Handball Hero Yehia Omar (Y12R)

I was blessed to be selected to compete in the Youth Olympic Games in China this summer, where I represented Egypt in the Handball team. I felt that it was a huge privilege that I was able to go and represent my country. I was really excited when we won 2nd place, which gave us the silver medal. The experience gave me a sense of leadership and I felt like I had honoured my commitment and met the challenge presented to me by my country.

It was an honor receiving the silver medal. I met the President of Egypt and the Minister of Sport after the tournament. I also felt pride in my school when the people in China said that my friends and I had very good English! They were surprised by the level of our education as they had the misconception that the whole of Egypt was undeveloped.

I felt proud that I was able to show what Egypt is really like. It was a truly remarkable experience. We stayed at the Olympic village which was a terrific place to be with a lot of activities. Everything was very well-organised and I was honoured to meet people from all over the world.

Congratulations, Yehia! The MES Cairo family is extremely proud of you. As you and your teammates continue to take Egyptian Handball from strength to strength, we will be watching your progress with great interest.




Upcoming Events

IBO Exams (2-13)/ AP Exams (2-12)
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 to Thursday 5th May 2016

Y6 Transition to Secondary Mtg 1:45-2:45
Wednesday 4th May 2016

Y4 Ain Sokhna Trip 2 (4-5)
Wednesday 4th May 2016 to Thursday 5th May 2016

Y7 Target Setting
Thursday 5th May 2016

WIRED Inservice 9:00-2:50
Sunday 8th May 2016

All ASAs Start (T3)
Sunday 8th May 2016

IBO Exams (2-13)/ AP Exams (2-12)
Sunday 8th May 2016 to Wednesday 11th May 2016

Languages Trip (France)(7-12)
Monday 9th May 2016 to Thursday 12th May 2016

Y6 Options Deadline /Primary Parent/Teacher Meeting
Tuesday 10th May 2016

Primary Parent/Teacher Meeting
Wednesday 11th May 2016

Y7 Total Celebration
Thursday 12th May 2016

G6-9 MAP Tests (12-31)
Thursday 12th May 2016

Y4 Ain Sokhna Trip 3 (15-16)
Sunday 15th May 2016 to Monday 16th May 2016

Last Day for Seniors  
Monday 16th May 2016

Secondary T&L Week (15-19)/ Y6 CAT and MAP tests (17-19)/ G6-9 MAP tests (12-31)
Sunday 15th May 2016 to Thursday 19th May 2016

FS1 Gradparents' Day
Tuesday 17th May 2016

FS1 Production
Thursday 19th May 2016

Excellence in Education Interviews (22-23)
Sunday 22nd May 2016 to Monday 23rd May 2016

Whole Staff Professional Development Meeting 12:00-4:30 / GQ import & Warning Lists
Monday 23rd May 2016

G12 Final Exams (22-26) / Primary Assessment Week (22-26)/ G6-9 MAP tests (12-31)
Tuesday 24th May 2016 to Thursday 26th May 2016

US Academic Warnings
Thursday 26th May 2016

Graduation Photo
Sunday 29th May 2016

G6-9 MAP Tests (12-31)
Sunday 29th May 2016 to Tuesday 31st May 2016

Primary French Day
Monday 30th May 2016

Spring Choral Concert
Monday 30th May 2016

Art Exhibition - Opening
Tuesday 31st May 2016