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.’
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.
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.
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
Rawalpindi :Students and teachers of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Montessori Section Lalazar recently held a display of Montessori themes, says a press release.
The display exhibited different themes taught to the students of Montessori classes in order to appreciate the hands-on activities and art and craft work done by the students following different themes. Everything was perfectly portrayed and demonstrated by the students. Parents were invited as guests who attended the wonderful show put up by the students of Advanced, Senior and Junior Montessori who performed on different activities respective of the themes, which were being highlighted. The classrooms beautification was extremely engaging which added to the magnificence of the campus.
The theme followed by the students of Junior Montessori was ‘Shapes’. The theme consisted of all the hands-on activities, games and presentations related to it. The students were dressed up as different types of shapes, which made it easier to distinguish one shape from the other and fascinating to watch for everyone. Students performed live activities, be it placing shapes in the right frame or making shapes with play dough. The dice game and jigsaw puzzle was eye catching and had a great impact on everyone.
Senior Montessori students were seen displaying the theme ‘Farm Animals’. Few students introduced themselves as various dairy products that one can get from farm animals while the others enacted as farm animals, which included ducks, sheep, horses, cows and hens. Each farm animal portrayed and explained the necessities these animals require and those that they provide too. The students in their endearing costumes appealed the visitors. The confidence was showering from everywhere and the student’s enthusiasm made the performances even more exciting and breathtaking.
Moving towards the end, Advance Montessori students also had a wide range of activities and amazing performances lined up. The theme they presented was ‘Plants’. The introduction comprised of the little ones presenting the process of how to plant a tree, starting from planting a seed to how it grows into a tree.
The beautiful costumes and rhythmic moves of the little girls was a sight to behold. Hands-on activities by the students continued alongside the performances, which included making flowers with pasta and creating tulips with fork painting.
Principal, Attiya Nadeem praised the efforts of students and teachers on assembling such a delightful theme display. The day came to an end when everyone headed towards the food stalls for refreshment.
Rawalpindi :Students and teachers of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Satellite Town Senior Branch organized a Talent Show to encourage the children to come forward and show their talents, says a press release.
Guests were invited to witness and acknowledge the portrayal of talents presented by the young fellows. The main reason behind arranging these kind of events is to nurture the intrinsic qualities of students and remove stage fright, which also helps in personality development. All the students participated enthusiastically and came forward confidently to display their skills.
The Talent Show started off with an entertaining song performance in which the students showcased their rhythmic and engaging dance moves. It was followed by a skit called ‘The Necklace’. The performance depicted that deception is often a mistake, which has bad results for the deceiver. It was dramatic, purposeful and the students displayed each character stupendously. Students sang National songs in their soulful and charismatic voices that made the audience cheer and sing along with the tuneful melodies. The applause was deep and long after each performance.
When it comes to magic, it is said to be best for entertainment, education and engagement. The students performed several tricks on stage, which left the viewers astonished and mesmerized. Borrowing things from the spectators and making them disappear was another feature that impressed everyone. Everyone kept guessing as to how the tricks worked. All of them could not stop clapping as the magicians unfolded their magic tricks one by one.
A silent act was performed by the students highlighting the fact that excess use of mobile phones is decaying our moral and ethical values. Different situations were exhibited in which the reality of this theme was pictured. It was showcased in such an awe-inspiring way that this performance got a standing ovation from the audience, especially from the parents.
Towards the end of the ceremony, a humorous Urdu Skit was performed by the students on Judiciary System. It was funny, entertaining and thought provoking at the same time. The characters were amusing and the appropriate punch lines and amazing dialogues were enjoyed by everyone.
The Managing Director, Mrs. Asiya Talha congratulated the Section Head, Adeela Rehman for such an amazing event and praised the students for their skills and the teachers for helping the students polish their abilities through this Talent Show.
Rawalpindi:Students and teachers of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Zaraj Campus recently held a Science Fair displaying several static and working projects explaining various scientific phenomenon’s, says a press release.
The primary students presented several experiments on everyday scientific phenomena’s. Experiments like floating and sinking of objects, travelling and bending of light, formation of shadows, density of different objects, change of color in flower petals through capillary action and many more were performed by the students. A group of students made a miniature water dispenser by using a water bottle. The students had the audience in awe as they explained the science behind the working of the dispenser by maintaining the water pressure as they opened and closed the cap of the bottle. A handy water filtration plant was also seen in one of the classrooms which was designed by working on the idea taken from the presence of underground water resources and the filtration of water by passing through different layers of soil.
The secondary students were no less and participated enthusiastically. Grade 6 students participated in the egg drop activity. Carefully designed apparatuses made out of different materials each group tried their best to keep the egg safe. The school ground was filled with cheering and applause for all the participants as the apparatuses carrying the eggs inside were dropped from the fourth floor of the school building. Students of grade 7 were assigned a group task of doing research on different topics.
