Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School

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Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School
Address
Rajbagh
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190008
India
Information
Motto Virtue and Labour
Established 1936
Founder

Mother M. Peter Conway, Sr. M. Annunciatia and Sr.

Xavier
Sister school Burn Hall School
School board Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education
Principal Sr. Jyoti
Grades L.K.G. - 12th
Gender Girls
Medium of language English
Campus Urban
Houses Joyti    
Nirmal    
Neeti    
Shanti     
Nickname Conventees
Yearbook Qandeel
Website

Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School is a girls school in the Rajbagh neighbourhood of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It was a secondary school till 2009 when the principal of the school Sr. Jyoti inaugurated the Nagle Block after which the school became a higher secondary school. The motto of the school is Virtue and Labour.

History[edit]

The history of the Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School Srinagar begins with Maharaja Hari Singh’s imploring the then Catholic Church Head of Kashmir to implore the Presentation Sisters of Rawalpindi to launch a school here in Srinagar. They acceded to the request and three sisters – Mother M. Peter Conway, Sr. M. Annunciatia and Sr. Xavier – came here and rented a bungalow at Boulvard Srinagar adjacent to pleasant world famous Dal Lake and opened a school which they named as Presentation Convent. They made it operational on the 17th of March, 1936 but in the beginning, the students were foreigners only especially Britishers residing in Srinagar. This school was almater of Maharaja Hari Singh’s son as well and all teachers then were Europeans only. It had in the beginning mostly children of European family, on its rolls, who were residing in Srinagar. Those who joined it were very lucky for they had true English ambience around them throughout. Hence, catching or picking the language was very easy. The number of the local students was initially very less but it grew with the passing of time and a patch of land was rented on the beautiful banks of River Jhelum where a fresh building was constructed and later was thrown open on the 9th of June, 1939 by Maharaja Hari Singh himself. It was in 1947 that the school was closed for some months due to the political disturbance and the partition seconded by the tribal invasions. However, it was soon restarted by 1964 and the number of students reached 800. Unfortunately, in 1965, a devastating fire razed down literary the whole new structure to ashes and as such the school was made functional in a three storeyed youth hostel by the Government. The Government came to its rescue and extended help in rebuilding a fresh structure on the devastated site. Since then the school has grown heavily and has emerged as the best centre of education for girls. Today, it is senior secondary institute and has dedicated itself fully towards the spread of English education across the state especially in the valley.[1]

Location[edit]

It is located on the banks of the Jehlum River. The school is an English-medium institution run by Christian missionaries. The land for the school was donated by Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of Jammu and Kashmir. 2011 was a landmark in the history of the institution as they celebrated 75 years of unwavering devotion and commitment of all the sisters and staff members who have worked tirelessly for the cause of education in the valley. The school provides education to girls from lower kindergarten to 12.[2]

Houses[edit]

  • Joyti - red
  • Nirmal - blue
  • Neeti - yellow
  • Shanti - green

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "presentation convent school srinagar" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Wani, Arif Shafi (2007-12-14). "Girls outshine boys in matric results". Greater Kashmir. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°04′09″N 74°49′22″E / 34.069167°N 74.822778°E / 34.069167; 74.822778