Archived Parent Bulletins

‘Active Planet’ Concept Walk – A hike to explore Earth’s processes… on our doorstep!

Year 3 will hike in DB to explore the Earth’s processes as part of an ‘Active Planet’ Concept Walk.

“The Mouse In Santa’s House” Premiere tonight @ 5pm!

The long-awaited Christmas Cheer Video ” The Mouse in Santa’s House” and information about The Christmas Bingo and Photo Competition.

2021-22 Term 3 Lunch Enrolment

Dear Parents Term 3 Lunch Enrolment and Menu are available on the DBIS Hub now, please click here. Kind regards School Office 

2021–22 School Photo Gallery Closing Sunday 4th September

Last few days to order 2021–22 school photos.

2021–22 School Portraits Still Available to Order

Student and class portraits from the 2021–22 academic year are still available for purchase via Three Peaks Media.

2021–22 Term 2 Lunch Enrolment

Lunch Enrolment details for Term 2.

2022–23 Student Photos to Take Place from 21st September to 6th October

A detailed schedule for this year’s student photos will be shared with parents week commencing Monday 12th September.

2022–23 Term 1 Lunch Enrolment

Term 1 lunch enrolment and menu link.

2nd Hand Uniform Donations

Environmental sustainability through uniform recycling! Recycle school uniforms for a pre-loved uniform sale to be held at the beginning of the next academic year! By taking part in this, you are helping reach the UN Sustainability Goals to save the planet, climate and biodiversity!

2nd Hand Uniform Sale – 24 August, 10 -11 am

Please find the information regarding the 2nd Hand Uniform Sale on 24 August, 10 -11 am.

A Level Options Information & Links

Links to the 2023–25 A Level options booklet, guidance videos and Jotform.

A Level Summer Examinations 2022: Study Leave and Examination Timetable

Dear Year 13 Students and Parents, In our continued efforts to prepare the students for their examinations in the summer, we take this opportunity to provide you with dates in relation to study leave and an overview of the examination schedule for your son/daughter. Study leave dates for Year 13 students are as follows: Study […]

Additional Yearbook Orders

Link to order additional copies of the 2021-22 Yearbook.

AS Summer Examinations 2022: Study Leave and Examination Timetable

In our continued efforts to prepare the students for their examinations in the summer, we take this opportunity to provide you with dates in relation to study leave and an overview of the examination schedule for your son/daughter.

AS/A Level Book List 2022–23

List of required texts for Year 13 A Level courses for the academic year 2022–23.

Australian Mathematics Competition Invite

This is an invitation for our Year 4 through 13 students to attend the 2022 Australian Mathematics Competition online.

Bingo Night Hosted by PTSA

Bingo!

Box of Hope 2022–23

We are delighted to once again be supporting the Box of Hope. Our collection dates this year are between Monday 31st October and Friday 4th November.

Canada Universities Forum

Link to the Google Meet.

Canada Universities Forum Slides

Please find attached the slides from our presentation on applying to university in Canada.

Celebrating the 2021-22 Academic Year and wishing you all the best for your holidays

A reminder of some of the many positive aspects from this academic year and warm wishes for an enjoyable break for all.

Celebrating the first half-term of the 2022–23 Academic Year

Brief celebration of the events from the last half-term in secondary

Celebrating World Book Day

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3rd March, and we hope you’ll join us to encourage every child in school to be a reader and love books.

Celebrating World Book Day

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3rd March, and we hope you’ll join us to encourage every child in school to be a reader and love books.

Celebration of the Class of 2022’s Examination Results

Dear DBIS students and families, I am delighted to write to you all to celebrate our Class of 2022’s excellent A Level and BTEC Level 3 results. It is crystal clear from the fact that 18% of our students’ A Level grades were an A* and 44% of all their grades were an A* or […]

Change of the ECA Times

Please click to view the change in the ECA times.

Chinese New Year Art Exhibition

Chinese New Year Art Exhibition at the Main Campus on Friday 20th January between 3.10pm and 4.30pm.

Christmas Cheer Premiere Today at 5pm!

The long-awaited Christmas Cheer video of “The Mouse in Santa’s House” will premier at 5pm today! Information about Christmas Cheer Photo Competition/ Christmas Bingo also included.

Christmas Cheer Production of “The Mouse In Santa’s House”

Please join us online on Wednesday 14th December between 5–6 pm for the Christmas Cheer production of ‘The Mouse In Santa’s House’. 

Congratulations to our students on their excellent IGCSE 2022 results

Dear DBIS students and their families, It is with great pleasure that I write to you about our students’ excellent IGCSE results. With 38% of all IGCSE qualifications being graded as an A* (or equivalent level 8 or 9), along with 56% of IGCSE qualifications being graded at least a grade A (or equivalent level […]

COVID-19 RAT kits available for purchase at uniform shop

The school has procured a batch of RAT kits that parents may purchase from the uniform shop at cost.

COVID-19 Student Vaccination Information – Update

The Hong Kong government has recently updated its guidance on the recommended intervals between COVID-19 vaccination doses for children and adolescents.

DBIS 40th Anniversary Ball – call for help from the PTSA

The DBIS 40th Anniversary Ball will take place on Saturday 11th February, and the PTSA would like to ask our wonderful community for some help.

DBIS Book Week – Dress up day Friday 22nd April

We are pleased to announce that DBIS Book Week starts on Tuesday 19th April.

