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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

“Don’t stop moving to the funky funky beat” – S Club Seven 

Fragments of the same 1990’s pop song have been repeating in my mind all this week rather than the usual eclectic mix of genres. Not that I have ever been a devotee of the 1990’s British pop group, but S Club Seven’s popular lyrics seem to capture the school’s feel and mood as we head to the end of the term. Since last week we’ve welcomed back our successful primary FOBISIA team, celebrated onwards and upwards events in the Early Years and Primary, experienced school spirit and farewell assemblies, published end of term reports, hosted a collaboration day between Year 6 Wei Lun and DBIS students and heralded the start of Creative Arts Week. 
 
The Secondary School’s Drama production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the Big Shoot Dance Challenge, and last night’s whole school Battle of the Bands have thus far been particular highlights of Creative Arts Week and I wanted to congratulate all the students involved in both events for their outstanding efforts. Link to the cast and crew of the production HERE and names of last night’s band members HERE. I also wanted to thank the students, staff and parents contributing to this evening’s exhibition and everyone involved in Friday’s Year 11 and Year 6 Graduation Dinners.
 
Following tonight’s Arts showcase and tomorrow’s Carpio Brothers Jazz Quartet and Primary Promenade performances the school’s attention will start to turn to the shortened but significant last week of the term. Next week’s highlights include the Primary Awards Ceremony, Secondary Awards Ceremony, and Year 6 Graduation Ceremony. 
 
Finally, I wanted to wish the DBIS Dragon Boat team all the very best as they compete in the Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 17 June. This is the first time that the school will be competing with its very own team and I wanted to thank DBIS parent, Andy Cooper, for establishing this new tradition on behalf of the school and for his brilliant leadership of the team.
 
Best wishes for the long weekend. 

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



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