Mental Health Awareness Week
Prepared by the girls of the Psychology and Mental Heath Department, posters with powerful messages were put up in the senior section’s corridors to spread the importance of mental health—something often overlooked by many people. Here are some of the posters which were put up:
Source Link: November Newsletter (2018-2019)
By Lujain Hussameldine Mostafa (4-J),
To the Queen who shines at night,
Ever brighter than a fire light,
You were always my favorite tutor.
Taught me how to rid a cycle,
NO PUN INTENDED, Drawings
By Wagd Atef (7-I)
“Your whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.” - Harshit Walia
“A hero can be anyone, even a mad doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.” – Batman
Source Link: January Newsletter (2018-2019)
NO PUN INTENDED, Riddles
By Jana Ahmed Al Sayed (9-H)
1. What do you call a bee that lives in the US? – A USB!
2. Why is the king only one meter tall? – Because he is a ruler!
3. Where do animals with no tail go? – To the retail store!
4. Why did the scientist install a knocker not a bell on his door? – Because he wanted to win the no-bel prize!
5. Why didn’t the keyboard sleep? – Because it had two shifts!
By Sarah Saddique (10-H)
1. What is the name of the tree that has no shadows and no fruits?(Family tree.)
2. What walks without two legs and cries without eyes?(Clouds.)
3. What is the thing that has a constant temperature whether you put it in the refrigerator or on the fire?(Chilli.)
4. What is the thing that comes without legs?(River.)
5. What is the thing which hits without reason, flies without a wing, and causes joy and anger?(Football.)
6. What is the thing that has no beginning nor ending?(The circle.)
On the Spot Study Tips - Exam Tips
By Habiba Hossam (9-H)
1- Obtain 7-8 Hours of Sleep: Getting enough reset is scientifically proven to improve focus as it repleneshises and recharges your body. You are a human being not a robot so without a proper sleeping schedule, all the effort of studying can go to no use.
2- Sort your Priorities: First things come first. So manage your time by placing the most urgent tasks first and giving more time to the hardest and most time-consuming tasks.
3- Avoid Distractions:Try to dodge the temptating distractives and procastinating by redempting all sources of distractions our of your study area. There are many apps that can help you achieve that by blocking certain websites or social media apps for a certain period of time. Remember: time shouldn't be taken for granted.
PICK OF THE MONTH, A Bitter Compromise (A Sci-fi Short Story)
By Sameer Al Harbi (12-A),
Portman’s Trading Company, was a leader in off world trading (mostly on the account of it being the only one operating in the Lun system). Fame and glory awaited those who would fly under its colors. Captains would dare treacherous space voyage through hundreds of light years to bring rare goods back home from across the galaxy. Some could visit unseen exotic planets while others could sight-see on earth; all while making huge profits. The truth however as often is, left something to be desired.
PICK OF THE MONTH, FEATURING: “LEGEND: THE BEAST”
By Mohhammed Banaa (7-B)
Once upon a time, there was a city called Heifhoem. It was a serene and flourishing city. The only egregious thing about it was The Beast. The Beast was a monstrous hybrid made up of various apex predators. He had the front legs of a cheetah so he could run unmatched, the mouth of the tiger, and the hind legs of the gazelle. He persistently attacked Heifhoem; therefore, the king of this magnificent city, King Roberto, decided to battle the Beast himself.
PICK OF THE MONTH, FEATURING: “THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER”
By Daniella Mustafa (6-I)
The basis of the story relates to a poor shoemaker and his wife who need money to pay the rent. The shoemaker gives away the last pair of shoes he has to a needy lady. He has leather to make one more pair of shoes; he cuts out the pieces of leather before going to bed so he can sew them on the morrow. Elves come in the night and make the pair of shoes, which he sells for more than his asking price the next day. He uses that money to pay the rent, buy food and more shoe leather. He also feeds a poor traveller.
PICK OF THE MONTH, My Super Parental Grandmother
By Retaj Aadil (5-H)
My grandmother’s name is Zarina. She is 64 years old and stays in our native place, Mumbai, in India. My grandmother studied in Kuwait as a kid and was a good swimmer during her school days. She is the eldest among her two brothers and two sisters. She got married at the age of 19 in India and had three children. She took care of her children independently as my grandfather was out of India for work.
PICK OF THE MONTH, The BFG
By Mera Damiri (9-H)
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a children’s literature book written by the British novelist Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake in 1982. Later in 2016, Steven Spielberg directed and produced a movie based on this fantastical book. The book revolves around the lonely orphan, Sophie who is ready to go to sleep when she hears an obstreperous noise. Frozen in fear while staring at the colossal and abnormal creature with humungous ears and with eyes glistening in the moonlight, she witnessses the monster for the first time.Later in the book, what seems a nightmarish giant, turns out to be affable,amiable, and uneducated. Sophie is taken to the Giant country where they live; however, she learns that these creatures are human eating machines. Fortunately,the BFG only eats snozzcumbers, and it has come to light that the benevolent giant is a dream catcher and destroyer of nightmares.
PICK OF THE MONTH, The Broken Land
By Eyad Islam (4-A),
60 million years ago, there was a dinosaur called Rino. He was clever, and he could fix anything. He could recycle any item and could also talk in different languages.
Well, for these special qualities, he was called Rexi-fixi. When all the dinosaurs knew that he could fix anything, the problem began. Rino couldn’t control his anger because of the many dinosaurs who came to him. But, on the other hand, he made awesome things. One time, he reshaped a rock to become a bridge across the river. Well, his anger made him stump extremely hard on the ground which almost caused an earthquake. “What have you done!?” a dinosaur reflected. “It’s because of you, idiot!’’ Rino said.
PICK OF THE MONTH, The Night Circus Book Review
By Ola Omer (10-G)
“The circus arrives without warning.”The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern has to be one of the most captivating books that I have ever read. The book has an expansive timeline and follows the narrative of two magicians as well as an unspoken rivalry played out over several generations by two delegated pupils, Celia and Marco.
The two characters are bound into a lifelong challenge, the rules of which have never been made evident to them with a timeframe that exceeds any of their wildest thoughts. The challenge comes in the form of a traveling night circus better known as Le Cirque des Reves. Both Marco and Celia have become passionately entangled with the acts and performances involved as well as inevitably with each other’s capabilities. The circus is an everlasting test of trust. Whether they can transcend the fate that has been written for them without annihilating the circus and themselves becomes the novel’s central question.
PICK OF THE MONTH, TRAVEL CATALOG FEATURING: “LOS ANGELES”
By Mohammed Fatta (8-E)
Hello and welcome to Los Angeles-a fun and exciting place packed with surprises! This is where Universal Studios, Hollywood Street, and Six Flags are all located.
Amazing places to visit:
Six Flags: an exciting park with huge roller-coasters for people who want to challenge themselves as well as have a petrifying but thrilling experience.
PICK OF THE MONTH, Travel Catalogue
By Haya Ibrahim Al Thurari (8-J)
Travel has taught me to be open to breaking the norm, to be open to doing things differently from the way other people do them. You don’t have to go where everyone else is going, which is why, last year I decided to go to Haiti.