After a distinguished academic career at the Universities of Karachi, Harvard and Paris he decided to devote his entire life to improve the quality of education in Pakistan. At a very young age he was appointed the Principal of St. Lawrence’s Boys School, Karachi and later took charge of one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Karachi “St. Patricks High School”. And in November 1986 founded St. Michael’s Convent School.
He is the author of many books including learned work in education. In recognition of his meritorious services to the cause of literature and education , the President of Pakistan conferred “The President’s “Pride of Performance ” Award in 1990.
The Bishop has been appointed the ” Bishop of Rawalpindi -Islamabad” due to which he currently resides in Rawalpindi , and visits St. Michael’s Convent School quite frequently.
The Bishop has also served under the following positions:
• Chairman, Education Commission Of Pakistan.
• Secretary General, Catholic Bishop Conference Of Pakistan.
• Chairman, Office Of Education, Federation Of Asian Bishop’s Conference.
• Member Of Senate, Sindh University , Khairpur.
• Member Of Senate, Shah Abdul Latif University , Jamshoro.
Saint Michael’s Convent School was established in 1986. The School started its first academic session on 23 November 1986 under its founder Principal the Reverend Bishop Anthony Lobo.
The school caters for students from all walks of life. The emphasis is on the promotion of quality education for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level system of education to accentuate the development of talent and aptitude in an individual. It offers a blend of both scholastic and extracurricular activities which prepares them for today’s environment under the guidance of well qualified and dedicated teachers and an experienced sports department. The admission for LN & UN start in January. For other classes it depends upon vacancies existing.
In these days of Information Technology, Computer Science is a must. Having acquired a sound base from the Primary, a student is imparted instructions in Computer Technology from the moment he enters the secondary. The fee structure of the institution is comparatively reasonable and serves as an incentive for parents who seek admission for their children.
Under the observant eye of the Principal who was handed the reigns of leadership by Bishop A. Lobo sometimes back and the vigilant expertise of the Chief Coordinator the students and teachers alike are kept on their toes constantly.
Discipline is the order of the day in this institution and compared to other institutions SMCS has very few behavioral problems.
The school’s policy of strict adherence to the syllabus pays its dividends as can be fathomed by the recent ‘O’ Level results which bear testimony to the fact that SMCS has produced some outstanding students during the last few years. It would not be out of place to mention some of the achievements of our protégés who have brought laurels to this institution.
(The following names are just a few from the long list of High Achievers. We plan to include an entire section about them in the near future.)
a) Talha Samie Alam
b) Ebad Ahmed
c) Faisal Razi Ahmed
d) Nabeel Aijaz
e) Erum Saleem
f) Adeel Saleem
g) Mohammed Ali Makani
h) Hasan Ahmed Ansari
i) Rameez Dossa
j) Ghulam Hussain Thaver
k) Shahzad Zafar
l) Syed Ali Usman
The yearly calendar, leaving academics aside, comprises of Declamation Contest, Naat Khawani, Field Trips, Drama, Art Exhibitions amongst classes under the expert tutelage of the teaches to enable students to achieve their personal best.
Inter Class & Inter House matches are held in various sports such as Cricket, baseball, volleyball, football, tarlatans, throwball, netball etc. and intellectual games like chess and scrabble bring out the best in our students. S.M.C.S students have excelled in the field of sports having won various trophies & championship in cricket, athletics, Throw ball and Football. A student Raheel Khan had the honor of representing Pakistan in the yachting event at the SAF Games held in 1999. Other extracurricular activities include field trips for various classes which are organized by the school, campfires, Fun & Food fair. Farewell Party for the out going ‘O’ Level students and the annual sports Day of the school.