Enjoy some of the images from the 2014 TBS Eco Festival.
Year 2 had an amazing field tip to ICMOD this week. ICIMOD has bee hives and during the visit, class parent Naomi Saville (who is an expert in bees) opened one of the hives for the children to take a look! We were able to see the queen bee, honey combs, bee larva and the bees returning to the hive...
Year 9 got a unique opportunity to hear and speak to Mr Marcus Doublard about a career in the exciting and creative field of website development. Mr Doublard has been in the industry for 16 years and runs his own company called Doublard Design Ltd based in the UK.
He spoke to the students about ...
On Monday 17th February, The British Council hosted the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. Students from TBS won 6 awards as Top Scorers in that subject in Nepal and for Outstanding Achievement Worldwide.
Attending the ceremony were Sung Woung and Shayesha (and families) from the cu...
Year 4 spent their Thursday morning learning about film making using ICT with Mr Thakral. They planned their movies using a storyboard and then filmed them using iPads. Once all the budding actors,actresses and directors had their fun, they visited the ICT suite to edit their masterpieces using Mo...
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Maths surgery is now open at lunchtimes in S7.
To access maths resources or cool maths games on the nrich website, please follow this link:
I hope TBS families had a good half term break and that all the students who went out the week before half term enjoyed their expeditions. This week was Year 4s turn to embark on an expedition and next week Year 1 will go on their camping trip. From my experience with Year 5 at Chitwan, I feel that these residential trips are a very worthwhile pursuit. Children and students learn some of the wider skills that will stand them in good stead in the future. Some of these skills are simple ones such as learning how to be independent and to organise themselves, to carry their own luggage, and how to be polite and respectful to other adults who help them during the course of their adventures. Whereas other skills are deep and very challenging. Skills such as working in teams, getting along well with others, being resilient, and reflecting on the differences between our lives and those of people in different areas of Nepal can all lead to some profound long term learning.
Sports and Clubs News
FOBISSEA U13 Games
The Games are happening in KL, Malaysia. The U13 TBS team has been preparing hard and both staff and students are putting in a huge effort in the lead up to the games.
Health and Fitness week
Last term Health and Fitness week. Students and staff particiated in a fitness trail around the school.
A number of activities occured both in and out of lessons. Click here
to find out more.
Well done to the TBS swimmers who participated in the National Swimming Association Championship held from the 27th – 29 th September. Mayon, Jana, Leticia, Nina, Rhea, Tenzin Yiga and Dorje K.
Dhading: The Past, Present and the Future
The 6th Form Dhading Project is a student-led project that facilitates change and development in the Dhading district (5 hours drive from KTM, on the way to PKR). The central focus of the project is to link learning to life and to allow students to lead the way in creating positive change within their community, while enhancing their own perception and understanding of the world.
The project has been a part of the 6th Form for 3 years now. In 2010, the students visited Dhading to perform a ‘needs assessment” in various schools, preparing the ground for the pilot project of 2011 and supporting it in 2012.
The project continues this year in 2013 and the school has already hosted a visit from Dhading teachers (Read more) and preparations are in place for our 6th formers to continue the legacy of their predecessors and further help the Dhading community. Read the Dhading blog to keep up with how the project evolves.
What is the International Award?
The International Award is the name under which The Duke of Edinburgh Award is provided in over 30 countries.
The British School Kathmandu is a registered provider of The International Award and offers pupils in year 10 and above, the opportunity to participate in this world respected Award programme.
The International Award encourages and celebrates the contributions of young people in developing their life skills and involvement in the wider community. There are three levels of Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold) each requiring greater time commitment and perseverance. The youngest age to start is 14 (for Bronze Award) and young people have until 25 to complete any of the Award levels. There are 4 sections at each level; Service, Physical Recreation, Skill and Adventurous Journey, which must be completed.
The start of February saw year 10 out on the Kathmandu Valley rim, completing their International Award Bronze Assessment. Starting from Kakani they trekked for 2 days along the Valley rim, with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal for company. During the 2 day expedition participants were assessed on navigation, campcraft and cooking skills, as well as demonstrating teamwork and co-operation in completing the self supported trek.
All groups successfully completed the Assessment and got back proud, if not a little tired and sore, with their sights on completing the remaining sections to achieve the Bronze Award. Well done all
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Students from Year 11 have just completed their Silver Assessment Journey for their International Award. They spent three days trekking from the Kathmandu Valley rim, back to Kathmandu along the lesser used southern route. As well as great weather and sunsets, the groups enjoyed open air cooking, talking to the locals and carrying out their project work. Congratulations to them all.
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Twelve Year 13 students have taken part in their Gold International Award training expedition around the Kathmandu Valley rim. Their route took them from Nagarkot and Jhule towards Chisapani and then down to Sunderijal. They were fully self sufficient carrying all their own food, clothes and camping gear.
The students enjoyed getting to grips with pitching tents, cooking on gas stoves and the looks of the locals, not used to seeing trekkers carrying their own kit. Although the weather was mixed, with some heavy rain, the students coped well with the expedition and have all now a much better idea of what is required for the Assessed Expedition which comes up in next term.click here to see images
Principal Welcome Message
Welcome to the website for The British School, Kathmandu. I hope you find the site useful but please do not hesitate to email us to have any specific questions answered or if you would like to arrange a visit. At TBS, as it is fondly known by residents here in Nepal, there is a friendly atmosphere with happy children and a sense of shared purpose.We are very proud of the students in our school: they support each other to achieve very impressive standards and have high aspirations.