Posted on June 25, 2014

On 3rd of June 2014 , ACS Doha students from Grades 2,3,4 and 5 won their division out of 12 participating teams and the school was promoted to the Oryx League, the next level of the Qatar Private Primary School Sports Association (QPPSSA).

QPPSSA, which consists of 24 schools in Qatar, held sporting tournaments throughout the year including basketball, football, swimming, tag rugby, rounder, and athletics and cross country running. ACS Doha was represented at every competitive event with students participating at different events throughout the year. The school competed against schools such as DBS, Compass, Doha College, ISLQ and Al Jazeera. To be able to participate in the different sporting activities in the league the students went through a selection phase of more than 100 students from the lower grades, dividing them into two groups, A and B, in order for them all to take part in the league. All winners received medals and were included in team photos.

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As part of the ACS mandate to drive excellence not only academically but also across all activities, the students trained extensively after school in preparation for the competition, with an average  of 2 extra hours per week,  where they were able to develop new skills and work in teams supported with great enthusiasm of their  teachers. 

Next year ACS Doha will move into the Oryx league to compete at a more challenging level of the competition. Athletic Coordinator Chris Quinn stated "I am delighted for the children who took part in the competition as well as the success accomplished by the team. This was a great outcome and testament to the efforts and dedication both students and teachers contributed to during the past year. Their hard work really paid off! Next year is going to be an exciting sporting year for the school.”

ACS Doha is an International Baccalaureate approved school, as well as accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers the American High School Diploma.

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