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Siam Kid D School In Buriram A Shining Example Of What Young Children Can Achieve

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Siam Kid D School In Buriram A Shining Example Of What Young Children Can Achieve

Regular readers will be aware by now that I was  a primary school teacher in Blackpool for 34 years in a top private school. I have often been a critic of Thai education so it gives me great pleasure to bring you a school in Buriram that really delivers the goods. Siam Kid D School…

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New School Director In Trouble In Alleged Relationship With 14 Year-Old Schoolgirl

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New School Director In Trouble In Alleged Relationship With 14 Year-Old Schoolgirl

A 51-YEAR-OLD school director accused of having an inappropriate romantic relationship with a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Bua Yai district has been transferred effective immediately. School director Nathapop Boonthongtho was transferred out of the school to an inactive post pending a disciplinary panel’s investigation. Nathapop did not show up at work this week. If…

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Teachers Who Exposed A School Director Who Allegedly Took Bribes Have Received Death Threats

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Teachers Who Exposed A School Director Who Allegedly Took Bribes Have Received Death Threats

Six Kalasin teachers, who recently exposed a school director for allegedly demanding and accepting bribes, have filed a police complaint claiming that they had received death threats and were now in fear for their own safety. The unnamed school director was accused of taking a Bt30,000 bribe from each teacher in exchange for approving special…

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Sports Day At Tessaban Isan Kindergarten In Buriram

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Sports Day At  Tessaban Isan Kindergarten In Buriram

Friday December 15 saw Tessaban Isan Kindergarten hold their annual sports day. Over a hundred two and a half to five year-olds assembled with their teachers and parents around 8.30am to await the arrival of guest of honour, school owner Khun Supod. As is his custom he was running late but he eventually arrived to…

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Harvest Time Modernizing In Thailand

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Harvest Time Modernizing In Thailand

The rice harvesting season is just about over and farmers large and small have been gathering in the precious crop throughout the Province. Having been raised on a farm in England, I am well aware of the importance of harvest time. The weather can be both friend and enemy. Rain is needed to make the…

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“Hello English!” Roadshow Completes Ten-School Tour

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“Hello English!” Roadshow Completes Ten-School Tour

A programme aimed at making English fun for students has just completed a tour of 10 schools in Thailand. The “Hello English! On Stage” programme was created and performed by NJ Digital which is under the Nation Multimedia Group umbrella. The programme, aimed at delivering English knowledge in an entertaining style for high-school students, has…

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Study Finds High Pesticide Levels In Local Food

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Study Finds High Pesticide Levels In Local Food

Following a recent article regarding pesticides in some supermarket produce, a more damning report has emerged. Recent research has disclosed that serious contamination from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and herbicides in food and the environment poses health threats to the Thai public. The research, from Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH) and Thailand Pesticide…

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Nursery Teacher In Child Abuse Report Apologizes To Child’s Parents

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Nursery Teacher In Child Abuse Report Apologizes To Child’s Parents

Yesterday, we ran a story about physical abuse suffered by a small child at the hands of a nursery teacher. The teacher concerned who works in a school in Lat Krabang district has apologised to the parents after a video clip which showed she was unreasonably mistreating a child, about 3-4 years old, in her…

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More Sickening Violence In Thai Kindergarten

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More Sickening Violence In Thai Kindergarten

Thai media is increasingly asking the question: “When is the violence perpetrated against children in Thai schools going to stop?” Media comment on a latest CCTV video said that the violence is a “common occurrence” in Thai schools. The headline said: Here we go again. Netizens are again quoted as being outraged by the violence….

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Bhuddism in Buriram

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Bhuddism in Buriram

We see it all around us on a daily basis in Buriram. People humbly feeding monks in the morning, various different fantastical parades, glorious temples, somewhat dangerous rocket festivals, plus many other wonderfully curious events right in front of our eyes. But do we understand it? Do we really know what all this great fuss…

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