Graduation Week 2022 @ SEK International School Qatar!

Congratulations to all of our students who graduated this year!

We are excited to share with you that for the first time in over two years SEK-Qatar was able to celebrate all graduation ceremonies in school premises, with family and friends joining in person to celebrate each student’s milestone.

Preschool 5

This was a very special day for all our Preschool 5 students as they attended their first school graduation. The IBPYP Programme, which runs from Preschool 3 to Grade 5 (aged 3-12), “nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning” (ibo.org, 2021). Our teachers and staff at SEK International School Qatar have thoroughly enjoyed teaching our brilliant Preschool 5 students this year. We are proud to send them off into a well-deserved, joyful summer holiday and we are looking forward to welcoming all our returning students back next academic year when they enter Grade 1 at SEK-Qatar.

Grade 5

Next up were our Grade 5 students ready and eager to start the MYP Programme in August! Congratulations to all of them for completing the PYP Programme. Throughout the past 8 years of school, they have worked very hard and learned how to tackle challenges and embrace opportunities in our fast changing world. SEK International School Qatar is proud to offer the PYP Programme as it is one of best educational practice globally.

Grade 10

MYP Grade 10 students – congratulations for finishing the IBMYP Programme at SEK-Qatar.

The IBMYP Programme runs from Garde 6 to Grade 10 and is essential for laying a solid foundation for the final DP stage. During the MYP years, students work on community and personal projects in order to learn and expand their horizon.

DP

Class of 2022!

Congratulations SEK International School Qatar Diploma Programme graduates.

Over the past two years they have studied incredibly hard to complete the ambitious International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme.

Not only did they battle through Extended Essays, Theory of Knowledge, CAS and many exams, yet it is also worth mentioning they spent most of their diploma stage living and studying through a global pandemic. This alone was another added challenge that all of our students mastered very well.

It was a great pleasure to have taught and equip our Grade 12 students with the necessary knowledge and skills for their next stage in life. All of SEK-Qatar wishes our 36 graduates the very best for whatever thier future might hold.

DP Art Exhibition

The final exhibition is the culmination of the students’ IB Art experience. They have made a selection of their best work produced during the 2 years course and these were presented in the form of a curated virtual show which articulated their purposes and intentions as artists.

The students had the opportunity to present the work in any medium and we can find Acrylic paintings, charcoal or different types of sculptures.

Once again, the pandemic has affected the way our students experiment with different techniques at school and as a result, we can see certain propensity to use digital techniques such as Photo Edition, Animation or Software developed painting.

Nonetheless, this has been a very successful exhibition where the students have experienced the concept of the space and its importance for the display of the work and its impact on the audience.

We would love to invite you to watch the results of the tough but enjoyable journey of our DP Art students.

Link to Virtual Art Exhibition: https://bit.ly/3z5h6oq

Grade 11 Group 4 Project

Last Wednesday and Thursday, our Grade 11 students were engaged in their Group 4 Projects. The group 4 project is a collaborative activity where students from different group 4 subjects work together on a scientific or technological topic, allowing for concepts and perceptions from across the disciplines to be shared in line with aim 10—that is, to “develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge.” The group 4 project allows students to appreciate the environmental, social and ethical implications of science and technology. It may also allow them to understand the limitations of scientific study. The choice of scientific or technological topic is open but the project should clearly address aims 7, 8 and 10 of the group 4 subject guides. Ideally, the project should involve students collaborating with those from other group 4 subjects at all stages. To this end, it is not necessary for the topic chosen to have clearly identifiable separate subject components. The project must be based on science or its applications. The project may have a hands-on practical action phase or one involving purely theoretical aspects. The emphasis is on inter­disciplinary cooperation, and the processes involved in scientific investigation, rather than the products of such investigations.

University Fairs

Last week, our MYP and DP students were able to engage in various University fairs. Among others, Unifrog was hosting a virtual international university fair for our students with nearly 50 institutions represented. The list included prominent universities from Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK. The US Education Group (USEG) was represented on our SEK-Qatar campus with 15 American universities to discuss program options and pertinent issues for applicants.

IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) Parents & Students’ meeting

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Last Thursday evening saw the grade nine and ten parents and students invited into school for an evening of information about the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). As you may be aware the school is currently going through the process of becoming an official IBDP school, meaning that this year’s grade ten students will begin classes in September of 2016 and become our first cohort of exam candidates in May 2018.

The group was presented with information on a range of topics including the make-up of the programme and its requirements, subjects on offer here at SEK and the conditions under which a diploma is awarded. A lively question and answer session followed, and then there was chance to enjoy a snack and chat informally with school staff and other parents.

Our thanks to all those who braved the Thursday evening traffic to attend; we hope that you went home with clear information and are excited by the forthcoming challenge. We’ll be getting together again in January for the visit of an experienced SEK college counselor – hopefully we’ll see you there!