City School Academic Expo 2010 | Spring vacations
City School holds Academic Expo 2010
Islamabad, April 01: The City School hosted a mega event titled 'Academic
Expo 2010' at the International Islamic University, Faisal Mosque
Campus, on the theme of 'Resources through Recycling'.
expo, around 900 students practically demonstrated the use of
teacher-made resources within a span of four hours for 2,000 visitors.
is not only beneficial for the earth but also for teaching, as it
ensures better understanding to students through innovative teaching
resources. The displays projected all facets of learning, encompassing
the curriculum of Kindergarten to Primary Five levels in all subjects.
of Environment on Climate Change Chairperson Marvi Memon was the chief
guest on the occasion. She appreciated the efforts of the management of
the City School in Islamabad, especially Regional Director Safia Cassim
and Regional Academic Coordinator Safinaz Adnan, for taking the
initiative and bringing together four branches - F-8 Nursery, F-11
Junior, Capital Junior I and Capital Junior II - which collectively put
together a major event. The news
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Spring vacations in capital schools start today
Islamabad: Educational institutions in the federal capital will remain
closed in connection with Spring vacations from April 1 to April 10.
Model Colleges, Federal Directorate of Education, Chaudhry Mohammad
Sadiq told this news agency that the directorate had decided to observe
spring vacations from April 1-10 after the declaration of annual
results for the year 2009-10. The vacations will enable students to
prepare themselves for new sessions, he said. app
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April Fool's Day: Dodge pranksters or they will dodge you
Islamabad: Beware folks – today is April
Fool's Day so be on your toes and mentally alert for unforeseen pranks,
practical jokes and other forms of mischief. Some people love to spend
days thinking up gags to pull on their friends and family, while others
love a little impromptu prank here and there. On the day, most people,
especially youngsters, make fun of others by telling fake stories and
hitting them with practical jokes.
The day has assumed the
shape of the 'funniest day' of the year in some countries, as people
send greetings, jokes and exchange funny SMSs to their. Unlike most of
the other non-foolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day,
sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear.
closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this
tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the New Year was
celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25.
communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by
foot, many people did not receive the news for several years.
Others, the more obstinate crowd, refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1.
general populace labeled these backward folk as "fools". They were
subject to some ridicule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or
were made the butt of other practical jokes.
evolved, over time, into a tradition of prank playing on the first day
of April. The tradition eventually spread to England and Scotland in
the eighteenth century.
April Fool's Day thus developed into an
international fun-festival, so to speak, with different nationalities
specializing in their own brand of humor at the expense of their
friends and families.
In Scotland, for example, April Fool's Day
is actually celebrated for two days. The second day is devoted to
pranks involving the posterior region of the body. It is called Taily
Day. Practical jokes are a common practice on April Fool's Day.
Sometimes, elaborate practical jokes are played on friends or relatives
that last the entire day.
The news media even gets involved. For
instance, a British short film once shown on April Fool's Day was a
fairly detailed documentary about "spaghetti farmers" and how they
harvest their crop from the spaghetti trees.
April Fool's Day is
a "for-fun-only" observance. Nobody is expected to buy gifts or to take
their "significant other" out to eat in a fancy restaurant.
gets off work or school. It's simply a fun little holiday in most part
of the world, but a holiday on which one must remain forever vigilant,
for he may be the next April Fool. Beware!. Daily times
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JPS Pre-Nursery students enthral audience
Rawalpindi: At the annual certification day of the Pre-Nursery
class, held at the Jinnah Preparatory School, the proud parents saw
their children performing with supreme confidence as they appeared on
the stage and sang poems and staged short skits that they had mastered
during their first year at school, says a press release.
programme started with the 'Milad' where Daud Ayaz recited verses from
the Holy Quran, while Taiba Asif recited a 'Naat'. The small children
led by Wajeeha, Maryam and Rafey clad in beautiful white dresses with
'Gajras' around their wrists presented 'Naats' and the 'Salaam' and
then prayed for their own success and that of their school.
The children then changed their costumes, to present short skits and the national songs.
the absolute delight of the parents, the children then presented the
tableau on the national song 'Mera Eman Pakistan'. The audience that
included the parents of the current PN Class and also the incoming
class generously applauded the performance of the innocent souls.
giving away the awards and the certificates, Abdul Qadir Haye Member
JPS Governing Body greeted the parents and also the children for the
very enthralling performance. The news
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