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Monthly newsletter of the Qatar International School
From the Head of Early Years............................ 2 From the Head of Primary .................................... 3 Year 1 and 2 News ………4 Year 3 and 4 News……….5 Year 5 and 6 News ………6 Ski Dubai …………...….…..7 From the Head of Secondary…………………………….8 MUN @ QIS……...………...9 HOPE…………………..….…10 UK Trip……………………….11 Dear Parents
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Think back to September2009 and the disruptive start to the academic year due to the threat of H1N1 virus, as well as the anxious faces on some of our tiny students leaving their parents for the first time, to the excitement of many catching up with friends after the long summer break. How can we possibly have managed to fit so much into such a short time! We are in the final weeks before the long summer vacation, students have examinations looming, most of the IGCSE students are now relaxing and the A/S and A level candidates have the end in sight. Everyone seems to be planning for their summer holidays, and with the extreme heat on us earlier this year I think we are all ready for a break from the routine of early mornings on the school run.
The year has been full of happy times around QIS with trips to the park; the beach; the sand dunes; Dubai; Jordan; Spain and Britain. Scholars Cup winners went to Bahrain, as well as MUN/ Debating trips overseas. There has been frustration and joy on the sports fields with teams representing QIS at inter school fixtures. Huge sums have been raised throughout the school through the Charities groups to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We have held crazy hair day, gunk the teachers, pyjama day and purple day to name but a few. Theme days have seen students dressed as book characters, aliens, animals, pirates and princesses; Romans and Celts. Huge numbers supported the School Fair, the Dracula Rock Show and the various IA Expeditions. It sounds as if it is all play! However, we haven’t compromised the academic side of school. The internal and external results continue to improve, the numbers of students continuing at QIS to finish their education in Year 13 has increased considerably. As a staff we have focused on ensuring that teaching and learning is taking place at all times. Staff had two very intensive weeks of professional development training earlier in the year which was very positive and made us look at the way we delivered our knowledge. The end of term sees the celebration of students’ achievements with Prize Days, and the Graduation Ceremonies for Year 6 and Years 12 & 13. The School Year Book is a wonderful way to record the highlights of the past twelve months, and I am sure you will all enjoy receiving it. My thanks to the team who worked tirelessly to produce it. Special mention must go to the School Prefects, and the Head Girls and Boys who have done a superb job. My thanks to Rania and Hussain (Primary) and Majd and Mohamed (Secondary). Enjoy a restful vacation with your families, and my thoughts will be with you all this Holy Month of Ramadan. I look forward to welcoming you all back to school after the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Regards,
Lyn Webster Deputy Principal
Mrs. Lyn Webster Deputy Principal
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when children dressed as Minibeast as a travelling. Our best wishes also go with Aspire. Aliens and Mr Dotraining sessions. the academic year. As a team we are grateful to the support and February saw a record number of Mr Dobee cooperation given by you the parents throughcertificates awarded to Reception children for out the year. danced beautifully was construcMs. their academic efforts and good behaviour. terms. Monday 21 June Reception End of Year Assembly Tuesday 22 June Last day for children. October was the time for the teachers to become the learners. The most recent highlight of our academic which was a little year has been the Reception concert The Lost disrupted due to Alien. making nutritious snacks and ing our new Pre School intake in September. goodbye to Mrs Cathy Kostincer from Red Class.org June 10 . tions. M. The time The children sang clearly. Well done to all of our in an Early Years setting ensuring that the Reception children they did a magnificent job. April saw our students in a fantastic variety of hats and masks for our Aliens and Animals In addition to the wealth of activities above party. emotionally and stage for our Mothers Day Concert Walking academically. The concert demonstrated just how H1N1 precauconfident our young students have become. through the Jungle. We believe that we are a community of life long learners and strive to improve our practice. The Kostincer family head back to their January was an exciting time for Reception native Canada. We wish our Reception students culmination to the Pre School topic. please accept our sincere thanks. We had Thanks are due to staff of the Early Years some fantastic moves as the Jungle animals Department. children are happy in school and feel at ease with the setting. M. Bon Voyage if you party. They also had the opportunity of exMs Lydia and Miss Yi Jing who have worked ploring the wider environment as they obwith us as teaching assistants for the last two served the plants in the park. December was our Ugly Bugs’ Ball end of year Have a relaxing summer. we look forward to seeing our Pre School children back as November was our time for starting the day Reception students and look forward to meetwith exercise. we wish them the best of luck classes.party/ fun day FROM THE HEAD OF EARLY YEARS fessional development sessions The temperature has soared.Early Years FOR YOUR DIARY Dear Parents. bee showed confidence beyond their years as We also started that most important of tasks they acted on stage. The Guards . our students have been participating in a broad and balanced active curriculum to enMarch saw our Pre School classes take to the sure they develop socially. Barr Head of Early Years 2 www. Barr and looked magnificent on stage. The selectively used by Head of Early Years tion of photographs below verifies how good staff for in house they looked. so we know June with UK Educais upon us and we have come to the end of tion Consultants. demic year. They were by far the cutest creatures to be seen in Qatar. Our Pre Schoolers went on their first trip to As this academic year draws to a close we say the park. getting in shape during Health Week. They had a good time exercising at for the future .qis. moving to Year One good luck. range of learning experiences above possible. their hard work has made the danced on stage. Teachers attended pro- Ms. As we look forward to our September of well deserved summer break we can reflect course saw the upon a busy year in the Early Years Departstart of the acament.
