Together We Make Pakistan

The flutter of green and white; the kaleidoscope of stars and crescents was everywhere on campus on Friday the 16th of August 2019, as Badri High School celebrated the 73rd Independence day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with a two hour program at the beginning of the day.

In line with our dedication to ensure Muntalaqe Islami in everything we impart, and honouring the prized days of Ohbat ul Ashara, the Independence day festivities revolved around the precious words of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS. Aali Qadr Maula TUS, as he bid farewell to Karachi at the end of the recent visit in July 2019, revealed that the antidote to all the problems facing Pakistan lie in the remembrance of Imam Husain AS by all Pakistanis.

Thus, we began the day, as we do daily with the Recitation of Quran and the Matam and Buqa of Imam Husain AS.

We ensured our solidarity with the people of Kashmir by dedicating a poem to their plight. This was followed by melodious renditions of Iqbal’s ‘Lab Pai Aati Hai Dua’ and moving enactments on popular and soulful national songs. The central theme was the vibrant cultures of the provinces of Pakistan and how they come together as a mosaic to become the larger picture of Pakistan. Inspiring poems and impassioned speeches fueled the young students. The last item was a touching skit on terrorism and how the youth can play a role in combating this menace.

The event was further illuminated by the presence of our revered Chief Guest, Janab Sh Husain bhai Ezzi, Amil Saheb of Mohammadi Mohalla, who expressed his delight on being invited and urged the pupils of BHS to play a productive role in the progress of the country.



Academic Year 2018-19 begins with Ashara Ohbat Majlis 

The cries of Ya Husain AS filled the courtyard  of Badri High School as 31st July marked the date of the inception of the Academic Year 2018-19. And what a beginning it proved to be.  The day was reflection of the fact that it is the sorrow of Imam Husain AS which is the essence of all knowledge.
Usually the year begins with Darees of Syedna Hatim RA,  Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA.  This year Janab Naeem Bhaisaheb guided the team at BHS to begin with year with Noha and Aweel Majlis as the lives of these Duaat Mutleqeen RA and Mawali Kiraam have revolved around the sorrow and zikr of Imam Husain AS and Ahle Bait AS.
Early Tuesday morning, the students performed purjosh Matam and rendered the heart wrenching Shahadat of Imam Husain AS in Arabic. The vision for the future was cleansed and watered for prosperity by the tears of the students. With Matam these young hearts were purified and opened their doors to let in the light of knowledge.
One of the highlights of the event was appreciating the first Hafizul Quran of the academic year,  Zainab Shk Fakhruddin of class 7. She was awarded a Karbala Ziyarat ticket on behalf of the school.
The Ohbat Majlis was followed by a prize distribution ceremony acknowledging the high achievers of the previous Academic Year 2017-18.
We offer gratitude to Janab Naeem Bhaisaheb who has always made the progress of Badri High School his priority. Despite arriving in Karachi late Monday night Syedi Saheb arrived with his usual punctual precision and addressed the gathering of students to inspire them and motivate the BHS team.
We are sure that with the tasbeeh of Ya Husain AS our entire year is geared towards prosperity and unparalleled progress. With a record number of new admissions this year,  2018-19 will Inshallah be a memorable year with a memorable start!



Project based learning

Project based learning is currently the talk of the Badri School-town. In a previous post, we talked about the session conducted by our expert PBL team of teachers. Their passion and drive was so infectious that now, we’ve all been bitten by the PBL bug! The Montessori Seniors have especially been very affected.Usually the following symptoms manifest themselves throughout the PBL season:

The driving real-world question for the Montessori Seniors was:

‘How do we design a play area for ourselves which caters to our needs?’

The teachers showed them the outdoor area which they were supposed to design. They brainstormed ideas, looked up sample pictures on the net, debated upon the best options and accordingly kept revising their plan. Finally they drew their individual plans. After that, they again sat together and compiled one outline plan through general consensus. Each class nominated four speakers to present the plan in front of JanabNaeemBhaisaheb.

