Archived Parent Bulletins

Reception Literacy Stay and Play Wednesday 12th February 2020 9:00-10:00am     Dear Parents and Carers,   You are invited to attend our Literacy Stay and Play session in your child’s classroom on Wednesday 12th February from 9:00-10:00am.  This will give you the opportunity to work alongside your child as they complete a series of […]

2019/2020 Winter Influenza Season

Dear Parents, The local influenza activity has continued to increase in the past week and exceeded baseline thresholds, indicating that Hong Kong has entered the 2019/2020 winter influenza season.  The community should heighten vigilance for protection against influenza.  It is important that children with fever (oral temperature higher than 37.5C or ear temperature higher than […]

2021-23 IGCSE/BTEC Initial Subject Selections

Dear Students and Parents, Following on from the bulletin sent out last week containing the Year 9 IGCSE and BTEC Level 2 options booklet and the subject videos, I am pleased to share with you this Jot-Form through which you will choose your options. Students will choose ONE language option and THREE other subject options […]

6th Form – Tutor introductions

Welcome message from the Year 12 & 13 tutor team.

7 Thunder – New Tutor

Introduction of a new tutor for 7 Thunder

7 Thunder – New Tutor Introduction

Introduction from Karen Hartcher, new tutor to students in 7 Thunder

A Coronavirus books to read with young children

We are pleased to be able to share two e-books about Covid-19 for you to read with your children.

A happy half term to all our Early Years families

A huge thank you to everyone involved in our Early Years community for this first half term of 2020/21.

A message from the Head of Early Years 30.10.20

Our week in the Early Years including an update on our petitions to the EdB with regards to Nursery and Reception.

A very warm welcome to all our students and families in Reception!

We are very excited to welcome you all back onto the EY campus and we look forward to seeing you all return! We thank you for your resilience and patience during this unusual and unsettling time and we continue to be so grateful for your support.

A-Level Options: Initial Booklet, Videos and Selection

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students, I am delighted to share with you the initial options booklet for A-Level and BTEC Level 3 Subjects for 2021-23. Please find the booklet containing subject overviews HERE As mentioned in the booklet, initial options choices can be made from today using the jot-form attached below. The initial options will close on Monday […]

All Early Years & Primary Y3 in-school lessons suspended until 6 December

Dear Parents

All Early Years (Nursery,  Reception, Early Years 1, Early Years 2) and Primary Year 3 lessons will take place online until Sunday 6th December at the direction of the Education Bureau and the Centre for Health Protection.

The three Primary classes (Year 4 – 6) that were suspended earlier this month returned to School on Wednesday 25th November.

Arrangements for Early Years in the event of a T8 signal tomorrow (Wednesday 19th August)

Arrangements for EY children in the event of a T8 signal tomorrow.

Arrangements for Primary Students in the event of a T8 signal tomorrow (Wednesday 19th August)

Arrangements for Primary children in the event of a T8 signal tomorrow.

Arrangements for Secondary in the event of a T8 signal tomorrow (Wednesday 19th August)

Possible Closure of School Campus on the 19th of August 2020 because of a T8.

Arrangment of GCSEs/A-Levels Exam

Please see the information about the arrangement of GCSEs/A-Levels Exam.

Bayard Press magazines offer

As in previous years, Bayard Press is offering DBIS parents special subscription rates for their magazines. 

Please click on the following link for further details and the ordering process: HERE

Booking lending arrangements during the school closure period

Dear Parents At DBIS we are committed to promoting an ethos of reading for pleasure in our students as research overwhelmingly shows that reading for pleasure leads to a myriad of benefits (visit HERE to read a summary). Also, given students will be spending considerable time engaged in online learning, we appreciate that non-screen time opportunities will be welcome […]

Booking lending arrangements during the school closure period

Welcome to the DBIS Library! At DBIS we have an ongoing commitment to promoting an ethos of reading for pleasure in all our students. This bulletin will share with you how your child will be able to continue to borrow books during their weekly Library sessions.

Booking lending arrangements during the school closure period

Dear Parents and Secondary Students, “The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination”.  Elizabeth Hardwick Welcome to the DBIS Library! Your gateway to all things books and reading […]

Books for purchase by visiting author, David Greenberg

On Wednesday the award winning author David Greenberg will be visiting DBIS and presenting his Civil Rights Assembly to Year 9 students, augmenting a unit of work students have been undertaking in Humanities. From David: CIVIL RIGHTS ASSEMBLIES: Based on my award-winning novel, A Tugging String (Dutton), it tells the story of my father who was Dr. Martin […]

Box of Hope 2020 – A Different Approach

This year, our Student Council members from across the school have decided to have a Whole School Crazy Hair/ Wacky Hat Day on Friday 27th November to raise money for the Box of Hope charity.

BOX OF HOPE 2020 – A DIFFERENT APPROACH

The Student Council members from across the school have decided to have a Whole School Crazy Hair/ Wacky Hat Day on Friday 27th November, to raise funds for Box of Hope.

Buzzing for Books – Virtual Story Library

We are delighted to let you know that we are starting Buzzing for Books Online for our EY1 and EY2 children from Friday!

Buzzing for Books RETURNS THIS TUESDAY!

Dive into the inspiring world of picture books by joining Mr. Haines & Miss Lees for Buzzing for Books every Tuesday in the Library from 3.15-3.45pm.

Calling all volunteers for the second-hand uniform sale

PTSA is calling for volunteers to help with the second-hand uniform on 13th November from 11am to 3pm.
Please sign up if you are able to help.

Cancellation of Secondary PTSC day (6 November 2020)

Confirmation of the cancellation of the planned additional PTSC during the school day on the 6th of November 2020.

Cancellation of Secondary School Sports Day

Cancellation of Secondary School Sports Day

Cancellation of the Year 3 Show

We are sad to have to cancel the Year 3 show but pleased to invite you to an open morning Thursday 2nd of April at 8:30 am.

CANCELLATION of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Camps/Trips

Dear Parents, CANCELLATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CAMPS After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision as a school to cancel all Primary Camps this academic year. Year 6 families have already been notified of the postponement of the trip to Thailand which was due to be taking place this week, but this will not […]

Celebrations in Nursery

Dear Parents, In Nursery we will be beginning to learn through our Discovery Unit of Celebrations, the children will be exploring different festivals and special times that are celebrated within a variety of cultures. We will be inquiring how and why people celebrate different events. In the coming weeks, we will be focusing on celebrations […]

Children’s magazine leaflets

Dear Parents, A children’s magazine leaflet from Bayard Presse Asia will be distributed to all students in the next couple of days.  If interested to order, subscription form inside the leaflet can be sent directly to Bayard Presse. Kind regards. Connie Ting Office Manager  

Chinese New Year Flower Market Friday 17th January, 7.30 – 8.45 am

Sign up to help with the Chinese New Year Flower Market on Thursday 16th or Friday 17th January.

Class Resumption Plan

I am very pleased to announce that The Education Bureau (EDB) has approved our Class Resumption Plan and we can begin to resume classes as of Wednesday 16th September, 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak has meant our school community has had to spend an extended period apart and we have had a unique beginning to our school year. We are all incredibly thankful that our school community can come back together and move forward collectively. 

CNY Celebration 2020

DBIS Chinese New Year Celebration and Dress-up Day on Friday 17 January 2020.

Confirmation of Term 2

Dear Parents and Students Term 2 ECA confirmation is now available for checking. Please login to CHQ to view your listings. Term 2 ECAs will run from 13 January to 27 March 2020, here is the ECA Overview for your reference. Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Continued suspension of in-school secondary lessons

Update on the suspension to in school lessons for secondary students on the back of the Education Bureau guidelines.

Year 7 to 10 students will have online learning for the first week of the new term. We are working on the assumption that they will return to school from Monday 11th January.

Students in Years 11 – 13 will return to school on Monday 4th January for their lessons before lunch in accordance with the Education Bureau guidance.

DB Community Recycling Day | 17 May and 21 June

Plastic Free Seas and DB Green are organising a DB Community Recycling Day on 17 May and 21 June, from 9-11am, at Hemingway’s outdoor seating. 

