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PD on the topic "Professionalism in Public Service".

"As a country, we must continue to focus on the pursuit of higher standards. Whatever we do, we have to strive for excellence. As I always say, good is not good enough. It is a simple but not effective rule." - Majesty the king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk Today in the afternoon session, we (staffs and captains) had four hours of most fruitful, highly enriching and deeply awakening PD on the topic "Professionalism in Public Service".
Today's PD was facilitated by none other than Dasho Tshewang Rinzin himself, the director of RIGSS, on the request of our madam Principal.
Dasho has immense knowledge in the subject of professionalism as a public servant besides being well informed in Bhutanese ethics. As a highly skilled and best resource person, Dasho kept us all spellbound for about four hours with entertaining diversions and without a slightest boredom and monotony. Today's PD ignited our soul with spark of an aspiration to work more and do better or even best than ever before with excessive zest and zeal.
We are inspired to vivify our duties and carry on with our responsibilities to the fullest by prioritising their importance with utmost honesty and integrity. Now we are all soul searching within ourselves to know where we are heading professionally, what are we lacking and what more we can do as an individual or as a team, not just for ourselves or for our family but for the nation at large. Now we are more enlightened as a public servant in inculcating our sense of responsibility, being duty-bound, industrious, planning and organizing by giving 100% de novo, without compromising on values. We have also learned how to use our emotional intelligence and empathy professionally to dissolve and consider personal and professional differences within our social circle as well as in greater society. We have decided to use whatever little space that exist between stimulus and response creatively. We have learned to walk the talk with the jump-start or practice what we are preaching with a new.
We are exceedingly fortunate to receive such powerful lessons from renowned and resourceful public figure. Thank you Dasho for awakening us la.

Date: 8/9/2021


Community service and keeping our surrounding clean.

"There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed." --- Woodrow Wilson Yesterday, our workaholic class XII Com D students with their active and sincere parent-teacher, Madam Kezang Wangmo volunteered to clean the dingy footpath leading from our school to lower Motithang. They have cleared creeping bushes, removed grungy grasses and even cleaned other non - degradable trash around the drain there.
With busy lives and lavish living, many will not find time to volunteer. However, they have managed to volunteer for such invaluable community service as a team through mutual cooperation and great coordination.
The benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help for the people in need, connect with the community and learn new skills.
Giving service to community or any sections of society can also help protect our student's mental and physical health. It can reduce their stress, combat depression, keep them mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose besides keeping them physically fit. While it’s true that the more one volunteer, the more benefits one experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of their busy day. Giving or helping even in simple ways can help those in need and improve their health and happiness.
One of the more well-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering allows them to connect to their community and make it a better place.
Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need. Dedicating part of their time as a volunteer helps them make new friends, expand their network, and boost their social skills.
Thanks you all for rendering timely community service and keeping our surrounding clean.

Date: 5/9/2021


Inter-class 11 basketball Tournament winners

"Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood." - Anonymous. Yesterday we had the class XI basketball final match for both boys and girls. Our boys final was played between combined team (XI Arts A and XI Sci and XI Com A, where the combined class of XI Arts A and XI Sci B turned out to be winners and XI Com A was runners up.
For girls, the match was played between XI Com B and XI Com C, where XI Com B turned out to be the winners and XI Com C was runners up.
We are already seeing the cases of growing obesity and lethargy in our students, which will also hamper their study down the line. Thus, such games have now become indispensable for our students. By indulging our students in such physical activities or games, they can get the best exercises, which help them maintain their overall fitness. Regular physical activities can prevent chronic diseases and help develop healthy heart, strong bones, and enhanced lung function. Such activities can also help control diabetes, manage weight, enhance blood circulation, and manage levels of stress. Through such games or sports, there is a good balance of physical and mental growth, which helps tone muscles and makes bones strong.
Games and sports or any other physical activities even like social work can also help in preventing obesity. Young people involved in sports or other form of physical activities typically consume more fruits and vegetables, have less chance to be obese, and are more likely to become physically active adults.

Date: 31/8/2021


The 3rd issue of monthly Newsletter

Our literary committee, headed by sincere and dedicated coordinator, Madam Yangchen Lhamo, published their 1st issue of well written school Newsletter on 30th April, 2021.
Today they launched 3rd issue of their monthly News letter. The main objective of publishing such Newsletter is to enhance reading and writing habits within our students and also create awareness of different news events amongst masses and classes.
Our monthly issue of Newsletter will also be available in our school website. Clik here to download

Date: 31/8/2021


Many students with visions and mission reading and doing research in our sanctum of wisdom.

“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives is quite different from their own." —Katherine Patterson We still have many students with visions and missions reading and doing research in our sanctum of wisdom, the school library, particularly during their break time.
The immense benefits of reading as an essential life skill has long been known and Indeed for a long time reading has been a favorite pastime for many people. Unfortunately, with the rapid growth of electronic technology the reading habit, particularly among the youth is declining at an alarming rate and the decline in language skills, especially writing skills, is being reflected at all levels of society.
Gone are the days when the libraries and bookstores were almost always filled to capacity and one would feel embarrassed when someone mentions a book which we have not read.
Today it is in the reverse, when we speak of great books we are nicknamed as 'Bookworms' and looked upon as being odd and looked down as insane in some instances.
It is well known fact that if children do not master reading in elementary school, they will undeniably encounter chain of difficulties throughout their schooling and even thereafter in life. When they leave schools or colleges to enter the mysterious and challenging working world, they will not be equipped with basic knowledge and pertinent skills needed to find a job or write entrance exam or sit for interviews or develop financial independence and list of many other problems in life.
Skilled and enthusiast readers end up reading many millions more words than struggling readers, with an incredible advantage in knowledge, unbelievable vocabulary, remarkable score in any high stakes test and better understanding of life. The benefits of reading will remain with them through high school to college and further into journey of life.
From reading, the brain also benefits with good workout. And reading is more neurobiologically demanding than watching TV or listening to the radio. When we read, we are engaging more than a few brain functions, such as phonemic awareness, visual and auditory processes, comprehension, fluency, and more. Reading jolts our brain into action, maintains concentration, and allows our mind to process the events happening before us.
Currently, we have just one librarian, Mr.Sherab Wangchuk, managing entire library related work all by himself but soon we will be receiving another librarian to assist him.

Date: 29/8/2021


PD on Competency Based Assessment.

"To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions." - Amit Kalantri(author, professional magician and mentalist) Today, after one hour of our monthly review meeting, we had three hours PD on Competency Based Assessment. Today's PD program was facilitated by two of our highly resourceful colleagues, lopen Sangay Penjor, Head of Dzongkha department and lopen Karma Dorji from English department. Both of them are well trained by REC and BCSEA in Competency based assessment and have immense knowledge in different forms of mandatory assessment required under NNC.
Now we are more competent and better informed about actuall procedure of framing competency based questions encompassing both the requirements of Blooms Taxonomy, and different standards and key stages of NNC framework. We are really blessed to have such resourceful personnel within our colleagues. As educators, we are constantly striving to ensure what we are teaching our students is preparing them for the real world that lies ahead, but how can we know for sure? Competency-based assessment is one viable answer.
CBAs are opportunities created for students to apply the skills and methods they have learned in their lessons to real world problems and situations to determine if students can synthesize, apply, and evaluate their learning in a purposeful way.
The purpose of such assessment is to focus less on collecting data for the teacher and more on empowering students to demonstrate what they’ve learned, reflect on how they’re doing, and plan what they’ll learn next.

Date: 28/8/2021


Certificate of appreciation

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”– Mahatma Gandhi Proud father of our 2020 Nationwide Arts topper (Sonam Tshomo of XII Arts 2020 batch) receiving certificate of appreciation through Tsugla Lopen Rimpoche of Zhung Dratshang during our school rimdo on 14th July. We also provide cash prize of nu.10, 000 for coming up in nationwide 1st position in every stream as a token of appreciation from school besides various certificates. We do work hard, leaving no stones unturned from teacher's side to make our students excell in every field, including in academic but major credit of child's achievement and success goes to parent ( besides the hard work and sacrifices of child themselves).
It is rightly said that education begins from home; parents are the most important factor in a child’s development towards success in school, college and professional career. From emotional to physical development of the child all starts from home, if children are having a rough time at school and among friends, parents are the one who can comfort, nurture and take care of them and teach them the ways to stand up for themselves when it matters the most.
Major part of a child’s life is spent with the parents and not at school. Therefore, the main part of learning is also taught at home, schools are only there to polish the skills, it is the parents who play the most vital role in the success of a child. Tashi Delek la.

Date: 27/8/2021


History Museum by 12 Arts student.

"Knowledge of our past is important as it helps us to understand where we are today as a nation and perhaps also develop a sense as to where we may be headed as we look to the future." - His Majesty the king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk .
Yesterday in the afternoon session, our XII Arts students showcased our tangible cultural heritage in their half day program called "History Museum". This hands-on learning in history lesson for XII Arts Students was planned and initiated by our reputed history madam, Sonam Choden L.
Such lesson can make our monotonous Arts subjects, especially history exciting, fun and memorable with an avant-garde flavor.
This important lesson on hands-on-learning or learning by doing is best suited for kinesthetic learners, who learn from examples. Hands-on learning is another term for experiential learning, where individuals immerse themselves in a subject to learn. Students learn from partaking in activities rather than passively reading a book or attending a lecture.
Such lesson in history on cultural heritage also helps in appreciation, preservation and promotion of our culture amongst our younger generation. Study of cultural heritage gives our students a connection to certain social values, beliefs, religions and customs. It also allows them to identify with others with similar backgrounds. Cultural heritage gives them a sense of unity and belongingness within a group and allows them to better understand previous generations and the history of where they come from.
Cultural heritage implies a shared bond and their belonging to a community. It represents our history and our identity, our bond to the past, to our present and the future. In an era of globalization, cultural heritage helps our students to remember our cultural diversity and develop mutual respect and renewed dialogue amongst different cultures.

Date: 24/8/2021


Inter-class 12 Basketball Tournament Winners.

"The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit." - Ken Doherty Since from previous week we have started our Inter-class engagement basketball match between various classes by following COVID-19 protocol strictly. Last Saturday our girls played final match between 12 Com A and 12 Com E and F combined. 12 Com A was the winner.
Today our boys played their final match between 12 Com A and 12 Arts A and C combined. The combined class of XII Arts A and C turned out to be winner. Participation is more important than just winning. If our students keep on participating in different events then surely one day they will get the result of their hard work. It does not matter that they win or lose, all that matters is the courage to participate.
The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than the benefit of physical activity. It increases in self-esteem and mental alertness of every player. All games and sports will also teach our children about life skills like teamwork, leadership and patience.
Winning or becoming winner is what everyone seeks, but participation and fair play is far more important than winning. However, even in games and sports, one can become winner, only after constant practice and strong-willed, accompanied by indomitable perseverance as well as cooperation within the team members.

