PM LAUNCHES iSCHOOL AT PELKHIL SCHOOL

Bhutan Observer | March 29, 2014

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched the first iSchool initiative at Pelkhil School, Thimphu on March 29, 2014.

The iSchool Project was launched in cooperation with the Royal Government of Bhutan, Ministry of Education, Ericsson India and Bhutan Telecom Limited with the aim to make quality education accessible to all students studying in remote areas of Bhutan. [Read more...]

OUR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CONUNDRUM

When the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra visited Bhutan in 2008, he marveled at how well-spoken the average Bhutanese was in the English language. He had good reason to be impressed because back in Thailand as we all know, the Thai language is all one hears.

As a result of the Thai PM’s visit, today Bhutanese teachers are being invited to teach English in Thailand, and talks are already underway of Thai students visiting Bhutan to immerse themselves in the English language. [Read more...]

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY & PARENTAL ROLE IN SCHOOL SUCCESS

Personal Responsibility, Parental Involvement and Success in School

The Importance of Student Responsibility

There is an extensive body of research showing that students who assume responsibility for their own learning are more motivated, more self-reliant and more effective learners. Unfortunately, we often brush these facts aside when we discuss strategies to improve education. In fact, the United States is one of the few countries in which teachers and school administrators are singled out when students fail to achieve. Many acknowledge the importance of parental involvement and personal responsibility and effort as prominent factors affecting a student’s success or failure in school. However, the nation largely ignores these factors in discussions about educational reform.

In our efforts to improve public education, we often turn first to the institution of public education itself and suggest all sorts of changes. Over the past few decades reform proposals have included some of the following: longer school days and school years; smaller class sizes; site-based decision-making; smaller schools; decentralization; mayoral takeover of large districts; leaner school and district bureaucracies; integrated instruction; tracking; charter schools; vouchers; increased accountability; magnet schools; alternative schools; standards-based education; higher standards; performance assessments; project based learning; direct instruction; better professional development for teachers; improved teacher preparation programs; alternative routes to certification; merit pay; student test based teacher evaluations; eliminating teacher tenure; creating new teacher evaluation systems; reforming teachers’ unions; test-based school accountability; closing “failing” schools; and having low-performing schools taken over by the state or by private companies.

In few if any of these approaches do we see a systematic effort to integrate parental or community support to assist [Read more...]

ADMISSIONS FOR REPEATERS & CE 2014

Students seeking to repeat class XII at Pelkhil are welcome to apply.  The terms are as follows:

PCA Candidates must bring the following documents:

  1. BHSEC XII results
  2. Fully filled application form (available at office) Nu.100
  3. Transfer Certificate & Character Certificate

Applications may be submitted from Monday, the 3rd of February. The office is open from 9:30AM – 1:00PM from 3-9 February.

Please submit the application along with the payment of first semester’s fees to confirm your seat.

PCNA candidates will be interviewed by the Admission Committee after 10th of February, and their decision will be final. PCNA candidates from Pelkhil School must also submit a fresh application. All candidates must furnish the following documents:

  1. BHSEC XII results
  2. Fully filled application form (available at office) Nu.100
  3. Transfer Certificate & Character Certificate
  4. BCSE (X) Results
  5. The internal school marks of class 11

Candidates accepted by the Admission Committee may submit the application to the office with the first semester’s fees.

CE candidates are welcome to apply for admissions at Pelkhil School. Candidates must have completed the BCSE at least 12 months earlier to be eligible. Please submit the following documents:

  1. Fully filled application form (available at office) Nu.100
  2. BCSE (X) Results

The fees are the standard fees authorized by the Ministry of Education. Science candidates will have to pay an additional lab fee.

Please visit our School Fees page for details.

BHSEC 2013 RESULTS DECLARED

Class XII results declared

Scoring 91.25 percent, Tshering Tashi, a Science student from Ugyen Academy HSS topped the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate Examinations, 2013.

Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment declared the class XII results today at 3pm in Phuentsholing.

Jitendra Chettri, also a Science student from Ugyen Academy HSS scored 87 percent to come second while Yangchenphug HSS’s Science student Pema Euden came third by scoring 86.50 percent.
Yangchenphug HSS’s Dechen Rabyang scored 83.50 percent to top the Commerce stream. Mendha Wangmo, also from Yangchephug HSS scored 83.30 percent to be the second topper among Commerce students while Ugyen Academy HSS’s Thinley Wangmo came third by scoring 82.50 percent.

Dorji Wangchuk from Nangkhor HSS scored 85.30 percent to top the Arts stream. Damphu HSS’s Pema Choden scored 84.80 percent to come second while Orong HSS’s Esori Maya Waglay came in third by scoring 81.50 percent.

Karma Phuntsho from Taktse HSS scored 84.29 percent to top the Language and Cultural Studies Certificate Examinations (LCSCE), 2013. Jangchuk from the same school came second by scoring 80 percent while Ngawang Choden also from Taktse, came third by scoring 79.14 percent.

Individual candidates can access their statement of marks from the BCSEA website http://www.bcsea.bt and also through SMS by using their individual index numbers.

FOR UPDATES VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Given the traffic patterns, all our updates will be put on our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pelkhil

This website will be used to share detailed information on the school, its policies, programs, admissions information etc.

TAKTSHANG LEGO-STYLE!

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Courtesy Flikr

2013 BOARD EXAMS TIME-TABLE

Class XII BHSEC Time Table

Class X BCSE Time Table

Class VI Exam Time Table

Class III Exam Time Table

PELKHIL WINS REGIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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2 November 2013 Thimphu The inter-school regional sports tournament was held today at various sites in Thimphu. Pelkhil School boys represented Thimphu Thromde and strolled to an easy championship against Tenzin HSS from Paro and Yangchen Gatshel LSS from Thimphu Dzongkhag. The first game ended at a respectable 68-42 while the second game was a very unbalanced victory at 104-12.

Congratulations! We are now through to the National Tournament to be held this winter and will face a much more formidable opponent in Ugyen Academy.

Pelkhil School also hosted the regional football tournament at our sports grounds.

JAPANESE EXECUTIVE BUSINESS STUDY GROUP VISITS PELKHIL

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“Who believes your family is very important in your life”?

A 9-member team of senior business executives are in Bhutan on a field trip as a part of a training program designed to nurture global executive business leaders in Japan. The liberal arts program exposes the leaders to different cultures and systems from all over the world and Bhutan was one of their selected destinations.

Pelkhil School was selected as one of the venues to understand the values being passed on in the schools. They interacted with the students of Class XI Science who shared their views with the visitors on numerous topics.

The team was very happy with their visit.