So I just got back from the SABIS Regional Tournament in Amman, Jordan. It was loads of fun in general for our team and school, and I 'm sure everyone else involved could say the same. I got the rare oppurtunity to meet Victor Saad, the vice president of the SABIS network and to meet hundreds of other students from other schools. All in all, an amazing experience and probably my most memorable time at Choueifat.
Too bad it's all just a facade. The only real reason I can see Choueifat doing all this is to impress others and convince them that Choueifat is a school that actually cares about sports and the health of their students. In reality, we've had to ask and push the school administration time and time again to allow us time to train. Instead of supporting us, they just act as a barrier we have to pass through. All this because Choueifat views sport and physical activity as a deterrent to the learning process.
The tournament itself was great, but only something like 600/29000 students attended. That's about 2%. SABIS is publicising 2% of their students. They're putting 2% of their fittest students on show just to advertise the school. It's not a majority, nor is it anywhere near an accurate representation of what Choueifatis are really like. It's just blatantly false advertising.