Weekly Updates – 31st March, 2017

Global Product Committee
Friday 31 March 2017
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Dear Parents/Guardians,
Salaamun Alaykum

In this week's communications:
  • Lost Property
  • Feedback for Parention Session
  • Sadaqa Day - A Huge Success!
  • External Message: SJ Yoga & Pilates - Sign up!
Lost Property

There are several items of lost property at the Madressa. If you are missing one of the items shown on our 'Lost Property page' (click here) or another item not listed, please go to reception this Sunday, 2nd April, 2017.

Items not claimed after this Sunday will be donated to charity.

Feedback for Parenting Session  
Alhamdulillah the Parenting Course hosted by SIM on Sunday 19th and 26th March, 2017 was successful with an overwhelming 80+ participants.

If you participated, please take a few moments to provide us feedback on the sessions, via the form below, to assist us in planning similar sessions for parents in the future.
Sadaqa Day - A Huge Success!  
Alhamdulillah Sadaqa Day held on 26th March, 2017 was a huge success! Read all about it from the perspective of one of our very own Higher Education Students, Fatema-Kubra Rajabali

On 26th March 2017, the Shia Ithna’asheri Madressa, SIM, held their annual charity day at Northwood School. Parents and visitors were welcomed to the school in order to observe and take part in the events and their help was sincerely appreciated.

Amongst the volunteers joining the children was the Mayor of Hillingdon, who attended along with his wife, and Sheikh Mohammed Abbas Panju.

The event revolved around setting up various stations at which students could get involved with a number of charities, and it was these students that were instrumental to the day. Stations were set up in the sports hall where younger years, up to and including Class 10, arrived at allocated times during the day to help pack assorted supplies that had been generously donated. The older students were tasked with supervising the children and assisting when needed.

Students at one of the primary stations were working with the Sufra NW London foodbank. Volunteers were packing food items into bags and boxes, ready to deliver to those in need once the day was over. There were also two hygiene supplies stations; one working again with Sufra NW London and another sending general toiletries to the Refugee Council. The students at these stations were also packing hygiene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes and shampoo for those in need. Another station, centred around school supplies such as notepads, dictionaries and pencil cases, collated stationary for Bags to Achieve. Students placed all the items into bags along with a small message to those receiving them saying why they liked school and they hopedthat the children would enjoy the supplies. In a separate room, 4-5 year old children from classes 1 and 2 were creating mothers day cards to accompany the custom made mother and baby packs that were donated to the Al-Mizan charitable trust.

The last station (and my favourite) was in conjunction with Salusbury World charity, where they asked younger year groups to bring in their favourite book to donate to refugee children. In a touching gesture, the students were asked to write a small letter to the refugees as to why this particular book was their favourite. We would like to express our gratitude to all of the helpers that came and a huge thank you to all of the charities for giving us the opportunity to do our bit. We would also like to thank all those who donated items and helped organise the event. The occasion was a complete success and we cannot wait to hold it again next year.

By Fatema-Kubra Rajabali, Class 11A
"Having the older children demonstrate their leadership skills by supporting their younger peers was really impressive! We had a fantastic group of young people, who took on a variety of tasks and were very eager to get stuck in! This was wonderful to see." - Bags To Achieve

Click here to read the full letter sent by Bags to Achieve to SIM in appreciation of the Sadaqa Day efforts.
External Message: SJ Yoga & Pilates - Sign up!  

Pilates in the Cave behind auditorium and yoga after gents fitness

SJ Ladies Sports is please to launch Pilates and Yoga sessions for ladies at madressa from 10.15-11.15am (pilates) and 12-1.15pm (yoga). Please sign up on the form attached to secure a space. Please bring your own yoga mats. Fees are £3 for SJ members and £5 for non members. Sign up HERE

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