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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

I wanted to start this newsletter by wishing the School's Year 7-10 musicians all the very best as they embark upon their journey to Indonesia.

The students and staff are representing DBIS at the FOBISIA Intermediate Music Festival taking place this weekend at the British School of Jakarta. I’m confident that the group will benefit immensely from the opportunity to collaborate and perform with other young musicians from the region. Link to the names of the students HERE.

On a similar note, I wanted to congratulate Year 1 children this week for their brilliant show. It’s been a joy to see Year 1 enjoying the opportunity to sing, dance and act as part of this week’s dress rehearsals. My appreciation goes to the staff and parent volunteers for the effort, hard work and support needed when preparing the children for such an event. It’s just amazing to see what children can accomplish when encouraged by caring adults. Thank you in particular to the Year 1 team and the fantastic group of parents who have worked for countless hours in preparation for tonight’s performance.
 
As you are aware, the School recently received over forty great applications for our Scholarship Award. DBIS is genuinely very fortunate to have so many exceptionally talented and committed students, and it has been challenging for us to select the final recipients. That said I am delighted to make you aware that the following students will be awarded the School Scholarships next year:
 
Abby Wilson (Year 5) – Sport Scholarship
Jemma Parsons (Year 6) – Sport Scholarship
Harry Mullin (Year 5) – Creative Arts Scholarship
Gracie Brownlie (Year 8) – Sport Scholarship
Hana Matilde Sullivan (Year 8) – Overall Achievement Scholarship
Savannah Floyd (Year 8) – Overall Achievement Scholarship
 
I know you will want to join me in congratulating the award winners for their outstanding achievement and significant contributions to the life of the School.
 
Last week eight visitors from the Council of International Schools (CIS) evaluated the School. Every aspect of DBIS' provision including curriculum, teaching, assessment, communications, resources, finance and governance received attention. The verbal feedback from the team at the end of the process was incredibly positive, and I am confident that we will receive a final report with commendations and useful recommendations for further development.
 
Best wishes for the weekend ahead and I hope you enjoy the public holiday on Tuesday 22 May.

Paul Tough
Head of School 
ptough@dbis.edu.hk



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