Parent information at the beginning of the school year

Kairo, d. 10.09.2021

Dear Parents,

Finally the time has come. In just a few days we will open our doors to the new school building to warmly welcome our students to the start of school.

As you probably know from your own experience, moves do not always go as planned and it is not uncommon for unforeseen events to occur. As a school, we were also faced with some challenges that we had not expected. But we are all the more pleased that we were able to overcome these hurdles and can now start the new school year with full commitment.

We are pleased that we were able to expand the staff with more teachers and that we can start the new school year with a full team in all major subjects. We would like to introduce the new colleagues in a brief description below:

Ms. Dina Elganayny was born and raised in Austria. She completed a pedagogical degree. Ms. Elganayny will teach German and Maths in our primary school.

Ms. Roaa Elghamry has a master's degree in education and studied German as a foreign language at the University of Leipzig. She has good teaching experience through her work at the German schools in Cairo. Ms. Elghamry will teach German and general knowledge in our primary school.

Ms. Dalia Elsobky completed her "Bachelor of Science" degree at the TU Berlin and will be responsible for math, science and science at our school.

Ms. Feyza Genc was born and raised in Germany. She has a teaching post for secondary level I in the main subject German and minor German as a second language. In addition, Ms. Genc successfully completed her bachelor's and master's degree at the Ludwigsburg University of Education. Ms. Genc will teach German, geography and history.

Elisabeth Luy was born and raised in Germany. She passed her state examination in English and history at the University of Heidelberg. Ms. Luy will teach English and history with us.

Ms. Heba Sahnoud is a graduate of the DSB in Cairo and has several international experiences. Among other things, she has worked as a German and art teacher in Brazil and Turkey. Ms. Sahnoud will teach art to our primary school children and will also take care of our library.

Ms. Radwa Hamza is also a graduate of the DSB in Cairo and worked as a primary school teacher at the German School in Jeddah. She successfully completed her degree in politics. Ms. Hamza will teach German, social sciences and geography.

Ms. Ghada Dawoud studied biology at the University of Heidelberg and worked in research for many years. She also completed the green diploma at the Goethe Institute and has several teaching experience at the Goethe Institute in Cairo as a German teacher. In addition, Ms. Dawoud has many years of experience as a science teacher. she teaches German, DAF, specialist knowledge and biology with us.

Ahmed Saad studied mathematics at the Cairo Faculty of Education and has many years of professional experience as an IB teacher. Mr. Saad will teach math for all IB classes with us.

Ms. Asmaa Ashraf is a graduate of the British University in Cairo, where she studied engineering. Ms. Ashraf teaches physics in the IB area at the British University and also at our school.

Ms. Sherina Beha is studying social pedagogy in Munich and is doing an internship at our school as part of her studies. In addition to the area of ​​social pedagogy, Ms. Beha will look after the primary school groups in our school.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again welcome the new teachers. We are very satisfied with the addition of the highly qualified employees to our team and look forward to good cooperation within the entire team.

As part of these personnel changes, our school was also able to develop in various areas. This means that we can offer the subject of art in the primary school in German and in some classes the subject of sport will also take place in German. We also give our primary school children the opportunity to use library lessons. In addition, we have integrated a choir into the timetable for grades 3 to 8.

We are particularly pleased that we were able to expand the proportion of our German-language subjects and thus deepen the implementation of our musical and artistic concept.

Starting this school year, we will be offering preparatory lessons for French as a foreign language in grade 6. The aim of this offer is to better prepare the students for the regular lessons in this subject from grade 7 onwards. In cooperation with the Institut Français in Cairo, we would like to prepare and hold the DELF exams in the future.

However, changes sometimes mean having to say goodbye. We said goodbye to the following teachers:

Ireny Mounir, Osama Emera, May Elantably, Anna Graubaum, Asmaa El Desouky, Nihal Elhawary, Aya Khalaf;

We wish our colleagues all the best for their future career, both professionally and personally.

In order to be able to organize the first day of school in the best possible way for everyone and to strive for a smooth process, we would like to draw your attention to some information. We kindly ask you to heed the information provided.

Two entrances will be open when the school starts. These are identified by means of signs. The 1st entrance is intended for all students in grades 1 to 12. Teachers and administrative staff should use the main entrance. The 2nd entrance is intended for our kindergarten. This is where daycare parents and daycare employees enter. You will receive further information on admission in a separate email with all relevant Corana measures attached.

Due to construction work outside of our school, we have to inform you about the current parking situation. It is currently not permitted to park in front of our school. You are welcome to let your children out in front of the entrance. We also point out that accumulations due to Corona should be avoided and will only have a disruptive effect on the planned start of school.

An exception applies to daycare parents who accompany their children to get used to the building. We ask these parents to use the designated parking spaces, which are marked. But also for them, the request to avoid accumulations applies.

We would like to point out that the presence of parents in the school building and on the school premises (with the exception of the kindergarten) is not permitted for safety and health reasons. We ask you to adhere to this and help us to keep our students safe. In October the school opens Organize discussions with parents in the classrooms and conduct a school tour for parents who are interested in the new school building.

The class teacher issues the textbooks. Your children will receive a receipt for the books. Please note: It is necessary that you sign this confirmation and forward it to the class teacher.

We would like to point out that the 1st graders only start their school year with the school enrollment party on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The children and parents of class 1 have already received the invitation to the school enrollment party.

For security reasons, we must particularly draw your attention to compliance with the pick-up times for your child. Since school closes at 2:30 p.m., no care can be provided for your children after 3 p.m. We therefore urge you to comply with it. In the event of a violation, we are unfortunately forced to charge a fee. Please note our updated timetable in the appendix.

At the end of this letter, let me mention again that we are very much looking forward to starting the coming school year in our new building. We thank you for the trust you have placed in us and we look forward to the start of school with your children.

Your principal
Mostafa Salama