Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Mr. Poorna de Silva- the new Citizenship teacher has done a wonderful job under the guidance of the principal sir to ensure the safety of the iconic mango tree of SLSM  which started to wither. The attached slides demonstrate the project done by Mr. Poorna de Silva.

As the previous Citizenship teacher, I wish him Good luck in his future endeavours in enhancing the overall development of our dear children at SLSM.

Pictures are taken from the project carried out by Mr. Poorna

Friday, 6 June 2014

Words of Wisdom

Listen if you want to be a good child
Be always gentle and never grow wild.

Love all with a smile and never hate,
For men with loving hearts become great.

Be always cheerful and leave all worry,
Go slow and steady and show no hurry.

Hurt not others but win each heart
Shun not the struggle but play your part.

Sit not idle, be up and doing
March ahead, your goals pursuing.

Avoid bad words and nasty things,
For each bad act, a punishment brings.

Tell no lies and always speak the Truth,
In case you want to be a wonderful youth.

Avoid being greedy, for greed is a sin
That way you can save your skin.

Do not be angry, for anger destroys wisdom
An angry king loses both war and kingdom.

Give one and all a beautiful smile,
And to keep fit, daily walk a mile.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Sri Lankan School proudly announces that the SAI & TIMES OF OMAN ESSAY WRITING AND POSTER MAKING COMPETITION ON HUMAN VALUES – 2014 prize winners were declared. The following students have won prizes in the poster making and Essay writing competitions.
Poster making competition
Yr. 1 to Yr. 3               Mugisharaa Dinesh              Consolation prize
Yr. 7 to Yr. 9               Yoshitha shockman               3rd place
                                    Movin wijayananda               Consolation prize
Yr. 10 to Yr. 12           Azra Rasheem                      2nd place
                                    Kamila Kamal                        3rd place

Essay writing Competition
Yr. 1 to Yr. 3               Shanel de Silva                     Consolation prize
Yr. 4 to Yr. 6               Maria Syed                            Consolation prize
Yr. 10 to Yr.12            Rebecca Vivekan                 Consolation prize

The prize awarding ceremony will be held on Monday, the 2nd June 2014 at Indian school Alghubra at 5.00p.m.

We congratulate all the prize winners for bringing honour to themselves as well as the school by participating in this valuable event.

We also appreciate all the participants for their effort.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Mother Teresa and the Nobel Peace Prize

Mother Teresa is a household name for her good works, but many people don’t know much about her beyond “nun who helped the poor.” On the anniversary of her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, here are 20 facts about Mother Teresa.

1. She was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 in Albania, to a financially comfortable family – they lived in one of the two houses they owned. Her father died when she was 8 years old, which ended her family’s financial security.

2. Agnes was fascinated with missionaries from an early age, and she knew by age 12 that she would commit herself to a religious vocation.

3. When she was 18 years old, Agnes left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham, Ireland.

4. Although she lived to be 87 years old, she never saw her mother or sister again after the day she left for Ireland.

5. After a year learning English in Ireland, Agnes transferred to the Sisters of Loreto convent in Darjeeling, India.

6. She took her vows as a nun in 1931, and that’s when she chose the name Teresa – to honor Saints Therese of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila.

7. Therese of Lisieux is the patron saint of missionaries – which attracted Agnes to her – as well as the patron saint of florists, Australia, AIDS sufferers and others. Teresa of Avila is the patron saint of people in religious orders, lacemakers, Spain and more.

8. Teresa began teaching history and geography in Calcutta at St. Mary’s, a high school for the daughters of the wealthy. She remained there for 15 years and enjoyed the work, but was distressed by the poverty she saw all around her.

9. In 1946, Teresa traveled to Darjeeling for a retreat. It was on that journey that she realized what her true calling was: “I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve him among the poorest of the poor.”

10. It took two years of preparation before she was able to begin doing the work she felt compelled to do. She needed to receive permission from the Sisters of Loreto to leave the order – while retaining her vows – as well as permission from the Archbishop of Calcutta to live and work among the poor. She also prepared by taking a nursing course.

