School of WILL: Winners, Innovators, Leaders & Learners

Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Guardians, Teachers, and Students,

Welcome to the UA Family for the Academic Session Term I: 2024. We extend our deepest gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support, which has been instrumental in our ongoing pursuit of excellence. Year after year, we continue to distinguish ourselves across all domains, a testament to our collective dedication and achievements.

In celebrating our successes from 2023, we are proud to (Highlights) several noteworthy accomplishments:

  • UA remains the leading recipient of prestigious ex-country scholarships, including the Re DAHE and MoE&SD scholarships in fields such as medicine and engineering.
  • On 28th July 2023, The Fab Lab Team UA secured the top spot in the National School Fabrication Challenge for FAB Bhutan 23, demonstrating excellence in curriculum-based fabrication.
  • On July 18th, 2023, UA showcased its talents at the nation's first-ever "Our Children's Stories" storytelling competition, with Pema Choden Tshering and Kinley Sonam Phunsum emerging as winners in their respective categories.
  • September 8th, 2023 marked another milestone as Miss Tasnia Faizun Ahmed and the UA ICT Department clinched the bronze medal at the ICDL Asia DIGITAL Challenge 2023, amidst stiff competition from top schools across 18 countries.
  • Winners of the National Illustrated Story Contest: 2023 () (12th Royal Wedding Anniversary Result declared on 21st October 2023) 1st Prize of Nu. 20000/- Kinley Deki Yangzom, (UA’s National Class X - 2nd Topper 2022, Studying in Singapore International School of Bangkok - SISB and 2nd Prize of Nu.15000/- is won by Eden Lucky Tshomo, Class X (Ugyen Academy Higher Secondary School, Punakha) – she is also National Topper of class X 2023

While we refrain from dwelling solely on past achievements, preferring instead to focus on continuous improvement, we invite you to explore the comprehensive list from highlights: available through the provided link.

Guided by our motto, “Be Your Best,” perseverance and consistency remain integral to UA’s culture. We are privileged to announce the completion of the international-sized astro turf in our main football stadium, a testament to the commitment of our Dasho Proprietor and FIFA. Additionally, our proprietor's forty million-ngultrum investment has facilitated the construction of a pavilion, additional hostels for UAFC, restrooms, and what is poised to be the largest STEM lab in the region.

Amidst our achievements, we acknowledge the tragic fire that devastated our library, ICT Lab III, and the Vice Principal's Office on November 14th, 2023. In response, we have erected a "Mani Dungkhor" (Prayer Wheel) and rebuilt a "Choekhang" (Prayer Hall), which will also serve as a Dzongkha Library. Constructed using mainly salvaged materials in a remarkable 24-day turnaround, this project embodies our resilience and spirit of renewal.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our supportive parents/guardians, dedicated teachers, and disciplined students for their contributions to the successful conclusion of the 2023 academic session. As we embark on the journey ahead, we collectively aspire to make 2024 a year of prosperity, safety, and academic fulfillment.

Please find attached the links for:

  • Important Activities Term I (Reopening Time): 2024 - Click Here
  • Essential school requirements - Click Here

Warmest regards to all

(Lopen Norbu Gyaltshen)

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Ugyen Academy

Dear Parents, Guardians, Teachers, and Students,

Welcome to the UA Family for the Academic Session Term I: 2024. We extend our deepest gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support, which has been instrumental in our ongoing pursuit of excellence. Year after year, we continue to distinguish ourselves across all domains, a testament to our collective dedication and achievements.
In celebrating our successes from 2023, we are proud to highlight several noteworthy accomplishments:
  • UA remains the leading recipient of prestigious ex-country scholarships, including the Re DAHE and MoE&SD scholarships in fields such as medicine and engineering.
  • On 28th July 2023, The Fab Lab Team UA secured the top spot in the National School Fabrication Challenge for FAB Bhutan 23, demonstrating excellence in curriculum-based fabrication.
  • On July 18th, 2023, UA showcased its talents at the nation's first-ever "Our Children's Stories" storytelling competition, with Pema Choden Tshering and Kinley Sonam Phunsum emerging as winners in their respective categories.
  • September 8th, 2023 marked another milestone as Miss Tasnia Faizun Ahmed and the UA ICT Department clinched the bronze medal at the ICDL Asia DIGITAL Challenge 2023, amidst stiff competition from top schools across 18 countries.
  • Winners of the National Illustrated Story Contest: 2023 () (12th Royal Wedding Anniversary Result declared on 21st October 2023) 1st Prize of Nu. 20000/- Kinley Deki Yangzom, (UA’s National Class X - 2nd Topper 2022, Studying in Singapore International School of Bangkok - SISB and 2nd Prize of Nu.15000/- is won by Eden Lucky Tshomo, Class X (Ugyen Academy Higher Secondary School, Punakha) – she is also National Topper of class X 2023. While we refrain from dwelling solely on past achievements, preferring instead to focus on continuous improvement, we invite you to explore the comprehensive list from highlights: 2023 available through the provided link.

Guided by our motto, “Be Your Best,” perseverance and consistency remain integral to UA’s culture. We are privileged to announce the completion of the international-sized astro turf in our main football stadium, a testament to the commitment of our Dasho Proprietor and FIFA. Additionally, our proprietor's forty million-ngultrum investment has facilitated the construction of a pavilion, additional hostels for UAFC, restrooms, and what is poised to be the largest STEM lab in the region.

