• QA Sidra
  • QA Sidra
  • QA Sidra
  • QA Sidra
  • QA Sidra

Primary School

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the Primary School Principal of Qatar Academy Sidra. I would like to warmly welcome you and your student(s) to our primary school. I am very excited to join this school and community and I look forward to the endless possibilities that await us. As usual, our supportive team of teachers and administration are dedicated to working with you, as educational partners, to create multiple opportunities for students to experience success throughout their educational journey. Parental input and collaboration is something we strongly value and encourage in our school community. Every student can excel when we establish high expectations and work together to provide the needed support for students to meet and exceed those expectations.

Qatar Academy Sidra offers a rigorous curriculum that is influenced strongly by the beliefs and curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Programme as well as recognized educational research institutions. Last fall, we celebrated our Primary Years Programme (PYP) school authorization and we are committed to continue our growth co-creating and co-developing our school curricula. Our passionate team of teachers engage, train and share best practices as part of a highly effective system of constant learning and development offered at our school.

Grounded in rigorous curricula, teachers encourage deep inquiry, reflection, connections and relentless curiosity to develop students to be caring, courageous risk takers and critical thinkers encompassing the IB Learner Profile attributes and promoting creative minds, innovation, collaboration and effective communication, all essential skills for our diverse learners and future leaders to take action.

The transdisciplinary nature of the Primary Years Programme provides students with the knowledge, skills, conceptual understandings and attitudes that enable them to become increasingly effective learners. Students actively explore concepts and connections through the lens of different subject areas; Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, Arts, Drama, Physical Education and Music as well as foreign languages; Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History. The balance approach of the programme also promotes the development of research, social and self-management skills.

Our focus is on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. At Qatar Academy Sidra we inspire young people to become lifelong learners, using their energy, conviction and positivity to engage with increasingly complex and interconnected global challenges.

I look forward to working together and to a successful school year. Thank you for the opportunity to help grow your children!

Erika Velez
Primary School Principal