Background

Salahaldin Future Stars Language School opened it’s doors to students in September of 2011.

One of our under-girding beliefs is that diversity is strength and students are taught understanding, tolerance, and respect of all people.

The vast majority of students are Egyptian nationals. The rest of the student body is from 3 different nationalities.

SFS serves around 1500 students encompassing a student body from Kindergarten to grade 12.

School’s first graduating class was graduated at the end of the school year 2017 -2018.

The school entity is divided into five school departments:

Kindergarten,
Lower Primary School (Grade 1-3),
Upper Primary School (Grade 4-6),
Preparatory School (Grade 7-9),
Secondary School (Grade 10-12).

Each department has its own Assistant Principal, serving as part of the greater school entity under the supervision of the School Principal.

There is around 220 staff. The staff members are mainly Egyptians. The others are from different backgrounds and nationalities. They bring with them a wide range of styles and experiences. Teachers work closely together in grade-level teams, subject departments, and school sections to plan, deliver, and improve instruction.

SFS campus facilities are aimed at giving its students the most well-rounded education and exposure possible with academic and sports facilities for all.

Most of classes within the school buildings are equipped with high configuration Interactive Flat Panels (Interactive Smart Boards) as the school aims to promote interactive learning.

SFS has four science labs which are well equipped and adhere to high safety standards.

SFS has three computer labs, including with 24 of the latest computers’ generations in each.

One art room, one music room, one multi-media room, one conference hall with 100 seats are available to support our visual and performing arts program.

School Year and School Day Schedule

The academic school year follows the ministry of education.

The regular school day runs from 7:30 am to 2:20 pm from Sunday to Thursday.

The school offers free remedial classes for the students who may need more tutoring depending on their academic performance after school once a week for all subjects.

Every Monday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm is arranged for remedial sessions in whole school.

Curriculum

SFS offers a mix of curricular and co-curricular activities, with a wide variety of programs that meet the needs and interest of its students.

The school has collaboratively developed and continues to implement a curriculum based on clear, measurable learning goals. The curriculum is aligned to the Common Core standards and benchmarks. Curriculum guides contain learning objectives that are aligned to the standards and teachers use them to plan their daily instruction in the classroom.

The school believes the Language Arts/Literacy program to be the base for all learning. The importance of reading fluently, writing expressively, listening effectively, and speaking masterfully cannot be overstated. Students are given many opportunities to practice through various online and offline educational resources.

To prepare students to responsibly participate in and contribute to contemporary society as informed, aware, active, and caring citizens, they must be proficient in the use of the native language of the country. Thus, Arabic is given priority among the subjects and the school complies fully with all Ministry of Education rules, regulations, and instructional protocols.

SFS is proud to be a leader in the area in its offering of World Languages. Students are given a choice of French and German from grade 4 to 12.

Instruction

SFS holds the belief that students learn best through natural, meaningful, integrated experiences that are relevant to their lives. The classroom is child-centred and active. Teachers respect students’ prior knowledge and build upon their competence. The teachers recognize the importance of trial and error, risk-taking without fear of failure, and the need for time to grow. The teacher facilitates learning by modelling and engaging students in a wide range of activities.

Students are expected to take an active role in their learning and are encouraged to experiment and think for themselves. Students are encouraged to use a wide range of materials and resources, working individually and in small groups. Individual growth is the goal, and teachers accept pupil differences. Laboratory experimentation in Science, hands-on manipulation of math learning resources, application of Language Arts skills in activities such as letter writing, conversational practice, oral presentations, and reading for information and entertainment, are a few of the ways students learn by doing.

Teachers allow students to explore the application of higher-order thinking skills through many classroom strategies such as class discussions and debates, problem-solving activities, research and project work, student presentations, and encouragement in taking leadership roles.

Teachers have access to instructional technology and integrate it into their lesson planning and classroom instruction regularly. Students are given instruction and practice in the use of technology in the weekly Computer Technology course of study.

The school maintains effective programs of study in Mathematics, Science, the Arts – music and art, Physical Education, and Computer Technology in technology-ready classrooms, well-equipped science labs, music and art rooms, computer labs, department libraries, multi-media room, and outdoor sports courts.

SFS Character Building

SFS takes great care for the students’ character building needed to become responsible individuals. Each class teacher is responsible for implementing this program in his/her classroom with the help of the rest of the subject teachers; the progress and the survey results are regularly shared to the parents so parents can follow up with their kids. Each day the students have 15 minutes of homeroom time with their homeroom teacher talking and discussing a character-building trait that they work on the rest of the day and implement throughout the whole week. These traits, values, as well as valuable psychological information, are sent to the parents each week to benefit from them and follow up with their kids.

Students also receive special recognition at the school through a variety of awards and programs. These awards are intended to promote and recognize academic skills, perfect attendance, and good citizenship. Teachers and parents are expected to support these awards as an encouragement, exceptional contributions and incentive towards special effort and achievement by the student.

Each student has a GOOD POINT account, which he/she acquire points on when doing any good behaviour. These points are calculated and awarded by presents and awards according to their number.

