Qatar Academy Msheireb (QA Msheireb), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), hosted its first annual ‘Back to School Night’ for parents in support of QF’s mission to provide world-class education for young people and foster a progressive, engaged society.
The event, which took place on Monday evening at the QA campus, was held to provide parents and teachers with the opportunity to engage in discussions about students and how to strive towards a successful education. Director of QA Msheireb Mrs Suad Al-Kindi spoke to parents and shared valuable information about several topics, including the school’s mission and vision, and the type of services offered by the Student Support Services Office. Academy Principal Dr Machelle Beilke, provided more insight into the curriculum, teaching strategies and evaluation methods.
QA Msheireb, which recently opened, is the fifth Qatar Academy under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation aimed at broadening first-class education across Qatar. In an effort to make the event interactive, parents were escorted to their child’s classroom, where they were given the opportunity to meet teachers, learn more about the curriculum and expectations, and gain valuable insight into what to expect for the coming year. They were also given a chance to see how their child spends the day and encouraged to ask questions.
Commenting about the large parent turnout, Mrs Suad Al-Kindi added: “We were pleased to see such a large number of engaged parents. Communication and involvement play a crucial role in the success of any child’s education. “And at Qatar Academy Msheireb, we seek to ensure that all students who are admitted to the school will thrive in an environment of high academic expectations, and benefit from a well-rounded education, flourishing socially and behaviourally within the school community.”
Qatar Academy Msheireb is a private, non-profit dual-language school. In the future, Qatar Academy Msheireb’s goal is to become a model school that serves as both a training site and a professional development centre for school teachers in Qatar. Once trained, schools and educators will be able to implement effective inclusionary and dual language strategies and practices within their respective schools.