Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore

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Convent of Jesus and Mary
File:Convent_of_Jesus_and_Mary.jpeg
Location
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Information
Founded1876
FounderClaudine Thevenet
PrincipalSister Pilar Vila San Juan
Color(s)Red and White
Slogan"Education is not information but formation."
 
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Convent of Jesus and Mary
File:Convent_of_Jesus_and_Mary.jpeg
Location
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Information
Founded1876
FounderClaudine Thevenet
PrincipalSister Pilar Vila San Juan
Color(s)Red and White
Slogan"Education is not information but formation."

Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore is a girls-only school located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Classes start with preschool and end with Grade 11. It was founded on the 17th of November 1876 and received official recognition in 1881. Both the GCE Ordinary Level and Matriculation curricula are followed in the school.Around 2300 students are educated in this school gaining GCSE degree as well as matriculation degree.

Widely considered the most exclusive and prestigious all-girls school in the city,[citation needed] it is divided into three sections:

In 2001 the school celebrated its 125th year. The Pakistani postal service issued a stamp commemorating the anniversary.[citation needed].

On February 15, 2012, the President of Pakistan approved conferment of Sitara Quaid-e-Azam on Sister John Berchmans Conway, a former teacher of the school, for her services towards education and promoting interfaith harmony in Pakistan.[1]

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Houses

The students of the school are further divided into four houses:

Rivalry between houses becomes especially evident once students enter the Senior Section.

Thevenet Centre

Thevenet Centre Commemorative Sticker

The Thevenet Centre for special children was opened on the 3rd of February 2000. At the opening ceremony Sister Marie Cecile Osborne RJM threw light on the reasons for opening the centre. Extracts from her speech read thus.

"In the summer of 1998, one of our parents, Mrs. Nari Suleiman who has a son with special needs expressed the desire to Sr.Pilar that her child attend our school somehow, somewhere. At that stage we had no provision as such for children with special needs, but it was her request that gave birth to the idea of starting Thevenet Centre and for this we thank her. The Sisters of Jesus and Mary are proud to say that they have been educating the girls of Lahore since 1876,135 years now. It seemed only right then, that at the dawn of the new millennium they should venture forth into a new branch of education and provide for children, not with disabilities, but with different abilities."

Fatima Urdu Medium School

In 1956 it was decided to open an Urdu Medium School to impart education to those of the area who could not afford any education at all. Starting from two rooms, the school has expanded, now offering classes from kindergarten to Matriculation educating many needy people.Till class 1 boys are also educated in Urdu medium section.

Other branches in Pakistan

CJM Murree Branch

There are a total of seven branches of CJM in Pakistan:

Notable alumni

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