International Day 2017-18

We are celebrating International Day at SEK Qatar. Today, 30th of October, we are representing many regions of the world with performances, exhibits and displays all around the school.

This is a great opportunity for our community to enjoy our cultural diversity and share our different backgrounds in a festival of learning.

The main hall is devoted to Europe. Parents are leading Spanish and Greek dances and Grade 5 students are enjoying an afternoon tea party while they look at the history behind afternoon tea, which originated in England, including the migration of tea around the world, the production of tea as well and how it ends up in our cup, and the customs associated with afternoon tea. Grade 1 made European Dishes using different materials and parents from Italy, Spain and Russia contributed with yummy food and interesting information.

In the cafeteria we can find the big continent of America and a station with food from different countries (Argentina, Colombia, USA, Chile, Brazil…etc.), as well as a station with different artifacts from these countries and information leaflets about them. There are several art displays around the cafeteria:

Preschool 3 have prepared “Brazilian Carnival” and Preschool 4 “La Boca houses from Argentina” & “Molas Artwork”. The Spanish team will display artwork from Colombia.

The library hosts Asia and Middle East, where there is an ongoing workshop from the MYP students. At the Japanese exhibition we are painting and constructing a cherry blossom tree. In the study room, we have a Tabbouleh video with the opportunity for students to make tabbouleh. There are Indian miniature paintings on display from Ms. Maire, the art teacher, and painted lanterns.

In the Gym we find Africa, the land of wildlife safari, untouched nature and breathtaking sunsets. Come and visit our continent to take part in some fun-filled activities, such as the Masai Mara high jump competition or the animal bone guessing game. Music lovers – come and create your own shekere instrument and learn some Tanzanian rhythm with the help of Grade 3 students. Feel free to pick up a paint brush and add to our Masai Mara backdrop too.

Sharing the Gym with Africa, we find Oceania. Grade 4 students are teaching the attendees how to play touch rugby and the basics of the game. Grade 5 students have made some rain sticks to put on display. The class is doing workshops where attendees can make their own Aboriginal rain-stick.

We invite you to come and enjoy this special day and celebrate our cultural diversity at SEK Qatar.

Hispanic Day 2017


On 12th October, SEK students celebrated Hispanic culture and language through interactive games and activities throughout the day. Some of our students and teachers wore traditional clothing from Hispanic countries and the youngest students from Preschool prepared songs and read in Spanish.

Diploma Students spent some time playing classic games with their younger peers such as “la gallinita ciega” and learnt some new vocabulary and had a lot of fun together.

PYP students enrolled in different activities related to Hispanic art, music and dancing.

The students from PYP Spanish classes painted hearts and made bracelets with the colors of flags from countries from the Hispanic world.  In addition, students used other games and resources to familiarize themselves with the countries, their flags and their capitals.

MYP students participated in activities related to Spanish language and culture (music, traditional games and role-plays in Spanish).

It was a truly memorable experience for all SEK Community.

MYP Job Alike

On Tuesday, 10th of October 2017, we have received a visit of different MYP teachers from other schools in Qatar. Qatar Academy Sidra and Arab International Academy together with SEK International School Qatar, participated in this event to share the best IB practices among their MYP teachers.

During the afternoon, professionals from each subject groups met to share good practices and experiences, including teaching and learning strategies, the use of ICT in our lessons, challenges and solutions. We all left the meeting plenty of fresh ideas to use in our classrooms.