Fellow teachers and students,
Welcome back! Happy to see you all after the long holiday, and we hope you’ve had a fruitful and an enjoyable winter.
We are sure you are all rested and ready to go back to school, both to study, and to have fun with your friends again.
Let us talk about our New Year resolve.
Active learning and taking initiative are the keys to learning wisely. Do you have the initiative for active learning? What drives you to learn? If you’re driving force is test and exam scores, you will surely have a hard time. But if you have a good cause, if you can see beyond test scores and find the spark and the joy innate to the act of learning, then learning will become much more interesting and much easier. Go and find out why you have to learn. Look inward. If you cannot find an answer, seek guidance from your teachers.
After you have found a good cause for learning, learn wisely. Be the master and take control of your own learning process. Prepare for class, pay attention in class, and participate actively in classroom activities and discussion. Respect your teachers and respect your classmates. Outside classroom, get to know what’s happening around you, at school, in society. Read extensively, watch the news, and download useful apps that can help you. Be curious. Studying your textbooks can get tedious sometimes, and they can only teach you that much. Go and broaden your horizons, actively seek knowledge from this great world that we live in. No matter what your interests are, be it science, mathematics, philosophy, or theology, the world has so much to offer.
Moving on to “Live Amply” — we all want you to live a fruitful and rewarding life. Again, be your own master and take control of your life.
First and foremost, build up a good character – be a dignified and respectable person. Behave – speak proper, dress proper and act proper. Respect yourself.
Second, engage in different activities. Develop your interests. Explore your talents. Unearth your potentials. Stretch your limits. There are so many extra-curricular activities you can participate in and different things you can do — academic or non-academic, competitions, community services, sports, music, visual art, performing art, cultural activities, etc, etc. Do something, so that you won’t regret not having tried when you look back in life.
Most importantly, seek God. It is only in Him that we can find wisdom. It is only in Him that our life is meaningful.
On this first day of school, let us wish you a very promising year. Learn wisely and live amply. Above all, remember to seek Allah who is always up there, watching over us.click more