Recent News

 

This year’s Year 13 Graduation Ceremony was nothing short of spectacular. The Junior Hall was transformed into an elegantly set-up and beautifully laid out party hall on the night of 22 April 2011. Our ten KICS Graduates, Anavi, Attiat, Harrison, Hind, Khaldah, Mountasir, Nadeen, Nafisa, Sarya and Taysir were all sent off in style.

The evening began at 7:00 pm when guests began to arrive for an outdoor reception accompanied with live music performed on a specially erected stage. Fresh juices and an array of tantalising canapés were served. In the meantime, graduates and their families were ushered to the Senior Library to have their official graduation photographs taken to serve as a memento of this very important milestone in their lives.

       

By 8:30 pm guests had made their way up to the Junior Hall to find their assigned tables. The Hall was decorated with a stunning display of spring coloured flowers in shades of purple and orange, dimmed lighting, floating candles and select pieces from the Year 13 IB Diploma Art Exhibition. As guests waited for the formal ceremony to begin, waiters came around with more refreshments.

When the Graduates, proudly wearing their graduation stoles, entered the Hall to begin this proudly celebrated occasion they were greeted with a warm, standing ovation. The formal proceedings began with Dr Darryl addressing the audience and asking Mr Nigel to come to the stage to give a brief speech to the Graduates.

 


Following Mr Nigel’s welcome it was the turn of our guest speaker, Mr Tarig Hilal. He delivered a very personal and moving address to the audience focusing on the great opportunity and responsibility we have as multicultural members of society. Indeed his speech offered true inspiration to our students.

Then began the Graduate’s Presentations and KICS Diploma awards part of the ceremony. Each Graduate had a pre-recorded video clip played with a montage of pictures detailing their life’s journeys. They had each selected a piece of music that had special meaning for them, as well as a brief voice over during which each one thanked the people who had been important in their journey towards this moment. This was probably the most sentimental part of the evening for parents, teachers and students alike as many were flooded with memories of the years gone by.

Mountasir El Tohami was then invited to the stage to give the Year 13 Student Vote of Thanks. He gave a well delivered speech thanking all those involved in helping to get the Year 13s through their IB Diploma requirements.

A delicious dinner catered by Fenti was then served and the more formal part of the evening was completed. Dance music was played by DJ Taha and the night was left to the Graduates and their guests to dance the night away!

Thank you to everyone involved in making this milestone event happen including Mrs Samia and the Board of Governors, Mr Nigel, Dr Darryl, Mrs Pat, Mr Jeff, Mr Bob, our chaperones-Mr Ahmed, Mr Sadah, Ms Robyn and Ms Ranmali, our student ushers and of course all of the support of family and friends.

        

A great year was had by all the students who participated in the water sports ECA.
The two highlights of the year were the family day sail and BBQ and well as the KICS water sports Championships.
Please congratulate the students below on their successes this year whilst kayaking and sailing on the Nile. 

 


KICS Water Sports Championships Results 2011
Blue Nile Sailing Club
Friday 23rd March

 

Event Results
Kayaking singles 12 and under  1.August

2.Yasin

3. Mikhail

4. Mujtaba

5. Alice
Kayaking Singles- Senior  1. James

2. Moez
 
 
Kayaking doubles 2 and under
 1.August/ Mujtaba

2. Yasin/ Mikhail
Kayaking doubles 8 and under  1. Alia/ Myra
Kayaking doubles Senior  1. Matthew/ Moez

2.  James/ Lois
Laser- Doubles Senior  1.  Miriam/ Johann


2.  James/Louis
Fun Boat Races  1.August/ Yasin

2. Yasin/ Mikhail

 

 

        

  We hope to see more of you out on the Nile enjoying the great outdoors in Khartoum!

Congratulations to all the Junior and Year One and Two students on their performance at the Swim-a-thon! It was impressive to see the commitment and enthusiasm of all the students as they tried their best to swim as many lengths as possible in the allocated timeframe. The students who could not swim still chose to participate by walking laps around the pool. The two swimathon were a great success with students really showing commitment to help others less fortunate than themselves. A total of 4002 laps were swum. The Junior School is raising money to buy a water pump for the KIDS for KIDS charity in Darfur.  

        


The Year One and Two students are raising money to help the victims of the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.

Please help your child collect the sponsorship money. All money needs to be collected by Thursday, May 5th. Money collected should be sent in a labeled envelope in your child’s homework folder.


       

 

This year a record number of students signed up to read for the Nile Book Awards.  Their goal, to read as many of the shortlisted titles in the appropriate category and register their votes. 

 

The shortlist of recently published titles was drawn up by KICS, KAS and The International School of Uganda. Tension mounted when our Readers met together on Thursday, 30th March and the winning titles were announced:
Blue Nile Award for 2011 goes to Almost Zero by Nicki
White Nile Award for 2011 goes to The Red Pyramid by Rick Riodan



We in KICS Libraries are very proud of all Junior Students who volunteered to take part. They demonstrated that they are Risk Takers and  Open Minded, Well Done!

