26 April Kathmandu, 2020
We are all aware of the current situation caused due to the COVID pandemic. To help stop spreading this deadly disease, Nepal Government has announced nationwide lockdown including all educational institutions closed until further notice. With the closure of educational institutions, it has started to affect students with their new academic sessions.
Amidst this situation, Himalaya Boarding School (HBS), Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu has started conducting it’s classes online to keep the teaching-learning activities going on.
HBS had initially conducted classes only for current SEE preparing students. However, after positive feedbacks and recommendations from teachers, students as well as parents, the school has now started running regular online classes for Grade 8 and above. School is also soon starting classes for Grade 7 and below. All teaching faculties were provided with online training prior to starting online classes.
“This is totally a new experiment for us and we are trying our best to provide education to our students as there seems to be no other alternative to virtual way of conducting teaching-learning mechanism as for now. We are also constantly taking feedback from students and teachers because we are concerned about them,” says Mr. Khem Raj Ghimire, who is the principal of the Himalaya Boarding School and is also the Chairperson of PABSON – Budhanilkantha. “We are also regularly in-touch with Parents and are conducting regular Parents – Teachers Interaction to get the feedback from parents about the online classes” adds Mr. Ghimire.
Himalaya Boarding School is using tools from Microsoft, like Microsoft Teams and OneNote to conduct its online classes. ‘We have found that these tools from Microsoft are much more beneficial than other tools as this has many more features including sharing notes and assignments, providing grading to students, easy class taking, and is more than just the video conferencing. You can also easily schedule your class routine and students can join their classes by simply login into the portal and without any hassle’, says Mr. Dol Raj Basyal, who is the director of Himalaya Boarding School.
Technorio Inc., which is an Independent Software Vendor (IT Company) is providing all necessary Technical support and consultation to school. Technorio has been working closely with educational institutions and helping them go online.
Himalaya Boarding School is an English medium school located at Budhanilkantha-3, Kathmandu. It is a promising institute which was founded by an enthusiastic, dynamic, dedicated and well-experienced group of academics and professionals in the year 2062 B.S. with the cherished goal of producing competent, dynamic and skilled manpower for any kinds of managerial/ financial field who devotes themselves for contributing in the all-round development of the nation.