Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh al-Thani, chairperson and founder of Doha Academy schools and Al Faleh Educational Holding, visited the three schools of Doha Academy to ensure they are ready for the return to 100% face-to-face on campus learning.
At Doha Academy Al Waab, Doha Academy Salwa, and the DIKG (Doha International Kindergarten), Dr Sheikha Aisha attended briefings with staff and teachers about the pre-cautionary measures announced by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE).
She concluded the sessions by thanking the senior leaders, teachers and staff who have worked tirelessly during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to deliver the curriculum online, and were always ready to follow any new guidelines from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the MoEHE to ensure safety of students and staff.
Dr Sheikha Aisha recalled that Doha Academy schools shifted to digital and virtual learning very quickly to overcome the challenges imposed by the pandemic.
"Our teams have proven to have done a tremendous job in bringing the best learning experience to the students, whether virtually or face-to-face,” she said. “We are so glad that we can welcome our students back on campus all at once, and will make sure to keep them and our staff safe at all times.”
Doha Academy principal Harvey RJ Trump, said: "All of our teachers are delighted to be finally welcoming our learners back.”
“Virtual and blended learning has tested our understanding, improved our technological abilities, and changed the way we can educate young people in times of difficulty,” he said. “However nothing, I believe, is better than a class full of eager students and a school that is once again vibrant with youthful enthusiasm.”
Doha Academy schools, which recently celebrated their 20 years, currently have more than 2,250 students between the ages of three and 18, from over 55 nationalities.