Message from the PRESIDENT!

 

Dear fellow alumni,

Today, our world is growing into a complicated and intricate web of responsibilities and demands, controlled, to a large extent, by virtual reality and electronic media. In our rush to keep up with the fast pace of our realities, we're losing sight of some valuable experiences in our lives, such as, nurturing and preserving real friendships, respecting the pleasures that life gives us, and sharing our values with those who come after us.

As alumni, we carry the tools needed to reopen the doors that may have been unintentionally closed, and to relive the memories and experiences that have carved our lives. It's about reuniting with the people who have shared our tight space of a classroom, day in day out. On these seats and in these classrooms, masks fall and there is no room for deceit or pretense, and the friendships that are formed in these spaces are as genuine as friendship can be.

In today's world, friendship is a list on Facebook, or a name in a group on WhatsApp; it is this person we meet one day, who gets promoted the next day from an acquaintance to a friend via a virtual request, which usually comes with an agreement to share our lives and intimate moments. Technology has improved our lives in many ways, especially in making the world smaller and bringing people together, however, school friendships carry a different taste of genuineness, honesty, and transparency.

From day one of occupying this position, friends from yesterday have been sought out in an attempt to revitalise these bond, and to organize alumni events. I opted for the easier and more common means of modern communication- texts, emails, Facebook messages, and WhatsApp. I was often met with the same replies- silence, or the rushed texts from the other end of the line citing busy lifestyles and fucll schedules. So , I went back to the basics and called, and within the first few seconds, the laughter echoed from the speaker and the rat race we all run was forgotten- we had reconnected with what matters- the human connection. Our screens give us the impression of a connection, but in reality, they shield us from it, as they should be a means of communication and not an end in itself. 

As such, I urge you to sit back and re-evaluate what we are missing out on when we get up in the rush of faily strife, and let's attempt to reconnect with what makes us human.


 

Hana Kanaan Abu Khadra Salem

Class of 1973

 

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News & Events

1987 Class reunion on July the 6th

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Bel Kawalis

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Trip To Baskinta

The Baskinta trip that took place on the 5th of November was exceptional by all means. An amazing mix of alumni from different years, “school bus trip spirit” and hidden stories about the great Lebanese writer Mikhail Naimy conveyed by Dr. Zakieh Naimy, all made it worthwhile.

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Education Counseling

Education Counseling

On November 25, 2017 the Alumni Association organized an Education Counseling event which took place in the School Library. We are so proud of our Alumni who shared their univeristy and professional experience at this event, advising students of grades 11 & 12 about the needed requirements...
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ISC Alumni at Beirut Marathon

ISC Alumni at Beirut Marathon

 November 12th 2017 was indeed a fun filled Sunday since the ISC Alumni participated at the Beirut Marathon. Linking Generations. SABIS spirit.
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One Team One Mission

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In a friendly and joyous atmosphere, professional Alumni Basketball Players, Omar El Turk and Amir Saoud and other Alumni members met with ISC students. The game was organized by the ISC Alumni Association and took place in the new ISC Basketball Stadium on the 20th of October 2017, in the...
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