Trip to Baskinta
The Baskinta trip that took place on the 5th of November was exceptional by all means. An amazing mix of alumni from different years, “school bus trip spirit” and hidden stories about the great Lebanese writer Mikhail Naimy conveyed by Dr. Zakieh Naimy, all made it worthwhile.
In Baskinta, our first stop was at the Naimys’ house, where Dr. Zakieh Naimy, the writer’s grandniece and the Arabic Program Manager at SABIS®, entertained us with nostalgic stories about the great writer, his books and study, the writers and philosophers he was inspired by, his first love and why he didn’t get married. Our second stop was at Chakhroub where we visited the summer house, the statue and the (opened) grave that stands amidst amazing surroundings; where the smell of pure air, the touch of warm sun rays and the sound of autumn leaves crackling under our feet gave all a feeling like no other.
Marching up to 1600 m above sea level, we reached our third stop, the cave where Naimy used to write his books, the masterpiece “The Book of Mirdad” in particular…The entire way there our special guide Dr. Zakieh Naimy generously recounted excerpts from his books.
After the long walk in nature, the group’s final stop was for tasty Lebanese food at Al Nahr Restaurant.
An enjoyable, cultural and fun trip… We wish you were there.
Alumni Visit To Leila C. Saad SABIS El-Maten
At a breathtaking location stands Leila C. Saad SABIS El- Maten School, a school completely free of charge.
Mr. Victor Saad, the Vice President of the SABIS network and President of the Mother School, welcomed the members and President of the Alumni Board, and members of the Social Committee. All went on an exciting tour around the El- Maten campus guided by the School Director Dr. Zakie Naimy and the Acting Director Ms. Glenda Najem. The visitors were greatly impressed.
Rising above many challenges, the school today stands with 275 students. The dedicated staff hope they will soon reach the capacity of 900 students.
Everything in the school brings hope and happiness knowing that financially challenged students are able to gain such prestigious education free of charge.
Mr. Ralph Bistany then joined the group where all discussed the vision for education as well as difficulties faced during the founding of the Leila C. Saad SABIS school at El- Mtein
An awesome visit… pictures say it all.
Call for Action meeting
Our Call for Action brought together an enthusiastic group of alumni who participated in a wonderful and fruitful meeting at the alumni club house.
Old And New Board Members Dinner
Mrs. Leila Saad invited the Old and New Board members to a dinner on March 15, 2016 at Indigo – Le Grey.
ISCAA Board Elections
Congratulations to the newly elected board members and thank you all for your participation!
There is a little secret that makes school friendship special; it never dwindles with time. Enjoy the pictures of a night full of laughter, memories and joy!
Movie premiere: Run All Night
We thank you all for your presence and donation and we’d like to remind you that CCCL is only dependent on donations to fulfill its lifesaving mission.
Alumni Gathering 30 July 2014
Several alumni living in the gulf area and were in Lebanon in Al Fiter holiday; suggested they meet their friends in an informal gathering at the Alumni Club House Choueifat.
The Gathering was held on July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the pictures!
Back To School Dinner
The dinner at the Maillon was a smashing success as the pictures and video show.
Graduates from various years gathered on the terrace under the olive tree, happy to have reunited with friends and classmates; the presence of Mrs. Leila Saad added a special joy to the evening.
A fine three course dinner and dessert followed. Tombola tickets ran out as guests were looking forward to winning one or more of the 90 gifts donated by: Saad Tours, Khodor Jewelry (Alumnus), Nsouli Jewelry, Or La Loi, Afif Keshli and Sons (Alumnus), Utopia (Alumnus), Merhi trading company , Tinol (Alumnus), Lush, Beit Ward (Alumnus), Le Maillon, Bristol, Magzoub Optics, Gebran Mall (Alumnus), Nsouli (Alumnus), Sacotel (Alumnus), Garabed Ayanian & Sons, Kudu, Joyce's , Dessange, Diet Center, Villa Badaro (Alumnus), Les Trois Fleurs (Alumnus), Sarafand Blown Glass Factory, 360 Fitness (Alumnus), Tricot Sibai (Alumnus), Tamaste, Centimeal diet center, Mona's Clinic for Diet & Shaping (Alumnus), Ramzderm (Alumnus), Simply Nails (Alumnus), Kazar Marble and Granite (Alumnus), Cleopatra, La Sirene , Boutique Wafa
The rest of the evening was spent with dancing to live music.
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In the loving memory of Dr. Maan (Mike) Helal'04
The International School of Choueifat Adminstration and The Alumni Association celebrated Dr. Maan Helal’s life (1986-2015)in a memorial service that was held at the Alumni Club house in the presence of the Mann’s friends and family and teachers on the 27th of February 2015.
