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Secondary Building Blessing, Dhamma Talk, and One-Day Meditation Retreat

We were honoured to have Venerable Phraraja Bajaramanit (Ajahn Jayasaro) and Ajahn Jiew preside over the Blessing Ceremony for Panyaden’s Secondary Building on Thursday 5th September 2019. Later in the evening, Ajahn Jayasaro shared his wisdom at the Dhamma Talk held at the Assembly Hall. 
Highlights of his teaching include:
  • Having different views should not stop us from respecting and befriending others.
  • We should not hold onto our views too tightly but instead be open to hearing the reasons others think differently and change our mind if appropriate.
  • It is helpful to remember the times we were convinced we were right about something only to find out later that we were wrong.
  • A mind trained in meditation is more skilful at seeing emotions for what they are and saves us from identifying with them and creating suffering for ourselves. 
Respectively, Ajahn Jiew then lead a One-Day Meditation Retreat on Saturday 7th September 2019.
Some key observations include:
  • We all know that sooner or later we will have to face pain. Working on peacefully coexisting with some pain during meditation can be a good practice.
  • Meditation does not always have to be about observing the breath. We can sometimes meditate about the particular topic and this can bring clarity in the mind. 
  • Walking meditation can be particularly efficient when contemplating an idea or an issue.
  • While walking meditation done at a very slow pace can help strengthen our focus, we can benefit a lot from doing walking meditation at a normal pace because we can then be better equipped to use it on a daily basis.
We, at Panyaden are ever grateful for their kind support and wise teachings, and our upmost thanks to all the students, teachers, staff, support team and participants in making the three day event a blissful experience.
 

Tapestry Online Learning Journal for Early Years

Early Years Announcement
(Nursery to K2)

What an amazing year we have had in Early Years at Panyaden. One of our biggest changes this year has been the move away from our old style paper Portfolios to the online Tapestry Learning Journal according to Panyaden policy to protect students’ personal data and privacy.

We hope the application has provided Panyaden families with some wonderful talking points at home. In one hand, we have heard so much wonderful feedback from our parents about the app and how they enjoy following child’s learning, especially the photos and videos, in the others, it has been a real joy to our teachers to read all positive comments and the observations have added from home.

We are pleased to announce the release of the new ‘Tapestry Journal 2’ app for iOS. Which photos and videos are downloadable straight to your device. We expect an updated Android version to be released soon.

ประกาศสำหรับนักเรียนปฐมวัย
(ชั้นเตรียมอนุบาล – อนุบาล ๒)

นับว่าปีที่ผ่านมาเป็นปีที่ยอดเยี่ยมมากๆ สำหรับนักเรียนชั้นอนุบาลและเตรียมอนุบาลของปัญญาเด่น การเปลี่ยนแปลงที่โดดเด่นภายใต้นโยบายคุ้มครองข้อมูลส่วนบุคคลและความเป็นส่วนตัวของนักเรียนปัญญาเด่น คือ เปลี่ยนจากการใช้พอร์ตโฟลิโอแบบกระดาษมาเป็นแบบออนไลน์ โดยใช้แอพพลิเคชั่นชื่อ ทาเพสทรี (Tapestry)

ทางโรงเรียนฯ หวังว่าแอพพลิเคชั่นใหม่นี้จะสร้างบทสนทนาที่สนุกสนานให้กับครอบครัวปัญญาเด่น ซึ่งที่ผ่านมา ทางโรงเรียนฯ ได้รับเสียงตอบรับในเชิงบวกมากมายจากผู้ปกครอง จากการได้ติดตามชมการเรียนรู้ของเด็กๆ ได้ทั้งในรูปแบบของภาพถ่ายและภาพวีดีโอ และคุณครูเองก็มีความสุขจากการได้อ่านข้อเสนอแนะ และข้อสังเกตต่างๆ จากทางบ้านด้วยเช่นกัน

ขณะนี้ได้มีการปรับแอพพลิเคชั่นดังกล่าวเป็นเวอร์ชั่น ๒ สำหรับไอโอเอส ที่สามารถดาวน์โหลดรูปถ่ายและวีดีโอต่างๆ ไปยังมือถือได้โดยตรง ส่วนเวอร์ชั่นสำหรับแอนดรอยด์ กำลังจะตามมาเร็วๆ นี้ค่ะ

 

Panyaden to support Mae Fah Luang Ecotourism Activities

Panyaden recently had the pleasure to welcome villagers and members of the“Roi Jai Rak Project, Mae Fah Luang Foundation Under Royal Patronage” to visit our green school to learn about the Panyaden buildings designed from local natural materials, i.e. bamboo, earth and rocks. The project members intend to adapt the knowhow and sustainable environmental concept to develop their own long term eco-tourism and for the Tha Ton community in Amphur Mae Ai, Chiang Mai Province.

