ISC-Erbil Holds Annual Spring Concert

Dressed as flowers, lady bugs, bumble bees and animals, KG1 and Grade 1 students from the International School of Choueifat-Erbil (ISC-Erbil) put on a festive performance for parents and guests marking the school’s Annual Spring Concert. Held on April 15, 2010, the concert had special meaning as it was dedicated to mothers. "The students sang songs that praised mothers and it was no surprise to see some of them get teary-eyed and emotional," stated ISC-Erbil director, Dr. Humaira Bokhari. "The mothers and guests in the audience were all touched by this very heart-warming show."

A well-coordinated dance kicked off the concert, where students pliéd and pirouetted across the stage. Following the dance performance, students took the stage to sing popular songs. "This was a much anticipated event at ISC-Erbil, where parents like me finally saw the product of our children's dedication and hard work in preparing for the show," stated an ISC-Erbil parent.

With the auditorium near full capacity, the students captivated the more than 400 parents and guests who were in attendance. Among them were Kurdistan's Minister of Education, Minister of Interior, Minister of Planning, and SABIS® President, Mr. Carl Bistany.

All the students were praised for a successful show and the two hosts, one five- and one six-year-old ISC-Erbil student, were especially recognized for their confidence and poise. "The gracious manner in which all the students conducted themselves throughout the performance may be considered uncommon for children of their age, but not at ISC-Erbil," commented another ISC-Erbil parent.

Student participation in extracurricular activities is a key part of the SABIS® Educational System and is carefully planned and implemented through SLO® to foster self-development, teamwork, and the exploration of a wide range of interests. Having demonstrated that they have a broad range of abilities and experiences and that they can be effective and valuable creative collaborators, students become strong candidates at top universities around the world.

ISC-Erbil currently serves more than 1000 students in K-9 and is one of two private schools managed by SABIS® in Kurdistan. ISC-Erbil contributes to raising the standard of education and rebuilding the nation by providing a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and experiences.

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