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Happy Earth Day 2019 at Panyaden

April 22nd is Earth Day, a great opportunity for Panyaden students, parents and staff to be reminded about what nature gives us.

We celebrated Earth Day 2019 with students and teachers picking up small branches and debris from the storm, showing acceptance of Nature’s temperament and the need for us to take care of the part of Earth we occupy!

At our green school, we believe that connecting to nature when we are young builds the foundation for a lifetime of respect and enjoyment for the earth and the great outdoors.

วันคุ้มครองโลก ตรงกับวันที่ ๒๒ เมษายนของทุกปี ซึ่งถือโอกาสอันดีที่นักเรียน คุณครูและพนักงานชาวปัญญาเด่นจะร่วมกันระลึกถึงสิ่งที่ธรรมชาติสรรค์สร้างให้แก่พวกเรา

เราฉลองวันคุ้มครองโลกปีนี้ ด้วยการเชิญชวนนักเรียนและคุณครูเก็บเศษกิ่งไม้และซากต้นไม้ที่หักโค่นจากลมพายุฤดูร้อนเมื่อวันเสาร์ที่ผ่านมา ซึ่งเหตุการณ์นี้ทำให้พวกเรายิ่งตระหนักและเข้าใจถึงการเปลี่ยนแปลงของธรรมชาติตลอดจนความจำเป็นที่เราต้องดูแลรักษาโลกใบนี้ไว้

ในฐานะโรงเรียนรักษ์ธรรมชาติ เราเชื่อว่าการสัมผัสกับธรรมชาติตั้งแต่เยาว์วัยจะสร้างรากฐานแห่งการเคารพชื่นชมธรรมชาติและการใช้ชีวิตกลางแจ้งให้แก่นักเรียนไปได้ตลอดชีวิต

 

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.

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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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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Panyaden Job Opportunities

Job Opprtunities at Panyaden hiring teachers poster 2018

Panyaden Job Opportunities

We are hiring!

Panyaden International School in Chiang Mai is currently hiring for the new academic year starting in August 2018. Our school integrates Buddhist values, environmental mindfulness, and bilingual learning with international education standards. We are looking for dedicated, resourceful, passionate, resilient teachers and non-teaching staff who are comfortable working in a multicultural environment. See list below. Please read details in the posters attached to this post (click on the images for larger views) or visit our Panyaden recruitment page for more information!

List of Jobs Available:

  • Urgent – Temporary Performing Arts Teacher (Maternity Cover, 16 April 2018 to 30 June 2018). Find out more here.
  • Thai Head Teacher
  • Preschool Teachers (both Thai and English Native Speakers). Find out more here.
  • Primary Teachers (both Thai and English Native Speakers). Find out more here.
  • School Secretary (Academic)
  • School Secretary and Assistant to Management Team

Interested applicants, please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and full resume to hr@panyaden.ac.th. Salaries to be negotiated. Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted by Panyaden’s HR department.

Panyaden Job Opportunities 2018 poster 1 Panyaden Job Opportunities: Performing Arts Teacher (Maternity cover)

Panyaden Giving Week Y7 Visit

Panyaden Giving Week: Year 7 visits Agape Home Chiang Mai

Panyaden Giving Week 2017

Year 7 Visit to Agape Home

We have been blessed with many donations during our flood appeal efforts, now it’s time to give back to the community. As part of our Giving Week, Year 7 (Y7) students brought books to donate to Nikki’s Place Agape Home and to read to the children. The orphanage provides a home for children livning with AIDS/HIV in Chiang Mai. The following is a lovely note from the orphanage. Thank you, our students had a wonderful time too!

“On behalf of Agape Home, I would like to thank you for your visit to our Home yesterday. The kindergarten children enjoyed the stories and loved interacting with your students. The books you have given us are both beautiful and very useful…Your students were delightful, capable and friendly.” – Dianne Wilson, International Volunteer Coordinator.

