Three-year-old Foundation Stage 1 pupils  started their first full day at Doha English Speaking School (DESS) recently.

The children had a busy and exciting day where they were introduced to the playground, learned the routine for the Snack Café and the Golden Rules which are: ‘kind hands’, ‘kind words’, ‘sharing’, ‘waiting our turn’, and ‘trying hard’.

Amy Jones, Group Leader for the year group, said of the children’s first day: all FS1 staff are very proud of the children for settling in so well.

Doha English Speaking School

DESS is one of the longest established British Curriculum primary schools in Qatar. DESS was recently awarded the highest grading of ‘outstanding’ in a Penta International inspection.

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