Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Silver Jubilee Inter House Debating Competition

Silver Jubilee Inter House Debating Competition 

The Department of English of Sri Lankan School Muscat has organized Inter House Debating Competition for the Silver Jubilee Year under three categories; Key Stage 2, 3 and 4. 

The parents are requested to fill the form given to the students and send them back immediately to the class teachers.

The Preliminary rounds will take place as mentioned below:
Key Stage 4 - 29th January 
Key Stage 3 - 3rd February 
Key Stage 2 - 6th February 

Monday, January 20, 2014


Nathaniel Parker Willis

Happy Birthday, Nathaniel Parker Willis,
 born 20 January 1806, died 20 January 1867 

Willis was an American author, poet and editor who worked with writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He became the highest-paid magazine writer of his day. 
Quotes by him: 

1.  The value of life deepens incalculably with the privileges of travel.
2.  He who binds his soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven.
3. In comparing men and books, one must always remember this important distinction,—that one can put the books down at anytime. As Macaulay says, 'Plato is never sullen, Cervantes is never petulant, Demosthenes never comes unseasonably, Dante never stays too long.'

Friday, January 17, 2014

Read Online - Library Online 

Over the past years, TumbleBookLibrary.com has been providing schools with access to the world's most innovative collection of multimedia, animated, talking, picture books, quizzes, educational games and award winning National Geographic video. 

Enjoy the free trial of reading books until February, 28, 2014. 


Monday, January 13, 2014

Our Strength ... Our Leader ... Our Father ... Our Principal

Happy Birthday Sir!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Silver Jubilee Art Camp

 "A picture is worth a thousand words." 
                                                                                                                - Napoleon Bonaparte -

Express yourself 

Find yourself 

Loose yourself 

Meet your Art teacher for more information! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Road to Happiness

William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebration

In 2014, the birthday celebrations will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.

Due to the importance of the event, special celebrations will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 26 April and Sunday 27 April.

Further details will be available nearer the time.

Power of Attitude


Current News - Muscat Festival

It’s that time of year again. The Muscat Festival is back. In two weeks, the much-anticipated annual extravaganza will be getting ready to entertain the city. The countdown has begun with the opening day set for January 23 (a Thursday), continuing until February 22.

Amerat Public Park will remain the main venue, along with Al Naseem Gardens. Both sites have been closed to the public already to allow for preparations to get underway. Qurum’s City Ampitheatre and Al Seeb will also play host to some activities, including on the beach. Last year’s Festival attracted over 1.6 million visitors, with 900,000 of these flocking to Amerat. This was a 20 per cent increase on 2012’s event attendance – and organisers hope that this year will beat these figures. Visitors travel from the Gulf and Middle Eastern states to attend.

More fun and entertainment are being lined up for 2014. The Oman Heritage & Cultural Village – a big favourite last year – returns, and organisers are also promising fun fairs, children’s shows, acrobats, firework displays and folk dancing and singing. Another highlight from last year, the Tour of Oman, a six-stage cycling event over 935km through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, will also be back. Tour de France champions Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome both took part in the last race, among more than 100 cyclists. Now one of the key events in Oman’s social calendar – along with Muscat Fashion Week – the Muscat Festival was first held in 1998.

From: Y Magazine

Root Words

Root Words


Drawn by Wenogk Fernando

An Angel In Summer

One day on my way I found thee,
Under the branches of a blooming tree
White petals lay around thy head,
“Why angel hadst thou from heaven fled?”

My feet stood rooted to the spot,
Aye, move further I could not
So I watched thy sleeping silhouette,
Whilst my heart silently bled
Thy beauty was not mine to own,
Back to heaven it has flown
All that stayed is thy memory,
Be assured: I’ll never forget thee!
-Shameema Khan -
    Year 10 B

The Department of English

The English Department of Sri Lankan School Muscat comprises of seven teachers who are well qualified in their respective fields and possess a wealth of experience along them. 

The unique feature of the department is that it is well organized in order to cater to the diverse needs of the students. Being the most active department of the school, it maintains an excellent rapport among the teachers and the students which pave the way to obtain good results at the school and public examinations. The department consists of many societies and clubs. 

1.      English Literary Association
2.      Public Speaking and Debating Society
3.      Junior English Club
4.      Compeering Pool and Broadcasting Unit

Annually the department takes the initiative in organizing many activities for the students. Inter House Drama Competition, Language Day, Inter House Debate Competition and Public Speaking Competition are one of the major contests. 

The department endeavors to make all the students confident and competent emcees.