Congratulations for the excellent start as we are already two weeks into new academic year. As a parent, I feel extremely assured that you have the best interest of your students in your mind. I was a very anxious parent and was on the fence about sending kids to school. The sanitation and social distancing measures you have established are excellent so far and I hope it continues in the same spirit.
Kudos to you and the teachers for creating safe and healthy memories for our kids.
Sherin Varghese, KG1 & KG2 Parent
We are extremely blessed to have our daughter attend THIS (The Hamilton International School). My daughter, Ayat, is in Grade 3 and she loves going to THIS! She enjoys various subjects like ICT, Islamic Studies, Arabic, Spanish, Music and Swimming and relishes the diversity of amazing lessons every day. My daughter’s favorite class is ICT with Mr. Ross because she has learned 3D Modeling and some coding. Mr. Ross’s ICT app recommendation list kept Ayat busy over summer as it has encouraged her technological and creative skills to flourish. In addition, IPC has allowed my daughter to show her interest in Geology (she wants to be an Earth Scientist/Geologist) by creating a teaching video about different types of rocks. The school’s annual events encouraged my daughter to participate in the Talent Show, showcasing her singing skills, and to become a Superhero during Superhero week. Also, I am also proud of the all the Arabic Surahs she has learned so I can honestly say her growth in all areas is AMAZING!
I would highly recommend THIS because they listen to parents and cater to each family’s different situation (especially in a pandemic) as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach
Samirah, Grade 3 Parent
I am so impressed with how Hamilton, and in particular Mrs. Buscher (Sienna’s class teacher), have integrated the distance learning students with onsite students. Sienna definitely feels like a valued class member and she has been able to interact with her teacher and friends during live lessons. The work provided is explained in detail to ensure the children have a full understanding of what they are learning and what is required for the task set. For Sienna to be able to be in Australia and complete all tasks and attend live lessons is fabulous. Thank you Mrs. Buscher and Hamilton, we are extremely grateful!
What makes the Hamilton school different is that children feel loved and this boosts their confidence and their learning abilities. Also, each student’s abilities are taken as an individual case. My son for example is more advanced for his class, so he receives different learning material than his classmates and thus doesn’t feel bored and his learning is tailored for his abilities.
Hamilton is the third school my daughter has gone to in Qatar, and I can confidently say that the teachers here are literally the best in Qatar. Ms. Zamzam is the best teacher I have met in my whole life, and I am not exaggerating. Kids love her and at the same time respect her and do whatever she asks.
I am very pleased of the way they learn in Hamilton as it boosts their creativity tremendously while at the same time they learn a lot, through fun, and what they learn, they never forget, it becomes general knowledge.
What differentiates Hamilton from other British schools in Qatar, is that second languages are taken seriously. Both my kids now know basic Spanish.
Almost all Arabs in Qatar suffer with Arabic language because usually schools don’t give it enough importance, but here, the teachers are lovely, and they do their best. My daughter has improved a lot and in less than one year in Hamilton, she is able to read and write, something she couldn’t do in her previous school despite the many meetings and requests and complaints that I filed at her previous school.
Being a member of Friends of THIS has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing and kind parents, which has meant I have become more involved in my children’s happy events.
Choosing a new school for a 7 year old is certainly a tricky endeavour. There are many factors to be considered, from children’s well-being and advancement to foreign languages teaching to receptive environment of teachers and staff at school. With this in mind we started looking at schools trying to apply some objective criteria which had everything we were looking for. We attended the Open House Day at Hamilton’s newly inaugurated building before the school opened and my daughter spent hours in facilities without wanting to leave. Since then it became clear to us that Hamilton International School was the perfect fit and we have had all our expectations fulfilled from Day One the school opened.
Even though it’s only their first operational year in Doha, Hamilton has been able to maintain its high standards, coupled with individual attention to each student. My daughter has developed both educationally and personally. The first proud feather to add to her cap was when she was voted into the student council. She has always been encouraged by her respective teachers to participate enthusiastically in ICT, sports, music and the arts which has strengthened her self-confidence, self-advocacy and joy to try new things.
Thanks to all her teachers for their endurance, quality care, enthusiasm, diligent efforts and passion, along with the strong and positive leadership of Mr Senior and Mr Rinaldi which creates a positive learning atmosphere across the whole school.
There is strong sense of community and being a part of Friends of THIS has made us feel like a small family when we walk through the door. We are proud to be associated with all the first events at school such as Cancer Awareness Day, International Day, Qatar National Day and Sports Day.
Even during these difficult times that have engulfed the whole world in the past few months, the endurance and enthusiasm of the school and its teachers has not ended. Within only a few days everything was online for students to start their e-learning. Daily tasks were allocated from their main teachers as well as specialist teachers to help the children stay committed. It wouldn’t have been possible for our students to get used to this sudden change without the help and encouragement from their teachers. Thank you for establishing healthy boundaries and creating a space for our children to be themselves.
Such a great environment for our kids to experience and grow up with.