St. Michael's Convent School

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St. Michael's Convent School
Shield of St. Michael's Convent School.jpg
Address
Plot # ST-5, Kehkashan Block – 7, Boat Basin- Clifton
Karachi, Sindh, 75400
Pakistan
Coordinates 24°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
Information
Type Convent High School
Motto Quis Ut Deus? (Latin)
"Who is like God?" (English)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1986
Founder Bishop Anthony Theodore Lobo
Principal Mr. Peter Alan Misquita
Deputy Principal Mrs. Seema Naiyer
Gender Co-educational
Houses 4 houses
     Unity
     Faith
     Discipline
     Honesty
Publication Collage
Sports Magazine
Website

St. Michael's Convent School (SMCS) is an independent, English-medium school in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is an academically selective, coeducational, church day 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.

History[edit]

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 St. Michael, who is the school's patron. Every year the school celebrates the feast of Saint 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.

Organisation[edit]

The school is divided into five sections: nursery, primary ( Morning and Afternoon shift), secondary, O levels and A levels sections. The nursery section caters to lower nursery and upper nursery, primary for grades 1 to 5, secondary for grades 6 to 8, O levels section for grades 9 to 11, and the A levels for the AS and A levels.

The Nursery and Primary and Afternoon sections are located in the first building and the Secondary, O Levels and A levels 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.

House system[edit]

The four school houses are:

     Unity

Established: 1986
House Captains: Umer Hamdani & Ayesha
Mascot: Bull

     Faith

Established: 1986
House Captains: Hasnain Jatoi & Amna Sheikh
Mascot: Swan


     Discipline

Established: 1986
House Captains: Kareemdad Niaz & Izzath
Mascot: Lion

     Honesty

Established: 1986
House Captains: Muneeb & Zeerak
Mascot: Dolphin

See also[edit]

References[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.