Date: 23/8/2021


Religious Trip to Tango Dratshang

"This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain." - Gautama Buddha Every year group of our religious minded staff used to visit Tongo or any other Dratshangs as a representative of whole school to make offering for the monks going for “summer rains retreat” (yarney). In our school, this beautiful system of collecting voluntary contributions from all faculties and offering lunch to pious monks during yarney was initially started by our former reputed and highly learned Dzongkha lopen, lop. Dendup Tobgay. Thus, to keep such good practice alive and to benefit all sentient beings, today also group of our staff spearheaded by lop.Loday visited sanctum of Tongo Monastery to make sacred offering there.
The monks of Tango Monastery are currently participating in the annual “summer rains retreat” (yarney), from August to September. This retreat practice comes from the Indian custom established by the Buddha in the Vinaya Sutra. At the time of the Buddha, the retreat was three months long and done during the summer monsoon. It was a practical response to the monsoon weather. It was also considered not appropriate to travel with the increased likelihood of walking on insects during the rains. Maybe even in Tango monastery monks does the Tibetan version of one and a half month retreat. During this time none of the monks leave the monastery grounds and they observe other special vows and restrictions.
The first day of the Yarne began with the sojong vows. Sojong is a practice for purifying and restoring broken vows. “So” means “to restore”, i.e. to make broken vows and replenish positive virtues. “Jong” means “to purify”, i.e. to clear away negative karmas and harmful deeds. This purification practice is also observed by some lay Buddhists.
During Yarne the wooden monastic bell called Gendi (used since the time of the Buddha and only for Yarney and Sojong) is beaten to call for lunch and morning prayers (this ancient implement).
Every day the monks take breakfast and lunch in the temple using the traditional monks bowl called “lungdze”. Most of the monks take a vow not to eat at night, in accordance with the Vinaya tradition. Every evening Aspiration Prayers (Monlam) are recited, which the public can also participate in. We are praying! Let the merits earned from such offering benefit all our students and staffs in particular and every sentient beings of the universe in general. Om mani padhme hung re.

Date: 22/8/2021


PD On remaining standards and focus area of Bhutan Professional Standards for Teacher (BPST)

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward. Today we have conducted and concluded our PD on remaining standards and focus area of Bhutan Professional Standards for Teacher (BPST) in our conference hall.
Today's PD was exclusively resourced by remaining teacher colleagues from departments of Dzongkha, English, History and Commercial studies. They all presented beautifully with their own hard work, research and learning to the fullest of their capacities and capabilities.
Hereafter BPST will remain deeply ingrained in hearts and souls of every teaching faculties shadowing their profession and boosting their performance as a fait accompli. However, due to differences in human nature and their preferences which were shrouded in mystery, there will be variations in taste. Some may find it better and others bitter. Some may rise further as it will serve as stepping stones to success and others remain stagnant as they view it as stumbling block. Henceforth, every teacher is expected to follow and practice their teaching in accordance with the BPST. There is no room for complacency.

Date: 21/8/2021


Mid-Term Toppers

"Winners don't do different thing but they do it differently. They work even when it hurts." - Shiv Khera Our 2021 mid-term examination toppers. They are so called "creams of our school" in 2021 academic year. They study same subjects in same class, under same teachers with same teaching strategies but are topper because study differently by going extra miles. They will study or work even they are not in comfortable situation or sacrificing their comfort and often beyond the scheduled time. Toppers or winners don’t have any magic wands to score high nor they have the best brain to remember everything they were taught. All they have is will power and determination to work smart and work extra, without getting deviated from their normal course of study.
Even Thomas Edison says "Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration." This means to be successful one has to work harder at it. Normally if one just think about being successful more than trying to be successful one will probably not reach their goal or it will take longer to reach it. One must work more and think less.
Risk of winning is not being able to hold the same position in every term exam and even in annual or board exam. Thus, to be a constant topper, they have to maximize their effort in studying more than ever before, and obviously more than everyone.
We would like to congratulate all our class toppers for securing top positions in mid-term examination. Tashi Delek

Date: 20/8/2021


Morning study

"If a seed of a plant is not growing well, we do not blame the plant. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly." - Buddhist proverb
From today we have started with rigorous one hour morning study from 8 am to 9 am for all our students in their respective peacefully ideal classrooms. This will accentuate their reading habit and expedite academic performance. Henceforth, such morning study will be supervised by respective subject teachers taking turn. Teachers will also help in clearing doubts in their respective subject besides supervising and monitoring the study. This is not a remedial class for low achievers nor extra class for missed lessons or covering syllabus in time but to give room for students to study the subjects on their own. We will also make sure that they follow the COVID protocols strictly. We will also conduct remedial classes for low achievers very soon and similarly extra classes too down the line if felt necessary.

Date: 17/8/2021


Hi tea to the senior captains

Last week our currently serving junior captains took over the responsibility to serve school with full dedication from our senior captains. They have also organized simple tea and snacks for senior captains as a gesture of appreciation.
Now our senior captains from class XII have washed their hands of doing their additional duties of captainship. They were relieved from brunt of additional responsibilities mainly to give them undisturbed time to prepare for their tedious and painstaking board exams. They have never failed in shouldering their duty as captains in different post till date. Now we will keep them fully engaged in the cocoon of academic learning and like to see them excelling or shining in academic performance. We would also like to thank each one of them for serving our school and students to the fullest of their capacity.
Now our new class XI captains have become the full-fledged captains honored with power and tasked with responsibilities. They have to embody truthfulness with fair play and exhibit highest integrity, by giving equal treatment to all students without any fear or favor for the greater good of school and students at large. They must prove worthy of their post and be a role model for the rest. They have to be a blue-eyed boy or girl of every student and fair-headed child of entire school faculty, with the gumption to grouse for right cause. We would also like to thank our new captains for arranging such important and meaningful meeting by following the COVID-19 protocol strictly.

Date: 16/8/2021


PD programme on Bhutan Professional Standards for Teacher

 “…You cannot tell children to be strong if you are not strong yourself. If you don’t know anything about the subject that you are teaching how much of it are you going to give to your students, you cannot give what you do not have…” - His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Today we conducted PD programme on Bhutan Professional Standards for Teacher (BPST) in our conference hall. The PD was organized by management and conducted by teacher themselves after dividing the standards and focus areas equally among all teachers. Teachers did thorough preparation with proper research and scrupulous learning before their actual presentation.
The Bhutan Professional Standards for Teachers explains teacher quality within a framework of seven standards, which is further divided into 37 focus areas comprehensively encompassing teachers’ competencies and practices.
This also categorizes teachers into four career levels, which are beginning teachers, proficient teachers, accomplished teachers and distinguished teachers. However, today we could deliver only the standards and focus areas given to teachers under Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Dzongkha departments. The remaining will be carried out in some other days.

Date: 14/8/2021


Winning the 1st position in videobyte competition

“India is like My Best Friend – who is there with you during your ups and downs” Videobyte winning quote of Samten Tenzin Drolma.
We would like to congratulate our Samten Tenzin Drolma of XII Com A for winning the 1st position in videobyte competition with her resonating voice, reverberating expression and mesmerizing talent. This competition was organized by the Indian Embassy in commemoration of India's 75th Independence Day Celebrations.
Learning anything requires commitment and the ability to push through the uncomfortable feeling of not being very good until reaching competency. While on the path to competency, a little motivation from parent, teachers or even peers can go a long way, often turning stumbling block into stepping stones.
Samten is a committed student and she put her heart and soul into anything she is assigned with or enthusiastic about, which is duly proven by her winning 1st position in such competition. We are also equally proud with her remarkable achievement. Thank you and Tashi Delek.

Date: 10/8/2021


School Rimdo

Our one of the indispensable school programs, the annual school rimdo was conducted on 14th of July before leaving for much awaited summer break. The rimdo was presided over by venerable khenpo Karma Rangdol, the current Tsugla Lopen Rimpoche of Zhung Dratshang along with one hour of choeshey (religious discourse).

Date: 16/7/2021


Summer Vacation

Mid-term break starts from 16th July, 2021 to 1st August, 2021 and the school will resume from 2nd August, 2021 (Monday). We request all to strictly abide by the COVID-19 safety protocols to prevent from transmission and outbreak of COVID-19. Please refrain from visiting other places especially high- risk areas and avoid trekking, outdoor picnic, camping and swimming in the rivers during the break. As far as possible we request all to refrain from going out of Thimphu. Happy summer vacation.

Date: 15/7/2021


Mid-Term Exam Wishes

Your exams are just a few days away. There is nothing to be worried about as I know that you all have worked really hard. So, take your exams with confidence and do really well. The management and staff would like to wish you all the best.

Date: 29/6/2021


Campaign for SRC and School Captain

After going through a series of preliminary selection procedures, the 12 best student leaders delivered their speeches to their mates instead of to the whole school due to the COVID-19 protocols. This group is contesting for School Captains (SC) and Student Representatives (SRC). This is an annual event of the school and we invest a lot of time into it because we want students to learn to face challenges and prepare for the future in politics. We also encourage students to lead NGOs and entrepreneurship. Every one of them is so special and deserves the posts, but only 4 will be elected to the posts. May the best students win. Our prayers are with all of you. Those who don’t get elected for the SC and SRC, they get to lead various other activities of the school.

Date: 28/6/2021


Farewell to our trainee teachers

“A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.” - Bhumibol Adulyadej
Today, we had our regular monthly review meeting along with farewell bidding to our young, energetic and efficient trainee teachers.
We are fortunate to get highly dedicated, extremely well behaved, undoubtedly punctual and polite trainees who are all great teachers in making or so called budding great teachers. Every students they taught for this five months have become great admirer of their teaching strategies and doesn't want to miss any of them. They have also shown great love, care and concern for each student besides teaching them academic knowledge and important values.
There is common saying "proof of pudding lies in eating" and similarly the proof of their teaching lies in the understanding of the subject by our students. Our students are all in favour of their teaching strategies since every student is crystal clear of what they have taught.
They also rendered all necessary help and support to school both in academic as well as in other extra-curricular activities assisting their mentors as well as management team. We all can vouch for this year's young trainee teachers that they can be a great asset to any school they join.

