About Primary School

Qatar Academy Doha Primary is an exciting place. We have developed a reputation as being a progressive school where high expectations, being challenged, taking risks and being responsible are parts of learning. We have high standards and expect students to have a strong desire to learn. We are a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Curriculum school, which focuses on the development of the whole child and provides a framework that can meet a child’s academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. It is an inquiry-based curriculum and lends itself to being integrated across all subject areas. Students take ownership of their learning and develop skills and attitudes to help prepare them for life beyond the classroom in a global world. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) caters for all the different kinds of learners in the classroom as there is literally something for everybody.

A strong academic foundation is established through an inquiry-based approach to discovery and learning. At the heart of the programme is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile and students develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes based around these key attributes. The programme is built around concept-driven Units of Inquiry and students spend their week studying Arabic and Islamic Studies too.

PYP Principal’s Welcome

It is my honor to welcome you to Qatar Academy Doha PYP School – the home of the Falcons. We are proud to be the starting point of a unique and exciting International Baccalaureate (IB) learning journey for our students at QAD.

The QAD PYP is the flagship school in the Qatar Foundation umbrella. We are located in the heart of Education City, Doha – a purpose-built metropolis encompassing the Qatar Foundation eco-system of schools, libraries, galleries, museums sustainable farming, and world-class universities.

Established in 1996 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the father Emir, and H.H Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, we now cater for over 1000 students from Pre-School to Grade 5 as an accredited Primary Year’s Programme School with a commitment to holistic and conceptual learning of international standards firmly grounded within the Islamic values and local traditions of Qatar.

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide a dynamic backdrop for learning and exploration. Equipped with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, modern computer labs, indoor courts, music rooms, an auditorium, AV room, two fully stocked libraries, multiple gyms, and gardens adjoined to classrooms, QAD PYP offers an environment that nurtures diverse talents. Our modern smartboards, coupled with multiple sensory-filled play areas, create an impressive, immersive, and engaging learning experience.

The foundation of our academic approach is rooted in inquiry-based learning, fostering discovery and growth. Central to our curriculum is the IB Learner Profile, fused with our traditional values, guiding students to develop key attributes that shape their skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Additionally, our students engage in concept-driven Units of Inquiry, further enhancing their holistic development. Central to these pursuits, students dedicate time to the study of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Consequently, both Arabic and English languages are seamlessly integrated throughout our educational journey.

Our Dual Language Program is a strategically designed and inclusive initiative, underscoring the significance of both Arabic and English. It highlights the value of the regional language in our community, playing a pivotal role in nurturing a well-rounded international education within a local context. Both languages are wielded by students to convey ideas and concepts, creating a depth of expression that transcends each language individually.

The steadfast support of our parents is immeasurable; they generously invest their time and energy, both as part of the wider school Shura Council and as valued members of our school community. This collaborative effort ensures open lines of communication between the school and families, fostering an environment of unity and shared goals.

However, our greatest asset is our students. Their vitality, enthusiasm, and unwavering motivation infuse life into every corner of the campus. Encouraged to think critically and embrace a global perspective, our students cultivate a sense of responsibility for their learning, consistently inquiring into the world around them. Our dedicated staff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles, fostering an environment of learning that upholds the highest international standards.

I am excited to have you embark on this journey of learning and growth within the Primary Years Program at Qatar Academy Doha. Together, we will shape a future of bright minds, strong ethical character, and global citizens.


