English Day

A report on English Day

As per the School Dairy, the English Department of the Senior Section, Tibetan Children’s Village School, Upper Dharamsala, observed English Day on September 14, 2017. The main goal of observing such a day is to highlight the importance of English language in our daily lives and to create an input-rich environment for language acquisition and learning. The observance is expected to create a renewed focus on the language use amongst teachers and students in the daily classroom interaction of all subjects. The main program of English Day was held in the school auditorium during the morning assembly. The day began with the recitation of school prayer – Ganglo ma (Manjushri) – in English language. The theme of this year English Day was DRAMA. After the Manjushri recitation, there was a dramatic extract by the couple of students from class XI followed by the enactment of the play Bishop’s Candlesticks by class IX and Julius Caesar by class X students.

In the fifth and sixth period there was a book fair by class VI students in the corridor of their classes.

The whole day was observed as English speaking day and students and teachers were required to speak in English. This is meant to create an English speaking ethos and classroom culture, which again form an important part of comprehensive and meaningful language inputs. Even though it was strictly observed for only one day, we hope that many teachers and students will carry forward this approach in their classroom discussions and interactions.

Secretary, English Department

 

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ANTI- BULLYING DAY

REPORT ON ANTI- BULLYING DAY

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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TIBETAN LITERAY CONTESTS

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.’

CLASS XI STUDENTS TETE A TETE WITH THE GADEN PHO-DRANG AWARD RECIPIENTS

CLASS XI STUDENTS TETE A TETE WITH THE GADEN PHO-DRANG AWARD RECIPIENTS

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.

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.