innovators who are able to help our society and to be an inspiration for the world they live in. And if I have success in creating this school of my dream, my life is not all wasted.”
Dr. Markus Roselieb
“Education is about the mind, how it works and how it should be used, rather than with what it should be filled. That is what Buddha is teaching: observe and understand your mind. Otherwise the restless mind will control our life instead of us using it to fulfill our destiny.”
"Success in life, whether in academic study, career or family relationships, is derived not only from a sharp intellect but also from the ability to communicate skilfully, overcome difficulties and make choices based on wisdom, compassion and understanding. It is on this premise that Panyaden was founded. To create these conditions for success, we provide a unique model of education. International education standards, bilingual learning, Buddhist values, and earth and bamboo buildings all come together to cut a new pathway in primary school education. It is one that is firmly backed up by the latest educational research on how children learn and grow into well-rounded, successful adults. Giving young children the tools to create a happy life for themselves and those around them is the greatest gift we can give."
"At Panyaden, we understand that the secret to becoming a life-long learner is to balance rigorous academic work with the development of social skills and emotional intelligence. We choose our teachers based on personality, passion and commitment; teachers knowledgeable in their field, teachers who inspire students by example. We understand that students, teachers and parents must share the same goal of self-development if we are to achieve our goal of a dynamic community of lifelong learners."
"At Panyaden, we create an environment where students understand the importance and value of Thai language, culture and customs. We are different from other international schools in that we ensure students are exposed to an even mix of both languages from preschool all the way up to the end of primary school. We are proud to see both Thai and foreign students use Thai language correctly and practise Thai manners, such as greeting each other with a 'wai' and paying respects to monks. Developing linguistic aptitude alongside broader social communication skills builds a strong foundation for life. Raising children is like nurturing plants. If we tend to the seedlings with care and attention, the plants will be healthy and strong."
“My motivation to become part of Panyaden International School has its roots in my previous rather unsatisfactory experience with education. I believe that the most valuable contribution to today’s world is an education that is not only based on lectures but one that teaches the children how to live their lives according to principles of wisdom and that encourages them to have social responsibility. Thus I am proud to be part of cultivating the growth of new seeds for our society.”
“Our school puts great importance on Life Studies, which help our children to lead their lives with wisdom and mindfulness, something not seen in the traditional education system here. Being able to play my part in teaching children to live and learn happily, to co-exist in harmony with nature and in a friendly environment gives me great pleasure.”
We read over 250 applications each year before carefully selecting candidates for any new teaching positions. All teachers receive 2 weeks of rigorous training before they start and benefit from around 70 hours of ongoing professional development support throughout the school year.
Teachers must be qualified and experienced, but most of all they must be ready to be role models to our students. We know we ultimately teach through modelling and expect all teachers to fully embrace the values of the school and develop personal attributes in line with the school’s 12 Wise Habits.
At Panyaden, we value passion, personality, commitment.