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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Feb
21

Community springs into action to support the Spring Fayre

Community springs into action to support the Spring Fayre
Our new Friends of Doha College team had a fantastic response from our community to the first Spring Fayre. They have certainly set a high standard for future events as the response from participants was overwhelmingly positive.The sheer amount of fun, games and educational items on offer to children of all ages made the day's event such a positiv...
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Feb
18

Outstanding maths success at national competition

Outstanding maths success at national competition
"4 Gold, 26 Silver and 27 Bronze it doesn't get better than this. " Paul Young, Senior Vice Principal and Head of Secondary Students from Doha College have been awarded certificates from the UK Mathematics Trust today after competing in a national competition.The Senior Mathematical Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trus...
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Feb
17

1001 uses for a plastic bottle!

1001 uses for a plastic bottle!
With the success of our learning garden at West Bay our secondary Eco committee are keen to transform an area of the Al Waab campus and create their own green space to socialise and study in. Here's the area before they start. As you can see its an ambitious and length project!! The Eco team have plans that include benches, trees, flowers and gras...
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Feb
11

Students encouraged to play their part and #shareaheart for Safer Internet Day

Doha College primary students have been taking part in Safer Internet Day this week to make the internet safer and better for everyone.Celebrated globally in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone to play their part for a better internet. Companies, governments and schools across the world have joined together to deli...
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Feb
11

Students get tips on desert survival from UK explorer

Students get tips on desert survival from UK explorer
Our Year 8 students have been inspired and enthralled by the adventures of a British explorer fresh from a 1300km trek across the desert. Mark Evans visited Doha College recently to talk about desert survival following the successful Crossing The Empty Quarter expedition.The students, who had recently learn some basic desert survival ski...
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Jan
28

Boules at the ready...

Year 9 students studying French took part in the annual Pétanque completion today. From the initial heats that have taken place across the last few weeks, the wining team from each class competed in le grande final.Petanque is a classic french game where hollow metal balls are thrown as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a...
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Jan
27

Practice makes perfect for DOE trek

Practice makes perfect for DOE trek
A group of Year 11 and 12 students recently completed a 40km walk in the desert  in preparation for a trek in Sri Lanka next month.The Silver Duke of Edinburgh International Award participants have spent weeks learning camp craft skills, first aid, route-planning, navigation and team work to equip them to walk unaided from&...
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Jan
25

Parent Portal launched

We are continually looking to improve the way we communicate information and have recently invested in a new parent and student portal. This allows our parents access to key data relevant to their child's education and progress through Doha College.This portal will have a phased launch starting with secondary student information available...
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Jan
25

The future is bright for Year 11.

The Year 11 reports were issued today and there was standing room only in the Principal's office as so many students achieved outstanding results.As Jennifer Stokes, the Key Stage 4 leader explained, "I am delighted to recognise and reward these top achievers, the whole year group work exceptionally hard, and I am incredibly proud of them all."Amon...
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Jan
25

Doha College students published in World Magazine

Two Doha College students have featured in a new magazine aimed at students in international schools around the world. Ane Botha and Hannah Brown submitted travel stories to the magazine, World Student. Ane wrote about her experiences in Nepal while Hannah wrote about her trip to Russia. Congratulations to both students on this fant...
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Jan
21

Banners, chants ready for sports day!

Preparations are underway for the annual Doha College Primary Sports Day early next month.Parents are encouraged to come along and support their children as they compete in a host of activities to raise points for their houses.The key themes on the day are sportsmanship, teamwork, camaraderie and passion.The year groups have been divided into Found...
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Jan
20

Excellent efforts give results for Year 7

We celebrated another round of grade reports celebrations today on a usual foggy day at Doha College. This time it was the Year 7s turn. Eight students, interestingly all female, celebrated excellent effort grades in their latest reports. Mr Nick Croker, Key Stage 3 Leader said, "again our students have shown that consistent hard work and eff...
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Jan
20

DC hosts Year 9 sports exchange

DC hosts Year 9 sports exchange
​Doha College Year 9 students have enjoyed a competitive sporting weekend against the Dubai English Speaking College for the sixth consecutive year.Almost 100 students from both schools took part in rugby, football, basketball, rounders, netball and waterpolo. Doha College PE teacher Miss Victoria Jones said all of the students performed ...
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Jan
18

Great result at Green Run

Great result at Green Run
​Three Doha College students are celebrating after placing in the annual Doha Bank Green Run at Aspire on Saturday.Jade Symons won 1st place while Jumana Sharaf and Alexandra Nightingale placed 4 and 5th respectively.The run, in its 11th year, aims to promote a greater level of environmental awareness in the country.Students were encourag...
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Jan
18

Students input into World Cup plans

Students input into World Cup plans
​Three Doha College students have enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime as youth ambassadors for Qatar's World Cup 2022. Lucrezia Brunetti, William Waller and Divya Chandrashekar held a special assembly at Al Waab to share their experiences with their classmates this week, explaining how their time on the Youth Panel in 2015&nbs...
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Jan
13

Term dates and presentation

​The new year has started on a high at Doha College. At the beginning of January all teaching and administration staff worked together to outline themes and priorities for the College for the next three years. The notes taken on the day are being condensed into a planning format, ready for consultation with parents and students over the next two te...
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Jan
13

Finn gifts toys to cancer ward

Finn gifts toys to cancer ward
Doha College student Finn Froud has taken the final step in his 100 mile charity run with the purchase of toys for children at Hamad General Hospital.Finn, 9, presented 21 children aged between 2 and 13 with boxes of toys and games at the hospital on December 24 last year.The boxes contained ipads, games, colouring material and toys,&nb...
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Jan
12

New ECA makes a splash

New ECA makes a splash
​Ten students have taken the plunge and signed up for stand-up paddleboarding - the first extracurricular activity to be held off the West Bay campus.Teacher and Curriculum Enrichment Coordinator Mr Darragh Shanahan said the students, aged 8-11, enjoyed the chance to test their skills -- and watch the teachers lose their ba...
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