OLC holds end of school year party
CATHERINE W GICHUKI
DOHA THE Oxford Learning Center (OLC) on Thursday held a colourful ‘End of School Year Party’ for its students.
The event was not only to mark the end of school academic calendar, but also to celebrate the opening of its second branch in Al Thammama area on E Ring Road.
The programme also served as an opportunity to felicitate the students who have got admissions into top private schools in Qatar.
OLC offers after-school and summer programmes which provide remedial and enrichment support for children from pre-school through high school in English language, Mathematics, Science as well as study and learning (cognitive) skills. The institute also provides homework support to the students.
The students participated in various kinds of games like bowling, billiards, sack race and other games like egg relay, balloon race as part of the activities to mark the event.
Winners in the competitions received various prizes.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Director of the center Linda Obel said the event was an opportunity for the students to gather together after academic activities.
“We have a lot of kids who stay with us between six months and over two years.
Although most of the students will still stay with us throughout summer, this programme marks the end of school year. We are especially happy this year because we opened a new centre. This event helps the kids to know each other better,” she said.
Obel further said, “We opened our second branch because more people have been enrolling their children in our centre. Since the old centre at North Madinat Khalifa serves Dhuhail, West Bay and Gharaffa, we wanted to be accessible to new neighbourhoods as well as Al Wakrah.” Thanking the teachers and administrative staff for their hard work, Obel said that the centre works closely with top private schools and helps students to get admissions.” “We have school age children from four to 18 years and if I compare OLC in Qatar with our centre in Kuwait where I worked before, Qatar is unique. In Kuwait 99 percent of students were Kuwaitis but we have a mixture of cultures, from Qataris to other Arab nationalities, here. We also have children from the United States and the United Kingdom and Africa, among other places,” she said.