St. Anthony High School, Lahore
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|St. Anthony's High School|
|Motto||Scientia Cum Virtute (Latin)|
|Principal||Shahid Ambrose Mughal|
|Grades||Montessori/Nursery, Class Prep to Matric, F.Sc and O/A-Levels|
|Affiliation||Cambridge University, UK and BISE,Lahore|
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.
The motto of the institution is Scientia cum Virtute meaning "Knowledge with Virtue".
- 1 History
- 2 Lawrence Road Campus
- 3 Curriculum
- 4 Scholastic achievements
- 5 Extracurricular activities
- 6 Notable alumni
- 7 References
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[update] 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
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  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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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- Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab.
- Salmaan Taseer, former Governor of Punjab.
- Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister of Pakistan
- Salman Shah, former Finance Minister of Pakistan.
- Ahmad Mukhtar, former Defence Minister of Pakistan.
- Mushahid Hussain, former Minister of Information of Pakistan.
- Khalid Ranjha, former vice Chairman Punjab Bar Council and Federal Minister for Law.
- Brigadier Samson Simon Sharaf, Advisor on Defence, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
- Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker of National Assembly Pakistan.
- Najam Sethi, former Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board+ Senior Political Annalist
- Rameez Raja, former Pakistan cricket team of Pakistan
- Major Shabbir Sharif NH SJ Shaheed
- Group Captain (R) Cecil Chaudhry SJ
- Squadron Leader (R) Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui HJ SJ
- Major General (R) Iftikhar Janjua HJ
- Lt. General (R) Jagjit Singh Arora. former C-in-C of India.
- Air Chief Marshal (R) D. A. La Fontaine PVSM AVSM. Former Chief of the Air Staff, India.
- Maj. Gen. Noel Israel Khokhar
- Shoaib Hashmi
- Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University; Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore.
- Rameez Raja, former Captain Pakistan Cricket Team, commentator.
- Wasim Raja
- Saleem Altaf
- Majid Khan, former Captain Pakistan Cricket Team.
- Javed Burki
- Shahbaz Ahmad
- Adnan Ahmed
- Naeem Bukhari, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan
- Ahmar Bilal Sufi, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan
- Anwar Kamal, former President LHCBA
- Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Chief Justice Sindh High Court
- Justice Tejinder Pal Singh Chawla, former Judge Delhi High Court
- Shoaib Hashmi
- Moammar Rana
- Faisal Rehman
- Asif Raza Mir
- Usman Peerzada, owner of Rafi Peer Theater group.
- Najam Sethi
- Syed Hassan Raza, Diplomat, Ambassador of Pakistan to the State of Qatar
- S. Azmat Hassan
- Babar W. Malik
- Najam Sethi, TV anchor, Editor-in-chief Friday Times.
- Rashed Rahman, Editor Daily Times.
- Syed Asim Mahmood, writer and journalist
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