Janab was very kind and patient enough to hear the complete plans presented by the children. The children are still wondering whether what they’ve planned will actually materialize. InshaAllah, they will see the fruits of their work very soon!


Professor Haroon Rasheed Visits BHS

On 22nd February eminent educationist, Professor HaroonRasheed, visited the Badri High School premises. The professor has held the position of Director of Colleges, Karachi and has served as the Principal of the Government Islamia College and Government City College, Karachi. He writes columns for newspapers and comments on various talk shows as an expert too. Currently he is Director of Vision World Publication.

The professor was impressed with the discipline he witnessed at BHS, the vigilance of the pupils as well as the dedication of the teachers. He was especially impressed with the Robotics classes he had the pleasure to behold and commented on how the school was aptly preparing the children today for the future.

While addressing the students of Class VIII as he visited their classroom, he recalled many of his experiences and anecdotes with young pupils while he was a teacher. “I am a teacher at heart and if Allah would have blessed me with another life I would wish to be born a teacher again.”

As he sipped tea in the library at the end of his detailed tour, he wrote generous comments in the Comment Book where he quoted, “I am so pleased to visit this community based school. Teachers are very energetic, curious and students are very smart. I wish for such a schooling system in our public schools.” He also inscribed an Urdu verse to sum up his sentiments regarding his impressions of BHS.

BHS wishes to expose the students to such knowledgeable figures who can inspire our youth with their experience and wisdom. Introducing such personalities is a step to bringing the best of the world to the children and allowing them to engage in meaningful dialogues with people from various walks of life.



According to Francis Bacon
“Traveling is a part of education, an excursion is not just pleasure trip. It is the extention of the classroom” .
Educational tours are important they help students to gain new perceptions of the world around them.
At BHS, teaching and learning goes beyond the walls of the classroom because we try to equip the students with the lens and perspective to look at the world in such a way that each moment brings with it life-long lessons. The students of class V went on BHS EDUCATIONAL TRIP and visited Lahore, Khewra, Rawalpindhi, Islamabad and Patriyata. When the students got into the contact with the other culture and the language, it helped them to understand and comprehend diversity in the world. This life-changing experience uplifted these young souls which will be visible in many facets of their personal and academic lives.
The trip showed the students how real things open our eyes and makes us see more than just what  the book shows . It helped students understand the wide world outside. It encouraged them to learn, ask questions, and to build a good relationship with fellow citizens.



When the World is your Classroom

Saturdays are meant to be a source of rejuvenation and that’s exactly what the 10th of February was for the students of the Secondary Section of BHS. Different classes were taken to an assortment of places where they vowed to learn from their environment making the world their classroom; each experience being their best teacher.

Early in the morning, with the air crisp and the sun mellowing the chill, the students of Class 6 set off to Wazir Mansion, the birthplace of Quaid e Azam located in the quaint locality of Kharadar. The students were taken early in the morning to beat the hustle bustle of this area. They were enchanted by the home and personal belongings of the great leader and listened attentively to their guide.

This was followed by an excursion to the National Museum where they saw an interesting kaleidoscope of the culture and history of Pakistan in the vibrant Quranic gallery, Cultural gallery, Buddha gallery and the Moen jo Daro Gallery.

At 10:00 am an excited class 8 left for the Beach Luxury Hotel to revel in the festivities of the Karachi Literature Festival. They drank in the literati present at the beachside rendezvous where many acclaimed authors launched their books and opened up horizons through their panel discussions.

The trip showed the students how literature opens our eyes and makes us see more than just what the front door shows. It helped students understand the wide world outside. It encouraged them to learn, ask questions, and build intuitions and instincts.

Yet the highlight of the event was the reading of Shakespearian masterpieces by the literary maestro Zia Mohiyuddin.  The students enjoyed renditions from Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet and Seven Ages of man (As you Like It), many of which they have read as part of their literature course. The day helped students to find symbols, make connections, find themes, and learn about Shakespearian characters. They looked at the extracts with a larger sense of detail and depth and realized the importance of hidden meanings.