11. In 1948, Teresa set aside her nun’s habit – adopting instead the simple sari and sandals worn by the women she would be living among – and moved to a small rented hovel in the slums to begin her work.

12. Teresa’s first year in the slums was particularly hard. She was used to a life of comparative comfort, and now she had no income and no way to obtain food and supplies other than begging. She was often tempted to return to convent life, and had to rely on her determination and faith to get herself through it.

13. One of her first projects was to teach the children of the poor – drawing on her experience with teaching the children of the rich. She didn’t have any equipment or supplies this time, but she taught them to read and write by writing in the dirt with sticks.

14. In addition to promoting literacy, Teresa taught the children basic hygiene. She visited their families, inquiring about their needs and helping provide for them when she could.

15. Word began to spread about Teresa’s good works, and soon she had other volunteers wanting to help. By 1950, she was able to start the Mission of Charity – a congregation dedicated to caring for “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.” 

16. She went on to open a hospice for the poor, a home for sufferers of leprosy, and a home for orphans and homeless youths.

17. Mother Teresa was honored with many awards throughout her life, from the Indian Padma Shri in 1962 to the inaugural Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971 to Albania’s Golden Honour of the Nation in 1994…and, most famously, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

18. She refused the traditional Nobel honor banquet, instead requesting that the $192K funds be given to help the poor of India.

19. She continued her work with the poor for the rest of her life, leading the Missionaries of Charity until just months before her death on September 5, 1997.

20. The Catholic Church has begun to move Mother Teresa along the steps toward sainthood, and she was beatified in 2003. Her official title is now Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Special assembly conducted to celebrate Amrin’s achievement
A special assembly was conducted today the 27th of April 2014 to celebrate the achievement of Amrin Haleem of Year 4R who visited the United Nations last month becoming one of the eight children chosen from 130 countries by the ‘friend our world’ programme. Viduni Piyasiri of year 5B made a speech about the glory that Amrin has brought to school and also Kavya Amarasinghe of 5R recited a poem written to her school mate Amrin. The Sectional Head of Key Stage 2 Mr. Janaka somaratne and the Principal spoke about the tremendous achievement of Amirin Haleem.
The school is proud of you Amrin, and as your Citizenship teacher, I appreciate your hard work, perseverance and dedication which enable you to be the one among the eight student representatives worldwide to visit the UN.

Amrin! The principal sir, Deputy Principal Sir, teachers and all your friends at SLSM rejoice at your greatest achievement and congratulate you wholeheartedly.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Friend Our World Peace Ambassadors at the
                            United Nations

The children including Amrin  had also visited the United Nations International School and UNICEF. In addition, they had a wonderful tour around New York. They had visited American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial.You can see the paper articles published in the news papers about Amrin's visit to the UN, in the following website.
Friend Our World cake

                                 FUND RAISING EVENT FOR THE DISABLED CHILDREN

Children in Sri Lankan School Muscat have been involved in the fund raising event for the past two weeks as part of the Citizenship Studies by joining the ‘Change for Children ‘project implemented by Early Intervention for Children with Disability (AEICD) organization. They donated their pocket money for the needs of children with disabilities. The following poem is dedicated to all the disabled children in this world.
 Listen to the words unspoken

Listen to me…

Listen to my heart beat…

Listen to the words unspoken…

Every morning I see the birds

On the mango tree

Near the window of my room,

Whispering something to each other,

I see them opening their mouths…

I guess they talk to each other happily…

I like to hear the songs they sing

When they are together…

I like to hear their melancholic voice

When they depart each other…

But, I only can see their gestures,

I want to tell my friends how I feel

And listen to their loving voices,

But I only can open my voiceless mouth,

I want to walk along the streets

Holding their hands with pleasure

But my lifeless limbs

Say ‘no, you cannot’…

The world is moving

I am still sitting at my window

Looking at the birds…

Life is this for me,

A garden with withered flowers

Having no sunlight….

