All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated the International Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, says a press release.
The students of SLS, New Lalazar branch prepared a special show to celebrate diversity and to show respect for each other’s religions and cultures. The purpose of the programme was to instil thoughts of living in peace and harmony despite differences. Students showed diversity in religion, music and food of different cultures of the world depicting each one of them.
The first part of the programme showcased some of the major religions of the world. A Buddhist monk, a Muslim ‘Imaam’, a Christian cleric and a Hindu pandit showed and explained their ways of worshipping. The students were able to recognise the similarities and differences in the beliefs and worshipping.
The second part of the program brought in the universal uniting force – music. Students in fully decked costumes showed cultural dances of Egypt, China and the USA. The students learnt about the origins of the music and its accompanying dance.
A group of students with traditional dragon masks performed the famous Duanwu (Chinese Dragon Boat festival) dance. Dressed up in bright shades of yellow and red, they took a round of the school like a traditional festival boat. The beauty of the performance was accentuated when the American, Egyptian and Pakistani performers joined the festival being showcased showing the true meaning of representing a mixture of diverse cultures.
The third and last part of the programme was on the diversity and love of food. A small food tasting corner gave students and guests the chance to taste different countries cuisines. A student dressed up as a chef talked about the key ingredients of some very famous dishes eaten around the world. Through this beautiful mix of religions, music and food, students were made to realise how diversity is not about differing from one another but about embracing one another’s uniqueness.
At the end of the programme, Section Head Saira Noor said that the only way to spread peace and tolerance was to embrace and celebrate our differences.
Students of all campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School observed Cleanliness and Hygiene Week, says a press release.
Montessori to grade 3 students prepared special morning assemblies and did various activities to demonstrate concepts of cleanliness and hygiene.
SLS Montessori, Peshawar Road branch, held a special assembly to emphasise the importance of cleanliness. Students performed a skit showing why it is bad to throw wrappers on the ground. “Bits of paper on the floor make the whole place untidy!” the little students chanted and then proceeded to pick up all the wrappers and throw them in the trash can. A ‘mystery bag’ had everyone’s attention. Students from the audience eagerly participated in getting blindfolded to guess which tools of personal hygiene the mystery bag contained.
Happy and colourful poem presentations on the topic sung by the participants and joined in by the audience were the highlights of the assembly.
SLS, Hali Road Montessori students did a hand-washing exercise to learn the correct way of washing their hands.
A fun guessing game had the students identifying the tool of personal hygiene and matching it with the correct body part. Skits and poems were performed emphasising the effects of littering the environment and not keeping oneself clean. Quotations and short sentences about cleanliness and hygiene were shared by the students driving home the message of the day that a clean home is a happy home and that cleanliness is half of faith.
Ethics and Values Education Week was held in all campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, says a press release.
The week, which is input every year in the annual forecast of the school calendar, serves the purpose of inculcating good manners and moral values in the students. Special activities and assemblies are planned from Montessori classes to grade 5.
SLS, Faisal Alvi road branch held a special event with students performing short acts to highlight basic good manners and good ethics. Students spoke to their class fellows about what constitutes good manners and good ethics and why they’re important. The first act was by grade 2 students on being a source of happiness for others by extending help. The skit depicted an old lady unable to cross the road and while some students standing on the road made fun of her, others told them to be kind and helped her. Other skits by grades 1 and 4 exemplified politeness, sharing, honesty, equality, patriotism and patience.
The next performance was a beautiful poem sung by grade 3 students on what it means to respect others. Colourful props and head gears added colour to the beautiful lyrical poem.
Grade 5 students delivered a very strong message on child labour and society’s attitude towards maids and servants. The skit showcased our dependence on help but our disregard towards them as people just like us who have certain needs or desires.
The audience of students talked about what they had learned about small acts of kindness. Section head, Ume-Salma asked for a big round of applause for her students and teachers for sharing such important messages in such an effectual way.
A four-day intra-campus Table Tennis tournament was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release.
This year’s event was hosted by senior branch at Harley Street and the Islamabad Campus. Jawad Latif Bhatti, director sports, District Jehlum was the guest of honour to witness the final matches on the fourth day. A total of 336 students participated in the tournament out of which 164 were boys and 172 were girl participants. A total of 140 matches were played by the students, each match played with enthusiasm.
There were two categories. Fifth graders played in the primary category and grades 6 to 9 played in the secondary category. The first three days of the event witnessed the qualifying matches and semi-finals from both the pools before the final matches were played on the fourth day. All the participants played with great zeal with their supporters applauding and cheering throughout.
In the primary category, Peshawar Road primary branch stood first with 18 points after giving a tough time to the other teams. Tufail Road branch stood second with 5 points on the points table. In the secondary category, the Islamabad campus kept its last year record intact and won the Champions Trophy by scoring 32 points. The second position on the points table was taken by the Tufail Road branch with a total of 23 points. An appreciation trophy was given to the Tufail Road branch on the basis of scoring equal positive points as that of the winning team of the Islamabad campus.
In the primary category Muhammad Ali Khan of Peshawar Road primary branch and Mahnoor Akram of Tufail Road branch won the Best Player of the Tournament Trophy (Singles), Salaar Mujahid and Muhammad Faiq Sultan of Peshawar Road primary branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (boys) and Unzeela Jamil and Zayna Noor also from Peshawar Road primary branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (girls). In the secondary category Shammas Nasir of Harley Street senior branch and Hamza Ahmed of Satellite Town senior branch both won the Best Player of the Tournament Trophy (boys singles). Neha Naeem of Tufail Road branch won the Best Player of the Tournament Trophy (girls). In the doubles category, Shazil Bin Shahzad and Muhammad Taimoor Shah of Peshawar Road senior branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (boys) whereas Haya Khurshid and Dua Ahmed won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (girls).