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
Karachi, Sindh, 75400
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
Type Convent High School
Motto Quis Ut Deus? (Latin)
"Who is like God?" (English)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established c. 1986
Founder Bishop Anthony Theodore Lobo
Principal Mr. Peter Alan Misquita
Deputy Principal Mrs. Seema Naiyer
Gender Co-educational
Houses 4 houses
Publication Collage
Sports Magazine

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.


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 ( 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.

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, M. Yousuf and the Head Girl, Maryam Pardesi. The heads are further assisted by the Deputy Head Boy, Abdullah Rashid and the Deputy Head Girl, Syeda Amal Hasan. Head Proctor, Agha Shehroz Masroor and Iman Moosa, further help to ensure that the council is run smoothly. Head Council further includes the Head House Captains; M. Hasan Sheikh and Izzat Khan Mahar.

House system[edit]

The four school houses are:


Established: 1986
House Captains: Inara Akbar & Sameer Adil Sarwar
Mascot: Bull


Established: 1986
House Captains: Ahsan Anwar & Amna Naseer
Mascot: Swan


Established: 1986
House Captains: Hammad Arshad & Haniya Aijaz
Mascot: Lion


Established: 1986
House Captains: Mehdi & Asfa Noor Khan
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.