Nieuws archief 2013
GS, het schoolhoofd van SHA, heeft ons uitgebreid geïnformeerd over de studieresultaten van de leerlingen van SHA, de government school en de nieuwe meisjesschool. De resultaten van de andere scholen zijn nog niet binnen. Iedereen heeft het weer erg goed gedaan: de oud-leerlingen van SHA die naar de lokale government school gaan zijn allemaal als 1e, 2e of 3e van hun klas geëindigd; de twee meisjes die naar de nieuwe meisjesschool zijn gegaan, doen het ook goed: een van hen is 2e van haar klas en de andere is ook over en heeft het goed gedaan.
Op SHA worden ook altijd "awards" uitgereikt. Dit jaar vielen de volgende leerlingen in de prijzen:
- School Topper (highest percentage across grades): GYURMEE DORJEE LEPCHA from class 1 (88%)
- Best Discipline: SOHOAM LEPCHA from class 1 (girl) and CHEWANG BHUTIA from class 4 (boy)
- Most hard-working: SOMKUMAR BISWAKARMA from class 4
- Most responsible: SUNAMIT LEPCHA from class 4
- Unexpected improvement: MINGMA SHERPA from class 4
- Cleanliness: YOUGESH PRADHAN from class 4
Ook de leerlingen die 1e, 2e en 3e van hun klas waren, kregen een prijs; de volgende leerlingen waren de beste van hun klas:
Nursery: NEMA SANGAY SHERPA (hij gaat een klas overslaan)
LKG: ROSHNA RAI
UKG: PEMBA SHERPA
Class 1: GYURMEE DROJEE LEPCHA
Class 2: TUMYANG HANG SUBBA
Class 3: SONAMKE BHUTIA
Class 4: YOGITA RAI
Het zou leuk zijn als deze goede leerlingen de kans krijgen om naar een goede school voor voortgezet onderwijs te gaan. Wij zoeken sponsors die hun vervolgopleiding willen financieren!
State level competition
Op 20 nov. 2013 om 20:01 heeft GS Gurung het volgende geschreven:
As i already mentioned in my previous mail that they selected for state level art competition and we went to Gangtok one day early and stayed in a hotel. It was their first time to go to Gangtok. They did not selected for further but they got trophy and certificate. They had fun in Gangtok and enjoyed ropeway (kabelbaan) too.
Op foto boven, van links naar rechts: GS, Nisha en Hissel en hieronder een foto met alle deelnemers en hun certificaten.
De kinderen leren niet alleen veel op school, maar maken ook een snelle ontwikkeling door in de toenemende contacten met de buitenwereld en de techniek daar!
In 2011 kochten Mieke en Jannie een elektrisch kacheltje omdat het zo koud was; met verbazing werd ernaar gekeken (zie linker foto) en nu hebben ze “solar light”!
Nieuwe leerkrachten: Arnab en Deblina
Then I got married and moved to Singapore I am basically a resident of Singapore but with an Indian Passport..
In Singapore I worked as volunteer with Make A Wish Foundation for 3 years and there I have realised my interest towards kids and doing a course on child psychology and child counselling .
In India I have come to know about SHA from Arnab Thokder who is my cousin brother working as a teacher here... Initially I wanted to visit fors two week to get the feel and to understand if it would be able to do it. But coming here I realised this is something I really want to do... With time I have really got close to the children and would love to be with them to make some difference...
I would be really grateful to be a part of your school."
Message from GS
We all are fine here. I am sending pictures that kids got some sweaters and mittens and they are happy. Someone from Australia sent this package of sweaters and mittens.
A trip to Barsay
Barsay, the famous Rhododendron Sanctuary in West-Sikkim.
by James Chamling, teacher at SHA
It wasn’t the sunny day we had hoped. The excitement about the trip started many days ago. We planned the trip carefully together with the kids. The night before the trip was hard because I couldn’t sleep very well; maybe that was the excitement about the trip to Barsay. However the night passed. Sukraj sir and me together with 28 of our senior kids started the trip at 7:45 in the morning.
Even though it was a tiring walk (all the way uphill) I couldn’t see a single pain in anyone’s face. The day was full of fog. Our kids were tired and thirsty so we stopped and rested for a while at the entrance of the Sanctuary, which we reached after a 1½ hours. After a few minutes of rest we headed again towards our destination. After one more hour of walking from the entrance, we could finally see the flowers blooming. I could feel the happiness inside my kids, the satisfaction inside them made me energetic. It was 10:50 am when we finally reached the place where we wanted to be. The first words I heard from the kids were: ”Sir, let’s have our lunch first (ha-ha)”. It was as if they had read my thoughts as I was thinking the same thing. Lunch then was the first thing we did after reaching Barsay: fired flat bread (“puri”) and boiled eggs. In just a few minutes we finished our lunch. I took some nice pictures. The visibility was not so good because the day was not so sunny. We could feel the fog through our skin when passing. We tried our best to see the view around and we also tried to capture some scenes on camera. But it got tougher and tougher as more and more dense fog entered the area. We took a walk around Barsay for about 45 minutes; it was a slow and peaceful walk. There were many people around and they were having pick-nicks all over the place. The students were really excited to see the blooming flowers. Finally the time for departure was near and we had some light food before the walk downhill. It was exactly 12.45 when we headed back home. Now the time wasn’t hard for my kids to walk. They were full of energy and running down the hills. While going up I had to drag Sonamkee because she was really tired, now she was faster than me. When we came further down, the visibility became better, so we got a few chances to take some pictures. In their faces I could see that some of them were tired, so at the entrance gate we took some rest and had a few sips of cold drinks. After that we only rested at school.
It was a long, peaceful and tiring walk. I hope to get a few chances again to go around with them, those kids, because they really are lovely ones.