DBIS Chinese New Year Celebration 2023

We are very excited to be celebrating the 2023 Chinese New Year as it is meant to be celebrated – live and in person. This year, we have prepared three days’ worth of events and activities that will take place across the Early Years and Main campuses.

DBIS Community Christmas Carols – 15th December

Please join us in the South Plaza on Thursday 15th of December from 5 to 6 pm for DBIS Community Christmas Carols!

DBIS Great Race – Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the current Education Bureau restrictions with group activities and taking students off site, we will need to postpone the DBIS Great Race

DBIS Library – SUMMER LENDING PROGRAMME

DBIS library is pleased to announce details of its Summer Lending Programme. Parents are welcome to submit book requests between Monday 20th June and Monday 27th June 2022. Read this bulletin for details and web links, or visit https://library.dbis.edu.hk/.

DBIS Live 2 Auditions

Our 2nd DBIS Live is on the 23rd of November 2022 at 4 pm!

DBIS Live Returns!

DBIS Live Returns! We are back with a diverse variety of music in the Globe on Wednesday 5th October at 4pm.

DBIS Parent Consultation Groups – Register of Interest

Information about how parents can sign up for the respective Parent Consultation Groups for each of the three phases of DBIS.

DBIS Parent ID Cards

ID card information for parents.

DBIS Readathon – please drop money raised to school

Thank you so much for supporting the DBIS Readathon. Please drop sponsorship money to school by Friday 27th May 2022.

DBIS Ultimate Triathlon Challenge

DBIS students and families have been invited to participate in the DBIS Ultimate Triathlon 2022 this half-term break.

DBIS Uniform Shop Special Opening Hours in August

Uniform Shop special opening hours in August; please see the schedule attached.

DBIS Uniform Shop Special Opening Hours in August

Uniform Shop special opening hours in August; please see the schedule attached.

DBIS Uniform Shop Special Opening Hours in August

Uniform Shop special opening hours in August; please see the schedule attached.

Discovery Learning Update Years 7–9

A brief update regarding Discovery learning in Years 7 to 9 this term.

Diwali Celebrations – 24th October 2022

On Monday 24th October, all students from Early Years, Primary and Secondary are welcome to come to school in traditional dress or bright colours to celebrate Diwali.

Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale ****The Glitter Ball 2023 ****

Early-bird tickets are now on sale for The Glitter Ball 2023, celebrating 40 years of DBIS!

Early Years 1 DTaP-IPV Vaccination Clinic – 10 January 2023

The Department of Health will come to our school on 10th January 2023 to administer a vaccination with Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Polio (DTaP-IPV) to eligible EY1 students.

Early Years 1 DTaP-IPV Vaccination Clinic – Thursday 26th May

The Department of Health will come to our school on Thursday 26th May 2022 to administer a vaccination with Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Polio (DTaP-IPV) to eligible Year 1 students.

Early Years and Primary Parent–Teacher Conferences – Rescheduled meetings due to T8

Due to the raising of the Typhoon 8 signal on Thursday, all phases of the school will be closed and therefore the Parent–Teacher Conferences planned for Thursday afternoon will be postponed.

Early Years Educational Assistant (required for November 2022)

EY Educational Assistant (required for November 2022).

Early Years Halloween Dress Up Day 2022

On Monday 31st of October, Early Years students have the option to come to school in fancy dress.

Early Years Home Learning Support Webinar

Early Years Phase ‘We’re All in this Together’ Parent and Carers Webinar – Monday 14th February at 10.30am

Easter fun!

Dear Mums, dads, boys and girls, If you are looking for some Easter inspiration and fancy getting creative in the kitchen, would like to decorate an egg or challenge yourself to an Egg & Spoon obstacle course, then please click these Easter Activity Slides. There are prizes up for grabs for each year group! We […]

ECA Enrolment for Term 1 2022–23

Dear Parents,   We would like to welcome you back after the summer holiday. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and that you are all ready for a fantastic year!   Here is a quick overview of the preference submission and allocation timelines for extracurricular activities (ECAs) in Term 1 2022–23:   Monday 29th […]

Emergency Childcare for Nursery & Reception Children

Clarification from the Education Bureau (EdB) regarding the provision we are able to offer for Emergency Childcare at our Early Years campus for Nursery and Reception children who do not have adequate supervision at home.

End-of-term dates for borrowing and returning library books

Last day for borrowing from the library: Friday 10th June 2022.
Last day to return all books to the library: Friday 17th June 2022.
Early leavers, please ensure all books are returned before your child’s last day.
Summer lending will be available to returning DBIS families starting Monday 20th June. Details to follow.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) – Useful Tips and Resources

Here are some useful resources to help parents support students whose first language is not English.

EU Business School Presentation

EU Business School, with campuses in Geneva, Barcelona and Munich, will be delivering a presentation on the courses they have to offer at 4pm on Tuesday 31st January.

Experiential Learning Workshop

Dear Early Years Families, It is with great excitement that we are able to invite you to our Nursery and Reception focused Experiential Learning Workshop. This Workshop will be a ‘hands on’ session in the Forest and Carpenters Cabin, allowing you time to digest the philosophy behind Experiential Learning, such as Forest School and woodwork. […]

EY 1: The Week Ahead

Reminders for the week ahead.

EY 1: Week 4

As we continue to explore our unit ‘Our Class is a Family’, we kindly ask that a family photo is either emailed to the office at [email protected] or uploaded to your child’s journal on Seesaw. We will be using these photos as our writing stimulus for the week. 

EY Phase Covid Vaccination Records

Please update your child’s COVID-19 vaccination record.

