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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Jan
11

FDC uniform sale on next week

FDC uniform sale on next week
Schools uniforms have a tough job! As the school year marches on, you may be looking to replace or add pieces to the school wardrobe.The Friends of Doha College (FDC) is holding a second-hand uniform sale next week at West Bay and Al Waab.FDC Chair Rachel Davis said friends and families of Doha College were invited to enjoy coffee and cak...
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Jan
11

New sports clinics announced

New sports clinics announced
​Evolution Sports will hold its first development clinic for 2016 from 31 January to 4 February at the Doha College Al Waab and West Bay campuses.The #IamEVO Development Clinics for soccer, multi-sports and swimming cost 750QAR and are open to children 3-16 years.The clinics, run by professional coaches, are designed to challenge you...
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Jan
10

Welcome back from Primary

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that the recent holidays were a good time of celebration and rest, of family gatherings, of time for friends, and provided many delights for you.Welcome back to a new school term and to more exciting opportunities as we look forward to what 2016 will bring us.The children have returned to ...
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Jan
06

New leader for Board of Govenors

New leader for Board of Govenors
​Welcome back to the first term of the 2016 school year. I trust you had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday and are looking forward to the year ahead.There have been some changes at Doha College in the past weeks. It is with pleasure that I announce our new Chair of the Board of Governors, Dr Tim Bentley.Dr Bentley is replacing Jan McGuire, who has ...
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Jan
06

Students rewarded for hard work

Students rewarded for hard work
Doha College Primary has introduced a new award to recognise oustanding work by students. In December last year, the Head Teacher Award was presented for consistent hard work, commitment and determined effort during the Autumn Term.Those recognised at special assemblies in West Bay and Al Waab  were Maria Youssef, Varun Kini, Areen ...
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Jan
06

Young musician wins UAE competition

Young musician wins UAE competition
Year 5 student Tom Kelly is celebrating after his outstanding success at The Abu Dhabi Piano Competition recently.The talented pianist was the joint winner of the Under 10 category of the competition, which was held on 3 December 2015.It was Tom's first competition since he began three years ago."I really didn't expect to win," Tom said...
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Dec
16

No confusion for our GCSE Drama students

Last night our GCSE drama students excelled themselves as they performed to a packed audience of parents, teachers and our community. The students enacted Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn.  This play is a series of five interconnected one-act plays. Each play deals with issues such as obsession, isolation and human desire for companionship.&n...
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Dec
14

School opening times

It is just a matter of days before the school finishes for our winter break. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and safe holiday.I recently contacted the Doha College community regarding the new starting date for the 2016 term. The first day of school for all students will be 5 January 2016 due to a staff development da...
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Dec
14

Students chose career paths

Students chose career paths
​Students had an insight into the day-to-day lives of doctors, lawyers and financial professionals among others at the annual Doha College Careers Day recently.Representatives from a host of Qatar organisations donated their time to talk to students and answer questions about their industries.Doha College Careers Guidance Counsellor Miss Iram Lone ...
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Dec
14

Year 9 achieve excellent grade reports

​Our top performing Year 9's were rewarded for all their hard work today by the Principal, Dr Steffen Sommer. These students had achieved 10 or more 'excellent' effort grades in their latest reports. Mr David Kane Head of Year 9 explained how good these results were. "Normally we would reward those students who had achieved 9 or...
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Dec
10

Year 11s shine in mock exams

Year 11 Doha College students were rewarded today for outstanding mock exams results. 10 students all achieved 9 or more A* and A's at their recent mock exams and were personally recognised by Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal and Mr Paul Young Senior Vice Principal and Head of Secondary.Mrs Iona Gordon Head of Year 11 expl...
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