Archived Parent Bulletins

“Recorder Karate” Term 2 – Music Lessons

Please find information regarding the upcoming recorder Music unit for your child below.

2023-2024 Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations For Students

On Thursday 30th November 2023, we will be hosting a team from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic. This outreach programme is free of charge and will be held during school hours. Please fill out and return the Consent/ refusal forms by 3rd of October.

2023–24 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination School Outreach (Free of Charge)

On Thursday 30th November 2023, we will be hosting a team from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic. Students will bring a consent/refusal form home – please complete this and return it to school.

2023–24 Term 1 Lunch Enrolment

Link to the menu and lunch enrolment for Term 1 of 2023–24.

2024-26 IGCSE/BTEC Level 2 Initial Options

2024-26 IGCSE BTEC Level 2 Initial Options

2024–26 IGCSE / BTEC Level 2 Final Options Booklet “B” and Jotform

2024–26 IGCSE / BTEC Level 2 Final Options Booklet “B” and Jotform, and reminder of Options Evening (Wednesday 22nd November)

2nd Hand Uniform Sale 6th September 10am–11am @ Globe Theatre Main Campus

The PTSA will hold our first 2nd Hand Uniform Sale of the 2023–24 school year, on Wednesday 6th September.

2nd-Hand Uniform Sale: 17th Jan 9.30am – 10.30am

The PTSA 2nd-Hand Uniform Sale will take place on Wednesday 17th January from 9.30am – 10.30am  in the Globe Theatre at the Main Campus.

4LB Class Assembly

Information on the upcoming Y4LB class assembly, taking place on 29th September.

Adjustments to Main Campus Access After School

Now that we are able to offer a full range of extracurricular activities (ECAs), we are making adjustments to the availability of our Main campus after school to ensure the safety of all our students and the quality of our ECA provision.

Advance Notice – DBIS Live 2

Please find information regarding our DBIS Live 2 Event in this bulletin.

AMC Online Maths Competition Sign Up

Information about the AMC Maths Competition.

Annual School Portrait Galleries to be Archived on 10th February 2024

This academic year’s school portrait galleries will be archived by Col Sim Photography on 10th February 2024. This bulletin contains the link to view your gallery and order online/print photographs.

Bamboo Buddies

We are excited to announce the return of our Bamboo Buddies programme. This programme is suitable for siblings of DBIS students, or FS-1 2024–25 students who have paid the application fee. Children should be aged between 24–36 months and must be accompanied by one adult to attend.

Bedtime Stories

On Friday 20th October, DBIS will be hosting the rescheduled Bedtime Stories event!

Book Week 2023

We are excited to announce that DBIS Book Week will take place from Monday 11th – Friday 15th September 2023. The theme this year is ‘Readers Become Leaders’.

Botanical Artist Visit

As part of our ‘Brilliant Botanists’ Discovery unit, we will be welcoming botanical artist Sally Grace Bunker to our classrooms on Wednesday 8th November for a morning of art inspired by nature.

Box of Hope 2023

We are delighted to support the Box of Hope charity. The drop-off dates are between Monday 30th October and Friday 3rd November.

Carols On The Pitch – Save The Date

Carols on the Pitch is back on Wednesday the 13th of December!

Carols on the Pitch – We Need Your Help!

A post about final arrangements for Carols on the Pitch.

Carols on the Pitch Drawing Competition

Students can help illustrate a book and have it projected on the big screen at Carols on the Pitch this year.

Carpenter’s Cabin in FS-1

Some information about the guidelines that will be initially explored when FS-1 start to visit Carpenter’s Cabin.

Celebrating Diwali at DBIS

On Monday 13th November, we will be celebrating Diwali at DBIS.

Chartwells Canteen Food Survey

Please complete the linked survey on Chartwells’ food provision in the canteen at the Main Campus.

Christmas Jumper Sale Cancelled

Please note that the Christmas jumper sale planned for Wednesday 6th December has been cancelled due to lack of donations.

Clothes for Water-Based Activities at Week Without Walls

Please pack suitable swimming clothes and towels for each relevant day of your child’s Week Without Walls programme.

Cold and Flu Prevention

As the 2023–24 cold and influenza (flu) season is upon us, we would like to ask for vigilance in regard to cold and flu symptoms. We want to inform you about recent cases of influenza A that have been reported within our school community.

DBIS Checkpoint for TransLantau by UTMB Race

Volunteer at the DBIS checkpoint for TransLantau UTMB Race.

DBIS Chinese New Year Celebration and Dress-up Day 2024

DBIS Chinese New Year Celebration and Dress-up Day 2024

DBIS Live 1

Please find information regarding our DBIS Live 1 event below.

