Powerful Youth Leadership

David Charron, a co-founder and director of impact “Powerful Youth”, believes that young people can make a difference. He has been all over the world but he was impressed with Niva in particular.

On February 21st, when asked “Who is a leader and why?”, a student answered “Me, because everyone can be a leader”.

Dave smiled and replied “Thank you”, before he began to lead the 10th and 11th Graders through a Leadership Workshop.

Through the activities, students made decisions and followed through with their plan as they worked as a team, and learned to adapt, communicate, and understand each other better.  – By: Kamolchan Tongthiraj, Grade 10N

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Music Challenge

Niva’s Dance Troupe and Pop Band partook in the “KPIS Music Challenge 2017: Singing, Band, and Dance Contest.” The contest was on Friday the 24th of February, a highly recognized music competition, which involved participation of about 20 schools around Thailand. The audience was wild with hand waves and clapping as they cheered for NIVA’s first performance.

The High School Pop Band “Diamond is Punk”, performed the song Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. After the lively band and singing contests, the dance competition began. NIVA’s dance troupe went in a “Joker” theme which tantalized the viewers with the haunting tunes and synchronized movements.

With the crowd on the edge of their seats, all the “Jokers” were killed as “Batman” emerged in the finale of the song, along with a burst of clapping and whooping from the audience.

Although NIVA did not win the challenge, it was a memorable experience and our performances made certain other schools will not forget us. –By: Natasong Yuan, Grade 10G

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Nursery & Kindergarten Field Trip

Our Nursery and Kindergarten students learned many things about sea life during their field trip to Ocean World on February 24th. Ocean World is the largest indoor ocean park in Asia and many of the sea creatures and animals from around the world are found there.

The students were privileged to experience the wonders of the sea. They also witnessed the penguin show, enjoyed a shark-feeding show, and experienced walking through a glass tunnel that was surrounded by live sharks and exotic fish.

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Once Upon A Time


Once upon a time, both grade 4 homerooms each collaborated to write their very own fairy tales with the intent to present them to lower grades. Tailoring creative characters, armed with their enthusiasm, the students visited kindergarten on February 21st.

They performed with enthusiasm, dedication and leadership, bringing home with them yet another exceptional experience, while, at the same time, leaving our little ones in kindergarten with the memory of a funny and colorful encounter. –By: Mr. Philippe Burelle

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Planning for summer….study in the UK!

Applications for Cambridge Immerse 2017 are open to students at Niva International School!

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two-week residential educational experience that allows participants to gain an unrivalled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences. Subjects offered include Computer Science, Medicine, Law, Economics, History and Engineering and many more.

The academic programme is designed and taught by tutors from Oxford University and Cambridge University in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry. And the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of activities. And the good news, scholarships are available for Niva students!!

For more information, please see Mr. Jason in the Guidance Office!

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Best in Academic Excellence

Gold Award (GPA 3.75 – 4.00)

