Oct
23

How we help your child to read

Children's favourite Dr Seuss said "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." It is true that how much and how efficiently a child reads is one of the strongest indicators of their future success. Aiming to give children the best possible start that will make a difference to their fu...
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Oct
17

A Very Successful First Round of Grade Reports

Our first grade reports for this academic year were issued today and they didn't disappoint!! 46 students across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 were recognised for achieving excellent effort grades. In 6th Form or Key Stage 5 this includes excellent effort grades in every subject, also a real achievement and an excellent start to the academic year.We caught...
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Oct
10

Star Musicians Shine at Doha College

Doha College is home to some amazing musical talent in Qatar and it seems to be beating the odds in the rounding-up of such unique individuals. Read these captivating (though very shortened) bios of some of our most gifted young musicians, whose hard work and passion has made them flag-bearers for Doha College's core values of Excellence and Achiev...
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Oct
03

Meet the Big 6

The Big 6 are a major feature of Year 13 life who have, traditionally at Doha College, put their leadership talents, commitment and responsibilities to the service of the student body. They are elected annually by their peers and teachers, who watch their presentations on why they want the roles and what value they can bring to benefit school life....
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Sep
25

Doha College is Officially a Green Eco-School

​Doha College has become the first school in Qatar to be awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education. The school's Eco Committee and staff officially hoisted the Green Flag to mark the occasion in a ceremony held at the school recently.The Eco-Schools programme is delivered to 49,000 schools across 64 countries...
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Sep
19

New enhanced Leadership Team formed for 2016

Doha College has undergone a deep-reaching re-think of its Leadership Team as we begin this new school year. The result is a very strong team with a comprehensive approach to all aspects of the school's progress as we journey towards accomplishing our mission.Each member of the Leadership Team has taken on, in addition to the roles reflected in the...
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Aug
28

Doha College welcomes new educational programme

Welcome back to the start of the new term, I hope you all had a restful summer. For my team at Doha College this year is more than just the start of another academic year, but a year where we welcome a new vision and a new approach to learning as we develop 21st-century global citizens.The vision that guided us thus far was "To be recognised ...
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Jun
29

FDC celebrate hugely successful year

Dear Doha College CommunityAs our academic year draws to a close I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to the Doha College community for making this year one of our most successful years ever in the Friends of Doha College. Our fundraising events this year included ice lolly sales, discos, and of course the hugely popular Spring Fayre! These eve...
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Jun
28

Year 9 students' recognised as top 5% in their year group

Students from Year 9 were recognised for achieving an incredible Level 8 grade in Mathematics, English and Science in the recent Key Stage 3 tests. Level 8 is the highest level any international student can achieve at Key Stage 3. "This is an astonishing achievement explained Mr David Kane, Head of Year 9. These students represent the top 5% of ou...
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Jun
27

Languages get an Ambassadorial boost at Doha College

Language learning was boosted at Doha College when students from Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) took part in a language enrichment day that was overseen by His Excellency the British Ambassador Mr Ajay Sharma.The day was designed to allow students to experience Arabic, French, German and Spanish, the languages taught at Doha College, and to apprec...
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Jun
23

Years 8 and 9 report excellent effort

Today was the turn of Year 8 and 9 to receive their end of year grade reports. A few students met with Principal Dr Steffen Sommer who congratulated them on the excellent effort grades they had achieved.As head of Year, Mr David Kane explained, "This is a wonderful way to celebrate the end of a successful year. These students have achiev...
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Jun
20

Year 7 are off to an excellent start in Secondary

Our Year 7 students showed what an excellent start they had made to their first year in Secondary as they received their grade reports. The all-girl group were recognised today for achieving 'excellent' and 'very good' in their effort grades across ALL of their subjects.Mrs Sarah Rodgers, Head of Year 7 explained "I am incredibly proud of my ...
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Jun
17

Doha College displays ‘digital library’ created by Vodafone and British Library

Doha College was the choice site for the Qatar display of the Digital Library, first launched as part of the Feast of St George celebrations in Trafalgar Square on 23 April, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The Digital Library is a joint project of Vodafone and the British Library, who made some of the earliest and rarest editions of ...
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Jun
16

