A two-day workshop on Leadership and Managing Change was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release.
The workshop was held by Shaista Shahid, an eminent Education Consultant with nearly 30 years of experience in the education sector. All principals, section heads and Montessori directresses attended the workshop along with some key people from the SLS Head Office who make and implement policies.
The aim of the workshop was two-fold; one, to have an honest overview of the leadership style used in the school at different levels and its effectiveness, and two, how to introduce change at small and large scales.
Through facilitated group discussions, the objectives of the workshop were met. Sections heads anonymously gave honest reviews about their management and leadership styles that went home with them. They were given chances to mull over which parts of their character they needed to work on as a school and community leader and how to go about doing it. Policy makers at the Head Office also got an insight into their leaderships abilities and think about where improvement was needed.
The second half of the workshop gave deep insight to all the managers about why change is resisted at every level and how it is the most essential aspect in a growing organisation. The attendees learnt how to introduce change and how to bring it about in their respective positions in small, baby steps. The correct way of handling the resistance to the change was also learnt.
SLS Schools Managing Director Asiya Talha thanked Shaista Shahid for sharing her knowledge of leadership skills with such lovely personal anecdotes added to it. She said that the team at SLS was like a big family and that family coming together to learn something so valuable was very significant as it underscored what SLS believes in and stands for.
Students and teachers of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Satellite Town Montessori branch, celebrated the International Day of Families in an evening event filled with enjoyment, says a press release.
A colourful stage show was prepared by the students of Advanced Montessori followed by a “Minion’s” themed funfair. The programme started with a welcome song with the young students of Advanced Montessori all dressed up in bright colours of pink and purple dancing while holding welcome cards to greet the rest of the students, their parents and extended families.The next performance was given by a group of enthusiastic little ones dressed alike in red and black, wearing ribbons in their hands who sang a beautiful poem using hand gestures with a lot of brio. They paid their respects to the families who had come to witness this colourful event for providing them with love and care and for offering their support and making them strong.
Following the theme of the World Day for Cultural Diversity, a group of girls and boys had prepared the cultural dances of our country. The students were dressed up wearing beautiful cultural dresses, the boys wearing traditional caps and ‘Ajraks’ and the girls wearing beautiful jewellery and embroidery. The audience clapped and cheered on the students who danced joyfully to the catchy traditional beats. The last performance was a short poem on mothers read by a Montessori student that made everyone a little sentimental. It was about the unconditional that mothers have for their children.
After the stage show ended the parents and students went on to enjoy the “Minions” themed funfair. Everything was decorated with buntings of blue and yellow. Several fun stall games were played and the children enjoyed some of their favourite snacks. A lovely photo both was made for the children to pose with their favourite cartoon character and also for the families to take pictures together,making the evening a special part of their memories.
The event continued till late in the evening as the music played and the families enjoyed. Section Head, Saima Hassan appreciated her staff for putting in all their effort. She also thanked all the families who came and enjoyed the colourful evening filled with laughter and a lot of fun.