What could have been a routine poetry recitation session, became a vibrant multi-media presentation of audio clips, PowerPoints, films, recitation, drama and readings. These were bound together by the magic of grade 8 and Mrs Aoun. The presentation on Racism featured the life of Martin Luther King Jr, his "I have a dream" speech, the incident at the bus with Rosa Parks complete with an ingenious bus, and various discussions on the evils of racism and how that was dealt with. All in all, it was a most moving and impressive experience!
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!
One week after an excting alumni-CTI football game, more sports-enthusiastic previous CTI students visited us for a spectacular basketball game. Coach Ara was present, and Coach Bahzad refereed. The score was a pleasant 17-17 and we'll leave it at that. It was great seeing the group of alumni!
Coach Bahzad Karam organized a CTI - CTI Alumni informal football game. It was great seeing recent alumni back at school, and we thank them for taking off their precious time to participate in this game. Surprisingly, our current students won, but we offer our congratulations to both groups.
Grade 8 gave a modernized, revamped version of "Blanche Neige et les Sept Nains", where the wicked Queen consults an iMirror and the newlyweds ride a snazzy car (picture reserved for the yearbook). The creative play was energetically acted in French, and was directed by Mrs Adam. Blanche Neige was Angie Neaimeh, the Mother was Sarah Tabet, the Wicked Queen was Anita Maksoud and le Prince Charmant was George Saad. Congratulations all around.
CTI hosted the YFC Band in performances that had great music, a spiritual message and humor! This was part of the YFC Band tour for this year. The songs were mainly written and composed by the brilliant Marc Melki, accompanied by three other musicians on the drums, violin and guitar. There were two different performances for different age-level students. The concerts were appreciated, and the students look forward to more such events in the future.
The CTI grade school students had the chance to participate in a circus performance recently. It was a happy occasion, and the students enjoyed the acrobats, tigers, clowns and illusionists of the circus! Attached are a few souvenir pictures!
Fun Factory and SAD each conducted a Guinness Book of CTI Records, measuring heights, lengths, feats, sports accomplishments and such edifying facts. Congratulations to the participants, whether winning or not!
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!
New Heights presented a drama performance with the purpose of teaching children the basics of daily hygiene. The presentation was quite spirited and energetic, and the students had fun learning these priciples of hygiene.
SAD's Christmas event is traditionally the last fun bash of the year, and that is indeed what it was. There was an assortment of songs, dances, games, fun, and laughter. Afterwards, Santa visited the school, and Fun Factory organized a humongous gift exchange - but that is another story, reserved for the CTI yearbook. So, George, Sarah, Yana, Marie Ninette, Jeremey, Edwin, Mrs Chaaya, and all of SAD, thanks for the fun and we'll see you again in 2016!
You enjoyed the latest CTI Christmas musical, "The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding", and now you can enjoy the souvenirs of it! We sifted through 100s of pictures and chose some [a lot!] representative ones. We also included some backstage or pre-performance pictures. For information, check our Newsletter. Suffice it to say here, bravo to all the participants in the musical, for it was an awesome experience. Congratulations to Mrs Kashouh, Mrs Chaaya, Miss Taslakian, Mr Khalaf, Mrs Melki and Mrs Daou. Merry Christmas one and all!
It was indeed a very MERRY Christmas for the kindergarten students at CTI! Their Christmas program for the parents was varied and joyous. Presented here are a lot of pictures, taken by Mr Ragheed Breidi with art and skill. Parents are sure to find their children herein! Enjoy . . . and yes, Merry Christmas!
Here are the main actors of our latest Christmas spectacular about a runaway pudding! Bravi!
Grade 9 students and teacher Mrs Hourani presented a condensed version of Moliere's masterpiece L'Avare. The play dealt with the intrigues of Harpagon, a stingy person who wanted to get married. The play was acted in French, and the protagonists excelled in language declamation and in acting. Harpagon was the superb Karim Rawda, supported by a cast who seemed to enjoy every moment of the play. The audience responded with laughter and clapping. Overall, it was a great performance and we thank Mrs Hourani and grade 9 for their efforts.
