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A week in the life of DBIS

Whole School

Undeniably, sport is a significant part of DBIS school life.

This week’s extravaganza of sport in the Primary School illustrates the School’s commitment to ensuring active participation by all our students in a wide range of activities. Moreover, by framing competition as a means to challenge yourself and achieve your personal best, every student at DBIS has had the opportunity to learn from and love sport. The best part of the week for me has been the palpable sense of fun and enjoyment shown by the students whether in the pool, playing baseball or taking part in the tug of war. As a result, I wanted to acknowledge the monumental effort of my colleagues in the PE and Sports Department for organising the various swim galas and international sports carnivals taking place every day. Thank you also to other staff members and the parents who have contributed to the success of the week. 

This week has also been an immensely rewarding period for students and staff involved in the School’s annual Week Without Walls. The benefit of taking learning out of the classroom and into the city, New Territories and abroad is undeniable. I am sure that the students will have been challenged and engaged by many different experiences and I’m certainly looking forward to hearing about the students’ learning during the Hong Kong-based trips and those taking place in China, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. In advance of their return, I want to thank all the trip leaders, as I know each trip demands a considerable amount of planning and preparation. I am also fully aware of the significant responsibility that staff bear when taking young people away from Hong Kong or on residential experiences in the territory.

Next week we will be extending our best wishes to the Secondary students competing in the Under 15 FOBISIA competition in Phuket. I know the entire group will uphold the School’s values and represent DBIS with distinction and pride. We look forward to hearing of their personal and group achievements as the week unfolds. Link to students' names HERE

Finally, I wanted to remind the school community that the PTSA Quiz Night will be taking place on Thursday 8 November and promises yet again to be a fantastic evening, more info HERE. Also, the DBIS Remembrance Service is being held at 7.15am on Friday 9 November at the flagpole lawn - Order of Service HERE - and I encourage as many families as possible to join us for the ceremony. For those who wish to purchase a poppy in advance of the service Samantha Murray will be selling handmade crocheted poppies at the Primary School front gates before school on November 1st, 2nd and 8th. All proceeds will be donated as last year to the British Legion Overseas.

Best wishes for the weekend ahead and happy Diwali to all those celebrating the Festival of Light.

Paul Tough
Head of School

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