At Qatar Academy Sidra, we follow the International Model for social and emotional support. The counseling department in general addresses transitions, academic success, personal and social development, and future planning for students.
The counselors work closely with different departments within the school such as Admissions, the Student Support Team, and the Medical Health unit as well as maintaining close communication with Administration and Faculty to ensure the delivery of effective and supportive services to all our families.
Social / Emotional Curriculum
Our social and emotional learning program focuses on activities and lessons that are consistent with identified student needs and cover four broad domains of development to promote and enhance the learning process. The domains are broad developmental areas including standards and competencies and promote behaviors that enhance learning for all students. Standards for each domain provide guidance and direction for international schools developing effective school counseling programs. Student competencies define the specific knowledge, attitudes and skills students should obtain, and indicators demonstrate skill acquisition.
In the primary school, we focus on empathy, respect, and responsibility. In secondary, we implement social and emotional lessons through the advisory program, which supports academic, personal/social and career developmental skill-building.