The Grade 8 Exploratory class were (re)introduced to Health and Wellness this week, with the aim of creating a bulletin board that showcases the four dimensions of holistic health: Physical Health, Mental & Emotional Health, Social Health, and Intellectual Health.
School is back and the MS Art students dove right in with some assistance from one of our seniors as they crafted their “masks” in Ms. Shaw’s Art room!
The Lincoln campus is once again buzzing with both new and returning students and we are excited for the year ahead. Our Welcome Back Assembly featured student voice from each school division, as well as an uplifting hit from Ms. Iris Kolodji’s Elementary Choir. SAISA tryouts are underway and secondary students participated in an After-School Activity fair on Thursday to sign-up for a wealth of activities. Secondary Principal, Mr. Dan Sharp already feels the snow leopard spirit and is very excited to be a part of the Lincoln experience.
Lincoln School had a special visitor on the two final days of the school year! Mr. Jennings, “The First Piper” is aiming to set a World Record by playing the bagpipes in every country of the world. After playing at Lincoln School, Nepal became the 81st country that Mr. Jenning’s has now played the bagpipes in. Both Elementary and Secondary schools were able to spend time with The First Piper, as he gave inspirational talks and workshops about his journey thus far and playing the pipes! Lincoln School wishes Mr. Jenning’s the best of luck on the rest of his journey and thanks him for visiting Lincoln School!
You can follow The First Piper’s journey here: https://www.thefirstpiper.com/
On the penultimate day of the school year, over 200 students, parents, teachers, coaches and administrators gathered on our transformed elementary school rooftop to celebrate our students’ pursuit of dreams during the 2017-2018 school year. Our secondary students, dressed for the occasion, indulged in a great feast, and cheered on their peers and teammates during the banquet. Teachers and coaches put great thought into their speeches, and recognized some outstanding groups and individuals for their contributions to our programs, including each team’s MVP, MIP and Coaches Award, as well as the Athlete of the Year and Snow Leopard Awards.
Here are some of the highlights:
- The year began with hosting the LS Invitational Volleyball & Swimming Championships, that included local clubs and schools, as well the American Embassy School in New Delhi.
- Our girls won this invitational Volleyball tournament, while our boys’ only lost to a club team.
- We won the 3rd Annual Lincoln Invitational Swimming Championships with many outstanding performances.
- We hosted SAISA Girls’ Volleyball and successfully defended our title! For our girls’ team, this is the 5th year in succession that we have either won or been in the final. An incredible record.
- Our Boys’ Volleyball team was also back to back SAISA champions! This is a record 9 SAISA titles for Boys’ Volleyball after a thrilling 5-set battle vs AISD in the final.
- We travelled to Muscat, Oman for SAISA Swimming, where our girls’ and boys’ teams both finished 2nd, and achieved 12 SAISA record-breaking performances, broke over 50 school records, and won 23 gold medals!
- Also for swimming, our 10-12 girls and 15-19 girls & boys were all SAISA champions. It was an incredible first season of swimming and volleyball!
- We took a team of 6 players and 2 coaches for an incredible Tennis and cultural experience in Amman, Jordan.
- We attended a MUN conference in Holland and hosted a small MUN conference in the Spring.
- We hosted a very successful SAISA Art Festival with a number of schools participating in the region, and our students producing fantastic work under the guidance of professionals.
- Our SAISA Girls’ Basketball team had a fantastic 2nd place finish in Mumbai and also made it to the finals of the NISSA Championships we hosted.
- Our SAISA Boys’ Football team finished 2nd in the NISSA league, before we hosted a 10-team SAISA tournament off-campus and went through the tournament undefeated, winning our 5th SAISA Boys’ Football Championships!
- Our Badminton team traveled to Colombo and continues to show strong growth.
- Our SAISA Girls’ Football team finished 2nd in the NISSA league, and then traveled to Colombo, where they finished 6th overall despite some strong performances.
