Namgyal Higher Secondary School
Since children are only taught at the CPS up to fifth grade, we were looking for a suitable, secondary boarding school in 2016 that could teach all three languages (Nepalese, Tibetan, English) and give the children a good home and social environment.
The new home for our former CPS children
In the immediate vicinity of the CPS, we have identified the Namgyal Higher Secondary School (NHSS), which was founded in 1988, so that we can continue to accompany the children on their journey. The buildings and infrastructure were built by the SOS Kinderdorf International Hermann Gmeiner Organisation. The school is a boarding school and meets the higher secondary level for Tibetan and Nepalese children. This school, like our CPS primary school, looks at education holistically. Despite the size, everything takes place in a warm, responsible and friendly atmosphere. It teaches the Tibetan cultural heritage and its traditional traditions as well as all modern subjects with scientific bases.
A special approach: self-responsibility & respect
The approximately 400 students, aged 12 to 20 years, are taught from 6th to 12th grade and live in the boarding school. The team of teachers and supervisors consists of about 50 employees. In addition to school education, the school emphasizes a social environment with family structures. There are 4 group houses (red, blue, green, yellow), where each younger student lives with older students, to live together in self-responsibility, in mutual respect, as well as personal growth. Responsibilities include, among other things, taking on various positions and tasks in the respective group. The group houses compete with each other in a playful way and at the end of the school year individuals and the group teams are awarded honours and prizes in a variety of areas.
The school has a good infrastructure, has its own football team and a basketball and badminton court. Every year the students organise a big sports and cultural festival and at the end of the year there is a self-designed yearbook. Each year, an active student representation is elected, which acts as a link between the pupils and the school administration. During our multiple visits, we have personally experienced the active, friendly student engagement. This convinced us, in addition to having found a full boarding school with a Tibetan-Nepalese background, to let our godchildren learn there.