Every year CTI students have the chance to visit a country outside Lebanon. This year they visited beautiful Prague, in an event-filled luxury trip. The students got to visit museums, explore castles, walk down quaint streets, experience local culture, cruise down the river Vltava, eat gastronomic food, stay in a 5* hotel, shop till they drop, and have a great amount of fun. The students are now back home, safe and sound, trading an immense amount of pictures, of which we share a humble few. Praise the Lord for His blessings!
A CTI alumnus wrote us (and we thank him): CTI, you are giving your students these great opportunities! You take them places (e,g, Prague!!!), you give them fun opportunities, you teach them so much more than math, history and English. You are making such a difference in their lives. A difference that they won't see until they are well grown up. And that is what we see today. We meet graduates from CTI from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and they recall the great experiences they had at CTI and what a difference it made in their lives. You making an eternal difference in these kids' lives.
Grade 12, as is the case with previous classes, left their handprints at school. This is one way to leave an imprint and remember to leave an impression wherever they go. Best wishes class of 2017.
For the first time this year, CTI kindergarten organized Easter fetes for the mothers and children. It was a festive and sunny time, a great occasion to celebrate the joys of Easter. We present here some picutres of one of the classes. More in the yearbook!
The grade 7 students of Mrs Adam gave a great presentation, in French, of the famous fairy tale by Charles Perrault. The students acted with ease and the sets were impressive. Congratulations, grade 7.
CTI participated in large numbers in the Youth Run organized by the Beirut Marathon Association. The event was in the Marina, Dbayeh, and our students ran the distance like potential pros. The event was organized by Coach Bahzad Karam.
Sorry! Due to computer malfunction beyond our control, we have lost a considerable portion of our Gallery pictures for this school year. The problem has been redressed, but the pictures cannot be retrieved. So, we pick up from the last available picture file, and keep going on with newer additions!
It was finally performed, to thunderous accolades from the audience: "Romeo and Juliet" was a smash hit!
Romeo was Dori Fares, Juliet was Lea Tenn, Friar Lawrence was Bryan Powell, the Prince was Mark Moussan, Tybalt was George Saab, Mercutio was Karim Rawda, the sprite (Fate?) was Yana Rossoshanskaya. The musical was directed by Ms Wilma. Kindly check our Newsletter for more.
A note on the pictures: The pictures are often fuzzy because of the fog effects onstage.
Grade 11 undertook their iconic Medieval trip, as a tie-in to what they were studying. The group proved to be adventurous and energetic. They really re-lived the middle ages with zest and gusto - with a lot of fun added. Here are some random picture for your enjoyment.
The Beirut Marathon is an iconic, traditional experience that is not to be missed. CTI, along with around 40,000 people, walked the Fun Run on Sunday, November 13, 2016. We post pictures here that highlight our group (apologies to any whose pictures were not taken), the immense crowds, some of the views, and a sample of the ongoing fun along the way.
Kindly check our Newsletter for more news.
The students of KGIII got to use their noses, ears, mouths, eyes and hands - for it was Sensory Day! Scents, sight and sounds are different things, we learn early on, and there is a vast variety of each!
The French department at CTI organized several trips to the Salon du Livre at BIEL. The students got to browse and buy, and two classes had the chance to listen to special talks given by prominent lecturers. Here are a few pictures of the occasion!
Well, here are simply a few pictures of some student projects done by the students of grade 2, and supervised by Mrs Marian Daou. We have put all the pictures that we have, with the hope that the students will enjoy looking at themselves.
The students of grade 6 presented a play that was fun and instructive. All the students did an excellent job in their respective roles. The play was well directed by Miss Areni Taslakian. Congrats!
A Halloween event was organized by the graduating class of grade 12, in order to raise support for their graduation proms. The event was joyful and packed with games. Many students participated and contributed to the grade 12 fund. The pictures show some of the action, with others reserved for the yearbook.
Mr Emile Moacdieh led his students on a discovery trip to the impressive Minerals Museum (MIM). The students were amazed by the diversity and richness of what minerals are found in nature. It was a lesson in action that reinforced what was being studied in class.
