Newsletter no. 31 (October 10th, 2017)

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  1. 13th Dawn In Spelling Bee Competition: we are very proud to announce that the Leaders’ Odyssey School shall again this year compete in the Dawn In Spelling Bee Competition in Karachi on Thursday, October 12th, 2017. The Leaders’ Odyssey School is the only School participating from the whole province of Baluchistan. Our students have been preparing for months and are now finally ready to compete and represent their city and province. We shall be keeping everyone updated about their performance on the official Facebook page of the School and we wish our students the very best of luck.

These are the competing students:

9-11 age group:    Marriam Mahmood Butt (VB), Syed Areeb-ur-Rehman (VB) and Ayesha Khurram (VIB)

12-14 age group:  Azhan Shah (VIIA), Saman Khalid (VIIB) and Fahad (VIIIA)

15-17 age group:  Sana Noor (IX), Safiya (IX) and Ali Raza (IX)

  1. Storytelling Activity: the School is happy to share about the Storytelling activity in Pre-school that was held on October 5th 2017 was a great success. Well-known stories with valuable morals were told through dialogues for better understanding. The day was important in order to further develop the students’ language skills, expressions and confidence. The costumes and decorated classrooms elevated the activity to a higher level of great fun. Parents/Guardians are able to have a glance of the activity on the official Facebook page of the School.
  2. Admissions 2018: the admissions for the academic year of 2018 for siblings only, will be open from Monday, October 16th, 2017. Whereas the admissions for the general public will open a week later, on Monday, October 23rd, 2017. The timings for registering 10am to 12 noon. Please be informed that the seats are limited.
  3. Winter Uniform: the implementation of Winter uniform shall begin on Monday, October 16th, 2017. The SAP will be applicable from this date.

The School’s winter uniform is available at the Mother Care outlet located on Jinnah Road.

  1. Monthly Test: the monthly talent show of Pre-school and monthly tests of classes I-X shall be starting Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.
  2. Biology Quiz Competition: a biology quiz competition will be arranged between the girls and boys students of class X on Thursday, October 26th, 2017.
  3. Sports Activities: kindly be informed that during the days of examination, students will not be able to participate in sports activities, they must therefore wear their regular school shoes.
  4. Intimation: this is a clear warning to all of our students, by breaking the School’s rules and policies you will be subject to cancellation of the admission. This intimation must be taken seriously and we request our students to comply with the School. Repeated violations shall not be tolerated.
  5. Precautions for Bike Riders: to young bike riders, it is easy to get carried away by the excitement and freedom that a bike provides. However, it is important that the young generation understands the responsibility of driving safely, not only to ensure personal safety, but also the responsibility of sharing the road with others. As previously stated, the School will not allow students to drive bike to School without their Smart Card. Furthermore, every bike rider must be well familiarized with traffic rules, and wearing a helmet is a must. One of our students were unfortunate to be involved in an accident by which he suffered a severe head injury and broken bones in his arm. Students must understand that it takes only a second to be the victim of an accident, it is therefore important to ensure that precautions are taken. Ultimately, it is better to be safe than sorry.
  6. SAP Reminder, Uniform:
    • Students should always wear complete uniform, including ID card.
    • Lanyard and holder must be maintained in good condition.
    • The uniform should be of right size and fitting.
    • Students should not wear home stitched uniform.
    • The uniform shall not be accepted in case of color variation or fading.
    • The uniform should be clean and ironed every day.
    • Shoes should be black and polished.
    • Students should carry their uniform properly at all times.
    • Correct uniform should be worn according to the winter and summer conformance.
    • In cold weather, please make sure that your child is properly covered with warm clothes such as jackets/blazers, gloves, caps etc.
    • Decorative wrist watches are not allowed.
    • Girls are allowed to wear simple white or black hairclips.
  7. SAP Reminder, Book Maintenance: Students’ school books should always be…
  • Plastic covered (laminated) and not hardbound.
  • Clean without pen marks on the inside and outside.
  • In good condition without torn pages.
  • Cared, students should not waste paper pages.
  • Updated by following up the correction work in the copies.
  • Having neat work in the copies.
  • Free of cartoon stickers.

 

 

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  1. Promotion Criteria:

In order to be promoted to the next class, the student must score at least 50% marks in all the subjects. Not less than 40 stars out of 80 stars must also be obtained in the General Assessment. Furthermore, the student must have an attendance through the academic year of at least 85%. In the case of any zero in the Montly Assessment of the Annual Report, the student shall not be promoted. If a student, except of class 8 fails his/her first year, conditional promotion may be given. However, if the student fails the same class for two consecutive years the student shall not be allowed to continue studying in the Institution.

PRINCIPAL

 

Hadith of the Day

Abu Hurairah [may Allah be pleased with him] narrated that:

The Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever wishes that Allah would respond to him during hardship and grief, then let him supplicate plentifully when at ease.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3382

 

Quote of the Day

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Building Strong Family Ties

There is no doubt to the fact that we live in a busy and fast-paced world. It is easy for everyone to get lost in hectic daily routines. And perhaps the ones that feel the pressure the most of living in the modern world, are the children. Many are faced with pressure of performing academically well quite early and many children spend less time with family, but more with modern technology. It is therefore important that we take a step back and reflect upon the importance of a happy childhood and a close-knit family.

Here are five tips on how you can improve your family’s bonding:

  1. Make it a family rule that at least one meal should be eaten together every day, free of distractions from technological devices. During the meal everyone should share their plans for their day, or how their day was. It is important to listen and to show that everyone in the family and their daily life and happenings are important.
  2. Plan a fun activity for the whole family every week. It could be as simple as to cook a meal together, going on a picnic or even arranging a family movie night.
  3. Limit the time spent on technological devices, this includes the TV, mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Free time should be spent in quality family time or other useful activities. Show your children that you value more their time, thoughts and ideas, than what’s on your Facebook!
  4. Don’t be a lazy parent… For many parents, giving children their phone or letting their child watch TV is an easy way of occupying them. It is however important to acknowledge that these are lazy methods with little good in them. Children should be given free, independent time to physically play on their own or be given fun and productive activities that they can learn something from. Examples of activities can be colouring, building with Legos or cycling.
  5. Try to smile more often! Creating a happy and positive environment can be done by not only minding body language, but by also developing a habit of generously giving compliments and acknowledging each other more often.

 

General Knowledge

Fashion: Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China and the earliest example of silk fabric dates back 8500 years. According to Chinese legends, it was the Chinese empress Leizu who discovered silkworms when a cocoon fell in her cup of tea.

Film: Riz Ahmed is a British-Pakistani actor who this year became the first South Asian and first Muslim to win a lead acting Emmy. The Primetime Emmy Award is considered the most prestigious award in the field of television.

Finance: Inflation is the economic term for general increase in price level of goods and services within a particular economy. As general prices rise, the purchasing power of the consumer decreases.

Games: Football is the most played sport of the world with more than 265 million players world-wide.

General Science: The oldest existing, and continually operating educational institution is the University of Al Quaraouiyine, founded in year 859 in Fez, Morocco. It was founded by Fatima al-Fihri, who was the educated daughter of a wealthy merchant.

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