MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

April 20, 2020By NimFeatured Posts, Others

April 20, 2020 We wish a warm welcome back to school to all Panyaden parents and students. Online learning guidelines were shared with parents but not having experienced it yet, students wonder what it will look like and what it will feel like?  Imagine you have a chance to meet your teachers in small groups … Read More

YEAR 9, IMYC, UNIT 3: CHALLENGE STUDENT READINGS

April 3, 2020By NimFeatured Posts, School Curriculum

#PYDAcademic #PYDLifeSkills #PYDTAL YEAR 9, IMYC, UNIT 3: CHALLENGE STUDENT READINGSTHE JOURNEY Mila Meerhof, (Dutch-Taiwanese) Year 9 student at Panyaden International School, was inspired to practice and read The Journey by Francesca Sanna for her Thai as an Additional Language class. “I like this book because it expresses how refugees feel when they have to … Read More

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Metta Karuna

March 31, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Uncategorized

Metta, often translated as loving kindness, is perhaps better defined as goodwill or benevolence. It is a strong, sincere wish for the happiness of all beings without discrimination. Karuna is compassion, the empathetic understanding of the suffering of others and the genuine wish to relieve them of that suffering.     In the teachings of the Buddha, … Read More

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Indriya Samvara

March 3, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Uncategorized

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Indriya-samvara Indriya‐samvara (we use the Thai translation at school which is pronounced insee‐sang‐won) means ‘using the senses wisely,’ or restraint of the senses. The term is often found in Buddhist texts as indriya samvara sila and as such this Wise Habit means self‐control of the senses in order to live a … Read More

Panyaden International School Teachers and Staff Meditation Retreat, February 2020.

February 26, 2020By NimFeatured Posts, Uncategorized

Panyaden International School Teachers and Staff Meditation Retreat, February 2020. Kru Jeab: K2 Busy Ants Homeroom Teacher“The meditation retreat at Wat Pah Yen Boon Forest Monastery, Chiangrai (February 5th-9th, 2020) conducted by Venerable Phra Ajahn Piyasilo (Phra Ajahn Jiew) was a good opportunity for me again to reflect on myself, to practice being mindful and … Read More

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Sacca

February 3, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Featured Posts, Uncategorized

Sacca (pronounced ‘sat‐ja’) is a Pali word meaning “real” or “true.” It means to uphold integrity by speaking and acting according to the truth and to keep one’s word. It is a wise habit of profound importance and yet in daily life it is one of the most difficult for us to consistently practise. In … Read More

Wai Kru Ceremony

January 21, 2020By NimFeatured Posts, Upcoming Activities

DID YOU KNOW? WAI KRU CEREMONY Wai Kru (ไหว้ครู) Wai: A wai is a common Thai greeting as a way to express gratitude or respect, showing understanding of a situation or person, and also as a polite way to apologize. The palms of the hands are pressed together in a prayer-like gesture with fingers pointing … Read More

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Samadhi

January 8, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Featured Posts, Uncategorized

The word samadhi originates from the Sanskrit sam‐a‐dha, meaning “to bring together.” It is usually translated as “concentration” or composing of the mind. It is the mind that does not waver, does not scatter itself and is focused on the task at hand despite being disturbed, persuaded or provoked. When we achieve samadhi we attain … Read More

HAPPY NEW YEAR & WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL 2020

January 6, 2020By NimFeatured Posts, Others, Uncategorized

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School 2020 Daiju Vithayathil, Secondary Principal, Panyaden International School Happy New Year and welcome back to school. We will be working on re-establishing routines as we get back on track with learning. I hope that everyone was able to spend some quality time with family, friends and loved ones … Read More