St Patrick's High School, Karachi
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|Saint Patrick's High School|
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan,
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi|
|Founded||16 May 1861|
|Founder||Rev. J.A. Willy|
|Vice principal||Fr. Nobert Mendonca|
St Patrick's High School, is a Roman Catholic school located in Saddar Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The school has produced well known leaders and personalities, these include two Cardinals of the Catholic Church, two Prime Ministers of Pakistan, two Chief Ministers of Sindh, (The leader of the BJP party in India is also a Patrician) and mayors of Karachi. The school is owned by The Roman Catholic Church and managed by the Catholic Board Of Education in Pakistan. The current Principal is Br. Lawrence.
St. Patrick’s was established on May 6, 1861, and officially registered as a high school in 1867. Its founder was Rev. J.A. Willy of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), who controlled the school till June 1935. It was then taken over by the Franciscan order till 6 October 1950. Since 1950 it has had Pakistani principals belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi.
Stephen Raymond became the first Pakistani principal of his alma mater in 1950. The era of Fr. Raymond as principal from 1950 to 1974 is referred by old students as the 'golden era' of St. Patrick's. Fr. Raymond is credited with constructing the Cambridge Building (1950), St. Patrick's College (1952), the Teachers' Training College (1959), the first School Auditorium (1972). The school celebrated its Centenary in 1962 with the President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan as the Chief Guest.
St. Patrick's High School was one of the few private educational institutes that escaped nationalization in 1972.
To commemorate the 125 years of the School, the Pakistan Post Office issued a special stamp in 1987.
On May 6, 2011, The former students of the school instituted the Father Stephen Raymond Gold Medal to be awarded to the top student from the Commerce Section, as part of the 150th anniversary of the school.
- Patrick Mendes, Olympic hockey player and teacher for over 50 years.
- Fr. Achilles Meersman OFM, Principal 1935-38.
- Jacob Harris
- O. B. Nazareth
- Liberius Pieterse, translator of the Bible into Urdu
- D'Arcy D'Souza, Principal
- Joseph Cordeiro, First Cardinal of Pakistan
- Katie Gomes, awarded Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for 50 Years of Service in Catholic Education.
- Stephen Raymond, Principal for 25 years
- Fr J B Todd
- Simon D’Lima, maths teacher
- Norma Fernandes, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for 50 years of service to education
- James deSouza, Priest for over 50 years
- Anthony Theodore Lobo, Bishop Emeritus of Islamabad-Rawalpindi
- Joseph Paul, Principal
- Yolande Henderson, former headmistress of the O’ Levels
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- Lal Krishna Advani, former Deputy Prime Minister of India and co-founder of Bharatiya Janata Party in India
- Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Khurshid Kasuri, former Pakistani Foreign Minister
- Nabil Gabol, Federal Minister and politician
- Manuel Misquita, former Mayor of Karachi
- Rais Munir Ahmed
- Mahmoud Haroon, former Mayor of Karachi
- Yusuf Mahmood, Governor of West Pakistan
- Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan and co chairman of Pakistan peoples party
- Muhammad Khan Junejo, former Prime Minister Of Pakistan
- Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, Chief Minister of Sindh.
- Shahnawaz Bhutto, senior politician
- Illahi Bakhsh, senior politician
- Yusuf Haroon, former Sindh Chief Minister
- Jam Sadiq Ali, former Chief Minister of Sindh
- Jam Yousuf Ali, former Chief Minister of Balochistan
- Meer Hazaar Khan Bijrani, former federal minister
- Pir Mazhar Ul Haq, senior minister of education
- Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007
- Aneel Ahsan Khan, Former Senior Network Engineer, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
- Pervez Musharraf, founder of APML
Academics and researchers
- Prof. Adil Najam, International Relations, Environment and Diplomacy scholar
- Eng.Izhar Haider, Founder of Shiekh Khalifa Bin Zayed Arab Pakistani School, Abu Dhabi
- Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistani President
- Rashid Minhas, Nishan-i-Haider recipient
- Azim Daudpota, former Governor of Sindh and former Managing Director of PIA
- Lt. Gen. E. A. Vas, PVSM (Retired Indian Army)
- Jehangir Karamat, former Chief of Army Staff
- Farooq Feroze Khan, former Chief of Air Staff
- Admiral Khalid Meer
- Lt Gen Muzaffar Hussain Usmani
- Vice Admiral Ahmad Hayat
- Air Vice Marshal Erlich Pinto, Indian Air Force
- Squadron Leader Peter Christy, Sitara-e-Jurat
- Brigadier Mervyn Cardoza, Tamgha-e-Khidmat
- John Permal, fastest human in Pakistan 1964 to 1974
- Michael Rodrigues, five-time national table tennis champion
- Peter Paul Fernandes, 1936 Olympic hockey gold medallist
- Patrick Mendes, Olympic hockey player and teacher for over 50 years.
- Jack Britto, 1952 Olympics hockey player
- Milton D’Mello, 1948 Olympics hockey player
- Wallis Mathias, Test cricketer
- Danish Kaneria, Test cricketer
- Javed Miandad, Test cricketer
- Antao D'Souza, Test cricketer, made his debut against West Indies in 1959 at Karachi
- Haider Ali (cricketer), Test cricketer
- G. M. Lobo, former High Court Judge
- Edward Raymond, former High Court Judge
- Herman Raymond, former High Court Judge
- lmdad Agha, High Court Judge
- Zahid Aslam, High Court Judge
- Justice Valliani, High Court Judge.
- Wajihuddin Ahmed, Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court
- Justice Ajmal Mian, former Chief Justice of Pakistan
- Joseph D'MelIo, former Chairman of the Railway Board
- Cardinal Valerian Gracias, former Archbishop of Bombay and first Asian Cardinal
- Cardinal Joseph Cordeiro, First Cardinal of Pakistan
- Angelo Fernandes, Archbishop of New Delhi.
- Simeon Anthony Pereira, Archbishop of Karachi (1994-2002)
- Anthony Theodore Lobo, Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi.
- Jerome D'Silva, Hussain-D’Silva Construction Co.
- Sikandar Sultan, Managing Director of Shan Food Industries
- Edward D’Cruz – former Principal St. Xavier’s College, Bombay
- Leo D’Souza – former Principal DJ Science College, Karachi
- Oswin Mascarenhas - principal St. Patrick's College 1971 – 1975 and principal St Patrick's High School 1993 – 2000.
- Leon Menezes, Professor of Practice at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
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