Principal Letters

School Principal letter

Welcome to Narmer American College and to the new academic year 2022-2023

I am pleased to welcome all parents and students to the academic year 2022-2023. I have served Narmer American College over the past eight years and can affirm that the past three years with Covid19 conditioned education into a new reality and had its substantial impact on schools, parents and students. NAC is ready for a new academic year, with less Covid worries, accommodating our students back while prioritizing safety and warranting the usual academic excellence.

Narmer American College is marked with quality of education, NAC is an International Baccalaureate World School, Diploma Programme (IBDP) and is currently a candidate school for both the MYP and PYP IB Progragmmes. We are accredited by the Middle States Association Accreditation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. In addition, NAC is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NAC CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED/ Cognia. We are authorized by Cambridge Assessment International Education; Pearson Edexcel; and lately established as an OxfordAQA approved center. NAC is licensed as an international school by the Ministry of Education of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

All the above accrediting and authorization bodies guarantee excellence of education offered to our students. NAC works towards rigor and relevance of curriculum as well as a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

The education of our students is our main goal as we habituate students to become iconic characters and take leadership roles in their community. We aim at equipping our students with the necessary success tools that will enable them to hold unique roles and be distinguished individuals.

The community at NAC is a versatile body where students and staff come from all different nationalities, different ethnic groups, and backgrounds. Such a variety entails a commitment on NAC towards serving all the different needs of the individual students as well as constructing a school environment that is welcoming, enriching, and fostering the growth of all students.

NAC staff is dedicated to our school primary mission on educating and developing the whole student; mind, body and spirit. Our staff members are lifelong learners themselves as they seek professional development to deliberately offer the highest quality of teaching and learning in NAC.

NAC parents are valued stakeholders where parents are advised and encouraged to take an active role in their kids’ education. At NAC, parents are welcomed to share, cooperate, and participate as active members of the community. Transparency and trust are the standards that guard our relationship with NAC parents and will, at all times, be the source of all the success we achieve.

Belonging to NAC community is simply a source of pride. It is a community of care, respect and success where faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly students feel important, loved and welcomed.

NACian and proud!

Heba Khalifa, MA School Principal

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Letter from the Elementary Principal Grades 1-5 American & Years 4-6 British

Welcome Back!

It is with great pride and pleasure that I welcome back our returning students as well as the newcomers. As I write this letter of introduction to you, as the Associate Principal of both the American Elementary Department, (Grades 1-5), and the British Primary Department (Years 4-6), of Narmer American College, I am extremely honored to have this opportunity to lead both departments with such a rich tradition of education.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 30 years. I have worked with a variety of students ranging in age from kindergarten through Grade 6.

The future is now! With the new generation of students, usually referred to as “Generation Z”, having every piece of information at their fingertips, or a just few clicks away, it becomes very challenging to keep up with their potential. They acquire new skills along the way from the open book environment they live in.

In order to put this generation into context and engage them, learning must go outside the boundaries of the classroom. From inquiry to critical thinking, and reasoning to action, we are basing our teaching styles and techniques. In the end, we build a generation that is well prepared to cope with the 21st century demands.

This new academic year is going to be another very special year in the history of Narmer American College. Not only because Narmer American College has spent two full decades in the history of education, and had its breakthroughs in educational techniques and strategies, which I am hugely proud to be part of, but also because NAC is granting our students a real-life experience, that entails all the skills, all the knowledge, and all the current information needed by them to develop and be soaked in the 21st Century.

As parents, you are your child’s first and most influential teacher. Communication between home and school is critical to our students ’academic/social success. We depend on your cooperation to create the most successful real-life experience for our students.

Finally, my door is always open and I welcome all your input; so please feel free to call or e-mail me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.

Have a successful, fruitful year ahead,

 

Hala Alfred 

Associate Principal,

American Elementary Department (Grades 1-5) and American British Department (Years 4-6)

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Letter from the Early Childhood / Elementary Years 1-3 British Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

As Associate Principal of the Early Childhood Department and Primary School Years 1-3, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2022 Academic Year at Narmer American College.