DB Community Recycling Day | 21 June

Plastic Free Seas and DB Green are organising a DB Community Recycling Day on 21 June, from 9-11am, at Hemingway’s outdoor seating.

DBIS Christmas Cheer 2020

As much as we would have loved to celebrate holiday festivities in our usual way at Carols on the Pitch, this year, we are going to live stream Christmas cheer straight into your homes.

DBIS Communications Parent Workshop – 4th November 10:00am online

Dear Parents

With the arrival of new families in the school and the Parent Hub now eighteen months old, we want to take the opportunity to revisit how DBIS communicates with parents and also to get your feedback.

We would like to invite you to an online forum on Communications at DBIS on 4th November at 10:00. We will be using Google Meet – the link can be found HERE.

DBIS Golf Program

Dear Parents For information of our Golf Program, please click DBIS Winter Break 2019-20.

DBIS Golf Program and Junior Golf Camp in CNY

Dear Parents For information about our Golf Program, please click DBIS Winter Term 2020 Golf Junior Golf Camp will be running during Chinese New Year Break, please see more information here: Junior Golf Camp 2020 Should you have further queries, please contact me at [email protected] Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

DBIS Golf Program Term 2

Dear Parents For information about our Golf Program, please click DBIS Winter Term 2020 Golf Should you have further queries, please contact me at [email protected] Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

DBIS Home Learning Update

Dear DBIS Families,

We hope you are continuing to keep safe and well during this challenging time. As we begin our third week of imposed class suspensions, I would like to offer some insights, feedback and next steps in our programme of online learning.

DBIS Junior Duke Award 2020/21

We are proud to be offering the Junior Duke Award, an optional award to the Year 3-6 students of DBIS for 2020/21.

DBIS Live 1 broadcast – 7 Oct 4-5pm

Enjoy a Night of Good Music – DBIS Live 1 broadcast online 4-5pm 7th October 2020.

DBIS LIVE 2! SIGN UP NOW!

After a spectacular program of classical, jazz and rock music in October, we are delighted to announce another live event coming in November. All students with a love of music are welcome to sign up to perform live!

The registration deadline will be on the 4th November, 2020. Please see the guidelines and expectations from the form that you can have access to through scanning the QR code on the poster. Can’t wait to hear from all of you amazing musicians!

DBIS Live is BACK!

The creative arts department is happy to announce the return of the DBIS Live! The concert will be performed by our talented DBIS students, online. It will be streamed on the school’s Facebook page at 4pm on 18th November, 2020. Stay tuned for the exciting performance and please follow the page for more upcoming events!

DBIS Music School (Instrumental Lessons) – Term 2

Members of our Peripatetic Faculty have been sharing their considerable gifts by performing in Primary and Secondary assemblies throughout the term and at Carols on the Pitch. The response from the children has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic with many expressing an interest in learning an instrument.  We currently have teachers of clarinet, flute, saxophone, piano, strings, brass (including a trombone specialist from the HK Philharmonic), guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, voice  and drums.

DBIS Online Sports ECA Virtual Classroom

The DBIS PE & Sport Team is excited to launch our ‘Online Sports ECA Virtual Classroom’ on Monday, 7th September.

DBIS Primary Online Sports ECA Virtual Classroom

The DBIS PE & Sport Team is excited to launch our ‘Online Sports ECA Virtual Classroom’ for our Primary students on Monday, 5 October.

DBIS Scholarship Programme 2020/21

Dear Parents

I am delighted to announce that the Scholarship application process for the 2020/21 school year is now open (and will close at 4pm, May 1st).  For further details please see the school’s website:

https://www.dbis.edu.hk/523/admissions/scholarship-programme

DBIS Secondary School Swim Gala November 2020

A letter to DBIS Secondary Parents and Students regarding the upcoming Swimming Galas.

DBIS student Julian’s story on podcast

Story of our Year 8 student Julian Barker, who won the 3rd place award in Hong Kong Student Story Slam 2019, now has been published on Hong Kong Story’s podcast. Links to his story are provided in the bulletin.

DBIS Student Leadership Team

Introducing our new Student Leadership Team, 2020-2021!

DBIS student Manoela’s story on podcast

Story of our Year 8 student Manoela Sampaio, who won the 2nd place award in Hong Kong Student Story Slam 2019, now has been published on Hong Kong Story’s podcast. Links to her story are provided in the bulletin.

DBIS Uniform Shop Info

Uniform Shop Special Opening hours and Secondary School uniform order form

DBIS Uniform Shop Info

Uniform Shop Special Opening hours and Primary School uniform order form

DBIS Uniform Shop Info

Uniform Shop Special Opening hours and Early Years uniform order form

DBIS’ Got Talent 2020

Dear Parents, In light of the recent school suspensions, students may feel that they have missed out on the ‘fun’ of school with peer interactions. We would like to bring some fun back by still running DBIS’ Got Talent! This year it will take the form of an online competition, with finalists’ videos being shared […]

DBIS’ Got Talent 2020 – The Final!

We are ready for the final of DBIS’ Got Talent 2020!

Department of Health’s School Dental and Student Health Service (EY1 – Year 6)

Please read carefully the Department of Health’s invitation to join the School Dental Service and the Student Health Service details of which can be found HERE on the Hub. This is not a DBIS initiative but parents may wish to take advantage of this offer for students from Early Years 1 up to Year 7.

Department of Health’s School Student Health Service (Year 7)

Please read carefully the enclosed Department of Health’s invitation to join the Student Health Service. This is not a DBIS initiative but parents may wish to take advantage of the offer for Year 7 students.

Discovery Learning Parent Workshop 

Please find here links to the materials from the Discovery Learning Parent Workshop.

Discovery Parent Workshop for EY1 & 2 and Primary Parents

Discovery Parent Workshop for EY1 & 2 and Primary Parents on Wednesday 7th October 2020 – 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Online

Diwali Celebrations at DBIS

Information for all DBIS students regarding Diwali celebrations in school.

Emergency Childcare

Information regarding emergency childcare arrangements for our Early Years children.

End of Year School Report, Move-On-Up Morning and New Classes for 2020-21

End of Year school reports will be activated on the Parent Portal from 5pm on Friday 15th June.

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 2 – EY1 to Y13

Dear Parents and Students Kindly note the following timeline for extracurricular activities details for Term 2 through CHQ: Activity choices are available for viewing now Sign-up is open on 2 December 20:00 and close on 8 December 23:59 ECA confirmation will be made available for checking on 12 December Term 2 ECAs will run from 13 January to 27 […]

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 2 – Nursery/Reception

Dear Parents Kindly note the following timeline for extracurricular activities details for Term 2 through CHQ: Activity choices are now available for viewing Sign-up is open on 2 December 20:00 and close on 8 December 23:59 ECA confirmation will be made available for checking on 12 December Term 2 ECA is split into 2 half […]

EY1 – Magic Words Program

Dear Parents and Carers,

 In EY1 we follow a high frequency word programme called ‘Magic Words’.  There are 100 frequently occurring words in the English language that make up, on average, half of the words found in reading and writing.  The Magic Words literacy activities and games promote instant recognition of these words.  Mastering half the words used in reading and writing makes the task of reading and writing ‘magically’ easier. 

EY1 – RWI, Guided Reading and Library

Dear Parents and Carers,   This is a letter to inform you about your child’s reading diary, our guided reading program, RWI and EY1 library books.   Reading Diary Your child will receive their reading diary and folder.  The reading diary is to be used to keep a log of the books your child reads and the […]

EY1 – Welcome back to Term 1.2

Dear Parents and Carers, 

We hope you had an enjoyable half term break and enjoyed time with your families and friends. The EY1 team are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back. 

EY1 & 2 GoogleMeet Sessions

Please find information regarding the expectations we have of all children in EY1 & 2 whilst participating in GoogleMeet sessions.

EY1 & 2 Term 1 Reports

Dear Parents I am delighted to let you know that your child’s report for Term 1 is now available to access in the Parent Portal. This can be found by logging into the Parent Portal via the hub and selecting the ‘Student Reports’ tab. Please see the images below to help guide you. Step 1: […]

EY1 and 2 Online Learning

Initial information relating to your child’s learning from Monday should school closure be enforced.

