Qatar Academy's student-athletes compete locally and throughout the Middle East in competitive individual and team sports. Each season culminates with a NESAC (Near East Schools Activities Conference) tournament held at a sponsoring school in the region.
Boys & Girls U14
Boys & Girls Junior Varsity (U16)
Boys and Girls Varsity (U19)
|JV Volleyball||1-5 November||American International School Kuwait|
|Varsity Volleyball||1-5 November||American School Kuwait|
|JV & V Academic Games||9 - 12 November||American International School Kuwait|
|JV & V Football||31 Jan - 4 Feb||Athens, Greece|
|JV & V Band & Choir||31 Jan - 4 Feb||Gems World Academy|
|JV & Varsity Basketball||7-11 February||American School Kuwait|
|Swimming||1-2 March||Athens, Greece|
|Track and Field||12-15 April||Gems World Academy|
|JV & V Badminton||11-15 April||American International School Kuwait|
|JV & V Forensics & Debate||19-22 April||Universal American School Dubai|
The Qatar Academy extra and co-curricular activities programme offers quality opportunities for each student to develop the skills and mindset needed to become an active and contributing member of both our local and global community. The activities program seeks to develop the whole child, and to foster empathy, tolerance, action-oriented service, and healthy lifestyles in its participants. The activities program provides students with leadership and personal growth opportunities.
Our activity options feature a World leading MUN programme which runs an intense schedule of conferences and event fixtures throughout the year, the highlight event is hosting the THIMUN Qatar in late January.
Here is an example of our experiential learning activities that will be delivered this school year;
Qatar Academy is proud to host The Hague International Model United Nation’s (THIMUN) regional office, bringing world class leadership, Model UN and Film opportunities to students in Qatar and the region. The THIMUN Qatar office hosts the fall Qatar Leadership Conference, the Middle East’s largest MUN conference each January, the THIMUN Qatar Northwestern international youth film festival each spring, and a new middle school Model UN conference, the first in the region.
The THIMUN Foundation, established in The Hague in 1981, is an accredited NGO with the United Nations Department of Public Information and was granted, in 2003, Roster Consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. THIMUN’s flagship MUN conference began in 1968, with a second conference added in Singapore in 2005. The THIMUN Qatar office was established in 2011 to meet the growing demand for quality MUN experiences for high school students in the Middle East.
The THIMUN Qatar office is located at Qatar Academy and staffed by THIMUN Qatar Head Fatima Al Mahdi .
Based on the THIMUN philosophy, all events are planned and run by high school students for their peers, making THIMUN Qatar one of the region’s most innovative and important leadership incubators. The THIMUN Qatar program has doubled in size since its inception in 2011, and is experiencing strong annual growth, a testament to the demand and desire students and schools are putting in high quality experiential learning programs in Qatar and beyond.
THIMUN Qatar MUN Conference
Held at the end of January, the THIMUN Qatar conference is one of only four THIMUN conferences worldwide. Over 1500 student delegates, student officers, press, Admin, IT and members of the Student Executive team participate in the region’s largest MUN conference. Held in the state-of-the-art Qatar National Convention Centre, the conference attracts schools from as far away as Australia, China, Tanzania and the United States.
Qatar Leadership Conference
The QLC is a unique leadership event, bringing thought leaders in the areas of youth activism, peace and reconciliation, social entrepreneurship and film advocacy, in addition to MUN, together with some of the region’s brightest high school students. The QLC format sees over ten unique sessions of workshops and presentations each hour, allowing students, teachers and recognized experts in their fields to learn and share from one another. The QLC is meant to be an incubator for ideas, and a networking opportunity for participants
For more information about THIMUN Qatar’s MUN conference, the Qatar Leadership Conference, or the Film Festival, please visit the website at www.thimunqatar.org or contact the office at email@example.com