WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I am delighted and proud to be leading Durham School for Girls Doha as the Founding Principal.
Following in the footsteps of Durham School UK, Durham School for Girls Doha aims to continue with the strong pastoral care, inclusion and individual progress that make the school Distinctively Durham. Within the school there will be a strong ethos based on the school philosophy and values. Centered around the girls’ individual development, we aim to ensure that we strive for a balance of academic and social progress made ensuring a confidence for life.
Durham School for Girls will be the first British all-girls school in Qatar. Linked with the 2030 vision of female empowerment, we aim to ensure an environment where girls can flourish and develop to reach their full potential. An all-female campus will provide the security for girls to develop individually, respect Qatari cultures and values, and embrace the British system and methodology.
Being part of the Durham family, our students and staff can be part of the 600-year-old traditions and reputation of Durham UK. Although Durham School for Girls Doha has a different client base, a different country and modern building, the school will create a culture that is Durham. A strong pastoral House system will link to Durham UK and many synergies will unite the two schools, forming the ethos of one school, two sites.
Our school offers fantastic facilities and are really looking forward to the girls taking ownership of the school and their learning. Durham School for Girls embraces creative learning and encourages our girls to be well rounded and embedding a confidence for life. Our values of Moral Integrity, Ambition, Responsibility and Kindness flow through all aspects of school life to create a Durham Girl.
Starting in a new school is both exciting and nerve-wracking for families. Be assured, we will work on this together. We aim to communicate to you all the information needed to ensure your daughter’s smooth transition into her new school and for you to become part of the Durham Family.
We have an incredible team that will support our girls in rich environment for them to grow and learn within. Durham School for Girls will be an amazing school and we are delighted that you will be part of this opening year.
Vanessa Jane Whay
BE.d Hons CANTAB
Nov 18 & 19, 2019