BHS News

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Upcoming Event: Cultural Evening Talks

The second Cultural Event Talk is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 27 February 2020. The topic will be ‘What Can Happen to your Eyesight and What You Can Do About It’ and presented by Dr Nada Jabbur. Dr. Jabbur’s session will go into detail on typical eye ailments, eye exams, options for glasses, laser...

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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Wissam Boustany on Campus!

Wissam Boustany, the world famous flautist, will be coming to Brummana High School (BHS) on Thursday, 27 February. Mr Boustany will perform ‘Rising from the Ashes’ by Jordanian composer Tarek Younis to grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Tatiana Khoury will support Wissam during his performance at BHS. The piece to be performed is about...

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

BHS at the British Boarding Schools Show in Dubai on 13-14 March

We are pleased to be exhibiting this year at the British Boarding Schools Show in Dubai alongside some of the top schools in the UK and Europe. Attending the two-day exhibition, 13 and 14 March, will be Principal David Gray and Marketing Manager Richard Bampfylde. We are looking forward to meeting many prospective parents interested...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Infant Section Teachers’ Workshop

  The Infant Section teachers attended a workshop conducted by Vice Principal Pastoral Sage Ball and Counsellor Zeina Nakhel who gave them both a theoretical and a practical presentation for implementing “positive discipline” as part of their teaching methods. One of the activities was role play, adult vs child, and how shouting and high tones...

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Monday, 17 February 2020

Harvard Model United Nations

Congratulations to IB1 student Jad T. for the excellent performance in the Harvard Model United Nations 2020 where he won the Outstanding Delegate Award.  Jad took part in the Harvard Model United Nations Conference where he travelled to Boston, MA in the USA taking place in the Sheraton Hotel. Around 4,800 students from across the...

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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Parents’ Association Update

The BHSPA have tried to remain as busy as possible during these difficult times in the country and hopefully their continued efforts will enable some events and activities to take place between now and the summer dependent on the situation of course. Several topics are hoped to be focused on including sports, the environment, life...

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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

World Read Aloud Day

We were super excited to welcome some ‘Surprise Readers’ in the Lower Elementary section for World Read Aloud Day.  World Read Aloud Day calls attention to the importance of sharing stories and how reading aloud to each other builds literate communities and families. Celebrated all over the world from North American to Africa, from Europe...

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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Boarders’ Study Time

Study time in the Boarding House commences at 5:00 pm each day, running through to dinner at 6:30 pm. Students immerse themselves in their studies in the comfort of their rooms during this time. They are able to study alone or brainstorm ideas with fellow boarders, and Boarding Monitors or House Parents are available for...

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Saturday, 1 February 2020

LAU MUN – Intermediate Section

Congratulations to the Intermediate Section Delegates for LAU’s Model United Nations Conference where BHS, represented by these young ladies and gentlemen, again won the Best Delegation Award! Out of the 10 delegates who participated, 9 received special recognition: Secretary General Awards Rawad Abou Akl Joe Gemayel Chloe Abdel Ahad Danielle Saleh Ryan El Masri Karl...

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Friday, 31 January 2020

Remarkable Success for BHS Students at LAU Model Arab League

During the weekend of 25-26 January, BHS took part in the Lebanese American University's Model Arab League Conference which happens annually and discusses issues that confront the Middle East through a mock simulation that students take on and represent various countries trying to find resolutions to modern issues of the Middle East today. Congratulations to the following students on receiving the below awards:

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Friday, 31 January 2020

The New Teachers’ Association Executive Committee

The new Teachers’ Association Executive Committee won by acclamation and will serve for two years from January 2020. The newly elected members had their first meeting on Friday, 24 January 2020 and divided the responsibilities among each other, after voting, as follows: President: Mouheeb Akl Vice President: Yolland Aswad Treasurer: Asaad Helou Secretary: Liliane Alam...

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Friday, 31 January 2020

Fruity Fridays at the Infant Section

It was the turn of Vitamin C to be showcased at the Infant Section's regular monthly Fruity Fridays activity on Friday, 31 January. Students brought in a variety of the fruits containing the vitamin, ranging from oranges to strawberries...

