Abbottabad Public School
|abbottabad Public School|
|Pashto: ایبٹ آباد پبلک سکول
Urdu: ایبٹ آباد پبلک سکول
|Motto||"Character is Destiny"|
500Over 150 enrollment per year
|Location||Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan|
|Campus||Liaqat House, Iqbal House, Jinnah House, Sir Syed House, Nishtar House, Sardar Bahadur House, Sultan Tipu House, Rehman House|
Abbottabad Public School (APS), formerly Railway Public School and Abbottabad Public School and College, is a public, all boys, boarding school for 7th to 12th grade students, located in Abbottabad, Pakistan. APS follows the philosophy of the British boarding schools where academic rigour is balanced with a disciplined boarding life with activities ranging from intramural sports to debating and cultural events. Abbottabad Public School is located at an altitude of about 4500 feet.    
- 1 History
- 2 Boarding houses
- 3 Student life
- 4 Sports
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 References
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In 1957, Pakistan Railways opened up a school outside Abbottabad on land donated by Sardar Bahadur Khan, brother of the dictator and self-appointed Field Marshal Ayub Khan who later became the President of Pakistan. The school was called Railway Public School. After two years it was closed and then after a gap of one year, in April 1961, the school was renamed as Abbottabad Public School.
In 1986, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the then President, renamed the institution as Abbottabad Public School and College. Later on, the school Board of Governors, in its meeting on July 20, 2002, deleted the words “and College” and give the institution its original name Abbottabad Public School. It is popularly known as APS and its alumni as Abbottonians. The founding Principal was M. A. Rahman.
The main campus is 10 km outside Abbottabad on the road (Mansehra Road) that eventually becomes Karakoram Highway. It covers an area of about 55 acres (220,000 m2). The school is surrounded by deep natural crevices in almost a U-shape. The only non-crevice side faces a high mountain. The Karakoram Highway passes between school and the mountain.
APS has seven main boarding houses in which all boarders reside. Up to a hundred students can live in each of these houses, in different room capacity dormitories. Each of these houses has a House Master, a House Tutor and several student Prefects. The houses are:
Color Red; This House is named after Pakistan's national Poet Allama Iqbal. This is located near Football Field on 1st Floor, right down the Liaqat House. And demonym of boarders of Iqbal House is Iqbalian and they are recoqnised by their sports uniform in Red. This House has hitory of early 1956. It was made in time of Railway Public School.
Color Green; This House is named after Pakistan's national Hero Quide e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This is located near Mosque in west of Basketball court 3 on 1st Floor, right down the Sirsyed House. And demonym of boarders of Jinnah House are Jinnahites and they are recoqnised by their sports uniform in Parrot Green. This House has hitory of early 1956. It was made in time of Railway Public School.
Color Yellow; This House is named after Liaqat Ali Khan. This is located in north of Football Field on 2nd Floor of Iqbal House. And demonym of boarders of Liaquat House are Liquatites or Liaqutians and they are recoqnised by their sports uniform in Yellow. This House has hitory of early 1956. It was made in time of Railway Public School.
Sir Syed House
Color Dark Blue; This House is named after Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. This is located near Mosque in west of Basketball Court 3, right on 2nd floor of Jinnah House. And demonym of boarders of Sir Syed House are Syedites and they are recoqnised by their sports uniform in dark blue. This House has hitory of early 1956. It was made in time of Railway Public School.
Color Dark Brown; This House is named after Pakistani political activist and politician Abdur Rab Nishtar. This is located near the Football Field on 1st and 2nd Floor. And demonym of boarders of Nishtar House is Nishtarian and they are recognised by their sports uniform in Dark Brown.
Color Light Blue; The day-scholar house is Rehman House, named after Mr M. A. Rehman, the first principal of APS. This is located Near School Building in South of Hockey Ground 2. It has only one floor and boys donot live their mostly they go home when school is over. And demonym of Rehman House are Rehmanians and they are recognised by their sports uniform in light blue.
