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The Aga Khan Schools, Pakistan are affiliated with the AKU Exam Board and the syllabus is based on the National Curriculum
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The School recognises the importance of a well-rounded education; therefore, the emphasis is on holistic education that extends beyond the classroom.
Inter Higher Secondary Schools Competitions
Intra- and Inter-school competitions give students an opportunity to enhance their skills and excel in areas beyond academia. Students participate in the annual Qirat, Naat, Essay writing, Debate, Speech, Drama, Skits and Quiz Intraschool competitions.
At the Interschool level students participate in curriculum-based quiz competitions, speech competitions and cultural exhibitions. These competitions are held amongst various schools in the North including Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Gilgit, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gahkuch, Government Degree College for Boys, Aliabad Hunza, Hunza Public School, Aliabad, Al-Amin School, Gulmit Hunza and the Nasir Khusrow Model School, Gulkhin Hunza.
An Inter- Higher Secondary Schools Competition was held on November 21, 2009 in Gilgit amongst the students of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools, Gilgit-Baltistan with the objectives to bring the sister schools closer and to provide the students a chance to learn about and appreciate the talent present in each school. The programme included Skits and Creative Qawali, Urdu Extempore Speech competition (secondary level), English Extempore Speech competition (higher secondary level) and Drawing competition at both secondary and higher secondary levels. AKHSS, Hunza students got the 1st positions in Urdu Extempore Speech and Drawing (at both secondary and higher secondary level) competitions, and the 3rd position in English Extempore Speech competition.
Clubs, Societies and Committees
The School strongly believes in developing its students’ leadership skills. Clubs and societies offer an excellent forum for students to actively participate in a host of co-curricular activities. Students can join the:
- Literary Society
- Science Club
- Environmental Club
- Discipline Committee
- Sports Committee
- Function Committee.
Field Study Programmes
The students engage in the Field Study Programme to increase their conceptual understanding of the world around them, helping them link theory to practical life. Students acquire knowledge researching areas of interest based on their future career paths. They have researched medicinal plants and their uses, studied the impact of Rehabilitation Centres of Karakuram Area Development Organization (KADO) and done a biological study of growing potatoes and its associated common diseases. Numerous students have continued their research and pursued it at University.
Students' Representative Council 2009
Students from all levels are elected into the Student Representative Council (SRC). This way, students learn the democratic process by voting for the candidate of their choice. The Council takes an oath, promising to work for the interests of the School and the students it represents.
The Council is a platform for students to discuss, raise and explore acceptable and sustainable solutions to their concerns. Members of the Council assist staff with discipline and proper decorum in and out of the classroom. Students also initiate co-curricular activities. This responsibility teaches them responsibility and to accept the consequences of their decisions.
The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) - 2009 was formed on August 31, 2009, after a week-long election campaign run by all the candidates for the SRC. 42 students submitted their nomination papers with the SRC In-charge for 14 positions and shared their manifesto with their voters through speeches on a pleasant Saturday afternoon during the campaign period.
The elections were held on August 29, 2009, when the students cast their precious votes to elect the candidate of their choice to represent them in the Council. The voters turn out remained 94%. The SRC took the oath of office on August 31, 2009 and assumed their responsibilities the same day.
Annual Students' Week
Early in the year, students are divided into four houses (Amna, Fatima, Khadija and Zainab). During the annual “Students’ Week”, students compete as houses in student-driven activities including the Sports Day, Science Exhibition, Art Competition and Fun Fair. The friendly competition sees students vying for the coveted ‘Student Week’ trophy. The winning house enjoys its champion status for a year till the next “Students’ Week”.
The Annual Students’ Week–2009 was celebrated from October 05 to 10, 2009 having two daily sessions: a morning session and an afternoon session.
The Week started with One-day Kingdom celebrated by grade X – a tradition of the school in which the grade X students dress up and teach classes like their teachers and the teachers sit in the class as students. This Day is an opportunity for the students to point out the strengths and areas of improvement in the teachers and a chance for the teachers to see the students’ performance and learn from them.
The four houses of the school – Amna House, Fatima House, Khadija House, and Zainab House enthusiastically participated in all the competitions which included Urdu and English Extempore Speeches, Urdu (topic: Kia aurat duniya ki sub se majboor aur lachar makhluq hay?) and English (topic: Mercy Killing) Debates, English and Urdu Skits, English and Urdu Creative Writing, Drawing & Painting, Creative Qawali (highlighting local, regional, national and international issues), and Quiz. The judges for each session were lecturers/professors and other professionals in the relevant fields; while the Chief guests for each competition were the Heads of various educational institutions in the vicinity.
The sports events of the Week included inter-house volley ball, badminton, cricket and shot-putt competitions. Zainab House bagged the Best House of the Year -2009 Award.
Educational Field Trips
Educational trips give students first hand exposure to processes and places by visiting educational, historical and local development projects such as Hydraulic Power Stations, Radio Pakistan Gilgit, Baltit Fort, Municipal Libraries, Professional Development Centre, North (PDCN), Khunjerab National Park, World Wide Fund (WWF) and the IUCN conservation projects. During similar trips, biology pupils are introduced to region’s diverse flora and fauna.