Who We Are?

Durham School for Girls Durham School for Girls Doha is a caring, supportive community where we aim to unlock and fulfil each pupil’s full potential. Our strong Qatari culture and values are supported by an excellent British Curriculum providing the best environment for our students to thrive in.  Values are at the heart of the Durham Family, and we embed Qatari national values throughout our curriculum and daily routines.  We support the MoEHE belief that our values define our identity. 

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HISTORY

History of Durham UK

Steeped in history, Durham School’s mission is to provide its students with a complete education; one which instills in them an aspiration for achievement, a respect for others and a confidence for life.

The pillars of Durham School which support this mission and so provide an environment where pupils can explore, make mistakes, learn and grow include.

Academic challenge which gives students a lifelong appetite for learning.
Pastoral care to provide our students with emotional, moral and spiritual strength.
Co-curricular opportunities which enrich and develop the individual, and foster leadership, collaboration and teamwork.

They do this by nurturing and supporting their students to become thinkers who can understand, research, evaluate and create, both collaboratively and independently. They implement this to ensure Durham Individuals are morally sound, emotionally resilient, reflective and effective communicators. This will result in adults who act with responsibility, humility and kindness and are ready to make a positive contribution to society.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

MEET OUR STAFF

At Durham school for Girls we ensure that our Staff are highly qualified and experienced professionals.  Ensuring that all staff are part of the Durham Community and knowledgeable in our vision and mission is essential in all we do.  Our Arabic Staff guide and support our international team to understand and embrace their new home and culture here in Qatar

TESTIMONIALS

When we say Durham Family, we refer to the love, support and encouragement we offer each other as a unity at DSGD. Students, staff, parents and the wider community all stand together to ensure we are the best we can be. Our commitment to the DSGD community is a testament to the dedication to our vision to create an environment where each individual can thrive and be happy. Here is a look at some testimonials from our students and teachers at DSGD.

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SCHOOL HOUSES

These houses are vertically streamed, meaning children in Year 1 will have a ‘big sister’ in higher year groups. This not only fosters a family and community feel within the school but also provides additional responsible members of the school to discuss feelings and events with. All the girls will enter a house when arriving at the school and will remain in their house until leaving.

The student leadership structure is built through the house system and allows the girls to follow the school aims and values. Throughout the 3 terms in each academic year there will be ‘House’ competitions for arts, sports, cooking, drama etc.

Girls can receive House Points for following MARK. Certificates will be given to the ‘MARK Girl of the Week’ celebrating their achievements for one of the areas of MARK. House points build a family feeling and sense of belonging to their houses.

In Upper KS2 and KS3, girls will be able to gain Durham Merits. Durham Merits are for individual successes. Girls can still be awarded house points but merits provide an additional goal to strive for.

  • 100 Merits = Silver Certificate from Mrs Cathrae

  • 200 Merits = Gold certificate from Miss Whay

  • 300 Merits = Durham School for Girls pin for their lapel

TESTIMONIALS

When we say Durham Family, we refer to the love, support and encouragement we offer each other as a unity at DSGD. Students, staff, parents and the wider community all stand together to ensure we are the best we can be. Our commitment to the DSGD community is a testament to the dedication to our vision to create an environment where each individual can thrive and be happy. Here is a look at some testimonials from our students and teachers at DSGD.

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SCHOOL HOUSES

These houses are vertically streamed, meaning children in Year 1 will have a ‘big sister’ in higher year groups. This not only fosters a family and community feel within the school but also provides additional responsible members of the school to discuss feelings and events with. All the girls will enter a house when arriving at the school and will remain in their house until leaving.

The student leadership structure is built through the house system and allows the girls to follow the school aims and values. Throughout the 3 terms in each academic year there will be ‘House’ competitions for arts, sports, cooking, drama etc.

Girls can receive House Points for following MARK. Certificates will be given to the ‘MARK Girl of the Week’ celebrating their achievements for one of the areas of MARK. House points build a family feeling and sense of belonging to their houses.

In Upper KS2 and KS3, girls will be able to gain Durham Merits. Durham Merits are for individual successes. Girls can still be awarded house points but merits provide an additional goal to strive for.

  • 100 Merits = Silver Certificate from Mrs Cathrae

  • 200 Merits = Gold certificate from Miss Whay

  • 300 Merits = Durham School for Girls pin for their lapel