Newsletter no. 002 (March 13th, 2018)

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  1. Newsletter on every Tuesday: All Parents/Guardians are informed that on every Tuesday the School’s Newsletter is issued. The school must be contacted in case the notice is not received.
  2. Punctuality: It is hereby informed that the school gates will close at 8:30 sharp every day for (class I to X) and at 09:00 for Pre-school, and that any student failing to arrive on time will not be allowed to enter School.

 

  1. Creator’s Week: the celebration of the Creator’s Week started March 12th. The purpose of the week is to strengthen the faith in the existence of Allah Almighty, as well as to learn to show gratitude for all of His blessings.

All students must bring their school bags along as regular classes shall be conducted.

 

  1. Charity Box: the yearly Charity Box is placed in all the three campuses of the School until the month of Ramadan. Children must be encouraged at school and at home to be generous in the ways of Allah Almighty.

 

 

  1. Announcements:
  • For those students with flair for Maths, Kangaroo Sans Frontiers will be organizing a Maths competition for Grades 5 to 10 students. Those interested should polish their skills. Details will be announced later.
  • The Dawn Spelling Bee contest will take place later this year. Students from Grades 5 to 10 are eligible. Interested students should be prepared for our selection trials, whose dates will be notified in due course.
  • Dawn Media Group organizes a Math competition for classes 5 to 10, and as and when we get the schedule we will share them with you.
  • There is a very student friendly search engine/website called KIDDLE, please visit for your scholastic enquiries/ research.
  • The Oxford University Press has a very interesting website called OWL that carries about 250 story book titles. Please pay it a visit and do some reading for improving your English skills.
  1. Students’ Exit (school dismissal): Please make every possible effort to receive the student by submitting the Exit Pass (and not by slip) within one (01) hour of school dismissal. Slip shall be accepted in case of emergency however, in view of the administrative and security concerns, a copy of CNIC of the receiving person must be attached with it.

 

  1. Student Assessment Policy: The SAP is effective from March 12th, 2018.

 

  1. English Language reinforcement at home: Students are encouraged to speak in English at school through zero-tolerance for any other language. To improve the English Language speaking skills of the students, Parents/ Guardian are requested to encourage conversations in English amongst sibling at home.

 

  1. Homework Schedule: In order to avoid overburdening of students with excessive homework, a daily homework schedule (subject-wise) has been attached in the student diary along guideline for the parents/guardians.

 

  1. Notebook Marking: The notebook marking key is provided to the students from classes V and onwards. They are required to correct all the mistakes by themselves.

 

  1. Dictation words: In order to improve spelling and vocabulary, the students will be given 5 words of English to be tested on the every

 

  1. Important Dates – (2018): The important dates is provided to the students for your convenience. Dates may be changed according to the prevailing circumstances.

 

  1. Prohibitions in and during school hours:
  • Lunch, water bottle, stationery items etc. are not received during the school hours.
  • Expensive items/articles, fancy stationery, toys and money/amount are not allowed at school. If lost or damaged, the School shall not be responsible.
  • Use of regional languages and mobile phone is strictly prohibited in the school premises.

                                                                    PRINCIPAL

 

 

The Hadith of the Day is about Prayer

Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): I heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saying, “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?” They said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) added, “That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 9, Hadith 7)

 

The Quote of the Day is about Impact

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”

― Leymah Gbowee (Liberian peace activist and winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize)

 

Food for thought – The Loss of Civil Sense

For children growing up in today’s Quetta, it may seem unimaginable that only a couple of generations ago, the city of Quetta was known as the fruit garden of Pakistan and lovingly nicknamed “Little London”. It was a place that was famous not only for its natural beauty, but its cleanliness was a reflection of its inhabitants’ sense of civil sense.

 

Unfortunately, that era has become a thing of the past. Today, Quetta, like most major cities of Pakistan is anything less than clean and well-organized. The average person in our country can’t be bothered about how they drive their car on the road, they are too lazy to maintain their own house, piles of garbage is found on any street corner and people are less tolerate and respectful towards each other.

