International Delegations Visit TCV school Upper

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8th March, 2019. A group comprised of delegations from Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and Slovakia visited the school in the morning.

After a short campus tour, the delegation met senior students and teachers in the auditorium. The delegates were escorted by the President of TCV School. All the delegates took a few minutes to extend their good wishes and express their admiration towards rich Tibetan culture and tradition.

Every word they said was motivating and inspiring. Mrs. Lucia Nicholsova from Slovakia briefly narrated the history of her country which was very much similar to Tibet’s history. She hopefully reassured that Tibet would be free one day like Slovakia. All the delegates unanimously put across the same message in their talk, “Never Lose Hope! You are Not Alone, We are With You!”Their visit and the address sow the seed of hope in the heart of every audience.

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5thInternational Yoga Day Celebration

June 12, 2019: The 5th International Yoga Day was observed at 7.30 am at the school basketball ground. The gathering was attended by the students of kindergarten to class XII, teachers and other staff. The senior school Headmistress, Mrs. Tenzin Choekyi welcomed all to the program and briefly introduced the significance of day which is coinciding with the summer solstice, the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The aim of the program is to create awareness about yoga among young and adults and to encourage them to adopt it in their life style for better mental and physical health.

Mr. Tenzin Kunga, the Physical Teacher demonstrated several favorable yoga poses with their benefits; Surya Namaskar, Singhasan, the lion yoga pose, Hasya, the laughter yoga, etc.  The students of class IX and above were in the ground following instructions from PE teacher, performed wonderful yoga exercises and inspired the spectators with their flexible movements. The most spectacular sight of the day was to watch a small group of kindergarteners doing yoga exercises so enthusiastically at one corner. The yoga practice lasted for half an hour.

With a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, the program concluded.  Everyone seemed to have enjoyed a lot and walked off to their classes talking about their favorite yoga posture practice.

School Reads Kangur, the holy scripture

13 May, 2019:In this holy month of Saka Dawa (the fourth month of Tibetan calendar),the school had its annual three- days scripture reading program started on 13 May, 2019.The program aims tocommemorate the sacred life of Buddha Shakyamuni: his birth, enlightenment anddeath, also to encourage students to dedicate themselves to all kinds of positive action.

At 7am there was a long procession of class X and XII students carrying the sacred text on their shoulder circumambulating the entire school campus to bring good luck and blessing to the school.The actual reading began at 9 o’clock simultaneously at the school temple and senior section classrooms. The thirtyfive hermits invited from the hermitage above the school and staff members read the scripturesat the school temple and students of class VI and above read the scriptures in classroom undertheir teachers’ supervision.Members of cultural committee and welfare committeeof the school were behind the successful completion of Kangur reading program on 15th June. It was indeed a spiritually blissful and virtuous time for students and staff members.

CLASS XI ORIENTATION, 2019

Dharamsala, 11st June, 2019: With the success of 2019 class XII Arts result, TCV School Upper Dharamsala welcomed the third Humanities batch on 11st June, 2019. 

The students from various schools i.e TCV School, Upper Dharamsala, TCV School, Bylakuppe, TCV Suja, Zanskar and SBBHS, Nepal attended the welcome orientation at Dekyi Tsering hall at 6.30 p.m.

Mrs. Tenzin Choekyi, the Senior Headmistress introduced the members of the Managing Committee, Faculty members, Advisory Committee members, home mothers and student council members to the school. The School Director, Mr. Tsultrim welcomed the students and talked about the various facilities of the school. He further told the students that they must use these facilities judiciously. Following the school Director, Mrs. Ngawang Lhamo, the School Principal congratulated the students on their successful class X result and stressed on the importance of good teacher student relationship for a successful result, and that they must study hard.

On the morning of 12nd April, all the students were taken on a guided tour by the Student council at 7.30 am. Since discipline is the foundation stone to a successful school, the school Advisory Committee familiarized the students with the various rules and regulations of the school in the evening of 12th April at 6.30 p.m.

The reading of kangyur and Tengyur; a collection of translation of Buddha’s teaching and collection of translations of treatises respectively by the senior students and staff members from 13th June proved as a good omen for the new students as they move towards their career with their chosen stream.

Inter-House Cultural Competition, 2019

May 30th, 2019: The evening of 30th May witnessed the Inter-house cultural competition of TCV School, Upper Dharamsala in Herman Gmeiner hall. Unlike the previous year which focused on the traditional opera, this year, the focus was on the Tibetan traditional dance and song. The much awaited mega event finally concluded with over 400 participants performing with excellence to get the trophy.

