Category Archives: Circulars

Science Textbook Customization

With the introduction of new Science Curriculum Framework since 2012, Department of Curriculum Research and Development (DCRD), Ministry of Education, Paro, has been writing and implementing our own textbooks aligned to the framework for classes IV to VIII. However, with approval from 27th Curriculum Board Meeting, DCRD has decided to invite publishers and authors to customize textbooks available in the market for classes IX to XII.

Six best textbooks aligned to Science Curriculum Framework 2012 will be selected this year for classes IX and XI as listed below:

  1. Physics textbook for class IX
  2. Chemistry textbook for class IX
  3. Biology textbook for class IX
  4. Physics textbook for class XI
  5. Chemistry textbook for class XI
  6. Biology textbook for class XI

For registration, terms of reference and guidelines, contact Secondary Science Section, DCRD, Paro at following numbers:

Toll Free (office hours only): 185

Tel: +975-8-271226 / 271632 / 271214
Fax: +975-8-271991
Website: www.curriculum.bt

SUPW Framework

Socially Useful and Productive Work (SUPW) is an ancillary but mandatory part of the school curriculum. ‚SUPW may be described as purposive and meaningful manual work, resulting in either goods or services which are useful to the community‛ (Ruhela, 2006).
SUPW programme in the schools is an important means of operationalizing the ideals of ‚Green Schools for Green Bhutan‛. The elements of green schools (environmental, intellectual, academic, social, cultural, spiritual, aesthetic and moral greeneries) would be developed and manifested through the various SUPW programmes that the students plan and carry out not only during the school sessions but also during the vacations.
This emphasis on providing socially useful and productive experiences to students is aimed at bringing students closer to the real understanding of socio-economic and cultural needs of their society. It aims to help develop among the students the habit to work as a community and encourage community thinking. Working together, students learn to solve problems and make decisions and successfully contribute to their community. They connect local concerns with global issues and gain awareness of others. All this will serve them now and years later as they transition out of school and into the world of work.

You can download the Revised SUPW Framework 2013 by clicking HERE.

Book Supply Policy

Book Supply Policy of the Department of Curriculum Research and Development. The policy outlines the category of books, it expected life span and issues criteria to be followed in the school. It also provides brief description on the use of the books or the supplies. [Click HERE]

MoU Agriculture and Food Security

The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Agriculture and Forests inspired by the long association and collaboration in integrating topics on nature, environment, and agriculture in core subjects and student clubs activities since 1960s, recognizes the need to further the partnership for introducing Agriculture (crops, livestock and forestry) as an optional subject in the education system of Bhutan.

Memorandum of Understanding for Piloting  Agriculture and Food Security as optional subject for Classes IX and X.  [Click HERE]