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School Marathon 2013

School Annual Marathon is held today, with over 160 students taking part in the race. Senior Boys ran 16 km- from school ground to Khuruthang and back to school ground while junior boys and senior girls ran 10 km- from school ground to Samthang and back to school ground. Junior girl ran 8 km.
Following are the runner who made it to the victory stand in the four different categories:
Junior Girls

Senior Girls

Junior Boys

Senior Boys

Sherig Collection in Bajothang

Bajothang eLearning Club is a new club founded by school computer teacher, Passang Tshering with 18 student members. The club aims to explore way to bring eLearning concept to school and build eLearning resources. The vision and action plan of the club could be read on their blog.
The new club, though with smart concept, was fighting endless limitations. Coincidentally, Rigsum invited the club master to attend the introductory presentation and demo of Sherig Collection in Thimphu, which was a blessing to the new club.
Read about the Sherig Collection in the following page from Kuensel, which also contain words of the school club master.
Kuensel Page

The whole collection is with the eLearning Club and could be easily shared with any school or individual during the school hours. While our own students and teachers wishing to avail the resources can visit the computer lab where at least 10 computers are equipped with the collection as of today.
The club plans to set up Wiki Booths in library and WiFi Park to make the resources easily accessible by the students.

The schools at the top of the excellence ladder

Following is an article from Kuensel Dated 16th April 2013. It talks about the ranking of schools based on their academic performances. Such rating has always led to people being judgmental about school regardless of how much effort schools have put in in making differences in the lives of children. The whole purpose of education in school is reduced to mere academic results by such ranking, however it must be understood that it's rather the lack of adequate resources and knowledge that led to such narrow measurement.

In accordance with the school performance rankings developed by the education ministry
Fifteen schools in the country have maintained their rankings in the list of top 40 performing schools in 2012, according to the school performance rankings the education ministry released yesterday.
The 15 schools, including nine high schools, were also in the list of the top 40 performing schools in the previous year.
However, unlike in the list of 2011, no community primary schools (CPS) in the country made it to the 2012’s list.  But lower secondary schools, which had not made it to the previous year’s list, have made it to the list this time. (see box)
The schools are ranked through the performance management system (PMS), which the ministry started, to assess the quality of education in schools.  PMS is a tool to measure and continuously improve performance of schools in respect to key areas of attainments, education officials said.
The education monitoring and support services division (EMSSD) assesses schools in three areas: school performance scorecards, school self-assessment (SSA), and annual school improvement plan (A-SIP).
School performance scorecards further include three scorecards of (i) academic learning scorecards (ii) quality enabling practices (EPS) and (iii) GNH scorecard.
Education officials explained that the academic learning scorecards measure a school’s performance against student academic outcomes, such as percentage of student performing above 45, 60 and 70 percent, and emphasis authentic learning over rote learning
The quality enabling practices scorecard measures effectiveness of critical processes and practices of school management, quality and impact of teaching and training, infrastructure, and rigour and effectiveness of school planning processes.  District education officers mark this scorecard at the start and middle of every academic year.
While the GNH scorecard measures achievement on GNH values and practices in schools, as measured through the GNH indicators developed by EMSSD.
The top 40 schools will be awarded certificates, the focus, said education officials, is more on identifying schools that need improvement. “Education monitoring officers will visit schools to find out the causes of low performance and identify appropriate solutions and interventions,” education officials said.
To ensure the delivery of quality education, the division would continue to support schools in preparing school improvement plan and in implementing it; assist during PMS exercises until the rating becomes consistent with school performance across the country; focus more on low performing schools; and decentralize ranking to local education authorities.
Annual ranking of schools are declared at four levels of schools from PP to III (primary); IV to VI (primary); VII to X (middle secondary) and XI to XII (higher secondary.)
Education officials said the annual school rankings are determined by the academic learning scorecard for classes III, VI, and public examination performance in classes X and XII.   Data from schools’ EPS and GNH scorecards are also included to generate a more comprehensive performance school ranking.
In an earlier interview on assessing and ranking schools, education minister Thakur S Powdyel had said that, by assessing school performance, the ministry is taking into account the integrity of school life, and requiring the schools to operate at a very high level, both academically and intellectually.
“So, by the end of the year, there’s a certain requirement to be met by all students, and we want them to be able to measure up by what the curriculum says at the very minimum,” lyonpo had said. “As they’re full time students, taught by full time teachers in full time schools, learning has to be full time.”
By Sonam Pelden

Staff Photo 2013

Three teachers are not in the picture because they were on leave. 

Last Row: Bhola Nath, Pema Tshering, Pema Choden, Phuntsho Om, Tshering Lhamo, Sonam Dema, Kuenzang Gem, Namgay Choden, Jamphel Zangmo, Tsheten Yangden, Chabi Kumar, Karma Tshering, Karma Tenzin.
Row 4: Rinchen Zangmo, Kencho Lham, Sherab Lham, Nidup Pem, Yeshey Dolma, Yeshey Choden, Sangay Lhaden, SK Mongar, Tenzin Tshogay, Chimi Om, Leela Kumari, Karma Yangzom, Kuenzang Choden, Pema Wangchuk.
Row 3: Chador, Thinley Dorji, Sonam Dorji M, Hemlal Pokhrel, Damcho Wangchuk, Kinley DOrji, Sonam Yeshey, Sangay Dorji, Shacha Wangmo, Pema Yangzom, Ugyen Rinzin.
Row 2: Khemnath Sharma, Kailash Rai, Phurba, Melam (Vice Principal), Shangkar Lal Dahal (Principal), Tshewang Jamtsho (Vice Principal), Tshering Gyeltshen, Ugyen Dorji, Ugyen Tshering.
Row 1: Yeshey Dendup, Tashi Choden, Passang Tshering, Tshering Zam, Ugyen Dorji, Yangchen Lham, Tashi Wangchuk

April Fool Story

We are very careful and won't trust anybody on April First. We make sure we use all our smartness to verify the situation before responding to someone's question or remark. But this level of alertness doesn't come to us when we are still in bed.
On this April first, Ms. Kuenzang, the lady who runs our school canteen made it to school at 6AM as usual and she was made April Fool by her sister when they were going about their regular kitchen work in the school canteen. This excited the mischievous cells in her body and she began dialing all the teachers' numbers,
"Hello ma'am, are you awake? Didn't you get the information? Didn't principal call you?"
The teachers were like,
"WHAT? What happened?"
She went on,
" Everybody is here with kabney, I think Education Minister is visiting us. You should be here by 7:30AM"
She made similar calls to all the teachers whose numbers she had on her phone. Some of us were too deep in our sleep that we didn't hear the ring, and some were saved by toilet. But eight teachers rushed to school with Kabney and Rachu to be made April Fools.
Following Were the April Fools:

  1. Phuntsho Wangmo, who was kind enough to inform her house owner Pema Choden.
  2. Pema Choden, who was so impatient to wait for her husband
  3. Tshering Chenzom, who hired a taxi and rushed to school. On the way she saw lopen Kinley in full dress and Kabney to add to her anxiety. 
  4. Lopen Kinley Dorji, perhaps saw Tshering Chenzom and felt the same way.
  5. Karma Tenzin, 
  6. Kuenzang Gem
  7. Yeshey Dendup and 
  8. Lopen Phuba, who ran straight to clear the stones from the Prayer Wheel construction site where he was the manager.
Kuenzang, the canteen lady greeted them all with "APRIL FOOL" from behind her canteen door. And because no one had their breakfast, she made a good sale right in the morning!

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