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Giving rice is the soul of alms giving


At Panyaden, we appreciated the value of rice as the soul of alms giving, a spoonful of rice would be deemed as meritorious to this event. A simple banana leave container, a respectful and mindful act of giving best describe this precious moment, shared by nursery to Y7 students, parents, and staff.


Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro’s and Venerable Ajahn Jiew’s blessing was followed by students presenting their understanding of the life of the Buddha and getting their burning questions answered.

Welcoming Our new friends from Woodgrove Secondary School Singapore

We were pleased to welcome new friends at Panyaden on November 7th, 2018. Woodgrove Secondary School, from Singapore, came to find out about the green aspect of our school as part of their sustainability study.

During the school tour, they learned about our British curriculum integrated with the International Primary Curriculum, IPC, for Year 1-6 and the International Middle Years Curriculum, IMPC, for Year 7. Moreover, they were encouraged to walk bare feet to experience how Panyaden students engage with the natural environment in daily life and practice mindfulness, one step at a time.

We found this event helped students to develop such important 21st century competencies as global awareness and cross-cultural skills and sensitivities. We want to thank Woodgrove Secondary School students and teachers for sharing useful information which we can utilise for our #SecondarySchool, opening in August 2019.

Panyaden Rice Planting

The annual Panyaden “Rice planting” activity is held during the farming season.
Our students are prepared for this event by learning about rice seeds, the sprouting stage and how to plant.
This activity helps reinforce for our community the value of rice and importantly the integral value of rice in Thai culture.

It was the very first time of our new Head of School, Kru Suzanne, had the opportunity to plant with us.
Welcome to Panyaden Kru Suzanne, we look forward to the harvesting season!



Panyaden Blossom Day 2018

Let’s celebrate a wonderful send-off for the end of Panyaden’s academic year!

Panyaden Blossom Day 2018 celebrations, traditionally held the last week of school, is a year-end vibrant showcase of song, dance and drama performance related to what students have been learning about during the year. It’s a great time to reflect and recap on what they have learnt throughout the year, but also to push their limit and excel individually and as a team, further nurturing the bonds of friendships and a sense of belonging.

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Summer Camp 2018

Weekly Field Trips

The Summer Camp is an exciting, memorable experience of learning, exploring and making friends. See pictures of each week respectively:

Field Trips for Week 1: 2-6 July, 2018

Group 1: Friday 6 July, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
Group 2: Thursday 5 July, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
Group 3: Wednesday 4 July, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
Group 4: Thursday 5 July, Silver Temple & Huey Tueng Tao Reservoir

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Field Trips for Week 2: 9-13 July, 2018

Group 1: Fri, 13 Jul, Choeng Doi Suthep Wildlife and Nature Education Center
Group 2: Thu, 12 Jul, Royal Flora & Rabbit Union Cafe
Group 3: Wed, 11 Jul, Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures & Suan Buak Hard
Group 4: Thu, 12 Jul, Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures

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Field Trips for Week 3: 16-20 July, 2018

Group 1: Fri, 20 Jul, Suan Por Kor Kwai
Group 2: Mon, 16 Jul, Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures
Group 3: Wed, 18 Jul Mud House Workshop @ Thumturakit
Group 4: Thurs, 19 Jul, Skate Experience at Central Airport


Camp Activities at Panyaden’s eco-campus
See pictures of each group below:

Group 1 (3-4 years old)

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Group 2 (5-6 years old)

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Group 3 (7-8 years old)

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Group 4 (9-10 years old)

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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 or call 080 078 5115.