Sincerely,

Ahmed (Sam) Ashley-Welbeck

awelbeck@qf.org.qa

Primary School Principal


Pedagogical Leadership Team

HEAD

Fran Navarro Justo
Assistant Principal for Upper Elementary
fnavarrojusto@qf.org.qa

Pedagogical Leadership Team

Yara Darwish
Assistant Principal for Lower Elementary
yadarwish@qf.org.qa

Pedagogical Leadership Team

Sana Alavi

Sana Alavi
Assistant Principal for Pre-School
salavi@qf.org.qa

Pedagogical Leadership Team

Savannah Spillers

Savannah J. Spillers
PYP Coordinator
sspillers@qf.org.qa

Pedagogical Leadership Team

Seith K. Lewis

Seith K. Lewis
Curriculum Coordinator
slewis@qf.org.qa

Pedagogical Leadership Team

Rozine Rizk

Rozine Rizk
Arabic Lead Teacher
rorizk@qf.org.qa

Qatar Academy aims to create an atmosphere of exploration and discovery throughout the learning environment. From our classrooms to our corridors and staffrooms, students, parents and faculty are encouraged to challenge themselves and their thinking through the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. This learning environment is often extended beyond the classroom walls and involves the wider community, supporting connections that are made in the real world. By using the framework of the PYP, we aim to foster a culture of life-long learners and critical thinkers, in line with our mission statement.

Qatar Academy continually reviews and develops its Programme of Inquiry (POI) through ongoing reflection. This continual reflection becomes an expectation of the students in and around their classrooms and contributes to the dynamic nature of program units. Qatar Academy also strives to include the culture of our host country within these units.

Curriculum Documents

Qatar Academy uses a curriculum which has been specially developed to meet international standards and the needs of our students. The content of this curriculum is taught and assessed using pedagogies supported by the International Baccalaureate programs.

Qatar Academy’s Student Support Team (SST) works to foster and increase interpersonal competencies and sustain academic attainment. Qatar Academy sees students as well-rounded individuals and as such, provides services that focus on social and emotional development as well as providing support as needed to enable students to achieve their utmost potential.

Qatar Academy Doha’s Student Support Team and Qatar Foundation’s Learning Center specialists collaborate with staff and school administrators to support the academic and behavioural needs of students who struggle to meet core curricular and behavioural expectations from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Preschool students have access to support services for speech and language, gross motor and fine motor development. The Student Services Coordinator leads a team of teachers (Arabic and English speaking) with specialisations in learning difficulties and gifted education. The team also includes two School Counsellors, a School Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists to support all Qatar Academy Doha students to grow in their skill based learning profiles and achieve their best selves.

The School Counsellors help to facilitate opportunities where the International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP attitudes and skills continuum are promoted.  They develop self-management skill-building activities and guidance lessons that are taught to whole classes, small groups and individuals. The Counsellors have a highly visible presence around Qatar Academy and they practise an ‘open door policy’. They are readily available to meet with all students and parents on a one-to-one basis. The Counsellors help with problems that interfere with social emotional development ensuring that all students are safe and engaged at school.

The Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework through which support services are provided for students at QAD-Primary School. MTSS is based on a proactive and data-driven approach that ensures all students are supported in their learning. The system helps identify a student’s needs using informal and formal assessment approaches, in the domains of academics, speech and language, gross and fine motor skills, social-emotional and behaviour. Early assessment and intervention offers learners  better opportunities to meet their curriculum expectations and developmental milestones. The MTSS is a flexible framework allowing the  student to benefit from different levels of services, depending on how they respond to intervention.

Qatar Academy Student Services include programs such as:

  • Admissions screenings
  • New student/parent orientation service
  • Consultative services for in-class accommodations and strategies
  • Comprehensive evaluations and interventions provided by specialists (school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and learning specialists)
  • Academic support groups for learners who struggle to access the curriculum in the general classroom in both Arabic and English
  • Individual and Group counselling sessions 
  • Enrichment opportunities for all students
  • Extended Learning groups for identified gifted learners
  • Anti-bullying campaign
  • Crisis Intervention – when and as required
  • Grade 5 transition to Middle School orientation service

Talent Development Mega Model

 At Qatar Academy Doha, we are excited to introduce the latest development and the latest advancements of our Gifted and Talent Development Program, carefully designed to complement the values of our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Our enriched program is a vibrant culmination of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, reflecting the IB PYP’s commitment to nurturing every student’s unique potential.

