Category archives for: Education

Promises, promises

Promises, promises

by Peter Hartnell
By mid-January, most of us have made and already broken our New Year’s resolutions. Resolving to make changes to our lives is a popular preoccupation at this time of year throughout the world, so popular that the US government has a website dedicated to supporting people who want to make and to keep [...]

Avoiding the extremes of excess and deficiency in the classroom

Avoiding the extremes of excess and deficiency in the classroom

by Anthony Lawrence Kelly
Both ancient philosophy and modern science have taught us that balance is fundamental for life to thrive. Aristotle talked of the ‘Golden Mean’; Buddha of the ‘Middle Way’ and you’d be hard pressed to find a right-minded ecologist who supports the idea that disrupting an ecosystem would be beneficial to most preexisting [...]

Oxford Junior School holds Christmas party

Oxford Junior School holds Christmas party

Oxford Junior School Pattaya celebrated the festive season at its annual Christmas party held at Cholchan Pattaya Resort. Director Kamonporn Sae-Tae (Teacher Benz) was on hand to welcome and thank parents and guests. Pattaya City Deputy spokesperson Banchong Bantoonprayuk, guest of honor, stressed the importance of education in an address to participants. The evening also [...]

The Importance of Performing and Visual Arts in Developing Your Child’s Personality

The Importance of Performing and Visual Arts in Developing Your Child’s Personality

by Jojo J. Patubo, BME, MSM
At Anda Performing Arts School, we nurture our students to the highest level. It offers variety of special programs in different fields of performing arts and visual arts such as:
Dance: Dance helps develop a student’s ability to communicate in a way that is different from the written or spoken word. [...]

Today’s Students’ Rapid Development of ICT Skills

Today’s Students’ Rapid Development of ICT Skills

by Wesley Gibbs
A good understanding of information and communications technology, or ICT, is vital and important for today’s students, no matter how young. At Mooltripakdee International School, the ICT team is fully engaged in preparing our young learners for a fully engaged future in the technological fields of computers and the internet.
Our youngest computer novices [...]

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

by Peter Hartnell
As I write this, sitting in the staff room at school, the strains of Christmas carols drift in on the air and I am suddenly transported. The school is having the final dress rehearsal for our Christmas performance – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Hearing some of these carols makes it hard to [...]

Competition versus Cooperation in school

Competition versus Cooperation in school

by Peter Hartnell
The age-old question of competition – is it helpful or harmful – has long occupied commentators, especially educators. In schools, it has always been something of a false dichotomy. The characterization that competition produces rampant individualism, serious, stressed students prone to domination, intimidation and bullying on the one hand, or to determined and [...]

GIS remembers

GIS remembers

by Mark Beales

Students from Garden International School (GIS) paid respects to victims of war during a moving Remembrance Day service.
At GIS there was a special whole school assembly where a minute’s silence was observed and the Last Post was played on November 11. At 11:11 a.m., students and staff stood for a minute’s silence [...]

Learning activities at preschool

Learning activities  at preschool

by Edward Emmett

The preschool B1 class has had a great start to the academic school year. All the students have settled in well and new friendships are starting to grow. The class has been introduced to new daily routines which have helped them feel safe in their new classroom environment.
The preschool B1 theme this term [...]

Sports Day at Phoenix Wittaya School

Sports Day at Phoenix Wittaya School

by Phoenix Wittaya School

Recently, here at Phoenix Wittaya School, we hosted our annual sports day. The final two days of term 1 saw our pupils do battle in several competitive sporting events to see who emerged as “the best of the best” following exciting track and field events. Teamwork and participation were the themes of [...]

15 - 31 January 2015

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