As per the request made by the school, the Ministry of Labor & Human Resources fielded an expert of four Auditors to conduct the trial audit on Quality Management System (QMS) from 4-6 May 2021. The auditors carried out an in-depth review of the following ten processes and issued their observations and areas of improvement;
The whole process was educative and provided good learning opportunity for improvements on the best practices of quality assurance. The school will make improvements on the observations made by the Auditors, after which request will be made to the Ministry for another round of audit and subsequent issuance of QMS certification.
The Birth Anniversary of the Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in Bhutan. This is because of His Majesty’s endeavors in bringing education and modernism, hence he is known as the “Father of Modern Bhutan”.
On May 2nd, the students of CTAS came forth with their creativity, talent and full enthusiasm as they planned a grand celebration for the teachers and staff of CTAS. The students demonstrated their creativity through vibrant art and decorations, their amazing talents through songs and dances, and their initiative and enthusiasm through the wonderful lunch that they had prepared for the teachers.
The construction of the new classroom building is finally completed and the excited students have moved in by the 1st week of May. According to the students, they feel very fortunate to be studying in such a beautiful building equipped with good lighting, spacious classrooms, new restroom facilities and a new library. They expressed their gratitude to Mr. Alan & his wife Patricia Bickell and all the supporters who have contributed to constructing this building and provide a great learning environment for the students.
Coinciding with Zhabdrung Kuchoe (the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal), the school held its Annual Rimdro (ritual) on 22nd April. This ritual and prayer session is performed every year for the well-being of the students, staff, supporters, and well-wishers of the school both within and outside the country. The school offered their sincerest prayers and dedication to ease the suffering caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and hope to provide a sense of safety and comfort for all sentient beings.
A team of experts from the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, organized a sensitization program on Y-PEER (Youth Peer Education Network) at CTAS on 19th April 2021. The objective of the program is to create awareness on the importance and benefits of becoming a registered member of Y-PEER and how it could benefit CTAS in gainfully engaging, educating and empowering its students through awareness and addressing youth related issues and in particular SRHR (Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights). It will also provide opportunity for the students to enhance their communication and leadership skills.
The sharing of experience by the youth volunteers from Gedu Business College was very helpful as the students could relate the knowledge and experience. CTAS has expressed its interest to avail this membership opportunity in promoting a healthy student lifestyle and contribute to creation of productive citizen in the country.
Mr. Ngawang Tenzin, a researcher in Bhutanese iconography and a close acquaintance of the Bhutan’s master painter lopen Ugyen Lhendrup, conducted a three-hour session for the students, staff and several alumni of CTAS on 17th April 2021. The presentation was comprehensive covering the history and origin of iconography in general and specifically in Bhutan. It also touched on the types of painting (lug), importance of accuracy of measurements, etiquette to be observed during painting including conduct of purification and cleansing to invoke blessings of the concerned god/goddesses that is being drawn and positive motivation of bodhisattva mind and dedication. The session was beneficial as it has enriched the knowledge on theory for the students and teachers.
As part of a nationwide Covid-19 Vaccination Program, the staff and students of CTAS received the vaccination today. The school would like to join the nation in thanking His Majesty the King, the Government, health workers, Desuups and all the supporters for this wonderful opportunity to keep the citizens safe from this pandemic.