We are honoured to be a part of a sustainable project that will improve the quality of life and career opportunities for the Tha Ton villagers. The village is located in a beautiful area with tourism capability for rafting, hiking, hot spring bathing and demonstration of local traditional living from 8 hill tribes from Northern Thailand.

 

เมื่อเร็วๆ นี้ โรงเรียนนานาชาติปัญญาเด่นได้มีโอกาสต้อนรับชาวบ้านและคณะเจ้าหน้าที่จาก “โครงการร้อยใจรักษ์ มูลนิธิแม่ฟ้าหลวงในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์” ที่เข้าเยี่ยมชมโรงเรียนเพื่อศึกษาอาคารเรียนและสถาปัตยกรรมที่ออกแบบจากวัสดุธรรมชาติในท้องถิ่น อาทิ ไม้ไผ่ ดิน หิน ฯลฯ โดยจะนำความรู้และแนวคิดที่ได้มาเป็นแนวทางพัฒนาระยะยาวอย่างยั่งยืนด้านการท่องเที่ยวเชิงอนุรักษ์และปรับภูมิทัศน์ในพื้นที่ชุมชนท่าตอน อำเภอแม่อาย จังหวัดเชียงใหม่

ทางโรงเรียนฯ รู้สึกเป็นเกียรติอย่างยิ่งที่ได้มีส่วนร่วมในการพัฒนาคุณภาพชีวิตอย่างยั่งยืนและส่งเสริมอาชีพของคนในชุมชนท่าตอนซึ่งตั้งอยู่ในภูมิประเทศสวยงามที่มีศักยภาพในการพัฒนากิจกรรมการท่องเที่ยวที่น่าสนใจอย่างการล่องแพ การเดินป่า การแช่น้ำพุร้อน รวมทั้งการนำเสนอวัฒนธรรมความเป็นอยู่ของ 8 ชนเผ่าพื้นเมืองในภาคเหนือของประเทศไทยอีกด้วย

Panyaden to support Local Fire Watch Team

Panyaden representatives recently visited the Local Forest Fire Watch Team to express our gratitude for their hard work

.As a member of the Namprae community, Panyaden would like to support our local villagers who managed to control the fires and maintain 24-hour monitoring during the Chiang Mai burning season. This programme parallels our efforts to prepare our students to develop a green mindset and become leaders in initiatives aimed at preserving our natural resources.

Midterm Break Message

Let Them Do Nothing!

by Kru Michel, Primary School Principal

With a school break approaching, kids are often looking forward to lots of computer or TV time while parents start scheduling activities and fill up the schedule so no one gets bored. Nothing wrong with joining a club or playing video games but there is one important activity that is usually overlooked: doing nothing!

You might have heard that “The Devil finds work for idle hands”. That could be why we think we should keep our kids busy at all times. However, research shows that creativity and inner peace are more likely to arise during free exploration play. Daydreaming is apparently also linked to better emotional control and the ability to deal with frustration. Read more

Unfortunately, in wanting to make sure our children are not bored, we overschedule their time or give in to their request to have more computer or TV time.

“Middle-class children in America are so overscheduled that they have almost no ‘nothing time.’ They have no time to call on their own resources and be creative. Creativity is making something out of nothing, and it takes time for that to happen,” says Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., a developmental and clinical psychologist and professor at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Read more

Signs that a child is too busy:

    1. Sleep is disturbed.
    1. Your child has emotional outbursts or displays frustration and anxiety.
    1. He misses spending time with parents, family and friends.
    1. She cheers when a lesson or practice is cancelled.
    1. Performance at school declines. Click to Read more

So, when school is out, provide your child with ample time to be “bored”, time where no computer, tv or organised activities are available, time where they will have to figure out what to do and therefore start enjoying simple activities they would not get to enjoy otherwise.

Also, I wish you have a great vacation with a lot of new experiences.

Looking forward to seeing you again on 17th April!

 

Best British Schools in Asia & Best International School Thailand

We are pleased to announce that Panyaden International School has been selected by World Schools and listed as one of The Best British Schools in Asia as well as The Best International School in Thailand.

