On Thursday 1st March students across primary and secondary celebrated World Book Day to raise money for the World Literacy Foundation. Students and staff were invited to dress as their favourite characters from books and were invited to take part in a range of activities. These activities included The White Rabbit’s Big Breakfast read, The Tweedle Twins’ fancy dress parade and photo booth, the Mad Hatter’s VIP Tea Party and the Queen of Hearts’ Bake sale.
Along with this we also had a visit from the author Joshua Raven, writer of the Five Fingers series, who worked with Year 10 students, Year 12 students and students in Years 5 and 6 to help them with their creative writing and journalistic skills.
On Thursday 1st March 2018, QIS celebrated World Book day. What a celebration it was! QIS pupils and teachers pulled out all the stops on this special day where we celebrated authors, illustrator and more importantly books and stories. There was a fantastic effort from everyone on their costumes.
In Primary, we hosted a Big Read inviting pupils and parents to take part in sharing their favourite story books with their peers and teachers from 6:30-7:00am. It was lovely to see so many pupils book swapping and discussing their best authors.
Across the school, the pupils were engaged in a variety of Literacy activities all throughout the day. From making bookmarks in Early Years to designing front cover of books in KS1 and drama based activities in KS2, the pupils had a great time exploring literary avenues. Pupils went on a hunt around Primary to find Wally and had the opportunity to use the photo booth in our Secondary school grounds to take fun pictures. Some very lucky classes also received book prizes for best costumes and poetry recitals.
Year 6 paired up with secondary pupils to create dioramas on the theme of alternative worlds and portal text. This involved designing, creating and constructing a 3D model of their chosen stories. We used the outdoor space in our basketball area to spread out and it was a lovely morning for all.
World Book day wouldn’t be complete without an author visit so we decided to invite Mohana Rajakumar, a local author in Doha to read with our pupils. Nursery, Early Years and KS1 spent time with the author who read her books. The pupils asked great questions, even the author was impressed!
KS2 also had an author visit. Joshua Raven provided a workshop style session to pupils in KS2 on creative writing. Writing a six-word story was an interesting challenge.
All in all, it was a fabulous day with a really exciting atmosphere around school. We can’t wait for WBD again!
During the final weekend of February, Miss O’Hara and the International Award team of teachers took 60 year 10 students to the Zekreet desert. The trip was the assessed Adventurous Journey of the bronze award. All teachers were very impressed with how the students navigated around the peninsula and how well they cooked their evening meals. A big well done to all the students who took part!
Thank you to all the staff that gave up their time to support the students; Miss Page, Mr Morton, Miss Arnold, Mr Macleod, Mr Brouder, Miss Templar, Miss Donaghey, Miss Monaghan, Miss French, Mr Foster, Mr Grainger and Mr Sinclair.
To find out more about the International Award at QIS, we will be holding a showcase to celebrate what the students have achieved by doing the award on Sunday 18th March from 1.45-2.30pm.
Registration is still open for Year 12 & Year 13 . Please visit the school premises to fill an application form.
Dear Parents, The QIS Spring Fair will be held on Friday 09th March from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. We would like to offer you the opportunity of selling your goods or food by renting a table .For more information you can call the school Tel 44833456 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are delighted to inform you we have a new website for Afterschool Activities sign-up Term 2.
Please see the attached document which lists the available options. You will need your FID (family ID number) to enter the site, you then select which students you wish to register. If you are not aware of your family ID, please contact the main school reception. Please note the following:
- Students in Years 2-6 can select 2 activities per week, Year 1 students can select 1 activity per week.
- Please discuss the activity options with your child. Once the form is submitted there will be no option to change.
- You can sign up to activities at any point during the term, there is no longer a deadline. Each activity displays the number of spaces available and once an activity is full, this activity option will no longer be displayed.
- If your child decides not to continue with an activity, please let Mrs Luna know as this space can be opened up to a student who has not yet registered.
- All students must be collected at 2:15pm from the activity location by a parent/driver/nanny or older sibling with a blue pass. If a student is collected late on 3 occasions, then this student will no longer be able to participate in this activity.
- If you cannot collect your child on time, please sign them in to crèche where they will be looked after until 3pm.
- Primary siblings, who do not have an activity on the same day, must be collected from class at the end of the school day or signed in to crèche. Primary siblings cannot be left unattended in school. Secondary siblings can attend an activity or homework club if they do not have an activity on the same day as a younger sibling.
We appreciate your support with the above conditions and look forward to another term of engaging activities with your child.
Here is the link to the new primary activity sign up website, please use your Family ID to enter the site:
Primary Activities Coordinator
Year 8 QIS student’s book on display at Doha Exhibition Centre
Al Maha Khalid Al Delaimi
We are very proud to report that Al Maha will exhibit her work at the Book Exhibition at Doha Exhibition Centre on Saturday 2/12/17 at 6pm and on Monday 4/12/17 at 10am in Hall number 2.
Al Maha started writing books when she was in year 3 and she has already had 4 of her books published. Her latest book, “Values for a Better World” has been published by Hamad bin Khalifa Publishers.
Her books are also held in the Library at Qatar Foundation.