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Father’s Day at Panyaden

dsc_9845 Father's Day performance, Panyaden School Chiang Mai

“…Fathers are just wonderful
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolades of praise”

– Fathers Are Wonderful by Helen Steiner Rice

‘Near Dawn’ is a beautiful song about the dawning of a new day composed by His Majesty King Bhumibol. Our Anuban students gave a lovely rendition of the song this morning at the start of our Father’s Day celebrations dedicated to His Majesty, the Father of the Nation and to all fathers and father figures who play invaluable roles in our lives.

dsc_9871a  Student reading Dear Dad essay for Father's Day in Thailand  Student MC for Panyaden School's Father's Day celebrations

The rendition was followed by a Thai dance choreographed to the same tune by our Prathom students. Then came the reading of essays read by our Kindergarten representatives, bringing many a smile and a tear or two in the audience of parents and teachers. Students from Prathom classes then came on to share with us how Father’s Day is celebrated in their home countries.

Parent and son performance for Father's Day, Panyaden School Chiang Mai  dsc_0005a Parent performing for Father's Day at Panyaden School

The day’s celebrations were perfectly rounded off with a father and child performance by parent Khun Tanawat with his two boys playing the ukelele and singing the school’s ‘Inseesangwan’ song, then showing the audience their bedtime prayer routine. Each class then went on to Panyaden’s farm to thresh the rice they planted and harvested in honour of the King’s sustainable rice programme for Thailand.

Let’s give our dads a hug today and say thank you. Happy Father’s Day, good health and happiness!

dsc_9823 dsc_0042 dsc_0165 Panyaden students threshing in honour of His Majesty The King's rice programme in Thailand

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Panyaden Celebrates Father’s Day

Panyaden School wishes all dads a ‘Happy Father’s Day’! This day is special in Thailand because it is the birthday of His Majesty the King who is revered as the Father of the nation. Hence celebrations are held all over the country to thank and honour the King as well as all fathers. It is also a time to ask for their forgiveness and blessings.

Our students marked this day at school yesterday by first paying respects to His Majesty at our assembly hall and singing the King’s anthem. This was followed by music played by Prathom students and a play to show our students’ thanks and gratitude to their fathers.


Some students then got up to share letters they have written to their fathers. Everyone in the audience, especially the fathers, appreciated their efforts and were clearly moved by the genuine, sometimes funny and touching notes. The day’s celebrations culminated in harvesting the rice grown on our school farm in August on Mother’s Day. Students learned the value of farmers and the hard work they do by experiencing at cutting and threshing the plant themselves.


Above photos are by Ally Taylor. More on our blog:

Commemorating Father’s Day

Self-sufficiency project (cotton) by Panyaden School in Chiang Mai

Self-sufficiency: growing our own for the King

December 5th is the 84th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, also known as Father’s Day. The King has long advocated the importance of self-sufficiency, which is a key value promoted at Panyaden. To commemorate the King’s birthday, our children have been learning about the importance of consuming only what we need and about being able to look after ourselves. We have been growing and harvesting cotton in our garden and on a special day of Father’s Day activities, we planted vegetables in our very own kitchen garden.