Doha
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 14

GEMS Wellington School Qatar

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: 57,625 ﷼

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Number of students

GEMS Wellington School - Qatar is a new school that opened in Academic Year 2015/16

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have over 30 different nationalities in our school.

Max. number of students per class

The maximum number of students in Foundation Stage Class is 22 and from Year 1 upwards it is 25.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, each class up to year 2 will have a teacher and teaching assistant. From year 3 upwards, each class will have a teacher and share teaching assistants between them.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes, we have Native English speaking teachers.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic as a first and second language. A European language starting from year 3.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is given to students with the amount depending on their age group. For the earlier years, the focus is on Reading, Writing and Maths. Longer tasks are expected for the older students.

Uniform required

All children are required to wear school uniform.

Entry evaluation for students

New students may be required to complete an appropriate level assessment to determine placement and fit. For FS1, FS2 and Year 1 this will be an observation based assessment and looks at basic sounds, letters, number, shapes and colours. For Year 2 – Year 8 there will be a writing and maths assessment.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

In year 6 they will sit the English National Curriculum SATS tests. In year 11 they will sit iGCSE/GCSE examinations.. In year 13 we are presently looking to offer GCE A' Levels.

School bus service available

Yes, we have a bus service, with different pick up and drop off locations around Doha.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We are developing an achievement centre to support those children with special learning needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extension and enrichment in the classrooms and through extra curricular activities.

School start time

Foundation Stage 1-2 start at 8:30am
Year 1- 8 start at 7:45am

School finish time

Foundation Stage 1 finish at 12:30pm
Foundation Stage 2 finish at 2:00pm
Year 1-6 finish at 2:45pm

Supervised care before/after school

Supervised care is only provided if the student uses the school bus service or if a child in foundation stage has an older sibling.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, Netball, Rugby, Drama, Art, Drumming, Glee Choir, Arabic, Holy Quran, Sports hall games, Cheerleading. Options change each term.

School provided lunches

Yes for Year 3 students upwards.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The canteen will offer a selection of hot and cold food. The hot food menu will be changed daily offering a selection of chicken, beef, fish,a vegetarian dish, rice, pasta and selection of vegetables. Cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and fruit will also be available.

Sports activities included

Invasion games (football, hockey, netball, basketball), multi-skills, cricket, dance, gymnastics

Sports facilities at the school

Full size 3G astro, 4 multi-use game areas, dance studio

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

High expectations of manners with an emphasis on core basic standards in English, Maths and Science. This is set within a curriculum that encourages creativity, enterprise and educational technology. Each pupil is seen as an individual and teachers strive to meet their academic, creative, sporting and pastoral potential.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in QAR

Yearly fees: 53,625 ﷼
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 4,000 ﷼
Total first year fees: 57,625 ﷼
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: registrar_wsq@gemsedu.com
Address: Mian St., Al Wukair, Al Wakrah PO Box 82846, Al Mashaf, Al Wukair, Al Wakrah Doha , Qatar