About School

Melamchi-Ghyang Secondary School is a public school located in the foothill of Langtang National Park, Nepal. It lies in Helambu VDC of Sindhupalchok district. Most of the people of this region are from the Hyolmo community. They are the Himalayan indigenous people of Nepal. The Hyolmo have poor living conditions; both remote and difficult to access, with little in the way of formal education system. To address this issue Melamchi Ghyang School was established in 1985. The school now has 250 students, 150 live in hostels attached to the school. Our catchment area is both broad and diverse. Some students come from Kathmandu for the education, which we offer. We employ 16 teachers; our classes range from Reception through to Year 11. Our students sit the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) at the end of Year 10.

We regularly test our students and enable them to reflect and affect their own progress. Our results place us top within the District for the previous 6 years.

School Name: Shree Melamchi Ghyang Secondary School
School Type: Government Community School
School Establishment (Temporary): 2041/12/09 B.S.  (March 23rd 1985 A.D.)
School Establishment (Permanent): 2045/05/05 B.S. (August 19th 1989 A.D.)
Start to English Medium: 2052 B.S. (1995 A.D.)
Upgrade to Lower Secondary: 2056 B.S.
Upgrade to Secondary: 2062 B.S.
Proposed Upgrade to Higher Secondary: 2069 B.S.
Location: Melamchi Ghyang, Helambu VDC -6, Sindhupalchowk
Altitude: 2630 m. (Melamchi Ghyang)
Attached by: Langtang National Park
Local Community: Hyolmo Tribe (Indigenous and Ethnical Group)
Profession of Local People: Agriculture (Potato and Wheat), Livestock Farming (Sheep & Yak in Forest), Foreign Employment (Labor work in India and Kathmandu), Tourism Business (5 Lodges and Tea House in Village)
Income of Local People: Below Poverty Level (Many)
Transportation: Just linked by off road
Health: One health post near the school (Supported by CAN Nepal)
Electricity: Available during monsoon season
After SLC: To Higher Secondary School 10 hrs far from the village (To Kathmandu), every student has passed after this school but few drops the higher education because of financial problem.

School Post earthquake

The earthquake of 25th April 2015 devastated the school and the village. There were no habitable buildings in the village. The students were cared for by five teachers who spent five days ensuring that they were fed, washed and had a place to sleep. Then they escorted them home.

Within a month the school was reopened in very temporary shelters. Within 4 months the villagers had rebuilt a much stronger Temporary Learning Centre (TLC) and sufficient hostel space for 140 students.

The issue of good quality food has been addressed for 6 months by Keta Keti (Belgium) who are supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to the school for the students and staff.

Now the school has 220 students in Grades 1-10 of whom 140 are in the hostel.

There is electricity and the internet and classes continue. The classrooms are light and airy but with very little insulation against the coming winter cold.

The Future
There are at least four European charities supporting the rebuilding of the school. Designs have been agreed with the DoE. ???? have agreed to manage the rebuild.

It will start as soon as possible, there is no vehicle access at present and that will be needed for the delivery of steel rods and cement. We hope the road will be usable by early in 2016.

Management Committee

Every three years, there is a general assembly of the Parents and they select the chair-person and other members of the SMC board. Every two months the Head Master calls a SMC Meeting at the school premises.

Message from Teachers

The Melamchighyang School, unique in our nation, is a sacred workplace for all of us. It is the place where we work together, with a team spirit, for the betterment of the children and community alike. We all work wholeheartedly and with full devotion and commitment to shape the futures of the children by giving personal care.

Message from Principal

Dear all teacher and students, we are aiming to closed our regular teaching learning activities from 1st of Kartik to 16th of Kartik 2077.We come back again in the class by 17th Kartik 2077. We would like to request to you all students to follow our notice and instruction given by your subject teacher/class teacher. I hope you understand with easily because you are smart. We wish to you for your wonderful Dashain celebration. Happy Dashain. With best regards Purna Gautam Head teacher/SMGSS

Sustainability Option

If the School were to receive £4,000 per year from Sponsors for 20 years. That lump sum of £80,000 would, at current interest rates of 12.5% protected for 5 years, generate 

Melamchi-Ghyang School Child Club

The School Club was developed to address student issues that a formal education finds difficult to address. Social, emotional, personal and developmental topics are the areas of concern, although this is not definitive. Its purpose is to offer alternative paths through which students are able to discuss difficulties with their peers or teachers or friends or family. The intention is to discuss a problem and reach an acceptable solution to all concerned.

Consultation with the student body

Each year a School Captain and Vice Captain are elected by the students. These students act as a channel feeding student opinions and thoughts to the Head teacher and staff. Thus we believe the student voice is clearly heard by the management of the school.

Sanitation

Sanitation is also a part ofeducation. Sanitation creates a hygienic society. It is a symbol of a healthy civilization. A healthy society without a deep understanding of sanitation is impossible. 

Parents Teachers Association

Parents Teachers Association

Staffing

In the 24 years the school has been running, staff turnover has been just above one resignation per year. As an indicator of both staff commitment and involvement this is a very satisfying figure.

Management Style

Our aim is to consultative, so that staff are involved in making decisions. Every Sunday after school there is a Staff meeting at which staff raise any issues and through discussion find a solution.

Our Needs

Melamchi-Ghyang Secondary school is an outstanding school, within this District. It has achieved the top results for the SLC for 6 consecutive years. This is due to the commitment of all the staff and the teachers’ dedication to the students.

History to the Present State

Time does not wait for any man. It's always running. Society is progressive and keeps changing. The world is competitive. We cannot ignore change; it comes gradually in social,

Staffing

First Name

Last Name

Department

Responsibility

Purna

Gautam

Administration

Principal

Chandra parsad

Uprety

Environment

Teacher

Santa

Uprety

Nepali

Teacher

Shanti

Shrestha

English

Teacher

Tika Ram

Limbu

English

Teacher

Shanta 

Timilsina

Nepali

Teacher

Pasang

Yanjen

Science

Teacher

Dawa Norbu

 Sherpa

language

Teacher

Iswar

 Katuwal

Social

Teacher

Kumar

Gautam

Math

Teacher

Brihaspati

Dhakal

Account

Teacher

Surya Pd.

Shivakoti

Math

Teacher

Mukesh

Sharma

Computer Science

Teacher

Jivan Raj

Satyal

Grade Teacher

Teacher

Umesh

Koirala

Science

Teacher

Kunga

Hyolmo

Social

Teacher

Dawa Gyalmu 

Hyolmo

Grade Teacher

Teacher

In the 24 years the school has been running, staff turnover has been just above one resignation per year. As an indicator of both staff commitment and involvement this is a very satisfying figure.

No.of Students class-wise 2075

 Number of Students 2075 (Class-wise)