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Panyaden School Fair 2013

open-house-2013-4 Panyaden School students performing Thai dance at the school's Open House in Chiang Mai

Gentle traditional Thai music greeted our guests yesterday at Panyaden School’s Open House Fair 2013. It was a delightful way of welcoming prospective parents and their children visiting our environmentally friendly school in Chiang Mai to find out more about our curriculum and our hands-on approach to learning.

Thai musicians ar Panyaden School Open House-2013 AJahn Jayasaro giving dhamma talk at Panyaden School Open House 2013 in Chiang Mai Art activities at Panyaden School Chiang Mai

The day featured a Dhamma Talk on ‘How to raise mature and confident children’ by our spiritual advisor, the Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro, a student dance performance and our local Ton Lamyai market with lots of food as well as handmade photo frames, cards and other arts and crafts by our students. Our teachers and staff along with parents from our PTA, Friends of Panyaden, also offered various fun learning activities for the visitors and spent time answering questions or showing them around our green school.

Thank you everyone for joining us and to the Panyaden team for your hard work throughout our school’s Open Week!

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PTA Committee

Friends Of Panyaden Committee Members

Khun Lamorna

Khun Tanawat

Khun Neil

Khun Mark

Ordinary Committee Member (OCM) for Kindergarten
Khun Sonthidet

Ordinary Committee Member (OCM) for Kindergarten
Kru Sathaporn

Ordinary Committee Member (OCM) for Primary
Khun Nilawan

Friends of Panyaden committee member

Ordinary Committee Member (OCM) for Primary
Khun Julien

Friends of Panyaden committee member, Panyaden School Chiang Mai

Ordinary Committee Member (OCM) for Teacher & Staff
Kru Elizabeth

Ordinary Committee Member (OCM) for Teacher & Staff
Kru Mark

Kru Mark

1st Panyaden PTA AGM

Become a friend of Panyaden

Panyaden School had a great turnout today at our inaugural ‘Friends of Panyaden’ annual general meeting. This is the first of regular parent-teacher meetings to be hosted by our international school in Chiang Mai. Everyone brought food to share as we voted in our first ever Friends of Panyaden committee.

We started off at 10am with an introduction by our director, Neil Amas who warmly welcomed the setting up of the association and asked all of us, parents, teachers, students and the wider community, to come together in the spirit of ‘true friendship.’ Quoting from school’s spiritual advisor, Taan Ajahn Jayasaro’s writings on kalayanamit (good friend), he defined true friendship between parents and teachers as one in which we work together not in order to get something in return but in order to help the other improve. 

    Parent and teacher enjoying a game at Panyaden School PTA meeting 

Then Kru Noy played some lively icebreaking games  to the accompaniment of Kru Tee’s guitar. After much laughter and exercise (!), we settled down to hear volunteer parents, Lamorna Cheesman and Neil Davenport talk about the aim of the association: to create a community of people who support us and our children in order to provide the best environment for their education. Mr Davenport also opened the floor to the attendees for any questions on the proposed constitution before confirming the nominations of various positions. Congratulations to the newly installed officers and a big thank you to the parents and friends who contributed so much delicious food for all to enjoy!

Get involved: There is still one position available (Prathom parent representative). If you wish to volunteer and to learn more about Friends of Panyaden, or if you have any suggestions, please contact Kru Boy at 080-078-5115 or boy@panyaden.ac.th. The next Friends of Panyaden meeting will be on 10 July, Tuesday, at 4pm. We look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions.