Drukgyel Higher Secondary School is envisioned to be the centre of academic excellence. The school believes that the education process must be rooted in country’s tradition and culture. To that extent the school aspires to instil in the learners the motto ‘ever victorious’ by moulding them into citizens with sound characters, balanced personalities, inner discipline and strength, dedicated to duty and work and possessing patriotic outlook.
Drukgyel Higher Secondary School is committed to produce well in-formed skilled, responsible, loyal, dedicated and productive citizens by providing an effective teaching learning atmosphere, incorporating wholesome education. Ingrained in our motto of ever victorious is the spirit of excellence and competition that the school will strive to instil in the minds of learners.
Every day has been a fulfilling day for me working in Drukgyel Higher Secondary School. I have been privileged to have such a dedicated and committed team of staff and students who are passionate about teaching and learning.
Establishment of the School
The present school is an offshoot of the erstwhile Paro High School, which had to be located to a new site after a dreadful landslide hit present Paro LSS in 1986, causing a major damage to the infrastructure. This is a product of a close partnership between the Royal Government and the British Government. The foundation stone for the construction work of the school was laid in December 1991 and most of the work completed by 1994. The total cost incurred in the construction of the school amounted to 1.05 million pounds sterling (roughly Nu. 62 million) which was exclusively British Government’s ODA grant to the Royal Government. The school was inaugurated on April 7th, 1994 by the then British High Commissioner of India, Sir Nicholas Fenn in the presence of high-ranking government officers of the RGoB. The school was named Drukgyel High School on the 7th of April, 1994.The first Principal Aum Namgay Om started the school with 399 students and 29 teachers and today there are more than 800 students with about 60 teaching and non-teaching staff.
Location of Drukgyel High School
Drukgyel High School is located in Jitsephu village of Tshentok Gewog, at a distance of 12 KM from Paro main, at the upper end of Paro valley. Driving up to the school from Paro along the left bank of the Pachu, one crosses the Kyichu Lhakhang and the road ends at Drukgyel Dzong – one of the most historic, ruined fortresses which is only three kilometers away from the school. The holy monastery – Taktsang faces the school almost directly opposite, across Pachu. Jhumolhari mountain peeps shyly from further north, fanning Drukgyel constantly with her fresh air. The actual site of the school slopes gradually from the Drukgyel Dzong-Paro road to the river in a south easterly direction. Next to the high school site, across the fence, is located Drukgyel Lower Secondary School. The School lies at an altitude of about 2511m above sea level and within 27029’05.6” North Latitude and 89019’56.6” East Longitude.
The Historical Significance of its Location
The school bears the name of the Dzong as well as our country Druk and for an appropriate reason. Drukgyel Dzong which means the “Fortress of the Victorious Drukpas” is distinctively visible from the school. It was here that the Bhutanese under the Great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel had defeated the Tibetans in 1644 and the fortress was built, not only to commemorate the famous victory but also to curb further Tibetan incursions. Today our school has derived its name from the Dzong, reminding every Bhutanese of a great historical achievement of our country. Roughly translated, Druk = Bhutan and Gyel – Victorious. Aptly the school’s motto is ‘Ever Victorious’.
On 28th May, thirty two students went to participate in the Paro Dzongkhag Level Athletic Meet held at Shari HSS. Our students have outperformed most of the events and in honor of their performance the school is also awarded the rolling trophy. This year our school was also recognized as the champion school. The credit of this success goes to the administration, mess in charges and teachers who have helped the athletes to get ready. “TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.” ~Anonymous.By : Mrs. Sonam Zangmo
Our annual sports day after three days preparation was hosted beyond our own imagination. We had Mr. Rinzin Wangdi as the chief guest. It was a mixture of all emotions when different houses had to display their class sports skills in numerous events as a 3000 meters, 100 meter hurdles, relay,100 meter dash and so on. Of the many exciting events, the most awaited events for the day was the chariot race & pyramid performed and displayed by different classes clubbed into six different houses. After a long day, for 2016, the champion class trophy was identified and awarded to class 12 E.By : Mrs. Sonam Zangmo
A day on which teachers all over the country are recognized and appreciated for their efforts in making the future citizens productive and efficient. Here in DCS, we celebrated the day with offering of butter lamps to the late third king followed by dances from different grades 9- 12, all to honor and mark the day as one of the most special days in the lives of the students and teachers.By : Mrs. Sonam Zangmo
First unit test academic achievers were announced today in the assembly. Top three positions were recognized from each stream of science and commerce. Similarly, top three from classes 9 & 10 were also announced. Some say the journey ahead will be predetermined by the present situations, we wish these students all the best of luck and hope they will keep up the same spirit and fly higher with every test/exams that comes across their way.By : Mrs. Sonam Zangmo
"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure." ~ Confucius DCS had it's first disaster and evacuation job delegation for all the staff of the school. The SBIP was a reminder as well as an enriching experience for many staff. With this particular session, we have been made aware as well as we were able locate the hazard zones of the school, identify and decided what we could do in the time of any disaster.[Read More]By : Mrs. Sonam Zangmo
Drukgyel Central School celebrated its 22nd Foundation Day on 7th April 2016. Dasho Sangay Khandu, the honorable member of national council and an alumnus graced the occasion with his esteemed presence as the Chief Guest. An encouraging number of alumni and a good number of former teachers turned up to join the celeberation of the special day. [Read More]By : Mr. Sherab Tenzin
The newly appointed Minister of Education, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, paid a visit to the school on April 14. Although the Lyonpo had visited the school two years ago, in 2014, it was his first visit as the minister of education. Drukgyel Central School (DCS) was the very first school to be visited by His Excellency after assuming his new office. Dasho Dzongdag of Paro accompanied the Sherig Lyonpo.[Read More]By : Mr. Sonam Palden
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