Each class has a Classroom Advisory Teacher (Homeroom Teacher) who is responsible for counselling the students and solving their problems through one-on-one meetings and “Home visits” which is one of the main things that distinguish SFS from other schools. Home visits promote proactive interactions through which teachers provide factual support while recognizing families’ strengths. They can be a valuable tool for increasing parents’ involvement in their kids’ education. They are not a replacement for the parent-teacher conferences but are a process through which teachers demonstrate their support for students’ families by visiting the home.

Classroom Advisory Teachers are also bonding with their students through various activities such as weekend and after-school fun activities, which allows the students to better know their teachers and their colleagues.

SFS Extra-Curricular Activities

In SFS we believe that learning is not the product of teaching, learning is the product of the activity of learners.

Subject Weeks:

Where each subject has a certain week assigned for different activities related to the subject and with a certain theme for all grade levels. Activities may include, drama, songs, art, speech, knowledge competitions, movie making, poster designs, etc…

Career Week:

In Kindergarten and Lower Primary department children gets the opportunity to explore different careers. The students come to school wearing a job-related attire of their choice. Parents are also invited throughout the week to present their careers to their child’s class. Parents are encouraged to bring with them different tools and use different strategies to make the presentation interesting and age-appropriate.

After School Clubs:

Each year students get the chance to join different after-school clubs like sports, science, and drama clubs.

What makes SFS the best choice?

  • Multi-media equipped, healthy classrooms
  • Data projector sand smart boards in most of room and class
  • Fully equipped multimedia and presentation rooms
  • Modern science and computer labs
  • The latest innovative teaching methods
  • A wide range of national and international competitions
  • Experienced, qualified, and caring foreign and Egyptian instructors
  • Safe, outdoor playground/recreational facilities
  • Cafeteria serving  meals
  • Busing/transport services
  • Recreational areas
  • The observation and application of moral and ethical values
  • A comprehensive library
  • On site medical care and services administered by licensed, qualified doctor
  • A student friendly, student-cantered, relaxed and caring atmosphere
  • Wide range of extra-curricular activities and after school clubs
  • Basketball, football and volleyball courts
  • Advanced computer and internet facilities
  • Music and art rooms
  • Activity and project based learning

Vision

A generation who will combine modern science, universal ethics, and disciplined work needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society, while being dedicated to traditional values.

Mission

Our mission is to equip students with the skills essential to achieve academic excellence and instil in them the moral values needed to become responsible individuals through the guidance of devoted role model educators.

Our motto is “Committed to Excellence in Education.”

In a world of technological and moral turbulence, it is a challenge to keep abreast with the changes. It is our vision at Salahaldin Future Stars Language School (SFS) to guide and support students, not only to cope with these changes, but to embrace them.

Our focus at SFS is our students. We endeavour to provide a balanced education that encompasses ‘academic excellence’ on the one hand, and ‘moral and ethical values’ on the other, thus our students acquire the tools and ethos necessary to soar through this challenging life with the benefit of both wings.

Our balanced system of pedagogy is implemented by our caring, competent staff who, not only are dedicated to our students’ academic excellence, but also present themselves as role models to the children.

Education is not only in the curriculum, as changes and developments in curricular alone do not guarantee social, emotional or academic growth. It is the interaction between children and their peers, and the relationship between the parents and the teachers that fosters salutary growth and salubrious development in the child, which is the basis of a beneficial education. At SFS, such relationships are nurturing, supporting and caring.

The establishment of close relationships with parents is of the utmost value to our school culture and it plays an important role in the successful education of our students. It is through the active support of parents that our children feel encouraged to achieve their best at home and at school.

Commitments

  • to provide a diverse and challenging curriculum that will meet the needs, interests and abilities of the students.
  • to build and improve students’ confidence and appreciation of their self-identity.
  • to enhance and expand upon the students’ personal and academic achievements.
  • to develop the individual students’ sense of discipline, moral values and social responsibilities.
  • to educate students to be proud of their past and to embrace and look forward to their future.
  • to ensure close ties between the school, parents and the community.
  • to instil in students the value and beauty of diversity and to care about all other citizens of the world, regardless of race, colour, gender or personal creed, and to celebrate and respect these differences.
  • to provide a safe, clean, healthy and caring educational environment that facilitates, optimizes and maximizes the learning process.
  • to provide high quality educational opportunities and student-centred learning.

Beliefs

  • We believe SFS is a place where all students can learn.
  • We have an obligation to teach every learner and expect all students to learn.
  • We believe in fostering a nurturing environment in which each child feels special and grows in self-esteem.
  • We believe that true education is a balance of academic success and moral values.
  • At SFS, strong parental participation is encouraged. We value close ties among children, staff, parents, and the community as a whole.
  • At SFS, we also believe that learning is an unending, lifelong process, whether formal or informal.
  • At SFS, we believe diversity is a strength, and students are expected to understand, tolerate and respect all differences.
  • At SFS the educational philosophy is based on love, trust and an interest in the welfare of our children.

Vision

A generation who will combine modern science, universal ethics, and disciplined work needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society, while being dedicated to traditional values.