Date: 26/6/2021


His Majesty's Extraordinarily Remarkable Leadership during COVID-19 Crisis

"Throughout my reign I will never rule you as a King. I will protect you as a parent, care for you as a brother and serve you as a son. I shall give you everything and keep nothing; I shall live such a life as a good human being that you may find it worthy to serve as an example for your children; I have no personal goals other than to fulfill your hopes and aspirations. I shall always serve you, day and night, in the spirit of kindness, justice and equality.” - His Majesty the King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
This week we had the class-wise Wall Magazine competition on the topic: His Majesty's Extraordinarily Remarkable Leadership during COVID-19 Crisis. Our students have started preparing within their capacity as a team in all classes since last week despite their nitty gritty academic obligations. They have indeed shown great devotion to their team work and dedication to our King, who left no stones unturned in serving his subject to the fullest possible extent, risking his own most precious life.
Now every citizen of the nation, residing in every nook and cranny of the country has learned about the selfless service and immense sacrifices our Beloved King made during the COVID-19 crisis.
Our students from all classes have beautifully portrayed in pictorial as well as in written forms on the walls of their classes about how His Majesty served us, often putting himself in danger. Our students have garnered how we are served with even the most basic necessities, like health care, and "Kidu" for the needy besides shielding our nation from the clutches of COVID-19 by His Majesty.
Students have beautifully expressed their heartfelt gratitude to His Majesty for his selfless services in the form of poems, song compositions, uniquely creative art besides drawings and other regular write ups.
Thank you Your Majesty for all your extraordinarily remarkable leadership and selfless services during this COVID-19 Crisis.
Thank you all students for your amazing work and wonderful presentation.

Date: 22/6/2021


Awarded certificates of academic excellence from His Majesty

“Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.” — Mo Farah
Our 2019 academic toppers were awarded certificates of academic excellence from His Majesty, together with toppers from other Thimphu Thromde schools. The event was held at renowned Changgangkha Middle Secondary school, and graced by Thimphu Dzongda (as a representative of His Majesty).
We are extremely proud and immensely happy to see large number of our students getting certificates from the highest authority of our nation with so much of concern, care and appreciation. Thank you, Your Majesty.
In all schools and higher educational institutions, there are different areas or spheres of learning in different dimensions but all are encompassed by academic domain. We all agree that majority of students who excel in academic are also the epitome of sincere and hardworking, with quintessence of politeness and humility. We rarely come across any stain of stubbornness or sign of trou​ble​some​ness in them. They always remain engaged and engrossed in their own productive activities: usually in academic learning, be at home or at school. They never fail in their duties, whether in writing homework, reading, preparing for exams or in performing any other daily household chores. They never complain about repeated homework and bulky syllabus. Their struggles have become their habits and they see opportunities in every challenge. Thus, finally they wear the crown of success.
We would like to congratulate each one of them for their achievements in 2019 academic year, including the accomplishments of 2020 academic year. Tashi Delek!!!

Date: 18/6/2021


PD on Place based Education

We had another very important PD on Place based Education, resourced by Sir Lhendup Drukpa, highly experienced REC focal person and subject specialist.
Sir kept us enchanted for almost 4 hours under the spell of his remarkable experience and knowledge on Place based Education and its role in enhancing the 21st century pedagogy and stimulating minds and souls of learners and trainers alike.
Now we are more aware and much enlightened about the crux and concept of Place based Education, which is very much in-line with New Normal Curriculum.
Place-based education is also sometimes called pedagogy of place, place-based learning, experiential education, community-based education. It differs from conventional text and classroom-based education. Here learners use or involve local community as one of the primary resources for learning. Thus, place-based education promotes learning that is rooted in what is local—the unique history, environment, culture, economy, literature, and art of a particular place (that can be students' own "place" or immediate schoolyard, neighborhood, town or community.
Place based education engages students with their local cultures, environment and heritage. It is an active learning approach emphasizing the importance of community and social action for causing change at a local level. A place based approach often teaches the importance of sustainability, cultural heritage and conservation. We are extremely fortunate to receive such invaluable skills and knowledge directly from horse mouth. Thank you sir Lhendup for showering us with the nectar of place based education knowledge.

Date: 12/6/2021


31st Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen
On the 31st Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, we join the people of Bhutan in offering our heartfelt gratitude and wishes to our beloved Gyaltsuen.
With deepest gratitude and love on this special occasion, we offer our solemn prayers and best wishes for the long life, good health and perpetual happines to our Beloved Queen, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen.

Date: 4/6/2021


Weekly Test result

Weekly Test result for class 12 is declared online. Click here to view the result. Click here to download the tutorial to view online result.

Date: 3/6/2021


School Captains Interview

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.”
— Robin S. Sharma
Interviews for post of different office bearers (captains and coordinators) for 2021 academic year was finally concluded by strictly adhering to COVID-19 protocols. The interviews was conducted by group of highly experienced panel of judges through a transparent and democratic  procedure.
Criteria for captains’ nomination:
(1) There should not be any adverse record from previous school/year.
(2) Production of certificates from the previous school/year shall have advantages.
(3) Nominees should be morally upright, academically competent, socio-psychologically confident and a good orator.
(4) All students are eligible to apply for the post, provided they fulfill the following set criteria required for the nomination:
4.a. Should have a good command over both English and Dzongkha.
4.b. Should have supporting documents such as certificates and recommendation letters from previous school/year.
4.c. Should be academically competent, confident and a good orator.
4.d. Interested and qualified candidates can apply and the interview committee  will do the selection, provided they have been approved by majority.
Hoping to get the best candidates who believes in doing things by themselves and making things happen.

Date: 29/5/2021


Our humble request

We would like to humbly request each and every individual who topped the country while studying in our school (Motithang HSS) in class 10, 12 or both since 1980s, to send your information such as name, year, position and class along with your photo. The school would like to archive your achievements. You all can also sent your details in our school email id motithanghss@education.gov.bt.
Please stay safe and stay protected.

Date: 28/5/2021


Observing Menstrual Hygiene Day

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." - - - Charles Dickens
Today we observed Menstrual Hygiene Day, with the theme "We need to step up action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene now!”
Talking about menstruation should not make people, particularly young girls – feel uneasy, or embarrassed. Menstruation is a normal, major stage of puberty in girls. However, many girls in Bhutan and around the world still feel ashamed to talk about their periods and don’t have mediums to talk or share about it. There are still some glitches when the topic of "menstrual cycle" is concerned and is still considered as taboo or impermissible in some section of our society. Thus, they (especially innocent and shy ones) suffer in silence both mentality and physically, often leading to other chain-problems that has a ripple effect in the society at large.
Now it is a time to support them with necessary advice, encourage them to be more receptive, open minded, bold and daring to face challenges of their life.
Our school health committee spearheaded by Sir Kelden Jamtsho, and school family in general have left no stones unturned to achieve the desired result out of this program. Our students and staff also voluntarily and wholeheartedly donated pads to help our adolescent girls.
Thanks you all for making the programme on menstrual hygiene day a grand success.

Date: 28/5/2021


Science Exhibition

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria
Science exhibitions by our junior students showcasing their burning enthusiasm and awesome talent through experiential hands on learning. Hands-on learning is a form of education in which children learn by doing. Instead of monotonously listening to a teachers, fixed within the four walls of immovable classroom about a given subject, the student engages with the subject matter to solve a problem or create something often with research and hard work.
Such exhibition at school develop a scientific spirit and curiosity in a student which in turn forces them to think beyond bookish knowledge and creatively find solutions to the challenges.

Students enjoy learning through such exhibition and feel a sense of belongingness as they make the models with their own hands with pride and dedication.

Date: 23/5/2021


Briefing on upcoming captains' interview

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." —John Maxwell
Our nominees from class XI for various 2021 office bearers post were briefed for upcoming interview by management team. Soon our senior captains will be relieved from their post and responsibility to give full and uninterrupted time for academic preparation. Thus, our nominees from XI will take over the responsibility of shouldering various post of captains after rounds of interviews and even election if felt necessary.
Such Team briefing provides a channel for delivering clear messages and encouraging open communication. Further, such face-to-face communication prevents rumors and the grapevine from gaining credibility.
Successful team briefing ensures that there is less misunderstanding within team and members to be briefed.

Date: 22/5/2021


Thank you Mr.Kuenga Lhendup

We would like to acknowledge Mr.Kuenga Lhendup for his unfathomable contribution to our school by rendering us with selfless voluntary service of teaching history to our XI Arts students.
Sir Kuenga Lhendup (the husband of another popular figure, Madam Lhaki Dolma) is also the chairperson of the Alumni Association of our school.
We are extremely fortunate to have sir Kuenga with us as member of our Motithang family and as part of our teaching facilities especially at this critical juncture when we are facing acute shortage of history teacher. Sir Kuenga helped us even before during several occasions.
Thank you very much sir for saving us from the jaws of academic doom and disaster.
Our school will always remain indebted to your kind support.

Date: 19/5/2021


PD on implementation of Bhutan Professional Standards for Teachers (BPST)

We had another important PD on implementation of Bhutan Professional Standards for Teachers (BPST), facilitated by two highly resourceful resource persons, lop.Sangay Penjor and madam principal.
This time our PD was conducted through virtual zoom technology by adhering to COVID-19 protocol. This was the 3rd PD with the commencing of 2021 academic year but was conducted through virtual zoom with respective sedated subject department members like ducks in a row to minimize overcrowding.
Effective professional development enables educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to address students' learning challenges. Such professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on new research on how children learn, emerging technology tools for the classroom, new curriculum resources, and more.

Date: 8/5/2021


PD on Online teaching and learning

We had Professional Development programme on Online teaching and learning for continuing education during COVID and embracing the shift beyond COVID by Mr. Rinzin Phelgay, Madam Namgay Lhaden and team with following aims and objectives:

Aim

Promote and practice online teaching-learning to ensure undisrupted teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Objectives

   1. apply the concepts of online teaching-learning effectively

   2. design and deliver effective online lessons

   3. carry out effective assessment incorporating the strategies and tools relevant to online learning

It was categorized into three content areas:

1. Understanding online teaching and learning

2. Designing and delivering online lessons

3. Assessing online learning

Date: 3/5/2021


Teachers' Day

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
Today, in order to appreciate, honor and acknowledge the contribution we all have made in their blossoming life and to their academic voyage, our captains (as representatives of all our students and their parents) have organized the surprise Teachers Day Celebration in our Choesum. The program was arranged smartly during our lunch break without disturbing classes and by following COVID-19 protocols strictly.
The program commenced with lighting of butter lamps and prayer, followed by cake cutting by madam principal, and finally we are served with sweet snacks and then delicious luncheon.
Also different classes have arranged special tea party in a grand way to thank their subject teachers in their own classroom.
We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all our students for your kind gesture. Thank you very much too all our wonderful students.

Date: 3/5/2021


Welcoming class 11 students

Today, our newcomers of XI Science and XI Commerce were warmly welcomed by our faculty and captains, as student's representatives. They had their first assembly as a bonafide or full-fledged members of Motithang Higher secondary school, the school believed to have nestled within "the meadow of pearls". This year we have 4 sections of XI Science, 5 sections of XI Commerce and 4 sections of XI Arts. All streams are chock-a-block with young scholars.
From tomorrow onwards XI Science and XI Commerce will have classes in full swing with the rhythm of New Normal Curriculum and XI Arts from Thursday.
Our school do have a warm climate for all students and soon every new student will get acclimatized and feel homely to our school environment. Although there is certain degree of pressure to perform well but it comes in a way that promotes learning, with an expectation that students will excel and the support is provided to make it happen.

