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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

Over the coming weeks, students in Year 6 and all of the Secondary School will participate in a series of local and overseas trips designed to develop learning in many different contexts.  

Experiential experiences such as our Week Without Walls and Year 6 visit to Yangzhou provide students with meaningful opportunities to learn in unfamiliar settings, establish new friendships and gain a better understanding of the world around them. They will also help the students develop personal competencies such as team building, leadership skills and the ability to overcome challenges and grow in confidence. I thank everyone involved in the organisation of the trips as I know they demand a considerable amount of planning and preparation. I also look forward to hearing about the students’ learning during the Hong Kong-based experiences and those taking place in China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Continuing with the theme of international understanding the school is eagerly anticipating the visit of Dr. Eeqbal Hassim in late October. Dr. Hassim is a Senior Fellow (Honorary) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne and Education Advisor to the Islamic Museum of Australia. He has worked with many schools, in Australia and internationally, and has been an Intercultural Advisor with the Council of International Schools (CIS). Dr. Hassim will be working with DBIS staff on Monday, October 23 to investigate the concept of internationalism and global citizenship within schools.  Dr. Hassim will also be hosting a parent forum on October 24 and I encourage as many parents to sign up for the session as possible as it promises to be a fascinating evening. For more information about Dr. Hassim’s visit and to sign up for the forum, please access the following LINK.

Finally, I am delighted to make you aware that the School’s Annual Report has now been published. This is the third time we have produced a report of this nature and I hope you find it an informative summary of the 2016-2017 school year.

Best wishes for the weekend ahead.
Paul Tough 
Head of School 

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