Narmer American College offers an enriched curriculum that sets high standards for learning, development and care of your child. We have a team of experienced and committed staff who provide an exciting, creative and meaningful learning environment for all our pupils.  We challenge our pupils to aim for personal excellence in all areas and where each child can achieve their full potential and become lifelong learners.

The needs of the children are paramount in the life and decision making within a school and therefore the partnership between home and school is vital. I am keen on building a school community which thrives on mutual respect and values positive relationships. We always allocate time to listen to your thoughts about the school and our success and achievement reflects this close partnership.

You can be assured that as Associate Principal, I am dedicated to create the best education for your child/children whilst they are members of the Narmer American College school family.

I truly look forward to getting to know you all and offering your children exciting learning opportunities through which they will develop an innate curiosity about the world.

Thank you for your continued support and I wish us all the best for a happy and successful year ahead. Yours faithfully

Lisa Anyon

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Letter from the High School American Principal

I would initially like to extend my gratitude and express my pride to and at our NAC students, parents, employees, and the leadership team working under the most unusual of circumstances.

As we continue to educate our students and carry on with our usual mission and philosophy, I need to reassure everyone that NAC is taking all the necessary measures to guarantee that all people on campus remain safe and sound against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The measures taken include fumigating the premise regularly, isolating suspicious cases in designated quarantine areas, forcing a “wear face mask” policy and advising students and parents to keep their children or themselves at home in case any sign of illness is manifest.

Grades 9 and 10

Important notes:

Please follow up with your emails and the students’ system to know your son’s/daughter’s schedule.

  • School gates open at 7:45 a.m. not before for students.
    • Classes begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. (each stage has a special arrangement for dismissal start time)
    • Access to school for High School through gate 3 entrance and departure.
    • No access will be given to lockers.
    • Attendance will be taken on the second period of every day.
    • Books will be fumigated and distributed starting the second day of school.
    • Newly admitted students will be requested to immediately set up their accounts on the system with the ID numbers they received. Instructions will be sent through the email in records with the setup steps.
    • All sessions will be recorded and accessible to students on the school system under “storage” for only ten days.
    • We encourage our parents to frequently visit our webpage and follow our social media for up to date and accurate information. We do not need to create any confusion among parents or students by disseminating false rumors.
    • Students promoted to the following year with one or two Fs will have to pass these subjects through self- study. They will sit for semester I and semester II exams in these subjects.

Grades 11 and 12

Important notes:

  • Please follow up with your emails and the students’ system to know your son’s/daughter’s schedule.
    • School gates open at 7:45 a.m. not before for students.
    • Classes begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. (each stage has a special arrangement for dismissal start time)
    • Access to school for High School through gate 3 entrance and departure.
    • No access will be given to lockers.
    • Attendance will be taken on the second period of every day.
    • Books will be fumigated and distributed starting the second day of school.
    • Newly admitted students will be requested to immediately set up their accounts on the system with the ID numbers they received. Instructions will be sent through the email in records with the set-up steps.
    • All sessions will be recorded and accessible to students on the school system under “storage” for only ten days.
    • We encourage our parents to frequently visit our webpage and follow our social media for up to date and accurate information. We do not need to create any confusion among parents or students by disseminating false rumors.

Everyone must understand there is no way for us to please all as we make these decisions. Our priority is to keep everyone safe while not making life more difficult for our parents.

We completely understand your diverse concerns about health and safety, distance learning, the importance of face-to-face instruction, parents needing to work, the economy, and all of the other unexpected consequences of not being in school or being in school in a traditional method.

Rest assured our goal will always be to have students safely in our buildings as frequently as possible to ensure the health and well-being of all. In addition, always take note that we have medically compromised students. Parents of students with a higher risk of severe illness can contact the school administration, if needed, before the start of the year, so we can find together alternative plans.

Contact Information for the High School Office:
Fatma Salama:
fatmasalama@nacegypt.com
Yasmine Hamed: yasminehamed@nacegypt.com
Howayda ElEnany: howaydaelenany@nacegypt.com

Registrar:
Azza Badr ElDin: azza@nacegypt.com
Heba Shoukry: Hebashoukry@nacegypt.com
IT Office: ahmed.ali@nacegypt.com

We are all trying to navigate our way through these unprecedented times, however, I would like to reassure you that we remain as committed as ever to supporting your children through the coming weeks and months.

