Zeke O’Connor School Newsletter – May 2022

Solududhkunda Municipality-Phaplu-4, Solukhumbu
School Report – May 2022

Junior Section Report

Blocks of Junior Section Zeko O’ Connor School (ECD to Class 6)

Blocks of Junior Section Zeko O’ Connor School (ECD to Class 6)

General School Introduction

The Junior Section of the Zeke O’Connor School in Phaplu Nepal was established in 2005 with the vision of providing quality education to under privileged poor students of the area. Since its inception, the school has been providing free quality education to the poor and marginalized children of Solukhumbu and adjoining districts. This past year has been the ultimate test of perseverance, resilience, and creativity. Our school administration, teachers and students have done an exemplary job of keeping their spirits and learning alive.

Our New Session started from 17th of May 2022. Student numbers increased in comparison to the last year. Almost 50 new students were admitted in this new session.

The incremental increase of students was due to the hard work and dedication of Coordinator, Mr. Man Kumar Shrestha and his team. Mr. Man Kumar Shrestha has been teaching here since 2011. During this period he has dedicated all his efforts to the betterment of the Zeko O’ Connor School Junior Section despite many challenges. Mr. Man Kumar Shrestha will be coordinating with Principal Lhakpa Ringee Sherpa from the new session to provide quality education to the students of the junior section. The majority of the teachers in the junior section are from the local community and majority of the students are from the nearby villages of Kholagar, Surke, Chewang, Chunakpa, Phaplu, and Thumling. Students from outside Solu are also keen to study here. The school provides practical education that teaches students to be self-sufficient, confident and helps to improve their living standards.

There are all together four buildings (blocks).The classes run from ECD to class six. At the moment there are altogether 170 students as follows.

ECD-22
Class 1-23
Class 2-27
Class 3-26
Class 4-26
Class 5-22
Class 6-26

Students of Class ECD to Class 6 for academic year 2022.

Students of Class ECD to Class 6 for academic year 2022.

Zeke O’Connor School – Junior Section teaching staff

Zeke O’Connor School – Junior Section teaching staff

There are altogether nine teaching staff members and one helper in ZOC junior section. One additional teacher (English teacher) will be joining within the next few days.. The names of the teaching staff of junior section are as follows:

1 .Mr. Man Kumar Shrestha (Coordinator/Social)
2. Mr. Pramod Shrestha (Nepali)
3. Miss.Ang Nimi Sherpa (Math)
4 .Miss Nirmala B.K (Grade teacher 1)
5. Miss.Shanti Rai (Grade teacher 2)
6.Mr.Phuri Lama (Science)
7.Miss Doma Tamang (ECD)
8.Mr.Utsav Natsing Rai (English)
9.Miss Yeshi Dolma Sherpa (Social)
10.Mrs. Man Maya Tamang (Helper)

Morning Assembly of Zeke O’Connor School Junior Section

Morning Assembly of Zeke O’Connor School Junior Section

Celebration of World Environmental Day by students of Junior Section

Celebration of World Environmental Day by students of Junior Section

World Environmental Day:

05/June/2021: On the auspicious occasion of World Environmental Day, a special program was conducted in the school. During the program students along with the teachers cleaned the school area as a basic attempt to maintain the environment.

New Admission and Interaction with Parents (Home to Home Program)

22/April/2022 to 29/April/2022: A New Admission Campaign was held from 22/April/2022 to 29/April/2022 for one week. During this period all the teachers from the Junior Section visited many of the nearby villages and interacted with the parents regarding their educational problems and solution. The parents felt fortunate to have their children study at Zeke O’Connor School.

Quiz Contest organized to test the knowledge of students

Quiz Contest organized to test the knowledge of students

Teachers Day is celebrated to show gratitude towards the teachers by students

Teachers Day is celebrated to show gratitude towards the teachers by students

Science exhibition hosted by Grades 5 & 6 to create awareness about science as well as creating enthusiasm in students.

Science exhibition hosted by Grades 5 & 6 to create awareness about science as well as creating enthusiasm in students.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Many activities were performed by the school during this year. Students are engaged during the school time and outside of regular classes. The students are divided into four houses. The house names are red, green, blue and yellow. Different extra activities such as drawing competition, essay writing, poem competition, hand writing competition and quiz competition are organized in the school. Physical games such as hot potato, relay. Football, volleyball etc. are also played by the students.

