Today the school welcomed a special group of visitors, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Bishop Suheil Dawani of the Jerusalem Diocese, and other members of the American Episcopal Church. We were happy to give them a tour of our school and to introduce them to the work we do integrating blind, low vision, and sighted students.
On the 23rd of December, the children's choir held a Christmas Concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Irbid. The choir was made up of 14 students from the Arab Episcopal School and other children from the congregation. The performance was directed and accompanied by Judith Damian, one of the volunteers at the school from Evangelical Mission in Solidarity. They sang Christmas songs for the congregation and community in Arabic, English, and German.
The Arab Episcopal School - Irbid
O GOD Grant Us Peace
Had I the will and the strength of God Almighty.
(Which I will never have)
I'd have chosen peace for all humanity.
But do humans really deserve it?
Follow the link below to read our Fall 2013 Newsletter and learn about the recent happenings at AES!
We’ve been busy, busy, busy this spring.
First, we were honored and blessed to receive Alexander and Maximilian Blume two German Jazz musicians who performed more than 15 times to benefit our school. Additionally, they gave teachers from our school and other guests a seminar explaining how to enhance class room learning, with music.
We are happy that for the second semester we got a third volunteer for our school. Franziska from Germany came to us at the beginning of February and will stay until july.
Until now the blind and low vision kids had to wait while the rest of their class had French lesson, because we don't have a French-Braille-Teacher. But now they have the possibility to be active outside and get more specific attention in playing at this time.
After a restful winter break our students and teachers have had a great time kicking off the spring semester. Our Kindergartener's enjoyed a fun filled field trip to a local tailor's shop. They learned about how clothes are made. In art class our students had a blast making masks! The first through fourth graders enjoyed a special assembly where they played lots of sports games. We are all looking forward to the spring semester.
We enjoyed celebrating Christmas at Arab Episcopal School. The students were very excited when Santa came to visit. Our talented Kindergartener's performed the Christmas story for friends and family. Our older students also sang many festive carol's at the Christmas celebration. We also hosted a Christmas Bazaar. Local craftsmen and artisans sold goods. We also featured our student's recycled handicrafts made in art class. In addition, we showcased some of the unique tactile learning materials made by our very own teachers.