R&HD Established In 2016
Heads Of Department Over the Years

Research & Holistic Development is an APSACS Department established in 2016. Over the years, the department has grown its Portfolio and is now a provider of high standard Holistic Development Programmes and their implementation frameworks; co-curricular activities designed and balanced with curriculum; career pathways through exclusive Career Counselling & University Placement Programme; emotional health implementation and support through a dedicated Emotional Health Programme, extensive training package; in-house research studies and educational concept papers reflecting trends in modern education. The department also pursues national and international educational collaborations to further enrich and enhance the scope of highly effective Academic Package provided by the Secretariat. The department operates in accordance with high quality academic standards, therefore, all functions of the department are aligned with the mandate specified in COAS Directive, National Education Policy and international benchmarks.

Key Features of the Department

Internal programmes

  • Co-Curricular & Enrichment Activities
  • Career Counselling & University Placement Programme
  • Emotional Health Programme – Smiles Initiative
    • Anti-Corporal Punishment Policy
    • Child Protection Policy
  • Inclusion Programme
  • Anti-Drug Awareness Programme
  • Values Education Programme
  • Patriotism
  • Tiny Forests Project & Tree Plantation Drive
  • Community Service Programme

External  programmes

  • External Collaborations, MOUs & SOPs for the following:

    • National Financial Literacy Programme for Youth (NFLP-Y) in collaboration with State Bank of Pakistan
    • Anti-drug sensitization by Anti-Narcotic force (ANF)
    • Professional Development Trainings by United Nations Office for Drugs & Crime (UNODC)
      • Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC)
      • Strengthening Families Prorgamme (SFP-10-14)
    • British Council Professional Development Consultancy Service
      • Connecting Classrooms
      • International School Award (ISA)
      • Core Skills for Leaders & Teachers
      • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
    • American Board for Certification of Teaching Excellence (ABCTE) – Teacher Professional Development Initiative for Quality Assurance
    • National Universities i.e. NUST, LUMS, NuTech, ACCA etc.


APSACS mission statement driven from COAS Dir, 2005 is to “Provide exemplary educational programmes of international standards that inspire and prepare all students for success in global environment at affordable cost” (ref 1, ref 2a). The driving force at APSACS is a common purpose and direction, maximum efficiency and productivity in achieving academic and personality development milestones aligned with cultural norms. Patriotism, ideology, character development, moral values, international sensitization, global perspectives etc., are stimulated through the robust holistic development programmes and co-curricular activities.