Sardar Bahadur House
Color Pink; This House is named after Ex Principal Mr. Sardar Bahadur. This is located in south of Football Field on 1st floor, right down the Sultan Tipu House. And demonym of boarders of Sardar Bahadur House are Bahadurites and they are recoqnised by their sports uniform in Pink. This recently made Boarding House and wad made in 2004
Sultan Tipu House
Color Grey; This House is named after Sir. Sultan Tipu. This is located in South of Football Field on 2nd Floor, right upon the Sardar Bahadur House. And demonym of boarders of Sultan Tipu House is Tipuites and they are recoqnised by their sports uniform in Grey. This recently made Boarding House and wad made in 2006
Facilities include a Mosque, one main dining hall and a cafeteria, grocery store, general store, book store, barber shop, cobbler, washerman pit, and fruit shop. Facilities are Given to Student are as following:
A Medical Officer assisted by two Dispensers manages the School hospital. In addition to general treatment, the students are inoculated against Typhoid, Cholera, Tetanus and Hepatitis – B. As and when required the boys are referred to specialists according to their demands and the expenses incurred are borne by the parents. The hospital also extends medical facilities to the staff and their families residing on the Campus.
The School has a fully equipped Computer Lab. Qualified instructors are available to impart knowledge related to computer to junior classes.
A qualified Librarian is looking after the School Library and an attendant assists him. The library is quite spacious, wall-to-wall carpeted and properly ventilated. It houses more than 8,000 books on various subjects. Daily newspapers in English and Urdu; local and foreign magazines and periodicals are also subscribed. These reading materials help the students in developing their study habits.
Religious education is taught at Abbottabad Public School. Islamiyat is a compulsory subject at all stages of the School curriculum. Five time prayers are mandatory and the daily routine begins with the morning congregational prayers followed by the Nazira class for the learners of the Quran. The boys are also taught lessons on the fundamentals of Islam. They are encouraged to memorize certain important Suras of the Quran, the life of Muhammad, early caliphs, saints and heroes of Islam is also highlighted.
In order to meet the demand of the staff and students the School is in possession of two busses, one HiAce and one van, which are readily available for routine and emergency use, thus ensuring maximum transport facilities
Heating System /Generator
The students enjoy the facility of hot water in winters as geysers are installed in the hostels regardless of the expenses amounting over three million rupees, borne by the School coffers entirely.
The School has a well-furnished Guest House to provide residential facilities on the Campus for the parents visiting from far-flung areas. It caters for Boarding and Lodging requirements at the cost determined by the School as per rules.
All the houses have a recreation rooms, called a “common-room”, with television, DVD, table tennis, carom, chess, draughts and Scrabble. Common Rooms are opened for Students for Tuesday Nights, Saturday Nights and Whole Sunday. And some times for Final Matches of Cricket.
The shopping center, consisting of stationery and tailor shops, general provision store, green grocery and meat shops, a post office and a branch of National Bank of Pakistan, provides for the general needs and requirements of all the residents of Abbottabad Public School. The school also accommodates a cobbler, washer man/launderer and barber to meet the necessities. There is a cafeteria which caters to the needs of the students, staff and parents.
There is one football field, two hockey fields, one cricket field, four basketball courts, one tennis court, one volley ball court and an outdoor swimming pool. Table tennis, chess, Carom board, etc. are included in indoor games. Events like Gymnastics, Athletics Olympiad, etc. are held annually. Inter-House Sports and Inter-College Sports fixture, etc. are also held against Cadet College Hasan Abdal, Cadet College Kohat, Lawrence College Ghora Gali, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Uttaranchal (India), etc.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (April 2012)|
- Shaukat Aziz - former Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Ahmad Mukhtar - Defence Minister of Pakistan
- Ahmad Saeed - CEO Servis Industries
- Arbab Alamgir Khan - Federal Minister of Communications
- Omar Asghar Khan- former Federal Minister, founder of Sungi, PILER and SEBCON and Qaumi Jamhoori Party.
- Ali Asghar Khan - Famous Architect and renowned politician from Hazara, Central Vice President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Founder and Executive Director of Omar Asghar Khan Foundation, Founder of Tehrik Haqooq-i-Hazara
- Naeem Khan - former Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtun khwa,Baluchistan and Former Federal Secretary Kashmir Affairs and Norther areas.
- Maj Gen Ameer Faisal Alvi - former GOC Special Service Group (SSG)
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