St. Michael's Convent School

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St. Michael's Convent School
Shield of St. Michael's Convent School.jpg
Plot # ST-5, Kehkashan Block – 7, Boat Basin- Clifton

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Coordinates24°49′44″N 67°01′34″E / 24.8288°N 67.0261°E / 24.8288; 67.0261Coordinates: 24°49′44″N 67°01′34″E / 24.8288°N 67.0261°E / 24.8288; 67.0261
TypeConvent High School
MottoQuis ut Deus? (Latin)
"Who is like God?" (English)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
FounderBishop Anthony Theodore Lobo
PrincipalMr. Peter Alan Misquita
Deputy PrincipalMrs. Seema Naiyer
Houses4 houses
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St. Michael's Convent School (SMCS) is an independent, English-medium school in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is an academically selective, coeducational school serving approximately 3000 students aged between 3 and 19 years.

Established in 1986, the school started its first academic session on 23 November 1986 under its founder principal Bishop Anthony Theodore Lobo.[1]

Over the past thirty years, the school has expanded from a school with a population of a few hundred students to a large institution and teaches more than three thousand students.


Bishop Anthony Lobo was appointed as the Principal of St Lawrence's School for Boys, Karachi and later took charge of one of the oldest schools in Karachi, St Patrick's High School. In November 1986, he founded St. Michael's Convent School. The school is named after the arc angel Michael, who is the school's patron. Every year the school celebrates the feast of the arc angel Michael on 29 September, the Michaelmas.[1]

The Secondary Section building of St. Michael's Convent School
The Secondary Section building of St. Michael's Convent School.


The school is divided into five sections: Nursery, Primary, Secondary, O Level and A Level sections. The Nursery section caters to Lower Nursery and Upper Nursery, the Primary section includes grades 1 to 5, the Secondary section includes grades 6 to 8, the O Level section includes grades 9 to 11, and the A Level section comprises AS Level and A Level. The Nursery and Primary sections are split into Morning and Afternoon shifts.

The Nursery and Primary sections, both Primary and Afternoon shifts, are located in the first building and the Secondary, O Level and A Level sections along with the administration offices are located in the second building.

Teaching and facilities[edit]

The school's emphasis is on the O and A Level system of education. The admission for LN & UN start in January. For other classes it depends upon vacancies existing. Students are instructed in computer technology on entry to secondary.

The yearly calendar, apart from academics, comprises Declamation Contests, Naat Khawani, Field Trips, Drama, Art Exhibitions, Play writing, Story writing, Poetry competitions, the St. Michael's Model United Nations, amongst classes under the tutelage of the teachers.

Inter-school events[edit]

Logo of St. Michael's Debate Championship
St. Michael's Debate Championship

The school hosts several inter-school events and competitions. The most famous of these is the St. Michael's Debate Championship (SMDC), an inter-school parliamentary debated hosted annually. The first SMDC event was hosted in February 2012, with over 20 institutions and private teams participating.[2][3]

Amongst other inter-school events hosted by the school is the Inter-school science competition for A Level students.

Student Council[edit]

The Student Council is the student body of the school that assists the administration in many of its functions regarding maintenance of discipline, assistance in managing school events like the award ceremony, orientation, parent-teacher meetings etc. The Student Council is headed by the Head Boy, Faizan Ahmed and the Head Girl, Asfa Noor Khan. The heads are further assisted by the Deputy Head Boy, Ishkar Rufus and the Deputy Head Girl, Sehar Premani. And proctors Kyle Fernandes, M. Hassaan Farooqi & Suqaina Jaffer, for further help to ensure that the council is run smoothly. Head Council further includes the Head House Captains; Majid Ali Rai and Sanaa Mohsin .

House system[edit]

The four school houses are:


Established: 1986
House Captains: Inara Akbar & Salman Rasheed
Mascot: Bull


Established: 1986
House Captains:
Mascot: Swan


Established: 1986
House Captains: Imtiaz
Mascot: Lion


Established: 1986
House Captains:
Mascot: Dolphin

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "St. Michael's Convent School". St. Michael's Convent School. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. ^ "St. Michael's Debate Championship". St. Michael's Debate Championship. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Positions held by Ahmer Jamil Khan". Website of Ahmer Jamil Khan. Ahmer Jamil Khan. Retrieved 5 January 2013.