St. Anthony's High School (Lahore)

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St. Anthony's High School
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Scientia Cum Virtute (Latin)
Location
Lahore, Punjab
Pakistan
Information
Type High school
Established 1892
Principal Shahid Ambrose Mughal
Grades Montessori/Nursery, Class Prep to Matric, F.Sc and O/A-Levels
Affiliation Cambridge University, UK and BISE,Lahore
Alumni Anthonians

St.Anthony's High School is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan It is situated at Lahore's historical road, The Mall, Lahore.

The Marist Fathers of Ireland established St. Anthony's High School in 1892.[1] It now has been expanded to college level as well. The Sacred Heart Cathedral is located besides the school.

When Lt. Col (ret) L. C. Rath was the principal in 1992, nearly 2,000 pupils were enrolled at the school with a staff of 100.[2]

The motto of the institution is Scientia cum Virtute meaning "Knowledge with Virtue".

History[edit]

St. Anthony's was founded on 1 March 1892 in Peeli Kothi, Empress Road, Lahore by the Marist Fathers of Ireland. They named it St. Anthony's Catholic Day School. Rt. Reverend Doctor Van Don Bouch performed its opening ceremony with three students at Empress Road Lahore where St. Anthony's Church and Don Bosco School stand today.

As it progressed, its site was shifted to 3-Lawrence Road, where it was renamed St. Anthony's High School in 1900 which was dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua who sympathised with the miserable and gave hope to the despaired people. The Bishop of Lahore Rt. Reverend Van Don Bouch performed the dedication ceremony. Father Leo took over as the first Principal of the school and started 'O' Level classes.

As of 2014 Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw was the Chairman of the Board of Governors, H.D.Maxwell Shanthi the executive secretary, and Shahid Ambrose Moghul the Principal.There are about 1600 students and about 100 teaching staff at present. The school is up graded to a college with the approval Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw in August 2013. The College was inaugurated by Cardinal Fernando Filoni in the presence of the Apostolic Nancio Edgar Pene Para and Sebastian Francis Shaw, the Archbishop of Lahore.

To honour the legendary war veteran of Pakistan Air Force, Group Captain Cecil Chaudhry (Late), Government of Pakistan has renamed a part of Lawrence Road (the road in front of St. Anthony School) as Cecil Chaudhry Road. The renaming ceremony was held at St Anthony High School on Saturday,November 30, 2014. The ceremony was attended by friends and family members of the war hero, important personalities of the Christian community and significant civil and military dignitaries.

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Central Air Command Commanding Air Officer Air Vice Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was the chief guest on the occasion.

Lawrence Road Campus[edit]

St. Anthony's College, main building

This is the biggest campus. The campus has five buildings consisting of classrooms, laboratories, a library and offices. There is a basketball court and two large playgrounds. Two canteens [3] are provided for the students in the main ground and basketball court. In May 2009, A suicide bombing outside the school made a little damage to the glasses, but the minor damages were repaired soon.[4]

Curriculum[edit]

It offers courses leading to the Cambridge O/A levels and Matriculation. During the academic year, the school has two sets of assessments and two long examinations.

Scholastic achievements[edit]

During Lt. Col. L.C. Rath's principalship, the school won the Educational Trophy from the Board of Secondary Education, Lahore for excellent Matriculation result.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Co-curricular and extracurricular activities include debates, excursions, funday, bonfires, picnics, funfair, science model fair and annual sports. In 2006 a cricket under-13 team and an under-16 team formed part of a 47-member delegation including teachers from St Anthony's, travelled to Chandigar, India to play matches with the St John's Cricket Academy team. Mr Cecil Chaudhry was Principal of St Anthony's High School at the time.[5] Students took part in debates and quiz programmes in countries, and in cities of Pakistan.

In 2014, the school restarted publishing "THE ANTHONIAN" - Annual Magazine. The last magazine was published in the year 1992. The tradition was followed on; as on Wednesday,February 4, 2015, the inauguration for The Anthonian was held in the school hall.

Notable alumni[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Armed forces[edit]

Nuclear scientists[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Shoaib Hashmi
  • Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University; Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore.

Sportsmen[edit]

Judiciary[edit]

Media[edit]

Religious leaders[edit]

Civil Service[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Other professions[edit]

  • Tahir Gul Hasan, aviator, writer, photographer, musician.
  • Ishtiaq Ahmed, Political Scientist.[11]
  • Syed Shoaib Ul-Hassan, chairman of Blackwater Services and Motor Depot, UK.
  • Jimmy Engineer
  • Waqar A Malik, chairman of ICI company and owner of ICI Khayura branch.
  • Raja Omar Iqbal, Senior Executive Marketing. Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd.
  • Ali Ahmed Akbari, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank USA. Class of 1972 (matriculation).
  • Christopher Sharaf SPO-CSC Rawalpindi
  • Yaser Riaz, Head of Research & Innovation Interloop Limited Faisalabad.

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