School Activities

Sports

True education should aim at developing an all-round personality of the child. It means that education should result in the mental, moral and physical development of the child. Unfortunately the present system of education lays too much stress on the mental development, pays only a little consideration to moral development and completely neglects physical development.

Sports Program is developed under the direction of the physical education teachers. They not only organize the sports program but they also arrange interclass and interschool matches and tournaments. The school offers a variety of sports activities including football, tennis, squash, golf and swimming. St. Fatima School’s sports Programme enables the students to develop their physical competence and self-esteem, this programme is under the supervision of the Physical Education (PE) teachers. All this beside a range of health- aerobics and physical fitness managed, in our newly decorated gymnasium, by professional trainers.

Besides the fitness sessions offered to our students, we strongly encourage those who engage in any physical activities or specific sports outside the School. Those who take part of championships in any sport are academically rewarded by a certain percentage that is added to their final grade.

Music

There are some basic reasons that justify the inclusion of music in the elementary curriculum.
The first of those reasons is that music serves mainly as an aesthetic or audible experience. This experience basically involves the observation of significance with the help of sound images rather than all the way through printed communication, discussion, any sort of arithmetical modus operandi, or additional type of expression.
The improvement of one’s artistic intellect has proved the ability of being able to enhance the excellence of life equally throughout the school years and through the later years. Music significance as an opportunity to identity consciousness has been confirmed by experts such as Rogers and Maslow.
One of the reasons, for which music is regarded to be an important part of the curriculum, is the role that it plays in understanding the culture. Music is a true demonstration of the traditions, community culture, aspirations and accomplishments of humankind.
Lessons in music have shown their benefits by increasing the creativity and ability of the mind as well as decisive and contradictory philosophy. These are some essential skills that are needed by the brain to develop into a higher being for the present and future work place.
St. Fatima School’s music programme aims to develop the musical performing, composing, and appraising skills of the students. It allows the students, who have talents in playing musical instruments or in singing, to take part in the school festivals and celebrations.

Art

Although academic benefits are not prominently developed from art integration into the curriculum, researchers have found that students’ self-esteem and self-confidence is affected by it. If students have a strong sense of self-confidence instilled in them from learning with arts, then their stronger self-confidence will affect their academic performance in other, “more crucial” parts of the curriculum.

St. Fatima School’s art programme will occupy students in projects that develop their imagination and creativity. It will give the students innovative ways to express their ideas in forms of paintings, sculptures, and mixed media, it will also help them reflect their personality. Art programme is directed by experienced teachers who, with the help of students, decorate classrooms, corridors and the playground.

Culture Program

St. Fatima School’s cultural program has been shown to create solidarity and meaning and inspire commitment and productivity. Where the students’ cultures are clearly established and they can keep up their positive features, and move forward and flourish more easily. Cultural programs are the foundation on which changes to classrooms can occur so that students can better develop protective behaviours and resilience.
At St. Fatima School we encourage students who are talented in writing poetry or short stories to participate in the competition organized by the school. Rewards and presents are awarded to the winners and outstanding ones. Cultural program is run under the supervision of the head of the Arabic and English Departments. Students participate in the morning broadcast.

Field Trips

It is of intense importance to get students out of their desks and away from their books, and to give them direct, vivid, sensory experience with the world around them. Our view, at St. Fatima School, field trips give students the opportunity to make observations and have experiences not accessible to them in the classroom, but directly related to the crucial knowledge being taught in the classroom.

During the academic year we plan many trips for our students; to allow them to change the routine and explore their energy and their own education through set of eyes. Our planned educational trips help students get thrilled about learning and provide them with the opportunities for experimental knowledge.

The School organizes three to four trips a year to different places. Students spend one day on the Red Sea beach, another in an entertainment Park, a third in a Nile Cruise with Lunch and entertainment on board, etc…