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Open Day held at SLS

Rawalpindi: An open day was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, New Lalazar branch, says a press release.

Attended by all the parents as guests the Montessori and Primary students put up an amazing event in which various themes were displayed followed by a funfair. The program started with the arrival of chief guest Mrs. Bilquis Salam, an individual social worker. The guest was welcomed by the students with a stage performance and a very upbeat jungle themed dance performance. Dancing and clapping the students guided the guests towards the Montessori section of the school.

The Montessori classes looked colorful completely relating to their respective themes. From students dressed up as little birdies chirping in their nests to sharks, starfishes and octopuses depicting sea life, each classroom told a different story. The Junior Montessori students were dressed up as numbers whereas the Senior Montessori students walked around presenting costumes worn in different countries all across the globe. The poems and chants added color to the presentations as the guests clapped and sang along with the students, praising them.

Walking towards the primary section the guests were greeted by tour guides who took them on a tour into classrooms modeled as different countries like Australia, England, Turkey, Japan and Italy. Stepping into each classroom guests were received by students wearing traditional attires explaining the music, food, culture, religion and festivals of that particular country. The chief guest, Mrs. Salam being the resident of UK was delighted to see “England” themed classroom when a group of students dressed up as members of the royal family welcomed her. She appreciated the students and added to their knowledge by sharing interesting facts about the country. The highlight of the event were the cultural dances of each country the impact of which were enhanced through specially designed cultural dresses.

Managing Director SLS Schools, Asiya Talha thanked the chief guest and appreciated the students and teachers for such a tremendous show. The day ended on a happy note in the afternoon with a Funfair for all.



Talent Week held at SLS

Islamabad: All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School recently held ‘Talent Week’, says a press release.

A talent show was organised by Peshawar Road Primary Branch to boost the self-esteem and confidence of the students and to identify their hidden talents and abilities. The Talent Show comprised of several presentations by the students in different categories like ‘Qirat’, ‘Naat’, debates, drama, poetry, mimicry & singing.

The show formally started with the students showing off their talent in ‘Naat’ and ‘Qirat’ category. Worthy praises filled the ground and warmed the hearts as the students came on the stage one by one. Next up came some very enthusiastic speakers who debated on various topics. With their strong body language and logical stances against and in favour of the topics they delivered their point of view across the audience and received a thunderous round of applause. To keep the mood of the programme light and cheerful some students presented skits in which they impersonated various renowned personalities of our country.

In the second half of the programme girls of Peshawar Road Primary Branch presented a tableau on a national song representing the culture of the country through music and cultural dresses. Dramatic skills were also displayed by the students through a silent skit with a very important message of unity and religious tolerance. To show off their creative abilities in poetry writing, some students recited poems which they had written themselves. Break dance and singing presentations were also a part of the Talent Show. Singing and dancing on various up beat tunes, was a category that everyone enjoyed a lot. The talent show ended with a humorous poetry narrating presentation which had all the parents and the students laughing and cheering.

Section Head, Madeeha Umer encouraged all the participants for displaying their talents. She also appreciated the teachers for arranging a successful programme which gave a platform to the students to explore their talents and skills.



Effective teaching workshop

Rawalpindi: A two-day training session on Effective Teaching and Learning was held recently at SLS Montessori & High School, says a press release.

The session moderator was Tayyaba Aquil, CEO of Beyond Knowledge and an eminent education consultant with over 20 years of experience in the education sector. All principals, section heads and Montessori directresses attended the session along with some personnel from the SLS Head Office who are a part of curriculum development and policy implementation.

The two day session started off by identifying what makes an effective teacher and ended by discussing how to ensure that children remain good learners. Group and individual discussions and presentations were held which enhanced the learning curve for all participants. The Heads and coordinators present in the session participated wholeheartedly in all the tasks assigned to them and these tasks essentially conveyed the message of each session very effectively. Through various scenarios presented in videos and role enactments; participants were asked to question their reactions and if/how they needed to modify them to cater to their students.

The second day of the session helped the participants to identify the traits which help children become good learners and what kind methodologies could be implemented to ensure this. The workshop ended with a simple but happy certification ceremony. SLS Schools Managing Director Asiya Talha thanked Tayyaba Aquil for sharing her experiences and knowledge.



SLS School celebrates ‘World as a Global Village’

Rawalpindi: All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School are celebrating ‘World as a Global Village’ as the theme for their on-going term. Following this theme SLS Tufail Road Branch recently held an Information Fair in which they highlighted a wide array of cultural traditions, food, performances and music from around the globe, says a press release.

The purpose of the information fair was to make the students aware of the rapid globalisation and its effects on our everyday life style. Multiple display corners were decorated by each grade level and the school ground looked like a small global village. The primary & secondary students displayed as well as presented projects related to sports, art, culture, style, food and music to show that how a simple melody, a mouth-watering cuisine or a festival celebrated anywhere across the globe aims towards a peaceful global community.

The primary students focused on the global aspects of food, sports and festivals. The display corners were seen to be packed with visitors as the students confidently explained in detail about various food chains being run across the globe and the diverse range of sports played in different parts of the world and how they are contributing towards globalization. A display corner show casing various festivals celebrated across the globe was loved by everyone. One by one the students shared information about the origin and religious associations of festivals like Eid, Halloween, Christmas, The Dragon Festival and Basant.

The secondary students emphasized on the global aspect of media and music. Students of grade 7 and grade 8 described the importance of social media in connecting people all across the globe and the role of music in bringing people closer through melodies respectively. The highlight of the Information Fair was the colourful and stylish ‘Global Bridal Couture’ pageant in which the girls of grade 9th and 10th dressed up as brides from across the globe. One by one they walked up the stage and very elegantly presented the versatility of styles adopted and shared by the women across the globe in terms of fashion.

The special event was appreciated by the parents and students as they enjoyed food served at the food stalls. Managing Director SLS Schools Asiya Talha appreciated the Section Head Samina Zeeshan along with the staff and students and said that all across the globe people adapt to things that are not necessarily a part of their own country. This dependency is not restricted to commodities but it encompasses food, clothing, culture, economy and lifestyle. Therefore the need to understand that we are living in a highly connected globe has become urgent.