Date: 26/4/2021


PD on Adaptive Leadership

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yesterday and today for two consecutive days we had another highly enriching PD on Adaptive Leadership Concepts.
This third PD for 2021 Academic season was awe-inspiringly facilitated by none other than Dasho Kinga Tshering himself along with his team from Institute of Happiness.
Dasho (who was alma mater of Harvard Kennedy School, Pepperdine University, and Kansas University of USA) had served in the public sector for 23 years, most recently as the Member of Parliament in the National Assembly. Dasho has experience in legislation, organization building with formation of Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC), Bhutan Electricity Authority (BEA) and Druk Holding and Investments (DHI). Dasho also has experience in the financial sector, banking, energy and infrastructure projects in the capacity of a CEO and a board member. Dasho recently founded Institute of Happiness further promote his cause through policy dialogue and leadership training.
We are exceedingly fortunate to receive our PD with fantabulous presentation in-line with Royal Kasho and New Normal Curriculum from highly learned and knowledgeable, immensely resourceful and experienced facilitator, Dasho Kinga Tshering.
Dasho beautifully explained us with every nitty - gritty of adaptive leadership with coherent and logical real life experiences.
Everybody is a leader, whether you are a CEO, a middle manager, a junior manager, a factory worker, a janitor, an entrepreneur, or a single parent. The one who leads from the front is a leader. The one who sets an example is a leader. The one who walks the talk is a leader. The one who takes responsibility is a leader. The one who influences others is a leader. The one who makes a difference to others is a leader. As long as people follow the rules of leadership, they are leaders. Everybody can be a leader, but all cannot be effective leaders, as effective leaders have in them extra ingredients so called the skills of adaptive leadership that not every leader possesses. It is also true that everybody is a leader regardless of their hierarchical position, from a pauper to a prince and from a peon to a principal, provided they deliver their best, unmindful of their backgrounds, leaving few narrow - minded bigotry, egocentric, chauvinistic, supercilious or selfish ones aside.
Similarly even educators like us are also leaders as we influence students deeply and shape them into good citizens. We have to be careful about what we say and impart to students. We have to be clear in our statements as only then will we can create an impact on them and further ripple effects in our society. When we teach with passion, students admire and follow us. Hence, we the educators can also become leaders when we walk our talk through the dissemination of knowledge, abilities, and skills, especially the skills of adaptive leadership.
Dasho enlightened us how to diagnose adaptive work that demands tough human task or decision and come to the common consensus that suits the best, often by creating win win situations. Similarly, Dasho taught us with skills of analyzing and apprehending multiple adaptive challenges with best adaptive or technical solutions with minimal chaos or disharmony. Further we are made to explore our innate potentially and consciousness to deal with adaptive leadership skills through our group activities.
We are also trained with best research methodology very relevant to our curriculum by resource person Sangay sir.
We would like extent our immense appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to Dasho and his team from Institute of Happiness for showering us with knowledge on adaptive leadership during two days of very interesting and highly interactive sessions.

Date: 24/4/2021


Zhabdrung Kuchoe

Today, coinciding with very auspicious day of Zhabdrung Kuchoe, we offered Tshokhor in our Choesum, the sanctum of sanctity, for the benefit and well-being of all sentient beings and further to bring endless peace and prosperity in our nation. We conducted this sacred ritual of offering in small group by strictly following the protocols of COVID-19.
Zhabdrug Kuchoe, the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, is a day in Bhutan to pay homage to the Bhutanese leader who first united Bhutan as a nation state. This important day is annually marked on the 10th day of the 3rd month of the Bhutanese calendar, and this year was observed on 2nd of April.

Date: 22/4/2021


Class X Toppers

Date: 21/4/2021


PD on developing rubrics and assessments for different skills
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." ― Albert Einstein
We had the 2nd PD (professional development) for teachers on developing rubrics and assessments for different skills. Resource person was none other than our own Economic expert, senior teacher madam Deki Wangmo, who was also one of the pillar of economic studies of our school as well as of REC. She actively participated in the development of National Economic Framework as well as Instructional Guidelines for economics studies with REC.
Professional development generally refers to ongoing learning opportunities available to teachers and other education personnel through their schools and districts. Effective professional development is often seen as vital to school's success and teacher satisfaction, but it has also been criticized for its cost, often vaguely determined goals, and for the lack of data on resulting teacher and school improvement that characterizes many efforts.
With schools today facing an array of complex challenges—from working with an increasingly diverse population of students, to integrating new technology in the classroom, to meeting rigorous academic standards and goals—observers continue to stress the need for teachers to be able to enhance and build on their instructional knowledge.
Now we are more aware about assessment criteria and development of rubrics for New Normal curriculum with Deki's deliberation on it.

Date: 17/4/2021


Commnity service
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."......
.John F. Kennedy
Today, our team of workaholic student volunteers and scouts did an amazing job by cleaning the footpath that connects our school with lower Motithang. They worked under the supervision of our librarian Sherab Wangchuk and estate manager Pema from morning till afternoon.
Volunteerism is generally considered as an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain "to benefit another person, group or organization". Volunteerism boost skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served.
There are many benefits of such physical work for students too. One main benefit in the form of gratification of such activity was improving muscle strength and boosting endurance. Such activities can also deliver oxygen and nutrients to their tissues and help their cardiovascular system work more efficiently.
We are extremely fortunate to have such students among us who render helping hands in times of need and necessity without the slightest hesitation or reluctance. They are not at all liability for society but genuinely tangible asset for our school, for their parents and for our nation at large. Thank you all for making our footpath clean and spotless.

Date: 17/4/2021


Successful completion of recitating over one crore Sangay Menlha prayers
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."----Buddha
Today, on one of the auspicious day (according to Buddhist calendar), we concluded our offering of tshog (feast) in our Choesum, the sanctum of sanctity. This sacred rimdo of offering tshog to all supreme beings or divine saviors was started since yesterday with group of pious monks led by our lopen gelong, Tshewang Loday.
It was spearheaded by madam principal herself as a succession in line with our successful completion of recitating over one crore Sangay Menlha prayer (prayer to medicine Buddha) which was started since last year.
When we perform tshog offerings, we are practicing unconditional generosity. At the same time, we are doing a puja such as a maṇḍala offering. By offering a tshog or feast, we remove our mundane obstacles and purify bad karma. And simultaneously, this offering helps us to receive infinite blessings and to improve dharma practice.
In the foundational teachings, the Buddha taught repeatedly about generosity. He explained that the practice of generosity or giving is a very easy way to accumulate merit. In many cultures including the Tibetans and Bhutanese culture, people have this gracious habit and thus practice giving regularly. In the Mahāyāna teachings, we speak a lot about the motivation behind giving. Primarily, we give without selfishness or any sense of stinginess. And we check our motivation–giving with the wish to benefit all sentient beings.

Date: 9/4/2021


Tashi Delek to all Class XII students who appread BHSEC

Date: 15/4/2021


Webinar on "Humanizing Climate Change: People, Planet and Prosperity"

Our budding genius, Sonam Rinchen of X standard, who is also a young youth ambassador of WWF will be on live talk show along with few other prominent speakers on the topic; "Humanizing Climate Change: People, Planet and Prosperity" on the 13th of April, between 3 to 4.30 pm. We would like to earnestly implore all our students to grab the golden opportunity to witness and participate in the program.

Date: 8/4/2021


SBIP on New Normal Curriculum

Today we had the SBIP on New Normal Curriculum which actually is transformation in education system from the teaching of “what” to the learning of “how”. We are extremely fortunate to have most resourceful person, Sir Ugyen Lhendup, the chief curriculum developer of Media Studies in Royal Education Council to take us through the details of New Normal Curriculum and make us hear straight from the horse's mouth. Sir enlightened us about New Normal Curriculum to the extent of getting down to the nitty gritty including framework and instructional guidelines.
The New Normal Curriculum (NNC) is not just a mere response to the pandemic but a culmination of the curriculum reform work for the last four years by the Royal Education Council. It is an attempt to transform education from the teaching of “what” to learning of “how” and “why” towards empowering learners with the transversal competencies and the 21st century skills to facilitate deep learning and preparing them to be lifelong learners. The change may be also perceived as a paradigm shift from the academic knowledge-based “factory model” of education to a “humanism model”, which emphasizes the discovery of individual’s inner values, draw out the innate potentials and master them. It is also to empower learners with the intellectual, social, behavioral and digital competencies towards nurturing nationally rooted and globally competent citizens.
The NNC is grounded on the principles and practices of Competency Based Education vital in fostering resilient capabilities in learners. The competency-based approach driven by digital technologies lends greater opportunities for experiential learning contextualized to the learner’s physical, social, political, economic, spiritual and cultural setting. In essence, the NNC is to inspire youths as socially and morally responsible, and enterprising and productive with rigor to compete and succeed at the national and international levels.
The New Normal Curriculum Instructional Guide (NNC IG) is the means to translate the transformation of textbook knowledge based to process, competency based and experiential learning. It is imperative that we change our roles of knowledge transmitter to that of facilitators, guides, evaluators, researcher, and motivators. The NNC IG adopts blended learning and flip classroom methods of learning to facilitate learning anytime anywhere, cognizant of learner’s individual learning differences and situation. We would like to thank Sir Ugyen Lhendup for giving us his precious time and most importantly knowledge of NNC, despite his busy schedule at Paro, REC.

Date: 5/4/2021


46th Foundation Day

Today, the 1st of April is special day for all our Motithang family of past, present and future as on this very day our school first opened its door to the public in 1975. Now our school is 46 years old and has showered considerable benefit to public in different capacities.
We marked our school's 46th Foundation Day with small get together within our staff and captains in our Choesham, the sanctum of sanctity (before 1st period). We begin our program with prayer of peace, prosperity and longevity, followed by offering of welcoming khadars to our new staff by madam principal and finally after school with photographic session for staff and captains.
Moti-an etymology derived from Dzongkha which means "Pearls" and Thang- a plain. Thus, when blended it is spelt as Motithang which metaphorically stands as 'a plain of pearls'. Our school was established on 1st April, 1975 as a central school. During its establishment, the school was homed by two hundred and thirty-five students and fourteen teachers with only one building. Initially the school had classes from LKG (Lower Kindergarten) to class eight. Later in 1989, school was upgraded to high school with the introduction of classes nine and ten. Primary classes were phased out gradually till it became a full-fledged junior high school in 1993, and started to offer only four levels of classes’ seven to ten. School was further upgraded to a higher secondary in 2006 with Mrs. Maina Kharga as the principal. The school also had its first All Bhutan Class Ten Toppers in the year 2000 under her leadership and thereafter subsequently many toppers both from ten and twelve were produced by our school making it one of the top high school in the country.
Following are the list of principals who guided school to the present grandest of glory and pinnacle of success:
1. Mr.A Dhar (1975 -86)
2. Mrs.Namgay Om (1987-88)
3. Aum Gagey Lham (1988-94)
4. Mrs.Pem Sherab (1994-98)
5. Mrs.Maina Kharga (1999-2007)
6. Mrs.Karma Zangmo (2008-2011)
7. Mr.Norbu Gyltshen (2012)
8. Mr.Sangay Khandu (2013 -14)
9. Mrs. Jigme Choden (2015 to till date).
We cherish our remarkable accomplishments and success of the past and pray same for the present and future.

