July 4, 2015
30th June 2015: Suja’s got talent was organized by Junior English department so as to give platform to the junior students to show their hidden skills and grow up with real education. It was held in the junior section hall on 30th June. There were 15 groups and individuals showing different talents. The talents which students had shown were Tibetan n English dance n song, slow motion, martial art, magic show, beat box, Hindi n Nepali songs.
Miss Tenzin Sangmo, a 4th standard student and the main host of show unveiled the beautifully adorned stage, with “Suja’s Got Talent” written in big letters. Her presentation and the hosting of the show itself was a great talent and left many awestruck. She called upon the four judges one by one, who were all teachers.
After that the names of the participants were called one by one. All the participants presented their talents and it really gave a tough time for the judges. The whole events went sensation and everyone was left with appreciation, laughter and wonder. It took almost two hours. The school director distributed the prizes to the winners who were unanimously selected by the four distinguished jurists. The school Director was pleased and filled with lots of admiration.
Inputs by Gen Tenzin Choedon la)
July 4, 2015
29th June 2015: As a part of World Drug Day, a brief function was held on the basketball ground during the morning assembly. Mr. Nyima Tsering la, a senior science teacher introduced the day and gave a detailed talk on Drug Abuse and its harmful effect in our precious human life. He also introduced everybody to the two types of drugs; stimulants and depressants. He concluded his talk by requesting the students to stay away from unhealthy habits and remain healthy.
After that, a group of students headed by Gen Yangdon Tsering la presented a drama related to drugs and its catastrophic disaster. The students had really worked hard in advance and thus their drama was appreciated by all with a huge round of applause. The students were able to get into the characters properly. It was really true that “Picture speaks more than words”. Through their drama, they were able to convince the students that unhealthy habit formation due to peer pressure would definitely land on into hot water. The drama concluded with all the characters taking a pledge not to fall prey to such unhealthy habits like consuming tobacco and drugs.
The school Principal gave a vote of thanks to all the participants and their teacher for a state of art performance. He requested the students to pick up the main message from the drama. He concluded his talk with a note of hope that no students would ever be seen falling victim to such harmful habits.
June 29, 2015
Gen Youtso la and Gen Tenzin Deyang la talking to the students of Lhawang Gyal students with matron Mrs. Pema la (Photo: Principal )
28th June 2015: A special program called “Family Meeting at Homes and Hostels” was organized under the leadership of the school Principal Mr. Karma Sherab Therchin la. Some of the teachers were assigned to various homes and hostels to give parental talk on two important Agendas prepared by the school Principal; 1) Self discipline and Habit development 2) Joyful and meaningful learning. A total of 11 teachers were divided among the 6 hostels and homes.
The family meeting started at 6:30 pm on Sunday evening in their respective hostels and dormitories. The teachers had been informed about the talk a day in advance for better preparation on the above two agendas. The students turned up in huge numbers and listened attentively. There was also interaction at the end of the talk.
The program was arranged with the hope of helping the students develop a good habit and also creating a joyful and meaning learning for them. The students also enjoyed listening to because different teachers were assigned different homes and hostels and thus sometimes it becomes more effective if the same piece of lecture or advice is heard from a different person.
The first round of Family meeting concluded successfully and there were very good feedbacks coming from both the students and the teachers.
June 29, 2015
26 and 27th June 2015: A two days’ workshop on “Women’s Basic Healthcare Training” was held in the school from 26th to 27th June. The workshop was organized by the Department of Health, CTA and funded by PRM (US). There were 43 students, all girls from class VII and VIII.
On the first day of the workshop, there were 4 speakers who gave presentation on various health problems like Hepatitis B, Mental Health, Tuberculosis (TB) and UTI & Cancer. The participants were given program schedule and literatures. There were also occasional breaks in between the workshop.
On the second day, there were 3 speakers who were all doctors from Allopathic and Tibetan Herbal Medicine. They gave presentations on STDs/HIV and women’s Basic Healthcare. During the presentations, the students and the speakers interacted with each other on various doubts and queries. In the after of the second day, the participants were put into groups and they were asked to do their own presentation on the topics discussed during those two days. All the groups gave wonderful presentations including plays on various diseases.