stronger than you seem. They Head of Primary must continue to question the world around Purple Day them to ensure they have the necessary knowledge. A special mention must go to Husain and Rania. and their team of Prefects and House Captains for a job well done this year. Kay others less fortunate than themselves.has so far been contribute to all areas associated with school raised by Early Years and Primary.Primary School FOR YOUR DIARY Thursday 17th June Year 6 Graduation in School Hall – 11. motivating. We now life.30am Monday 21st June Prize Day in School Hall Years 1 & 2 – 8.org 3 . Year Book I’m sure you agree the Year Book was another resounding success and I would like to thank Miss Vierstraete for coordinating this throughout the Primary.September..30am Years 5 & 6 – 10. Come on. Head Boy and Head Girl.30am Sunday 20th June Prize Day in School Hall Years 3 & 4 – 8. Kay best they can produce and to display behavand I look forward to Head of Primary iour that sets them head and shoulders above seeing you safe and other schools in Qatar. and Miss Gardiner for the Boys. very proud! Upcoming Events Thursday 3rd June Y5 and Y6 Swimming Gala at Qatar Foundation P Croshaw Primary PE Coordinator June 10 www.” Primary PE This month saw the Year 5 & 6 basketball teams in competition at ASD. I'll always be with you. S.00am – 12. Miss Bellingham for the girls.30am Tuesday 22nd June Structured Fun Day & End of Year Reports Last day for students Wednesday 23rd June Teachers available to discuss reports 11. Au Revoir! We have reached the time of year when we must wave goodbye to our Year 6 students and wish them good luck with their move to Secondary. The excitement that this book generates amongst the students is well worth the effort and hard work from everyone involved. Thank you for all Where has the time gone? your hard work Another year end is fast approaching and the while at QIS and I saying ‘doesn’t time fly when you are having hope you take fun’ springs to mind. they played some tough games against strong opposition. their commitment and the sporting behaviour they showed made their coaches. and include targets for your child to work towards during the summer and when they return to school in September. thought-provoking. “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together there is something you must always remember. even if we're apart …………. Although neither team won. Staff have challenged themselves as we adapt our curriculum to better meet the needs of our It only leaves me students and we have all challenged our stuto wish everyone dents to be the best they can be. You are braver than you believe. Our best wishes go to our teaching staff who memorial garden for Mrs West. produce the a fun filled holiday Ms. happy memories frustrating. be an inspiration to us all! have to decide on the best way forward for our End of Year Reports Assessments are now behind us and I am very proud of the level of commitment and effort shown by the majority of students. and smarter than you think.qis. School has been fun in so with you many many ways but at times has also been hard. OF PRIMARY are leaving us for pastures new. from your time in happy and even sad for many of us this year.322/. S. bility and the ways in which they can help Ms.00pm Thursday 24th June Teachers available to discuss reports 10 – 11am Summer Academic Programme Sunday 22nd – Thursday 26th August 2010: 10am – 1pm Sunday 29th – Thursday 2nd September 2010: 10am – 1pm Sunday 19th September Welcome back! First day of Term 1 FROM THE HEAD Dear Parents. but the most important thing is. Staff will be available to discuss reports and any concerns you may have on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th June. End of Year Reports will be given out on Tuesday 22nd June. Qatar. They have been and well on Sunday 19th will continue to be educated in social responsi. As always. skills and values to successfully A magnificent QR 9.
