04 – 12 September 2021
26 Muharram – 5 Safar 1443H
Many children tend to get bored and disengaged during the holidays, especially with the numerous restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 situation. To encourage students to spend their time meaningfully, holiday sessions were arranged by respective Ustazahs and Ustads during the September and December period. These sessions lasted for up to 2 hours, at least twice a week.
Different levels had came up with various engaging activities that would suit their children.
For the Lower Primary Girls, a lot of focus was put on Arabic and Tajweed during the September holidays. Time was used wisely to solidify and deepen their knowledge in certain topics and concepts. Along with learning, they had some fun trying out new drawing techniques and exercises, and playing quizzes on Kahoot!
During the December holidays, with more weeks available, new activities could be explored. The Lower Primary Girls had an exciting virtual tour around three important mosques in Islam; had explored video-editing using Canva; had a virtual halal shopping experience; attempted henna and many more! They were thrilled to try out the many hands-on activities.
The Primary Boys team too had a host of holiday sessions, similar to the girls. To note, they ran a special workshop on Cyberwellness, a critical topic in light of the increased Internet-use and exposure to social media.
Strategies to manage with online bullying, being mindful of the words we use, and being careful with possible online scams were some of the key themes raised. Alhamdulillah! We hope that these sessions benefited those who attended.
قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم “ نِعْمَتَانِ مَغْبُونٌ فِيهِمَا كَثِيرٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ، الصِّحَّةُ وَالْفَرَاغُ ” The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “There are two blessings that many people are deceived into losing: health and free time.”
Insha Allah, may we all learn to spend our blessed time in meaningful and good affairs. Ameen…