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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

Well done to everyone who contributed to the Year 5 show this week.

An impressive Elizabethan backdrop has indeed transformed the Globe Theatre. Thank you to the Year 5 team, the Music Department, Chan Kin Lok, our amah team and contributing parents for their hard work. It has been brilliant to see the children singing, dancing and acting the work of Shakespeare with such enthusiasm and enjoyment. It was also very pleasing to note how the show links so seamlessly with the children’s ongoing learning in class and the wider primary curriculum. 

This week has also been memorable for our Under 15 FOBISIA team. I’m sure you would like to join me in congratulating the team and their coaches representing the school with pride in Shanghai. In particular, I’d like to thank Ms. Nicholls  and the travelling coaches for their positive energy and leadership.

Congratulations also to Year 8 student, Ami Naito, on her selection for the Hong Kong Under 14 Rugby team. Well done Ami, we all look forward to hearing more about your success. 

As you know, at DBIS we have very high expectations of our students in all aspects of school life. One of these expectations relates to the high standards of school uniform at all times. With this in mind, I would be grateful if you could take the opportunity to talk to your child about the importance of maintaining uniform standards as the colder weather approaches. Teachers at school will be doing the same, and we would appreciate your ongoing support in reinforcing the message. 

Additionally, can I also please remind primary parents that children should not be to be left unsupervised in the playground at the end of the school day, as there are obvious health and safety concerns when this occurs.

A reminder that our Spanish Beginners' Course is starting again in January for Year 3-6 students. Please click here for more information.

Best wishes for the weekend ahead and happy "Thanksgiving" to our American families.

Paul Tough
Head of School

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