Jan
29

Teenage issues? Doha College’s musical ‘Skin Deep’ is spot on!

In a marathon performance that brought audiences to tears of sadness and joy, Doha College students displayed some extraordinary talent. This year's production very poignantly tackled matters that impact teenagers the most, such as body image, relationships with parents, career choices, healthy living, dealing with change and more. Student Nasreen...
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Jan
16

Year 11 rock their mocks!

Mock examinations are designed to help students start revising early, to practice effective revision strategies, to improve their knowledge and familiarise themselves with exam technique and exam pressure.The mock exam results serve as an indicator of the results they can expect when they sit the final exams, and it's also a chance for additional ...
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Jan
15

Choosing A Levels and what is on offer at Doha College

Choosing the right A Levels can be a huge dilemma, especially for those who are not sure what they want to study at university and beyond. Even if students think they know the direction they want to head in, choosing appropriate A Levels is still a difficult choice.Whichever situation students find themselves in, it is important for them to remembe...
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Jan
11

Doha College celebrates students achieving excellent (I)GCSE results

​Doha College held a celebration evening that recognised the exceptional results that the students now in Year 12 achieved in their 2016 (I)GCSE examinations. The students were presented with their formal certificates by members of the staff body, and several musical performances helped to support what was a showcase for individual talents.Ope...
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Dec
20

Welcome back to a new term and a new year

With the winter holidays behind us, it is time to turn our minds to the year ahead. January is a time of reflection; looking back at previous achievements as well as mapping out our plans for the next 12 months.This is my second year as the Principal of Doha College, the school, our students, staff and the community continue to impress and amaze m...
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Dec
15

Shining stars from Year 9 close the year

Students from Year 9 were recognised today by the Principal, Dr Steffen Sommer for the excellent effort they have shown across all their subjects.As Head of Year 9, Mrs Tina Jackson explained. "It never ceases to amaze me how committed and driven these Year 9 students are; they are a shining example to the rest of their year group."Australian Maia...
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Dec
14

ISLMUN Conference – a Success for Doha College Students

On 9-10 December, students from our MUN club took part in the International School of London, Qatar's MUN (ISLMUN) conference. A good conference, with even greater food, our students performed admirably: out of four best delegate awards, we secured two: one for Fatima Sherif (Y11); and one for Fares Nimry (Y9). Here is what some of our students tho...
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Dec
12

Doha College student wins South Africa themed art competition

You may remember the "South Africa as I See It" competition that was announced a few months ago, inviting students to create a piece of original art. Organised by the South African Embassy and adjudicated by judges from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, the competition has recently unveiled its winning entry, and you will be proud to hear...
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Dec
11

Doha College launches the ‘Qatar Primary School Choir of the Year’ Competition

Doha College is opening its doors to the country's Primary Schools as we launch the "Qatar Primary School Choir of the Year" Competition. This exciting project will add a new breadth to music education in Qatar. We are fortunate to live in a rich melting pot of cultures, and we feel it is important that opportunities to experience each other's musi...
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Dec
05

Digital Learning Initiative at Doha College

Today the world is flooded with pioneering technologies that are developing at an unimaginable pace. A decade from now, capabilities we currently think of as emerging and others that we can barely imagine will be as abundant as the devices of the present day. As parents, we all see first-hand how our children embrace technology from an early age a...
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Nov
21

Reports reward 6th Form efforts

"This is an important year for all our students, hard work and organisation are very important as they prepare for their examinations." El Thomson, Head of Year 13 A group of our 6th Form students had cause to celebrate today when they received their grade reports. Not only have they shown excellent effort but the target and predicted gra...
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Nov
17

Merci d'être venues et “à la prochaine!”

School linking and twinning, exchanges and partnerships – all are well-established concepts that have yielded exceptional benefits for participating schools over time. Doha College is proud to have forged such a relationship with Collège Saint Joseph in Challans, France. This year marks the fourth year from the first link, which started quite humb...
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Nov
09

Students welcome a "Brave New World" at Model United Nations conference

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that educates participants in current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. by Mrs Joanne Conly, MUN Director at Doha College The statistics for Doha College's Model United Nations (MUN) conference held recently at Doha Colleg...
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Nov
08

Outside Doha College walls, inside Doha College’s spirit

Growing a child into a rounded human being, we all know, takes far more than academics and involved parents. One of the aspects that prepare a child for life outside the home, or beyond parents' constant attention, is the ability to become responsible for themselves.This is particularly important in a place where children have their basic requireme...
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Nov
01

Our Primary student representatives are here

Heri Kiprop Ng'eno
Hazel Carter
Rayek Abdo
Kiana Crane
Having met the "Big 6", the team of 6th-formers who represent the Secondary School student body, you are now invited to meet the Primary School students Representatives, recently elected in their roles. They are our head boys and head girls (one team for each campus), namely Heri Kiprop Ng'eno and Hazel Carter in West Bay, and Rayek Abdo and Kiana ...
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Oct
26

Doha College Students Inspired by QLC

​The fifth annual Qatar Leadership Conference (QLC) was held from the 20th to the 22nd of October 2016 at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Over 600 students from schools all over Qatar, as well as visitors from every corner of the globe, convened for a weekend of informative and inspirational workshops and sessions.Although affiliated with The...
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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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