PAKISTAN Day is a unique and significant day for every Muslim in the sub-continent.
It commemorates the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution in 1940 in Lahore, which stands for social justice, religious conformity, economic equality, legal protection, cultural tolerance, an enlightened vision of the future, elimination of ethnic and religious differences, and, above all, a patriotic enthusiasm to embrace these ideals.
On this great day, Pakistan School sends its best wishes to all its fellow compatriots in Bahrain.
The beginning of the school dates back to the 1960s when visionaries from the community realised the need for an educational system for their children, leading to the establishment of a small primary school in Manama in 1968.
The school upgraded to secondary-level education after a few years, following its affiliation with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad, Pakistan. In 1984, a new campus was built in Isa Town, inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. Two new blocks, Jinnah Block and Sir Sayed Block, were added between 1994 and 1995.
Today, Pakistan School has two wings – the primary campus in Manama and the main campus in Isa Town – delivering quality education to students of 24 different nationalities. Besides Pakistanis, a large number of Bahraini students are on the roll, an indicator of the quality of education offered and the Bahraini community’s trust in the school.
In the last 55 years, Pakistan School has made unprecedented progress in all spheres including in the professional development of its faculty, renovation and maintenance work, as well as the addition of infrastructure and modern facilities.
It is the first Pakistani community school in Bahrain to introduce Arabic as a compulsory subject as part of its curriculum for all classes; it also established an Islamic Centre which has been functioning effectively to create a generation equipped with the right knowledge of Islam.
The management board and governing council, comprised of an elected parent body, has been contributing immensely to the progress of the school, covering distinctive landmarks over the last six years in academic and administrative areas.
The school’s Federal Board results have shown consistent improvement over the same period, with a total of 906 students achieving A and A+ grades, of which 420 are Bahrainis who were granted scholarships by the school. Many of them were also eligible for scholarships at University of Bahrain after their studies.
Additionally, students have exhibited their skills in the TIMMS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), while also winning 721 gold and 524 silver medals and trophies in the World Scholar’s Cup so far.
The school tackled the pandemic situation with ease, ensuring uninterrupted quality education.
Pakistan School has earned a name of its own for participation in national, cultural and social festivals to strengthen the bond of its love and affiliation with Bahrain.