Speaker of the Month 2012-2013
The alumni office has initiated the “Speaker of the Month” program for Choueifat students. Once a month, an alumnus is invited to talk to the students about a topic in his line of interest or business. Ms. Magie Tamraz ‘06 opened the lectures with “Health on, Junk Off “an advisory lecture on how to have healthy eating habits. An exciting Conflict resolution session was delivered by Dr. Waddah Nasr ‘55 which mainly discussed conflicts and challenges that face students in their first university year; on the 28th of March a journey outside Mother Earth was made possible by Mr. Majdi Saad ’80, who explained and discussed the different technological advancements facing the human race. In May, Talal Jurdi ‘86 actor and producer was the final speaker for this year. His lecture was very exciting and interesting, incorporating his personal experiences as well as some advice on acting and producing.
Speaker of the Month 2013-2014
This year speaker of the Month first guest was Ms. Sonia Sabbah, who is a certified coach in etiquitte and public speaking, Ms. Sabbah gave an intersting interactive lecture for students from grades 10,11, and 12.
2012 Class reunion
One year was more than enough for the 2012 graduates to miss their school and come back for a reunion.
The reunion was an initiative from Ms. Yassima Tabaja and Mr. Karim Mardini; they managed to gather most of the 2012 graduates in the Alumni Club House on 19 June 2013.
They gathered for two hours in a lovely atmosphere along with their teachers and AQCs
The pictures say it all
Job Interview Etiquette
Enjoy the pictures, and we promise you with more excitings seminars to come!
20th, 25th, & 50th Anniversary
Classes of 1962, 1987, & 1992 celebrated their 50th, 25th, & 20th anniversary on the 7th of December, in the school Library in the Mother School.
Maitre Hassan Keshli'98 welcomed the graduates on behalf of the board members where Dr. Toufic Eid'76 distributed certificates of appreciation to the alumni in addition to a bookmark with the classes’ name list on it.
Trip to Bekaa Valley
By school bus a group of Alumni went to visit Mr. Salim Nakad'53, in his winery...Enjoy the pictures
Alumni in Folk Dance night
On the evening of Friday the 23rd of March, the International School of Choueifat witnessed a spectacular event: the annual ISC Folk Dance Night as never seen before.
The event was held at the UNESCO stage, and it welcomed over a thousand spectators, ranging from supportive classmates, teachers and proud parents. The night featured dances of students from 3rd graders to seniors; and alumni from classes 2011 and 2009 who were glad to once again participate in Mr. Mustafa Ammar’s beautifully choreographed Lebanese folk dances.
The evening proceeded flawlessly as the 220 participants danced to all the Lebanese classics. Thirty dedicated SLO prefects were happy to lend a hand to ensure that everything was going smoothly back stage and front.
Participating Alumni: Ali Houhou,Rami Mehio,Nagham Hasan,Farah Tabaja,Mohammad Omari,Maan Halabi,Ali Khodor,Nour Hamzeh,Jessica Zebian and Lama Ahmadieh.
Bingo For a Good Cause 2012
The Bingo evening held at the Bristol Hotel on the 30th of March was one of the most successful activities the alumni have held. Joy at seeing old friends as well as the excitement of the game, made the evening very special.
Forty five valuable and interesting gifts awaited the lucky winners, from a plane flight over Lebanon for three, to beauty and hair treatments, Jewelry donated by alumni Leila K. Nasreddien’68 and Pierre Khodor ’73, Designer clothes donated by alumni Dalida Saeed ‘07, Tinol Vouchers donated by alumni Wafa Saab ’71, Digital Camera & Satellite receiver donated by alumni Hassan Keshli ’98, Spa treatment, Dance lessons, perfume, makeup and many other gifts items.
A special thanks to Mrs. Randa Saab Wahab, Mrs. Rima Abou Hassan, and Ms. Fay Abou Hassan in addition to 2011 graduates Mr. Rami Mehio, Ms. Rozana Ayyas, Ms. Hala AL Solh, Ms. Mona Nasrallah and Ms. Nour Barakat for the efforts they put to make this event a success.
Please browse through the photo gallery to see the pictures of the evening
Choueifat 80's Gathering
Congratulations, well done to the 80’s ISC Alumni group who came up with the idea of a reunion. Rami Charara ‘81, Rabih Annan ‘81, Rula Ayoub ’81 and Ziad Yacoub ‘81 got together and organized a very successful dinner at the Coral Beach Hotel, which was also attended by some of the late 70’s alumni.
Around one hundred graduates and their spouses spent a very enjoyable evening exchanging memories over a delicious dinner.
The Alumni office encourages other Alumni to do the same.
The 90's Reunion held on Friday the 13th of July was a very nostalgic gathering.
In the beautiful setting of the alumni club house terraces, the alumni attending had the chance to meet up with each other as well as their old teachers.
Maitre Hassan Keshli'98 welcomed the 90's on behalf of the ALumni association board members
The highlight of the evening was a presentations put together by our alumnus, Hana Abou Khadra Salem’73, from pictures sent to us by the 90's graduates, as well as various comments and memories. Thank you Hana for your effort.
Enjoy the pictures as well as the presentation we have posted for you.