9, 2019: The teachers of TCV senior section attended a day
long Workshop on ICT from 9:15am to 4 pm organized and funded by the Department
of Education of Central Tibetan Administration. The main objective of the
workshop is to assist the teachers in integrating ICT in their teaching and learning process. Despite facilitating
five ICT rooms, CTA took a great initiative in conducting a workshop on ICT for
the teachers. The workshop was of great benefit for the concerned teachers in
applying ICT in their work.
The resource persons of the workshop were Ms.
Tsering Tsamchoe from Mevon Tsuklag Peton
school Dharamsala, and Ms. Tenzin Youlo from Department of Finance(CTA). The
actual workshop began with a pre-assessment on ICT.
Through activities the participants were made to
have deeper understanding of the various theories and methods of teaching and
There were also power point presentation highlighting
the benefits of integrating ICT in teaching:-
ICT when used into the curriculum, it revolutionized
the learning process.
ICT keeps students engaged in their
learning using powerful tools and became creators and critics instead of just a
It is a necessity of today’s students to
have 21st century skills
She further made very clear what is
ICT is not a computer learning class
It is not a substitute for teacher
It is not a teaching tool-e.g.- teaching
using a Power-point presentation to teach
It is not learning parts of computer
machines as chapter.
Throughout the workshop they reminded the teachers
to design constructive learning activities and allow students to use technologies
to create or construct something out of the lesson they are learning.
Both the resource persons explained how integrating of
Information and Communication Technology in education helps our students in
developing higher order thinking skills like analyzing, evaluating and
At the end of the session, teachers seemed to have
found the workshop enriching and convincing. The post assessment scores also showed
that the participants have well digested ICT. The average score was 7out of 8.
2019: The school celebrated the 73rd Independence Day of India on
August 15. To mark occasion a function was organized in the new auditorium at 2
pm with colorful patriotic performances dedicated to those who sacrificed lives
for the freedom of India. Staff members
and students above class VI attended the function. The chief guest for the
occasion was Shri Narendra Dhiman the director of district food and the other
guests of honor were the managerial staff of TCV Head Office. The program
started with a warm welcome speech by Mrs. Sapna Patanian (Hindi teacher of
school) the MC for the occasion, and singing of Indian National anthem.
representing class XI and XII delivered speeches given by Indian freedom fighters
both in English and Hindi. Patriotic songs and dances were showcased by
students of class V to X.
To show our
deepest appreciation and gratitude to the people and government of India, the
Chief Guest and other Indian guests of honor were honored with a framed
portrait of H.H the IV Dalai Lama of Tibet.
To impart knowledge and awareness about
menstruation and hygiene.
To avoid fear and emotional disturbances on the
onset of menstruation.
To seek help from doctor if one faces irregular
problems during menstruation.
To take care of oneself during menstruation.
Ngawang Tenzin la (Science Teacher) gave talk on Menstruation and Hygiene
to the Upper TCV School girls from classes VI – X on the following topics:
Signs of puberty in girls.
Quality of menstrual blood.
Amount of blood loss.
Menstrual flow pattern’
Emotional and behavior changes.
Length of Menstrual cycle.
Causes of irregular periods.
Remedies for irregular periods and menstrual
Myths and Taboos.
CONCLUSION: The Health and Environment Committee of Upper
TCV School organized this talk to the girls. They listened enthusiastically and enjoyed the talk very
much. It’s worth organizing such a talk in the school. I hope they have gained
a lot of knowledge from this presentation.
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
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
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.
11st June, 2019: With the success of 2019 class XII Arts result, TCV
School Upper Dharamsala welcomed the third Humanities batch on 11st June,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.