Our Basketball team has joined a tournament that involves several school. Here are a few pictures, and we apologize for the quality! Best wishes, team!
It was quite a Barbara bash for the secondary classes. Have a look at these pics!
All students of grades 1 - 6 had costumes that showed creativity and orginality. Here are pictures of as many students as possible. Enjoy!
We try to put here as many pictures as possible, representing the biggest number of students, with the hope that the parents will see (and recognize) their child. Best wishes!
It was the turn of grades 6 and 7 to plant cedar trees, this time way up in a Faraya devoid of snow. The weather was pleasant, though the landscape was bleak. The students did their best, and we expect a nice cedar-covered mountain top in - say - a hundred years or so! Thanks to the students, to Jouzour Loubnan (who awarded certificates to CTI) and to the teachers: Mrs Abou Tayeh, Ms Areni, Mrs Ghaya, Mrs Nahass, Mrs Maha and Ms Atallah.
Saj Day was the penultimate activity in the CTI Patriotic Week, and was organized by SAD with the help of Mrs Jamie Chaaya and Mr George Chouiery. Sahtain!
We were graced by the visit of CTI alumnus Alain Badr, with his father, professional bee-keeper and honey-maker. The students watched the whole process of honey-making, got to don special outfits, and even saw bees in action! The event was by special invitation of Mrs Nathalia Georgi, as part of the students' lessons. Thank you!
Congratulations to grade 8 and their teachers for their share in reforesting Lebanon! In this very special event, in coordination with Jouzour Libnan, 126 cedars were planted. Kindly check our Newsletter for information.
Sursock Museum is partly palatial mansion, partly museum representing a permanent collection, and partly space for temporary exhibitions. The museum had been newly restored, and is currently a joy to behold. The students enjoyed the visit, and got to sample recent Lebanese art.
It has become a Christmas tradition at CTI: a group of CTI students visit the German Christmas Bazaar, sample delectabe food, buy cozy souvenirs, and join in the Christmas fun. So, from the group to you, here is an early Fröhliche Weihnachten!
Coach Bahzad had another of his inexhaustible tricks up his sleeve: a Lebanese flag made of green and red apples! The result was beautiful, as can be seen in the pictures. Read our Newsletter for more info!
A few souvenir pictures of the visit of Mr Ernie Partida, given to the benefit of his grade 3 students of Clovis Elementary, Clovis, California! Greetings from CTI.
Kindly check our Newsletter for more information!
As part of the Patriotic Week, SAD organized an endless Dabke. This dabke joyfully meandered around the playground, as students joined in, formed long lines, formed circles, or just sauntered around. We thank Mrs Jamie Chaaya for supervising the activity, as well as the student Dori Fares.
As part of the CTI Patriotic Week, students gave special speeches, sang special songs, participated in ceremonial activities, and even attended a folklore show. We present some pictures here as a souvenir!
CTI kicked off its Patriotic Week (more like 10 days) with the iconic Dictation from Lebanon and Dictation from Lebanon, Jr. The event was organized by Mrs Lina Abou Malhab and Mrs Nathalia Georgi. The winners of the event two events will be announced soon in the Newsletter section.
Another class visited Bible World (scroll down for the previous set of pictures). And lo and behold, we have monks investigating the history of the Bible! Thank you, Mrs Abou Daher!
Would you believe it: acrobats entertained our students during recess? That's the way it was and recess was high-adrenaline that day!
OMG! The students of grade 5 were so creative in making Ancient Egyptian pyramids that we got pyramids made of matchboxes, sand, marshmallows, candy, eggs, spoons, buttons, and even toilet paper rolls! The extraordinary exhibition was part of a history lesson, and Mrs Jamie Chaaya supervised.
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!
Honor Day this year was an extravaganza during which honor students of grades 4 and up were recognized for their efforts during the year. The ceremony also had some student presentations, as well as special awards such as the Galib Scholarship, the Parents' Committee Competition and Brain of CTI. The biggest suprise was the governmental award of merit to Mrs Samira Moacdieh for her years of service. Kindly check separate sections about these. The event was mainly organized by Mrs Antoun, whom we thank!
We present here pictures of all honor students in grades 4 and higher. Students are kindly asked to download the pictures as desired, and resize if needed. We hope that we have not missed anybody. We offer our sincere congratulations to the students, their parents and their 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 was time for the iconic trip to the Cedars of Becharri. The students of grade 8 admired the awesome sight of these extant cedars, and had a lot of fun as well. A few souvenir pictures. . .
