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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

Again the Primary school was a “splendiferous” place this week with a “wondercrump” celebration held yesterday to mark Roald Dahl day.

It was brilliant to see the children dressed in various costumes associated with Dahl’s magical storytelling. Thank you to all the parents who helped the children with their costume designs and to Mr. Haines for his organisation of the day.

As term one is now well underway, I wanted to draw your attention to some important dates and events over the coming weeks. These important dates  include the following:
18 September        School Council meeting
18 September        Application deadline for Year 6 into Year 7 (HERE)
21 September        School Advisory Committee meeting
26 September        PTSA annual general meeting (AGM)
We would certainly welcome as many parents as possible at the PTSA’s AGM as the group is continuously in need of new members and volunteers. The PTSA plays a crucial role in leading social and community events at DBIS and is also responsible for generously funding many individual projects within the school. 
Additionally, the responsibility of advising me as Head of School regarding the school’s continued development rests with the School Advisory Committee (SAC). The term of office for the existing SAC is now coming to an end and I would encourage parents who might be interested in joining the SAC to contact me directly before October 2. 
The SAC includes five parent volunteers, the Head of School, three DBIS staff members and a member of the School Council.  The SAC meets monthly from 6pm to 7:30pm and I’m tasked by the School Council to chair the meetings. SAC meetings are often fascinating and certainly help support me in leading the school. If you wish to find out more about the functions of the SAC, please contact me directly at or feel free to arrange a meeting with me via the school office.
Best wishes for the weekend ahead.
Paul Tough
Head of School


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