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The SCHSF 2008 newsletter is now available. View a copy in PDF format by clicking on the link below: SCHSF 2008 Newsletter (#)
Happy Holidays - the 2007 SCHSF Annual Letter is now posted here (http://www.schsf.org/newsletters/SCHSF_2007_Annual_Letter.pdf).
At dawn an old man was walking along the beach, where thousands of starfish were stranded and lay dying because of the low tide. The man saw a little boy throwing them back into the sea. Thinking himself very wise, he said to the boy, Why are you doing that? It wonâ€™t make any difference. The boy bent down, picked up a starfish, threw it back into the sea and said, It makes a difference to this one. Modified from a parable by Loren Eisley
Here is a group photo taken May 8th, 2006 at the Starfish Country Home School near Maetang in Chiangmai province, Thailand. Subsequently, some of the children moved to the new Starfish Home in the city of Chiangmai.
The Starfish Country Home School will provide a quality education and living environment for all of its students so that they can lead happy and productive lives. Academic excellence, individual creativity, personal responsibility and concern for others and for the environment are our goals.
The Starfish Country Home School aspires to be the best school in northern Thailand. The school will accept needy children without regard to their religious affiliation and national or ethnic origin and will provide them a quality education that emphasizes communication skills in Thai and English, technology, mathematics, visual and performing arts, international cultures and developing respect and compassion for others. The Starfish Country Home School Foundation will provide a safe and secure modern residence and personal guidance for all of its students as they mature. Those children that can achieve the required academic excellence will remain at the school until they are ready to attend university and will be further supported at university. The education will always be free, diversified and directed to meet the needs, interests and abilities of the individual student.