Tibet Day Celebration

A group song presentation by Junior grade students.

A full day March : Remembering the 10th March

Students on the long march for Tibet and its people.

Basketball tournament on process

Health is wealth. The majority of the students take keen interest in various competition between the four houses.

Gandhi Jayanti

Commemorating Gandhi Jayanti with Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.

A visit my Alumini

Dr.Tenzin Dadul and team of doctors from the Cancer Medical Dental Programme visits our School to provide their assistance to our community.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Independence Day

As usual whole India’s celebrating the Independence Day on 15thAugust, 2019 at the same time Our T.C.V.School Chauntra celebrated this occasion with full enjoyment.  Starting from 9.10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Our school has invited Shri Pankaj Jamwal Ji as a chief guest of this programme.This programmed started with Tibetan and Indian National Anthem with full pride and respect. All the students from class 6-8 recited the poem dedicated to Indian Independence and all the class 9 students sang wonderful patriotic song in the hall. Chief guest gave wonderful speech to the staff and students related on this occasion. This whole programmed was organized by our school Hindi Madam Mrs.Rekha Devi la.


In a nutshell, this programmed went well with full enthusiasm.


Tuesday, 6 August 2019

ICT Monitoring visit by personnel from TISS Mumbai


The Department of Education, CTA with the funding support from USAID has implemented pilot project in four schools namely, STS Paonta, THS Rajpur, STS Bylakuppe and TCV School Chauntra in the year 2018. Under this project the above mentioned schools were provided with ICT infrastructure, and 28 teachers from these schools have successfully completed the four months Certificate Course on ICT and Education from TISS Mumbai. As a part of the course, these 28 certificate holders have trained 177 other teachers in ICT and Education expanding the knowledge in wide range.
Thus in order to monitor and review the implementation of ICT project in these four schools, the DoE has arranged a team of personnel from TISS Mumbai to visit the four pilot schools. Hence as per the schedule of DoE, the personnel namely Amina and Sohini ma’am visited our school on 6 August 2019 and stayed in the school for whole day to observe the ongoing implementation of the ICT in school. 

The program was scheduled as follows and went successfully.


  1. A brief introduction and meeting with the school Principal.
  2. The Focus Group Discussion with the Master trainers and the Outreach teacher
  3. Lesson observation of the Outreach teacher Mr. Tenzin Dhondup in the ICT room during the fifth period.
  4. Lesson observation of one of the Master trainers. Mr. Tenzin Choejor’s lesson was observed.
  5. Interaction with the students by the TISS Mumbai personnel.
  6. Feedback from the personnel to the Principal on the whole observation.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

CHOKOR DUCHEN Celebration

Traditional texts explain that after the Buddha realized awakening beneath the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya, he spent seven weeks at that spot in a series of contemplations.  First, he was reluctant to teach, fearing that people would not understand his message.  But, he was convinced by the gods Indra and Brahmā to share his discovery of truth.  Then, the texts tell us that the Buddha journeyed to the Deer Park at Isipatana, now known as Sarnath.  And there he turned the wheel of the Dharma for the group of 5 companions with whom he had previously practiced austerities.
With this knowledge, our school has given one day holiday and at 7p.m we had grand soltsog at lotter hall to commemorated lord Buddha’s teaching and our school dialectic master Mr.Sonam Tenphel  la gave brief introduction about this important day.  All the staff and student above class seven gathered in the hall for the prayer for the well-being of all the sentient beings.

Friday, 2 August 2019

14th Inter House Club tournament begin

On 2ndAugust, 2019. At 4:30 p.m. T.C.V.Chauntra has celebrated the opening of soccer club. This year our school has 38 clubs having various names. All the clubs were divided among the four houses. First match was between Tsundue Rabsel club and Amay kering club.Amay kering club won the match. This soccer tournament club will continue till 27thAugust,2019…







Monday, 22 July 2019

SA -1 Exam Begin

The entire school sits for the SA 1   exam of this academic year. School wishes all the students good luck and fair exam. The exam start from 22nd July to 27th July.  



