From our last two articles, you should by now have a fair idea of what our Advisory and Counseling departments offered as two separate entities. As of the coming year, the departments are merging to form one, holistic and all-encompassing Counseling department.

Such a collaboration will have a foreseeable impact on all students entering A Levels next year.

To highlight why the merger is an exciting prospect for the school, we asked our counselors a couple of questions to gain more insight.

In short, the new counseling department is going to be a one stop shop for self-development, guidance, mentorship…


The Department of College Counselling!

The Department of College Counselling at Cedar College has been instated with the aim of facilitating students to apply to their choice of universities. However, this process of applying is not as simple as one may expect it to be, and actually ends up being quite time-consuming for students. With day-to-day school work, tuitions, and extracurricular commitments; actually sitting down and researching on colleges can be an additional task to your long list of things to do.

In order to aid the students and offer them some relief in terms of double-checking if they’re making the right choice, Cedar’s team…


The Department of Student Advisory!

The Department of Student Advisory has been instated with the aim of providing students with facilities best suited for their personal and academic growth. With a team comprising of seven individuals, we have encouraged our student body to regularly visit their assigned Advisors to ensure that their time at Cedar is as smooth as possible. Whether it’s an issue regarding your attendance, confusion regarding your subject combination, or mere concerns regarding your future career options — your Advisors serve as your full-time mentors on campus!

While some students may not have had the chance to access such facilities in their…


A sense of belonging is vital for an individual’s growth — both personal and social. When we speak of ‘school spirit’, we refer to the sense of belonging or community shared by those part of an educational institution. This helps to set the tone for the institution in question; enabling its student body to be more engaged, more passionate about their school’s on and off campus events. It allows them to participate in their school’s victories and failures as a wholesome community. This feeling of involvement and togetherness makes challenges at hand seem relatively easier, and more doable.

Sure, it’s…


Cedar College has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and harassment of any nature. Under the guidance of Ms Nighat Dad*, a renowned lawyer and a Human Rights activist, we have finally announced the official Harassment Policy for the Cedar community in January 2019.

Why?

The issue of harassment and bullying remains a universal concern. These problems can surface regardless of one’s age, location, and gender. Schools, workplaces, public spaces, and public transport — incidents can occur any and everywhere. …


If you’re preparing to head off to university in the near future, you might have tuned in to one not-so-fun fact: it’s not an overnight process. Apart from doing extensive research and figuring out your budget, you also have to make sure that you impress the board reviewing your application. For that, some individuals depend on their exceptional academic records, others on their extracurricular achievements, and some on their outstanding application.

Perhaps one of the most important factors that determine your application is your personal statement, also known as “college essay.” The trickiest task includes coming up with an original…


For any A Level institution to do well, it is important to connect with the student body. Providing students with premium education is just half the responsibility of the school. What comes after is the process of making sure that all students feel a sense of belonging and have the opportunity to call their college their second “home.”

At Cedar, we take this responsibility very, very seriously. This is primarily why the Department of Digital Media emerged a year and a half ago! We observed the growing usage of social media and decided to leverage it to our benefit, leading…


Empathy is an act that encourages one to put themselves in another person’s shoes. It urges one to think and feel from from another’s perspective. This trait serves as a driving force to remind every individual of the need to remain humane. However, this isn’t only applicable in real life interactions, and we need to make an active effort to ensure that our increasing digital presence incorporates this trait as well in order to create a wholesome digital environment.

We have heard of numerous cases where individuals complained that their interaction with someone online backfired or didn’t play out as…


The trend of blogging has greatly risen since platforms like WordPress and Medium have emerged. There is nothing more ideal than having a variety of online channels available for you incase you want to share your thoughts on something. This could be one of the main reasons why so many individuals have come forth in today’s time to ‘rant’; be it on Facebook, Twitter, or other digital platforms.

Whether you are an aspiring author, filmmaker, doctor, or even yogi — there are no set limits to who can or cannot blog. The purpose of creating your own blog usually stems…


The internet’s emergence has been a bit of a game-changer for individuals today. With everyone leading fast-paced lives, its growing usage highlights our dependency on it in order to stay connected and “up to date.”

While we do appreciate all the perks and advantages of the internet, sometimes we fail to tune in to some of the cons attached to it. Yes, it does connect people in different parts of the world, but it also creates a gap in people residing in proximity to one another. You will notice many people nose-deep in their phones while sitting next to each…

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