High School Principal
Howayda ElEnany

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Letter from the Middle School American and British Principal

I want to officially welcome all of you to the new academic year. We are looking forward to the new school year even though many aspects of the school will be different.
In the midst of this pandemic, we have been facing many challenges that we have never experienced before. Going back to school this year is certainly one of the toughest challenges we have to face as educators and parents. However, please rest assured that the NAC leadership team has developed a thorough and comprehensive plan that will guarantee the safety of our students and support all their educational needs. NAC teachers and staff members have been trained to follow specific guidelines to ensure the safety of our students and educate them about the health and safety measures that all students need to follow during the school day. We are counting on your cooperation to reinforce these measures at home. We expect all students to wear their masks on the buses, and while they are on the school campus. Students must observe social distancing and good hygiene measures. Please don’t send your child to school if he/she is exhibiting any flu-like symptoms.
• School gates open at 7:45 a.m. not before for students.
• Classes begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. (each stage has a special arrangement for dismissal start time)
On arrival and departure students are required to use gate 3.

The Middle School team has been working diligently all summer and has put forth a plan that ensures that all curriculum goals and standards for each grade level will be covered and technology is integrated effectively in the teaching process. During the lockdown period, our students were exposed to a different learning process that relied solely on technology, which enhanced their learning skills. The Middle School plan was modified to fully utilize technology and various digital tools to continue enhancing the educational process. Accordingly, we require all students to bring their laptops or tablets to school. Students will not be allowed to use their cell phones as an alternative to the above-mentioned devices.

Contact Information for the Middle School American & British:
Noha Bahgat Admin Assistant for the American Division:
nohahatem@nacegypt.com
Wafaa Sokary Admin Assistant for the British Division: wafaasokary@nacegypt.com
Hala Ahmed: hala@nacegypt.com

Finally, while unknown challenges could always arise during this uncertain time, please rest assured that the entire Middle School team is dedicated to work tirelessly to continue providing our students with the required emotional and academic support. We look forward to seeing our students on the first day of school.

Hala Ahmed
Middle School Principal
American and British Divisions

 

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Letter from the IGCSE Principal

I want to officially welcome all of you to the new academic year. We are looking forward to the new school year even though many aspects of school will be different.

In the midst of this pandemic, we have been facing many challenges that we have never experienced before. Going back to school this year is certainly one of the toughest challenges that we have to face as educators and parents. However, please rest assured that the NAC leadership team has developed a thorough and comprehensive plan that will guarantee the safety of our students and support all their educational needs. NAC teachers and staff members have been trained to follow specific guidelines to ensure the safety of our students and to educate them about the health and safety measures that all students need to follow during the school day. We are counting on your cooperation to reinforce these measures at home. We expect all students to wear their masks on the buses, and while they are on the school campus. Students must observe social distancing and good hygiene measures. Please don’t send your child to school if he/she is exhibiting any flu-like symptoms.

  • School gates open at 7:45 a.m. not before for students.
    • Classes begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. (each stage has a special arrangement for dismissal start time)

Our teachers are highly experienced and we expect our students to take classwork seriously and to be in attendance on regular basis. Teachers will administer three exams through the year, in addition to, ongoing assessment in the form of quizzes and tests. It is mandatory that students take all assessments assigned by their teachers. We are counting on your support in this respect and we encourage you to check your child’s gradebook on the school system and communicate regularly with his/her teachers. The school portal is an important tool for communication between you and the school. Messages containing important information and deadlines for payment will be sent to you and your child through the school portal.

We have worked hard to set a schedule that ensures that the curriculum goals and standards for each grade level will be covered.

Finally, while unknown challenges could always arise during this uncertain time, please rest assured that the NAC team is dedicated to work tirelessly to continue providing our students with the required emotional and academic support. We look forward to seeing our students on the first day of school.

Contact Information for the IGCSE:
Enas Abdel Halim:
enashalim@nacegypt.com
Hala Ahmed: hala@nacegypt.com

Hala Ahmed
Secondary School Principal
British Division

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