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 […]

Ages of Revolution

Senior Arts Fest 2017 by Aminath Eema Asim Every school has that one feature that is seen to be “striking” which ensures it stands out from the rest of them. It perhaps even gives them an identity. Billabong High’s unique feature and event is undoubtedly the Annual Arts Fest. Since 2015, it has been the […]

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 […]

As a Girl

By Fathimath Imaan Suhail, 9A As a girl, You’re told to be soft, Fragile, Like petals on a flower. But, like flowers, You are destined to bloom. As a daughter, You are told to obey, To keep your voice down. But you have a voice That brings the twinkling stars Out to the night sky, […]

Bloody Sunday

By Jumana Shahid, 11A 22nd January 1905, Released wasps from the hive; Under the power of Tsar Nicholas the II The Golden Days nearly came to an end Shy was he, a timid maiden. His moustache—the one good thing he had then. Though almost as dumb as the 16th Louis, He, at least, didn’t marry […]