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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

Congratulations to all the students who performed so well at last night’s first “DBIS Live” event of the year.

Link to the list of performers HERE

It was a delight to see the various soloists, ensembles and choirs rise to the challenge in a packed Globe Theatre.  I’m grateful to the Music Department and the School’s various peripatetic teachers for their contribution to “DBIS Live” as the occasion provides students with an informal setting to build confidence in front of an audience and to challenge themselves with new instruments and arrangements. 

I also wanted to congratulate the wider school community for supporting the Typhoon Mangkhut fundraising efforts, the recent bake and toy sales raised a total of 10'500 $HK. The money raised will go to support members of our community living in Nim Shu Wan and charities in the Philippines. Thank you in particular to the students of Y5HK and my colleague Helen Kavanagh for their fantastic leadership and organisation of the fundraising effort. 

We are now looking forward to Sustainability Week taking place across the School next week, which will include various contributions from community groups, guest speakers, Green Day and experiential visits such as the Year 5 Power Station visit and of course the Big Community Clean-Up, more information HERE

I wanted to make you aware Tim Gerrish from International Child Protection Advisors (ICPA) spent time at DBIS working with our child safeguarding team last week. It was an incredibly positive few days, and Tim has provided us with insightful advice on how the School can continue to refine our approach to this crucial area of our provision. If you have any questions about Tim's work with the School, please don’t hesitate to contact the School’s Child Protection Office, Ben Loran, or me. 

Finally, I wanted to express our collective gratitude to my colleague Angel Tang who celebrates 25 years with DBIS today. In her current role as Early Years Administrator and other positions across the School Angel has been a shining example of the "DBIS way" in action and is worthy of heartfelt praise for her unstinting service to the school community.

Best wishes for the weekend ahead. 

Paul Tough
Head of School

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