Dear Children, Assalam Alaikum
I hope you’ve had a lovely summer holiday and are ready to go back to school. It was a long holiday and some children might find it difficult to go back to the normal routine of going to school and study. Some of you feel happier staying at home with your families or prefer to have longer holidays in order to play and be cheerful. But don’t worry, the holidays will come again.
Now it is time to concentrate on your school work. Everybody knows the importance of studying and although your family would love to have you with them all the time, they still want you to be well educated and ready to face the world.
Now look at image 1 which our illustrator Ghazaleh has drawn for you. It is the first year of school for Ali Akbar. He does not want to let go of his mum. He keeps crying and asking his mother to stay. All the other children are looking at him and feel sad for him. At the same time they are surprised that he doesn’t like to go to school where they can all be friends, learn new things and play.
Now look at image 2. Here comes the kind teacher who during her teaching years has seen many children who find it difficult to go to school alone. They feel shy and most probably afraid. The teacher has come to comfort and encourage him. She introduces Ali Akbar to the other children so as to break the ice.
But Image 3 shows a different story. It is now three o’ clock in the afternoon and Ali Akbar’s mother has come to pick him up. Although Ali Akbar is happy to see his mother, he appears to be reluctant to leave school and go home as he has had such a lovely first day at school.
There is nothing better than a good, understanding and patient teacher and good, friendly class mates. We all remember our first day at school and although we might have been too shy to take out the time to befriend other children we eventually found our way and often after many years, we still think of those friends and our kind teachers.
We wish you a happy and wonderful school year! Enjoy your time.