Monthly Archives: August 2017

Annual Rice Planting 2017

Panyaden rice planting day 2017

Panyaden Rice Planting Day

Time to get muddy! The Panyaden community getting their hands dirty for our annual rice growing project. Experiencing the process of rice cultivation first hand is a rich learning experience. The life cycle of the rice plant, rice production in Thailand, the work of a farmer, perseverance, resilience and, of course, lots of fun! Life skills at Panyaden.

Panyaden community get together for the school's rice growing project Panyaden pre-schookl children get ready for rice planting Teacher gives rice seedling to student, Panyaden rice planting day

Students planting rice seedlings, Panyaden Rice Planting Day Father and daughter planting rice, Panyaden Rice Planting Day DHappy students dancing in the mud, Panyaden Rice Planting Day

Lots more photos here in Panyaden blog gallery.

Marigolds In Remembrance of King Rama IX

PStudent planting marigolds in rememberance of King Rama IX, Panyaden International

Planting Marigolds In Remembrance of King Rama IX

Panyaden student planting marigolds in rememberance of the late King Ram IX. The video is in Thai. Panyaden parents, students and staff will come together to plant rice and marigolds in the school field and garden on Thursday, 30 August, 2017.


(Above photo taken from screen.)








Panyaden Parents Satisfaction Survey Results

Panyaden parents in Panyaden's bamboo Sports Hall for school event

Parents Satisfaction Survey 2016/17 Results

Thank you to all parents who participated in our school’s annual Parents Satisfaction Survey conducted at the end of the last academic year. Here is a summary of the results. We are always trying to improve and welcome your feedback to help us to do this.

Please click on images below for larger view. Download the Panyaden Satisfaction Survey 2016/17 pdf here.

(Above photo: Panyaden parents at event in school’s bamboo Sports Hall.)

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Panyaden Annual Rice Planting

Rice planting at Panyaden International School during our annual rice planting day
Panyaden Annual Rice Planting

Thursday August 31, 2017

We invite parents to join us for the Panyaden annual rice planting event on Thursday. Please have your child come to school on that day wearing clothes that can get muddy, a bag to put them in and bring their regular uniform separately. There will be an opportunity for parents to join in too, so prepare to get in the mud and plant!


8:30am – 9:00am: Nursery to Year 1 students

9:00am – 9:30am: Year 2-7 students

See photos of Year 1 students planting rice seedlings in preparation for the event.

Parent Tea with Teachers

Tea with Teachers for Panyaden parents

Tea with Teachers for Panyaden Parents

Friday, September 1, 2017

We would like to invite all Panyaden parents to meet your child’s teachers and find out about your child’s learning plan for this term after school on Friday, September  1, in your child’s classroom.

  • 3.30pm – 4.00pm: Nursery and Kindergarten 1-2
  • 4,00pm – 4.45pm: Year 1-7

This will be an opportunity for you to hear about our curriculum and plan for the year, class expectations, get to know your child’s teachers and meet other parents. Please note this is not a progress report on your child but rather an informal occasion for us to get to know each other and find out more about the curriculum and learning expectations. Light refreshments will be served. There will be supervisors in the playground to look after your children.

Congratulations Ola!

Ola, Panyaden Year 5 student with her swimming trophy

Congratulations to Ola, Panyaden’s Year 5 student, for her recent achievements in two very different competitions in Thailand. She won the runner-up Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn trophy in the 9th Thai Music Instrument Contest 2017, Hammered Dulcimer section, and was placed in the top 10 of the Lamphun Swimming Championship 2017. Well done Ola, we are all proud of you!

TGO VIPs Visit Panyaden

VIP visitors from TGO at Panyaden International School

Panyaden received VIP guests from Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) today. The team had come to visit our campus and observe how our green school is run. The visitors wanted to learn more about our curriculum and education approach based on Buddhist principles and inner values.

Our honoured guests included Mr. Sunthad Somchevita, Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology Thailand, Mrs. Prasertsuk Chamornmarn, Director of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization); Mrs. Natarika Wayuparb Nitiphon, Deputy Director of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) and Mr. Jakkanit Kananurak, Director of Capacity Building and Outreach Office as well as officers from Energy Technology For Environment Research Center.

VIP visitors from Thailand's TGO at Panyaden TGO Thailand VIP visitors tour Panyaden

Photos on Panyaden’s blog image gallery.

Friends of Panyaden Party

Friends of Panyaden (FOP) Welcome Party poster for parents

Friends of Panyaden Welcome Party for New Parents

All parents are cordially invited to Friends of Panyaden (FOP)’s potluck party to welcome new parents to the school. FOP is our parent-teacher group. See you next Wednesday, 30 August 2017. We look forward to meeting you between 4 – 6 pm!

Panyaden Year 3 Mural Painting

Year 3 Mural Makeover!

Before the end of the last school year, Panyaden’s Year 3 re-imagined the wall at the entrance of Baan Sala village to our school with their favourite book characters, animals and flying fish living together in a lush field of green trees, earth buildings and even tepees! Well done, everyone. Visit our Panyaden image gallery for more photos.

Panyaden Year 3 starting on their mural painting Panyaden Year 3 (Y3) student contrates on painting mural Panyaden Year 3 (Y3) painting mural at school entrance wall

Panyaden Bamboo Sports Hall News Coverage

Panyaden bamboo sports hall, cover photo on room magazine, Thailand

Modern Organic Design: ศูนย์กีฬา สถาปัตยกรรมไม้ไผ่

More news coverage about Panyaden’s unique bamboo Sports Hall

Panyaden’s bamboo Sports Hall architecture has recently made the news in many international and local Thai magazines lately for its unusual design and material. Read the latest article (in Thai) by room, Thailand’s influential omnimedia on home living and garden design as well as a write-up with the headline, ‘Arching bamboo trusses are left exposed in Chiang Mai sports hall to create a “feast to the eye” ‘ by leading international architecture, design and interiors magazine, Dezeen.

Panyaden's bamboo Sports Hall inspired by the petals of the lotus flower, photo by CLC in Dezeen
Panyaden’s bamboo Sports Hall design is inspired by the petals of the lotus flower