All senior campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School participated in an intra-SLS General Knowledge Quiz Competition, says a press release.
Teachers and students from the senior campuses showed up in order to support their respective teams at the Harley Street Senior branch that was hosting the event. The chief guests were educationalists Tehmina Malik and Asma Bakhtiar.
The nail biting competition comprised of five rounds. The first half of the competition constituted of Mutual Discussion rounds in which the team leader answered the questions after discussion with the team members. It was followed by Individual Visual round in which every student had to answer the questions individually after watching a video clip. A break in the form of a dance performance by the students of Senior Section Lalazar Branch brought the cultural tunes of Poland, Germany and China on stage fully decked with costumes and accessories.
The second half of the quiz completion constituted of the Buzzer Round and a Rapid Fire Round, the latter being the most entertaining with students having to answer maximum questions in sixty seconds. Applause and cheers from the audience kept everyone in a friendly-competitive mood. Before the announcement of results a group of students from the Islamabad branch sang heart-tugging songs on friendship.
Senior Section Lalazar bagged the trophy for the first position after scoring 140 points and Tufail Road branch stood second with 135 points on the points table. Managing Director, SLS Schools, Asiya Talha congratulated all the participating teams on their performance and the host branch for organising everything so well.
All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School celebrated International Day of Older Persons, says a press release.
The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated in October of each year. The SLS, Lalazar Montessori Section celebrated this day keeping in mind this year’s theme by the United Nations of focusing on the “pathways that support full and effective participation in old age”.
Primary students presented various skits and performed on poems through the week to demonstrate the need of love and care towards older persons, their rights and how we should take care of their feelings. A special event for the grandmothers of Senior Montessori students was organised. Students came on stage one by one and narrated beautiful one liners to express their love for their grandmothers. Then students and grandmothers were invited to fun-filled activities that they could do together. The school backyard was decorated beautifully. Different games like musical chairs, passing the cushion and pin the tail were played. A ‘Grandma Touch Test’ game had students blindfolded and they had to identify their grandmother by touch in a group of grandmothers. The students made hand impressions of themselves and their grandmothers on a piece of paper and took them home as a keepsake for the years to come. A “selfie-session” and story time by grandmothers made for a great end to a great day. Hugs shared by the grandmothers and grandchildren made everyone in the school emotional as Section Head, Attiya Nadeem thanked all the grandmothers for coming.
All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School held multiple activities and events in their Charity Week drive, says a press release.
The school theme of the second term is Kindness and learning how to collect funds for causes is one of the things students learn. Students hold charity drives, charity carnivals and use recyclables to create sellable items in collecting funds for different causes.
The SLS, New Lalazar campus held a charity carnival to raise funds for Bostaan’ilm School, a non-profit afternoon-hours school that uses two SLS campuses rent-free to educate underprivileged children. Prior to the carnival, teachers conducted small sessions in the classrooms talking to their students about the concept of charity and helping others.
A small assembly with a poem and skit presentation kick-started the charity carnival. The poem was sung by Montessori students impersonating sunshine saying that together we could bring change by doing good deeds and helping others. The skit by the primary students highlighted the same idea of helping others through one’s own resources. A “Charity Train” made up of Montessori students depicted different ways in which one can do acts of kindness like by caring for others, by greeting others with a smile, donating to legit organisations etc.
After the assembly all the students proceeded towards the school ground which was decorated with buntings of red and white with multiple food and games stalls. The students bought tickets to play games and enjoy delicious snacks, all proceeds benefitting Bostaan’ilm School.
Section Head, Saira Noor appreciated her teachers and students effort in learning about kindness and charity. She emphasized that this spirit of helping others should remain the same throughout the year.