Saturday, 6 July 2019

THE BIRTHDAY OF H.H. THE DALAI LAMA

T.C.V. Chauntra celebrated the 84th birthday of H.H. The Dalai Lama on the 6th of July at the school auditorium. The function was attended by staff and the students above class 6. The function started at 8a.m. with the Sangsol followed by the procession of the portrait of H.H. The Dalai Lama from the school chapel to the Lother Hall with ceremonial enthronement chanting. The portrait of H.H. was accompanied by Tadup Lopon, the school Principal, MC members, School Captains and Prefects. 84 flowers pots symbolizing the age of H.H. the Dalai Lama were offered. The school Principal Mr Passang Tsering La  lit the butter lamp to the portrait of H.H. the Dalai Lama followed by the offering of traditional scarf to the portrait by the staff  and the school Captains and Prefects. The prayer ‘Gyalwai Shabten’ was recited too. Dresil, ( sweet rice) ladoos and Tibetan butter tea were served to the staff and the students thereafter. The school Principal delivered the introductory speech. English Lother News 2019 was showcased and a documentary film was shown to the staff and the students. Bed sheets sponsored by Christine from Germany were distributed to homes. The program ended with the vote of thanks speech by the school Headmaster Mr. Karma Tashi La and the singing of Tibetan and Indian National Anthem.
In the afternoon at 2: 45 p.m. H.H. the Dalai Lama’s Birthday Soccer Tournament was played between Staff Team and School Boys’ Team. The auspicious day ended with peace and joy.





Thursday, 4 July 2019

ENGLISH ELOCUTION

English Elocution competition was conducted for the students of class 7 and 8 under the guidance of their English teachers on 4th July at the school auditorium. This is done annually to promote English speaking skills, in terms of  pronunciation, articulation, delivery and voice intonation. Eight students participated in this one hour program. The competition was divided into four sections namely Compulsory poem, Monologue, Speech and Optional poem. The judges were Mr, Tenzin Dhondup la, Miss, Lhakpa Dolma La and Mrs. Tenzin Tsering La. The program was hosted by Master Tenzin Kelsang of class 8 B and Miss Kunga Monlam of class 7 D. The marks calculation was done by Master Passang Tashi of class 8 B and Master Ngawang Tsephel of class 7 S. The best elocutionist of  2019 was Master Tenzin Kunkyab of class 8 S. The confidence, expression and the talent of the young ones made the event a memorable one.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING




On 26th June, T.C.V. Chauntra observed ‘International Day Against Drug and Illicit Trafficking’. The awareness program comprised of presentation on ill effects of drugs on one’s physical, mental health as well as some tips to deal with day to day life challenge in more productive ways. It was followed by two short videos on Kunphen ( Rehabilitation Centre, former addict sharing their life journey as addict to being completely sober) as well as a video on how drugs has impacted many lives with clear image displayed on screen about various health issues suffered in one’s later life due to the consumption of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.
At last the program was enclosed with a short skit by the students reflecting on how we as individuals  fall prey to such awful act because of social status and it encompasses the importance of saying NO to drugs to have a meaningful life.

Monday, 24 June 2019

MATH DAY ( 24th June, 2019 )

Math Day was organized by the senior school Math teachers on 22nd July to inspire and motivate the students to love Math and to know the importance of Math in our daily lives. The following are the programs conducted for the students of class 7 to 10 to celebrate Math Day.
1.A two hours video was shown to provide inspiration to students opting for career in Math. The title of the video clip is  ‘x+y, A Brilliant Young Mind’.  It was indeed an interesting and educational experience for the students of Chauntra.
2. A Mathematic quiz ‘You Think You Are A Mathematician’ was conducted by Sir Sajan Singh for the students of class 7 to 10. The selection of the students was as per the Kaun Banega Crorepati by letting the students do the fastest finger fast to be on the hot seat. The winners of the quiz from each class were Ngawang Tsephel of class 7 S, Passang Tashi of class 8 B, Tenzin Woeser of class 9 S  and Abhi Halam of class 10 D . The quiz generated intense interest in the students.



 

Saturday, 22 June 2019

SUMMER FETE


Summer fete is one of the favourite events of the year for the children. The annual summer fete of this year took place on Saturday  22nd June. It was organized by the cultural committee of the school. It was held at the football ground as usual. There were variety of stalls and fun games including tea and food stall, ice cream stall, juice stall, Mini shop, lucky dip, hoopla, pyramid, splashing the balloon, lucky basket, white elephant, Mickey Mouse bouncy, trampoline, Ferris Wheel, tambola and many more. Not only was it a fantastic event, it also helped raise fund for the school with the support of the students, staff and the visitors. Thank you all for the support!





Friday, 21 June 2019

JUNIOR ENGLISH SPELLING BEE

The inter class Spelling Bee was held on 21st June at the school auditorium during the last two periods. It was organized for 5th and the 6th graders and was conducted by class 4, 5 and 6 English teachers. Seven spellers from each section participated in that spelling Bee. In total 42 students took part in that Spelling Bee. The best spellers were selected by their English teachers after their spelling tests in class. The spelling bee consisted of four rounds i.e. Easy, Average, Difficult and the Champion round. The spelling champions of 2019 Spelling Bee were Pema Dorjee of class 6 S and Tenzin Jamyang of class 6 B. Hearty congratulations to them! This competition helped the students to realize the importance of spellings, to improve their spellings and to enrich their vocabulary. 