Our Program’s Core Principles

Central to our enhanced approach is the commitment to fostering an environment where every student’s abilities are recognised and celebrated. We’ve crafted a model that aligns with the IB Learner Profile and champions holistic development, ensuring our students thrive academically, creatively, and emotionally.

 Setting the Path for Success

With clear objectives and well-defined growth trajectories, our program is structured to track and celebrate each student’s progress. Through ongoing assessments and goal-setting, we ensure our program is structured to track and celebrate each student’s progress. Through ongoing assessments and goal-setting, we ensure our initiatives are responsive and attuned to the diverse needs of our learners.

 Exploring Talent Across Domains

Our program embraces a wide range of talent domains, reflecting the rich diversity of the IB PYP Curriculum:

  • Academic Knowledge and Acquisition
  • Creative Thinking and Artistic Expression
  • Language Acquisition and Use
  • ·Sports and Athletics

 

Key Components of Our Program

In-School Provision: Tailored instruction to meet the unique needs of our gifted and talented students, ensuring they’re continually challenged and engaged.

Enrichment: Opportunities that extend learning beyond the classroom, offering students enriching experiences that ignite their passions and deepen their knowledge.

Social-Emotional Growth: A strong emphasis on emotional well-being and social skills, essential for comprehensive personal development.

Parental Involvement:  Encouraging active parent participation in their child’s learning journey, strengthening the vital link between home and school.

Our dedication to refining the Gifted Program and Talented Development Mega Model underscores our mission to empower every student at Qatar Academy Doha. We’re committed to nurturing not just academically exceptional students, but also empathetic, innovative, and globally conscious individuals ready to make their mark on the world.

 Fostering Leadership and Compassion

This year we have seen our service learning initiatives flourish, thanks to the dedication of Service-Learning Champions. Our expert educators, alongside teams of passionate students, have led projects across a spectrum of interests – from the Arts to Physical Education, and Eco Sustainable Action. Our students have taken the lead on projects they are passionate about, making meaningful contributions to our community.

 Nurturing Innovation and Creativity

In our mission to make a tangible impact, the Eco Sustainable Action initiative has significantly reduced food waste in the school and intends to pioneer an impactful anti-idling campaign. The QAD Souq emerged as an entrepreneurial opportunity for students to plan, create and produce hand-made items to sell to the school community. Amongst many unique merchandise available at the souq, students created and sole personalized bracelets, hand-sewn hats, upcycled pencil pots, and hydroponically grown lettuce, bringing unique visions to life and engaging the school community.

Empowering Global Citizens though Service

Our commitment to local service has empowered students to support global causes, providing a platform to express their emotions and take action. The proceeds from the QAD Souq sales were donated to the Palestinian Cause through Qatar Charity, reflecting the IB PYP learner profile’s emphasis on being caring and principled.  

Cultivating Values and Connections

Service-learning initiatives at QAD are deeply rooted in Islamic Values, fostering a sense of community and empathy. Our partnerships with the Qatar Foundation ecosystems and the wider community, Minaretein Centre, Qatar Charity and DEAP.  

We are excited to continue to deepen and extend our connections within the local and global community. 


PYP Curriculum

Qatar Academy aims to create an atmosphere of exploration and discovery throughout the learning environment. From our classrooms to our corridors and staffrooms, students, parents and faculty are encouraged to challenge themselves and their thinking through the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. This learning environment is often extended beyond the classroom walls and involves the wider community, supporting connections that are made in the real world. By using the framework of the PYP, we aim to foster a culture of life-long learners and critical thinkers, in line with our mission statement.

Qatar Academy continually reviews and develops its Programme of Inquiry (POI) through ongoing reflection. This continual reflection becomes an expectation of the students in and around their classrooms and contributes to the dynamic nature of program units. Qatar Academy also strives to include the culture of our host country within these units.

