An annual celebration of the diversity of Prem, representing the thirty-two countries currently in our community.
There are cultural performances from our Prem community including special performances from our JS and SS Music department. There’s a silent auction of donated items.
Unity in Diversity
Celebrate the diversity of Prem with a Flag Parade of the thirty-two countries represented on campus and fifteen country booths offering food and varied cultural activities.
Fun, Games, and Art
There are fun games, sports and interesting arts and crafts. There’s a learning challenge for kids to complete questions in a Passport Book at every country booth and win prizes.
International Day 2017
There was much anticipation for Prem’s Annual International Day. This celebration usually takes place in late November in harmony with the philosophies that link the IB curriculum to the principles of the United Nations, however, was delayed out of respect for His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej.
Excited students, parents and staff waited for February 18th to arrive to showcase their cultural heritage among Prem’s diverse community and they did not disappoint the huge crowd that joined in for that celebration!
To honor Prem’s commitment to strengthening tolerance by fostering a mutual understanding among cultures, we opened the day with a flag parade of the 32 countries represented by our student body. After which 18 cultural booths opened for business selling cultural food and running cultural activities. From umbrella painting in Thailand to making crepes in France, it could all be seen, tasted and experienced at Prem’s International Day.
Twenty-six cultural performances graced the stage and kept the crowds entertained right to the end. With larger than expected crowds, there was standing room only to watch and cheer on Korean Pop dance, Junior School multicultural music performances, Senior School instrumental performance and many, many more.
What was most impressive about the day was the wonderful sense of unity and community. Walking through the fair the vivacious colours of country flags and cultural dress, the exquisite smells of comfort foods from around the globe and the chatter of many languages being spoken at once was impressive. However the smile on the faces of those attending, the look of pride in the performer’s eyes and the way the community embraced each other’s cultures was moving and an extraordinary reminder of why we chose to be a part of the Prem community.
Sara Hardigan, PSC Chairperson
Parent School Community
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.
- 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.
- Ambassadors communicate school objectives and events to parents and students of the grade or cultural group they represent through text, email, or phone.
Contact the PSC
International Day 2017
Archive of Past Years
Countdown to the Next International Day
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.
Prem Tinsulanonda International School | 234 Moo 3, Tambon Huay Sai, Amphur Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand | +66 (0) 53 301 500 | accredited by IB, OPEC, NEASC, ISAT, BSA, ONESQA, CIS
Prem Tinsulanonda International School | 234 Moo 3, Tambon Huay Sai, Amphur Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand | +66 (0) 53 301 500