Newsletter no. 37 (November 21st, 2017)

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  1. Final Year Exam: the final year exams will start on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 continuing until Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.

Following are the School’s criterias for selecting the Outstanding Award Winners.

a.The first category is the Academic Assessment:

  1. Pre-school 95% and above in each subject.
  2. Classes of I – IV 90% and above in each subject.
  3. Classes of V – X 85% and above in each subject.

b. The second category is the General Assessment:

  1. The students are not eligible if they have zero in the specific areas.

c. The third category is the Monthly Assessment:

  1. The students are eligible if they have never lost any stars in the specific areas.

d. The fourth category is attendance:

  1. 85% attendance is compulsory.

 

  1. 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.
  • I-X: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  1. Khalid Air Base Visit: yes indeed, that’s what L.O.S students literally did. They took to the skies over Quetta on November 16, 2017. On a chilly afternoon the Quetta Aero Club located at Khalid Airbase was our destination. The vast expanse of the base and the backdrop of the mountains was a perfect setting for the excitement that was to follow Mr. Aizaz, the most gracious chief pilot/ instructor gave a briefing about the club’s history and its working. Of particular interest to the students were the flying courses offered. And they got a taste of it when Sir Aizaz took the boys on a short flight in their training glider. A thrilling experience that surely will motivate those students who aspire to become pilots. The club trains both girls and boys,
  2. International Kangaroo Linguistic Competition (IKLC): the International Kangaroo Linguistic Competition 2017 saw a participation of over ninety L.O.S students. The competition was invigilated at our campus by organizers representative and our own teachers. The students were quite confident about their individual performance. Just another example of L.O.S quest of enriching our students through diverse educational activities.
  3. Class Party: to conclude the Academic Session 2017 on a happy note, a fun-filled event in the form of Class Party is scheduled for all the students to be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
  4. Fee Submission: fees for the months of January and February 2018 shall be charged collectively in December 2017. Your cooperation in submitting the fee within the due date (i.e 6th December 2017) is highly appreciated.
  5. Details of Term-Wise General Assessment:

 

·   Attention during class ·   Thoughtfulness ·   Social interaction ·   Activeness
·   Flexibility ·   Hardworking attitude ·   Self-reliance ·   Active participation
·   Time management ·   Consistency ·   Listening comprehension ·   English speaking
·   Fluency of speaking ·   Speech Clarity ·   Neat work ·   Reading comprehension
·   Writing speed/ writing power ·   Pencil grip/handwriting ·   Art ·   Sports

 

PRINCIPAL


 

Hadith of the Day

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 6412

 

Quote of the Day

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”

― Pablo Picasso

 

10 Hobbies to Enrich Your Life

Hobbies are highly underrated! Engaging in a hobby gives you a chance to relax, reduce your stress and disconnect from the world. A hobby will also boost your confidence by allowing you to uncover hidden talents and increase your knowledge. It may even add to your resume; employers love productive people!

We have gathered 10 hobbies to inspire you, they suit people of all ages.

  1. Start a club: it may be a book club, art club or sports club. Not only is it a great way of catching up with friends and being social, you get to share interests and avoid useless talk.
  2. Get active: try a new sport, it may be an outdoor activity or something that easily can be done inside. Examples of physical activities are cricket, volleyball, running, yoga, hiking and fencing.
  3. Art: become skilful in arts like calligraphy, photography, origami or painting. Creativity is wonderful, it is also a way to make personalised gifts or create art to be displayed at home.
  4. Family tree: research your family history and create a family tree. Interview family members and gather photographs – uncover and cherish the memory of your family’s past!
  5. Cooking: explore new recipes and cuisines. Or why not make a new recipe yourself?
  6. Volunteering: you may collect money for charities or volunteer at a centre or offer to help someone you know – why not help your elderly neighbour with gardening or assist a friend with their homework?
  7. Recycling: create pieces of art or new inventions by using things you would normally throw. Read about DIY (do it yourself) projects online.
  8. Exchange movies with documentaries: there is so much to learn!
  9. Enrol online: did you know there are so many free courses online? A quick search online and you will find any course of your interest. Knowledge is power!
  10. Gardening: learn how to take care of a plant, or a whole garden. Try to sow a seed and nurture its growth – it’s surprisingly exciting! It may be anything from a flower to a fruit bearing plant.

Note: none of these hobbies require you to spend a lot of money. The upcoming winter holidays is a great time to start!

 

General Knowledge

Medicine: Albinism affects the production of melanin, the pigment that colours the skin, hair and eyes. People with albinism have a reduced amount or no melanin at all, hence their white skin and hair. It sometimes affects the vision, makes one sensitive to light and the lack of pigmentation increases risk of sunburn and skin cancer. It is caused by inherited genetic mutation and it is estimated that one in every 17,000 has some form of albinism.

Politics: China is the world’s most populous country; its population is estimated to be 1.4 billion. It is governed by the Communist Party of China and Xi Jinping is the current General Secretary and President.

Sport: The Williams sisters consist of Serena and Venus, two professional American tennis players. Venus is a seven-time Grand Slam title winner and Serena twenty-three-time winner. The sisters were trained early by their parents, although they are still active players, they are considered among the greatest tennis players of all time. Their success is also considered a huge step towards the acknowledgement of female athleticism.

Technology: It is estimated that 92 per cent of the world’s currency is digital, only existing on computers and hard drives. Only 8 per cent of global currency is physical money.

Architecture: One of the most iconic buildings of Pakistan is the Badshahi Mosque (or Imperial Mosque) in Lahore. It was commissioned in 1671 by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Adjacent to (next to) it is the Gurdwara Dera Sahib (Sikh temple) and the Samadhi of Ranjit Singh (it houses the funerary urns of Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh (1780-1839)). This is representative of how Lahore was, and to a certain extent still is, the home of many religions that have co-existed for centuries.

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