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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

“Art is not what you see, rather what you make others see and feel”. - Edgar Degas


The Creative Arts play a crucial role in our school. We know that sustained engagement in music, drama and the visual arts helps enhance children’s academic achievement, respect for self, self expression and life skills. We also know that children derive immense enjoyment from the creative process and from performing in front of their families, teachers and friends.


Year One children’s enthusiasm, happiness and commitment were certainly on display last night as they dazzled a packed audience at the Globe Theatre. Thank you to all the staff and parents who supported the children throughout the process. 


In the same vein, I wanted to extend the school’s best wishes to the nineteen secondary students attending the FOBISIA Music Festival taking place at The British International School of Kuala Lumpur this weekend. I know the students will derive an enormous amount of satisfaction from experience and will also represent the school with distinction.


We're now looking forward to the whole school Creative Arts Week in June, as this will be another opportunity to enhance students’ exposure to creative and expressive experiences in and outside the classroom. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the various examples of multicoloured “pop art” appearing in unexpected places across each of our beige campuses! Thank you to our creative arts staff and our artist in residence, Eleanor McColl, for inspiring the creative talents of our children.


Best wishes for the weekend ahead.


Paul Tough

Head of School

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