DBIS Live 2 – Audition Videos

Please find more information regarding our DBIS Live 2 Event in this bulletin.

DBIS Mental Health Week 25th–29th September

Information about DBIS Mental Health Week, 25th–29th September.

Discovery Learning at DBIS – Parent Workshop Presentation

Information from the third parent workshop, focusing on the teaching and learning of ‘Discovery’ at DBIS.

Discovery Parent Workshop

We would like to invite you to join an interactive workshop that will focus on the teaching of Discovery at Discovery Bay International School.

Diwali Celebration

We are looking for volunteers to support our Diwali celebrations, including henna painting and other activities on Monday 13th November.

Donate Your Pre-loved Christmas Jumpers for 2nd-Hand Sale!

Details of the PTSA’s first pre-loved Christmas jumper sale, taking place on Wednesday 6th December.

Donations Needed for UN Global Goals Stall at Carols on the Pitch

The Year 4 to 6 UN Global Goals Club is looking for donations of Christmas decorations and (nut-free) sweet treats for their stall at Carols on the Pitch.

Drop-off Time for FS1 Families

Information to support smooth transitions at the start of the day.

Dumpling Making Activity in Chinese Lesson

On Monday the 5th of February, Year 6 will have the opportunity to make dumplings during their Mandarin lesson.

Early Years Campus – Updated Communications Email Address

Information about our updated email address for the Early Years campus.

English Learning at DBIS – Parent Workshop Presentation

Information from the English parent workshop, focusing on the teaching and learning of ‘Reading’ at DBIS.

Enrolment Process for Year 6 into Year 7

On Friday 22nd September 2023, applications for Year 7 will open for our existing Year 6 students. Please see the details here to assist your application for Year 7 places for the 2024–25 academic year.

EYFS & Primary Parent Focus Group 2023–24

EYFS & Primary Parent Focus Group 2023/24

EYFS Campus Insect Repellent

Information about the insect repellent used on campus.

EYFS Junk Modelling Supplies

Junk modelling supplies request for the EYFS campus.

EYFS Reminder of Cold and Flu Policy

As the 2023–24 cold and influenza (flu) season is upon us, I would like to ask for vigilance in regards to cold and flu symptoms. 

Foundation Stage Dress-Up Day – Halloween

On Tuesday 31st October, Foundation Stage students are welcome to come to school in fancy dress for Halloween.

Foundation Stage Temple Fair

Our Foundation Stage campus will have a family Temple Fair on Wednesday 7th February between 1.30 pm and 2.45 pm.

FS – 1 Pants programme

Information about the NSPCC devised programme that will be introduced in FS – 1.

FS – 1 Reminders

Information about sending in some items and a request about self-care practices at home.

FS – 1 Reminders

Some reminders to support your children this week.

FS Theatre Trip

On Thursday 25th January, FS-1 and FS-2 will be watching the stage performance of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at the Performing Arts Centre in Wan Chai. 

FS-1 & FS-2 Oral Health Project

Information about Hong Kong Jockey Club Oral Health Project.

FS-1 and FS-2 Henna for Diwali

Please let your class teacher know if you would prefer for your child NOT to have henna applied to their hands as part of our Diwali celebration.

FS-1 and FS-2 International Sports Week

Information regarding Early years International sports week.

FS-1 and FS-2 Parent–Teacher Conferences

Booking information for the upcoming FS-1/FS-2 Parent–Teacher Conferences.

FS-1 and FS-2 Theatre Trip

On Thursday 25th January, FS-1 and FS-2 will be watching the stage performance of ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.’

FS-1 Beach Trip

Information regarding FS-1 visiting Tai Pak Beach in Discovery Bay on Thursday 30th November.

FS-1 Challenges on Seesaw

Information about posts that will be shared on Seesaw categorised as ‘Class Pet Challenges’.

FS-1 Chatter Tubes

Updating our Chatter Tubes over the December and January holidays.

FS-1 Christmas Mince Pies

Festive food tasting in class.

FS-1 Family Photos

As part of our unit, ‘Our Class is a Family’, FS-1 will be making a family tree in each classroom.

FS-1 Information week beginning 11th September

Some reminders to support your children in getting ready for their learning and about lunches.

FS-1 lunch reminders

Information about sending in food that is safe for our children.

FS-1 Maths Stay and Play sessions

FS-1 Stay and Play session information on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th November.

FS-1 Open Morning: Thursday 2nd November 8.55 am – 9.25 am

An invitation for families to join our FS-1 classes on Thursday 2nd November between 8.55 am and 9.25 am.

FS-1 Parent Feedback

The FS-1 team are asking for some family reflections from the start of this academic year.

FS-1 PJ Day Family Story Time

Please join us on 20th October between 8.55am and 9.15am for a community story time together.