Curriculum Documents

Qatar Academy uses a curriculum which has been specially developed to meet international standards and the needs of our students. The content of this curriculum is taught and assessed using pedagogies supported by the International Baccalaureate programs.

Qatar Academy’s Student Support Team (SST) works to foster and increase interpersonal competencies and sustain academic attainment. Qatar Academy sees students as well-rounded individuals and as such, provides services that focus on social and emotional development as well as providing support as needed to enable students to achieve their utmost potential.

Qatar Academy Doha’s Student Support Team and Qatar Foundation’s Learning Center specialists collaborate with staff and school administrators to support the academic and behavioural needs of students who struggle to meet core curricular and behavioural expectations from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Preschool students have access to support services for speech and language, gross motor and fine motor development. The Student Services Coordinator leads a team of teachers (Arabic and English speaking) with specialisations in learning difficulties and gifted education. The team also includes two School Counsellors, a School Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists to support all Qatar Academy Doha students to grow in their skill based learning profiles and achieve their best selves.

The School Counsellors help to facilitate opportunities where the International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP attitudes and skills continuum are promoted.  They develop self-management skill-building activities and guidance lessons that are taught to whole classes, small groups and individuals. The Counsellors have a highly visible presence around Qatar Academy and they practise an ‘open door policy’. They are readily available to meet with all students and parents on a one-to-one basis. The Counsellors help with problems that interfere with social emotional development ensuring that all students are safe and engaged at school.

The Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework through which support services are provided for students at QAD-Primary School. MTSS is based on a proactive and data-driven approach that ensures all students are supported in their learning. The system helps identify a student’s needs using informal and formal assessment approaches, in the domains of academics, speech and language, gross and fine motor skills, social-emotional and behaviour. Early assessment and intervention offers learners  better opportunities to meet their curriculum expectations and developmental milestones. The MTSS is a flexible framework allowing the  student to benefit from different levels of services, depending on how they respond to intervention.

Qatar Academy Student Services include programs such as:

  • Admissions screenings
  • New student/parent orientation service
  • Consultative services for in-class accommodations and strategies
  • Comprehensive evaluations and interventions provided by specialists (school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and learning specialists)
  • Academic support groups for learners who struggle to access the curriculum in the general classroom in both Arabic and English
  • Individual and Group counselling sessions 
  • Enrichment opportunities for all students
  • Extended Learning groups for identified gifted learners
  • Anti-bullying campaign
  • Crisis Intervention – when and as required
  • Grade 5 transition to Middle School orientation service

Talent Development Mega Model

 At Qatar Academy Doha, we are excited to introduce the latest development and the latest advancements of our Gifted and Talent Development Program, carefully designed to complement the values of our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Our enriched program is a vibrant culmination of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, reflecting the IB PYP’s commitment to nurturing every student’s unique potential.

Our Program’s Core Principles

Central to our enhanced approach is the commitment to fostering an environment where every student’s abilities are recognised and celebrated. We’ve crafted a model that aligns with the IB Learner Profile and champions holistic development, ensuring our students thrive academically, creatively, and emotionally.

 Setting the Path for Success

With clear objectives and well-defined growth trajectories, our program is structured to track and celebrate each student’s progress. Through ongoing assessments and goal-setting, we ensure our program is structured to track and celebrate each student’s progress. Through ongoing assessments and goal-setting, we ensure our initiatives are responsive and attuned to the diverse needs of our learners.

 Exploring Talent Across Domains

Our program embraces a wide range of talent domains, reflecting the rich diversity of the IB PYP Curriculum:

  • Academic Knowledge and Acquisition
  • Creative Thinking and Artistic Expression
  • Language Acquisition and Use
  • ·Sports and Athletics

 

Key Components of Our Program

In-School Provision: Tailored instruction to meet the unique needs of our gifted and talented students, ensuring they’re continually challenged and engaged.

