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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

An extraordinary number of exciting learning opportunities have taken place across the school since last week. 

These activities have included Mathematics stay and play in the Early Years, a celebration of learning in Year 3, Year 6 students out and about problem-solving in the Lantau hills, a Secondary music soiree and Year 5 and Year 2 exploring space in the DB Discovery Dome. 

Year 2, Year 4 and Year 7 students have also experienced Mathematics lessons with Professor Peter Sullivan from Monash University in Australia. Professor Sullivan has been challenging the children to engage in problem-solving with a series of very interesting lessons. These lessons also provided our teachers with an opportunity to observe the approach and to discuss the way that we teach Mathematics at DBIS. Professor Sullivan will be back working with the school in May and I know there will be much professional dialogue in the meantime.

Last weekend also saw the school’s memorial service for Mr. Mark O’Reilly. The service was a fitting tribute to Mr. O’Reilly’s time at the school. With so many students, staff and parents in attendance it was also an illustration of the enduring strength of our unique international community school. 

We are now looking forward to this Saturday’s International Food Fair. The PTSA and school staff has been working hard to ensure the day’s success. In spite of the cold weather forecast we are expecting many people to drop in and enjoy the food, music and various stalls. 

We are also eagerly anticipating Book Week from Monday onwards. Book Week is always a real highlight of the year and an excellent way to celebrate with our students the joy of reading.

Finally, thank you to all the parents who have completed the CIS survey. Can I please encourage those of you who have not completed this, to spare ten minutes to offer your thoughts on the ongoing development of the school. 

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday at the Food Fair.

Paul Tough 
Head of School 

Confirmed School Dates and Holidays for 2017/18 - HERE

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