FS-1 Readers

This week we shall start to share reading books in FS-1. These books will go home on the same day as your child’s library book.

FS-1 Reading Workshop

Information about our FS-1 reading workshop for families on Friday 19th January between 9.10am and 9.55am.

FS-1 Reading Workshop Presentation

Please find the presentation from our recent FS-1 Reading Workshop here.

FS-1 Reminders

A few reminders to support your children’s routines.

FS-1 School Photographs

FS-1 school photograph information.

FS-1 Welcome to Term 2!

Welcome back to Term 2 in FS-1. Please read this information for some key information about our learning this term.

FS-1, FS-2 and Year 5 Buddy Event

FS-1, FS-2 and Year 5 Buddy Event

FS-2 Beach School

We are excited to announce the recommencement of Beach Schools in FS-2.

FS-2 Beach School

Information about upcoming Beach School sessions for FS-2.

FS-2 Bedtime Stories

Information about our FS-2 Bedtime Stories Day on 20th October.

FS-2 Family Photo

Information about our new Discovery Unit in Term 1.2

FS-2 Home Reading

Information about home reading in FS-2.

FS-2 Open Morning – Wednesday 31st January

Invitation for families to join us for our FS-2 Open Morning.

FS-2 Open Morning Thursday 9th November

Information about an upcoming open morning for families in Foundation Stage 2.

FS-2 PANTS Programme

Information about the PANTS programme in FS-2.

FS-2 Parent Orientation Presentation

Please find the slides from the presentation on Wednesday 23rd August.

FS-2 Safari – Optional PTC with Mr Nicholas Grimes

Information about booking a PTC with the new Safari class teacher, Mr Nicholas.

FS1 Rainforest Class – Parent Teacher Conferences

Information for FS1 Rainforest Families about upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Google Third Party Apps

Google is making a significant change soon to ensure the safety and privacy of all students globally. This change will affect how students use Google to log into websites, apps, etc. Third-party apps (those not made by Google) will automatically be blocked from student accounts under 18 unless the school approves the app. The Learning […]

Halloween Accessories

Students are welcome to bring in an accessory to celebrate Halloween on Tuesday 31st October if they wish.

Head Lice

As students return to school for Term 2, we would like to take a moment to remind you about the importance of checking for head lice in your child’s hair. This is vital, as head lice have already been reported across the EYFS and Primary phases. 

IGCSE Summer Timetable 2024 and Curriculum Booklet

IGCSE Summer Timetable 2024 and Curriculum Booklet

Important Update for AMC Participants

An update from AMC regarding a change to the video platform being used for this weekend’s competition.

Influenza Vaccination Thursday 30th November

We are getting closer to our Influenza Vaccination day on 30th November, which is next Thursday.

Interest for Parent Focus Groups 2023–24

Interest for Parent Focus Groups 2023–24

International Food Fair Vendor Applications Open

Link to apply for a vendor stall at the 2024 International Food Fair. Applications close on 9th February.

JT’s Donut Sale

Monday 15th January: Learning Enhancement Team are selling $30 delicious Bakehouse donuts during Primary snack and Secondary break to remember the incredible life of Tom Smits. All proceeds from this donut sale will go to charities in Hong Kong that positively impacted JT’s life. Come along and enjoy a donut!

JT’s Ultimate Cookbook – Launching 13th December

Information about JT’s Ultimate Cookbook and link to order form.

Kadoorie Farm Trip

On Monday 6th November, Year 2 will visit Kadoorie Farm as part of our Discovery Unit ‘Brilliant Botanists’.

Key Stage 1 PANTS Programme

Key Stage 1 class teachers will be delivering the PANTS programme week commencing 18th September. 

Kidsfest Theatre Trips: Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

Information about the January 2024 Kidsfest theatre trip for children in FS-1 to Year 2.

KS1 Theatre Trip

On Wednesday 31st January, Year 1 & Year 2 will be watching the stage performance of Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns. This will be held at the Performing Arts Centre in Wan Chai. 

KS1: Year 1 & Year 2 Home Learning

We will share weekly reading and spelling home learning to further support your child’s English development.

Learning Technologies Parent Workshop (EYFS & Primary)

You are invited to attend an informative EYFS and Primary workshop hosted by our school’s Learning Technologies department on Wednesday 29th November.

Locker Clean-Out before Half-Term Break

The Secondary School lockers are being replaced – students should remove items prior to the half-term holiday.

Lost and Found

Information about lost and found uniform items.

Mandarin Learning at DBIS – Parent Workshop Presentation

Mandarin Learning at DBIS – Parent Workshop Presentation

Mental Health Awareness Week Fundraising – Wednesday 27 September

A message from the Young Entrepreneurs.