And sometimes we did the superman dance. I do my homework for her.” Merna Abdelaall 2AF “My teacher is nice. I love QIS and I hope everyone does. I liked all my teachers and all my class mates.” Reeham Mahroof 2JG “My favourite time was when we went to the beach and I liked when I learned about dinosaurs. There’s not much left to say this month except well done to everyone and have a terrific vacation. but we need to thank Mrs. I enjoyed playing there. She made me learn. A Firth Year 1 and 2 Leader “I went to the school fair. Enjoy the memories below from the Year 1 & 2 children.qis. Firth and she loves me.” Rasha Jassim 1MT “I love Mrs.org June 10 . I enjoyed staying with all the teachers and my friends. Thomas. Thomas has lots of merits for me.” Nada Aboulwafa 2SD “Mrs. But the thing I extremely enjoyed was the trip to the seaside. it was so fun and we went to the park. I played with Ardini on the jumping slide.” Tahani Jaafar 2JG “In Year 2 I liked the concert because we were singing in the hall.E. I always got my reading book signed. when we played football and basketball. she and Mrs. We learned a lot of things about dinosaurs and fairy tales. And a big thank-you to Mrs. She made me smile. Everybody listens to Mrs. And we did Maths in class and we went to Music. Firth for helping me. Arabic and Quran. She is my best teacher ever.” Mohammed Abu-Jalalah 1RF “It is my first year in QIS. A Firth Year 1 and 2 Leader Mrs. Fragu.” Hanah Badran 2JG 4 www. Firth are good. The school day was always busy with interesting things. Making new friends in Year 2 was amazing. There were lots of nice things to play. We had Murtaza’a birthday and Aliya brought sweets for us.” Amna Al Mannai 2TT “What a lovely year. I had a wonderful time. I loved P. She is a beautiful teacher. I liked when people in our class had birthdays.YEAR 1 & 2 NEWS Dear Parents.” Nizar Radi 2JG “The best thing that I had in Year 2 was writing assessments and learning about dinosaurs and fossils. We were dancing together.” Alghalya Al-Shaabi 1MT “This year we had an assessment in the class. There was a beach trip. I won star of the week. We had a concert and our class were dressed as Greek people. It was a good day when I went to the beach and the park. Mrs. We had fun together. I really enjoyed the dress up day of fairy tale characters. I went home with my mother. The best trip in Year 2 was going to Wakrah beach.” Amna Al Sada 2AF “I am so happy to be in QIS and I have great memories that I would like to share with you. Then our fathers and mothers came into the hall and saw us singing.
I liked crazy hair day. English. He is the best teacher I ever had. parents and staff for making this such an enjoyable and successful year. the time has passed so quickly.YEAR 3 & 4 NEWS Dear Parents.g. I felt exhausted but fast and speedy. I also enjoyed purple day but I was a little bit sad because Mrs West died.” but it turns out to be fun! Homework the first term was boring. we had to do something crazy with our hair. I enjoyed sports day. Rawan 3JG June 10 www. Topic. we danced and we sang. I am still enjoying school because of all my hard work in P. Also. I would like to finish this year by including some work that the children have written about this year so that you can hear their opinions about what has been such a busy time at Q. Would you like to go to school in pyjamas? Well if you like it it will be fun to do that. I learnt about the planets and the past. I really think I’m a better drawer. We wore purple because Mrs West had died. it was very funny and a little scary.qis. I say. I was scared to forget my lines.org 5 . It is our joint effort that enables to children to be successful learners. We still have many more exciting activities up until the end of term and I hope the children remember that we do not finish until 1. Marwa 4JB My favourite day in Year Four is when it was Pyjama Day. Reading. “It’s going to be boring. it made be a better reader and without the help. My favourite teacher of the whole year was Mr Green because he never shouted. I had a lot of fun because we played. one leg hopping and of course soccer playing. it helped. On 2nd of May we saw the Dracula Rock Show. On 19th of May it was purple day. As usual. English.E.S. We explored the area of Aspire Park. race running. The bad dance was the funniest. Deema 3HC I enjoyed the production because I was involved in it. I was almost getting the hang of the rope skipping. Mohamnmad Al Sharaa 4PK My favourite day was Romans day it was very nice because we did Roman bullas. about doing questions. Oasis won but I still enjoyed it. School fair was also fun playing the coin game. I remember the charts about finding the cost of tickets. shoes and food. Another thing that was fun was when we went on a trip to Aspire Park. Would you like to go on a trip to Aspire Park? Yes I would. It was a wonderful day because I came to school in Pyjamas. papers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children. all these really helped and changed my life in a better life. Well here we are at the end of the school year. Maths.00 on the 22nd June. When my teacher says a subject. the third term. He is funny and he is kind. reading. even though I fail lots of times. in fact that would be great. LOVE IT! I want more than one thing. I would never ever be a person who really knows things. I had fun acting out the Romans and Celts assembly. I want her whole tray of extra homework! I loved art. I’d be the old dumb girl named Marwa. I also enjoyed school because I tried my best to work harder on my work so that I can get a certificate this year. I felt great about my artwork. I had fun practising the dances. Muhammad Adnan 4JB School was fun and nothing was boring. C Şiban Year 3 and 4 Leader Mrs Siban Year 3 & 4 Leader I enjoyed school because I enjoyed Arts and Crafts and my arts are like masterpieces.I. Topic. I wish you all a lovely summer vacation and look forward to seeing you back again safely in September. Mrs. e. the second I liked it. it helped me by answering questions in a better way. pencil and a rubber. Trips are very fun. pictures of the Year 3 Country Day. I felt clever. They gave us a compass.
