October 12, 2023

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

On this auspicious occasion of Happy Vijaya Dashami, 2080, we extend our warmest greetings to you and your family. May this festival of joy and togetherness bring abundant blessings, happiness, and prosperity to your homes.

Just as Dashain signifies the triumph of good over evil, may your family always find the strength to overcome life’s challenges and cherish the moments of love and unity. Your support and involvement in your child’s education are greatly appreciated, and we are grateful to have you as part of our school community.

Wishing you this festival filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. May your days be filled with peace, good health, and success. Together, let’s continue to nurture the young minds under our care and inspire them to reach new heights.

Happy Dashain!

Dashain Vacation

As a reminder Dashain’s vacation begins from 29th Ashwin (October 16, 2023) and school resumes from Kartik 13 (October 30, 2023).

Winter Uniform

It gets colder in Dhulikhel mainly in the morning and evening of November. You are requested to manage winter uniform namely woolen sweater, cap, muffler, fleece and warm inner clothes. You are kindly requested to contact Kewal’s Uniform, Newroad or Sampurna Uniform, Banepa. The school has a strict policy not to allow any students in out dresses.

Fee Payment

Parents are requested to deposit the monthly school fee up to Kartik at the earliest as you have been informed earlier through the software system. If there is any old due remaining, please clear it as earliest as possible. This is a period in which income decreases and expenditure increases.

Article Writing

We would like to request all the students to write an article during this Dashain vacation. These articles will be published in the KUHS review. The articles should be children’s own creative writing and have to be sent to their respective class teacher’s email addresses.

Nippon School Visit

About a month ago the students from Nippon University in Japan came to our school. They came here to do fun activities with us and learn about Nepal and its culture. They were really sweet, kind, fun loving, and really energetic.

There were so many students that we lost track of their names. They taught us some really cool dance moves, and some super fun games. They encouraged us to play and have fun. Overall, they were really nice and outgoing. Although, it was sad when they left, we had a great time with them. We think they also found it very enjoyable.

Vedha, Reva and Myra, 4

 Joint School One Act Play

On September 29, we had ‘One Act Play’ in St. Xavier’s, Godawari. Our school had 15 participants and 20 audience into the programme. We were nervous when we got to the stage. We did our best to show our dramas. Our drama was about discrimination and the moral was ‘Do not discriminate others’. We learned many new morals and was very inspiring. Finally, we got the certificate and we returned back to our respective school. We hope to participate in this kind of activities in the future as well.

Paridhi Dhital, Aashutosh Thapa, Sayuri Pyakurel, 5B

8th Dorje Lakpa Hub Convention on SQC

Finally, we arrived to show our effort and preparation which we had been waiting eagerly was the day 1st October, 2023. We arrived in our school and had a delicious breakfast. After that, we stated doing allocated different responsibilities for the preparation of the program. Some were busy in stage decoration while some of our friends were helping in fixing banners. At around 10:30 am, our Chief Guest of the program arrived. There were significant number of delegates from QUEST Nepal, PABSON and participants from different schools. We were glad to see Prof. Dinesh Chapagain, the Father of SQC in our school. Our friends performed SQC songs, dances and presented moral case study.

In a single day, our friends participated in various competitive events like quiz, arts and collage, story forming along with various workshops like slam poetry, meditation and refreshing Zumba dance. The beautiful part of the program was that all the events were carried out in collaborative form which aligned with the motto of SQC i.e. “Collaborate with others and compete with yourself”. Case studies presentations prepared by different circles from different schools were also the main events of the programme.

Program ended with award distribution for the awardees from the different competitive events, and the most happy part was that all the schools participating in the hub convention received awards for their performances in competitive events. Overall, we had beautiful memories and reaped benefits of collaborative learning which reflects the 21st century learning skills.

Students of Class 8A/8 B

 Community Service Programme at Manav Sewa Ashram

The four students of Grade 9, Nirvana Maharjan, Samyam Pokharel and us, along with a grade 6 student; Shambhavi Sapkota visited “Manav Sewa Kalyan Sanstha Ghar” of Kavre on 17th of Aswin, 2080 B.S. Our Joint school members also participated and contributed in this humanitarian community service program with their physical, financial and humble support. Once we reached there, we were greeted by the founder; Sumi Manav and her team with a welcoming speech which included the flourishment of the organization and moral values. Then, we entertained the elderly people by showcasing our cultural aspects through performances. After the performances, we enjoyed with them by playing some joyful games.

We were also honored to know about their individuality personally. By participating in such activities, we got to learn and they also get to share. Therefore, we would like to participate more in such activities in the future and thank the school for organizing such a heartwarming activity.

Prasiddhi Manandhar, Aarush Dhoj Pradhan, 9B

Joint School Table Tennis Tournament

On 12th of September, we (Class 6 to 10) had our Joint School Table Tennis Tournament at Lainchaur, Kathmandu. We departed from school at early 8 o’clock in the morning, then reached our destination at 11 am. There were 6 different Joint school’s participants.

We had our lunch as soon as we reached National Table Tennis association. The game started at 11:30am after we had our morning assembly. The match had altogether 3 sets and 4 quarters. We were very nervous as well as excited. We all got certificate for participation.

We had a great time and got to experience the rawness and excitement of the matches. The matches were very arduous yet. We were all fueled up for the tournament. We made many friends and had great experiences.

Arshika Pradhan, 10A

Outdoor School Students’ Australia Visit to KUHS

After all the preparations we started a few months ago, we were so overwhelmed to welcome our lovely guests from Outdoor School, Australia on 19th of September and also enthusiastic to spend our next four days with them.

On the very first day, we began our journey towards Hotel Moonlight where our guests were staying after they arrived to Nepal. We were a group of 11 students from KUHS along with some of our teachers. We reached to the hotel to welcome our guests, had some talk about their journey to Nepal from Australia and moved towards ICIMOD knowledge park where we got opportunity to learn about farming, traditional technologies and different weather forecasting apparatus. After that, we headed towards Australian Embassy, Nepal where the Ambassador HE Felicity Volk welcomed our guests to Nepal. And the day was about to end and four of us who were hosting homestay for the guests welcome our respective groups to our home which was the most exciting part of the students exchange program.

Homestay was a new experience for each and every one of us as we got the chance of sharing our culture, lifestyle and food with those people who were completely stranger for us (just had few conversations on messenger). But thankfully, we were able to adjust everything and gave our best for their comfort and they also cooperated so easily even though it was tough for them to adjust with a completely new lifestyle.

Another day began excitingly. Our guests were warmly welcomed to our school. Everyone’s face was filled with excitement as we had plans for different outdoor activities and interactive sessions with them. Each and every as activities were making us closer and letting us know more about each other’s culture. We also visited the Statue of Lord Shiva, Sanga which was also a memorable part. Again, back to homestay which continued every day.

Next day our day was completely related to social service with the assistance of Rotary club of Panauti. We had a short visit to Banepa as well as some historical sites of Panauti where we got to enjoy delicious Newari food. On the same day, we went to visit the statue of Buddha at Dhulikhel which had already been closed unfortunately. But we enjoyed our time on the woods and stairs.

The last day was a bit sad because we didn’t want to say goodbye to our friends. We had a informative session about climate change at Kathmandu University and also about Nepalese culture and history. After that we headed towards our school for lunch followed by farewell program to our guests. And that was the time for goodbye with our heavy heart and eyes welled up.

Overall, we had an incredible time with them and got precious opportunity to learn about Australia and also to share about our lifestyle. We created memories for lifetime and also look forward to strengthen our friendship and turn it into a strong bond.

Lekhika Pant, 12