EY Phase Pick Up Arrangements

Information regarding pick up arrangements and ID cards.

EY Phase Pick Up Cards Parent Guide

A visual guide to the use of Pick Up Cards.

EY1 & 2 Parent–Teacher Conferences

Information regarding the booking system for EY1 & 2 PTCs (including optional Mandarin PTCs) during the week beginning 5th December.

EY1 & 2 School Resumption Letter

Information regarding the children’s return to school for Term 3.

EY1 & EY2 PTC Links

PTC links for those who have selected an online appointment.

EY1 and Y6 Childhood Immunisation Clinic – Postponed

Dear Parents, We are presently in communication in with the Student Immunisation Team to reschedule the EY1 DTaP-IPV and Year 6 dTap-IPV vaccination clinic. Further information and consent forms will be provided once the date is confirmed. Kind regards, Sarah Walker Health and First Aid Coordinator

EY1 Family Photo

Thank you to those families who have sent in their family photo; it is not too late to send in a picture via email: [email protected] or to upload it to your child’s Seesaw account as we will continue to use these as a writing stimulus in class. 

EY1 Home Learning Activities 2.11.22

EY1 Learning Activities for Wednesday 2nd November

EY1 Open Morning

Dear EY1 Families, You are invited to come to school for our EY1 open morning. This will be an opportunity for you to join your child in class to see their morning routine. Date: 18.01.23 Time: 8:25-9am Location: Classroom Kind regards, The EY1 Team

EY1 PANTS Programme

EY1 class teachers will be delivering the PANTS programme from Monday 14th November.

EY1 Parent–Teacher Conference Sign Up

You are invited to sign up for a 10-minute Parent Teacher Conference for the week beginning Monday 21st March.

EY1 Transition Opportunities (for current Reception children)

Important information to support your child’s upcoming transition to EY1.

EY1 Updates for Next Half Term

We hope you have a wonderful mid-term break. We are so proud of how all our EY1 children have settled into school life. Some key dates for your diary when we return can be found here.

EY1 w.c. 12th December

Final week of term arrangments.

EY1 Week Commencing 26th September

Your child will receive a home reading book and diary week beginning Monday 26th September.

EY1 Week Commencing 31st October 2022

Information re. Halloween dress-up, Box of Hope and Common Exception Words.

EY1 Welcome to Term 2

Key dates and information for families for Term 2.

EY1 Welcome to Term 3

Please find information here regarding learning in EY1 in Term 3.

EY1: week commencing 3rd October

Information for the upcoming week in EY1.

EY2 Additional Small-Group Online Sessions

Information about additional small group sessions for our EY2 children.

EY2 Home Learning Activities 2.11.22

Learning arrangements for EY2 for Wednesday 2nd November.

EY2 Notices

Important notices for EY2

EY2 Open Morning 2023

Invitation to the EY2 Open Morning.

EY2 PANTS Programme

Information about the upcoming PANTS education programme in school.

EY2 PANTS Programme

Further information on the EY2 PANTS programme, including further details regarding the content the children will cover.

EY2 Parent–Teacher Conference sign up

You are invited to sign up for a 10-minute Parent Teacher Conference for the week beginning Monday 21st March.

EY2 Spelling Books

Parent information on EY2 spelling.

EY2 Student Council Representative

As part of our Discovery topic this term, ‘Our Class is a Family’, we will be inviting children to volunteer to be Student Council Representatives.

EY2 Term 2 Welcome Letter

Term 2 information for EY2 families.

EY2 Welcome to Term 3

Information regarding learning in Term 3 for EY2.

FOBISIA Photography Competition

An incredibly exciting opportunity has arisen for DBIS to participate in the FOBISIA Photography Competition early next year.

FOBISIA poetry competition

The English department has registered the school for this year’s FOBISIA poetry competition, hosted by Taipei European School (TES).

FOBISIA World Languages Championship 2022 (8th–15th March)

DBIS is participating again in the FOBISIA World Languages Championship this year. EP will be providing certificates and prizes for the top achievers around the world. Practice as much as you can over the championship week!

Food Safety

We kindly ask that you please make sure to cut young children’s food into small pieces as described here.

Friday is Book Week Character Dress Up Day!

On Friday 22nd April we invite all students to dress as their favourite book character and show their support for our chosen Book Week charity, Bring Me a Book Hong Kong.

Get ready for week 3 in EY1

Key information for the week ahead. Also, find EY1 Timetables and Parent Presentation attached.

GOODWILL WEDNESDAY December 14th, 3:10 pm

Please join us on the DBIS Pitch on Wednesday 14th December for some festive goodies to raise money to support the needy of Hong Kong this Christmas.

Google Classroom and Seesaw Updates

Updates to Google Classroom and Seesaw

Google Classroom Guardian Invitations

Google have a facility to allow parents to receive an email summary of their child’s activities in their Google Classrooms. This will allow parents in Year 3 upwards to see what work is set in the Classrooms, and their child’s posts.

Green Bird Award & Year 8 Marathon Challenge

Year 8 student leadership and personal goal opportunities.

Group Connections

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that on the back of the feedback from the Secondary Parent Focus Group on 22nd February, we are making some changes to the start of the day.

Guidelines for families returning from overseas

Dear Parents, We have further clarification from the Education Bureau regarding families returning from overseas. Students can return to school after they leave hotel quarantine within the four-day self-monitoring period under the following circumstances: The student must conduct a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) each morning before arriving at school. The student must wear a […]

Guidelines for families returning from overseas after half-term

Dear Parents

With half-term approaching, we are aware that some families will take the opportunity to travel overseas during the break.

