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St. Xavier's School, Mumbai
Welcome to St. Xaviers High School, Mumbai.
St. Xavier's High School, Fort is an English medium school for boys in Fort, Mumbai, India. It is conducted by the Mumbai St. Xavier's Society to give an all-round education, academic, physical, moral and spiritual, primarily to Catholics for whose education the institution has been established, and also to other children irrespective of religion or race, in so far as is consonant with Catholic principles. The medium of instruction is English.
St. Xavier's was established in 1869 by the Jesuits in the neo-gothic building it occupies to this day. Fragments of its history are visible in the corridors of the primary section in the form of stuffed hunted animals shot by priests during the British Raj. This collection is almost like a museum and second only to the BNHS section at the Prince of Wales Museum, Rumbas. Notable among these is the butterfly and bird collection on the first floor and the stuffed tiger on the third floor. The tiger was donated by the Maharaja of Vanzra, Gujrat who was an ex-student of the school. The butterfly and bird collection is the work of Brother Navarro, a Spanish Jesuit and a naturalist who was associated with the school. At one corner of the primary quadrangle a section of a ship's propeller which landed there at the time of the Bombay Harbour Explosion of 1944. Recently St. Xavier's High School completed 143 years and is considered among the best SSC schools of the city.
Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Dias
- Vice Principal: Mrs. Sharmila Sunny
- Supervisor: Mr. Chandra Bhushan Tiwari
- Primary Headmistress: Ms Jennifer D'Souza
- Manager: Fr Francis Swamy
Secondary Student Council
- School Captain : Pranav Bhosale
- Asst. School Captain : Md. Touhid Darvesh
- Gonzaga House Captain : Kaustubh Gite
- Gonzaga House Vice-Captain : M. Selva Balaji
- Brito House Captain : Conrad Saldanha
- Brito House Vice-Captain : Jonathan Faria
- Berchmans House Captain : Darshan Rajput
- Berchmans House Vice-Captain : Tinkal Singh
- Claver House Captain : Atharva Padhye
- Claver House Vice-Captain : Rias D'Souza
- Discipline Captain : Yash Acharekar
- Discipline Vice-Captain : Rahul D'Souza
- In Charge of Leaders
- Captain : Fraron Balsara
- (5-7) : Varun Pandey
- (8-10) : Mandar Shirsat
The school follows the SSC board which is the state board of the Government of Maharashtra. It runs classes from standard one to standard ten. The primary (Standard one to four) and secondary school occupy different buildings. A class has four sections from 'A' to 'D' with approximately fifty to sixty students each.
All students of the secondary school belong to one of four houses - Claver (blue), Gonzaga (yellow), Britto (red), Berchmans (green).These were earlier known as Ashoka (blue),Tilak (yellow), Nehru (red) and Tagore (green). Each house has an elected House Captain from standard ten and a Vice-Captain from standard nine. Additionally a School Captain and Vice-Captain are elected from standard ten. These student representatives maintain student discipline and lead student and ceremonial activities.
It is one of the few schools in space-starved south Mumbai to have a large football field, basketball courts, a paved covered activity hall and an assembly quadrangle.
- Adi Godrej - industrialist
- Somnath Bharadwaj - scientist
- Charles Correa - architect
- Deepak Parekh - banking
- Gautam Rajadhyaksha - photographer
- Homi Sethna - scientist
- Nari Gandhi - architect
- Ustad Rais Khan - Musician
- Soli Sohrabjee - ex. Attorney General of India
- Arjun Appadurai - anthropologist
- Ashok Chavan - ex. Maharashtra CM
- Julio Ribeiro - Super Cop. former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, DGP Punjab and Ambassador to Rumania
St Patrick's High School, Karachi, PAKISTAN
|Saint Patrick's High School|
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi|
|Founded||16 May 1861|
|Founder||Rev. J.A. Willy|
|Vice principal||Fr. Nobert Mendonca|
St Patrick's High School, is a Roman Catholic school located in Saddar Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The institution is the second school to be built in the city. For the last 150 years, the school has produced well known leaders and personalities; including a President and two Prime Ministers of Pakistan, two Chief Ministers of Sindh, two Cardinals of the Catholic Church, union minister of India and mayors of Karachi. The school is owned by The Roman Catholic Church and managed by the Catholic Board Of Education in Pakistan. The current Principal is Br. Lawrence.
St. Patrick’s was established on May 6, 1861, and officially registered as a high school in 1867. Its founder was Rev. J.A. Willy of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), who controlled the school till June 1935. It was then taken over by the Franciscan order till 6 October 1950. Since 1950 it has had Pakistani principals belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi.
Stephen Raymond became the first Pakistani principal of his alma mater in 1950. The era of Fr. Raymond as principal from 1950 to 1974 is referred by old students as the 'golden era' of St. Patrick's. Fr. Raymond is credited with constructing the Cambridge Building (1950), St. Patrick's College (1952), the Teachers' Training College (1959), the first School Auditorium (1972). The school celebrated its Centenary in 1962 with the President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan as the Chief Guest.
St. Patrick's High School was one of the few private educational institutes that escaped nationalization in 1972.
To commemorate the 125 years of the School, the Pakistan Post Office issued a special stamp in 1987.
