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People Around Ibri College

Marhoon from Administration. Interesting name…”Marhoon” means “mortgage” in Arabic

Marilyn, who is from New Zealand, has been here at Ibri College about 6 weeks now. She is looking very glamorous here as her shirt just happened to match the paint on the office door!

Mr. Hilal Mohammed Nasser Al Kharousi is one of my new AS (Applied Sciences) students this semester. He always has questions for me as I’m leaving the classroom; a very engaging student!

Mr. Hamadi Dhaou is another of my colleagues in the English Department here at Ibri College. He is from Tunisia, has been teaching at Ibri College for 3 years, has a PhD and speaks 6 languages including Malay and Russian. He is one of my more cheerful colleagues and I’ve never heard him say a bad thing about anyone which is quite refreshing.

This Semester’s Schedule

This semester’s schedule rocks! I love how I start the week with a relaxing Saturday with only 1 class of 2 periods at 10 am, then a slight increase to 3 periods on Sunday and finally working up to 4 periods Monday-Wednesday. Praise God for a wonderful timetable! We have just finished our 4th week (out of 15) and so far I love my classes and my students.

Abandon Ship!

Nigel Orchard on his last day at Ibri College back in mid-December. He’s now teaching in Moscow. All the best, Nigel!

David, Nigel, Andy and Nerida. David Lee left us for Canada last week. Many blessings as you get settled back into Canada, Dave!

David, Nigel, Rachel and Nerida in the “rest area” near the girls cafeteria.

Since starting in September, EIGHT colleagues have left us:
Patrickfrom Irelandwho is now teaching in the north of Iraq,
Henryfrom Britain-who was here only ONE DAY-now teaching in Sohar,
Nigelfrom Britainwho is now teaching in Russia,
Kristinafrom USAwho is now back home in California finishing her Masters,
Nickfrom Britainwho is now in Malaysia,
Deanfrom Britainwho is now going to start a trip around the world,
Davidfrom Canadawho is now back home,
and Deakfrom Britainwho is now teaching in Nizwa University.

Ibri – Exams, Coworkers and Constant Driving

My FY12 students during their last weekly test! (Wow! Sami and Jamal working hard! AMAZING!)

2 of my friendly colleagues: Yussef and Anis

Home Sweet Home…for a while

                         This is where I live. Mortafa Tower, also known as “The Pink Tower” or “The Gold Tower”. 8 of us from Ibri College live here. (The white mini-van on the left is the transport some of us have hired to get to and from work everday.)