School News - 2072 (2015-2016)
Chaitra 14 (27th Mar. 2016)
Valley Public welcomes Ms. Paulette Tsoi
In quintessential Valley Public spirit, students and staff extended a heartfelt welcome to Ms. Paulette Tsoi, French guardian of Anjana Sherpa, a student in Grade VII. Ms. Tsoi is the founder and mentor of an underprivileged girls' residence in Kathmandu and a keen patron of Nepal.
Valley Public students from grades V, VI and VII made cultural presentations to Ms. Paulette, after which she commended staff and the school administration on their continued efforts to provide students with an all round education.
Moreover, Ms. Paulette expressed her delight at the school's continued progress and looks forward to her next return to Valley Public, which we hope will be in the near future.
Chaitra 13 (26th Mar. 2016)
Farewell and felicitations to outgoing '18th Batch' students
At an event jointly organised by Valley Public and Grade IX students, we congratulated our 98 outgoing '18th Batch' Grade X students on their last year of school level education.
Our 18th Batch were presented with certificates and bid a fond farewell with traditional scarves and garlands. Grade IX students made inspiring speeches, danced and sang, entertaining their senior brothers and sisters, parents and staff.
One highlight of this event was to name the '2073 Mr. and Ms. Valley Public'. This coveted title fell to Master Nirajan Khadka and Ms. Pooja Khatri of Grade X, who beat off strong competition from six other nominees in each category. Both were crowned by the outgoing 'Mr. and Ms. Valley Public'.
Chief Guest, Kishor Gautam, Treasurer at Tribhuvan University Professors' Association and PABSON Central Member, spoke of the importance of the role parents play in guiding and advising their children after they have completed their education and are about to embark on the next stage of their lives.
'2072 school captains' Master Nirajan Khadka and Ms. Asmita Gautam's graduation speech highlighted their experiences gained from the involvement in the school community, one which goes hand in hand with the responsibilities bestowed on our school captains.
We wish our 18th Batch Grade X Students all the best for their school leaving certificate (SLC) examination, commencing 31st March.
Chaitra 6 (19th March 2016)
Valley Public senior school celebrate parents' day/convocation
The high-spirited 2nd part of Valley Public's "23 Glorious Years of Spreading the Light of Education" parents' day and convocation kicked-off for the senior school to another overwhelming turn out of parents, guardians and well wishers.
Senior Valley Public students took to the stage to the delight of attendees to confidently present speeches, dance, rhyme, drama and singing performances, which concluded with the eagerly anticipated fashion show and kung fu demonstration.
Honourable attendees presiding over the event and presenting awards were: Chief Guest, Buddha Bir Lama, Ex-Director of the Department of Education, and also a famous lyricist; our respected chairperson, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, Valley Public's Founder-Principal; and Mahesh Adhikari, Valley Public's Administration Head.
At this year's 23rd anniversary event, Valley Public teachers were awarded in four major categories with plaques and cash prizes:
- Valley Public Teacher of the Year - Akash Karki (NRs. 10,000)
- Valley Public Incharge of the Year - Reeta Sunam (NRs. 5,000)
- Department Head of the Year for English - Bikram Ghimire (NRs. 5,000)
- Class Teacher of the Year - Chandrakala Adhikari (NRs. 5,000)
Valley Public gives praise to all the coordination efforts that went on behind the scenes to make this event such a spectacular show. Sincere thanks are also given to all our guests, parents/guardians and well wishers for coming to bless, support and encourage our students.
Falgun 29 (12th March 2016)
Valley Public celebrate 23rd anniversary with junior school parents' day/convocation
Valley Public's "23 Glorious Years of Spreading the Light of Education" parents' day and convocation for nursery students to grade 5 was attended by an overwhelming presence of parents, guardians and well wishers.
The two-part annual function commenced with junior school speeches, dance, rhyme, drama and singing performances, and concluded with a fashion show and energetic kung fu demonstration. Valley Public's senior school event will be held on Chaitra 6 (19th March).
Honourable attendees included: Chief Guest, Deepika Thapa, Vice President of the Private and Boarding Schools' Organization Nepal, (PABSON) Centre Executive Committee; and Chairperson, Maj. Lilbahadur Gurung MBE, Chairperson, School Management Committee.
