Friday, November 27, 2009
The School started on 7 July 1959 with four blocks of buildings, named, Ahmed House, Ghulam Ali House, Dawood House, and Sharif House. The first administrator of the School was late Mr. Yusuf Qasim, who supervised the construction work as well as carried out admissions and appointment of staff.
On the first day only three applications were received. However within one year there were no seats available. This was in spite of the fact that the premises were considered isolated and marshy.There was no public transport facility in this area. Some children used to walk from places as far as Saddar or Cantt Station.
By 1963, in a short period of four years, the School had become one of the high-profile schools of Karachi. The School became well known throughout the country and also internationally. The school became the leading school of the city and the elite of the city turned for admission of their children.
Land was reclaimed from the sea and, over a period of 15 years, facilities were added for a second hockey field, a swimming pool, an auditorium, Physics and Chemistry labs and Secondary and Cambridge classrooms.
The school has been a full day school from its start, emphasizing on whole-child development and not only classroom learning. The school also provided fee concessions, stationery and uniforms to the needy students so that it should not become a school for the rich only. At present the fee concession exceeds Rs.5 million annually. The Cambridge system of education was also introduced in 1977 with first batch graduating in 1979
Habib Public school was a pioneer in introducing computer education in schools. The program was supported by BCCI, when it launched its computer education in schools in 1983
Spread over 18 acres (73,000 m2) of land supporting six blocks of buildings, the School's resources and facilities range from spacious classrooms, well-stocked libraries, computer & science laboratories, two swimming pools, two hockey grounds and other sport fields of international standards, and a hall. A centrally air-conditioned auditorium cum gymnasium with a capacity for over 1,000 seats has also been built recently (also known as Toyota Gymnasium).
The school provides medical facilities to all students. A sickroom has been established to meet any emergency and administer first aid to the students. A medical doctor and a trained assistant are present during school hours. An annual checkup system has been introduced.
Students are evaluated once a month and at the end of each academic year. Records of teaching learning activities are maintained to ensure that the curriculum objectives are achieved
Teaching of the Quran
The study of the Quran is compulsory for classes III to VII. The Students are to complete Nazra Quran by the time they reach class VII. Classes VIII and IX are taught some selected SURAHS with meanings and explanation.
Students have a choice of either going for 'O' Level education from CIE or Study for S.S.C. (Secondary School Certificate) from Agha Khan University Examination Board
Club and societies
The following clubs and societies for inculcating life long hobbies are active and functioning in the school:
- Bazme Adab
- English Literary Society
- Sindhi Literary Society
- Internet Club
- Islamic Study Forum
- Art & Science Modelling Club
- Dramatic & Music Club
- Gardening Club
- Nature Watch Society & Environmental Study Society
- Notable alumni
Syed Saeed Jafar, Sr. Engineering Manager, Wireless Networks Business Unit, Cisco Systems, USA
Humayun - SHO Tipu Sultan
Asad H. Kizilbash - Former New York Stock Exchange Broker (USA)
Irfan Vayani - Stock and Shares in U.K
Abbas Hussain - Nuclear Scientist, Pak
Fazullah A. Tapal - Tapal Tea
Muzaffar Feroz Baweja - MD Regent Plaza Hotels Shahrah e Faisal Karachi
Abbas Haider Jaffery - Senior Solutions Architect (Director), Scotibank, Canada
Athar Kaludi - Owner Premium Systems Karachi Pakistan
Ali Shariq Khan - Software Engineers/Scientist
Adnan -Ul- Haq - Senior Data Analyst, UK
Zubair ul Islam - Senior Developer, Microsoft-USA
Sadiq R Dossa - Senior IT Engineer, IBM-UK
Zahid Wakil Rao - CEO, The CRM Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.
Joel Khan - Programmer/Database Administrator in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated-USA
Kamil Hasan Faizan - Regional Director INTEL based in Singapore
Raza Rabbani — Former Opposition Leader in Senate and Deputy Secretary General of PPP-Parliamentarians
Jahangir Tareen — Former Federal Minister for Industries and Production and Parliamentary Leader of PML-Functional
Hussain Haqqani — Advisor to Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani and Pakistan's Ambassador to USA
Jam Mashooq Ali — Former Chief Minister of Sindh
Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi — Member of National Assembly and Senior Leader of National People's Party
Asad Junejo — Former Member of National Assembly
Masroor Ahmed Jatoi — Member of National Assembly
Noman Saigol — Former Advisor to Chief Minister of Sindh on Environmental Issues.
Shoaib Mohammad — Famous Cricketer of Pakistan
Safdar Abbas — Hockey Player of Pakistan
Hassan Sardar — Hockey Player of Pakistan
Kamran Ashraf — Hockey Player of Pakistan
Raheel Abbas - Cricket First Class, Pakistan Camp National Academy
Syed Rizwan Hussain Zaidi Hockey Player
Adnan Zakir - Hockey Player of Pakistan
Haider Hussain - Hockey Player of Pakistan
Syed Muhammad Salman - Famous Cricket Player Pakistan shahid khan -es swimme of sindh (pakistan) Media
Azhar Abbas — Senior Journalist, CEO of DAWN News TV/ Founding CEO of Geo TV Network
Nauman Zahid - Director Programming - Video Spot (Pvt) Ltd
Ali Haider — National Singer and Famous Celebrity
Hassan Soomro — Actor
Mr. Masood Hamid — General Manager of Marketing at Dawn-Herald Group
Jami - Producer
Tahseen Shaukat - Head of International Licensing - IMC - GEO
Faisal Qureshi - is an entrepreneur.
