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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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Mar
03

Celebrating the magic of words

Celebrating the magic of words
​Inspiring and expanding minds is the cornerstone of any education. Reading can unlock so much and we certainly saw a huge array of imagination and fun at Doha College today as we celebrated International World Book Day 2016. World Book Day is an international initiative designed to encourage reading. Now in its 19th year, the day is recognise...
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Mar
01

Silver at BSME Games Bahrain 2016

The 2016 BSME Games is now complete and we can look back on an amazing weekend and outstanding effort from all of the Doha College team. 36 children competed against 9 other schools in 5 different sports. Schools travelled from all across the Middle East to take part in this prestigious U-1...
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Feb
29

Over 50 students take part in Doha College’s third Medical Review Schools Conference

Over 50 students take part in Doha College’s third Medical Review Schools Conference
"I have judged this event for the last two years and the standard of presentations, and the quality of research is increasing year on year.The winning presentation could easily be delivered at an official medical forum, it was very well researched and very confidently presented." Dr Ramzi Mohammad, Hamad Medical Corporation. ...
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Feb
25

Doha College student picked to represent Qatar

Doha College student picked to represent Qatar
Deputy Head Boy, Tom Ayling has been chosen to represent Qatar in the forthcoming International Rugby 7s tournament that takes place in Al Ain, UAE this weekend (26-17 February 2016).Tom has been playing rugby with Doha Rugby Club for just 4 years and was both shocked and excited to be picked. "It a huge honour for me" explained Tom, "la...
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Feb
25

Grab some popcorn its THIMUN film time again

Grab some popcorn its THIMUN film time again
We are delighted that two films by our media students have been nominated for awards at this year's THIMUN Qatar Northwestern film festival.The festival is open to students in grades 8-12 and has been set up to encourage the production of films that inspire, educate and engage around issues, both global and local.The Sweet Truth by Abdulaziz Al-Nas...
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Feb
23

A learning balcony inspires our Year 5 children

A learning balcony inspires our Year 5 children
​How do you transform a boring balcony into a learning area? The answer is easy, you ask our Year 5 students!Year 5 classes have access to a large balcony area at our West Bay campus which they are keen to develop into a fun and creative learning space for all of Year 5 to enjoy.Today four teams of Year 5 students had a chance to pitch their ideas ...
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