Panyaden Life Skills Rice Project: Rice Mill Visit
From Field to Table. Panyaden’s Year 2 and Year 5 visit a traditional rice mill to experience the milling process, using rice they grew and harvested themselves at the school’s own rice plots. See lots more photos on Panyaden’s blog image gallery.
We were recently visited by the Sandaver family, whose three children graduated from Panyaden, having studied here from the very first day. ”Coming to Panyaden was a blessing,” says dad. ”They all still carry the spirit of the school with them.” He reports that they are all doing very well, academically and socially, particularly excelling in English. They are soon heading off to live in Australia. We will miss you, family Sandaver!
Panyaden will be taking our annual school photographs for each class from tomorrow –
1. Tuesday, 21 February: Nursery and Kindergarten 1-2 2. Thursday 23 February, Year 1-7
Parents, please make sure your child wears the school uniform and that his/her hair is clean and tidy. If your child has PE on that day, please bring the uniform in a bag to change into later. Thank you.
From Panyaden’s own farm to the table. Our students learn first-hand the life of a traditional rice farmer from weeding and ploughing the paddy fields to preparing rice seedlings for planting to harvesting, then threshing the grains before milling. Finally, the rice is ready for cooking and returns to our plates at school. During the process, students not only pick up practical life skills, they also learn how a staple crop like rice is produced and its biological life cycle. They learn to appreciate the work of the farmer and to understand in a meaningful way where their food comes from. Practical like skills, academic knowledge and social awareness, all in one.
Panyaden’s Life Skills programmeengages our students in interactive learning such as sustainable living, useful traditional know-how and crafts as well as outdoor survival skills. It also gives students practical opportunities to acquire valuable life skills lessons and essential personal qualities that can be applied to many different areas of their lives: perseverance and courage, patience, resilience, independence, how to work as a team, the ability to bounce back after mistakes, how to solve problems, and valuing the work of others. Skills for life!
Panyaden Parents Meditation Retreat, 9 – 12 March 2017
Panyaden International School is organising a 3-day meditation retreat for our parents under the guidance of Venerable Ajahn Jiew. Situated at the peaceful monastery of Wat Yen Boon in Chiang Rai, this retreat will be suitable for both beginners and regular meditators, Thai and English speakers. The Dhamma talk will be in Thai and English. Please make your reservations by 24 February. For more information, please contact Kru Boy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andres (email@example.com).