Monday, 17 June 2019

THE KAGYUR and TENGYUR PROCESSION

The holiest of Saka Dawa is the full moon day, the 15th day of the month which is associated with Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. This year it fell on 17th June. Unlike last year this year the cultural committee of the school organized the Kagyur and Tengyur procession around Dzongsar Monastery. On this sacred day the students of class 7 to 10 carried the holy Kagyur scriptures on their shoulders and started the sacred procession from the school gate to Dzongsar Monastery chanting “Jangchup Semchok Rinpoche” They circumambulated the monastery with the holy scriptures. It was a holy march and everyone felt blessed.









Wednesday, 12 June 2019

KAGYUR READING

Saka Dawa is considered the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist festival celebrating Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana.  Saka Dawa is called the meritorious month. In Tibetan Dawa means “month” while Saka means the name of  the closet star to the earth. In this month any good deeds performed  are rewarded with one hundred million times merits. It falls in the fourth month in the Tibetan Lunar Calender.
To commemorate this holy month the cultural committee of the school organized Kagyur Reading on 12th and 13th June at Lother Hall. According to an internet site “Kangyur” is the translated words of the Buddha. It is the entire collection of texts regarded as “Buddhavacana” or “Buddha word,”  translated into Tibetan. The texts are considered to be “Buddha word” are records not only of the Buddha’s own discourses, but also of teachings and explanations given by others – often by his close disciples with his approval, or by other enlightened beings. Also included are systematic compilations of the Buddha’s pronouncements on particular topics, eg. the rules of monastic discipline in the Vinaya texts

The teachers and the students above class 7 assembled in the hall to read the holy scriptures. ( Kagyur )  The students of class 3 to 6 recited prayers at their respective classes and class 1 and 2 students chanted the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hun” at their homes led by their home mothers. The stage was decorated with religious symbols, decked with butter lamps and tsoks. Refreshments like tea, juice, hot water, bun, biscuit and samosa were served for all. Everyone got an opportunity to earn merits and felt blessed on this auspicious month.  


Friday, 31 May 2019

ENGLISH SINGING ASSEMBLY

English singing assembly was first introduced by our beloved mentor Mrs Tenzin Pelmo La, T.C.V. English Resource Person in T.C.V. Schools last year. Since then our school has been organizing it in our school under the guidance of English teachers and this will continue for the years to come. The main aim of the singing assembly is make the children learn English through songs and make them interested in learning English. This year the 1st English singing assembly was held on 31st May at the school auditorium during the morning assembly. The program was led by English and Social committee chairperson Miss Lhakpa Dolma La. Students of class 4, 5 and 6 participated in it along with their respective English teachers. Class 5 and 6 students sang and danced on the tune of ‘Earth- We’re in it together’ with the music and without the music. The theme of the song is to save our Earth. Class 4 students presented few Jolly Phonic Songs they have learned from March till May. They are the ones who have started learning English this year or they are the beginners. They impressed the audience with their beautiful songs. The students sang and danced with much enthusiasm and zeal. 


Saturday, 25 May 2019

INTER HOUSE CULTURAL SONG AND DANCE COMPETITION

T.C.V. aims to develop a sound understanding of Tibetan identity and culture and taking these goals into account an inter house cultural song and dance is organized every year in all the T.C.V. Schools to preserve and promote our culture and identity. A large number of students get the opportunity to learn Tibetan songs, dances and music.
The inter house cultural song and dance competition of  this school took place on 25th May in the school’s Lother Auditorium. To grace the occasion the school has invited Dr. Pema Yangchen La, the Education Minister, CTA as the chief guest and some  distinguished  guests. The judges for the competition were Mr. Tsultrim Dorjee La, Mr. Phuntsok Tashi La and Mr. Yeshi Tsering La. They had the most difficult time since the competition was neck and neck. The competition was between four houses based on four different items namely, a group song, a duet song, a junior dance and a senior dance.
This year, around 500 students participated in this mega event. The students literally gave their heart and soul in learning and rehearsing  those songs and dance items within a short span of time under the guidance of their hardworking and dedicated house masters and mistresses. They mesmerized the audience with their awesome and exquisite performance.

