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On Monday the 8th May, student council representatives from Juniors and Secondary were invited to discuss and review the behavior policy across the school. The behavior policy is an important part of life at school and the student council was involved in the discussion to help match behavior with our school values.

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This year, the Junior School has run its first class group football competition. Throughout the year each class has played over 20 games during break times against other form groups. The competition was split into two leagues, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6.

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GES is running a school-wide competition about seatbelt safety. Students are encouraged to take a picture of themselves in their cars wearing their seatbelt and bring it into school. The class or form with the most photos of students wearing their seatbelts will receive a special prize.

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The Gulf English School has been commended for being one of the top schools in Qatar for the number of applications, and successful offers, to study at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar (VCU).

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The sixth form students have spent the last 7 months making applications to universities around the world and we have had some fantastic offers from many universities in the US and UK, in addition, we also have offers from Sweden, Florence, Milan, Cyprus and Canada. This has been an exciting and busy period for our students making sure that their personal applications made them stand out from the crowd and be accepted.

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Students and staff of Gulf English School (GES) celebrated Reading Month with a number of activities to promote reading, including different reading themes and a “mad hatter's tea party”. Students who read the most from each year group were rewarded with a book token while the class who collectively read the most were given a party.

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For the tenth consecutive year, Gulf English School (GES) organised the GES Career Fair 2017. The fair was inaugurated at 9 am with the ribbon cutting ceremony by HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, chairman of “Al Faisal Holding” in the presence of representatives from participating partners.

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The State of Qatar will be participating for the first time in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in the month of July, 2017. In order to represent Qatar with a strong team from schools in the state, the Ministry of Education organised a national competition between all independent, international, and private schools in Qatar; The National Biology Olympiad (NBO).

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2016 saw the launch of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award at The Gulf English School. This award teaches young people self-reliance, leadership, teamwork, and practical skills such as navigation and camping.  There are various parts to the award – a physical activity, community work, a skill, and the expedition. The expedition at Bronze level is two days walking for 6 hours a day and camping overnight.

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