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Tolerance Day activities held at SLS

Rawalpindi : All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School celebrated the International Day of tolerance through a series of activities throughout the week, says a press release.

Students of SLS, Tufail Road Branch along with their teachers planned out activities in order to increase self-awareness about the issue and to curb the ever increasing intolerance level in our society. Pep talks were held in the classrooms and morning assemblies where students were made to understand that caring, respecting and listening to others with patience is the very fact that makes us human.

Primary students of Tufail Road Branch devised their own “Do it yourself Tolerance program”. This programme was implemented in all classes on age appropriate levels. Students of class 3 shared their “tolerance priorities” at school and home, sharing and spreading awareness on topics and situations towards which one should show tolerance the most. Class 4 students came up with ideas to achieve tolerance within their city by showing tolerance towards each other at public places such as roads, parks etc whereas class 5 gave fine contributions to promote tolerance at a nationwide level. The students also inspected through their textbooks, TV news, magazines and newspapers to read and find discussions about tolerance to make their tolerance plan.

A “Mood Tracker” was made by the students of class 6 in which they recorded their changing emotions and feelings towards a particular situation and after one week they inspected the change in their behaviour and discussed with their teachers on how to bring improvement and to reshape and reinforce better behaviour and promote acceptance. A “Tolerance Wall” was also made in the school ground where students pasted sticky notes sharing incidents and happenings leading to intolerance which one should avoid in their surroundings.

The activities continued throughout the week at the end of which Principal, Mrs. Samina Zeeshan appreciated her students and said that tolerance is all about letting go and moving away from a problem or situation till better sense prevails.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/403664-tolerance-day-activities-held-at-sls

SLS School organises sports day

Rawalpindi : All students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Gulraiz Montessori Branch, participated in a fun sports day, says a press release.

Junior and Senior Montessori students of SLS Montessori & High School, Gulraiz Montessori Branch enthusiastically celebrated a fun filled sports day as they took part in several theme based races. From sun flower race to unicorn race, treasure hunt of the sea shells and a sac race there was something for every student to participate in. The school ground was filled with a cheerful crowd of parents, grandparents and siblings of the participants.

The sports day started off with a torch lighting ceremony when two students enthusiastically lit the torch. Following the torch lighting ceremony a group of cheerleaders in colorful costumes holding pompoms took over the ground and performed on a poem. The school ground was filled with applause and appreciation for the adorable performers. A synchronized PT performance had everyone in awe as the students made different formations while marching on the beat of the drums. The students also did a march pass across the school ground waving at the audience as they showed off their perfect little costumes.

The series of races started off with the Junior Montessori classes. Dressed up in their colorful theme based attires the participants took their positions as the waited for the whistle. From farmer race to the bee race and an adorable clown and unicorn race the students of Junior Montessori took over the school ground. Everybody enjoyed and appreciated the participants. An intense winning moment was witnessed by the audience when some of the students dressed up as clowns tried to eat bananas to win the race. The highlight of all the Junior Montessori races was the ‘hop and complete the puzzle’ race. The enthusiasm of the young participants surprised the audience as they anxiously waited for the result.

The Senior Montessori races were no less. One could see the students dressed up as ghosts and witches for the sac race, some as jelly fish and other sea creatures to take part in their respective races. The participants were seen to be holding spoons in their mouths for the ping pong race as they carefully waited for the whistle. The school ground was filled with hooting and whistles for the little ghosts as they entered the ground for the sac race. The highlight of the Senior Montessori races was the moment when a tie was witnessed twice during the treasure hunt race, eventually both the participants were declared as the winners.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/397526-sls-school-organises-sports-day

Montessori Theme Display at SLS

Rawalpindi : Montessori students of SLS Montessori and High School, Zaraj Campus organized a Montessori theme display, says a press release.

Over three hundred parents were invited as guests who visited and appreciated all the beautifully decorated classrooms. All the Junior, Senior and Advanced Montessori classes had different themes selected from the Theme book of the Montessori classes. Introductions about each theme were given by the students followed by short descriptions of the activities performed by them during their academic year. The Junior Montessori classes displayed the themes of ‘Spring Season’, ‘Shapes around Us’ and ‘Plants’. From dancing butterflies to singing fruits, miniature gardens to green house and a bunch of students dressed up as different shapes to little scientists at the science corners each classroom had a sight to behold.

The Senior Montessori students were no less; they won the hearts of all the guests with their amazing theme presentations. Two students dressed up as taxi drivers gave a tour to their “Cars, Trucks and Buses” themed classroom. The information shared by the students regarding the parts of different vehicles and their types had everyone in awe. Moving through the corridors of the Montessori Section the guests also witnessed a “Farm Animals” and “Fruits and Vegetables” themed classroom. The students could be seen dressed up as different farm animals trying to imitate sounds produced by the farm animals. Fruits and vegetable garden based classroom had its own charm.