Date: 1/4/2021


Welcoming class X and XII students for the Academic Session 2021

Our school reopened today for students of classes X and XII after a fruitful and refreshing break. Teachers have joined on 2nd March (two days ahead of student's reporting) for necessary arrangement and preparation for new academic year with new curriculum so called "New Normal Curriculum."
Madam Principal welcomed all our students with her words of wisdom.
We are also further joined by our new teachers and trainees who are all welcomed and further introduced to students by madam principal.
It is exceedingly important for all stakeholders (including parents besides teachers and students who are all deeply woven in the fabric of academic learning) to know what is "New Normal Curriculum."
New Normal Curriculum is different from the outmoded adapted curriculum and prioritized curriculum developed for education in an emergency due to Covid-19 pandemic last year.
According to REC’s Dean and Curriculum Specialist II, Wangpo Tenzin sir, "New Normal Curriculum would make students how to learn, to do, and to value based on competency-based learning.
In the past conventional education, teachers teach what to learn, what to do and what to value, which is a perspective learning."
This also means such change in curriculum is a shift from previously existing teacher centered learning to now student centered learning.
The NNC (New Normal Curriculum) would allow children take giant leap to explore and go beyond what is in the textbook to get information on their learning, emphasizing the discovery of a student’s inner values and their potential to learn themselves.
REC is also exploring to have a block period instead of having eight periods with about 45-minute class in a day so that children would get dedicated time to explore other measures to pursue information beyond the textbook.
NNC would also mandate the active engagement of students and learn themselves during an emergency like lockdown. Thus, we are still expected to deliver 30% of syllabus through ICT integration like by using Google class or any other social media. Students are expected to be a ball of fire and no more lame ducks or couch potatoes.
The NNC would result in the development of foundational and fundamental concepts and ideas by reducing content to allow time and space for learning instead of only focusing on completing the syllabus.
The past learning experience and purpose of school education is based on what is there in the national school curriculum, a framework that only tells what the student needs to learn. But in the NNC, it aspires students to learn “more” through the digital technologies to make students enjoy what they are learning, be aware of ground realities of the content they are learning in the textbook.
The NNC also aims to allow flexible teaching and learning to adopt diverse approaches, namely blended learning, flip classroom, face-to-face interaction, inquiry and project-based learning, including newly emerging teaching and learning strategies.
Assessment will be competency-based that emphasizes the assessment of student’s intellectual, social and behavioral competencies through objective assessment technique and tools.
The instruction guide for respective subjects is aligned with the subject’s curriculum framework that articulates competency-based learning through elements like facilitating learning anywhere, anytime.
The guide will also strengthen blended learning with multimedia, digital pedagogies, ICT devices, and websites as tools and learning content.
It will also guide parents in facilitating their children’s learning and prioritizing learning content to create time and space for learners’ active engagement.
We trust our students and have equally great faith in their parents too in rendering all necessary support for their children in continuing with NNC mandates and objectives.

Date: 24/3/2021


Award Day

Best student or student of the year 2020 (boy) was won by Karma Tshering and (girl) by Samira. Similarly best volunteerism of the year was won by Sunil and best human being of the year by Pema. We would like to congratulate them all.

Date: 17/3/2021


Farewell to Class XII Students

Our grandeurs of sensational class XII Farewell together with Award Ceremony for student leaders, two best students, best volunteerism and best human being of the year ended successfully today. Deep wound may not heal or heal by leaving scar, but good memories will slowly fade away. Some will go, others will come, and only time will tell what next? However, as far as 2020 batch of class XII is concerned, they are another best batch of students we have ever witnessed.
They are all demure, honest, well behaved and dutiful. Also we never heard or come across any disciplinary issues from them since they are all adorably humble and obedient. Majority of them were here with us for the last four years. We have seen them joining our school as small boys and girls in class IX just few years back, and within no time now we see them successfully graduating from class XIl. We have seen them growing physically as well as mentally, becoming more decent, polite, smarter and wiser, slowly stepping on the path of adolescent.

Date: 16/3/2021


Birthday wishes to His Majesty

Date: 21/2/2021


Exam wishes
As BHSEC practical examination for class 12 science starts from today, we would like to wish all of you a good luck.

Date: 20/2/2021


Bidding farewell to Moorty sir

Bidding farewell to our esteemed colleague sir Moorty by our Motithang family, including separate farewell from his own class students.
Sir Moorty joined our school in 2008 and served for 13 years with full dedication and unremitting devotion for the welfare of our students, school and country at large, away from his family and hometown. Sir Moorty is very jovial, humble and polite by nature who will never speak ill of anyone. He is one such inseparable colleague, virtuously tied with us with the bounds of love, compassion and cooperation and deeply woven in the fabrics of Motithang family. However, due to unavoidable and uneasy family obligation, he is leaving our county and moving back to his family. With his resignation, we will be losing one of the best teacher in Commerce and Accountancy departments. We will miss him immensely. We would like to wish him happy and peaceful life hereafter in his own hometown and with his family.

Date: 20/2/2021


Annual Exam
As annual exam for class 9 and 11 starts from 8th February and BHSEC practical examination for class 12 from 20th February, we would like to wish all of you a very best of luck. Believe in yourself while giving the test. Stay focused and be confident. We know your preparation will meet success. Best wishes for your exam.

Date: 6/2/2021


Birthday wishes to our Gyalsey

Date: 5/2/2021


School reopens after second lockdown and safety protocols.

The school reopens tomorrow the 1st of February 2021 after the second lockdown. Class IX and X will report at 9 am and XI and XII at 9:15 am. All students of class X and XII will come to school. However, class IX and XI will come as per the timetable provided to you all in teachers - parents forum to avoid crowding.

Please follow the safety protocols given below:

  1. While entering the school campus, ensure that you get screened for fever, disinfect your shoes, and wash your hands.  
  2. Classes 12Com A, B,C, and D are to enter the school from upper gate (smaller gate) and rest of the classes from the main gate. Similarly, Class X A,C,D, E, F will enter from the upper gate while X B and G enter from the main gate.
  3. Enter/exit only through the allocated gates.
  4. Class XI and XIIs to report 9:15 am while class IXs and Xs report at 9:00am.
  5. Get in your classroom as soon as you reach school and be seated in the designated place where your names are pasted on the table.
  6. Recite Sangay Menlha with your class teacher/teacher teaching the first period and report the count to the coordinator.
  7. Maintain 1 m distance in school at all times.
  8. Practice frequent hand washing following hand washing steps and good habit of coughing or sneezing into elbow or handkerchief.
  9. Remember to not touch your face with unwashed hands.
  10. Always follow the directional arrows in the school.
  11. Avoid unnecessary movements.
  12. Come with packed lunch (canteen will be closed) and eat outside (open area) in their own group along with the teacher teaching the period before lunch break. No sharing of edible items shall be allowed.
  13. Wear face mask at all times and keep at least one spare for emergency.
  14. Keep windows and doors of your classroom open to maintain adequate ventilation.
  15. Bring your own hand sanitizer if possible.
  16. Be in your own campus (Refrain from crossing the bridge)
  17. If you are sick with flu-like symptoms, inform your parent teacher and visit nearest flu clinic before coming to school. Produce COVID-19 negative test result issued by the flu clinic when you join the school.
  18. Do not stigmatize or discriminate peers or tease anyone about being sick.  
  19. Use only allotted taps and toilets.
  20. Ensure that you have all learning materials since sharing of any such materials in the class will be strictly monitored and discouraged.
  21. Clean and disinfect your classroom and toilet after last class, particularly surfaces that are frequently touched by many people (desks, railings, tables, sports equipment, doorknobs, window handles, teaching and learning aids etc.) (Teacher teaching the last period to monitor)
  22. Minimize production of waste and littering.
  23. Only a student from each class to empty the dustbin. Avoid overcrowding near waste disposal area.
  24. Leave for home as soon as the classes are over.
  25. VERY IMPORTANT! If you live with any recovered positive COVID-19 positive cases, please submit your details to parent teacher for onward submission to the health committee.
  26. If in case you develop flu-like symptoms and fever in school, inform the teacher in your class or your parent teacher immediately.

Adhere to all the above protocols for our safety! Remember that the virus can infect anyone!

Date: 31/1/2021


Webinar with students

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly withheld most the economic activities around the globe. The COVID-19 turned out to be major stumbling block even to schools and institutions, especially in carrying out, continuing and completing the session within the timeframe.
However, everyone played their role in their own way, within their own capabilities and capacities.
Even we did our part as an unruffled team of school, unflappable trainer of students and trusted trustee of society, without wallowing in easygoing life or dumbfounded by the dubious thought of sudden lockdown. We fought our battle with hindrances of COVID-19 and finally we are close to winning the war. We completed our trial exam just on the brink of second lockdown and immediately switched to virtual classrooms amid the lockdown over rising novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. We have also completed all our prioritized curriculum syllabus for every levels without much trouble and tension. Thanks to the Google classroom along with google meet and zoom; and kudos to our great team for effectively executing it to the fullest.
Although we remained secluded from public during lockdown but engaged with our call of duty in close bonding with our students by executing virtual classroom lessons, unrestrained by family obligations. We have provided all needful assignments to needy students, corrected their work judiciously with proper judgment, given necessary feedback as and when required, graded each with proper grading and met them face to face to discuss further through virtual google meet or zoom. We left no stones unturned from our side in implementing e-learning.
Google Classroom is an easy platform for students to access lessons, study materials and submit assignments shared by their teachers. It is a versatile application that can be used on a desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile phone. It is convenient for both students and teachers.
Now we are more advanced and experienced with Google classroom and some of us even reached to the pinnacle of employing google classroom for any learning purpose. Similarly, Google too made it more handy by updating and adding many new features like grid view (to include over hundreds of participants in one window), attendance (to take note of every member present, absent and leaving in-between), split windows (to fit two windows at a time) and many other features.
We do hope, even our students have garnered enough skills and knowledge to expedite google class as well as other forms of social media for meaningful communication between them and teachers.
In today's changing world, students need to leave school with a set of technological skills that can help them compete in the world’s job market.

