The inauguration of the museum of Boutros Boutros Ghali

 

In order to link the curriculum content to the real life everyday experiences, the direction of Oasis International School has offered the students a chance to attend the inauguration of the Museum of Boutros Boutros-Ghali in the Pharaonic Village on Friday, October 14th, 2016.

The diploma students were accompanied by their Arabic teachers, Dr. Bakr Ismail, Mr. Mohamed Ali and their History teacher, Mr. Christian Cornec.

Students were able to link the first unit of the Arabic literature program to the work that Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali had achieved when he held the position of Secretary General

of the UN council; it is the same for the History curriculum since a unit of the program focuses on Egypt from 1952 to 2000.

Also, the students interactively participated in the event and met with famous personalities like Dr. Fayza Abu Elnaga who was impressed by the participation of students and

encouraged them to participate in similar events in the future. The students also met Mrs. Giham El Saddat who expressed her admiration of the students' participation and

their love of the country and encouraged them to continue to be honorable examples of their country; the students presented her an official invitation to participate in OISMUN.

The students' encounter with Mr. Mostafa El Fekki, who occupied the position of secretary general of the foreign policy council, was very productive.

Similarly, a group of C4 students participated in the event. They became familiar with the examples that have played a crucial role in the foreign policy of Egypt, like Mr. Boutros Boutros Ghaly. The students met many politicians and discussed with them several important topics; these fruitful discussions have even caught the attention of the participants present. The students enjoyed the event. They even participated in television interviews. The TV channel "Al Kanah Al Oula", recorded interviews with Dr. Bakr Ismail and Mr.Mohamed Ali in which they discussed the role of the teacher in building the student's personality and in developing it as well as the positive effect that Egyptians role models, like Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, have on their lives.

The children's time management project

 

As you know, the welfare of our students is our target so we are preparing them for their future to become responsible independent learners. Last year, we have implemented the first phase of "the children's time landscaping" project. Thus we have the pleasure to announce that we are moving now to the second phase of this project. Our goal is to develop the following point in our students: - Collaboration skills, autonomy, and working together to achieve a goal (arranging and cleaning the class) - Teach them the importance of good manners and a balanced diet. - The interaction between students and teachers, based on respect, courtesy and open-mindedness. Throughout this period, we will keep you regularly informed of the progress of this project

Visit of the ambassador of Mexico

 

Monday, October 10th , we were visited by His Excellency José Luis Tripp, Ambassador of Mexico. He visited the school, talked with some teachers. He also gave a special mini-conference to students from the three programs. The most courageous student asked questions in Spanish! This visit has not been just a courtesy visit, but students will do an art project with Mexican artists to make a fresco in a few weeks. What a beautiful meeting!

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 !

Award Ceremony

 

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 !!!

Visit of the Japanese embassy

 

A lot of progress has been made in a short time. The P4 students learn to be organized and they understand the importance of eating in class calmly. They received the visit of the Japanese embassy, they encouraged students to continue their efforts and assured that the organization of the student is similar to their method. P4 can be proud of themselves because it is a good proof of their responsibility. Yasmine told us: "The Japanese method is a good example because they are very disciplined people. We can follow their example.”

OISMUN 2016

 

It is our distinct honour to inform you that the ninth annual session of the Oasis International School Model United Nations (OISMUN) will be held from November 6th to November 9th, 2016.

 

 Since its foundation in 2008, OISMUN, being the only bilingual Model United Nations conference in Egypt with both English and French committees, has strived to constantly progress and innovate in the conference. Hence, the recent addition of two sub-commissions for the Economic and Social Council being Status of Women for Sub-commission 1 and Science and Technology for Sub-commission 2. Moreover, this year’s Special Conference will be a French simulation of the “G20”.

 

We are proud to announce that OISMUN has been granted affiliation in January 2016 by the largest MUN foundation “The Hague Model United Nations” (THIMUN), making OISMUN the first bilingual THIMUN affiliated conference in Egypt.

 

OISMUN’s slogan being “Walk the talk: Pave the way”, reflects on the international community’s approach towards important issues occurring in our everyday life. Our students have become habituated to speeches, promises and agreements, yet backing down on action. This year’s conference aims to encourage its participants to take action. In order to do so, this year’s theme is “Striving to develop reliable, sustainable, innovative and qualified infrastructure”. Thus, the students will have to accentuate the importance of paving the way to a brighter future. In order to solve the major issues present in the world, they must start by building our nations properly and cohesively. This is therefore their aim by choosing this theme. Moreover, for these goals to become a reality, it is indispensable for them to have these aforementioned qualities. Therefore, goals should be realistic as well as sustainable, innovative and qualified.

 

Project between the Mexican embassy and the school

 

As part of a project between the Mexican Embassy and the school, D1’s students, Amina El Beshry, Jessica Rami and Youssef Charaf, accompanied by Mrs. Marianne, our Arts teachers, participated in an intercultural project with Mexican artists on Thursday, December 2016 ,8. Mythological colors, lines, shapes and symbols unique to the history of Mexico and Egypt merge together to form a magnificent fresco on the banks of the Nile.