SECONDARY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

As part of the International Schools Partnership, we offer our Secondary School students real and relevant learning opportunities to fully prepare them for their future.

Buddy Exchange Programme

The ISP Buddy Exchange Programme will enable reciprocal exchanges between ISP schools for a period of one month for students aged between 14 – 17 years of age. It is an experience that promises to offer students amazing and diverse learning opportunities within a safe and secure environment.

The programme will deliver a unique international and cultural learning experience; enabling students to develop their language skills, share good practice and cultivate long-term friendships across the world.

More on our Buddy Exchange Programme here.

Model United Nations

Park House English School Model United Nations is a student-led organisation, led by the Executive Team under the guidance of its director, Mr. Reynolds. As a MUN club they host their annual PHESMUN conference and gather a group of highly enthusiastic secondary school students to discuss and work towards solving global issues.

Delegates representing PHESMUN in conferences are trained by the Executive Team in after school sessions through debate and other specialised activities, allowing them to develop their debating and public-speaking skills. MUN allows students to engage in a unique setting and provides a platform for students to enhance their communication skills, build their confidence and push them out of their comfort zone.

As a MUN club, they provide sustained support for members of the club to grow from a delegate to a student officer. During each academic year, students from Park House English School attend a multitude of MUN conferences around Qatar, including THIMUN Qatar – the largest international MUN conference in the Middle East.

More on our Model United Nations programme here.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

We’re also one of the few secondary schools in Doha to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a youth awards programme founded in the UK that recognises adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises.

The Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.

Since its launch over 60 years ago, the Award has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. Through non formal education, the Award can play a critical role in a young person’s personal development and is achievable by any 14-24 year old who wants to take up the challenge.