International Biology Olympiad
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).
Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions
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.
Helping the community at GES
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.
Zootopia Carnival at GES
Hundreds of children came through the school gates with a heap of activities to keep them entertained throughout the day.
Reading All Over The World
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.
GES Re-accredited by IBO
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.
Sports Day at GES
Stemming from its belief that a healthy mind lay in a healthy body, as well as from its keenness on spreading the culture of sports, the Gulf English School celebrated Qatar’s 6th National Sports Day (NSD) by hosting two exciting and fun-packed sports days at Al Gharafa Sports Club this week. Also in the spirit of this national event, GES Infant School ran a fitness week for its youngest pupils.
Afternoon tea at GES
The Vision of The Gulf English School is to provide a learning environment which is caring, motivating and supportive allowing all cultures within the GES community to achieve their personal best and to become responsible global citizens. We understand that for us to achieve this Vision we require the full support of each family within our school.
The Gulf English School engages students in ‘Week Without Walls’
Students at Gulf English School (GES) took their learning to new levels during a 'Week Without Walls' event that saw the school’s 1500 plus students enjoy a total of 40 field trips between November 27th and December 1st. The field trips ranged from touring local farms on foot to exploring Souk Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art, besides getting involved in community activities and sports & fitness.