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Thursday, 30 January 2020

G12IP: Les entrepreneurs de l’avenir

Students in Grade 12IP have been working hard over the last few weeks, bringing to an end their theme of study ‘Entrepreneurship & Creativity’, producing in pairs specific projects which could be marketed and sold locally and even globally. Their ideas and prototypes very much focused on making a positive impact in terms of environmental...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

EFL Rainbow Activity

The English as a Foreign Language Department’s students have been busy! Integrating healthy fruits and vegetables into their learning, the students undertook a two week ‘rainbow’ challenge. They had to eat at least five fruits or vegetables each day and keep a diary of all the items they consumed during the week. The activity was...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Online Safety for New Devices

Whether it’s a laptop, phone, tablet or games console, there’s lots you can do to make sure it’s set up safely for your child. That’s why the NSPCC in the UK have put together five helpful tips for setting up your child’s new device/s: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/new-device-christmas/ 1. Set it up together Take the time to set...

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

A Real Sports Champ!

Grade 10LP’s Karly H. is really quite an unbelieveable sports star! Not only did she feature over the Christmas holidays for the U18 Lebanese national football team, a team that won the West Asian girls championships, now she is the Lebanese women’s taekwondo champion in the weight category -62kg, after dominating the Senior Lebanese Black...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Boarders’ Breakfast

Brummana High School’s boarding community enjoy a traditional Lebanese breakfast every day, served up for them in the Upper School canteen from 6:50am to 7:30am. Classic Lebanese breakfast items include labneh, local cheese, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and olives along with olive oil. Each morning a hot accompaniment is prepared such as pancakes or croissants....

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Gr. 6A Australian Wildfires Assembly Presentation

The regular Monday Upper Elementary assembly was held today and led as usual by Mrs Shatha Abou Khalil, the Head of Section. After handing out the students of the week awards, G6A made a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the current bushfires' situation in Australia. The students researched and collected data that taught their peers the causes ...

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Monday, 20 January 2020

Infant Assembly – Honesty

For the Infant Section, the week started with a very positive assembly, with a focus on the theme of ‘honesty’, on Monday, 20 January 2020. Head of Section Ms Nada invited students to express what they know about honesty to start proceedings. Students suggested many ideas, with one in particular – respect (to respect themselves...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Blog Article: How to write about Lebanon? By Tia Najjar, IB2

How to write about Lebanon? There’s only one way: “no way”. Lebanon is…oh wait, is it? “Lebanon? Where is that, I’ve never heard of it”, some might respond. “Oh my God you’re Lebanese! Are you a terrorist? Do you live on the roads? Do you know what the internet is? How do you live with...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Professional Development – Maths

In the spirit of partnership, and to support the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar implement the new Maths curriculum already introduced in 2018 and the corresponding learning resources, a series of workshops were launched for professionals in Maths. The curriculum reflects Qatar’s vision of building a generation able to venture out and...

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Boarders’ Christmas Dinner

Wednesday evening saw a lovely occasion as invited guests were kindly hosted by the Boarding community in Edinburgh House. Each boarder was allowed a few invitations to teachers, family and/or friends, and a wonderful atmosphere was felt as everyone gathered in the communal lounge and reception areas for the dinner. Two Santas even made an...

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Monday, 2 December 2019

Upcoming Events: Overseas Trips in 2020 to France and England

The school is delighted to be working on two overseas trips this academic year. It is the mark of a truly international school to be able to offer students the opportunity to broaden their horizons, expanding their knowledge and skills in foreign countries. The first trip scheduled is set for France in April for Upper...

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Founder’s Day 2019

The school was delighted to market its 146th year anniversary with a day full of festivities culminating in the Secondary section’s assembly where Old Scholar Majdi Al Ayed addressed students. Majdi, a KSA national, was a boarder at the school from 1998-2001, and in his final year served as head of the student council. His...

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra Performance of Peter and the Wolf

Students in the Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6) were treated to a remarkable performance by the woodwind section of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, 29 November. Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is a classic and we were delighted to welcome the LPO and hear their performance in Khoury Hall. The show started with each performer...

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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Inauguration of Multi-Gym and Indoor Sports Court

The school is very proud to have now officially launched its latest new facilities, that of a multi-gym with 17 brand new pieces of equipment as well as the indoor sports court, both in the basement of Khoury Hall. These new facilities are currently being used by students during class time and by boarders and...

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Senior Prefect Team 2019-20

Another new development at Brummana High School is the Senior Prefect Team which has now been instated to assist the school’s management and leadership teams with the running of BHS. The Senior Prefect Team consists of Head Boy, Rudy Zalzal, Head Girl, Rochelle Chlala and Deputy Head Prefects Karen Abi-Zeid Daou, Juan Pablo Ghantous Herera,...

