• QA Sidra
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Primary School

Dear children, parents, and visitors,

A very sincere welcome to Qatar Academy Sidra Primary School.

Honored and humbled in equal measure, I am immensely grateful for this opportunity to serve Qatar Academy Primary School on its journey through the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

Qatar Academy Sidra is a center of learning that develops the whole child as a kind and caring agent of change in an ever-evolving world. We know that encouraging children to develop and use agency makes for profound learning experiences that resonate with authenticity. As an international school in the beautiful and rapidly developing city of Doha, we embrace diversity and forge connections with the local community in order to enhance the children’s sense of civic responsibility.

As part of Qatar Foundation, Qatar Academy Sidra operates as a leader in learning to offer all students, regardless of nationality, the chance to foster the trait of principled stewardship. Our focus on authentic action and student agency blends seamlessly with the trusted International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). The IBPYP’s concept-based and inquiry-driven approach, within the context of carefully planned transdisciplinary units, enables students to explore, create, and take action.

During their learning journey, our children construct knowledge, skills, and attitudes through the contexts of:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves
  • How we share the planet

This learning culminates in the exciting PYP 5 (Grade 5) Exhibition, which marks the transition point as children begin their move to the IB Middle Years Programme.
To facilitate exceptional learning within the PYP, our teachers and instructional assistants incorporate a variety of evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom. Our Early Learners are given opportunities to engage in responsive play-based inquiry. Our KG - PYP 5 students engage in a student-centered programme where they enjoy taking ownership of their learning.

Again, welcome. Please do visit us. We would cherish the opportunity to connect with you and show you all the ways that Qatar Academy Sidra gives children the “roots to grow and wings to fly”.

Andrew Cubitt
Interim Primary School Principal