Butter lamp Vigil
TCV Chaunta School condole the 117 martyrs who has sacrifice their precious life for the sake of our country Tibet. Today on 1st May 2013 under the guidance of our school principal and the sheer hard work of our school cultural committee had organized a prayer ceremony at 7 pm by lightening 1000 butter lamps in the school auditorium with the staff and the students above class 7. Though they are not amidst their family and us but their sacrifice still remain alive within us to this date and will remain forever in our prayer.
Debate is the one of the pivotal techniques used in the learning scenario and especially the Buddhist way of the analytical debating is something very significant. It leads students to understand the Buddhist philosophy as well to increase their sharpness and analytical capacities about the other subjects too. It is not enough for the students to just read and memorize. They must also be able to verbalise their understanding and defend it under the pressure of fierce cross-examination.
It has been almost a few years now that the Tibetan schools are practising this traditional monastic debate as per the vision by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our school TCV Chauntra initiated with a new activity this year especially for the students above class VII and teachers to practice this analytical debating, every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. The activity is carried out with a lot of enthusiasm and energy by everyone.
Dolma Tsendon (20 April 2013):
The term ‘Dolma’ refers to the ‘Goddess Tara’ and ‘Tsen’ means ‘Night’ and ‘don’ means ‘recitation’. It is believed that the prayers of Tara is said to have many different powers of blessing, and is particularly very effective in a wide variety of situations. Therefore every year the school organizes such prayers to protect the school from all evil and obstacles and to get the blessing of the deity by reciting her prayers the entire night. It was performed intelligently in shifts by different groups until the morning, the next day.
All the staff members and the students above class VI participated in this huge prayer ceremony. The main responsibility of organizing this prayer is shouldered by the School’s Cultural Committee headed by our Assistant Headmaster, Mr. Karma Tashi la and the members.
Inter-House Basketball Tournament (18 April 2013):
The games are an important part in the development of a child’s growth. Therefore we have so many activities of games in the school and one among them is the Basketball tournament which was organised by the Games Committee between the four Houses.
The four Houses in the school are namely Nyatri, Songtsen, Trisong and Triral and they got almost a week for the basketball practice and the Inter-House Basketball tournament started on 15 April 2013, Monday. Every House tried their best to perform well but it is the law of the game that one wins and one loses.
So the final matches were played on 18 April 2013 and the fixtures were as follows:
1) Songtsen v/s Triral (Inter Boys)
2) Trisong v/s Nyatri (Inter Girls)
3) Triral v/s Trisong (Senior Boys)
4) Songtsen v/s Triral (Senior Girls)
The Winners were:
Songtsen House (Inter Boys)
Nyatri House (Inter Girls)
Songtsen House (Senior Boys)
Triral House (Senior Girls)
The overall trophy for the Inter-House Basketball Tournament, 2013 was bagged by Triral House
Inter-Class English Song Competition-Classes 1 to 3 and O/C (11 April 2013):
The Inter-Class English song competition was held during 5th and 6th period in the school hall on 11 April 2013. It was a tremendous sight to see that those who have just learnt to read and write English can also sing and enjoy English songs. The hardships and the effort put by the teachers behind this contest were completely visible and it turned out to be an amazing and enjoyable venture to each and everyone who participated in this show.
Congratulations to all!!!
School Shake-out Preparedness Drill (4 April 2013)
Tibetan Children’s Village School, Chauntra commemorated the anniversary of the devastating Kangra Earthquake which occurred on 4th April 1905 killing more than 19,000 people. We marked the day with the earthquake shakeout preparedness drill at 11 a.m. on 4th April 2013, Thursday. All the staff and the students participated in the drill and it was successfully carried out under the guidance and the supervision of the School administrators.
The drill was done especially to ensure and educate our young generation to follow the safety measures and realize the huge developmental gains in terms of education over the past 60 years. It is certainly very important to keep the memories of the past disasters alive to avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future. The entire school practised the Drop, Cover and Hold on and then evacuated the rooms as according to the instructions.
Unlike the previous years, this year the school took a new dimension in carrying out the procedures of the drill. All the staff members are distributed into different management groups or teams with a group leader and an assistant each to remain fully alert in case of any kind of emergencies and disasters in the school.
Followings are the different management groups introduced this year:
School’s Disaster Management Team
Awareness Campaign Team
Disaster Alarming Team
Fire Fighter Team
Disaster Rescue Team
First Aid Service Team
Media Management Team
Food Supply Team etc.
The Headmaster Exchange Program (1 to 6 May 2013):
This year as per the resolution passed in the EDC meeting, the Headmaster exchange program was implemented duly. It was an honour for our school to have Mr. Tsultrim Kalsang la, the Headmaster of TCV Lower Dharamsala and Mrs. Sithar Dolma la, the Headmistress from TCV Gopalpur. They stayed in the campus for one whole week and observed the school and its programs in detail. They visited the laboratories, did lesson observations and many more and finally on 5 May 2013, they shared with us the pros and cons of their observations. Everyone took them very open heartedly and change them accordingly
Visit by Rev. Jamphel Dakpa la - the Principal of Tibetan Higher Studies, Sarah (28 February 2013):
It was a tremendous honour for the school to have Rev. Jamphel Dakpa la, the Principal of the Tibetan Higher Studies, Sarah as the resource person to give talk to the staff members during the second day of the Orientation program, 28 February 2013.
His valuable talk consists of several important topics such as....
His own personal experiences in his journey of life.
How to use our time meaningfully.
The sources of happiness.
Significance of our service to our future generations.
Importance of introducing different teaching methodologies as per the need of our children etc.
His talk was simply outstanding and it paved a new way to the staff members to carry forward their respective duties sincerely and with full dedication.