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  • 22 hours ago by

    Loi Krathong Festival at Varee International School. Thank you to the parents for supporting the student activities. Happy Loi Krathong.
  • 22 hours ago by

    This morning students from Years 5, 6 and 7 attended the annual Remembrance Service at the Foreign Cemetery in Chiang Mai. The students laid a wreath on behalf of Varee Chiang Mai International School.
  • 4 days ago by

    On Monday 4th November, the English department had the travelling theatre company The Performance Exchange visit us again in school. This year they delivered workshops based on some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays including, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet and Richard III. Our key stage 3 and key stage 4 students participated in some entertaining activities and practiced pace, volume, delivery of lines and the importance of self-belief both on the stage and in everyday challenges.  Lots of students volunteered; stepping out of their comfort zones to “have a go” and it was wonderful to see such engagement. They even learned some key tricks of the trade, including stage slaps!




  • 1 week ago by

    VCIS is very proud to share some of James's achievements! James graduated from VCIS in 2018 and received an award for his animation “Plague” at the Australian Institute if Technology (AIT). Normally this competition is for final year students, as well as to showcase their work to companies in the industry in the hopes to also gain future employment. But James’ teacher was so impressed with his work, that he submitted it as well. Of the 11 categories, James was nominated for 5 (Best Animation, Best Sound Design, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Director). He won the awards for Best Animation and Best Sound Design. He had also been shortlisted to top 50 in the “Short and Sweet Film Festival” out of 600+ entries Australia-wide. This was a competition open to anyone, (not just students).  Well done James!
  • 1 week ago by

    VCIS is very proud to share some of James's achievements! James graduated from VCIS in 2018 and received an award for his animation “Plague” at the Australian Institute if Technology (AIT). Normally this competition is for final year students, as well as to showcase their work to companies in the industry in the hopes to also gain future employment. But James’ teacher was so impressed with his work, that he submitted it as well. Of the 11 categories, James was nominated for 5 (Best Animation, Best Sound Design, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Director). He won the awards for Best Animation and Best Sound Design. He had also been shortlisted to top 50 in the “Short and Sweet Film Festival” out of 600+ entries Australia-wide. This was a competition open to anyone, (not just students).  Feel free to watch his animation on Youtube!
    https://youtu.be/_wZsZHHlXvQ Well done James!
    1 week ago 1
    Lee Sung Jae tough son
    4 days ago
    Amazing work by you, James 😊👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
  • 1 week ago by

    On Saturday 2nd November, Varee International School hosted Prime Football Academy and Rising Stars to an U10’s football tournament. VCIS played extremely well, narrowly losing to Prime Football Academy and winning against Rising Stars. Our boys showed great dedication and sportsmanship on the field and we look forward playing the second half of the tournament to next weekend. If you would like to come and support, come to VCIS on Saturday 9th November from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
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    Varee International School added 69 new photos.
  • 1 week ago by

    Early year and Primary Halloween.
    1 week ago
    Vanessa Fairhurst today at my school x
  • 1 week ago by

    Our KS4 Environmental Management and Geography pupils are currently at the Maekok River Village Outdoor Education Centre. They are completing lots of investigations, such as river sampling and measuring, the impacts of tourism and agricultural practises, to support their classroom learning.  Their first day was a great success with interesting river studies and a yummy birthday cake for the birthday boy!
  • 2 weeks ago by

    On Friday 26th October, we had the honour of being visited by published poet and songwriter Sean Patrick Mulroy, all the way from Virginia, USA. Students from Year 7 - 13 attended various poetry workshops throughout the day, in which they were able to explore, discuss and reflect on the very nature of poetry and what truly makes a poem. Children of all ages were engaged and individually produced writing outcomes by the end of each session.
    Students were introduced to poetry from the acclaimed Spanish writer 'Pablo Neruda' and spent time analysing and conversing about his celebrated collection of poems 'The Book of Questions.'
    Overall, this was a successful and exciting day and we are pleased to be able to put our students into contexts that allow and encourage them to explore the mechanics of writing - both creatively and critically.
  • 2 weeks ago by

