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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Nov
17

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Nov
16

Sport clinics kick off next month

Sport clinics kick off next month
​Evolution Sports Qatar is running its "Train Like A Pro" sports clinics starting next month. From 13 December, children of all levels of skill can take part in development clinics for soccer, swimming and basketball, to name a few.The "Train Like A Pro" Development Clinics take place from 4-7pm over a 3 or 5 day period at our A...
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Nov
16

Message from our Principal

Dear parents and friends,Now that I have been at Doha College for a good half term, it is time for me to express my gratitude for the warm welcome you have given me to the College and to the City of Doha. With the excitement of being new slowly but surely wearing off, I continue to observe a most purposeful daily routine in our students and staff...
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Nov
16

Celebrating Year 12 exam success

Celebrating Year 12 exam success
Parents, family and friends gathered for a special event at Al Waab last night to congratulate our Year 12 students on their success in their (I)GCSE examinations.Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer said the International General Certificate of Secondary Education ((I)GCSE) took two years to complete and prepares them for their...
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Nov
15

Three teams win House Week

Three teams win House Week
Congratulations to students from Unicorn, Roc and Phoenix on winning this year's Senior House Week.The three houses tied for first place, pushing Griffin into 4th, Dragon into 5th and Salamander into 6th.The epic week in the senior calendar saw students from Years 11-13 duke it out for critical house points in a variety of act...
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Nov
15

Choir tunes up for Christmas

Choir tunes up for Christmas
 The Doha College Key Stage 2 Choir met on Saturday morning to prepare for their annual seasonal performances. The choir will feature at the 'Switching on of the Tree Lights Ceremony' at The St Regis Hotel on 1 December and perform at the Doha College Winter Concerts at West Bay Campus on 7-8 December. The choir comprises of about 100 stud...
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Nov
12

Year 4 discover ancient Egypt

Year 4 discover ancient Egypt
What sort of music do Egyptian Mummies listen to? Rap, of course!Year 4 are preparing to stage a series of plays over the next month to share their new found knowledge about ancient Egypt with family, friends and fellow students.The students have been studying Egypt as a topic subject this term and have prepared short plays to p...
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Nov
11

Students win magazine internship

Students win magazine internship
Two talented Doha College students have won a month-long internship at one of Doha's premier magazines.Thanks to a competition between Doha College and Qatar Happening, the students will spend 30 days learning all aspects of magazine production.Senior Vice Principal - Head of Secondary Paul Young said the internship was a wonderful opportunity for...
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Nov
10

Meet the new FDC Committee

Welcome to the new FDC (Friends of Doha College). I am Rachel Davis, the new chair, and I am delighted to welcome and introduce the new FDC team. I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a part of the FDC this year. We are busy working on a range of events to ensure we offer something for e...
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Nov
10

Students celebrate poetry night

Students celebrate poetry night
​Doha College students are celebrating another successful Poetry Evening after wowing friends and family during the annual event at Al Waab campus auditorium last night.More than 50 students took part, each choosing poems on the theme of "change".Doha College Head of English Mrs Clare Fairley said it was one of the best nights t...
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Nov
09

World class results for Robotics team

World class results for Robotics team
Two students recorded extraordinary results at the International World Robot Olympiad in Doha last week, placing 17th in the world for their efforts.Ayaaz Ahmed and Omar Khan competed in a team (FBI - Fantastic Bot Inventors) against more than 1000 students from 250 schools in the USA, Russia, Japan, Korea and So...
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Nov
08

Uni sponsors new media equipment

Doha College is pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with Northwestern University in Qatar. For the first time, Northwestern University in Qatar has sponsored Doha College to purchase equipment for its media, film and photography students.Northwestern University Qatar—one of the country's premier institutions for media education—has ...
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Nov
08

Cultural day excursion for Reception

Cultural day excursion  for Reception
Visiting a Bedouin tent was the highlight of the trip to some of Doha's premier tourist locations for the Reception students recently. When asked about their favourite part of the trip, the answer was almost unanimous--sitting in a tent is the best fun!To learn more about Doha and the Qatari culture, the six Reception classes visited the falcon so...
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