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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

A unique version of the Bee Gees and Frankie Vaile’s classic song “Grease – Grease is the Word” has been in my mind this week.

The catchy tune looping constantly has nothing to do with the hit 1978 movie and everything to do with DBIS Sustainability Week.

“Green is the word, it's the word
That you heard
It's got groove it's got meaning
Green is the time, is the place, is the motion
Green is the way we are feeling.”

I wanted to congratulate all the students involved in this week’s range of Green activities and extend my thanks to all the adults who have organised a variety of learning opportunities across the School. In particular a big thank you to the School’s Green Team and Mr Jack Hoskin for their outstanding efforts. The timing of this week’s focus on the environment could not have been better with the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report taking place. 

As we approach the half term holiday, I also wanted to acknowledge the contribution of so many students, staff and parents to another successful start of the school year. It’s incredible to think that the first half of the term is nearly over but I think we would all agree that in spite of the challenges posed by the weather and school closure it’s been a brilliant couple of months. Without a doubt, last week’s Secondary Swim Gala, DBIS Live and this week’s cavalcade of sustainability events have provided a fitting crescendo to the half term. 

With an eye on our return to school after the break, I wanted to make you aware that we will be hosting a Remembrance Day service for the first time at 7.15am on Friday, November 9 at the DBIS flagpole. After the success of the ANZAC ceremonies and to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One students, staff and parents will contribute to the occasion, and we encourage as many of the community as possible to join us on the day. More information regarding  the service will follow after the break. 

Looking even further ahead, I also wanted to make you aware that the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year is now finalised and can be accessed at the following LINK.

As ever please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about the above. 

Best wishes for the half term break.


Paul Tough
Head of School

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