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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

It has been another busy and rewarding week at school.

Amongst the many highlights “Author Day” today has caught the children’s attention, Year 2 enjoyed their Discovery Walks around DB while Year 11 and Year 12 experienced a fascinating trip to the Hong Kong Observatory. Clive Leach has also been making an impact on the school community as we develop our approach to PERMA - positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement.

During the week we were also able to announce our new House Captains, Head Boy and Head Girl for the next school year. I’m delighted that student leadership opportunities have continued to develop significantly this year in all three phases of the School. I’ve also been tremendously impressed by all the students who have assumed leadership roles and are poised to make a positive difference to the School. All of the students who put themselves forward for consideration were worthy of high praise. I know you will want to join me in congratulating our new Head Girl and Head Boy, Ashley Olsen and Sam Barlow. I’m confident that our new Head Students will represent the School with distinction and will have a positive impact on the school community.

The School Council also met this week to discuss a range of areas that included curriculum developments, staffing, finance, examination results, school accreditation, school expansion and Head of School recruitment.

Some parents have already volunteered to join the School Advisory Committee (SAC) for this school year. If anyone else is interested in finding out about the SAC’s work or joining the group, please contact me directly at or feel free to arrange a meeting with me via the school office.

I also wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming PTSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 26 in the Globe Theatre. I encourage as many parents as possible to attend the AGM as the group plays a significant role in the success of the School and the committee is always in need of extra help.

With Typhoon Mangkhut forecast to affect Hong Kong on Sunday, I’ve linked the school’s severe weather procedures to this newsletter for your reference HERE. In the event of the storm impacted Hong Kong please stay safe.

Best wishes for the weekend ahead.

Paul Tough
Head of School

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