Qatar National Day Celebrations at RGS Qatar

In the run-up to Qatar National Day on December 18, RGS Qatar celebrated our love for our homeland through a variety of special activities, including assemblies, class events, and art murals. Our students were given numerous opportunities to learn about Qatari culture.

Mr Rolt’s online Qatar National Day assembly was a fantastic celebration of Qatari culture and traditions, and the children all performed their roles with poise and dignity. It was inspiring to see so many of our school’s students dressed in Qatar’s national colours. Our Qatari students were ecstatic to express their love for their homeland.

We would like to express our gratitude to our wonderful school community, our talented students, and the Arabic Department staff for assisting us in making the celebrations such a huge success.

Qatar National Day Gallery

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Over QR 25,000 raised by RGS Qatar for Education Above All

Our mission at RGS Qatar is to ensure that our pupils develop into lifelong learners. We are extremely proud to have raised nearly 15,000 QR to Education Above All.
Our pupils have done an outstanding job reading at home and raising money for disenfranchised children in Qatar as part of Education Above All’s “The Together Program.”
Reading is necessary for success and the development of a life-long passion for learning. We encourage our pupils to read throughout the year, and they were all moved when informed that their reading would assist other children in attending school.
Serving our community is exactly what it means to be an RGS Guildfordian.
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Modern Foreign Languages at RGSGQ Primary School

At RGS Qatar, we understand the importance of foreign language learning at a young age. Pupils can choose to study French or Spanish from the early years.

Younger children are more open and receptive to language learning and have an innate curiosity when learning a language, its new words and new sounds. Learning a new language has also been shown to improve critical thinking skills and enhance social skills.
Pupils from Year 2 French wrote and illustrated their books based on “Ours Brun, Dis-moi Ce Que Tu Vois (Brown Bear, What do you See). They did an author reading to staff and taught them the name of the animals and colours in French.

Merci & bravo à tous

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Book Week 2020

We held a fantastic Book Week this week at the RGS, celebrating our love of books and the enjoyment and importance of reading. There has been a wide range of activities taking place throughout the week which have engaged and excited our pupils.

It all started on Sunday when staff and pupils arrived at school dressed as a book character. There were some amazing costumes and every class had the opportunity to parade on the stage.

During the week each year group focused on a different Great British Author and we held character hunts and competitions for everyone to get involved in. Our older pupils visited Early Years and Key Stage 1 classrooms to read stories to our younger pupils, and staff and pupils had to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ whenever they heard the sound of a tambourine. This caused much amusement, especially when pupils were in PE lessons!

On Thursday we held our Book Week assembly during which, classes showcased some of the work they had completed throughout the week. We welcomed the ‘Lilliput Players’ into school to work with Early Years and Key Stage 1 on creative music, and the whole of the Primary School joined together for a special reading themed garden party towards the end of the day.

A huge thank you to everyone for getting so involved in this great week and to Miss Newsome, our English Coordinator, for organising a fantastic and hugely beneficial Book Week.

Sports Day 2020

On Thursday 6th February we held our annual Sports Day. Early Years and Key Stage 1 took to the field in the morning with Key Stage 2 and 3 following in the afternoon. It was a great day of sporting action and sportsmanship with some outstanding individual performances from pupils, parents and teachers!!

Well done to everyone for their effort and to Beckingham (Early Years), Nettles (Key Stage 1), for being crowned Sports Day Champions in their respective age group

Health Week, 2 – 5 February

This week was Health Week at the RGS as we focused on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and a balanced diet. Throughout the week there was a whole host of fun and engaging activities for pupils across the School to take part in. Pupils in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 took part in football training with Premier League Soccer, basketball with Mr McCullagh, athletics with Miss Pearson and Dodgeball with Miss Blenham. Key Stage 3 also got involved as they had an afternoon participating in swimming, football, netball and basketball.

Back in the classroom pupils have been busy making smoothies and fruit kebabs, learning about personal hygiene and the importance of brushing their teeth, and having fitness competitions.

Spring Fair

1st of February 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 the Parents’ Association fund which is used to host future events and further strengthen our community.

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 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 and the Angry Birds popped over from Doha Festival City to see us!

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.

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 and to those who volunteered to support games and activities.