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.
High School students of Mrs Nahass presented a short play, "The Happiness Shop". The wonder of it was that the play was written by Ha Young Cho, and was one of the cutest plays this year. The gist of it is that happiness cannot be bought but stems from the inside of oneself. A few pictures are given here as souvenir!
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!
Click for pictures of the presentations of the Korean Group who visited CTI. Check the newsletter for more info!
We usually are not treated to end-of-the-year plays presented by grade 12. But that is exactly what happened today, with the complicity of Miss Hermez, their teacher of English. "The Show Must Go On" was a farce that dealt with the tribulations of a movie director, and the show went on at the rate of ten jokes a minute. The lead role was taken by Rudy Youssef, and the whole class acted enthusiastically. What can we tell the class that will soon graduate? The show must go on. . .
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!
Fun Factory, under the guidance of Miss Dahlia Laham, organized a talent show packed with . . . talent, what else? Here are some pictures from the memorable occasion, showing the large diversity in presentations. We offer our sincere congratulations to all the students!
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!
Mrs Hourani and the students of grade 10 offered us a satirical rendition of the story of Cinderella, in French.The play, "Cendrillon", was a joke a second, and the students of grade 10 proved to be as fluent in French as they are funny! Sarah Aoun was superb in the title role, and everybody - sisters, prince, le Petit Chaperion Rouge, musketeers and all - excelled. There were even projections about possible Cendrillon chateaux!
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!"
An adaptation of the play Oedipus was presented by the students of grade 10 and directed by Miss Cherine Lahoud. The play dealt with the ill-fated hero who was left in the wilderness to die, and came back to his hometown to dire consequences. The students relished their roles, and the cast was headed by an excellent Fadi Sakaan as Oedipus, as well as Lea Fares as Jocasta, Sarah Aoun as the Sphinx, Danny Jawish as the King and Marie Ninette Kanaan as the Seeress. Excuse the ancient Greek tennis shoes!
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.
The High School students of Mrs Nahass presented the famous play, Cigalon, by the great French author Marcel Pagnol. The play dealt with a restaurant in Provence, France, and the rivalry between Cigalon and his neighbors. The great chef was acted by Raphael Bou Chakra, who had more pots and pans than is needed for any bouillabaisse! The acting, sets and general ambience were of first order!
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.
The play with the intriguing title "To be Kind or not to be Kind" was presented by the students of grade 2 and directed by Mrs Marianne Daou. Obviously, the crux of the play was that of being kind to others!
As part of the theme related to professions, the students of KGIII practiced simulated job options at Kidzmondo. It was a memorable day, complete with fun activities and food.
Simply a few pictures of the KGII outing to a resort in the snow-clad Lebanese mountains! The students had a most memorable time!
As the name implies, "Beethoven" deals with the life of the eponymous composer. The play describes Beethoven's efforts to write his ninth symphony, his relationship to his nephew Carl, and his struggle against deafness. Grade 8 did an admirable job. Karim Rawda was Beethoven, complete with powdered wig. Mrs Aoun directed.
Here are some pictures of the latest SAD talent show, which brighted our day during a particularly rainy week! The students proved to be very talented, including those shown in these photos. Bravo, SAD, and congratulations to the participating students!
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!
Presented are some pictures of the spectacular event given by SAD, with Mr Nicholas Moawad as guest of honor. Kindly refer to our newsletter for details. Meanwhile enjoy these pictures, and share our zany fun!
Here are some pictures of the Kindergarten Christmas Variety Show given at the CTI on December 17, 2014. We hope that these pictures are somehow representative of the joyous occasion, with our best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!
The hall was packed, and the concert sent the audience heavenward! The program involved different kinds of Christmas music, all cheery, exciting and uplifting. The singers excelled, even when the music called for difficult harmonies. All in all, a most memorable occasion, and Conductor Paul Awaraji is to be commended!
Several CTI students sang solos, backed up by the choir. But the surprise of the event were the electric contributions of our own Mrs Mariane Daou, along with her husband Mr Rawad. Mrs Krista Kahoush brilliantly accompanied. Bravi!
Christmas is still far off in coming, and the CTI students are already celebrating. One group attended that quintessential Christmas ballet, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcraker. You can read about that in our Newsletter section. Another group of student visited a very special Christmas Bazaar, sampled the food, and bought ornaments. There is a lot more to go, and December is not even here yet!
There were innumerous sports events in November, as the weather became colder. There were games, events and practice sessions organized by CTI sports teachers and coaches. Football was thriving, and the CTI teams played several schools and a university (AUST - devastating CTI loss). Gym went on at a regular basis. A newly formed girls' basketball team started practicing for an upcoming tournament. And zumba had students and teachers moving to music!
Parents love to see their children's pictures online. Unfortunately, most faces are covered with masks! We have tried to incorporate a large number of beautiful costumes, and we apologize if some students do not appear here!
Halloween and St Barbara's are celebrated simultaneously at CTI, in several events. Unfortunately, we cannot show all the costumes and disguises of students: there were close to 300 contestants! Each student excelled in the choice of outfit, and we congratulate one and all. For more pictures, you would have to wait for the yearbook of this year. But we would like to single out a cool 1960's guy ("like peace, love, man") and an astounding gypsy girl. We would also like to point out a curious onlooker, admiring a group of sylph-like ladies! Boo!
We were honored to host the eminent author, Mr Shukri Anis Fakhoury, who delived the Independence Day speech to the students. He fired our enthusiasm about our beloved homeland. The event was capped by patriotic songs from the kindergarten classes, and an awesome mini musical presented by the students of Mrs Abou Malhab. And if this were not enough, Mr Bahzad Karam organized a culinary patriotic display of over 500 sandwiches. Happy birthday, Lebanon!
Based on the initiative of Mrs Nathalia Georgi, the students of grade 6 were able to visit the Lebanese Parliament. It was a lesson learned on site, and it came at a very timely moment, just before Independence Day. This once, these students felt very VIP, and part of the legislative community.
Circus at CTI? CTI students were surprised to go to recess, only to be met by a group of ambulatory circus people. It was a joyous occasion, with jugglers, acrobats and stilt-wakers entertaining the younger students, then the older ones. After many spectacular feats, people from the audience were chosen to participate in the fun.
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?
CTI Cantores presented their Spring concert at the Assembly Hall, AUB. The choir sang religious, modern, folk, classical and Lebanese music, in arrangements that sometimes called for up to 5 voices. Maestro Vartan Agopian conducted and Mrs Krista Kashouh played the piano. In some of the pieces, Sami Moacdieh join in on the organ, and a string quarted played. Bravi!
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!