Recent Lincoln School News

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Activities, Athletics & Aquatics Update

Greetings Snow Leopards!

Our Activities, Athletics and Aquatics program has gotten off to a flying start. Almost all our students are engaged in pursuing one of their passions after school. If you missed signing up for an activity, or joined school late, and would like to know what is on offer, please visit: www.lsasa.weebly.com

In Elementary and High School PE classes, students are engaged in swimming and water safety lessons, as they try to check off the outcomes that will see them move to a higher cap.

We also have some exciting upcoming events for our students. Please mark your calendars for the following: 

  • Saturday, September 3rd: LS Invitational Boys' & Girls' Volleyball Tournaments
  • Saturday, September 3rd: Nisarga Swim Meet (limited to 10 participants)
  • September 10 & 11: Little Angels Swimming Championships
  • October 1 & 2: Lincoln School Invitational Swimming Championships
  • October 8-11: LS select swim squad to AES-New Delhi
  • October 20-22: SAISA Season 1 Tournaments - Swimming@LS; Boys' Volleyball@AISC; Girls' Volleyball@TAISM

Snapshot of the week courtesy of Monique Kovacs

Finally, please do help us out with hosting student-athletes for SAISA Swimming if you can! 

Best wishes for a season of learning, growth and fun!

Luke Davis

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Designing and doing experiments in 10th grade Chemistry

AP Physics entertains

While conducting an AP Physics lab on the basketball court last week, it also became entertainment for some of the elementary students.

Art class

Middle school students studied the art of Wassily Kandinsky and participated in an integrative art and music lesson. They listened to compositions by two different musicians and transformed the sounds they heard into shapes, lines and colors by using chalk pastels on paper. 

New instruments

Visual and Performing Arts Department is excited to receive over 40 brand new instruments! Advanced Music Performance begins Monday August 22nd with these instruments going right into students' hands! Come see the new renovations in the art and music rooms!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

LS Snow Leopards Brave the Rainy Weather to Storm the Podium on Olympic Day

In Nepal's national Olympic Day Swimming Meet, eight committed Snow Leopard swimmers braved the rainy weather to storm the podium. During the one day meet, the likes of Shreetika Singh, Oshina Bharati, Niharika Tuladhar, Ayushma Tuladhar, Akshara Singh, Rahab Moktan, Izzy Powell and Niamh Powell claimed a total of 30 medals between them, including 9 golds, 11 silvers and 10 bronzes. Each skilled swimmer managed to claim at least one medal in yet another powerful display. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lincoln Win Nepal's Galaxy Swim Cup!

Despite being on summer break, close to 20 committed Lincoln Swimmers participated in the nationwide 13th Galaxy Swim Cup. It proved a worthwhile endeavor with our swimmers testing their skills, speed and endurance against the best the country has to offer. Time and again, our LS swimmers swept the podium with a vast amount of medals and top individual performances contributing to a resounding Lincoln School win! Congratulations Lincoln swimmers on yet another championship! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Goodbye Lincoln Style

We said goodbye to all of our friends leaving Lincoln, including Kathy Shrestha after 40 years of service.

Friday, May 27, 2016

LS Summer Sports Camp

From June 6 to July 2, we will be running some sports activities for Lincoln School students from9am to 12noon. These activities are indoor football run by Mr. Anuj Ghale; swimming training run by Mr. Luke Davis and Mr. Yubraj Sunwar; and volleyball run by Mr. Zaheer Khan. Please see the attached flyer for further details. 

Depending on the number of sign-ups, we will look at running transportation. Elementary students who sign up for football may choose to swim from 10.30-12.00 or be picked up by their own transportation. 

Students should bring a snack, filled water bottle along with swim/athletics gear.
The weekly fee is rs. 1500/- per student.

If you're in Kathmandu this summer, don't miss this great opportunity! 

All the best,
Luke Davis

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Class of 2016

The Class of 2016 had their graduation on Saturday at the Soaltee Hotel.

Good luck to them all in their future endeavors.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Appreciation Luncheon

The LSPA outdid itself today by providing Lincoln School teachers and staff a fabulous catered luncheon by Krua Thai. We also appreciated the variety of delicious cakes from Hotel Himalaya. The food was wonderful, the company was appreciative and the ambiance was special as we ate under the covered roof space during a gentle rain.