EY1 Guided Reading

EY1 Guided Reading  Dear Parents and Carers,   Our EY1 Guided Reading program will begin next week (week beginning 12th October). Your child will have guided reading on the following days (this is also on your child’s class timetable in their diary);  EY1 Guided Reading  (on this day your child will come home with 1 book, […]

EY1 Immunisation Clinic – 17 June 2020

Dear Parents of Year 1 students,   The School Immunisation Team of the Centre of Health Protection will visit our school on 17 June 2020 to offer the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) or Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV) vaccine to eligible Year 1 students.   This immunisation clinic is recommended for students who have […]

EY1 Junk Modelling Materials

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week the EY1 children will be beginning Play Projects.  Play Projects is an approach to the curriculum created by Greg Bottrill, author of “Can I Go And Play Now” which allows each child to lead their own learning by creating their own play project. Each play project needs a passcode or a magic word and the children choose them depending on their learning. For further information on Play Projects please click on the link here. 

EY1 Magic Words Program

In EY1 we follow a high frequency word programme called ‘Magic 100 Words’.  There are 100 frequently occurring words in the English language that make up, on average, half of the words found in reading and writing.  The Magic 100 Words literacy activities and games promote instant recognition of these words. Mastering half the words used in reading and writing makes the task of reading and writing ‘magically’ easier. 

EY1 North Plaza Beach Trip

Dear Parents and Carers,

As a part of our current Discovery unit ‘Let’s Build Structures’ our EY1 children will be participating in a range of outdoor educational activities on Wednesday 19th February at the North Plaza Beach. 

EY1 North Plaza Beach Trip Cancelled

Dear Parents and Carers, Our EY1 North Plaza Beach trip has been cancelled due to the school closure. Kind regards, The EY1 Team

EY1 Parent Overview Term 3

Parent Overview for Term 3 in EY1.

EY1 Parent Teacher Conferences

EY1 parent teacher conferences will be held the week beginning Monday 30th November. 
The purpose of these parent teacher conferences is to discuss your child’s academic progress for the term and next steps for your child’s learning. 

EY1 Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Thank you for your continued support as we adapt to online learning. 

Next week are parent teacher conferences. The purpose of these conferences is to discuss your child’s academic progress and next steps in their learning. These conferences will be 10 to 15 minutes. 

EY1 Resumption Wednesday 16th September

Dear Parents and Carers,

The EY1 team are very excited to finally welcome the children back to school. As per Misss Cole’s letter we will be welcoming the children to EY1 from Wednesday 16th September. 

EY1 Return to School from Monday 11th January

Information relating to your child’s return to school on Monday 11th January. We can’t wait to see them!

EY1 RWI

A very warm welcome to you all, to EY1. It has been such a pleasure getting to know your children over the last two days. The children have certainly embraced Google Meets and Home Learning. 

On Monday 17th August, we will begin RWI (Read, Write, Inc). Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling (https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/). 

EY1 Seesaw Update

Dear Parents and carers, 

Thank you for your continued support with our EY1 home learning. We thoroughly enjoy seeing, hearing and reading your child’s work and the progress they are making via Seesaw. 

EY1 Term 1, Week 2 Overview

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you all for a fantastic start to EY1. It has been lovely getting to know the EY1 children and finding out about their summer news and items that are special to them.

From Monday 17th August, in addition to our class Google Meets and RWI online lessons, the children will also have the opportunity to attend online Music, Mandarin & P.E specialist lessons. These specialist lessons will be held online via a Google Meet.

EY1 Term 1, Week 3 Overview

Dear Parents and Carers,  Thank you all for another great week in EY1!  Below you will find an overview of your child’s class timetable for week 3. This timetable includes times of their Google Meets for class Community Time, RWI and specialists. Please take the time to look at these times and groups, as there […]

EY1 Term 1, Week 4

Dear Parents and Carers,  Thank you all for another great week in EY1. It has been such a pleasure to hear the children share what they enjoy doing with their families and what they’d like to achieve in EY1.  In preparation for next week we’d like to remind you of the following;  Packs will continue […]

EY1 Term 1, Week 5

Dear Parents and Carers,  Thank you all for another great week in EY1. It has been such a pleasure seeing the children’s creative skills in pieces of art work they’ve re-created at home.  In preparation for next week we’d like to remind you of the following;  Packs will continue to be available for collection between […]

EY1 Term 1, Week 7

What a terrific first few days we’ve had in EY1. Thank you all for your continued support as we settle the children back into school life. 

Starting Monday (21st September) the EY1 children will begin their face to face specialists lessons. Your child will need to wear their PE uniform on the following days; 

EY1 Term 2 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back and we wish you all a very happy new year and a very warm welcome to the new families who have joined our DBIS community. Along with this bulletin you can also find a link to the Term 2 Parent Overview. This overview provides a summary of what your child will be learning this term. 

EY1 Term 2 Welcome Letter

Welcome to Term 2. Please find lots of useful information to support your child’s start to the new term.

EY1 Theatre Trip

Dear Parents and Carers, 

We’d like to invite the EY1 children to the Performance of ‘The Snail and the Whale’. The performance is on Friday 7th February at 12pm at the Hong Academy for Performing Arts. The children are to arrive at school at normal time and buses will depart school at 10am. The viewing of this performance is a great opportunity for the students to see a narrative on stage. 

EY1 Theatre Trip Cancelled

Dear Parents and Carers, Due to the school closure and the closure of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts our EY1 Theatre trip has been cancelled. You will receive a refund when the school re opens. Kind regards, The EY1 Team

EY1, Term 1 Parent Welcome Letter

A very warm welcome to you all to the Early Year 1 (EY1) year group. We do hope you had an enjoyable summer break and we are looking forward to meeting you all. To our new familiar, welcome to DBIS.

EY1, Term 1 Week 2

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Thank you all for a fantastic start to EY1. It has been lovely getting to know the EY1 children and finding out about their summer news and items that are special to them. 

From Monday 17th August, in addition to our class Google Meets and RWI online lessons, the children will also have the opportunity to attend online Music, Mandarin & P.E specialist lessons. These specialist lessons will be held online via a Google Meet. 

EY2 – Welcome to Term 2 letter

Dear Parents, Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely, relaxing break. We would also like to take this opportunity to say a special welcome to our new students joining EY2 this term. This letter has some information about this term and some important dates for your diaries. Homework Homework […]

EY2 Additional Online Learning Opportunities from Wednesday 16th September

Dear EY2 Families, To further enhance our current EY2 online learning provision, we are going to trial the addition of some optional introductory sessions for Maths and Writing lessons for the remainder of the school closure. These 10 minute lesson introductions will provide an opportunity for your child to be shown their activity challenge on […]

EY2 End of Term 3 dates

Key dates for EY2 Families.

EY2 End of Term Dates

Dear Parents, What a wonderful first term we’ve had in EY2! As we are nearing the end of Term 1, here are a few important dates for your diaries:   Friday 27th November – EY2 Reports available Friday 27th November – Crazy Hair/Wacky Hat Day A reminder that on this day the children are invited […]

EY2 Maths Homework – Manga High

Parent information regarding Manga High Maths homework.

EY2 Online Learning Weekly Timetables

Dear EY2 Families, Please find the links below that outline the EY2 online learning provision and groupings for your child that will begin from Tuesday 24th November. Links to online timetables and groupings: EY2ES EY2JB EY2LC EY2CS Online Learning Opportunities: Following parent feedback during our last school closure, the online learning timetables very closely reflect […]

EY2 P.E lessons and Wetland Trip Refunds

Dear EY2 Families, Apologies for the confusion over the P.E dates. These dates have now been confirmed and are the same as on Susanne Chamber’s notice today. Please see below for the confirmed P.E times for each class. Class Weekly P.E lesson: Addition P.E lesson   Addition P.E lesson EY2ES Wednesday 2:15-2:50 Monday 1 June […]

EY2 PANTS Programme

Dear Parents and Carers, At DBIS we are extremely committed to supporting the social, emotional, psychological and physical development of all of our students. Coupled with this, our drive is to always provide the most robust and rigorous safeguarding and child protection procedures possible.   Our EY 2 children started the PANTs program in Reception and […]

EY2 Parent Overview Term 3

EY2 Term 3 Parent Overview.

