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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May
05

Extended Learning Opportunities at Doha College

Homework is always a key topic of discussion for all parents and schools. At Doha College Primary we offer all children 'Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO).  This is part of Doha College's plan to offer high performance learning for all our students. Our aim is to equip all children from the early years upwards to be creative, empathe...
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Apr
25

The Story of the Green Screen

Since the beginning of this academic year, green screen imagery has increasingly enriched the learning experience at Doha College in ways unimagined before. The concept of the green screen is simple: an iPad app replaces a green backdrop with a chosen image or video, on which people or other images can be layered to create a scene. Graphics, music,...
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Apr
24

“The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain”

A group of 24 students from Years 8, 9 and 10 recently went on a seven-day trip to the South of Spain, an event organised by the department of Modern Foreign Languages. The students, from both the Arabic and Spanish departments, had the opportunity to learn about the Moorish and Islamic heritage, to improve their spea...
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Apr
24

Making a drama out of Shakespeare’s verses

Learning and understanding Shakespeare and Shakespearean language is a challenge all English teachers face. Classroom learning is one thing, but making verse come to life and telling the story on stage, especially in front of your peers, is a real achievement.Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 made the Bard's words come alive last week when they compe...
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Apr
21

Doha College showcased in Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday Celebration

As the British nation is gearing up to celebrate the momentous occasion that is the Queen's 90th birthday, Doha College has been invited as one of the few select organisations to be featured in an official commemorative album to be presented to HM The Queen. Only three other schools worldwide will share the honour of being included in the Highligh...
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Apr
18

New library resources are here to assist exam candidates

Come exam time, students and parents get a little apprehensive, rushed, anxious and the list continues. Sometimes this makes us forget one quiet place that holds a world of knowledge and unlimited resources, namely the Secondary Library. Our Secondary Library has extended into the virtual space, having added fantastic new resources to the Library s...
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Apr
13

6th Formers deliver marvellous mock results

"These mock exams are an important gauge of a student's understanding and their projected final A-level results." James Conly, Head of 6th Form Our Year 12 and 13 students received their grades from the recent mock exams today, and had a reason to celebrate with many students achieving Grade A and A*s in their chosen subjects. "...
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Apr
11

​Year 5s enter the business world

​On Tuesday, 22 March 2016, at our Al Waab campus, the Business and Economics Society hosted a workshop aimed at introducing our Year 5 students to economic and business concepts such as marketing, branding, division of labour and product testing. The workshop was designed to engage the students in the practical application of these concepts t...
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Mar
24

Physical & Digital Borders

This was the topic debated by our Model United Nations (MUN) Team at the recent one-day training conference (ODTC) held at Doha College. It certainly proved to be a poignant and topical issue as the world reels from further terrorist attacks. This one-day training conference is designed for students new to MUN to become accustomed to the...
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Mar
20

Five things to expect in our 6th Form

Five things to expect in our 6th Form
​Many of our students are now choosing their 6th form options and looking more closely at their futures. 6th Form is, in a way, all about preparing for going to university.The whole ethos of our 6th Form is different, the teaching is very different than IGCSEs and the way students' work is very different too. So what are the five things you can exp...
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Mar
17

Year 8 excel with excellent effort

Today, as we celebrated British Sports Relief day,  it was the turn of our Year 8's to receive their reports from our principal, Dr Steffen Sommer. Tina Jackson, the Head of Year 7 explained why, "These students are a shining example to their peers and a credit to the school. They have been selected as they have achieved 7 or mo...
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Mar
14

ROC House are Music Maestros

ROC House are Music Maestros
Every year students from across Doha College compete in a music competition that would be worthy of X factor.Each House puts forward their best singers, instrumentalists, bands and choirs all competing to be named Music House of the Year. This year was no exception and staff and students were treated to a fantastic show that saw over 350 of D...
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Mar
13

Golfer Jakub competes in South Africa

Golfer Jakub competes in South Africa
Not many 15-year-olds can say they have travelled the world, but Doha College student, Jakub Hrinda certainly has a full passport, a golfing passport that is. In the world of amateur golf, teenager Jakub is certainly a name to watch. Originally from Slovakia, Jakub has been playing golf since he was 8 years old. He trains and plays regularly ...
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Mar
07

It's Grade Report Time

We celebrated another outstanding set of written reports today. This time our 6th formers (Year 12 & Year 13) met and received their reports in person from Dr Steffen Sommer our Principal.These students all achieved 3 or more A and A*s in their recent reports as well as excellent effort grades. This explained Mrs Gammon Head of ...
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Mar
06

West Bay Learning Garden flourishes

West Bay Learning Garden flourishes
"The garden is designed to stimulate the student's senses – there is everything from cacti to carrots. Our staff are using the garden to bring lessons to life for our students" Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal Many parents have watched our Learning Garden at our West Bay Campus develop and grow over the last few months. Last week, our gardening clu...
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