Ven. Karma Yuthok Gelek, Kalon to Department of Religion and Culture graced the event as its chief guest. Trained by their house masters with the help of other teachers, each house performed with perfectionism. The competition no wonder was down-to-the-wire neck and neck. This year, Songtsen house came out victorious.

With over 500 students learning and practicing Tibetan cultural songs and dance for the whole month of May, the whole environment of the school seemed changed. The sounds of Tibetan musical instruments with melodious voice of students singing at their highest pitch filled the whole air. Everywhere, students as well as staff members could be found humming the songs they hear every day. Tenzin Nangsel, a student from USA who joined this school temporarily was even found performing with grace and perfection in both the dances of her house during the final competition.

The annual inter-house cultural competition which was started way back in the 1980s aims at imbibing in our children our rich Tibetan cultural art. This program is one of the most important programs of the school. Since this program involves maximum number of participation, the program also teaches our students team work and dedication.

English Elocution Contest 2019

Mary 21, 2019: The annual Senior Section English Elocution Contest for grade VI to VIII was held at 7pm at Hermann Gmeiner auditorium. The school principal Mrs. Nawang Lhamo la was the chief guest for the event. There were twelve elocutionists who got selected at the preliminary round conducted by the concerned English teachers. The contest had three sections; poetry recitation for class VI, speech delivery for class VII and presentation of monologue for class VIII. The judges for the event were Mr.  Dhondup Gyalpo la the headmaster of Junior Section, Dr Zos Bhatia a former TCV PGT English teacher, and Mrs. Tsering Dolkar la, PGT English teacher. The selected poem for the recitation was The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The contestants representing class VII had delivered speeches given by famous activists and leaders: Malala Yousafzsai and  Michelle Obama. The best elocutionist prize from the poetry section was bagged by Master Tal Tenzin Yonten of VI B, from the speech delivery section Ms Tenzin Choedhen of VII D got the first prize and Ms Tenzin Woeser of VIII D was the best elocutionist from the third section – dramatic enactment. The chief guest awarded the contestants with a gift for their awesome performance.  

WORKSHOP SHARING

Workshop: Promotion of Mental Health and Well Being of Adolescents in Schools using life skill approach

Date: 13th May 2019 to 16th May 2019

Organizer: Department of Health, CTA

All senior section teachers attended the workshop sharing at Dickyi Tsering Hall on 25th May 2019.

1st Session: 11.30-12.25

We started with the brief introduction of workshop and followed by Hut & Goat game. We then shared with teachers about the effective ways of dealing with children.

Topics shared with teachers were as followed as:

  •  Teacher Student Relationship as backbone of teaching
  •  What Children are expecting from teachers?

3As: Affection, Acceptance and Achievement

  • Simple to Complex Teaching methodology
  • Attending student’s problems with 3Vs: Visual Contact, Voice Appropriate to situation, Verbal Tracking
  • A+B+C=OUTCOME

A= Situation B= Resource (Support: family, school and community)

C= Students perception/ Attitude

  • Transference & Counter Transference

We did  “Who are you? “ activity. It is a self-awareness activity that is to know oneself and understand ones strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, values etc.

2nd Session: 12.30-1.30

Mr. Vinayak (Lawyer) was invited to share about POCSO ACT. All teaching staff of Senior, Junior, Infant and McLeod days school attended the talk and it ended with the question answer session.

Date: May 29, 19

Tenzin Wangmo( TGT Science Teacher)

Tenzin Namgyal( TGT Science Teacher)

Tsering Chodon (School Counsellor)

Upper TCV Dharamsala

RDL IN UTCV

4TH May:  The students of Senior Section, Upper TCV, Dharamsala were introduced to a club named ‘Readers of Dalai Lama’ in the morning of 4th May, 2019. 680 students and 40 teachers gathered in the Herman Gmeiner hall. Every one listened with great enthusiasm as Mr. Ngawang Tseten, the founder of RDL shared his motives behind the formation of this club. An orator by nature, he attracted the large number of audience with his anecdotes. He talked on the importance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the people of world in general and Tibetans in particular, and the ultimate benefits of reading the books of and listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Readers of Dalai Lama, RDL, a voluntary club, was first formed in TCV Suja by Mr. Ngawang Tseten. Because of its wise mission and the success in TCV Suja, the club is formed in other TCV branches as well.

Mrs. Ngawang Lhamo, the school Principal appreciated Mr. Ngawang Tseten for his project and assured that UTCV will also form RDL, so that the students of UTCV also benefit from this club.