EY2 Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear EY2 Families,  We will have our EY2 Parent Teacher Conferences during the week beginning 30th November. Please click on this link to sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference with your child’s class teacher. 15 minutes has been allocated for each child to allow a transition time between each of the conferences.  When it […]

EY2 Revised Online Learning Timetable and Groupings

Dear EY2 Families, Thank you once again for all your support with the start of our EY2 online learning programme over the past couple of weeks. It really has been so lovely to see the children so engaged in our Google Meet sessions and with their Seesaw activities. We also thank our EY2 parents for […]

EY2 Seesaw Activities w/b 11th May

Dear EY2 Parents & Carers, Thank you for your continued support with your child’s online learning. We thoroughly enjoy seeing all the children’s work and progress on Seesaw. Over the next couple of weeks we will be including some assessment tasks for the children to complete. As we did in Term 2, we will ask […]

EY2 Seesaw Update

Dear Parents,  Thank you for your continued support with our EY2 home learning. We have been really impressed with everyone’s great efforts during these unusual circumstances. Next week, we will be setting some independent Maths and Reading home learning activities (we’d like your child to attempt the activities by themselves).  The purpose of these independent […]

EY2 Time Travel Day – Friday 6th November

Dear EY2 Families, You may have heard from the children that we have been learning about time travel and periods of time in the past. We have planned an exciting Time Travel Day for all the children in EY2. They will travel to four different time periods and explore artefacts, they will learn to discover […]

EY2 Wednesday mornings in school

Information relating to your child’s Wednesday morning face to face learning time in school. We can’t wait to see them!

EY2 Welcome Letter

Dear EY2 Families,  We are so delighted to finally welcome you all properly to EY2 after a very unusual start to the academic year. We would also like to thank all our parents and carers who have supported the children with their learning since the start of the year. The children have engaged so positively […]

EY2 Welcome to Term 2 Letter

Dear EY2 Families, Welcome to term 2! We hope you all had a relaxing break and wish you all a happy new year. As confirmed by the EDB, our term will begin with online learning from Monday 4th January. We are all really disappointed that we will not be able to welcome the children back […]

EY2 Wetlands Trips Cancelled

Dear Parents, Firstly, I’d like to thank you so much for your support during this unusual time. It is wonderful to see so many children engaging so enthusiastically in their online learning. Unfortunately, due to the school closure, our Wetlands Trips next Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th February will be cancelled. The money will be […]

Family Portrait for EY2

Dear Parents and Carers, 

The EY2 team is looking forward to welcoming you and your child to EY2 in August. We are excited to hear of your Hong Kong adventures and who you have spent your Summer holidays with. 

Family STEAM Event

Sign up to join the first ever Family STEAM event at DBIS.

Family Wellbeing

Dear Primary Parents, As we come to the end of the 6th week of the school closure, I wanted to write to you all to check in on your family wellbeing. I know our Primary students are naturally curious and inquisitive learners, so I am sure they have all got many questions about the Coronavirus […]

Farewell to Lori Tighe

Farewell to our Early Years Librarian, Lori Tighe.

Feedback from Parent Communications Forum

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Communications Forum on the 4th.  A link to the slides can be found on the Hub HERE.

We have also followed up and actioned a number of items that parents brought up during the meeting.  Please find a link to the feedback document HERE.

Final Message to Year 11 Parents

Final message to Year 11 Parents

Food Fair 2020 – Food Stall Co-ordinators and Volunteer Sign Ups

The PTSA are looking for co-ordinators and volunteers to run the all important Country Food Stalls at the DBIS International Food Fair 2020 on Saturday 28th of March 2020. 

Food Fair Date Change – Saturday 28th March 2020

On Saturday 28th March, the DBIS Food Fair focus will be “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. We will be introducing new systems throughout the Fair, and entertainment for the whole family.

Friendship Choices for Your Child’s 2020-21 Class

Please help us make the friendship choices for your child’s class next year.

Further update to Secondary learning from Monday 11th January (8 January 2021)

Dear Parents of Secondary DBIS students, I am writing to update you on a couple of additional changes that we are making to support secondary students learning in school. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents who have reached out with their appreciation of the changes that we have made to […]

Get #Redressed

‘Get Redressed’ fundraising: a non-uniform day for all students on Thursday 5th November.

Google Classroom Guardian Invitations Year 3 to Year 13

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.

Google Guardian Feature

Information about a new feature available to parents on Google Classroom.

Hammerhead Newsletter No.1

Hammerhead newsletter 2020 No.1

Hammerhead Newsletter No.2

Hammerhead newsletter 2020 No.2

Hammerhead Newsletter No.3

Hammerhead newsletter 2020 No.3

Hats and Water Bottle Reminder – PE lessons and Playtime

A letter to the parents of Primary & Early Years students regarding the importance of bringing a hat and water bottle to school everyday and the procedure for students not taking part in PE lessons.

Help With Google Meet, Google Classroom and Seesaw (Parents & Students Welcome!)

Please do join Angela Moriarty, our Head of Learning Technology, on Monday 17th August at 3.30pm if you would like support with Google Classroom.

Hong Kong History Museum Trip – Year 5

Year 5 Hong Kong History Museum Trip 2020 on Wednesday 12th February 2020. 

IGCSE Options – Final Booklet, Jotform and Options Evening Q&A

IGCSE Options – Final Booklet, Jotform and Options Evening Q&A details

IGCSE Options: Initial Booklet and associated Subject Videos

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students, I am delighted to share with you the initial options booklet for IGCSE and BTEC Level 2 subjects for 2021-23. Please find the booklet containing subject overviews and all other options information HERE As mentioned in the booklet, initial options choices can be made from Monday 5th October; a Jot-form will be sent […]

IMMUNISATION DAY – 27 February

The following letter will be sent home with your child on Friday, 17 January, along with the information and consent/refusal forms for the upcoming Immunisation Clinic on 27 February.

IMMUNISATION DAY – 27 February

The following letter will be sent home with Year 5 girls on Friday, 17 January, along with the information and consent/refusal forms for the upcoming Immunisation Clinic on 27 February. Please note this is not applicable to Year 5 boys.

IMMUNISATION DAY – 27 February

Dear Parents of Early Years 1 students, The following letter will be sent home with your child on Friday, 17 January, along with the information and consent/refusal forms for the upcoming Immunisation Clinic on 27 February. SPRING Y1 MMR&MMRV Initial Letter

Important information for Early Years Parents (copy of direct email to parents)

A copy of the email sent directly to parents regarding arrangements for Term 2.

Important information for Year 9 Parents

Important information regarding Live Learning Session, Pastoral Support, and Student Engagement

Influenza Vaccination Subsidy Scheme

In 2018, the Centre for Health Protection launched the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) for children aged 6 months to 12 years and attending primary school in Hong Kong.  The VSS will be launched for the 2019/2020 influenza season in October 2019. The recommended composition of the 2019-20 quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccine contains the following: - [...]

Information In The Event Of A School or Primary Class Closure

Information In The Event Of A School or Class Closure

Instrumental Lesson Term 1 Sign Up

Dear parents, 

I hope you have all enjoyed a restful summer and are ready for an exciting year ahead. Did you know Brian May (Queen) is delivering Instagram lessons? Bassist Steve Whipple (Lady Gaga) is also one of many now embracing online instrumental lessons. I am delighted to see so many students have kept going with learning their instrument during these unpredictable times and am delighted to announce that instrumental lessons will continue online. 

Instrumental Lessons Term 2 Sign Up

I am pleased to announce that there will be 11 lessons in term 2 which commences on Monday 4 January, with the final lesson for term 2 being on Friday 26 March 2021.

Introducing Student Set Targets

Background information around the rationale for introducing student set academic targets for secondary DBIS students and also the process that underpins this.

Introduction to Sixth Form Parent Information Evening

Online information event for Year 12 parents

Introduction to Sixth Form Parent Information Evening – Presentation Slides

If you were unable to attend this online event, you can find the relevant information from the session here.

