Important life skills related to hygiene, personal growth and social values are also a part of the curriculum for primary students. They are taught different essential life skills throughout different activities such as Handwriting, Essay Writing, Story Writing, Poetry Recitation, Extempore and Elocution which are conducted in the classroom. Along with these, different festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Education Day, Children’s Day and Environment Week is celebrated to be in touch with our culture and tradition along with creating awareness.
Few activities are organized for certain grades only to create awareness according to age level. Rice Plantation is conducted by Grade II to make the students respect what they are getting everyday and not to waste food. Grade III conducts a Fruit Market based on the Social Studies Curriculum while learning market as one of the essential infrastructure required for an ideal community. Students of Grade IV participate in Mha-Puja, the main festival of the Newari people while learning about the ethnic group, Newar. Ms. Sushila Shrestha, mother of Krishal Shrestha of Grade IV Blue, says, “I, belonging from Newar community, do not know much of my festivals as I was brought up outside the valley. My son is teaching me the culture I was supposed to teach him through all the activities he conducts in the school. I am very grateful for this.”
The students are also given the opportunity to showcase their strength and ability in different areas during the Annual Assembly. Few participate in play and exhibit their theatrical skills whereas few show their dance skills through Dance performance. Among these, students also recite poems and sing songs too.
Ms Neetu Budathoki, mother of Upasi Budathoki from Grade IV, says,” I hadn’t expected my daughter to perform so well in all her performances. I am really happy to see her more confident than before.”