Since its inception in 2007, The World Scholar’s Cup has become one of the most recognized, joyful, and fastest-growing extracurricular activities in the world. Although it may look at first glance like an academic competition, it is more aptly described as a celebration of learning—an inclusive enrichment experience in which students of all backgrounds work together to explore new subjects and practice new skills.
The International School of London Qatar (ISL Qatar), now celebrating 10 years, hosted its fifth annual Winter Carnival at its campus in North Duhail on 1st December. The school’s atrium, gym and playground were transformed into a winter wonderland. The event attracted over 1000 visitors from the student body, parents and the ISL Qatar community.
The 7th Annual ISL Qatar Masithandane Walk took place on Friday, 9th November at the Corniche. The walk was a huge success with a record turnout of participants. Students, parents and school staff contributed generously to the cause.
As part of the ‘ISL Qatar explores university/college counselling’ provision, MYP students participated in the Engineering Explorers workshop hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar. The week-long event was held at the university in Education City.
The theme for this year’s workshop was to engineer a Coastal Cleanup Machine.
ISL Qatar’s top scorer, Rhea Arora, achieved 43 points followed by Jan Sedlacek with 42 points and Amatallah Aqlan with 40 points. Ms. Arora will be attending University of California, Berkeley where she will study Political Science, Mr. Sedlacek will attend University of Groningen in the Netherlands where he will study International Relations & International Organizations and Ms. Aqlan will attend Utrecht University in the Netherlands to study Literary Studies.
The school was delighted to receive a very positive MYP Evaluation Report from the IB in The Hague; stating that school has shown satisfactory development in the implementation of its second of three IB programmes.
The report was received after the Evaluation Visit when two official MYP representatives carried out the process over a three-day visit in April, 2018.
ISL Qatar welcomed the new students and parents at the Orientation Day.
The orientation provided students with a chance to get adjusted to the school and learn their way around before the start of school year.
Play is quality education. When we delve into the complexities of play, we come to understand that children in play are engaged in higher levels of thinking.
Not only are they constructing their understanding about the world, but they are applying and adapting what is learnt.