THE ANNUAL CLASS XI VS CLASS XII ENGLISH DEBATE: September 1
The annual Class XI vs Class XII English Debate is an important literary event in the school calendar. This year’s debate was held on Tuesday, 1 September at the Hermann Gmeiner auditorium. Over the years students have debated on various topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to the role that the internet plays in our lives today. Every debate has always been a learning experience for the debaters and the audience.
This year we decided to debate on the use of capital punishment also known as the death penalty in dealing with criminals. The motion was ‘This House believes that capital punishment should be abolished in every country.’ Capital punishment is an emotive and a divisive subject and while there is a growing number of people calling for it to be universally abolished, there is also a vocal group of fierce defenders who argue that it is the best way to deal with criminals guilty of horrific acts such as terrorism, rape and child murder. The recent hanging of Yakub Memon, one of the accused in the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993, polarized the Indian people over the use of the death penalty and brought forth fresh arguments for and against it. This spurred us to take up the subject and frame the motion for this year’s debate.
The students of Class XI who supported the motion argued passionately with relevant examples and data to support their points and deservedly won the debate. Tenzin Sherab of Class XI D was excellent and received the award for Best Speaker while Tenzin Phentok of Class XI C was second runner-up.
The Class XII students who opposed the motion also put up a spirited fight but found it difficult to sustain an argument FOR death. However, Lobsang Choedan of Class XII B did a splendid job and received the runner-up award. The other participants Tenzin Kunga of XI C, Youla Dolma of XII B and Tsetan Dolma of XII C, who also did very well inspite of this being their first public debate received certificates of participation from the school principal Mr Namdol Tashi la who was the chief guest. The audience took a very keen interest in the subject judging by the number of students who came up from the floor to share their views. All in all it was a productive evening and one is certain that next year’s debate will be just as good!
SCIENCE DAY – September 21 & 22
The department of Science & Mathematics of senior section has organized two days ‘On stage Science Exhibition’ before the assembly on 21st and 22nd of September 2015 to mark the ‘Science Day’. Every year we celebrate science day in our school in an effort to achieve following aims and objectives
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
- Enable students to enhance scientific temperament and presentation skills.
- Enable students to become independent learner and develop confidence.
- Enable students to discover new mechanical skills.
- Enable students to initiate discoveries and improve their general awareness.
- Enable students to enjoy learning science through research, simple discoveries and learning by doing or experimenting.
- Provide students practical experience in using scientific methods.
Science Day Programme: The events include two days on stage Science Exhibition, displays of important scientific and mathematics facts at various notice boards lying outside the classes and an open quiz competition for every student from class nine to twelve.
On Stage Science Exhibition
Science exhibition is a platform for the students to promote practical experience in using the scientific methods and help stimulate their interest in scientific inquiry. This year we had introduced ‘ON STAGE LIVE EXHIBITION ‘ in which eleven selected groups have given live demonstrations in front of the senior assembly in two shifts .The show was well crafted with the skilful live shots taken by Mr Lobsang Tenzin la with the use of technologies. The program was well received by the audience with great interest. We had the presence of our school principal Mr. Namdol Tashi la to witness and as one of the judges of the exhibition. He has graciously given some feedback at the end of the final ‘On Stage Exhibition.’
- The key aspects of the project were:
- Any participating individual or team prepared an exhibit/project/model.
- The exhibit/model was either: – a working model – an investigation based project -a demonstration
- Preliminary Science Project selection rounds:
We had 16 participating groups from class nine and ten, each having four or five students who came to grasp the opportunity and got registered for the science project competition on 31st August, 2015. There were around 50 students who are involved in the preliminary round. The preliminary selection round was done jointly by science and maths teachers in the staff computer lab. They sacrificed their time after the school. We are particularly proud of the students who came to join the preliminary round as our key focus is to reach out to the students. However at the eleventh hour, we had to drop our idea of organising this project exhibition in school hall due to some inconveniences which are likely to happen due to the busy after school extra classes . So we have made up our minds to do on stage live exhibition for which we did another round of selection among the 16 participating teams on 18th of September who would enter in the final actual competition. So after the second preliminary selection round, the following eleven projects qualified for the final ‘On Stage Science Exhibition’
- Bouncing egg and growing ice (XD)
- Magic Balloon(IXB)
- Quick sand and hot air lamp(XP)
- Why sun appears red during sunset and sunrise?(XD)
- Electricity from salt solution(XG)
- Centre of gravity(XB)
- Volcanic eruption(IXS)
- Bernoulli’s Principle and water rocket(XS)
- Time taken by brain and reading without glasses(IXP)
- Hydro-electricity (XB)
- Understanding the power of friction(IXB)
Display of Science and Maths facts and Mathematical Quiz Round:
Mr. Lobsang Tenzin la has taken extra effort in preparing some interesting facts related to earth and astronomy which were displayed on the outside notice board and many students were seen attracted to this information.
