This year, because of the mandated delay in opening the international schools, we really had to wait for your children. It certainly was worth the wait! We had such a good and spirited opening of the school year; just like in a family we rejoice when we are all back together. We were glad to see the returning students and equally happy to welcome about 130 new ones.
We were much looking forward to welcoming you all back to school on the 2nd September. While our opening is now delayed the school and our teachers will be in contact with you in the coming days; there will be many ways in which you can make good use of some of your time. I sincerely hope that all people of Egypt will pull together in these difficult times and that we will witness peace and conciliation as the school year progresses.
Dr. Walther Hetzer
Pursuant to the decision of the Ministry of Education, issued on Thursday, August 22, stating that private schools should not start school before September 14, AIS has postponed the beginning of its school year from Monday, September 2 to Sunday, September 15. We look forward to welcoming you all back to school on the 15th.
Dear AISE West families,
As you can imagine, all of us at AISE West deeply feel the difficult time our host country is experiencing. Our staff here is working hard to get the school ready for the coming academic year. Most of our new teachers have arrived and are in the process of settling in; orientation for them will start on the 21st August. We expect our returning teachers to be back in Cairo by the 26th. We will do everything possible to open the school for our students as planned on 2nd September, and to maintain a safe and supportive environment for them. We will notify our school community immediately if external circumstances mandate any changes.
We closely follow events in Cairo and Egypt and we may have to make adjustments to our extracurricular program, planned school trips and other activities in order to ensure the safety of all participants. But it is especially important in such turbulent times that we all work together to maintain a school as a place of peace and "normal" life.
Please look at this place on the website for regular updates.
Dr. Walther Hetzer