Founder’s Day is a special day for any institution, especially for one that is striving to impart the highest quality of all round education while ensuring that the ancient culture of its people and land continues to be nurtured and preserved. On 24th September, Druk Padma Karpo School, Shey celebrated its Founder’s Day, albeit a less pompous one than previous years. The school, which is a very personal project of His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa, which was was founded in the year 2001 and has been a pioneer in the field of education in Ladakh, ever since. In the past five years alone, over 400 students have successfully passed out of the school under the priceless leadership and guidance of His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa (Founding Father) and His Eminence Skyabje Thuksey Rinpoche (Chairman, DPKS). Keeping in mind the entering of His Eminence Zhichen Bairo Rinponche (His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa’s beloved father) into the Parinirvana state, earlier this month, the school decided to pay him a silent homage, while keeping the Founder’s Day commemorations modest and minimum. To do this, the teachers and students of the school got together to write a heart-rending ode in Bothi to their founding father. The song is a declaration of love, admiration and gratitude for His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa. Here is a translated excerpt of the song: “On this Founding Day, We, the teachers and students Pay homage to you, Oh loving, giving father and Guru!” His Holiness has been an ambassador of kindness, compassion, peace and rightfulness, who has positively influenced the lives of millions through his teachings. And the members of the DPKS family will be forever indebted to him for being their guiding light.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:50

Workshop - “Professional Learning Community”

15 days inspirational workshop cum training session was conducted by visiting Expert Trainer and Inspector Mr. Kris Krause (USA). He pressed on the grim need of the existence and regular functioning of a “Professional Learning Community” ,that shares the school’s mission ,vision and values and works unfailingly to towards continues evaluation & improvement and setting goals to inquire higher cognitive level of the students.

Teachers LOVE fun too!!...Breaking away from all the academic high tides of the school 31st of Sep brought in showers of FUN and ADVENTURE for the Dragonite’s industrious team. The Teachers ,staff, support staff and the proactive Student Council sailed, tossed and turned in the lap of the mighty INDUS river….leaving all spell bounded by the great adventurous encounter with numerous Rapids. The conclusion of the journey was very indeed more SPECIAL as we bid farewell to Mr. Kris Krause ( visiting School Expert Trainer & Inspector, USA) after an intensive 15 days Leadership Training for the school’s core academic team.

Living up to the essence of our motto for the School Expo, the school swung into action to enter yet another successful chapter of our initiative to raise funds for our school’s desired Auditorium to beat away all obstacles that the weather conditions brings forth us in tough reaches of Leh Ladakh.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 12:41

The New Learning CURVE!!...

As envisioned by the Founding Father H.Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa the IIMUN (Model United Nation)- As initiated in the Year 2016’,in the face of our 10 students participating in the IIMUN Championship Conference for a week at Taj, Mumbai. The school was very excited and thrilled to introduce this global leadership and personality development in LEH for the first time ever in partnership with IIMUN-Mumbai. Several enthusiastic schools stepped out to explore this New learning Curve.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:48


Good foundation of any strong education setup starts with strengthening the base and the roots . We at DPKS meticulously nurture our young ones to get that support to make them acquaint with team work , performance and confidence ,through multi –activities at the Kindergarten level. Blooming day is one such most awaited day ,where the kids of the entire INFANT block ( Nursery to 1st form) are provide a platform to perform in various genres and each child participate…….summing to a 100% participation.

The "Dragonites" lived up to the tradition of lifting umpteen event categories of the: District Tournament and swirled the DPKS flag into the Turquoise blue skies , making the" power packed PERFORMER's hearts swell with mixed elevating emotions !! Hearty the teachers and the Team..Let the fire of SPORTSMANSHIP. .. remain Kindled !! Gusto !

Our 1st guest speaker of the" Inspire to Aspire"-a new addition to the school's year long prog was none other than the son of the soil, Mr.Stanzin Gya, who made us all hold our heads high with pride as he created a big buzz globally, for his soulful creation and multi award wining film "The Shepherdess of the Glacier". As they say: "Blood is thicker than water and roots call was without a speck of doubt, a very connecting tale of indomitable spirit paving way toward a remarkable achievement ! We hope such prog in the fold shall create that" spark" which we wish for our children.

Druk Padma Karpo School is honored and privileged to have entered as an official name in the list of member Schools in India with the Korean Cultural Centre ,which plays mammoth role at national as well as International promote inter-culture faith,respect and awareness & student's prog exchanges.This collaboration is a seed hoping to bear fruitful results to boost the student's confidence and outlook.Here seen are; Mr.Kim (Director of Korean Cultural Centre) and Ms.Stanzin Kunzang (Principal Druk Padma Karpo,School) exchanging the entered pact.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:23

Feeling Proud

Chemet Angmo, the young Dragonite of 8th grade did us proud by bagging the 1st prize for inter-school Bhoti Dramatics held at Lamdon Model School in #Leh. it was an overwhelming chase contested by 10 major private schools of #Ladakh. This was a joint initiative by Lamdon school and the Art and Culture Department of Leh. We heartily congratulate the laureate!

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 16:15

Education-a powerful common platform !!

A group of 12 teachers from the Govt; primary school, Spituk were welcomed to tour and explore all areas of scholastic and non scholastic at DPKS... to sort and pick all take back to their respective setup as an enhancement where ever needed. DPKS was delighted to play the role of a model school and extended help like a perfect sister school. The teacher guests intently looked through all teaching aids interacted with the host teachers, met with students, visited classes, the heads exchanged views and suggestion over a cup of tea.....but the final outcome was beautiful and undivided....EDUCATION--A POWERFUL COMMON PLATFROM!!

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:42

Long Distance Running prize

The entire family of DPKS rejoices the commendable feat of Stanzin Namdol of Standard 9th , who bagged the medallion for the second position in the Inter School District long distance running organized by the District Youth Service and Sports of Leh – Ladakh. Heartiest congratulations Namdol.