Grade 7, under the direction of Ms Norma Shami, presented the play "The Jailer of Philippi" taken from the Book of Acts in the Bible. The stuents acted expertly, in perfect Arabic. The cast was led by Markus Kashouh and Steven Haddad as Paul and Silas. Bravi!
Mrs Chaar and grade 5 gave an excellent presentation last Monday. The story had a great moral lesson, and the students who acted enjoyed the play as much as those who attended. Congratulations all over!
The visit of grade 9 A and B to the Silk Museum is an iconic trip that is tied to the English classes of Ms Wilma. Every year, the students embark on a discovery spree and have a great time learning about disappearing Lebanese traditions. The few pictures here attest to the excitement of the occasion.
SAD presented its first event: Happy Day! SAD (Student Activities Department), after all, promises that "SAD makes you happy!" The event was joyful and buoyant. Students shared about what makes them happy, and the happiness was infectuous. The event was supervised by Mrs Jamie Chaaya.
Two sections of one class visited the interactive exhibition, Bible World, at the Bible Society headquarters. The event was organized by Mrs Abou Daher, as part of the Bible lessons for the class. Here are a few souvenir pictures.
CTI had its special Bounce Day for the students. It went on bouncingly fine, and younger students had a great time! Some choice pics to enliven your day!
CTI played two football games with an Argentinian team, on two separate occasions. The first informal game led to a 4-4 score. The more formal game on Friday scored 5-3 in favor of the Argentinians. Congratulations to both teams!
Thanks to the initiative of Mrs Antoinette Samaha, and the special invitation of Dr Chris, the students of grade 4 were able to have a jolly time eating pizza in the park. And would you believe it, this is a lesson tie-in! The pictures say it all!
We were graced by the visit of a group of people from Argentina on two separate days. There were many activities, but it was mainly their cheery presence that sent whiffs of happiness all around! Please check our Newsletter for more info!
CTI participated in the international Green Apple Day. There were many activities that raised awareness regarding environmental issues. Grade 7 painted an impressive mural that is here to stay! Please check our Newsletter for more information.
It is the first day of school for KG2 and KG3! Welcome students!
Here are a few pictures of the great occasion!
"The Tale of Thomas and Joan" was a big challenge for CTI, since it meant transporting students and parents from our times, back to the Middle Ages. The challenge was met, and the result was spectacular beyond belief (but as we said earlier, we could not get horses for the joust!). The music was carefully chosen, based on reconstructions of ancient melodies and instruments. The sets were superbly designed and executed by Mr Rami Khalaf, with every stone in the fortress faceted and woodwork made to look as such. The dances were partly based on modern dance, and partly based on authentic old dances (anybody for a passamezzo?). As for the costumes, let us not get started: we had a whole factory executing our costumes and the audience gasped and cheered and filmed with each display of opulent costumes.
Courtiers, villagers, brigands, townsfolk, peasants, troubadours, knights, jesters, acrobats, duelists . . . what more can one ask for?
Special thanks to Mrs Krista Kashouh (musical and general direction), Mrs Jamie Chaaya (drama coaching), Miss Areni Taslakian (assistant drama coaching), Mr Rami Khalaf (sets), Boghossian Uniforms (costume execution), and the CTI teachers!
The students of grades 10 and 11 who joined the outing to Niha were in for a trip of a lifetime. It was a magical mystery tour that was partly eco-tourism, partly Indiana Jones, and partly Wonderland, with a huge dollop of zany fun. We present here a few pictures of the Niha fortress, followed by an assortment of pictures of the great group that visited. Await the CTI yearbook for more!
It is an iconic trip for grade 7, which includes Beiteddine, Moussa Castle, Deir el Kamar and Barouk. Grade 7 had homeland tourism balanced with a lot of fun!
. . . and finally, some pictures culled from 1000s of pictures about the CTI Graduation Ceremony of 2016. Kindly read our newsletter for details, and check our yearbook later on. Suffice it to say here, "Congratulations to the Class of 2016"!
