Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

Trip Reports.

Annually we welcome around 3,000 students and staff from over fifty schools worldwide.

2014 Trips

16 Oct 2015 Updated about 2 years ago

Firbank Grammar (July 2014)

This has been indeed another busy year for VSP's frequent visitor Firbank Grammar from Australia. With this visit Firbank brought 100 students and 10 staff to Chiang Mai where they were split into four groups.  Each took part in one of four rotational parts which represent the four main themes of the trip: History & Culture, Environment, Community Service and experiencing Southern Thailand at Krabi.

During the seventeen days Firbank was here, each group took turns to travel to Samoeng District and each took part in a one-week community service project at Wat Pangterm School. The school has 80 primary students and it needed a medical room to be able to provide immediate care for children. This is also the first project to be done at Wat Pangterm school and needless to say Firbank girls and staff eagerly participated on all fronts.

Over the course of three weeks the students and staff of Firbank mixed a phenomenal amount of cement and concrete for the construction of the base floor, sawed and hammered countless lengths of wood for the structure of the building, and still had time to come up with a beautiful design for the wall painting! During down-time students had the chance to interact with local children at the school gaining an insight into rural Thai culture and observing interesting differences between the life of these children compared to their own in Australia.

On the second-last day in Chiang Mai, all Firbank students and staff went to Samoeng one more time to join in with the school for their farewell party and the inauguration of the brand-new medical room. It was a superb effort from Firbank Grammar as once again their diligent support to Northern Thailand brought joy and happiness to the community.

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2017 Visitors

January 17
Khartoum International Community School, Sudan
Multiple Intelligence IS, Philippines
IS Yangon, Myanmar
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71, Bangkok
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107, Bangkok
Concordian IS, Bangkok

February 17
MLC School, Australia
International School Bangkok
Prem Tinsulanonda IS, Chiang Mai
Yew Chung IS of Shanghai, China
American IS Dhaka, Bangladesh
Yangon IS, Myanmar

March 17
Seoul IS, South Korea
Yew Chung IS, Hong Kong
Australian IS, Hong Kong
Appleby College, Canada
Fern Hill School, Canada
The International School, Macau
I-Shou IS, Taiwan
KIS, Bangkok
Canadian IS, Singapore
Stamford School, Indonesia

April 17
Beijing World Youth Academy, China
Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong
Australian International School, Singapore

May 17
Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong
The Montessori School, Perth, Australia

June 17
Yew Chung International School, Hong Kong
Garden International School, Malaysia
Compass Youth Leadership Camp

July 17
Travel For Teens (Elephants), USA
Travel For Teens (Service), USA