Saturday, December 17, 2011

Help Me Say Goodbye.

Okaay so my seniors, the 12th graders will technically be spending their last week in school which officially starts this sunday. And I don't really know how to react to them leaving. 

True, I’m not attached to all the 12th Graders but I feel attached to a lot of them. Over the year, I’ve really spent time with quite a few of them and gotten to know them. And now that they’re leaving, a part of me is really happy that they’re going out there into the open world, going to good universities, they’ll have a great life ahead. But there’s also a part of me that’s not willing to let go. They’ve always been there when we needed the guidance or the answers to any problems, and now that they’re leaving, it feels like we’re going to be all alone. No one to look up to, and all of a sudden, high school looks like it’s going to get very lonely.

But I guess it’s not up to me to stop them, and I guess it’s just another phase in life. We need to let go and take responsibility for the school. I’m just going to hope that this week turns out to be a great week filled with more memories to cherish once they’re gone.

This is a post to all the 12th graders out there. Whether I've interacted with you a lot, or not much, I hope you have a great life ahead in university and beyond that. I wish you all the luck for the future.

~ Parichay

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dubai Modern High School.

Dubai Modern High School, formerly knows as The Modern High School. I'm proud to say, as I always have been, that I go to that school. This is my 13th year at modern, and it has been one hell of a journey. I’ve been with the school for the better part of its life and I’ve seen it grow and progress into the school it is today. Surprisingly, I clearly remember my first day at Modern. It was at the Safa Campus and just like majority of the children who were new-comers just like me, were crying as the environment was new to us. But I remember, as clich├ęd as this may sound, the teacher took my hand, told me that it’s going to be fun and it’ll all be okay and took me into my Kindergarten class. I remember how she spent the better part of the day getting to know us better, taking care of us just how a parent does.

As a new student, Modern was the perfect environment and now that I look back, I don’t think any other school would have made me feel the same way as I did as Modern on my first day.
As Modern has grown over the past 13 years, so have I. And as I’ve grown, I’ve grown immensely attached to this school. I feel a sense of pride in my school. It’s like patriotism. I look at my school now, and I see the high end facilities (which at one point of time I criticized) and I see how modern has risen above the expectations anyone could have ever had.

`This is my school. This is Modern High.

When we first moved into the new grand campus in Nad-Al-Sheba, It wasn’t the same feeling. I guess because I spent most of my years at the other campus, but now I see it to be one of the finest high schools in the region and I feel good about the campus. True, it’s a bit of a showoff, but why can’t we flaunt sometimes?

This week, as my school celebrates its 25th Anniversary, as it celebrates its silver jubilee and 25 years of excellence, I am proud to call myself a Modernite.