The old school in Baan Nam Khem is practically deserted now.
It is dwarfed by the new building next to it.
The pupils now have access to brand new facilities, which were bought using donations from abroad.
Down the road, a new school in Baan Bang Sak is still under construction, after the old one was destroyed by the tsunami.
Even though the building has not been completed, more than 600 children are already registered as pupils.
Most of them live in the school as well. This is one of the girls' dormitories.
Some have lost relatives, while others are there because their families cannot afford to look after them at home.
Headteacher Nora Phuwarat says many pupils are still grieving, often expressing their feelings through art.