Convent of Jesus and Mary (Murree)


Convent of Jesus and Mary (Murree)
Convent of Jesus and Mary, Murree
Location
Murree, Punjab,
Information
Type High school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1818
Founder Claudine Thévenet
Administration Catholic Board of Education
Principal Sister Mercedes
Gender Girls
Age 4 to 16
Enrollment 560 (approx.)

The Convent of Jesus and Mary, Murree is a girls school located in Murree, Punjab, Pakistan. It was founded in 1818, by a French woman named Claudine Thévenet, whose sole purpose for the school was to train young ladies so that they make good housewives and women in life.

It was announced in 2007, that after 135 years, it would no longer function as a boarding school which shocked many people.[1]

"We have served students all over the country for 135 years. It is time now to concentrate on the people of Murree. This town has also changed as it has expanded and there are many children today. We had 160 girls in the boarding and right now we have 400 day-scholars. There is no limit on the number of students that will join the school," Sister Mercedes, principal of CJM told 'The News' on telephone from Murree.[1]

Notable alumni

 Udain Khadija
 EEsha Mariam
 Azka Noor

External links


Photo of the school taken during the colonial era


References



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