Welcome to EBIS where as an international school we place the highest of priorities on our students achieving their potential and having the tools to be able to contribute positively to what is an evolving society in Egypt. At EBIS we offer a balanced curriculum in line with British schools in order to give students the flexibility and skills of adaptability in order to cope with the growing demand in the world we live in today.
Our school aims can be summed up in five words: Enrichment; Empowerment; Excellence; Empathy and Esteem. These aims are the foundations of daily life at EBIS.
I’m proud to welcome you to the school website as acting principal where I have been given the privilege of leading EBIS through the next stage of our development after gaining our British Standards Overseas (BSO) accreditation. This is my seventh year in EBIS; throughout my time here I have seen the school rise to becoming one of the best schools in Cairo. However, even though we are an outstanding school, we are still striving to improve even further to give our students the highest quality of education.
Throughout this website you will get a feel for ethos of the school. It will give you information of the schools Senior Leadership Team along with who forms part of our Extended Management Team. All staff at EBIS has a common goal and priority and that is the children we serve. The website will show you what we teach, the opportunities and challenges that we provide, the care and guidance we give, and how all these components come together to make up the day-to-day experiences of an ordered and fulfilling school life.
We are fortunate to have an excellent relationship in the community and further afield. This is in large part to the contributions our students make outside of school and the identity they carry with them as being part of the EBIS family. We support and celebrate student success outside of school and acknowledge that these achievements contribute significantly to whole school life.
Our pastoral care running through the school is second to none and we are striving to be Egypt leaders in regards the Special Educational Needs and provision on offer at the school. All teachers are here for a specific purpose, to meet the needs of all students academically and also to support their moral, social, emotional and behavioral development.
Everything every staff member does at EBIS in centered around the well-being of EBIS students in order to give them every opportunity to succeed not just here but also to lead a successful career long after they leave EBIS in contributing positively to the community.
( Head of Key Stage 3 and Principal)
‘We aim to enrich our students of multicultural backgrounds in all aspects, carefully considering the physical , mental, emotional and spiritual domains. Each and every student is valued and highly esteemed for what she/he is. Our students are always empowered to explore their potentials and enhance their talents with the expectations of the real world.’
This key statement is taken from the School Boards Mission Statement for our school and its one that I am proud on a daily basis to embrace! Happy children make for happy learning and that is certainly the atmosphere for learning that staff here at EBIS work so hard to achieve. As Vice Principal for our school I have the immense privilege of being able to visit classrooms from Nursery to year 9 to ‘pick up’ upon what makes this school so distinctive in its character and ethos. I believe that people make a place and here at EBIS there is very much a ‘family atmosphere’ where corporate responsibility for all learners is encouraged. I’ve been here two years now and witnessed children not only grow academically but also in their individuality and ability to take on board the skills and attributes they will need for a quickly changing and increasingly challenging world. The children here are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviours and actions, encouraged to take risks and to develop the key skills of resilience, adaptability and empathy in an atmosphere of care and support. I hope that the rest of the website helps you to gain further knowledge of how we set out to do this but the best way to learn more is to arrange a visit to our school to talk further with myself and our Acting Principal Mr Rhys. We look very much to welcoming you to the school soon.
‘I began my teaching career in the UK in 1988 and enjoyed a fantastic time leading two very different Primary schools for fifteen years which were all judged to be ‘Good with Outstanding features’ by the british inspectorate system ‘Ofsted’. In 2015 I fulfilled a career long ambition of working abroad to learn from other educational systems and also to share my UK experience. As Head of Primary in Saudi Arabia the school experienced an outstanding BSO inspection before I moved on to South America and now on to Egypt, a country that has always captured my imagination as a traveller and now a resident. I joined EBIS in December 2017 as Head of the Junior School and then helped lead the vast Primary School, the largest In Egypt and one of the largest in the world, to a very successful BSO inspection in November 2018 working alongside a committed and passionate School Board and a talented senior leadership team.’
( Head of Primary and Vice –Principal)
During these five years EBIS and Concordia have flourished and grown at a spectacular rate, becoming well-respected providers of exceptionally high-quality educational services.
Much of this success is down to the dedication and hard work of both the highly-qualified staff and the highly motivated students. However, the role of parents cannot be underestimated in this success and the special relationship between parents, students and both schools has created a unique and irrepressible bond which make EBIS and Concordia special.
Nothing has stopped us. We have overcome enormous challenges and obstacles and I am certain that we shall continue to thrive and flourish and to move forward with even more determination and success in the future.
The quality and variety of resources we provide; the continuing professional development that all of our teachers participate in and the absolute belief staff have that each child is an individual with their own unique and individual needs will ensure that every child has the very best opportunity to reach their full potential.
Finally, the growth and the accomplishments that our schools have achieved are testament to the fact that they are places in which staff and students can (and do) take great pride. EBIS and Concordia are our homes and I couldn’t be prouder of them and of their students’ achievements.
Mr. Mohamed Hassan
Head of Administration
Senior Leadership Team at EBIS
The Senior Leadership Team at EBIS is as follows:
- Rhys Redman – Acting Principal and Head of Key Stage 3
- Michael Bainbridge – Vice-Principal and Head of Primary
- Suzanne Halder – Head of Early Years Foundation Stage
- Sam El Sadaani – Deputy Head of Primary (Head of Key Stage 1) and Director of Arts
- Yasmine Hassan – Deputy Head of Primary (Head of Key Stage 2) and Whole School Safeguarding Lead
- Yara El Tagoury – Head of Learning Support and Special Educational Needs
- Mohamed Hassan – Head of Administration
Extended Management Team
The Extended Management Team at EBIS is as follows:
- JRhys Redman – Acting Principal and Professional Tutor
- Suzanne Halder – Head of Early Years Foundation Stage and Professional Tutor
- Michael Bainbridge – Vice Principal and Head of Primary
- Salma Shalaby – Head of the Information Management System
- Yara el Tagoury – Head of Learning Support and Special Educational Needs
- Eiman Mazhar – Head of Maths
- Elizabeth Deakin – Head of Science
- Kevin Smith – Head of English
- Kevin Boddington – Head of Art
- Reem Mohamed – Head of Computer Science
- Nada Popovic – Head of Music
- Hany Sherif – Head of PE
- Hassiba Bensmira – Head of French
- Carola Mansour – Head of German
- Essam Sabry – Head of Arabic
- Mohamed Ezzat – Head of ESS
- Sarah Redman – Head of Nursery
- Amel Serour – Head of Reception
- Yousra Said – Head of Year 1
- Christine Daoud – Head of Year 2
- Lina Adel Shokry – Head of Year 3
- Gehane El Etreby – Head of Year 4
- Soha Sadek – Head of Year 5
- Marianne Shakour – Head of Year 6