We have recently come back from a trip to New York and it is difficult to describe how wonderful the experience was. The girls were fantastic ambassadors for the school and gained tremendously from attending the TED Ed Conference. We were lucky enough to be granted six tickets to this event, listening to and working with some of the greatest thinkers in education / global issues around the world.
On Friday 14th February the Under-11 girls' football team travelled to Cairo to compete in the annual football tournament against teams based in Cairo. Playing games against Malvern College, MBIS and NCBIS, the team won every game of the day with their most convincing win of 5-1. To my knowledge, this result has never happened in the history of BSA.
The children have all voted for their student council members and we would like to congratulate them on their new roles. From Year 1 we have Lara, Selim and Liana. From Year 2 we have Esser, Khadeejah and Hamza. We have also appointed our Head Boy and Head Girl for this year. We are sure they will do a fantastic job and we want to congratulate them both on their new roles. Head Boy Mahmoud and Head Girl Layla.
On Thursday 19th September 2019, we had our Lanuch Evening at the new School Campus in Shalalat. We were honoured by the presence of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams, His Excellency Sir Abdel Aziz Eissa, Consul General of Lebanon and His Excellency Sir Gildo Sampieri, Consul General of Italy.
The event was enjoyed by our guests and parents.
Please see the full photo album here.
Once again, we were very pleased with our examination results with individual students achieving some outstanding sets of grades.
- 73% of Year 13 A-level grades were A*-B
- 75% of Year 11 GCSE grades were equivalent to A*-C
- 56% of Year 11 GCSE grades were equivalent to A*-B
Congratulations in particular go to the following students:
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