El Alsson School
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|El Alsson British & American International School|
|Saqqara Road, Haraniya, Giza
|President||Madame Somaya Amr and Mr Collin Rogers|
|Principal||Mr Karl Wilkinson (1982 - 2013)
Mr Jaime Gurr (2013 - present)
|Number of students||1406|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics||Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Rugby|
El Alsson British & American Intl. School is a private school located in Giza, Egypt. The school is open to students of all backgrounds and offers instruction in the British and American curricula. El Alsson is owned by Mme Somaya and Mr. Colin Rogers.
El Alsson School was founded in 1982 using the Egyptian national curriculum. In 1992, a section instructing students in the British curriculum was introduced and the program led El Alsson to become one of the first schools to offer a British section from Foundation Stage 1 (3 year olds) to GCSE, AS and A-Level (18-year-olds). The school established an American Section K - 12 in 2004. The national section is no longer available. The school is set to go to its new campus in new giza in September of 2016
The British section offers three subjects:
- English/English Literature (double award)
- Mathematics (Core)
- Arabic/Religion Studies/Social Studies
Students then select five of the following options for their GCSEs (Year 10 - Year 11): Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, ICT, Geography, History, Drama, Art and Business Studies
At AS the school offers a choice of up to four subjects chosen from English Literature, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, ICT, Geography, History, Politics, French, Business Studies and Economics.
A2 (Year 13) is optional and is required only if a student wishes to complete a full A-level. However, students can only pursue three A2 subjects and usually do so by dropping one AS subject.
The El Alsson School Council represents the student body. The Council is constituted of representatives from every class. From Year 11 onwards representatives occupy a more senior position in the running of various organizations. The Council is not politically aligned and does not involve itself in the day-to-day running of affairs of the school but are active in organising charity bake sales and events.
There are four houses: Karnak (blue), Siwa (yellow), Thebes (red), Memphis (green). For a couple of years the houses in the secondary school were Horus (blue), Sekhmet (yellow), Anubis (black) and Sobek (green). The houses compete in the Annual Alsson Library Quiz and Sports' Day.
The Eileen Lucas Library is a facility for students and teachers alike. The complex is used for recreational and research purposes. The library houses 20,000 books and has a Media Room adjacent. The Library is headed by Ms. Liliane Fahmy. The Library staff organise the Annual Alsson Library Quiz.
El Alsson organizes Sports' Day every year, which regularly takes place in the Maadi Olympic Stadium. Sports' Day is based around athletics.
El Alsson has been heavily involved with Operation Smile. The students organise bake sales, fun activities and wet sponge throwing to raise awareness and to collect money for the cause. The school is also involved with Animal Care in Egypt, and some students and teachers travel to Luxor to help out with the animals. In 2011, an El Alsson student organised a run to raise money for a girl who needed a heart transplant.