Shree Bhotang Secondary School, Bhotang

Village School
Address:
Bhotang, Bhotang
Estd:
2021 BS B.S.
Headteacher:
Chandra Lal Shrestha
Age range:
4-17
Phase of education:
Secondary Education that goes from grade 1 to 10
School type:
Secondary Education
Gender of entry:
Both

Shree Bhotang Devi Secondary School is a secondary school located in Panchpokhari-Thangpal-3 where students can get an education from nursery (pre-school) to Grade 10. Children ageing from three years to 16 years attend the school which has a total number of 420 students of which 215 are female while 205 are male students. 

 

A total of 14 teachers are employed at the school of which six are government funded, three are Teach for Nepal fellows and remaining nine are managed by the local community.

 

Classes are run from 10 AM to 4 PM and each subject period lasts around 45 minutes.

 

NOTE: Following the devastating earthquakes in April and May in 2015, several of our partner schools including Bhotang suffered major damage, which destroyed much of its infrastructure including classrooms, toilets and the playground, as well vital educational resources such as whiteboards, desks and benches.

 

Subjects taught:

All the textbooks except Nepali are in English but the students are mostly instructed in Nepali.

  • (Compulsory) Mathematics- arithmetic, algebra and geometry more significantly divided as you go to higher grades.
  • Science- basic ideas like living and non-living things, plants, etc. in junior classes while textbooks in senior classes have physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy lessons.
  • English- stories, poems, biography and similar texts and grammar
  • Social Studies- society-its problems and solutions, geography, history, organizations
  • Symphony/Moral Science- stories with meaningful themes for the children
  • Nepali- stories, poems, biographies, Nepali grammar and similar texts
  • Environment (E), Population (P) and Health (H) - basics and inter-relation between E, P and H
  • Office Account- office processes, accounting and organization
  • Optional Maths- trigonometry, graphs and mathematical principles (more theoretical)

 

The school has three computers and we encourage our volunteers to spend some time training the teachers/ students in basic computer skills.

Students’ Level of English comprehension

Senior Classes (Grade 4 and above)

Reading- can read the texts in their books and actually understand them very well

Writing- mainly because the school has been using English textbooks, writing is fairly good, but sometimes understanding is limited, as students are used to just copying

Speaking-the pupils can communicate with volunteers; especially students in higher classes

 

Junior Classes (Grades 3 and lower)

Reading- can read their textbooks without frequent pauses

Writing- mainly because the school has been using English textbooks, writing is fairly good, but sometimes understanding is limited, as students are used to just copying

Speaking- can manage to communicate with the volunteers but are sometimes

 

Teacher’s level of English: Some of the teachers speak good English and all the teachers can communicate.

 

Since Teach for Nepal fellows are also appointed here, we can expect some improvement in the standard of English language. Please visit this site to read more about TFN's work.  

Exams: Teachers construct questions and exercises from the textbooks. They have simple monthly tests and more important exams every 4 months.

Resources available

  • Library with 500 books
  • Colors and drawing paper available, but in limited stock so needs constant replacing.
  • Science Lab with most necessary equipment
  • 3 Computers
  • All classrooms have whiteboards.
  • How to teach effectively: The school owns a textbook for each school subject. You can copy a list of topics from the textbooks that you feel you would like to teach using the materials you have brought and/or the techniques you have acquired and teach in your own way. This will give the local teachers an idea of how to teach rest of the chapters in the book in an interactive way. You can be an inspiration for the local teachers.
  • The children love doing homework, so keep giving them some creative assignment every day to make sure the students are revising their lessons. Try making the students to take benefit of the environment they have. E.g. herbarium, a collection of wild fruits and flowers, etc. You can bring stickers that you can paste to the exercise books of students who do the best homework and class work. This really excites the students and the class environment hence inspiring them to learn properly and also to be disciplined.
  • Things that could make teaching easier for you: Card games for improving vocabulary and to teach sentence structures, teaching aids to help teach pronunciation (as most of the teachers learnt English pronunciation in a wrong way, the children learn it wrong as well. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to make the children’s basics of English up to date).  White board markers would also be useful.

 

Contact Details of People in School

Mr. Nir Bahadur Lopchan (Chair Person-School management Committee): +977 9803808330

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