Little Flower High School, Hyderabad
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|Little Flower High School|
Emblem of LFHS
Let Your Light Shine
|Principal||Rev. Bro. Anthony Reddy|
|Color(s)||Royal blue and golden yellow|
Little Flower High School is a missionary educational institution based in Hyderabad, India. It has classes from lower Kindergarten to 10th grade level. The institution conducts its classes as per the Secondary School Certificate(SSC) syllabus of the State Government of Telangana.
Little Flower High School was established in July 1953 by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, whose founder was the 17th century French priest and Catholic saint, Saint Louis de Montfort. The school was set up under the guidance of Rev. Bro. John of God, with Rev. Bro. Britto as its first Principal, to mark the centenary celebrations of All Saints High School, Hyderabad. Classes were sftarted in temporary sheds from Kindergarten to Class VIII with two sections each. By 1957 there were classes till X with three sections each. The institution followed the HSLC course and later had the multi-purpose scheme from 1963 and came back to the SSC course.
LFHS was lauded as the best school in the twin cities and one of the ten best schools in India according to a survey conducted by the Outlook magazine (2001 - 2002 & 2002 - 2003) consecutively. The school has also been ranked consistently among the ten best schools in India by a survey conducted by educationworldwideonline.net The school was rated as the country's second best school for excellence in computer education by the Government of India and the award was received by Rev. Bro. Franky Noronha from the then president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in an official ceremony. The school has alumni like V. V. S. Laxman, Arshad Ayub, Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly, Suresh Reddy, Mithin Aachi,Dr. Mohd. Faheemuddin, Arvind Chenji, present Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E.S.L. Narasimhan and Nandamuri Balakrishna.
In the academic year 2009-10, Outlook magazine ranked Little Flower High School as the best school in Hyderabad (Principal: Rev. Bro. Jaico Gervasis). In the same academic year, a student V Sri Krishna secured the first place in the scholarship test held by HDFC bank and won a scholarship worth Rs.10,00,000. In 2010, two students won the Horlicks Quiz competition and one was Runner Up in the TCS IT Quiz.
In 2006, two students namely Rithvik Ramadas and Abhinav Ram were a part of the team 'Space Architects' that were runners up in the International Space Settlement Design Competition held at Johnsons Space Center, Houston, Texas. Their team stood first in the Asian Finals of 2006. In 2010, a team of twelve students won the Asian finals again. They were teamed up with Amity International School, Saket and Lahore Grammar School Main,Lahore and was mentored by Abhinav Ram. Also in 2011, another team of twelve participated in the competition and were declared runners up. The school plans to take part in this competition again.
Though the school is a Catholic Minority Institution, its admission is open to all students irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. For admission into Kindergarten, the school follows a joint admission policy together with St Paul's High School, Hyderabad and All Saints High School, Hyderabad, both of which are also run by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel.
Every year in January, one of the three schools conducts the admissions procedure for Kindergarten. It involves an interview of student and parents. The number of students who apply for admission far exceeds the number of positions available and hence it is a very competitive process. Students are allowed to state their choice among the three schools but their choice is not guaranteed. A twenty-percent quota is generally reserved for economically backward students.
The school has four academic divisions- Pre-primary, Primary, Middle and Senior.
The pre-primary division has four sections each of lower and upper Kindergarten. The primary division has four sections each of Classes I to IV (Class IV is equivalent to the Fourth Grade as it is called in the USA, Canada and some other parts of the world. Note that the word "Class" is used instead of "Grade" and the year is written in Roman Numeral). The pre-primary and primary divisions are housed in one campus, commonly called the "Primary School".
The Middle school has five sections each of Classes V to VII and the High School has four sections each of Classes VIII to X. Both the Middle school and High School are housed in another building, commonly called the "High School Campus". The High School Campus and the Primary Campus are near one another on the same road.
The academic year starts mid-June and ends in early April and is divided into three quarters. Examinations are held at the end of every quarter and every month.
At the end of Class X, the students take the State Government administered Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Though the school is not a residential school, it follows a House system. The student body is split into four houses, the student of the house wears the badge of the house.
- Cosmonauts – Yellow
- Aeronauts – Blue
- Astronauts – Green
- Argonauts – Red
School ceremonies and traditions
- Investiture Ceremony
At the beginning of every academic year, the newly elected School Student Cabinet and class leaders,house leaders take the oath of office in a colourful yet solemn Investiture ceremony. The School Pupil Leaders for Boys and Girls make their maiden speech on this occasion.The academic year 2010-11's Investiture Ceremony took place on 3 July 2010.
- Teachers' Day
September 5 of every year is celebrated as Teachers' Day all over India in the memory of former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. In what is probably the most festive celebration of the year, students show their appreciation to their teachers. The event is organized by the students under the flagship of the School Cabinet. Events include an hour of Self Governance where the leaders of class and house from each section of the respective grade from the VII class are requested to go to their junior class and take classes instead of their teachers and a prize is awarded to the best "Student Teacher". The teachers are thanked with gifts brought with the funds collected by the students. Sporting and cultural competitions are organized and the teachers compete for prizes.
- Children's Day
November 14 of every year,the Children's Day marking the birth day of the first Prime minister of the Independent India, Pundit Jawarhar Lal Nehru is celebrated by the school with fun filled acts performed by the staff of the school itself. Prize distribution to the students won in literary and cultural competitions held though the year are awarded.
- Christmas Celebrations
Every year by mid December, Christmas celebrations are carried on in the school premises where students enact a play describing the birth of Jesus Christ.
- Republic Day
On 26 January,The Republic Day Celebrations are done in the school with the flag hoisting and a march past drill by the House Leaders,Class Leaders and the school cabinet itself along with the NCC contingent of the school.
- Monfort Literary, Cultural and Sports competitions
The Monfort Literary and Cultural Festival (also known as the Mo-Li-Cul Fest) and the Monfort Sports Festivals are held alternate years. The competitions are held between all the Monfortian schools. Little Flower High School hosted MoLiCul 2008. The school performed well in the Monfort Literary and Cultural Competitions 2009 (also known as Montryst 2009) held at N.St.Mathew's Public School in Vijayawada.
MoLiCul Fest 2008
The MoLiCul Fest 2008 saw participation from over 14 schools belonging to the Pune and Hyderabad provinces. LFHS hosted the 15th edition of the Montfort Competitions after a 14-year gap. There were changes made in the format of the Literary events and a new events were added to the Cultural Category. The Literary events were challenging as students had to be selected for final rounds on the basis of performance, and in the finals they had to perform extempore.
Events like Mime and Origami were made part of the Cultural Events. The MoLiCul Fest also witnessed an Opening Ceremony and a Valedictory Ceremony. The highlights of both the programmes were fusion dances accompanied by a live orchestra (members of the LFHS school choir.) The main attractions of the MoLiCul Fest were the MoLiCul Jyoti, the MoLiCul Ship and most importantly the grid-portrait of St.Louis de Montfort which was prepared by the students of LFHS under the guidance of their Principal.
LFHS won the Literary, Cultural and Overall Trophies on the basis of overall performance.
Little Flower School, emerge Hyderabad "City Champions" in vodafone third edition of its annual ‘faster, smarter, better’ inter-school quiz
- Library – High School Campus
- Library – Primary School Campus
- Two auditoriums
- Science Laboratories
- Computer Laboratories
- Dining hall(boys and girls)
- Digital Library – High School Campus
- Basketball court
- Table tennis rooms
- Badminton courts (indoor)
- Subject clubs
- Ecology and Environmental club
- HAM or Amateur radio
- Interact club for social service