Focus on Home Language

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Focus on Home Language

by Kru Suzanne, Head of School

‘The language you speak with your children is the first language they will learn. It is their first connection to you, to the rest of their family, and to their culture and community. It is the language they first use to learn about the world around them. It is the language that helps them get “set for life” – and you are a central part of that process!

 

“Language is one of the most important gifts you give your child.
But how do you give it? The answer is simple.
Speak your language with your child at home every day!”

 

The importance of Home Language:
The attached document has been written for a UK audience but the messages in it are a worthwhile read.
Read more by clicking the image.

 

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 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