Message from Directors
Welcome to the new year of 2018-19
First of all a big welcome to all of the returning students and new students, parents and teachers to the school. When we moved to our new site in 2017 the plan was to steadily expand the school from 5 classes per year group (3 British and 2 American) to 8 classes per year group (4 + 4). So far we are on track and in fact, we have exceeded our projections admitting more than 400 new children to the school this September.
Every year we have our normal turnover of teachers and we recruit from abroad and in Egypt to replace them. This year is no exception but with increased numbers, we have sourced quite a few more to cover the school’s expansion. As we expand, we are adjusting and better organizing our management teams and attached to this letter, we are introducing all the members of our Senior Leadership Teams to give you an idea of who they are and what they do.
To help you better understand how the schools are organized and who does what we have also attached organization charts for the two schools.
What else is new? The “New Year” – which hopefully will be smoother and easier than 2017 which must go down as the most difficult in the school’s history and lots of things that we have always done and are part of the El Alsson culture that simply didn’t happen last year. This year they will, and we will see extra-curricular activities, productions, better fixtures, art exhibitions, individual musical instrument lessons, carnival, sports days and all the small but important activities we do with the children.
We will also see two new superb facilities opening: our new Sports Facility with swimming pools, full-sized sports hall, fitness gym and café; and our new Performing Arts building with a huge drama studio, film and video room, future radio room, music classrooms, practice rooms and 220-seat theater already acclaimed to be the best small theater-acoustically in Cairo!
So welcome one and all! We hope for a successful and peaceful New Year.
All best wishes,
Colin and Karim Rogers and Soumaya Amr