On May 6, 2011, The former students of the school instituted the Father Stephen Raymond Gold Medal to be awarded to the top student from the Commerce Section, as part of the 150th anniversary of the school
- Stephen Raymond, Principal 1950-1974
- Anthony Theodore Lobo, Principal 1975-1993
- Oswin Mascarenhas, Principal 1993-2000
- Joseph Paul, Principal 2005-2009
- Patrick Mendes, Olympic hockey player and teacher for over 50 years.
- Fr. Achilles Meersman OFM, Principal 1935-38.
- Jacob Harris
- O. B. Nazareth
- Liberius Pieterse, translator of the Bible into Urdu
- D'Arcy D'Souza, Principal
- Joseph Cordeiro, First Cardinal of Pakistan
- Katie Gomes, awarded Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for 50 Years of Service in Catholic Education.
- Fr J B Todd
- Simon D’Lima, maths teacher
- Norma Fernandes, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for 50 years of service to education
- James deSouza, Priest for over 50 years
- Yolande Henderson, former headmistress of the O’ Levels
* Lal Krishna Advani, former Deputy Prime Minister of India and co-founder of Bharatiya Janata Party in IndiaPoliticians
- Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Khurshid Kasuri, former Pakistani Foreign Minister
- Nabil Gabol, Federal Minister and politician
- Manuel Misquita, former Mayor of Karachi
- Rais Munir Ahmed
- Mahmoud Haroon, former Mayor of Karachi
- Yusuf Mahmood, Governor of West Pakistan
- Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan and co chairman of Pakistan peoples party
- Muhammad Khan Junejo, former Prime Minister Of Pakistan
- Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, Chief Minister of Sindh.
- Shahnawaz Bhutto, senior politician
- Illahi Bakhsh, senior politician
- Yusuf Haroon, former Sindh Chief Minister
- Jam Sadiq Ali, former Chief Minister of Sindh
- Jam Yousuf Ali, former Chief Minister of Balochistan
- Meer Hazaar Khan Bijrani, former federal minister
- Pir Mazhar Ul Haq, senior minister of education
- Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007
- Aneel Ahsan Khan, Former Senior Network Engineer, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
- Pervez Musharraf, founder of All Pakistan Muslim League
Academics and researchers
- Prof. Adil Najam, International Relations, Environment and Diplomacy scholar
- Eng.Izhar Haider, Founder of Shiekh Khalifa Bin Zayed Arab Pakistani School, Abu Dhabi
- Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistani President
- Rashid Minhas, Nishan-i-Haider recipient
- Azim Daudpota, former Governor of Sindh and former Managing Director of PIA
- Lt. Gen. E. A. Vas, PVSM (Retired Indian Army)
- Jehangir Karamat, former Chief of Army Staff
- Farooq Feroze Khan, former Chief of Air Staff
- Admiral Khalid Meer
- Lt Gen Muzaffar Hussain Usmani
- Vice Admiral Ahmad Hayat
- Air Vice Marshal Erlich Pinto, Indian Air Force
- Squadron Leader Peter Christy, Sitara-e-Jurat
- Brigadier Mervyn Cardoza, Tamgha-e-Khidmat
- John Permal, fastest human in Pakistan 1964 to 1974
- Michael Rodrigues, five-time national table tennis champion
- Peter Paul Fernandes, 1936 Olympic hockey gold medallist
- Patrick Mendes, Olympic hockey player and teacher for over 50 years.
- Jack Britto, 1952 Olympics hockey player
- Milton D’Mello, 1948 Olympics hockey player
- Wallis Mathias, Test cricketer
- Javed Miandad, Test cricketer
- Antao D'Souza, Test cricketer, made his debut against West Indies in 1959 at Karachi
- Haider Ali (cricketer), Test cricketer
- G. M. Lobo, former High Court Judge
- Edward Raymond, former High Court Judge
- Herman Raymond, former High Court Judge
- lmdad Agha, High Court Judge
- Zahid Aslam, High Court Judge
- Justice Valliani, High Court Judge
- Wajihuddin Ahmed, Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court
- Justice Ajmal Mian, former Chief Justice of Pakistan
- Civil service
- Joseph D'MelIo, former Chairman of the Railway Board
- Cardinal Valerian Gracias, former Archbishop of Bombay and first Asian Cardinal
- Cardinal Joseph Cordeiro, First Cardinal of Pakistan
- Angelo Fernandes, Archbishop of New Delhi.
- Simeon Anthony Pereira, Archbishop of Karachi (1994-2002)
- Anthony Theodore Lobo, Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi.
- Jerome D'Silva, Hussain-D’Silva Construction Co.
- Sikandar Sultan, Managing Director of Shan Food Industries
- Menin Rodrigues, CEO of SHAMROCK Communications
- Roland deSouza, Partner in Fahim, Nanji & deSouza and environmental advocate
- Omar Janjua, President and CEO, The Krystal Co. USA
- Quentin D’Silva, former Chairman & Chief Executive, Shell Pakistan Limited
- Edward D’Cruz – former Principal St. Xavier’s College, Bombay
- Leo D’Souza – former Principal DJ Science College, Karachi]
- Oswin Mascarenhas - principal St. Patrick's College 1971 – 1975 and principal St Patrick's High School 1993 – 2000.
- Leon Menezes, Professor of Practice at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.