This year’s exhibition was a synthesis of the journey throughout the Primary Years Programme, and a time to share the knowledge, achievements and success of each student. As a culminating experience, the exhibition has given students an opportunity to pursue their interests, develop conceptual understandings, apply ATL skills and demonstrate the attributes of the IB learner profile. Students where able to showcase student agency and take action to make a positive difference in their school and local community.
During the exhibition, students overcame challenges as they worked collaboratively with their group members. Primary and secondary sources were sought, virtual field trips, online interviews and observations staged, data collected via surveys, experts consulted and group negotiations conducted. And it was from this, that sustainable action to educate, eradicate and even reimagine has and continues to be taken by these learners. Throughout the process they were guided by mentors who supported students with structuring their time, keeping them on track with their research and supporting them with questions and guidance.
The grade five students celebrated this process by presenting their understandings to the school community. They should be very proud of their achievements, the skills the students used in gaining that knowledge, the understanding of concepts which most might think are too difficult for a G5 student to understand, and the actions that the students have taken to attempt to solve their issue, or raise awareness of it.
The IB “Community Project” is a yearly project that Grade 8 students participate in via groups, in order to spread awareness or take action to make our community a better place. One group of students this year, took it upon themselves to spread awareness about different social issues focusing on racism, gender inequality and bullying.
This week we have been celebrating Book Week at SEK-Qatar. There have been many exciting opportunities for students to learn more about some of our great books in the library, as well as take part in many games and activities based around literacy.
Some of the great activities included:
Book mark making competitions
D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read)
Book Nooks in the main hall
We had many parents come into school to join us, reading some of their favorite stories, or reading in their home language. We would like to thank all those parents who were able to come in and celebrate with us..
The PYP Student Council also contributed to the fun, by organising some fun days over the week.
Funny Hat Day
Reading in our PJs
Teddy Bears ‘Book’nic
One of the most important part of our Book Week celebration is the Book Character Parade that happened on Thursday. Students dressed up as their favorite book character and shared with their friends!
Last week SEK-Qatar MYP boys basketball team participated in a tournament as part of the School Olympic Program in the Basketball Federation Hall in Al Gharrafa.
It was the first time in a school competition in 2 years, so they were very excited.
Our boys won the first match 12-6, it was relatively easy game where the players showed great superiority. We were not fortunate on the second game where we lost 13-7. The other team’s players were significantly taller than our players, and this made it more challenging for us.
It is still unsure if we will go through to the next round, but we will find out very soon. Those games will then be played after Ramadan.
It great to see the excitement and happiness on our students and they demonstrated great attitude during the tournament.
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