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The sixth form students have spent the last 7 months making applications to universities around the world and we have had some fantastic offers from many universities in the US and UK, in addition, we also have offers from Sweden, Florence, Milan, Cyprus and Canada. This has been an exciting and busy period for our students making sure that their personal applications made them stand out from the crowd and be accepted.

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Students and staff of Gulf English School (GES) celebrated Reading Month with a number of activities to promote reading, including different reading themes and a “mad hatter's tea party”. Students who read the most from each year group were rewarded with a book token while the class who collectively read the most were given a party.

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For the tenth consecutive year, Gulf English School (GES) organised the GES Career Fair 2017. The fair was inaugurated at 9 am with the ribbon cutting ceremony by HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, chairman of “Al Faisal Holding” in the presence of representatives from participating partners.

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The State of Qatar will be participating for the first time in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in the month of July, 2017. In order to represent Qatar with a strong team from schools in the state, the Ministry of Education organised a national competition between all independent, international, and private schools in Qatar; The National Biology Olympiad (NBO).

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2016 saw the launch of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award at The Gulf English School. This award teaches young people self-reliance, leadership, teamwork, and practical skills such as navigation and camping.  There are various parts to the award – a physical activity, community work, a skill, and the expedition. The expedition at Bronze level is two days walking for 6 hours a day and camping overnight.

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One of our wonderful Year 6 students spoke recently in an assembly in the Junior school about a project he had started to collect plastic water bottle caps for a very good cause. The Junior Student Council and the CAS students in Secondary have decided to support this positive project and are running a competition to see which class/form can collect the most bottle caps.

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Hundreds of children came through the school gates with a heap of activities to keep them entertained throughout the day.

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On the 12th February, the pupils and staff began a month with a focus on reading. We are now half way through the month and we are pleased to report that the initiative is going well. Many children are reading much more than before – at school and at home, as together we try to read for a million minutes. So far the staff and pupils in Infants have read for 135548 minutes, Juniors for 114165 minutes and Secondary for 20,277 minutes.

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The International Baccalaureate Organisation visited the school from the 15th to the 17th of January as part of the 5-year review process which all IB schools undertake to ensure that the program is being run to the standards expected by the IB.

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