: Inter House Cultural Dance & Song Practice
CLASS 10 TREKKING (29-30 APRIL 2017)
Every year our school organizes a trekking program especially for the students of class 10 and the activity was carried out successfully on 29 and 30 April 2017. The children were accompanied by their class and the subject teachers. This year once again they chose Billing for their camping spot and they stayed overnight there.
Billing is a popular site for the paragliding for the both the Indians and the visitors from all over the world. It is located at 14 km north of Bir at an elevation of 2400 metres. Bir is a small village located on the west of Jogindernagar Valley in Himachal Pradesh in the north of India. It contributes endless beauty to the land of Himachal. The most prominent spot under this valley is the Billing.
Basically a trekking can be an intense physical exercise and a unique raw learning experience of handling difficult situations and circumstances. As presumed it was an adventurous and a memorable trip filled with fun and laughter mixed with hard work and challenges for the students as well as for the teachers. Students were able to seek first hand experiences with joy and had great time exploring various unexplored environment and wilderness.
INTER-HOUSE CULTURAL SONG AND DANCE PRACTICE PROGRAM
The on-going program in the school is the cultural song and dance practice. This is yet another significant program of the school which makes children connected to their roots. There are four Houses namely Nyatri, Songtsen, Trisong and Triral. Each House has to prepare four items each - two dances, one group song and a duet. This is another program in which almost the whole school participate.
Nowadays it’s summer timetable. The class begins at 7 a.m. in the morning and ends at 2.20 p.m. Right after the lunch at around 3 p.m. the practice begins. Then after the evening self study, those who are in the dance group have to go again for the practice till 8.30 to 9 p.m. The final Inter-House Cultural Song and Dance Competition will be held on 27 May 2017.
All the very best to all the Houses!!!
READERS OF DALAI LAMA
This is yet another on-going program in the school which is particularly to encourage children to read more books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to foster good moral behaviour and attitude.
The aims and the objectives of this program are:
- To let the children know and understand the main principles of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
- To let the children engage in meaningful discussion about those principles.
- To let the children implement those principles in their daily lives.
- To cultivate the reading habit in children.
This is actually a new reading club consisting of few teachers and children to begin with. The main responsibility of this program is shouldered by our two school Librarians. We have made mini groups of around 20 – 21 children with two teachers each. We are supposed to be book buddies. Whenever we meet and have mini sessions, we are going to talk and share about the books. Whatever we have understood and learnt from these books we are going to pass them on to others. Hopefully we would be able to bring changes in our day to day behaviour, attitude and thinking.
This will also help all of us to explore more about his books and get introduced to many other new books as well. The main function to facilitate this program will be done during the birth anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama this year which falls on 6 July 2017. By that time we hope to cover as many books as possible and enlarge the groups further.
TIBET OUR COUNTRY PROJECT (26 APRIL 2017)
Tibet Our Country Project is one of the prime activities in TCV Schools where children get to know a lot about our country, Tibet. This program is specially designed in such a way that children get to feel the true essence of the rich and the unique culture of our great nation. The key objective of organizing such program in the school is to educate and impart the knowledge in our children about our country and keep them connected with their roots.
So here in our school TCV School Chauntra, the conclusion day function was held on 26 April 2017 on the very auspicious day of Lhakar, ‘the White Wednesday’ after almost a month long research, study and preparation.
The day started with the incense burning prayer (SANGSOL in Tibetan) at 7 a.m. in the morning. It was soon followed by the presentation on this particular ritual by the students of class 3. After the prayer the staff members and children participated in the traditional circular dance called ‘Gorshey’. It was indeed a very special morning to all of us.
The focus area of this year’s program is ‘SECULAR ETHICS’. Every class had to do research, learn and prepare presentations either directly or indirectly related with it particularly. The program covers a wide range and varieties of topic presentations that it was not possible to complete in one day. As every topic is important, the school administration decided to provide opportunities to every class to display and showcase their activities during the morning assembly. Every class participated as according to their own class level and as per their age group. There are dramas, songs, power point presentations and whole lot as such the program is still on the go.
Hopefully we shall be able to give a complete conclusion to this special program within this week. Happy learning everyone and be proud of your country and your nation!!!
HIMALAYAN HEALTH CARE PROGRAM (17-19 April 2017)
“Health is wealth.” As saying goes we consider our children’s health our first priority. So for the last couple of years we are honored and privileged to receive constant help from the Himalayan Medical Team lead by Mr. Ravi Singh in maintaining proper health of our children. This year too they were here in the school premises for three days. During these three days they did thorough check up of all the children and dealt with all kinds of problem such as dental, eye etc. The staff members could also enjoy the benefit.
Their contribution to the school is of course no doubt ‘KINDNESS IN ACTION’ in practical. We appreciate and acknowledge their assistance, support and contribution to the school. Thus we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every doctor who was here in the school and special thanks goes to Mr. Ravi Singh for his selfless and compassionate act towards the school.
