Doha College, one of Qatar’s oldest international schools, recently held its annual Award Ceremony to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its students. The event recognised various categories, including subject awards for each year group, school values awards for students who demonstrated diligence, integrity, perseverance, and respect, as well as awards for outstanding work with the Doha College Model United Nations, student leadership, charitable causes, and more.

Attended by proud parents, staff, and governors, the ceremony was elevated by the inclusion of instrumental music and drama segments, performed by talented Doha College students.

In an impressive display of determination and diligent work, Myesha Shaikh (Year 9) and Aamna Zahid (Year 11) received three subject awards each. Myesha was honoured for art, mathematics, and Qatar history, while Aamna was recognised for geography, Islamic studies, and physics.

The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) granted student achievement awards to three Doha College pupils: Prabhav Srivastava for ‘Outstanding effort’, Saoirse Burness and Aleeza Ahmed, both for ‘Commitment to a charitable cause’. This brought Prabhav’s awards count to three, as he was also recognised for his integrity and musical performance.

The ‘awards hat-trick’ was also achieved by Maryam Abdur-Razzaq (Year 8), Mariam Elantably, Ria Gokul, and Arwa Elrayess, all in Year 13. Maryam won the Arabic as a second language award, the science award and the diligence award. Mariam took home the trophies for mathematics, physics, and for her contribution to the DC Model United Nations (DCMUN); Ria was awarded for biology, chemistry and DCMUN, while Arwa was awarded for economics, history, and her work as the Head Girl.

A highlight of the ceremony was the announcement of next year’s student leadership team, including the new head boy, head girl, deputy head boy, head girl, and senior prefects, affectionately known as the ‘Big Six’. They will work alongside numerous committees to enhance the student experience at Doha College.

Jerome Scafe, Head of Secondary at Doha College, expressed his thoughts on this year’s awardees: ‘Our annual awards ceremony is a fantastic way of recognising outstanding attitude to learning, alignment, and embodiment of our school values as well as exceptional academic achievement. Well done to all the award winners. We look forward to more and more students being recognised for their brilliance inside and outside of the classroom next year.’

David Tongue, Principal of Doha College, equally delighted with the standards set by the students, stated: ‘I really enjoyed attending the annual rewards ceremonies – my first opportunity to do this during my time in the College. The students showcased were really exceptional and it is very humbling to reflect on how much talent and commitment exists within the College.’

To find out more about Doha College, visit dohacollege.com


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