Mission

Our mission is to equip students with the skills essential to achieve academic excellence and instil in them the moral values needed to become responsible individuals through the guidance of devoted role model educators.

Our motto is “Committed to Excellence in Education.”

In a world of technological and moral turbulence, it is a challenge to keep abreast with the changes. It is our vision at Salahaldin Future Stars Language School (SFS) to guide and support students, not only to cope with these changes, but to embrace them.

Our focus at SFS is our students. We endeavour to provide a balanced education that encompasses ‘academic excellence’ on the one hand, and ‘moral and ethical values’ on the other, thus our students acquire the tools and ethos necessary to soar through this challenging life with the benefit of both wings.

Our balanced system of pedagogy is implemented by our caring, competent staff who, not only are dedicated to our students’ academic excellence, but also present themselves as role models to the children.

Education is not only in the curriculum, as changes and developments in curricular alone do not guarantee social, emotional or academic growth. It is the interaction between children and their peers, and the relationship between the parents and the teachers that fosters salutary growth and salubrious development in the child, which is the basis of a beneficial education. At SFS, such relationships are nurturing, supporting and caring.

The establishment of close relationships with parents is of the utmost value to our school culture and it plays an important role in the successful education of our students. It is through the active support of parents that our children feel encouraged to achieve their best at home and at school.

Commitments

  • to provide a diverse and challenging curriculum that will meet the needs, interests and abilities of the students.
  • to build and improve students’ confidence and appreciation of their self-identity.
  • to enhance and expand upon the students’ personal and academic achievements.
  • to develop the individual students’ sense of discipline, moral values and social responsibilities.
  • to educate students to be proud of their past and to embrace and look forward to their future.
  • to ensure close ties between the school, parents and the community.
  • to instil in students the value and beauty of diversity and to care about all other citizens of the world, regardless of race, colour, gender or personal creed, and to celebrate and respect these differences.
  • to provide a safe, clean, healthy and caring educational environment that facilitates, optimizes and maximizes the learning process.
  • to provide high quality educational opportunities and student-centred learning.

Beliefs

  • We believe SFS is a place where all students can learn.
  • We have an obligation to teach every learner and expect all students to learn.
  • We believe in fostering a nurturing environment in which each child feels special and grows in self-esteem.
  • We believe that true education is a balance of academic success and moral values.
  • At SFS, strong parental participation is encouraged. We value close ties among children, staff, parents, and the community as a whole.
  • At SFS, we also believe that learning is an unending, lifelong process, whether formal or informal.
  • At SFS, we believe diversity is a strength, and students are expected to understand, tolerate and respect all differences.
  • At SFS the educational philosophy is based on love, trust and an interest in the welfare of our children.

1. Where is the school location?

The campus is located in the east of the Nile next to Nahda university.

2. What is the school’s curriculum?

Education at Salahaldin Future Stars Language School (SFS) is based on the Ministry of education curriculum from KG 1 through Grade 12.

3. What is the language of instruction?

Arabic and English is the language of instruction. German and French are also offered as a second language.Start from primary four.

4. Where is the staff from?

The teaching staff is composed of qualified and experienced Egyptian and foreign teachers. All teachers possess certification in their field of instruction in addition to their university degrees.

5. What extracurricular activities are offered?

SFS offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities including football, basketball, volleyball, art, drama, and music.

6. What is the length of the school year?

The school year begins in mid-September and ends in mid-May.

7. How do I enroll my children?

E-Mail: bnsstudentaffairs@sis.edu.eg     01097766838

8. How long is the school day?

The school day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:20 pm.

9. Is there a school uniform or dress code?

SFS has a school uniform and dress code.

10. Is there a bus service for students?

SFS provides a bus service.

11. What makes SFS different from other language schools?

  • Modern education with values teaching
  • Clean and hygienic buildings and premises
  • Caring, and family atmosphere school environment
  • Project and activity based learning
  • Maximum use of technology in education
Name Position Email
Mr. Mahmoud Thabet Principal bns.director@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Bulent Ergunes Vice Principal – Acadimic bns.academic@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Abdellatif Abohassan Vice Principal – Guidance guidancebns@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Huzeyfa Demirkol Vice Principal – Administrative bnsadministrative@sis.edu.eg
Mrs. Sara Al-Sharkawy KG Assistant Principal bns.kg@sis.edu.eg
Mrs. Shimaa Hassan Primary 1,2,3 Assistant Principal bns.pri1_2_3@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Abdallah Eren Primary 4,5,6 Assistant Principal bns.pri4_5_6@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Ahmed Arslan Preparatory School Assistant Principal bns.prep@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Walid Ebrahim Secondary School Assistant Principal bnssecondary@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Ahmed Tarek Financial Office bnsfinance@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Hussien Aboelata Accountant bns.accountant@sis.edu.eg
Mrs. Khloud Khaled Admission & Student Affairs & Registrar  bnsstudentaffairs@sis.edu.eg
Mrs. Menatalah Shreef HR Office hrbns@sis.edu.eg
Mr. Mohammad Ibrahem IT Office bns.it@sis.edu.eg