Meet Syed Haris Ali Qandhari – Student at Southshore School

Tell us who you are?
Meet Syed Haris Ali Qandhari - Student at Southshore SchoolMy name is Syed Haris Ali Qandhari. I’m currently in my final A level year at Southshore School. I am seventeen years old and am contributing to my community by working in many diversed fields of area. Starting with representing my school in football and debates. I have participated in several MUN conferences over the years and happen to be a strong member of the debate department.

In addition to all this, I was recently awarded with the best director and best playmaker awards in Southshore’s Drama competition. At the moment, I’m acting as a Secretary General of The Rotary Interact Club Southshore while I’m Producing and Directing Southshore’s commercial drama and simultaneously working as the chief editor of USB Blog magazine.

Tell us about your school?
Southshore is an institution which helps one grow beyond the knowledge of books and words. This institution has not only acted as a breeding ground to hundreds and thousands of students but has also helped them groom and develop their personality out of the box. The spectrum of vision and horizons of thinking are taken to ones best capability and achievable aptitude.

Southshore is a fine blend of experienced teachers and a hard working dedicated faculty. In my view I feel Southshore is the journey between mediocre to excellence, as it achieves its goals by offering a wide range of University of Cambridge A-Level courses in the physical-sciences, social-sciences and humanities as well as Learning Modules, seminars and foreign language electives. In-class learning is supplemented by co-curricular activities, including student-run extracurricular societies, community service, sports and student government.

The moment when a student becomes a Titan and understands the significance of it, the continuum of the student expands to far extremes and pride is sealed in the heart of that Titan!

What will a typical day in your class look like?
If I summarize a typical day in the my class I would say it’s a fine recipe of knowledge mixed with discussion, opinion, understanding and contentment. In other words, Every day I get a taste of something new.

What is your least favorite subject? Why?
My least favorite subject is Accounts. Accounting, deals with complex structures and methods which deal with numbers and twisted theories which I most embarrassingly fail to understand as I’m not very fond of numbers.

If you could change anything about your current school, what would it be? Why?
If I could change one thing about my school it will be the misleading mindset of O level students and their parents who are living in the misconception that Southshore is a ‘party school’. Where as, this concept is as vague as the existence of zombies. In short, change the false Image of this School.

Who in your life has most influenced you?
The most influential figure in my life no doubt is Mr. Shahnawaz Parker, the student affairs manager at Southshore. His inspiring personality has changed the philosophy of my life and guided me to success by his words of wisdom. This individual is an institution in oneself. His experience and delivery of speech has molded my vision to the finest.

How do you spend your weekends?
My weekends usually kicks start with completing the undone tasks and ends up at catching up with friends and relaxing. I would say Xbox is my most loyal companion over the weekend.

If you could do so, how would you plan your academic studies differently?
I believe that the word ‘education’ is not restricted to books and notes. The prospective of education is to learn and develop. So if I could plan my academic studies differently I would pursue the style of education followed in Finland as it is the best example of an art to mold a student to its optimum potential.

Meet Syed Haris Ali Qandhari - Student at Southshore School

Who are your top 5 students from your school? and why?
I will not be biased here and Name myself as I am no one to judge where I stand. Anyhow, without any particular order Aqib Khalique, Haseeb Ahmed, Rashid Mubashir, Maleeha Bilal and Shahzaib Ahmed will be my choices.

These students have worked with dedication and taken their fields to new heights. I feel honored to be indulged as a part of this league of extraordinary people.

What do you do in order to keep up with latest tools and technologies while focusing on your education?
In todays world everything is interlinked a fine base of education is provided via technology i.e all sort of new gadgets. So I feel I have handle the ball as I continue to simultaneously use both my hands and stay in the game.

What are your other interests in life?
I like to write plays, read about astrology, try fixing things which have been in bad shape, play football at the evening or fifa on xbox, help friends through difficulties, encourage struggling debaters or friends who lack confidence. Well, that’ll be about it.

What do you envision yourself doing 10 years from now?
I hope to be a Bureaucrat and a graduate form Kings College London. Being in United Nations will complete the dream.

Who are your top 5 teachers from your school? and why?
Teachers in Southshore can not be ranked in a compact list of 5 due to their excellence. Anyhow, in my opinion, without any particular order, Mr. Iqbal Husain, Mr. Hanif Ghanchi, Mr. Zeshan Ansari, Miss Zenub Tariq and Mr. Shahab Yakoob will top the list.

Meet Syed Haris Ali Qandhari - Student at Southshore School

What two or three accomplishments that have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
I have accomplished a lot in the last year but to be honest the only thing lacking to this success is satisfaction. I feel maybe I’ve compromised on the something which is my basic satisfaction. Anyhow, winning awards at Drama competition in school, LUMUN and several events have motivated me to work hard. However, I still feel the most satisfactory accomplishment of all is making good friends and earning the status of someone trustworthy.

If you had one million rupees to give away, what would you do with it?
I will finance Pakistan’s top talented individuals to gain them a chance to prove themselves on international forums. These individuals will be those who lack monetary support and recognition to prove themselves, for say, football players.

Your top 5 must visit places in DHA Karachi?
My 5 top must visit places in DHA Karachi are firstly my schools, Southshore and DA Public School O and A levels. Then Dolmen Mall DHA, Phase 8 food-street and Royal Rodale Club.

If there was one place you could travel to, right now, where would it be and why?
I would love to travel Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform pilgrimage.

Any Message you want to give to the readers of DHAToday?

‘A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.’ – David Brinkley.

Always believe in yourself and remember whatever happens, happens for a purpose. Embrace simplicity and truthfulness, I promise success will kiss your feet. Never back down and always believe in God. If you lose something accept it and move on because no one or nothing stays forever, forever is myth. Always learn from your failures. And cherish the people who love and respect you.

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  1. ahsan says:

    last year of a lvls and still 17 😛

  2. Yasir says:

    Hi, i want to friendship wid you Haris

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