Gortsum Primary School

Name of the School/Institute: Gortshom Primary school

Year of Establishment: 1991

Total Land area:   8.983 acres

Classes/ Courses Offered: PP-VI

Total Students:   125+15 = 140 (including Ongar ECR)

  • Male    :   56+8 =64
  • Female :  69+7 =76

Total Teachers: 9+3 = 12

  • Male    : 10
  • Female : 2

Support Staff: 3

  • Male : 3
  • Female: 0

Royal Visit: No

 

Kidu Students:

Are there any of His Majesty’s Kidu students/ GyalpoiTozay in your institute. If yes, please provide the followings:

  1. Total Kidu/ GyalpoiTozays students: 3
  2. Male : 2
  3. Female: 1
  4. If you have any kidu students or GyalpoiTozay students – provide a Separate name list of the students giving the following details – class/courses taken/ Village and Dzongkhag/ and the year they were GyalpoiTozay.

 

Infrastructure and Facilities (please mention the existing infrastructure and facilities institute provides)

  1.  One Administrative Block with 4 units
  2. Two new Academic Blocks (with 3 units each)
  3. One MP Hall /dining hall.
  4. One Principal quarter
  5. Kitchen 1 unit

6.  Old academic block (5units)

  7. Teacher’s Quarter 5 units

 8. Toilet 2 units

9.   Tap stand 5 nos (including staff quarter)

 

 

Brief Background on the Institute:

Gortshom Primary School was established in the year 1991. It has been serving as the premiere institute to educate the youths of Maedtsho geog since its establishment. About 95% of the students come from poor family back ground. Farming is the major source of income of the people of this gewog.

 

The name of the school was derived from the name of the village, Gortshom. Gor literally means stone or rock for the Bumthaps and Khengpas. Tshom means mortar for the people speaking kurtoep and khengkha. Thus, the name of the village was derived from the stone mortars which are found at three different places around the school. They are known to have existed since pre-historic times. It is believed that the name was given by a renowned monk of the Dratshang at the time of his visit to Bumthang via this area

 

The school was formally inaugurated in 1991 by Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen, the former Dzongda of Lhuentse Dzongkhag. Initially, the school was only up to class III. After graduating class III, the students were sent to Zangkhar Primary School to continue their studies. The school was upgraded to Primary school in 2001. Currently the school has classes ranging from Pre Primary to Class VI.

 

Statistics of Students 2017: GortshomPs

Sl.no

Class/Courses

            Gender

Total

Remarks

Male

Female

  1.  

PP

15

15

30

 

  1.  

I

7

7

14

 

  1.  

II

7

9

16

 

  1.  

III

9

11

20

 

  1.  

IV

6

13

19

 

  1.  

V

8

7

15

 

  1.  

VI

4

7

11

 

 

Total

56

69

125

 

 

 

Statistics of Students 2017: Ongar ECR

Sl.no

Class/Courses

            Gender

Total

Remarks

Male

Female

  1.  

PP

3

1

4

 

  1.  

I

1

3

4

 

  1.  

II

2

1

3

 

  1.  

III

2

2

4

 

 

Total

8

7

15

 

 

 

Teaching Staff Details:

Sl.no

Name

Qualification

Subject/ Courses taught

Years in Service

Nationality

1

Nima Dorji

B. Ed

Maths

19

Bhutanese

2

Chencho Wangchuk

B. Ed

General

7

Bhutanese

3

Sangay Tenzin

B. Ed

General

5

Bhutanese

4

Kencho

B. Ed

Dzongkha

4

Bhutanese

5

Kaka

B. Ed

Maths

4

Bhutanese

6

Som Nath

B. Ed

Science

4

Bhutanese

7

Rinzin Wangchuk

B. Ed

General

3

Bhutanese

8

Sangay Dorji

B. Ed

Dzongkha

2

Bhutanese

9

Thukten Dorji

B. Ed

General

2

Bhutanese

10

Damcho Therchen

BA

Dzongkha

5

Bhutanese

11

Ugyen Tshomo

Cl XII

ECCI

4

Bhutanese

12

Karma Yuden

Cl XII

ECCI

2

Bhutanese