-       Anjalie Chandima Silva -


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

                      Four Finger Patience – Moral story

Lesson Of Patience through Four Finger Of Wood
Once there lived a farmer with his family. The farmer lived a happy life with his family by earning from his own land. The farmer was making his land ready for his next session of cultivation. The only issue the farmer faced was insufficient amount of water for his cultivation. The farmer after discussion with his family came to a conclusion to dig a well nearby his land for water. This idea could ease his task and improve his cultivation too.
Digging a well
The farmer started digging a well nearby. He worked hard to dig the well through day and night. He was quite upset as water never peeped out as he was digging out, but he did not lose confidence and further dug the well by skipping his lunch and dinner too. At last he completely lost confidence as water did not crawl in. He was upset since his hard work was not rewarded. His family members boosted him and advised him not to lose hope and continue digging as water will surely peer out.  He opened ears to their advice and started to dig out day and night. But at last there was not a single drop of water from the well. He was completely exhausted, lost patience and went home hoping that everything was a waste of time.
Moral Stories
How did water comeout
Beside the well was a large piece of wood which was the size of five fingers long. One dark night a man was walking beside the well. By mistake he hit his leg hard on the wood, and it hurt him a lot as the piece of wood was very strong. He became very angry and with all his frustration and anger he lifted the piece of wood, and with full energy threw the wood inside the well. It is also important to mention that the man was strong enough. The moment the man threw the wood, it went and hit the ground hard nearly four fingers deep long. And doyou know what happened.
Farmer being happy
Water sprouted out from the well as soon as the wood was hit down and raised to a certain level. When the farmer heard about this, he rushed to his well and was happy to see water rising up from the well that he dug. He was astonished with happiness and filled with tears as his hard work worked out. He inquired the men about what happened and learned that just a four fingers feet wood was able to get water out from the well. The water was utilised by the farmer and all the nearby people too.
The moral of the story is that one requires maintaining patience in any task being accomplished. Only patience can help you attain goal in life. The farmer worked till the last stretch and lost patience, if he had patience he would have succeeded earlier. In the same way one should have patience in life for any task in order to reach success in a honest way.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

                                 10 Ways to Be the Kind of Leader That Others
                                                              – Including Peers –
                                                              Will Want to Follow:

1. TREAT EVERYONE WITH DIGNITY, RESPECT, AND COURTESY. Value the inherent worth of each person you have contact with. Appreciate the fact that others’ dreams, goals, and feelings of self worth are as important to them as yours are to you. Adopt the mindset that being “a superior” does not mean that you are superior … and behave accordingly!

2. LEAD BY EXAMPLE. Model the work performance, attendance, and conduct that you expect from others. Show people, through your daily behaviors, what it means to have integrity, a strong work ethic, and an unyielding commitment to your organization’s mission and values. WALK THE TALK!
3. BE FIRM, FAIR, AND CONSISTENT. Avoid playing favorites. Hold everyone – including yourself – equally accountable for following ALL rules and regulations, exhibiting appropriate behavior, meeting ALL job responsibilities, and achieving desired results.
4. “OWN UP” TO YOUR SHORTCOMINGS. Avoid cover ups. If you make a mistake, admit it … and then fix it! If you don’t know something, admit it … and then find out about it! And, if you’re holding an employee accountable for a wrong doing that you, yourself, committed in the past – and he or she calls you on it – respond with: “That’s true. I did do that. And I was wrong, back then … just like you’re wrong, now.”
5. FOCUS ON THEIR SUCCESS. Provide everyone on your team with the information, direction, resources, feedback, and support they need to be successful. Create/seize opportunities for team members to learn, grow and develop. Be a teacher … be a coach.
6. GET THEM INVOLVED. Whenever practical and appropriate, involve direct reports in decision making, plan development, and problem solving. Solicit their suggestions, ideas, and options. Delegate tasks and responsibilities – along with the commensurate authority.
7. LISTEN. Hone your listening skills. Focus on understanding the messages your team members (and others) send to you. Demonstrate, by your listening behaviors, that you care what others think, feel, and have to say.
8. SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION. Acknowledge and thank employees for their efforts and contributions. Let team members know that good work is truly important – and that good workers are valued and appreciated. Celebrate achievement!
9. RESPECT THEIR TIME. Remember that your team members have important (often difficult) jobs to do and priorities to manage. Don’t expect them to drop whatever they’re doing every time you want something or whenever you feel the need for a meeting. Be a help, rather than a hindrance, when it comes to employee time management.
10. DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. When you see or hear of something that requires attention, jump in and deal with it. Don’t procrastinate or offer excuses for not dealing with issues – especially those that are difficult or distasteful. No one wants to follow a leader who shies away from the tough stuff and fails to take care of business

