Career Awareness Day

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Career Awareness Day was observed in school on 21st November 2017. Right career choice is very important in a students’ life. It is all the more helpful if a student can make this choice from early stage and prepare accordingly.

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Every year, school try to invite various professionals to school to enlighten the students in various career choice and to share their experiences in the pursuit of their career. It has been very fruitful to the students. So this year too, with the support from school administration and with great initiation taken by school’s career counselor Mrs. Tenzin Paldon la, school was able to welcome five different professionals from various fields in a Tibetan community. The five panelists were:

Dr. Kunchok Tsudue la Chief Planning Officer
Mr. Pasang Tsering la Principal of the College for Higher Tibetan Studies , Sarah
Ms. Delek Wangmo la Director, Tibetan Ability Center
Mr. Tenzin Rigdol la Contemporary  Artist
Mr. Takla la Freelancer

 

The ‘Career Day’ function started at 11 am. Students from class level VII to XII attended the function. The function was led by students of class XII. Miss. Pema Khando la started with a warm welcome note to all. She invited Master Lugyal Dhondup la to introduce each panelist to the gathering by reading out their brief bio data. Then Master Bhuyak la started the real interactive session. He moderated the interactive conversation with full enthusiasm and proper management of time.  Each panelists were given five minute each to give brief insight to the gathering about their chosen career. Starting from Dr. Kunchok Tsundue la, each of them gave an overview of their profession and its scope. After the introductory round, the question answer session started. Students were given opportunity to put their questions to the panelists. Students came up with very interesting queries and the panelists gave a very insightful answers to their questions. It was a very educative interaction. This interactive session ran very smoothly with vibrant participation from students, the modesty with which moderator carried out this program was highly remarkable.

After the scheduled timing for Q & A session, the morning session of the Career Day concluded. Ms. Tenzin Passang la concluded the morning session by giving the acknowledgement speech. She started by thanking the panelists and every person involved in making the day successful. School’s principal then offered ceremonial scarf and souvenir to all the panelists. He also presented prizes to the selected students of class XII who performed well during mock interview done earlier this year.

In the afternoon session, each panelist were seated in different class rooms and the students of class XI and XII were given opportunity to interact with them. The students chose their choice of panelist and went with their queries and doubts to them. The students acquired great knowledge and was very content with the session. Many were inspired and motivated.

All in all, students got the opportunity to learn tremendously from all the speakers not only in their respective career but also in identifying their passion in life, overcoming the struggle in pursuing it and systematic planning of achieving their career goal.

 

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Children’s Day Celebrated

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Stage Decoration by school staff

14th November is the birth anniversary of late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. And his birth anniversary is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’ all over India to pay tribute to this great man who was also fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru’ by all. Chacha Nehru was known to have great love for children.

T.C.V. Suja also remembered him on this day by celebrating Children’s day.  On this day, students are treated with sweets and gifts from their teachers, while various games are organized for students and musical and dance performances are presented by the teachers. It is celebrated with so much enthusiasm and excitement. It is customary here that the whole program on Children’s day is organized and arranged by school’s advisory committee with the participation from whole staff.

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Function at Basketball ground

The celebration in T.C.V. Suja began at 8.30 a.m. at school’s basketball ground. Mr. Ngawang Tseten la, member of advisory committee of the school presided the function. He started by welcoming the gathering to the occasion and then went on to especially welcome school’s captains and prefects who were then seated on special seats on the ground. School’s head boy was then called upon the stage to offer butter lamp to the portrait of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as sign of respect and gratitude. School’s Director Mr. Namdol Tashi la was then requested to offer souvenir and certificates to school’s captains and prefects for their wonderful service to the school.

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Kindergarten children with school’s Diretor

Then Mr. Tseten Tashi la, the advisory committee Head gave the introductory speech for the occasion. He began by sketching a brief history of the great man Pandit Nehru and why his birth anniversary was tribute as ‘Children’s Day’. Meanwhile, refreshments were distributed to the students. After his introduction, school’s staff musical band presented various popular musical numbers to the joy of the students. The younger students especially enjoyed it with great excitement and participation. They sang all the song with the band. The school Director also spoke for the day. He made his talk short and amusing. He surprised the audience with singing few lines for the students and befitting his lyrics for the occasion. His melodious voice was greeted with cheers.