Date: 30/1/2021


Department webinar

While the first outbreak of COVID-19 is still holding its stand post without any sign of retreat or surrender, the second wave, believed to more deadly than the first already started its centrifugal march by leaps and bounds. However, such pandemic encroachment should not derail our work or disable our mentality. We must continue our life and make our living together with our call of duty. Hence, we are continuing with our important meetings.
Today we have conducted 3rd Subject-Wise Departmental virtual meeting amongst the subject teachers with our principal and vice-principal through online Google platform, from the respective resident of participants.
We have started with common subjects, which are also major in all levels and across all streams.
On 11th of January we had the Dzongkha Departmental meeting, followed by English on 12th and today on, 13th of January we had the Mathematics Departmental meeting. For tomorrow we will have Humanities, next will be Science and followed by Commercial studies.
During all such meetings our colleagues are sharing their multiple challenges as well as unforeseen opportunities in online teaching. They are also thinking out-of-the box to come up with new measures, innovative and creative methods, and to propose for doable ideas and strategies to streamline the harrowing ordeals of online learning for delirious students. We are also discussing other issues like hassles of syllabus coverage, hiccups of examination and hammering-out of student's response and surge of support from parents.
Our Subject Departmental meetings were coordinated by head of respective subject department and chaired by madam principal and vice-principal along with subject teachers. All such meaningful meetings we have conducted till today were turned out to be highly successful with 100% attendance from all members. We are also planning for such meeting with respective class students or parents along with subject teachers, coordinated by parent-teacher (class teacher) and chaired by principal or vice-principal or both. Such meetings together with students and parents will collectively reap win-win result for all.
We are eagerly looking forward for mutual cooperation from our students and their parents too.

Date: 13/1/2021


First webinar with our staff

Today we had the first webinar with our staff. One of the main agenda was about online Google Classroom Teaching. We have also discussed about rendering support for financially needy students, students affected by COVID-19 and other issues.
When it comes to the nitty–gritty of managing and maintaining platform of teaching through Google Classroom system, there are certain domain of knowledge that most of our fellow teachers have mastered by now. Similarly when it boils down to checking and doing assignment followed by submitting through Google online system, students have to excel or outsmart parents and teachers by becoming active like ball of fire.
Unfortunately, we still have many students who lack behind as far as online learning is concerned and that is mainly because they lack interest and aptitude in study itself.
It is not everyone's cup of tea to groom and nurture few unwilling mind on a right track for better learning and furthermore for brighter future. It cannot be done unilaterally in isolation either by subject teacher or management alone but by meeting together and coming up with same consensus, by sharing concerns, challenges and knowledge. Thus, such a well-timed or on time meeting of parent-teachers (class teacher), subject teachers and management is found exceedingly important.
We have also learned one important lesson related to nature of our student's academic performance. Whether the student is high achiever, average or low achiever is all something to do with their daily routine and habit. Exactly like renowned writer Shiv Khera mentioned: "Winners don't do different things but differently. Winners never quit and quitter never or rarely wins. Winners don't quit even when it hurts." Those students who fall in the category of high achievers are not because they are more intelligent or they read different subjects or topics. They read same topics or subject and they follow same platform of learning but orchestrate differently and only difference is their habit and daily routines.
They are hardworking eager beavers, always punctual in doing everything well in time. They are the first to submit their work or assignment on time. They do any task assigned to them by going extra mile and taking additional time. They never relinquish the pain of learning and never reach at the end of their tether. Whenever they work or do homework or any assignment they thoroughly read notes or text book and even further go on browsing in net to achieve perfection. They wake up early and sleep on time besides performing their regular daily routines. They are ambitious and they try to achieve their dream with their sweat and sacrifices. They understand that the Rome was not built in a day and light comes only after thunder and lightning.
We are less worried about them and so is their parents too.
We are more worried for so called "low achievers", who have become slave of their lackadaisical habit, the habit that was encapsulated with laziness and filled with complacent. They are not dull at all but just a stubborn couch potato. They are belated or behind schedule in doing any work or assignment. They submit their homework or assignment very late and some even dare not to submit at all. They don't like giving more time for learning like reading or browsing for answers, instead they prefer easy ways. Some are so cunning that they just copy from other and submit without even understanding content of materials that they have copied from others. They submit just for the sake of submitting and no way, not for learning purpose. They have even become more nocturnal during recurrent lockdown as they remain awake whole night on unproductive social media and sleep whole day. They often submit their assignment only after repeated reminder or continuous calling but again are incomplete and done carelessly in shortcut ways. They are not at all bothered or have concern about their mysterious future. They don't care whether they become winners or losers in near future. Some of them even turn deaf ear to nagging of their parents or guardians and blind eye to currently struggling unemployed youth who once used to play their role. Parents of such children are more worried than us.
Although there is nothing like stuffing knowledge into unwilling minds but we will not leave any stones unturned to change or improve these group of slackers. We will do whatever possible within our capacity and capabilities to improve them for better. However, at this juncture, parents or guardians can do more than us since they are together.
Little negligence on the part of parent or guardian can ruin the life of children forever. Children need strict monitoring and supervision especially on their habits and work schedules. In boarding schools children with well managed daily routine are studying under strict guidance and supervision of their teachers. However, in day's schools such role of teachers has to be replaced by caregivers so called parents or guardians. Otherwise, down the line, we will see big difference in 2021 academic result between students of boarding schools and day's schools particularly from X and X.

Date: 10/1/2021


113th National Day

Date: 17/12/2020


Flu vaccination

“If you want to know the value of vaccines, just spend some time in a clinic in Africa. The faces of the mothers and fathers say it all: vaccines prevent illness and save lives." .......Seth Berkley (CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance).
Today, Ministry of Health provided the seasonal Influenza (Flu) vaccination for all our students and staff as per the micro plans developed by our Thromde, following all the COVID-19 preventive measures strictly.
Influenza is a potentially serious infectious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different and influenza infection can affect people differently. Millions of people get flu every year, thousands of people are hospitalized and hundreds of people die from flu-related causes every year.
Thus, an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect ourselves against such flu.
Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children and even in adults.
By getting such indispensable flu vaccination, we are not just protecting ourself but also protecting all other people we may come into contact with.
Prevention is always better than cure. We are more safe for now, at least from the horror of threatening flu for the minimum of two weeks or even more and always better safe than sorry.
Thank you to the team of MoH and volunteer desuups for your timely needful service.

Date: 8/12/2020


Sonam Rinchen first WWF youth ambassador of Bhutan

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - Francis of Assisi
Today our young pioneering IT genius, Sonam Rinchen of IX B is appointed as first youth ambassador of Bhutan by WWF.
Sonam Rinchen has great talent, immense interest and unwavering devotion in the field of ICT. He always make possible out of impossible with his thinking outside the box.
Recently, Sonam made remarkable contributions in WWF as a youth leader and now he is appointed as first youth ambassador of Bhutan by WWF.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 that works in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment.
As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, WWF collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.
WWF works to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transform markets and policies toward sustainability; and protect and restore species and their habitats. They make efforts to ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decision-making from a local to a global scale.
We would like congratulate our Sonam Rinchen for his renowned post and commendable achievement.

Date: 4/12/2020


Observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities with PHENSEM

“I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn’t let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness – I want to turn my disability into ability.” ―Susan Boyle
We observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities with PHENSEM, Parents Support Group on 3rd December 2020. This group aspires to create awareness and support vulnerable people with different abilities and needs of children along with advocating for positive change on the challenges.
Madam Karma Sonam Dorji, our guest speaker of the day (the Chief executive of PHENSEM ) beautifully highlighted on supporting children with all forms of disabilities and their families especially during Covid-19 pandemic. Madam also mentioned that many children with disabilities have underlying or additional health needs - making them more vulnerable to Covid-19. We must render maximum possible support especially during such crucial time.
Such international observance on disabilities was promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet with aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
This year's theme for such international observance was “Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities”.
We must support people with any form of disabilities wholeheartedly with whatever and however we can within our own capacities and capabilities to address their needs.
Even our king and the government hugely values disabled people and are overwhelmingly committed to ensuring that disabled people are supported during this challenging and worrying time. We would like to thank madam Karma Sonam Dorji, Chief executive of PHENSEM and her PHENSEM, Parents Group for coming up with most relevant program for our students especially during such day of international importance.

Date: 4/12/2020


Trial Examination

The Motithang HSS family would like to wish our class 10 and 12 students a best wishes in their trial examination which starts from 30th November, 2020.

Date: 28/11/2020


Lunch by our lhotshampa colleagues

Together we are stronger, our voices louder, and the synergy of our actions more powerful. Together we can prevail as unbreakable team." ........Pierce Brosnan (Hollywood veteran actor)
Today on 21st November 2020, our Lhotshampa charos offered a special treat to all our staff to mark the festivity of togetherness in their Diwali celebration.

This is what we call total unity in diversity, we work together as one family under same roof for the common goal and we celebrate every special occasion together.
Togetherness is a hugely important aspect of life. It unites us, gives us security, much-needed support and a sense of belonging, and encourages us to love one another.
We have a great sense of togetherness. It is our team spirit that has taken us to this level of achievement and success.
Thank you to all our lhotshampa colleagues.

Date: 21/11/2020


Leadership program

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."........ Aristotle (Greek philosopher).
Today we have conducted leadership program for our captains by two highly experienced educationist, none other than our former Sherig Lyonpo, Norbu Wangchuk and Sir Ugyen Pelgay (former English lecturer in Sherubtse college).
Our captains are fortunate to receive such a far-reaching and impactful training from them, who were great instructors, wonderful tutors, mind blowing coaches and resourceful facilitators besides being expert in the field of education.
Now our captains have become more aware about the crux of good communication skill and essence of great leader. They have learned about the pivotal role of knowledge, skill and attitude in reshaping their leadership qualities and professionalism.
They have also learned through active participation that people converse in one or a combination of three main types of communication: passive, aggressive or assertive.
Passive - fears to open up or give their opinions.
Aggressive - doesn't listen to others and has to give their opinion and it has to be followed.
Assertive - Listens to others opinions and gives their opinion too.
Our captains must have realized through today's program that the best way to communicate with others is by using Assertive Communication, which is characterized by honesty and a direct approach. They must understand that it wise to catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Now the time has come for them to use their gray matter to leverage today's learning in their day to day routinely activities.
We would love to see all such beautiful knowledge, important skills and positive attitudes deeply ingrained in them now and hereafter while journeying towards seniority and maturity of life. We have learned through our past experiences that we can only lead a horse to water, but can't make them all drink alike. However, they can always prove us wrong like their predecessors.
We would also like to thank our honourable former Sherig Lynonpo and sir Ugyen Pelgay for showering our captains with knowledge and skill, and further reshaping their mind-set with such invaluable training.

Date: 20/11/2020


Tashi Delek Madam Tshering Zangmo T

"Treat your new job as a mission. Avoid procrastination, increase contribution, and exceed expectations." .....Anonymous
Yesterday we seized the opportunity to offer our prayer and khadar of appreciation to the highly deserving new principal, madam Tshering Zangmo at Royal Academy of Performing Arts.
Madam Tshering Zangmo has served as our vice principal under co-curricular department for quite sometime with full dedication and integrity. Now she is promoted to the post of new principal to one and only academy of performing in the country, the Royal Academy of Performing Art (RAPA), not only as the 8th principal but also as the first lady principal there. She has every qualities and qualifications to be the right principal there. The Royal Academy of Performing Arts is a government body within the Department of Culture, under the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs that supports the preservation of traditional Bhutanese culture. It was founded in 1954 under the initiative of the Third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
We do hope without a slightest doubt madam Tshering can bring a remarkable change and immeasurable improvement there with her magic touch. Madam has her own modus operandi to spark with silver lining even to the darkest cloud with her jovial nature and intellectual expertise.
We would all like to congratulate her for the new post and promotion with prayer and best wishes.