qis. Gardiner Year 5 and 6 Leader Year 6 was such an amazing year. the classrooms. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support this year and wish you a safe summer. Vierstraete too. trips. When Nick Toczek came he made us laugh. There are so many people to thank for making this past year a fabulous one for Year 5 and 6 Students – and at the top of the list are the amazing teachers! So to them a huge thank you for everything you have done this year. The best thing of all was the fun trips the teachers gave us for our hard work. The year 2009-2010 was flabbergasting mind-boggling and exciting! This year in school. Nadin & Lina 5PC Year 6 has been great! All the work and activities have been hard but good. We really had fun – parties. but the driver made it! When we finished looking at everything. Taleitha Joelle Owens – 6LG When I first came to this school I thought ‘I don’t belong here. 6HO Where do I start? There are so many things to be told — and little space do I have to write about it! I’m sure everyone thought that Year 6 was better than what they expected — and it was too! We did so many things that it would take simply pages and pages to write! The last year we Year 6’s have of Primary (and our last swimming lesson!) are soon coming to an end. We were all very excited to go there. I am very lucky being in this class because everyone can learn about different cultures. We all thank the teachers who have taught us up until now — and guided us through the years. It was a really quick year with so many fun events and work to do. Marwane Ahmed 5JD There have been many fun years at this school. Having to leave primary may seem as a big step. shows – fantastic! The only thing that upset us was losing Mrs West. everything has been amusing. L Gardiner Year 5 and 6 Leader What I loved about Year 5 was numeracy. but in fact it is only the start of a whole new exciting journey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hasan Badr 6SB I had a lovely time in 5JD this year. We’ll never forget you guys! -Rania Putri 6HS 6 www. But Year 6 has to be by far the best year yet! Being a Year 6 student has given me a lot of responsibility and trust. In our class we have 25 people.’ but now I feel that I am at home and I have lots of new friends. all the new teachers and the new resources and last but not least the new experiences. particularly this year. We really love her and know she has gone to heaven. Fadhila. I have achieved many things during this time. It is one of my most favourite classes in all my years that I spent in Qatar. I have had a lot of experiences. who come from different places around the world. My favourite memory was when we all visited the Al Thani Museum. A big thank you to Miss Gardiner and Miss Field for making sure I’m ok! J Maha It was a fantastic year. who’s coming to Secondary too!).org June 10 . I had so much fun with Miss. especially the chunking method! I also loved being in Miss Hoyles class because we got to MUMMIFY things!!!! Lana Qatar International School is one of a kind. To the students – you have been awesome this year and I hope you have a fantastic summer! I think the students can speak best about the past year – so below is a selection of thoughts: Miss L. I was tired and pleased that I discovered new things. Our driver didn’t know the way so we were a little furious. I am really going to miss Year 6 when I go to Secondary: the Teachers (except Miss G. including hearing about what Secondary will be like – especially PUNISHMENTS! I had a lovely year! Karim Sabry 6GV Miss.YEAR 5 & 6NEWS Dear Parents As this is the last School Newsletter for the year. But most of all the people I’m really close to.
Cora and Noor! Skiing was a blast!!!! We had a snowball fight with the teachers and the boys. I thank all the teachers (especially Ms G) for their hard work that they put into this fabulous trip!!! Ski—Dubai It was amazing! I enjoyed snowboarding and sliding in the snow I had lots of fun and had a great snowball fight June 10 www.Mr Pemberton is my “Best Friend”. We had lots of fun! Especially with three amazing girls: Amira.org 7 .qis.
