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In Memoriam of Mr. Nadim Makarem

With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of the Chairman of the International School of London Group, Mr. Nadim Makarem. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time as we honour his lasting legacy.

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You are invited: International Family Food Fair at ISL Qatar

Exciting news! Next week, on April 20th, we will all embark on a culinary journey at our International Family Food Fair, which will be held on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get ready to experience a variety of flavours and traditions as we feature cuisines from over 30 countries, each offering a distinct insight into its cultural essence. 

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Pressing Forward – “The Fox Talks” Launch

When it first started, the Press Corps was a group of students passionate about stories, journalism, and dedication to sharing the vibrant #lifeatISL with the community. Today, this group has developed into a

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Final Day for School Photos: Your Guide to Purchase

Preparations for the 2023-2024 Yearbook are in progress. Today is the final day for whole-school photos – a week filled with laughter, excitement, and memories. We look forward to seeing the photos that will be included in the upcoming Yearbook.

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Primary Open Morning

In our Primary Years, through our educational approach, children feel loved and unique, learning to question, think, and connect with the world. Join us for our Primary Open Morning on January 22nd at 8 am and find out more details from our educators.

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Excellent Results in the Annual Quran Competition

Each year, our school actively engages in the annual Quran Competition hosted by the Ministry of Awqaf. Schools from across Qatar participate in this event, showcasing their diverse talent and commitment to Quranic recitation. 

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We have been awarded continued accreditation!

We have officially been granted continued accredited status with NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). This is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire school community. Congratulations to everyone involved in the accreditation process for their unwavering commitment. Together, we are building a brighter future for our students!

 

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Performing for the Planet

"Performing for the Planet": the primary students celebrated Sustainability Month on October 30th by presenting poetic, musical and theatrical numbers. Children from Kindergarten to grade 5 showcased their talents in the choir, percussion ensemble, poetry slam, homemade instrumental group and theatre troupe.

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Beyond COP21 Symposium at ISL Qatar

ISL Qatar will be hosting the Beyond COP21 Symposium on Wednesday 2nd, November and Thursday, 3rd November, 2022. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tok as the keynote speaker!

 

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Introducing Reggio Emilia: The Environment as the Third Teacher

Loris Malaguzzi, the founder of the Reggio Emilia approach, describes how educators view the school “as a living organism, a place of shared relationships among the children, the teachers, and the parents and a feeling of belonging in a world that is alive, welcoming, and authentic”. The environment plays such a vital role in Reggio-inspired programs that it is oftentimes referred to as the “third teacher”. 

 

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Tree Marathon

The Tree Planting Marathon is a project that is part of Qatar’s ‘Sustainabilty Week’, a national campaign, coordinated by Expo2023 and started on Saturday, 8 October. 

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The Whole Child Series - Introducing Reggio Emilia: Fostering Relationships

In the last PYP bulletin post, I introduced the Reggio Emilia approach by briefly highlighting its history and elaborating on one of its pillars; the image of the child.  In this post, since the emphasis on how the child is viewed as an individual has already been established, I would like to highlight how relationships are also a vital element in a Reggio-inspired program.  

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Following the public announcement of the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, our school community joins together, and with other communities around the world, in expressing our gratitude to her Majesty for her extraordinary example of leadership, devotion to duty and unwavering service to others.

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ISL Qatar teachers recognised for innovation and digital learning

This week we celebrated 5 educators at ISL Qatar being selected as new Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE).  It’s a special award that recognizes outstanding practice in the classroom using digital tools,  innovation in digital pedagogy and a commitment to professional learning.  It is not an easy process, and it requires educators to demonstrate they have reached the standards expected of MIE Expert.   They are now part of a global community of digital learning experts, who will support their continued development and practice.

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IB RESULTS 2022 – OUR PASS RATE IS ABOVE THE WORLD AVERAGE

Congratulations to the ISL Qatar Class of 2022 IB Diploma Programme Cohort and teaching faculty! 

We have received the results from the May 2022 Examinations and they are fantastic.  The above statistics truly show the hard work and dedication that has been put into student learning beyond Grade 12.  Our Mother Tongue Program continues to have a deep impact on our students with 14 members of the Class of 2022 earning a bilingual IB Diploma. 

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