This is third Tibet World winter education program for school Children during their long winter holiday. We have opened our program to the students from Classes class VI to X and offered English, Mathematics, Tibetan and Science. We enrolled only 15 students in each class. This year our Winter Program registration started successfully on the 28th of December 2015(from 2:00 to 5:00pm) and continued until the 30th of December. Many parents queued to register their children. This year we used a token system which was quite successful, making the registration process easier than in 2015.
Seventy two students were registered on the first day, so the next day was easier to cope with. Having learnt from our previous experience, this year we had planned to take a maximum of 15 students in each class, totaling 70 students in five classes. But when some parents pleaded to have their children registered, as there was nowhere else for them to go, we relented and accepted two extra students in year VIII and two in year VI. In the end, we had 72 students in five classes.
The orientation day, thanks to all our teachers and staff, was a success. We introduced our teachers to the students and their parents, almost all of whom attended. Each class was given a time table. Regular classes started on the 5th of January 2016; there were few problems with ID as we followed a strict ID checking rule and none of the students ever failed to bring their ID cards. On the 26th of January we had a holiday because it was Indian Republic Day. The students were happy to return. This year we didn’t organize quizzes, debates or talks because last year was too much to handle. So, this time we just ran regular classes.
On the 30th of January we marked our closing day. Students came before 10:00 am, as instructed, and some of them brought their parents. It was a successful gathering, involving a short summing up of the winter program, and thanks to the teachers. This year we presented each student with a report card, which was very useful for both the students themselves and their parents. After tea and refreshments we held a talent show, this was very much enjoyed by everyone. We closed it full of joy and satisfaction.
(Mr. Jonny is explaining his lesson to students of class IX)