Amidst our achievements, we acknowledge the tragic fire that devastated our library, ICT Lab III, and the Vice Principal's Office on November 14th, 2023. In response, we have erected a "Mani Dungkhor" (Prayer Wheel) and rebuilt a "Choekhang" (Prayer Hall), which will also serve as a Dzongkha Library. Constructed using mainly salvaged materials in a remarkable 24-day turnaround, this project embodies our resilience and spirit of renewal.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our supportive parents/guardians, dedicated teachers, and disciplined students for their contributions to the successful conclusion of the 2023 academic session. As we embark on the journey ahead, we collectively aspire to make 2024 a year of prosperity, safety, and academic fulfillment.

Please find attached the links for:

  • Important Activities Term I (Reopening Time): 2024 - Click Here
  • Essential school requirements - Click Here

Warmest regards,

Lopen Norbu Gyaltshen

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Ugyen Academy

UA Family Salutes our Three National Toppers
1st National Topper, Gelley Jamtsho
2nd National Topper, Kelly Tashi Yonten
3rd National Topper, Legden Thinley Tobgyel
In addition, we extend our congratulations to all our students and teachers for the outstanding results achieved in both Class VIIIs and XIIs in 2023. Keep it up and “Be Your Best”.
 
 
 
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Ugyen Academy

More “National Toppers” – To dispel the strong sense of deja vu in people who care for UA

With just a solitary topper in the recent class XII (BHSEC) result, I can feel a strong sense of deja vu in people who care for UA; definitely, we are a bit spoilt because we are so used to producing more than 2 national toppers. Even amongst my teachers and my family members, we land up consoling each other, although I do not feel the need to do so – holistically “we are at our best”.

Concurrently, I just feel that it is the flip side of the overblown importance many of us have given to “National Toppers”. Please understand that I am not making excuses for failing to produce more national toppers. As a matter of fact, I understand the toil and the chemistry involved to produce national toppers. For that matter, UA has produced as many as 49 national toppers in the BCSEA examinations in our 2 decades of service to the nation; in some years as many as 6 national toppers well distributed in all three streams – all records difficult to break. Thus, UA is full of admiration in seeing other schools producing national toppers like we have done year after year – CONGRATULATIONS, Damphu CS, Karma Academy, and Royal Academy for stealing the show in 2021.

At the same time, I would not want to say that we have not done well. Publicly, we wish to commend our supportive parents/guardians, resilient teachers, and disciplined students for the commendable finish to the most challenging academic session 2021. Of note, on behalf of the UA family, I wish to express my gratitude to some individuals/agencies who have made us feel better (please view the attachments).

Furthermore, on a purely personal note, I wish to share that I had actually tendered my resignation several times, the last one being in September of 2021 – to “manage out” myself. My proprietor had asked me to look for a replacement; upon my request, my School Administration Team (SAT) scouted and they had even approached a few prominent principals. No one took the offer and I had no choice but to pull on. Right now, I am happy that a change was not made lest they are whipsawed unnecessarily – for not producing so-called more “National Toppers”.

Finally, as we head back into our classrooms, I am convinced that everyone who cares for UA has parked aside the foreboding sense of déjà vu - more “National Toppers”. “If anyone hasn’t, please do so, we assure you all that we are refreshed and recharged for the academic session 2022”. We are so excited to re-imagine the future of education with you all and refocus on every student, live up to our vision to be a school of WILL – Winners, Innovators, Learners, and Leaders, driven by our motto, “Be Your Best”. Oh! Please hang on; “Winners” in our vision is not just about winning trophies, more importantly, it is winning hearts. Thanks!

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More National Toppers

To dispel the strong sense of deja vu in people who care for UA
With just a solitary topper in the recent class XII (BHSEC) result, I can feel a strong sense of deja vu in people who care for UA; definitely, we are a bit spoilt because we are so used to producing more than 2 national toppers. Even amongst my teachers and my family members, we land up consoling each other, although I do not feel the need to do so – holistically “we are at our best”.
Concurrently, I just feel that it is the flip side of the overblown importance many of us have given to “National Toppers”. Please understand that I am not making excuses for failing to produce more national toppers. As a matter of fact, I understand the toil and the chemistry involved to produce national toppers. For that matter, UA has produced as many as 49 national toppers in the BCSEA examinations in our 2 decades of service to the nation; in some years as many as 6 national toppers well distributed in all three streams – all records difficult to break. Thus, UA is full of admiration in seeing other schools producing national toppers like we have done year after year – CONGRATULATIONS, Damphu CS, Karma Academy, and Royal Academy for stealing the show in 2021.
At the same time, I would not want to say that we have not done well. Publicly, we wish to commend our supportive parents/guardians, resilient teachers, and disciplined students for the commendable finish to the most challenging academic session 2021. Of note, on behalf of the UA family, I wish to express my gratitude to some individuals/agencies who have made us feel better (please view the attachments).
Furthermore, on a purely personal note, I wish to share that I had actually tendered my resignation several times, the last one being in September of 2021 – to “manage out” myself. My proprietor had asked me to look for a replacement; upon my request, my School Administration Team (SAT) scouted and they had even approached a few prominent principals. No one took the offer and I had no choice but to pull on. Right now, I am happy that a change was not made lest they are whipsawed unnecessarily – for not producing so-called more “National Toppers”.
Finally, as we head back into our classrooms, I am convinced that everyone who cares for UA has parked aside the foreboding sense of déjà vu - more “National Toppers”. “If anyone hasn’t, please do so, we assure you all that we are refreshed and recharged for the academic session 2022”. We are so excited to re-imagine the future of education with you all and refocus on every student, live up to our vision to be a school of WILL – Winners, Innovators, Learners, and Leaders, driven by our motto, “Be Your Best”. Oh! Please hang on; “Winners” in our vision is not just about winning trophies, more importantly, it is winning hearts. Thanks!

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School of WILL:-Winners, Innovators, Leaders & Learners


Established in
2002
Total Students
1006
Total Staffs
76

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