Introduction to the Secondary leadership team for 2020-21

Brief introduction to the 2020-21 secondary senior and middle leadership team.

Junior Duke sign-up EXTENDED

The final chance to sign-up to the Junior Duke Award.

Last Call for Friendship Choices for 2020-2021 Classes

If you have not already filled in this form, please do so this weekend.

Learning and Wellbeing Updates for Year 11

Message to parents from Year 11 YGL.

Library lending arrangements for EY1 and EY2 during the school closure period

Dear Parents “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Welcome to the DBIS Library! Our gateway to all things books and reading is the library’s website. Please take a few minutes to visit the site and familiarise yourself with it and […]

Library lending for EY Parents and Carers

Borrowing for Nursery and Reception children.

Library service during the school closure

Families are warmly invited to borrow library books for the school closure and holiday period.

Link to the Nursery Presentation

Link for the Nursery Welcome Presentation for Parents

Mandarin HSK exam preparation ECA

Mandarin HSK Level 2 or Level3 vocabulary practice assigned to Year7/8/9 students during school closure.

Message to Year 11 Parents re. Re-Opening

Important information for Year 11 parents/guardians regarding school re-opening.

Mid-Term Break Junior Golf Camps 2020

Click in for more information on the Junior Golf Camps (age 6-16) available this Mid-Term Break.

Mini Duke Sign-up!

Year 1 and 2s – it is now your opportunity to sign-up to the Mini Duke!

MTR Student Travel Scheme

We have been informed by the MTR Corporation that they have launched an online application platform for the MTR Student Travel Scheme. Details on the new system and how to apply can be found…

New DBIS families survey request

Dear new DBIS families

Thank again to everyone who attended our New Families Virtual Coffee Morning at the end of November. We hope that we were able to answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact any of the Senior Leadership Team if you have anything else to ask.

As mentioned in the meeting, we would be grateful if you were able to give us some feedback about your onboarding experience and your family’s early days at DBIS.

New DBIS Parent Online Coffee Morning (Wed 25 November)

Dear New DBIS Families

We are aware that it is especially hard joining a new school in the current circumstances and we wanted to reach out to give new parents the opportunity for a catch up with senior staff and enable you to ask questions and give feedback.

New DBIS Parent Online Coffee Morning on Wednesday 20th January at 9:30am

Dear New DBIS Families

Welcome to DBIS.  We are aware that it is especially hard joining a new school in the current circumstances and we wanted to reach out to give new parents the opportunity for an online catch up to enable you to ask questions and give feedback.

We are hosting a New DBIS Parent Online Coffee Morning on Wednesday 20th January at 9:30am. Our primary focus will be on ensuring that you are up to speed with our communication channels and to answer any technical questions.

Notifying us of absence in the Early Years

Information regarding who to inform in the event of student absence.

Nursery – Welcome to Term 2

Information regarding Term 2’s Discovery and online learning in Nursery.

Nursery & Reception Term 1 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents, We would like to invite you to sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference on Tuesday 1st or Wednesday 2nd December 1:30 pm-4:45 to discuss your child’s development and learning. You can sign up at the following link: https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code?code=fybrt Kind regards, The Nursery & Reception Team

Nursery and Reception Halloween Dress Up Day

Information on the Nursery and Reception Halloween dress up day for parents.

Nursery and Reception library lending arrangements during school closure

Dear Parents “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Welcome to the DBIS Library! Our gateway to all things books and reading is the library’s website. Please take a few minutes to visit the site and familiarise yourself with it and […]

Nursery and Reception Mandarin Provision

Dear Parents and Carers   We are adjusting the provision of Mandarin from this week coming for our Nursery and Reception students.  From now, your child will be having a least one, face to face mandarin lesson each week in class. Nursery students will have 1 face to face lesson as well as 1 recorded […]

Nursery and Reception snacks

Information regarding snack for after half term.

Nursery Christmas Songbook

Dear Nursery Families, We would like to say a huge thank you to all your support with our Google Meets and Seesaw activities so far. As we start to get into the festive spirit, from Monday 30th November, you will find the Nursery Christmas Songbook on your child’s virtual classroom. We would love for your […]

Nursery Community Bus Trip

Dear Parents,

As a part of our ‘Sharing the Planet’ enquiry unit, the children will be exploring where they live in the world. To support our learning about our community, the Nursery classes will be going on a bus journey with their class friends around Discovery Bay. On the journey, the children will have the opportunity to show their friends where they live and special places around Discovery Bay. The bus journey will be around thirty minutes and we aim to pass by as many of the children’s homes as possible.

Nursery Funky Fingers Stay and Play

Dear Parents

You are invited to join us for a Funky Fingers Stay and Play session in your child’s classroom during the week commencing 17th February 2020. This will give you the opportunity to experience how we support the children’s development of gross and fine motor skills to gain strength and confidence in using their body.
During the session you will enjoy a visit to the library with your child and for a storytelling experience with Mrs Tighe.

The session will begin at 9:00am and finish at 10:00am and the day will vary from class to class. Kindly, make special note of the specific day relevant to your child’s Nursery Class.

Nursery Online PE week beginning 9th November

Dear Nursery Families, As of next week, The Nursery online PE sessions will take place as a year group on Tuesdays at 2.20pm. The link to join the Google Meet will be shared as normal on your child’s virtual classroom via Seesaw. Mr Leo looks forward to seeing all the children for their online lesson […]

Nursery Parental Involvement & Class Pets

Dear Nursery Families, Please check your class communication board as we have added a parental involvement letter. You can sign up to read a story at the end of the day or come in and share your occupation or cultural celebration with your child’s class. It is also a very exciting time in class as […]

Nursery Parents: Questions arising from the welcome presentation

Questions and Answers which have arisen from the Nursery presentation as well as a link to the recording if you missed the presentation.

Nursery Seesaw Update

Dear Parents,  Thank you for your continued support with our Nursery home learning. We thoroughly enjoy seeing and hearing your child’s work and the progress they are making via Seesaw.  As the Parent-Teacher Conferences will not go ahead this term, we would like to encourage you to continue to use the Seesaw communication tool when […]

Nursery Snack – November Update

Dear Nursery Families, We are so proud of how all the Nursery children have taken to eating their own snack in school. Please can we ask any grapes are cut in half lengthwise as they are a choking hazard. Farm & Starlight eat their own snack at 10 am. Seaside and Rainforest eat their own […]

Nursery Term 1 Parent Welcome Letter

A very warm welcome to all our students and families joining DBIS Nursery. It is going to be an exciting year, filled with interesting and fun learning activities that will encourage your child to blossom, grow and make friends with children from around the world. Please ensure that you regularly visit the Parent Hub as important information will be posted here.

Nursery Term 1 Week 3 (w.b. 24th)

Dear Nursery Families,  Thank you so much for all of your engagement on Seesaw this week! We have loved seeing videos and photos of all our Nursery friends engaging in their home learning. We feel like we are already getting to know them.  It was nice to meet so many of you in our parent […]

Nursery Term 3

Dear Nursery Families, We hope you have had a restful Easter break. As we enter Term 3 we will begin our Discovery Unit of Storytelling. This week starts off with our DBIS Book Week. During the school closure, we are continuing our live Community Times, Monday to Thursday through Google Meet. Live Community Time are […]

Nursery to Reception Transition

Nursery to Reception Transition Afternoon   Dear Parents and Carers,    In preparation for next year and to support your child in the transition from Nursery to Reception, we’d like to invite your child to a transition afternoon at the DBIS Early Years Campus.    The transition afternoons will take place during Thursday 18th & […]

Nursery Update

Dear Nursery parents, We hope your children have enjoyed their first week in Nursery. The Nursery team have been very impressed with the way the children have adapted and settled into their new routines and new friendships appear to be forming.  Please be reminded that next week the school day for our Nursery children will […]

Nursery Updates

Dear Parents, In light of the school closure, Nursery will reschedule our Community Bus Trip and the initial start date for our Soft Start process. We want to thank Parents and Carers for their support during this time. It is great to see the home learning and engagement through Seesaw; please do keep sending in […]

Online Learning  Provision – Early Years and Primary

This bulletin contains full details of the home learning which will be available for our Early Years and Primary students from Monday 3rd February. Please can you read through this so that you are aware of how our students will be supported during the closure period.

