Newsletter no. 004 (March 27th, 2018)

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  1. Pakistan Day: on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 the Pakistan Resolution Day was celebrated at School. Our students are the future of Pakistan, we therefore wish to develop love in them for this magnificent country in hope for a bright and beautiful future.
  2. Skills Day: on Thursday March 29th the School is arranging a Skills Day. The thought behind this event is to encourage and teach students to be independent, confident and self-reliant. Their problem solving skills will be developed and they should be able to master basic and simple machines and techniques.
  3. Fee Policy:
  • Fee vouchers are issued by the 28th of every month.
  • Fees is collected on a monthly basis except thrice a year when bi-monthly fees is collected :
  • Firstly, before Summer Vacations, secondly in November (for Nov. and Dec.) And lastly in December (for Jan. and Feb).
  • The last date of fee submission is the 6th of the preceding month.
  • A late fee surcharge of Rs.500 will be added to the fee voucher after due date.
  • Failure to clear dues could result in denial of entry to the school or expulsion.

Note: Your cooperation in submitting the fee within the due date shall be appreciated.

  1. Homework: Homework is a reinforcement of the class work which is sent according to a set schedule. No homework is sent during tests/ exam. Students who do their homework on a regular basis are likely to perform better in class as compared to those who do not. You are required to check and assist your child’s home assignments.
    • It is expected that the homework shall independently be completed by the student while caregiver at home may assist (if required). Copying is not allowed. Private home tuition is discouraged.
    • Parents should ensure a study area at home free of distractions and that all necessary material is available. Homework should be done in bright light. There should also be a short break after every assignment.
    • Homework engagement for the different sections is as follow;
  • Pre-school homework is usually a writing practice work.
  • Class 1-4 twenty minutes (20) into three assignments daily.
  • Class 5-7 thirty minutes (30) into three assignments daily
  • Pre 9th, 9th and 10th as per requirement.
  1. General Knowledge Quiz: The quiz shall be conducted in the first week of every month, the questions will be based on the general knowledge points included in the previous four weekly Newsletters.
  2. Nail check: Every Friday nails are checked, and these should be properly trimmed and manicured. This practice is according to the Sunnah Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
  3. Lunch box and water bottle:
  • Canteen is not operated at the school.
  • Students are expected to bring a clean bottle of safe water, home cooked food/fruit and a napkin. Must avoid chewing gum, candies, fizzy drinks and junk food.
  • Students are expected to come to the school with all required material as (i.e. Lunch, water bottle, stationery items etc.) are not received from the parents/guardians during the school hours.

Note: Please ensure that the child washes hands before every meal, as this is also the Sunnah.

 

  1. Suggestions of healthy lunch that students may bring to School:
Healthy lunch tips for the students
·   Fruit salad ·      Smoothie
·   Vegetables salad ·      Vegetables omelette
·   Yogurt with cereal of fruit ·      Boiled eggs
·   Brown bread sandwich with spreads such as; jam, scrambled eggs, tuna or cream cheese ·      Vegetable fritters, for example potato kabab.
·   Fresh vegetables with a dip, for example: hummus, taztzki, mint yogurt sauce. ·      Mixed vegetables
·   Granola bar ·      Whole grain pasta with vegetables
·   Fresh juice, fruit infused water or milk ·      Dates, dry fruits and nuts

  PRINCIPAL

 

 

The Hadith of the Day is about Wealth

Ibn Ka’b bin Malik Al-Ansari (RA) narrated from his father, that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Two wolves free among sheep are no more destructive to them than a man’s desire for wealth and honour is to his religion.”

(Jami`at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Book 36, Hadith 73)

 

The Quote of the Day is about Women

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two.

There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.

  • Mohammed Jinnah (Lahore, 1940)

 

The Life of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was born January 8th, 1942 in Oxford, United Kingdom. He passed away two weeks ago, on March 14th leaving behind a valuable scientific legacy. Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author. He is particularly known for his work on relativity, quantum physics and black holes.

Apart from his intellect, the life of Hawking has also been nothing but remarkable. In 1963, at the age of twenty-one, he was diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative neurological disorder, and given only three years to live. He however went on to live for five more decades and was dependent on using an electric wheelchair as his ability to use his body continued to decrease. In the end he was unable to even use his own voice, he therefore communicated through a computer interface.

The combination of his brilliant intellect and remarkable life story has undoubtedly made him an inspiration to many.

 

General Knowledge – Cookery

5 global dishes:

  1. Biryani: perhaps one of the most loved dishes in South Asian homes. The rice dish that can be eaten purely vegetarian or with proteins such as chicken or beef has been brought from the Indian subcontinent to all over the world thanks to its diaspora (people outside their traditional homeland).
  2. Taco: a taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla (thin flatbread) with a filling inside. It can be made with a variety of fillings, including chicken, vegetables and cheese. It is usually eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa (sauce/dip) and guacamole (mashed avocados). It is now a much loved dish that is eaten globally.
  3. Couscous: couscous is not really a dish on its own, but is rather eaten in North Africa and the Middle East similarly to how rice is eaten in Pakistan – with a stew. It is made of steamed balls of durum wheat semolina and can be a tasty alternative for those seeking to try something new and different.
  4. Tapas: a tapa is the Spanish word for an appetizer or snack. It is a staple in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. It is what we may call “social food” as it consists of many smaller dishes that is enjoyed with friends and families over a good conversation.
  5. Sushi: sushi is a Japanese cuisine that typically consists of rice with a garnish of raw seafood and/or vegetables. It has spread to become popular world-wide and is often eaten as lunch or dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions:

  1. How did biryani spread to outside of the Indian subcontinent?
  2. What is a taco and how is it eaten?
  3. Where do they eat couscous?
  4. What does tapas mean and why do we call it “social food”?
  5. What is sushi?

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