Monthly Archives: June 2018

Upcoming Panyaden Blossom Day 2018

Panyaden Blossom Day 2018 preschool dress rehearsal

Panyaden Blossom Day 2018 celebrations

Panyaden Blossom Day 2018 celebrations is a wonderful annual send-off for the end of our school’s academic year. Our school community comes together on Thursday, 28 June 2018, to celebrate the year’s learning in a vibrant showcase of song, dance and drama performances by our students who have been working really hard throughout the year. Join us for the show between 8.30am-12pm, followed by our ever-popular Blossom Market from 12pm-2pm. All net proceeds from the Market will go to Mae Mae School in Chiang Dao.

To ease traffic congestion, we have prepared a temporary car park this Thursday, which will be available from 8am onwards. It will be located on the land to the left of the entrance road to school. There will be signs to show you where to park. See you here at Panyaden!

Panyaden Secondary School Update

Panyaden International School adobe classrooms

Panyaden Secondary School Expansion

News Update

Our expansion plans for secondary have progressed significantly and we are delighted to update you with more details. Please download our latest Panyaden Secondary School update by clicking on the images below.

To ensure a smooth transition for both students and the school we will expand into secondary in stages. The gradual expansion will ensure we are able to maintain the unique Panyaden environment and provide consistency for our students as they become young adults. Click on the images below for full news update in both English and Thai:

Panyaden Secondary School Expansion Update Jun 2018 ENGLISH

 

Panyaden Bamboo Straws

Panyaden Year 3 students drinking with the bamboo straws they made

Panyaden Y3 Students make Bamboo Straws

The last straw! Panyaden Year 3 students are not just saying, ‘No more single-use plastic straws!’ they are making their own alternative: no-dye, non-chemical bamboo drinking straws, a natural solution to reduce the use of plastic.

Panyaden Y3 students in the bamboo forest Panyaden Y3 students cutting bamboo to make their own straws Panyaden student cutting bamboo to make natural straws

Panyaden Student Music Award

Panyaden Y5 student Pim wins Yamaha Music Festival award 2018

Panyaden Student wins Yamaha Music Award

Congratulations to our student Pim (Year 5) for winning the Outstanding Award for her piano solo in the under 12 category at the Yamaha Thailand Music Festival 2018 held recently in Bangkok. Over 80 students from schools nationwide took part in the competition. Pim also won the Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Award in the Electone Team Talent category for children under 9 years old at the same music competition last year. Well done Pim!

Panyaden Y5 student Pim plays her piano solo at Yamaha Music Festival 2018 award Panyaden Y5 student Pim wins Yamaha Music Festival 2018 award Panyaden Y5 student Pim with fellow musicians at Yamaha Music Festival 2018

Panyaden Blossom Day 2018 Open House

Panyaden Open House BlossomDay poster fully booked

Panyaden Blossom Day 2018 Open House

Exclusive School Tour

We have arranged this unique Annual Panyaden Open House event on Thursday, 28 June 2018, between 10am-12pm for a small group of new parents and valued guests, giving you the opportunity to get to know more about Panyaden International School Chiang Mai and to meet our team.

You will learn about the school’s rigorous British academic curriculum, our remarkable earth and bamboo architecture and natural green environment, as well as directly witnessing the effort and creativity of our students through a rich and varied lineup of music, dance and drama.

Registration will be on a first come-first served basis. To reserve a seat, please fill up the form here.The full agenda and confirmation of place will follow by email. For more information, please call 080 078 5115 or check out our Panyaden Facebook event and on our website, Panyaden Blossom Day 2018 Open House.

NOTE: 20 June 2018 – We are now fully booked. If you wish to find out more about our school, please email info@panyaden.ac.th or call 080 078 5115.

Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip

Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 1
Year 7 Graduation Trip

Celebrating Learning at Panyaden

Our annual Year 7 graduation trip is an opportunity to practise and celebrate all that the students have learned from their time at Panyaden. They started at a mountain village where they learned local wisdom from Karen locals who have maintained a traditional, self-sufficient lifestyle in spite of pressure to conform to mainstream agricultural methods, then moved on to a poor, rural school where they taught English and cooked with the children and finished up kayaking at Mae Ngat reservoir.