Thank you LSPA!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2015-2016 Lincoln School Athletics Awards

2015-2016 Lincoln School Athletics Awards

Of 130 Secondary Students (Grades 6-12), 106 participated on SAISA sports teams this year. This is approximately 82% participation in our athletics program.

  • The year began with the opening of our new Aquatics facility and hosting the 1st Lincoln School Swimming Championships, which we won!
  • We were SAISA Girls’ Volleyball runners up, and that is the third year in succession that we have either won or been in the final.
  • In the SAISA swim meet, our 15-18 girls won their division, while our overall girls team finished runners up.
  •  An astonishing 24 School Swimming Records broken this year, including 2 SAISA records.
  • In the Lincoln School established local league - NISSA - featuring other Nepali and international schools in Kathmandu - we were girls’ basketball champions!
  •  Anthony Colavito won the singles SAISA boys tennis championships making him the best overall boys tennis player in SAISA. 
  • Our Badminton team improved on last year’s showing and continues to grow.
  • SAISA Girls’ Football team scored the most number of goals in the tournament with Karuna Sakya-Hooper scoring 10 on her own! They finished the tournament with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
  • SAISA Track and Field had some wonderful individual performances despite traveling with a young and inexperienced team.
  • SAISA Boys’ Basketball Tournament - we hosted it and we all know what happened there! A brilliant victory for Lincoln School to go on the back of winning the NISSA basketball championships as well.
  • Snow Leopards of the Year: Ana Maharjan & Avi Rajkarnikar
At the end of each year, I find myself both filled with pride and yet shaking my head in disbelief at our accomplishments. This small international school in the Kathmandu Valley continues to go to toe to toe with the best that our SAISA league, complete with schools 3 to 4 times our size, has to offer. How do we do it? Year after year, how do we find the Snow Leopard spirit to dig deep, and be examples to the rest of our sister schools about what it looks like to give your all, and win or lose with sportsmanship and dignity.

First of all, we have a program, a philosophy, founded in tradition, yes, but even more importantly in values like teamwork, humility, respect, balance, friendship, responsibility, and perseverance. We know that to achieve excellence we have to work, we have to try, we have to fail, we have to pick ourselves back up and try again even harder, and perhaps fail again, because that is what it takes to realize our potential. And we have support for this program - from everyone in this school - our drivers, custodians, teachers, teaching assistants, administrators and coaches.

Yes, coaches. We have teachers, coaches who care a great deal. They turn up to practice each day with the commitment to develop our athletes’ skills, but more importantly their character. They are skilled in and passionate about what they do and know what it takes to build successful teams. By success I do not just mean winning, but learning, growing, and improving day-by-day mentally, tactically and technically. Without the commitment of our coaches, this program would not exist. 

The final reason why we can be proud to be Lincoln Snow Leopards is because all of you are Lincoln Snow Leopards. You, our student-athletes, are wonderful ambassadors for our school and make us proud because of your desire to learn and improve as athletes and as people. You feel a sense of ownership of the program; a commitment to not only carry on our tradition and model our values, but also to build on, innovate and develop what has come before. You recognize that each individual has values and positive contributions to make and you work to help everyone feel respected and cared for. Everyone can try out for a team, everyone can work to become a Lincoln School Snow Leopard at this school. 

Student-athletes, it is you that we honor tonight. Your efforts, your skills, your growth, and your leadership deserve to be recognized. However, not all of you will walk away with a physical award tonight. What I want to tell you athletes is that it is not a failure to miss out on an individual award. Everyone here is part of a team and all of you have had a vital role to play in forming that team. So be proud of yourselves and the efforts you’ve made, and be proud of your teammates and the special qualities they brought to your team. We might not have the pool of students that the other big SAISA schools have, or even the locals in Kathmandu, but we succeed because we are one, we are one big TEAM and as the acronym on our gym wall reads, together everyone really does achieve more. Thank you.

Luke Davis

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Shreetika Singh Flag Bearer for Nepal in South Asian Games!

Our 11th grade student and national swimmer, Shreetika Singh, pictured here as the flag bearer for Nepal in the South Asian Games! Congratulations, Shreetika!