At BHS, teaching and learning goes beyond the walls of the classroom because we try to equip the students with the lens and perspective to look at the world in such a way that each moment brings with it life-long lessons.The Seniors of Grade 10 presented confidently at the Maaraz- Raf ul Mustawa where they had the unique opportunity to interact with Abnaul Jamea tus Saifiyah and momineen. The students of class 7, 9 and 10 were also accompanied by their teachers to view this spectacular Maaraz at the Al Jamea tus Saifiya Auditorium.   This life-changing experience uplifted these young souls which will be visible in many facets of their personal and academic lives.


Sports Day 2018-A Sport for Everyday

The 12th of January 2018 was a day to be remembered. The air was filled with the scent of the dwindling winter as well as the energy of the excited, young sportsmen on the green turf of Khaimat ur Riyazat as Badri High School hosted its Annual Sports Day.

Titled ‘A Sport for Everyday’ the theme of the event drew inspiration from Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS excerpt on the advent and passage of seven days since time immemorial and the events which unfold in them.  BHS coupled this with the philosophy of a healthy lifestyle which Aali Qadr Maula TUS is inculcating in every believer’s household through wholesome nutrition, exercise and regular medical checkups, and used the number 7 in every one of its races.

The event was graced by the chief patron of BHS, Janab Naeem Bhaisaheb and Amil Saheb of Al Mohalatul Burhaniyah Janab Shabbir Bhaisaheb who were accorded a guard of honour by the BHS band and Student’s Council. Following Tilawat and recitation, the sportsmen took oath before the Chief Guests and the games were declared open.

The first phase of the games featured the tiny tots of the Pre Primary Section who delighted the audience with their PT display. This was followed by the four races of the Montessori  Section the first based on Eric Carl’s book ‘The Hungry Catterpillar’ showcasing the seven days of the week. The second race showed the Riwayat of Imam Husain AS granting the ‘Saail’ seven farzand; the third displayed the Riwayat of Maulatuna Fatema’s pearl necklace bearing seven pearls and lastly, the tracks showed runner dressed as the seven national things of Pakistan.

The second phase incorporated the Primary Section’s PT display which was a vibrant exhibition of precision, energy and coordination by the 150 students of classes 1-5. The audience gasped in wonder as 60 boys from the Secondary section leaped on each other to form four human pyramids paying homage to the four houses at BHS. The four house flags fluttered in the morning breeze as the children cheered their houses on.

Then came the enthralling races. On one hand the hurdle, relay races and the sprints excited the audience, while the survivor race, balancing race, tunnel race and the wheelbarrow race taught lessons of coordination and teamwork.  The Seven Wonders race and the Rainbow skipping race incorporated learning and agility while the Breakfast race and Getting Ready for School race taught lessons which would come in handy everyday.

The events ended with a thrilling tug-of-war and with the red house emerging the victor of the day with 36 points. The races were accompanied with the giving away of medals and trophies in quick succession. The senior girls were also honoured with certificates and medals on the big day even though their events had been held on the 10th of January.

The BHS Sports Day received TV coverage and the students and staff walked away with an unparalleled feeling of fulfillment, invigoration and achievement.


MAARAZ ON ‘MOMIN NU GHAR’-Project Based Learning

In the month of Rabi ul Akhir, Milaad celebration is one of the precious and awaited events. It is accompanied with excitement and happiness on the faces of every single mumin. As soon as Milaad approaches, munineen begin an energetic spree of preparations.
On the auspicious occasion of Milaad Darajah Sadesa of BHS made a wonderful maaraz on Mumin nu Ghar, and expressed their love and devotion for Aqa Maula TUS. This maraz has become their great achievement and also an inspiration for all other students.
The maraz was divided into three groups. The first group had made a model of a house which has no nazafat and taharat and their living standard is not as per Aqa Maula’s TUS desire.
The second group had prepared a model of a mumin’s house where the mumin has upgraded and nurtured himself as per the khushi Mubarak of Maula TUS. They are living their life in spirituality and faith has engulfed all aspects of life.
The third group had designed charts which described the disadvantages of consuming moharramat and also the reason behind its prohibition in Islam. They also tried to focus on the use of Indian toilets which is considered to be key in maintaining taharat and elaborated its scientifically proven health benefits.
May Allah grant these children the vigour to work on such projects with enthusiasm to attain the happiness of Maulana TUS and grant our Maula Aali Qadar Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS a long, healthy and prosperous life till the day of Judgement



