Lee De Waal19

Lee De Waal

PE Teacher

I was born and raised in a beautiful city called Durban, which is situated on the east coast of South Africa, where the Indian ocean, mountainous regions and wildlife are at your doorstep.

I studied at Kwa Zulu Natal University where I acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science and a PGCE in Physical Education.

With over 10 years' tennis coaching experience and working with children of varied abilities, I have more recently spent an exciting 6 years teaching Physical Education in both Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Whilst teaching in Saudi Arabia, I unexpectedly met my beautiful wife Jessica who is a Deputy Headteacher. Together we enjoy learning about new cultures and meeting new people.

My interests and hobbies include travelling and exploring new countries and sampling their authentic street foods. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and relaxing by the ocean. In addition, I am an avid tennis player and also enjoy football, cricket and table tennis.

I believe that physical activity and education provides a cornerstone in every child’s life. Together with the Qatar 2030 vision and the physical education team at Oryx, my aim will be to cultivate an environment and opportunities for students to be more physically active inside and outside of the school. Together, we can make a difference.