By Upper Primary School
Students of the Upper Primary schools spent some quality educational time in the school's lab. They were engaged in implementing what they had learnt in class about plants - like parts of the plants, their life and how to plant seeds. They also had the opportunity to observe the difference between plant and animal cells. This was an extremely educational experience which the students thoroughly enjoyed.
Source Link: November Newsletter (2018-2019)
STUDENT EDITORIAL BODY EXPERIENCE
By Ghufran Hashim and Andrea Reynante (12-E)
“In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it’s printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you.” — John Green
Yes, being a part of the student editorial body may seem like a handful; however, it is more than something you just sign up for and toss aside later on.
We started this newsletter because we want to have a platform where students can utilize their writing skills to have their message heard. We want students to express their creativity and have a place to showcase their crafts. We want students to be up-to-date with news and to be aware of what is going on within the school. We want students to contribute in whatever way they feel most comfortable in, because this newsletter is for the students.
By Upper Primary School,
The students of UPSwill enjoy doing the Super Bell Competitionduring the Science Class.
The Super Bell presenter will enter the class ringing the Super Bell which tells the teacher to stop explaining the lesson and the students to close their books and start the super bell activity procedure.
She will choose a student randomly and will ask him/her a question which will be related to the same week’s material.
Source Link: April Newsletter (2018-2019)
Thamer International School’s Annual Science Fair
By Fatima Hossam (8-I),
On Wednesday, 6th of March, the Annual Science Fair was held in our school, and we certainly learnt new and interesting facts that we never knew we could experience learning.
The students from middle and high school were divided into groups, and each chose a different topic to demonstrate by doing live and practical experiments. Furthermore, they competed and presented their results in the form of a report, display board, and/or models that they had created.
The SLC Investiture
By Naama Banaja (12-E)
The SLC Investiture was an event attended by all SSG students along with teachers to formally initiate the SLC. Mrs. Almas Khot commenced it by giving the audience a brief outline of what they will be expecting to see. The role of the host was successfully fulfilled by Anna Adnan (10-H). After a delightful Quran recitation by Lybah Adnan (11-E), two informative videos were displayed containing descriptions about the seven departments and the former committee’s achievements, artfully prepared by Andrea Reynante (12-E) and Naama Banaja (12-E). Next, Mrs. Almas requested the elected heads and co-heads for each department to take the stage; were presented with our badges and swore our oaths in unison.
TIS SCOOP, BACK TO SCHOOL: What To Expect From Term 2?
By Zaina Al-Qadi (12-D),
With the new semester comes new opportunities and experiences. While we should reflect on previous successes and failures and use them to our benefit this semester, we should also take every new opportunity that comes our way. With upcoming events, exams, new trips and finally graduation it could be said with certainty that term 2 is more lively and even quite nerve-wracking.
TIS SCOOP, Cafeteria Writing
By Maram Khalid (10-G)
“A MOMENT TO BREATHE AND RELAX.”
The new addition to our school is a cafeteria. Once you enter, you can note how lavishly decorated it is. You are first met with the ordering section where foods and drinks are available. After taking a right, there is a seating area where you find multiple lengthy marble tables that can fit a large number of students.
There are many food and drink choices available for students and teachers to enjoy. Some of the choices given are salads, countless choices of sandwiches, and many other snacks. Not only all that but drinks as well, for example, packed juices, fresh juices, coffee, and tea.
TIS SCOOP, DAHMUN
By Lein Akkad (12-E)
T.I.S will be joining the annual DAHMUN (Dar Al Hekma Model United Nations) for its 2nd year in a row with over 80 students participating.
This year’s motif is “challenging the status quo- a redefined future” The spirit of MUN is to create awareness and understanding among students from various disciplines and prepare them as Future Global leaders.
This year’s theme will be featuring the following committees:
1.) ECOSOC: The Issue of Population Displacement “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” What makes it so? What is it that makes developed and developing regions struggle to stabilize the population issue? This summit shall discuss how to resolve the problem once and for all.
TIS SCOOP, Hooray! It’s Autumn!
By Lower Primary School
The Lower Primary students had the opportunity to learn about autumn and how it is the transitional season between summer and winter. It is best noticed by the colour change in leaves. In this activity, children participated in hands-on-activities that allowed them the chance to explore the autumn season in the interactively designed area.
Source Link: November Newsletter (2018-2019)
TIS SCOOP, How to Survive School?!
By Amira Hazim (8-I)
School is one of the hardest stages in the life of any child, yet it’s the fun part that you’ll miss later. I know that this is nothing like you expected—the amount of homework you get, exams or anything really—but, believe it or not, it’s not as horrible as you think.
Yes, I know that you have taken more than enough terrible school pictures in which you look like an ostrich with braces! And yes, you have this stage where you think that this school thing is getting too monotonous and that it will never end. But, if you really anticipate the life after school to be cool, you are completely mistaken. As time goes on, you have to be more responsible and you are going to have more and more tasks to achieve, so that’s even worse!