How Can I Help My Child to do Hifz?

A Session for the Reception and Junior Parents by Janab MullaAbdulqadirbhai

On Friday, 5th January 2018 the Junior and Senior parents were invited to an informative session on how they can help their children in doing hifz. The session was held in the Hifz Room and was conducted by Janab MullaAbdulqadirbhai.

As our children are too young to do hifz by themselves, they need all the help they can, especially from their parents. Therefore, it is imperative that we as parents know what to do and how to do.

Janab MullaAbdulqadirbhaishared important tips along with examples, demonstrations and anectodes which made the session lively and engaging. He also shared an app for hifz-ul-Quran with the parents.

Janab Shk. Hashimbhai closed the session by emphasizing that big dreams require big sacrifices. It is only when we, as parents sacrifice our social lives, social media and television that we will get closer to our dream of making our child a hafiz. InshaAllah.



Parents of the Montessori were happy to receive the progress report of their child today. Each report was enclosed in a beautiful folder which show-cased the child’s individual work. The Milad goodie bag in each folder will be a wonderful surprise for the children when they reach home. We had something for parents too inside the folder. We are sure parents are looking forward to the exciting events for which they received invitations.

We hope to see the Reception and Junior parents at the hifz workshop tomorrow.



An interesting and thought provoking session was conducted by Ms. Farida Sailani and Ms. Munira Aliasghar in the Activity Room on Friday 30/12/17.
They had recently attended a 6 hour long workshop at Aga khan IED on teaching numbers to under-fives. The teachers were eager to share their learning with the rest of the Montessori staff who were responsive and enthusiastic participants.


A Project Based Learning Initiative

Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn.

Badri High School has provided culminating educational experiences to the students, contributing to the welfare of the society, which is the ultimate goal of education. It strives to promote the maximum potential of its teachers along with the students.

Teachers are agents of change. A good one can inspire pupils to be hopeful, ignite their imagination along with instilling a love for learning. Here, at BHS, every teacher believes that he/she needs to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better equipped with the pedagogies that are required to shape a bright future for the learners.

With this faith of transforming the present into a better future, BHS keeps sending its teachers to various workshops and trainings to nurture their erudition. Recently, four teachers from the BHS team were sent for a training based on Project Based Learning- a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic question, problem or challenge that is related to the real life. PBL contrasts with paper-based, rote memorization or teacher-led instructions.

When PBL is used with 21st century skills, students are exposed to the use of technology in meaningful ways to help them investigate, collaborate, analyze, synthesize, and present their learning. Many efficacious schools in Pakistan have adopted PBL as the master pedagogy of their schools.

The teachers who are trained for implementing the pedagogy by the school are:

  1. Ibrahim Shabbir (Secondary Section)
  2. Rashida Mohammad (Pre-Primary Section)
  3. Rashida Adnan (Secondary Section)
  4. Zenab Mohammad (Secondary Section)

The teachers are gratified as Badri High School has provided them with this commendable opportunity to learn and teach.



A Coming-Together to Foster Learning

While the teachers remained neck-deep in result making and planning for the second term, everyone was thrilled to attend the special in-house training session arranged on Thursday 28th December 2017.