Online Learning Information for Early Years Families

Dear Early Years Families We hope this finds you well and would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support during these unprecedented times. We also thank you for your recent feedback in ensuring we are providing high-quality learning opportunities and would like to make you aware of some modifications to our […]

Online Learning Information for Primary Families

Information for parents about online learning in the primary school from Monday 2nd March.

Online Learning Information for Secondary Families

Explanation of the online learning provision for supporting Secondary students at DBIS from the 2nd of March.

Online Learning Overview

Dear Parents,

We trust that your child has had a positive start to their online learning journey and that they have been able to access their learning with assurance this week.

Online Peripatetic Musical Instrument Lessons

Online peripatetic instrumental lessons – Term 3

Options Process Timeline 2021-2023

Dear Parents, We are entering that exciting point in the academic year once again, where students in Years 9 and 11 start to contemplate the next steps in their learning journey; the options process. The options process plays an integral part in our mission to inspire and empower our learners to succeed in fulfilling their […]

Our first full week complete!

Dear Parents What a week it has been with our young learners completing their first full week of learning. Our Early Years has been buzzing with children completing exciting home learning opportunities and demonstrating their learning through Seesaw. I have really loved looking through the children’s posts on Seesaw and am so impressed with their […]

Our Week in the Early Years

Dear Parents It has come to the end of yet another busy week in the Early Years! Highlights of the Week It has been wonderful to see our Nursery children participate for the first time in their live Google Meet sessions and begin to form relationships with their new friends. It really has been fantastic […]

Our Week in the Early Years: 7 – 11 September

Weekly update from the Early Years as well as some feedback from our parent focus group.

Permission for students to walk home unaccompanied (Y3-Y6)

If you would prefer your child to return home unaccompanied, please complete the linked form prior to your child starting back at school.

Positive Play and Conflict Resolution in EY1 & 2

Dear Parents

Throughout EY1 and 2, we have been focusing on positive interactions and positive play. In addition, we have been supporting the children with the development of positive conflict resolution strategies.

Pre-school vision screening

The Family Health Service of the Department of Health Hong Kong provides vision screening for Pre-School children at 4 years of age or above by a registered optometrist/orthoptist. Please see the attached brochure for further information.

Primary and Early Years Online Learning

Thank you for all your support in these challenging times.  It has been fantastic to see so many of our Early Years and Primary children accessing their online learning.  Please remember if you need any assistance with this please free to contact your child’s class teacher via Seesaw, or for technical help, contact our IT help desk, [email protected] 

Primary English Parent Workshop  – Thursday 17th September 2020

Primary English Parent Workshop  – Thursday 17th September 2020

Primary English Workshop – Recording & Resources

Please find here a link to the videoed Primary English Worksop for parents.

Primary Maths Parent Workshop 

Please find links to the Primary Maths Parent Workshop materials in this bulletin.

Primary Maths Parent Workshop – Thursday 24th September 2020

We would be delighted if you could come and join us on Thursday 24th September at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm to learn all about our approach to the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Years 3 to 6.

Primary Online Learning from Wednesday 2nd December

Information regarding online home learning from Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

Primary Parent Teacher Student Conferences & Outline of Online Learning

Please find here the sign-up for a one to one meeting with your child’s class teacher. This letter also contains detailed information about the online home learning provision for our Primary students.

Primary Publications 2020-21

Please find attached the links to the Primary official publications for 2020-21.

Primary Term 1 Report Information

Please find attached, information regarding Primary Term 1 Reports. 

Primary Weekly Update – 29th May 2020

This week’s stormy weather has not dampened the spirits of all in the Primary School this week…

Primary Welcome Back to School – September 2020

Please find a video for Primary families with information regarding the start of school.

Primary Wellbeing Information Presentation

Jason Broderick DBIS School Wellbeing Coach will be presenting an online information session on September 11th, 8:30am – 9:30am on the following areas.

Primary Y3 to 6 Students – 12.30pm Finish on Wednesday 24th June 2020

Please arrange to collect your Y3 to Y6 child from school on Wednesday 24th June at 12.30pm.

PTSA Newsletter

What a year we are having… The good news is that our kids will be heading back into school soon, which is wonderful to hear on so many levels #nomorehomeschoolingturnsoutIamnotateacher!

Reception Friday Newsletter

It has been wonderful to see the fantastic and in depth engagement of our children throughout Reception and we thank you for your support.

Reception Google Meets After Easter

   3rd April 2020 Dear Parents,    Many thanks for your continued support with your child’s home learning over the last half term. The launch of our Google Meets have proven to be very popular and the teachers have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children interact within this new platform. In order to make the Google […]

Reception Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up

We would like to invite you to sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) with your class teacher.

These will be held on the Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th September from 2pm onwards. If you cannot find a suitable slot, please get in touch with your class teacher.

Reception PE and Mandarin Changes

As of next week, The Reception online PE sessions will take place as a year group on Tuesdays at 2pm and a Friday at 2pm. The link to join the Google Meet will be shared as normal on your child’s virtual classroom via Seesaw. Mandarin will now be taught live in class.

Reception Reminders

Dear Reception Parents/Carers,

What a wonderful start to term we are having! The children are into the full swing of school life and it is wonderful to see their relationships grow and confidence blossom.

Reception Seesaw Update

Dear Parents and Carers,  Thank you for your continued support with our Reception home learning over recent weeks. We love seeing, hearing and reading about what the children have been doing and the progress they are making via Seesaw.  Through our daily challenges next week, we will be setting a selection of short Literacy and […]

Reception Term 1 Parent Welcome Letter

A very warm welcome to all of you joining Reception! We do hope you had an enjoyable summer break and we are looking forward to meeting you all. To our new families, welcome to DBIS!

Reception Term 2 Dates

Dear Parents, Please follow the link below to view key Reception dates for Term 2: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MMdqPjV2O8ah84OkjUz0yUHv19nNpImcVbUNXmkTzlU/edit?usp=sharing Many thanks, The Reception Team  

Reception Term 2 Welcome Back

Welcome back to Reception. Please find important information regarding your child’s learning for term 2 as well as online learning arrangements.

Reception Theatre Trip

Dear Parents,    Reception students are invited to attend a trip to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts theatre to watch a performance of Tabby McTat, by Julia Donaldson. The performance is on Thursday 16th January 2020 at 12pm. The children are to arrive at school at the normal time and buses will depart […]

Reception to EY1 Transition Afternoon

 In preparation for next year and to support your child in the transition from Reception to Early Year 1 (EY1), we’d like to invite your child to a transition afternoon at the DBIS main campus. 

Reception Virtual Welcome Afternoon 3pm Tuesday 6th October

Dear Reception Parents,

 

We would like to invite you to attend our virtual Reception Welcome Session on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 3pm.

Relationships and Sexual Education

  Dear Parents,   We believe that promoting the health and well-being of our pupils is an important part of their overall education. One approach at DBIS we use is through our Learning for Life Programme (LFL). This looks at many topics including all kinds of relationships, physical/emotional health and living in the wider world. […]

Reminder – Submission of Student Grant application 2020/21

Dear Parents, If you intend to apply for the Student Grant 2020/21 but have not submitted the application yet, please do so, at the latest, on Monday, 3rd November. Thank you. DBIS School Office

Reports Information Evening – 13th October, 18:00 – 18:45.

Information evening to explain the changes to DBIS student reports. This is mostly focused on the changes to reports for out Year 7, 8 and 9 students but parents of students in all Year groups are very welcome to attend.

Resumption of Primary Classes – Year 3 to Year 6

Dear Parents, Resumption of Primary Classes I am delighted to let you know that the Education Bureau (EDB) has confirmed that DBIS is allowed to reopen for face to face teaching for all our children from Nursery – Year 13. DBIS will of course need to comply with regulations and guidelines from the EDB and […]

Resumption of Secondary Classes

Additional information about secondary students returning to school for their lessons.

