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The origin of the name can be found in the blending of "Kha" in Sharchop (language of Eastern Bhutan)which means bird, and "ling" in Dzongkha (national language), which means valley. It has a large variety of birds. A recent survey revealed that there are more than 35 varieties of colourful birds distinctive songs.
Jigme Sherubling Higher Secondary School
Jigme Sherubling Higher Secondary School, popularly known as Jigsher, was established in the year 1978. Ever since its birth, the school has kept up its name, proving itself to be a synonym for excellence. The school was formally inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Dechen Wangmo Wangchuk in 1979. "Jigme Sherubling Central School" was the name given to it. It started with a strength of 250 students, including 50 girls and the teaching staff consisted of 15 expatriate teachers. It needs a special mention that the 'GREAT MISSIONARY FATHER WILLIAM MACKY, SJ' ( Awarded WITH "SON OF BHUTAN" Title ) had been the pioneer to establish "Jigme Sherubling Central School on a remote place like KHALING and was equally successful in promoting it as the BEST SCHOOL in the country as a Principal of the institution since its inception (source : PIJUSH KANTI ROY, Physics Teacher from 1979 to 1981)
The school has been upgraded in 1996 incorporating the class xii arts and commerce streams based on I.S.C. board. Now the school offers science stream also.
The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 16 May 2003, when all the alumnae gathered in the campus and wished their Alma Mater the very best on her 25th birthday. From 2005 on wards the school has started training the class xii students based on the BHSEC syllabus.
Jigme Sherubling is a temple of peace and learning. The innocent pigeons flying around Jigsher spread the virtuous message of good learning.The school reigns in this green valley of Khaling, listening to the smooth symphony of love and affection, being a friend and guide to everyone. It teaches its children the art of living a fruitful and prosperous life.
- "The Bhutan Canada Foundation". Bhutancanada.org. Retrieved 2017-03-10.