05 Mar 2015

WORLD BOOK DAY – 5th MARCH 2015

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WORLD BOOK DAY – 5th MARCH 2015

Students at AAGS had a memorable day celebrating World Book Day on 5/3/15. The English Department organised a non-uniform day to coincide with World Book Day. Students were encouraged to substitute their school uniform for a costume which represented a great literary character of their choice.

Students had an opportunity to take the persona of a memorable literary character. They we encouraged to wear costumes (and masks) from the literary titan, Roald Dahl; his characters include household names such as: Matilda, The BFG, Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka, and many more.

This turned out to be a wonderful event as many staff also participated in the dressing up as their favourite character! We look forward to many more such events in the future.

Leading on from World Book Day the school will hold a Book sale on Thursday, 12/3/15. The English Department have organised a book sale as an extension of their activities for World Book Day. This will take place on Thursday, 12th March 2015. Students are encouraged to donate suitable books which are in good condition. The aim is to encourage wider reading through the sharing of books whilst raising money.

05 Mar 2015

E. SAFETY TALK 5th MARCH 2015 – LOCAL POLICE

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E. SAFETY TALK 5th MARCH 2015 – LOCAL POLICE 

Year 9 students were fortunate to have a special assembly with the local police. The students had an opportunity to learn about the importance of keeping safe when using the internet. The police were impressed with our students and school. It was a productive presentation which also included an opportunity for group work with the local police. Look out for full details about the visit in our next newsletter.

04 Mar 2015

MUSLIM YOUTH FOCUS GROUP – 4th MARCH 2015

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MUSLIM YOUTH FOCUS GROUP – 4th  MARCH 2015

2 students from Yr 11 represented the school at Scotland Yard on Wednesday, 4th March 2015. This was part of their involvement with planning for the Muslim Youth Festival to be held on Saturday, 28th March 2015.

The girls had an opportunity to listen to the opening address by Commander Chishty followed by an update on the Muslim Youth Festival. They were given an opportunity to discuss current affairs and were able to raise matters that concerned them.

We are very pleased to offer such opportunities to our girls who are in turn able to feedback their experience to students at the school. We look forward to more student participation at the Muslim Youth Event were students will have an opportunity to Promote young British Muslim success and culture, develop long term Muslim youth, police and government partnership , countering negative stereotypes and voicing their views, opinions and concerns.

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17 Feb 2015

Young Writer’s national writing competition

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Young Writer’s national writing competition

Our students entered the Young Writer’s national writing competition Mini Monologues. They wrote from the point of view of someone who inspires or intrigues them. We are proud to announce that the editors of have selected the students work to be published. This is a wonderful achievement which we hope will encourage them and other students to continue to develop their writing talent.

Congratulations to the following students and we look forward to reading your published works!

Sabah Athar
Maryam Haskic
Maisha Fahmida
Anisa Rashid
Maryam Rashid
Safa Waseem
05 Feb 2015

CITIZENSHIP DAY – 5th FEBRUARY 2015

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CITIZENSHIP DAY – 5th FEBRUARY 2015

Students at AAGS participated in Good Citizenship Day on 5th February 2015. The day comprised of talks and activities relating to encouraging students to being good citizens. Pupils prepared some interesting displays and decorated the school as part of the celebration.

Please follow the link to have a look at the presentation that was shared with all students as part of their learning and educating the girls.

GCD Presentation

30 Jan 2015

Azhar Academy Student’s Poem Commended in International Poetry Competition

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The Foyle young poet of the year award is the largest international poetry award for children in the world.

This year’s award cemented its global appeal with a record breaking 13,630 poems sent in by 7603 poets from 78 countries. There are 15 winners and 85 commended poets. This year’s judges were Grace Nichols and Simon Barraclough and the awards were given by Julia Donaldson MBE (author of the gruffalo series) .

Mariya Ahmed from Yr 8 was awarded as one of the 85 commended poets this year. Congratulations to Mariya for her achievements.

She has kindly shared with you her poem and experience.

“In my spare time I love writing deep dark poems. When I got a call about how I was commended and invited to the award ceremony for Foyle’s young poets award, I was both exhilarated and confused to know one of my old poems was being selected for such a prestigious ceremony. When we got there it was nerve raking but somewhat exciting as well. I blushed when my name was announced and loved hearing the others poems. This has really encouraged me to pursue my love for writing more creative unique poems. ”
SNAP!

The branch is split in two;

I travel out the woods leaving my home I once knew.

I can still see the world faintly ahead;

I still dodge nature until I see red.

The horizon thickens in the whitish glow, whilst I continue to roam high and low.

I avoid the autumn breeze from pulling me back,

Frightened of any squeezes and cracks.

I drift between people’s conversations,

Tired. As my glands fill with perspiration.

My energy power becomes weak,

I’m sure I won’t even last a week.

People’s gestures reluctantly throw me back and forth,

Instead of heading south I hit north,

I want to stop but I can’t stop,

I feel like I will drop.

Though I’m invisible to the world,

The world is visible to me.

Even though I’m free and continue to flee,

Losing gravity I float up in the air,

I smile, wave and stare.

I’ve travelled for a long time and head into space

Where I, a little sound, can finally be safe.

By Mariya Ahmed – Year 8FHB

03 Dec 2014

Macmillan coffee morning 2nd December 2014

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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING 2nd DECEMBER 2014

We would like to express our thanks to parents who joined us for our Macmillan coffee morning which was held on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014. It was a wonderful morning for staff and parents to meet over a cup of coffee with the added opportunity to raise funds for a much needed cause.

The morning turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for us to share with parents information about the training staff had on PREVENT and the schools policy on PREVENT and protecting pupils from violent extremism. Information on E Safety and how we need to keep our children safe when using the internet also turned out to be an interesting discussion. Parents of Yr 10 & Yr 11 students had an opportunity to find out more about how they can support their daughters learning. Yr 10 parents were given advice on work experience which will take place next term.

Overall it was an interesting and informative morning and we are grateful for the continued support of parents. We sincerely look forward to more such programmes.