The CTI choir gave a special Christmas recital to the elementary students, and another concert to the older students. It was an energetic event to be treasured. The choir is led by Mrs Jamie Chaaya. We present here the pictures of the Junior concert, and reserve the pictures of the other concert for the yearbook. Thanks, choir!
Thanks to an unusually sunny recess, and thanks to the efforts of Coach Bahzad Karam, the CTI students were treated to a huge games event during recess. There was an assortment of competitions! The excitement of the students was matched by the enthusiasm of Mr Bahzad. Who won? As far as we know, everybody! More coming up?
Wow! Look at those projects about the planets, done by the students of grade 2 of Mrs Marianne Daou. We present here all the pictures that we have. The pictures of the subsequent exhibition are reserved for the yearbook. Congratulations, budding scientists!
Christmas comes early at CTI, and one of the earliest activities is an excursion to the German Christmas Bazaar. Several students visited, sampled food (especially wurst and doughnuts), bought decorations, and had a sample of early Christmas cheer. Fröhliche weihnachten!
Here is simply a lot of pictures of Halloween / St Barbara at the CTI Kindergarten. Enjoy!
As SAD were in full swing with their St Barbara / Halloween event, who should crash the party but none other than Anthony Touma in person. The welcome was thunderous, and Mr Touma was as gracious as could be. He sang some of his famous songs, and the CTI students joined in as appropriate. The students were in ecstasies. After that was some time spent in photo taking, then Mr Touma left. Virgin Megastore, who were present throughout, distributed catalogues and coupons to the students. To the thankful students, the visit was all too short, and would have wanted more. Sigh!
CTI celebrates a combination of Halloween and St Barbara's, and this is done in several events (more coming up next week for Kindergarten). Fun Factory and Mrs Jamie Chaaya organized a superfest for grades 1 - 6, and most students participated. Our photographer was around, and we post basically all the pictures that he was able to snap! Search well, and you may able to see yourself looking quite different from usual. . .
CTI celebrates a combination of Halloween and St Barbara with a lot of crazy fun - clean and wholesome, but quite zany! Here are some pictures of some memorable people! That is, until Anthony Touma crashed our party (with our utmost gratitude)! But that is another story. The event was organized by SAD, under the leadership of Mrs Jamie Chaaya. Happy Halloween!
CTI was in quite a festive mood, and the CTI grade school students were able to have hamburger meals, circus clowns, face paint, balloons and party favors, all accomodated during second break courtesy of McDonalds! The students were at their happiest, as the pictures show. So thanks to McDonalds for the event. A special word of thanks needs to go to Mrs Ghaya Abi Antoun who coordinated all of this with McDonalds, and to the gentleman photgraphers Ragheed Breidi and Mario Maksoud.
It is no mean challenge to outdo the previous years' Independence Day celebrations at CTI, but the challenge was met and the day was filled with impressive activities. The stylish and varied presentations involved song, dance, speech, folk traditions and even a surprising flash mob. Thanks go to the many teachers who helped, in particular Mrs Lina Abou Malhab and Mrs Jamie Chaaya. We single out outstanding student contributions given by Lynn Abbass, Anthony Zgheib, Angelo Zgheib, George Ayoub, Aya Alaeddine, and the enthusiastic Dory Fares, a leader in the flash mob. Kindly check the newsletter for more information, with our best wishes.
Congratulations to the winners of the latest Dictation from Lebanon! First was Perla Attwe, with runners up Sarah Aoun, Marie Therese Yammine, Safa Dehen and Dania Abi Khalil. Kindly refer to our Newsletter section for more information.
The students of grade 7 presented Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac". Despite mishaps (including Cyrano's nose falling off, to the relief of everybody), the play was a dashing success. This version of "Cyrano" was directed by Miss Areni Taslakian. Cyrano was Joshua Powell, Roxanne was Liana Khoury, and Kevin Bekhazi was Christian. En garde! Merçi! Et au revoir!
