Four preparatory encounters took place in preparation for the new school year's cooperation:
1. On 15 August 2011 the leading teams of the two schools met. These included the two principals and vice-principals as well as the leading teams of educators from the two schools. The encounter occurred in the beginning of Ramadan. The History and Islam Teacher Mr. Nader Taha explained the meaning of Ramadan, why do Muslims fast in it and the importance of charity and good deeds. Then the teachers broke the fast together as they heard the call of the Muezzin.
2. On August 22nd, some 20 educators from the two schools came together in order to plan the joint activities during the coming year.
3&4: On October 13th separate encounters took place in the two schools, with the participation of some 60 students, guided by the schools' counselors.
The students shared what they liked and did not like about the encounters of last year and what they expect from the encounters in the coming year.
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