All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School recently celebrated Mother Language Day, says a press release.
The Mother Language Day held at Tulsa Road Branch focused on promoting the linguistic and cultural diversity of multiple mother languages spoken by people belonging to different regions of the country. Through dialogues, dances and songs both the linguistic and cultural aspect was focused side by side.
The special assembly started off by the introduction of mother language and its significance. Students of different classes introduced themselves in their respective mother language as they came on the stage wearing traditional dresses depicting the rich culture of Pakistan. Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pushto and Pothwari were some of the languages which the students discussed about. They shared the different dialects of these languages and specified the regions in which they were spoken. The most interesting part of the special assembly was the folk songs which the students sang in their mother languages. From Punjabi to Pushto and Siraiki to Pothwari each language represented a culture within.
Students of class 4 performed on a skit highlighting the difference between mother language and national language.
One of the students impersonated a famous scholar Ashfaq Ahmed who was asked by the other student about the difference between Mother Language and National Language which was very well explained by the character himself.
The last performance of the special assembly was given by the students of class two. Adorned with beautiful jewellery and wearing traditional embroidered caps and dresses the students danced on famous regional folk songs representing the relationship between language and cultural diversity.
The special assembly ended on a beautiful note when a student expressed his views and pledged that whatever language we speak and whatever culture we belong to, we all are a part of one nation.
A five-day intra-campus Table Tennis tournament was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release.
Harley Street Senior Branch and the Islamabad Campus hosted the four day event. Razi ud Din, National Coach for World Schools Badminton Championship, Malta 2016 was the guest of honour to witness the final matches on the fifth day. A total of 364 students participated in the tournament out of which 176 were boys and 188 were girl participants. A total of 170 matches were played by the students, each with great enthusiasm.
Playing in their separate Primary and Secondary categories the participants from both the pools played the qualifying matches and semi-finals on the first four days, whereas the final matches were played on the fifth day. All the participants played with great zeal with their supporters applauding and cheering throughout the tournament.
In the primary category, Westridge Branch and Peshawar Road primary branch both scored 10 points each but based on the scoring average Westridge Branch was declared as the winner after giving a tough competition to Peshawar Road Primary which stood second respectively. In the secondary category, Senior Section Lalazar won the Champions Trophy by scoring 25 points. The second position on the points table was taken by the Peshawar Road Senior branch with a total of 20 points.
In the primary category M. Qasim Khan of Peshawar Road primary branch and Fatima tuz Zehra of Westridge branch won the Best Player of the Tournament Trophy (Singles), Shayan Babar and Syed Ammar Hussain of Peshawar Road primary branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (boys) and Maira Alvi and Aliza Fatima from Westridge branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (girls). In the secondary category Wamiq Ali Raja and Zainab Waseem of Senior Section Lalazar won the Best Player of the Tournament Trophy in their respective boys and girls singles category. In the doubles category, Mirza Faris Ahmed and Ahad Irfan of Civil Lines branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (boys) whereas Areej Khalid and Neha Naeem of Tufail Road branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (girls).
All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School marked the UN Global Road Safety Week in a series of week-long activities, says a press release.
The Road Safety Awareness Week conducted at SLS, Tufail Road Branch had several activities in which all the students actively participated to spread awareness on the issue of road safety and other problems related to it.
The week started off with morning assemblies conducted by grade 7 and 8 students focusing on the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of transport. The students also spread awareness on issues such as safety, pollution, health hazards and the over-all well-being of community members.
An information corner was also set up for this purpose by grade 10 students where they shared some facts and information about road safety and also guided the rest about following them. An art activity also took place in which the students made posters, slogans and placards with different road safety rules and signs displayed on them in bright colours.
Students of Grade 8 and 9 along with their teachers volunteered to work with The City Traffic Police Rawalpindi on their ‘Road Safety Awareness Programme.’ The smartly dressed up SLS students were stationed on the road, holding placards, banners and road signs which they prepared themselves. Watchful and alert, they stood with the traffic police to remind people what ‘mindful driving’ means.