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!
Grade 8 B presented a dramatization of The Pardoner's Tale, "The Three Young Men and Death", from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Three dissolute young men set out to conquer Death, only to find that he conquered them. This famous tale from the Middle Ages was ably acted by the students, and directed by Mrs Jamie Chaaya. We put a few mementos of the occasion, plus a page from the original Chaucer.
The CTI Water Bash was wild, wet and wonderful. And the miracle was that it stopped raining and became warm just in time for our bash (otherwise, the students would have got wet :) ) To make a long story short, it was a great event, as expected, and it seems to get better every year. The bash was organized by Coach Bahzad Karam.
As part of their science program, the students of grades 3 and 4 visited two different places: The Aquarium and Animal Encounter. The outings were illuminative and instructive. Both field trips were organized by Mrs Hala Gerges. We present here a few pictures of the occasions.
As part of the Arabic lessons of Ms Attallah, the students of grade 3 A and B visited . . . Beirut, and it is surprising how little they know of it. Here are some souvenir pictures!
It was a great phenomenon indeed which pitted the awesome grade 5A against the dazzling grade 5B, in an earth-shaking football game. The future Ronaldos, Messis and co. played a great game, and it does not matter who won. We would like to share with you some wonderful pictures (with congratulations to Stephanie Basmaji, who took these pics).
Students of grade 10B (HS), under the direction of Mrs Jamie Chaaya, gave a very original presentation of "There is a Time for Everything", based on the text in Ecclesiastes. This was given in mime, accompanied by music by Ha Eun Cho and reading by Bahaa Sibaii. The experience was so overwhelming that it was presented twice. We present the full text here, taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
. . . 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"!
Grade 8 presented "The Story of the Rich Man", a play based on the parable that Jesus Christ told. The adaptation was given in an Arabian Nights ambience, with hints of Moliere's Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and the whole play was in funny poetry. The students excelled in the acting and dancing, and one wonders how they memorized all these lines! The rich man was Jeremy Basta, his wife was Maria Khawand, and they were supported by an excellent cast of viziers, slaves, engineers, doctors and much more! The play was directed by Mrs Jamie Chaaya.
As a concluding activity in French, Mrs Viviane Hourani organized an exciting Chasse au Trésor for her grade 9 students. The race was hectic, and the fun was even greater. The day was rounded with a picnic with Mr Viken Dischekenian.
It was the turn of basketball, for a thrilling teacher-student basketball game, organized by Coach Adnan Sioufi. The teachers won, as they did in the football game. But we believe that our students played just as well. We hope you will enjoy these souvenir pictures!
It was another exciting game organized by Coach Bahzad Karam. This time he pitted the students against the teachers, and the teachers won. Well, best wishes to both teams! The pictures were taken by Stephanie Basmaji, and more will be put in the yearbook.
A lovely grade 6 A and B visited the Geological Museum - it rocks! Thank you, Mrs Abou Tayeh for this excellent outing in order to study rocks, minerals and fossils.
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 the interclass basketball season nears completion, we present snapshots of some of the participating students. The tournament was organized by Coach Bahzad Karam. Note that we purposely cropped most of the pictures in extreme shapes. We hope that you will find them refreshingly different.
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.
Hmmm.... Here they are.... the students of grade two in their - mainly - make-shift clown outfits.... and this is part of a lesson of Mrs Abou Madi! Have fun!
Some pictures of the amazing CTI Choir concert at the Resurrection Church, Baabda, conducted by Jamie Chaaya and accompanied by Krista Kashouh and band. The theme was "Melodies of Hope", and the concert raised our spirits indeed. See our Newsletter (in this website) and our yearbook for more information!
The students of grade 9, HS track, presented a very special adaptation of a Greek myth involving the childhood of the god Hermes - yes, he is the one with wings on his head and feet. This free reworking was the brain child of Bryan Powell of grade 9, and it was a joke a second. Elie Aoun was the not-so-infant Hermes, Bryan Powell was Apollo, Elsa Dagher was the mother, Sabine Abou Tayeh was the narrator, Marcia Kobti was the peasant, and Jeffrey Khalife was a Zeus in tennis shoes. Mrs Jamie Chaaya directed.
Several CTI secondary classes were invited for college orientation at two prominent universitites, AUB and NDU. The students found the visits informative, and both universities were quite gracious in their hosting. Here are a few souvenir pictures, with more reserved for the yearbook.