Each student in their last year of pre-primary and primary education, grade UKG and V were presented with a mortarboard, scarf and certificate.
Falgun 9 (21st Feb. 2016)
Educational tour for Valley Public's '18th Batch of SLC' students concludes
Grade 10 Valley Public students who are sitting for Nepal's School Leaving Certificate (SLC) in early April joined a three-day education tour planned by the school's Social Studies and Health, Population and Environment (HPE) departments.
Grade 10 students from Valley Public's sister school, Bhadrakali English Medium Secondary School (BEMSS) and teachers also participated in the tour and project work, and were accompanied by Valley Public teachers and members of administration.
The '18th Batch of SLC' team visited:
Falgun 7 - Day 1: Pokhara (the Bat Cave, Fewa Hydro Power House, Fewa Lake, Barahai Temple and Lake Side)
Falgun 8 - Day 2: Pokhara (Sarankot Sunrise Viewpoint, Vindubasini Temple, K.I. Singh Bridge, Seti Gorge and Davi's Fall); Palpa Bazar and Butwal Bazar
Falgun 9 - Day 3: Ostrich Farm in Madhu Waliy, Rupendahi; Lumbini, the Birth Place of Lord Buddha the Enlightened; Gandak Barrage and the Indo-Nepal Border; returning to Kathmandu via Chitwan
Valley Public not only values the importance of a vibrant teaching and learning environment at school, but also encourages the benefits derived from extra-curricular activities taken by students outside the classroom.
In addition to wonderful memories from our fun-filled trip, we all learnt new facts about our country and the places we visited, plus strengthened our team spirit by travelling as a group. We have grown through the experience, especially from the interaction with people we met along the way and the snapshot we had into their life styles, varied languages and cultures.
Our '18th Batch' will now be applying themselves for the School Leaving Certificate (popularly abbreviated as SLC), the final examination in the secondary school system of Nepal. It is equivalent to the GCSE, the academic qualification in United Kingdom. Every student must sit the SLC examination to complete the 10th grade of their study before they join higher secondary or intermediate level education. The SLC examinations are the most important examination in the educational system of Nepal for building an academic career.
Falgun 1 (13th Feb. 2016)
Valley Public celebrates Saraswoti with great enthusiam and fanfare
On this auspicious occasion, Valley Public students, staff and local community members commemorated the birth of Saraswoti, the Goddess of Knowledge, Music, Arts, Wisdom and Learning. The day also celebrated the end of winter and the start of spring.
Valley Public students sang hymns and recited poems, and joined our guest Priest and Priestess in prayers on the greatness of Goddess Saraswoti, for wisdom, knowledge, patience, compassion and good health.
We also marked the day with a traditional 'new alphabet initiative' by helping young children to learn how to write the alphabet and with students offering flowers, tika, and prasad to Goddess Saraswoti.
Valley Public gives special thanks to the Priest and Priestess from Gyatri Pariwar Center at Bansbari who assisted us in the running of the school's ceremony.
Magh 22 - Falgun 1 (5th-13th Feb. 2016)
4th NEA Inter-School Basketball Tournament - 2016
Keeping up the winning spirit, Valley Public defeated Niten Memorial High School 36-19 in the Girl's Category in the finals of the 4th NEA Inter-School Basketball Tournament.
Nawajeevan English Academy in Samakhushi, Kathmandu did a fantastic job at organising this year's event at which two Valley Public players received the following awards:
Roshnai Shrestha - Most Valuable Player
Laxmi Shrestha - Highest Scorer (Score 96)
Magh 15-22 (29th Jan. - 5th Feb. 2016)
8th Odyssey 3 On 3 Inter-School Basketball Tournament - 2016
Valley Public triumphed in the Girl's Category finals over Shreedeva School 19-9 at the 8th Odyssey 3 on 3 Inter-School Basketball Tournament.
At this year's event organised and hosted by Odyssey School of Dhapasi, Kathmandu, Valley Public's Laxmi Chaudhary received the honour of 'Most Valuable Player'.
At a separate presentation ceremony held on Magh 24 (7th Feb.) at Valley Public, the winners and most valuable player trophies and certificates were presented by the school's International Adviser, Lt. Col (Ret'd) Roger M Brumhill MBE.
