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.

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.


Summer Camp 2019: Fully Booked

It’s time to start thinking about Summer Camp!


We have an exciting program outlined for your children focusing on environmental mindfulness
and learning through nature at an age-appropriate level for children aged 5-12.

Our Courses: (25 students/class)
The camp will be in English, run from 09:00-15:00.

Each of the three weeks will have a different theme, as follows:

Week 1 – Art in Nature: fostering creativity
Week 2 – Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: appreciating fitness and healthy choices

Week 3 – Rhythm of the Earth: being balanced through music and movement

Click Here to See Summer camp 2018 Images

Price: THB33,000
which includes snacks, lunches, field trips, insurance, and all materials.

Early Bird 10% Off for existing Panyaden Students
Registering: today – 28 February 2019


We will send a more detailed schedule complete with guidelines and a daily timetable toward the middle of June.
On behalf of the PYD Summer Staff, we are looking forward to Summer Camp with your children!
For More information, please contact us, Tel. +66 080 078 5115 or email: summercamp@panyaden.ac.th



Enjoy Being a Chef!

Being a chef is one of many jobs Y2 Grasshoppers students dream about.
When learning about careers, Anda’s mum, with Chef Bam and Chef Bie, made that dream come true.

Under the guidance of professional chefs, students made a bacon and vegetable sandwich.
They enthusiastically chose the vegetables they wanted, shaped and filled the fresh dough before baking it in the oven. Everyone enjoyed this fun baking lesson. Here’s what, the buns looked like.



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.

Focus on Home Language

Live and Learn

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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