Pyramus and Thisbe is traditional fare at CTI. Students often present Shakespeare's play-within-a-play, part of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In that segment Shakespeare makes fun of the acting practices of his day, and the play is hilarious. This year's production was given by students from grades 10 A and B who portrayed the hapless eponymous heroes, lion, lanthorn, wall, and all. The play was directed by Miss Sahar Saba. Thanks to all concerned!
This year Palm Sunday, Easter, Mothers Day, Feast of the Annunciation and the first day of Spring all came in close proximity. So, as usual, CTI was buzzing with activities, and there were many events related to Easter, including the iconic Easter egg hunts (there were 5 of them this year!) We present a few diverse pictures representing several facets of Easter at CTI, awaiting more in the yearbook.
There were several Mothers Day activities at CTI, most prominently in the kindergarten classes. We share some of the pictures with you, in order to offer mothers the best wishes on their day!
Mrs Abou Malhab and the students of grade 8 had a great surprise for us, in the guise of a presentation of the muscial Bint el Jabal. This take on My Fair Lady - which was in turn an update of Shaw's Pygmalion - was acted with aplomb, energy and total confidence. Angie Neaimeh excelled in the role of the flower girl turned society lady. George Saab was the professor of linguistics. Keenan Farah and Rafqa Younes were his colleagues. The other participants from grade 8 also excelled. Bravi!
The grade 5 students of Mrs Chaar came out with inventions that were creative, original and ingenious! Who know? One of these inventions may get patented, and will one day serve humanity. Congratulations, budding geniuses and thank you, Mrs Chaar.
The students of grade 6B with the help of their teacher, Mrs Jamie Chaaya, gave a memorable performance last Friday. Here are a few pictures as souvenir!
It that iconic day for KGI, Pajama Day! What a fun way to practice what one studies!
The iconic Snow Trek of grade 10 was undertaken despite a paucity of snow this year, and on time before the snow competely melts! So, it was a lovely sunny day when the students of grade 10 A and B climbed the slopes of Faraya. Afterwards, a late cozy lunch was well-merited. The trip was organized by Mr Jean Nassar.
It has become an institution! Every year we await another episode of Mind Your Language, based on the iconic 1970s TV program, and acted by the students of grade 9. The play was directed by Ms Wilma, who made ingenious use of auditorium space. So students were to look up and to look down and even had to turn around in order to observe the back side of the hall. The main roles were ably acted by Karim Rawda (Mr Brown) and Pia Haddad (Miss Courtney). All other roles were acted to perfection, and the audience had a "jolly good" time!
The KGIII students had a great time learning about how seeds grow. It was planting time!
KGI students are studying about pets, so they get new goldfish and turtles for class. Then parents take off their precious time to share with us the pets they have at home. Thanks, parents!
Here are some snapshots of a memorable CTI Kindergarten visit to Kidzmondo. What will the students' professions be when they grow up?
SAD and Fun Factory organized two events of CTI's Got Talent. Quite a few students participated, proving that CTI students are indeed talented. The presentations were organized by Mrs Jamie Chaaya. We share with you here some souvenir pictures which we hope you will enjoy!
The acting was excellent, the story engrossing, the message important, and the sets superlative. What more could one ask for? In their latest play, New Heights tackled the issue of violence: between people and in games. The elementary students were in for a treat, and they learned important lessons. CTI thanks New Heights and wishes them the best!
Our iconic Snow Camp had lots of snow, lots of sunsine, and lots of winter joy! The students were able to practice boisterous winter sports, as well as football, basketball, swimming and much more! The event was coordinated by Mr Jean Nassar, helped by Mrs Darine Moukarzel, Miss Margarita Medawar and Mr Ragheed Breidi. There are hundreds of pictures to choose from, and we reserve some of the best for the yearbook. Meanwhile, here are some souvenir pictures and we hope that the fun is contagious.
Grade 2 presented "The Bremen Town Musicians", based on the famous folk tale by the Brothers Grimm. The students had a great time acting out the story, and the play was ably directed by Mrs Marian Daou.
St Valentine's was celebrated a couple of days earlier since it falls on a Sunday. So, the CTI kindergarten students celebrated in different ways, and Valentine's was dedicated to Mom and Dad! Here are a few souvenir pictures, with the best wishes of the kindergarten students!
Mrs Chaar opted for the story of The Wise Man and the Foolish Man for her grade 5 students. The students acted very well, and enjoyed being on stage. Thank you, Mrs Chaar and grade 5!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!