Cook at school, go out and splurge on good food! The home economics class of Mrs Aoun had the chance to visit the outstanding Food and Chocolate Exhibition at BIEL. The students sampled good food and . . . had the chance to pose with Miss Lebanon, no less! Check our Newsletter for more information.
The grade 5 history students of Mrs Jamie Chaaya presented a creative display of pyramids, related to their curriculum. Thanks, class and teacher! More pictures in the yearbook!
The CTI students joined the 40,000 plus crowd who went out to walk or run the latest Beirut Marathon. The weather was exemplary, and the fun was paramount. Kindly read our newsletter for details. More pictures reserved for the yearbook!
The grade 7 students of Miss Shami presented a dramatization of Van Dyck's "The Other Wiseman", a story about a fourth Wiseman who was not able to arrive on time to the manger. He spent a lifetime searching for Christ, only to meet Him at the cross. The play was presented in Arabic, and the students excelled. Bravo, Gabriel Aoun, Shafic Yammine, Mario Keirouz, Ralph Mallouhi, Charelle Khoury, Angelo Zgheib, Lynn Abbas and others! Photography is by Mario Maksoud.
"Just for Kids" were at CTI last Friday, for a varied presentation that made our kids laugh, clap, sing and jump! Here are a few souvenir pictures. Thanks for coming, "Just for Kids".
Our iconic Dictation from Lebanon was presented today, with a lot of enthusiasm from teachers and students. There were two separate events, the Junior version, led by Mrs Georgi; and the senior event, led and organized by Mrs Abou Malhab. We will announce the results in the Newsletter section, as soon as they are ready! Great work, students!
If you view these pictures in order, and in as fast a way as possible, you get continuous action - something like a flip-board, or like stop-motion animation. These pics were taken by Ragheed Breidi!
On a wet and blustery day, several CTI classes spent quality time attending lectures/demonstrations given by prominent French authors/illustrators. Afterwards, the students had time to browse, buy and have a little fun. The only drawback was that time was limited and students had to be back at school. The event was organized by Mrs Hourani and the French Department at CTI. A bientot.
Green Apple Day was grand and festive. There were many activities led by 6 energetic engineers from Dar el Handaseh, in particular Ms Eliane Touma and Mr Michel Samaha. We give here a few souvenir pictures. Kindly check our newsletter for further details!
Ms Wilma's iconic tie-in to her curriculum was as illuminating as ever! Grade 9 got to visit the Silk Museum, before the silk worms hibernate and the museum closes for the winter. The students studied and had fun in equal measures. The pictures presented here were taken by Elie Aoun.
Meet Mark, Ralph, Zack, George, Karim, Kinza, Jane, Yana, Sarah and Sarah, a bunch of great students who make up SAD for this year! Under the guidance of Mrs Jamie Chaaya, the first presentations of SAD and Fun Factory for this year were serious and energetic. This promises for a great year, filled with wonderful activities.
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!
After unseasonable rainy weather and cancellations, grades 7 and 8 were finally able to go on with their outings. These were opportunities for cultural discovery, and strangely enough, were new destinations for many students. But the objective was also to have fun, and that was in no short measure. Thank you, Mrs Abou Malhab and Mr Salameh for these trips!
Many students were honored on Friday, in a ceremony that included awards, diplomas, speeches, dance and drama. In the first part of the program, all honor students were awarded books, pins and diplomas. In the second part, the first in different curricular subjects were honored. Noteworthy were two students, Marya Diab Harake and Rawad Batrawi, who ranked first at school for the year 2014 - 2015. We post here the pictures we have available of our honor students. We hope that no students were inadvertently omitted. Congratulations to the students, their parents and their teachers.
Finally a few pictures of the sumptuous CTI Graduation 2015! There are thousands of pictures, and we have opted to leave the formal pictures (class pictures, speakers, diplomas, awards, special presentations, etc) for the yearbook. Instead, we give here a few - very few - informal pictures, to give you a feel of the occasion. We have also included a picture of our eminent keynote speaker, Mr Shukri Anis Fakhouri, as well as that of the student with the highest average, Rouba Mikhael, LS. Congratulations to the graduates, their parents and their teachers.
