PROCOM-19

Twenty Eight students from St. Patrick’s High School participated in PROCOM-19, hosted by FAST-NUCES, Karachi. One student from Afternoon Lower Secondary secured 3rd Position in FIFA, whereas one PUBG team from Primary Section won the round.

Information & Communications Technology Department

Globalization and technological change processes that have accelerated in tandem over the past two decades have created a new global economy “powered by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge.” The emergence of this new global economy has serious implications for the nature and purpose of educational institutions. There is an urgent need for quality software and digital materials for use in schools. Teachers and students must become discerning and knowledgeable ICT users. The school environment has to be fully supportive of ICT, making available expert assistance and advice to the teacher in this rapidly changing field. New forms of curriculum and assessment are called for the educational potential of ICT to be delivered and realized.

Message from Head of the Department

I am thankful to our Principal Dr. Margret Madden for giving me an opportunity to showcase my skills by leading this Information and Communications Technology Section of the school. ICT plays a catalytic role in enhancing learning in classroom and beyond. It also continues to bring about profound changes to almost all facets of our lives and transform activities as basic as how we work, communicate with each other, and enjoy our leisure time. We recognize that ICT is now an integral element of 21st century life. Whether used for learning, social reasons or communication, ICT will form a powerful part of the life of the students and staff in our Institution. I wish to utilize and build upon this.

This Section is divided into further two subsections, Technical Support & Queries Section & Academics Section. Also, Students will be participating in up-coming numerous Competitions which will not only boost their self-confidence but help them to explore the advancement in Technology.

Being a Patrician myself, it’s not less than an honor for me to serve my Patrician Community.
May God Bless you all,

Best Wishes.

Arsalaan Iqbal

Head of ICT Section

Farewell…St. Pat’s Golden Boy!

John Permal

May 31, 1946 – March 27, 2019

John Permal, St. Patrick’s golden boy of the track, passed away yesterday at 72.

The School is truly proud to have had him on its rolls of distinguished students as he had in his prime brought it many laurels and athletic fame by being the fastest runner our nation has ever produced. There has not been another sprinter of his caliber in School to date. From 1964 to 1974, John Permal was the undisputed fastest human in Pakistan. He first officially became Pakistan’s fastest man at the 1965 National Games in Lahore, where he actually finished second. He retained the 100m fastest-man-in-Pakistan title in Rawalpindi in 1967, at Dhaka in 1968, at Karachi in 1970, at Nawabshah in 1971, and again in Lahore for the last time in 1973. His best time came in 1969 at a Bonn (Germany) athletics meet, where he clocked 10.4 seconds for the 100 meters event.

The biggest triumph of his athletic career was the gold medal that he won for Sindh in the 400 metres relay at the National Games at Dacca in 1968.

At the pinnacle of his career, the international press considered him to be one of the most feared sprinters from this part of the world. He represented Pakistan with distinction at two Asian Games, both held at Bangkok, in 1966 and 1970, and the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970. Permal also represented Pakistan at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Once when interviewed by Dawn (newspaper), Permal attributed his success on the track to the support of his school coach, the legendary Jacob Harris.

In June 2018 Permal was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was given three weeks by his doctors, but, according to his son Anthony, being the fighter he was, he bravely battled it for over 9 months. He is mourned by his wife Josephine and his three children Anthony, Sue Ellen and Adrian.

John Permal’s funeral will be held tomorrow at 3.00 pm in St. Lawrence’s Church. His body will be brought to the church for viewing at 2.30 pm.

Farewell, Mr. Permal! Speed on to your Maker!

St. Patrick’s High School comes Runners-Up at Karachi Grammar Science Olympiad 2019

KGSO is an annual Science Olympiad held by the renowned school of Karachi, Karachi Grammar School. The events itself is a bunch of some modules with each testing their skills in a particular field like robotics, chemistry etc. It demands Intelligence, enthusiasm and hard-work from each participant. This year in KGSO19 a team of four students from St Patrick’s High School participated in the event and after three tiresome days were announced the runners up in the Trials of Apolo ( the Biology Module)

KGSO team

Hassaan Majid
Mustafa Ul Haq
Hiba Mallick
Abdullah Jahangi