Finally the result of the competition was declared and the winners were awarded with trophies by the chief guest. In group song, Nyatri House bagged the first prize, in duet singing category Triral House stood first, in the junior dance competition, Nyatri bagged the first prize and Songtsen House bagged the first prize in the senior dance category. The overall winner of inter house cultural song and dance competition was bagged by Nyatri House. The competition was a grand success as it brought out a number of hidden talents and more number of students’ participation. It was a memorable day for everyone. 


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A VISIT BY HONOURABLE EDUCATION MINISTER

The minister of Education Department, CTA, Dr. Pema Yangchen La paid a visit to T.C.V. School Chauntra on 14th May, 2109. The school management and the students from class 1 to 5 stood in rows from the school office to the school I.C.T. room welcomed her warmly with white scraves in their hands. During her visit she inaugurated the school well furnished I.C.T. room where she observed class 9 students learning their English lesson using I.C.T. under the guidance of their English teacher.
The inauguration was succeeded by the Kalon’s talk to the teachers at the school prayer hall. In her speech to the teachers, she shared her wide knowledge about teaching pedagogy. She shared some teaching strategies, grouping strategies and strategic praising.  She stressed on the importance and benefits of reading. She reminded the teachers to give opportunities to the students rather than punishments. She quoted a famous quotation “We teach who we are.”  She concluded her talk by thanking all the teachers for the dedication and sincerity they put towards educating the young minds.
At 12:45 p.m. the students from class 6 to 10 and the teachers teaching these classes gathered in the school hall to listen to her inspirational speech. She addressed the students by saying that they should feel fortunate to get an opportunity to learn in school as millions of children don’t have such opportunities. She also reminded them to feel the gratefulness of H.H. the Dalai Lama, CTA, Ama Jetsun Pema La and told them to think what they can do for their family, village, their society and their country at large and accordingly keep an aim for themselves. In her final talk she let them know the importance and benefits of reading.

She paid her final visit to the special school where she was given a tour of the special school and met the staff and the children with special needs. It was an unforgettable day for the school children and the staff of T.C.V. Chauntra.


Saturday, 4 May 2019

DOLMA TSENDON

Dolma Tsendon is regarded as a great time to earn merits and to attain spiritual purification by the Tibetans. The cultural committee of this school organize Dolma Tsendon yearly in the school and this year it was organized on 4th May at Lother Hall.  It was started at 7:00 p.m till 7:00 a.m the next day.The stage was decked up with all sorts of ritual offerings like butter lamps and tsok. The staff and the students chanted the prayers in shift wise throughout the night.By chanting this 21 verse with sincere devotion, one can eliminate disease, fear, anxiety, suffering, troubles and negative karma.

https://www.facebook.com/tcv.chauntra/videos/1656256307840401/ 

Saturday, 20 April 2019

CLASS X TREKKING

Billing is very famous for the world paragliding .So, all the class-X student were taken to Billing for Trekking.
At 2 a.m. all the students gathered at basket court A and they marched from school at 3.30 a.m. and they reached the spot by 6.30 a.m. where all of them got breakfast and they climbed the top of the mountain. Last student reached the top around 10 a.m.
There all the students got busy in preparing their food for themselves and to the teachers thy all started camping in the local areas.  Some of them watched the view and observed the struggles of the Para gliders.  Some Para gliders were enjoying and others were struggling. At night they had bonfire and they were enjoyed singing and dancing till 9 p.m. After that they had in good night’s sleep.
The next day, they climbed on top of the other mountain till 2.p.m. and then they came down and reached the school by 6.30 p.m.

So, during that trekking students were exposed with different real life experiences.so, we would like to thank the school administration for arranging such a trip to educate our students with this valuable method.

Monday, 15 April 2019

WORKSHOP ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

An inclusive education workshop was organized by the Department of Education for the teachers at Chauntra from April 15 to 17 . The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Sini R. Thomas. She has earned P.H.D. in Inclusive Education.  Under her guidance and counseling the teachers learned that Inclusive Education is when all the students, regardless of any challenges they may have are placed together. They play, learn and mingle together.  From this workshop the teachers learned to be patient and kind with those having learning and behavior issues. The teachers were asked to praise and motivate them. They were given some guidelines to help and respond to the needs of such children in a better way. She also had a one to one session with those children who have learning and behavior issues and she shared her reports on some students. The teachers had a serious and an active discussion with the resource person on the challenges the students face and she suggested some remedial measures to be implied on them.  All in all this workshop helped the teachers to help their students in better ways.



Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Tibetan Spelling Bee ( 10th April, 2019 )

To inspire and motivate the children to learn spellings, a Tibetan Spelling Bee was organized by the Tibetan Committee on 10th April at Lother Hall at 7:00 p.m. Students from class 7 and above and the staff assembled in the auditorium to witness the program. Thirty students from class 7 and 8 participated in that Tibetan Spelling Bee. The chairperson for the event was Gen Tenzin Norbu La and he started the first round by asking the spellers to spell a verb each. Gen Tenzin Thori La began the second round with the two syllable words followed by Gen Sonam Chophel with the four syllable words for the third round. Gen Tenzin Norbu La concluded the Spelling Bee with the final round by asking the qualified spellers to spell a tense of a given word. The program ended with the announcement of the spelling champions Dawa Bhutti La of class 7 S and Sonam Choesphel  La of class 7 B. They were honored and awarded with a prize by the school Principal.




Thursday, 4 April 2019

Earthquake Mock Drill ( 4th April,2019 )

Himachal Pradesh is highly sensitive to earthquake and to commemorate the 4th April, 1905 Kangra earthquake, a mock drill on earthquake was conducted at T.C.V. Chauntra on 4th April,2019 as Chauntra falls in the earthquake risk zone.
The mock drill began with a beating of drum which lasted for about two minutes and during that time all the staff and the students practiced Drop, Cover, Hold and it was followed by evacuation and rescuing of those who pretended to be injured and left under the debris by the evacuation and rescue team of the school. Those who pretended to be injured were given first aid by the school first aid team. The class teachers took the attendance of  their class students and the missing students were immediately reported to the school Headmaster.
This earthquake mock drill is done every year in the school to help the students and staff learn how to react immediately, appropriately and effectively in case of emergency.  



Wednesday, 3 April 2019

TIBET OUR COUNTRY PROJECT

Tibet our country day is celebrated annually in all the T.C.V. schools to let the children develop a sound understanding of Tibetan identity, culture and tradition and our school is no exception. Prior to this big event or program, the teachers in our school select or choose a topic which is suitable and appropriate for their class level. They research and read the books related with the topic they have chosen and get ready with all the resources and materials beforehand. The teaching and learning process starts thereafter.

This year Tibet our country project started in this school on 3rd April and lasted till 24th April. The children and the teachers both stayed back after the class to learn and share more about Tibet and its culture and tradition. This year it was decided in the Education Development Team meeting that the T.O.C. project be based on displays and exhibition of models rather than the class wise presentation which the school has been doing for the past few years. The change was made  to make the children learn more by watching and observing the exhibitions and to create the atmosphere and sense of Tibetanness in them.

The morning programme commenced at 9:00 a.m. inside the school Lother Hall. Class 3 students did their presentation on Sangsol and a Tibetan dance followed by songs and dance by the Kindergarten and the Special School.  Students and staff read the Sangsol scriptures and had Sangsol on the school basketball court.

After the recess, each class displayed their models and exhibitions to the students and staff to be observed. The models and the demonstrations were on the following topics :Nomadic life, Tibetan Medicines, Guthuk, The Twelve Zodiac Signs, Tibetan Opera, Yumbulhakhang, The Eight Auspicious Signs, The Tibetan Traditional Dresses, Potala  etc. The students and the staff had an interactive and fun learning from those who were explaining their projects.

The day ended with some satirical and comedy drama by the students of class 6 at the school auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The audience had a great time laughing out loud after watching their high standard dramas. On the whole Tibet our country project was a grand success.




Tuesday, 2 April 2019

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (8th March to 2nd April, 2019)

A basketball  practice and tournament was organized by the games committee from 8th March to 2nd April. Students were categorized into four divisions i.e. Girls Open, Junior Boys, Inter Boys and Senior Boys. Students belonging to all the four houses practiced and played under the training and coaching of their house masters and mistresses.
During the basketball tournament, spectators cheered for their houses and the basketball players played with full enthusiasm and zeal
The final match was played on 2ndApril, 2019 at the basket ground. It was decorated well with colorful house flags to symbolize the respective houses. Staff and students gathered at the  basket ground to witness the winner for the final match and the prize distribution. Every one witnessed good sportsmanship and team spirit and the participants learned that participation is more important than winning or losing.
Division
Winners
Junior Boys
Trisong House
Inter Boys
Triral House
Senior Boys
Trisong  House
Girls Open
Nyatri House

OVERALL RESULT OF THE BASKET BALL TOURNAMENT
S.Nos
POSITION
HOUSE
1
FIRST
TRISONG HOUSE
2
SECOND
TRIRAL HOUSE
3
THIRD
NYATRI HOUSE
4
FORTH
SONGTSEN HOUSE