April 19th, 2018

Dear Parents,

Please check the below to know your child’s Ministry Arabic, Religion and Egyptian Social Studies exams for Term 2 Academic Year 2018

Arabic Exams Term 3

 

March 7th, 2018

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the High School Presentation for Grade 8 students today. For those who were unable to attend the presentation is available by clicking on the link below. We look forward to meeting all students and parents for credit selections in the coming weeks.

Credit System Presentation

Sincerely,

Ms. Julie Alfred

February 18th, 2018

Dear Secondary Parents,

Please note the following:

Change in the School Calendar:

Kindly note there is a change to the school calendar. Grade 9-12 Interim Reports will be sent to parents on Thursday, March 8th 2018 and Grade 7-8 At Risk Reports will be sent to parents on Thursday, May 3rd  2018.

Grade 7 to 12 Homework:

We are writing this email to clarify why we assign homework in Grades 7-12 and how it is recorded for student marks. Homework is assigned for practice of lessons received in class. Practice helps reinforce skills learned in class and helps students and teachers identify areas that that are unclear in the student’s learning. Work that is attempted reveals a lot more information to students and teachers when the homework is taken up in class. It can reveal areas of strength and areas that need attention. Students are given the chance in class to state questions they wish for the teacher to review. This provides them with additional lessons and practice of questions they struggled with.

Homework is marked on a complete or incomplete basis. This means that if a student has completed their homework in its entirety by their next class they will receive their homework mark for the day. Students who attempted all but one question will not receive a mark for their homework completion because it was not tried. Students who complete the homework at a later date will not receive a mark or partial marks for the work either as it was not completed on the assigned day. If the students do complete their work at a later date and struggled with a question they are encouraged to go to their teacher during the lunch hour for help.

The key is students must attempt all homework questions to receive their homework mark for the day. Please note that a student’s final mark is 70%-80% from assigned class work and 20%-30% from the exam mark. Homework is an integral part to their final mark.

December 12th, 2017

Upcoming Secondary Exams Schedule:

Dear Parents and Students,

Before we leave for the winter holidays we would like to remind everyone of a few things.

  • The first is that Semester 1 is almost over and that students should be checking with their teachers to ensure they are all caught up and have completed all work to date.
  • The second item is that when we return to school in January the students will have their Arabic Exams. The schedule is posted on the link below. All parents and students are reminded that we have regularly scheduled classes during this week and that all students should attend school for the entire day and not go home after the exams.
  • The third item is that the Grade 7-12 Exam week is Sunday, January 28th to Thursday, February 1st. Exams begin at 10:00am and will end between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. After students have completed their exams they may leave or attend study hall with their teachers. Please see the attached link for the exam schedule.

January 28th to February 1st Exam Schedule:

Please click here to view the Exams Schedule

Please click here to view the Arabic Exams Schedule

Please click here to view Grade 9 Arabic Exams Schedule

Study Hall Schedule

The Grade 12 Students will have their Provincial Exams for English Language Arts and Mathematics in January 2018. The last official day of Grade 12 Semester 1, courses will be on Tuesday, January 23rd. The following is detailed information on their Provincial Exam Schedule.

Grade 12 English Provincial Exam – Location MPR:

  • Wednesday, January 10th from 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • Thursday, January 11th from 8:30am to 1:30pm (Students may leave at 12:30pm)
  • Friday, January 12th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. (Students may leave at 11:00am)

Please Note: January 10th and 11th are regular school days and therefore transportation will be provided at the normal pick up times. On Friday, January 12th NO TRANSPORTATION is provided. Parents and students will be responsible for arranging transportation to and from the school on that day.

Grade 12 Essentials Mathematics Exam – Location MPR:

  • Wednesday, January 24th from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Please Note: Students who arrive at school prior to 11:00am will be sent to their timetabled teachers for study hall. Ms. Brittaney will only be available period 1 for review and practice.

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics Exam – Location Rm. 420:

  • Friday, January 25th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Please Note: Transportation is not provided. Parents and students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the school on this day.

These dates are set by Manitoba, students that do not write during the scheduled times will receive a zero on their final exam.

Have a great holiday and a Happy New Year.

