Newsletter no. 36 (November 14th, 2017)

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  1. PTC-4: we would like to thank the Parents/Guardians and Students who attended the last Parent Teacher Conference of the year. If any concerns remain unresolved or uncommunicated, kindly communicate through student’s diary.
  2. School Timings: please be informed that from Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, the School’s timings will be changed:
  • Preschool: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Class I-X: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  1. Final Year Exams: the final year exams will start on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 continuing until Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.
  2. ID/Exit Card Reminder: Parents/Guardians are hereby reminded to submit updated records for the ID/Exit cards 2018 before Friday, November 24th, 2017.
  3. Picture Taking for ID/Exit Cards: students’ pictures for the ID/Exit cards for the academic year of 2018 will be taken in the next week, kindly ensure that during this period your child attends School in proper, complete and neat winter uniform.
  4. Exam Preparation: students are hereby reminded that the preparation for the exams is not only to be done as revision of the notebook work. In order to score well, students are expected to have an overall understanding of the topic and concepts taught from the course work.
  5. Allocated Stars Details:
Stars of monthly areas
Punctuality 1
Regularity 1
Uniform 2
Personal Care 2
Homework 1
Book and bag maintenance 1
General behavior 2
Stars of test/exam
Passing all the subjects 1
If topped a subject with ‘Grade A+’ i.e. 95% and above 3
Securing ‘Grade A’ i.e. 90% to 94.99% (per subject) 2
Securing ‘Grade B+’ i.e. 80% to 89.99% (per subject) 1
Stars of General Assessment (per area)
Good 2
Satisfactory 1
Unsatisfactory 0
Not Applicable



Hadith of the Day

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 3, Hadith 11)


Quote of the Day

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

—Dr. Seuss


International Traffic Rules

Sometimes it may be easy to forget the amount of responsibility one has as a driver of any vehicle. Not only are you responsible of keeping yourself safe, you are also responsible for the people you share the road with. When accidents happen, they happen in just an instance! We must therefore do our best to ensure smooth and safe traffic. Here are 10 rules we all should be reminded of:

  1. Drive only alone or on bigger roads when you are skilful enough and have had enough practice.
  2. Ensure that your speed is appropriate, speeding is dangerous, but driving too slow also disturbs smooth traffic.
  3. Driving in Quetta may be different from driving in Islamabad – understanding the signs, rules and norms of the area you are driving is important.
  4. Be patient and keep a decent distance to the vehicle in front of you. Learn and follow the three second rule: When the vehicle ahead of you passes a fixed object (such as a tree or telephone pole) slowly count “one thousand, two one thousand, and three one thousand.” If you reach the object before completing the count, you’re following too closely. Double your following distance (to six seconds) in poor weather.
  5. Use turn signals – others are not psychics able to predict your every move!
  6. MELT:This is short for Minimum Eye Lead Time. In urban areas, you should be scanning the road 12-15 seconds ahead – or about one city block. On the highway, it’s 20-30 seconds – or as far as the eye can see. Vision is a driver’s first line of defence, and it’s always better to anticipate hazards rather than react to them.
  7. Avoid distractions such as use of mobile phone, loud music or too many passengers.
  8. Park only in designated areas, do not block the road or access to homes and buildings.
  9. Plan your trip before you start driving, know where you are going or fix the GPS before you start driving.
  10. Use seatbelt, helmet etc. It’s better to be safe than sorry!


General Knowledge

Geography: Pakistan shares its border with four countries: India, China, Afghanistan and Iran.

History: Saladin or Salah ad-Din (1137-1193) is considered a hero among Muslims. He was famously successful in wars against the Christian Crusaders and the conquering of Jerusalem. He was the sultan of a large area that included Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Palestine and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty.

History of Science: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist and writer of the Renaissance period. He is considered the father of modern political science. One of his most famous works is The Prince, a book on how to acquire and maintain political power. The book was highly controversial at the time but is today widely read and studied, anyone with good knowledge in political science will be familiar with the term “Machiavellian”.

Literature: Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. The publisher is famous for its destination guides containing expert information and advice for travellers about places to visit, recommended restaurants, how to get around, local norms etc.

Mathematics: cool fact: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

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