After over a year of blended learning, we are delighted to welcome our brilliant students back to 100% in-school learning on Sunday October 3. Covid, however, is still with us and the pandemic has not passed, so we must keep many of the measures in place which have served us so well over the recent 18 months. For example, students will continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines and must continue to wear face masks in school.
Cat Weatherill, a popular children’s author visited the school to talk about her books and stories and her journey to becoming a well-known author. The children were enthralled as she narrated her own life story and read passages from some of her books. The Early Years and KS1 children thoroughly enjoyed an interactive performance of some of her own and other well-known stories. Cat also signed copies of her own books which we are sure the children will always treasure. Cat was so impressed by the school and DBS Al Wakra children - she even commented that in 20 years of doing school visits, our children at DBS Al Wakra asked her the best, thought provoking questions she has ever been asked!
Our wonderful new play equipment for the EYFS has been installed and now that the weather is cooler the children have been able to enjoy using the equipment. The sand tray and bench, the water area, activity wall, mud kitchen and reading area have been a great hit with the children and will help to develop all areas of the EYFS early learning goals.
We have some great news for Qatari families looking at schools in the Al Wakra area. From now on, Qataris are eligible for school vouchers at DBS Al Wakra from Pre-school up to Year 9. Call us on +974 4019 8080 for more information.
Parents of secondary age students are invited to discuss our school and its expertly planned curriculum, as well as any other issues that they would like to raise, with senior leaders in an informal setting every two weeks. 1st session will be on Thursday 26th September at 8:00 am.
The annual yearbook is something that the students and parents always look up to at the end of each year. DBS commemorated the academic year in a special way by distributing the yearbook online and totally free of charge. Though the physical sheets are absent this time, we are glad to have a piece of this year’s memories through the online edition of the DBS 2019-2020 Yearbook. View the yearbook through this links: DBS Ain Khaled - https://bit.ly/30Ih0BJ DBS Al Wakra - bit.ly/30MRFHb
DBS Wakra School Calendar - Academic Year 2021-2022 Important Notice: As per the directive of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Thursday May 6th is the last day of online learning before the EID Al Fitr holidays. Online learning for students will resume on Wednesday May 19th.
Ms. Mason and Dr. Vineeta Khan along with wonderful KS3 students newspaper team are extremely happy and proud to present to you the very first edition of our ambitious student led school newspaper - DBS Bugle. All students involved have worked delicately with the best of their capabilities. Hard copies are also available at the school reception, library and Head's offices for you to have a look.
Continuity of Learning: We will try to ensure that all children are taught effectively throughout this current period of closure and as a result we are publishing the virtual learning plan indicated below. The timing of the (virtual) school day is as follows: PERIOD 1 PERIOD 2 PERIOD 3 PERIOD 4 PERIOD 5 PERIOD 6 08.15 – 08.55 09.10 – 09.50 09.50 – 10.30 10.30 – 11.10 11.30 – 12.10 12.20 – 13.00 Parents will be required to manage the logistics of supervising children either while working from home or while working elsewhere. All members of the DBS Wakra community will do their utmost to provide the best service they can at this time. However, it will be important for us all to be flexible and patient when working online and when deadlines are inevitably missed. All teachers and students must check their email at 7:45 am each day from Sunday to Thursday for a daily briefing notice. Parents can contact the school as usual and their enquiry will be directed accordingly. As a school, we will remain in regular contact with staff, parents and students with at least one daily update on the status of the closure and online learning. Student participation during each day will be tracked as a means of registering learning. Please see below a list of instructions for how your child should continue to access learning during our current school closure: - Independent home learning tasks for students in pre-school, reception, Year 1 & Year 2 will be set via Class Dojo - Independent home learning tasks for students in Year 3 – Year 9 will be set via Google Classroom - Teachers will be available daily to provide independent home learning tasks and receive completed tasks as well as offer support, guidance and feedback during working hours - Teachers will keep a daily record of which students have participated each day in online learning - Early Years Maths & Phonics tasks will be set daily - Primary Maths, Reading & Writing tasks will be set daily - Tasks via online platforms such as Literacy Planet & MyMaths will also be provided for Key Stage 1&2 - Notifications relating to already published reading lists will be made - Primary Science, foundation and PE tasks will be supplied weekly for Key Stage 1&2 - Parents or children can send completed tasks back to their teacher in various forms and can liaise with their teacher about how to do this; this could be a photo, work uploaded on google classroom or sent via email. - Secondary subject specific tasks will be set daily - Tasks via subject specific online platforms will also be provided - Notifications relating to already published reading lists will be made - Parents or children can send completed tasks back to their teacher in various forms and can liaise with their teacher about how to do this; this could be a photo, work uploaded on google classroom or sent via email.