    Duke of Edinburgh Award - adventurous journey
  • 2 weeks ago by

    We use Class Dojo points to reward positive behaviour and excellent work and effort. Every half semester we award certificates to those with the most points. Here are the winners for this half semester.
  • 2 weeks ago by

    Today our Year 2 class produced an assembly to remind everyone about this. They talked about the importance of brushing teeth, of taking exercise and eating healthy food. Thank you Year 2!
  • 2 weeks ago by

    This week the children have been learning about the importance of healthy living and good hygiene. Today our Year 2 class produced an assembly to remind everyone about this. They talked about the importance of brushing teeth, of taking exercise and eating healthy food. Thank you Year 2!
  • 5 weeks ago by

    Primary picnic.
  • 5 weeks ago by

    Our U14 girls basketball team took on APIS away today. It was such a close game, with the score moving between 4-6 points difference at the end of each quarter. APIS girls were strong and had great ball handling skills, we were fast and were great on defence. In the end, their ability to put the ball in the back of the net was too much for our defence. We learnt some great lessons and the girls played a fantastic game and are looking forward to the next! The final score was 20-16! Great job girls!
  • 5 weeks ago by

    What a fantastic way to kick off our Y1-3 & Y4-6 Swimming Gala's at Varee Chiangmai International School. The weather was perfect, the water was just right and the students were super excited to be in the water and demonstrating their abilities and newly learnt skills to both staff and parents alike! We'd like to thank all the parents who came to watch the gala and all staff who assisted to make this day possible. And a social thanks to Mr. Daniel & Mr. James (and our swim coach Marine Bobet) from the PE department who worked so hard to both train our primary students and organise/facilitate the gala! Come join us for the next one!
    Year 1 Fish of the Day
    Girl - Leeya
    Boy - Mario
    Year 2 Fish of the Day
    Girl - Maprang
    Boy - Gun
    Year 3 Fish of the Day
    Girl - Jessica K
    Boy - Eidan/Nicolas.
  • 6 weeks ago by

    More than 40 students and teachers from Varee International School attended School Strike for Climate this past Friday. Our school was among the biggest contingents at the strike and our students made us proud as they joined with other concerned citizens of Chiang Mai to demand action on climate change.
    6 weeks ago 1
    Wow! I wish this had happened last year. Miss you all!
    6 weeks ago 1
    Well done!
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    Ideas fair.
  • 6 weeks ago by

    Fresh salads, fruit, rice, pasta, pizza, and homemade desserts were on the menu at VCIS Wednesday, as students and teachers shared a vegetarian potluck lunch! We enjoyed the sunshine, music, good food, and lively conversation while also taking direct action to reduce our carbon footprints by reducing our meat consumption.  The main takeaways of the day: our students and teachers are excellent cooks, vegetarian and vegan food is delicious, eating as a community is really fun, and our choices matter. Going meat-free one day a week is one way we as individuals can have a direct impact on climate change. We look forward to any more Plant-based Potlucks in the future!
  • 6 weeks ago by

    Our JV squad (made up of mostly U14 players and some of our Y10 boys) and captained by AJ Stewart in Y11, played their first game of the season yesterday at Lanna International School. The game was always going to be the biggest challenge any of them had to date. With only one team practice under their belt and playing an older team with more experience, height, speed and knowledge of the game, our team talks focussed on our strengths, playing our own game, knowing our own worth and remaining calm under pressure. This appeared to be easier said than done as we ended the first quarter down by 12 points to 2. But after another team talk and some encouraging words by their captain the boys finally adjusted and started panting their game. Their defence was STRONG! In the second quarter, we managed to stop nearly every scoring opportunity with our 3:2 zone but our offense still wasn’t quite dropping for us. The game remained tight throughout the second half with our offensive game really starting to pick up and despite changes to the team to ensure all players got to demonstrate their prowess on the court, our defence remained tight! In the last quarter, due to a lot of patience, our offensive shots finally started to stop with our MVP HJ (Y8) hitting three 3 pointers! The final score 27-22 to Lanna but an awesome game and so much to take from it. We’re ready for the next one! 💪🏽
  • 6 weeks ago by