Enrichment: Opportunities that extend learning beyond the classroom, offering students enriching experiences that ignite their passions and deepen their knowledge.

Social-Emotional Growth: A strong emphasis on emotional well-being and social skills, essential for comprehensive personal development.

Parental Involvement:  Encouraging active parent participation in their child’s learning journey, strengthening the vital link between home and school.

Our dedication to refining the Gifted Program and Talented Development Mega Model underscores our mission to empower every student at Qatar Academy Doha. We’re committed to nurturing not just academically exceptional students, but also empathetic, innovative, and globally conscious individuals ready to make their mark on the world.

 Fostering Leadership and Compassion

This year we have seen our service learning initiatives flourish, thanks to the dedication of Service-Learning Champions. Our expert educators, alongside teams of passionate students, have led projects across a spectrum of interests – from the Arts to Physical Education, and Eco Sustainable Action. Our students have taken the lead on projects they are passionate about, making meaningful contributions to our community.

 Nurturing Innovation and Creativity

In our mission to make a tangible impact, the Eco Sustainable Action initiative has significantly reduced food waste in the school and intends to pioneer an impactful anti-idling campaign. The QAD Souq emerged as an entrepreneurial opportunity for students to plan, create and produce hand-made items to sell to the school community. Amongst many unique merchandise available at the souq, students created and sole personalized bracelets, hand-sewn hats, upcycled pencil pots, and hydroponically grown lettuce, bringing unique visions to life and engaging the school community.

Empowering Global Citizens though Service

Our commitment to local service has empowered students to support global causes, providing a platform to express their emotions and take action. The proceeds from the QAD Souq sales were donated to the Palestinian Cause through Qatar Charity, reflecting the IB PYP learner profile’s emphasis on being caring and principled.  

Cultivating Values and Connections

Service-learning initiatives at QAD are deeply rooted in Islamic Values, fostering a sense of community and empathy. Our partnerships with the Qatar Foundation ecosystems and the wider community, Minaretein Centre, Qatar Charity and DEAP.  

We are excited to continue to deepen and extend our connections within the local and global community. 


Co-curricular

Sports

At Qatar Academy Doha PYP School, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of sports and After School Activities (ASAs) to cater to the varied interests and talents of our students.


In our sports program, students engage in both team and individual sports, fostering physical fitness, skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. From football and basketball to indoor and outdoor athletics, we provide a comprehensive selection of sports to ensure every student finds an activity they enjoy.


Our ASAs complement our sports program by offering additional opportunities for students to explore their interests beyond the classroom. These activities cover a wide spectrum, including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, robotics, and academic enrichment programs. ASAs enable students to pursue their passions and promote creativity, critical thinking, and personal development.


At QAD, we understand the importance of holistic development, which is why we encourage students to participate in both sports and ASAs. Engaging in these activities helps students build valuable life skills such as time management, leadership, and resilience. Whether on the field, in the gym, or in the art studio, students have the chance to discover new talents, make lasting friendships, and broaden their horizons.


Our sports provision and ASAs provide opportunities for students to showcase their talents and represent QAD in local and international competitions, fostering a sense of pride and unity within our school community. Through these experiences, students learn the importance of dedication, discipline, and perseverance, setting them on a path toward success both inside and outside the classroom.


The sports and ASAs offered at QAD PYP School play a vital role in our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world.


At Qatar Academy Doha PYP School, we are member of the below Associations:

  • QPPSSA (Qatar Private Primary Schools Sports Association) – for football, indoor and outdoor athletics, and basketball
  • QFSSA (Qatar Foundation School Sports Association) – for football, indoor and outdoor athletics

After-School Activities (ASA)

Each year, the Primary School offers a wide variety of After School Activities (ASA)and
Clubs. These activities are “child-centered”, and offer a wide range of choices each
semester. The focus of the program is to enhance the students learning through school-
related activities.

