Newsletter (September 7th, 2017)

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  1. Syllabus and SPR: the syllabus for the month of Septemberand Student’s Progress Report (SPR) for the month of Augustwill be extended on Monday 11thSeptember 2017.
  2. Pet Day: Thursday September 14th, 2017 is the Pet Day at School. Students are encouraged to bring their pets along to School. The purpose of the Pet Day is to teach students about the rights of animals and to encourage them to take care of and to love animals.
  3. General Knowledge Quiz: after the Eid holidays an oral quiz in general knowledge shall be conducted. The questions will be based on the general knowledge points included in the Newsletters, students must therefore revise the Newsletters from the last 4 weeks.
  4. Smart Card: students driving bikes without Smart Card will not be allowed to use bike as a means of transportation to School after the Eid holidays. The policy is in the best interest of our students and their safety, we therefore ask for your cooperation in this regard.
  5. Application Reminder:
  • Applications for all matters must be provided on the school format available at the school reception. Application form must completely be filled.
  • Alternatively, email containing all necessary detail shall also suffice.
  • Parents/guardian must ensure to take acknowledgement receipt of the applications/requests at the time of submission. Status of applications/requests submitted shall be followed up by the parents/guardian.
  1. Lunch box and Water Bottle:
  • Canteen is not operated at the school.
  • Students are expected to bring a clean bottle of safe water or fresh juice, home cooked food/fruit and a napkin.
  • Chewing gum, candies, fizzy drinks and junk food must be avoided.
  • Students are expected to come to the school with all required material as Lunch, water bottle, stationery items etc. are not received from the parents/guardians during the school hours.
  1. Fashion Haircut: Parents/Guardians are again reminded to avoid fashion haircuts as per the policy of the School.

 

PRINCIPAL


 

Hadith of the Day

Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying; Our Lord gets down every night to the heaven of this world when a third night remains and says: (Is there anyone) who prays to Me so that I may accept his prayer? (Is there anyone) who asks of Me so that I may give him? (Is there anyone) who asks for my forgiveness so that I may forgive him?

(Sunan an Dawud Book 41, Hadith 4715)

 


 

Quote of the Day

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

– Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

 


 

Live Green

As Muslims, we have seemed to forget the responsibility bestowed upon us by the Almighty Allah to take care of the beautiful world we live in. Pakistan is a country that is now facing many challenges caused by extreme pollution, poor waste management and deforestation. Climate change, disease epidemics and dying wildlife are all results of these irresponsible aspects of the society we are living in. However, it is never too late to make changes that undoubtedly will have a positive effect on our country and environment, here are 12 tips everyone should implement in their life in order to “Live Green:”

  1. Respect the creation and the Creator! The Quran says: "Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky and makes it flow as springs [and rivers] in the earth; then He produces thereby crops of varying colours; then they dry and you see them turned yellow; then He makes them [scattered] debris. Indeed in that is a reminder for those of understanding." (Qur'an, 39:21) What we may learn from this verse is to spend time in nature reflecting, admiring and connecting to the creation of Allah Almighty, it will create a sense of respect that will motivate us to take care of the environment.
  2. Did you know that planting trees is considered charity in Islam? Therefore, plant trees, plants and flowers in abundance. You may do it in your own garden or give charity to organizations that plant trees. Why not arrange a fundraiser in your local mosque for planting trees?
  3. Among the plants mentioned in the Quran there is garlic, grapes, pomegranate, herbs, dates, ginger, olives, lentils, onion, cucumber, figs and mustard. Why not eat more of these healthy food items, instead of processed food and junk food?
  4. Did you know that one of the greatest causes of pollution is meat production? Therefore, try opting for vegetarian options more often.
  5. Avoid overeating and try to fast Sunnah days (Mondays and Thursdays).
  6. Buy locally produced and organic vegetables and fruits. Not only will you support local farmers and businesses, you also save the environment.
  7. Buy less, reduce the amount of shopping you do and try to invest in clothes and shoes that are of good quality and timeless in style so they may be worn many seasons.
  8. Did you know many companies conduct gruesome tests on animals? Educate yourself about animal testing and support animal friendly companies.
  9. Build relations with your neighbours and make agreements of keeping your street clean and to plant flowers or trees to keep the street looking beautiful.
  10. Charity can be spent in many ways, why not give charity to animal shelters? Or did you know that there is a whole chapter in the Quran that is dedicated to bees (An-Nahl) and that bees are currently dying rapidly? So why not give charity to bee farmers?
  11. Avoid wasting water. That means taking shorter showers, turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and using less water for wudhu. Remember that many people do not have access to clean water, therefore value what you have!

 


 

General Knowledge

Art: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, however he never gained success during his lifetime and was known to suffer from mental illness and poverty. He supposedly only sold one painting during his lifetime, but today his paintings are among the most expensive to ever be sold.

Biology:DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA.

Classical music: Instruments like the guitar, violin, harp and cello are called string instruments because they produce sound from vibrating strings.

Cookery: The Michelin guides are a series of books published by the French tire company Michelin for more than a century. Annually the guide is published in which it awards stars for excellence to restaurants. The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant, as it is a huge achievement in the world of gastronomy to receive a star.

Discovery and Exploration: Muhammed Ibn Battuta (1304 – 1368 or 1369) was a Moroccan scholar who widely travelled and documented the medieval world over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the Islamic world and many non-Muslim lands, including North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa, the Middle East, India, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. His work is still used till this day as a picture of the medieval civilization.

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