Mesaieed International School
About Mesaieed International School
About Mesaieed International School
We are a Qatar Petroleum owned international school that follows the British curriculum. The school currently has 1360 pupils from the ages of 3-18. We have a genuinely comprehensive intake, open to the Mesaieed resident children of Qatar Petroleum and associate companies’ employees.
OUR VISION is for our students to be high achieving, healthy and happy individuals, well prepared to take their place as global citizens and leaders of the future.
OUR MISSION is to achieve this by inspirational teaching that places high value on learning, enjoyment and the well-being of all our students.
The academic year mirrors the British system of three terms, beginning in August. Local religious and QP holidays are observed. The school week runs from Sunday to Thursday, the weekend being Friday and Saturday. For teachers the school day begins at 6.45am and finishes at approximately 2.30pm, unless staff have other commitments, CPD sessions and after-school clubs.
We have over 40 nationalities in the school, with over 50 different languages spoken. Around 95% of our students speak English as a second language. They are hardworking, enthusiastic and caring towards each other.
Parents and Home/School Communication
We believe the relationship between school and the parents is vital. Parents are encouraged to be involved by attending open evenings, parents’ evenings, parent workshops, informal school activities, community events and formal events.
School Buildings and Facilities
The school operates from three campuses:
- A purpose build EYFS campus for children between the ages of 3 and 5.
- A campus which houses our Primary aged students, from 5 to 11.
- A Secondary campus, which is a mirror of the Primary campus, for students aged 11 to 18.
All three campuses are just 10 years old, and as such staff and students benefit from modern facilities, including:
- Two 25m swimming pools
- Two Astro pitches
- Two 200m running tracks
- Two sports halls
- ICT Suites
- Very spacious classrooms in all three campuses
- Dedicated Art, Science and Technology suites in Secondary
- Cookery room in Primary
- Interactive White Boards in all classrooms
The House system is designed to promote school spirit, cooperation, a healthy sense of competition and a feeling of pride in belonging. It provides an extra layer in the pastoral system. Students are placed into one of four Houses on joining school:
- Oryx (Green)
- Pearl (Yellow)
- Falcon (Blue)
- Dhow (Red)
Mesaieed International School is fully involved in the Qatar Private Primary and Secondary Schools Sports Associations, participating in various sporting events including football, netball, basketball, swimming, athletics and cricket throughout the year, both in Mesaieed and in Doha. Our students love these events and are regularly commended for their politeness, attitude and good sportsmanship.
We have some very talented sportsmen and sportswomen, with students often selected to participate in National and International level competitions.
Trips and Visits
The curriculum at MIS is supported by a wide range of stimulating educational experiences. During the course of the year there are many opportunities for the children to be involved in excursions to a variety of places within the local area. These trips are generally linked to class work.
After-school activities provide enriching opportunities to learn something new, extend particular skills beyond the levels gained through the normal school curriculum, and to make new friends with similar interests.
Activities are held after school each day. All students will have an opportunity to spend some time engaged in a club, society or activity designed to broaden their experience and improve their knowledge.
Students have opportunities to participate in activities that may be closely related to the subjects they study during the day, for example, a sporting club such as tennis, badminton or netball. There are creative clubs such as art, drama or cross stitch. They might enjoy chess, public speaking or computer club, or a totally new experience such as the Model Unites Nations conferences. All staff are expected to contribute to the programme.