ACS Doha International School

  • ACS Doha International School, PO Box 200568, Al Oyoun Street, Al Gharafa, Doha, Qatar
  • Switchboard: +974 4000 9797 | dohainfo@acs-schools.com

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Because we believe a great Early Childhood education is all about building the appropriate foundations for learning, our team is motivated to create the best possible start to your child’s educational journey.

Rachel McLeod, Early Childhood Principal

- Rachel McLeod, Early Childhood Principal

Rachel McLeod, Early Childhood Principal

Rachel is originally from Melbourne, Australia and gained her Bachelor degree in Primary Education from Melbourne University. She has been working and living internationally for over 20 years, and has lived in South Korea, England, Romania, China, and most recently Serbia. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and recently gained her International School Leadership Certification from the Ontario Principal’s Council. Rachel has taught a range of age and grade levels, including the early years, and in her role as Deputy Principal and PYP Coordinator she has supported many schools in the PYP Authorization and Evaluation process. Rachel is an IB PYP site visitor and consultant and values being able to support schools and colleagues in developing in their understanding of the Primary Years Program.

Rachel is excited about her new role at ACS Doha, and will be joined by her husband and 2 lovely girls, Mia and Emma, who will be a part of the Elementary school. Rachel is passionate about inquiry and constructivist approaches to learning and teaching and seeks to establish a caring environment where our young learners feel confident, and are provided with experiences that foster their creativity, promote exploration, and nurture self-identity and community relationships.

There is a sense of belonging here. Children, teachers and parents communicate freely. Our classrooms really do inspire. Learning is personalised to the needs, interests and abilities of each and every student. Children are confident to explore, problem-solve and take on new challenges as they make sense of their surroundings. 

Our programme is one of quality

  • A safe, caring and nurturing environment
  • Celebrating diversity, and the coming together of students from many different cultures
  • Where every teacher is committed to helping your child succeed
  • Where teachers are experts, accountable and approachable
  • Offering a planned curriculum with a focus on play and exploration, active learning, creative and critical thinking.

Our goal is clear. We understand best practice. We create an authentic, relevant learning experience for children. The result is happy students, genuinely motivated to learn.

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