Every year, Ms Wilma and grade 11 prepare top-notch musicals. This year was no exception. "Macbeth - the Musical" was an extravagant feast to the eye and the ear. The acting was superb. The music and dancing were spectacular. The sets were magnificent. The effects were astounding. The use of space - everywhere in the auditorium - was amazing. Dori Fares was Macbeth. Nour Sadek was Lady Macbeth. The students of grade 11 (all sections), as well as some students from other classes, provided an impressive supporting cast, complete with show-stopping witches. Ms Wilma, methinks that Shakespeare doth smile in contentment!
Incidentally, this musical was presented during the Shakespeare year, practically on Shakespeare's birthday, April 23, 2016.
As part of a celebratory week for grade 12, this class prepared a never-ending barbecue that involved all the students, cooking and eating. Mrs Hourig Kevorkian and Mrs Aline Kevorkian offered their expertise and joined in the fun. The pictures are a memento of the occasion!
Attenshun!! Lots of students joined, but grade 12 took this as ultra serious fun, with camouflage face paint, fatigues and zeal to match. The pictures show the fun and the action, and more is reserved for the yearbook! You needed to have been there! The event was organized by Coach Adnan Sioufi. Thanks Coach Adnan, and congratulations to the winners.
A select grade 8 group visited NDU engineering lab for a study on recycling and alternatives to concrete building blocks. The group was led by Mrs Abou Tayeh and alumnus Pierre Abou Tayeh. The students had a most profitable time. CTI thanks NDU for their warm reception and hospitality!
In a varied and busy day, 39 Korean students presented a panoply of activities at CTI. Kindly check our newsletter for details. Here, we present some pictures of the dazzling Korean folk dance that they performed. Pictures of other activities will be reserved for the yearbook. Enjoy!
Posted here are some pictures from our musical for this year, "Pulcinella". It was a big triumph, as these picture attest! For more information, kindly check our newsletter. Bravi!
Check this link for a very quick overview of the musical! You will like it!
The CTI students had the privilege to attend a special performance of the musical "Petra" by the Rahbani Brothers. Helena Sarnouk was the queen, leading a case of students from grade 8. Mrs Abou Malhab ably directed the production. Congratulations! For details, kindly check our newsletter.
As part of a bigger project, CTI students visited Rome and Campania during the Easter vacation of 2015. It was the experience of a lifetime, filled with a program rich with art, culture, adventure and fun. The students and teachers would like to share with you some of the activities that they did, and by now the social media has 1000s of other pictures about the trip. For information about the trip, kindly check our newsletter section. Enjoy! Ciao!
Despite foreboding weather, "Rafael in Rio", our musical with a Brazilian theme, was performed to thunderous (no pun intended) acclaim. Congratulations to the students who did a superb job in acting and dancing. Many thanks to Mrs Krista Kashouh who put all of this together, as well as to Miss Areni Taslakian who coached the drama, and to Mr Rami Khalaf who designed and executed those wondrous sets.
Also thanks to all the teachers who taught dances, supervised and helped in the performance. It was an evening to treasure!
The event was filmed by Tele Lumiere.
It was another dream CTI trip, this time to Madrid, Spain, during the Easter break of Spring 2014. A large group of students and teachers visited art-filled museums, walked down quaint roads, and engaged in every imaginable exciting activity. Their outings even took them outside Madrid, to Segovia, Toledo, Valle de Caidos, El Escorial and elsewhere. It was a trip to remember forever, as the pictures testify. Where to next year?
The Christmas musical for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 had Hollywood as a theme. A group of intrepid actors and producers are putting up a Christmas story film, and their work needed some correction in order to present the real Christmas story. This bubbling production was directed by Mrs Kashouh. Mrs Aida Tabbal and Mr Rami Khalaf designed the sets.
We were voted "smarted school in Lebanon" by Virgin Radio! As the scoreboard (presented by Virgin Radio and was propagated in the media) shows, we scored first, thanks to the efforts of several students led by whiz kid Rami Rouss. Congratulations!