Her Clock

Ahna, 11A She gave birth to her firstborn ‘cause she walked the aisle, and the hand on her clock stopped as her work of nurture began for her first born child. She just walks into that room, a smile on her face and groceries tucked into her arms, she heads for the kitchen ‘cause THAT, […]

The Quiet Revolution

By Sarah and Eafa A woman’s scream fills the air“One more push!” echoes the doctorAnd with a final bellowing cry, the exhausted new mother collapses backwards.“Congratulations,” chimes the nurse, holding a brand new life in her hands, “It’s a girl!”And the woman?Well, the woman sighs.The only thing she can truly say, considering the society she […]

Ancient Civilisations

Junior Arts Fest 2017 by Imaan Suhail, 9A and Zuhura Ismail, 12A The Junior Arts Fest of 2017 was based on the theme of ancient civilisations; students dressed in costumes based on a civilisation of their choice, like the Greek, Roman, and Chinese civilisations of the past. A few students arrived dressed as pirates, and […]

I May Not Be A Labourer

By Imaan Suhail, 9A I may not be a labourer — but if i could change society, the nation, the world, one word at a time, I would dedicate this to all the women, the female labourers, those who do the chores at home, and those who are doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects — those who […]

Pawns of Today

By the students of Billabong High On 26th April 2017, world-renowned Northern Irish poet Cat Brogan visited BHIS to share her experience with young literary-minded students. After an interactive workshop session of two hours, each student shared the lines they came up with to create one collaborative poem, Pawns of Today: I’m trapped in a […]


By Sarah Ali, 9A One of my favourite things about myself is that I’m fluent in more than one language. I can slip seamlessly from Dhivehi to English, switching between the two with such ease that sometimes I don’t even realise I’ve done it. ‘Aslutha?’ rests as comfortably on my tongue as ‘Really?’ Words like […]

Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism

By Fathimath Eafa Rameez, 10A Tourism is a highly popular industry today, especially right here in the Maldives, where it is one of the main sources of income.  It can affect a society in many ways. As tourists visit the specific location they wish to go to, it is very likely that through the Demonstration […]