From the Principal's desk

"On upcoming BIG Occasion"

Silver Jubilee Celebrations, 25 Glorious years of Enhancing academic and Developing Human Excellence by Promoting Life Long Learning Skills through GNH Values with Wholesome and Inclusive Education, Mongar Lower Secondary School is soon organizing a prolific Silver Jubilee Celebrations for completing 25 glorious years on 24th April, 2014.

As we reach 25 years of academic excellence - one quarter of a century, Mongar Lower Secondary School today is synonymous with 'academic excellence', 'student achievement', 'social entrepreneurship', 'opportunity' and 'discovery' for students, parents, teachers and community.

Students who study here are passionate about their subjects, qualifications and are dedicated to expand their knowledge of the world around them. In the sphere of school education, Mongar LSS remains a place that dares to be a little different. It is our academic focus and personal attention to each and every student that makes us distinct.

National Merit Award 2012

Ms. Yeshey Choeki, a teacher in this school was one of the recipients of the prestigious National Order of Merit for Excellence in Teaching awarded on the 17th of December 2012. "It's a great honour to have received this prestigious award from His Majesty the King," said Yeshey Choeki. "I am very grateful to the principal, the DEO(Mongar), and the Education Ministry for having recognized my efforts and dedication.

I am also grateful to all my students who have taught me a lot in life and inspired me to work harder. With recognition comes responsibility, and this recognition inspires me to commit myself all the more to the development of our children of all abilities and to serve my country in my own small ways.

International Day for Persons living with Disabilities, 2014

Mongar Lower Secondary School observed the International Day for Persons living with Disabilities for the year 2014 in the afternoon to ensure that the students of class 6 also attend it after their exam in the morning. As per the proposed plan, this program was planned and supported by the SEPTA (Special Education Parent-Teacher Association) Members as well as all the teachers of the school.

All in all, the program lasted two and half hours. The guests commented that there were lot of things that they weren't aware of about special needs and the services our country provided. They commended the school on the concern and support the school rendered to the children with special needs.

From the parents’ involvement in the program right to the very last minute, we could sense that the program was successful in retaining their attention and making them aware of the aims and purpose of observing such a day and the need for acknowledging the potentials of all people living with disabilities.

MLSS Celebrated Silver Jubilee on, 2nd May 2014

The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee, a 25 years of academic achievement, on 2nd of May, 2014. His Royal Highness, the Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, accompanied by Azhi Yitsho Lhamo, graced the momentous occasion as the Chief Guest. Some Alumni who were based in and around the locality attended the program.

A bronze statue of Jamyang along with a Phodrang built from the financial support of the staff and students, and a Mani Dungkhor sponsored by the Alumni, staff, students, and donors from the business community, was consecrated.
The Jamyang Phodrang is placed in the open just above the assembly ground in order to make it visible and accessible for all students at any time where they can pray and worship for their academic and intellectual growth.
The Phodrang has been built fulfilling all the etiquette of a Chorten with the required Zungs properly consecrated by the Rabdey. Anyone circumambulating this chorten would be blessed twice. This phodrang was formally inaugurated by His Royal Highness, The Gyaltshab and the Azhi.

The alumni made contributions as per their will and the capacity for the successful conduct of the Silver Jubilee. For those who contributed more than Nu. 3000 were awarded the Silver Jubilee Memento each. All the distinguished guests were also presented a Silver Jubilee badge and they were greatly delighted to receive it from His Royal Highness, the Gyaltshab and Azhi.

Visit of the Secretary, MoE, 10th March 2014

The honourable Secretary of Education visited the school on 10th March 2014. A brief power point presentation on the 16 best practices and SEN program in the school was made for the information and awareness of the honourable Secretary.
The Secretary said that she was extremely happy to see that this school is already practicing a lot of things that they had wanted all schools in the country to do so. She was very impressed and also emphasized on the school’s good practice of allowing students to practice their responsibilities and leadership qualities as well in their daily activities in the school.
She appreciated the school’s review meeting system where all teachers are given full opportunity to speak out their thoughts, ideas and feedback on improving the school system, which she said is one important way to developing the teachers professionally as well as giving them a sense of ownership and responsibilities.

Special Educational Needs Exchange Program, 2014

Mongar LSS hosted the 1st Special Educational Needs exchange program from 5th to 8th March, 2014. Two teachers from Changangkha MSS and a teacher each from Khaling LSS and Muenseling Institute in Khaling were the visiting teachers for the program.
The core SEN team members took them through the various special educational needs (SEN) program in the school as well as the best practices of the school system. There was a lot of sharing of ideas and important decisions were made to bring uniformity in the SEN program and services across the schools catering to the needs of children with special needs.
The program was found to be very enriching for the visiting and the host schools..

Captains for 2014

School Captain
Sonam Choki, 8 "C"
School Vice Captains
Sonam Zangpo,& Ugyen Dorji, 8 "D"

Prayer Captain
Sonam Tenzin, 7 "C"
Assistent Prayer Captain
Yeshi Dorji, 7 "B"

Elected 8 House Captains and 8 House Vice Captains for Year the 2014


Sponsor of the basic educational needs

Manjushri Bhutan, a religious foundation based in Thimphu, sponsored the basic educational needs of Pasang Dorji (class 8), Aiti Maya (class 4), and Tshering Cheki (class 1) in 2013. They were selected based on the school’s criteria for sponsorship. In order to enhance personal growth, they were taken to Nepal for exposure trip and were provided a month long counseling and value classes at the religious center in Pharping, Nepal. They are now under the total care of the sponsor and are admitted in boarding schools in Chapcha MSS and Gunitshawa PS..

Page 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1