Aitchison College, Lahore.
March 02, 2019

It is worth reminding ourselves that the core purpose of Aitchison College is to ensure that our boys acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes to become valuable citizens and leaders. We strive to instil three essential qualities in each boy:

  • Determination.
  • Knowledge.
  • Adaptability.


Aitchison boys are, therefore, educated for the 21st century; ready to face new challenges throughout their lives. For the purpose of developing determined, knowledgeable and adaptable students, Aitchison provides five strands of personal education:

  • Attainment at a high level in one’s chosen academic programmes.
  • An awareness of healthy habits and the importance of fitness gained through a full and active sporting programme.
  • Attainment of self-awareness, teamwork and strength through humility. This is encouraged by active participation in extracurricular and community service opportunities.
  • An ability to relate to others with tolerance, respect and consideration.
  • Adoption of an ethical and moral set of values: understanding right from wrong, handling success and disappointment and accepting that one's actions have consequences.


Our Curriculum places strong emphasis on the ‘Essential Core Skills’;

  • Literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening in English and Urdu or a foreign language).
  • Mathematics.
  • Science.
  • Digital Literacy (Coding is a compulsory language at Aitchison in Junior and Prep).


We encourage boys to express themselves and benefit from a variety of additional studies that make for a well-rounded education:

Music, the Arts, Humanities, Business and Economics, Law and the national studies of Islamiat and Pakistan Studies.

We also pursue essential skills for success in the 21st century;

  • Communication and Collaboration.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Creativity.
  • Organisation and Independence.
  • Resilience.


By providing a challenging and innovative curriculum that has these features, our students develop Leadership Attributes;

  • Contributing positively to a community in deed and word.
  • Applying knowledge with reasoning and compassion.
  • Solving problems collaboratively.
  • Solving problems creatively.
  • Making 'just choices'.
  • Facing challenges with determination.

 

These attributes prepare boys not only for university and successful careers but embed the fundamentals of self-discipline that underpins purposeful lives. We send this message to all boys in age-appropriate ways and ask parents to reinforce this at home to instil the purpose and value of school.

 

Warm wishes, 



Michael Thomson M.A., Dip. Ed., M.A.C.E

Principal