On Sunday 9th June we welcomed MBIS (Maadi British International School) and BISC (British International School Cairo) to Euclid Hall for a day of maths activities. We started the day with a logic puzzle, where the children working as a team, had to fit the clues together to find the answer. A great activity to break the children into the day, where we saw different levels of teamwork. The next activity was the Powerlines. The children had to use set numbers to create lines totalling a number. Great fun was being had by all. My personal favourite event was next, the Shuttle relay!
We were delighted to host a visit from the British Ambassador on Monday 18th February. Sir Geoffrey Adams KCMG met with various staff and had a tour of the school meeting students and was very impressed with the school. We would like to thank him for taking the time to visit us.
In Science Club we were looking at the properties of custard when mixed with water. It is an unusual material because it can be a solid and a liquid at the same time.
First we discussed that custard powder is a solid material because it doesn't take the same shape as its container and then we mixed it with water. If we stirred quickly it turned into a solid and if we left it or stirred slowly it became a liquid.
As with every year, we have another group of our students who have achieved national awards for their examination performance. We are very proud of them.
Haya Kassem – Top in Alexandria for First Language English and Top in Africa for Edexcel IGCSE History.
Nadia Bitar – Top in Egypt for AS Chemistry
Sara Urso – High Achiever in Alexandria for AS English Literature
Omar Menchawy – High Achiever in IT in Alexandria / Best across three AS levels in Alexandria
On Monday 12th November, the children (and adults) in FS, KS1 and KS2 wore odd socks to school to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week! They wore their brightest and most colourful socks! The children attended an anti-bullying workshop which taught them how to say no to bullies and say yes to respecting each other. They decorated a sock to show their understanding of respect and to celebrate being unique.
See our photos here!
BSA Friends of School 5th Gala Dinner held at the beginning of October was nothing short of a spectacular success this year and in every way a golden evening. We are very grateful to Her Majesty’s Consul General, Ms Wendy Freeman, for kindly hosting the event in the Consulate Garden. We also had a very special guest this year, the Egyptian actress, Nada Bassiouny.
We are pleased to announce that once more our students have achieved various awards for outstanding examination results. The awards are as follows:
Book week 2018 was a hugely successful week which focused on poetry and performance. All children in Prep and Pre-prep learnt a poem by heart, with the older children performing their chosen poem to their year group and, using specific success criteria, assessing each other. Children then voted and the best of each year group recited their poems in our Book Week assemblies. Alongside the recitals, many competitions took place, including ‘guess how many books are in the library’, a design a bookmark competition and an extreme reading photo challenge.
Students this week have been using Google Cardboard and VR apps to look at how VR can change our lives and potential uses for it in the future. Students were making 360 walk throughs of where they live and where they come to school. Y10 students gave Y8s a lesson on using BBC Microbit Computers, which was really fun. Students Yassein, Lina, Mohamed, Mariam and Bahira demonstrated good CS knowledge as well as great leadership skills in planning and delivering a lesson using technology new to the BSA.