Useful Information About the School

School Day 2017-2018

6:30am School Gates Open

7:30am – 12:15pm Classes

12;15pm -12:40pm Lunch

12:40pm – 2:10pm Class

2:10 pm Day ends

Students are to be off campus by 2:30 pm. (paid after school care may be provided, students on campus after 2:30 will be charged 25 QR for every 15 minutes or part thereof if a student remains on campus)

Tuesday – Shortened Day

Each Tuesday classes end at 12:10. Students are to be off campus by 12:30 pm. There are often after school activities offer on Tuesday afternoons to younger students (Kid Fun Fitness, Mad Science, Kick boxing). These are provided by third party suppliers and do have an associated cost. We will also be offering House competitions on some Tuesday afternoons.

After School Activities will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 2:15-3:15 on a sign up basis. Student’s participating should plan to be picked up no later than 3:30 on these days. Students NOT participating are to be off campus by 2:30 pm.

2017-2018 will see the birth of a new House System placing student in teams for the duration of their time at BAQ. One Tuesday afternoons once or twice a month will be dedicated to House competitions.

Examples of Activities

  • Origami
  • Computer programming
  • Music
  • Kickboxing
  • Board games
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Ball hockey
  • Math help
  • FSL
  • Stress management
  • Green Team
  • Student Council
  • MUN
  • Robotics
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mad Science
  • Fitness
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Volleyball
  • Sign Language
  • Chess

Student Leadership

Student Council is the main source of student engagement in leadership. Students will not only plan activities for the school they will be consulted on many decisions made by school administration. We are expecting a great deal from these students who represent their peers.

Duke of Edinburgh

2017 saw the introduction of the Duke of Edinburgh awards to BAQ. Students should consider participation in this program as it is recognized globally.

Uniforms

BAQ has contracted with Zak’s to provide a high quality uniform. Zak’s is the only supplier of the BAQ uniform. Students will NOT be permitted in class without a proper uniform. The uniform has gone through a consultation process with School Council and Student Council. There are a number of options to meet the needs of all students. Zak’s will provide free tailoring, female cuts.

Class uniform JK – 3
  1. School Slacks, Bermuda shorts or PE shorts – Girls have a skort, knee length skirt and full length skirt option
  2. Blue polo, dress shirt or PE t-shirt
  3. Black Shoes (preferred)
  4. Winter sweater black or blue in colour (also a Zak product)

All student’s will be required to be in uniform daily.

Uniform Grades 4-12

  1. School slacks, Bermuda shorts, or skirt. Male and Female cuts available
  2. Collared polo or dress shirt
  3. Winter sweater (Zak’s product only)
  4. Black shoes preferred (no sandals or crocks)

PE Uniform – students taking PE will be required to change into

  1. PE t-shirt
  2. PE shorts or track pants
  3. Appropriate footwear.

PE items will NOT be permitted in classrooms.