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HISTORY OF LMSS
In 1970, a group of India House ladies, used the rooms of the Government Guest House, at Lungtenzampa to organize a nursery classes for some of their children. They also invited Bhutanese children to play sessions. The ladies did this on a voluntary basis, whenever they were free.
In 1972, His Majesty’s Representative in the Ministry of Development HRH Ashi Dechen Wangmo Wangchuck, decided that there was a need for the Government to run a Nursery School, in Thimphu, and Her Royal Highness asked Mrs. Carolyn Tshering to set it up. Mrs. Carolyn Tshering was transferred from Thimphu Public School, (now called Yanchenphug Higher Secondary School), where she had been teaching from the time she arrived in Bhutan in 1966.
The Nursery School was opened in March 1972, using the same building – The old Government Guest House at Lungtenzampa. The school was called Thimphu Nursery School. The school started with 40, three-year olds, in two classes. Mrs. Carolyn Tshering took one class and Mrs. K.K. Tshering took the other. The school had one watchman and one maid/assistant.
The Public Work Department made slides, monkey bars, parallel bars, swings, a sand pit and a cycle circuit for the school.
The Education Department provided a mug of orange juice (tinned Druk Orange Juice) and two biscuits for each child, every morning. Many of the ex-students still recall the pleasure of the daily orange juice.
At some point in the 70’s the school was upgraded to a Primary School. When the top class reached V they entered Yangchenphu under the headship of John Tyson. Later the school became Junior High School and was called Lungtenzampa Junior High School. This meant our children can stay with us until class VIII.
A multipurpose hall and a 16 room building was opened by Her Royal Highness Ashi Dechen Wangmo in 1981. The rooms included a library and a science laboratory.
During the early years, as the student numbers were so few, besides the normal annual concerts and