Sports Day 2019

As part of Health Week we held our annual Sports Days this week which are always a highlight of the year. Pupils, parents and staff members arrived at school wearing House colours and pupils took part in a series of events to collect points for their Houses. The action then turned to the track for individual races!

On Wednesday it was Early Years and Key Stage 1 who showed amazing effort and sportsmanship as they competed for their Houses. The parents demonstrated their athletic prowess as Hussein and MK’s Mum, Reem’s Nanny, Wouter’s Dad, and Yazaan’s Dad all emerged victorious in the parents’ races. Miss Keay once again showed she is the speediest female teacher in school as she led the way in the sprint, while Mr McCullagh took the male title away from defending champion Mr Walsh in a photo finish!

On Thursday it was the turn of Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils who took part in a series of field events, followed by sprinting, hurdles and long distance races. Well done to everyone who took part, especially those pupils who volunteered for the long distance races and kept on going even when they were finding it tough. Zaynab’s Aunty sped away to win the parents’ race, while Miss Kelly was better than the day before by winning the Female staff race. The male staff race was highly competitive, with Mr McCullagh just holding off Mr Temple to make two wins in two days for Hamonde!

Valpy were crowned overall champions of the Early Years and Key Stage 1 Sports Day, while Nettles claimed the Key Stage 2 and 3 title.

Well done to all the participants and thank you to everyone who came along to support the pupils. The sportsmanship on show was really special and pupils should be very proud of themselves. A special mention to Mr Temple, Mr McCullagh and Miss Kelly who planned and organised both Sports Day and Health Week.

Health Week

What a week at the RGSGQ! On Sunday students attended the RGS wearing a range of football shirts and were very motivated to participate in football, following Qatar’s success in the Asian Cup the previous evening. Early years students took part in a range of coaching sessions where they improved their control and dribbling skills whilst playing fun games. Key stage 1 and 2 students participated in a football tournament. The winners of the tournament were Year 6 boys and Year 2 Tigers. On Monday students brought into school an activity on wheels. This ranged from bikes, scooters and roller blades. Students then got to show off their skills on their wheels by completing an obstacle course. It was great to see so many Nursery and Reception children being able to ride bikes without using stabilizers.

Tasty Tuesday was an opportunity to learn about, and try, a range of healthy foods. Year 3 and 6 had a “smoothie shake off”, while Year 1 made fruit kebabs and Early Years pupils ate coloured yogurt and fruit. Wellness Wednesday was an opportunity for pupils to learn about having a healthy mind and body. Students participated in yoga in the atrium with Mrs Maines and enjoyed an informative talk with RGS school nurse Odessa.

A fantastic, fun, healthy week for students at the RGSGQ.

Spring Fair

On 2nd Feb 2019 we held our annual Spring Fair at the RGS. The event was an opportunity to bring the School and wider community together and raise money for good causes.

There were lots of great games to play, a wide range of shops and stalls, tasty food and some fabulous prizes to be won. The Bouncy Castles were very popular, as was Splat the Teacher!!! Well done to the School Council who ran their own stall and raised almost 200 QAR; and congratulations to our competition and raffle winners who walked away with a host of excellent prizes!

Throughout the day we were treated to a number of superb performances on the stage. Pupils showcased their musical talents and the audience also enjoyed Irish Dancing and music by a Jazz Duo.

Thank you to everyone who came along to share the day with our whole community and support the School. It was wonderful to see so many parents and pupils socialising and enjoying themselves. I do feel that we have a wonderful community at the RGS which will only get stronger as the School grows.

Money raised from the Spring Fair will be shared between the charitable organisation for animal welfare, TNR Qatar, which is a non-government funded, volunteer community organisation working to trap, neuter, return and manage Doha’s community cats; and the Parents’ Association Fund, which is used to host further events to strengthen our school community and provide additional opportunities for pupils at the RGS. We would like to thank our sponsors: 7th Heaven Arts Centre; Archery Tag; Doha Golf Club; Go Nuts; Intercontinental Hotels Group; Sharq Village & Spa; Spa Thirty; Yama Yoga Studios; for their participation, which was greatly appreciated.

To put on an event like this takes an incredible amount of hard work. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the day such a positive experience for all who attended. A special thank you to the Parents’ Association for their exceptional, hard work which ensured the day was such a great success.