El Alsson NewGiza has managed to secure the renowned artist Mr. Mohamed Rabie in collaboration with TAM gallery to visit our school and inspire our Alssonians. well Guess what? He too was inspired by our students and their passion for art. We are honored to have him pay us a visit and spend an entire day with our students creating magic on our Alsson walls.
Thank you Mr. Mohamed Rabie, we are ever so grateful!
Its FINALLY here….the El Alsson Alumni Reunion! It is much awaited for and way overdue, we are excited to finally have a date for it; SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19th
If you are a parent who has attended El Alsson School (alumni) then mark your calendar and block the day…Saturday November 19th as of 11am. It is not a must that you have graduated from El Alsson, if you spent some years of your life here and consider yourself an Alssonian then please do sign up below and join us on the day.
Be prepared for a day of fun, laughter, games, music, dancing, live entertainment, food and most of all…getting back in touch with your old teachers and old friends.
Location: El Alsson NewGiza
TIme: 11am to 6pm
It is an “Alssonian only event”, you are free from your spouse and your children..its your day off
Please fill in the form below, it is great for us to update our database and to kindly RSVP if you are attending or not.
Admission is free
It was wonderful to see many of you in our El Alsson Parent Council information session yesterday morning.
As mentioned at the meeting, we are very excited to get this up and running and find a huge value in having a strong, active, and engaged parent council to enrich our children’s time here at El Alsson. Increasing the volunteerism culture at the school will have a huge impact on the overall school spirit and will provide great activities for the entire community.
For interested parents who were unable to make it, please see the presentation slides at the link below. We ask parents interested in contributing to the development and work of our Parent Council to please register their interest by completing this sort form. You will then be contacted in the near future with information about next steps and meetings.
Thanks again for taking the time and for your interest in the Parent Council.
Colin Rogers, Soumaya Amr, Karim Rogers, Allison Fleet, Matt Topliss
School Directors and Princpals
As we are approaching the end of the first term, we are delighted to announce the re-launch of a key initiative within our school community which will ensure that parent involvement can continue to grow in all areas of life at El Alsson. It is very important for the development of the children to see their parents involved in their school and helping with different activities that increase their enrichment and provide them with an incredible experience at El Alsson.
We are excited to reintroduce the El Alsson Parent Council, which will continue to be defined and grow to serve the primary purpose of increasing the enrichment of the El Alsson students through different programs, events, and activities outside their classroom time. The key ingredient to the success of the Parent Council is volunteers. We are very lucky that our school community is one that prides itself with having close ties to one another, making it that much easier to work together to make it an even more positive experience for our children.
It is important to note that the success of the Parent Council will be determined by how we, as a school community, adhere to the purpose of the Council as well as increasing the overall volunteerism culture within the parent community. There will also be teacher and administration involvement in the Council in order to increase the communication between the parents and the staff.
The El Alsson Parent Council will be rolled out gradually with some activity taking place this school year, and we aim to be fully functional with a wide variety of committees and activities by the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year. Additional information will be available at our first meeting.
We would like to invite you to an information session to be held in the American School Small Hall on Wednesday, November 9th at 9:00am.
We are really looking forward to an amazing experience and to have a strong and successful Parent Council to serve the entire El Alsson community. We hope to see as many interested parents at our information session on Wednesday!
Colin Rogers, Soumaya Amr, Karim Rogers, Allison Fleet & Matt Topliss
School Directors and Principals
El Alsson R.A.C.E. is suitable for all ages and abilities, and will take runners on a beautiful race course that will start and finish at El Alsson. Runners can expect exciting giveaways and an amazing finisher’s medal, as well as a race course filled with nutrition stations and entertainment.
Over the past couple of years we have been running the Winter Clothes Drive which has been hugely successful and greatly appreciated by our matrons and workers. We were overwhelmed with the incredible level of generosity in your donations and we wish to continue this initiative. Our students thoroughly enjoyed volunteering their time and effort to give back to their community and it was a significant learning experience for them to further develop their sense of social responsibility.
As of Sunday the 6th of November, we will start collecting clothes donations. We kindly ask that you ensure the donations you make are in good condition without any stains, rips, broken zippers, etc. Please drop off your donations to your child’s designated administrative office (EC/ES American Office, MHS American Office, Primary British Office, Secondary British Office).
The clothes distribution will be held on Thursday the 8th of December.
This is a school-wide project where staff and students will be collaborating together from both the British and American School. We would like to invite parents who are interested in volunteering to support to sign up HERE to specify your availability.
We look forward to another successful Winter Clothes Drive!
Dear Staff, Students, Parents, and El Alsson Community,
We are proud to announce that El Alsson American International School is now an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. We have received authorization to deliver the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 and 12, and we plan for our first DP cohort to start in September 2023. The authorization as an IB World School allows the addition of the IB Diploma Programme to our High School academic offerings, allowing the choice between completing the IB Diploma or the American High School Diploma.Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit foundation that offers challenging educational programmes for students aged 3 to 19 to help develop their intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
The IBDP is a rigorous, well rounded programme for 16-18 year olds which is recognized and respected by leading universities and employers around the world, including Egypt. The programme aims to develop a breadth and depth of knowledge in students, as well as focusing on developing positive character traits and international mindedness. The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, which comprises the Theory of Knowledge course, Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, and the Extended Essay. Through the subject groups and the DP core, students connect the learning and thinking within subjects, reflect on what knowledge is, complete independent research and inquiry projects, and undertake a project which often involves community service.
We would like to take this moment to thank the hard work that all of our High School staff have put into ensuring we were successful in the lengthy and rigorous authorization process, which has included significant planning, educator training and the development of IB curriculum in all subject areas. We would also like to recognize the work that Mark Wisniewski, our Assistant Head of Teaching & Learning and IBDP Coordinator, put into this authorization process, as well as our IBDP core team of Yasmine Adel (CAS Coordinator) and Rehab Esmail (Extended Essay Coordinator).
For further information about the IBDP, and how it will benefit the students of El Alsson American International School, we will be running a series of Grade 10 parent/student information sessions beginning in early November, and for other grade levels in January 2023. Information about the IBDP can be found by clicking on the IB DP Curriculum website. We will be updating our website over the coming weeks to provide you with more information on the IBDP at El Alsson.
Soumaya Amr, Colin Rogers and Karim Rogers
American School Principal
El Alsson has recently been awarded independent status as an examination centre in Egypt by Pearson Edexcel and OxfordAQA examination boards and the Ministry of Education. This is a significant achievement for the school and will allow greater freedom of subject choice, resources and exam administration and will allow greater personalisation of exam courses and pathways for study for students. El Alsson is one of only a handful of schools in Egypt to be granted this independent status, and we are looking forward to working directly with both examination boards from now on. The school will also maintain its relationship with Cambridge Assessment International Examinations via our link with the British Council.