Primary School (ASA’s) /Clubs

Sunday

  • KG-1 Karaoke (2 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr. 4-5 Girls Football (8 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr. 2-3 Girls Football (8 more open spots) FREE
  • KG – 1 Playball (5 more open spots) – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions
  • H20 – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions

Monday

  • Gr. 3 Boys Football (10 more open spots) FREE
  • H20 Swim Club – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions
  • KG – 1 Football Club – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions

Tuesday

  • Gr 2- 5 BOYS Football Club – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions
  • Gr 2- 5 GIRLS Football Club – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions
  • H20 Swim Club – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions

Wednesday

  • Gr 2-3 Girls Basketball (10 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr 2 Boys Football (3 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr 4 Boys Football (8 more open spots) FREE
  • KG-2 Cooking Club (6 more spots) 900QR 8 sessions
  • KG – Gr 3 Ballet (12 more spots) 480QR 8 sessions
  • H20 Swim Club – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions

Thursday

  • Gr 5 Boys Football (3 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr 2-5 Girls Yoga (10 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr. 4-5 Boxing Girls PAID CLUB ORX SPORTS TEAM info@orxsports.qa 600QR 8 sessions
  • Gr. 4-5 Boxing Boys PAID CLUB ORYX ORX SPORTS TEAM info@orxsports.qa 600QR 8 sessions
Sports

Sports

At Qatar Academy Doha PYP School, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of sports and After School Activities (ASAs) to cater to the varied interests and talents of our students.


In our sports program, students engage in both team and individual sports, fostering physical fitness, skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. From football and basketball to indoor and outdoor athletics, we provide a comprehensive selection of sports to ensure every student finds an activity they enjoy.


Our ASAs complement our sports program by offering additional opportunities for students to explore their interests beyond the classroom. These activities cover a wide spectrum, including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, robotics, and academic enrichment programs. ASAs enable students to pursue their passions and promote creativity, critical thinking, and personal development.


At QAD, we understand the importance of holistic development, which is why we encourage students to participate in both sports and ASAs. Engaging in these activities helps students build valuable life skills such as time management, leadership, and resilience. Whether on the field, in the gym, or in the art studio, students have the chance to discover new talents, make lasting friendships, and broaden their horizons.


Our sports provision and ASAs provide opportunities for students to showcase their talents and represent QAD in local and international competitions, fostering a sense of pride and unity within our school community. Through these experiences, students learn the importance of dedication, discipline, and perseverance, setting them on a path toward success both inside and outside the classroom.


The sports and ASAs offered at QAD PYP School play a vital role in our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world.


At Qatar Academy Doha PYP School, we are member of the below Associations:

  • QPPSSA (Qatar Private Primary Schools Sports Association) – for football, indoor and outdoor athletics, and basketball
  • QFSSA (Qatar Foundation School Sports Association) – for football, indoor and outdoor athletics

After-School Activities (ASA)

Each year, the Primary School offers a wide variety of After School Activities (ASA)and
Clubs. These activities are “child-centered”, and offer a wide range of choices each
semester. The focus of the program is to enhance the students learning through school-
related activities.

Primary School (ASA’s) /Clubs

Sunday

  • KG-1 Karaoke (2 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr. 4-5 Girls Football (8 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr. 2-3 Girls Football (8 more open spots) FREE
  • KG – 1 Playball (5 more open spots) – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions
  • H20 – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions

Monday

  • Gr. 3 Boys Football (10 more open spots) FREE
  • H20 Swim Club – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions
  • KG – 1 Football Club – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions

Tuesday

  • Gr 2- 5 BOYS Football Club – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions
  • Gr 2- 5 GIRLS Football Club – QF PAID Club 480QR 8 sessions
  • H20 Swim Club – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions

