Tuesday 26 June 2018

We regret that the press release issued at 6:00 PM, 25 June 2018 was not the final one and it carried incorrect information. The press release published now is the final one. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this. 

British Council Nepal awarded International Schools Award to 19 schools in Nepal and reaccredited four schools at their award ceremony held on 25 June, 2018. This award is endorsed by the Department of Education and this is the 6th year that Nepali Schools are being awarded through this programme.

The awards were handed over by the chief guest Ms. Alison McEwen, Charge d’Affaires, British Embassy.

The schools receiving the full award were provided with a trophy and a certificate and will be allowed to use the coveted International School Award kite mark along with their school logo on all the official stationery and promotional materials for a period of three years.

 Forty-two schools from fourteen districts of Nepal had submitted their dossiers out of more than 77 schools initially working on International School Award. 

The list of full award winners are:  

Winning schools

 

1

Nepal Rastriya Chandra Ganga school

Surkhet

2

Orchid School

Chitwan

3

Celebration Co-ed School

Kathmandu

4

Vidya Sagar English Secondary school

Kavre

5

Nabin Audhyogic Kadak Bahadur Rita School

Rupandehi

6

Sanskriti International School

Kathmandu

7

Him Rashmi Secondary School

Kathmandu

8

Pragyan Academy

Jhapa

9

KK International School

Dharan

10

Mount View English Boarding School

Bhaktapur

11

Traibidya Sikchhya Sadan Academy

Kathmandu

12

Sudesha High School

Lalitpur

13

Eureka School

Dharan

14

Jhapa Model School

Jhapa

15

Babylon School

Kathmandu

16

Shreejana Higher Secondary Boarding School

Pokhara

17

Ambika secondary school

Pokhara

18

Gorkha Intl Public School

Dang

19

Eurokids school Chhauni

Kathmandu

Ms. Rhona Brown, Head of Programmes, British Council Nepal said on the occasion

The British Council’s aim is to change lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust and the International School Award represents this aim very clearly.   It is therefore a pleasure to celebrate the great achievement of the schools being awarded ISA this year.  Their hard work and achievement demonstrates that they have recognised the importance of embedding international learning into their schools, giving pupils and teachers a new perspective on the world, and ultimately helping develop the skills to work in a global economy.  On a practical local level, it is recognition of the commitment of the teachers and head teachers to promote learning, creativity and collaboration in their schools – both for teachers and pupils.  We are delighted that the new National Curriculum Framework also recognises the value of international learning and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with leaders, teachers and pupils to support quality education in Nepal”.

What is International School Award (ISA)?

 ISA is a yearly award given to participating schools. Applications from interested schools are called in every year and schools are selected on the basis of their application. The British Council offers the ISA as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum. ISA acts as a benchmark that ascertains schools as having an outstanding level of support for: 

  • Nurturing global citizenship in young people
  • Enriching teaching and learning 

The ISA approach to school development is holistic and mirrors the curriculum based project work approach to encourage the teachers to use with their students. It is a rigorous and evidence based process. It encourages the leaders to foster teambuilding, innovation, and project management. ISA is content free and schools are encouraged to embed it within their own curriculum. ISA gives context to practice new skills in Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and pedagogy in a safe and structured manner. Participating in briefings and workshops, online community and the award ceremony brings together a large number of schools across the country fostering a rich exchange of ideas and creating a vibrant community of education professionals.

 Evaluation process

A team of representatives from the British Council, Department of Education and Curriculum Development Centre is developed. The dossiers or the portfolio of evidence submitted by the participating schools are evaluated and school visits are organised to see the authenticity of the work and learning outcomes in the children. With the evidences submitted and the outcome of school visits, the schools are granted the award. 

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources, we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organizations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government.

About Connecting Classroom Project

Connecting Classrooms, a project implemented by British Council and co-funded by DFID, is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalized economy, and makes a positive contribution locally and globally. The programme, running from 2015-2018, will build the capacity of 45,000 teachers and 12,000 school leaders worldwide to support them to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum.

Connecting Classrooms aims to improve teaching in both the UK and Nepal in the following key areas:

  • Professional development for teachers and school leaders
  • Sustainable partnerships between schools in the UK and Nepal
  • Professional dialogue opportunities for policy makers
  • Awards to schools which are successful in equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to live and work in a globalized economy;
  • Online access to high quality resources to support teachers in delivering improved learning outcomes for young people.