- Rosary Convent High School
Rosary Convent High School is a
Roman Catholicmissionary girls' school in Hyderabad, India. Established in 1904 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, it continues to be run by these Missionary Sisters who reside in their conventat the school's grounds. The school was established in response to a vital, though unrecognized at the time, need for Catholic girls' education, with the aim of well-rounded formation of young women. It became the sister school to All Saints High School, the area's prime Catholic boys' school in those days. These two schools are located on either side of St Joseph's Cathedral in Gunfoundry, Hyderabad, India. The school is run primarily for Catholic girls, however others are accommodated according to seats available. Currently the school population is comprised primarily of Hindus, followed by Muslims, with Christians making up the minority.
It is interesting to note that there is also another girls' school adjacent to the
cathedral, also run by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary named St Joseph's High School, which has a Telegumedium of instruction, where admission is offered for very little or no fees to the poor. St Joseph's School's uniform is similar to that of Rosary Convent, with the exception of a plaid collar and sleeve cuffs, as opposed to the white collar and sleeve cuffs of the Rosary Convent uniform. This slight difference visually connects the two schools, but it also serves the more frugal purpose of easy transformation of donated Rosary Convent school uniforms into St Joseph's school uniforms.
name = Rosary Convent High School
motto = "To Charity Through Truth"
established = December 1903
type = Private All-Girls
head = Sister Mary Mathias
city = Hyderabad
state = Andhra Pradesh
country = flagicon|India India
students = 3,000+
faculty = 200+
colors = Green and White
homepage = http://www.rosaryconventschhyd.com/
Rosary Convent High School instructs students up to the 10th standard and prepares students for the SSC (Class 10)
MatriculationExamination. The medium of instruction is English. In addition to the required subjects, the outstanding faculty and coaches at Rosary Convent High School provide firm direction and guidance to the students through the wide range of electives and clubs the school offers. These include Religion and Moral Science, Communications, Drama, General Knowledge (Debate), Dance, Art, Music, among many others. Training and activities are also provided in various sports including Karate, Gymnastics, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Skating, Aerobics and many more.
Embracing an integral educational philosophy based on the motto "Love through Truth" which asserts that education should develop the whole person -- mind, body, and soul -- and which can be achieved through continually working for these goals of Truth and Love, Rosary Convent High School strives to help its students develop honesty and integrity of character and build the virtue of love, especially through a deep sense of justice, cooperation, kindness, and good will towards others.
The school stands for character formation, academic excellence and the development of skills, with a view to training citizens distinguished for their sincere commitment to God, their country and their fellow men, living and working for Truth and Love through Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.
Outstanding faculty and an integral educational philosophy help make Rosary Convent one of the most reputed schools sought by a number of parents for their daughters.
The current principal of the school is Sister Mary Mathias. In 2001, Sister Mary Mathias received the Best Principal Award from the Andhra Pradesh Minorities Commission. [http://www.rosaryconventschhyd.com/bestprincipal.htm Best Principal]
Situated in Gunfoundry (so called for the ammunition centre built by the
Nizamof Hyderabad), the school began in January 1904 with a small student-body of only 60 pupils taught in the Tamil language, and 50 pupils taught in the English medium of instruction. Driven by the firm belief that education is the foundation for greatly improving society and life in general, the FMM nuns tirelessly visited the surrounding homes, pleading with parents not to deny their children the benefits of schooling and grooming. In a time and place where education was believed to be the right of only upper castes and males, the nuns had a difficult time convincing the locals to send their children to school. However, witnessing the sisters' indefatigable work in churches, hospitals and embroidery centers, it eventually became apparent that the nuns's missionary aim was only selfless service. Soon, the conservative society of Hyderabad came to trust these foreign sisters, sending their daughters to the school. In due time, Rosary Convent achieved wide recognition for quality education.The school was officially recognized in the year 1925, and today has grown enormously to a strength of more than 3000 students.
Rosary Convent High School celebrated its centennial anniversary with a year long celebration that began on 26th January, 2003 and culminated with Holy Mass and a Valedictory public function and felicitation in January 2004.
The school emblem signifies the motto-"AD CARITATEM AER VERITATEM" in Latin, which means "TO CHARITY THROUGH TRUTH". It is bounded by the strong ropes that lead the ship of life toward this goal, and keeping this beautiful motto as the propeller of life one will definitely reach a noble destination and harbour in success. The guiding star above tells us that it is the "Morning Star", the patroness
Mother Mary, whose virtues of humility, obedience and truth when emulated will lead us to anchor safely, after being tossed over the storms of life. And as the school Cheer song says: "Though the odds be great or small, Old Rosary will win over all".
Admission to Rosary Convent High School is competitive and highly sought after, as the school is deemed by many parents as one of the best schools in the twin cities of Hyderabad and
I.With joyful heart and soul,Your greatness we extol;Boldly we pledge fidelity.We'll follow day by dayThe brilliance of your light.Beloved white and green,You shine so bright.
Chorus: Oh Rosary! Your flag we raise high;Help us all our dreams fulfill.Rosary, beloved school most fair,Lead your children on their way.
II."To Charity through Truth"Your emblem spurs us on,Queen and the Mother of our youth.Our duties to performThis promise helps sustain,To bring you gloryne're to be a stain.Hail Rosary, Hail Rosary,Oh! Lead us on our way.
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