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49 Sindh Swim Gala


On 17th of October, the 49th Sindh Junior Boy’s Championship was held at Karachi Gymkhana. It was a provincial tournament spanning over two days. Schools from all over the city had participated with their swim teams –mostly constituting of more than 10 swimmers. Moreover, some schools like Habib Public had more than 20 swimmers, whereas our glorious swim team only consisted of 3 swimmers. The tournament started with a march around the perimeter of the pool, with schools holding their flags proudly. To our amazement, we caught a first glimpse of our school flag.

Even though the competition was intense, Muddasir, Shahyan and Benedict definitely had put their heart into the game. Despite not winning the tournament, we had made it into the finals. Our finalist Muddasir Shakil came fifth in the 200-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly stroke. He also came sixth in the 50-meter freestyle and in the 100-meter freestyle.

“Although, we didn’t win we gave it our best of efforts. The team tried their best and I am very proud of them,” said Mr. Pearson, coach of the swim team. He continued by saying, ‘Next year hopefully we would score into the medals’. This shows how determined and optimistic our team is and we as the whole school should support them in such events.


The Box EXClUSIVE: BOYS’ SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM After a tiring day of school, it was time for the football TRYOUTS team tryouts. As boring as it sounds, it was surprisingly Exciting; from highly energised shots and Dashing saves to extremely painful injuries. Approximately 21 students showed up for the tryouts, wearing their school P.E kit. It all began with everyone stretching on the floor, followed by a couple of laps around the hall. However, some pupils got tired by the 2nd lap, so they decided to cut around the bends and shorten their route. It was amusing to see the boys running around; it almost looked like a marching band, minus the instruments. Soon after, the matches started and some players stood out with to their impeccable striking and defending skills. Benedict Plant being one of them, scored his team’s first goal 30 seconds into the match, which is probably why he has been chosen to be the vice captain of the team. Playing in small teams, coach had one rule: careless kicks will cost you 10 push-ups. By the end of the first half, Omar Akbar was probably the most experienced player in doing pushups. Some shots, so hearty and forceful, almost blew us, the spectators up on the balcony away, literally.

However, the most painful and unexpected incident occurred when Ammad Mekheri, got badly injured. Having been first tackled by Ali Rajpar and twisting his ankle, Ammad was rammed into by the goalie Haseeb Rao, adding insult to injury. Immediately, the other members rushed to his aid and it was later discovered that he had received a hairline fracture and was bedridden for a whole day. No worries, he’s up and running again now. The tryouts were certainly entertaining, and with that, our school team was chosen. Now all we have to do is cheer our team on to win us friendly matches and tournaments.


CANDY SEARCH Find and circle all of the Candy treats that are hidden in the grid. The remaining letters spell a secret message.




The Sheng Xiao, better known as the Chinese Zodiac, is a system that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12year cycle. Identifying this scheme using the term “zodiac” reflects several similarities to the western zodiac. Nevertheless, there are major differences: the “Chinese” 12-part cycle is divided into years rather than months. Now that you know a little about the Chinese Zodiac, why not find out which you belong to according to your birth year? You may just learn something about your zodiac characteristics!


Wake Up Sid

This comedy is about Sid learning to become independent without the help of his wealthy father. Parties, shopping, crazy nights and clubbing…This is how Sid spends his time at college. When it comes to studying, Sid is  Unique hopeless. Despite having four  Enjoyable cups of coffee, the night before his final exam, he sleeps through  Comedy his planned ‘All Nighter’.  Light Answering only 10 questions on hearted Working for his father’s company the paper, him failing the exam ‘Flower Showers’ – teaching Indians  Entertaining comes as no surprise. how to shower in style – doesn’t appeal to him so he moves in with a friend (Aisha) and starts afresh. From learning how to; fry an egg, arranging his comic books, to receiving his first paycheque, we are taken on his rite of passage from developing from an immature boy into a man.


