SIR HENRY LAWRENCE

SIR HENRY LAWRENCE
Henry Lawrence wanted to establish a chain of schools with a view to provide education to the children of the deceased and serving soldiers and officers of the British army. Lawrence was himself killed in the Indian rebellion of 1857, also called India’s First War of Independence. His dream took shape and four such schools, initially known as Lawrence Military Asylum, were established in different parts of India: the first two during his lifetime in the year 1847 at Sanawar and the second at Mount Abu in 1856; the third at Lovedale, near Ootacamund on 6 September 1858, and the fourth in Ghora Gali (near Murree, now in Pakistan) in 1860.

SCHOOL CREST

SCHOOL CREST
MOTTO NEVER GIVE IN'----The motto of the school is "NEVER GIVE IN" as visible in the school emblem. The motto embodies the spirit of the Lawrencian – to pursue a task to its fullest , giving one’s best at all times. The motto is believed to instill in the pupils the spirit of excellence and the tenacity to overcome obstacles and blocks to achieve one’s goals.

SIR HENRY LAWRENCE AND THE KINGS COLOUR

SIR HENRY LAWRENCE AND THE KINGS COLOUR

Sunday, August 30, 2009

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THE BOY SCHOOL, THE GIRL SCHOOL THE PREP SCHOOL

School Overview



School Campus

The school stands on its own estate of over 700 acres and is situated in the village of Lovedale, about six kilometres from Ootacamund. Lovedale is about 7200 feet above mean sea level with a temperate climate throughout the year. The school is divided into four schools. Classes four to six live, eat and study together. Classes nine to twelve are in the senior school. All girls from Class seven onward are housed separately in the girls’ hostel although they attend class alongside the boys. Each of the four schools has its own dining hall and catering staff, so the pupils take all meals at their own school. The school has its own modern hospital, with fifty-five beds, governed by a Resident Medical officer and a trained staff. The school library has a stock of 10,000 titles and is computerized.

Sports

From January to June, cricket and hockey are the major sports. Through the late months of the year, football and athletics are popular. From mid March onward, when the weather is warm, the swimming pool is the main scene of activity. Apart from these events, the school has fine stable for riding and facilities netball volleyball, gymnastics, tennis, table tennis and badminton. Spread among the lovely hills of the Nilgiris, the school is richly supplied with courses for cross-country running. The Nilgiris derive their name from ‘blue mountains’.


Affiliation

The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. Students are prepared for the CBSE examinations at the end of Class X and XII. At the +2 level the students can specialize in Commerce, Humanities or the Sciences. The school is a permanent member of the Round Square and Indian Public Schools Conference. The school has an active International Exchange Programme.



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