The school academic session begins every year in April and ends in March. The School summer vacation usually falls during the months of July and August. The school academic session is divided into three terms.
Examination Structure ( Class 1 & Class 2)
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The Pakistan Urdu School is affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Islamabad, Pakistan (FBISE). The school prepares the students for Secondary Examinations in Arts and Science stream and in Science and Commerce stream for Higher Secondary Examinations.
The text books followed from class LKG to class VIII are from Oxford Press.
The books followed in class IX to XII are recommended by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad, Pakistan. The textbooks are available at the school book store.
Children are given homework(s) appropriate to their needs on a weekly or daily basis. This may include reading, literacy or nume tasks, research for a topic or completing unfinished class work. Homework(s) should be regarded as a positive experience and an extension of the students school work. The school expects that homework(s) given to the students is completed by them and signed by the parents.
Every child is provided with a School Diary. The diary should be used by parents and teachers as a home-school liaison book. The school urges all parents to check the diary regularly in order to ensure that the homework or messages are noted and appropriate action is taken.
The class teachers, coordinators and vice-principals are available to discuss matters of concern, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (from 11 am. to 12 pm.) with prior appointment. The school conducts Parent-Teacher Meeting every term after the tests/examinations to discuss and improve the performance of the students.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTVITIES
The school provides facilities for a number of extra-curricular activities like drama, recitation, public speaking, extempore speeches, essay writing, presentations, story-telling, debates, quiz programs, Qirat, spelling (bee) competitions, painting, drawing and photography, math, science and computer projects, fun fair, national heroes’ days commemorations, etc. These activities are meant to develop communication abilities and perceptual skills apart from proper utilization of leisure periods. It also gives students an experience of fellowship and mutual understanding and cooperation which are essential to groom a well balanced personality.
The school organizes various educational trips for the students to have experiences outside their daily activities. Educational trips bring learning to life by enhancing young peoples’ understanding of the environment, history and culture to improve their personal development.
The school has a policy to enhance the conceptual learning of the important lessons (if possible) for the students through field trips. Our students are commonly taken to Bahrain Museum, Bahrain Fort, Aali Pottery, Bahrain Science Museum, several industrial units and hospitals in Bahrain. These field trips motivate the students to further explore and improve the knowledge about the topic they are learning. It provides the students with practical knowledge of the topic they study in the class.
The school caters for the physical needs of the students and all efforts are made to meet them. Teachers and the administration team always finds places and for the children to cherish in the memories as they leave the school. Leisure trips provide a memory as well as a relief and refreshment out of the class situation. Leisure trips are in a way part of the teaching strategies.
The teachers find a place of interest to the students as well all safety measures are taken to ensure no unhappy incidents take place. It is well planned and organized to provide a relaxation away from the routine school life. Students are taken to visit the places with the teachers and the class fellows. This way a new experience is provided to the students to refresh and to learn a co-operative and sharing experience.
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