Sincerely,

Ms. Julie Alfred

jalfred@heritageinternationalschool.com

November 6th, 2017

Heritage Universities Fair 2017

Dear Grade 10, 11, and 12 Parents,

Heritage will be holding a Universities Fair at our campus on Monday, November 13th, 2017 from 1:45 to 3:00pm. We are inviting local universities and university consultant firms to come to our school to provide information to our Grade 10, 11 and 12 students and parents about respective universities and firms. Representatives will be available to answer questions about admission requirements, programs and faculties.

Universities and consultants attending:

  1. AUC (Pamphlets only)
  2. Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
  3. Coventry University
  4. EduLinx Education Ltd
  5. GESCO
  6. GUC
  7. IDP
  8. IEA
  9. Mousez International For Study Abroad
  10. MSA
  11. NGU – New Giza University
  12. Nile University
  13. Step by Step – Study Abroad
  14. Universal Education

The Universities Fair will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room (Ground Floor)

We are hoping to see many parents there!

November 2nd, 2017

Dear Parents,

It’s time for Movember 2017 fundraiser!

To collaborate with our Terry Fox initiative and continue our proud tradition of raising money for cancer research, our school will be raising funds throughout November for the popular charity effort Movember. Last year, Heritage parents and students succeeded in raising 16000 Egyptian Pounds for the Movember initiative. Our goal is to raise 20,000 EGP this year!

Heritage is dedicating the month of November to create awareness of Men’s health especially Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, Poor mental health, and Physical inactivity. These are some of the biggest health issues faced by men. Together we’re tackling them face-first. We are raising funds that will all go to cancer research right here in Egypt.  Guys are signing up and pledging 100 LE to grow the best moustache and/or beard they can in support of fighting cancer and bringing awareness to other men’s health concerns.  By doing so they are becoming Mo Bros.

Ladies can help support the cause by making donations and becoming Mo Sistas for 50 LE and by supporting the guys.   To make it more fun we are awarding prizes for the best beard, moustache, and the not-so-best facial hair attempt.

Starting the coming Tuesday, all secondary school guys or male staff who are planning to take part are asked to do the following:

  1. Come to school clean shaven
  2. Purchase a 2017 Movember pin with a minimum donation of 100 EGP and become a MoBro
  1. Let their moustache/beard grow throughout the month or grow their best moustache design
  2. There will be prizes for best beard and best moustache given out on December 1st.
  3. Take pictures with wacky moustaches — Date to be announced toward the end of the month

Starting the coming Tuesday, all secondary school girls or female staff who are planning to take part are asked to do the following:

  1. Purchase a 2017 Movember pin with a minimum donation of 50 EGP and become a MoSista
  1. Support the guys in their quest to raise as much money as possible
  2. Take pictures with wacky moustaches — Date to be announced toward the end of the month

Starting the coming Tuesday, all elementary students who are planning to take part are asked to do the following:

  1. Purchase a 2017 Movember pin with a minimum donation of 50 EGP and become a LittleMo
  1. Support the big kids in their quest to raise as much money as possible
  2. Take pictures with wacky moustaches — Date to be announced toward the end of the month

December 1st

After the month of Movember is complete we will have our shaving ceremony on the bridge on December 1st at 12:05.  The whole school is invited to come out of their classrooms and cheer on Yassen and Selim from Grade 12 as they shave their heads and donate their hair to charity—but only if we raise 20,000 EGP! That is a huge goal and we need your help!

Donate now to your homeroom teacher, Mr. Sylvain or Mr. John!

September 26th, 2017

Dear Parents,

We hope that you all have had a safe and relaxing summer.  The Terry Fox Committee is kicking off the year with our Annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.

 Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was an active teenager who was involved in many sports. Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.”

For the Terry Fox Run this year, the students will be taken outside to do laps around the track, they can choose to run or walk. There will be 2 goals for this event. We are asking that the students bring in donations. All donations will be given to the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt (57357). Last year we raised 20,000 LE. This year we hope to raise at least 30,000 LE.

  • Goal #1: We will be calculating which house completed the most laps as a group.
  • Goal #2: Teachers will calculate which house raised the most money as a group.

Kindly insert your donations in a sealed envelop with your child’s name, class and house on it and send them to your child’s homeroom teacher.(Donations will be collected until the end of October.)

 Please insure that your child wears a hat and brings a bottle of water.