    "This morning Primary Students had assembly in the dark and held a minutes silence for the Amazon Rainforest in order to help the students understand the issues surrounding climate change and global warming and to suggest ways we can all help to improve our environment"
    6 weeks ago 1
    Good job VCIS
  • 6 weeks ago by

    This Saturday, September 21st was World Cleanup Day. VCIS students, parents, and teachers joined together with volunteers from Trash Hero Chiang Mai, to pick up litter along the Ping River. It was a beautiful morning of community service, teamwork, and fun, as we walked, sailed, and canoed along the river banks. There were many meaningful conversations and ideas exchanged as we took in the scale of the waste problem in Chiang Mai, and discussed the larger ecological crises we face. One student hit the nail on the head when responding to a comment that we needed the whole school here to begin to make a dent in the amount of trash. He said, ‘We need the whole city!’ Too true. We need the whole world. This is just the beginning. Watch this space for information about more cleanups and chances to get involved in the coming months!
  • 6 weeks ago by

    Fashion, fun, and eco-friendliness we’re front and center at Tuesday’s clothing swap! Students and teachers brought in gently used clothing, shoes, and bags to swap for ‘new-to-you’ ones.
    Everyone left with refreshed wardrobes and an understanding that by reusing and sharing we can reduce our consumption and our carbon footprint at the same time. Plus...it’s really fun!
  • 6 weeks ago by

    Fashion, fun, and eco-friendliness we’re front and center at Tuesday’s clothing swap! Students and teachers brought in gently used clothing, shoes, and bags to swap for ‘new-to-you’ ones.
    Everyone left with refreshed wardrobes and an understanding that by reusing and sharing we can reduce our consumption and our carbon footprint at the same time. Plus...it’s really fun!
  • 7 weeks ago by

    The windows are open and the lights and air conditioning are off as secondary joins together for a ‘No Power Hour’ Tuesday morning. This collective gesture is about saving energy and reducing fossil fuel use, but also symbolic of the need for action both as individuals and as a community.
  • 7 weeks ago by

    Varee Chiangmai International School facilitated their first ever house sports event today.. kicking off a week long.. whole school dodgeball tournament! Well done to put Nightingale House Sports Captains Victor (Victor Nuti Franklin) and Grace () who have been undergoing training on the organisation and facilitation of sports events and tournaments to ensure their success in the role this year! We kicked the event off with our Y7/8 tournament this lunchtime, Y9/10 will be Tuesday and Y11/12/13 on Wednesday. We’ll round off the week with the most competitive house teams of all, the teachers! Thanks to everyone involved for giving up your lunchtimes to either play, volunteer, support of referee. What a great start to our house events for this academic year!
  • 7 weeks ago by

    VCIS Trash Community Clean-Up. Today's event was about raising student awareness of the Global Climate Change Strike week which is happening this week across the world.
    World Clean Up Day is tomorrow, and VCIS did its part by organising a clean up this morning, in and around the community area of our school.
    In total, 90 bags of trash were collected by our students which was an excellent achievement, but also a hard reminder of plastic misuse and accountability.
    Tomorrow we have organised an event at the Ping River, to clean up that area for two hours and to remind all to do their part for future generations.
    7 weeks ago
    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • 7 weeks ago by

    We are super happy for our U12 boys basketball team who played their first ever game for VCIS yesterday at APIS. The game was a steep learning curve for the boys who as yet, have not played a full court full then game! Their defence was tight throughout and they adapted well to changes. Our target is to focus on our offence and shooting in our forth coming practices. The boys had just 7 players to the 13 APIS players but despite this, never tired, finishing the game with an extremely respectable 12-5 win to VCIS. Great job guys!