Lahore Grammar School

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Lahore Grammar School
LGS
Lahore Grammar School.png
Location
Lahore
Pakistan Pakistan
Information
School type Private, Preparatory
Motto Ilm Sai Dil-o-Dimagh Roshan (Knowledge enlightens our hearts and minds)
Opened 1979
Status Open
School board CIE and Punjab Education Board
Years offered 3–4 to 18–19
Average class size 20–40
Education system GCE and Matriculation
Classes offered O and AS/A Level
Language English
Schedule Day school
Houses      Eagle
     Falcon
     Kestrel
     Swift
     Hawk
     Peregrine
Colour(s)      Blue and      white

Lahore Grammar School, or LGS, is a group of private academic preparatory institutions based in the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The system was established in 1979 at its 55 Main Gulberg campus. The institution provides education to boys and girls until A Levels. The LGS College for Women offers a degree programme in arts and sciences as well as a bachelors in computers. LGS has branches in Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, and Wah Cantt.

LGS provides preschool education, primary education, secondary education and preparation for international General Certificate of Education (GCE). Some branches also provide preparation for local Secondary School Certificate.

Facilities[edit]

Lahore Grammar School has laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Information Technology equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus required for O' Level and A' Level practical examinations. All branches have libraries containing a vast array of research material for all grade levels. The libraries subscribe to international and national publications. They have a multimedia collection of CDs, classic films and audio cassettes. Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Shaw are some of the represented authors and poets.[citation needed]

House system[edit]

Students from each grade are sorted in four houses which are named after the fast flying birds. All houses participate in the activities and competitions of the school.

  •      Eagle House
  •      Falcon House
  •      Kestrel House
  •      Swift House

Some branches have a      Hawk House as well. A new house has been added, the      Peregrine House.[citation needed]

Student government council[edit]

A student government system operates at sections of O-Level and A-Level. It is termed the Student Council and has an average of 20–30 members from Grade 13/A2 (for the A-Level Student Council). It solves the problems of younger students, and helps to create a peaceful and educational environment. Its primary functions are to collaborate with the administration to bring opportunities for students, organize activities and develop the school magazine.[citation needed]


The Student Council is separate for each batch. Some posts like that of the Head Boy, Head Girl and sometimes House Captains are selected on a nomination and voting system. The members are required to participate in a formal oath-taking ceremony.[citation needed]


Branches[edit]

The school has a network of branches.

Locale Campus Gender Education Location Official website
DHA and
Lahore Cantt
Defence boys branch Boys Grade IV – Grade XIII (O and A Levels) 483/4 Education City, Phase V, DHA lgsdefence.edu.pk

lgsforums.com

Defence girls branch Girls Grade IV – Grade XIII (O and A Levels) 136-E, Phase I, DHA
Defence preschool Mixed Preschool to Grade III 136-E, Phase I, DHA
Paragon City branch Mixed Preschool to Grade XIII (O and A Levels) Paragon City, Burki Road, Lahore Cantt lgsparagon.com

lgsforums.com

Gulberg 31-FCC branch Mixed Preschool to Grade I 31-FCC, Gulberg IV lgs.edu.pk/lgs31fcc

lgsforums.com

1-A-1 Ghalib Market branch Girls Preschool – Grade XIII (O and A Levels) 1 Block A/1, Gulberg III

lgsforums.com

39 Main Gulberg branch Boys Grade I to Grade 5 39, Main Gulberg

lgsforums.com

55 Main Gulberg branch Girls Preschool to Grade XIII (O and A Levels) 55, Main Gulberg lgs.edu.pk

lgsforums.com

6E-III Gulberg branch Boys Grade VI – Grade VIII 6-E/III, Gulberg III lgsboys6e3.com

lgsforums.com

94-B1 Gulberg branch Girls Grade VI to Grade XIII (O and A Levels) 94 B/1, Gulberg III

lgsforums.com

Johar Town Johar Town Junior Boys Branch Boys Grade I to Grade IX 254-F/1, Johar Town lgsjohartown.com
Johar Town Senior Boys Branch Boys Grade IX to Grade XIII (O and A Levels) 364, E/1, Johar Town

http://www.lgsjt.com/]

