• Pre-School Folders - Professions & Transport (May 2014)

    Pre-School children learnt about Professions and Transport during the month of May. As children gain knowledge more quickly through interesting activities and role play, thematic teaching themes provide content and structure for organizing innovative learning activities.

    Although Pre-School children are generally aware of the basic professions, during this activity they learnt new facts about people working in various professions, such as doctors, pilots, teachers and postmen. They gained knowledge about their workplaces, outfits, tools and instruments. Children also learnt that transport is a mode for carrying people and things from one place to another. They discovered how they can differentiate between the various modes of transport, such as air, land and water transport.

    The children were able to develop skills and learn information about the topics being studied. Pre-School activities were designed in accordance with the class level, the children’s needs, their interest and their developmental level.

  • World No Tobacco Day Poster Competition (May 31, 2014)

    Cancer accounts for one in eight deaths globally. In the 20th century, the tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2008 report, the global tobacco epidemic will cause more than 8 million deaths every year by 2030, unless urgent action is taken. An estimated 80% of these deaths will occur in developing countries.  

    Joining the global crusade against Tobacco, Resource Academia participated in the 'No Tobacco' Poster Contest 2014 organized by ShaukatKhanumMomorial Cancer Hospital. The poster contest was in line with the 'World, No Tobacco Day' on May 31, 2014. Students from Grades 1 to O3 designed posters that highlighted the negative effects of smoking. These posters were judged by a committee and names of winners were displayed on the Hospital website. The Art teachers at the Pre-Junior, Middle and Senior Campuses are appreciated for the guidance and support that they provided to the participants.

  • Mother’s Day (May 9, 2014)

    For all you do,

    You do with love!

    You are so special,

    A gift from above!

    And with all my heart,

    I want to say,

    I love you, Mom!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Mother’s Day is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate the on-going efforts made by mothers across the globe. This gratitude and love can be expressed through flowers and cards, a fun-filled day that\\\\\'s long with pleasure, a day to both experience and remember, a day with all the joy and all the fun! This Mother’s Day, Pre School children made cute jewellery boxes and adorable photo frames in school. The children presented these little tokens to their mothers as an expression of their profound affection for them. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! 

  • Pre-School Projects (Apr & May 2014)

    At Resource Academia Pre-Junior Campus, we believe that Pre-School is an excellent time to introduce children to project making. The teachers incorporate innovative projects into curricular activities, thus making learning more fun and interesting. These projects are not time-consuming or complicated, and the goal is to get Pre-Schoolers to ask questions and see if they can find ways of answering questions. Another goal is simply to get Pre-School students interested in the concept being taught. Several of these projects are related to their theme of the month. Every student contributed towards the class project by painting, cutting, pasting, Paper Mache or clay molding. The projects were related to the topics Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Solar System, Seasons, What my Little Hands can do, Transport, Recycling, Insects and Fruits & Vegetables.

  • Art for Change Art Competition by Discovering New Artists (Apr 2014)

    Students from Resource Academia Pre-Junior Campus participated in an art competition, Art for Change, organized by Discovering New Artists, a non-profit organization that aims to create opportunities for underprivileged children through education and by discovering artists within them. This contest involved participation by students all across Pakistan and included students between the ages 4 to 18 from all walks of life.

    Change has become a popular phenomenon and everyone seems to be willing to see a reformed society. Based on the belief in art as a medium for change, participants were required to base their art on the theme Pakistan Tomorrow. The contest urged children to think about Pakistan’s tomorrow and the outcome was art that provided insights into how these children see their country in the future.

    Each participant had to pay a contributing fee that will help the organization in bringing about change in the community by empowering the underprivileged children with a love for story books and an opportunity to participate in the competition free of cost. This competition also sponsored education of needy children through the proceeds generated from the registration and selling of artwork received from private school students. All participating students received Certificates of Appreciation.

  • The Second Parent Teacher Meeting (Apr 25, 2014)

    The Pre-Junior Campus held its end-of-year \'Parent Teacher Meeting\' for the Academic Year 2013 – 2014 on April 25, 2014 for Playgroup, Nursery and Kindergarten, and Classes 1 to 3. The meeting was planned well ahead of the final school examinations in May/June 2013 to provide the parents and the teachers an opportunity to discuss the problems faced by the students and plan strategies to resolve them.

