LSPA Coffee Morning Focused on Service Learning

On January 25th, Anne McGuinness presented Lincoln School’s service-learning program during the LSPA Coffee Morning. At Lincoln we believe that service-learning is a partnership that addresses genuine community needs and includes continual reflection and analysis. Our service-learning program strives to foster in our students empathy, inspiration, and the ability to selflessly serve as compassionate global citizens and leaders who actively engage within their communities.

Successful and meaningful service-learning requires the support, involvement, and shared commitment of all stakeholders. As Lincoln School community members, you can support our service-learning  programs by connecting us to your networks; we are looking to build long-term sustainable partnerships. You can lend us your expertise; our students and student-led initiatives can benefit from your mentorship.

We encourage you to get in touch with Anne (amcguinness@lsnepal.com) if you are interested in getting involved or learning more about Lincoln’s service-learning program.

Lincoln School Seniors Host Bachchhaladevi Secondary School

This past weekend, Lincoln seniors connected with students from the Bachchhaladevi Secondary School as part of an ongoing service project in conjunction with Service Nepal. This was the 7th visit of Bachchhaladevi students to Lincoln. The senior class, along with a few juniors, crafted a weekend experience for the village students that included English and Science lessons along with health classes, sports, a cultural tour of Patan Durbar Square and more bonding. Lincoln students also planned and cooked the meals for the participants, over 60 people in total. Both Lincoln students and the visiting students slept at school for two nights and continued the lasting relationship between Lincoln School and Bachchhaladevi Secondary School.

Koshish Nepal Talks About Mental Health in Nepal

On Thursday, January 24th, two representatives from Koshish Nepal visited Lincoln School to talk about mental health. Koshish is the first mental health organization in Nepal whose management is led by beneficiaries themselves, also known as “self-advocates”. Mr. Matrika Devkota, the founder of Koshish, and Ms. Kamala both shared their personal compelling stories in order to help us understand the reality of living with mental illness in Nepal. Koshish believes that providing self-advocates with a platform can break the silence and stigma associated with mental health by empowering those who have experienced and recovered from mental illness first-hand.

During the presentation, Mr. Devkota encouraged us to prioritize our overall wellbeing by talking to trusted family, friends, and/or teachers when we are experiencing distress.

On behalf of the Lincoln School “Movember” men and the High School Student Council initiative “Wear It Pink”, Mr. Sam Davis presented Koshish Nepal with a donation of 40,000 rupees. This money that was fundraised by students and staff was donated to recognize and support the important work that Koshish is doing to rehabilitate people suffering from mental illnesses in Nepal.

Please visit koshishnepal.org to learn more.

Boys’ Football Team Reach LS Invitational Finals!

As well as hosting the Lincoln Invitational Girls’ Basketball Tournament, this weekend saw an action packed day on the LS turf with football matches galore. Two squads from Lincoln – LS Red and LS White – were joined by local schools and clubs, ULLENS, GEMS and SWSCFA, as well as the International School of Dhaka, who flew in for the 7-a-side tournament.

With two pools of three teams, the action got underway at 8AM with Lincoln Red running out 4-1 winners against ISD. This team was mostly comprised of more experienced Lincoln Seniors, while the LS White team was mostly made of up underclassmen. The Seniors followed up this performance with a resounding 4-2 victory against ULLENS, which meant they topped their pool heading into the semis. The Lincoln White team had a tough group, with club team SWSCFA, as well as GEMS, providing formidable opposition. While they lost both their group games, it was fantastic experience for this young group of boys.

In the semis, Lincoln Red found themselves up against GEMS, a team they have traditionally struggled to beat. However, the boys raced out of the blocks with a 3-0 lead only to take their collective feet off the pedal and find the game in the balance at 3-2. In what turned out to be an extremely exciting affair for the neutral, the Lincoln Red team progressed to the finals with a 6-4 win!

In the finals, the seniors would face the club team of SWSCFA, in what would turn out to be both a tactical and physical battle. However, the club team’s top player scored a screamer of goal in the first half and then their keeper came up trumps with some fantastic saves to deny the Reds the championship trophy.

All in all, this was a great day of football for all the teams that participated and we hope to come back and do it all again next season! Go Snow Leopards!

Girls’ Basketball Captures Silver in Invitational!

This past weekend Lincoln hosted the LS Invitational Girls’ Basketball Tournament that included five teams from within the valley.

The Snow Leopards came into the tournament with only two fit starters from last season. However, they still earned their spots, winning three out the four games to finish with the silver medal.

Sarya and Akshara, the returning starters, showed why they’re the heartbeat of this growing team. Sarya got the team going with solid defense and her outside shooting. Akshara S. showed up big with her energetic play and transition baskets, including the game-winning free throw against RBS in game 1.

Later, 8th-grade sensation, Ihra H. continued to drive past all defenders as she was able to score by getting to the rim on a consistent basis.

New additions Celine R. and Deeya S. started to gel defensively and will be a significant part of this team going into the upcoming SAISA Championships.

The reserve Snow Leopards also were able to compete for “Team United,” filling up the stat sheets were;

  • Ishika A.
  • Anisha G.
  • Riyasha B.
  • Olivia B.
  • Rishika S.
  • Ashwini S.

The Snow Leopard team also honored Ayushma and Tanisha (both out for the season with injury) by wearing their respected numbers on the backs of their jerseys. “We’ll carry them on our backs, as they push against our hearts.”

Student Business – Team Fly High

Team Fly High was started during the grade 11 Entrepreneurship class. The company sold 65 sweatshirts and earned a profit of 29,000 NPR. All these proceeds will be given to Chora Chori Organisation in Godavari, Nepal. Chora Chori helps children who suffered through human trafficking. Fly High had a great time operating both inside and outside of Lincoln. The team had a great experience coming out of their comfort zones and trying something new!

-Ayusha, Inula and Tenzing (Team Fly High)

Special Author Visit

On Tuesday, the PS/PK, P1, and G1 were visited by Lincoln School’s very own author Mr. Luke Davis. He shared about the writing process and read his story The Magical Monkey of Swayambhu. The kids adored this time with him and felt empowered to continue writing their own stories.

Badminton Squad Invites St. Xaviers to the Gym!

Last Friday, Lincoln’s squad of Badminton players invited an additional team from St. Xavier’s school for a friendly tournament. This was a great opportunity for our LS shuttlers to play some different competition. Our student-athletes conducted themselves with excellent sportsmanship, as well as clearly displaying their skills and growth. For their part, the St. Xavier’s students were very excited to play in such world-class facilities and really enjoyed the occasion.

Yoga and Mindfulness in MS PE!

In the middle school physical and health education classes,  Mr. Rupesh from Pranamaya visited Lincoln during the week prior to Winter Break to help teach our students about the relationship between body and mind, and the importance of being mindful of yourself and your surroundings. It was also a way of showing them a different form of physical activity that will help alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety. We also introduced the concept of visualization to make you more aware of the body and its movements.