Poush 12 (27th Dec. 2015)
Valley Public Higher Secondary School launches new website featuring advanced technology and enhanced search capabilities
Valley Public Higher Secondary School has launched an innovative new website, www.valleypublic.edu.np, that makes it easier than ever to learn about the school's educational facilities and community reach.
In addition to enhanced search capabilities, content-forward features, updated graphics and streamlined navigation, the site boasts "responsive web design," meaning the website conforms to whatever platform a visitor is using, be it a smart phone, laptop or tablet.
"When working on the development of this site with our designer, we kept an eye toward creating a modern look and feel that reflects the forward looking and international reach of the school," said school Founder-Principal, Krishna Prasad Adhikari. "Every feature of the site was built with our students and other users in mind," he added.
"Students today are on-the-go. Many spend more time working from lap tops and smartphones than from their desktops," said Keshavraj Adhikari, Vice Principal of the school. "We wanted to create a site that would bring Valley Public directly to our students wherever they may be, whether in the school, at home or elsewhere".
"The fact that Valley Public decided to work with our designer based in New Zealand and editors in Hong Kong to design our site responsively underscores the progressive nature of the school," said Mr. Mahesh Adhikari, the Head of Administration. "We are thrilled to be part of such a cutting-edge project, and look forward to developing our student/parent portal, which will feature on our website in the near future".
The website launch was inaugurated by Col. Roger M Brumhill (the school's International Adviser) in front of Valley Public's enthusiastic students and staff. Guests present included Deepak Bhandari (IT Expert and CEO of Radiant InfoTech), Maj. Lilbahadur Gurung MBE (School Management Committee Chairman), IT experts, officials from the Department of Education and journalists.
Poush 11 (26th Dec. 2015)
Valley Public and HHC Academy teams victorious at '10th Valley Public Inter-School Basketball Tournament' final
Kathmandu's cold weather did little to dampen the spirits of players and the enthusiastic crowd of spectators at the final of the 10th Valley Public Inter-School Basketball Tournament.
Valley Public and Himalaya Health Care Academy (HHCA) entered both the boys' and girls' finals. Hosts Valley Public defeated HHCA 30-17 in the Girl's Category and HHCA sealed the victory over Valley Public 50-32 in the Boys' Category.
Cultural performances given by students marked the closing of the 2015 tournament with trophy presentations made to the two winning teams by the school's International Adviser, Lt. Col (Ret'd) Roger M Brumhill MBE and to:
- Best Three Pointer: Rahul B.K. (Valley Public)
- Most Valuable Player: Laxmi Chaudhary (Valley Public)
On 25th December, Valley Public defeated Bhadrakali 38-33 and HHCA overcame Greenland 37-29 in the boys' semi-finals. In the girls' semi-final matches, the hosts eased to a 43-17 victory over Innovative and HHCA ousted Bagmati 28-13.
A total of 16 boys and girls schools in Kathmandu Valley participated in the tournament, which commenced on 17th December.
Poush 12 (17th Dec. 2015)
10th Valley Public Basketball Tournament Begins
The 10th edition of the much-anticipated Valley Public Inter-School Basketball Tournament (the 10th Valley Cup) was jointly inaugurated today by the School's Management Committee Chairman, Maj. Lilbahadur Gurung MBE, and the Founder-Principal Krishna Pd. Adhikari. The maiden match of the tournament is between Loyalty Academy and Valley Public in the girl's category.
At a press meet organised by the school to inform the media of the event Krishna Pd. Adhikari expressed his views that events like this enhance cooperation between schools and promote sportsmanship among students.
"We strongly believe that events such as this play a crucial role in providing our students a platform to showcase and hone their skills in sports," Krishna Adhikari said. "They help to deepen and strengthen friendships among all participating schools in Nepal, and tournaments like this also create a sense of healthy competition and friendship between students."
A total of 32 teams will compete for the prestigious title - 16 in each boys' and girls' category. The 10th Valley Public Basketball Tournament runs for nine days and concludes on Friday 25th December (10 Poush).