activities and sporting events have again been extremely popular and a positive influence in the school. D. Charity and The Model United Nations in conjunction with the House system has seen huge numbers participating this year and I would like to thanks all the staff involved in these programmes for their time and effort.2pm) Wednesday 23rd June Gold Winners Trip Thursday 24th June Teachers Available to Discuss Exam Results (10-11am) th FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY It is hard to believe that we are already at the point where I am writing our last newsletter for the year. Academically we have continued to go from strength to strength with our results and I am sure the current Year 11. For the remainder of this year. To our departing staff I wish them every success in their future schools and hope they will remember QIS well. The Environmental Group (HOPE).9 exams start Thursday 17th June Year 9 and 10 exams finish Thursday 17th June Year 9-11 Prize Presentation (10-11am) Saturday 19th June 12/13 Graduation and Prize Ceremony (6. and are excited about. This communication has helped students to set goals and strive to achieve them and we are pleased with the results so far.45 . We have strived to recognise excellence more with more awards because so many of our students day in and day out perform wonderfully well. Thursday 6 May Yr 11-13 Last Day 5th – 6th May SATs Sunday 30th May 4-6pm Parents Meetings for Year 7. To the departing students in Year 12 and 13 I wish you every success in your futures especially as you embark on your university experience. their families and Qatar and our staff find it a real joy to take students on these trips. The flagship extra curricular programmes of the International Award. I would like to say well done and congratulations to all the Year 11. the families and the students that so many of our students are eligible for Year 12 and the opportunity to complete the AS and A level programme and be eligible for top universities. Do not forget us here and do return to say hi in the future. 8 and 10 full reports Thursday 10th June Year 10 exams start Wednesday 16th June Year 7 . English and Ski trips and these are always great learning experiences and great fun. Many staff have also given up considerable time to offer students opportunities and activities as well as help and I thank them for their effort.45 for 7pm) Monday 21st June Year 7 and 8 exams finish Monday 21st June Year 7-8 Prize Day (11. Our students have worked hard throughout the year to achieve their best and for that they deserve considerable praise. 12 and 13 will be no exception. I wish them all the best and hope they have studied well and followed the targets recently given in their reports by the teachers. parMr. Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone an enjoyable holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back with us safely on September the 19th. the upcoming Prize presentations and Graduation of Year 12/13. D. Importantly we are communicating clearly with students and parents regarding the academic expectations to move to the next year so they have a good chance of success in the IGCSE programme. our Year 7 to 10 students will be in the final preparations for their end of year exams. It seems only a short time ago that we were starting the new academic year and June seemed a long way off.Secondary School FOR YOUR DIARY Dear Parents. September 2010 will see our biggest ever class of Year 12 with over 100 students moving on from Year 11 and Year 13 will double in size. Many students have become fully involved in the school community. Pastorally we are offering more support than ever to students through the mentoring programme. Gray ticipating in numerous activities and events throughout the year. This year again saw the students having the opportunity to travel internationally on Geography. Mr. As we begin the last month of this academic year I would like to start the final newsletter of the year by taking the opportunity to thank all the staff. The house system.30pm) Tuesday 22nd Jun Secondary School Fun Day (Final Day for Students) Wednesday 23rd June Exam Results Available (12. Gray Head of Secondary 8 www. I look forward to seeing the exam results in August. I look forward to seeing many parents in attendance. As always June means that both a number of staff and students will be leaving QIS. Learning is not just confined to the classroom and in the Secondary School the opportunity to participate in new and exciting events has never been greater. This is a testament to both the school.30am -12. Head of Secondary giving up their time to help others and showing a real enthusiasm for all the additional opportunities available to students at QIS. students and parents for helping make the year a huge success. In every case the students have been fantastic ambassadors for the school. We are also all looking forward to.org June 10 . as this Newsletter goes to print. the ESL programme and developments in teaching strategies.qis. While it is always sad to see people leave we are all very excited about our new staff and students who will be joining the QIS family next year. 12 and 13 students who will soon be completing their exams and can now take a well earned rest.
