Rinchen Higher Secondary School is situated at the north terminal end of Chang Gaydarphug, above JDWNR Hospital in the beautiful valley of Thimphu (the Kingdom of Bhutan).
The cold but beautifully sunny and auspicious morning of 22nd February, 2002 saw the grand inauguration of the school with a traditional “rabney” performed by Datong Tulku. Aum Sangay Zam and Mr. Sonam Dhendup (the patrons of the school), family and the faculty members and numerous invited guests attended the inauguration ceremony. The school was inaugurated by Hon’ble Lyonpo Sangay Nidup, the then Minister for Health and Education.
The school was later blessed and consecrated by His Holiness Tulku Jigme Choedra, the 70th Je Khenpo in 2004.
Ms. Tshewang Choden became its founding principal who was assisted by Mr. Sonam Palden as Vice Principal and a group of very hard working teachers. The group ploughed through all the difficulties and laid the launching pad for the school’s ever widening progress in its attempt to spread the light of wisdom. The school’s first batch of students produced a modest 73% pass result in the Indian Schools Certificate Examination, 2003. Over the years the school’s result kept on improving. The school produced Bhutan Topper for Commerce Stream: Namgay Wangchuck (2004) and Bikash Chettri (2005).
The school is ideally located to facilitate congenial teaching and learning environment. The school follows the National School Curriculum prescribed by the CAPSSD, Ministry of Education. It also follows same evaluation and assessment process like all the government schools. It is affiliated to Bhutan Council for Secondary Examinations and Assessment. It is also mandated to follow the same academic session as the government schools.
The school is committed to providing world class value-based education which in the long run would contribute to achieving the National goal of Gross National Happiness.