Naming Uniform Items

We would like to request your assistance in ensuring that the names on your child’s uniform are accurate and clearly visible.

Next week in FS-1

Information about the next stage of the FS-1 staggered start process.

Open Event at EYFS Campus – 25th September

We welcome you to join us at our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) campus on 26th September for a fun stay-and-play event for families interested in FS-1, FS-2 or Year 1 for August 2024 start.

Parent Portal Currently Unavailable

29.02.24 – iSAMS are currently experiencing technical issues. Our Parent Portal is therefore temporarily unavailable.

Parent Reading Opportunities

Information about parent readers for FS-1 classes after the October break.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Bedtime Story Day!

We are looking for five volunteers per class to come and read a story in an exciting location with their child’s class on Friday 20th October.

Permission for Students to Walk Home Unaccompanied (Y3–Y6)

Independent dismissal Jotform for Y3 – 6 Families

Pre-loved Toy and Bake Sale

Please support the forthcoming Year 3 charity sale by donating pre-loved toys, games and books as well as some baked goods.

Presentation on Admission into Year 7 for current DBIS students

Please find the Presentation on Admission into Year 7

Presentation: Year 13 Parent Information Session on Applying to Higher Education Institutions Worldwide

Presentation on the Year 13 Parent Information Session on Applying to Higher Education Institutions Worldwide.

Price Increase for DBIS Music Instrumental Lessons

Starting from August 2023, there will be a price increase for these lessons, with the new rate being HK$340.

Primary Campus Gate Times

Start-of-day arrangements at our Primary campus.

Primary Choir Rehearsal – 31st October

The Primary Choir ECA will still run on Tuesday 31st October.

Primary International Sports Week 2023

Primary International Sports Week is back! The week will run from Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November.

Primary Mandarin Workshop

We would like to invite you to join a workshop that will focus on the teaching of Primary (Year 1–6) Mandarin at Discovery Bay International School.

Primary Parent English Workshop

Please join us on Thursday 21st September from 8.30am – 9.30am in The Globe for an interactive workshop that will focus on the teaching of Reading at DBIS.

Primary Young Entrepreneurs – Toy and Game Request – Charity Sale

Information regarding the toy collection drive prior to the International Food Fair.

Primary Young Entrepreneurs – Valentine’s Day Charity Sale 6th–7th February

The Primary Young Entrepreneurs have been busy designing handmade cards, which will be on sale on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th February.

Provisional Term Dates 2024–25

Link to provisional term dates for the 2024–25 academic year.

PTSA Bar at DBIS Live 28th September

The PTSA Bar will be open in the canteen before DBIS Live 1 on Thursday 28th September. Join us from 4.30pm

PTSA Christmas Quiz Night 29th @ Globe Theatre, Main Campus

The PTSA are delighted to announce the return of our fabulous quiz night on Wednesday 29th November.

PTSA Coffee Morning

The first PTSA coffee morning of the year will take place at the Main Campus on Wednesday 6th September.

Readathon Sponsorship Money Now Due

Please deliver sponsorship money raised as part of the DBIS Book Week Readathon to the the Library before the mid-term break. Cheques should be made out to Discovery Bay International School.

Remembrance Day Invitation

Link to join our online Remembrance Day service on Friday 10th November at 10.45am.

Reminder: DBIS Live 1 – 28th September

DBIS Live 1-Thursday, 28 September

Reminder: School Closed to Students on Friday 1st March

All DBIS campuses will be closed to students on Friday 1st March due to the staff professional development day.

REMINDER*** FS-1 & 2 All Forms For Influenza Vaccine Due 3rd October

Please ensure that you have returned your influenza vaccinations form FOR EITHER Consent or Refusal by Tuesday 3rd October.

Rescheduled ‘Bedtime Stories’ Event

Details about the rescheduling of our ‘Bedtime Stories’ event to Friday 20th October during the school day.

Safer Internet Day 2024

Tuesday 6th February is ‘Safer Internet Day’. In-class activities will centre around this year’s theme: ‘Inspiring Change’.

Santa Dash

We are delighted to inform you about the Santa Dash event that will be taking place on Tuesday 12th December for DBIS Primary students and parents.

Save the Date – FS-1 & FS-2 Christmas Sing-a-long

Please save the date for these festive sing-a-longs!

Save the Date – The International Food Fair is Back!

The International Food Fair is back! A big highlight of the day are the country stalls, run by parents, that celebrate food from their home countries. Please sign up to help if you can.

School Calendar Amendment – 17th November Now a Normal School Day

The Teacher Professional Development Day scheduled for Friday 17th November will now revert to being a full day of school for all students.

School Photo Schedule – September/October 2023

We are pleased to confirm that the annual student photos for this academic year will take place from Monday 18th September to Tuesday 17th October. Please follow the link to see the full schedule.

