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Thank You UA - Monthly Tests

Dear Parents and Students,

Our monthly tests for the month of March and April 2020 are beginning from today (Saturday, April 25, 2020). Like the monthly tests conducted during regular academic sessions, the online tests will cover only those topics covered under the EiE curriculum or UA’s Distance Learning Solutions (DLSs). Accordingly, the assessment criteria have been innovated to suit the e-learning and teaching (EiE) environment.

We are attaching the Time Table and the Assessment Criteria so that all are aware of the kind of assessment(s) we are trying to come up with, after coming to grips with the online delivery (DLS) of the EiE curriculum. Kindly go through the time table and the assessment criteria and provide us your valuable feedback. We must admit that it is not perfect; it is rather a temporary solution to ensure that we partner with the parents, meaningfully engage our students and jointly make an assessment.

At the same time, we are all aware that we are all facing a host of challenges when it comes to teaching or assessing remotely; the digital divide - grappling with unfamiliar technologies, those who lack adult supervision, or those who are facing domestic problems, resource problems — the list goes on. Therefore, it will be our sacred responsibility to help such students, if not now, even later when the school re-opens.

Meanwhile, driven by a pandemic to the front lines of an unprecedented rush to distance-learning, we don’t have a choice but to be inundated in our own respective groups in Google classrooms, messenger, telegram, We-chat, emails, texts, BBS Lessons, and calls – a desperate attempt to keep education going. We are all stressed and to some degree panic-stricken but we must work together to get through this crisis.

We remain very certain that with the amount of love, care and concern from our beloved His Majesty, the heroic efforts of our government; the ever-rising fountain of prayers from our “Zhung Dratshang” (Central Monastic Body – CMB) and the collaboration of Bhutanese people, the pandemic will end soon and life will spring back to normalcy. It will.

UA Principal

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Dear Parents, Students and Teachers,

 

In the wake of the MoH confirming the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the country, the School Administration Team has come up with an UA Emergency Plan for Covid-19
Hence, please note the following important extract from the UA Emergency Plan for Covid-19 until further notice:
 No classes will be conducted

- Day students including the ones in PGs (residing outside of the school) will not come to school

- No outing for boarding students but there will regulated activities to keep students engaged

- Boarding Students on leave will not report to the hostel

- Boarding students wishing to go home can go home only if parents/guardians come to get them

- Visitors will not be allowed to meet students nor are they allowed into the campus

- Parcels and letters will not be accepted into the school campus

- All must strictly follow hand hygiene and take precautionary measures as per School Health Officers’ instructions

- Anyone in the campus feeling ill will report to the School Health Officers immediately

- The School Administrative Officers must ensure 24X7 water supply in the hostels

- All staff members inside the campus will have to comply and work in tandem with the School Health Officers’ instructions

- Above all, please do not panic, we will work and pray together to see that ALL are safe.

 

UA Principal

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Dear Parents and students, Please take note of UA's important dates in February, 2020.

UA’s Important Dates in February 2020

Day and Date
Activity
Remarks
Saturday, 1st February, 2020
All Teachers Report
*Most teachers have already reported
 
*Welcome Address by Principal
*Presentation of Admission Status in Class XIs by Heads of three Departments
Monday, 3rd  February, 2020
Debrief Deployment 2020
Class Teachers’ Orientation
 
Principal, VPs and HoDs:
*School Climate and Culture
*Enrolment 2020
*Deployment 2020
*ICT in Education
*ALS2019 and SAP2020
Tuesday, 4th  February, 2020 to 6th February, 2020
PD Programs
Friday, 7th February, 2020
Shortlisted Student Leaders Report
 
Orientation and also help the Hostel Management Team to see that everything is taken care of
Boarding status report
Sunday, 9th February, 2020
Boarding students of classes VIII, IX, X and XII (all streams) Report
All must report before 5PM to avoid unnecessary complications
* Hostel Committee Members/Health Officials will carry out physical checking on boarding students as they report
Monday, 10th February, 2020
Classes begin for classes VIII, IX, X and XII (all streams)
Special arrangements will be made to help day students to pay their school fees
Friday, 21st February to Sunday, 23rdFebruary 2020
 
Celebration of our HM’s Birth Anniversary
*Zhabten and offering of butter lamps
*Participation in Dzongkhag programme
Monday, 24th and Tuesday, 25th February2020
 
Losar, Male Iron Rat Year
*Programmes will be arranged by Hostel Management Committee
Thursday, 27th February, 2020
Boarding students (class VII and class XIs) report
All must report before 5PM
*Reception and Admissions Desks will help the parents and new students
 
Friday, 28th February, 2020
Orientation Program for VII and XI (all streams)
 
Principal, VPs, HoDs and respective Class Teachers
Saturday, 29th February, 2020
 
Fresher’s Welcome Show
By classes VIII, IX, X and XII (all streams)
 ***First School Rimdo (an auspicious day between 1st March, 2020 and 9th March, 2020)
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Thank you UA: We Thank Our Government for Providing a Greater Opportunity

Dear Parents and Students (BCSE 2019),
If you wish to avail the advantage of Nu.40, 000/- government scholarship or Nu. 70, 000/- boarding (needy students only) to study in a private school of one’s choice, it is important that parents and students (BCSE: 2019) see that they register first online anytime between 8th Jan, 2020 and 15th Jan, 2020. It is seen as a requirement.

