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.



Saturday, 8 February 2014

Inspirational thought

I am, because we are

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe.

He put a basket full of fruits near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first

wins the sweet fruits.

When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together,

then all sat together enjoying their treats.

When he asked them, why they had run like that as one could have had all the

fruits for himself, they said:

''UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?''

'UBUNTU' in the Xhosa culture means:

"I am, because we are"


Thursday, 6 February 2014

A Vigil conducted to pay homage to the lost children in PSM
A vigil was conducted as a part of the Citizenship Studies programme at the key stage 2 assembly on Monday 3rd February 2014 to pay homage to the lost children in Pakistan school Muscat due to the tragic road accident  which took place two weeks ago. Our students observed two minutes silence with a lit candles in their hands and also Kavya Amarasinghe in year 5R recited a poem written by her and a speech was given by Isra Gelani in yr. 5G.


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Missing Wand

Daffodils, Daffodils dainty and bright
Has my little wand come in your sight
It did come by us early today
But then we saw it wander that way
Dear cow, dear cow, have you seen my little wand
I woke up this morning to find it had gone
Yes, I saw a wand happy and sprightly
Make its way over the meadows so lightly
Where is my little wand?
I miss him so badly
I hear him finding me
screaming so loudly
Please come to me...
Please come to me...
I miss you so badly
Please come to me
By Sajini Fernando and Persis Benjamin
Year 8G
Sri Lankan School Muscat

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Mahatma Gandhi


Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, the father of nation popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu was born on 2nd Oct. 1869.
His father Karam Chand Gandhi was the Diwan of Rajkot state. His mother Putlibai was “a religious and pious lady.

At the age of seven he went to school. He was an average student. He was always regular and punc­tual in his class.

At the age of thirteen he was married to Kasturba. After Matriculation and college studies he went to England to study law.
There he became barrister and returned home. He started his practice at Bombay and then he went to Rajkot, but he was not a successful lawyer.

In one case he had to go to South Africa. There he stayed for twenty one years. There he saw the pathetic condition of Indians.
He fought bravely against the White men’s injustice towards the Indians, who were called coolies. He started an Ashram there called Tolstoy Farm.

There he founded Natal Indian Congress. Due to his efforts Indian Relief Act was passed in 1914. This bettered the lot of Indians.
In 1915 he came back to India and joined Congress. He launched his Satyagrah Movement against the British. Under his leadership con­gress started non-violence and non-cooperation movement to oppose the unjust acts of British Government.

He led the historic Dandi March and broke the Salt Law. In 1942 he started “Quit India” movement and forced the British to leave India. At last due to his efforts India got inde­pendence in August 1947.

Frail in body and clad in a loin-cloth he had a magical influence upon others. He led a very simple life. He lived in Sewagram, a poor village. It was from there he led this country to freedom. He worked for the upliftment of Harijans.

Finally, when independence came, Gandhiji took a tour to Noakhali where Hindus and Muslims were fighting with each other.
He observed fast to impress upon the people the need to live like brothers. But this man could not live with us for long.
On the evening of 30th January, 1948 Nathu Ram Godse fired three shots at him at Birla Bhawan while he was holding his prayer meeting as usual.

He was cremated on the banks of river Yamuna; Today his Samadhi at Rajghat has become a place of pilgrimage for people all over the world. Thus the true servant of humanity left his footprints on the sands of time.
Start right...stay right
"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me ... all I ask is that you respect me as a human being."
~Jackie Robinson

RESPECT means...

Recognize the inherent worth of all human beings.

Eliminate derogatory words and phrases from your vocabulary.

Speak with people – not at them … or about them.

Practice empathy. Walk awhile in others’ shoes.

Earn the respect of others through your behaviors.

Consider others' feelings before speaking and acting.

Treat everyone with dignity and courtesy.