After the official function, various games and activities were organized for the primary students. Children from Kindergarten to class II took part in various games like balloon bursting, skipping race, musical chair, marble games etc. Prizes were distributed to the winners and participants alike. School took lunch break from 12.30 to 1.30. Delicious food await for the children in their homes and hostels. The program then continued after the lunch for the senior students. Games and activities were organized for them and all students took part with great joy and fun. A friendly football match between class 12 boys and staff team was played at 3.30 p.m. Class 12 boys won the match.

The much awaited program of the day was set in the evening. Students wait with great anticipation and excitement to see their teachers perform various cultural programs. They wait with great eagerness to see a complete different side of their teachers and staff on this day. The staff too are excited to perform for their children. After many days of practicing and hard work, the staff performed their best tonight. From the traditional Tibetan dance to Bollywood numbers and group songs and drama, the whole staff of the school participated in the cultural program. Children cheering ‘once more, once more’ filled the atmosphere in the evening. At last, the school captain spoke. He thanked all the staff for the memorable day and gave his piece of advice to his fellow school mates. The day ended with laughter, joy and longing for next year’s Children’s Day.

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Group Song by Senior Section Teachers

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Ladakhi Dance

2017 School prefects handover their duties to the newly selected 2018 prefects.

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Newly elected school prefects seated on chair.

New prefects for year 2018 were felicitated today during the school’s morning assembly in TCV Suja. In presence of school’s principal, teachers and students of senior section, the 5 boys and 5 girls prefect of school were introduced and welcomed by the school principal. They were offered Tibetan auspicious khatak and seated on the stage.

School’s prefects plays a very important in a school. It is otherwise an opportunity for the students to develop and drill their leadership quality. Our future belongs to our present youth. So, it is very important to provide platform that will inculcate leadership qualities in the students and will teach them the importance of team work in their life.  As in TCV Suja, school prefects play a very big role. School prefect has the potential to change the school’s environment as they are selected by general student’s popular choice.

As per custom, candidates for school’s prefects are first selected by the teachers after comprehensive discussion among them. They are selected on basis of their moral character, leadership skill, health and academic performance and their attitude towards team work or community work. After the selection of the candidates, a preliminary poll is conducted to further shortlist the number of candidates and then finally, the final vote is cast by the general students.

The outgoing school prefects also congratulated the newly selected prefects. Outgoing school captain Bhuyak la took the opportunity to thank all those students who had been very supportive to them during their term in the school. Starting from the volunteers, school’s environment prefects, house prefects, home prefects to individuals who had always supported them were called upon the stage to receive khatak and token of souvenir from the school’s Principal.

 

Mr. Tibet 2017 visits TCV Suja 30/10/2017

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Mr. Tibet 2017  Nyima la visited his old school TCV Suja. It was a very cheerful and joyous moment for all the students and staff. He recently won the Mr. Tibet competition in exile held on 28th October 2017. It was the first of its kind ever held and TCV Suja proudly welcomed him today. (http://www.tibetanjournal.com/index.php/2017/10/28/24-year-old-nyima-becomes-first-mr-tibet-winner/)

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Mr. Tibet with school Principal Karma Sherab la and other teachers.

Mr. Nyima la was born in Tibet and TCV Suja was the first school in exile from where he started his schooling in 2007 and completed his higher secondary in year 2015.  As a student, he was very hardworking, dedicated and obedient student. He is currently pursuing his higher studies in law from Bangalore.

School’s Principal Mr. Karma la welcomed Nyima to the school and gave his brief introduction to the students. He congratulated Nyima for his victory and offered traditional Khatak as sign of auspices.  He then called upon Nyima to talk to the students.

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Group Picture with his old teachers.

In a very eloquent and impressive tone, Nyima gave a power pack heart-to-heart to the students. He started by thanking the school principal for having invited him to the school. He offered his sincere appreciation to all the teachers. Then he continued with the students who were very excited to see him. He talked briefly about his school life and then continued advising the students that they must have an aim in their life. They must pursue their interest and be more serious in their commitments towards their interests.  He said that Hardworking and Discipline are key to all the successes. He concluded by saying that Education and Fitness are two important aspect in his life. Students cheered for him as he left the stage. TCV Suja wishes him all the best of luck in his next ventures in life.

TCV Suja has history of 3 Miss Tibet and now 1 Mr. Tibet winner.