DAY 1: Huai Hin Lad Nai, a Karen village in Chiang Rai. The village chief taught us about the curative properties of local plants. We learned how to identify wild Assam tea plants and spent the afternoon exploring the hill side, harvesting tea tips. The chief taught us how to roast the tea leaves over a bamboo fire then cure them in the sunshine. We also learned about ‘rotational farming’, where villagers integrate seasonal crops within the wild forest landscape and how the village harvests wild honey and makes honey-infused soap which are sold at the market.

WE LEARNED ABOUT: nature, traditional lifestyles, self-sufficiency, practical life skills, perseverance, creative thinking, independence, responsibility, problem-solving, teamwork.

Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 2 - Teaching English Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 3 - building rock sculptures Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 3 - at Mae Ngat

Day 2: Mae Mae, a small hillside village in Chiang Dao. We visited Mae Mae school, a boarding school for mainly orphaned primary age students from nearby hill villages. Students taught an English lesson to the students, then the two schools worked together to prepare a pancake breakfast for each other and played dodgeball in the playground with balls Panyaden brought and donated to the school. We also explored the local river.

Day 3: Mae Ngat reservoir. We did team-building activities, kayaked on the reservoir, and had fun!

WE LEARNED ABOUT: community service, kindness and empathy, teaching, presentation skills, practical life skills, responsibility, independence, how to kayak, water safety, caring for each other, teamwork.

See photos here:
Y7 Graduation Trip Day 1
Panyaden Y7 Graduation Trip 2

Panyaden Y3 Innovators

Panyaden Year 3 students at Wami Music Box Studio
Young Panyaden innovators

As part of their learning unit, ‘Inventions that changed the World’, Panyaden’s Year 3 (Y3) students visited Wami Music Box Studio, owned by Panyaden dad, Khun Weerachai Juasantikulchai, where they learned about mechanical tools and created their own music boxes. Check out our gallery album for more photos of the music box workshop!

Panyaden Year 3 (Y3) music box workshop - 2 students working on their creation Panyaden Year 3 (Y3) music box workshop - fun making robot music boxes Panyaden Year 3 music box workshop for students Panyaden Year 3 music box workshop - student with owner of studio

CUBES Features Panyaden

Panyaden bamboo Sports Hall on the cover of CUBES magzine issue 91

CUBES Design Magazine features

Panyaden bamboo Sports Hall on cover

Panyaden’s ‘sculptural’ Sports Hall is on the cover of design magazine CUBES issue 91. The issue features the official shortlist for the INDE.Awards 2018, a premier design awards programme for Asia-Pacific. Our school’s eco-friendly bamboo Sports Hall, was designed and built by Chiangmai Life Construction (CLC). It is one of the finalists vying for the prestigious awards. Our congratulations to CLC!

This issue focuses on ‘Designing Resilience’, looking around Asia ‘to probe how architects and designers are responding to the realities of our time, addressing the value of endurance, and thinking ahead to potential futures’. Read more here in the CUBES online magazine.

The print version of the design magazine highlights ‘The Modern Organic’, an interview with our school’s co-founder and owner of CLC, Dr. Markus Roselieb, about the fusion of contemporary and traditional architecture. The article talks about Panyaden’s green architecture combined with our teaching approach which contribute to a learning environment for students ‘to love and be humble towards nature’. The following are some photos from the print version of the magazine (please click for a larger view).

Panyaden in CUBES design magazine Panyaden in CUBES design magazine 2

Skillful Communication Talk

Skillful Communication - Panyaden dhamma talk poster june 2018

Panyaden Dhamma Talk on ‘Skillful Communication’

Panyaden’s Spiritual Advisor, the British-born forest monk, Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro will be giving a public Dhamma Talk (in Eng and Thai) at our Assembly Hall on Tuesday, June 5, 4pm to 5pm. Venerable Jayasaro will speak on the topic, ‘Skillful Communication’. All are warmly welcome to join us! Please call 080 078 5115 for more information or email us. See our Dhamma Talk event on Facebook and our school website Dhamma Talk by Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro event.