Students can return to school after half-term within the three-day self-monitoring period under the following circumstances:

Half-day Professional Development Day – Friday 18th November

Please be aware that Friday 18th November is a half-day professional development day for DBIS staff.

Halloween Accessories – Primary and Secondary School

Primary and Secondary School students are welcome to bring in an accessory to celebrate Halloween on Monday 31st October if they wish.

Happy Chinese New Year Greeting

Dear Parents, PTSA team

Happy Chinese New Year to Early Years Families

Happy Chinese New Year to all our Early Years families.

Head of Year 11 Welcome

A welcome to Year 11 students and families from the Head of Year (Nicholas Moore)

Head of Year Welcome to Year 9 Bulletin

An introduction from HOY to Year 9, including key dates.

HKRU Youth Courses – Level 1 Rugby Coaching and Refereeing

Free of charge L1 Rugby Coaching and Refereeing Courses held over the first weekend of February for Students aged 14 and above.

Home Learning in Year 4

Home learning has now begun in Year 4. Details of our home learning programme can be found in this message.

Home Learning in Year 5

Home learning has now begun in Year 5. Details of our home learning programme can be found in this message.

Home Learning in Year 6

Home learning has now begun in Year 6. Details of our Home Learning programme can be found in this message.

Home Readers

Link to Home Reader Journey information.

Hong Kong Stories’ Student Story Slam (English) 2022: Call for Submissions

Hong Kong Stories’ annual Student Story Slam (English) is open for submissions. Please email your story script with an audio recording to [email protected] and copy [email protected] by 11th Feb.

Hour of Code Week

Week commencing 5th December is one our favourite weeks of the Learning Technologies year: Hour of Code.

House vs House Dodgeball Series

Announcement regarding lunchtime dodgeball tournaments for Secondary house teams 5th–9th December. Students should wear PE kit on their tournament day.

IGCSE Summer Examinations 2022: Study Leave and Examination Timetable

In our continued efforts to prepare the students for their examinations in the summer, we take this opportunity to provide you with dates in relation to study leave and an overview of the examination schedule for your son/daughter.

Important Information for the Last Day of Term (Friday 16th December)

The last day of term before the Christmas holidays will be a half day. The finish times for each phase are listed here.

Important Information for the Start of Term 1 in Secondary

Tutor, uniform and equipment information for all Secondary students as well as details regarding the extra tutor time session for Year 7 students only on Thursday 25th August.

Important Reminder Regarding Back-to-School COVID-19 Arrangements

Important information for parents regarding COVID-19 protocols.

Influenza Vaccination Subsidy Scheme

Vaccination Subsidy Scheme information for parents.

Information about 2022-23 ECA arrangements

Parent information regarding ECAs for Term 1 of the year 2022-23.

Initial Options Choices

Links to the IGCSE Options booklet, videos and Jotorm.

Instrumental Lessons Term 1 – Sign Up Now!

Term 1 instrumental lessons – details and sign-up.

Introducing New PTSA Chair and Co-Chair

An introduction to Niamh Daniels, incoming PTSA Chair, and Melissa Whitehead, incoming PTSA Co-Chair

Invitation to join a Year 4 Parent Meeting – 9.00am Monday 6th June 2022

Please join me to discuss parental involvement in our children’s learning – Monday 6th June 9.00am

Invite for Mathematics Competitions – AMC8 & UKMT

Information about the two mathematics competitions – AMC 8 & UKMT.

ISSFHK Swimming Championships – Friday 11th November 2022 at Victoria Park

Please click for information about the upcoming ISSFHK Swimming Championships.

It’s All About Balance!

Information for EY1 parents about the learning that is happening with regards to Digital Citizenship in Learning Technologies.

Job Opportunity: Art and D&T Technician

Please click on the message for more details about the role and to apply if you are interested.

Jockey Club Children’s Oral Health Project

Information about the Hong Kong Jockey Club Children’s Oral Health Project for Nursery and Reception children.

June 20th Immunisation Clinic

Please be reminded that the EY1, Year 5/Year 6 girls and Year 6 student immunisations are scheduled for Monday 20th June 2022.

Junk Modelling in Nursery and Reception

Nursery and Reception Junk Modelling collection information.

Kakapo Class Assembly

Details for Kakapo parents regarding the EY2 Kakapo Class Assembly.

Key Stage 1 Open Mornings and Class Assemblies

Dates for your diaries: EY1 & 2 Open Mornings and Class Assemblies

Key Stage One (EY1 & 2) Experiential Learning Workshop

It is with great excitement that we are able to invite you to a Key Stage One (EY1 & 2) Experiential Learning Workshop on Thursday 22nd September.

Last Date to Order Student Photos: 31st January

Please note that the last date for ordering both print copies and digital downloads of the annual school portraits at the current pricing is Tuesday 31st January.

Learning about ‘Our Hong Kong’ in Year 5

Year 5 are excited to begin a new unit of learning, all about ‘Our Hong Kong’.

Library Reminder

Library reminders for EY1 families.

Lilac Home Readers

Information on picture book home readers for Reception families.

Limited Tickets Available for DBIS The Glitter Ball 11th Feb 2023

We have limited tickets left for The Glitter Ball 2023 at the Auberge Hotel, Discovery Bay. Get your tickets for this wonderful celebration while you can.

Link to the Google Meet for the Year 6 to 7 transition evening – Monday 10th October

The session will take place from 6pm to 6.45pm

Mad Hair Day – Friday 20th May

Mad (Make a Difference) Hair Day to raise awareness of those suffering with cancer.

