What school you are going to? Do you know if you are going to a school in the October 6th area or the Maadi/Kattameya area? Maybe even to the Amy Winehouse outfit... Either way, you will meet a lot of teachers, like-minded, possibly, and there is plenty to do. I wouldn't focus too much on spending time with new staff like yourself, but be happy to mingle with the large, sometimes partygoing ex-pat community out here. There's something for eveyone out here, but not everyone takes to Cairo. Good luck.