During term three, grade six studied the human and physical geography of Africa in Individuals and Societies class. Students explored some of the challenges that various parts of the continent are faced with, including issues of poverty and disease.
In keeping with the tradition of service based learning at SEK International Schools and the tradition of charity during the Holy Month of Ramadan, sixth grade students decided to raise money to help improve the health of impoverished children in Kenya. They created a fundraiser to collect money for a nonprofit organization that produces, “Shoes That Grow”. These shoes are special because they can be adjusted to fit the growing foot of a child. This means one child can wear one pair of shoes for five years.
Grade six students created presentations, posters, and flyers to raise awareness about the Shoe That Grows. They also created a donations box to collect money from both students and faculty. Students worked diligently raising money for one week, giving daily updates to their fellow MYP and grade five students about the progress of the fundraiser.
We would like to thank grade six students as well as all of the faculty and staff who donated to Shoes that Grow. Our goal was to raise enough money to send one duffle bag containing 50 pair of shoes to children in Kenya. We exceeded our goal, raising enough money to send a total of 72 pairs of shoes.
Great job to grade six and to everyone else in the SEK Qatar community who helped make this possible. Your generosity has really made a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate!
SEK International School Qatar was delighted to receive a special visit from the Men’s Spanish National Handball Team today 20th January.
The MYP Student Council members welcomed the team, led by Captain Alberto Raúl Entrerríos, who are defending their title at the 24th Men’s World Handball Championship being held in Qatar this month.
They started their visit with a special assembly, where our students had the opportunity to ask the players some questions including why they chose to follow this particular sport as their career and who is their hardest opponent in the matches.
The players toured the school and had a chance to sign many autographs, followed by press interviews.
SEK International School Qatar was delighted to welcome the Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica to the State of Qatar.
During his visit, H.E. Luis Alberto Guillén Downing, led an Assembly for Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 in which he described the culture, natural wonders, wild life and opportunities for adventure in this fascinating country.
The students were keen to find out more and the Ambassador was very generous with his time, answering many of their questions.
We have just started our academic year 2014/2015. On August 21 SEK-Qatar welcomed the new 16 staff team, we are proud to add 4 more Nationalities to our International staff team.
The induction training was about Qatar, its traditions and values, to understand the school policies, intercultural awareness, and practices and undertake official IB training for the PYP and MYP programmes.
Yesterday SEK International School Qatar had a wonderful Art & Music Night where the students have displayed all their artworks during the year. Also, they have presented a classic music performance of Peter and the Wolf and The Farmyard Suite with live music by Doha Wind Quintet.
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