1) Laugh at all of Mr. Plant’s jokes, because he says ‘My humour is wasted on you’. 2) Beware of The Rex (he likes bags and pencil-cases) 3) Don’t lock your locker keys INSIDE the locker 4) Food is sacred… (HIDE IT) or suffer 5) Prefects are people with badges (RUN!!) 6) To excel in Mrs. Akhtar’s class know your text inside out, upside down, standing on your head! 7) While speaking to Mr. Thursby always have a dictionary at hand. 8) Mrs. Naqvi is ‘THE BOSS, AND THE BOSS IS ALWAYS RIGHT’. 9) Your homework diary is precious- keep it, or see you on Saturday 10) Before pulling your locker door open, try to make sure nobody’s head is anywhere near it

(it really hurts, you know.)

The Student Council-organised bake sale held on 28th November 2009 was a promising event to raise money for the Spring Fling scheduled later in the academic year. The first thing that struck the eye was the management and organisation of the sale. Positioned below the upper patio and off the shaded lower patio, students and teachers were able to view the menu and items for sale overhead before coming down to get in line for their share. The queue was kept in line and headed in one direction due to the courtesy of the prefects on duty at the event, making sure that no one broke out of line or missed their turn.

The immediate success of the sale was, undoubtedly, the rolls, which were completely sold out by the first five minutes and had to be delivered again for lunch. Also on sale were a scrumptious display of home-made bakes, including brownies, cookies and cupcakes. Each council member was managing one section of the sale line; it prevented a great deal of confusion, and meant that most people were able to get what they wanted and move on. One drawback was that at a point, especially at lunch, the line started to move a bit slowly, meaning those at the back of the line had to wait for quite a while before they could get to the food, and some even opted for the regular school lunch instead. Some people also complained about the increase in prices that occurred at lunch (such as the drinks, the price of which actually doubled). Another complaint was the lack of variety at the sale. However,

most people were satisfied by the hard-work, planning, organisation and effort that went into making the bake sale a success.


275g/10oz plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 275g/10oz unsalted butter 175g/6oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 325g/12oz caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla essence 85g/3oz milk chocolate, cut into large chunks 85g/3oz white chocolate, cut into large chunks

350g/12¼oz unsifted flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt 225g/8oz butter 175g/6¼oz caster sugar 175g/6¼oz soft brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 350g/12¼oz dark chocolate, crumbled

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/360F/Gas 4. Line a 30 x 20 x 3.5cm (12 x 8 x 1½in) tin with lightly buttered greaseproof paper or foil. 2. Put the plain chocolate and butter in a large bowl, place over a pan of simmering water and allow to melt. 3. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Fold in the flour, the chocolate chunks. 4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared cake tin. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. When cooked, the top 1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gasshould 5. be firm but the inside should feel soft. Allow to cool in the 2. In a bowl, combine the flour, bakingtin. soda and salt. Remove the brownies from the tin and cut into squares to 3. In another bowl, combine the butter,serve. sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate. 4. Split the pliable dough into two halves, rolling each out into sausage shapes, approximately 5cm/2in in diameter. Wrap them in cling film and transfer to the refrigerator until ready to use. 5. When you are ready to bake the cookies, simply cut the log into slices 2cm/¾in thick and lay on a baking tray, widely spaced apart. Bake for 911 minutes. (makes 12-15)

Man on the phone: What time does the library open? Librarian: 9 Am, and what’s the idea of calling me at home in the Middle of the night to ask a question like that? Man: Not until 9 am? Librarian: No, not until 9 am! Why do you want to get in before 9 am? Man: Who said I wanted to get in? *sighs * I

What's a baby's motto? If at first you don't succeed - cry, cry again!

A young woman went to her doctor complaining of pain. "Where are you hurting?" asked the doctor. "You have to help me, I hurt all over,� said the woman. "What do you mean, all over?" asked the doctor, "Be a little more specific." The woman touched her right knee with her index finger and yelled, "Ow, that hurts." Then she touched her left cheek and again yelled, "Ouch! That hurts, too!" Then she touched her right earlobe, "Ow, even THAT hurts!" she cried. The doctor looked at her thoughtfully for a moment, sighed then explained:

"You have a broken finger."

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