Return of library books

Dear Parents and Students The last day for borrowing library books this school year is Friday 12th June 2020. We would appreciate your assistance in having all library books returned on or before Friday 19th June 2020. The Library will be running its Summer Reading Programme, which enables DBIS returning families to borrow books for […]

Return to school – Y8

Return to school – Y8: 25/5/20.

Return to School Procedures – Year 9 Students – Wednesday 20th April

Important information about students returning to school on Wednesday 20th May

RWI in Reception

Read Write Inc   14th January 2020 Dear Parents,   Following an extremely successful start to our phonics program in  Reception, we are delighted to share with you an exciting next step for your children. As you are aware, the teaching in Early Years at DBIS is very much tailored to meet the individual needs […]

S6 after school bus – change of leaving time

Please be informed that the S6 after school bus runs by DBTSL will leave school at 3:30pm from Monday, 12th October. Kind regards School Office

Scholastic Book catalogues – orders due by Tuesday 4th February 2020

Dear Parents Scholastic Book Club fliers will be distributed to EY1, EY2 and Y3-6 classes today for students to take home. These fliers feature a great selection of competitively priced titles from which you can order and further supplement your child’s home library and their love of reading. If you would like to order anything […]

School closure information circulating the media

Dear Parents, We are aware that stories are circulating in the media regarding further school closure which could now affect our children in Year 3 as well as our Early Years children. At this point in time, we have not received any communication from the Education Bureau regarding closure. If and when we have further […]

School Closure Update for Year 7

Update on school closure learning and well-being provision for Year 7

School Dates and Holidays 2020-21

School Dates and Holidays 2020-21

Science Technician position available

We have a current vacancy in the Secondary School for a Science Technician. The Technician will work closely with the Science teaching team to ensure that high standards of safety and organisation are maintained in the Department. The Technician will be expected to carry out basic maintenance of equipment and general administration tasks as required.  […]

Second Hand Uniform Donations

From November 4th to November 12th there will be a drop station at Main Campus Gate, where we will be accepting Second Hand Uniforms for a sale to be held on November 13th.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

The next second hand uniform sale will be held on Friday 13th November at the Main Campus car park between 1pm and 2.30pm

Secondary Design Technology Technician position available

We have a current vacancy in the Secondary School for a Design Technology Technician. The Technician will work closely with the Design Technology teaching team respectively to ensure that high standards of safety and organisation are maintained in the Department. The Technician will be expected to carry out basic maintenance of equipment and general administration […]

Secondary Online Learning Overview

Dear Parents, A polite reminder that you can access the recent Online Learning Overview for your child through the Online Learning during Closure > Secondary Information page. Kind regards, Peter Roberts (Deputy Head of Secondary – Academic)  

Secondary Parent Tutor Student Conferences & Online Learning Resource Collection information

Parent Tutor Student Conference and Resource Collection information.

Secondary School: Physical Education Kit & Uniform Expectations (Year 7 – 11)

Uniform expectations for Term 1.2

Secondary WWW 2020 – change of format

An explanation of the changes that are being made to the Secondary Week Without Walls for 2020.

Settling into Year 7 – Parent Information Evening

Online information event for Year 7 Parents

Settling into Year 7 Evening Summary

Presentation slides from the ‘Settling into Year 7’ event hosted on Monday 14th September.

Sixth Form – Head of Year Welcome

Welcome message from Head of Sixth Form Miss Cerrone

Sixth Form Resumption Details

Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the reopening procedures for Sixth Form students.

Social Media

Social Media

Special Offer for DBIS Community from New Balance

This is a special promotional offer from New Balance. As a school we do not advertise for businesses, New Balance is a sponsor for our sporting events and we did not want you to miss out on this exclusive offer.

Specialist PE Information for Term 3 EY1- Y6

Please see the information regarding the specialist PE timetable for EY1 through to Year 6 students.

Staggered Start for Nursery Children

Dear Nursery Families, Further to the communications on Friday I would like to share more detail with regards to the Nursery resumption of face to face learning. Please note that individual class letters will be shared with further information regarding everyday Nursery life in the coming weeks.   Please find details of our Nursery programme […]

Start and End Times of the Primary School Day

Please check the start times and end times for your child’s school day from Monday 25th May 2020.

STEAM Week at DBIS

We are excited to reveal the theme for this year’s DBIS STEAM Week and introduce an exciting new family event to be launched for the first time this year.

Student Grant

Dear Parents

The Education Bureau had announced yesterday a one off student grant of $2,500 for Early Years, Primary and Secondary students. 
This grant is a non-means-tested and available to all our current students with the exception of student visa holders.  Please refer to the below link and fill out the Form A. Once completed, kindly hand the form to our school office and we will forward this Education Bureau for further action.

Student Grant 2020/2021 School Year

Dear Parents, The Education Bureau has announced another non means – tested student grant of $2,500 for each Secondary, Primary and Kindergarten student holding a dependency visa or permanent residence. There are two separate application forms (one for students who attended DBIS during the 2019/20 academic year and another for students who have joined DBIS […]

Student Health Service for Year 7

Dear Parents, Please read carefully the enclosed Department of Health’s invitation to join the Student Health Service SHS Invitations.  This is not a DBIS initiative but parents may wish to take advantage of the offer. In view of the latest development of COVID-19, the Government health centres need to adopt social distancing and implement infection […]

Summer Junior Golf Camps 2020

Dear Parents and Students Please see the information about our Golf Program this Summer. Click here – Summer Camp 2020 Should you have further queries, please contact me at [email protected] Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Support for Year 9 Students during Class Suspension – Update

Information to Year 9 Parents about support for students during class suspension

Suspension of Classes until 16 March 2020

Dear Parents Yesterday the Education Bureau announced that all classes are now to be suspended until Monday 16 March 2020.  Later today, I will be meeting the Education Bureau to share my concerns and the challenges our community is facing regarding this extended period of suspended classes. I will share more details with all in our […]

Suspension of in-school classes for Early Years, Primary and Years 7 to 11 from Wed 2nd Dec

Dear Parents

As announced over the weekend in the press and confirmed by the Education Bureau, in-class lessons for schools will be suspended with effect from Wednesday 2nd December.  We will therefore be reverting to online learning for Years 4 to 11 on Wednesday for the remainder of the school term.  Similarly, our Early Years and Year 3 classes will continue with online learning until 11 December and will not return to school as previously planned.

There are mock examinations currently underway for Years 12 and 13 and these will be allowed to run as planned on campus this week.

Suspension of Term 1 Extra Curricular Activities

Dear Parents   Please note all extracurricular activities are currently being suspended by the Education Bureau until further notice. Parents and students will be notified when ECA Sign up would become available prior to resumption. Should you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected] Thank you.   Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator   […]

T8 Signal – DBIS closed to students and staff

Please be advised that, as the T8 Signal is currently in force, following EDB guidelines all phases of the school will be closed to students and staff today (Tuesday 13 October). Online learning activities will be made available to students and posted to Seesaw (for Early Years) and Google Classroom (Primary and Secondary) by 10am. […]

Temple Fair Nursery Stay and Play Letter

Dear Parents,

You are invited to join us for our Nursery Temple Fair Stay and Play in the shared outdoor playground on Wednesday 22nd January 2020. This will be a lovely community event to celebrate the Lunar New Year as a Nursery cohort. There will be stalls where you can participate in a range of activities with your child, for example, calligraphy and zodiac racing.

Temporary closure of Discovery College for two days

Dear Parents

We are aware that Discovery College is closing for two days from tomorrow as a parent of one of their students has tested positive for COVID-19.  Our understanding is that the individual runs a local studio in Discovery Bay and we are following up to see if any of our school community may have attended classes at ‘The Beat.’

Temporary closure of the Early Years Library for stocktaking

Dear Parents With the temporary closure of the Early Years campus coinciding with Mrs Tighe’s departure from DBIS, we are taking the opportunity to carry out a stocktake of the Early Years Library. As such, the library will be closed until Friday 27th November 2020. If any families currently have library books borrowed from the […]

Term 2 – Important information for Primary Parents

Information about the resumption of Term 2 and the continued online home learning programme.

