Microsoft Event at SEK International School

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.

The participants 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.

Microsoft Showcase School 2018-19

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 education.

Leaders and 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.

SEK Model United Nations Conference 2019

On the 11th of March, 7 SEK students traveled to Madrid, Spain to partake in the 13th annual SEK Model United Nations Conference. They participated in the 3 day conference where they represented the delegations of Mexico and Tunisia in the committees of United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nation World Tourism Organization, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the United Nations Economic and Social Committee.

Students collaborated with others to discuss issues such as the promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa, competitive and responsible global tourism, sustainable and reliable energy use in the modern world and combating the glorification of organizational practices that fuel discrimination and xenophobia. In addition, they  conducted research and engaged in friendly negotiation that resulted in new perspectives regarding global issues. Following the conference, the students toured the city with the company of 7 SEK-El Castillo students to expand their cultural perspective as well.

Academic Bridge Program at Qatar Foundation

Last Thursday, 17th January SEK-Qatar was welcomed to the Academic Bridge Program at Qatar Foundation for an All-Qatar University Fair.

Universities from around the world based in Doha were in attendance to inform students on their wealth of programs and details of the admissions process. Qatari businesses were also present to inform on scholarships and internships.

Twenty two of our sophomores and juniors represented us proudly!

Ice-skating at the Gondolania Ice Rink at Villaggio Mall

On Tuesday 14th of January, Preschool 4 students experienced ice-skating at the Gondolania Ice Rink at Villaggio Mall as part of their unit provocation, Weather and Seasons. This experience aligned with this unit’s central idea, ‘Weather can influence the way people go about their daily lives’.

As a learning community dedicated to 21st century international mindedness, exposing our students to as many national and cross-cultural opportunities will contribute to our students’ development as global citizens. In addition, this provocation allowed students the opportunity to explore how ice-skating contributes to a healthy physical lifestyle while they had a very good time.

School Trip to Mangroves, Al Thakira

The UNESCO Doha Office provides an Environmental Awareness Pilot Program in the Mangroves in Al Thakira and it is a great opportunity to learn about the coastal/marine environment.

As a part of Science Class, 6 Grades students walked across the ecosystems in the Mangroves to experience the environmental conditions of each as well as the organisms that inhabit them. They were given binocular to observe the bird life, crabs and other organisms in the habitat. They also crossed the mangroves to measure temperature and salinity.

11th Annual Doha College Model United Nations Conferences

Over the weekend of 8th – 10th November, 2018, eight SEK Qatar students from Grade 10 and 11 (Mohamed Ibrahim, Abdur-Rahmaan Iqbal, Fatima Mammadova, Sarah Gil, Zaynab Berriche, Karim Abi Nahed, Najah Risheq and Mohamad Ladki) put their research and communication skills to use at the 11th annual Doha College Model United Nations Conferences.

The SEK students represented the country of Turkey in a number of General Assembly Committees, The Human Rights Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Environmental Commission.

Students worked hard and collaborated with their peers to negotiate and discuss issues such as the use of chemical weapons on Syria, the prevention of discrimination based on age and the mistreatment of migrate workers following globalization. They truly enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss such intense issues as well as working closely with others their age to make a change. It was an enlightening experience for all attendees.