COVID-19 triggered a learning platform and brought a new experience in everyone’s life as all of us were not aware of it. Every student wants to meet his/her friends and teachers in the first day in a new class. But this year was totally different. As a parent, I was really worried whether my child could continue his studies in this year or not due to this pandemic. At the same time it was a kind of dream conducting virtual classes in Nepal.
Triyog School started online classes to engage students in studies from home and to give them a new experience of studies from home. Lots of thought and doubt were going during that period. Most of the students were not able to use electronic gadgets but as the time passed, they got familiar to it. In the meantime, they got to know how to join classes, see their assignments and conduct meeting which I hope it helped a lot. It was a bit hard for teachers to to make the students understand the course as it was a completely new platform. The most common thing that all of the students faced was missing some of their virtual classes due to various problems. From the flow of online classes, I hope most of them got a new experience of leadership skills from conducting meetings to meetings, helping their friends in studies and speaking as a leader. Initially online learning model was challenging but students adapted it.
One of the best moments were competitions. From sports to art to speaking. Triyog has made them engaging students by conducting various programs such as Solo dance, Art competition, Craft Competition, Photography competition and many more. This helped the students to express their talents and in the same time enjoy while performing. Beside competitions they got to interact with many people from which they learned and liked it. The school assembly was also conducted virtually which gave everyone the understanding of National Anthem, School Song, Various assembly presentations, etc. This, gave a new level of experience doing all these virtually.
One club that every school should open is the Gavel Club. According to me as a parent this platform is the best to improve speaking and leadership skills. As a child’s parent, I have seen a lot of improvement in his speech after he joined the Gavel Club. So, everyone will be developing their speaking skill in this club.
Triyog completed this academic session virtually without missing most of the academic things, which is a great achievement. The year also proved to teach them many things. Building their various qualities and making the students enjoy was an extraordinary one. The mix of virtual and physical classes was a unique session.
Mahendra Raj Paudel
Father of Biseshta Paudel (Grade VI)
We thank Triyog Family !
The Covid-19 pandemic brought a never-before-seen crisis to our then functional society. Considering the fact that no one could’ve prepared for it, I want to praise Triyog for the immediate steps they took to ensure that our children’s academics didn’t suffer at the hands of the pandemic. The virtual classes have been very effective at continuing our children’s studies. And during the brief period that lockdown ended, protocols established by the school were adequate enough for us to feel safe sending our children for physical classes. The academic side of things have been well handled by the school in their virtual environment so we encourage every attempt they make to step outside of the curriculum in their as well, from webinars to student clubs, etc. Overall, the virtual classes have been a big success and we hope it will continue to be integrated closely with the regular classes well after this pandemic dies down. We thank you Triyog teachers for your overwhelming response in dealing with this transition & we are confident you will continue to do so in filling the gap in the days ahead.
Sipa Regmi (Mother of Agrata Regmi-Class 5 ‘A’)
Business Development Manager
Australian Insurance Services Alliance (AISA/ Allianz)
Note of THANKS to the Teachers!
From a point of view of a parent, I must say that this past academic year has been a unique school year for the teachers, school authorities, the students and the parents from virtual classes to physical set- up classes (mostly on-line). It must have been difficult to shift the regular teaching pattern to online mode for the school not to mention the challenges to adapt technology based teaching methods and to deal with its pros and cons. We know that there have been times when we had to deal with poor network connections, power cuts, unavailability of internet access, arranging the gadgets etc. There may have been times of disappointments, disagreements and anxiety but whatever may be the situation, the school handled it vigilantly to make a productive academic session. The school has put in extraordinary efforts to manage proper precautionary measures to maintain safety protocols to prevent COVID-19. The school also reached out and communicated with the parents about new arrangements and responded to queries via personalized phone calls, SMSs, Viber, Emails. Besides the regular classes, the school made efforts to carry out various projects, Interaction programs, science experiments, social awareness programs, Financial Literacy awareness, singing, dancing, cooking, baking, sports, and art & craft activities. throughout the year. These kept the momentum going for overall learning experiences.
I must admit that Triyog School is concerned about overall development of the students and amongst the activities, my favorite is D.E.A.R. program. I truly believe that creating and developing reading habit from an early age will definitely help the students enrich their vocabulary, grammar and knowledge power to build up everlasting confidence within them.
I appreciate and THANK class 5 teachers and school authorities for their tireless efforts in making the year a success despite the challenges and wish for a better year ahead for all of us. Keep up the good work going!
Kudos to THHS family!
Mother of Prinshu Rijal – Grade 5
The whole world was suffering. Uncertainty prevailed throughout the world as the pandemic of COVID-19 hit the world hard which brought distress, pain and misery. Me too, as a parent, was in anguish regarding the studies of my child.
As the new session was about to commence, there was the declaration of pandemic by WHO. Nepalese government too announced the lockdown in the country that compelled me to think more about the future of the studies of my child. Meanwhile, there was a phone call from Puja ma’am inquiring about the Viber phone number. The ray of hope was there if the school was going to start virtual classes.
To my inquisition, the school announcing the commencement of virtual classes in such an unfavourable circumstance was highly appreciable because the school as well as the teachers were not habitual to teaching the children through the means of entirely new technology of pedagogy. I cherish the teachers’ effort to teach their students in such an unusual situation.
Besides academic activities, the extracurricular activities like singing, dancing, games and wellness sessions were too as beneficial as academic sessions.
I would like to thank the school and the teachers for their endeavours to give their best to the student.
Shaivee Chhetri, Grade V ‘C’
Ever since COVID started spreading, this year has not been easy for anyone. There are good and bad memories. The good memories, which we want to hold and cherish in our hearts forever. The bad memories, leaving a sour taste in our mouths. However, we must accept both the good and bad memories. We can enjoy recalling our good memories and learn lessons from our bad memories. Everyone has their own experience and here is mine:
I am from Nepal, but at a small age, I went to America. I stayed there for 5 years. Ten months ago, I returned to Nepal. I joined a school called Triyog High School. As I used to live in America, I had good English but horrible Nepali. I joined my first online classes. The first Nepali class was a disaster. Don’t even get me started on that. I failed my Nepali exam. However, I was doing good in other subjects. One day when I was in Nepali class, someone texted me. It was Sara. And the message she sent me made me want to smile. The message was, “Do you want to be friends?” I immediately said yes. And that is how I got my very first friend. In online class, I was very happy. We did project days, classes, and best of all, I scraped through my Nepali exams. Woo-hoo!
Soon, physical school started. On my first day, I was hopelessly lost. Sara thankfully helped me and I finally knew the school. We played lots of games. One day though, I and Sara had an argument. However, we made up. After a few days, we stopped physical school and switched back to online because of COVID.
That was my experience. As you may have noticed, there were lots of ups and downs. You know, I have noticed, life is like a salad, a mixture of good and bad. No life is perfect. We all have our own problems and solutions. But, accept life. Who knows, maybe one day, you’ll look back to your own memories, feeling happy about your good ones and laughing about the bad ones.