"What greater and better gifts can we offer our republic than educating our youth."
Habib Girls' School is the realisation of a dream by the late R.D.Habib who felt that education was the basic element for empowering the Muslim female population of the new nation. Forty years on the school has become one of the leading school for girls due to the tireless efforts of the first Trustees, notably Mr. Hamid D. Habib, Mr. Rashid D. Habib and Mr.Yusuf Qasim and the first Principal, Zubaida Dossal who continues to guide the school with her expertise and experience.
Ms. Adiba Kamal was the very first teacher (later to become the second Principal in 1989)) was the first teacher to be appointed, followed by Mrs. Rajab Ali, Mrs. Abbas, Mrs. N. Husain (later Head Teacher of the Primary section) and others joined up in the first year itself. Regular classes began from August 19, 1964 with eighty students and eight teachers. Miss Batool , daughter of Mr. Kazim Husein was the first student to be registered in the school. The first batch of students appeared for the Board examination in 1970 which also marked the election of the first Head Girl, Zubeida Murad.
Custom built Nursery block was added in 1965. The buildings of the school built with an emphasis on proper light and fresh air. The school management's concern for environment can be gauged from the fact that the Nursery Block was shifted to accommodate an old tree. Indeed, the greenery inside the school is the envy of many other institutions and a pleasing experience for the school family and visitors. The school is fortunate to have a band of hard working gardeners to ensure it. The design and colour scheme of the uniforms has seen many changes until it finally returned to the original beige kameez, white shalwar and white dupatta with brown shoes.