Monthly Archives: February 2016

P3 Explorers and Adventurers

Panyaden School Grade 3 rock climbing

Explorers and Adventurers! Panyaden’s Grade 3 students get hands on experience of being an explorer, making a real-life link to their current unity of study, ‘Explorers and Adventurers’. A great opportunity to build resilience, overcome fears, build trust and work as a team.

DSCF4137 Panyaden School Grade 3 students rock climbing in Chiang MaiDSCF4127 Panyaden School Head Teacher, Michel Thibeault rock climbing with Grade 3 (P3) studentsDSCF4115 Prathom (Grade) 3 student rock climbing, Panyaden School CHiang MaiDSCF4045 Easy does it. Panyaden Grade 3 student rock climbing in Chiang Mai

Lots more photos of the students’ adventure here!

Makha Bucha Day 2016

Makha Bucha Day drawing by Prathom 1 (P1) class, Panyaden School

Panyaden students, teachers and parents joined together to celebrate this important date in the Buddhist calendar. Prathom 1 (P1) students sang the Makha Bucha song and every Primary student took part in presenting their interpretation of the Buddha’s discourse ‘Ovadha Patimokkha’: to cultivate the good, refrain from the bad and purify the mind.


Lots more photos here.

Panyaden Poetry Night 2016

DSCF3491 Grade student shares his poem during Panyaden School's Poetry Night 2016

Young Wordsworths impressed watching parents, classmates and teachers with their clever and creative poems at the school’s annual Poetry Night last Thursday. Haiku, rhyming couplets, odes and free verse recited by students, parents and teachers in English and Thai. A wonderful literary occasion. Thank you everyone!

DSCF3474 Panyaden Schoool Poetry Night 2016 DSCF3499 Parent sharing her writing, Panyaden School Poetry Night 2016 Parents and students at Panyaden's Poetry Night 2016 Student reading his poem, Panyaden Schoool Poetry Night 2016

More photos and poems here on the blog.

Performance by Panyaden Parents

DSCF2310 Panyaden parents after performance at school

Panyaden parents dazzled the whole school this morning with their hilarious and entertaining adaptation of the classic tale, ‘The Dragon Who Didn’t Like to Learn’, part of the school’s weekly ‘Stories in the Garden’ by parents. Thank you parents, we loved it!

DSCF3348 Enjoying the show, Panyaden School DSCF3347 Panyaden parents performing story for children DSCF3338 Parents acting out story, Panyaden School

More photos here.

Panyaden Dhamma Talk videos

Ven.Ajahn Jayasaro at Panyaden School Chiang Mai

‘Reflections on Karma: Taking Responsibility for Your Life’

Watch Youtube videos of Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro’s dhamma talk at Panyaden School on January 22, 2016:
Video in English –
Watch In Thai –

Terra Award 2016

We have been selected as one of the 40 Terra Award finalists out of 357 submissions. The award is the first international prize for contemporary earthen architecture. The final selection of the winner will be in July by Wang Shu, Pritzker Prize winner 2012.

(Above: photo and construction of Panyaden School by Chiangmai Life Construction.)

IMG_8700 Visitors from Demonstration School at Panyaden School Chiang Mai
22 management staff and teachers from the Demonstration School of Dhonburi Rajabhat University visited Panyaden to study how we manage learning at school. They observed our kindergarten and primary classes in progress, remarking on how much our students seem to enjoy learning.

Teachers & staff from Demonstration School (Rajaphat University) visiting Panyaden School in Chiang Mai