- SAISA Track and Field had some wonderful individual performances and were 10-12 girls champions, while our 13-14 girls finished 2nd place.
- We hosted the NISSA Boys’ Basketball Tournament again this year and our team won for the 3rd year in a row with some outstanding play. The team also traveled to Muscat where they did not play to their potential, but learned valuable lessons.
- A successful series of secondary one-act play productions was performed.
- MS Male Athlete of the Year: Atreya K
- MS Female Athlete of the Year: Niamh P
- HS Male Athlete of the Year: Avi R
- HS Female Athlete of the Year: Ayushma T
- Snow Leopard Award: Sarya T-M & Niharika T
May your graduation be just the beginning of a lifetime of fulfillment!
Grade Five and Students From Taipei American School Play Hide and Seek!
This morning students in Grade Five were on the hunt to discover where students on the other end of a Skype call were. We used our knowledge of geography and several different types of maps to determine they were in Taipei. Our new friends were also successful in tracking us down to Kathmandu. After the game, each class shared some information about our school, country, and culture. What a great way to start the day!
KATHMANDU, Nepal. — On the evening of Saturday, May 19th, over 60 Lincoln School Alumni spanning over a 30 year period congregated on our campus to reminisce with old friends, develop new connections, share ideas and simply enjoy the occasion with high-class Snow Leopard company and delicious food. The evening began in the Library foyer with Chandra Dai and Hoshi serving drinks and snacks, before we moved up to a decorated rooftop to enjoy a specially catered dinner, good conversation and welcome speeches by Director Ramsey and LS Alum, Luke Davis.
Lincoln School is taking active steps to strengthen its Alumni network in order to further develop the student experience. During the evening, wonderful connections were made and real possibilities imagined to continue to make Lincoln School the special place it is for our alumni, as well as our present and future students.
KATHMANDU, Nepal. — On Saturday, May 19th, Lincoln School hosted an inter-school 9-a-side U-14 football tournament for our youth football teams and other local schools in Kathmandu – Rato Bangala School, Premier International School and GEMS. Due to many participants in our program, Lincoln contributed two teams to the tournament, “Lincoln Red” and “Lincoln White”.
The tournament kicked off with Lincoln Red taking on last year’s finalists, Premier International. In a keenly contested match, both teams scored from free-kicks with the game finishing 1-1. Lincoln Red then triumphed over Lincoln White (4-0) and Rato Bangala School (1-0). While the Lincoln White team was mostly comprised of younger, less experienced players, their attitude was fantastic and the team played their heart out in each game. However, coming into the last game before the final, all of GEMS, Premier International School and Lincoln Red were tied on points, meaning that Lincoln Red had to defeat GEMS to go to the final. The game was tied 1-1 after normal time, but the Reds earned a penalty in extra time to send the ecstatic Lincoln players into the final, where they had to play Premier International once more. In a cagey affair, neither team was able to unlock their opponents’ defense and the tournament would be decided on the lottery of a penalty shootout. Grade 7 student, Goethe, was the hero in the shootout, scoring his goal and then saving Premier’s penalties to help Lincoln to victory!
KATHMANDU, Nepal. — The evening of Friday, May 25th saw 60 Lincoln Elementary and Middle School swimmers jump into our pool to race and showcase their development in both LS swim clubs and Physical Education classes this year. We also invited 30 swimmers from Nisarga Batika School to join the fun in 25 and 50 meter events in the four competitive strokes. Swimmers in purple to green caps, along with our swim team members in Middle School, powered through the water with many personal best performances. Cheered on by a large crowd, it was great to see swimmers of varying ages and abilities give their best in the water. The meet also saw seven school records broken; Nasir lowered his personal marks in the 50 free, back, breast, fly and 100 IM, while Isabella broke records in the 50 back and then swam the joint fastest 50 meter freestyle time for girls in Lincoln history with a time of 29.33. Congratulations to all!