    The meeting was well-attended. Parents collected academic files for Classes 1 to 3 from the front desk. These files are a record of each child\'s progress throughout the year and will facilitate preparations for the final examinations. The parents then proceeded for their meetings with the teachers. Parents and teachers optimally utilized the opportunity to confer with each other about the problems faced by various students regarding academics and devised strategies to resolve the issues.

    An elaborate Art and Project Exhibition had been organized and beautiful art work and projects brought the entire campus to life. The classrooms and corridors were a lovely sight with students\' projects, assignments and art work displayed artistically on the soft boards. Art projects included pop-up cards, fabric painting, book marks, canvas painting, still life, hand puppets, sketching and bead work. Playgroup, Nursery and Kindergarten classes followed individual themes for their projects and giveaways.

    The Principal, the Headmistress and the Academic Coordinators met parents in their offices for individual meetings.

    Promotion for Playgroup, Nursery and Kindergarten is based on an ongoing assessment.

    For Classes 1 to 3, the promotion grade will be calculated in the following manner:

    • June examination will constitute - 50%
    • December examinations will constitute - 25%
    • Monthly evaluations will constitute - 20%
    • Attendance and behaviour will constitute - 5%

    The final examinations are scheduled to begin on May 26, 2014 for Classes 1 to 3, while the Pre-School Assessments will take place from May 19, 2014.

  • Basketball Tournament (Apr 18, 2014)

    Resource Academia Pre-Junior Campus believes that sports play a very important role in the physical and mental development of its students. As part of its ongoing program for promoting a love for sports and extra-curricular activities, a special Basketball Tournament was organized for students of Class 3 on April 18, 2014. For two months prior to the tournament, the teams practiced playing the sport extensively during their sports lessons and learnt the rules, techniques and strategies of the game.

    Each of the four sections of Class 3 had its own team. The two teams from the girls’ sections competed in the first match. There was an amazing display of skill, expertise and dexterity as the girls passed the ball, dodged their opponents and scored goals. After a very close competition, one team emerged the winner. The second match between the two boys’ teams took the game to an even more challenging level. The competitiveness, the agility and the game skills were truly impressive.

    During the prize distribution ceremony that followed, the Headmistress, Ms. SemeeShafqat presented certificates to members of the runners up teams. The winning team members received individual trophies, while the winning teams’ captains and vice captains lifted the tournament trophies.  

  • General Knowledge Quiz (Apr 23, 2014)

    General knowledge contributes to personal enrichment and a better understanding of the world as a whole. At Resource Academia, acquiring general knowledge is considered very significant. Teachers emphasize the importance of acquiring such skills and being in touch with the current affairs. Classes through the year have contributed towards personal enrichment and a better understanding of the world as a whole for students at the Junior Campus. Students have learnt about a diverse range of facts related to various subjects.

    A comprehensive ‘General Knowledge Quiz’ was organized for students from Classes 2 and 3, including topics from Islamiat, Science, Social Studies and Computer Studies. For each of the two participating classes, four teams were selected from each section. The quiz was based on rounds in which students participated individually and as a team. The participants and the supporters participated very enthusiastically, which created an environment of healthy competition.

    All winners received certificates and prizes from the Headmistress, Ms. SemeeShafqat, who appreciated their hard work along with the effort made by the Social Studies teachers.

  • Cooking Contest (Apr 23, 2014)

    The Culinary Art and Etiquette Classes at Resource Academia strive to inculcate among the students a better understanding for following recipes, creating delectable dishes and serving them in style. The culmination of the year long lessons is the cooking contest that assesses how well the students have gained expertise in the art of cooking.

    All sections of Class Three participated in the Cooking Competition held on April 23, 2014. Four students were selected to represent each class. They were provided assorted ingredients and the option to prepare a pizza of their own choice. The teamwork and organizational skills of all the teams were impressive! Each team had special table setting accessories for their making their presentation outstanding.

    The panel of judges comprised the Headmistress, Ms. Semee Shafqat, the Junior School Academic Coordinator, Ms. Samina Sarwar and the Pre-School Academic Coordinator, Ms. Ayshea Dar. The teams were evaluated and graded for their organizational skills, team work, cleanliness, presentation and taste. After very careful and thoughtful deliberation, the judges announced the winning team and the runner-up. All participants were given certificates by the Headmistress, while the two winning teams received special prizes. 