Janab Sh Hatim Gulam Abbasbhai from Al Jamea tus Saifiyah, Karachi inspired the team at BHS with a one hour session on Teaching in the Light of Wahye (Revelation). He shared his experience in teaching Uloom Kauneya (exact sciences) and reminded the teachers that the aim of education is to recognize and acknowledge the existence of Allah and offer gratitude to him. He spoke at length about referring to the Quran-the fountainhead of knowledge- to begin each lesson. He also shared a few handouts of Science lessons from the Uloome Kawneya books which opened up new horizons for the BHS facilitators.

This engrossing session was followed by a half an hour talk by Janab Sh Mustafa Hakimuddin, Principal of Saifiya Girls School, on the use of Butterfly EduFields’ STEM LEARNING SCIENCE KITS, which are being used in 9000+ schools by 11,00,000+ students. He generously shared his thoughts on how the use of these hands-on kits has revolutionised the manner of imparting knowledge at SGS.

This valuable twin in-house session aimed to help incorporate Muntalaqe Islami as well as STEM education in classroom teaching enabling our facilitators to create a perfect balance of Deen and Duniya.


Insha ul Madeh Festival at BHS

At BHS, Ayyam-u- Tabudaat and the esteemed occasion of Milad Syedna Mohammad  Burhanuddin(R.A)is being celebrated in a distinctive way. To commemorate these festivities, a grand event of Insha-u-Madeh was held at the B

HS ground on 4 Rabiul Akhir, Friday, the 22nd of Nov 2017. Students of the Primary and  Secondary section gathered to express their deep love and devotion for our Beloved Moula Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS)in the form of poetry. The poetic verses revealed their feeling of gratitude and impact of  Ashara Mubaraka 1439H in Karachi, on their bodies and soul.

Teachers of both sections fondly participated in Madeh composition, Thus all were busy in this passionate mode of “Ibadat”.

Along with the Madrasa staff, Abnaul- Jamea-tus- Saifiyah were also present to help and facilitate the young budding poets. Their presence added to the charm of the occasion. An event of this type was a successful initiative in the nurturing of future poets and a pathway to Madeh-writing of Dai-z-Zaman which is actually a part of faith for every individual mumin.

May we continue this beautiful “Ibadat” throughout our lifetime, and  may Allah (T.A) grant our beloved Moula a long and prosperous life till the day of judgement.


Milad in Winter: Double celebration in BHS Montessori

Winter in Karachi is a unique phenomenon. It comes too late, goes away too soon and therefore is nothing short of a celebration.

The BHS Montessori planned to savor the beauty of winter with all its perks on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Friday dawned doubly blessed as it was the day of  Milad-e-Imam-i-zaman S.A. The children came to school in bright and colourful winter clothes. After Dua, Senior B presented a skit in Urdu on winter. Artificial snow spray brought forth shrieks of delight from the young audience.

During circle-time, children discussed all about winter. They rubbed a little baby lotion on their skin for a hands-on experience of skin-care during winter. They made a Milad Mubarak craft card and did a free-hand drawing on ‘winter makes me think of’.

Once the bonfire was ready, children gathered around the bonfire to enjoy peanuts, marshmallows dipped in chocolate sauce and hot cocoa milk. It was fun to ‘blow and watch it snow’ around the snowman.  Janab Shk. Hashim cut the milad cake amid loud and enthusiastic cries of Allahu Akbar, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Zindabad and Maula, Maula Mufaddal Maula!

Children went home tired but happy.




Badri High School has brought an ideal way to ensure that your child makes productive use of the approaching winter break. When we introduced the Robotics program at BHS this year in August 2017-18, we saw how the students enjoyed it and how it helped make them alert, active, engaged and incorporated critical thinking. We saw that this was the future of education and we wanted our children to embrace the future with confidence.

But the dedicated team of educationists at BHS realized that the students in the North Nazimabad area did not have a place which offered Robotics nearby. We wished to share this experience with other young learners. Thus, with the cooperation of the team at Robotics Lab, we strove to make this one-of-a-kind experience available to all at our campus this winter. Here are a few details of the week-long Winter Science Camp we are offering at Badri High School from 26th December 2017:

Mini Bots: Robotics for Ages 5 -8: This course has the Lego WeDo set and it combines the beloved LEGO bricks with one motor, two sensors, and a hub that connects the model to the computer. Simple drag-and-drop visual programming software is then used to bring the model to life. With this kid-friendly approach, the set makes learning fun, inspiring and engaging. Kids learn about complex topics in the fields of physics, engineering, and programming, as well as develop motor and cognitive skills through robot building, all as they have fun with LEGO bricks.