Term 2 ECA Enrolment for Secondary Students

Dear Secondary Parents and Students To encourage greater participation, ECA sign up is now reopened for Secondary Students only until Wednesday, 8 January 20:00. Allocation will be released on Thursday, 9 January 14:00. Please follow the steps below to login to CHQ Secondary Parents, your child will complete the sign-up process themselves and will need to […]

Term 2 instrumental lessons begin on Monday 13 January

Dear Parents, Please be aware that Term 2 instrumental lessons begin on Monday 13 January.

Please refer to the schedule on the website for your child’s specific dates and times. A link to the timetables can be found HERE.

Term 2 Lunch Enrolment

Dear Parents Term 2 Lunch Enrolment and Menu are available on the DBIS Hub now, please click here. Kind regards School Office

Term 2 Welcome Letter for Year 5 – January 2020

Term 2 Welcome Letter for Year 5 – January 2020

Term 3 in Reception

Dear Parents,   We hope you had a pleasant Easter break. Through our slides and Google Meets this week, the Reception children will have the opportunity to take part in the DBIS Book Week. The focus of the week will be based on the exploration of different words through the story ‘The Word Collector’, by […]

The DBIS Outdoor Education survey

Please let us know your ideas about how we can enhance our student’s outdoor learning opportunities here at DBIS.

Transition Morning

Parent information regarding Transition Morning on Friday 19th June.

Transition to Secondary School

Secondary Transition Information

Transition to Year 8

Changes to Head of Year role.

Travel History and Health Status Declaration Form required

In anticipation of a return to school we hope within the next few weeks, we require parents to complete a Travel History and Health Status Declaration Form for each of their children.  Please complete the form by Monday 14 September.

You can find the form at the following link – Travel History and Health Status Declaration Form.

Uniform Shop Opening Hours

Dear Parents To minimise the risk of COVID-19, DBIS Uniform Shop will operate by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.15 am to 11.30 am. Please email to [email protected] for booking. Please kindly proceed to School Office for temperature check and hand sanitise prior to entering the Uniform Shop. Parents and Students are required to […]

University webinars coming up soon!

Free university webinars for Year 12 & 13 students.

UPDATE – Class Suspension by the Hong Kong Education Bureau

Due to the continuing Coronavirus situation, the Hong Kong Government and the Education Bureau have announced that classes will now not resume before 16 March 2020.

UPDATE – Year 3 Curriculum Overview – Term 3

As we come to the end of Term 2 in unprecedented times, following 9 weeks of online learning, we are pleased to share with you the curriculum overviews for Term 3.

UPDATE – Year 4 Curriculum Overview – Term 3

As we come to the end of Term 2 in unprecedented times, following 9 weeks of online learning, we are pleased to share with you the curriculum overviews for Term 3.

UPDATE – Year 5 Curriculum Overview – Term 3

As we come to the end of Term 2 in unprecedented times, following 9 weeks of online learning, we are pleased to share with you the curriculum overviews for Term 3.

UPDATE – Year 6 Curriculum Overview – Term 3

As we come to the end of Term 2 in unprecedented times, following 9 weeks of online learning, we are pleased to share with you the curriculum overviews for Term 3.

Update for Secondary learning from Monday 11th January (5 January)

Guidance for in-school and online lessons for secondary students from Monday 11th January

Update to Secondary Student Reports

Information explaining the changes DBIS have made to improve secondary reports so that they are more effective at supporting students and their parents to understand the attainment and progress that their child is making.

Updates in the Early Years from Hannah Cole

A message from the Head of Early Years which includes information regarding:
-Emergency childcare for Nursery and Reception
-Upcoming Parent Focus Group Opportunities
-Mini Duke Award in EY1 & 2

Visitor sign-in at Main Campus and Sixth Form Campus

Dear Parents

We have been running our electronic sign-in system, InVentry, for staff for several months and our sixth form students have been signing in and out of the Sixth Form campus with their students cards since they have returned to school.

We will be implementing visitor sign-in for the system from Tuesday 27 October. 

Week 1 of Online Learning in the Early Years – thank you for your support!

What a week of online learning it has been! Thank you to our staff, parents and of course children for their efforts in getting the online learning off to a great start!

Week Without Walls 2020

Week Without Walls 2020 – Cancellation Letter to Secondary Students & Parents

Welcome Back to Year 3

This letter explains routines for learning now classes have resumed.

Welcome Back to Year 5!

We are thrilled to finally be able to welcome you back to school, for the final few weeks of Term 3.

Welcome Back Year 6

We are delighted to welcome Year 6 back to DBIS after the school closures. It will be wonderful to have students on campus again and the Year 6 Team will be ensuring that these final five weeks in Primary at DBIS are as enjoyable as possible for the students. 

Welcome to EY2

Dear EY2 Families, Welcome to EY2!  We are delighted to welcome you all to what will be a year full of excitement, challenge and lots of fun for all involved.  This year your child will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of interesting learning experiences, develop their writing, reading and maths skills […]

Welcome to Farm

__Farm Parents Welcome Letter 2020 (1)

Welcome to Rainforest

Rainforest Parents Welcome Letter 2020 (1)

Welcome to Seaside

Seaside Parents Welcome Letter 2020

Welcome to Spring Term in Year 4

We look forward to seeing the children on Google Meet at 8.20 am on the 4th January to kick start Sustainability Week using their usual class link.

Welcome to Starlight

Starlight Parents Welcome Letter 2020 (1)

Welcome to Term 3 in EY2

Dear Parents and Carers,  Welcome back to Term 3. We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break with your families.  This week is DBIS Book Week and this year it is inspired by Peter H Reynolds book, the Word Collector. This is also on the 2020 Golden Dragon Book Award Shortlist. Further information about […]

Welcome to the Early Years

Dear Parents I would like to take this opportunity to again welcome your children to our Early Years phase and extend an especially warm welcome to our families who are brand new to DBIS. Whilst we wish we were welcoming all our children back to school in person, we are very much looking forward to […]

Welcome to the start of Term 3, 2020.

Dear Primary Families, Welcome to Term 3 I hope you have all enjoyed a restful Easter break. Term 3 has not started the way any of us would have wished with classes still closed for students, so I would like to start by thanking you for your continued support with our online and offline learning […]

Welcome to the start of the new 2020-21 Early Years School Year

Welcome to the new Early Years 2020-21 school year.

Welcome to the start of the new 2020-21 Primary School year. 

Dear DBIS Primary Families, Welcome to the start of the new 2020-21 Primary School year.  We are highly aware that the start of the school year this year will be very different from our usual start, and this is obviously not the start we had hoped for. We have spent the summer petitioning the Education […]

Welcome to the start of the new 2020-21 Secondary school year

A warm welcome back to the new school year. To support you and your secondary child/ren with their return there is some important information provided here to support their return. Please read through this when you have time.

Whole School Photograph

Dear Parents and Carers   We are writing to inform you that the Nursery and Reception children will be part of the whole school photograph on  Thursday 23rd January 2020.   To support us with this event, we request that children are dropped off at the Primary campus at  8:45am on this date.    Nursery […]

Winter Break Junior Golf Camps 2020

Click in for more information on the Junior Golf Camps (age 6-16) available this Winter Break.

Wishing our Early Years and Primary Families a Restful and Screen-Free Break!

Dear Early Years and Primary Families, We can not begin to thank you enough for all the support you have given us and your children with their online learning during the school closure.  Yet again,  as is indicative of our DB community,  everyone has pulled together in these unprecedented and challenging times, and we really […]

Y3 Creative Arts Morning-22.01.2020

We are delighted to inform you that this Wednesday 22.01.2020, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 3 students.

Y3 Home Learning Guidance

Home Learning guidance

Y5 Girls Immunisation Clinic – 17 June 2020

Dear Parents of Year 5 Girls, The School Immunisation Team of the Department of Health will come to our school on 17 June 2020 to administer a vaccination for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to consenting Year 5 females. HPV is a group of viruses that can cause premalignant changes and malignant cancers of the cervix, vagina […]

Y6 Immunisation Clinic – 17 June 2020

Dear Parents of Year 6 students, The School Immunisation Team of the Centre of Health Protection will visit our school on 17 June 2020 to provide the Hepatitis B immunisation and Combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunisation to eligible Year 6 students. The Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) is recommended for students who have never […]