Doha-based Activities

For G5 to G11 students who do not choose to travel on ISL Qatar trips during Week Without Walls in January 2020, a programme will be offered in Doha. The programme will focus on offering students the opportunity to build new skills, challenge themselves and make the world a better place through service learning.

Students will be able to choose from a range of activities that appeal to their interests. Some activities offered will be facilitated by external providers and incur a charge, others will be facilitated by ISL Qatar faculty and will not incur a charge.

Grade 11 - There is an opportunity for you to work on your CAS during Week Without Walls. You can act as a student leader for activities that are offered to younger students. These are indicated as "+ G11" in the information below. If you join activities as a student leader, you will be expected to contact the activity leader and find out how you can participate in this role.  You can also join the Tuesday - It's up to you! activity to be part of the team that plans and runs the activities for the whole school on Tuesday January 28th.

 

You will need to choose an activity for your child/children for Sunday January 26th, Monday January 27th, Wednesday January 29th and Thursday January 30th.

Note:

1. All students will be on campus on Tuesday, January 28th.

2. The school day on Tuesday will end at 12:05 as usual.

3. All students will be involved in both outdoor and indoor activities on campus on this day.

4. Students should come to school suitably dressed.

Information about each activity, costs and deposits can be found below. From the 1st October, you can sign up and pay any required deposits via SchoolsBuddy. All sign ups need to be completed and paid for by October 15th 2019 in order to secure places on the activities. All activities are subject to possible changes due to the level of interest for each activity and approval from the ministry.

Please choose carefully and ensure that you have selected activities for your child/children for each of the four days of Week Without Walls.

For inquires about the Doha-based Activities, kindly contact Kelly Blackwell.

Activities

Sunday, 26 January 2020

1-day Activity

Big Brother - Big Sister

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Join a primary class for a day, take a group for their lessons, read to the students at snack and play with them at break. All under the guidance of the primary class’s teacher.

Explore the Mangroves by Kayak (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 260 QAR 70 1 day
 

 

 

Come and learn kayaking basics and water safety, then kayak through the mangroves channels, stop and relax on Sandbanks Beach, explore the marine life at Seashells Bay. Followed by a choice of sand castle creations or beach fun, walking, Frisbee's or just chilling on the sand. Lastly picnic at the beach followed by bus trip back to school.

Love Your Coast

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Whose keen to keep our beaches clean?

Did you know that only 91% of plastics are recycled! In 2016 humans made 242 million tonnes of plastic waste this takes many years to break down and sometimes finds its way into our water, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Animals like turtles often eat plastic bags as they look like jellyfish. Whales are also dying from eating plastics. We are also starting to drink it and eat it in our foods. We can help reduce the impacts of this problem, firstly we will be brainstorming ways we can make small changes in our daily lives to use less plastics. Then if you would like to join in helping clean up one of our beaches to remove some of the plastics from our coast, stopping it entering the worlds waters, come along to our love your coast day.

Table Tennis (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G7 + G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of table tennis. They will learn skills like:

●      Forehand, backhand, forehand

●      Backhand combination drive rally

●      Serve and return

●      Rules of the game

After learning the rules students will play friendly matches with each other. This will help them develop and enhance their basic skills which in turn will help them appreciate this challenging sport!

Theatre Sports

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Theatre Sports is a team based event where teams engage in Drama 'games' where they must create a scene out of a 'theme' or 'idea' given only a few seconds prior to beginning.

The day will start with learning a variety of games to help the students get to know each other and feel comfortable with the new games that will be used in the competition. Students will then be split into groups to compete against each other in a variety of improvisations. 

Tuesday-It's Up to You!

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G10 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Are you a leader? Would you like to be?

Join our group to plan an exciting morning of team building and sports challenges for all the WWW 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 students. You will design and run activities on Tuesday for the rest of the students.

This will test your communication, collaboration and creative skills in order to organise a fun, challenging and stimulating set of team activities.

2-day Activity

Classroom Transformation (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G8 to G9 + G 11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (SUN & MON)
 

 

 

We will put our heads together to determine what a classroom needs to be a more visually pleasing learning space and then get to work to make it happen.

