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SLS students win prizes in art competition

Islamabad : More than 1,100 students from Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School participated in The Little Art’s 9th season of ArtBeat – National Child Art Competition & Exhibition, says a press release.

Over a dozen of young artists from SLS were invited to receive certificates and prizes at the opening ceremony and exhibition. The opening ceremony took place at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad where a large number of parents and students came to see the exceptional art works of the students. This year’s competition received an overwhelming response with over 7,000 artworks from all across the country.

The jury for this year’s competition consisted of renowned painters, sculptors and visual artists of Pakistan. Following the winning streak of the last two seasons, the SLS students made their teachers and parents proud again as they won cash prizes and were also declared as National Winners. M. Aaliyaan student of SLS, Peshawar Road Montessori Branch stood 1st in age group A and won a cash prize of Rs7,000. He was also declared as the National Winner. Mahrooh Zainab Asif, student of SLS, Islamabad Campus stood second in category B and won a cash prize of 5000 rupees. Out of 71 artworks from the North Region that were chosen for exhibition, 15 were made by the students of SLS School.

The guests of honour for the opening ceremony were Dr. Faisal Arjumand – Curator, Gallery 6 and Talha Ali Kushvaha – Executive Director Lok Virsa, Islamabad. Other guests that were invited to appreciate and award the winners included Muhammad Sajjad Akram – Assistant Professor at NCA Rawalpindi, Group Captain Peter Daulby – British Royal Air Force Naval & Air Adviser, Amina Ansari – Painter & Visual Artist and Zareen Gull — Visual Artist & Research Scholar.The theme of this year’s art competition was ‘Diversity.’

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/624061-sls-students-win-prizes-in-art-competition

Annual sports day held at SLS

Rawalpindi : Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Islamabad Montessori Branch celebrated their Annual Sports Day held at Islamabad Sports Complex with great enthusiasm, says a press release.

Approximately 450+ students participated in this fun-filled event following the theme ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The sports day began with the Branch Head Mrs. Fariha Khalil welcoming the esteemed gathering emphasizing on the importance of sports in a child’s life. Chief guests which included Saad Khalid, Founder and Coach Infinite Football Club, Myra Ahmed, player Islamabad Football Team, Ghausia Balkhi, Cambridge certified ESL Instructor and Zohra Tahir, Physical Education Trainer at TNG School, Qatar were invited as guests to witness and appreciate the colorful event.

The guests along with the Managing Director SLS Schools, Mrs. Asiya Talha were greeted with a lovely Welcome Song which was performed by a group of cheerleaders holding pom-poms wearing colorful dresses. The energizing welcome performance set the tone for the rest of the event. The sports ground was filled with claps and applause as the participants carried a March Past across the ground. The yoga demonstration comprised of deep breathing and synchronized rhythmic movements displaying lotus pose and bow pose with peace and concentration.

The sequence of races started off with Junior and Senior Montessori classes. Dressed up in their theme based Oompa Loompa’s inspired dungarees, the contestants stood up in their respective positions and waited for the whistle to blow. From ‘Burst the balloon’ race to ‘Eating a Banana’ race, hurdle race and fill the basket race there was something for every student to participate in. Tug-of-war between different teams added to the fun. The little ones also displayed a well-coordinated PT performance mesmerizing the audience with their perfect alignment while moving to the beat of the drum.

Advanced Montessori races were no less; all the races be it ‘hop race’, ‘relay race’, ‘completing the puzzle’ race or the three legged race, the students performed with utmost enthusiasm and vigor. An exhilarating Zumba and football performance given by little stars of Montessori had the audience in awe as the day came to an end.

The event was concluded with a prize distribution ceremony as the winners were awarded with trophies by the guests. The Managing Director, Mrs. Asiya Talha and respected Chief Guests summed up the event by their kind words and tons of encouragement. They highly praised the efforts of the students and staff that organised the event in a very systematic way.

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/610683-annual-sports-day-held-at-sls

Community Spirit Week marked at SLS

Rawalpindi : All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High school, celebrated Community Spirit Week with great enthusiasm, says a press release. SLS Montessori and High school Harley Street Junior Branch also held a special morning assembly in this regard.

The morning assembly started off with the morning prayer followed by skits and several short performances and presentations about Community Spirit; its importance and effects on society. One by one students of different grade levels came on the stage and gave short messages on Community Spirit with the help of placards emphasizing on the fact that how small acts done by individuals play an important role in building an effective community and shaping a strong quality of life.

Students dressed up nicely as different professionals told about their occupations which included lawyers, plumbers, postmen, teachers, firefighters, doctors, painter and policemen. The learning outcome of this presentation was the importance of each and every person in the society and the role played by them in serving the community. Next up a skit was performed depicting a street scenario in which a street child picking up garbage is bullied by other children for cleaning the street. The skit was presented in order to convey a message that no profession is big or small it is the change that it brings within the community that matters.

The last part of the assembly had grade 4 students delivering short speeches on Community Services and volunteer work encouraging their fellow students to work for the betterment of their community. The special program ended with a thank you note as the students gave handmade thank you cards, flowers and sweets to the helping staff of the school and made them feel admired for their contributions as an important part of the community.

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/426627-community-spirit-week-marked-at-sls

SLS awards high achievers

Rawalpindi :

Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School held a ceremony to recognize and award its high achievers of SSC examinations of the FBISE, says a press release.

The graduating batches of 2017 and 2018 had a total of 661 graduates out of which 500 scored A+ and 150 scored A grade. 181 students securing 91% and above were awarded medals for their outstanding performance. Special cash prizes were given to the students who secured the top three positions from all the SLS campuses.

Major General (r) Farrukh Bashir, Head of NUST, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and Majid Jahangir Khan, former cricketer, batsman and captain of Pakistan Cricket Team were invited as chief guests.

The Managing Director, SLS Schools, Mrs. Asiya Talha welcomed the guests, students and their parents. She appreciated all the achievements of SLS team who had always worked hard towards their goals. The efforts of SLS to motivate the students to work hard by providing academic scholarships worth Rs15 million for the year 2017-18 received a lot of appreciation from the parents. In addition to academic scholarships a total of Rs3 million were given as financial scholarships to the hardworking students in order to help them continue their studies.

The auditorium was filled with claps and praise for the 84 students who have visited The United States of America till date through the IEARN program. A special thank you note was given by Mrs. Asiya Talha to the donors, students and parents of SLS for supporting the two community support projects, Bostaan’ilm School for underprivileged Children where a total of 3.1 million Rupees were spent on scholarships in the year 2017-18 and An Najm Technical Training Institute for underprivileged boys and girls, being run by SLS. The students were reminded to always give back to the community what they have learnt and gained as true success and happiness is achieved only by helping others.

To lift up the mood of the audience the students gave several performances. Their perfect costumes, background music and expressions added beauty to the function. The auditorium was filled with applause for the brilliant young singers of SLS who sang several national song filling the auditorium with the spirit of patriotism.

The Principals, Section Heads and Coordinators of all the campuses were presented with certificates and also appreciated for their teamwork. The ceremony came to an end when the chief guests gave thank you speeches congratulating the high achievers and reminded them of small ways in which they can contribute towards making Pakistan a prosperous country.

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/606321-sls-awards-high-achievers