by Mrs. Erika Velez
I would like to warmly welcome you and your student(s) to Qatar Academy Sidra Primary School for the 2018-2019 academic year. I am very excited to start my second year at QAS as Primary School Principal. I feel honored to be part of this community and look forward to the endless possibilities that await us this school year. Our supportive team of teachers and administration are dedicated to working in partnership with you, to create multiple opportunities for students to experience success throughout their educational journey in the primary.
Parental voice 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.
There are a few changes to our campus. From colorful pods and walls, to more spacious and open classrooms, flex spaces for; collaboration, support and research, smart storage and collaborative working spaces, book and inquiry rooms, reading hubs , specialty intervention spaces, remodeled teacher’s workroom, repurposed reception area, revamped library space, more oxygen bubbles (plants) inside the building and additional play and shaded area for early years.
There is still some building works that are in progress and will shortly be completed. These spaces were intentionally thought and designed for the student, teacher and parent engagement, collaboration, and motivation for success. The addition of colour and green spaces in the outdoors is also bringing more life to our campus.
Additionally, we are growing and developing our Arts programme. This year we have two combined music and art spaces for early years ( Pre-1G) and the art and music room for 2-5 grades. We continue to develop inclusion practices and teaching and learning spaces for languages, student support, and research.
Languages and Personal, Social and Physical Education will be a major focus this school year.
We will be communicating soon information about parent partnerships, volunteer opportunities, and announcements of upcoming celebrations of active minds at work, class experiences, showcases, and assemblies.