Tips from the Principal
From Summer Fun to Exemplary Learning Journey: Helping Your Child Transition Back to School Smoothly
As the sun sets on summer’s days of laughter and exploration, a new adventure begins at Panyaden International School. Located in the heart of Thailand, in the vibrant city of Chiang Mai, we embark on a journey that transcends traditional education. In our nurturing environment, academic success is intertwined with fostering a love for learning and nurturing each child’s unique potential.
While students may be bidding farewell to the unstructured days of summer, days of laughter, exploration, and fun remain ahead as the adventure of a new school year begins. At Panyaden International School, we know that learning happens best when children approach school with a sense of joy and curiosity. While we seek to develop high capabilities within our learners, we go beyond only using the traditional markers of academic grades to measure success; we also look for student engagement, and happiness as we support them in taking charge of their own learning growth.
In this blog, we explore how to ensure a seamless transition from summer to an exemplary learning journey, catering to families seeking an international school experience in Thailand and Chiang Mai.
Cultivating Curiosity: Igniting Lifelong Learning
Curiosity is the driving force behind exceptional learning at Panyaden. Nurturing your child’s inquisitive nature is pivotal. Encourage exploration by providing opportunities to delve into new interests and subjects. From educational field trips to captivating museum visits and engaging science experiments at home, we spark the flames of curiosity. A curious child is an engaged learner, making their educational journey profound and meaningful.
Fostering Resilience: Nurturing Success Through Growth Mindset
At the heart of our approach lies resilience—the ability to overcome challenges with a growth mindset. As parents, you hold a vital role in instilling this trait. Our belief in developing abilities through dedication and perseverance empowers children to embrace challenges and view setbacks as stepping stones. With resilience, they’re better equipped to achieve greatness in their academic journey, laying the foundation for lifelong success.
Building Strong Relationships: Connecting for Academic and Emotional Flourishing
In the tapestry of education, relationships weave a crucial thread. Panyaden acknowledges the power of connections in a child’s journey. To support thighs, families can foster positive relationships with educators, peers, and school staff. Embrace open communication and active classroom participation. Strengthening these connections ensures that children thrive academically as well as emotionally, creating a holistic learning experience.
Embracing Diversity: Celebrating Uniqueness in Education
Diversity is our cornerstone, and individuality is celebrated at Panyaden. Parents can cultivate an appreciation for different cultures, perspectives, and ideas within their child by exposing them to a wide range of perspectives through books, movies, travelling and connecting with members of the panyaden community. By embracing diversity, we create an inclusive environment where every student is valued. Acceptance and understanding flourish, providing a foundation for both academic excellence and personal growth.
Partnering in Your Child’s Success: Collaborative Guidance
As we embark on this new academic year, Panyaden International School stands beside you as partners in your child’s journey. With consistent parent-teacher communication, engaging workshops, and valuable resources, we create a collaborative ecosystem. This partnership ensures your child’s educational voyage is transformative and fulfilling, setting them up for lifelong success.
Embrace the Journey: Curiosity, Resilience, and Celebration Await
As summer’s warmth yields to the school’s open gates, anticipate an inspiring learning voyage. At Panyaden, curiosity fuels growth, resilience empowers success, and individuality is cherished. Embrace this transition, nurturing a passion for learning and cultivating meaningful relationships. Together, we craft an unforgettable academic year, dedicated to your child’s excellence and prosperity. Here’s to a journey filled with accomplishment and fulfilment!
Erin Michelle Threlfall (Kru Erin)
Primary School Principal
Kru Erin is a champion for social good, school leader, and consultant whose passion is making the world a better place through education. In addition to working in development with the United Nations, she has more than 20 years experience working with international schools in Ghana, South Korea, Togo, Bali, New York and Switzerland. Throughout her career, she has taught across the continuum from Pre-K to year 13, she held various leadership positions including Activities and Service Learning Coordinator, and Erin leads both teacher and parent education series to help support the development of children.