Celebrating International Dot Day at SEK-Qatar

International Dot Day, celebrated on September 15th every year, is a special occasion that encourages creativity, imagination, and collaboration. At SEK International School Qatar, this day was marked with a vibrant and memorable celebration that filled our campus with dots, fun, laughter, art, and even surprising musical performances.

Artistic expression through dots stole the spotlight, encompassing painting, crafting, and even creating a vibrant dotty mural. The school transformed into a hub of creativity, with students exploring various techniques and materials. The joy and pride in revealing their creations were heartwarming.

Unity and collaboration were palpable as students from different grades worked together on dot-themed projects. This camaraderie peaked in a surprise musical flash mob, inspired by dots, captivating everyone in rhythmic cheer.

Laughter filled the hallways as students and teachers immersed themselves in dot-related games and challenges, creating an infectious atmosphere of enthusiasm. International Dot Day emphasized the importance of celebrating individuality and breaking free from self-imposed limitations. It encouraged embracing the power of imagination, leaving a lasting impression on the SEK International School Qatar community.

This day became a tribute to boundless creativity, reminding students of their unique talents waiting to be expressed. It inspired them to leave their mark on the world, one dot at a time. The memory of this remarkable day will continue to motivate students to explore their creative potential and embrace self-expression.

We look forward to our next fun-filled, art-inspired day next month! 🎨

#InternationalDotDay #MakeYourMark

Congratulations to all of our students who graduated in 2023!

To the cherished family and friends of our graduates, thank you for your unwavering support and presence as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Your love and encouragement have made this journey truly special. Congratulations to all!

Preschool 5

It was an extraordinary day for our Preschool 5 students as they participated in their inaugural school graduation. The IB Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), which spans from Preschool 3 to Grade 5 (ages 3-12), aims to foster the growth of young learners as compassionate and engaged participants in a lifelong journey of knowledge (ibo.org, 2021). Our dedicated teachers and staff at SEK International School Qatar have thoroughly enjoyed guiding and nurturing our exceptional Preschool 5 students throughout this academic year. We are immensely proud of their achievements and wish them a well-deserved and joyful summer holiday. We eagerly anticipate welcoming these students back as they embark on Grade 1 at SEK-Qatar next academic year.

Grade 5

Next on the agenda were our Grade 5 students, brimming with enthusiasm as they prepare to commence the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in August! Congratulations to each and every one of them on successfully completing the IB Primary Years Programme. Over the past eight years, they have demonstrated remarkable dedication and acquired the skills necessary to overcome challenges and seize opportunities in our rapidly evolving world. At SEK International School Qatar, we take great pride in providing the globally recognized PYP Programme, as it represents excellence in education.

Grade 10

A round of applause for our MYP Grade 10 students at SEK-Qatar, who have triumphantly concluded the IBMYP Programme.

The IBMYP Programme, spanning from Grade 6 to Grade 10, serves as a crucial foundation for the final Diploma Programme (DP) stage. During the MYP years, students engage in community and personal projects to broaden their horizons and enhance their learning.

DP Class of 2023!

Congratulations to the graduates of the SEK International School Qatar Diploma Programme.

Over the past two years, these exceptional individuals have dedicated themselves to rigorous study in order to successfully complete the ambitious International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme.

Not only have they conquered Extended Essays, Theory of Knowledge, CAS, and numerous exams, but it is also worth acknowledging that they have persevered through the challenges posed by a global pandemic during their diploma stage. Our students have demonstrated incredible resilience and adaptability throughout this trying time.

It has been a tremendous honor to educate and equip our Grade 12 students with the knowledge and skills necessary for their future endeavors. The entire SEK-Qatar community wishes our 36 graduates the very best as they embark on their unique journeys ahead.

DP Annual Art Exhibition 2021-23

On March 6th, SEK International School Qatar held their annual Diploma Programme Visual Arts Exhibition. This is an annual event that showcases the artwork of students who are completing the IB Diploma’s Visual Arts course. The exhibition provides an opportunity for students to publicly display their artwork, which has been developed over the course of two years, to a wider audience. Throughout the course, students create a body of work that reflects their artistic interests, cultural backgrounds, and personal experiences. The artwork is assessed by both the student’s teacher and an external examiner appointed by the IB organization.  

At the end of the course, students prepare their artwork for display in a public exhibition. We held our exhibition at our school, and the exhibition is open to our school community. The artwork is displayed in a professional manner, with each student’s work arranged in a designated space along with the curator’s comments. The exhibition provides an opportunity for students to showcase their artistic abilities and communicate their ideas and perspectives to a wider audience. 

It was an absolute pleasure to see the great work our students have produced over the course of two years. Through their artwork, our seniors presented themselves not only as skilled artists but also as open-minded, caring, reflective, and internationally-minded young adults. Their topics ranged from displacement to reflection of Self to environmental challenges the world is currently facing.

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

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!