The children also distributed pamphlets providing necessary information regarding road and traffic rules to the people on the road. Some caring community members stopped to appreciate the children for their efforts and even joined them in this community service.
The students were joined by Capt (r) Bilal Iftikhar – chief traffic officer, City Traffic Police Rawalpindi as they stood by the road side. The students and teachers were appreciated by him for taking up this community service project and playing an important role in shaping the attitudes and behaviours of pedestrians and drivers.
All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated English Language Week, says a press release.
The English Language Week held at SLS, Peshawar Road Primary Branch had some fun filled language activities planned by the teachers. All classes broke the mundane routine of learning in a classroom environment and the students were brought out in the open for games and activities. The week mainly featured quizzes, poetry writing competition, stage performances and lots of interesting games and activities to promote the English language.
The week started off with a special morning assembly in which the students performed on Shakespeare’s famous play, Macbeth. Their costumes and dialogue delivery were both praise worthy. Moving forward the students did different language activities which the teachers had prepared for them class wise. Class three students played Chinese Whisper, held a chant singing competition and played the “balloon game” and successfully met the challenge of hitting the balloon and loudly chanting an adjective with every hit. A poetry writing competition was also held and the best poems remained displayed on the school notice boards throughout the week.
Class four students played pictonary, a story sequencing game and many other games which focused on making the students revise different grammar concepts. ‘Running Dictation’ was a thrilling game played by the students in which interesting paragraphs were pinned up at a distance and students had to run, memorize sentences and spellings, and dictate it to their partners. Class five students were no less and did various activities with full participation. The ‘Silly Sentence’ game had the students giggling as they made one long random sentence thinking of a verb, adverb, adjective and a noun starting with the alphabet assigned to them. Excitedly moving around in the school building, the students played their most favourite ‘Treasure Hunt’ game. Following the coloured tags consisting of words from different lexical groups as hints the students found the treasure, a chocolate box which they later shared with their team members.
The students had a wonderful fun filled week full of learning. Section Head, Madeeha Umar praised the teachers and the students for their efforts as the week came to an end. She also emphasized on the importance of this “lingua franca” and stressed on making its learning easier by introducing such activities.
Students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, Hali Road Montessori Branch recently held a Spring Carnival, says a press release.
The arrival of spring was celebrated by the Montessori students with great excitement. Colorful hangings related to the spring season could be seen everywhere which gave a festive look to the school ground. A miniature garden, a farm and a milkshake corner could be seen splitting the school ground into different activity corners.
One by one the students came out along with their teachers and did different activities, the purpose of which was to familiarize the young students about spring.The miniature garden was decorated with colorful flowers, birds, kite hangings and swings for the students who excitedly took turns to ride as they sang their favorite rhymes filling the ground with laughter and joy. In order to acquaint the students about birds and insects that can be found in a garden on a bright spring day, a guessing game was played with the students in which they guessed the names of different birds and insects they could see around in a garden.
Moving on to the next corner, which was a mini farm, the students wore masks to mimic farm animals. The sounds of rabbits, sheep and chicks could be heard everywhere as the students excitedly tried to imitate them. Pictures of different animals were also displayed and the teachers helped their students to learn more about them. The highlight of the day was the “milkshake corner” which was loved by everyone. Revising the names of the fruits the students learnt which fruits they can eat in spring season. Moving forward they did a small milkshake activity in which a stepwise demonstration about how to make milkshake was given by their teacher. Everyone took part actively and added the ingredients themselves and enjoyed it while sharing with everyone.
A kite flying activity was also arranged for the students. Various kites of different size and color could be seen everywhere as the students learnt about how to fly them. The colorful day came to an end with lots of happy faces as the students expressed their joy and whole-heartedly welcomed the spring season.