Mad Hair/ Wacky Hat Day – Friday 20th May

We will be holding a Mad Hair/ Wacky Hat Day on Friday 20th May to raise money for one of our DBIS families.

Making the Most of Year 13 and Planning for the Future

Link to the online meeting for parents.

Making the Most of Year 13 Presentation Slides

The slides from the recent Year 13 presentation can be found here.

Making the most of Year 8 (11/10/2022)

An information evening for Parents – Making the most of Year 8.

Making the Most of Year 8 Parent Information Evening – 11th October

Year 8 Parent Information Evening – 11th October

Making the Most of Year 9 – Options Process

Details of the ‘Making the most of Year 9 – Options Process, Report Guidance, and Target Setting’ parent event taking place on Thursday 15th September.

Making the most of Year 9 – Options Process

Making the most of Year 9

Mandarin Class Activity with Harvard Students

On Tuesday 22nd March, our Y10 Mandarin classes had a great interaction opportunity with five Harvard students from different major backgrounds. Here is a summary and feedback of the event from one of our students who was involved.

Mandarin Educational Assistant

DBIS is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic Mandarin EA to join us.

Meet the EY1 & EY2 Team – Online Presentation for Parents

Dear EY 1 & EY 2 families, On Thursday, 1st of September, you are invited to attend an online presentation about the year ahead. You will meet the teaching team and learn more about the year ahead. This will be an online presentation held via google meet between 3:30pm-4:15pm.   For EY 1 families, please […]

Meet the Reception Team – Online Presentation for Parents

Information about the Reception Meet the Team presentation.

Meet the Teacher Recording

Link to the Meet the EY2 Team Recording.

Moving On Up Morning: Friday 24th June

Information for EY1 – Year 5 families about the Moving On Up Morning on Friday 24th June.

Mrs Karina Johnson, Head of Year 7, returning from maternity leave.

We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that Mrs Karina Johnson, Head of Year 7, will be returning from  maternity leave on Friday February 25th and is very much looking forward to reconnecting with the year group.

Ms Laura Nubel, Maternity Leave

Ms Laura Nubel will be on maternity leave from Monday 14th February until Monday 23rd May 2022.

Ms Laura Nubel, Maternity Leave

Ms Laura Nubel will be on maternity leave from Monday 14th February until Monday 23rd May 2022.

Ms Laura Nubel, Maternity Leave

Ms Laura Nubel will be on maternity leave from Monday 14th February until Monday 23rd May 2022.

Ms Laura Nubel, Maternity Leave

Ms Laura Nubel will be on maternity leave from Monday 14th February until Monday 23rd May 2022.

Ms Laura Nubel, Maternity Leave

Ms Laura Nubel will be on maternity leave from Monday 14th February until Monday 23rd May 2022.

Music Trial Lessons

The Creative Arts department is delighted to be able to offer some taster lessons at a discounted rate on a selection of instruments, alongside free instrumental hire for these lessons.

New DJ ECA

How to sign up for the new DJ ECA.

New EY1 & 2 Families: Welcome Presentation

A copy of the Welcome Presentation for our EY1 & 2 families.

New Family Welcome to Primary!

A warm welcome to all our new DBIS families. Please find here the presentation from Tuesday’s meeting.

New Music Extracurricular Opportunities

The Performing Arts department is proud to be able to offer some new ECAs in Term 2 for pupils who would like to start learning a new instrument for free.

Notice of Year 7 PTSCs on Thursday 12th January

Year 7 Parent–Teacher–Student Conference information.

Notification of student exemption from daily testing after COVID-19 infecton

As mentioned in the email of 11 April to all parents, students who have contracted COVID-19 will not be required to test for three months after recovery. If your child is affected, please notify the school through the following form: LINK.

November and December Lunch Menu and Enrolment

November and December lunch menu and enrolment.

Nursery – Week Commencing Monday 24th October

Nursery reminders for week commencing Monday 24th October.

Nursery – Week Commencing Monday 3rd October

Nursery reminders for the week ahead.

Nursery – The Week Ahead

Information regarding the week ahead in Nursery.

Nursery – Week Commencing Monday 19th September

Nursery information for the upcoming week.

Nursery & Reception Parent–Teacher Conference (PTC) booking

You are invited to sign up for a 10-minute Parent-Teacher Conference (PTC) for Monday 21st or Tuesday 22nd of March.

Nursery and Reception – Thursday 3rd November

Information for home learning for Reception and Nursery children on Thursday 3rd November.

Nursery and Reception – Week Commencing Monday 12th December

Information for the week commencing Monday 12th December

Nursery and Reception – Week commencing Monday 16th January 2023

Information for Nursery and Reception families for the upcoming week.

Nursery and Reception 2023 Bun Carnival Colouring Competition

Information about an optional colouring competition from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Nursery and Reception Parent–Teacher Conferences

Information on booking Nursery and Reception PTCs for the week beginning 5th December.

Nursery and Reception PTC Links

PTC links.

Nursery and Reception School Resumption Letter

School resumption information for Nursery and Reception children.

Nursery and Reception T3 Home Learning Challenges

Home learning arrangements for Nursery & Reception children.

Nursery and Reception Water Fun Day

Information for Nursery & Reception families regarding the STEAM Water Fun Day.

Nursery and Reception: Save the Date

Information and dates about an upcoming festive event.

