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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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Nov
22

Year 13 host a world-class event

Year 13 host a world-class event
Doha College Year 13 Applied Business Studies students are celebrating a successful International Day today, thanks to the support of local business.Mecure Hotel, Aspire Katara Hospitality, Aspire Zone and Q-Auto all sponsored the event, which was held for Years 7-13 at Al Waab.International Day was designed to help students appreciate other cult...
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Nov
22

Teachers meet for annual languages forum

Languages teachers from three Doha schools met to discuss teaching best practice at the MFL Spark event at Doha College last week.The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) SPARK event is a Doha College initiative designed to enhance language teaching and learning across Doha, offer a platform for teachers to share their expe...
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Nov
19

IMF leader speaks to students

IMF leader speaks to students
​A group of Year 13 Economics students recently attended a presentation by one of the most influential figures in the world of finance and business, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The Doha College students were among a host of school pupils invited to the event,  "A C...
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Nov
19

Year 7 cracks the codes!

Year 7 cracks the codes!
Year 7 students are examining the impact of technology in our daily lives. Part of this is the use of QR codes--how they work and how to create your own.To help them understand, the ICT department set them a challenge...Hidden around the Al Waab campus were QR codes which they had to scan to learn their task, complete it and--of course--take a sel...
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Nov
19

​DCMUN VIII - The Meaning of MUN

​DCMUN VIII - The Meaning of MUN
By Ralf Yap, Year 12I came in to school on Sunday, after a long MUN-filled weekend, feeling content about the conference and what we had achieved. I walked up to the Sixth Form common room and pressed myself onto one of the many couches and listened to the conversation around me. It wasn't long before my peers started talking about the DCMUN VIII c...
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Nov
18

Year 5 land on the moon!

Year 5 land on the moon!
​It might have been a giant leap for mankind but it didn't seem to faze Year 5 at Al Waab.The students recreated the 1969 moon landing at school assembly last week, much to the delight of staff who remembered watching it live almost 50 years ago!Teacher Mrs Karen Quine said the performance was part of this term's studies on space."The children...
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Nov
18

Sun, Sand and Studies

Sun, Sand and Studies
This week our Year 9 students spent a morning at the local beach under the supervision of our Geography Department.  Our Geography teachers were teaching the students the valuable and practical skills needed to collect primary data.  The students were shown how to...
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