Primary School Leadership

Primary School Leadership

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Students at Doha College are being shaped into responsible “global citizens” right from the primary school years. One of the ways to achieve this is involving them actively in as many aspects of school life as possible. The college offers students a diverse range of leadership opportunities. At the beginning of each year, elections and other selection paths put together a vibrant and enthusiastic body of students that gladly put in the extra effort to benefit their peers and the school community.

Student leadership comprises many roles, each contributing to the school life in a meaningful way:

Head Boys & Head Girls are responsible for representing the school at events and make public speeches. They serve as a role model for students and share pupils' ideas with the school’s leadership.

School Councillors represent their fellow students to the management and their secondary school counterparts, they promote their ideas and communicate their needs/concerns/suggestions.

Prefects organise house points and update the house points display, they are each responsible for a year group where they support on enrichment days, assist with issues at breaks and at assemblies.

DC Lifestyles representatives champion a healthy lifestyle, and were selected for their interest in sports, mindfulness, nutrition etc.

Eco Warriors champion environmentally friendly attitudes and support the various drives like paper recycling, composting, monitoring the use of electricity, of single-use and disposable products etc.

iChild students have good technical skills and are the first point of contact for their classmates when it comes to iPad troubleshooting.

Charity Committee representatives work on a variety of events to raise funds for the school’s chosen charities.

House Captains promote a healthy competitive attitude that motivates members of their house, they build positive team spirit, and assist with the logistics of running the inter-house competitions. The participation in committees and leadership teams brings students skills that will serve them well in the future, such as public speaking, negotiating, organisational and team-work skills, problem-solving, conflict mediating, empathy and more.
In their positions of influent role models to younger peers, the student leaders are expected to:

  • act with care, courtesy and reliability
  • be positive and enthusiastic
  • listen, show empathy towards others and act as good friends would
  • use manners and good grace when dealing with students and adults
  • treat others fairly, honestly and protect their dignity

The two Head Boys and two Head Girls of 2018-19 have set themselves specific aims that they share below:

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Prabhav Srivastava, Head Boy – Al Waab Campus
I would like to thank all the teachers and students for giving me the platform and badge of Head Boy. The trust and the confidence in me mean a lot. Together, I believe we can open new gateways of thoughts resulting in opportunities within the school – ‘Excellence for all, Excellence from all’. The new big ideas to discuss are: clubs for puzzles, Gavels (junior toastmasters) and cooking, to start with. I would like to enhance our activities on: reducing pollution, recycling, charity and planting more trees, to be taken forward. I am keen to prove worthy of my name, which Sanskrit means ‘Start of New Era’ - an era of transformation, with support from everyone at Doha College.

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Faye Seiringer, Head Girl – Al Waab Campus
Being head girl is more than just wearing a badge; I representing the school and act as a role model through my conduct on a daily basis and at whole of school events. One of my most important jobs will be taking a lead and ensuring the student leader are supported and that and that the will fulfil their responsibilities and meet the expectations of their roles. I will be responsible for leading the student leaders and assigning duties. I will be working with school leadership team and other members of school staff on a regular basis to support the continuing improvement of the school. I hope to organise and chair meetings with the student leadership team.

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Frank Trowbridge, Head Boy – West Bay Campus
I am honoured to be Head Boy at Doha College. It means a lot to me because I love this school and I feel really lucky to have this exciting opportunity. I will work hard and always try to represent Doha College positively, as much as I can, outside of school as well. I am really pleased to be part of the student leadership team and with all our ideas we can achieve some great things! As you all know, I am mad about reading and I want everyone to love it as much as me, so remember: ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’ Doctor Seuss

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Mar Guillen Sumnu, Head Girl – West Bay Campus
Hello, I am Mar and I am in 6 Yellow. I joined DC in Year 4, which was the first time I had ever seen Head Girl elections. I remember sitting in the humongous main hall listening to about six or seven girls present their speeches, and having to vote. Right after the voting I put my mind to becoming Head Girl, even though there were still two years till I was in Year 6. I will try and help make this school a much better place for all of us, and the way I will do this is by listening to everyone’s ideas.

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