Monday, 26 September 2016

Hello from Ms. Angelique in the Art Room!

Dear Parents,

I would like to say hello and welcome you to the  2016-2017 school year. My name is Angelique Kuyper and I will be teaching Art.  Art in Qatar Academy includes many opportunities to explore local and international artists and styles. We will develop and strengthen skills including observing, drawing, painting and more. Art is important and necessary in your child's education program as it improves critical thinking and problem solving skills, builds confidence and increases motivation and imagination. I will be working closely with your child's teacher and our Units of Inquiry to create meaningful creative experiences with students in KG, Grade 1 and Grade 2.

I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and this is my third year at Qatar Academy and my second year as the Lower Primary Art Teacher. I have a Bachelors of Fine Art and am certified to teach Elementary Education from the United States. 

I look forward to this school year and exploring the great artistic opportunities Doha can bring to our classroom!








Wednesday, 21 September 2016

IMPORTANT QPPSSA Tryout Information – Term 1

Important QPPSSA Tryout Information - Term 1


Due to high levels of student interest, we have had to adjust the QPPSSA tryout days. Please check below for changes:

 

Swim Team KG (Coach Becki & Coach Val)

Location: Training Pool

Tryout Date: Sunday 25th September

Start Date: Sunday 30th October

Tournament Date:  24th May

 

Swim Team Grade 1 (Coach Maraku & Coach Mathison)

Location: Training Pool

Tryout Date: Monday 26th September

Start Date: Monday 31st October

Tournament Date: 24th May  

 

Swim Team Grade 2/3 (Coach Desirey & Coach Val)

Location: Olympic Pool

Tryout Date: Thursday 29th September

Start Date: Monday 3rd October

Tournament Date Girls: 15th May

Tournament Date Boys: 22nd May

 

Boys Football Team Grade 2/3 (Coach Thorpe)

Location: Wooden Floor Gym

Tryout Date: Wednesday 28th September

Start Date: Wednesday 12th October 

Tournament Date: 29th November (Coach Richard has details regarding the QF Junior League) 

 

Swim Team Grade 4/5 (Coach Desirey & Coach Val)

Location: Olympic Pool

Tryout Date: Monday 26th September

Start Date: Monday 3rd October

Tournament Date Girls: 15th May

Tournament Date Boys: 22nd May

 

Girls Football Team Grade 4/5 (Coach Laurene)

Location: Wooden Floor Gym

Tryout Date: Thursday 29th September

Start Date: Thursday 6th October

Tournament Date: 21st November 

 

Boys Football Team Grade 4/5 (Coach Richard)

Location: Wooden Floor Gym

Tryout Date: Sunday 25th September

Start Date: Wednesday 5th October 

Tournament Date: 22nd November (Coach Richard has details regarding the QF Junior League) 

 

Girls Netball Team Grade 4/5 (Coach Jones)

Location: Wooden Floor Gym

Tryout Date: Monday 26th September 

Start Date: TBC

Tournament Date: 15th January 

 

Girls Only Swim Team Grade 2/3/4/5 (Coach Val & Coach Spracklan)

Please see Miss Becki or Ms. Val for more information regarding this club.

 

Thanks

Miss Becki

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

QPPSSA Sports Teams Sign Up Term 1

Term 1 QPPSSA Sports Team Tryouts: September 25th - September 28th

Term 1 Sports Offered:
Swimming - Boys and Girls -  Kindergarten (Sunday), Grade1 (Monday), Grade 2(Monday), Grade 3 (Monday), Grade 4 (Monday) & Grade 5 (Monday)
Football - Boys - Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 & Grade 5 (All on Wednesday)
Football - Girls - Grade 4 & Grade 5 (Thursday)
Netball - Girls - Grade 4 & Grade 5 (Monday)

Please Sign Up on the blogs for tryouts starting today using this LINK.


If you have any questions about QPPSSA sports teams, please see Ms. Becki Perry.

Important Dates for After School Activities and QPPSSA Sports Teams for 2016-2017

Welcome back for the 2016-2017 academic year at Qatar Academy. We are enthusiastic to be offering many wonderful sports teams and after school activities this year. Please mark the following dates in your calendars so you can take full advantage of these programs.


Term 1 QPPSSA Sports Team Tryouts: September 25 - September 28 - Please Sign Up on the blogs for tryouts starting today!


Term 1 Sports Offered:

Swimming - Boys and Girls -  Kindergarten to Grade 5

Football - Boys - Grades 2 to Grade 5

Football - Girls - Grade 4 and 5

Netball - Girl - Grade 4 and 5


Term 2 QPPSSA Sports Teams Tryouts: December 11 - December 15.


Term 2 Sports Offered:

Swimming - Boys and Girls -  Kindergarten to Grade 5

Basketball - Boys - Grade 2 to Grade 5

Basketball - Girls - Grade 2 to Grade 5

Tag Rugby - Boys and Girls - Grade 4 and Grade 5

Cricket - Boys and Girls - Grade 4 and Grade 5

Outdoor Athletics - Boys and Girls -  Grade 2 to Grade 5




After School Activities (ASA) Sign-up for Round 1: October 2 - October 6 - sign-up will be on the blogs.


ASA Round 1 will run from October 16 - December 8.


Other important ASA dates:


ASA Round 2 sign-up: January 1 - January 5

ASA Round 2 session: January 15 - March 16


ASA Round 3 sign-up: March 12 - March 16

ASA Round 3 session: March 26 - May 25


If you have any questions about QPPSSA sports teams, please see Ms. Becki Perry.

If you have questions about after school activities please, see Ms. Desirey Webdale.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Welcome to KGD!



Hello and welcome to our KG D class!

My name is Cindy Hogan and I am happy to be your child’s KG teacher and excited to see what this academic year holds for all of us.  Teaching is my passion. I firmly believe each child is unique and capable. It is therefore essential to recognize their capabilities and strengths, and to build on each child's strengths. I look forward to working together with you in order for your child to realize their potential. 

A little about my background…
I am from the United States of America. This is my second year at Qatar Academy and I have been teaching for 23 years. I started my career teaching Kindergarten. I have also taught first grade and was a support teacher for students K-5 who were not on grade level in reading and math.  My husband teaches  Social Studies at Awsaj senior school. Our son and daughter are both grown and are following their own dreams.

I look forward to watching your child discover and grow!