The last part of the program was the exciting ‘Marshmallow Tower Competition’. Held between different groups of grade 8 students, towers were made by using marshmallows and toothpicks. Following the time limit of 10 minutes the students built the towers, each group following a different strategy to keep their tower stable and increase in height simultaneously. The excitement and the cheering of the crowd increased as the countdown began in the last 10 seconds. Winners were announced after measurements of the towers were taken and were also asked to share their experience with the audience in the form of a victory speech.
The science fair came to an end as Managing Director, SLS Schools, Mrs. Asiya Talha shared words of encouragement as she acknowledged the efforts of the staff members and students who with their collective effort made the event successful.
Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/576031-science-fair-held-at-sls
Rawalpindi :All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated International Day of Tolerance, says a press release.
Students of SLS, Harley Street Junior Branch celebrated the day through various activities followed by a special morning assembly promoting the idea of showing tolerance towards each other and dealing with difficult situations without losing patience.
The morning assembly started with a brief introduction of the day when one of the student highlighted the reason behind celebrating the day and its prime importance towards promoting peace and harmony amongst the members of society. Different themes related to the topic were touched upon by the students as they shared quotations by some famous people.
To sensitize the students regarding the topic pep talks were held during their Values Education period. Taking examples from everyday experiences the students were taught to practice patience and tolerance and to embrace differences and celebrate them in order to create harmony. The same idea was presented in the morning assembly through a problem solving wheel displayed on a standing board. The junior students came up on the stage one by one and gave a step wise presentation describing different ways presented on the wheel on how to deal with difficult situations without being intolerant. Emphasis was put on small acts such as apologizing, accepting and talking it out in order to handle such situations.
The special morning assembly was beautifully summed up with a delightful and engaging poem performance promoting the act of tolerance as a form of showing ones love and care for those who are around us. The wonderful performers had the audience smiling who clapped and thoroughly enjoyed the poem. Section Head, Mehwish Resham appreciated her students as she delivered the thought of the day about letting go as tolerance is all about having a big heart.
Students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, New Lalazar Branch held a special programme on creating awareness about the harmful effects of plastic use, says a press release.
The Montessori and Junior students of New Lalazar Branch gathered in the school ground on a fine sunny morning where some of their class fellows gave small presentations explaining the topic of the day. Corners were made where projects were displayed depicting scenarios highlighting the harmful effects of plastic use.
Moving in groups made by the teachers class wise, the students started visiting the display corners. The first display corner depicted the sad situation of mother earth where not only humans but land and water animals were also at risk due to the regular disposal of plastic bags and other goods made out of plastic. A student dressed up as plastic monster started circling the display corner chanting loudly how it was affecting the earth. A full description of harmful effects of plastic was given to the audience, the students in return asked questions from the presenters who answered with great enthusiasm and confidence. The next display corner depicted the happy face of earth. Full of greenery and devoid of plastic waste, the students were able to draw comparison between both the scenarios.
The next display corner had the students of Montessori classes dressed up as marine life specifically addressing the menace of plastic disposal into the oceans. Totally engrossed in their characters their sad faces expressed the worrisome condition of marine life owing to the constant disposal of plastics into the oceans, leading towards the destruction of their habitat; hence putting a lot of species in danger.
The discussions among the students in the audience expressed great concern towards the situation. Different alternatives were shared by the students to reduce the use of plastic. The idea of recycling was greatly stressed upon as the teachers showed the students some handicrafts made out of paper. Fancy paper bags were loved by the students and the teachers successfully motivated them to use paper bags instead of plastic bags. Section Head, Saira Noor addressed her students and teachers and together everyone made a promise to ‘Say No to Plastic!
All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, celebrated Book Reading Week, says a press release.
The Satellite Town Montessori branch held several activities throughout the week encouraging the students to read. The buzz and excitement to read something new was witnessed among the students as they came everyday looking forward to a new activity planned by their teachers.
The Montessori students owing to their grade level did activities assisted by their teachers. The activities for the little tots of Senior Montessori were defined to the level of three and four letter words. Reading of books was done with the assistance of the teacher and later the students identified the vowels, matched the pictures with vocabulary words and discussed with their teacher about their favourite character from the readers. The Advanced Montessori students presented their acting skills as they first read small passages from the book and later acted on it. The perfect little props and the expressions of the students combined together with the giggles of their fellow friends made the story time even more fun.
The students of grade 1, 2 and 3 were no less and participated actively. Crossword puzzles were solved in the classrooms in groups while some students decided to solve them individually. Books were read by the students with much enthusiasm and the book reading was followed by poster making and review writing. Colourful posters were made by the students using different mediums. Some made posters of their favourite character from the book while some painted out a scene from the story. The writing skills of the students along with the reading skills were also focused upon. Short reviews were written by the students as they read different books, sharing their views from different angles and sharing with everyone about what they learnt from it.
The Book Reading Week ended with a special assembly when a dramatic display on the book and movie ‘The Lion King’ was presented. The audience cheered with excitement as the soundtrack was played and the presenters started coming on the stage one by one wearing masks and costumes. Section Head, Anila Usman appreciated the students and teachers for a well celebrated week and shared with them about the super powers that one gets through reading, imagination being the greatest of all.