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

‘Appreciate the work, people do for us’- value based project implemented for year 5 children

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”-Booker T. Washington

Children in year 5G maintain a friendship club as the part of the Citizenship Studies. They had organized a cleaning session in the school to help the cleaners with the children in other two classes, year 5B and Year 5R yesterday, 25th February 2014 from 2.30p.m to 4.00p.m to show appreciation for having the classrooms cleaned by the cleaners every day.

Children have learnt that they should be kind to everyone and show appreciation to those who do things for them, whom they cannot personally thank. They have also learnt that cleaners are also human beings and they should talk to them politely as they talk to other people.

They worked with enthusiasm having the spirit that they clean their own school; their second home.

They learnt and had fun helping the cleaners. This will have an impact on them that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Children in year 5 classes will carry out this project by doing it once a month.

I thank wholeheartedly the Principal Sir for his immense support and the proper guidance and also the parents for sending their children to make it a success even though the term test is around the corner.

Ms. Anjalie Silva
Citizenship teacher

Cheer Up their hearts
In our lives,
We should help everyone
No matter who it is, we have to…
Cheer up their hearts… 
Today we helped the people
Who sweep and wash the floor
We never think they are not important
In everyone’s heart there is something special
Cheer up their hearts… 
Some people may think
We are crazy when we help the cleaners
But some will think we are good children
Cheer up their hearts… 
Let us help everyone
And cheer them all… 
Kavya Amarasinghe
Sri Lankan School Muscat

Thursday, 20 February 2014

New Project Implemented for Year 5 & Year 6 Children

This simple task project will ensure best practices and behaviours among everybody in the section within a given month. It is called the stars of the month.


-       To develop more love and care for the school among children

-       To develop love and respect among each other.

-       To make children aware that school will be a beautiful place only when they support each other in carrying out their responsibilities.

Action Plan

To introduce stars of the month task project

Rules to be maintained and how to carry out their duties

-       The ‘stars of the month’ (one class per month) is chosen by the Citizenship teacher based on their performances in the class.

-       They wear a badge which says “I am committed to shine bright” and they are also responsible for handing over the badge in good condition to the next class.

-       To make sure that all the classes in KS 2 look appealing for the teachers to walk in. Eg. Welcome board, charts, cleanliness of the class etc.

-       To update the Citizenship board with charts, poems, drawings to promote moral values. (Sharing, caring, friendship etc.)

-       To ensure that their friends are not fighting in the corridors, playground etc. The stars of the month can be the mediators to solve such problems or to help them avoid it.


Note: The duties and the role of the stars of the month will be explained to the children during the Citizenship period as they will be given authority to carry out their duties. This will be supported by the class teacher of the respective class for the month.


By practicing this simple concept for a start, I believe that the children will cultivate the habit of making the school a beautiful place while growing up beautifully. They will learn to share a vision and work for a common goal with unity. The gradual improvement of this will make the impossible, a possible with time. When taken this simple task seriously and with responsibility, it will eventually bring about a smooth operation of every day activity within the section and will carry forward with them in the future.

                           Year 6G


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Amrin's visit to United Nations

Amrin Haleem in year 4R who has been selected to visit UN headquarters is leaving Oman on 18th March 2014. The programme will commence on 19th March 2014 and go on till 22nd  March 2014. Amrin has already brought glory to Sri Lankan school  Muscat by being  the first child  ever to visit UN.

When you scroll down, you can see some of the friendship and peace messages and posters given to Amrin by her school mates to carry along with her to be published in the 'Friend Our World' website.

We wish Amrin good luck and to have a wonderful time with the other children who participate in this programme from all over the world.