School Photos Still Available for Order

Link to purchase the annual school photos, taken in Term 1.

School Uniform Reminders

Reminders about school uniform.

Second-Hand Halloween Costume Donations!

Costume donations for the upcoming Second-Hand Halloween Costume Sale can be dropped off at the Main and EYFS campuses between 18th and 29th September.

Secondary Inter-House Baking Competition (28th September)

Secondary Inter-House Baking Competition (28th September)

Secondary Students Severe Weather School Dismissal Jotform

Link to new Jotform for Secondary parents who would like their child to remain at school in red/black rain or pre-8 signal conditions until collected by an adult.

Secondary Winter Uniform

Clarification on appropriate secondary winter uniform and when the Uniform shop is open.

Sixth Form at DBIS

A preview into IGCSE and A Level studies at DBIS.

Stay and Play for New FS-1 Class Starting January 2024

Stay and Play for FS-1 applicants, 3.30pm on 11th October 2023.

Student Grant 2023/2024

The Hong Kong government will provide a student grant of HK$2,500 to each eligible student studying in Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School for this school year 2023/2024.

Student withdrawal notice

Notice must be received by 15th October 2023 for students withdrawing at the end of Term 1 2023.

Tangyuan Making Activity in Chinese Lesson

During their Mandarin lesson this Wednesday, 31st January, year 4 will have the opportunity to make Tangyuan. Please let the Mandarin teacher know if your child has allergies or prefers to opt out of the activity.

Term 2 Lunch Enrolment

Link to the menu and lunch enrolment for Term 2.

The American Mathematics Competitions AMC10 & AMC12

Details about entering the American Mathematics Competition

Tiger Assembly Friday 23rd February

We will be performing in the Globe Theatre on Friday 23rd February at 9am, and our assembly will run for approximately 15 minutes.

Typhoon Saola Arrangements – EYFS

Arrangements for EYFS families.

Typhoon Saola Arrangements: Years 1–13

Details re. arrangements in light of Typhoon Saola.

U13 FOBISIA Games Trials

Important information for Year 7/8 students and parents regarding the trials for the U13 FOBISIA Games Sports Competition. 14th–18th March 2024, Bangkok, Thailand.

University Events in Hong Kong

Details of university information sessions in Hong Kong.

University Fair hosted by Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) on 8th March 2024

Updated information about the university fair at CDNIS and how to register for your child to be taken there by a school bus.

University Fair on 20th September 2023 for Year 10 –13

Details of the University Fair on 20th September 2023.

Update 01.12.23 – Carols on the Pitch Information – Year 6

Year 6: Please find some information regarding our Carols on the Pitch Event here.

UPDATE: Campus closed after school

Please ensure children leave the campus straight after school unless attending an ECA.

UPDATE: Deadline Entries for Carols on the Pitch Drawing Competition

This is a gentle reminder that the deadline for the entries for our Carols on the Pitch Drawing Competition is Monday 20th November.

UPDATE: Year 4 Dolphin Watch Trip

Year 4 students will be undertaking a school trip to see the ‘pink’ dolphins of Lantau with HK Dolphin Watch on Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

Updated 01.12.23 – Carols on the Pitch Information – Year 1

Year 1: Please find information regarding our Carols on the Pitch event here.

Updated 01.12.23 – Carols on the Pitch Information – Year 2

Year 2: Please find information regarding our Carols on the Pitch Event here.

Updated 01.12.23 – Carols on the Pitch Information – Year 4

Year 4: Please find information regarding our Carols on the Pitch event here.

Updated 01.12.23 – Carols on the Pitch Information – Year 5

Year 5: Please find some information regarding our Carols on the Pitch event below

Updated 04.12.23 – Carols on the Pitch Information – Year 3

Year 3: Please find information regarding our Carols on the Pitch event here.

Updated 08.12.23 – Annual School Photos 2023–24 Now Available to Order

The annual school photos are now available to purchase from Col Sim Photography. An early-bird discount is available until Tuesday 28th November 2023.

UPDATED EYFS Temple Fair

Next Wednesday the children will take part in the FS temple fair, alongside a family member. They are invited to wear their own clothes to school that day and will need to be accompanied by an adult from 1.30pm onwards.

Visiting Author – Suzanne Younan

As part of Book Week, local author Suzanne Younan shared her book ‘The Green Dragon’ and invited students to consider how they can lead through action. For a limited time, Suzanne is offering DBIS families special offers on the purchase of her books.

Volunteers Needed for Food Fair Stalls 2024

Link to the list of 17 country stalls that require more people to help at the International Food Fair on Saturday 2nd March. Please sign up to help if you can!

