Hamilton has been focusing on a number of areas to ensure they fulfil the promises they have made to their school community. Already, a strong culture has been established around the school’s values: Caring for Ourselves; Caring for Others; and Caring for Our Environment, which underpin everything the school does.
The enthusiasm and passion of the students is clearly evident – children are coming into the school every day excited to learn. Hamilton’s ethos is Amazing Learning, where the focus is not just on what they are learning now, but what they can do to get better. Student progress so far is remarkable – all students have undergone baseline assessments, comparing where they were when they first came into the school, and where they are now. Hamilton has high expectations for its students, and all have significantly improved, particularly in the areas of literacy, reading, spelling and math.
Hamilton’s extracurricular activities and after school activities program is the most extensive in Qatar, which means students are given many opportunities to learn and grow outside of school as well, with international coaches teaching a vast array of sports and activities. H20, an internationally reputed swimming school, provides swimming as an after-school activity and within the school’s own physical education curriculum; all of Hamilton’s students will leave the school knowing how to swim, and able to ride a bike. The school also has a commercial gym in their recreation center which is open to the school community, so parents can do the school run, fit in a workout and then catch up for a coffee in the on-site Starbucks (currently open in the afternoon from 3:30pm daily).