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Monday, 4 November 2019

Groundbreaking of New BHS Sports Arena

The school is very excited to announce that work has begun on the football field at the bottom of campus and by spring 2020 a brand-new BHS Sports Arena will be completed and inaugurated. The new facility will feature a state-of-the-art artificial grass pitch, surrounded by a running track. We look forward to all our...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

University Fair

The newly established Careers Department is proud to have hosted Brummana High School’s first annual University Fair, hosting 27 universities, organisations and companies dealing with admissions to universities in Lebanon and abroad on 25 September 2019 in Khoury Hall. Over 300 students, parents, faculty, and staff attended. Inspiring and mobilising our community, students and parents...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Trust for Sustainable Living International Schools’ Debates – Canada 2019

For the second time in a row, BHS students participated in the Trust for Sustainable Living Competition. Three of our Grade 10 students were invited to the debates as finalists for their essay submission, while one received honourable mention. The debates took place in July in British Columbia (BC), a progressive province when it comes...

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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Boarding

Brummana High School is unique as an English medium Independent School in Lebanon in that it values its boarding provision which enables students both locally and from other countries to enjoy a first-class education at BHS.  Boarders live under the care of Mr. and Mrs. Aouad in Edinburgh House in a comfortable environment in which...

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Saturday, 2 March 2019

The United Strings of Europe

The United Strings of Europe concluded their series of workshops, master classes and concerts with a marvellous concert in the Khoury Hall, which included music by Schubert and Grieg. Their performance was sublime and inspirational for the audience, about half of whom were children who had been excited by the ensemble’s presentations during their stay...

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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Lebanese Schools Girls Futsal Championship

In the Lebanese Schools Girls Futsal Championship final matches for Maten and Baabda district played on 24 February, the Juniors Team (2003/2004 category) came in first place and qualified to the second round. The Seniors Team (2001/2002 category) came in second place and qualified to the second round. Well done to both teams.

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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Elementary Section Spelling Bees

What a start! After 6 weeks of drilling, writing, reciting, and a few tears, we would like to congratulate our top finalists in the Spelling Bee contests in Grades 3,5, and 1. CONGRATULATIONS go to: Grade 3 > 1st place – Sarah Melhem, 2nd place – Mario Sawaya, and 3rd place – Yana Wannous. Our...

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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Taekwondo

The Lebanese Blue Belt Taekwondo Championship was held by the Lebanese Taekwondo Federation at Mont La Salle and many BHS students, trained by Old Scholar Master Elie Nehmeh, were among the winners: Michel Obeid (Gr. 3B) 2nd place in the 30Kg Category, Samer El Haddad (Gr. 3B) 1st place in the 36Kg Category, George Dib...

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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Swimming Champion

Faye Abou Nafeh (Sec. 1 LP) participated in the Middle East Open Swimming Championship in Dubai, and ranked 6th among 200 swimmers of all age groups coming from all around the world.

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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Formula 4 Champion

Rached Ghanem (Sec. 3 LP) participated in the Formula 4 UAE Championship and ranked 4th in the latest race of the tournament.

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Friday, 1 March 2019

Registrar

We are delighted to announce that Mrs. Nathalie Nicholas has been appointed to succeed Mrs. Betty Ajhar, as Registrar of Brummana High School from 1 March 2019.  Betty has given twenty years of dedicated service to Brummana.  We wish her a long and happy retirement.  Nathalie has been her assistant for the past ten years...

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Saturday, 23 February 2019

Model Arab League Conference

BHS students achieved outstanding results at the Model Arab League Conference at LAU on 23-24 February 2019. “The Model Arab League is an innovative educational program that engages Lebanese High School and Middle School students in an exploration of current Arab world issues, through interactive simulations and curricular materials. It helps engage students from various religious...

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Monday, 11 February 2019

Model European Union Conference

In February, Brummana High School participated in the annual Model European Union Conference at LAU’s Byblos Campus. High school students acted as members of the European Parliament or the Council of Ministers for different factions and countries to tackle issues which directly affecting the European Union. The main aim of the programme is to make...

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

New Principal David Gray

Chairman of the Board Announces the Appointment of a New Principal David Gray

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Monday, 3 December 2018

St. Barbara’s Day

On 3 December, Infant Section students came to school disguised in their beautiful and imaginative costumes. They watched a puppet show performed by Mrs. Zeina Okdi, Mrs. Mary Ashkar, Mrs. Maya Harfouch, and Miss Cherine Ghaoui. The teachers creatively told the story of Saint Barbara. St. Berbara was also noted with the wheat that was...

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Parents’ Association Sports Day

Parents' Association Sports Day

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrated   Independence Day was celebrated in the Secondary Section with two main activities. On 19 November, all Secondary 3 LP students participated in a qualifying writing activity as part of an inter-schools competition organized by Bank Audi to celebrate the 75th Independence Day. As a result of the first round, 3 students...

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