Melamchi-Ghyang Secondary School is a public school located in the foothill of Langtang National Park, Nepal. It lies in Helambu VDC of Sindhupalchok district. Most of the people of this region are from the Hyolmo community. They are the Himalayan indigenous people of Nepal. The Hyolmo have poor living conditions; both remote and difficult to access, with little in the way of formal education system. To address this issue Melamchi Ghyang School was established in 1985. The school now has 250 students, 150 live in hostels attached to the school. Our catchment area is both broad and diverse. Some students come from Kathmandu for the education, which we offer. We employ 16 teachers; our classes range from Reception through to Year 11. Our students sit the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) at the end of Year 10.
The school firmly believes that a library is fundamental to the development of independent learners. Students can gain entertainment and knowledge by using the library's facilities. A library is taken to be the temple of goddess SARASWOTI
In the context of Science & Technology our school is showing slow and continuous progress. We have a fairly well resourced science laboratory.
We believe and practice that the physical and mental development of the children is coupled and should progress together.
These facilities are temporary, there is some concern that the high winds of the winter months will blow them down. However additional tents are being located and taken to the school. Tarpaulins are being stored for additional support.
In elementary School (from Kindergarten through the 10th grade), classrooms can have a whole group of 20 to 35 students (in some cases these numbers may differ) and one teacher. When there one teachers in a classroom, teacher lead by associate and might be a Special There may be a head sir in the back watching and taking good feedback. In lower elementary the classrooms are set up slightly different from upper elementary. In these classrooms there are tables instead of desks, a mat with a (White Board) for whole group learning, a library, computers, and canters The mat is the focal point of the classroom and everything else is strategically placed around it. The teacher must be able to move swiftly through the classroom. To determine if the classroom is meeting the highest level of quality there is a grading scale called ECERS (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale). There are 24 items on this and it is divided into 11 categories and they are as follows: Space and Furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Language-Reasoning, Activities, Interactions, Collaboration, Appreciation, Presentation, Demonstration, Program Structure, and Parents and Staff, Child Club. In an upper elementary classroom student now use desks, there for whole group learning but there is a White Board and computers. Students also start practicing switching classes to get accustomed to middle and high, usually in fifth grade school transitions.