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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

In spite of Typhoon Hato’s best efforts, it has been a very successful start to the new school year.

Students and staff in all three phases have settled into their new routines, and there has been a real buzz and energy across the school. In particular, it has been brilliant to see how children in the Early Years have responded so positively to their new outdoor learning environment and the way in which Primary children have enthusiastically embraced their new “Learning to Learn” lessons. I have also been impressed with our Secondary’s positive start to the year and in particular our Year 12 students' eagerness to begin their new courses.

The school’s campuses are also looking impressive after significant investment this summer. Our new Senior School at Discovery Bay North is nearly ready, and we are waiting for final approval for its use. The new school library has created real excitement with children, staff, and parents eagerly waiting for its grand opening next Monday. 

At the start of the year, we are also extremely proud to announce another excellent set of (I)GCSE examination results. 

I am truly delighted for all of the students as there are significant individual achievements across the board. What is particularly remarkable about the students’ achievements is that DBIS is an inclusive school, catering for students of all abilities. The grades achieved by Year 11 set a new benchmark for the school, as they are the best yet. The total of A and A* grades reached 44%, a rise of 7% from last year while the number of A* to C grades increased by 3%, representing 90% of all the grades awarded. Please click HERE for the results in full.

Finally, I wanted to congratulate Tabitha and George Peters for volunteering to help clean the beach at Nim Shu Wan following yesterday’s Typhoon.  The children were truly selfless in their actions and an admirable example for us all to follow. With this in mind, can I encourage staff and parents to spare some time over the next few days to help the good people of “Plastic Free Seas” in clearing the beaches at Nim Shu Wan and DB North of their detritus. Rubbish bags are available at both sites, and the school has a ready supply of gloves if needed. 

Best wishes for the weekend ahead.

Paul Tough
Head of School 





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