Newsletter no. 28 (September 19th, 2017)

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  1. Pet Day: this year’s Pet Day turned out to be another success! We would like to thank the students and parents who brought their pets to School. The students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of meeting different animals and increasing their knowledge about animals and how to care for them. The camel rides at School was great fun for both younger and older students.
  2. PTC- 3: the third Parent Teacher Conference of the year was held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Our appreciation is extended to all the parents/guardians who attended the conference and who followed the guidelines set by the School. The PTCs are so very important because it enables the home and the School to come together in partnership for the betterment of our students.

If you were unable to attend the Conference or wish to discuss a matter further, kindly contact the School for an appointment.

  1. Syllabus: the syllabus was extended in the previous week for the upcoming assessment.
  2. Winter Uniform: in the month of October, the School’s winter uniform is going to be available at the Mothercare outlet located on Jinnah Road.
Winter Uniform
Boys Girls
·         Navy Blue Blazer

·         Dark Grey Pants

·         Sky Blue Shirt

·         Navy Blue Sweater

·         White High-Necked

·         Black Socks

·         Red Tie (sized according to the student’s neck)

·         Navy Blue Cap

·         Navy Blue Gloves

·         Navy Blue Blazer

·         Navy Blue Tunic

·         Navy Blue Open Sweater

·         White Shirt

·         White Shalwar (pre-nursery and nursery: white legging)

·         White High-Necked

·         White Scarf (Cotton) (class 3 and onward)

·         White Socks

·         Navy Blue Cap

·         Navy Blue Gloves

  1. Science Exhibition: the upcoming science exhibition on 26th and 27th September 2017 is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop and display their skills and knowledge in the field of Science. We look forward to seeing the creations of our students.
  2. Sports Week: in preparation for the upcoming Sports Week, practice and selection of students are ongoing at School. Parents/guardians are encouraged to motivate students to stay active and provide them with time and space to improve their physical abilities and skills.

PRINCIPAL

 

Hadith of the Day

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said:

“If as little as what can be placed on a fingernail of what is in Paradise were to become apparent, it would have beautified all the far corners of the heavens and the earth. And if a man among the people of Paradise were to appear and his bracelets were to become apparent, it would have blotted out the light of the sun, as the sun blots out the light of the stars.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi (Vol. 4, Book 12, Hadith 2538)

 

Quote of the Day

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

– Oscar Wilde

Tips To Improve Your Communication Skills:

At school, college or work our communication skills are a great determinant of our success. If we develop the right communication skills and use it effectively there will be no stopping from becoming successful.

Developing the right communication skills for school includes the development of reading, writing, speaking, presenting and listening skills. The tips given below will help you improve all these aspects of communication:

  1. Choosing the right words

Choose words that will really symbolize what you mean. Whether you are talking or writing make sure you select words that will enable the reader or the listener to understand what you really mean. Using jargon may make you feel GOOD but the main point of communication – “the understanding” will be lost.

  1. Ask Questions

Whether it’s a professor, a colleague or even your friend ask questions to make sure you understand what the person really means. Don’t assume things because that can result in creating a negative relationship. It really won’t take long to ask a few questions and understand what he / she means.

  1. Listen Well

Listening well is a great way to AVOID CARELESS ERRORS. For you to become a great communicator you must be willing to listen to the other person’s point of view. You must fight the urge to respond immediately and listen to what the person is trying to communicate.

Even at a heated college debate it is only when you listen to opponent well, can you develop the right response.

  1. Polish your speaking skills

Speaking is an important component that improves in college. Even if you do not follow a public speaking course in most colleges you will be required to deliver presentations on a regular basis. In these instances you should be able to express your point in a SHORT AND SWEET manner.

You don’t need to be a good orator but you need to practice your presentation skills. Practice on how to deliver your point in a way that will INTEREST YOUR AUDIENCE and have an effect on them. By developing this skill at college it will be easier for you to face interviews and job presentations.

  1. Having the Right Attitude

Develop an attitude of dignity and respect for others and yourself. Be confident that you have the ability to communicate well and always be positive. Have an open attitude that is willing to understand people and accept their opinions. This will greatly improve your communication skills in ALL relationships.

  1. Pay attention to non-verbal communication

To communicate effectively, avoid misunderstandings, and enjoy solid, trusting relationships both socially and professionally, it’s important to understand how to use and interpret nonverbal signals.

Nonverbal communication includes facial expressions, eye contact, body postures and gestures, tone of the voice and the space between the speaker and listener.

By learning to manage stress during a communication you will be able to improve your nonverbal communication skills. This is because stress compromises your ability to communicate. When your stress levels are under control you will be sending POSITIVE nonverbal signals encouraging the communication.

Make eye contact with your listener / speaker to let him know that he has your full attention; Nod your head frequently encouraging the person to go on. Have the right personal space to ensure that both the speaker and the listener feel comfortable during the communication.

  1. Make the right judgment

Understand what you want to achieve through the communication. By making the right judgment you will know what to say and what not to say. This self-control will ensure that you don’t fall into any emotional arguments and you will reach the objective of the communication.

  1. Ask for feedback  

The best way to know if you communicating right is to ask others. Ask your friends, colleagues, professors, parents etc. for their honest feedback about your communication skills. You need to be able to handle both the positive and negative feedback. Smile on your advantages and make improvements on your shortcomings. That’s all it takes!

 

General Knowledge

Geography: Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain with a current official height of 8,848 m. It is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.

History: Constantinople, modern-day Istanbul, had been the capital of the Roman Empire since 330 A.D until 1453 when it fell into the reign of the 21-year-old Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (1432-1481) after a 53-day siege.

History of Science: Marie Curie (1867-1934) was a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was a part of the Curie family’s legacy of five Nobel Prizes.

Literature: Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels authored by J. K. Rowling. The first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released on June 26th 1997, and since then the books have become immensely popular. More than 500 million copies have been sold world-wide, making them the best-selling book series in history and they have been translated into 73 languages. Rowling has earned a fortune due to the popularity of the books and is said to have lost her status as a billionaire due to the huge amounts of charity she has donated.

Mathematics: The word mathematics comes from the Greek μάθημα (máthēma), which, in the ancient Greek language, means knowledge, study or learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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