Make your own Cooking Video (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G9 to G11 QAR 75 QAR 25 2 days (SUN & MON)
 

 

 

Do you want to become the next Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson????

Over two days, you will be researching, ‘how to cook’ videos, planning a meal, writing a script, recording an instructional ‘how to cook’ video and using iMovie to edit and refine a final movie to share with family and friends.

Ingredients and utensils will be provided.

Murals Around the School (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G9 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (SUN & MON)
 

 

 

This activity is for senior students who are proficient in painting and are able to manage their time productively. We are going to design, prepare and paint a large permanent mural within ISLQ that will improve our physical environment.

This group will run over the 4 days but students can sign up for a single 2 day block.

Nomadik Hub Overnight Camp (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G8 to G11 QAR 650 QAR200 2 days (SUN & MON)
 

 

 

An educational trip into the heart of the desert.

Students will have the opportunity learn to set up camp, swimming, building a bonfire, cook and to work as a team.

Includes: Tents, Transportation, Food and Activities like Ice Breakers, Team Building, Critical thinking (Capture the flag, football, volleyball, sand sliding, Fishing and survival skills.)

Leave on Sunday morning and return Monday at 2 pm.

Put our Waste to Good Use -Composting at ISL Qatar (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G8 + G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (SUN & MON)
 

 

 

The students will investigate systems for rubbish separation and develop one for our campus. Students will create a campaign to educate our community members on the benefits of rubbish separation and how to go about it on our campus. The students will then design and, hopefully, build a composter for the school’s organic rubbish generated by the students, staff, etc. This could lead to setting up a worm farm for production of fertilizer that can be used on the school’s green areas or sold in flea markets around the city and proceeds donated to charity.

Team Building (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (SUN & MON)
 

 

 

Have fun and learn at the same time. Build your critical and creative thinking skills while working with other people. Develop your resilience and your willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Work in teams to gain points as you compete against each other (and yourselves) in a series of mental and physical tasks. Test your ability to adapt to challenges and solve problems. Build points to gain resources that you will help your team complete the final ultimate challenge!

Visit 2nd Chance Animal Shelther (2-day Activity) (Registration Closed)

 
Volunteering at Second Chance Animal Shelter!
 
Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (SUN & MON)
 

 

 

For those of you who are passionate about animal welfare and enjoy spending time outdoors, this activity is for you!  You will spend two days visiting the shelter, walking and bathing the dogs and grooming the cats. You will learn more about the shelter and the important work that they undertake to improve animal welfare in Qatar by talking to those who work there. You will also complete follow up activities designed to raise awareness and donations in support of the shelter. Join us in changing lives, one paw print at a time!

4-day Activity

International Award (4-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G7 to G11 QAR 250 QAR 100 4 days
 

 

 

As an introduction to the International Award Scheme (Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award) students will be involved in 2 days of in school activities to prepare for an adventurous overnight  journey in the desert. Preparation for the journey will involve activities such as first aid training, cooking, camp craft, map reading and orienteering. The adventurous journey will be an overnight trip into the desert and involve the students setting up their own camp, cooking, hiking, beach clean up, problem solving and survival skills. 

Provided for the students: Camping equipment (tents, cooking equipment, water), transportation.
If you are interested in further details about the International Award Scheme then please use the following website https://www.intaward.org/

Music Ensemble (4-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 4 days
 

 

 

Calling all musicians!

Whether it be folk, jazz or punk rock, share your knowledge and passion for music with others. Learn about other genres of music, rehearse with new friends and perform in front of an audience.

This activity requires commitment to attend everyday, rehearse and perform live. The ability to play an instrument, including singing is desirable.

Monday, 27 January 2020

Beginners Horse Riding at Al Samariyah

 
Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 185 QAR 60 1 day
 

 

 

An introduction to horse care and horse riding at Al Samariyah Stables. Students will have a beginners group lesson in the morning with an experienced instructor. Followed by a picnic lunch at the club house (students bring their own packed lunch). In the afternoon, students will navigate the farm using a map to complete a ‘selfie-trail’, taking selfies with, or of, animals around the farm (Oryx, peacocks, gazelle, goats, sheep).

