KS3 Meet the Tutor Hour Letter – 24.09.18

Dear parents,

I hope this post finds you in good health.

I would like to invite you to a ‘Meet the Tutor’ event on Monday 24th September, 2018 – 15:15-16:15.

The purpose of this event is to put a face to your child’s tutor and to understand the critical role they have at El Alsson.

The meeting will start in the small hall at 15:15 where a presentation and some general information will be provided.  After this, you will be guided to your child’s form room to meet the tutor.

Please kindly note that this is a ‘meet the tutor event’ and not a parents evening/individual/subject consultation.

Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to this event,


Hadi Malik

French café and French Market

How do you make learning French easier?  You make it fun of course!

Last year our students in Year 9 ran a French café for students in Years 5 and 6.  As well as eating yummy food like waffles and crepes, the students conversed in French with the younger students placing orders and the older students taking and preparing these orders.

Years 7 and 8 ran a little French market enabling students from Year 4 and 5 to face an authentic shopping experience right here at the school.

These two events raised enough money for the French department to purchase a crepe maker, a waffle maker, new reading books and some additional tools which will all be used again in the fun activities that the French department have planned again for this year.

Thank you to all those who supported this event.

BridgeU for G11, G12, Y12 and Y13 Students

BridgeU : It is our first year to provide our Grade 11 and 12/ Year 12 and 13 students with access to computerized and comprehensive BridgeU university and careers guidance platform that covers every aspect of the advice and guidance process. Each student and parent will be provided with access account to follow up the university and career guidance services provided through BridgeU. The Head of Guidance and Student services (American)/ Head of KS5 (Yrs 12 & 13) will be able to centrally follow up all students using the platform.

The platform allows the following services:

Document sending: Upload and send documents directly to universities, eliminating offline procedures, printing costs, and task duplication. The platform have partnered with Parchment, the leading secure-sending application for school transcripts, to ease the process of sending documents to universities

Reference writing: Coordinate, write, and track reference letters for students. Access summarised information on a student’s academic and personal history, and collaborate with other teachers to compile detailed, personalised student letters of recommendation.

Smart university matching: With BridgeU, students build a robust personal profile, including data on subject interests, grades, social, professional and learning preferences. Cross-referencing our vast database of historical data points, our matching algorithm generates university and course choices that are personalised to the unique preferences and academic strengths of each individual students.

International education: Explore the benefits of an international education with BridgeU. With a database of over 100,000 higher education programmes across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and the Netherlands, BridgeU can personalise global university and course recommendations, enabling each student to consider the right post-secondary opportunities for them, regardless of location.

Performance insights: Track admissions and placement performance year-on-year. BridgeU data will also show you local and global admissions trends, and allow comparison by subject and curriculum.

Students will receive orientation sessions on using BridgeU during first two weeks of school.


Angy Shalaby and Maggie Vallely