Songkran Holiday

The Songkran festival is not just about the enjoyment of splashing cold water, but also a period when the Thai people cleanse and pour water mixed with Thai fragrance on Buddha images. The festival also showcases a bathing ritual where the people pour water on the senior Buddhist monks. This process is believed to bring good luck to them.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Songkran holiday has been postponed. Everyone is encouraged to stay at home and avoid the usual gatherings during the 3-day festival.

Sandee Thai Language School will be closed from Monday, 13 April to Wednesday, 15 April 2020. We will open again on Thursday, 16 April 2020 and online classes will resume as well.

Work From Home

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, different protective measures have to be imposed for the safety of everyone.

Starting in April, our staff will have to work from home on a scheduled basis. They will be present at the office for a certain time only.

📌 We are still accepting new enrollees. Our staff will process and prepare everything remotely via online.

📌 Students who require documents from the school (eg. for visa extension) should set an appointment before coming.

Extended Closure

In order to protect the community from the spread of the COVID-19, the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Education have extended the closure of learning institutions.

No classes in Sandee Thai Language School extended until Thursday, 30 April 2020. We are prepared for online study. Students can contact us to join our online classes.

For students who require documents from the school (eg. for visa extension), kindly set an appointment before coming.

We are still accepting new enrollees. Our inbox is open, you can also contact us as usual.

DIY Face Mask Making Activity

Our students learned the crafty idea of how to make their own face masks. We encourage everyone to use fabric masks instead to protect yourselves when you are not sick and save the medical masks for our healthcare providers. These kind of masks are washable and reusable, and have filter compartments too! You can insert a filter when you feel like the layers still aren’t enough to keep you protected. Making and using your own face mask is very convenient. It lets you save money and reduce your waste at the same time.

If you are interested in making your own face mask, just follow the steps on the photos below.

Merit-Making to the Monks

Immerse in one of the most beautiful Buddhist traditions. Sandee Thai Language School made merit to the monks by offering food and drinks for bountiful blessings to our school. Merits brings good and agreeable results and contributes to a person’s growth towards enlightenment. Some everyday merit-making activities include offering food to the monks and donating money or necessities at the temples or to people in need. For special occasions like on one’s birthday, wedding, or housewarming, the actions may include releasing animals or chanting from a group of monks.

Halloween 2019

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on the 31st of October. The tradition originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. The evening before was known as “All Hallows Eve”, and later “Halloween”.

At Sandee Thai Language School, our students did Trick-or-Treat and they received candies as the “treat”. Three of our students also shared their thoughts about their experiences in studying Thai at Sandee while wearing Halloween headbands and shirt.