December is on our doorstep and in just 3 weeks students will be starting their winter breaks very soon, but until the last day of term arrives all students should be giving the best in lessons and taking on board the feedback from the recent Assessment Weeks. I would like to congratulate the secondary school students who have studied hard over the last few weeks and it is great to see some of the excellent results our students have been attaining. The results from the examinations will be used by teachers to give a final report that will be shared with parents at the end of term. They should all be now looking at their papers and looking for the areas in which they can improve to further drive up their attainment.
Even without the Assessment Week, November has been a very busy month and the school theme for this half term of open-mindedness has been embedded in a lot of the events taking place. I am becoming increasingly proud of our senior students and the work they are doing in the community. Our students have built an ever strengthening bond with the Girl's Home in Heliopolis and have been continuing to raise funds and materials for this great cause. I hope you can join me in thanking our IB students as well as Mr Andrew Zwick, Ms Louise Beer and Sister Maria for making CES such a positive contributor to the community. This month will also see the annual shoebox appeal taking place, where we ask students for donations of items to help support members of the community that are in need.
Cairo English School isn't limited to fundraising in the community but our students are regularly involved in sporting events outside of the school. This month I was thrilled to see Ali Abdel Dayem winning in their semi-final match at Heliopolis Sporting Club. One of the highlights of the last 2 weeks has been the outstanding "Mock Trial" that has been led by Mohab Ramadan in Year 12. I would like to congratulate him and the other participants what has been an excellently student led event.
In this edition of the newsletter I would also like to welcome some new teachers that have recently joined us. In Music with have Mr Daniel Knight, Science Ms Christine Mikhail and in Physics, Ms Mena Wafik. I hope that the whole school community will warmly welcome them to CES.
Mr Andrew Lennie
Head of Secondary