Panyaden Giving Week 2017: Y7 students reading to children Agape Home Panyaden Giving Week 2017: Year 7 (Y7) reading to children Agape Home Chiang Mai

Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro Visits

Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro with students at Panyaden

Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro at Panyaden, 7 November 2017

A wonderful opportunity for the school community as Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro visits Panyaden. Beginning with an alms round in the morning, Venerable Jayasaro spent time with students and teachers before giving a Dhamma Talk to the wider community after school. Venerable Jayasaro was impressed by the incredible support and goodwill shown by students, teachers, parents and friends. His presence motivated and inspired us. Venerable Jayasaro asked that the alms generously offered by students and parents be donated to the Wat Don Chan orphanage in Chiang Mai.

Morning alms for Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro at Panyaden temporary campus Students offering morning alms to Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro at Panyaden temporary campus Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro giving a dhamma talk to Panyaden community at the school's temporary site

Click on Panyaden’s blog image gallery for more photos of Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro’s visit.

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Social Contribution: Tree Planting

Panyaden Social Contribution Day: Year 2 & 5 Tree Planting
Panyaden Social Contribution Day

Year 2 and Year 5 Tree Planting

Panyaden’s Social Contribution Day is a time set aside each year to get our children involved in the community through various worthwhile activities. Our Year 2 and 5 students do their bit for conservation by planting tree saplings at Pur Farm to help rebuild and preserve our natural environment. Pur Farm is a village-based project that aims to reforest land in Mae Taeng (a district in Chiang Mai Province) that has been stripped of trees, and to help restore the local ecosystem.

Visit Panyaden’s Year-2 & 5 Social Contribution image gallery for more photos of this activity. Stay tuned here for upcoming photos and stories of the students’ social contribution activities this week!

Panyaden Newsletter Issue 31

Panyaden Newsletter Issue 31 Parent Spotlight - Andres & Raquel

Panyaden Newsletter Issue 31

Parent Spotlight

We turn the spotlight on parents, Andres and Raquel, in the latest issue 31 of Panyaden Newsletter

“As a parent, it’s important to develop a sense of timing,” says Andres, father of Leon Y7 and Diego Y5. “We need to ask, when is it the right time to teach something, to pass on knowledge? Is our child ready to hear it? Too often we send out orders or preach about something when we feel like it. But we have to be on the right frequency with our kids and they have to be open. It must be communicated at the right moment and in the right way.” Mother, Raquel, believes in developing good habits at an early age. “If you don’t give responsibility to children in the early stages, you’ll suddenly have a teenager and then it will be really hard to instil good habits. I find that if they are old enough to complain about having dirty clothes, they are old enough to wash them themselves!”

Andres, a trained lawyer who is now a business development advisor, and Raquel, a former journalist who now works in the textile business, brought their two boys on holiday to Chiang Mai in 2013. Having met other students and parents and visited the school, they decided to move here from their home country, Venezuela, and have now been at Panyaden for 3 years. They love what they describe as the ‘desire to be sincere’ of the teachers here. Raquel explains, “All the teachers I have met here strive to be sincere and authentic. They put their best energy into teaching and want the children to learn not only knowledge but values too. That’s what I appreciate most. Primary education should teach values as well as integrate creative arts, physical exercise and academics. And learning should be fun! This is what motivates children.” Andres adds, “Young children need to feel cared for. If they don’t get this sense of love in the early years, I don’t know if you can make up for it later.”

Raquel loves textiles: making, buying, selling, and learning how it is done. She started coming to Chiang Mai to shop for textiles 20 years ago. Andres describes his main hobby as “finding out why I am here”. Not here in Chiang Mai, but existentially, he adds! He loves to read, practise meditation, and gain self-knowledge. They love the Buddhist teachings that underpin the school ethos, the environment and the multicultural community. Their wish list is for the school to open a Middle Years programme and for older children to learn more about world religions. (We will certainly be doing the latter, but no plans for the former at this time!)

Lastly, we asked them what advice they would give to new families from overseas. Andres: “Give time to the school. New parents see the campus and think that everything will be beautiful, right from the start. But in no school in the world is everything perfect. This is human nature! However, the conditions here will bring about change if you adjust your ideas and values to align with school.” Raquel: “Relax! Newcomers are often in a rush and want everything to happen quickly. Things will happen. You just have to wait!”