Welcome from Head of Primary

Hello and a very warm welcome to the Primary School at the Swiss International School, Qatar.

The most important message you need to hear is that we are passionate about our work as educators and are committed to ensuring each of our children can thrive and reach their full potential. The Primary School is the starting point of a child’s educational journey and our aim is that the initial experience is enjoyable and motivating in every aspect. At SISQ, academic excellence and personal growth are promoted within a caring, welcoming, international community; grounded by our school’s mission and values and guided by the IBO* philosophy. 

At the Primary School here at SISQ there are three main principles that guide all that we seek to do:

1. Each child is unique

It is our belief that each child is a special and unique whole person with individual learning styles and personal strengths. Their identity and culture are valued and we aim to instill in each one a sense of self-worth. Each child is entitled to and provided with guidance, opportunities and experiences that lead them to academic, social, emotional and physical  growth.

2. The work we do is child-centered

The well-being of our children is the main focus of all that we do in the school day, and central to our strategic plans to develop the curriculum and the learning environment. From the earliest phase the Primary School encourages children to interact with the world around them, to wonder and question, to cultivate caring and positive relationships and to be responsible.

3. A love for learning

The dynamic world we live in requires that successful individuals are able to continually adapt to change and new discoveries. In the Primary School we recognize the need to foster a love for learning in our children so they remain enthusiastic and motivated to continue their learning beyond the classroom. Our programmes are designed to inspire and generate curiosity. Our children are taught skills that enable them to access and extract the information they need from the vast array of sources available to them. They are introduced to a solid foundation of knowledge and conceptual understandings are nurtured.  At SISQ children learn having fun!


Susan Anderson

Head of Primary School

*SISQ is a candidate school to deliver the International Baccalaureate Programmes. The school is currently pursuing authorization as an IB World School. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

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