13th September 2017


Anti- Bullying program was earlier decided to observe on 31st August.  Due to workshops held for counsellors in August, the day was postponed and thus observed on 13thSeptember.

The aim of the program is to reduce and get rid of bullying in the School. Various programs were held in all three sections on the day.  Anti-bullying badges were distributed to all the students which says (I am buddy, I am not bully). Teachers were seen wearing pink, blue or purple colour dress as requested, to symbolize (UNITED WE STAND AGAINST BULLYING).

In the senior section, the programs were carried out during the assembly. The program started with a power point presentation on bullying by some senior students followed by experience sharing on bullying by Tenzin Choeyang Class  VIII, Anti-Bulling song by class VIII S students and a skit on Anti -Bullying by class VII students respectively. Geshe Ahaten‘s, our philosophical teacher gave a brief talk on Anti-Bullying from the Buddhist perspective. A poster competition on bullying was held from class VI TO XI. The posters were displayed in senior and junior section campus.  The best poster were awarded prizes.

In the Junior section, Gen Bhuchung la as requested by the Headmaster gave a talk on Bullying during the assembly. During the 6th period, a skit was presented by Class VII G students on the theme “Types of Bullying” followed by video clips on sexual abuse (Good Touch and Bad Touch) to the children and a brief talk on the topic by Mrs. ChoezomTsering.

Mrs. Tsering Chodon talked on Anti bullying concept through story telling (ugly Duckling) and introduced the concept of bullying and handling methods to the Infant section students  from 11.30 am  to 12.30pm.

Besides these, street Play by class VI S and class VIII S were done during lunch break at school basket ground.  We hope that the day will bring a positive impact on the school and lead to a free bully environment.


Submitted by:

Mrs. TseringChodon

Mrs. ChoezomTsering                                                                                                                    20thSeptember 2017

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The Tibetan Department of Senior Section this year organized inter class Tibetan elocution and the class XI Tibetan debate on 24th and 29th August respectively. All the students of each level were given equal opportunity and finally 21 students took part in the actual contest. The main purpose behind the establishment of these literary contests is to provide opportunities for the students to excel in literary and creative arts, to enrich the co-curricular activities in the school and to provide an all-round and holistic education to the children.

A poem called ‘Kyipae Phayul Drenchung’ (I missed my country) for the class VI students were provided to the students through their class teacher.  Speeches and dramatic extracts were selected by the respective class teachers and the preliminary selection for the poem, speech and the dramatic extract was done on 14th, 16th and 17th  August respectively.  After further training under the Tibetan teachers, the finalists contested on 24th evening. The winners were Pema Kunsang class VI P in the poem, Sangay Choezom Class VII D and Tenzin Choedhar Class 7 D in the speech, and Ngawang Sangmo Class VIII in the dramatic extract category.

The class XI debate took a turn this year. Since the debate has to be held within the class XI students, voluntary students were invited to sit in the debate. The 6 finalists were given 3 topics from which a pair had to debate on one topic. The topics were 1) That the middle way is the best approach for the Tibetan cause, 2) That money is more important than education, and 3) That the Humanities stream is more important than Commerce stream. The debate was held on the evening of 29th August.  Jampa Wangchuk of XI A, Ugyen Lhamo of XI B and Tsomo of XI B stood 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. The School Director, who was the chief guest of the program congratulated the winners and spoke at length on the 3 interesting topics of the debate.

The TCV Education Manual, 2007 says, ‘To enhance and enrich the co-curricular activities among the students and to provide opportunities for the students to test their skills, the literary contest was established.’

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Dharamsala, September 2, 2017: When all the Tibetans were celebrating the Tibetan Democracy day in full vigor on 2nd September, TCV Upper Dharamsala was on the forefront. In the morning, all the students from class IX till XI went to the main temple (Tsuklakhang) to attend the official function of the CTA. In the evening, at 4 p.m., a small tea party was arranged in celebration of the day and in honor of our ‘Gaden Pho-drang’ award recipients in Dekyi Tsering hall. This year, out of the four Gaden Phodrang award recipients from the Commerce stream, three were from our school. However, only two could make it to the gathering.

The occasion was graced by the Education Director, and all the class XI students and teachers, concerned hostel matrons, and the school Managing Committee attended the same. The School Director introduced the two award recipients to the students and shared the motive behind the gathering. He said, ‘Not only are the girls an inspiration to the students, but also a hope that the XI students will follow the same suit.’

Grabbing the opportunity, the two award recipients were asked to share their feedbacks to the students. Miss. Tenzin Sangmo, the topper of Commerce stream with 87.8 % told the students about the importance of time management and self discipline.  She feels that the secret behind her success is her consistency and regularity in her works paired with close attention to her teachers’ instructions. Miss. Khashi Wangmo, second position holder with 82.6 % stressed on the importance of book reading, and sharing one’s knowledge to others which eventually benefits self. Following the two award recipients, Mr. Sonam Sichoe, the Education Director, congratulating the two award winners with appreciation, stressed on the various awards of the Department of Education and the opportunities that lie before them. He advised the students to plan for the 2019 exam with proper planning, self discipline, time management and hard work.

As a mark of appreciation, a small gift was given to the award recipients by the Chief Guest. The Principal thanked everyone involved in the celebration. The program concluded with delicious tea and snacks served to all the gathered followed by clicking of some memorable group photos.

The annual ‘Gaden Phodrang merit award’ for excellence in academics was started in 2002. Under this scheme, three Tibetan students who topped in their respective streams were awarded.  However, the number was increased to nine students, i.e. top three students from Science, Arts and Commerce streams.

