5th Francophonie forum
The 5th forum of Francophonie took place on 25th and 26th March 2016 in the presence at the opening of her Excellency, Mrs. Lea Boutros Boutros-Ghali, his Highness Princess Broncovan, His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Mokhles Kotb, and Mrs. Esmat Lamei, Executive Director of the Oasis International School. D1 students organized the event from the perspective of the Theory of Knowledge paying tribute this year to the action of one of the greatest politicians of our times, His Excellency the late Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali that our school has had many honor and privilege to receive and meet our students.
At fruitful exchanges and very rewarding, including Class D1, C5, C4 and C3, the students studied the issues of TOK around the theme of internationalism and the construction of identity, trying to answer questions type:
- To what extent political action reconciles the legislative framework with ethical principles?
- How the contrary, the construction of identity is part of a universal approach?
- How Art, science, culture involved in both the construction of identity and openness to the world?
- What linguistic hegemony?
Represented by five committees, culture, art, language, History and science, offer themes that allow a community to become aware of their identity and raise the question of its relation to the context international.
The diploma students, who have intelligently, modesty and rigor in the organization of meetings of different working committees to support the awakening of MYP students in methods of TOK to reflect on issues that for years already rich animated discussions among their elders. The MYP students who had the courage and curiosity to tackle seriously and enthusiasm of the questions, though sometimes confusing, were able to create interest and stimulate reflection, listening and dialogue.
The forum was a great success and we thank all participants for their work.
The Model Arab League
D1 students organized the 4th Annual Conference of the Arab League Model on February 12th and February 13th 2016, at Oasis International School. This conference was held under the supervision of the secretariat, Nada Gabr, Malak Emad and Youssef Ragai.
The students were distributed among five different committees, such as the Summit Committee, the Economic and Social Committee, the Arab Foreign Affairs Committee, the Arab internal affairs Committee and the justice Committee each covering different topics.
It is in this context that the opening ceremony was set up on Friday February 12th 2016, in the presence of the General Director of the Oasis International School, Mrs. Esmat El Lamei, Mr. Essam Sharaf, the former Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Laila Eskandar, the former Environment Minister and Dr Mohamed Abou El Ghar, the Head of the Egyptian Democratic Party.
The sessions have started from day one with great enthusiasm. During the conference, the five committees have come up with outstanding resolutions, as a result of the various discussions.
This experience closed with an unforgettable and truly touching closing ceremony. We were honored by the visit of Mr. Amr Jowaily, Assistant of the Foreign Minister of the United Nations.
Participation in Thimun 2016
A group of 23 D1 students traveled from January 23rd to January 31st 2016 to attend a United Nations Model conference. The THIMUN conference (The Hague International Model United Nations) is a five-day simulation of the United Nations aimed at high school students. THIMUN annually attracts over 3,500 students from 200 schools located in countries as far apart as Norway, Australia, China and Ecuador. In addition the students themselves come from 100 different countries.
The Hague, city of peace and justice, is closely associated with the United Nations. It is the seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Moreover, The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and many national institutions as well as the European Union.
This conference was held at the Word Forum Center of The Hague. During the latter, our students had the opportunity to represent two delegations namely Malawi and Switzerland in various committees such as the General Assembly, the human rights committee, the environment committee, the disarmament committee, the economic and social committee and finally the special conference committee. During their work sessions, our students have shared their ideas on various topics regarding the theme of sustainable urbanization for sustainable development. After a day of work entirely dedicated to the sharing of ideas, the real work of the delegates was able to start. Thus, they debated and exchanged ideas in order to produce effective, clear and realistic resolutions.
Of course during their stay in the Netherlands, our students have had the opportunity to visit the cities of The Hague and Amsterdam. They were able to visit one of the largest museums of the world, the Rijksmuseum. This state museum houses an unrivaled collection of paintings, cultural objects and prints from the 16th to the 19th century. During their stay, our students were also able to take a cruise in the canals of Amsterdam which enabled them to discover a different side of the city. They have also visited the Madame Tussauds Scenerama located in Amsterdam, a wax museum established in 1970 in the Dutch capital. Another unforgettable moment was the meeting with His Excellency Taher Ahmed Farahat, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Egypt in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The discussion was very interesting, his Excellency has first explained what his work consisted of, then he described his academic path and encouraged our students to follow in this path in order to be able to work one day in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His Excellency also insisted on the importance of the cultural identity and his pride, as an Egyptian citizen, in promoting his country.
In our cultural visits to The Hague, we had the honor and privilege of visiting the Peace Palace of The Hague. This palace was created as a result of the ideals of pacifism and universal peace, which had an unparalleled popularity in the late 19th century. When the Peace Palace was completed in 1913, it reflected the magnitude of the ideas it embodied.
The palace is the result of the cooperation between several countries. During the visit, we had the chance to see the contributions of each country in it such as some architecture elements and interior decoration elements. The Peace Palace houses the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Peace Palace library and The Hague School of International Law. The visit allowed us to discover this legendary building construction in every detail thanks to one of our former students working there, Rana Hatata. Rana has graduated from Oasis International School in 2007 and then continued her law studies in Canada and the United States. Last September, she got a job allowing her to work for the international arbitration court. As a former student of the school, Rana did not fail to emphasize the importance of work, as well as the importance of the good command of languages including Arabic for an international career. Our students were very moved by this encounter and they took the opportunity to ask Rana Hatata many questions.
Adventure Learning space in the KG school
It is with great enthusiasm that our Kindergarten students inaugurated our space dedicated to practice adventure learning.
Each class can thus, according to a schedule prepared by the teachers, go several times in this space for diverse practices: water games, sandpit, gardening, arts and craft, construction of shelters, free spaces,... It is with particular attention that we will report, over weeks, realized activities... Good way to new innovative practices !
We were pleased to celebrate the success of our students during the evening of Award Ceremony which took place on Saturday 4th of June on the school campus. On this occasion, students were awarded for their achievements in different areas: Languages, Arts, Mathematics, Sports, Music, etc ...
Congratulations to them all !!!
- Programme PYP
- Visual Arts
- Opera party
- Programme DP
- Graduate Students