Y9 Tunis Village Community Service trip

Year 9 Wadi El Rayan Tunis Village Community Service trip

14 – 15 December 2018

Dear Year 9 Parents & Students,

We are pleased to inform you that we have planned a community service / team building trip to Tunis Village in Fayoum. Students will be giving out blankets to families. Your donation of 100LE will allow you to keep someone warm. This is part of the cost which is 2000 LE

We will be leaving School on Friday, 14th December at 8am and returning on Saturday, 15th December around 3:30 pm.

The cost for this trip will be in 2000 LE which covers the following:

  • Transportation from and back to school
  • All meals are included
  • 1 night accommodation + meals
  • Activities
  • 100 LE Blanket for Charity
  • 24 hour emergency assistance service

If you wish your son/daughter to take part in this trip, please fill out the reply slip below and return it, with 2000 LE, to the British Office by Sunday 2nd December 2017.

Please note that this is non-refundable.

Thank you for your support.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Nihal Amin

An Alssonian creating a prosthetic hand for Hailey

El Alsson is BEYOND PROUD of Youssef Sadek..Class of 2017. Youssef joined University of Nevada Las Vegas UNLV; mechanical engineering and is part of the team taking credit for creating this prosthetic hand for Hailey.

The Henderson City Council is expected to proclaim Nov. 20 as Hailey Dawson Day. The day will honor the 8-year-old Henderson resident who threw pitches at all 30 MLB stadiums with her robotic hand.

The hand was designed by engineering students at UNLV.

Hailey was born with Poland Syndrome that caused the fingers on her right hand to be underdeveloped. While she has been traveling around North America, she has been educating others about Poland Syndrome.


Y13 Trip to Spain 21st – 27th February

Dear parents & Students,


Upon your request to negotiate payment with the travel agent, they have agreed to the following:

– Thursday 29 Nov 9000 LE non-refundable

– Thursday 20 Dec 7000 LE and 100 Euros.

– Tuesday 15 January approximately 16000 LE of total package.

Cancellation Policy:

– First payment is non- refundable.

– As of the 21stof January 100% of the package is non- refundable.

We kindly ask you to make a decision and first installment by Sunday, 2nd of December.

Kind regards,


Nihal Amin

Head of Student Services



‘Keeping Warm in Winter’ Charity Drive

Dear Parents,

Each year we do a variety of charity events to support the local communities. We are asking for parents and children to donate any unwanted clothes, that are in good condition, so that we can donate these to the local charities that we support.

As a school, we regularly support two local orphanages and this is where any donations will be delivered, once the collection is complete. If your contributions exceed the need of the orphanages, we will take children from El Alsson to the Egyptian Clothes bank, and they will help with the sorting of and distribution of the clothes.

We have placed large containers around the school.  We would ask for any donations to be sent with the children, they can place them into any one of the containers around the school.

Collection has already started. We will set the maximum deadline as December 6th to enable us to have time for sorting and distribution. Please send everything before that date.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations.  We know this will mean a great deal to the orphanages and the children there.

If you have any questions please email Mrs. Amin (British School) on namin@alsson.com or Mrs. Angy Shalaby (American School) on ashalaby@alsson.com


The British Primary School SRC Induction

Our British Primary School Student Representative Council for 2018/2019 was inducted in a special assembly on 8th November. Parents were invited in to enjoy this special ceremony where students received their badges and read an oath. Mr Karim and Mr Colin attended the event as special guests. Mr Peter will be working with the Student Representative Council this year. We wish the students all the best in their new leadership roles in our school.


Hana Shabayek 6E – Ismail Raghib 6A – Salma Youssef 6A – Selim El Kafrawy 6C – Sophia ElFar 5A – Adham Badr 5A – Karma Dacres 4A – Yassin Hamza 4A – Tala AbdulKader 3E and Taha Aboul Nour 3G


Car Children Procedures

Dear Parents,

Since the move to NewGiza, the number of car children has increased substantially. To ensure the safety of your children we have decided to introduce a new system for car students which we will implement from Sunday, 4th November.

• Each car student (Primary/Elementary) is to have a car permit with a photo whereby no one can come and pick up the child without a card – yes, even if it is the mother or the father.
• If it is an emergency, and you can’t give the card to someone else, we will still keep the phone-in system and/or email where you contact the secretaries in charge of your child’s section and they issue a note to your child – before 1 pm.
At the end of the day, car students will gather on the primary plaza, next to the admin building. Students will be separated into British school and American school groups. To collect a child, parents are invited to come to the wire gate and show the car permit. There will be an American staff member on one side of the gate and a British staff member on the other side. Children will be seated until called to come to the gate to be collected by the person showing the car permit.

We would like to ensure a good flow of children and parents leaving in an orderly fashion. Would you please help us with this new system by following teacher directions on the day?

We have printed and laminated three cards per student (enclosed with this letter) so that each of the parents and perhaps the driver can have a card for pick up. In case you want to order more cards and if you lose them, you can always email mfouad@alsson.com to print more for you.

We have to be careful these days so we really appreciate your full support to apply and enforce the new system.

Your patience and kindness with our gate security personnel is also appreciated.

Thanking you in advance