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Compass International School Doha

Gulf Times Special Supplement Thursday, May 30, 2019

Be the best version of yourself with global education at Compass

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ompass International School Doha is one of Qatar’s leading schools, providing the very best of British and International curricula for over 12 years. As part of premium education provider, Nord Anglia Education, Compass International School Doha offers your child a truly unique international learning experience. Children aged 3 to 18 are taught at its three campuses across Doha: Madinat Khalifa, Gharaffa and Rayyan with a new campus, Themaid, opening for the 2019/20 academic year in August 2019. With new campus comes new opportunities. A world of infinite opportunities await at Compass International School Doha. The curricula offered at the school’s campuses include the International Primary Curriculum, English National Curriculum, IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. A-Levels and BTEC vocational

programmes will be available in coming years at the new Themaid Campus. Compass International School Doha offers a variety of language options for students to equip young learners with the skills required for the future. English is its main language; however, with over 70 nationalities in the school, internationalmindedness and a global education are at the heart of learning. The school’s language programmes include Arabic for native Arabic speakers and for international students as a foreign language at Themaid Campus, a French/English Bilingual Programme at Rayyan Campus and the only accredited Dutch Language and Culture programme for Dutch speaking students in Doha for Primary students at Gharaffa Campus and Secondary students at Madinat Khalifa Campus.

Nord Anglia Education, with 61 schools across 28 countries, has unique collaborations and links with world-renowned institutions such as The Juilliard School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which offer students a wealth of innovative curricular experiences and will help your child connect with their future. An education in the performing arts has widereaching benefits for children, providing them with the tools to think creatively, innovate and appreciate diverse cultures and backgrounds, which is achieved through its collaboration with The Juilliard School. The school wants your child to imagine a world of infinite possibilities. Through its new approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM), your child will have the skills to invent their future. STEAM plays an invaluable

part in helping your child to develop academic, social and personal success. Through practical, hands-on problem solving, your child will develop transferrable skills such as creativity, curiosity, resilience, resourcefulness, collaboration and confidence to help pave the way to a future full of possibilities. The school’s collaboration with MIT brings a new approach to learning the interdisciplinary subjects of STEAM. Through inschool challenges, an annual visit to MIT, and specialised training for STEAM teachers, your child will gain the skills needed for the 21st century. The Nord Anglia Education Global Campus offers challenges, collaborations and worldwide experiences that will provide a host of benefits for your child and stimulate their natural curiosity to learn. Through its collaboration with UNICEF, students

are encouraged to research, develop and debate solutions to challenges facing society. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award and helps young people learn new skills, get physically fit, serve the community and foster a sense of adventure. Compass International School Doha is more than a school. It is a thriving community where your child will become the best version of themselves and where your child will see no limits to what they will achieve. Every child is encouraged to be ambitious in their learning and to exceed expectations. Each child is nurtured through personalised learning to build self-confidence and develop into ambitious learners and strong performers. The school understands that it is important to develop social skills as well as academic success. The students are inspired to think independently and critically, to evaluate and make judgments themselves and with their peers.


Compass International School Doha

Gulf Times Special Supplement Thursday, May 30, 2019

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New Themaid Campus set for August opening At Compass International School Doha’s new Themaid Campus, we bring 12 years of academic excellence and community spirit in Qatar to a new, purpose-built facility. The Themaid Campus, near to Education City and Mall of Qatar, is the school’s largest campus and opens in August 2019. The new state-of-theart, purpose-built campus will offer students an exceptional learning environment from its wellequipped science laboratories and theatre to the 25-metre swimming pool and specialist areas for design, technology and music. Themaid Campus is an opportunity for students to be inspired by the world of learning in purpose-built facilities and through the school’s unique collaborations with The Juilliard School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The campus will accept students from Early Years through to Year 10 for

academic year 2019/20, offering the International Primary Curriculum, English National Curriculum and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in one campus. Future years will accommodate A-Levels as well as vocational programmes (BTEC). The main language at Themaid Campus is English, with Arabic classes available for native Arabic speakers and for international students as a foreign language. In Secondary, the campus also offers French and Spanish, in addition to Arabic.

Madinat Khalifa Campus helps nurture 21st century skills Close to West Bay, the Madinat Khalifa Campus offers Primary education from Year 1 to Year 6 and Secondary education for Year 7 to 13 and follows the English National Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum, IGCSE and the International

Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Programme offers students the best possible international education and inspires them to continue to be ambitious in their studies at leading universities around the world. The IB is taught to over 1.4 million students at over 5,000 schools in 153 countries. The IB Diploma Programme is highly valued by universities for its capacity to develop a student’s academic and personal potential. IB Diploma Programme prepares students for 21st century skills including global mindedness, cultural sensitivity, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking. In 2016/17, one of its students was placed in the top 4% of IB Diploma Programme attainment across the world and in 2017/18, another student was placed in the top 8% globally. At its Madinat Khalifa Secondary Campus, the school offers the only accredited Dutch Language and Culture programme for Dutch speaking students in Doha from Year 7 to the IB Diploma Programme with an integrated in-school curriculum.

Gharaffa Campus … exceptional learning environment To the west of Doha lies Gharaffa Campus, close to Doha’s Education City and Sidra Medicine. It is the school’s longest established campus in Doha. The Gharaffa Campus offers Early Years and Primary education from Early Years 1 to Year 6 and follows the International Primary Curriculum. The Gharaffa Campus also offers Dutch Language and Culture programme for younger Dutch speaking students from Early Years 1 to Year 6.

Rayyan Campus … developing language skills is vital Located on the grounds of a former palace, Rayyan Campus offers Early Years and Primary education

from Early Years 1 to Year 6 and follows the International Primary Curriculum. At the Rayyan Campus, the school offers a specialist English/French Bilingual Programme which is fully immersed into the heart of the campus. The Programme has been successfully running for four years with experienced bilingual teachers. Students have a French native teacher and an English native teacher and are taught English and French as stand-alone languages to develop knowledge and skills in both languages. Maths and the International Primary Curriculum, which covers all other subject areas linked together by a common theme, are taught in both languages, allowing children to be reflective, critical thinkers, applying their knowledge to solve problems and learning to be empathic and work socially with their peers in a bilingual environment.


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