Mastermind School

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Mastermind School
Location
House#5, Road#12 (New) 31 (Old), Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka.
Information
Type Private
Primary School (Play Group to 2nd Grade)
Junior School (3rd Grade to 5th Grade)
Senior School (6th Grade to 12th Grade)
Mastermind School
Mastermind School Logo.jpg
Location
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka
Bangladesh
Information
Type Private
Established 1999 (1999)
Principal S. F. Ahmed
Grades Play Group to 2 (Primary School)
3 to 5 (Junior School)
6 to 12 (Senior School)
Website

Mastermind School is one of the best British-curriculum schools in Bangladesh. It offers English-medium education to students from play group age to grade 12, leading to the IGCSE and GCE A-Level examinations, held under the Edexcel & Cambridge examination board.

The main buildings are located in Dhanmondi, with a branch in Uttara.

The school's principal is Syed Fakruddin Ahmed, who doubles as the senior physics teacher at the school. It has over 3000 students, and 300 teaching staff. It has a debating society, a sports club, a newsletter club, and a community service club.[1][2] It runs on the British curriculum (GCE). Mastermind School won "The Most Versatile School" award in 2011 and 2015, and was the Champion of the junior category in 2015 at the Biotechnology Fest, Hosted by City Montessory School, in Lucknow, India.

Mastermind School provides extra-curricular activities of debating, community service and sports. The school clubs are run by an executive committee, selected for each club.

Every year the Mastermind Community Service Club takes part in charitable works, including charity food sales, paying visits at Ashiq Foundation (a rehabilitation centre for under-privileged cancer-affected children), collection of winter clothes for charity distribution, a blood donation camp and art competition for autistic children.

Mastermind Debating Society[edit]

Mastermind Debating Society (MMDS) is the school debating club. On 10 February 2011, MMDS hosted a national championship within its campus, with the participation of 48 teams. MMDS also participates in international debate competitions. In July 2011, Team Mastermind was ranked among the top-16 teams at the Asians Schools Debate Championship, at Seoul. In August 2011, MMDS got an honourable mention for debate at CMS, Lucknow, for a Biotechnology festival.

2011 saw MMDS reaching the Grand Finale of every domestic debate competition and having at least two of its debaters ranking among the top-5 national debaters at every tournament.

Mastermind Sports Club[edit]

Mastermind Sports Club (MMSC) is the school's official sports club. In the past years, MMSC was fairly inactive, having participated in only 3 inter-school tournaments in the academic years 2008–2011.

In the 2011–2012 academic year, the new executive committee set out to change that. It had great success in the following year i.e. 2012–2013 as the new energetic executive body and project leader showed sheer talent n organising various numbers of event.

The new executive committee worked very hard and by the end of the school year, MMSC had sent teams to 4 inter-school volleyball tournaments, 2 inter-school basketball tournaments and had hosted an intra-school badminton tournament.

After a very successful year, a new executive committee of 2013–2014 was elected as their predecessors moved on to university. In the early 2014 it was announced that Mastermind school will be having annual sports each year on January at the Dhanmondi Women's Complex. Mastermind Sports Club (MMSC) is the school's official sports club. In the past years, MMSC was fairly inactive, having participated in only 3 inter-school tournaments in the academic years 2008–2011.

In the 2011–2012 academic year, the new executive committee set out to change that. It had great success in the following year i.e. 2012–2013 as the new energetic executive body and project leader showed sheer talent n organising various numbers of event.

The new executive committee worked very hard and by the end of the school year, MMSC had sent teams to 4 inter-school volleyball tournaments, 2 inter-school basketball tournaments and had hosted an intra-school badminton tournament.

After a very successful year, a new executive committee of 2013–2014 was elected as their predecessors moved on to university. In the early 2014 it was announced that Mastermind school will be having annual sports each year on January at the Dhanmondi Women's Complex.

Pohela Boishak Celebration[edit]

Mastermind School hosts one of the largest school Pohela Boishakh Mela (Bengali New Year Festival) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre every year. Along with traditional shows there is also food stalls.Mastermind welcomes the Pohela Boishakh wholeheartedly.

Graduation ceremony[edit]

Every year, Mastermind stages a graduation ceremony for its O' Level and A' Level graduates that takes place at BICC. The ceremony starts off with the Bangladeshi National Anthem, followed by cultural programs and the actual award giving program. Syed Fakhruddin Ahmed, the school principal, hands off the certificates.

Ekushe February[edit]

Each year at 21 February ( National Mourning Day) Mastermind school shows grief for the martyrs who fought for our Language by allowing its students to drop flowers at the SHAHID MINAR,crafted by its excellent art teachers at the Assembly field.

Uttara Branch[edit]

The Uttara branch of Mastermind was opened in 1999. In 2009, all the sections moved to a new building. Shumona Karim is the admin head for the Uttara branch as well as O Levels. Khurshid Alam is the admin for A Levels section.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viqarunnisa, Mastermind become champions". The Daily Star. 31 October 2003. 
  2. ^ Ahammed, Rakib (26 April 2011). "Sad incident at reputable school". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 23°45′06″N 90°22′33″E / 23.7517°N 90.3758°E / 23.7517; 90.3758

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