Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Toastmasters Club Inaugural Meeting of SLSM

Toastmasters International is a non profitable educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.

In order to awaken the giant within you, the Principal of SLSM took the initiative to form a Toastmasters Club for the members of the staff and parents. The inaugural meeting of the Toastmasters Club held in the school premises on the 28th April 2014. A demonstration of a club meeting was organized by the Distinguished Toastmasters and others to enlighten the audience effectively. 

Apart from the Toastmasters Club, the junior version called Gavel Club will commence within a few weeks time. The students from Year 7 to Year 10 can join the club. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Gavel Club of SLSM

Are you afraid to deliver a speech? Are you willing to overcome this problem?  Then join...


Gavel Club - Those who would like to join the junior version of Toastmasters Club to strengthen your public speaking skill, meet your English Teacher to obtain a form. Hurry... limited number of seats available.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Google Doodle celebrating Charlotte Bronte's 198th Birthday

Google has celebrated the life of the English author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, with a Google doodle.

Brontë was born on 21 April 1816 in Thornton, Yorkshire, the third of six children. Her younger sister, Emily Brontë, wrote Wuthering Heights.

The Brontës' father was an Irish clergyman who changed his name to Brontë from Brunty or Prunty. He sent his daughters to the Clergy Daughters' school in Lancashire where conditions were so bad that it led to the deaths of Charlotte's elder sisters, Maria and Elizabeth. The school was the inspiration for Lowood School in Jane Eyre. The remaining daughters were taken out of school but with their health damaged.

In 1847, Jane Eyre was published. It tells the story of Jane, who falls in love with her employer, Mr Rochester. The couple marry after Mrs Rochester dies in a house fire.

In 1854 Charlotte, expecting a child, caught pneumonia. It was an illness which could have been cured, but she seems to have seized upon it (consciously or unconsciously) as an opportunity of ending her life, and after a lengthy and painful illness, she died, probably of dehydration.

1857 saw the postumous publication of The Professor, which had been written in 1845-46, and in that same year Mrs. Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë was published.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Let’s Read picks writing contest winners


Let’s Read Oman held the annual writing competition on the theme of "Water" specifically designed to promote the love of reading among the children. Mawiya Sana of Sri Lankan School Muscat has won the Best Entry from the school.

The annual Big Book Day of Dar Al Atta'a Let's Read campaign will be held on April 26 from 4pm to 7pm. The prize distribution ceremony for the children's writing competition will also be held on the same day. Let's Read Big Book Day event will feature used book sale, story telling, poetry readings and fun literary activities for children, all specifically designed to promote the love for reading.

The Dar Al Atta'a Let's Read Charity Book Shop is now open every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon and from 4pm to 7pm at the Public Knowledge Library in Qurum.

A New Shape to the Language Blog

The English Blog of Sri Lankan School Muscat changes into Language Blog in order to allow the students to express themselves in their mother tongue as well. The new outlook of the Blog will enhance the creativity of the students and will interact with each other more effectively. This will be a platform for all Sinhala, Tamil, Urdu and English Languages.