Monday, May 31, 2010

Ibn Khuldoon School Honours Top Pupils

Samar Al Ansari's Economics 2010 Award
given to Abdulla Mahmood

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Samar Al Ansari's 2010 Economics Award

A Chinese proverb states, “Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in feeling creates love.” Indeed, Samar Al Ansari was a kind person - a confident student who was very helpful, and friendly. Many of you here might not have known her personally; Samar was part of the IKNS community since KG1 and all the way through to her graduation in 2006. Samar is also remembered for her well-rounded personality as she excelled in her academics and managed to be a good athlete. In her memory, and in tribute to her outstanding efforts and performance in school, her parents have established annual prizes to graduating students who have excelled in the two areas which she had most passion for, Economics and Physical Education. In Economics, Samar was outstanding in her ability to view economic theories in a different perspective. She looked at everything with a critical and analytical mind and questioned everything; and that is particularly what made her a distinguished student. As a tribute to Samar, who was a member of the Honor Society, and to honor her memory, the Economics prize is awarded each year to a student who excels in the following criteria:

Criterion 1: Application and analysis of Economic concepts and theories.
Criterion 2: Evaluation; Assessment of the student’s ability to evaluate economic concepts and theories in the context of real-world examples.

In 2007, the Samar Al Ansari Economics Award was presented to Subah Bu-Ali, in 2008 to Tariq Noor, in 2009 to Nouf Mattar and this year, the Samar Al Ansari Economics award is presented to Abdulla Mahmoud‘s articulation and clear writing as well as his analytical abilities and critical thinking skills made him the most eligible candidate among 23 students taking economics in 2009-10.

I have the pleasure to invite Dr. Randah Hamadah, Samar’s mother, to present the Samar Al Ansari’s Award in Economics to Abdulla Mahmoud.

By Bedoor Mulla
II IB , Honor Society Member

Friday, May 28, 2010

Broken Chain

We little knew that day that God

Was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

You did not go alone;

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,

Your love is still our guide,

And though we can not see you

You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken

And nothing seems the same:

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.

By Ron Tranmer

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Men at Forby

Girls at sixteen
Learn to turn quickly
the knobs of the doors that will soon be

At rest on their beds
they feel their world
changing like the four seasons
though the change is not as subtle

And deep in mirrors
they discover
the face of a girl
trapped in a woman’s body

And the face of that girl
who is trying to desperately emerge
they are more women than they are girls
Something is missing, something

That is like the beautiful clatter
Of their tiny teacups
Filling their hearts with hope
At their weekly tea parties as a girl

Samar Al-Ansari
Grade 11.5

Monday, May 24, 2010

Little Bo Peep

I closed my eyes
trying to get some sleep
even after I counted all the sheep
And after going over
the memories I treasure and keep
So I held my beloved's picture
and started to weep
Oh pain!
you have grown inside me so deep
The path of grief is long and steep
Where is the future
that she was supposed to reap?
Oh longing for my daughter
every moment,you creep
And keep me awake
when the world around me is asleep
Oh Lord, let me doze
and have a glimpse of her or a peep
in a dream as when
she happily drove the jeep
Or when she was running
on hearing her phone beep
Or when she was a child
and I sang for her "Little Bo Peep"
For without a glance of her
I can no longer this life upkeep

Randah Ribhi Hamadeh,Copyright
Summer Rays,2009
Written in loving memory of my daughter
Samar Ahmed Al Ansari (4/4/1988-4/9/2006)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Great Escape

Not long time ago there was a big, fat, and mean bully. That bully would bully me everyday. So one time I decided to stand up for myself, so I went to him and said,” I’m not going to let you bully me anymore!” He got really mad and started chasing me. He chased me into the girls’ bathroom and I locked the door but it wouldn’t open. So he left. After half an hour I tried opening the lock but it fell off! I started shouting and shouting ,”Help, Help!”
Samar Al Ansari
Grade 5D

Thursday, May 13, 2010

أمي أعلم أنك تذكريني

مع كل شروق شمس
،ومع كل غروب
،وعندما تتلألأ النجوم في السماء
،ومع كل خطوة تخطيها
،ومن خلال كل منظر تشاهديه
،وحين يغلبك الحنين
،أسمعك أمي، أسمعك
من ينطق اسمي أكثر منك؟
من يريد أن يشركني في كل شيء
كما تشاركيني؟
أسكن في قلبك، أفضل مكان به
حيث لا أموت بل أحيا
...يا أعز المحبين
قلبك الدافئ الذي من الموت
قلبك الذي بكل ضربة من ضرباته
اشتقت إليك وكم أود أن
ليتني أخرج من قلبك لحظة
...أقبلك و تقبليني
أمسح دموعك التي بها
جفت دموع الجميع إلا دموعك
...لا زالت تبكيني
،عن رحيلي المفاجئ
رحل جسدي ولكن روحي تسكن
.حيث تسكنين

2010 © رنده ربحي حماده
أم سمر
جميع الحقوق محفوظة للمؤلفة

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Heart Remembers

Just at sunset
Does your busy day
Suddenly fall silent
And remember?
Does the rising night
Make you ready
For seeing that face again,
Feeling that touch?
Let the sunset
Do its magic.
Invite the rising night
To cast its dream.
Have we not sead
A thousand times and more
That we are richest
When the heart remembers?
Sascha Wagner,TCF

Friday, May 07, 2010

Humans: Friends or Foes?

Do animals have the right to live a free and natural life or are human needs more important?
I think animals should have the right to live a free and natural life and I think animals lives are more important than our needs and I think we should learn how to share the world together.

Samar Al Ansari
Grade 5D
5 November1998

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I Look for You

I look for you all around and find you
Everywhere, in every corner, in every place
We had memories to share. I look for you
Yet my heart tells me Stop searching,
You and your beloved daughter are now a pair
Your love and faith keep her alive. Close your eyes
And you will see her beautiful smile and black hair
And you will smell her special fragrant scent in the air

She is an angel needed in heaven to look after you and care

Randah R. Hamadeh©, 2009, Copyright
Summer Rays
In Loving Memory of My Daughter,Samar Al Ansari

Saturday, May 01, 2010