The two days’ workshop concluded with a brief tea and snacks refreshment for all the participants and the resource persons. The Department of Health extended their vote of thanks to the school for the hospitality. They presented souvenir to Mrs. Tenzin Paldon la, the school counselor for being the co-coordinator from the school. All the participants experienced lots of new learning from this two days’ workshop and they were more aware of various women’s basic healthcare.
June 29, 2015
25th June 2015: Tibetan poetry recitation of class V and VI was held on 25th June in the Junior school hall. There were six teams. All the teams came up one after the other and made the audience spell bound with their melodious performance. The poems they had recited were all dedicated to His holiness the Dalai Lama on his 80th birthday. Both the students as well as their respective teachers had really worked hard. Soon all the poetry came to an end and the prizes were distributed to the winning teams. Class V B took the first position.
Unlike previous years when the Inter class competitions used to be large, this year some of these competitions were broken down and thus held between two groups of classes. The event thus became timely and better in performance.
Inputs by Gen Tenzin Choedon la.
June 29, 2015
Hermann Gmeiner, the founder of SOS Children’s Village (Photo: google)
23rd June 2015: SOS Day, which is celebrated everywhere in SOS villages in remembrance of Dr. Herman Gmeiner, the founder of SOS children villages was also celebrated in the school on 23rd of June. There was a function in the school hall. Among the attendees including both staff and students, home mothers were the main guest. The function began with prayer for Manjushree followed by the butter lamp offering of Rev. Tseten Wangchuk la. After that, Mr. Tenzin Dhargyal la, an English teacher introduced the day. He spoke on the life story of Dr. Hermann Gmeiner and his message in life. The school Director addressed the gathering during the function. He advised the students to study hard and contribute to the society. After the function, refreshment was arranged for all the staff members in the recently inaugurated staff mess.
In the afternoon, the final football tournament began. First it was women’s team between class XI and XII girls. After 1-1 goal, the deciding penalty finally made the class XI girls the winner. After that, the final match in the male category was played between class X and XII boys. The match was really tough and both the teams were playing really well. Finally, class XII boys beat the class X boys by 3:1. After the match, the presentation was done. Winners proudly lifted the cup and cake. The referees and officials were presented scarves. There were prizes for best players.
Tiny Tots singing and dancing on SOS Day in the hall ( Photo: Gen Tenzin Choedon la )
In the evening, there was sing a song nite presentation from kindergarten to grade 2 in the Junior school hall. The smallest and the youngest members of the school presented their songs and dance. The whole hall was packed with audience who welcomed every program with a huge round of applause. The children were also given special gifts on this special occasion. Apart from this, a painting competition was done in the junior school hall to mark the day. The special day was made very eventful by everyone.
June 29, 2015
The models and designers walking the ramp during Trashion Show ( Photo: Gen Tseten Youdon la )
A waste to wealth trashion show was presented on the open stage by the school Recycle Group headed by Gen Yangdon Tsering la. The stage was beautifully lighted and a special ramp was built by the organizers for the event. There were around 27 models excluding their designers. To judge the event, there were 4 judges, who were all teachers. Present for the show were, the school Director, the Principal, the staff members and the students.
The show began with a short video clip, “A typical day of School Recycle Group”, which was appreciated by the audience with a heavy round of applause. The anchor for the event was Master Kalsang Tashi of class XII, who had a great role in making the event a great success. After that, the models came on the stage in groups of 5 and walked the ramp with their designers. Their cat walk was accompanied by music and lighting provided by Gen Tsering Lodhen la, a former Math teacher.
In between the show, there were students who presented their songs. There were also short videos about environment which was collected from various sources. The marks were given to the models and designers on the basis of their Presentation, Creativity, and Logic etc. All the 27 participants had prepared so well and their creativity was par excellence. Their hard work could be seen through their work.
Before the show came to an end, Gen Yangdon Tsering la, the person behind this show called upon the school Director to distribute the prizes. The Director thanked Gen Yangdon la for her long time commitment to the Recycle and Environment Club. He requested everyone to take care of world environment particularly our own school.
The program concluded with a vote of thanks from Gen Yangdon Tsering la. This trashion show had sent a strong message to all, the importance of three Rs; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.