Athletics, Public Speaking & House Competitions
Inter-House Competitions kick off at Fatima Jinnah School      January 2012

We introduced Inter-House tournaments for the major sports played at SMB Fatima Jinnah School.  A Football Competition, followed by a Throwball Competition were held to kick off this practice.

Held on Saturdays, these competitions aim to promote the spirit of competition among the younger players who might not have had the chance to represent a school team in a city-wide competition. The tournaments were enjoyed by not only the players, who are learning and improving every day, but also by the rest of the students who watched the matches and cheered on their House Team. It is hoped that the inter-house competition helps develop house and team spirit, confidence and camaraderie among the students.

Green House won the Football tournament with Shifa scoring in penalties in the final, and Red House won the Throwball tournament in straight sets.



     In this issue:

  • Inter-House Competitions
  • Athletics Meet
  • Inter-School Speeches
  • Career Counselling
  • Donate via Cellphone
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Public Speaking
Fatima Jinnah bags 18 medals in Athletics Meet   Inter-School Speech Competition
Students from Fatima Jinnah School participated in an all-Karachi Athletics Meet for the first time and came home with a grand total of 18 medals. A total of 19 students from Class 3 to Class 10  participated in the event, winning podium positions in the following races: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and a 4x100m relay in the Junior, Middle and Senior categories. A great achievement by the girls and their coach Ambreen Hameed given they were competing against 17 private schools!

The students who won were: Javeria Yaqub, Neha Abdul Qadir, Roshana Jalal, Rabail Latif, Samreen Altaf, Maria Naeem, Shifa Ghulam Subhani, Toor-e-Sina, Humera Rasool. Read more...

Also in Sports: Six students from Fatima Jinnah school also participated in an inter-school Cycling Competition.
Students from the Fatima Jinnah school participated in an Inter-School Speech Competition where 75 students from schools across Karachi put worth their best ideas about Pakistan. Savera Razzaq (Class 5) and Rabia Alam (Class 9) said they enjoyed the competitive nature of the event and learned a lot, vowing to win an award next time.
School Staff Attends Student Career Counselling Workshop
Our Project Manager at the Fatima Jinnah School, along with four of our most devoted secondary school teachers, attended a workshop for career counsellors where they learned how to help students plan their careers. They discussed how to guide students in developing their career interests as well as learned how to help them prepare for interviews. They learned many tools such as how to use tests, questionnaires and self-appraisal exercises to help each student design thief futures according to their interest, skills, needs and values.

The teachers who participated were: Ms Darakshan, Ms Sana, Ms Sughra, Ms Nasira. Read more...

Volunteer Spotlight, Public Speaking Class & Declamation Contest
We introduced a new learning module at SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School: Public Speaking. It was led by our Volunteer of the Month, Ehab Ansari, a debate coach with national and international accolades, who volunteers two days every week to coaching our students in public speaking.

The public speaking class aims to build basic communication skills amongst students of Class 7. It was taught twice a week. Students were taught to confront their stage fright, build confidence, project their voices, modulate their tone and write the basic components of a speech

The Fall term class culminated in the first-ever Inter-Section Declamation Competition in late December. The best speakers from each section were shortlisted and made to debate amongst each other on “Zaraay Ablaagh ke Asraat Humaray Upar” (The Effect of the Media on Us). 22 students from Class 7 participated, and the top 3 awards went to Rabia Zulfiqar, Nazia Akram and Aisha Tahir, along with a special mention going to Areej Maqsood. The participating students enjoyed the event and said it helped increase their self-confidence. Read More...

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     More Highlights
  • Public speaking was introduced as a learning module for 7th-grade students at Fatima Jinnah School. Details in the Volunteer of the Month Section above.
  • Quaid-e-Azam Day was celebrated by all Zindagi Trust schools with festivity and fervour.
  • Students from the school participated in Inter-School Naat and Qirat Competitions.
  • Result Day was held at Zindagi Trust’s non-formal schools where end-of-term results were announced
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