Mary Irene Itchayatikan (Irene), Gr. 1

Baramee Wanlopbanhan (Buun), Gr. 1

Nitchakhun Khamsrikaew (PP), Gr. 1

Sean Chaleekul (Sean), Gr. 1

Krittapas Yasena (Otto), Gr. 1

Thitirat Boonserm (Pingpong), Gr. 4

Pichaya Viwatassawin (Ming), Gr. 4

Wadjanapa Itthipoowadol (Kleis), Gr. 5

Chutikarn Kanchanaat (Ujean), Gr. 6

Milin Udomsaph (Milin), Gr. 6

Parisa Charoensook (Paris), Gr. 6

Tansiri Praditphonlert (Ninja), Gr. 6

Plaifa Tachapahapong (Pei-Pei), Gr. 6

Kunapas Sumpunwetchakul (Kimnite), Gr. 6

Bipasa Pradhan (Nanu), Gr. 7

Sanjana Subrahmanya (Sanju), Gr. 7

Yixian Isaac Tan (Isaac), Gr. 7

Parit Vacharaskunee (Peter), Gr. 7

Kulchat Harnchanpanich (Kaopunn), Gr. 9

Thanita Kaninanant (Palmy), Gr. 9

Punyapa Leephokanon (Angie), Gr. 9

Ploynapas Sirinuanchonaon (Ploy), Gr. 9

Narika Pramunwong (Moma), Gr. 9

Piruda Lertdetdecha (Dada), Gr. 10

Isabelle Yitong Tan (Belle), Gr. 10


Aeron Jan De Guzman (Aeron), Gr. 10

Cyrel Clark Licardo Leano (Cyrel), Gr. 10

Natasong Yuan (Natasong), Gr. 10

Kamolchan Tongthiraj (Moon), Gr. 10

Sireeporn Laohabutr (Name), Gr. 10

Nattamon Panichakul (Petch), Gr. 10

Kanyapat Taechapeti (Mimi), Gr. 10

Karitha Kongkasai (Bonus), Gr. 11

Puvis Thongthanomkul (Saab), Gr. 11

Arina Sangphadung (Phia), Gr. 11

Nutaya Pimolsaengsuriya (Beamy), Gr. 11

Nuttavan Teevaranone (Lek), Gr. 11

Melada Lertdetdecha (Mell), Gr. 11

Chanakan Rojanapenkul (Mimi), Gr. 11

Nuz Wattananaphakaseam (Peaky), Gr. 11

Maylin Cerf Catherine (Maylin), Gr. 11

Jakob Meyer Herman (Jake), Gr. 11 

Hance Adriene Pesarillo (Hance), Gr. 11

Korawin Phagudom (Jazz), Gr. 11

Rinradee Sae Lao (Lily), Gr. 11

Atikarn Khemklad (Karn), Gr. 11

Pacharapus Khoomsyn (Tus), Gr. 12

Min Jeong Kim (Min), Gr. 12

Puttinart Krungkraipetch (Perth), Gr. 12

Somsri Dumrongruxsoontorn (Pingping), Gr. 12

Elamarie Carmel Mission (Carmel), Gr. 12

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love for your fellow friends. This year’s Valentine’s Day was nothing short of a spectacular celebration of love. Grade 11 handed out slips of paper so that students may request songs to be sung to their special valentines along with beautiful roses and delicious treats that were provided by Grade 12. Grade 11 had the honor to travel from class to class to sing the requested songs to each valentine.

Their performances carried smiles everywhere they went. While eating their lunches, students were serenaded with amazing performances from Earth, Bond, Bonus, Oliver, Carmel, Make, Pok, Diamond, and Ioru. May next year’s Valentine’s Day be just as amazing! –By: Jakob Meyer Herman, Grade 11G

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Cultural Field Trip

This was the first cultural field trip in NIVA and is very important to teachers and students. Students go there and study and learn about Thai culture. The Field trip was held on February 7. This day, students who received a GPA higher than 3.75 received a reward to go on a cultural trip. The Thai cultural event was located at Chandrakasem Rajabhat University.

Students learned about the different types of food that King Rama 9 loved to eat, including the variety of spices and flavors. They also learned how fabric is decorated.

Mrs. Garshashbi informed us about the  Thai culture, while Mr. Freddy helped and supervised the students. The students followed the instructor from the beginning until the end. After the tour, all the students returned to the school. At that time, weasked some students to share their opinions about the trip. And they said, “This was a good experience and I want to go again!!”

This field trip was successful for all students who went on the field trip, especially the foreigners who weren’t familiar with Thai culture. –By Hyeok Jin Choe (Timmy), Grade 11N

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School Internet Doubled

Because of the high demand of online resources for education, the school needed a solution to meet the requirements of a modern classroom where students are able to access materials

for research, extra learning, and project ideas. Many of the resources today are in the form of interactive media and videos. The elementary classrooms each have a smart TV where the teacher can access a sea of information through the internet. In order to meet those needs, the I.T. Department requested an upgrade in our internet speed.

Now, our students can access online resources with ease as we have doubled our internet fiber optic line from 50 mbps to 100 mbps speed.

The next step in the coming months is to install more access points in the classrooms so that more students will be able to simultaneously access the internet with ease.

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