GSS Manners

We believe that the following qualities are essential in Garrisonions, if they are to become leaders and community members who 'serve as models of excellence, integrity, and compassion':

Home Manners

    /Pray five times daily & recite Holy Quran.
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    /Keep the house clean.
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    /Do not draw lines on the walls.
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    /Look after the plants in house & in the garden.
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    /Do not pluck leaves or flowers from the plants.
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    /Help the parents in household work.
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    /Polish your shoes.
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    /Press your clothes.
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    /Take care of your toys, books and other things.
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    /Always check your school bag and uniform for next day before you sleep.
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    /Change your clothes before going to bed.
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    /Be polite and nice to servants.
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    /Always do your work yourself.
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    /Do not allow strangers to enter the house.
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    /Do not shout on beggars or poor if they come at your door.
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    /Do not take eatable from any strangers.
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    /Save your pocket money, buy some books or good things.
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    /Never cheat others in games.

General Manners

    /Cordially greet everyone you meet.
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    /Always put on a smile.
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    /Be neat and tidy all the time.
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    /Button your shirt properly.
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    /Whispering to your neighbour when sitting in company is considered wrong.
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    /Never bit your fingers or scratch your body in the presence of others.
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    /Never sit with your back to anyone.
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    /Be well composed when you stand, sit, walk or talk.
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    /When you walk about, do not drag your feet but lift them and walk.
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    /Never pass any personal remarks on others.
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    /Do not poke your nose into the affairs that do not concern you.
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    /Try to keep up to the customs as much as possible.
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    /Always treat children with love and care.
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    /Always be kind, courteous and helpful to every one.
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    /When practice charity, do not boast about it or make it public.
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    /Do not discuss about some one in her/his absence.
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    /When you yawn, put your hand to you mouth till you finish.
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    /When you cough, sneeze, blow your nose etc, use a tissue /handkerchief and excuse yourself.
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    /When someone sneezes, say (Alhamdulillah)
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    /Whatever you do, do it with grace.
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    /Do not be too proud, remember, pride hath a fall, be sober always.
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    /Always be thankful to Allah in every condition.
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    /Maintain certain principles in life and follow them at all costs.
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    /Remember, early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
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    /Do to others, as you would expect others to do for you.

Eating Manners

    /We must say Bismillah before eating meal.
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    /We must wash our hands before and after taking meal.
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    /We must not talk while chewing food.
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    /We must finish our food.
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    /We must take small bites.
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    /We must drink in three sips.
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    /We must drink water in sitting position.
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    /We must eat & drink with right hand.
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    /We must say Alhamdulillah after finishing meal.
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    /Always drink water in the beginning and in the middle of meal.
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    /When you eat or drink , do not make unnecessary sound.
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    /Gently stir tea or any drink with a spoon without spilling.
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    /Do not sniff or smell food before eating.
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    /Don’t refuse or give name to any food.
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    /Always throw waste in the bin or in appropriate place.

Talking and Listening Manners

    /Never use bad or abusive words.
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    /Be attentive when someone is talking to you.
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    /Allow elders to speak first.
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    /Reply to questions verbally and not by nodding.
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    /Before starting conversation especially on telephone, first greet the person and introduce yourself.
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    /When you have not heard someone clearly, say I beg your pardon or pardon me and ask for repetition.
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    /Don’t bend your head too low while reading or writing.
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    /Do not disturb others while they are talking, wait till they finish.
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    /While standing and talking on a roadside or footpath, see that you do not obstruct others way.
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    /Never talk too loud or shout and thereby disturb others.
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    /When you converse, speak slowly, clearly and distinctively.
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    /When you address someone, always be formal by using the word Mr.Sahab, Janab and Sir.
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    /Do not talk unnecessarily on phone.
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    /Always say “Allah Hafiz” while leaving the home.
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    /Always say Assalam-o-Alaikum when you enter in home.
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    /Always say Good morning / Subha Bakhair when you awake.
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    /Always say Good night / Shab Bakhair when you sleep.
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    /Always make it hurry to say Salam.
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    /When something good is done for you, say thank you.
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    /When a mistake is made, say sorry and ask for pardon.

Classroom Manners

  • We must stand up when the teacher/ Principal enters the room.
  • We must not talk to each other during lesson.
  • Seek permission before you talk.
  • Always keep your classroom and school clean.
  • We must always be attentive in the class.
  • Do not take away belongings of the school or classmates without permission.
  • Do not draw lines on the walls.
  • Make friendship with classmates & help each other.
  • Look after the plants in school. Never pluck flowers or leaves.
  • Respect your teachers and all the staff members, ayas and security guards.
  • Do not quarrel or fight with classmates.
  • Do not make/ cut jokes or make fun of others.
  • Do not give pet names to your classmates.

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