 

 

 

Teacher’s Professional Development Program (TPD) 2017 winds up on 26/10/2017

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T.C.V. Suja observed the final TPD discussion for the year 2017 on 26th October. Under the guidance and support of T.C.V. TPD program coordinator Mr. Tenzin Dhargyal la, all teachers of T.C.V. Schools participate in various professional development programs besides their regular academic obligations. Teachers are given full freedom to choose their programs and approaches to carry it out. Teacher’s Professional Development is considered very important for the Educators. Education is a never-ending process and it must not stop at all. TPD program is now made mandatory in most schools. TCV has officially adopted it few years back.

In TCV Suja, TPD program was mostly carried out department wise. Though some individuals carried out the program on their own, but most of the teachers carried it out faculty wise. Today was the final day for TPD discussion for 2017 academic year. Summative 1 TPD sharing was held in the month of August. As the year is now nearing to its end and more focus is put on to the preparation of Term end examination, TPD program for this year took its culmination with very positive windup.

The teaching faculty of both junior and senior sections gathered in the school hall to attend the final TPD discussion. As the teachers entered the venue, beautiful inspiring posters relating to Teachers’ profession were hanged around. Picture slide show of teachers participating in TPD programs were projected on the screen and soft background music of the famous song, “To Sir, With Love” by Lulu was played. A very welcoming and friendly environment was created. School’s Headmaster welcomed everyone to the gathering and invited Mr. Ngawang Thupten la to start the program.

  • Mr. Ngawang Thupten la gave an oral report of TPD program carried out by Science Department of senior section. He shared their group’s experiences and approaches in taking out their program. They participated in “Team Teaching” and discussion on a common topic. He reported that it was a very new experience and it had a very positive outcome. They had made assessments of their programs and are very much inspired to adopt their approaches later too.
  • Then, Mrs. Pema Tsering from junior English department presented a PowerPoint presentation report on their TPD program. Some teachers of English department of junior section proposed to make Tibetan teaching aids to help enrich print rich environment in primary classes. She gave a detailed report on working of their group and outcome thereafter. It was a very wonderful initiative taken by these teachers.
  • Lastly, Mr. Tseten Rabgyal shared his next year’s Professional Growth Plan. One good thing about TPD program in TCV School is that a teacher can uptake any program not necessarily academic but adopt non-academic program too for their TPD plan. So, Mr. Tserab la accepted to plant flowers in the school campus. He plans to utilize all vacant area in the school to plant flowers and plant trees. His proposal was in a way an inspiration to many teachers.
  • Lastly, Mr. Tenzin Dhargyal la summed up the TDP program for year 2017. With so much humility and sincerity, he encouraged everyone to participate indulging in anything productive no matter big or small. He said that every individual has capacity to bring positive change. Claiming Teaching as a very pious profession, he requested everyone to be more dedicated and sincere towards their profession. Quoting a famous quotation by J.F. Kennedy, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”, he requested everyone to start taking their own small initiative in building the nation.
  • He also presented a presentation of his survey conducted on teacher’s profession. With the help of the bar graphs, he presented the report of his survey.
  • Finally, the school principal Mr. Karma Sherab la extended his vote of Thanks. He thanked each and every member involved in the program and lauded them. He assured his full support and monetary backing for any skill development programs.

The program finally ended over a refreshment of tea and snacks organized by Mr. Tenzin Dhargyal la.

22nd Inter House Athletics Meet 2017- 21st Oct. 2017

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T.C.V. Suja witnessed its 22nd Annual Sports day on 21st October, 2017 with a grand celebration. The spirit of festivity filled the atmosphere of the school. The perfect weather, the colorful decorations and the most important of all, the huge turnout of the guests and audiences boosted the moods of the athletes and audiences alike.  It is one of the biggest event that takes place in the school and where maximum number of participation from the students and staff are seen. It is one of the most anticipated and awaited program of the year in the school’s calendar.

The honorable speaker of the Tibetan Parliament CTA, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel la was the chief guest of the event. He arrived little after 9 am. There were so many other guests that included delegates from neighboring TCV Schools, neighboring Tibetan settlements’ representatives and few sponsors of the students in the school. The main event officially started at 9.30 am with class wise March Past led by school’s musical band group and school prefects. The students marched in on the ground with great perfection and synchronization.  Each class level had their own designed flag which two students carry in the front. There was a competition between class wise March Past and Flag design. The theme of the Flag was “Love and Compassion”. The students of class 10 skipped the March Past Competition but they participated in it. Group of 109 students held three different designed flags. 27 white flags with TCV logo symbolizing the 27th founding anniversary of TCV School Suja and 82 flags blend with Tibetan National and Buddhist flag symbolizing the 82nd Birth anniversary of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. These 109 students held these flags and surrounded the ground. This honor has been given exclusively to students of class X as a symbol of good luck and best wishes for their coming board exam and because it would be the last year in this school for many of them.

