AT DBIS, WE RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN THEIR GROWTH TOWARDS BECOMING INDEPENDENT, CONFIDENT AND GLOBALLY AWARE CITIZENS.
This is coupled with the development of social and emotional skills needed for our students to be prepared for their futures beyond DBIS.
Here in Primary, alongside the ongoing pastoral care from class teachers, we follow a programme of developing our identified personal goals. Each week there is a Learning for Life Assembly for each of the key phases; Year 1 and Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. As well as the discussions, stories and role plays that happen in these assemblies, there is recognition for students who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate these values, ‘Our Shining Stars’. In class, the personal goals are reinforced by a series of activities, discussions and circle time.
Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our children in DBIS’s specific international context, including the rich cultural and religious diversity of Hong Kong. Throughout our school calendar, we celebrate a range of festivals prevalent to our school and setting.
Student’s PSHE learning takes place across a diverse range of topics, from building positive relationships to special event days. Students also have extra opportunities to develop friendships within and between the schools through regular meetings. DBIS Early Years and Primary have ‘buddy’ classes and meet throughout the year to co-operate and complete practical challenges and support each other's learning.