2016   

14th November

Children's Day 

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Now it is the teachers' turn to perform for the children with a sketch and a song-and-dance performance. Our teachers surprise and amaze everyone with their outstanding talents. 

The afternoon sees field games and the final of the Sakya Academy Football cup, with the Blue Team winning the day!

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5th September

Teachers' Day

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The teachers receive a well-deserved accolade for all their hard work and dedication.

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The children repay their gratitude to them with the performance of songs, poems and speeches, all with impeccable rendition, and in three languages!

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18th August

Welcoming Khöndung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche 

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Students and staff members greet Rinpoche and his family on their return home to Sakya Academy after completion of Rinpoche's Asian teaching tour.

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Under the direction of teacher Dradul la, the children have been practising for months to perform the traditional Tashi Shopa welcome dance for Rinpoche.

15th July

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Off on a picnic!

It's summer holiday, and the children take it in turns to spend the day at at nearby amusement park, a new and exhilirating experience.

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23rd April 

Earth Day

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The children first pay their respects to Dungsey Siddharth Rinpoche and Jetsunma Tsejin Lhamo, and then gather around as Michael helps Jetsunma plant a Bougainvillea to celebrate Earth Day. Dungsey Rinpoche performs an impromptu tree-blessing ritual.

First Week of School

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Learning the basics.

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Our children begin their first journey into the wondrous world of education. 

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For the younger ones, learning to count and to read and write in three languages is a challenging and exciting experience, while for the older ones an introduction to science, mathematics and general knowledge is a fascinating discovery.

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Many of the children have suffered from malnutrition and have come to us with ailments including skin diseases. It is the first time that the newcomers receive medical attention.

11th April 2016

First day of school!

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The children are elated as they receive their new textbooks; in many cases these are the first books that they have ever seen.

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They spend their day dotingly covering them.

4th April 2016

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Our teachers join the school and participate in an English Master Class and an Environmental Workshop, both expertly offered by Michael Weltzer, our dedicated volunteer teacher from the U.S.A.

Excellence in Leadership and Management Workshop

25th March 2016

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A group of over 40 people, headed by Khöndung Ratna Vajra Sakya Rinpoche and comprising tulkus, khenpos, and heads of monasteries and associated institutions, took part in a workshop hosted by Sakya Academy.  Co-organised by the Khyentse Foundation and the Sakya Centre, the workshop was designed to provide its participants with the key leadership and management skills necessary for a more efficient administration of their respective establishments.

10th January 2016

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His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and H.E. Jetsun Kushok visit the Academy and spend three days of peace and quiet at Khöndung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche's residence at the school.