Big Brother - Big Sister (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Join a primary class for a day, take a group for their lessons, read to the students at snack and play with them at break. All under the guidance of the primary class’s teacher.

Dance, Dance, Hip Hop

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 80 QAR 40 1 day
 

 

 

Come learn some hip hop moves with experienced instructors. Students will have a chance to learn new dance moves and work cooperatively to develop a hip hop routine.

Love your Coast (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Whose keen to keep our beaches clean?

Did you know that only 91% of plastics are recycled! In 2016 humans made 242 million tonnes of plastic waste this takes many years to break down and sometimes finds its way into our water, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Animals like turtles often eat plastic bags as they look like jellyfish. Whales are also dying from eating plastics. We are also starting to drink it and eat it in our foods. We can help reduce the impacts of this problem, firstly we will be brainstorming ways we can make small changes in our daily lives to use less plastics. Then if you would like to join in helping clean up one of our beaches to remove some of the plastics from our coast, stopping it entering the worlds waters, come along to our love your coast day.

Table Tennis (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G7 + G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of table tennis. They will learn skills like:

●      Forehand, backhand, forehand

●      Backhand combination drive rally

●      Serve and return

●      Rules of the game

After learning the rules students will play friendly matches with each other. This will help them develop and enhance their basic skills which in turn will help them appreciate this challenging sport!

Theatre Sports

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Theatre Sports is a team based event where teams engage in Drama 'games' where they must create a scene out of a 'theme' or 'idea' given only a few seconds prior to beginning.

The day will start with learning a variety of games to help the students get to know each other and feel comfortable with the new games that will be used in the competition. Students will then be split into groups to compete against each other in a variety of improvisations. 

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

1-day Activity

Beginners Horse Riding at Al Samariyah

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 185 QAR 60 1 day
 

 

 

An introduction to horse care and horse riding at Al Samariyah Stables. Students will have a beginners group lesson in the morning with an experienced instructor. Followed by a picnic lunch at the club house (students bring their own packed lunch). In the afternoon, students will navigate the farm using a map to complete a ‘selfie-trail’, taking selfies with, or of, animals around the farm (Oryx, peacocks, gazelle, goats, sheep).

Big Brother - Big Sister (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Join a primary class for a day, take a group for their lessons, read to the students at snack and play with them at break. All under the guidance of the primary class’s teacher.

Get into Golf

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G6 QAR 180 QAR 90 1 day
 

 

 

Have your child challenge themselves, the course, their friends and develop skills that will enhance their health and well-being, social skills, cooperation and collaboration. Gold provides this and more, we may have the next World #1 in our midst!

Students will have 2 hours of golf instruction with an experienced coach followed by playing a few holes to put their learning into practice. Students will need to bring a packed lunch.

Love Your Coast

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Whose keen to keep our beaches clean?

Did you know that only 91% of plastics are recycled! In 2016 humans made 242 million tonnes of plastic waste this takes many years to break down and sometimes finds its way into our water, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Animals like turtles often eat plastic bags as they look like jellyfish. Whales are also dying from eating plastics. We are also starting to drink it and eat it in our foods. We can help reduce the impacts of this problem, firstly we will be brainstorming ways we can make small changes in our daily lives to use less plastics. Then if you would like to join in helping clean up one of our beaches to remove some of the plastics from our coast, stopping it entering the worlds waters, come along to our love your coast day.

Table Tennis (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G7 + G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of table tennis. They will learn skills like:

●      Forehand, backhand, forehand

●      Backhand combination drive rally

●      Serve and return

●      Rules of the game

After learning the rules students will play friendly matches with each other. This will help them develop and enhance their basic skills which in turn will help them appreciate this challenging sport!

2-day Activity

Classroom Transformation (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G8 to G9 + G 11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (WED& THU)
 

 

 

We will put our heads together to determine what a classroom needs to be a more visually pleasing learning space and then get to work to make it happen.