  • Pre-School Presentations (Mar 2014)

    Class Presentations are an important milestone for students of Playgroup and Nursery because performing for an audience inculcates confidence in Resource Academia’s protégés from their early years. This year, the Pre-School Presentations were held on March 19 and 20, 2014. The classes chose individual themes according to which the children dressed up in innovative costumes. Each presentation was unique and generally had a lesson to deliver. The overwhelming excitement made some to perform effortlessly, while a few struggled to overcome stage fright. The performances were well-appreciated by the very encouraging audience, their own parents. Their incredible performances did their teachers and parents proud.

  • Career Day for Class 1 (Mar 18, 2014)

    Resource Academia Pre-Junior Campus organized Career Day for Class 1 students on March 18, 2014. This activity complemented the students’ Social Studies lesson ‘Careers and Profession’, because classroom learning takes on a completely different meaning when it is complemented by an innovative activity. Career Day aimed at developing better understanding of their Social Studies lesson and about different professions and jobs.

    Parents were invited and several of them volunteered enthusiastically to participate in the activity and share their work experience with their children and their peers. They spoke about what they do and presented the various tools they use in their work. These professionals came from a variety of industries, including doctors, engineers, software architects, teachers, interior designers and several others.  The children listened to each speaker very carefully.

    The children realized that careers don't just happen; they develop over time and often with specific education and experience. They also benefited from knowing more about the different careers they can choose, the education they will need and finally, what it's like to be in these particular professions.

    The Principal, Ms. John thanked the guest speakers for volunteering to share their work experiences with our students. She reiterated the fact that one of the most important aspects of Career Day was that the children left knowing how important an education and skills are in any profession.

  • Class 2 Visits the Post Office (Mar 13, 2014)

    In line with the practice of integrating classroom learning with hands-on experience, Class 2 students of Resource Academia Pre-Junior Campus visited the Post Office on March 13, 2014. These students were studying how a Post Office works in their Social Studies lesson and observing the working of a Post Office at close proximity was very informative and educational.

    On a lovely spring morning, our young learners boarded the big yellow schoolbusesand very excitedly embarked on this journey. The students were accorded a very warm welcome by the Post Office staff. The Post Office Supervisor explained how the letters go through various processes to travel from a letter box to various local and international destinations. The students were taken on a tour of the facility to see how all the letters were collected, segregated, stamped and then stored in pigeon holes for the postmen to collect.

    All the children had brought self-addressed letters with them and excitedly learnt how to stamp their own letters and then dropped them in the mail boxes. As the act of stamping, addressing and dropping a letter in a post box is quickly becoming a rarity due to the extensive use of courier services, emails and other e-services, this was a first experience for many children. It was delightful to see the enthusiasm and excitement on the children’s faces as they posted their very precious little envelopes. Not only was the trip a great activity for our Class 2 students, but also a great learning experience too!

  • Parents Commemoration Day 2014 (Feb 28, 2014)

    Resource Academia Pre-Junior Campus staged its Annual Commemoration Day on February 28, 2014 at Al-Hamra, the Mall. The students paid a commendable tribute to their parents and reflected a well-rounded learning tradition.  The program began with recitation from the Holy Quran. In keeping with Resource Academia’s tradition, the students of Playgroup passed the Light of Knowledge to the Head Boy and the Head Girl from O3, in a solemn candle ceremony. In her welcoming address, the Principal, Ms. Jamila John offered a very warm welcome to the parents and other guests.

    Pre-School’s musical Thumbelina by the Kindergarten students was a spectacular performance. The story revolved around the enchanting little Thumbelina who was living a very happy life, dancing among the flowers, until she was kidnapped by the ugly toad who wanted her to marry his son. As the story progressed, charming little performers dressed as graceful ballerinas, gorgeous butterflies, scary spiders, lovely flowers and dazzling snowflakes came on stage to present beautifully choreographed performances. The story had a fairytale ending when Thumbelina found her Prince Charming and they all lived happily ever after!

