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QF adds 2 new schools to its educational ecosystem

QF adds 2 new schools to
its educational ecosystem

Tribune News Network
Doha
Qatar Foundation (QF) on Wednesday announced that two new schools – the Swiss International School of Qatar (SISQ) and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire – will be brought under the umbrella of its Pre-University Education.  
The two institutions will join the existing portfolio of schools at QF, which cater for children from the age of six months to high school graduates within an ecosystem that, for the past 25 years, has been committed to providing tailored learning experiences that nurture creative, innovative thinkers, change-makers and future leaders.
With more than 7,000 students already enrolled in schools under QF’s Pre-University Education (PUE), the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire are set to add nearly 2,500 new students, helping to grow the ever-expanding QF school network which is committed to delivering quality education rooted in international best practices.
HE Dr Ali Al Marri, attorney-general of Qatar and chairperson of the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, said: “I would like to thank Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation, for her tremendous efforts at a local and global level to support education and provide everyone with the opportunity to obtain the best form of learning – in particular, those in most need of such opportunities around the world.
“I would also like to thank HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, vice-chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, for this distinguished effort in the education sector, which has helped many people find unique opportunities.”
President of PUE at QF Buthaina Ali Al Nuaimi said, “Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, which was established in 2007, aims to strengthen the links between Qatar and France through language, education and culture by providing classes in Arabic, French and English based on the principle of two civilisations and three languages.
“In the year that marks the 25th anniversary of Qatar Foundation, we are delighted that our ecosystem of pre-university education, which started with a single school, continues to expand both in size and scope through this agreement with the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire.”  
Nuaimi added, “These two schools perfectly align with the educational ethos of Qatar Foundation, not only in terms of their academic offering, but also their principles, beliefs and values. They share our commitment to leading learning and to providing personalised learning experiences that nurture the whole child, equipping them to expand their horizons and fulfil their potential.
“The dedication of the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire to excellence in teaching and learning will greatly enhance our already wide-ranging portfolio of schools, and we believe that, through being part of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education, they will be even better placed to thrive into the future.”
Serge Tillman, director-general of Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, said: “Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire has the honour and the privilege of signing, at the start of the 2020-21 academic school year, a partnership with Qatar Foundation, and, in doing so, becoming the first French-speaking school to join the organisation.
“We know the benefits tied to the privilege of education and those presented by Qatar Foundation. The Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire will strive to promote this shared ambition. We hope that, through this agreement, we can help fulfil Qatar’s vision of becoming a hub for culture, knowledge, exchange and education, which is open to all.”
The Swiss International School of Qatar (SISQ) opened its doors in January 2017, and, through the International Baccalaureate system, offers the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.
Dr Nancy Le Nezet, SISQ head, said: “We are delighted at the opportunity to be working alongside Qatar Foundation, the leading educational provider in Qatar. We look forward to a close relationship and are grateful to have access to such wonderful resources and expertise.”

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