Nursery Class Resumption Information

We are overjoyed to be welcoming our Nursery friends back into our classrooms earlier than expected!

Nursery Open Morning

Information about the upcoming open morning in Nursery.

Nursery Parent Orientation Presentation

Please find a copy of our Nursery Parent Orientation here.

Nursery Term 2 Welcome Letter

Information about Term 2 for Nursery families.

Nursery: The Week Ahead

Information for week commencing Monday 5th September in Nursery.

Nursery: Welcome to Term 3

We hope you all had a relaxing Spring break and the children are feeling refreshed and ready for their return to school. As you will be aware the EdB has stated that there is to be a staggered return to face to face teaching. Therefore Nursery will continue learning in our online format between the 18th of April – the 6th of May. On the 10th of May, we will be extremely excited to welcome all our Nursery friends back into our classrooms! Please see the information below regarding learning in Nursery in Term 3.

Nut Allergy

Information about how to support the school’s nut-aware policy.

Nut-Free School

A reminder that DBIS is a but-free school.

Online Remembrance Day Link for Families

Please find here a link to our online Remembrance Day Link for DBIS Families.

Opportunity to be a Class Parent

Please find here more about how you can become a Class Parent.

Our Online Identity

Information about our Year 4 Digital Citizenship programme, with resources for parents.

Outdoor ECA Cancellation Policy

Outdoor ECAs may go ahead for children in EY1 and above if the T3 signal is in force.

PANTS and RSE Programme: Reception

Information regarding the upcoming PANTS and RSE lessons for Reception children.

Parent Feedback about Online Home Learning

Please share your feedback with us so that we can continue to develop the online learning experience for your child.

Parent information: Year 6 transition day – Wednesday 8th June

Information for parents: Year 6 transition day 08.06.2022

Parent Workshops

We would like to offer parents from all phases of the school the opportunity to participate in a four free parent workshops.

Part-Time Early Years Educational Assistant

We are seeking to appoint a Part-Time EY Educational Assistant.

Pause and Think Online!

Information for EY2 parents about the learning that is happening with regards to Digital Citizenship in Learning Technologies.

Permission to Walk Home in the Primary School

If your child is allowed to travel home independently, please can you complete the short form linked in the message.

Pick Three Initiative – Transforming Plastic Waste into Good

Please could we ask parents to bring three pieces of plastic waste into school by Thursday 10th November.

Please Order School Photo Prints by 31st December

Please be advised that if you wish to order prints of your child’s recent school photos, the cut-off date in order to receive them before Chinese New Year is Saturday 31st December.

Primary and EY1 & 2 Swimming Lessons

Parent and student information regarding DBIS Primary and EY 1 & 2 Swimming lessons to commence Monday 6th June and run through until the end of term.

Primary DBIS Talent Show

The Primary House Captains are excited to announce that there will be a DBIS Talent Show for children in Years 3 to 6.

Primary Library Books and Resources

Information regarding requesting and collecting books both at school and in Tung Chung.

Primary Online Term 2 Parent–Teacher Conferences

During the week beginning 21st March, we would like to invite our Primary parents to an Online Parent–Teacher Conference.

Primary Sustainability Week

We are looking forward to another super Sustainability Week at DBIS starting on Monday 7th November.

Primary T8 Learning Provision

Information regarding online learning activities being posted to your child’s Google Classroom by 10 am this morning.

Primary Term 1 Report

We are delighted to share information with you regarding your child’s End of Term 1 School Report.

Primary Term 1.2 Parent–Teacher Conferences

During the week beginning 31st October, we would like to invite our Primary parents to a Parent-Teacher Conference.

Primary Term 2 Curriculum Overviews

Please find the Primary Term 2 Curriculum Overviews linked to this bulletin.

Primary Term 2 Curriculum Overviews 22-23

Please find the Primary Curriculum Overviews for Term 2 here.

Primary Uniform Reminders 2022–23

The Primary School Council will be ‘Pointing out the Positives’ each week and they would love your help in supporting children wearing the correct uniform to school.

Proactive Mental Health

FREE 30 minute sessions about Proactive Mental Health on Thursday 7th April that you are welcome to attend.

Provision for Primary Students Unable To Return To Campus

Details of provision for Primary School students who are unable to return to school for face-to-face learning on 19th April 2022.

PTSA – Face Mask Sale Mon–Tue @ 2.45pm Main Campus

DBIS-branded face masks will be available for sale on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November.

PTSA Bingo Night Now Sold Out!

We look forward to seeing everyone who has signed up for bingo on 26th October!

PTSA Quiz Night – Save the Date!

Date and location for the DBIS Quiz Night.

PTSA Welcome Drinks for New Parents

Details and sign-up for new-parent drinks.

Reception – EY2 Parent–Teacher Conferences Term 1 2022–23

I am pleased to let you know that the booking system for the Term 1 Parent–Teacher Conferences is now open and will remain open throughout the summer until Wednesday 24th August 2022.

Reception – Week beginning 19th September Reminders

Information for Reception families.

Reception – Week Commencing Monday 26th September

Reception information for the upcoming week.

Reception – The Week Ahead

Information regarding the week ahead for Reception families.

Reception – Week Commencing 14th November

Reception reminders for the week commencing Monday 14th November.

Reception – Week Commencing 24th October

Reception reminders for week commencing Monday 24th October.

Reception and Nursery School Portrait Schedule

Details of the Nursery and Reception school portrait schedule.

Reception Meet the Teacher Afternoon Recording

Meet the Reception Team presentation recording.

