Volkswagen Junior Masters Middle East 2016

As a token of appreciation for our students’ performance in the Volkswagen Junior Masters Middle East 2016, the school presented the students with a medal of participation. This gesture was to celebrate both their successful performance in the tournament and their attitudes during the competition. If you would like more information about our students’ journey please check these posts 24th March about Dubai final competition and 21th February regarding first phase in Qatar, in our Physical Education Blog. Also you can check this article in the Gulf Times news and Volkswagen tournament site.

We would also like thank the parents for their support during the competition, and continued support of our athletics program.

Shoes4Life-Donation Project

We are all responsible and caring in our community. Our aim is to serve the community through our actions.

To do so, some of our Grade 9 students started a project in collaboration with an association, which is called “Save the Dream”. “Save the Dream” helps children all around the world. At SEK-Qatar we are collecting second-hand sport shoes. These shoes will be sent by “Save the Dream” to countries such as Haiti and refugee camps in Italy. Some volunteers will go to different places around the world and teach children life values through sports and games. In order to do sports and to play children need SHOES.

Actions speak louder than words. Our action of giving serves in the education of children.

Valeria Mazzei (Grade 9 student)

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Jr. FLL (Junior First LEGO League) 2016

Congratulations to all children who represented SEK Qatar in Jr. FLL (Junior First LEGO League) competition, on March 7th.

The students did an excellent job presenting their LEGO models which they created in their Robotics Club. The task was to create a LEGO model which demonstrated what happened to a team-chosen piece of trash, after they were finished with it.

The children needed to – Learn About it – Build it – Share It. 

  • The students researched recycling methods at home and in school.
  • The students worked collaboratively to build a LEGO model which provided a solution to their recycling problem.
  • On the day of the Learning Experience, both teams had the opportunity to share their learning with other teams from across Qatar.

Well done to Lego Robots Team who won an award for ‘Inquiring Minds’!

Congratulations to Lego Explosion Team who won an award for’ Amazing Movement’ and also came second place overall.

It was a fantastic learning experience which all children thoroughly enjoyed 🙂

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FLL (First LEGO League) 2016

Congratulations to all the students who represented SEK Qatar in the FLL (First LEGO League) competition on February 26th and 27th. The team called “Fire Legos” was composed of 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.

The students did an excellent job competing against 25 different teams from schools throughout Qatar. Being one of the youngest teams in the competition, the students did a great job scoring in the top 10 for overall points! During the competition the team was competing in 4 different categories:

  • Robot Game
  • Core Values
  • Robot Project
  • Robot Design

Great work Fire Legos for a job well done!

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Destination Imagination 2016

Destination Imagination is an international competition which challenges students to think critically and creatively, and work collaborativly way, to solve specific challenges.

This year SEK Qatar had two teams compete in the competition – Creative Pros and T.O.T.S (Think Outside The Box). Both teams competed in the Fine Arts Challenge, whereby they had to create a mystery story in a time period set before 1990, which had three potential suspects.

An especially difficult aspect of the challenge was that even the participants themselves did not know who the culprit was until at least halfway through their performance!

The students  created every part of the performance independently, without the help of adults. The children created their costumes, the backdrops, the props, wrote the script, organised the music and solved the challenge entirely independently.

Congratulations to all students involved, it was a fantastic learning experience 🙂

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Quran Competition 2016

 

Some of SEK International School students have participated in memorizing the Quran Competition and they have received honorable results. The responsible committee of this competition gives an appreciation certificate to the school and the administration as an expression of gratitude for demonstrating the interest in Islamic Education in the school.

The name of the students who received certificates are as follows:

Hamad Al Zaraa.

Essma Nechi.

Al Maha Al Dehaimi.

Maya Al Laban.

Miriam Nechi.

Shahed AL ALi.

Qatar National Day Celebration

During this year’s celebration for Qatar National Day, we enjoyed performances that reflected our explorations of Qatari and Arab culture. The students had the opportunity to share their learning and own creations with the whole school community.

The students participated in a full day of activities which culminated in a wonderful performance in front of a pact audience.

Hour of Code

Our school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

If you want to work on it with your children, feel free to try some of the tutorials.

Tutorials/activities https://code.org/learn

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Hour Of Code main website: https://hourofcode.com

Find here some pictures of our students during different sessions running The Hour of Code.

Library Book Fair 2015

The SEK International School Qatar Library organized a book fair in collaboration with the Crescent Bookshop. The said event was a tremendous success; teachers, students, parents, staff, and visitors were among the participants.

The fair was a week-long event that aimed to provide the community a variety of genres and to promote the essential role of reading in the lives of each student.

Along with this, the library held various activities such as a coloring competition (Preschool 3 to 5), designing a bookmark  (Grade 2 to 5), 6-word story (Grades 6 to 10), book coupon, academic honesty session for parents, and basic citation class conducted by MYP students.

Moreover, below are the following winners in the library competitions:

Grade level

Category

Names

Preschool 3A Colouring competition Victoria Maria Straub Torres
Preschool 3B Colouring competition Ako Kirita
Preschool 4A Colouring competition Olivia Helin Pessoa
Preschool 4B Colouring competition Olivia Ramirez Nievas
Preschool 5A Colouring competition Sofia Bello
Preschool 5B Colouring competition Noora Al-Hajri
Grade 1A Colouring competition Aljohara Mahmoud
Grade 1B Colouring competition Noga Abigail Cohen
Grade 2A Design a bookmark Alba de Miguel-Zaragoza
Grade 2B Design a bookmark Adriana Garcia Aranda
Grade 3A Design a bookmark Al Maha Al Dehaimi
Grade 3B Design a bookmark Aljohara Al-thani
Grade 4A Design a bookmark Simon Humphrey Reverdy
Grade 4B Design a bookmark Imogen Stokes
Grade 5A Design a bookmark Daniel Garcia Franco
Grade 5B Design a bookmark Mireia Maldonado Dominguez
Grade 6A Creating a 6-word story Alessio Tonino
Grade 6B Creating a 6-word story Tsunami Ceballos
Grade 7A Creating a 6-word story Lina Khalaf
Grade 7B Creating a 6-word story Alissa MacLeod
Grade 8A Creating a 6-word story Saif Gharaibeh
Grade 8B Creating a 6-word story Gorkem Aris
Grade 9A Creating a 6-word story Omar El-Haddad
Grade 10A Creating a 6-word story Ana Sofia Lemus Llort

The book fair proceeds will be a big help towards to the enhancement of library collection.

Many congratulations to all the winners and huge thanks to everyone for all the support and cooperation that led this event to success.

Tchad Minister visit

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The students and staff of SEK-Qatar were honoured to receive a visit from HE Ahmat Khazali Acyl, the Minister for National Education of the Republic of Tchad accompanied by HE Aboubakar Assidick Tchoroma, the Republic of Tchad Ambassador to Qatar.  In attendance also were Mr. Abdulaziz Hassan Al-Tamimi, SEC Consultant for International Education Affairs to the Minister’s Office and Mr. Jamal Al-Sowaidi from the SEC Office for Communications.

The Minister and esteemed guests were able to meet with students across the campus guided by representatives from the MYP Student Council.  The students were keen to describe how languages are taught in school and describe the collaboration and organisational skills needed for successful study. It was a wonderful opportunity to share perspectives on international education and the Minister was gracious with his time, meeting and chatting with students from Preschool 3 to Grade 10.