Roots international schools and colleges in collaboration with Hashoo Foundation organized International youth day followed by National Anthem, speech competition, National Song. The topic for speech competition was “Youth involvement/engagement is important for achieving sustainable development goals”.
Roots International Schools and Colleges celebrates Independence day enthusiastically in its schools. Nations celebrate national days to rejoice and celebrate the fruits of freedom and progress. On August 14th , Pakistanis commemorate the success of their struggle for independence state. 14th August is certainly a time for every Pakistani to review the rich and dynamic Pakistan.
Teachers have an influencing role in the life of every student. They are like beacons of light, guiding their formative years to feel that their efforts are being recognized. To serve this purpose, Teacher’s Day is celebrated throughout the world, year by year. A special day in a year dedicated to teachers! While World Teachers’ Day is celebrated all across the world on October 5th each year. Roots International Schools and Colleges celebrates Teacher’s day in its nationwide campuses to pay regard and respect to all teachers, who are contributing every day in upbringing of students’ life.
Roots International Schools and Colleges celebrated International Women’s Day with full zeal and zest. Speeches were held throughout campuses, cakes were cut, women were acknowledged and students were briefed about the significance of the day. RISC has always preached and incorporated women empowerment and gender equality into its values and principles.During the cake cutting ceremony while talking to the audience Sir Walid Mushtaq said, ‘Keep up doing the great work women, you are very instrumental for our country’s growth and success. Salutations to brave women of the world who against the challenges in their lives continue to inspire new generations to come. You are role models to all children around the globe. Keep up the brave work.’
Roots International Schools & Metropolitan International United College under the umbrella of Global Citizen Society observed Kashmir Solidarity Day. Kashmir Solidarity Day, or Kashmir Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan and also observed by Kashmiri nationalists on 5 February each year. Kashmir Day is observed by people throughout Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK). It is an internationally recognized day observed by people, predominantly Kashmiris, worldwide. The day is marked by public processions, special prayers in mosques for the liberation of Kashmir and protests that are carried out against the Indian oppression of Kashmir. RISC & MIUC students commemorates peace walk to raise the voice of innocent Kashmiri people to whole world. Students showed Solidarity with Kashmir on the day
Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) as Birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) with fervor and religious enthusiasm. All arrangements are firmed up for celebrating Eid Miladun-Nabi befittingly. Different Mosques are adorned and illuminations are on for one week or month. Green colored pennants are seen during the processions of Milad-un-Nabi, on mosques and shrines. Green is a color related with the Prophet as being one of his special colors. It is said that the Holy Prophet selected a green colored flag to signify the Islamic republic in his life. Oil lamps and Candles (Chiragan) are lit on the occasion of twelfth Rabi-ul-Awwal to welcome the Holy Prophet’s arrival and to celebrate his birth.Roots International Schools and Colleges promotes Islamic values in the schools .
Members of RIS -4CCI Society , take part in community services and help other children by organizing bake sales, visits community centers (Bilal Foundation, SOS village , Edhi Centers and distribute giveaways among needy children. CEO of Roots International Schools and Rector MIUC, Mr. Walid Mushtaq said that it makes him proud to see his students embark on such endeavors. Under the umbrella of Roots 4CCI-Children Community Initiative Society; Roots social welfare and community engagement club instills the importance of giving back to the community amongst the students in order to develop a productive and enriched society.
The International Day of Disabled Persons is observed on the 3rd of December. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. Students of Roots International Schools WahCantt Makki branch joined in a walk organized by Young Muslim Inclusive Education School to show solidarity with disabled children and to create awareness about their issues. Rootsians shared cards and gifts with those children, presented a poem on their stage and got appreciation for their artwork. They acknowledged the initiative taken up by Rootsians and were glad to have them amongst them.
Every year Pakistan Day is celebrated on March 23rd throughout the country with national enthusiasm and spirit to commemorates the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution by the All India Muslim League in 1940 at Lahore’s Minto Park. The Resolution demanded a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia. Roots International Schools & Colleges celebrates in the memory to commemorate the event when the Muslim League drafted the political resolution at the Minar-e-Pakistan,that called for establishing an independent federation comprising provinces with Muslim majority located in north-western and north-eastern region of British controlled
Every child is gifted and talented “ Little communicators of early years showed their skills by displaying their projects and explaining them to the gathering of parents .By the end of transdiscoplinary theme of their respective tiers early years I and II have showcased the inquiry cycle been followed through out the theme and knowledge they have gained . They were very confident in delivering their knowledge and fully enthusiastic to involve their parents by asking and marking their healthy habits . The show was full of colours , models , role plays , singing , advices to keep yourself healthy and fit and nevertheless the combine exercise drill of students and mothers has raised more the confidence of children.
Roots International Schools & Colleges IBDP students working on a CAS Community Action Services project. Clean and green Pakistan . Its collaborative,well considered series of sequential CAS experiences. under the umbrella of Interior ministry IBDP students of roots international schools & colleges participated in CLEAN GREEN ISLAMABAD ideas competition. They not only proposed idea but holistically implementing this idea. In competition there were 14 prestigious universities and our IBDP champions got 3rd position in this tough competition. Now they are running this campaign along with other students to make Clean and Green Pakistan.