Mangshir 21 (7th Dec. 2015)
Valley Public's victorious team win seven medals at the World Kung Fu Championship in New Delhi
Valley Public Higher Secondary School students returned home to Nepal to a hero's welcome having won four gold and three silver medals for Nepal.
Nepal took the first place in the event winning a total of 12 gold medals, seven silver, with India securing second place out of a total of 17 countries who participated in the event.
Congratulations to our victorious Valley Public team:
Sristy Shrestha: 1 Gold, 1 Silver
Laxman Chaulagain: 1 Gold
Shradha Subba: 1 Gold
Chirag Poudel: 1 Gold
Manjita Tamang: 1 Silver
Ram Chaulagain: 1 Silver
The camaraderie among the members of our team enabled them to cooperate and work well together, with Valley Public representatives not only gaining from the competitive side of the sporting event, but from the wider experience of travelling outside Nepal. For Laxman Chaulagain, Shradha Subba, Chirag Poudel, Manjita Tamang and Ram Chaulagain this was the first time.
Read more on the event as reported in the Kathmandu Post, Nepal's Kung-fu team return victorious.
Mangshir 15 (1st Dec. 2015)
Valley Public's team depart for the 2015 Kung Fu World Championships in New Delhi
At a special assembly students and staff gave an enthusiastic farewell to our team: Laxman Chaulagain, Ram Chaulagain, Shradha Subba, Manjita Tamang, Chirag Poudel and Sristy Shrestha who were selected to represent Nepal at the 2015 Kung Fu Championships in New Delhi from December 2nd to 6th 2015.
Valley Public prides itself on encouraging students to take part in sport for fun, fitness and social interaction and help them discover individual sporting passions and interests.
We wish our team all the very best for the competition!
Kartik 30 (16th Nov. 2015)
Putting clean energy into the school
Valley Public is pleased to be doing its bit for the environment by reducing the carbon footprint of the school while at the same time raising awareness about renewable energy among our students.
Through the initiative of the school's international advisor, Lt Col (Ret'd) Roger M Brumhill MBE, funds have been raised to cover the cost of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
Most importantly we are aiming for an uninterrupted electricity supply during school hours and after hours in our hostel.
By installing solar panels, the school can produce its own electricity, saving money while reducing its production of greenhouse gases. The money saved on our energy bills will allow us to allocate these savings to other school initiatives.
We are all too aware that power outages are a frustrating reality of daily life in Nepal, not only in our rural communities, but in our major city areas, including our capital Kathmandu. We are undertaking phase one of our "green electricity" programme and conducting a feasibility study on the best system to install for the school.
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run school appliances and lighting.
Kartik 13 (30th Oct. 2015)
Happy Dashain from Valley Public, 2072
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17th Batch of S.L.C. Graduates 2071
Valley Public extends its hearty congratulation and best wishes to all our 17th Batch of S.L.C. Graduates 2071.
Shrawan 1-8 (17th-24th Jul. 2015)
Teacher training and development sessions held at Valley Public
Ms. Julien Hawthorne, Advisory Teacher, Native-speaking English Teacher Section, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, Education Bureau, conducted teacher-training sessions in a personal capacity during part of her annual leave for the staff of Valley Public Higher Secondary School.
The informative sessions provided a platform for:
- Sharing effective learning and teaching strategies.
- Enhancing collaboration and support between teachers and departments.
- Promoting communities of learning for ongoing professional development and support.
Asadh 1 (16th Jun. 2015)
Valley Public traditions
Valley Public Higher Secondary School has embraced the idea of establishing tradition within the school.
We now have an honours board recording our school captains since establishment 17 years ago and a national flag raising ceremony during daily assembly.
These are a few modest steps to assist Valley Public to eventually being recognised as the leading school in Nepal.
Jestha 31 (14th Jun. 2015)
Six Valley Public students selected for the 2015 Kung Fu World Championships
Congratulations to Laxman Chaulagain (VIII 'A'), Ram Chaulagain (VIII 'A'), Shradha Subba (VIII 'A'), Manjita Tamang (VIII 'A'), Chirag Poudel (VIII 'B') and Sristy Shrestha (V 'A') who have been selected to represent Valley Public at the 2015 Kung Fu Championships which will be held in New Delhi, India from December 2nd to 6th 2015. We wish our team well.
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