During November 2021 CNN reached out to various schools and organisations to bring sustainability and reducing harm to our environment at the forefront of their agenda especially as the world leaders are realising how important it is to act now to save our planet. Many schools and organisations were invited to share their ideas via #CalltoEarth on November 10, 2021. The students of Doha British School Wakra worked very well to create a video to highlight tangible ways in which we as individuals can reduce our wastage of resources. The main students who were involved in the making of the video were Maya, Ziad, Rifqy, Insia and Nabil from Year11. Tina from year 9. Tricia and Shaurya from year 8, Tom and Arfan from year 7. DBS Wakra were the only school from Qatar to be included on CNN world events and this shows great pride. Well done to the DBS Wakra EcoSchools team!
DBS is proud to announce the results from its recent BSO inspection in November 2021. After a rigorous inspection by Penta International, results highlighted that DBS offers outstanding teaching and learning especially in the areas of English, Mathematics, Geography, and Languages. “The spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of pupils at DBS is outstanding,” BSO Inspection 2021 “A culture of reading is evident in all areas of the school and as a result, standards in reading and the communication skills of pupils are excellent throughout the school." The report also highlighted the exceptional curriculum at DBS and that standards are in line and sometimes above UK standards. "All DBS schools set high expectations and aspirations for all of its students. This recent achievement from the BSO inspection reflects the reputation that DBS schools have in the local educational market in providing outstanding education for our local communities,” Mr Sherlock, Executive Principal, Doha British Schools. BSO Result 2021
Doha British School (DBS) Al Wakra, one of the top British international schools in Qatar, is set to host a Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 23th February 2022 at 6:00 PM. The online event will provide an opportunity for parents to learn about Al Wakra campus’s outstanding curriculum, admissions and meet the school’s senior leadership team in the live Zoom Q&A session and live chat will be available. Here are a few topics to discuss with school staff at the sessions: Senior Leadership team Admissions Process Curriculum School Facilities Key stages (EYFS, Primary and Secondary) Character Development Quality Assurance (Teaching and learning) Q&A Click here to book your spot for our virtual open day, and don't forget, to take a virtual tour of the school with our students.
DBS Wakra have celebrated this year's theme of "I am a reader" with our usual enthusiasm and whole-school collaboration. Activities ranging from character costumes, to teacher book recommendations, to Drop Everything and Read will be taking place throughout the day but we are proud to introduce our own version of Bedtime Stories here. Just like the Duchess of Cambridge, our students have recorded themselves reading stories for our younger students to enjoy at home because at DBS Wakra
DOHA BRITISH SCHOOL WAKRA SIXTH FORM Make the last 2 years of your education count Doha British School Wakra in Qatar provides students with Sixth Form program during the last years of schooling. Sixth Form in definition, is a pathway option chosen during the final two years at school in order to successfully transition from school to universities. Choosing a Sixth Form pathway is critical since it helps students to further pursue fields of study in universities. All the pathways are internationally recognized; the catch is, each university worldwide is unique and has specific requirements for the programs they may offer. The duration of each pathway varies, providing students with enough time in order to study well and improve their grades. AS level/ IAS Academic Pathway Doha British School Wakra offers the AS level programme. The Advanced Subsidiary Level or the IAS academic pathway at Doha British School Wakra is a one-year duration of programme study. The course is suitable for students who wish to complete Qatar’s twelve years’ requirement of education and the pathway is also accepted worldwide wherever twelve years of studies are required. Students enrolled in this particular sixth form pathway select four subjects to study and give examinations during the summer term with a re-sit opportunity in November or January. There are various AS subjects for students to choose from such as Arabic, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Language, Geography. Along with this, Doha British School Wakra provides all sixth form students with career and university guidance at school from designated professionals and tutors in order for students to make informed choices and decisions based on their interests for their future careers.
The Jubilee spirit was high as the whole Doha British School community came together to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.Students and staff came to school wearing red, white, and blue. Our campuses were adorned with images of the Queen. We had a successful Bake Sale participated by parents and students, and our Secondary School hosted a Baking Competition in honour of the Queen!