Our praise and congratulations go to Panyaden teachers and staff for their constant dedication.

We also want to thank our parents and students for their trust, continuous support and contribution to the Panyaden community.

 

 

Panyaden’s success is the product of teamwork.

Thank you all.

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Best International Schools in Thailand

 

The Best British Schools in Asia

 

Green Families Fun Bike Ride ปัญญาเด่นชวนปั่นปั้นโลกเขียว

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Pedal pushers of all ages are invited to join us for a fun family ride.

Green Families Fun Bike Ride 2019
ปัญญาเด่น ชวนปั่นปั้นโลกเขียว
Sunday 27th Jan 2019 from 8.00 – 11.00.

Bring your own bike, wear green and relax with our children and friends.

 

 

More information &  Registration:

 

 

Dhamma Talk by Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro at Panyaden


Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro will be giving a public Dhamma Talk (in Eng and Thai) at Panyaden International School.

Friday 25th January 2019, 16.00-17.15
At Assembly Hall, Panyaden International School, Chiangmai

All Panyaden community and guests are warmly welcome to join us. Please call 080 078 5115 for registration.



ขอ
เชิญเข้าฟังธรรมเทศนา โดย พระอาจารย์ชยสาโร ภิกขุ

ในวันศุกร์ที่ ๒๕ มกราคม ๒๕๖๒ เวลา ๑๖.๐๐ – ๑๗.๑๕
ณ ศาลาอเนกประสงค์โรงเรียนนานาชาติปัญญาเด่น จังหวัดเชียงใหม่

โดยมีเนื้อความธรรมบรรยายเป็นภาษาไทยและภาษาอังกฤษ สอบถามข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมได้ที่ โทร. ๐๘๐-๐๗๘-๕๑๑๕

Message from the Principal

Here is a different set of 12 habits: Tips to help you make the best of the holiday time.

1. Practice empathy.
As Prah Ajahn Amarro pointed out, we only see reality from a very limited perspective. When you encounter who is having a bad day, try to put yourself in their shoes.

2. Smile more.
Thai people know this: the easiest way to establish a connection is to genuinely smile when you make eye contact with someone. During the mad rush of the holidays, be aware and intentional about your opportunities to smile more.

3. Shop mindfully.
According to the Green Card Association, 7 billion greetings cards are purchased and sent each year – in the United States alone… Why not send an e-card instead? Present wrapping also has a major impact on our forest. Why not gift wrap in a reusable bag? Two presents in one!

4. Unplug.
This holiday, make your out-of-office message a true statement. Unplug and seriously don’t check your email. Spend quality time with your loved ones. Read. Read. Read.

5. Move your body.
Walking is accessible to all, doesn’t cost anything, helps our body relax and clear our mind. Challenge yourself to a daily walk! You may of course also go for a more intense adrenaline pumping activity. Whatever you choose, make sure you move!

6. Eat smaller portions.
With all of the treats that are served during the holidays, it can be all too easy to overindulge. Pace yourself by being mindful about what you eat. It’s easier to eat smaller portions when we use a smaller plate!

7. Breathe more.
All of the stimuli of the holiday season can easily put you in a mode of constant stress. Allow yourself a few minutes of meditation every day.

8. Transformative listening.
During the holidays, you regularly end up spending time with people you don’t see or talk with very often. Be mindful of the chances to listen without an agenda and be fully present.

9. Get your sleep.
The laws of good health and well-being are not magically suspended during the holidays. 95% of people need at least seven hours of sleep a night to be fully effective and healthy. Get your sleep to be the healthiest, happiest and most engaging version of you.

10. Notice the joy.
Look for and pay attention to the joy that is the very essence of the holiday season. If you’re not finding any, why not create some for others? You’re bound to see it then.

11. Be kind.
Sharing kindness and love is really the point of it all, isn’t it? Practice random and non-random acts of kindness.

12. Be grateful.
Make it a daily morning and evening practice to stop and think about 10 things you feel grateful for. It’s hard to be miserable when we realise we have so much!

Inspired by: https://www.mindbodygreen.com

Dhamma Talk by Venerable Ajahn Amaro at Panyaden

Venerable Ajahn Amaro will be giving a public Dhamma Talk (in Eng and Thai) at our Assembly Hall.
All Panyaden community and guests are warmly welcome to join us.

Please call 080 078 5115 or send us a message for registration.

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