Volunteers Urgently Needed for International Food Fair

Please sign up for a slot to help at the DBIS Food Fair to help ensure this wonderful event goes ahead.

Walking School Bus – Friday 1st December

This year’s Walking School Bus (part of our annual Sustainability Week) will take place on Friday 1st December.

Week Without Walls 2023–24: Activity & Sign-up Information

Please complete the sign-up form for Week Without Walls 2023–24 by Wednesday 21st June.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 1

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 2 in Year 1.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 2

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 2 in Year 2.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 3

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 2 in Year 3.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 4

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 2 in Year 4.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 5

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 2 in Year 5. 

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 6

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 2 in Year 6.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year FS-2

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 2 in FS-2.

Welcome to the DBIS Library for 2023–24

We are committed to making the DBIS library one of your child’s favourite places in the school! Please find important information about the library for all DBIS families.

Welcome to Year 10

Y10 Welcome to Term One 2023–24

Welcome to Year 7

Year 7 Welcome to Term One 2023–24.

Welcome to Year 8

Information about the year ahead for Year 8 and details of the upcoming parent information evening.

Welcome to Year 9

Welcome to Y9 Term One 2023–24

Welcome to Years 12 &13

Information for Year 12 & 13 parents, guardians and students, and welcome from the Sixth Form team.

Whole School Photograph Reminder

A reminder about full school uniform on Monday 9th October for FS-1 and FS-2 students.

Whole-School Photo – Monday 9th October

This year’s whole-school photo will take place on Monday 9th October. The photo will be taken in the morning at the Main campus.

Whole-School Photo Rescheduled for Monday 16th October

This year’s whole-school photo has been rescheduled for Monday 16th October due to severe weather leading to school closures on the original date. The photo will be taken in the morning at the Main campus.

Winter Uniforms & Uniform Shop Updates

Update regarding winter uniform items, uniform shop opening hours and online ordering.

Wonton Making Activity in Chinese Lesson

On Monday, 5th February, Year 5 will have the opportunity to make Wonton in their Mandarin lesson.

Y1 – Y3 Home Readers

Information about our home reading programme for children in Years 1, 2 and 3.

Y1-6 Maths Workshop Slides Available

Thank you for attending the Year 1-6 Maths Workshop. Please find attached a copy of the session slides.

Y11 A Level/BTEC L3 Options Evening and Mock Examination Timetable Notification

We would like to invite you to our upcoming A Level/BTEC Level 3 Options Evening on Tuesday 7th November.

Y12 and Y13 Mock Examination arrangements

Year 12/13 mock examination arrangements.

Y12 and Y13 Modular Mock Examinations – Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Year 12/13 Modular Mock Examinations – 20th–22nd November 2023.

Y12/Y13 IAL modular examinations

Y12/Y13 IAL modular examination information.

Y13 Graduation 2024

Parental support for the Year 13 graduation dinner requested.

Y13 Graduation Ceremony/Dinner 2024

If any parents would like to help with the graduation ceremony/graduation dinner events, please contact Mrs Boddington.

Y3 & 4 Parent Coffee Morning Slides

Please find the presentation from the Y3 & 4 Parent Coffee Morning.

Y4 Camp – FINAL INFORMATION

As the Year 4 Camp fast approaches, please read this bulletin for some final information and reminders.

Y4 Camp Presentation and Information

Information and actions required for the upcoming Year 4 Camp.

Y5 and Y6 Mandarin classes – Mooncakes

On Friday 29th, September, Y5 and Y6 Mandarin classes will have a special lesson, making Snow Skin mooncakes. If your child is allergic to any of the listed main ingredients, please contact your class teacher.

Y5CG Class Assembly

Y5CG will be the first class in Primary to lead an assembly this year, and all Y5CG families are invited to watch it on Thursday 7th September at 10.30am.

Y6 Hong Kong Wetlands Trip – Wednesday 18th October 2023

The Year 6 students will be undertaking a school trip to the HK Wetlands Park on Wednesday 18th October.

Y6DR Class Assembly

Y6DR families are invited to watch the class assembly on Thursday 14th September at 10.30am in the Globe Theatre.

Year 1 – 6 Reports to appear in Parent Portal

Advance notice to ensure you are able to access your child’s report.

Year 1 – Year 6 Home Learning

Linked are a set of slides to share the overview of Home Learning at DBIS from Year 1 to Year 6.

Year 1 – 6 Maths Parent Workshop

Information on the upcoming Year 1 – 6 Maths Parent Workshop on Thursday 7th September at 8.45am.

Year 1 & 2 Parent Coffee Morning Slides

Please find the slides from the Y1 & 2 Parent Coffee Morning.

Year 1 Creative Arts Morning

We are excited to announce that Year 1 will be participating in a Creative Arts morning on Wednesday 27th September 2023.