Roots International Schools nationwide branches celebrated Children’s Day on 20th November, 2018 under the umbrella of Global Citizenship Club. Internationally it is also celebrated on 20th November every year. Theme for this year was ‘Children of today, our keepers tomorrow.’
RISC celebrates the day to bring awareness to children around the globe that have succumbed to violence in forms of abuse, exploitation and discrimination. Millions of children around the globe are living in adverse living conditions and have lack of access to good health and education. World Children’s day provides us with an opportunity to discuss all these problems and work towards their betterment.
Students of Roots International Schools were invited to a photo exhibition ‘Sovereign Belarus: People, Events, Achievements ‘ organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus’s on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Belarus and Pakistan at Pakistan National Council of Arts. An extraordinary exposure trip for students as they experienced the exhibition and mingled with the diplomatic corps and other distinguished guest Students of Roots International Schools were invited to a photo exhibition ‘Sovereign Belarus: People, Events, Achievements ‘ organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus’s on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Belarus and Pakistan at Pakistan National Council of Arts. An extraordinary exposure trip for students as they experienced the exhibition and mingled with the diplomatic corps and other distinguished guests.
Roots International Schools and Colleges students visited movie screening “The Hidden Figures” at the American Center at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad which was followed by a discussion. “The Hidden Figures” movie is based on novel Hidden Figures and depicts the story of how in 1926, three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. These ladies contributed to the flight at a time when racism was at peak in USA under the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Their contributions were criticized and they had to endure immense backlash, but despite these hardships they worked diligently and marked history. This visit was under the umbrella of ‘Young Diplomat Series’ and ‘meet with the diplomats’ to promote people to people connections between United States and Pakistan and to teach students benefits of choosing STEM careers. RIS under the leadership of Mr Walid Mushtaq is sending students to world renowned universities by giving them timelines and objectives of university acceptances all over the world. More than 500 students are travelling across the world through this platform to various universities attending summer/ winter / spring camps. Last year two students visited NASA space camp and learned a lot through this opportunity. CEO said we are preparing students for 21st century challenges by giving them exposure and expansion of knowledge. We really appreciate efforts of US Embassy and American centre for inviting students and opening world to them which will be helpful for their future endeavors.
Drivers of Change received numerous entries from various branches of Roots International Schools and Colleges. Every student showed their creative side on the issue of traffic pollution in Pakistan. This just goes to show that Pakistanis are quite aware of the menace of air pollution and are willing to combat it. They highly appreciated the efforts of students, teachers and the administration of Roots International Schools nation wide campuses for participating in their Art competition.Minister of State for Climate Change Ms. Zartaj Gul awarding Roots International Schools Pakistan Team for participation of students in the art competition by HEC Drivers of Change to raise awareness regarding air pollution and environmental friendly transport solutions.
Roots International Schools and Colleges organizes Open days on every last Saturday of the month. All Open days are theme based e.g Entrepreneurship, maths interactive day, Eco literacy initiatives, drama and debating competitions, science expositions i-e STEM, sports days, performing art, fun fairs and many more.
The purpose of these Open days is to invite parents and give them awareness that how Roots International Schools and Colleges contributing in well-being of all students’ not academically but also practically educating and preparing them for the real world and face 21st century challenges, which will ultimately help them in their future endeavors.
Roots International Schools & Colleges at the annual Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA) charity bazaar. As it celebrates diversity, it brought together a vast mix of cultural diversity from different countries. Held at the premises of Foreign Affairs Ministry, First Lady Ms. Samina Alvi inaugurated the charity bazaar. Stalls showcased traditional artefacts and foods of countries including China, Russia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Iran, Japan, Central Asian states, Malaysia, Portugal, SriLanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Yemen. Students of Roots International Schools & Colleges also performed traditional Tunisian dance at the cultural how.
For the purpose of improving diversity and cross-cultural tolerance, the HR Consultant Association (HRCA) arranges an Art and Essay writing competition every year. Roots International Schools & Colleges participated in this competition and bagged 20 gold medals , 15 silver medals and 8 bronze medals. Students were provided with an opportunity to express their views on the importance of peace and harmony and living in a diverse environment.
Roots International Schools & Colleges students scored remarkable result at the IKLC 2018. 60 students bagged gold medal, 35 silver medals and 56 bronze medals.
Roots International Schools & Colleges little Mathematicians with their IKMC medals and certificates. 50 students won Gold,
65 silver and 40 bronze medals .
Exceptional result by Roots International Schools & Colleges students at the IKSC . 55 students scored gold medal, 30 silver and 40 bronze medals.
Students of Roots International Schools and Colleges scored exceptionally well in the 14th DAWN Spelling Bee competition. Saad Kamal Zaidi, after competing brilliantly with all the competitors became the National Spelling Bee Champion of this year.