Mrs Clare, Library Manager

 

 

Together with proceeds from the Y2 café; a sale of books and toys and other donations, we were able to raise over SDG 700 for Japan in the Infant Section.  Added to that will be the proceeds from swimathon. We can really say that the Infant Section truly took action!


 

 


 

 

       

 


Junior Students have been making the paper cranes and uploading photographs of them to http://www.oshkoshbgosh.com/Cranes-For-Kids/cranes-for-kids,default,pg.html?id=oshkosh.  Osh Kosh have promised one piece of clothing to be sent to Japanese children for each photo uploaded.

Some Y5 students decided to fundraise by treating us to delicious burritos and fruit salad last Thursday.  We are extremely grateful for the support the Fenti Golf Course Management who loaned us Chef Elona for this event.  Y5 students learned a lot about food preparation, food hygiene and the fun and hard work of the catering industry.


 

 

 

       

 

The three evenings of March 30, 31 and April1 were a great treat for the audiences of the fourth KICS Community One Act Play Festival.  It was a great success for both the actors and directors with the last two nights completely sold out.  There were 8 plays in all with a very diverse range of themes that kept the audience engaged. Comedy is a great inspiration for our Year 12 Drama students and there were plenty of laughs for some very funny self-devised scripts that our comic actors relished in performing.  Our IB Theatre students did a wonderful job, not only in directing but also in organizing rehearsal schedules, designing the stage, costumes, lights and props and helping each other as stagehands throughout all three nights.  Our younger actors also showed how talented they were … not to mention a couple of teachers from our Junior Section!

      

                   

This year 14 Career Professionals from around Khartoum attended our annual Careers Fair. Our Senior students this year were privileged to have the opportunity to speak with and ask questions to experts in the fields of Banking, Business, the Armed Forces, and Engineering, to name a few.

                                         

 

The Careers Fair is part of the over College Counseling program aimed at enabling students to make better decisions regarding subjects they will study in both the IB Diploma Programme as well as university, and careers they may possibly want tpo pursue in the futures. This year all Senior students filled in a questionnaire about which careers they were interested in and what questions they would ask. Career professionals were invited keeping the students’ priorities in mind.        

                   

                          
We would like to thank all professionals that took time out of their busy day to attend the Fair and speak with our students. Indeed it was a wonderful and enriching opportunity for us all.

The following is a list of attendees.

 

Career:Career: Represented By:
Aviation/Pilot and Aircraft Engineer Cedric Hoffman-DAL Aviation
Technology-Engineering Ashraf Ahmed Oshi-Schlumberger
Business Management Akhtar Zahid-DAL Dairy Factory
Service Manager/General Manager Ali AlSheikh-DAL Agriculture
Catering Victor Alan Oosthuizen-Fenti Golf Club and Catering Services, DALFood Industries
Medicine Amna Umer
Information Technology Annas Gorani-MTN Sudan
Banking

Kashif Naeem Head of Retail Banking-Bank of Khartoum

Fahad Siddiqui -Head of Products and KaramUllah -Marketing Manager
Military LtColChris Luckham- Defense Attache British Embassy
Dentistry Rasha Sulman-Morsi Dental Centre             
Law Amani  Mohammed  Mustafa Ejami and Wael Omer Abdin- El Karib & Medani Advocates
Interior Design Lina Haggar
Fashion Design Omer Asim
14. Aviation and Marketing Khadiga Omer Mohammed Elhassan-Sales Executive, Qatar Airways

                               

 

For the first time KICS hosted an Artist in Residence .  Generously sponsored by The DAL Group and KICSPA we were lucky enough to engage  New Yorker Christopher Myers, an internationally  respected author, illustrator and artist . Before his arrival we got hold of as many books as we could and prepared ourselves for his visit.

 

Christopher’s enthusiasm for his visit meant that as soon as he arrived he wanted to engage in and experience life in Khartoum. He had already decided to stay on an additional week so that he had time to paint; determined to absorb all he could.

Christopher’s timetable at KICS was packed.   He began by leading a 3 hour Drama Workshop for Senior School students.  Class enthusiasm was so great that they were soon  asking for more sessions. We could have filled an additional month with similar requests!

Mr Eugene, Head of Drama wrote:  I think that the workshop Christopher conducted with the Year 10, Drama & Art was great. The students really loved the work he did with them and it is a pity that the workshop was just for 3 periods.

Following this he spent a great deal of time in Art classes with Infant, Junior and Senior students.

 

Christopher said he wanted students to see him painting so a mini artist studio was set up for him in the Junior Library. A constant stream of students came to see him at work

 

Junior section teacher Miss  Maria commentated that Year 3A wrote   reflections of his visit. Mostly about how they enjoyed having him in class, how funny he is and how they want to be like him in the future.  He has inspired them to be artists.  They were all very enthusiastic to find out more about him and his work through a biography

 

Senior Section teacher Mr Christopher Way stated  “His input … particularly at the Senior Assembly … was most useful. A great visit to KICS from a dedicated professional, who infused all his energy into his work.

