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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

“Aren’t there any grownups at all?” “I don’t think so”. – Lord of the Flies, William Golding 

This week Secondary students, parents and staff have transformed the Globe Theatre into a remote island where a battle between civilisation and savagery will take place. After months of hard work and much anticipation, the cast and crew of Lord of the Flies are ready to showcase their interpretation of William Golding’s famous work. In advance of tonight and tomorrow’s performances, I want to congratulate all the students involved in the production for their dedication and teamwork; follow this LINK to the Cast and Crew list. Additionally, a huge thank you to the staff and parents who have made the show possible. 

The vibrancy of the School has also been demonstrated this week by Year 6 Celebration of Learning, Year 5 History trip to Central, a visit to DBIS by the Yang Foundation, Mike Gatting’s cricket coaching clinic and theatre trips in Year One and Year Two. The involvement of so many students, staff, and parents in these events has been brilliant to see, and I’m very grateful for all their efforts. It was also remiss of me last week not to mention our young Hockey players’ success at the HKFC Hockey Junior Festival. Both DBIS teams were a credit to the School with high levels of sportsmanship and as their Gold and Silver medals attest. Link to the team members can be found HERE

I also wanted to acknowledge the outstanding commitment and determination of the one hundred and seventy nine  DBIS students that participated in last weekend’s Team Fear event. The annual adventure race is a highlight of the Discovery Bay Calendar and represents a significant mental and physical challenge for those who participate.

Finally, School Council wanted me to make  the community aware that the recruitment process to appoint by successor has reached the final stage with three shortlisted candidates invited for final interviews. All three candidates possess considerable international school leadership experience. The candidates will be visiting DBIS next week and will have the opportunity to meet students, staff and parents before final interviews and presentations to the School Council. The School Supervisor, Mr Julian Wyatt, will make the school community aware of the outcome in due course. 

Best wishes for the weekend ahead.

Paul Tough
Head of School

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