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Senior Section Spelling Bee Contest 2017

Spelling Bee contest is one of the most popular and much awaited literary activities for class VI to VIII. It has now become an annual feature in our school calendar. As stipulated in the school diary, it kicked off on 25 Aug 2017 at Herman Gmainer Hall amidst much anticipation and hectic preparation. We saw lot of enthusiasm and mass involvement of students over a period of almost five weeks at a stretch with successive preliminary round of eliminations. Despite the busy school schedules and last minute engagements, all the top ten super spellers did exceptionally well in the grand finale of the Top Ten Super Speller  Spelling Bee Competition 2017. Their feedback on Spelling Bee Contest speaks highly about their keen interest and enrichment of English vocabularies. After nerve wrecking and neck to neck competition amongst the contestant during the grand finale, Miss Tenzin Choeney from Class VII D emerged as the Champion of Spelling Bee Contest 2017. She won a coveted trophy, a gift hamper, a certificate and a traditional white scarf from the Chief Guest, Mrs.  Nawang Lhamo, the Principal of our school. She stole the whole show by coming out with the right spelling of championship word ‘ CURMUDGEON’  followed by standing ovation from all the guest , teachers and the students on the floor. The objective behind this contest is not only to enrich their English vocabularies and spelling but to familiarize their correct usage, pronunciation, origin and their part of speech. Although the Spelling Bee Contest is over but the mini spelling test on weekly basis will go on till to the last days of the academic session 2017 to achieve firm ground on their English spellings and their proper usage.

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Dharamsala, 15th August, 2017: On the 71st Indian Independence Day, when whole of India was celebrating Independence Day with joy and festivity, we also celebrated the day in full vigour which strongly reminded us of our sad plight by celebrating the Independence day of our host country.

The whole school gathered in the Hermann Gmeiner auditorium and the function started at 2 p.m. The Chief Guest for the function was Mr Sharwan Kumar, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Dharamsala, and the whole program lasted for about an hour.                                           

Mrs. Sapna Pathania, a Hindi teacher and the master of ceremony for the function introduced the importance of this auspicious day, followed by a series of Indian cultural performances by the students of Senior and junior section. The splendid performances by the students and the varied items were applauded by the hall packed with spectators. As the students left the hall with a chocolate as an independence gift from the school, they were found smiling and humming the lyrics of the songs performed during the function.

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NOTICE from the principal office for Measels -Rubella Elimination program


This is to bring to the notice of all concerned that as per the attached CBSE circular No: Acad-29/2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has introduced Measles-Rubella Elimination Program in year 2017 through free vaccination campaign in a phased manner in all states. The schools affiliated to CBSE have been asked that their involvement is crucial for the success of this program. Therefore, Mr. Chungdak la, School Residential Doctor has directed school heads and section heads to make this announcement and seek consent of parents for vaccination.

In case of any enquiry, please feel free to contact the school.



Mrs.Nawang Lhamo

Principal                                                    Dated: August 18, 2017

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Resource Talk on Inclusive, Compassionate Tibetan Nationalism

Resource Talk on Inclusive, Compassionate Tibetan Nationalism

Dr. Nawang B. Phuntsog is an associate professor of Education of Elementary, and Bilingual Education at California State University. His doctorate of education in 1993 is in the area of specialization include multicultural education and curriculum development. He has been selected as a Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar to India conducting the first phase of research that explores intersection of compassion-based inner values (secular ethics), the Middle Way Approach for resolving Sino-Tibetan issues and Tibetan Nationalism in schooling process. We are very happy to have him visit us on 26th July.

Dharamsala, July 26: Students of class IX, X and XI of Senior Section, Upper TCV school received a resource talk on ‘Inclusive, Compassionate Tibetan Nationalism on the 26th of July 2017 from Prof. Ngawang Phuntsog, , an associate professor at California State University. Besides the 380 students, Mr. Thupten Dorjee, the President of TCV along with other dignitaries of the TCV Head Office, and teachers attended the talk as well.

The program commenced with the welcome note and a formal introduction of Dr. Ngawang Phuntsog by the school Principal. Dr. Ngawang with the help of a power point presentation explained the intersection of secular ethics, middle way approach and the Tibetan Nationalism in the schooling process and the development of his interest on the same subject. Comparing the Tibetan Nationalism to the Nationalism of other countries, he said that curriculums in Tibetans schools in exile have adopted the concept of altruism and compassion rather than hatred and downgrading the image of China, which makes the Tibetan nationalism unique.

Explaining the meaning of Nationalism with traditional as well as egalitarian structure and the 3 dimensions of nationalism for each structure, he said that he feels that the Tibetan nationalism has all the three dimensions. He added a fourth dimension to the nationalism structure by interlinking all the three components. Asking whether all these can come together as a powerful source, he answered with positive that the Tibetan nationalism has reached a very important phase since we have a charismatic with a vision.

‘Although Tibetan Nationalism is a very important topic, however, there isn’t much resource”, he said. Thus, he advised the students that this is a fertile ground to undertake research. He further advised the students to have a positive attitude towards study. “Attitude makes a lot of difference in the way you study and you learn”, he said to the students. He concluded his talk by telling the students to consider study as a privilege and to study hard with enthusiasm and love.

The program ended with a vote of thanks by the school Director and a presentation of Tibetan scarf with few publications of the school to Dr. Ngawang Phunstok by the President.

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