Approximate Duration Class Time
18 minutes run Grade 11/12 8:40-9:00
Grade 9/10 9:00-9:20
Grade 7/8 9:20-9:40
10 minutes run JK/SK 9:40-9:50
Morning Break 9:50-10:05
10minutes run Grade 1 10:05-10:15
Grade 2/3 10:15-10:25
12 minutes run Grade 4 10:25-10:40
Grade 5/6 10:40-10:55

The Graduating Class of 2018 will also be selling juice and water to the students after they have completed their run

Parents are more than welcome to attend and participate in the run!

(From 8:40 am until 10:55 am)

Thanking you for your ongoing cooperation and generosity,

Terry Fox Committee

Heritage International School

     Welcome to new academic year 2017 – 2018

Dear Parents,

Please find below some important reminders and highlights:

Report Cards:
Kindly note that Elementary students (JK to Grade 6) will be given their end of year report card on Thursday 15th June, 2017. Secondary students (Grades 7 to 12) report Cards will be available for pickup on Thursday, June 22nd , 2017 at 8:30am. All resource and library books must be returned before the report will be issued.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Important Dates:
For returning students, please note the below important dates:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017:
• Orientation Day for Elementary Parents – Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 -10:30: Parents/Teachers Group Meeting at the Multi-Purpose Room.
10:30 – 11:00: Meet in Individual classes to meet classroom teachers to discuss course outlines and teacher expectations
11:00 – 11:30: Parents who were at other sessions meet their teachers in classrooms to discuss course outlines and teacher expectations.
11:30 – 12:00: Teachers visit Specialty Teachers-Art. PE, Music, French in respective rooms
12:00 – Adjournment
• Orientation Day for Secondary Parents – Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:30: Parents/Teachers Group Meeting at the Multi-Purpose Room
1:30 – 2:30 : Meet teachers to discuss course outlines and teacher expectations
2:30 –Adjournment

Thursday, September 7, 2017:
First day of classes SK to Grade 12/ JK-1st half of students

Sunday, September 10, 2017:
Second day of classes SK-G12/ JK-2nd half of students

Supply Lists For Elementary – Academic Year 2017-2018

Click on the below to view supply lists for each Grade:

Grade 1 supply list

Grade 2 supply list

Grade 3 supply list

Grade 4 supply list

Grade 5 supply list

Grade 6 supply list

Arabic supply list for Grade 1

Arabic supply list for Grade 2

Arabic supply list for Grade 3

Arabic supply list for Grade 4

Arabic supply list for Grades 5 & 6

Religion Grades 1 to 3

Religion Grades 4 to 6

ESS supply list for Grade 4

ESS supply list for Grades 5 & 6

 

Please click on the links below to view supplies lists for academic year 2017/2018:

Arabic supply list for Grade 1

Arabic supply list for Grade 2

Arabic supply list for Grade 3

Arabic supply list for Grade 4

Arabic supply list for Grades 5 & 6

Religion Grades 1 to 3

Religion Grades 4 to 6

ESS supply list for Grade 4

ESS supply list for Grades 5 & 6

 

Important note to all parents:
Kindly make sure to you have installed Heritage Post application so you can receive important notifications during the summer holiday. The lists of JK’s first half attending on the 7th of September will be sent by email to parents, and posted as well on the Heritage Post application. We would like to encourage all parents to download Heritage Post app to stay updated with Heritage news and announcement. The application is available for free on the App Store and Play Store.

Summer Fun:
Some International websites to help in Summer for parents who would like to give your elementary age children some more practice in reading or math skills over the summer months, attached are some free websites that you can use. We recommend that you go through the skill building lessons and games with your students or have an older child do it with them as extra reinforcement. Continuing to grow in English and mathematics skills over the summer could assist your child to feel more comfortable in the regular school work next term.

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heritage-Canadian-International-School-Egypt/218640688193402 and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HeritageEgypt

Please click on the links below to view Arabic, Religion and Egyptian Social Studies supplies lists for academic year 2017/2018:

Arabic supply list for Grade 1

Arabic supply list for Grade 2

Arabic supply list for Grade 3

Arabic supply list for Grade 4

Arabic supply list for Grades 5 & 6

Religion Grades 1 to 3

Religion Grades 4 to 6

ESS supply list for Grade 4

ESS supply list for Grades 5 &