Jan
11

FDC uniform sale on next week

FDC uniform sale on next week
Schools uniforms have a tough job! As the school year marches on, you may be looking to replace or add pieces to the school wardrobe.The Friends of Doha College (FDC) is holding a second-hand uniform sale next week at West Bay and Al Waab.FDC Chair Rachel Davis said friends and families of Doha College were invited to enjoy coffee and cak...
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Jan
11

New sports clinics announced

New sports clinics announced
​Evolution Sports will hold its first development clinic for 2016 from 31 January to 4 February at the Doha College Al Waab and West Bay campuses.The #IamEVO Development Clinics for soccer, multi-sports and swimming cost 750QAR and are open to children 3-16 years.The clinics, run by professional coaches, are designed to challenge you...
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Jan
10

Welcome back from Primary

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that the recent holidays were a good time of celebration and rest, of family gatherings, of time for friends, and provided many delights for you.Welcome back to a new school term and to more exciting opportunities as we look forward to what 2016 will bring us.The children have returned to ...
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Jan
06

New leader for Board of Govenors

New leader for Board of Govenors
​Welcome back to the first term of the 2016 school year. I trust you had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday and are looking forward to the year ahead.There have been some changes at Doha College in the past weeks. It is with pleasure that I announce our new Chair of the Board of Governors, Dr Tim Bentley.Dr Bentley is replacing Jan McGuire, who has ...
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Jan
06

Students rewarded for hard work

Students rewarded for hard work
Doha College Primary has introduced a new award to recognise oustanding work by students. In December last year, the Head Teacher Award was presented for consistent hard work, commitment and determined effort during the Autumn Term.Those recognised at special assemblies in West Bay and Al Waab  were Maria Youssef, Varun Kini, Areen ...
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Jan
06

Young musician wins UAE competition

Young musician wins UAE competition
Year 5 student Tom Kelly is celebrating after his outstanding success at The Abu Dhabi Piano Competition recently.The talented pianist was the joint winner of the Under 10 category of the competition, which was held on 3 December 2015.It was Tom's first competition since he began three years ago."I really didn't expect to win," Tom said...
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Dec
16

No confusion for our GCSE Drama students

Last night our GCSE drama students excelled themselves as they performed to a packed audience of parents, teachers and our community. The students enacted Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn.  This play is a series of five interconnected one-act plays. Each play deals with issues such as obsession, isolation and human desire for companionship.&n...
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Dec
14

School opening times

It is just a matter of days before the school finishes for our winter break. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and safe holiday.I recently contacted the Doha College community regarding the new starting date for the 2016 term. The first day of school for all students will be 5 January 2016 due to a staff development da...
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Dec
14

Students chose career paths

Students chose career paths
​Students had an insight into the day-to-day lives of doctors, lawyers and financial professionals among others at the annual Doha College Careers Day recently.Representatives from a host of Qatar organisations donated their time to talk to students and answer questions about their industries.Doha College Careers Guidance Counsellor Miss Iram Lone ...
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Dec
14

Year 9 achieve excellent grade reports

​Our top performing Year 9's were rewarded for all their hard work today by the Principal, Dr Steffen Sommer. These students had achieved 10 or more 'excellent' effort grades in their latest reports. Mr David Kane Head of Year 9 explained how good these results were. "Normally we would reward those students who had achieved 9 or...
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Dec
10

Year 11s shine in mock exams

Year 11 Doha College students were rewarded today for outstanding mock exams results. 10 students all achieved 9 or more A* and A's at their recent mock exams and were personally recognised by Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal and Mr Paul Young Senior Vice Principal and Head of Secondary.Mrs Iona Gordon Head of Year 11 expl...
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Dec
09

Primary concert a hit with families

Primary concert a hit with families
​Doha College Primary is once again celebrating the successful staging of their annual Winter Concert this week.Hundreds of family and friends watched the 100-strong Key Stage 1 and 2 choirs, orchestra and soloists perform a mix of songs to celebrate the festive season.The Head Boys and Girls from Al Waab and West Bay intro...
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Dec
07

Year 4 return from desert adventure

Year 4 return from desert adventure
The combined Year 4 classes of West Bay and Al Waab have just returned from the camping trip of life time, having traveled in a convoy of 4x4 Land Cruisers to Qatar's magnificent inland sea and sand dunes.The overnight trip at the campsite -- where they slept in traditional Bedouin tents -- involved team-building game...
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Dec
07

Congratulations to our fun run winners!