IQ maths quiz questions were posted on the outside board, two questions on the first day and two questions on the second day. This enabled the maximum number of students to participate. Twenty-two students answered the questions correctly.
Three judges were requested to mark the different aspects of the exhibition as per the following criteria:
- Scientific principle
- Technical skill
Every student who participated in’ on stage science exhibition’ was given a certificate and the two students who won the top exhibition were given certificates and a trophy. All the students who gave correct response for the puzzle quiz were honoured with a pen.
CLASS XII COMMERCE EDUCATIONAL TOUR: September 24
On 24th September 2015, 181 students of Class XII commerce along with 7 concerned subject teachers visited Kangra Fort, Himachal flourmills Pvt. Ltd. at Kangra , Gyutoe Monastery and Norbulingka Institute as part of this year educational tour. This educational tour is being organized with the motive of enhancing students’ knowledge and bringing business studies textbook along with the real life experience. It helps the students in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge in classroom and application of that theoretical knowledge in real life situation in business organization.
The objectives of this tour are to learn the following:
a) To enable the students to know the Importance of management.
b) To help the students to recognize the functions of management.
- c) To know how business enterprises survive in a competitive market.
d) To classify Workload Analysis and Workforce Analysis in business enterprises
- e) To know the application of principles of management.
In order to make the tour more fruitful, students were divided into groups so as to submit a project per the guidelines of CBSE.
STAFF DAY: SEPTEMBER 5,
The School celebrated its annual Staff Day with great pomp and show as usual All the Staffs and Students above class 9 were gathered in very beautifully decorated Hermann Gmeiner hall at 9 am to celebrate Staff Day. The Students had prepared different songs and dance to express their gratitude towards all the staffs and even cooked delicious lunch, which shows their skill and competence in cooking along with singing and dancing. There was a function on the basketball ground The Staffs were happy to see lots of fresh faces on the stage participating in program. There were also games organized among the staffs on the basketball ground, where all the teachers heartily participated with fun. Day ended with delightful and memorable program.
ANNUAL TIBETAN EXTEMPORE DEBATE: SEPTEMBER 10,
The annual Class XI vs Class XII Tibetan Extempore Debate was held on Thursday, 10 September at the Hermann Gmeiner auditorium. There were five participants each from Class XI and XII. The Participants were given topic on the spot and each debater had to speak for five minutes to support or against the motion. All the participants argued passionately with relevant examples to support their points.
The prize for the Best Speaker was awarded to Tamdin Wangyal of Class XII C
The prize for the second position was awarded to Tenzin Tseten of Class XI C
The prize for the third position went to Kunchok Sonam of Class XI C
The school principal Mr Ngodup Wangdue presided over the function as Chief Guest. It was a productive evening.
TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONCLUDING DAY: SEPTEMBER 26,
This year’s TPG concluding day was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Deckyi Tsering Hall. All the staff members from four sections gathered at 2p.m. The School Principal gave an introductory speech with an inspiring short movie clip. The Middle Section, Science Department shared lesson study of class VI Chapter “Composting” and the math department of Junior Section shared lesson Study on “Word problem applying four basic mathematic Operation” A group of Senior Section teachers shared Book Reading- “Khache phalu’s Advice” which contains relevant advices worth to be shared to the staff members. The TCV Mcloed Day school teachers dis a review on the book titled ‘The Book whisperer’.
The programme ended at 6:00 p.m. with a speech from the chief guest, Mr. Sonam Sichoe, The Education Director of TCV School.
RIGLAM CONCLUDING DAY: September 28
Like last year, this year also we observed Riglam month in the month of September under the Guidance of our Religious Teachers Geshe Atenla, Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsen la and Geshe Ngawang Gelek la. Three Teachers spent their evenings with the students who voluntarily enrolled for Riglam practice scheduled from 4:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m.for the whole month. The Students also got opportunity to visit Dolma Ling Nunnery on September 11 and Shugseb Nunnery on September 22. They saw how Riglam is being practiced in the Nunneries. The students practiced the Riglam with utmost interest and dedication. Khen Rinpoche of Namgyal Monastery who was invited as the the Chief Guest on Riglam Concluding Day appreciated the students taking interest and participation in Riglam The students of three different levels of classes presented Riglam at the school basket ground on the concluding day.