Year 10s’ First Day at Work

The entire Year 10 (that's over 130 students) went to work instead of school on Sunday, following their parents or mentors to their places of employment as part of the "Take Your Child to Work Day".Over 80 organisations welcomed our students for the third year running, offering them a taste of working life in numerous areas such as design, enginee...
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Jun
13

Amazing academic attainments for Year 10 as we finish the school year

Our Year 10 students finished the year in style with excellent academic attainment in their end of year tests. Nine students were singled out after achieving 5 A*s or more in their subject target grades in their recent reports.We spoke to four of the group:Our passionate physicist, Hamza from 10S achieved 5A*s, 1A and 1B. Aside from Phys...
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Jun
12

July Summer Camps with Evolution

It’s been a wonderful year for Evolution with a range of new initiatives that have been successfully introduced. We have been tremendously proud of the way that Evo coaches have been able to support the school this year, which has been an ongoing target of ours. By sending in coaches on a daily basis to support both curricular and extra-curricular activities, DC students have benefitted from specialised coaching across the full spectrum of sports that we offer. Looking forward to next year, this is an area that we hope to develop further with lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline.

The coaches are all now looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the summer, but not before delivering camps and clinics throughout the first 2 weeks of July. Evo camps and clinics are open to all DC students from 3-16 years of age across a number of sports including football, basketball and swimming.

For more information please contact the office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or the website – www.evosportsqatar.com


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Jun
09

Introducing our new Governors

​Dear Parents, Students and StaffOur Governors all serve a fixed term of office, and this year we have seen several changes to our long standing members. We have a number of new members, both appointed by Governors and elected by parents, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce them.You will also find more information on our website ...
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Jun
08

Outstanding academic success awarded at Doha College 2016 Ceremony

Doha College recognised 144 students for their academic excellence at its annual Awards Ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Hotel recently.Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer said that the Awards brought together distinguished guests, secondary students, parents, staff and members of the college's Board of Governors to celebrate the end of the ...
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Jun
05

Commonwealth water polo champion crowns Doha College sports stars

Commonwealth water polo champion crowns Doha College sports stars
Doha College's 2016 sporting champions were announced last week in front of guest speaker Eleanor Thomson who, as well as being a commonwealth water polo player, also swam the English Channel in 2013.Kartik Sharma was named Sports Man of the Year for the second year running, Ané Botha was Sports Woman of the Year and was also presented with a Ser...
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May
29

Sugar - sweet poison

Sugar - sweet poison
Continuing our focus on healthy living, Mr Douglas Briggs, Vice Principal of Student Services, held a series of assemblies over the past few weeks on the topic of 'Sugar in Our Diets'. The facts and the data he presented proved astonishing to the children and staff who attended, and the picture emerging showed there i...
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May
29

Excellent efforts from our Year 8s

Excellence is certainly rewarded at Doha College as a group of our Year 8s recently discovered when they met with the Principal Dr Steffen Sommer and received personal letters congratulating them on their excellent grade reports."This Year 8 group is a beacon of excellence for the school and their peers" explained Tina Jackson, Head of Year 8. "I ...
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May
19

Travel - just one of the benefits Doha College offers

Attending an International school in a foreign country can be daunting for many students. We regularly refer to the term 'Third Culture Kids', a name coined to refer to those students who are have lived in many countries and cultures. One benefit of being a student within an International School, like Doha College, is the opportunity to meet peopl...
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May
18

Winners of the Autism Awareness Essay Competition

Doha College, along with many schools across Qatar, recently took part in Autism Awareness Month which takes place every April and is recognised worldwide. The Child Development Centre in Qatar sponsored its first Autism Awareness Essay Contest designed to raise awareness about autism and children with special needs, to promote inclusion and accep...
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May
12

Year 9's excellent efforts are rewarded

Some of our Year 9's were in the garden today to receive their written grade reports. The students chosen had all received very good or excellent effort grades. It was also the final day of our Epic House Week so it was good to see most of our houses represented in the photo.Mr Kane Head of Year 9 explained what these...
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May
11

Learning is on 'Fire' at Al Waab

Learning is on 'Fire' at Al Waab
Learning had a helping hand last week for our Year 2 Blue and Green children thanks to some matches, a fan, and some incredibly creative work!The children have been studying history and as part of their investigations they have been learning all about the Great Fire of London in 1666.To ensure their learning was brought to life their teachers and ...
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