Reception New Families Welcome

A copy of the Welcome Presentation for new Reception families.

Reception Resumption Letter

We are overjoyed to be welcoming our Reception friends back into our classrooms earlier than expected!

Reception Term 2 Welcome Letter

Information about Term 2 for Reception families.

Reception Term 3 Welcome Letter

Information regarding the children’s learning in Term 3.

Reception- Week Commencing Monday 3rd October

Reception reminders for the week ahead.

Reception: The Week Ahead

A brief review of the past week, plus details of the online parent presentation taking place on Tuesday 6th September.

Red Rainstorm Warning Signal – DBIS closed Friday 13th May

Dear Parents Please be advised that, as the Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is now in force the EDB has announced that all schools will be closed today. Online learning activities will be made available to Early Years and Primary students by 10am. Secondary students will have live online learning classes following their normal timetable today.  Today’s examinations […]

Redress Week

Redress Weeks – Monday 3rd October to Friday 14th October

Register now for the PTSA Quiz Night

How to register for the quiz taking place on Thursday 1st December.

Reminder – Parent Teacher Student Conferences – 10th May 2022

A reminder that we will be having Parent Teacher Student Conferences on Tuesday 10th May, from 4.30pm – 7.30pm. 

Resumption of face-to-face learning in the Primary phase from 19th April 2022

PRIMARY SCHOOL – Details of the resumption of face-to-face learning in the Primary phase from 19th April 2022

Resumption of face-to-face learning in the Secondary phase from 19th April 2022

Dear Parents of DBIS Secondary School students, As advised earlier this week, the Education Bureau (EdB) has confirmed that DBIS can return to full days for Secondary School students from Tuesday 19th of April 2022. In order to follow the normal school day, we will need to continue to adhere to all EdB regulations regarding […]

Return of Primary Chromebooks

We would be grateful if all borrowed Chromebooks could be returned to the classroom on Tuesday morning along with their chargers.

S6 Bus runs after school from 29th September 2022

Details of the S6 bus service.

Safeguarding and Online Learning

A reminder about suitable clothing when posting to Seesaw and participating in Google Meets.

Save the Date, PTSA Event: The Glitter Ball 2023 – Saturday 11th Feb

Tickets for the PTSA Glitter Ball, celebrating 40 years of DBIS, will be on sale on Friday 9th December with an early-bird offer for both individual and table tickets.

School Photo Schedule – September/October 2022

Annual School Photo schedule and information re. sibling photo booking.

School Portrait Schedule – May 2022

We are pleased to let you know that the remaining individual student portraits for this academic year will take place from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 13th May.

Secondary Awards 2021-22

Information about this academic year’s Secondary Awards Ceremony. Please note that this event will be live streamed so that all students and their families are able to watch it, and the link for the live stream is shown in the bulletin.

Secondary Book Week

We are pleased to announce that DBIS Book Week starts on Tuesday 19th April. This year, Book Week will focus around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Secondary Christmas Sing-off – Last Day of Term (Friday 16th December)

Secondary School Arrangements for the last day of term.

Secondary Emergency Childcare

Guidance about emergency childcare for Secondary students.

Secondary Enrichment Programme Update

We are planning to recommence limited Enrichment Programme Activities (EPAs) for our secondary students after the Chinese New Year holidays.

Secondary PE – Swimming 24 October – 16 December 2022

Information for students, parents and staff regarding the pool sessions taking place during PE time starting after the half-term break. This communication provides clarity of when students will need to bring their swimming kit and other arrangements.

Senior Mathematics Challenge Invite 5th October 2022

How to register for the UKMT Senior Maths challenge.

Settling into Year 12

We will be holding an online information evening: ‘Settling into Year 12’ on Tuesday 27th September at 6.30pm.

Settling Into Year 12

Link to the Year 12 online meeting taking place on Tuesday 27th September.

Sixth Form – Welcome Back to Term 2

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, and I hope that you enjoyed some time with your loved ones over the festive break.

Sixth Form Revision and Holiday Work

Students who are sitting exams in January have been provided with individual revision tasks by their teachers but, for those subjects who do not have January examinations, there are still a number of tasks to be completed over the break in preparation for Term 2.

Student Grant 2022–23

Student Grant forms to be returned on or before 25th October.

Student Health and School Dental Service

Student Health and School Dental Service 2022–23; please see the details attached.

Student Seesaw Access at Home

Seesaw access for students.

Student use of social media and networking apps

We would like to remind our parent community to be extra vigilant with monitoring student use of social media and social networking apps whilst learning from home.

Subject Examinations 2022 – Subject Entry Verification Notice

Summer Examinations 2022 – Subject Entry Verification Notice

Summer Break Junior Golf Camps 2022

Click for more information on the Junior Golf Camps (age 6–16) available this summer break.

Summer Examinations 2022 – April Update

Dear Parents and Students, We want to share with you the latest updates from the examination boards regarding the summer examinations. We are pleased to inform you that the exam boards have officially confirmed their commitment to run examinations in Hong Kong this summer. There are, however, some key stipulations that you will need to […]

Supporting your child’s home learning journey webinar recording

Link to the webinar

Suspension of in-person Secondary school lessons – January 2022

Guidance about the provision for Secondary students on the back of the EdB announcement on the 20th January 2022.

Swimming in PE lessons

Secondary PE lessons – Swimming resumes on 10th May

Tabby McTat live show

I am arranging an outing for Reception, EY1 and EY2 students to go and see the live show of Tabby McTat at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts next term.

