The Parent School Community (PSC)
The Parent School Community’s primary purpose is to further the education of our children and is composed of representatives of all grades and cultural groups.
The PSC consists of all parents, guardians and teachers at Prem. It is a great venue to get to know people in the community and share ideas about education and school life. We aim to build goodwill and trust with the school administration, faculty and fellow parents.
We have regular meetings on the first Monday of each month, on the second floor of the library. These are informal in nature and administrators and faculty members are invited to participate. All Prem parents are welcome to attend.
Ambassadors represent parents’ suggestions and concerns to the PSC leadership. Grade Ambassadors are the point people for all the grades. Cultural Ambassadors are the point people for various cultural groups. PSC Members and Ambassadors area here.
Greetings From the Chair
Since it’s inception, the Parent School Community (PSC), has worked tirelessly on addressing important issues affecting our children. Our mission is simple—to speak on behalf of the student body, assist parents and the community that surrounds us and to be strong advocates for Prem to become the best school that it can be.
Do you know the one number one factor affecting student success? Parent involvement. When parents get involved, children do better in school and in life. When parents get involved, the quality of education improves. Regardless of socio-economic status, cultural background or the parents’ education level; being involved in your child’s education makes a profound difference.
At Prem, parent involvement is a key focus and one of our greatest strengths. The more you engage with the Prem community, the more fulfilling your experience here will be. From cheering on our Panthers in sporting events to running a stall at International Day – big or small time commitment, there is a place for you. On behalf of the PSC, I welcome you to Prem. We are so glad you are here.
Sara Hardigan, Chairperson, PSC
Hello, this is Grace Xu, the secretary and treasurer of PSC this year. I moved to Chiangmai with my family in August 2015 from Beijing, China. Now my daughter studies in Grade 4 in Prem. I’m keen on tennis and traditional Chinese medicine. It’s an honor for me to be a member of the PSC committee, i will contribute more to the community.
Nui is a Thai parent of two senior school students. They became part of the Prem community in 2015 after being in Malaysia for eight years – following two years in Myanmar. She loves to get to know people and enjoys working with friends in the community. She believes that together we can make difference.
Sara comes from the United States of America and has been living and traveling overseas since 2001. She has lived and worked in Taiwan, Italy and Malaysia before coming to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Sara has two children in the Jr School and is passionate about bringing school communities together. When she’s not volunteering for the PSC you can find her reading, playing tennis or taking a yoga class.
- Maintain a structure that supports two way communication with every parent and with Prem leadership.
- Support a forum for parents to be heard as well as ensure parents receive timely and useful information.
- Provide representation for diverse cultural groups and address unique needs of various cultural groups.
- Support the efforts of the Head of School in his vision to steer Prem towards world-renowned academic performance.
Chiang Mai for Parents
- Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai– http://www.bangkokhospital-chiangmai.com/en/index.php
Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai serves local residents and expats in Chiang Mai and throughout Northern Thailand, in addition to visiting patients from China, Myanmar and other neighboring countries in need of top-quality international-standard medical care.
- Chiangmai Ram Hospital– http://www.chiangmairam.com
Chiangmai Ram Hospital sits at the center of one of Thailand’s largest and most respected hospital groups which is “The Ramkhamhaeng Group”. Chiangmai Ram Hospital is a private hospital with superior standards and state-of-the art facilities. The doctors and nurses truly understand hospital management, patient care and treatment combined with sensitive and attentive care to all patients.
- McCormick Hospital– http://www.mccormick.in.th/mc/eng/index.html
McCormick hospital was founded by American Presbyterian missionaries in 1888 as a small 8-bed hospital known as American Mission Hospital. McCormick Hospital serves more than 400,000 outpatients and 20,000 inpatients per years.
Sports and Recreation
Chaing Mai Mountain Biking & Kayaks
Chiang Mai is a mountain bike paradise, awash with fantastic trails and brilliant downhill runs. Mountain biking Chiang Mai is Northern Thailand ‘s premier mountain biking tour company, and we specialise in adrenalin packed days out from Chiang Mai on a mountain bike. It’s the perfect way to escape the busy tourist-packed city and experience the fantastic nature of the forest.
Chiang Mai Fencing Club
Registered with the National Thai organization(AFAT) so any fencer wishing to compete in Thailand fencing tournaments, or if you are interested in just learning for fun and exercise in this exciting sport, please contact us.
Gym Bangarang was created to provide a unique training experience in the rice fields of Chiang Mai. The gym opened in 2014 and is the only gym in Chiang Mai that provides Muay Thai Camps and Fitness Bootcamps.
Chiang Mai X-Center
Chiang Mai’s X-Centre is the one-stop for all adrenaline junkies with a wide range of thrilling activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained all day long.
GABFAI COMMUNITY THEATRE
Gabfai Community Theatre Group was established in 1996 in Chiang Mai as a private organization of popular media in a minor level without any consideration of political and economical ideology. We employ community, art, contemporary art, alternative media and creative activities to empower and enhance capacity as well as create various alternatives or space for exchanging knowledge for individuals, communities, organizations, and alliances.
Chiang Mai Maker Club
Chiang Mai Maker Club is an open community to establish partnership among students, instructors, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in fusing engineering, art, design and technology into innovative products and media. Our mission is to build a culture of innovation here in Chiang Mai. We establish environments for community members in collaborate on projects through our advocacy and allocation of device, place, instruction, funding and facility.
Chiang Mai Expats Club
Chiang Mai Expats Club (CEC) helps expats expand friendships and improve their quality of life. CEC is a non-profit social organization operating with a theme of “Expats Helping Expats” to reside safely and legally in Thailand and to adapt and understand the local customs and traditions.
Monthly networking events for Chaing Mai expats.
Events, Art and Restaurants
Things To Do
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park is an eco-friendly, naturally built, outdoor museum park that introduces and explains the unique steps involved in making our much talked about paper products from elephant poop fibers!
Vision. Educating global citizens who strive for excellence, live sustainably, lead responsibly, celebrate diversity, and whose integrity champions a just and more peaceful world.
Mission. We are a community that challenges its members to act as compassionate, knowledgeable and principled global citizens: working together for a sustainable future and inspired by meaningful relationships, continuous learning and good thinking.
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© 2017 Prem Tinsulanonda International School