Year 1 Creative Arts Morning

On Wednesday 15th November, our Creative Arts teachers will be leading a morning themed around ‘Holiday Festivals’. The children will engage in Art, Drama and Music sessions themed around this topic.

Year 1 DTaP-IPV Vaccination Clinic

The Department of Health will come to our school on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 to administer a vaccination with Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Polio (DTaP-IPV) to eligible Year 1 students

Year 1 Let’s Build Structures Trip – Monday 5th February 2024

To conclude our current unit ‘Let’s Build Structures’, Year 1 will be venturing on an exciting bus journey around Hong Kong Island and Kowloon on Monday 5th February 2024.

Year 1 Open Evening for FS-2 Families

Invitation for FS-2 Families for the Year 1 Open Evening on Thursday 25th January.

Year 1 Open Morning Groups

Please find attached the Year 1 Open Morning Groups for Tuesday 2nd October and Wednesday 3rd October. These can also be found on your child’s class whiteboard.

Year 1 Open Mornings

We are excited to welcome the families of Year 1 to our Open Mornings on either Tuesday 3rd October or Wednesday 4th October 2023.

Year 1 Parent Open Evening – Presentation

Please find a copy here of the presentation: Year 1 Parent Information Evening.

Year 1 Phonics Open Mornings

Information about the upcoming Phonics Open Mornings for Year 1, including dates and times.

Year 1 Reminders

Here are some key reminders to help your child in their daily routine.

Year 1 Trip to the Hong Kong Space Museum – Wednesday 8th November 2023

Information on the upcoming Year 1 trip to the Space Museum.

Year 10 – Term 2 Bulletin

Information and key dates for Term 2.

Year 10 English Coursework

Year 10 English Coursework Dates and Information.

Year 10 Meet The Team PDF

Year 10 Meet The Team PDF

Year 10–13 Week Without Walls Presentation Slides and Booklet

Year 10–13 Week Without Walls Presentation Slides and Booklet.

Year 11 A Level/BTEC Level 3 Initial Options Choices 2024–26

Year 11 A Level/BTEC Level 3 Initial Options Choices 2024-26

Year 11 Meet The Team PDF

Meet The y11 Team PDF

Year 11 Mock Examinations – Date Reminder

Year 11 Mock Examinations (and A Level Options Evening) – Date Reminder.

Year 11 PTSC 23 January 2024 Advance Notice

Year 11 PTSC Details Bulletin

Year 11 PTSC Booking Link

Year 11 PTSC information and booking link

Year 11 Team Welcome

Information about the year ahead for Year 11.

Year 11 Welcome to Term 2

Year 11 Term 2 Welcome Back and Key Dates Bulletin

Year 12 and 13 Welcome to Term 2 (with key dates)

For Year 12 and 13: An overview of some highlights from last term, plus some key events upcoming in Terms 2 and 3.

Year 12 Meet The Team PDF

Year 12 Meet The Team PDF

Year 12 Open Evening for Families of Current DBIS Students

We are delighted invite you to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 19th September at 6pm. Please follow the link to register.

Year 13 Meet The Team PDF

Meet The Team Y13 PDF

Year 13 Parent Information Session on Applying to Universities Worldwide on 5 October

Details on the Year 13 Parent Information Session on Higher Education which will be hosted by our University & Careers Guidance Counsellor.

Year 2 Christmas Sing-a-long: 12th December

Families are invited to join Year 2 at their Christmas Sing-a-long on Tuesday 12th December.

Year 2 CNY Holidays Home Learning

During the Chinese New Year break, we would like the children to undertake a small home-learning task to assist them with our new Discovery topic ‘Fantastic Firsts’.

Year 2 Creative Arts Morning

On Wednesday 4th October, Year 2 will enjoy their Creative Arts Morning.

Year 2 Creative Arts Morning

Year 2 students will have a Creative Arts Morning on Wednesday 24th January.

Year 2 Open Morning

We are very excited to invite you to our upcoming Year 2 Open Morning. There will be two sessions: one on 10th October and one on 11th October.

Year 2 Open Morning

On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th February, Year 2 will be welcoming families in for open mornings. Your date and time will be communicated by your child’s class teacher via SeeSaw on or before Wednesday 21st February.

Year 2 Science Museum Trip

On Monday February 26th 2024, our Year 2 students will visit the Hong Kong Science Museum, as part of their Discovery unit ‘Fantastic Firsts’. 

Year 3 – Celebration of Learning

Details for the Year 3 celebration of learning event on Friday 8th December.

Year 3 and 4 Primary Sports Day 2024

Year 3 and 4 Sports Day information.

