celebrated Arts Night on Thursday 25th of April. The Arts Night provides our
students, parents and teachers with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the
wonderful musical and artistic talents of our school community.
In recent months, our MYP students have been preparing their many performances and artworks
inspired by the theme ‘Discovery and Exploration’. During this special evening, students explored a variaty of muscial
styles across cultures, genres and time periods in order to discover new styles
and possibilities in the main stage.
students were Storytellers for the evening having researched folk tales from
around the world in English and written their own with accompanying music.
Meanwhile Grade 7 students performed Atomic Clock and Danza Africana.
addition, Grade 8 students displayed their yearlong work towards their
community projects displaying service within the community and performed
and 10 performed Reflections in Moonlight, Thriller, Sway Tango Argentine,
Calypso (Mexican Folk Song) and Perfect.
across all Grades developed Art Installations highlighting the learning taking
place in their Visual Arts Class and were displayed within the main hall,
gymnasium corridor, library corridor and more. Moreover, they played
“Treasure Hunt” following the QR Clues around the school.
the auditorium, we enjoyed a talent show with amazing performances from Maelada, Matthew, Nicole, Narod,
Fares and Grade 7.
to our SEK community for joining us for a fantastic evening of music and visual
arts and installations inspired by different periods in the history of art and
On Monday, 22nd April we celebrated Earth Day by listening to experts who told us about the impact humans are having on the world and reminded us that it is our planet and we need to take better care of it.
We engaged in different activities such as taking a trip to the closest nature around the school and starting a “plant a seed project”. In addition, we went further to make specific promises of actions that we will take to save our mother nature.
We are proud to say that the SEK Qatar PYP Exhibition that took place on the 26th and 27th of March was a huge success! This year’s exhibition informed about different topics that are relevant to our world: Disabilities and Illnesses, Pollution, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, World Peace, and Endangered Animals were the five selected themes to celebrate the culmination of the fifth graders’ learning journey, and was a wonderful finale to this year’s effort and process.
In order to
summarize and present their newly acquired findings, students researched 3
lines of inquiry to suit their own interests and wrote 3 informative essays.
They also came up with key questions on each of their lines of inquiry that
helped them to start their research. To do this, students gathered information
using different sources such as the internet, books and interviews. Technology
was a huge part of the Exhibition process, as they worked daily using their own
devices, and kept a record of all their work using Teams and OneNote, being
responsible for putting everything they produced in there.
At the final
Exhibition, students presented their visual projects around the hall, all of
them filled with interesting and eye-opening facts -including a replica of a
refugee tent! The highlight of the exhibition was during the music, dance,
drama, and poetry performances, which were deeply though-provoking and got the
public excited and laughing.
performance and presentation welcomed students from other local IB schools as
well as our own PYP classes, who wanted to share in this happy occasion. The
visiting students asked questions and engaged in dialogue with SEK students who
were well able to display excellent communication skills as they delivered
their speeches and presented their inquiries. It truly was a wonderful
On Wednesday, we had
parents evening. The excitement was palpable as students, parents, family,
friends and members of the school community were supporting the Grade 5 in
their final stage performance. Thanks to all SEK community for participating in
such a special event!
Highlighting that SEK International School Qatar is a Microsoft Showcase institution, last December 1st, we joined forces with 365edu Events to organize a special event with world renowned and inspirational keynote speakers. The attendees had the opportunity to participate in fun and interactive workshops related to Minecraft, 3D Printing, Mixed Reality and Office, as well as network with other educators and schools in the region.
made the most out of Microsoft Office
365 package by powering up PowerPoints, extended excel sheets and created world class word
resources and that’s not all – they tried out Microsoft OneNote, Sway and
Forms. The possibilities are endless and all at our fingertips!
The attendees were
also able step into a whole new world with mixed reality in the classroom! Try
out the latest Acer Mixed Reality headsets and learn about how they can be used
in the classroom to improve teaching and learning!
In this workshop,
school owners and leaders have put into motion, attitudes and actions necessary
to foster innovation and to take home to their schools breakthrough ideas. The
workshop was designed to empower school leaders to inspire educators to believe
in and support ideas for transforming learning and teaching at your schools.
All the participants
had the opportunity to win prizes, courtesy of the sponsors Microsoft Education
and Acer Education, as well as lots of freebies. In addition, al the teachers
said they left the event with confidence in tools and strategies they will put
into practice in their classroom.
We would like to
announce that, after the continued effort of all SEK Qatar Staff during the
past academic years embracing digital transformation in our school, we have
renewed our Microsoft Showcase School recognition for second year in a row.
We are one of the 5
schools in Qatar to have achieved this prestigious recognition, meaning that we
are a role model for other schools in the best practices implementing
technology into the curriculum.
We are joining an
exclusive community of more than 300 premier schools from around the world who
are empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We truly
believe that all these technology skills will make our students more competitive
and productive, unlocking new ways and possibilities to develop their
creativity and to express themselves. We look forward to sharing our
experiences with other schools in our community and the world to continue
finding innovative ways to equip our students with the tools needed for success
inside and outside of the classroom.
As a Showcase
School, SEK Qatar will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in
education and communicate a vision for Education enabled by technology through
the hosting and mentoring of other schools in the community on transformational
educational practices. Microsoft Showcase Schools are the change makers in
educators in Showcase Schools thoughtfully consider the role of technology as
they explore new ways to redesign learning spaces, restructure curriculum,
reinvent pedagogy and reimagine what 21st Century leading and learning looks
like across diverse contexts.