Their visit ended with the variety show, the song and dance performances by the children. The children who stayed back during the winter vacation in the school gave the most number of performances. We would like to thank once again to each and every member of this team. We hope to have you in the near future too.
CHANGES IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION (15 April 2017)
TCV School Chauntra yet again experienced another huge change in the school administration section. Today at 12 noon, all the staff and the children gathered in school hall to attend a special function or a ceremony for the valediction of the outgoing Headmaster Mr. Dawa Gyatso who had served this school since the year 2004. He has dedicated almost thirteen years service to this school. During these years he had worked for the welfare of the children and the staff. He was a good, understanding and approachable leader. He was specially very close and caring towards the children.
The school Principal Mr. Passang Tsering congratulated him by offering the traditional white scarf and a memento for being promoted to TCV Gopalpur for the post of Senior School’s Headmaster. We would like to wish him all the best of luck for his future endeavor and hope his leadership will grow and flourish for the betterment of the children and the school.
On this very occasion we were also introduced to our new Headmaster and Assistant Headmaster of the school. Thus we are honored to have our former Assistant Headmaster, Mr. Karma Tashi for our new Headmaster and Mr. Choetop Tashi, the Social Science teacher of senior section as our new Assistant Headmaster.
Mr. Karma Tashi is one of the most senior staff members of this school. He has served this school for more than 27 years. He joined this school as a teacher in 1990 and worked as Assistant Headmaster since 1997. He is obviously the most experienced and most well deserved candidate for this post.
Mr. Choetop Tashi, the new Assistant Headmaster has served this school since 2005 as a social teacher. He has off and on been the Chairperson of different committees in our school. Therefore he has experience and good leadership qualities.
Therefore we would like to wish both of them heartfelt good wishes on behalf of all the children and the staff members of TCV School Chauntra.
FAREWELL DINNER FOR THE OUTGOING STAFF (15 APRIL 2017)
The school Staff Welfare Committee organized a grand farewell dinner party for following outgoing staff members in the evening 15 April 2017 for their dedication and commitment towards their own duties and responsibilities. We wish them all a happy and a prosperous future.
- Mr. Dawa Gyatso (Headmaster)
- Ms. Tsultrim Choekyi (Montessori Teacher)
- Mrs. Choenyi Lhamo (Peon)
- Mr. Norbu (Contract Staff)
Farewell to the Senior most staff of TCV School Chauntra, Ms. Tsultrim Choekyi
Ms. Tsulrim Choekyi has served this school itself for more than 42 years as a Montessori teacher. She has finally retired this year in 2017. She joined this institution in the early nineteen seventies in Patlikuhl in Kullu District. She has contributed immensely in the education of the children. She was specially very loving and caring towards those little children. It was indeed a very sad moment for all of us here to see her leaving the school after all these long years. We want to wish her good health and a very happy life ahead. We are definitely going to miss her specially the young kids.
Health Day Report 2017
The World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April under the direction of WHO to draw attention towards the importance of global health.
The theme of 2017 World Health Day Campaign “ DREPRESSION, LET’S TALK “
Aims and objectives:
- To promote healthier living habit.
- To enhance the awareness on “DEPRESSION; its causes, symptoms, and prevention.
- To motivate the children to practice yoga for sound health.
1. Under the school Management Committee, we organized a family meeting one day before the actual date.
- The staff spent a quality time with children of their respective home to listen, lessen their problems.
- We organized the children in a small group to have an open talk to express once feeling and to feel at home.
- Some children expressed their feelings with heavy heart.
We hope this meeting had helped some children to feel better and relaxed after bursting their feelings in this well-informed and meaningful family meeting.
2. On the actual day (Health Day), during Morning Prayer under the guidance of school PTI, we practiced “YOGA” therapy to manage mental and emotional problems.
We the team of Health Committee would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the staff for supporting us to make this day a successful and a meaningful one.
Health Committee Members:Mrs. Sonam Sangmo la( Head )
Mrs. Tenzin Dolker la
Miss. Lhakpa Tsamchoe la
Mr. Tenzin Gyachen la
Mrs. Ngawang Dolma
Inter House Basketball Tournament 2017
A basketball tournament was played among the four houses of the school. Students are put under two categories senior and inter division for both boys and girls. After having a month long practice the matches were played result turned out like this as given below
|SENIOR GIRS||INTER BOYS||INTER GIRLS|
The overall winning trophy of Inter house basketball tournament 2017 was lifted by Nyatri House (red). Every students started singing champion song and celebration.
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By : Kelsang Jorden Cl: IX D
By : Dawa Sangpo CL: IX D
Lobsang Rapgyal 10 ‘S’
You all have done very great things,
With love you care me,
You had always stand and fulfilled my wish,
As it is the rules and regulation of a school or our fate,
I will never forget my family (Chauntra)
In this world of emptiness,