Date: 19/11/2020


Meeting with our captains

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."................. Henry Ford
Today we have conducted another round of meeting with our captains, chaired by madam principal herself. Madam beautifully explained our captains about their main role as to help and guide their fellow friends and also to grow themselves professionally.
Thereafter, madam also answered all nitty-gritty issues raised by our captains pertaining mostly to labyrinth of school's activities and their new initiatives.
Finally, each captains were provided with their own laborious roles and responsibilities (both in printing and also through verbal discussions) by SSD focal teacher lopen Wangdi, SRC focal teacher and school counselor accompanied by few other members. Henceforth, our captains will expedite any work in close collaboration with their immediate focal teacher, SSD secretary, SRC coordinator and other captains as a team not just for momentous event but even for trifling activities.

Date: 16/11/2020


Celebrating 65th Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo

On the joyous occasion of the 65th birth anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Motithang HSS family joins the nation in offering our heartfelt felicitation, sincere prayer and humble wishes for His Majesty's continued good health and long live.

We marked this great day of celebration in our Choesham, with all our staff and captains, starting with Zhabten and Prayer. After the prayer, madam principal gave a speech thanking and expressing the extraordinary qualities and contributions of His Majesty throughout his reign.
Long live your Majesty.

Date: 11/11/2020


SRC meeting

“The single problem plaguing all students in all schools everywhere is the crisis of disconnection. Meaningful Student Involvement happens when the roles of students are actively re-aligned from being the passive recipients of schools to becoming active partners throughout the educational process."----- Adam Fletcher
First SRC meeting with newly elected captains was conducted today.
This meeting was conducted mainly to remind our captains about their roles and responsibilities.
All captains are members of SRC (the Student's Representative Council) which comprises of entirely student bodies (besides the focal teacher as mediator). We often conduct such meeting to hear suggestions, feedbacks and complaints from students for the smooth functioning of school by maintaining unruffled harmonious relationship between management, teachers and students.
Usually, during such meeting, minor issues will be discussed, negotiated and solved within the members chaired by focal teacher as a mediator in consultation with SRC president and school captain. SRC president and school captain take a lead role to collect, refine, and forward only the most pressing issues to school authority for immediate action, unrestrained by fear or favour. Such meetings have far reaching effect for better functioning of our school. This is because the voice of every student will be heard from it, and measures will be taken as per the need, authenticity and importance.

Date: 10/11/2020


Khadar and badge awarding ceremony for our new captains

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” — Robin S. Sharma.
Today, the 6th of November is believed to be a very auspicious day according to our Bhutanese calendar. Thus, on such auspicious day we successfully conducted khadar and badge awarding ceremony for our new captains along with Lhabsang thruesul ceremony in our Choesham.
Our newly elected captains with their parents. Children often become proud not because they got the rank or badge but because their parents are with them to celebrate together.
The Parent-Child Relationship is one that nurtures the physical, emotional and social development of the child. It is a unique bond that every child and parent will can enjoy and nurture. This relationship lays the foundation for the child's personality, life choices and overall behavior.

Date: 6/11/2020


Erecting more than 50 sacred prayer flags

Today earmarked another turning point in the history of our school by erecting more than 50 sacred prayer flags (Lungdhars) within our school premises for religious cause. Our staff managed the prayer flags and poles from within our own voluntary contribution for greater good of school, students and nation at large. We believe with each flutter, a flag releases the prayer printed on it into the air which in turn carries it to the heavens. The more the flag flaps, the greater is its divine value. The different colour used in prayer flags represent the five elements of nature; red for fire, blue for water, yellow for earth, white for sky and green for vegetation. lt's central image is a horse (Windhorse) bearing three flaming wish fulfilling jewels on its back. The three jewels represent the Buddha, the Buddhist teachings and Buddhist community. Around the horse are 20-odd mantras, each dedicated to a particular deity. In addition to the mantras, are prayers for long life and good fortune of the person who erects the flag.

Date: 6/11/2020


Webinar on opening ceremony of JOTA-JOTI Jamboree

Today our scout masters and student scouts joined the other scouts of our nation and the world at large in the opening ceremony of JOTA-JOTI Jamboree which is held today on 17th of October at Astana, Dhaka.
The JOTA (Jamboree On The Air) is a virtual global camp. It is held every year in the third full weekend of October together with JOTI (International Jamboree on the Internet).
JOTA-JOTI is the world’s largest digital Scout event taking place online and over the air. This educational event act as a stimulus to bring together more than 2 million Scouts every year in October for a weekend of Scouting and friendship. Young people who are active, eager and enthusiastic about knowledge can learn about communications technology and connect with fellow Scouts from over 171 countries.
JOTA-JOTI is about the 21st century skills one can learn in Scouting and the values of global citizenship. The event is open to multitudinous Scouts around the world, enabling young people to connect and communicate with each other using the Internet and amateur radio. JOTA-JOTI is one the flagship program of scout to engage youth in educational activities that builds teamwork, cross-cultural understanding and skills for the future.

Date: 17/10/2020


Captains interview


"With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world". — Dalai Lama
As human beings we are born with innate abilities that differentiate us from others. Being the unique individuals that we are, our own set of skills are important building blocks for achieving our greatness. It’s how we make use of these very talents that will allow us to unlock our full potential and strive for success as we continue our progression here in life.
Some students have done a tremendous job of unveiling their hidden abilities while others have yet to discover their true strengths. The question is, how do we find out what skills they possess and what are the steps needed for us to harness their inner skills? However, at our school level, we expedite an interview for those interested student candidates for the post of various captains and coordinators. Nominating and appointing captains without knowing their skills, abilities, aptitudes and prior knowledge will be like buying a pig in a poke. Thus, this year too we have planned and conducted interviews for captains from 8.10.20 to 10.10.20, despite downscaling many major activities. This premeditated interview was conducted by a special committee comprising of highly skilled and experienced jury or judges, chaired by madam principal herself.

Date: 12/10/2020


Encouragement meeting

“The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained.” - Alexis Carrel (French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912)
Yesterday, madam principal along with subject teachers of X had the heart-to-heart fruitful discussion with class X students who were found moving at a snail's pace in academic performance. Madam advised them to work hard and do better in their next weekly test and even best in their final board exam. Madam and teachers also informed them about fruitful strategies and meaningful tips to study and time management.
We will have more of such meetings and discussions after every round of test often by inviting their parents, mainly to keep them out of blissful ignorance and to boost their performance.

Date: 4/10/2020


Welcoming class 9 and 11 students


"If you want to deal with an epidemic - crime or health - the smartest and most effective and cheapest way to deal with it is prevention first" - Kamala Harris (American politician and attorney).
Today madam principal informed our classes IX and XI students with necessary details of COVID-19 safety protocols and also indispensable rules and regulations they have to abide in school.
Thereafter we conducted "Lhabsang Thruesuel", a purification ceremony for all students and to every classrooms.
Also today, Rinpoche kindly offered some intriguing invaluable words of wisdom to our IX and XI students.
Lhabsang thruesul is performed by burning incense, sprinkling holy or sanctified water and chanting mantra by highly learned monks. Such ceremony will not only purify our intangible mind, fast-changing body and enigmatic soul but will also remove / dispel our emotional defilements, karmic impurities, physical pollutants, innumerable problems and lurking negativities.
The aroma of incense, typically derived from herbs, flowers and other natural sources, purifies the atmosphere and inspires students to develop a pure mind (besides appeasing the local deities). The fragrance it gives off spreads far and wide, just as a good deed brings benefits to many.
Similarly, the sprinkling of holy water, Thruechu helps in washing away or cleansing defilements, karmic impurities and physical pollutants, and chanting mantra will aid in warding-off evil spirits and lurking negatively.
Besides the occasional rituals and ceremonies, we also conduct unrestrained mindful trainings, needful counseling’s and soothing lectures to calm and purify frail minds of budding souls. Our honorable parents too have greater role to play in training or purifying or subduing the mind of innocent children before it goes astray.
Purification of mind is always a supreme goal in the Buddhist approach to learning, by realizing that mind is the master of all the intentions and actions. When the mind is purified, one perfects and establishes well in virtue, gains a tranquil state of mind and wisdom of direct knowledge of reality.

Date: 21/9/2020


Meeting on welcoming class 9 and 11 students


"Safety saves sickness, suffering and sadness. Chance takers are accident makers. Safety never takes a holiday and danger never takes vacation. Always better to be safe than sorry."
As we are reopening the school after the first wave but second lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic, we needed to plan in the best possible way by broadening our horizon of thinking to keep both students and staff safe. At the same time, we also have to make sure that the learning of students must take place and teaching must continue.
Thus, on the afternoon of 17th, September, we had the meeting within our school administrators and teachers teaching classes IX and XI, chaired by madam principal herself. This meeting was held mainly to discuss and develop necessary provisions for our class IX and XI students who are joining school after a long break. We have thoroughly discussed and finally agreed with better plan and best provision within our capacity, giving utmost importance to student's safety and learning. We would like to welcome all our IX and XI students back to school on Monday (21.9.20) between 8 to 8.15 am. We would like to request all our XI students to come from main gate near new academic building and IX students from 2nd gate towards IX and X academic block by following safety protocols.

Date: 17/9/2020


Reopening of school


The novel coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world with a deadly disease spreading like wildfire, affecting thousands of people from all walk of life, all over the world. However, we are lucky to be born in heavenly paradise, Bhutan, ruled by farsighted and compassionate godly king, who leaves no stones unturned to bring peace, spread love and generate happiness within his subjects by further cementing harmonious relationship between government and people.
We only have few cases of Coronavirus infection and absolutely no death cases from COVID-19 till today. Thank you, Your Majesty and the Government.
As people around the world are taking precautions to protect themselves, their families and their communities from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it’s also important that children can continue to learn, and that they can do so in an environment that is welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and supportive to all.
Schools play a vital role in this. Sharing accurate information, science-based facts about COVID-19 and further encouragement to live better will help diminish students’ fears and anxieties around the hazy disease and support their ability to cope with any secondary impacts in their lives.
Thus, today on the first day of school reopening (after second phase of lockdown), madam principal thoroughly briefed our X and XII students about dos and don'ts with regard to safety measures and protocols of creeping COVID-19. Madam also highlighted on the important role played by our king and the government in safeguarding us and keeping us all happy, healthy and sufficient despite the nationwide lockdown. Finally, madam also encouraged and inspired them with her words of wisdom to study and live well.