Students in their respective house dresses before sports competition

Students in their respective house dresses before sports competition

Prize distribution: Yearly prize distribution by Co-ordinator Man Kumar Shrestha to encourage the students.

Prize distribution: Yearly prize distribution by Co-ordinator Man Kumar Shrestha to encourage the students.

Children Day: Dance performed by children on Children’s Day

Children Day: Dance performed by children on Children’s Day

Delicious food for students on Children’s Day

Delicious food for students on Children’s Day

Audio Visual Class conducted by Coordinator Man Kumar Shrestha.

Audio Visual Class conducted by Coordinator Man Kumar Shrestha.

Parents Meeting: Parents meeting conducted with the coordination of Principal Lhakpa Ringee Sherpa and Co-ordinator Man Kumar Shrestha. Different topics regarding growth and improvement of school were discussed in the meeting.

Parents Meeting: Parents meeting conducted with the coordination of Principal Lhakpa Ringee Sherpa and Co-ordinator Man Kumar Shrestha. Different topics regarding growth and improvement of school were discussed in the meeting.

 


Zeke O’Connor School – Senior Section Report

New Session Began May 2022

Students were upgraded to the next higher grade beginning 17 May 2022. The New session started with new hope and energy. This year’s focus will be centered on providing quality education to the students and creating a happy environment in the school.

S.E.E (Class 10) Coaching Classes.

Coaching classes were held for students of Class 10 starting 13 Feb 2022 through 13 April 2022 in order to improve and help them through their final board examination conducted by Nepal government. The final board examination of Class 10 began 22 April and ended on 30 April 2022.

Class 11 Final Examinations

Class 11 final board examination will be conducted by the school beginning June 14th.

Class 12 Final Examinations

Class twelve final board examination conducted by Nepal government will start 30/ May 2022 and end on 7 June 2022.

Pratical Exam of Class 11 and Class 12

Final practical exam of Class 11 and Class 12 was conducted in school by the science teachers from 22 April to 24 April 2022.

Total number of students in Senior Section

Grade Seven-18
Grade Eight-15
Grade nine-17
Grade Ten-26
Grade Eleven-23
Grade twelve-17

Teachers one day hiking to Ratnage dada on the occasion of Women’s Day

Teachers one day hiking to Ratnage dada on the occasion of Women’s Day

Teacher’s Hostel Outside Solukhumbu.

A teacher hostel has been created for teachers who are from outside Solukhumbu region. The hostel was set up and ready for occupancy by the start of our new school session. The majority of the teachers in the Senior Section are from outside Solukhumbu. There are altogether eight rooms and one common kitchen. The teacher hostel also has access to internet. The teachers are happy to have this facility provided by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.

Outside views of the Teacher Hostel

Outside views of the Teacher Hostel

Outside views of the Teacher Hostel

Interior views of the Teacher Hostel

Interior views of the Teacher Hostel

Teacher and Student interaction

Teacher and Student interaction

Session Ending Vacation:

Afer a two week break, the school resumed on May 17th 2022 and has been running smoothly. Almost every teachers are back to work and the students feel happy to be back to school.

Farewell of Class 12 organized by Class 11

Farewell of Class 12 organized by Class 11

Token of love gifted by students of Class 12 to senior section teachers

Token of love gifted by students of Class 12 to senior section teachers

Senior section teachers ready for the new academic session There

Senior section teachers ready for the new academic session

There are altogether ten teaching staffs and one helper in the Senior Section. The names of the teaching staff are as follows:

1. Mr. Ringee Sherpa (Principal)
2. Mr. Durga Bahadur Limbu (Nepali)
3 Mr. Hira Kumar Shrestha (Social)
4. Miss. Pramoda Niraula (Biology)
5. Mr. Rupesh Kumar Shah (Math)
6. Mr. Dambar Das (Computer)
7.Mr.Bishal Pradhan (Physics)
8.Mrs.Teena Gharti Magar (Math)
9.Mr.Kishor Devkota (Chemistry)
10.Mrs.Ramita Magar (Health)
11.Mr.Mohan .B. Thapa Magar

Class 11 and Class 12 students taking photo after the farewell program

Class 11 and Class 12 students taking photo after the farewell program


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