Congratulations to our fun run winners!
Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer has congratulated the winners and participants of this year's Doha College 5km and 10km Run held at the Aspire Zone on Saturday, 5 December.Dr Sommer said the fifth annual run had proved a huge success, attracting more than 650 runners from across the community.The 10km run was won by Andrew Jones for ...
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Dec
02

Choir 'lights up' audience at St Regis

Choir 'lights up' audience at St Regis
Our Primary choir has once again performed magnificently at the Switching On of the Tree Lights Ceremony at The St Regis Hotel. The choir, made up of more than 100 students from Years 3-6, performed a repertoire of eight songs including 'When Christmas Comes to Town', 'The Prayer' and 'Fields of Gold'. Soloists Faye Wilkin...
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Dec
01

Students enjoy Dubai carnival

Students enjoy Dubai carnival
Doha College PE department has praised the students who attended the Dubai Exchange last month.Head of PE Gary Froud said the students had a "fantastic time and were a credit to the College".Students from all years took part in the 32nd Dubai Exchange, which was held at Dubai College from 18-21 November.The College competed in a total of 24 fixtu...
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Dec
01

FDC thanks community for support

FDC thanks community for support
The Friends of Doha College (FDC) has thanked the community for helping to raise 16000QR for the school at its first car boot sale on Saturday.About 750 people strolled through the gates of Al Waab campus to look through the treasures on sale."We had 45 sellers, which was great," FDC Chair Rachel Davis said."Visitors had a chance to hunt for barga...
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Nov
29

Students study art in Japan

Students study art in Japan
Thirty-one secondary students studying art or photography travelled to Japan recently.The students visited shrines, temples, museums, galleries, shops and parks in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.While at the various locations students followed a rigorous program of study that involved analysing contemporary and traditional gallery work, rec...
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Nov
29

Leaders win Battle of the Bands

Leaders win Battle of the Bands
Year 13 student band Nothing But Treble has won the fifth annual Doha College Battle of the Bands competition.The band, which includes Head Boy Thusan Phualendran on guitar, beat six other groups to earn themselves a place in the National Battle of the Bands line-up in February next year.The six students won with their rend...
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Nov
26

Students swap cultural experiences

Students swap cultural experiences
Fifty students from the German school Deutsche Internationale Schule of Doha and Doha College took part in a cultural exchange this week.The students from the German school attended lessons at the College, which follows an English curriculum, and joined their new friends at break times.Doha College German Teacher Mrs ...
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Nov
26

Support valued for school closure

Support valued for school closure
Dear parents,I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Doha College community for its support and understanding during the past few days. The highly unusual weather conditions on Wednesday resulted in the closure of both of our campuses, which will have had a significant impact on all of us. Our students showed exceptional matu...
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Nov
26

Journalist 'interviews' MUN students

Journalist 'interviews' MUN students
By Taha Kashaf, Year 12I've been to quite a few MUN Conferences, more then I care to remember. Consequently, most of the time, they tend to blend together. The same routine; lobbying, debate, closing ceremony. You get used to it after a while.So, PHESMUN 2015, walking into a single-day conference, expectations were a little reduced from the likes ...
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Nov
26

Students inspired by Arabic design

Students inspired by Arabic design
​The beauty and intricacies of Arabic design were the focus of a Year 7 trip to the Museum of Islamic Art this week.The students are studying the geometric shapes and landscapes of the Arabic world to include in their Term 2 Art project and Design and Technology lamp project.Design and Technology Teacher Miss Shanaz Ak...
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Nov
23

Grade Reports for Year 12 and Year 13

Congratulations to our Year 12 and 13 students on their attainment and effort grades.Over 20 students have been recognised for their outstanding success in their recent grade reports.Mathematics Teacher and Head of Year 12 Mrs Eleanor Thomson said she was impressed by the level of commitment shown by the Year 12s."I contin...
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Nov
23

Practice makes perfect for International Award

Practice makes perfect for International Award
Almost 90 students from Years 10 and 11 set off on their two-day, 20km practice expedition to Bir Zekree​t for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh International Award last Thursday.Despite sore legs, the feedback from students was extremely positive."It was an experience, sleeping was hard but the walk was enjoyable", one student sa...
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