Friday, March 21, 2014

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dickensian Exravaganza at SLSM

Muscat Daily Listen Up - Semi Finals

Muscat Daily Staff Writer 
This year’s Muscat Daily Listen Up contest, is only getting more interesting.
On Wednesday, it was a delight to see how eloquent the students of Sri Lankan School Muscat could get on their opinions.
From the junior category, Viduni Piyasiri won a spot in the finals. “There are many factors that make me happy, but my parents are the foundation of my happiness,” she said in the prepared speech, What Makes Me Happy.
In her unprepared speech too - My Dream Home - she was all praise for her parents. “I want to be like my parents who have a dream home. I dream of having a home with nice bedrooms with book shelves to enhance my reading habits.”
Most middle category contestants chose Manners Matter as the topic for their prepared speech. “Manners speak louder about you and they differentiate between man and animals. Childhood is the best time to inculcate manners,” Chaga Bihari Mahingoda, winner of the category said.
Going into the unprepared segment, she spoke on how Healthy Body Leads to Healthy Mind. “If you are not healthy body-wise, your mind gets sick because of the pressure that the sick body puts on the mind.”
Osama Ashraf won from the senior category. He spoke on Can We Really Tell Our Teachers What’s On Our Minds? in the prepared segment. “I don’t think we should share each and every thing with our teachers because they are so special and the respect we have for them prevents us from doing so,” he said.
In the impromptu speech on Should Your Parents Control You or You Control Yourself?, he said, “Everyone should be in charge of his or her destiny. Parents play a vital role in shaping us, but we should not wait for them to do it forever. We should take control of ourselves.”

Monday, March 10, 2014

Muscat Daily Listen Up Semi Finals

Sri Lankan School Muscat conducted the Listen Up Competition in collaboration with Muscat Daily Newspaper. It was held under three categories. 
1. Junior Category ( 8 - 10 years)
2. Intermediate Category (11 - 14 years) 
3. Senior Category (15 - 18 years) 

Among 100s of participants, five were selected from each category for the semi - finals in which one competitor will be selected to represent the school at the finals. The finals will be in April among many schools in Oman. The semi - finalists are as follows:

Junior Category 
1. Anuththara Basnayaka
2. Maaznah Naushad
3. Viduni Piyasiri
4. Tariq Mohammed
5. Naadir Farzan

Intermediate Category 
1. Vinushki Mathews
2. Tahani Nazeem
3. Tehan Fernandopulle
4. Kavindi Wattage
5. Chaga Mahingoda

Senior Category 
1. Osama Ashraf
2. Sandu Jayasinghe
3. Haneeka Ali 
4. Kamila Kamal
5. Ashane Mathews

The semi finals will be held on Wednesday the 12th March 2014 at 10.30am. Good Luck for all the participants.

Drama Festival in "The Week"

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Language Day

Sri Lankan School Muscat proudly conducted the Silver Jubilee Language Day on the 3rd of March 2014 in the main hall. It was celebrated according to the key stages along with Science and Mathematics day. The competitions were held from Year 1 to Year 11 in Sinhala, Tamil, Urdu and English languages. The certificate distribution took place in the presence of the peers, deputy principal and principal with many vibrant and traditional items. 

Photo Credits: Yazid Makoon