School History

  • It was as early as July 1953, when the State of Andhra was settling down with its new identity in the brave young Republic of India that Little Flower High School was established. With all their noble ideals and aspirations, the founding fathers perhaps never thought that the institution would grow to become a landmark in the modern city of Hyderabad. The Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel under the able guidance of Rev. Bro. John of God set up the school with Rev. Bro. Britto as its first Principal. It was the need of the hour then, to provide sound education to a new generation of an independent nation. All Saints' High School at Gunfoundry with a history as old as 1855, was finding it difficult to cater to the perennial demand for admissions. Thus a new school was set up just across the main street, to mark the centenary celebrations of All Saints.

    Classes were started in temporary sheds from Kindergarten to Class VIII with two sections each. By 1957 there were classes till X with three sections each. It was recognised officially by the Government on the 16th of July 1960 under the Recognition No. 645/G1/60 as a minority institution. It received the ceiling grant up to September 1963. It however opted out of Grant- in-aid scheme from October 1963. The institution followed the HSLC course and later had the multi-purpose scheme from 1963 and came back to the SSC course according to the changing trends of the educational system.

    Ever since those first few steps it has been a forward march led by noble and farsighted educationists. Each of the Principals have contributed their valuable services not only in the infrastructure growth but also in planning and carrying out a comprehensive programme of child development. Humanistic values and academic excellence have always gone hand in hand.

    Among the first buildings to be erected were the High School Block and the Main Building during the rectorate of Bro. Britto and Bro. Martialis from 1953 to 1964. Later during the rectorate of Bro. Dominic the Kindergarten Block was constructed. In 1972 when Bro. Vincent De Paul (1972-1975, 1976-1977) became the Rector, the New Building which comprises the students' dining hall, the indoor games hall and the Brothers' quarters was made. During the tenure of Bro. Claude (1979-1984) the Middle School Block with an in-built stage was built. Realising that students needed to be trained for entry into Professional Colleges, the Junior College was established in 1974 by Rev. Bro. Vincent De Paul. The students won top ranks in the State. Later, the campus had to be shifted to Uppal in 1982. With the passing of time, new developments and improvements were a matter of constant vigil and care. Bro. C. J. Thomas (1984-1990), improved the audio - visual equipment, the science Laboratory, and the acoustics in the auditorium and provided a library full of latest books on Sciences and Humanities. During the rectorate of Bro. C T. Paul (1990-1992), a complete computer centre with qualified staff was set up and computer classes were incorporated into the time table.

    Bro. John Kallarackal (1992-1997) as Principal was the proud recipient of the 'Best Principal Award'. The school was also adjudged as the Best School for the Academic Year 1996- 1997.

    During the tenure of Rev. Bro. Franky Noronha (1997-2003), the school witnessed a lot of infrastructural development. LFHS was lauded as the best school in the twin cities and one of the ten best schools in India according to a survey conducted by " Outlook" magazine ( 2001 - 2002 & 2002 - 2003 ) consecutively. In August 2002 the school won the first prize at the State Level and the second prize at the National Level for Computer Literacy Excellence Awards. His Excellency A.P.J. Abdul Kalam the President of India gave away the award to Rev. Bro. FrankyNorohna. On the same day our former student and national cricketer V.V.S. Laxman received the Arjuna Award from the President of India.

    The number of sections were upgraded to 4 and later by 2009 to 5 sections per class. The institution celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1978 and the Golden Jubilee in 2003.

    Rev. Bro. JaicoGervasis (2003-2010), served the institution from 2003 to 2010, when the school continued to excel in several major National and international competitions.

    In 2006, Master Abhinav Ram and Master RithvikRamdass represented Asia in the Space Design Competition at the NASA Space Centre, Houston and were the Runners Up along with ten other students from AP.

    Our students participated in the Asia Finals of the Space Settlement Design Competition in 2010 conducted by NASA at Gurgaon, near New Delhi and were declared winners.

    Master Mustafa Hashmi (2009 Batch) won the silver medal in the International Junior Science Olympiad held at Korea.

    Rev. Bro. Vincent Mendonza, took over charge in 2010 and under his leadership the school received recognition as the Best School in Hyderabad and the fifth best in India according to a survey conducted by the Centre for Forecasting and Research (C-fore). Bro. Vincent Mendonza is the recipient of the Leadership Award for the year 2010-2011.

    Master Karthikeya Sharma Class X was declared 'Teenovator India 2012', at a National Level Competition organized by the National Geographic Channel.

    Rev. Bro. Dr. A. Anthony Reddy took charge in 2013 and under his leadership the school received the School Brilliance Award for Vision and Leadership. It is instituted by the Indian Business Conference Institute, Bangalore for schools in South India.

    Diamond Jubilee Year Celebrated

    DiamondFest was held on 11th January, 2014 with Mr. J. Raymond Peter IAS,Principal Secretary, Dept. of Social welfare, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh as the Chief Guest ,Rev.BroDr.FrankyNarohna,Provincial Superior, Pune Province,Montfort Brothers of St.Gabriel as the President,Dr. T. SubramanyeshwarRao and DrMathur, parents of our School Pupil Leaders as the Guests of Honour. 'The Legacy of Little Flower' showcased the evolution of the institution and highlighted the talents of the Little Flowers.