Johar Town Girls Branch Girls Grade I to Grade XI (O Levels) 247/248 D-11, Johar Town lgsjohartown.com/
Johar Town Pre-School Mixed Preschool 247/248 D-11, Johar Town lgsjohartown.com/
Johar Town Senior Girls Branch Girls Grade IX to Grade XIII (O and A Levels) 49, Civic Center, Johar Town http://www.lgsjohartown.com/]
Model Town 14-K Model Town branch Mixed Preschool to Grade III 14-K Model Town

lgsforums.com

18-K Model Town branch Girls Grade 4 to Grade 6 18-K, Model Town

lgsforums.com

137-E Model Town branch Girls Grade VI to Grade XI (O Levels) 137-E, Model Town lgsforums.com
DHA-EME sector DHA EME Sector branch Mixed Play Group to Grade XII (O Levels) 136 H Block EME Sector, Multan Road

lgseme.com

Shah Jamal Shah Jamal branch Girls Grade V to Grade XI (O Levels and
Matriculation)
1-Shah Jamal
Township Township branch Mixed Grade 1 to Grade XI (O levels and Matriculation) C-Block College Road, Township
Wah Cantt Wah Cantt branch Mixed Preschool to Grade XI (O levels and Matriculation) The Mall

Co-Curricular[edit]

Poster for the play Andhera Ujala produced by Lahore Grammar School, Johar Town branch
A concert organised by the students of Lahore Grammar School

The Grammar School's co-curricular activities are popular among the youth of Lahore. They range from educational events to completely enjoyment programmes. Most of the branches have an environment society, which campaigns against the degreening of Lahore, and the concomitant decline in Lahore's air quality. Many branches have a community service program, proving students with opportunities to volunteer at organisations. Some of these include the Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, the Rising Sun Institute, Fatima Memorial Hospital, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.[citation needed]

Debate clubs are popular and are usually in Urdu and English. The Johar Town branch won the All Pakistan U19 championships in 2011, beating rivals Karachi Grammar School.[1]

Bonfires are an annual tradition for junior branches. Each branch has its own event and the students registered at that school attend with their family and friends. The event is an opportunity for students to take a brief break from schoolwork. It is also a chance for them and their parents to interact with teachers and school staff in an informal and social setting. Students and teachers often use this as an opportunity to discuss things that might be causing problems at school because everyone is in a good mood and willing to be more cooperative. [2]

Concerts by famous musical bands are held annually. The bands may be local or even the school's own bands. All major branches put on an annual play every year, in Punjabi, Urdu or English. Plays like Andhera Ujala were screened on television channels whereas Khatra-e-Jaan which had a number of LGS participants also received favourable reviews across Lahore.[3] The school's network has gone on educational trips to Lahore, all over Pakistan and to abroad countries including India,[4] China, the United States of America, Uzbekistan, and Egypt.[5][6]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LGS JT wins All Pakistan Debating Championship". Pakistan Today. 
  2. ^ Mahwish Sarwar (21 December 2003). "LGS Bonfire lights up evening". Daily Times. 
  3. ^ عبادالحق بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، لاہور (1 January 1970). "BBC Urdu: Khatra-e-Jaan". BBC. 
  4. ^ "Lahore Grammar School – Honour Awards". Lgs.edu.pk. 
  5. ^ "Newsletter – June 2010" (PDF). 
  6. ^ 10th International Children's Festival for Performing Arts 2009[dead link]
  7. ^ "9-year-old earns accolade as Microsoft pro". News.cnet.com. 
  8. ^ "14-year-old girl’s book launched". Pakistan Today.