Welcome to Egypt British International School  (EBIS)

It is not easy to convey what a school stands for in just a few lines. As an International school we value academic achievement, but we also aim to develop the skills and talents of our students in as wide a range of fields as possible. We also take care to celebrate the individual success attained by our students away from school. These are many and varied and give us just as much pride as the achievements made through school provision.

Our school aims can be summed up in five words: Enrichment; Empowerment; Excellence; Empathy and Esteem. These aims underpin all we undertake in EBIS.

As you look through this Web-site you will see evidence of this and  will also find out what we teach and how we teach it, 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.

This school has an excellent reputation in the community and this is due in no small measure to the way in which our pupils conduct themselves both in school and in the wider community.

We are proud of our school – our teachers are knowledgeable and dedicated, our classrooms are fully equipped, air-conditioned and provide a pleasant environment for learning, but we are proudest of all of our students. We as teachers do our best for them and they reward us with their youthful enthusiasm and inspiration. We strive to instil in all our pupils a love of learning. We know that if this can be achieved, all the rest will follow: good results, worthwhile career, fulfilled life – an important legacy to pass on to the next generation.

The world demands much from its citizens today and we at the Egypt British International School are dedicated to ensuring our pupils fulfil their potential in order to meet these demands.

 

Mr Barry Searles

B.A.,M.A.,P.G.C.E.

Principal

 

Barry Searles’s School Vision
It is not easy to convey what a school stands for in just a few lines. As an International school we value academic achievement, but we also aim to develop the skills and talents of our students in as wide a range of fields as possible.

This school has an excellent reputation in the community and this is due in no small measure to the way in which our pupils conduct themselves in the world at large.

We are proud of our school – our teachers are knowledgeable and dedicated, our classrooms are fully equipped, air-conditioned and provide a pleasant environment for learning, but we are proudest of all of our pupils. We as teachers do our best for them and they reward us with their youthful enthusiasm and inspiration. We strive to instill in all our pupils a love of learning. We know that if this can be achieved, all the rest will follow: good results, worthwhile career, fulfilled life – an important legacy to pass on to the next generation.

The world demands much from its citizens today and we at the Egypt British International School are dedicated to ensuring our pupils fulfil their potential in order to meet these demands.

Mr Barry Searles B.A.,M.A.,P.G.C.E.

Principal of EBIS

Welcome to the Egypt British International School and its website.

The website is designed to give you an introduction to EBIS and the ethos of the school. It will only ever give you a sample of EBIS school life and my recommendation is always that you ask any specific questions you may have or visit us to experience it for yourself.

I am very fortunate in the position I have to be able to see the best aspects of EBIS from all of the Key Stages. EBIS as a ‘through school’ really does provide an opportunity for pupils to achieve an education covering all of their school life. As many have now proved this opportunity sets them up for future study or careers extremely well.

EBIS is a large school, on site we have close to 3000 students and the services and facilities that we have are expertly coordinated and managed to ensure the school day is efficient and well organized.  The School Board of Management is extremely supportive of us as an Academic division and there is no doubt that the recent development and improvement in all aspects of school life wouldn’t have been possible without their support.

Within EBIS we have dedicated, passionate and experienced staff. Our specialist departments are exactly that and are led by well qualified and experienced teachers. The classroom teachers within each Key Stage work tirelessly to ensure that every day is focused on pupil progress and achievement.

EBIS is unique in the opportunities it offers the staff with regard professional development. There is a dedicated school professional tutor who oversees the induction of new staff, the training and development of the newly qualified teachers and manages the in school based PGCE Programme accredited by Sunderland University.

All students are individually catered for within lessons, our staff make student involvement and differentiation a priority and the academic structure of the school provides clear support systems to allow the class teachers and co teachers to focus on progress and learning.

There is an outstanding Learning Support Department with its own dedicated classroom (a first in Egypt), the department includes a committed and professional Special Educational Needs Department and the school Safeguarding team who are in turn supported by the school Psychologist, Psychiatrist, medical team and the whole school Counselor.

EBIS is a school that everyone involved with is extremely proud of. It is unique in its blend of academic and administrative staff that complement each other so well. EBIS fully delivers the British National Curriculum blending the requirements of the Egyptian Ministry and embracing the heritage, culture and traditions of the pupils and the society in which it is based.

EBIS is a school to be proud of and a school in which everyone is valued, respected and understood. As I have said my perspective is a very fortunate one as I get to see the very best of everything that happens.

I look forward to welcoming you and to you being part of this vision in the future.

Tim Hoban

EBIS Vice Principal

Five years ago, I was honoured to become the administrative manager for The International Schools Campus and proud and happy to be given the opportunity to manage such incredible schools.

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.

 

 

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