This report will be available on Wednesday the 23rd June from 1245pm to 2pm in the SMT offices. No books will be collected after this date until the library reopens on the 24th of Yr 7-8 Prize Presentation August. Please remember that all students attending must be in school uniform. 11. as are Year 11 parents from 10am to 11am on Thursday the 24th of June.45pm to take your seat.Key Events Yr 9-11 Prize Presentation Exam Report Each student will receive the results for the exams in a single page report. Thank you! The staff team would also like to thank all the students who’ve shown commitment and dedication to both MUN@QIS and The Debating Society for their hard work and the smiles they so frequently bring to our faces – You’ve all been fabulous – You should be proud of all your achievements and the fun you’ve had doing it! Have a great summer … and don’t forget to watch the news! Ms Edwards MUN and Debating Co-ordinator June 10 www. including exams. This yearthe event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel.qis. They will also be available the following day. as well as ‘chair’ national events. All books must be in by the 1st of July. as they begin to lead their peers in the MUN group. MUN@QIS and The Debating Society What a year it has been! The MUN and Debating Society have been living in the fast lane most of this year. Debate workshops with QatarDebate.30am -12. organising and running assemblies.org 9 . It will be by invitation only and will be held on Saturday the 19th of June at 7pm. developing their public speaking and debating skills. prize winners. This will follow on from the last of the Year 7 and 8 exams and all Year 7’s and 8’s will be required to attend. hoping that many new students will want to join the community we’ve fostered together over the past year. Next year MUN@QIS and The Debating Society hope to be involved in even more events in school. The Scholars Cup and much more besides! In school. they’ve been kept busy learning about the United Nations. Please contact the school to make an appointment. Gray from the 29th of August. as they receive recognition for their efforts and endeavours Book Return this year. Please follow it closely as it varies depending We look forward to seeing parents in support of their children on which year the student is in. Pemberton will be available to meet possible Yr 12 students regarding their results from the 22nd of August. enjoying visits from QatarDebate. End of Year Schedule After the prize presentation Year 9’s and 10’s will be able to leave early or join their tutor groups for activities until the end All students have received the end of year schedule of events of the school day. The event will start at 7pm promptly so please ensure you arrive by 6. Please contact the school first to ensure the results are available and there have been no delays. We look forward to seeing parents in support of their children as they receive recognition for their efforts and endeavours this year. Qatar and beyond! We are certainly excited about the additional responsibilities students will take on. The students have attended numerous external events including QMUN. as well as giving up so much of their free time . students in Years 9-11 will have their presentation between 10am and 11am on Thursday the 17th of June. Please contact the school to make an appointment. I would like to personally thank Ms Smit and Ms Earl for all their help and support this year. 10am -11am th Like last year the prize presentation is being divided into two events. Year 13 students will be able to met Mr.weekends and evenings to cheer the students on. The event will include awards and the official graduation of our Year 12 and Year 13 students. Exam reports can not be issued unless all outstanding fees and library books are paid Thursday 17 June. working and laughing with the students. Georgetown MUN. Please remember that all students attending must be in school uniform. Yr 12 and 13 Graduation and Award Ceremony No exam results are available to any year group without all books returned and fines paid. Year 12/13 Registration Mr. This Parents Meeting will follow on from the last of the Year 9 and 10 exams and all The teachers will be available to discuss exam results with Year 9’s and 10’s will be required to attend. IGCSE / AS Exam Results Wednesday 11th August: available Sunday 22nd August: available Sunday 29th August: Cambridge results Edexcel AS/A results Edexcel GCSE results available Saturday the 19th of June at 7pm For the fourth time at QIS we will be holding a graduation and award ceremony for Year 12 and Year 13. researching and writing resolutions. arguing critical… or silly (!) motions. directing films for the Qatar Film Festival and laughing as they create chaotic noise while alley debating! We look forward to another year of laughter and tears.30pm The Year 7-8 Prize Presentation will occur on the 21st of June. Debating meets in Doha. st Monday 21 June.
worldwildlife.org June 10 .aidforafrica.org/member and www.edu/publications/summer.25% of his skill and effort The International Award This year as always has been an eventful one. The I. I hope you will all join me in wishing these three members of staff all the best in their new schools. Have a great Summer Holiday! Miss Scoots & Mrs Watkins I. They are: • • • • • • 5 more acres of rainforest in South America –approx 1500QR (50 pounds sterling per acre) Donated 3000QR to buy solar cookers for Kenyan families Adopted a polar bear for the school-100$ (370QR) Adopted a tiger for the school-100$ (370QR) Adopted a sea turtle for the school-100$ (370QR) Adopted a snow leopard for the school-100$ (370QR) The reason we chose these animals is that they are among the most endangered in the world also the sea turtles are native to Qatar.arizona.petersons. I hope to see you back again next with continued enthusiasm for the Award.htm .asp (enter your country of interest and “search”) .worldlandtrust. I would like to take the opportunity to not only congratulate those pupils who achieved there Bronze and Silver Awards this year but all participants who have taken part. Also this year we say goodbye to Mr Sutcliffe and Mr Johnson who have both not only given up their time to assist in the running of the after school activity sessions but have also provided many hours of entertainment during the long.com and www.org .qis. We will be offering SAT/ACT preparation during YR 12 Study Labs as well as instructional sessions for Personal Statements and Essays needed for University applications! We are also pleased to announce the first ever Careers Fair for parents and students! We will be asking for volunteers from various professions to assist with our Fair.mesa. Several students are still coming by the Careers Office requesting information regarding university summer programs. Thanks for all who took part and well done to the winners. www.com/summeropcode/ssector. With this the last newsletter of the year I also need to say some goodbyes to several members of staff who have played a huge role in the running of the International Award here at QIS. For more information see: www.A Coordinators 10 www. The HOPE committee has spent the funds on various projects which were important to us. Remember to research Summer Programs as they are filled with useful information for current academics as well as future University life! I recently discovered some additional web-sites for Summer Programs across the world in different Arab Studies http:// www.A has continued to grow and grow with pupils showing a huge commitment and determination in their efforts to complete the award. hot expeditions. Thank you everyone and have a great summer. The Careers Office is busy planning for next school year! Please look out for several new programs for next year that we hope will offer greater preparation for University and Career selection.HOPE HOPE rose over 7000QR through various events this year. Have a lovely summer. Here are the websites that I mentioned last month in case anyone needs them again! The websites are www. Mr Johnson giving 6.summerstudyprograms.org Included below are a few photos from the charity football competition. A special thanks to Mr Stewart for organising the games at Al-Arabie Thanks for your support this year it will be appreciated by families who receive the solar cookers and animals whose habitat has been preserved. First we say goodbye to Mrs Watkins who is not only worked alongside me to run and improve the Award programme over the past 2 years but is also a good friend and will be missed by staff and pupils alike. kind regards from all at HOPE. Careers Corner Congratulations to all of our 2010 Graduates! Enjoy this special time of year as you all have worked very hard for your accomplishments.
