|About||Pelkhil is a non-residential K-12 school established in 2010 in Thimphu, Bhutan. Visit http://www.pelkhil.edu.bt for more information.|
Pelkhil seeks to impart education in its broadest sense. The Pelkhil Spirit is thus wide ranging and perhaps best reflected in the following quotations:
Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)
Many years ago Rudyard Kipling gave an address at McGill University in Montreal. He said one striking thing which deserves to be remembered. Warning the students against an over-concern for money, or position, or glory, he said: “Some day you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are.” (As told by Halford E. Luccock)
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge…”
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”
“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”
“Truth is what stands the test of experience.”
Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931)
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley The First Duke of Wellington (1769 – 1852)
“The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton.”
Karl Popper (1902 -1994)
“Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve”
“Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.”
Pelkhil School is Thimphu's best private school providing a balanced focus on academics, sports and other activities. The school is located in Tashi Pelkhil Village along the banks of Thimchhu in Thimphu Valley. It was established in 2010 in the Year of the Iron Tiger and the school mascot is the tiger. The 8 acre campus is just minutes from the centre of the capital city yet, thanks to its unique location, it enjoys the quiet of a rural setting.
While recognizing the importance of academic achievement, the school also believes that the future of a nation lies in the success it has in raising citizens with self-discipline, integrity and a sense of community. The school’s programs and philosophy are therefore designed to allow the best of the students’ natural talents to bloom without letting youthful exuberance get in the way.
The debate used to be over whether to spare the rod and spoil the child. Today it is vastly more complex with our youth presented with limitless temptations and influences from every corner of the globe. Parents and teachers, the primary guides and role models are themselves found hesitant in an era of complex child rights and cascading new philosophies of upbringing. And in a world where a single income is not enough, children find themselves on their own more often than we would like. The role schools play is therefore more critical than ever.
Pelkhil aspires to play its part by cultivating an outstanding and committed faculty and providing programs that keep students occupied and also inspired.
Pelkhil is a co-educational, non-residential school with a built capacity for 600+ students. Admissions are open for students from grades PP through 12. Our class size is the smallest among the secondary schools and our teacher-student ratio is a staggering 1:6! On average, our faculty has the best qualifications with a majority with a master’s degree.
Students at Pelkhil prepare for the BCSE and BHSEC examinations for grades X and XII conducte
Kindergarten + 6 years of Primary School (I-VI)
4 years of Junior School (VII-X)
2 years of High School (XI-XII)
Continuing Education (CE) for adults