The “Dairy Products” and “Yellow” themed Advance Montessori classes also had an extensive collection of some really interesting activities displayed inside, all done by the students. The highlight of which was an ice cream corner made by the students which had a huge graph elaborating different ice-cream flavors based upon the liking of the students, the ‘Chocolate’ flavor being the most favorite among the students. The next classroom had everything ‘Yellow’ in it. From bees to sunflowers, mangoes to corn cobs, Sponge-Bob to other Disney characters with yellow colored attires the classroom looked bright and beautiful.

The wonderful theme display was appreciated by all the guests. The highlight of the day were the food stalls and games which were enjoyed equally by the parents and the students.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/395291-montessori-theme-display-at-sls

SLS sports activities

Rawalpindi -A four-day inter branch badminton tournament, between the primary and secondary branches of SLS, was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, says a press release.

The exciting matches were hosted by SLS, Senior Section, Lalazar and SLS, Islamabad Campus. The competition was held between primary and secondary branches in which a total of 402 students competed in the singles and doubles category respectively and a total of 182 matches were played including the finals. Class V students played separately in the primary category whereas the students from class VI – X played in the secondary category.

The first three days witnessed the elimination matches and the semi-finals, and the finals were played on the fourth day where all the participants showed their brilliant badminton skills enthusiastically as the supporters cheered and applauded for their respective teams. Muhammad Ramzan Qasoori, secretary general, Islamabad Olympic Association & Associate Secretary Islamabad Sports Board was invited as the chief guest to witness the final matches and to distribute prizes among the winners.

The Islamabad Campus took the Champions Trophy in Secondary Category by scoring 34 points on the points table based on better scoring average. Senior Section, Lalazar stood second with 34 points after a tough competition with Islamabad Campus. In the Primary category Junior Section Lalazar took the Champions Trophy with +8 points and Satellite Town Primary 6th Road Branch stood second with +5 points on the points table.

 

Original Source : https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/392407-sls-sports-activities

SLS students mark Eradication of Poverty Day

Rawalpindi

All campuses of SLS Montessori and High School recently celebrated International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, says a press release.

Students of SLS, Westridge Campus celebrated this day by holding a special morning assembly, highlighting the concept and causes of poverty and solutions to eradicate it from the society.

The one hour programme started off when a group of students performed on a skit dressed up as king and queen. The stage was divided into two kingdoms to differentiate the brutal king from the kind hearted queen. The storyline was plotted to give the concept of helping the poor and needy. The audience appreciated the students for delivering an important message of being kind and helpful to the poverty stricken section of the society through their performance.

“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”, students of grade 5 showed this bitter reality to the audience through their performance that how the needs of the poor are being neglected and how the rich are living a luxurious life. Emphasis was laid on achieving a balance in the society by elevating the poverty stricken section of the society. One by one students delivered short messages on life skills based education and the causes of poverty.

A beautiful message on importance of education and the power of knowledge to eradicate poverty was conveyed by a group of students through a song presentation which was praised and enjoyed by everyone. Through exchange of dialogues and speeches the primary students of SLS, Westridge Campus highlighted several issues giving rise to poverty to a threatening degree which included unemployment, lack of resources, overpopulation, wastage of food etc.

The highlight of the morning assembly was a skit performed by grade 5 students based on women empowerment. Through dialogues the students emphasized on the importance of education for every single woman. The same idea was stressed upon by the section head Bushra Mobin who while talking to the students said that knowledge and education is the only key through which our country can reach the heights of success and could be a better place for every citizen to live in.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/389443-sls-students-mark-eradication-of-poverty-day

Debate competition at SLS

Rawalpindi

Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School held its annual Inter-SLS debate competition, says a press release.

A total of 58 students from higher secondary and high school classes from nine campuses participated in Urdu and English debates. The English debate competition was held at the Lalazar campus whereas the Harley Street campus hosted the Urdu debates.

For the English declamation, the 7th graders debated on whether money can buy happiness or not, 8th graders debated on whether our education system is preparing us for the upcoming challenges whereas the 9th and 10th graders gave their views on Global Warming and debated whether it is real or a conspiracy.

In English 7th graders category, Ayesha Nasir from the Peshawar Road Senior branch got the first position, Sania Rafi of Gulraiz Senior branch and Raveen Ali of Satellite Town Senior branch bagged the second position and Rabia Sandhu from Tufail Road branch stood third. In grade 8th category Alishba Naz of Tufail Road branch stood first whereas Kashaf Binte Tayyab of Harley Street Senior branch and Sara Khalid of Islamabad Campus stood second and third respectively. In the 9th – 10th graders, Wahib Javed of Harley Street Senior branch came first, Fateh Kirmani of Lalazar Senior Section and Maham Ashraf of Islamabad Campus stood second whereas Ayat Nawaz of Tufail Road branch both stood third.

In Urdu 7th graders category, Talha Ismail from Civillines branch got the first position, Usman Fazal of Satellite Town Senior branch bagged the second position and Rehab Jillani from Lalazar Senior Section stood third. In grade 8th category Erij Fazal of Peshawar Road Senior branch stood first whereas Fatimah Rajput of Islamabad Campus stood second and Bilal Naseem of Lalazar Senior Section took the third position.