Its simplicity and versatility make WeDo a great set to use in the classroom for teaching robotics and programming and enhancing STEM lessons. Children work in pairs using one WeDo set and one computer or tablet, which improves their collaboration and communication skills.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with photos of the robot they created during the week.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Basic programming concepts
  • Structural design
  • Pulleys and levers
  • Gears and motors
  • Engineering concepts

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • LEGO Education WeDo Base Set
  • LEGO Education WeDo Software

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative teamwork

Bot Mania: Robotics for Ages 9 – 16 (Robotics Engineering):

This is a beginning course in Robotics. We utilize Lego Mindstorms /EV3 kits, software and various Lego Robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of a LEGO Mindstorms/EV3 robot. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. Student designed robots will be programmed to compete in various courses as developed by First Lego League.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with photos of the robot they created during the week

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Basic programming concepts; NXT / EV3
  • Structural design
  • Pulleys and levers
  • Gears, pulleys, lever, torque, friction, timing, sensors, and program loops
  • Engineering concepts
  • To design, develop & complete robotic activities and challenges

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Lego Mindstorms NXT / EV3 hardware & software

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative teamwork

Engineering 101 Ages: 8 +:

The course emphases on the learning of engineering process and the mind set of an engineer. Engineering is not just a profession; it is a way of thinking. The thinking process of an engineer is more inclined towards problem solving, creative thinking and most of all building new things. This course is designed in a way to inculcate the thinking process of an engineer through hand on activities involving various engineering disciplines. Every class has a lot of hands on activities.

Activities during the course

  1. Aerospace engineering(rocket design + building)
  2. Aeronautical engineering(real flying airplane design and development)
  3. Civil engineering(Designing & building Towers & bridges)
  4. Mechanical Engineering(working & building different kinds of catapults + designing roller coasters the length of a room)

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with their designed and crafted model along with the photos of their learning session.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Creativity
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Mechanical Engineering concepts
  • Civil/structural engineering concepts
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace engineering
  • Adapting to new challenges
  • Team Work

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Logical Skills
  • Critical Thinking

Android Game Development Ages: 8 – 16:

This course is just amazing! With Construct 2, making games is easy and interesting: just drag and drop objects around, add behaviors to them, and make everything come alive with events!

With a quick and easy to grasp Ribbon interface, you have clear access to a wide set of tools that allows anyone to jump into game creation with little to no prior game development knowledge.

The Layout Editor provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get visual interface to design your levels. You can drag, rotate and resize objects, visualize effects applied, and quickly change their settings to your liking in the Properties Bar. Objects can be arranged on separate layers for enhanced organization, allowing advanced parallax and blending effects. There’s also a built-in image editor to conveniently make quick edits to your object’s graphics.

Within minutes or hours you can have a working prototype that you can share with friends to play. In almost no time you can test your ideas and know if they are really fun or not, focusing your efforts in what matters the most: designing your game!

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with their games and photos of the learning session.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Introduction to Game concepts: X & Y coordinate system, sprites, character animations, object behavior.
  • Editing sprites using transparency and collision polygon.
  • Logic based programming including loops, variables and event conditions.
  • Making 2D platform games with wrapping effect of backgrounds, scoring and lives feature.
  • Multi-level games, troubleshooting logical errors and implementing innovative solutions.

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Usage of Construct 2 software and game development

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Logical Skills
  • Critical Thinking

For this WINTER CAMP Online form is available.

  • Download the Form and fill in the details.
  • Submit this form to BHS before 26th December 2017 to register your child.

    *Limited seats only*

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