Message from HOS

Welcome to Pearling Season International School

Nurturing Excellence

It is with the greatest pleasure that I welcome you to Pearling Season International School, Doha. We hope and believe that you will discover a school that is truly international and focused on nurturing your child throughout their time with us.

Pearling Season International School is a vibrant, international school offering the British National Curriculum taught in English alongside the Qatar National Arabic Curriculum where pupils are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve their very best. The pupils are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy and confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and for the future in an ever-changing world.

Our school vision and mission has been updated for the next phase of the school’s development in order to recognise where we are now heading as an international school.  Pearling Season was always intended to reflect both the traditions of our Qatari heritage and the belief that children are with us for a certain period of time during which we will nurture them and allow them to become the pearls of our future. For this reason, we have reflected on our school vision and developed the concept of nurturing excellence – just like a pearl is nurtured to excellence.

Our vision is therefore to nurture excellence in all we do, and our mission comprises 8 areas where we focus on nurturing that excellence: Provision, Expectations, Attainment, Relationships, Learning, Inspiration, Nurture and Global Citizenship. This commitment to excellence allows the whole school community, staff, students and parents to grow together in our move towards being the very best school in Doha. We continue to keep at the heart of our school the core values which have served the school community so well in its first period of development; those traditional and locally vital values of love, empathy, discipline and respect. We aim to embed our vision, mission, objectives and core values into everything we do throughout our school and within the school community in order to drive our future development.

Through our engaging adapted British curriculum, we ensure that pupils can foster a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We have very high expectations of what all our pupils can achieve, and we strive to inspire all our pupils to develop a love of learning through our curriculum; be it academic, social, cultural or physical so they make excellent progress and attain their very best; becoming confident and successful individuals in our changing world.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach the highest standards in everything we do, and this is further embedded through our close relationships with parents and the local community.  We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and we regard our parents as active partners in their child’s education. We always say that we see PSI as a family where everyone feels welcome and at home.

I hope that this website will give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities that our pupils enjoy through our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities. It will grow over time as we add more information but this can never replace the first-hand experience of coming to visit us.

Welcome to our school.

Mr Geoff Vaughan

Head of School
BA Hons, Dip Ed, NPQH