Executive Principal's Message
Receiving a good education is one of the key cornerstones of life and this is what Qatar International School sets out to achieve. We are a school where ‘Learning Comes First‘ and this philosophy is supported by staff and students alike.
Our aim is to be one of the best British International Schools in the world and so we strive to provide only the best for our students, both inside and outside of the classroom. Like Doha itself, QIS is a very welcoming and friendly place. To achieve this, we ensure the school environment is a safe and secure one that will allow our excellent teachers the opportunity to facilitate high quality lessons and our students the opportunity to develop and learn to the best of their varied and wide-ranging abilities. Standards and achievement are important but we love to promote and celebrate creativity and diversity as we prepare our students for life and the ever-changing international world of work, not simply examinations.
Like all of us, the school is on a learning journey, constantly updating our curriculum and improving the ways in which learning is facilitated. We use the very latest educational research as well as the best practice from the UK education system and we believe our offer to students is unique. My own background includes over 28 years of experience in leadership and teaching the English Curriculum and our entirely British leadership team bring the best this has to offer to our international school in Qatar.
We are well aware of the excellent reputation QIS has here in Doha but that doesn’t mean we are complacent. On the contrary, it is the motivation for us to raise the bar even higher and to expect only the very best from our staff and students.
We are proud of our traditions and we continue to uphold standards in attendance, punctuality and presentation. Our students must be at school, on time, to learn properly and they should also be appropriately dressed. However, we also believe, wholeheartedly, that education should be fun, challenging and rewarding. It is the best way to motivate students and instil into them a life-long love and passion for learning. A significant part of the school ethos is to build this enjoyment into our development to engage learners at all levels. We aim to establish positive relationships and create and nurture independence in all our learners, which will carry them forward and stay with them into the future.
The QIS family is always happy to welcome parents and visitors to the school site. We love to demonstrate and share our special atmosphere and friendly environment. When visiting us please let us know in advance so that we can make sure the right person is available to deal with your enquiry.
We look forward to seeing you in the future.
Mr D. C. M. Baker