Talking with Teens about Alcohol Consumption

Kely Support Group event: Talking to Teens about Alcohol.

Term 2 Instrumental Lessons Sign Up Now!

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to announce that there will be 12 lessons in Term 2, which commences on Monday 3rd January, with the final lesson for Term 2 being on Friday 1st April.

Term 2 Year 10 Bulletin

y10 – Term Two Welcome Back.

Thank you from outgoing PTSA Chair

Thank you from 2022–23 PTSA Chair Sushma Joshi

That’s Private!

Information about recent Digital Citizenship lessons in Year 3 along with a link to help reinforce the topic at home.

The Great European Bake-off !

Notice of baking competition

The Hair Raiser

Our Year 10 students have initiated a fundraising campaign in support of one of our DBIS families

Trip to see the Tabby McTat live show

Reception, EY1 and EY2 students will be going on a trip to see the Tabby McTat live show on Thursday 9th February.

Tropical Storm Approaching Hong Kong May Impact the Start of Term

Dear Parents, The Hong Kong Observatory is currently tracking a tropical storm that has formed to the southeast of Hong Kong. According to its predicted track, the storm is expected to be closest to Hong Kong this Thursday, 25th August, and may therefore impact the start of Term 1. The impact of the various typhoon […]

Tuesday 11th October Winter 2nd Hand Uniform Sale for all Year Groups

Details of the upcoming 2nd Hand Uniform Sale.

UCAS Parent, Guardian and Carer Guide 2023

UCAS have produced an informative guide for parents, guardians and carers.

UK Universities Application Process Information

Link to the slides from the UK Universities Application Process session.

UK Universities Forum

Link to the UK universities forum being held on Wednesday 5th October.

Uniform Shop closure

The uniform shop will be closed for renovation from Wednesday 30th November and will reopen on Tuesday 17th January 2023.

Updated information about 2022–23 ECA arrangements

Dear Parent We are writing to update everyone on the latest Education Bureau (EdB) requirements regarding student participation in extracurricular activities (ECAs). We are very pleased that we will be able to offer ECAs as planned, starting Tuesday 13th September. The requirements for ECAs at which students wear masks have not changed, and all students […]

Updated information about 2022–23 ECA arrangements

Dear Parent We are writing to update everyone on the latest Education Bureau (EdB) requirements regarding student participation in extracurricular activities (ECAs). We are very pleased that we will be able to offer ECAs as planned, starting Tuesday 13th September. The requirements for ECAs at which students wear masks have not changed, and all students […]

Updates to the Early Years Home Learning Programme

Updates to our Early Years home learning program from Monday 28th February.

USA Universities Forum

Link to the online USA Universities Forum, taking place on Thursday 13th October.

Virtual PE Easter Challenge

To keep everyone active over the Easter break, the PE and Sport department is running a virtual running/walking challenge.

Walking School Bus – Friday 11th November

Route and starting time information for the 2022 Walking School Bus.

Welcome back email – 19th August 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the new academic year! I am pleased to inform you that we are starting the year with an enrolment of 940 and on behalf of the Staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our students and their families. The staff have been returning to DBIS […]

Welcome back to Ms Anais Fenning – 10B tutor

Welcome back to 10B’s tutor – Ms Anais Fenning and thankyou to Mr Neil Maonaigh-Lennon

Welcome Back to our Year 10 Parents and Guardians

Welcome back to Year 10 parents – start of Term 2.

Welcome Back to Term 3

Information for Term 3 in Sixth Form

Welcome Back to the Primary School!

Welcome back to the start of the 2022-23 academic year!
After the summer break, please find below some reminders to ensure we are all off to a smooth start.

Welcome Back to Year 10 – Term 3 Bulletin

Year 10 welcome back to Term 3 bulletin – reminders, achievements and key dates

Welcome Back Year 9

We are thrilled to be able to welcome students back onto the school campus and would like to highlight things coming up this term.

Welcome from the Head of Year 8

Welcome from the Head of Year 8

Welcome to Early Years 1

Term 1 information for EY1 families.

Welcome to EY2 2022–23

Term 1 information for EY2 families.

Welcome to Nursery 2022

Start of Term information for Nursery families.

Welcome to Reception 2022

Term 1 information for Reception families.

Welcome to Sixth Form

Information and key dates for Term 1 at DBIS Sixth Form.

Welcome to Term 2 – Year 7

Year 7 – Welcome Back Term Two

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 3 2022–23

An overview of key learning and important dates for Year 3 during Term 2.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 4 2022–23

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

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 5

Welcome back to Term 2 in Year 5. Here are more details about the fun and exciting learning we have planned for this term.

Welcome to Term 2 in Year 6

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

Welcome to Term 3 in Year 3

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

Welcome to Term 3 in Year 4

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 3 in Year 4.

Welcome to Term 3 in Year 5

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 3 in Year 5.

Welcome to Term 3 in Year 6

Welcome back! Here is some important information about Term 3 in Year 6.

Welcome to the DBIS Library for 2022–2023

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 the start of the 2022–23 Secondary school year

Dear Parents and Guardians of DBIS Secondary Students, As the summer holidays draw to a close, I hope that you, your children and the rest of your family have had an enjoyable and relaxing break. Along with all of my colleagues, I am greatly looking forward to seeing your children, whether they are returning DBIS […]

Welcome to Year 3 2022–23

Please find here some important information for any families with children joining Year 3.

Welcome to Year 4 2022–23

Important information for any families with children joining Year 4.

Welcome to Year 5 2022–23

Important information for any families