January Newsletter 2015

Monday 12th:-A VIP- delegation of eight members from The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America headed (ELCA) headed by Rev. Elizabeth Eaton visited the school. They were welcomed by Mr. Shawki Hawwash - the school principal. Then Dr. Charlie Haddad – the director of the educational office (DEO) gave them a good presentation about the church educational system in the four Lutheran schools which are run by the church. After that Mr. Salim Jaber – Deputy Principal did a tour and explained the programs that the school implements. They were very pleased about the visit and about meeting responsible people

Tuesday 13th:- A VIPdelegation of three members from The Sweden General Consulate visited the school.  Dr. Charlie Haddad, the Director of the Education Office (DEO) spoke to the group about the educational system of the Lutheran Schools, the mission and the goals that the church implements at the schools. Moreover, he spoke about the poor economic situation that the church and the schools are enduring. Finally, Mr. Salim Jaber spoke with them about the programs that are implemented at the ELS, and they visited the vocational workshop, the Kindergarten, the nursery class, the computer lab, the Maths lab, the library and the souvenir shop of the school. They were pleased to hear about all the programs and activities that the school offers its students

 

Monday 19th:- The school arranged twice a week workshop for the rest of the semester with the Palestinian League Club for Karate and Judo. The workshop will introduce the students to this sport, train them in this sport and develop it for their benefit. The workshop will be given for the students who are willing to participate in Martial Arts

 

Tuesday 20th:-The school administration honored the students from the 5th -12th grade who were distinguished in their academic work last semester. The Principal and his Deputy handed certificates of Honor during the Morning Broadcasting in front of all the students. The principal spoke to the rest of the students and encourage them to put more effort in their study so as to be creative and distinguished ones and congratulated the ones who received the certificates

Thursday 22nd:- In coordination with the school, two British photographers have agreed to teach a photography classes. The first workshop is for nine 8th grade students. There first of ten sessions was today. The students were very excited to join the workshop. The workshop is free of charge. There will be a second workshop session after Easter for ten 9th grade students

 

 

Monday 26th:- A committee from the Welfare Association (Hani Al--Qadoumi Distinguished Grant in Education- in Palestine) visited the school in order to evaluate the school and select the school to receive the education grant. The grant is award to a school who is distinguished in teaching and implementing, creative and outstanding programs for its students. The school applied for the grant in order to compete with other schools in the country. Our school was one for seven that have been chosen for the final group because the school is distinguished in and pioneering different programs. The winner will be chose from the final group. Mr. Shawki Hawwash - the school principal gave them a good presentation about the educational system in the school. After that Mr. Salim Jaber – Deputy Principal did a tour and explained to them about the programs that the school implements. They were very pleased about the visit and meeting responsible people. Then, Mr. Nadim explained to them about the Vocational educational Program and its benefit for the students.

A judge committee from the Welfare Association – Hani Al-Qadoumi Distinguished Grant in Education- in Palestine visited the school so as to give their suggestions to the upper committee in order to choose the winner school for being distinguished in teaching and implemented creative and distinguish Program to its students. The school applied for the educational grant that was offered by The Welfare Association in Palestine in order to compete with other schools in the country. Our school was nominated one of seven other school were elected for the prize, being a pioneerand distinguish school in teaching and implementing different programs.Mr. Shawki Hawwash - the school principal gave them a good presentation about the educational system in the school. After that Mr. Salim Jaber – Deputy Principal did a tour and explained to them about the programs that the school implements. They were very pleased about the visit and meeting responsible people. Then, Mr. Nadim explained to them about the Vocational educational Program and its benefit for the students

 

Wednesday 28th :- In supervision of the school and the Environmental Education Center (EEC), 8th grade went on a trip to the city of Qalqilia. They visited the zoo and saw more than 100 kinds of animals. Additionally, the students visited the national museum. This trip is a part of a launched program called “National Identity” which makes students aware of their country and its environment

Friday 30th – Sunday 1st February: -   Five students from the 11th grade participated in Palestinian – model United Nation (PAL/MUN) Program at the Friends School in Ramallah. They discussed subjects that concern the world such as: 1) reestablishing local currencies and economies so as to avoid a currency war 2) increasing food security and funding infrastructure development in the least developed countries (LDC's) and 3) increasing employment and financial globalization in vulnerable countries

 

Saturday 31st:- A group of six German teachers from Erich-Maria-Remarque Realschule visited the school. Mr. Salim Jaber, deputy principal, explained to them about the programs and activities that the ELS offer its students. Then, they had a tour of the school facilities and had a close look at the Vocational Educational Program in the workshops and other programs. The group saw how we teach the students with a holistic approach in order to prepare the students for their lives outside of school. They also had a tour in Bethlehem area, by visiting the Palestinian Refugee Camp called (Dehasha). After that they visited the Nativity Church and the Shepherd Field at Beit Sahour.  Mr. Salim explained to them about the Apartheid Wall and Israeli settlements. They were pleased to hear about the Palestinian culture and traditions also