TIS SCOOP, Joys of Jogging
By Anna Adnan (10-H)
Why Start Jogging?
- Anyone can do it to easily lose weight.
- Regular Toggers are far less likely to die prematurely than non-joggers.
- Run easily without sweating.
- It is free and you can do it anywhere
TIS SCOOP, LPS Activities - LOTS OF DOTS - SCAVENGER HUNT
By Lower Primary School,
LOTS OF DOTS:
Decorating, fingerprinting, cutting and pasting were some of many artistic and creative activities children of the L.P.S. have enjoyed while creating their own dots.
It wasn’t only looking for the treasure, it also was a great adventure where the L.P.S. little pirates worked in teams to solve many educational puzzles and riddles, find the keys that led them to the treasure chest, and enjoy their victory in a very enjoyable way.
TIS SCOOP, My Superheroes
By Salma Mohamed (3-K)
My Mother is a women like no other. She gave me life, taught me, dressed me, laughed with me, fought with me, fought for me, kissed me, sacrificed for me, loved me unconditionally and made me into the person who I came to be. She will always have my love and gratitude.
By Abdudallah Faisal Sulimani (1-B)
My superhero is my uncle Abdullah. His name is like mine. He is a policeman and saves people from dangers. I wish to be like my uncle Abdullah.
TIS SCOOP, Recap: Senior School Girl’s Drama Play
By Lama Qurashi (12-E),
On January 29th of 2019, the entire senior school department (girls) of Thamer International School were invited to watch a performance conducted by the 9th and 10th First Language English students who worked effortlessly for two months to produce a masterpiece that would amaze the crowd. The play was announced to take place in the last two sessions, filling the students up with excitement and anticipation for what was to come.
TIS SCOOP, SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT: THE MAKING
By Mayar Medhat (10-H)
Save the Environment Day is an event hosted with the aim of creating a recreational form of education and has been constructed by none other than the 12th graders of the girls section. Backed by the Biology department, the occasion’s motive is to effectively raise awareness regarding our planet.
The special day will showcase emotional performances, hilarious plays as well as a heartwarming theatrical performance. The hardworking batch will watch their exertion and effort unfold as a trashion show is rolled out, documentary displayed, and speeches are given.
TIS SCOOP, The Woman Who Came To Dinner
By Dania Al Amoudi (10-H),
The First Language English students of the ninth and tenth grade are collaborating to host and proudly produce the annual school play which will be performed during the school day. "The Woman who came to Dinner" is a story of a well-known writer who embarks on a "journey" of comedically barging in and staying within an innocent family's home, thus taking advantage of their hospitality.
TIS SCOOP, University Visit
By Manal Saleem and Suha Mirza (11-E)
As seniors and juniors, students have a large responsibility in mapping out their future; this is primarily focused upon by choosing fitting universities that will boost them to full potential.
To help them with this never-ending process, the school organizes multiple university visits from around the globe. One such visit occurred recently due to a collaboration with the British Council, bringing forth guests from all over the UK.
In anticipation, the student body rushed to the auditorium to be oriented with the ten universities that flew in. Other visits that arose were of a university from Switzerland as well as several from Lebanon. These institutions bring a wide variety of options from diverse cultures and make it easier for the students’ selection process.
Source Link: January Newsletter (2018-2019)
TIS SCOOP, Wake Up Wednesday
By Naama Banaja (12-D),
Wake Up Wednesday is a weekly radio segment that replaces the mundane power-points with something that’s more motivating and energizing.
It was conceptualized and begun by the SLC heads with a nudge from their English teacher. The topics vary every week and also depends on which department is taking the helm. For example, the first broadcast was taken over by the C&I whose topic of choice was to remind the seniors of their university deadlines and for the younger batches to be prepared earlier. I personally helped with the technical aspects on both broadcast by playing or arranging any media file needed. This project has received mixed reviews, but mostly positive especially from the staff, students, and the head of Senior School herself.
What is the SLC?
By Rima Rabie Aladib (12-D)
It’s that time of the year again, where we get back into our academic routines and re-integrate school into our life. To ease the stress of your high school life, the batch of 2018 founded the SLC (Student Leadership Community). The SLC was specifically created to help the students feel more involved in school decisions and activities and I am confident to say that we will achieve great things this year, perhaps even more than we previously did.
Most of the members would agree that the SLC has helped them one way or another, from overcoming extreme stage fright to making new friends and finally combining to create a tiny community for ourselves. Not only is this experience an asset for your college application but for your personal life too!
Women Empowerment Poem
By Jana Ahmed El-Sayed Nabawy (9-H),
The sun is bright
And the birds are flying
As they gently chirp
A woman notices