Yikes! Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has been tranported to India, with joyous song and dance. The grade 11 Hm and HS students of Ms Wilma, with support from grade 11 Sc and grade 12, acted, sang and danced in a performance that was nothing short of miraculous. Such a performance sets our toes tapping and our hearts throbbing for a whole week. The CTI stage rarely witnesses such infectuous joy! Congratulations to the actors, as well as the director, Ms Wilma!
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!
As the weather gradually cleared, the students were able to enjoy proper egg hunts in sunny weather. Easter was also feted at CTI with massive egg coloring, Palm Sunday parades, special music and more! Happy Easter. Christ is risen!
To all mothers, a very happy Mother's Day from the CTI Kindergarten students!
Grade 8 visited LSDC center for the mentally challenged, Ajaltoun, and we are not sure whether the students were more enthusiastic in their community work, or the people at the center were more enthusiastic in their welcome. Grade 8 students extended a helping hand, and were able to donate the tidy sum of 500,000L.L. to the organization. Mrs Rouss was the gracious host that we thank for the warmest welcome possible. This outing was organized by Mrs Abou Malhab, who was accompanied by Mrs Aoun and Mrs Hajj. Good job, grade 8!
Grade 7 studied ancient civilizations with Miss Dahlia Laham. Then, with pen and paper, carried on with their lessons at the National Museum. Here are some pictures for remembrance's sake. . .
الطبع غلب التطبع was the latest fare of Mr Haddad, and the play was acted with joy and dedication by the students of grades 11 Sc and Hm. Laughter was guaranteed as the students explained the origin of the eponymous saying. The caliph was ably acted by Joseph Ballout and his vizier was George Ayoub. The play was rounded up by appropriate music!
Our traditional snow trek for grade 10 was arguably the best ever! The snow was deep, and the students braved all sorts of terrain. By common consent, it was a most exhilarating day. The event was organized by Mr Jean Nassar.
This trip had monasteries, a fortress, a mini museum, strenuous treks, and dollops of fun. The students of grade 11 studied about the Medieval period, and voila! there they were reliving that period. Most of the places visited was new territory to the students, and the trip blended education, discovery, thrills and fun. A substantial part of the trip involved walking, so the students braved walking up to a veritable hermitage, and up a tortuous path that spirals on the mountain side. All in all, the students walked around 23,000 steps as verified by two students on their apps. There were hundreds of pictures taken, of which we chose a few so that you can share our joy. There are a lot more pictures (including some quite zany ones) left for the yearbook.
Teachers' Day was celebrated on Friday, March 6, with aplomb and gusto. There were recitations and dedications. There was even a children's choir with words specially composed for the occasion by Mrs Georgi. Then the students of grade 9 presented yet another episode of the hilarious "Mind Your Language", as befits the day. Ms Wilma directed and Michael Wazen had the main role - much more on this in the yearbook. Finally, the day was capped by a sumptuous dinner and special awards for the teachers. What is left to say is, "Happy Teachers' Day!"
The weather appeared glum, but the spirits were high as several CTI alumni played our football team. The score was 2-1 in favor of the alumni. The artistic photographs were taken by the talented student, Mario Maksoud.
Several class sections had the chance to visit the extraordinary geology museum, MIM. The students were surprised by the richness and variety of the exhibits, and were able to tie what they saw to what they studied in class. The project was coordinated by Mrs Abou Tayeh.
Blessed with sunshine and snow, this year's snow camp was a great event. The students, under the supervision of Mr Nassar and other teachers, got to enjoy snow activities to their hearts' content. Students also had plenty of indoor and outdoor sports and activities, including indoor swimming. These were days to remember, and we hope that these choice pictures will be a nice memento.
Simply a few pictures of the KGII outing to a resort in the snow-clad Lebanese mountains! The students had a most memorable time!
Posted here are some pictures of the super production of the CTI Christmas musical, "The Little Match Girl"! Check our newsletter for details, and . . . Merry Christmas!
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!