Awfaz School

Welcome Message

I am very humbled and honored to introduce myself as the new Head of Awfaz Global School- Dafna and to join this excellent school community. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s dedication to caring for our students every day while providing them with a meaningful learning environment.

 I arrived at Awfaz Global School- Izghawa 5 years ago, as a seasoned teacher. Over the years from 2016 to date, I assumed the roles of becoming the Primary HOD and now the new Head in Awfaz Global School -Dafna.  I have provided educational training and school counselling, school improvement advice, CPD’s to schools in South Africa.

The 2019-2020 school year will mark my 22nd year in education. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Higher Diploma in Education and a Bachelors of Education Degree (B- Ed Honours) from South Africa.

We at Awfaz Global School -Dafna firmly believe that every child can exceed and that the cooperation between home and school builds trust and self-esteem in students. So our students can use their highest potential to shape their future, consequently, the future of our community and our nation. With my goal of advancing the culture of excellence here at Awfaz Global School-Dafna, I am devoted to continually exploring new ideas to meet the needs of all students and to interact with parents and community members more efficiently. We will be meeting as the staff, and with parents and students throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication. At Awfaz Global School- Dafna we teach our students to be independent, respectful learners emulating the values expressed in Our Mission and Vision Statement. We learn through exploring and investigating using the British Curriculum, which is highly challenging. We place our student from Year 1 through Year 6, with much success. Our dedicated staff possess strong critical and imaginative thinking skills, and are able to consider the best interests of the students while also working within their institution’s goals and standards with patience and teamwork. 

To our students, I cannot wait to see you all! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year. It is going to be a meaningful and fun year. We will be learning together to achieve the highest accomplishments. As educators and parents we have an amazingly great responsibility to create a safe, happy enriching learning environment for our children.

To conclude, please remember that my door is always open to you. I sincerely welcome your conversation and input during this year. Let us keep our students the primary focus of our work. I can’t wait to celebrate our collective successes during the 2019-2020 school year and years to come.

Enjoy the remaining days of Summer!

Ms Lydiam Irusen


Effective global citizens with a lifelong
love of learning.

Awfaz Global School (AGS) was established in 2010 with the aim of providing a stimulating and enriching learning environment that adds value to all learners and empowers holistic growth. Since 2010, the school has grown rapidly to become a high standard educational institution catering to the needs of local and expatriate families living in Qatar. Currently, the school caters to the needs of students from year 1 through to Year 6. its a current enrollment of approximately 240 students, the school provides a warm and caring atmosphere that is characterized by a child-centered approach to learning. AGS follows a British curriculum which incorporates Arabic language and culture as well as Islamic lessons.

At AGS, we pride ourselves as a family where the school and the wider community work together to nurture and educate the students. We value the contributions from our parents in the education of the students. We are committed to providing a caring and well-disciplined environment that enables our learners to engage in a lifelong love of learning. The strong partnership between school and the wider community benefits our students’ educational experience.

Our values enable us to teach our students the importance of community involvement, understanding tolerance, hard work and positive attitude, honesty and trustworthiness, compassion and caring for others. Through the rigorous academic curriculum and our wide range of extra-curricular activities, our children are given the best opportunity for self-development and discovery to become happy, confident and well-rounded individuals.

We believe that a great education needs to be balanced in all aspects and that is why we celebrate academic achievement alongside social, physical and emotional well-being. By shaping our teaching around each student, we value and inspire individuality, empower all our students to challenge what is possible, stay curious, learn for life and strive for excellence.


Arabic subjects at Awfaz

At Awfaz Global School we offer subjects taught in Arabic. These are Islamic Studies, Qatar History and Arabic. The subjects are taught by specialist Arabic staff and follow content and guidlines as directed by teh Ministry of Education

Why choose AGS

Effective communicators

Critical Thinkers

Self-directed learners

Global citizens


Welcome to Awfaz Global School Dafna

The Dafna campus of Awfaz Global School (AGS) was established in 2010 with the aim of providing a stimulating and enriching learning environment that adds value to all learners and empowers holistic growth. Since 2014, the school has seen consistent growth, striving to become a high standard educational institution. The school caters for a predominantly local cohort of Qatari students, although we welcome applications from expatriate families. Currently the school caters to the needs of students from Year 1 through to Year 6.

The school strives to provide a warm and caring atmosphere that is characterised by a child centered approach to learning.

Students will acquire high moral values, inspiring them to be creative and independent life-long learners.
Our target is to instill a passion for learning and achievement that will turn students into responsible global citizens who are compatible with the Qatari, Arabian and Islamic society they are living in.
AGS’ goal is to provide high standards and quality education for students to succeed.
Our secure, caring, child centered learning environment fosters a passion for learning, while nurturing the development of confidence and individual growth that will extend beyond the students’ academic journey.

AGS Student Councils

Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account. We have embraced this philosophy at AGS and the newly formed Student Council has already, during it’s meeting, formed a Charter that identifies it’s role in the day-to-day running of the school.

Year 6

Qatar Hamad Kuwari

Student Council Representative

Year 6


Student Council Representative

Year 5

Khamis Al Kaabi

Student Council Representative

Year 4

Roudha Al Enazi

Student Council Representative

Year 4


Student Council Representative

Year 4

Khalifa Nasser

Student Council Representative

Year 3

Fatima Abdullah Al Fakhroo

Student Council Representative

Year 3

AbdulAziz Fahad Al Ali

Student Council Representative

Year 5


Student Council Secretary

Year 6


Student Council President

Year 3

Maryam Ahmad

Student Council Vice-President


"AGS mould me to be a better student and a person at the same time. Making the best of myself"

Zoya Khan
Qatar University Student
Ex-Duhail EY Student