However, the online registration is not going to lead the student to lose the opportunity to continue in a government school, if he or she fails to get admitted in the private school of his or her choice. Please note that the online registered students will have to follow up with their admissions in the private school between 20th January, 2020 and 29th January, 2020 (ample time), that is after the declaration of BCSE 2019 result by BCSEA; our MoE may provide/announce the list of registered students in the respective private schools. The instruction for continuing in a government school will be announced only on 31st January, 2020 (Re: pg. 11 Kuensel Ad. 8th Jan. 2020).

Therefore, if a student (BCSE 2019) wishes to seek admission in UA, then the student should do the online registration now. It is also important for UA 2019 BCSE students to register online (like the others) if you wish to continue in UA with the scholarship. Our Admission Desk will follow up with the registered students as mentioned above as soon as we get the details.

Once again, please do not worry about losing the opportunity to continue in a government school if one is not admitted in the private school of his/her choice.

“We Thank Our Government for Providing a Greater Opportunity” and allowing all (BCSE 2019) students to choose a private school first.

Wish all BCSE: 2019 students good luck with their results and school admissions in 2020.
Principal UA

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UA returns Home with Gold Medals

The  LA Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata  organized science fest on the Theme "Where Science Meets Relativity"  on 29th of November 2019. The
School was privileged to take part with 10 students and  two teachers.   The programme consisted of various categories related to science.

Our students participated in six categories.  Ugyen Pelden of Class VIII A and Srijana  Giri of IX A bagged Gold Medal in Lab Diagnoses category.

 

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SUBJECT EXHIBITION 2019

Theme: "Work Less, Learn More"

Annual subject exhibition for class X and XII is one of the intellectual and cooperative events of Ugyen Academy as it nurtures the positive values of cooperative learning besides rejuvenating the academic lesson. Moreover, it is one way to foster innovative and creative learning among the students guided by various subject teachers.

 

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Substance Abuse Sensitization

Substance Abuse Sensitization presented by Dr. Manish Raj Gurung, CMO, Punakha Hospital And Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse Act presented by Lieut.Jigme Thugten RBP, OC Punakha

 

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Literary fest 2019

“There is more treasure in books than in all the Pirate’s loot on treasure island”. Walt Disney.

Literary fest, 28-9-2019

The literary fest 2019 was graced in the presence of neighbor school- PHSS, Lobesa MSS and Bajo HSS. A moment of silence marked the beginning of program which was further enriched when a short video on the autobiography of the late founding father Yab Ugyen Dorji was played and the journey about him to reach the peak of success was foretold through the Book Rainbow and the Clouds, authored by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk . The mesmerizing event intended to promote and foster the young talented writers and at the same time to encourage the existing readers and writers. In addition, a story telling competition between the host school and visitor school added charm to the event.

Further there was a short interview with the young writer Yeshey Tsyang which enriched the young children’s mind. Finally, the program concluded with the prize award to the participants.

NO WONDER UGYEN ACADEMY BRINGS BEST IN EVERYTHING.

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Coronation of 5th king of Bhutan 2019

Our Kings, Our Unity
Our King, Our Sovereignty
Our Prince, Our Prosperity
Happy 11th Coronation Day


Ugyen Academy would like to take this privilege to join the nation in offering our heartfelt wishes to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo on the 11th Coronation Anniversary.


The School organized a small program of offering butter lamps and Zhabten for His Majesty’s everlasting prosperity followed by the presentation on his biography and Achievements.
On 31 October 2004, Khesar was installed as the 16th Trongsa Penlop in Trongsa Dzong. The institution of the Trongsa Penlop, started by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647, signifies the true heritage to the Bhutanese Throne and the investiture ceremony of the Trongsa Penlop is the formal declaration of this status of the Crown Prince.
On 9th December 2006, the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck issued a Royal Edict announcing his abdication, and transferred the throne to Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
on 1st November 2008 Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck received the scared Dhar or scarf as per tradition in Punakha Dzong and was crowned the 5th King of Bhutan.
His speech form his coronation was also shared among the students and it resonated the very messages of his roles and responsibility as a king within thousands of Students.
Finally the program ended with a wise wisdom on significance and gratitude towards his Majesty by our Dasho Norbu Gyaltshen (Principal).

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Swimming Gala 2019

Swimming for-

Gender equality,
Healthy lifestyle,
Happy planet.


The Annual Swimming Gala among the four houses was held on 16th October, 2019.

The program was graced by the Principal, Khuruthang Middle Secondary School

as the guest of honour and other invited guests.


A total of 46 participants competed in senior and junior

categories, showcasing their talents in swimming.

The competition further encouraged the young minds to learn the art of swimming.

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