Newsletter no. 32 (October 17th, 2017)

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  1. Bi-Monthly Fee Submission: fees for the months of November and December 2017 will be charged collectively in the next Fee Challan to be issued in the last week of October 2017. Late submission shall be subject to penalty.
  2. Admissions 2018: we look forward to welcoming new potential students to our School! Cooperation and decency is expected from the Parents/Guardians throughout every step of the admission process.

The admissions for the academic year of 2018 for siblings only, opened on Monday, October 16th, 2017. Whereas the admissions for the general public is going to open next week, on Monday, October 23rd, 2017. The timings for registering is 09:30 am – 12 noon. Please be informed that the seats are limited.

  1. Spelling Bee: as announced in the previous Newsletter, nine of our students with two coordinators flew to Karachi to compete in the 13th Dawn In Spelling Bee Competition. Although the competition was intense and slightly nerve-wracking, they performed very well and represented our school and city in a laudable manner. At L.O.S we believe that our students can achieve wonders if they are given the opportunity and support. Interested Parents and students can take part in their trip by seeing the glimpses on the official Facebook page.
  2. Winter Uniform: the implementation of Winter uniform has begun; the Student Assessment Policy (SAP) regarding winter uniform is therefore now applicable.
  3. Award Criteria Reminder: The passing marks according to the sections are; Preschool: at least 95% marks in all the subjects, the classes of 1-4: at least 90% marks in all the subjects and the classes of 5-10: at least 85% marks in all the subjects. The student must furthermore have an attendance through the year of more than 85%. He/she must also not have any zero stars in the General Assessment. In the case of any star lost in the Montly Assessment of the Annual Report, the student shall not be eligible for any award. Moreover, if any exemption was availed or average marks obtained, the student shall not be eligible for any award.

PRINCIPAL

 

Hadith of the Day

‘A’isha, the wife of Allah’s Apostle (SAW), reported Allah’s Apostle (SAW) as saying:

Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty.

Sahih Muslim book 45, Hadith 100

 

Quote of the Day

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

  • Marearet Fuller

 

At home Parents should:

  • Instil the child with a positive mindset.
  • Listen to their child.
  • Talk to their child and encourage active discussion, this will improve the child’s confidence and self-worth.
  • Encourage their child to do his/her best.
  • Be a role model in behaviour and speech; do not use foul language.
  • Take interest in their child’s completion of homework and encourage active learning.
  • Encourage their child to read newspapers, books, signboards and text written on cereal packing.
  • Limit video games and T.V. time for their child, and monitor activities of the children at home carefully. Unsupervised use of social media website, internet, T.V. time and wandering in the streets in the afternoon must not be allowed.
  • Give sufficient washroom training so that the child has basic skills when they start school.
  • Train their child to use indoor-voice and outdoor-voice at the right time and situation.
  • Teach the importance of environmental care. In order to create children who are aware of environmental care, parents should be their primary role models at home in taking care of the three-Rs: recycling, reducing and reusing.
  • Teach their child that lying is never an option; parents should not pressure or place a child in a situation where they feel the need to lie.
  • Teach their child not to judge or speak of others flaws. Also teach the importance of always forgiving others in the religion Islam.
  • Teach their child to fully read and understand the Quran.

 

General Knowledge

Geography: Russia is the largest country in the world, and the Vatican City is the smallest.

History: The Giza Plateau is located in Giza, Egypt. The Plateau is famous due to its many ancient Egyptian monuments such as the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. It once served as the necropolis (large cemetery) of several pharaohs who ruled ancient Egypt.

History of Science: Aristotle (384-322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. He trained under Plato who was the founder of the Academy in Athens. After the death of Plato, he left Athens and became the teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle is considered one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history and has throughout time influenced Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars and sciences.

Literature: Don Quixote written by Miguel de Cervantes and first published in 1605, is the most sold novel of all time. Approximate sales are 500 million.

Mathematics: Bitcoin is a new digital currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Using Bitcoins allows you to make payments and store money without banks or by using your name, it is therefore free from government control and the fees banks charge.

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