 

Date: 14/9/2020


Staff meeting


“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” ― Alan Lakein (a well-known author on personal time management, including How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life).
Planning is the process of thinking about the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It involves the creation and maintenance of a plan, such as psychological aspects that require conceptual skills to manage labyrinth of activities down the line.
We had the first general staff meeting for overall planning of our third phase of academic session after the stumbling block of second lockdown.
We have started our meeting only after reciting prayer for about 30 minutes in our choesham, the sanctum of sanctity. As usual we prayed for the wellbeing of all our network of school family including staff, students and their family members in particular and for the greater good of nation at large.
After prayer, we had the khadar awarding ceremony. Madam Principal, representing His Majesty the King, awarded khadar as a token of appreciation for staff desuups who selflessly volunteered to serve the nation during 2nd phase of lockdown.
Finally we started with our main agenda of planning our academic session with proper COVID-19 protocol for the safety of our students and staff.
We have maximum number of students in each class and some classes even have the strength of over 40 students but only limited classrooms. We don't see any loopholes to downsize the class strength since all students including classes IX and XI will be joining us soon. However, without much grousing in the discussion, we have decided and agreed with enough gumption to certain terms and conditions to keep our students and ourselves always from the pandemic of Coronavirus.

Date: 13/9/2020


Choe Bum recitation concludes


Our four days of great "Choe Bum" recitation (under the guidance of lop. Sonam Phuntsho, lop. Karma Gayey and others lopens) was successfully concluded today in our Choesham. We involved learned and pious monks (who follow religious vocation) for bum recitation. Our generous staff, spearheaded by madam principal herself, contributed about 65% of overall expenditure for this noble cause of bum recitation program and remaining from school.
This sacred choe bum recitation is conducted mainly for the well-being of all our students, staff and their entire chain of family and secondly for the betterment of our Tsa-Wa-Sum in particular and all sentient beings in general.
There are things about this holy canon beyond our understanding. Reciting sacred scriptures from this inviolable holy canon "Choe Bum" has immeasurable benefits both for the present and next life. Simply possessing a single canon of bum in our house is believed to bring immense good luck and protect the entire family from evil eyes by warding off evil spirits and other lurking and creeping diseases as well as unexpected disasters.

 

Date: 17/7/2020


Awareness on Covid-19


"When you hear good advice, you should always do two things: Take it in and pass it on."... - Anonymous
Our madam principal advised students on dos and don'ts (on unceasing threat of COVID-19 pandemic) unsynchronized in two phases: Yesterday for seniors (class XII students) and today for junior (class X students).
Madam wisely explained about the current scenario of COVID-19 in our country and in the world. Madam also highlighted on the sacrifices made and efforts put in by our king and the government to reduce or eradicate the cases of COVID-19 in our country. Finally, madam advised our students about the roles and responsibilities they have to shoulder for their own safety and also for the safety of their family and friends.

 

Date: 2/7/2020


Acknowledgement


We would like to acknowledge our generous parent, Mrs. Sangay, mother of Tshering Paljor Norbu of class X for donating to us two numbers of spraying machines wholeheartedly for the welfare of our students in particular and school in general. These machines will be used for spraying disinfectant to disinfect our classrooms and corridors so that our students remain away from jaws of COVID-19 and from the clutches of other dreadful diseases.
We are extremely blessed to have such kind and supportive parents at this critical juncture when most of the required materials to combat COVID-19 are either out of stock in the market or they are beyond our affordability.

 

Date: 30/6/2020


Reopening of school from 1st July

We are ready for the reopening of our school. We are giving completely new touch and altogether different look to our school environment so that our students remain safe from COVID-19.
Every contingency plan is in right place for the safety of our students. We have installed about eight hand washing stations at strategic locations with enough water taps for hand washing. After all, prevention is always better than cure.
We have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected all classes. This is because cleanliness is not just next to godliness but also first step towards healthy living. Even after the arrival of our students, daily we will disinfect our classrooms in the last period.
Each class is further sub-divided to minimize the overcrowding and to maintain social distances. Now we have 15 sections of class 12 and 12 sections of class 10 but every class will have only 20 students.
Besides keeping 10 and 12 students in different block, we have also made different timing for classes 10 and 12 students mainly to keep social distances. Class 12 students will report to school at 8 a.m. Sharp and their classes will be over by 4 pm. On the other hand, the class 10 students will report to school at 8.40 a.m. sharp and their classes will be over by 5 pm.
We have closed our school canteen for this year and hence we want all our students to carry their pack lunch compulsorily and water too. They will eat pack lunch in their classroom at their respective table (without sharing with other in-mates) along with the 4th period subject teacher.
We will have regular classes from Monday to Saturday and each period will be of one hour. We want all our students to come by wearing face mask and also carrying hand sanitizer (if possible).
On 1st of July we want all our students to come with decent haircuts and acceptable hair colour besides coming with neat and tidy school uniform. Henceforth we will also restrict the visitors to our school. However, if any parents happen to visit our school for genuine reasons, then they have to carry their mobile phone to scan compulsorily with Druk Trace App at the main gate of our school.
Inconvenience is highly regretted but we do hope that our dear students and helpful parents will always cooperate and render maximum possible support.

 

Date: 29/6/2020


Agriculture by staff


“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.”.... Thomas Jefferson Even within these three months of school lockdown, we never left our school in ramshackle; rather we have done enough as a team for all round development of our school. We made sure nothing falls through the cracks.
For our school agriculture work, our staff substituted students, spearheaded by madam principal and focal teacher, Sir Thinley Tobgay. We have planted enough fruit saplings within the premises of our school agriculture plot, sown the seeds (in the first month), followed by transplantation and timely weeding (in second and third month). We have also started and completed with mushroom cultivation project. Agriculture practice in schools have multiple benefits.

 

Date: 4/4/2020


Orientation on different clubs


“Don't join an easy crowd. You won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high." - Jim Rohn (American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker).
Yesterday we have oriented our class XI students with wide range of meaningful clubs available for 2020 academic year. They were also given ample time to decide which club they want to join. On coming Monday they will have to register themselves in any one of the club.
This year we allowed our students to form as well as run maximum number of clubs all by themselves (with one teacher just to supervise). They formed clubs on the basis of their own initiatives and experiences, in the area of their own interest. This is one of best way to empower our youth and make them more responsible. Only few clubs were formed by teachers and will be coordinated by teachers themselves with students as member. However, for the smooth functioning of club activities, all clubs want to take maximum of 25 to 30 members only.
A club is any kind of group that has members who meet and work together for common goal. Clubs are part of our extracurricular activities that provide multiple opportunities for our children to explore, exhibit and further enhance their skills and talents in different situations.
A club gives students the opportunity to combine components of their mental and social development into personal action. Students usually work together as a team in club to achieve certain common goals. Clubs help in experiential learning for students, giving them the leadership and power to make their own decisions and watch how those decisions effect their life and the lives of others around them.

 

Date: 4/3/2020


PD on indispensable academic related topics


"Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom."...-- Chip Bell (author, keynote speaker, and consultant in customer loyalty and service innovation).
Today we had the second PD for the academic year 2020 and is exclusively for teachers only. Today's PD was resourced by Sir Surjay Lepcha on the indispensable academic related topics.
Sir Surjay was previously working in REC as Science curriculum expert but now working in his own private consultant firm. Sir took us through the details of CBQs (Competency based questions), MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and many other academic related question preparations and procedures.
Now we are more enlightened than before in preparing CBQs, MCQs and other questioning techniques and procedures. Henceforth, we will not go back to the basis in question preparations. This PD will greatly enhance the conduct of our examination system, further making our teaching profession truly a labour of love.
This year we have already decided to conduct weekly test on every Tuesdays (besides the quarterly and term examinations). Getting good PD on preparing question was icing on the cake for improving our academic since we have already planned to conduct our examinations more rigorously.
We are eagerly waiting to implement today's invaluable knowledge in our assessment system and in the pursuit of knowledge for our students.

 

Date: 15/2/2020


VOW


“If we lose our human values by having everything mechanized, then machines will dictate our lives.” ..Dalai Lama Without proper values, we will be just producing working machines or robots and not thinking humans or morally good human beings. Without values, even students have no sense of purpose in life and clarity in living. Not to mention, their ability to think clear and straight will be distorted. By fostering an environment where core values are a focal point, it enables students to logically grabble with the moral life and encourages healthy brain development and growth. Thus, from today we have started with our value Orientation Program for classes X and XII students by dividing them into smaller uniform groups. We have unanimously decided our VOW on seven topics which are highly relevant to current situation and extremely important in thrusting right values in our students. They are:
1. Sustainable Development Goals.
2. Life Long Learning and Digital Literacy.
3. Counselling.
4. Spiritual Values.
5. Fundamentals of Law and Driglam Namzha.
6. Leadership.
7. Citizenship / Community Building and GNH.
Each topic was dealt by group of our expert teachers with rigorous practice and thorough research besides their life long experiences. These topics will help in instilling important core ethical values such as caring, honesty, fairness, responsibility, patriotism and respect for self and others in our students and are exceedingly important.

 

Date: 5/2/2020


Welcoming class X and XII students


Many have left already and many will leave in a year or afterwards either by graduating or on other reason from this school. Similarly, many will keep on coming to be here either for a year or more, and is all normal phenomena in any institution. However, our regular activities will continue as usual.
Even for today, we have started our first day of 2020 academic year at school with regular offering of prayer and Lhapsang Thruesul in our new Choesum in new academic building. After the offering of Lhabsang, Lam Karma Rangdrol gave his precious words of wisdom to our class X and XII students.
We also distributed text books to our students today. We will have Value Orientation Program from 5th onwards.

 

Date: 3/2/2020


Kinley Namgay National Arts topper in BHSEC 2019

We would like to acknowledge our Kinley Namgay of 12 Arts A, who stood nationwide 1st position with 86% from Arts stream, BHSEC 2019.
Kinley Namgay is a master of many trade, besides being a country topper in Arts stream. He is our school captain from 2018 and also our best student of the year 2019 from senior category. Besides being a passionate writer, he is also a great orator who delivered mind-blowing speech at RUB in the presence of world's greatest leaders, His Excellency Sri Narendra Damodardas Modi (The PM of India), our PM His Excellency Dr. Lotay Tshering and other important dignitaries and VIPs. Kinley possess all the good human qualities. He is religious minded, very polite, diligent as well as well-behaved with magnanimous spirit and appealing attitude.
Thank you Kinley Namgay for adding star to our school and making us all proud.

 

Date: 2/2/2020


PD on Educating for Success

Today we had the first PD in 2020 academic year for our teachers at Termalingka Resort, conducted by most knowledgeable resource person, our former education minister, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk.
We are very fortunate to receive such indispensable PD on 'Educating for Success', very pertinent to our teaching profession, from rightful person who knows every ins and outs of our education system.
We will sincerely use every knowledge we gained today in our everyday lesson to produce better students and great leaders of our nation.
Thank you very much your Excellency for imparting wonderful knowledge that will immensely benefit our students.

 

Date: 1/2/2020