 

All of these actions, reflect the lack of civil sense by indulging in separatism, racism, vandalism and road rage. Sadly, the lack of civil sense has not only affected ourselves and the places we live in, it portrays our country and religion negatively internationally as well.

If the literal meaning of Pakistan is “the land of the pure” – should we not live up to its name?

 

However, there is hope. Civil sense is actually quite easy! It simply means that you are considerate and care to have integrity even if you see others lacking it. You do not need to pay heed to what others are doing, the same way that only your deeds will be of importance the day leave this life. If every individual made a pledge to change only themselves, it is certain that Quetta would once again be a city to live in with pride.

 

Therefore, make a pledge to yourself to develop civil sense. Avoid throwing garbage on the street. Smile and talk politely to anyone you meet, regardless of their religion or status. Drive patiently and follow traffic rules. Ensure that you maintain not only your personal hygiene, but also keep the inside and outside of your house clean. Simply put, avoid any action that would affect anyone else negatively.

 

General knowledge – Biology

Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution.

A degree in Biology offers a variety of job opportunities such as biologist, biomedical engineer, environmental scientist, zoologist, food scientist, geographer and work in pharmaceutical sales.

 

Did you know that new animal species are still discovered each year? Last year, at least 18,000 new species were described! One of the most intriguing ones is a spider found in India that is now nicknamed the “Harry Potter” spider for its uncanny resemblance to the sorting hat in the Harry Potter film franchise.

Sadly, the negative impact of humans and climate change on nature means that the rate of extinction is 1,000 times faster than in prehistory.

 

Questions:

  1. How would you define biology?
  2. What work can you do with a degree in biology?
  3. Are new species still discovered?
  4. Can you describe one of the most intriguing discoveries from 2017?
  5. What is the cause of the increased extinction rate?
Left: the Harry Potter sorting hat.

Right: the Harry Potter spider.

Do you think there is anything you can do that would have?

za positive contribution on the environment and the eco-system?

Discuss in class.

 

  1. Newsletter on every Tuesday: All Parents/Guardians are informed that on every Tuesday the School’s Newsletter is issued. The school must be contacted in case the notice is not received.
  2. Punctuality: It is hereby informed that the school gates will close at 8:30 sharp every day for (class I to X) and at 09:00 for Pre-school, and that any student failing to arrive on time will not be allowed to enter School.

 

  1. Creator’s Week: the celebration of the Creator’s Week started March 12th. The purpose of the week is to strengthen the faith in the existence of Allah Almighty, as well as to learn to show gratitude for all of His blessings.

All students must bring their school bags along as regular classes shall be conducted.

 

  1. Charity Box: the yearly Charity Box is placed in all the three campuses of the School until the month of Ramadan. Children must be encouraged at school and at home to be generous in the ways of Allah Almighty.

 

 

  1. Announcements:
  • For those students with flair for Maths, Kangaroo Sans Frontiers will be organizing a Maths competition for Grades 5 to 10 students. Those interested should polish their skills. Details will be announced later.
  • The Dawn Spelling Bee contest will take place later this year. Students from Grades 5 to 10 are eligible. Interested students should be prepared for our selection trials, whose dates will be notified in due course.
  • Dawn Media Group organizes a Math competition for classes 5 to 10, and as and when we get the schedule we will share them with you.
  • There is a very student friendly search engine/website called KIDDLE, please visit for your scholastic enquiries/ research.
  • The Oxford University Press has a very interesting website called OWL that carries about 250 story book titles. Please pay it a visit and do some reading for improving your English skills.
  1. Students’ Exit (school dismissal): Please make every possible effort to receive the student by submitting the Exit Pass (and not by slip) within one (01) hour of school dismissal. Slip shall be accepted in case of emergency however, in view of the administrative and security concerns, a copy of CNIC of the receiving person must be attached with it.

