Burn Hall School
|Burn Hall Higher Secondary School, Srinagar|
|Motto||Industria Floremus - “In toil we shall flourish”|
|Established||2017 (originally in 2017)|
|Founder||Fr. J. Boerkamp (Mill Hill Missionaries London)|
|Sister school||Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School|
|Principal||Rev. Fr Sebastian Nagathungkal (6 May 2015 - )|
|Classes offered||1 to 12th|
|Medium of language||English|
|Houses||ShakespeareWordsworth Keats Milton|
|Rival||Tyndale Biscoe School|
|Publication||Burn Hall Flame|
|Yearbook||Burn Hall Blaze|
Burn Hall School is an elite missionary school for boys which was established by the Mill Hill Missionaries of London in 1942 in undivided India, in Srinagar, Kashmir. Its motto is "Industria Floremus - In Toil We Flourish". It is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of the valley, producing a line of distinguished alumni. In 1948, some missionaries also went to Abbottabad, Pakistan, and opened a branch there, later taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1977 (the school is now called Army Burn Hall College). This year the school will be celebrating its diamond jubilee for completion of 60 years of existence.[when?] The school will organise many co-curricular tournaments for sport such as cricket, football, basketball, and chess.
The Srinagar branch closed down temporarily for some time. It was restarted on 17 April 1956 with its first principal, Father J. Boerkamp.
Today Burn Hall School is an elite Christian missionary institution for boys, and falls under the management of the Catholic Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar. It is directed by the Education Society of the Jammu-Srinagar Diocese. It is registered as a charitable society. It is affiliated with J&K State Board of School Education and recognized by the Education Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. Classes range from L.K.G. to XII. The higher secondary division was opened during its Golden Jubilee celebration in 2006.
Today, Burn Hall School stands tall in the minds of the society and is well known for the academic excellence that has been its hallmark. The school now boasts of top bureaucrats, efficient civil servants, illuminated politicians, eminent academicians and responsible citizens on its roll of former students.
Burn Hall School is located in Sonwar, Srinagar. It is located at the foothills of Shankaracharya Mountain. It is neighbored by Ziarat Sharief Hazrat Syed Yaqoob Sahib (RA) and Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium.
Being an English medium school, it places special emphasis on the usage of English language in student-teacher and student-student interaction. This helps students to get a good hold on the English language.
The school has four houses, named after four scholars of English literature:
- Keats House: yellow
- Milton House: green
- Shakespeare House: red
- Wordsworth House: blue
Burn Hall School's football, basketball and cricket teams are famous teams in Jammu and Kashmir. The school has won some of the elite tournaments of the valley. The teams have played in the premier Subrato tournaments. Other sports available are badminton and lawn tennis. District Srinagar Handball team players are all Burn Hallians. The school organizes hill races, cross country run and camps.They have a high rivalry with Tyndale Biscoe School
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