June, July , August 2015 Newsletter

     June 24th-July 7th: The school organized an exchange program with a new school named Erich-Maria-Remarque Realschule in Osnabruck, Germany. A delegation of twelve students and two teachers visited Germany so as to implement a new exchange program for the first time. The visit was more than excellent and achieved the aims of the program. The group was hosted by German families and they were very cooperative and generous.  The Palestinian and German groups visited Berlin and stayed for three days, doing a sightseeing tour of Berlin that included a visit to the remaining site of the Berlin Wall.

 Moreover, the school made an agreement with a company dealing with solar power system to implement a program at the school to teach and train students. Also, there was a suggestion to build solar panels on the school’s roof to generate electricity

July 1st-July 15th: The school participated for the first time in a trip to Germany organized by Brass for Peace, a German music group. Six students from our school participated out of a total of thirteen students that included students from Dar Alkalima and Talitha School. Every day the group performed in churches and open-air venues and also in a new village called Bible Village. The group was accompanied by two teachers with six German members of Brass for Peace. The two German groups joined the Palestinian group and all together had fun. The group was hosted by German families who were very cooperative and generous

July 5th: The school was very proud of the students’ Palestinian Governmental Official results. In the Scientific stream there were nine students with excellent results (90s) and all of them successfully passed the exams. The school and the students were invited by the Greek Charitable Society in Beit Sahour to honor them in a great ceremonyage. The group was accompanied by two teachers with six German members of Brass for Peace. The two German groups joined the Palestinian group and all together had fun. The group was hosted by German families who were very cooperative and generous

July 26th-August 4th:  A group of students from the three Lutheran schools travelled to India so as to participate in the Model United Nations (MUN) Conference accompanied by three teachers. Three students from the ELS school participated in the conference and as well as in several MUN workshops in Beit Sahour, Beit Jala, Ramallah, and Jerusalem to learn how the MUN program operates.  Students also used these workshops to practice their skills in research, debate, and negotiation.  The most important skill the students learn and practice is to be an ambassador of the country that they represent.  They were able to implement all the strategies and skills they learned in these workshops here when they were in India

August 10th – August 20th:- The Bethlehem Educational Directorate office organized with the Evangelical Lutheran School 10 day’s workshop for a number of teachers and students from the Governmental Schools. The Art teacher of the school gave the workshop and taught the participants how to work with pottery and ceramic. The aim of this workshop is to teach others about our experience in this field and to transfer the idea to the other governmental schools. Mrs. Nissrin Amro, The Director of Educational Directorate visited the workshop and expressed its attitude and pleasure and was pleased with the fruitful cooperation and coordination between the governmental and private schoolsrogram operates.  Students also used these workshops to practice their skills in research, debate, and negotiation.  The most important skill the students learn and practice is to be an ambassador of the country that they represent.  They were able to implement all the strategies and skills they learned in these workshops here when they were in India

August 17th-August 19th: The school held a three-day music therapy workshop for the four Lutheran schools and also the school invited another school from Beit Sahour so they would have an idea about the program. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Coombes from Wales University, UK. Four teachers from the ELS school participated in the workshop and they were able to share their experience with others due to the fact that the school implemented it before other schools. The social counselors from the five schools participated in the workshop as wellte visited the workshop and expressed its attitude and pleasure and was pleased with the fruitful cooperation and coordination between the governmental and private schoolsrogram operates.  Students also used these workshops to practice their skills in research, debate, and negotiation.  The most important skill the students learn and practice is to be an ambassador of the country that they represent.  They were able to implement all the strategies and skills they learned in these workshops here when they were in India

August 19th-20th: The school organized The LUTH-MUN for two days for the first time. The committee invited the other three Lutheran schools to participate in addition to two other schools: one from Jerusalem, the Saint George School, and the second one from Ramallah, The Boys Friends School. The 120 participants did their best to use their different skills in participating in different model UN committees. The conference was a great successcounselors from the five schools participated in the workshop as wellte visited the workshop and expressed its attitude and pleasure and was pleased with the fruitful cooperation and coordination between the governmental and private schoolsrogram operates.  Students also used these workshops to practice their skills in research, debate, and negotiation.  The most important skill the students learn and practice is to be an ambassador of the country that they represent.  They were able to implement all the strategies and skills they learned in these workshops here when they were in India