Newsletter no. 003 (March 20th, 2018)

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  1. Pakistan Day Holiday: The School shall remain closed on Friday March 23rd on account of the Pakistan Resolution Day.
  2. Office Closed: All offices shall remain closed on Saturday – March 24, 2018.
  3. Creator’s Week: The celebration of the Creator’s Week started on Monday March 12th and concluded on Thursday March 15th. The purpose of the week was to strengthen the faith in the existence of Allah Almighty, as well as to learn to show gratitude for all of His blessings.
  4. 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.
  5. Important Documents: The important documents such as event calendar, SAP documents, important dates, Dictation words and Homework schedule are provided to the students for your convenience. Dates/events may be changed according to the circumstances.
Event DATE Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)
Parent Teacher Meeting

(PTM)

21st April 2018 First Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)
1st September 2018 Second Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)
27th October 2018 Third  Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)
Test and Exams 2nd May 2018 First test and exam (Preschool to class X)
3rd September 2018 Second test and exam (Preschool to class X)
26th November 2018 Third test and exam (Preschool to class X)
Vacations 14th July 2018 to 29th July 2018 Summer Holidays
23rd December 2018 to 28th February 2019 Winter Holidays
  1. Advice for Medical Check-up: it is advisable that Parents/Guardians take their child for a general medical checkup twice a year and keep the school informed.
  2. Testing/ Examination Scheduled & Weightage – 2018:
Pre nursery  –  Nursery  –  Kindergarten
Talent Show Month Weightage
1 May 30
2 September 30
3 November 40

 

  • The talent show of every student will be conducted on one to one basis including oral and written assessment

 

Class I to VII
Oral and written Exam Month Weightage
1 May 30
2 September 30
3 November 40

 

  • These exams oral and written will be conducted to assess the students’ academic growth.
Class VIII to X
Exam and Presentation Month Weightage
1 May 30
2 September 30
3 November 40

 

  • Students of class VIII will appear in exams for promotion to class IX whereas students of class IX and X will appear for pre-board exam in November.

NOTE:

  1. Date sheet will be shared two weeks earlier from the test.
  2. Test syllabus will be shared three weeks earlier from the test
  3. Consolidated result card will be issued in the month of December.
  4. THERE IS NO RE-TEST POLICY.

PRINCIPAL

 

 

 

The Hadith of the Day is about Manners

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, then let him honour his guest. And whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, then let him say what is good or remain silent.”

(Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Book 37, Hadith 2688)

 

The Quote of the Day is about Embracing Change

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

  • Chinese proverb

 

 

 

The Flag of Pakistan

The flag of Pakistan is undoubtedly beautiful and proudly found everywhere across Pakistan. However, the origin and meaning behind it is often not remembered enough!

The inspiration behind it was the All-India Muslim League’s flag, which was green with a white crescent and star in the middle. The green colour represented Islam and its followers, and the crescent and star symbolized progress and light respectively. However, as Pakistan was to be a state in which the rights of religious and ethnic minorities were to be respected and protected, a white stripe on the left was added to symbolize their valuable part of Pakistani society.

The flag is therefore a constant reminder that although Pakistan is proudly a majority Muslim country founded on the basis of the religion Islam, it is still rightfully the land of many religious and ethnic minorities embedded in the very foundation of which Pakistan was founded.

All-India Muslim League (Lahore, 1940) and its flag. The designer of Pakistan’s flag, Amiruddin Kidwai.

 

General knowledge – Contemporary Culture

South-Korean K-pop: K-pop is the term that is used for the South-Korean pop culture that has grown to prominence as a major driver of global culture. Korean pop music, Korean cosmetic industry and Korean food have all become part of a massive global phenomenon.

Social Media­: Social media is slowly making its entrance into most areas of social life. LinkedIn has become imperative to anyone pursuing a professional career seeking to maintain and build important contacts. Important events, whether it be a wedding or a funeral, is commonly announced through platforms such as Facebook. Even our language is transforming, we tend to replace our writing with emojis and memes to express feelings. Knowledge is also now sought from the internet whether it concerns sickness or religious matters, it seems that Google is what we turn to with all of our questions!

Business: Contemporary culture has furthermore largely changed our buying habits. Most people will find interior, beauty and fashion inspiration from the Internet on platforms such as Instagram. YouTube is filled with reviews of products, whether it is mobile phones, cars or lipsticks, influencing our decisions on what to buy. Online shopping has grown to the extent over the years that globally, shops are actually closing down due to lack of business!

Political Activism: Although people are still found demonstrating in the streets for causes they believe in world-wide, undoubtedly much of political activism is now realized online. We share political posts to our Facebook accounts, we sign online petitions to support something we believe in, governmental sites are hacked from time to time by angry civilians and even revolutions are born from social media, such as the Arab Spring that started with a simple Facebook event.

Negative Effects: It is important to remember that online culture is relatively new, and it is therefore difficult to predict and fathom the extent to which it will change our lives and what negative consequences may come of it. It is therefore important to remember that one should not utter opinions online that one would not in real life, one must also realize that that which is uploaded on the internet may never be erased – so maintain your integrity even online!

Questions:

  1. What is k-pop?
  2. In what ways do you think social media has replaced traditional ways of communication?
  3. How has contemporary online culture changed our habits as consumers (buyers)?
  4. How has the internet changed political activism?
  5. Debate positive and negative aspects of contemporary culture, particularly related to the Internet.

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