Compass International School Doha, students have access to an outstanding education and world-class teaching through its virtual school and on-campus learning model.
Compass’s Virtual School Experience is uniquely designed for individual learning needs and inspired by global best practices from across its family of Nord Anglia Education schools. Using its safe and secure platform, students attend innovative lessons, receive high-quality teaching, and take part in unique learning opportunities.
“Our academic standards have been the priority here,” shares Ann Djedid, Head of Campus in Themaid. “When we initially moved to Virtual Learning, there was always a sense that our school and Nord Anglia Education was more prepared than others to adapt to the change. The staff worked ever so diligently and professionally to readjust to the unpredictable climate with the emphasis being put on the student at all times.”
Compass International School Doha — part of the Nord Anglia Education Group — is located in four campuses across the capital of Qatar: Themaid, Gharaffa, Madinat Khalifa and Rayyan. Each of the four campuses adopts the British Curriculum from Early Years through to Year 13.
The latest addition, its Virtual School, follows in the same vein, with an added plus. It’s more technologically advanced, ensuring your child’s learning is continuous, wherever they are, at whatever stage in their learning journey.
The Virtual School is built to withstand uncertainty. It allows students, teachers, and staff to stay connected, strong, and agile. The entire school can move smoothly and swiftly between on-campus and virtual learning without disrupting the student’s experience.
The collective knowledge, skills, and experience of the Nord Anglia family — made up of more than 10,000 teachers and experts in 76 schools around the world — made this possible.
“Being part of Nord Anglia Education has enabled our staff to collectively share ideas, ensuring best practices for our students and teachers. Children’s education remained a priority throughout our Virtual Learning Experience, and we can really see the benefits of that now that we have returned to in-class learning,” says Sarah Dillon, Head of Primary at the Madinat Khalifa campus.
What an outstanding education and world-class teaching look like
Two key aspects — connected time and guided time — define the Virtual School Experience. For the former, students learn from their teacher “live” using its safe and secure online platform. Guided time is when pupils learn independently through tailored tasks set by their teacher. Striking the right balance between the two allows students to make the most of personalised learning from home.
With Compass International School Doha, teachers won’t just be talking faces on a screen. These highly skilled specialists enhance curriculum from various learning perspectives, accommodate considerable time zone differences, provide vigilant monitoring and pastoral care, and take part in ongoing professional development to ensure their knowledge is at the forefront of children’s education in any given environment.
Whether they are developing important literacy skills through story time, refining motor skills with creative play, or leading experiments through its uniquely designed STEAM programmes, they ensure their virtual classes are at the same high quality as their in-person lessons.
Students can also continue taking part in a range of activities with students from all over the world through its Global Campus. Through this online platform, students can take part in a vast range of extra-curricular activities that falls broadly into five areas: Language and Literature, Performing Arts (a collaboration with Juilliard), STEAM (a collaboration with MIT), Social Enterprise with UNICEF, and Expeditions.
This can be anything from entering competitions, creating content, working with invited experts, and connecting and interacting with one another through collaborative projects.
“This year, Jamie, a student from Compass’s Madinat Khalifa Campus, won the Global Campus Comic Book Competition and saw his comic strip brought to life as a published comic,” shares Zoë Casson, Early Years teacher at Léman International School, Chengdu – one of the Nord Anglia Education sister schools — and Global Campus Lead for China. “From the incredible work they do to giving back to the community, to the rounded skills we are seeing them learn and hone, the Global Campus is a wonderful asset to our students.”
Young learners are not left out either. Global Campus Junior, exclusively created for Compass International School Doha’s Early Years students, offers activities that can all be completed offline to reduce screen time, without the ongoing guidance of a teacher or parent.
They let young minds stay curious in their learning through three interesting aspects: the weekly Story Stacks audiobook reading with seven educational tasks to do after the read-aloud; the Forest School interactive learning tool that gives children a new activity whenever a leaf falls from the tree; and the three-step (learn, practise, and demonstrate) Junior Elements project with monthly themes. Parents can easily access tips within Global Campus Junior to guide their children to grow and achieve, even from home.
Indeed, the future-ready approach at Compass International School Doha is well prepared for any scenario, with zero disruption to teaching and learning. Come what may, parents can be assured that students — across all ages, levels, and circumstances — can continue to learn happily and effectively at Compass International School Doha.
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