However. Day 2 was definitely an amazing day. we ended the day at A Medieval Banquet! It was not only something of a London tradition but a history lesson too. restaurants. Afterwards. we visited the National Gallery where we had to answer questions based on some of paintings there which kept us on the move. we were given free time to have breakfast. a show not to miss. and that was definitely a good start to the city. The next day. professional dancing and some audience participation. That was just the beginning. But we have to say. On the morning of the 4th day. we managed to swap over so that we were all satisfied.org 11 . the city of nightlife and shopping! That day. to some anyways… we then visited some other places in Edinburgh and went back to the hotel to get all dressed up for a Scottish folklore show at night. which wasn’t very scary at all. After passing through security and passport control. When we got to Edinburgh. we experienced the scary history of ghosts on a walking tour of the haunted city. coffee shops. of all the days. After spending the night in Yorkshire. the guys were all excited. we ended the day with the traditional and tasty Fish and Chips dinner followed by a visit at Ripley’s Believe It or Not which was astonishing. Saint Paul’s Cathedral and a walk through the one and only Hyde Park. sat as if in medieval times and practically lived as if we were in medieval times while watching a show. each person with a hilarious photo to prove their fear. we arrived late at night therefore not much was done. and we were already having fun with the company of our close friends. Let’s also not forget Ali and Abdulla performing the haggis entrance ceremony dressed in a full Scottish costume. After that. It was pretty hectic in the airplane as some people didn’t like their seats and wished to sit by their friends. Although the lines took 70 minutes to get through. complete with kilts and hats with feathers. shopping time was over and our flight was called. we got to spend 3 hours shopping time on Princes Road. and then back to Qatar and back to school – Yay! Tala and Noor June 10 www. and there we witnessed the beautiful union of Abdulla and Ms. a drink. We made our way to Yorkshire where we visited the beautiful York minster in which we completed a quiz about the ancient cathedral. and haggis – which was surprisingly good! After the traditional meal of Iron Brew and mashed veggies. After experiencing ancient history day 7 was spent more calmly with a visit to the beautiful Lake District. we later visited the home of William Wordsworth. we visited the Edinburgh Dungeons. which although took quite a long journey in the bus. The next day. we made our way to our cozy hotel. Later on. “MOVIE TIME!” 7 hours went by faster than we all expected and we were eventually in London. we visited Trafalgar Square for lunch and Convent Garden for some more shopping! Covent Garden was a great place to spend time. entertainers and even hair salons where four of the girls actually managed to get their hair done! Finally. Westminster Abbey. Everything was there for you. Once we got back on the bus. Sooner or later. we all wanted some sleep and went back to the hotel. the screens were shouting out for us. But how can we girls not have a good time after being an inch close to David Beckham’s football shirt. All in all it was a great night and a great way to end the trip. but most importantly.. we all took part in an evening of singing. day 5 was definitely the best. Big Ben. and then walked along to see where he and many others from the Lake District were buried. Ahmed and Jad tried the bagpipes and some students performed the Dabkeh to give them a taste of our culture. a place where young people would run to elope long ago. But the girls … not really. Of course. we took a city walk through London and visited the London Bridge where we took a boat and had a clearer vision of all the beautiful sights. was definitely worth the wait. and perhaps shop at the duty free. they were definitely worth the wait. That was followed by a guided tour of the Globe Theatre. dancing and toasting the Scottish way. We ate as if in medieval times. Day 3 was mainly a visit of Buckingham palace. we went on the London Eye. There were bagpipes. It was already the first couple of hours of the trip. which was entertaining but definitely not scary. It was indeed a tiring night. Our five hours finished like they were five minutes and we hopped back on the bus. Later on. we took a bus ride to Scotland! Just on the border 10 minutes from actually entering Scotland was Gretna Green.qis. Earl.. this means . We made our way down from London to a place called Stroke-on-Trent. Now that we were settled. we made our way to Edinburgh airport to go to London Heathrow. literally. Lastly. dinner and a West End theatre performance of “Sister’s Act”. we met our tour director and took a coach directly to the hotel as we were all exhausted.April 2nd…. and got a good nights sleep.the beginning of the UK Trip On the first day of the trip. We arrived at Alton Towers just after noon and spent a full five hours going from one nerve-wrecking roller coaster ride to the next. the trip’s most emotional moment. we got dressed and hopped on the coach to go to Wembley Football Stadium. the world’s highest ferris wheel 450 feet above the River Thames. we all headed to the airport at 6 o’clock in the morning full of excitement! Time passed as parents said their goodbyes to their loved ones and we got all set up to begin our journey. The view was stunning from up high. Robert Burns’ monument. Having spent time in the town. Some of us even went up to dance by the end of the show while some of the others fell asleep. There was music and dancing. we took a walk in the beautiful city and got to see Charlotte Square.