 

  1. Student Assessment Policy: The SAP is effective from March 12th, 2018.

 

  1. English Language reinforcement at home: Students are encouraged to speak in English at school through zero-tolerance for any other language. To improve the English Language speaking skills of the students, Parents/ Guardian are requested to encourage conversations in English amongst sibling at home.

 

  1. Homework Schedule: In order to avoid overburdening of students with excessive homework, a daily homework schedule (subject-wise) has been attached in the student diary along guideline for the parents/guardians.

 

  1. Notebook Marking: The notebook marking key is provided to the students from classes V and onwards. They are required to correct all the mistakes by themselves.

 

  1. Dictation words: In order to improve spelling and vocabulary, the students will be given 5 words of English to be tested on the every

 

  1. Important Dates – (2018): The important dates is provided to the students for your convenience. Dates may be changed according to the prevailing circumstances.

 

  1. Prohibitions in and during school hours:
  • Lunch, water bottle, stationery items etc. are not received during the school hours.
  • Expensive items/articles, fancy stationery, toys and money/amount are not allowed at school. If lost or damaged, the School shall not be responsible.
  • Use of regional languages and mobile phone is strictly prohibited in the school premises.

 

                                                                    PRINCIPAL

The Hadith of the Day is about Prayer

Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): I heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saying, “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?” They said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) added, “That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 9, Hadith 7)

 

The Quote of the Day is about Impact

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”

― Leymah Gbowee (Liberian peace activist and winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize)

 

Food for thought – The Loss of Civil Sense

For children growing up in today’s Quetta, it may seem unimaginable that only a couple of generations ago, the city of Quetta was known as the fruit garden of Pakistan and lovingly nicknamed “Little London”. It was a place that was famous not only for its natural beauty, but its cleanliness was a reflection of its inhabitants’ sense of civil sense.

 

Unfortunately, that era has become a thing of the past. Today, Quetta, like most major cities of Pakistan is anything less than clean and well-organized. The average person in our country can’t be bothered about how they drive their car on the road, they are too lazy to maintain their own house, piles of garbage is found on any street corner and people are less tolerate and respectful towards each other.

 

All of these actions, reflect the lack of civil sense by indulging in separatism, racism, vandalism and road rage. Sadly, the lack of civil sense has not only affected ourselves and the places we live in, it portrays our country and religion negatively internationally as well.

If the literal meaning of Pakistan is “the land of the pure” – should we not live up to its name?

 

However, there is hope. Civil sense is actually quite easy! It simply means that you are considerate and care to have integrity even if you see others lacking it. You do not need to pay heed to what others are doing, the same way that only your deeds will be of importance the day leave this life. If every individual made a pledge to change only themselves, it is certain that Quetta would once again be a city to live in with pride.

 

Therefore, make a pledge to yourself to develop civil sense. Avoid throwing garbage on the street. Smile and talk politely to anyone you meet, regardless of their religion or status. Drive patiently and follow traffic rules. Ensure that you maintain not only your personal hygiene, but also keep the inside and outside of your house clean. Simply put, avoid any action that would affect anyone else negatively.

 

General knowledge – Biology

Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution.

A degree in Biology offers a variety of job opportunities such as biologist, biomedical engineer, environmental scientist, zoologist, food scientist, geographer and work in pharmaceutical sales.

 

Did you know that new animal species are still discovered each year? Last year, at least 18,000 new species were described! One of the most intriguing ones is a spider found in India that is now nicknamed the “Harry Potter” spider for its uncanny resemblance to the sorting hat in the Harry Potter film franchise.

Sadly, the negative impact of humans and climate change on nature means that the rate of extinction is 1,000 times faster than in prehistory.

 

Questions:

  1. How would you define biology?
  2. What work can you do with a degree in biology?
  3. Are new species still discovered?
  4. Can you describe one of the most intriguing discoveries from 2017?
  5. What is the cause of the increased extinction rate?
Left: the Harry Potter sorting hat.

Right: the Harry Potter spider.

Do you think there is anything you can do that would have?

za positive contribution on the environment and the eco-system?

Discuss in class.

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