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.
On Thursday 20th November, Grade 1-5 took part in a special assembly to celebrate Universal Children’s Day. The class representatives made a short presentation entitled “Imagine” followed by a short video explaining what rights are.
Pupils then released balloons with a wish on them for children around the world who are not as lucky as they are.
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.
SEK International School Qatar celebrated its first Pre School 5 Graduation Ceremony and End of Year Celebration.
The Ceremony was inaugurated by Mrs. Nieves Segovia, President of Institución Educativa SEK, who praised the work of the students and thanked the parents for their support and commitment during the school’s first year.
Mrs. Marta Rodger, SEK Director General and representatives from the Supreme Education Council were also in attendance.
It was a fantastic evening, all the students demonstrated their artistic talents with great enthusiasm.
The Staff team and Parents were so proud to celebrate the Students’ achievements throughout this Academic Year.
You can watch the complete video in our YouTube Channel. Here you are a link to the playlist.
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.
Last weekend we had an amazing in-school workshop on inquiry, run by Kathy Short. She is a professor in the program of Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona and has worked extensively with teachers to develop curriculum that actively involves students as readers and inquirers.
In this two-day workshop, through the use of literature from diverse cultures, Dr. Short and classroom teachers have focused curriculum to include International mindedness. Using critical thinking strategies with literature of diverse issues and perspectives, children will be encouraged to think more globally.
Today SEKMUN has started. What is SEKMUN? Its an educational and cultural project authorized by the UN, which applies the “United Nations Model” at SEK Schools.
The “United Nations Model” was started in the 1920’s by a group of students who simulated a UN General Assembly and assemblies of other multilateral bodies.
Today Mrs. Fidelma Murphy, SEK Dublin principal, has visited SEK-Qatar to present SEK Dublin programs. If you were not able to come, you can contact her by e-mail (you can find the details below). We would like to share this video made by one of their 4 E.S.O. students to introduce the school.