Wednesday

  • Gr 2-3 Girls Basketball (10 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr 2 Boys Football (3 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr 4 Boys Football (8 more open spots) FREE
  • KG-2 Cooking Club (6 more spots) 900QR 8 sessions
  • KG – Gr 3 Ballet (12 more spots) 480QR 8 sessions
  • H20 Swim Club – QF PAID Club 600QR 8 sessions

Thursday

  • Gr 5 Boys Football (3 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr 2-5 Girls Yoga (10 more open spots) FREE
  • Gr. 4-5 Boxing Girls PAID CLUB ORX SPORTS TEAM info@orxsports.qa 600QR 8 sessions
  • Gr. 4-5 Boxing Boys PAID CLUB ORYX ORX SPORTS TEAM info@orxsports.qa 600QR 8 sessions

Online Information System

Power School

Power School is an online-based Student Information System (SIS) used by parents, faculty and staff throughout QA. Parents can visit the site 24 hours a day, seven days a week for an immediate, up-to-date record of their child’s performance in school. Individual billing information for tuition, meals, and other fees is located here as well.

Teachers use the site to take attendance, update grades, create report cards and track student support services. In addition, health records and contact information are available for each student in case of emergency. Power School is available for parents and teachers at: school.qf.org.qa.

School and Class Stories, Individual Digital Portfolios

At Qatar Academy Primary, we are using ClassDojo to communicate with parents. This online tool allows our administrators and teachers to communicate directly with parents. Parents are able to sign up to their child’s classroom using a unique code that allows access to classroom announcements in a “Class Story”, as well as secure, private one-on-one teacher and parent communication. Further, the “School Story” provides school-wide updates, notices, and celebrations to all of our primary school families.

Seesaw is used for student digital portfolios in grades 2 – 5. This comprehensive online system allows teachers and students to “show what they know” by documenting and uploading their learning via photos, videos, audio recordings, drawings, text, and links.

Online Information System

Forms and Publications

The Primary Year Programme (PYP) is an international curriculum framework designed for children 3 to 12 years of age. It combines the best research and practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create an engaging, relevant, challenging and significant educational programme.

The Primary School Handbook 2021-2022 is a valuable tool and recommended reading for any current or potential parent at Primary School.

PYP Handbook 2022-2023
Forms and Publications

Facilities

The striking architecture of Qatar Academy buildings on the outside is matched on the inside with spacious classrooms, natural light and a sense of openness. The Academy has the most advanced facilities of any school in the country and competes with the very best in the world. Take a look at our Facilities photo album in the Primary School Gallery.

Sports Venues

The Primary School has direct access to excellent sports venues and hosts a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the school year.

  • Olympic standard 50-meter swimming pool, with electronic timing and scoreboards
  • Two training pools for young swimmers
  • Multi-purpose sports complex
  • Tennis and squash courts
  • Fitness centers
  • Outdoor running track
  • Two Football pitches
  • Four indoor gymnasiums
  • Gymnastics room

Libraries

The Primary School showcases two fully staffed libraries for young students. Services in English and Arabic are provided in each venue. The Preschool Library caters specifically to children in Preschool 3 through Grade 1 while the Primary Library supports the learning needs of students from Grade 2 through Grade 5.

The qualified teaching specialists in the Media Center work with students and teachers to generate multimedia resources (photos, moving images and sound) for use in integrated classroom projects. As a member of Education City, Qatar Academy students and faculty have access to resources from all onsite university libraries through inter-library loans. Parents are welcome to join any of the Qatar Academy libraries as borrowing patrons.

Auditorium

The Qatar Academy auditorium has a fully appointed stage and seating for an audience of approximately 250 people. The venue’s perfect acoustics and excellent sight lines provide an inviting setting for Qatar Academy events. The space is used regularly to host school plays and musicals, debates, choral and orchestral events, and invited speakers.

Pool

Cafeteria

Gym

Libraries
Auditorium

Accredited Partners

NEASC

NEASC

CIS

CIS

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Eco-School

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