    Junior School had a diverse assortment of events ranging from musical, to theatrical, to pantomime. Class 1 students presented an exhilarating performance on the song Madagascar. Dressed as the funkiest tigers, hippos, elephants and monkeys, the children displayed amazing energy and rhythm, which had the audience thumping their feet. A fascinating Ballet performance by the elegant ballerinas of Class 1 had everyone completely mesmerized. Their vibrant costumes, elegant moves and remarkable poise were truly impressive.

    Class 2 students presented a thought-provoking enactment based on Jawad Ahmed’s song that discusses the rights of children where society is obligated to provide them love, education and a healthy environment. When little children are forced to work in the fields, on the streets or in others’ homes, this takes away from them the opportunity to gain an education. The Ambitious Violet was another lovely performance by Class 2 that aimed to show appreciation for Mother Nature and to respect the delicate balance it offers.  Everyone loved the gentle violets and roses, while the two vibrantly dressed parrots completely stole the show!

    The ambiance created by the Urdu Mushaira took everyone into a different era. The sherwani clad poets and the poetesses in ghararas had everyone giggling, laughing and clapping at their humorous poetry and the even more entertaining expression. The second performance by Class 3 was Araam-o-Sakun. The play depicted the story of a typical home in our society where the family members deal with various conflicts within the home. The Wizard of Oz by Class 3 was a musical enactment of the very popular story. The elaborate costumes and interesting makeup took the audience on an exciting journey to the world of crazy critters.

    The Parents Day performances exhibited the skills and talent of the participants and organizers simultaneously. There was a variety of colours, an assortment of sounds, and a careful blend of entertainment and somberness. The fabulous backdrops and props by the Art teachers, Ms. Saadia Hina and Ms. Gulraiz added grandeur to the show. The Parents Day was a remarkable success due to the coordinated efforts of the students, the teachers and the Academic Coordinators, Ms. Samina Sarwar and Ms. Ayshea Dar.

    The Annual Commemoration Day concluded with an address by the Headmistress, Ms. Semee Shafqat, who appreciated the children’s performances, the teachers’ efforts and the parents’ devotion, with which they appreciated the young performers through the entire programme. 

  • Milad (Jan 24, 2014)

    Resource Academia Pre-Junior Campus organized Milad-un-Nabi celebrations on January 24, 2014. Students from Classes 2 and 3 paid tribute to the Life of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) by reciting several beautiful Naats and talking about his early life, his family and his personality. The Milad was arranged in the Assembly Area, which had been decorated beautifully with flower petals, candles and incense sticks.  All students from Kindergarten, Classes 1, 2 and 3 attended the Milad. Sweets were distributed among all students and staff. The Milad concluded with a special dua.

  • Poetry Recitation Competition (Jan-Mar 2014)

    All students from Classes 4 to 7 had the opportunity to participate in English and Urdu Poetry Recitation Contests during the Second Term. Students were provided Urdu and English poems to recite. Teachers conducted the initial rounds of the contests within the classes. The top two students from each section were selected to participate in the second round. These second rounds were also conducted within the classrooms. At all levels during the contest, contestants were evaluated for memory, expression & delivery, pronunciation and clarity of speech.

    The final round of English Poetry Recitation Contest was held on January 17, 2014. The top two students from each class recited their poems. English teachers and the Academic Coordinators judged the event. 

    The winners for the English Poetry Recitation Contest were:






    Zoya Rizvi


    Who Taught the Birds?


    Jane Taylor

    Ziyab Ahmad


    My Mother Saw a Dancing Bear

    Charles Causley

    Anmol Zahra


    Harvest Hymn


    John Betjeman

    Humza Hassan Khan


    The Brook

    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Saad Hussain Kazmi


    The Brook

    Alfred Lord Tennyson


    The final round of the Urdu Poetry Recitation contest was held on March 14, 2014. The two finalists from each class recited their poems. Urdu teachers and the Academic Coordinators judged the event. 

    The winners for the Urdu Poetry Recitation Contest were:





    Muhammad Bin Ahsan


    Tote Batoat

    Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum

    Zarnab Malik


    Ammi Kay Bachay Ki Faryad

    Shaan-ul-Haq Haqi

    Talha Rashid Butt


    Khuda Karay Keh Meri Arz-e-Pak Per Utray

    Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi

    Syeda Huda Leghari


    Khataab Ba

    Allama Muhammad Iqbal

    The winners received prizes and certificates from the Principal, Ms. John, at a special award ceremony. All finalists also received certificates and prizes.