Year 3 Excursion to Tai O

Details of the forthcoming Year 3 trip to Tai O support the learning in Term 2.

Year 3 Forest School Sessions Begin

Dates for Year 3 Forest School sessions.

Year 3 Tai O Excursion Reminder

Reminder and important health information for the upcoming Year 3 trip.

Year 4 Art Trip

Information on the upcoming Y4 trip to Mui Wo.

Year 4 Camp – Term 2

The Year 4 camp will take place from Tuesday 20th February to Thursday 22nd February at Breakthrough Village Camp, Sha Tin.

Year 4 Celebration of Learning

On Tuesday 5th December, we would love to invite our Year 4 families in to enjoy our classroom galleries.

Year 5 & 6 Coffee Morning Presentation

Year 5 & 6 Coffee Morning presentation.

Year 5 & 6 FOBISIA Trials, January 2024

Information about the upcoming U11 FOBISIA Games trials.

Year 5 & 6 House Sports Day 2024

Year 5 & 6 House Sports Day 2024 information.

Year 5 Camp – Parent Information Session

We will be hosting an information session for parents about Year 5 Camp on Monday 5th February at 8.30am. The meeting will be held in person in the Globe and will last for approximately 40 minutes.

Year 5 Camp – Updates from Parent Information Session

Updates on Year 5 Camp following the parent information session.

Year 5 Camp – Registration

Information about payment and registration for the upcoming Y5 camp.

Year 5 Celebration of Learning

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you for our upcoming Celebration of Learning on Wednesday 17th January. The event will take place in the Year 5 classrooms from 8.45am to 9:30am.

Year 5 Central Walking Tour Trip

Year 5 will be going on a walking tour around Central and Admiralty. The purpose of the trip is to give the children the opportunity to learn more about the history of key buildings in Hong Kong and develop a deeper appreciation for how Hong Kong Island has changed over the years.

Year 5 Science Museum Trip

Year 5 will be going on a school trip to the Hong Kong Science Museum on Tuesday 26th September.

Year 5 Trip To Kowloon Walled City

Year 5 will be going on a school trip to Kowloon Walled City Park on Tuesday 14th November (Y5RE and Y5SM) and Wednesday 15th November (Y5CG and Y5TS).

Year 6 Camp Information

The four-night Year 6 camp will take place from Monday 4th December to Friday 8th December at Sai Yuen Camping Adventure Park, Cheung Chau.

Year 6 Camp Parent Information Evening

Please find additional information about our upcoming Year 6 Camp.

Year 6 Celebration of Learning

We would like to invite all parents or caregivers of Year 6 children to our Open Morning on Tuesday 12th December.

Year 6 DTap-IPV Vaccination Clinic

The Department of Health will come to our school on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 to administer a vaccination with Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (reduced dose) and Inactivated Polio (dTap-IPV) to eligible Year 6 students.

Year 6 Migration Simulation

On Thursday 1st February, the Year 6 students will be leaving campus to take part in a ‘migration simulation’.

Year 6 Student use of WhatsApp

Information regarding alleged inappropriate behaviour in WhatsApp groups.

Year 7 Chinese New Year Flower Market Visit

Year 7 Chinese New Year Flower Market Visit – 5th February

Year 7 Meet The Team

Year 7 Meet The Team 2023-24

Year 7 Newsletter

A reflection on Term 1.1 plus information about Week Without Walls.

Year 7 Newsletter

Year 7 Newsletter

Year 7 Welcome Back Bulletin

Year 7 Term 2 Welcome Back Bulletin and Key Dates.

Year 7–9 Week Without Walls Presentation Slides and Itinerary

Year 7–9 Week Without Walls presentation slides and itinerary.

Year 8 Green Bird Hike – Wednesday 28th February

Further information about Year 8’s hike to Mui Wo on 28th February as part of their Green Bird Award, plus the jotform link for parents to complete.

Year 8 Meet The Team PDF

Year 8 Meet The Team PDF

Year 8 Term 2 Welcome

Year 8 Term 2 Welcome Back and Key Dates Bulletin

Year 9 Head of Year Bulletin – Term 2

Year 9 Term Two Welcome Back and Key Dates Bulletin

Year 9 IGCSE/BTEC Level 2 Options Booklet ‘B’ Release and Options Evening

Details of two key pieces of information that are important for your child’s academic journey: the Options ‘B’ booklet release and the Options Evening.

Year 9 Information Evening and Meet The Team Event

Year 9 Meet The Team invitation

Year 9 Meet The Team PDF

Slides from the Year 9 Information Evening.

Young Entrepreneurs Resource Request

The Primary Young Entrepreneurs are busily making recycled Winter craft items to sell at the upcoming Carols on the Pitch. Please support by sending in items from the request list. Thank you!

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