News from Our Head of Primary
Posted 29-01-2019 01:15PM

Dear Parents,

Term 2 is well under way and the students and teachers are working very hard.


The students in Year 5 performed their interpretation of Moana this week. The children have worked extremely hard outside of lessons at weekends and evenings to put on the show. The children were involved in all aspects of the show from singing, acting and dancing to creating props and scenery. They were assisted by Ms Holly, Ms Chow, Ms Elliott and Ms Heather and some Year 11 students.

A wonderful show that was enjoyed by all!


Please note the InCAS tests will take place throughout February. There is no revision necessary; this is an annual online assessment that monitors your child's progress throughout their schooling. You will receive the assessment results along with the end of term 2 report.

Please ensure your child is in school for these assessments. They will need a small, inexpensive set of headphones (No Beats) such as those you get on an airplane or with a phone will be sufficient. They will be left in school and the teachers take no responsibility for expensive headphones being lost, misplaced or damaged.


At CES we do have very high expectations of behaviour and staff spend much time teaching the children about appropriate interactions. I am pleased to report that the playground behaviour of our students continues to improve.

There are still many children who are using inappropriate Arabic words to insult one another or their families, this is not acceptable. Please discuss this matter with your children as the majority of our staff do not speak Arabic and therefore don't understand the gravity of some of the statements that do not translate. Thank you for your support.

I would like to take a moment to remind you of our expectations.

Bus Behaviour: Expectations are that students remain seated with their seatbelt fastened at all times, they treat the driver and the bus nanny with respect as they would their own class teacher. The rules on the buses are there to ensure the safety of all of our students.

Punctuality: For Term 2 to be as productive as we hope, we need all students to be in school ready to learn by. The teachers take the register at 8am for the anthem; if your child is absent for the anthem, they are then considered late and will be marked as such in the register

We all run late sometimes. For your child, arriving late to school occasionally won't cause major disruption. Chronic lateness eventually takes its toll on a child's overall education.

  • It may seem like 10 minutes isn't really that much, but a student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours or more of school time that year.
  • If a child is 10 minutes late getting to school, it is more like 20 minutes until they are actually learning.
  • The occasional late arrival is inevitable as things happen to all of us. If you are finding that your child is late one or more times per week, though, you may need to change your routine to ensure a successful start to your day.

    School Uniform

    School trousers or skirt

    School jumper, jacket or gilet

    Plain black shoes (no logos) shoe laces tied

    Hair tied back (Shoulder length or longer)

    Children who are wearing non-school jumpers or jackets will be asked to remove them. To avoid your child being cold, please ensure they are in the correct uniform.

    The reason we expect all children with hair touching or longer than their shoulder is to try and stop the spread of head lice. Please help us to help you with this!!

    Upcoming Dates

    February InCAS

    5th FebruaryYear 6 Sports day

    13th February PTCs

    17th February Year 3 & 4 Sports day

    18th February Year 5 Sports day

    19th February Half Term Break

    24th February School begins

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    Housed in an impressive campus in New Cairo, CES has established itself as one of Cairo’s leading schools, providing British based international education that delivers a tailored curriculum. An Esol Education school, CES is part of a network of exceptional international schools around the world in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon.

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