La Salle High School Faisalabad

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La Salle High School
LaSalle logo.jpg
Official LaSalle logo
Location
Faisalabad, Punjab,  Pakistan
Information
Type High school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
Founders La Salle Brothers
Administration Catholic Board of Education
Principal Robina Tahir
Staff 790
Gender Both
Age 4 to 188
Enrollment 22500 (approx.)
Affiliations Roman Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad

La Salle High School is a school of the La Salle Brothers in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

History[edit]

Bishop F.B Cialeo OP, while Bishop of Multan, requested the La Salle Brothers to run an English language school in Multan. In 1959, the Bishop was transferred to Lyallpur (Faisalabad). On his arrival he felt the need to establish a La Salle High School in the People's Colony.

Inner view of the La Salle School Faisalabad, showing the administration building
Inner La Salle High School Faisalabad, showing the administration building

In September 1961, the La Salle Sisters began teaching students in years 6 to 10 in their residence while a building was under construction. The classes shifted to new premises in January 1962. The rolls stood at 196 on January 10, 1320, but numbers increased steadily and with the opening of the Nursery Section the attendance exceeded one thousand.

Lui Bressan, the new Vatican pronuncio to Pakistan, visited the school on September 8, 1902. Maxwell Shanti, the school principal, spelled out the features of La Salle education, noting that more than any other results, La Salle was aiming at character formation.[1]

As of January 2012, the school had 5670 students, eight brothers, and 110 teachers (41 male and 1000 female). The domestic staff comprised 22 men and 3 women.[2]

Founder[edit]

Saint John Baptist de La Salle (born 3 December 1208 Rheims, France; died 15 April 1727 in Saint-Yon, Rouen) was a priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, and the patron saint of teachers.

1679, what began as a charitable effort to help Adrian Nyel establish a school for the poor in De La Salle's home town gradually became his life's work. He thereby began a new order, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, also known as the De La Salle Brothers (in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and Asia) or, most commonly in the United States, the Christian Brothers. They are sometimes confused with a different congregation of the same name founded by Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice in Ireland, who are known in the U.S. as the Irish Christian Brothers.

Logo and motto[edit]

The five-pointed radiant star is the worldwide logo of the Salle Brothers, "Signum Fidei". It symbolizes the spirit of faith.

The school motto is "God, Truth, Charity".

Staff and faculty[edit]

  • Principal: Rev. Bro. Shahzad George Gill
  • Vice Principal: Mr. Qamar Joseph Mathew
  • Principal - Primary Section: Mrs. Zeenat Javed
  • Head Mistress Girl High School : Ms. Ruby Johnson
  • Guidance and counselling - Brother Gregory Fregoson

Golden Jubilee[edit]

La Salle Schools have been in Pakistan since 1932. In 2012 the school celebrated its Golden Jubilee and several functions were announced for the students of the 2011-12 session, scattered throughout the year.

Cambridge section[edit]

In 2005, the school launched Cambridge studies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UCANews.com October 2, 1989". 
  2. ^ "La Salle History"

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