In the 9th – 10th graders, Maarij Azhar of Tufail Road branch came first, Zahra Naqvi of Satellite Town Senior branch stood second and Khola Gohar of Tufail Road branch stood third.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/387702-debate-competition-at-sls

SLS students collect funds for dams

Islamabad

All students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School Rawalpindi-Islamabad participated enthusiastically in raising funds for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams, says a press release.

The campaign initially started following the water conservation lessons which are given to the students in their Value Education class in some of the branches and was later executed in all the campuses of SLS.

Students and teachers actively took part in the fund raising campaign after the ruling was passed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan for the establishment of The Supreme Court of Pakistan and The Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund Account.

The students successfully collected an amount of over Rs633,000 which was deposited at the nearest bank account.Talks regarding conservation of water are given to the students in the morning assemblies whereas the Montessori students are asked to do a small activity to check leakages around the school and at home. Managing Director, SLS Schools, Mrs. Asiya Talha appreciated the students and the teachers for understanding the need of the hour and contributing towards the development of the country.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/384345-sls-students-collect-funds-for-dams

SLS marks Habitat Day

Rawalpindi

All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated World Habitat Day, says a press release.

Students of SLS, Range Road Campus marked this day by holding a special assembly highlighting the importance of habitats and the need to preserve the habitats of various species. Several activities were also performed by the Montessori students in this regard. The school was decorated with colorful hangings of animals, birds and some endangered species. The corridors also looked colorful as they displayed different habitats of humans and animals both, such as trees, mountains, oceans and deserts.

All day long the Montessori students performed several interesting activities as the teachers explained the concept of “habitat” to them. The most favorite activity which was enjoyed by all the students included a matching game in which the Montessori students tried to match the habitat with its respective inhabitant through the help of flash cards.

A special morning assembly was also conducted which started off with an indirect introduction of the topic to the Montessori students. The school stage was divided into different sections displaying different habitats and their inhabitants. The students on the stage not only spoke about their habitats but also about some endangered species who are about to get extinct due to the destruction of their habitats by humans. The next performance was by a group of students dressed up in colorful costumes; some as animals and some as birds who performed on a song. Singing cheerfully they highlighted the importance of habitat preservation. The school ground filled with applause as everyone in the audience clapped and sang along with the performers.

The special assembly came to an end when short messages were delivered by the students regarding the theme of the day followed by a pep talk by head teacher, Irum Jamal who explained to the students about the importance of preservation of trees, water bodies and other natural resources which serve as habitats for different species as a necessity to maintain a balance in the ecosystem.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/381433-sls-marks-habitat-day

Book reading week held at SLS

Rawalpindi

All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated Book Reading Week, says a press release.

Students of Montessori Section Harley Street Campus celebrated Book Reading Week through a series of week-long activities which included morning assemblies and some extra time for reading.

The week started off with students visiting the library. They discovered some new books and learned new vocabulary words. The school building looked no less than a fairytale castle with pictures of story book characters hanging in the galleries adding magic to the surroundings.

To improve the writing skills of the students a creative writing activity was done by class 1 in which each student selected a book and wrote a review about it. Lots of colorful bookmarks were made in the art class which the students later presented to their loved ones. The colorful book cover making activity had all the students excited. Coming up with innovative ideas the students made beautiful book covers which were added in the school collection. The extra hours spent for reading where followed by an interesting group activity in which the students not only shared their favorite passages from the book but also solved picture puzzles.

The teachers and students actively participated in all the activities as the week came to an end. Pictures, book marks and some amazing handmade book covers were displayed for everyone to see and appreciate. The highlight of Book Reading Week for the students was dressing up as their favorite story book character. The students came to the school dressed up as their beloved super heroes, fairies, elves and many more.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/374682-book-reading-week-held-at-sls

Gratitude Week held at SLS

Rawalpindi

All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated Gratitude Week, says a press release.

This week was a part of the annual forecast of the school calendar as well as the Theme of the ongoing Term ‘Gratitude.’ Special Assemblies and activities were planned by all the branches of SLS in order to observe this week.

SLS, Peshawar Road Montessori Branch had a special event highlighting the importance of being grateful. Several activities were performed and performances were made by the Montessori students as they showed gratitude towards the things and people around them. A gratitude tree was made in the school ground on which students pasted colourful sticky notes mentioning the things for which they were thankful. A card making activity was also done inside the classrooms. The students made colourful “Thank you” cards for their teachers and the school’s helping staff and appreciated them for everything they do for them every day. The activity ended with a lot of smiles and hugs.

A special morning assembly was also held in which the Senior and Advanced Montessori students performed on the same theme. The assembly began when a group of Advanced Montessori students presented a skit paying tribute to all the mothers for their unconditional love and care. The students felt thankful for not just their mothers but also on having families who provide them with unconditional care, love & support.

The special assembly came to an end when Montessori Head Directress, Humera Awais addressed the students and said that one should be grateful for whatever they have in their life and always feel blessed to have a loving family.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/371005-gratitude-week-held-at-sls