 

 

On his last day Christopher told Infant students a story at a special Book Week event in the Senior Library. They all dressed up as  Book Characters and enjoyed listening to a scary tale about a young boy who loved dressing up as a lion!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday March 28th saw around 50 invited guests enjoy an evening of discussion and debate with celebrated Anglo-Sudanese writer Jamal Mahjoub. Taking as his topic ‘Writers, Revolt and Social Networks’, Jamal explored the profound changes that have recently taken place in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East. The evening featured a fascinating Q&A session during which the role of Facebook, Twitter and the impact of new forms of writing on social connections and social change all came under scrutiny. KICS is extremely grateful to Jamal for sharing his ideas, for giving up his time and for supporting our school and its community.

To learn more about Jamal and his work please go to http://www.jamalmahjoub.com.

                   
 


                                      Theme of the Evening“RURAL SUDAN”


Students of Senior Arabic Language Department of KICS, both native & non-native have proudly performed & sang in the Arabic Evening on Wednesday 23rd.
 

Ya Watani By Non-natives

 


 During the Evening, they gracefully brought up all the features of Rural Sudan with different performances that embodied beloved Sudan villagers with their hospitality, generosity, sense of help & service. Joha, the legendary character was there in his sarcastic way solving problems & teaching morals. Even animals were represented in skits to reflect ethical behaviour. The glistening eloquence and exquisiteness of the river Nile ran swiftly among us through the Evening.
                                            
                  



Our beloved country blossomed with culture while the beauty of its countryside projected its humble simplicity through which we saw a powerhouse of culture and tradition in their different array of colours speaking to us of the daily struggles and tribulations as well as the happiness and gaiety that comes from the rewarding day to day


                  


interactions that spoke to the celebration of a heart-felt, inspiring and wonderful culture; one that knows love, hospitality, the respect of the elderly, cooperation and that honours the daily life from which greatness comes.
 These performances ranged from the famous Jiha and his donkey at the market to our highly acclaimed Bint Baladna which symbolized the intricateness of our culture. A cacophony of sounds from the countryside delivered the symphonic emblem of the richness and glory of our cultural life. For the entirety of the two hours the audience were satiated with a wide range of performances tailored to their enjoyment and proudly celebrated with us with the greatness of our beloved country.
The actors & actresses displayed their extensive and enchanting talents to portray the promised picture that has been painted with reverence to our glorified Arabic Language.

 


Every segment of the Show never ceased to entertain and enlighten our visitors & parents watching their children performing in modern & colloquial Arabic fluently in glisten and glide with culture and tradition.

                       

 

احتفلتمدرسة مجتمع الخرطوم العالمية القسم الثانوي بالأمسية العربية لهذا العام في يوم الأربعاء 23/3/2011  وقد كانت الأمسية بعنوان " الريف السوداني"

كانت أمسية رائعة اشتملت على كثير من الفقرات المتنوعة من الأغاني الوطنية، الإلقاء الشعري،المسرحيات الشعرية باللغة الفصحى والدارجة على السواء.

 جاءت مسرحية " سعاد" للأديب الهادي آدم لتطرح قضية تزويج الفتيات من شيوخ مسنين طمعاً في المال والثراء وما يترتب على ذلك من مصائب.

                                          

وقد اشترك في الأمسية جميع طلاب اللغة العربية من الصف السابع وحتى الصف العاشر مع بعض الطلاب من الصفوف الحادي عشر والثالث عشر. وكان إشتراك الغير ناطقين بالعربية بقدر كبير شمل كل الذين يدرسون اللغة العربية في القسم الثانوي.

جسّدت الأمسية الريف السوداني وشعبه الطّيب بأخلاقياتة ومثله العالية، كما عكست الفقرات الكرم السوداني، النخوة، الشهامة، المساعدة و التعاضد والتكاتف الإجتماعي  وذلك صّورته مسرحية "حلة السلامة".

أما شخصية جحا الأسطورية الفكهة، فقد كانت حاضرة في المسرح لمعالجة القضايا الإنسانية خلال الطرح الفكاهي لتوصيل القيم والمثاليات الحياتية. كما صّورت الشخصيات الحيوانية الاجتهاد في الحياة وعدم الاعتماد على القدرات الجسمانية فقط وتجلى ذلك في السباق بين" السلحفاة والأرنب".

               

أضفى الغناء السوداني على المسرح الشعور بالوطنية وحب البلدان على المستوى العالمي حيث أنشد الطلاب غير الناطقين أغنية " يا وطني يا بلد أحبابي". وأ طلت علينا بنات بلدنا في أدائية رائعة.

أما نيلنا الخالد فقد عكس صفاءه على الأمسية حيث فاض علينا بخيراته الثّره وجعل الأطفال والحيوانات تتغنى له وترقص حوله طرباَ زاهياَ ,شكّلته الأزياء الرائعة والأنغام العذبة.

هذا بعض ما قٌدم في الأمسية من فقرات دلّت على المخزون من الطاقات والمواهب عند هؤلاء الطلاب المبدعين تمثيلاً وطلاقة لغوية لا يتصَور من لم يشاهد أ ن تكون في مدرسة عالمية.

 

 




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