Newsletter (August 9th, 2017)

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  1. Result Day: we would like to thank the Parents/Guardians who attended the Result Day on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. Attending the meetings enables the home and the School to discuss a student’s results, progress and further development. We therefore appreciate the Parents/Guardians for taking the time to talk to the teachers and to receive the Result Card. The Mid-Term result should be seen as a guideline on how to further improve in any weak area. We hope Parents/Guardians continue to stay involved in their child’s healthy development and we are hopeful about further cooperation.
  2. Independence Day: on behalf of the School, we wish you all a Happy Independence Day!

The School shall in this regard remain closed on Monday, August 14th, 2017. However, we shall celebrate the Independence Day in the activity period on Friday, 11th August, 2017.

  1. Public Holidays: all public holidays announced in the print or electronic media are observed by the School, unless cancelled through written notice or notification on the official website and/or the School’s Facebook page.
  2. Junk Food Policy: Parents and Guardians are once again requested to encourage their children to eat food that is nutritionally valuable. Lunch brought to School must be healthy, and junk food should be avoided.
  3. SAP Reminder, Students’ Personal Care:
    • Students should come to school bathed, cleaned and with moisturized skin.
    • Students should always have clean teeth and should never have bad breath.
    • The trimming of nails should be done on Fridays.
    • Students should come to school with managed and combed hair. Gel is allowed to use, but the hair should not be oily and smelly.
    • Hair of the students should always be lice free.



Hadith of the Day

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud: “Allah has not created in the heavens nor in the earth what is more magnificent than Ayat Al-Kursi.” Sufyan said: “Because Ayat Al-Kursi is the Speech of Allah, and Allah’s Speech is greater than Allah’s creation of the heavens and the earth.”

(Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 42, Hadith 2884)


Quote of the Day

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

– William Shakespeare



General Knowledge

General knowledge is defined as: ‘Information on many different subjects that you collect gradually, from reading, television, etc., rather than detailed information on subjects that you have studied formally.’

There are 20 domains of general knowledge: Art, Biology, Classical music, Cookery, Discovery and Exploration, Fashion, Film, Finance, Games, General Science, Geography, History, History of Science, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Politics, Sport, Technology and Television.

Scientific studies has proven that general knowledge is linked to intelligence, openness and intellectual pursuit. Other studies has found that general knowledge in students is associated with proofreading skills and exam performance.

The world we live in today is quite complex and globalized, general knowledge is important in order to understand the world better, to be able to build healthy relations and make right life decisions. Building good general knowledge in students nowadays is especially important because it will prepare them for future professional life, as companies have started posing general knowledge questions during job interviews.

In order to improve our students’ general knowledge, five general knowledge facts of different domains will be included in each Newsletter. The students must learn the facts as it shall be tested in the end of every month.

Art: The Mona Lisa painting is considered to be the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world. It was painted by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Biology: The largest external organ, which is also the largest organ in general, is the skin.

Classical music: Composer and pianist Ludwig Van Beethoven is widely considered the greatest composer of all time.

Cookery: gastronomy – the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.

Discovery and Exploration: Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea in 1498.

Mona Lisa
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Vasco da Gama

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