The program then continued with a welcome speech from the school Director Mr. Namdol Tashi la and narration of a brief report of the school. After that followed the unfurling of the Meet’s flag, chief guest speech and the declaration of the Meet open by the Chief Guest along with oath taking of the athletes commenced the meet open. Then the students marched out from the arena to give way to the next event to start. Before leaving the ground, the school’s band group gave a spectacular performance. The drummers and the flutists presented their skills and captured the attention of the whole school. As they marched out to exit, the students of junior section entered in the arena from the other side of the ground. They presented a Tibetan group song named “Yeshi Norbu” referring to His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. The sweet innocent voice of the children filled the whole valley.

Then, the main event, i.e. sports event started. There were total of 56 sports item played on that day. 19 items were already played a day before during the Heat. Each houses have four divisions of boys and girls team respectively. Ranging from sub. Junior, junior, Inter and Senior, the boys and girls team from each house compete in these sport items. As the students participate in these events, the whole school staff were allocated various official duties like guest reception, catering, announcers, recorders, starters, time keepers, field marshals, finishing judges, track judges, mike in charge, photographers, refreshment teams, medical teams, officials at high jump, long jump and shot-put event and still many more. This event was a team work of the whole school and that is why it is considered one of the most important program of a school.

Starting from the first event that was 100m hurdles to the last event in the evening that was invitational relay, the whole event went on very competitively and smoothly. Everyone’s eye was on the score board as the event was getting to its end. All the children cheered for their houses with great sincerity and interest. Refreshment was also provided in between by the refreshment team for the whole school. Special Lunch was treated for everyone.

After the last event of the day, the school band group led the athletes from the four houses to the ground with their respective house flags for the closing ceremony. As the result was read out, the Chief Guest gave away the medals and trophies to the sports event winners. 16 new records were created in various events.

The result of the 22nd Inter House Athletics Meet 2017 as below:

 

House Points Position
Nyatri 133 4
Trisong 284 3
Songtsen 286 2
Triral 312 1
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Result in Detail.

The Vote of thanks was proposed by school Principal Mr. Karma Sherab Tharchin la. He thanked each and everyone involved in making the event a super successful one. He also thanked the chief guests and all the other guests for making their presence in the school’s major event. The meet was finally declared closed by the chief guest and the School Flag was handed over to the Principal.  With this, the 22nd Inter House Athletics Meet of TCV School Suja ceased in mixed emotions for all the participants. The winner house rejoiced over their victory by taking group pictures with the trophies while the losing house watched the winners enviously. But it was a super success.

 

 

As the quotation goes, “Together Everyone Achieve More”, it was a great TEAM effort.

Annual Picnic For Children Of Junior Students 18/10/2017

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Every year, Anita (Taiwanese madam) and her group from Taiwan voluntarily take around 100 children from junior sections for an annual picnic nearby the school. It mostly fall in the month of October. She sponsors the whole picnic expenses and also provide gifts in terms of monetary and things for the school. This year too, she came to the school with group of 16 Taiwanese to attend the picnic for the small children. She plans for the picnic from the beginning of the year with the sponsorship dealing secretary of the school. The school enlists all those children who are really poor, orphan and who mostly doesn’t go on holidays. All the arrangements for the picnic is done by the school. She then visits school with her group in month of October and attends the picnic. Kids love this moment and wait for it with much anticipation.

This year’s picnic was held just near school campus where there is a fresh stream and meadow. As the children are small, they chose a spot nearby so as to avoid the inconvenience caused during travelling to further distances. Total of 124 children joined the picnic. They left from school in the morning and stayed there till evening. 6 teachers escorted them to the picnic. Various games and activities were organized for them. They had lot of fun. The weather supported the picnickers perfectly.

As a gesture of gratitude to Anita and her group, the school organized a cultural show for them in the school main auditorium. They enjoyed it very much. Her group also presented a group song in Taiwanese. Before they left, they had some friendly sharing of dialogue between the group and the school administration. The school administration expressed their appreciation and gratefulness to her for her constant support to the school. She also shared her unconditional drive to help the children. Her talk was a big inspiration to all the listeners. The program ended with a very positive energy.

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