Syed Raza Hassan, Journalist Dawn Newspaper
Ashar Zaidi - Head of Sports Dunya TV, formerly Host/Producer GEO Sports, Editor Spider magazine
Zeeshan Zafar - Producer Sports Dunya TV, Formerly in Geo News
Shahzad Naeem - Senior Producer, Head of Current Affairs and Weekend Programming at CNBC Pakistan TV
Raza H. Hashmi — Former President of Sindh High Court Bar Association
Barrister Khurram Rashid - Partner, Surridge & Beecheno Law Firm
Scientist & Inventor
Dr. Asad Islam - Chief Scientist at Pixsense USA. Owns 17 patents in Digital Image/Video Processing and Compression.
Dr Khawar Mehdi- Physician, Scientist and Disintuished inventor of a novel method to reconstruct damaged cardiac conduction system
Medical and Healthcare'
Dr. Asif Moin, MD, Diplomate ABNM, Cancer Imaging Specialist, St. Louis MO USA
Dr. Mudassir Hussain FCPS - AO Clinic Nazimabad
Dr Azam Ali - Famous eye surgeon and Head of Ophthalmology,Aga Khan Hospital
Dr Asif Amir Syed — MD Physician, USA
Dr Shahab Zaidi — Famous Physician of USA.
Dr Husain Mehdi Kazmi, Eye Surgeon
Dr Shahid Rasool, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC)
Dr Asad Pathan, Cardiologist at Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH)
Dr Syed Shariq Hasan, Ass. Professor Community Health Sciences.
Dr Suleman Bashir, Cardiologist
Dr Nehal Masood, Medical Doctor at Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH)
Dr Shahjahan Katpar, Dental Surgeon
Dr Aamir Nadeem Shaikh, Physician
Dr Shakeel Ahmed, Physician
Dr Imran Afridi, Cardiologist
Dr Nadir Syed, Physician
Dr Iqbal Hashmat, Physician
Dr Saad Shafqat, Neuro Physician at Agha Khan University Hospital
Dr Amir Ahsan — Agha Khan University Hospital
Dr Nadir — Gastroentrologist in USA
Dr Kamran Umer — Orthopedic Surgeon in England
Dr. Abbas Ali Pulmonary and Intensive Care Specialist in USA
Dr Shahid Shamim — Associate Professor of DOW Medical College
Dr. Salman Ahmed — Physician Internist University of Pittsburgh Medical Center USA
Dr. Syed Muhammad Azfar Rizvi. USA
Dr. Saulat Fatimi - MD - Aga Khan University Hospital
Dr. Syed Ehsanullah Child Psychiatrist Aga Khan University Hospital
Bureaucracts and Intellectuals
Dr.Junaid Ahmed Ansari — Economist and Intellectual
Ammar Yasir Turabi — Intellectual and Debator
Shabbir Mesami — Scholar & Speaker
Dr Khurshid Hasnain — Professor and Writer
Haris Nawaz Khan — International Defense Analyst in USA
Agha Jan Akhtar
Lt. Gen Shujaat — Pakistan's Ambassador to Morroco
Admiral S. A. Baqar — Station Commander of Pakistan Navy
Lt Col Liaqat Ali — Former Director General of Pakistan Rangers - Sindh Division
Commodore S. Q. Raza — Pakistan Navy
Ahmed Raza Khan- Cultural Ambassador To USA
Salman Usman - 2nd Position holder NED University
Syed Ali Naqvi - Director of Aedas Ali Naqvi
Habib Girls School
Habib Girls' School is the realisation of a dream by the late R.D.Habib who felt that education was the basic element for empowering theMuslim female population of the new nation. Forty years on the school has become one of the leading school for girls due to the tireless efforts of the first Trustees, notably Mr. Hamid D. Habib, Mr. Rashid D. Habib and Mr.Yusuf Qasim and the first Principal, Zubaida Dossal who continues to guide the school with her expertise and experience.
Ms. Adiba Antara Jaigirdar was the very first teacher (later to become the second Principal in 1989)) was the first teacher to be appointed, followed by Mrs. Rajab Ali, Mrs. Abbas, Mrs. N. Husain (later Head Teacher of the Primary section) and others joined up in the first year itself. Regular classes began from August 19, 1964 with eighty students and eight teachers. Miss Batool, daughter of Mr. Kazim Husein was the first student to be registered in the school. The first batch of students appeared for the Board examination in 1970.
Custom built Nursery block was added in 1965. The buildings of the school built with an emphasis on proper light and fresh air. The school management’s concern for environment can be gauged from the fact that the Nursery Block was shifted to accommodate an old tree. Indeed, the greenery inside the school is the envy of many other institutions and a pleasing experience for the school family and visitors. The school is fortunate to have a band of hard working gardeners to ensure it.
Habib Girls’ School is spread over 3.24 acres (13,100 m2) of land. There are four blocks of buildings. In the planning of the buildings, as well as the Nursery Block, emphasis was laid on the availability of natural light and fresh air which are considered important for the learning ability of children. The placement of classes has been made age-group wise so that young pupils are not overwhelmed by older ones
The school resources comprise classrooms, three libraries, two computer labs. Two science laboratories, one Auditorium, one Multi-purpose shed with stage