Year 8 Mr Griffin Head of Mathematics Gold Silver Bronze Nadhira Effendi Obadah Diab Faisal Al-hammadi Faisal Albuainain Arwa Makady Nikkaela Arisgado Marissa Moh’d Naguib Fatma Al-saai 8MM 8PJ 8PJ 8JSU 8MM 8KB 8AST 8AST Year 7 Gold Aleef Mattar Nadia Cahya 7MS 7AL petition. It is Bronze targeted at the top third of pupils in English Schools in Years 7 and 8. A mention for Omar Abbas is also needed as he competed hard but just didn't manage to get on the podium in the U'16's. The 2nd round was more difficult written questions. consisting of 10 questions. For us the second round was the most challenging of all. I guess. and fluency in using mathematical techniques to solve non-standard problems.. We went on to the hall and sat on our designated seats. where we then began the first part of the competition.As soon as that finished. turns out that we had tied with Park House. a quite remarkable achievement. and over 3. The challenge has grown since its beginnings in 1988. with at most confidence. We felt truly happy and Salma Sopian 9DF joyful. and had to do an- ThetaQatar Mathematics Team Challenge other mental test. Certificates are awarded to the highest scoring 40% of students entered (6% Gold. we left the school during 2nd lesson with Mrs. Of the 39 that we entered.500 schools took part. but I can’t say that it has been any less nerve-wracking than the previous times. we earned 2nd place which was All in All. the competition was over. Last year there were over 241. It was near Landmark and we were even considering visiting it if we hadn’t felt that we may take too long and be late for the com- QUESS Swimming Well done to the small QIS team that went to the recent swimming gala held at AJA. maths. The next part was SATs-style questions.000 entries received. The 1st Round consisted of 20 mental questions.qis.The United Kingdom Junior Mathematical Challenge Silver The United Kingdom Junior Mathematical Challenge encourages mathematical reasoning. 21% Bronze). I had a lot of fun. We were able to do the first round well. feeling like we had reached the stars…. The U'12 boys went really well finishing a very respectable 3rd place with Ali Al Rabban being the star performer. 13% Silver. McDermott.well temporarily. Salma Sopian. These students were selected by achieving the Well done to all those who entered and good luck for next year! highest scores in our own internal qualifying round. precision of thought. We went as a team of 4 to Al-Wajba Preparatory School for Girls where the competition was held. John Martin Galang 9PWA This has been my third year going to ThetaQatar. However. not to mention missing out some very memorable to all four of us (myself. We even won some Money! At the end of the competition. Simon Firth Head of PE 12 www. a staggering 24 were awarded a certificate. it sent our school for the ThetaQatar Maths Team Challenge. mental May 27th 2010. heading to the Al-Wajba Preparatory School to repre.org June 10 . we lost to Park House in this because later on the announcer announced that we had come in second place! It was slightly disappointing but I was so relieved that we won something because I was shaking madly when the announcer was announcing the results. Abdullah Malik 7MS Muhammad Dheen Mohamed 7MO Ahmed Soliman 7MS Khaled Jada 7MO Khansa Marwoto 7LSC Dewi Ayuningdias Alaa Lofti So Yeon Ju Ayhan Okcal Rand Abu Ghaidah Ahmed El Hafyan Abdulrahman Abdin Sammy Nouri Zahraa Lofti 7LSC 7AL 7LSC 7FC 7LSC 7MS 7FC 7FC 7LSC On Thursday 29th April we had 39 of our Year 7 and 8 students take the challenge. Indira classes as well! Riadi and Abdulrahman Al-Muttawa).
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