Make your own Cooking Video (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G6 + G11 QAR 75 QAR 25 2 days (WED& THU)
 

 

 

Do you want to become the next Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson????

Over two days, you will be researching, ‘how to cook’ videos, planning a meal, writing a script, recording an instructional ‘how to cook’ video and using iMovie to edit and refine a final movie to share with family and friends.

Ingredients and utensils will be provided.

Nomadik Hub Overnight Camp (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G7 + G11 QAR 650 QAR200 2 days (WED& THU)
 

 

 

An educational trip into the heart of the desert.

Students will have the opportunity learn to set up camp, swimming, building a bonfire, cook and to work as a team.

Includes: Tents, Transportation, Food and Activities like Ice Breakers, Team Building, Critical thinking (Capture the flag, football, volleyball, sand sliding, Fishing and survival skills.)

Leave on Wednesday morning and return Thursday at 2 pm.

Murals Around the School (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G9 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (WED& THU)
 

 

 

This activity is for senior students who are proficient in painting and are able to manage their time productively. We are going to design, prepare and paint a large permanent mural within ISLQ that will improve our physical environment.

This group will run over the 4 days but students can sign up for a single 2 day block.

Team Building (2-day Activity)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (WED& THU)
 

 

 

Have fun and learn at the same time. Build your critical and creative thinking skills while working with other people. Develop your resilience and your willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Work in teams to gain points as you compete against each other (and yourselves) in a series of mental and physical tasks. Test your ability to adapt to challenges and solve problems. Build points to gain resources that you will help your team complete the final ultimate challenge!

Visit 2nd Chance Animal Shelther (2-day Activity) (Registration Closed)

 
Volunteering at Second Chance Animal Shelter!
 
Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G6 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 2 days (WED& THU)
 

 

 

For those of you who are passionate about animal welfare and enjoy spending time outdoors, this activity is for you!  You will spend two days visiting the shelter, walking and bathing the dogs and grooming the cats. You will learn more about the shelter and the important work that they undertake to improve animal welfare in Qatar by talking to those who work there. You will also complete follow up activities designed to raise awareness and donations in support of the shelter. Join us in changing lives, one paw print at a time!

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Beginners Horse Riding at Al Samariyah

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 185 QAR 60

1 day

 

 

 

An introduction to horse care and horse riding at Al Samariyah Stables. Students will have a beginners group lesson in the morning with an experienced instructor. Followed by a picnic lunch at the club house (students bring their own packed lunch). In the afternoon, students will navigate the farm using a map to complete a ‘selfie-trail’, taking selfies with, or of, animals around the farm (Oryx, peacocks, gazelle, goats, sheep).

Big Brother - Big Sister (Registration Closed)

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Join a primary class for a day, take a group for their lessons, read to the students at snack and play with them at break. All under the guidance of the primary class’s teacher.

Get into Golf

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G6 QAR 180 QAR 90 1 day
 

 

 

Have your child challenge themselves, the course, their friends and develop skills that will enhance their health and well-being, social skills, cooperation and collaboration. Gold provides this and more, we may have the next World #1 in our midst!

Students will have 2 hours of golf instruction with an experienced coach followed by playing a few holes to put their learning into practice. Students will need to bring a packed lunch.

Love Your Coast

Available for Cost Deposit Duration
G5 to G11 QAR 0 QAR 0 1 day
 

 

 

Whose keen to keep our beaches clean?

Did you know that only 91% of plastics are recycled! In 2016 humans made 242 million tonnes of plastic waste this takes many years to break down and sometimes finds its way into our water, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Animals like turtles often eat plastic bags as they look like jellyfish. Whales are also dying from eating plastics. We are also starting to drink it and eat it in our foods. We can help reduce the impacts of this problem, firstly we will be brainstorming ways we can make small changes in our daily lives to use less plastics. Then if you would like to join in helping clean up one of our beaches to remove some of the plastics from our coast, stopping it entering the worlds waters, come along to our love your coast day.

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