    Master A.K.Parthasaradhi Class X, our budding Tennis star was a semi-finalist in the 'Adidas Nationals AITA Tournament' and is ranked 7th at the National Level (under 16)..

    Master Syed MurtuzaHashmi is the only student selected from Hyderabad in the International Earth Science Olympiad.

    Ms. C. Nikitha Class X won the 2nd prize in lawn tennis. She has also qualified for the National Level to be held at Pune.

    In the National Talent Search Examination, Master V.Sudhanyu Class IX bagged a scholarship for his exemplary performance at the State Level and National Level.

    Montfort Literary and Cultural Festival

    We notched up the Literary, Cultural and Overall Trophies with an overall tally of 1010 points in the National Mont Utsav held at St. Paul's High School, Hyderguda. 14 students bagged gold medals, 8 silver, 9 bronze and 8 were placed 4th in the Literary Events.

    13 students bagged gold medals, 9 silver, 5 bronze and 7 were placed 4th in the Cultural Events.

    Visit of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to our Institution

    As part of our Diamond Jubilee celebrations, We had the honour to welcome His Excellency, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the former President of India on the 28th of March 2014. His Excellency spent quality time with our students asking and answering their questions. The entire premises was filled with an air of excitement.

    Master SaiPrajwal Class VI bagged the Second place at the State Level and secured the Fourth place in Rifle Shooting at the National Level.

    The theme of the academic year 2014-2015 CARE Compassion, Acceptance, Respect and Empathy, inspired us to reach out to the society with concern, accept each other and the environment around us with happiness and respect all with empathy.

    Yet again we have achieved 100% results in S.S.C. Examination with Master Nikhil Mathur, Miss. A. Amitha, Miss. K. Nikhita, Miss. Sadia Fatima, Miss. Deeksha, Miss. Sri Lekha, Miss. J. S. Namratha and Miss. G. Sharanya scoring a G.P.A of 10. Forty students inI language, 76 in II language, 38 in English, 107 in Mathematics, 133 in Science and 91 in Social Studies secured a perfect G.P.A of 10.

    In the XXXII National Montfort Games and Sports held at St. Alphonsus' High School, Nalgonda, our school bagged the Overall Second Place. Nine students bagged gold medals, 15 silver and 11bronze.

    In the Peace Poster Making Contest conducted by Lion's Club of India, Master SaiSumiranKalyani, Class VIII had the rare honour of representing Telangana State at the International level.

    Master DevAgarwal Class VII, Rama Sri Ram Class VII and TaneeshaJaiswal Class IV bagged the First place in Maths Olympiad conducted by Montfort International Olympiad. Master DevAgarwal was also awarded a cash prize of Rs.3000/-

    Master SarojSiril, Class X won the Second and Third places in five State Ranking Tournaments. He also stood First in AWA Tournament and bagged a silver medal at the National Level.

    Master SarojSiril Class X and Master AmritParimi Class X bagged the First prize in Table Tennis in the State Ranking Tournament held at St. Paul's High School.

    Master AmritParimi won First place in the Inter District State Ranking Tournament Conducted by School Games Federation, Telangana State.

    In a survey conducted by Times Group partnered with i3 Research Consultants to determine Hyderabad's Top National Curriculum Schools, Little Flower High School was ranked Second in Hyderabad.

    Another feather in our cap is the winning of the 9th INDY's Education Awards for Excellence in School and College Education instituted by Stars of Industry Awards

    We are also the proud recipients of the Best School Award for the conservation of nature instituted by the HussainSagar Lake (HSL) Club. It was given away on the occasion of World Water Day held on the 22nd of March 2015.

    Three of our students Master V. Tarun Class X, Ms. Rithika Class IX and Master Thakur Shivank Singh Class IX were selected for Inter Group Competitions. Master T. Shivank Singh was awarded a gold medal at the State Level for 'Best Cadet' in Junior Division NCC and he also received a gold medal for 'Best Briefer in Flag Area'. We are proud to report that he participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi and won III Best Cadet Award at the National level. He was also awarded Best Boy Cadet of A.P. and Telangana Directorate.

    Awards' Day was held in the school on 9th January, 2015 with Mr. M.S. PrabhakarRao, MLC as the Chief Guest.

    The Annual Day was celebrated on 10th January, 2015 with Mr. G. Jagadish Reddy, Honorable Education Minister, Govt of Telangana, as the Chief Guest. Mr. Sunil Sharma, I.A.S., Secretary to Govt., Transport, Roads and Buildings Department and Mr. KonduruShashanka, (I.A.S.), Mrs. Amrita Saxena and Mrs. Tara Malu, parents of our School Pupil Leaders were the Guests of Honour, The students put up a spectacular performance which left the audience spell bound.

    Value education is given due importance. Guidance and counselling a leadership programme called the Montfortian Youth Leadership in Society (MYLS) was introduced which aims at orienting students for leadership in the society through peace and brotherhood is also provided to our students. This is but the framework, the edifice within which is enclosed the spirit of the school. The staff and students cannot go untouched by the holistic spirit, which creates an awareness of self in the society, the nation and the world. This awareness is conveyed through all the activities carefully programmed in the curriculum.

    The school marches ahead upholding the ideals set by the founders.