Archived Parent Bulletins

‘Angels for Children’ Charity to visit Year 3 – 26th October.

A representative from the charity ‘Angels for Children’ will visit the Year 3 children on 26th October.

‘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.

*** Reminder *** Parent Communications Focus Group – requesting parent volunteers

Dear Parents

We would like to give parents an opportunity to give their insight and suggestions about parent communications at DBIS as part of a Parent Communications Focus Group which will meet twice a term. 

***REMINDER ***Primary Parent Focus Group – Register of Interest

We need you! Your ideas always help us improve – please let me know if you are interested in attending Primary parent focus group meetings.

2021-22 November and December Lunch Enrolment

Lunch Enrolment details for November and December.

2021–22 Term 2 Lunch Enrolment

Lunch Enrolment details for Term 2.

A Level and BTEC Level 3 Final Options e-booklet and Jotform

A Level & BTEC Level 3 Final Options e-booklet and Jotform

A level options information evening Thursday 21st from 18:00 – 19:30

Googlemeet links for the upcoming A-level information evening.

A Level Textbook List 21-22

For parents of students who will be starting Sixth Form at DBIS in August 2021.

A short questionnaire about school communications

Our first parent focus group meeting about communications will take place in January and we would be grateful if you could answer a very short anonymous questionnaire about parent communications at DBIS.  Your feedback will help inform our discussions at our meeting.

Additional Yearbook Orders

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

After school S6 bus runs by DB Transport Ltd

DB Transportation Services Ltd will start the ‘after school S6 bus’ from Thursday, 19th August.  The bus will leave DBIS main campus, going round Parkvale Village, Midvale Village, La Serene, Caperidge Drive and Capeland Drive.  The fare for each person is $4.5/$5.20, payable by octopus or cash on board.  Please note bus leaving times from […]

AGM Notification – Monday 6th Dec 2021

Dear Parents, The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is an organisation that gives parents an opportunity to take an active role in school life and to promote close cooperation between parents, students and teachers.  It raises additional funds to purchase items across the school and support charities. I would like to formally invite you to the […]

All outdoor morning ECAs are cancelled – Friday 24 September

As there is a thunderstorm warning currently in place, all outdoor morning ECAs are cancelled, namely GCSE Swimming.  Indoor ECAs will continue as usual.

American Mathematics Competition November 2021

American Mathematics Competition November 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians, The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials designed to strengthen problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in Middle and High School (Secondary) students. Under the agreement with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the 23rd annual AMC10 and 73rd annual AMC 12 will be […]

Back to School Wellbeing Advice

For many of our students at DBIS coming back after the holidays can range from feeling excited and eager to concern, fear or anxiety. To best help our parents, children and young people with back-to-school worries, we would like to offer some tips to help reduce anxieties and increase the potential of a positive return to school experience.

Bag logo design competition – deadline September 20th

We are re-designing our reusable DBIS bags in the Uniform Shop and we are running a competition for students in Early Years 1 to Year 9 to design an environmentally inspired logo for the back of the bag.

Beverley Hull – Acting Teacher of Humanities

Dear Parents and Guardians, We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that Mrs Karina Johnson, teacher of Humanities, will be on maternity leave from Thursday 11th November and will return on Friday February 25th, 2022. Mrs Beverley Hull, a Secondary History trained specialist, who has significant teaching experience, will be stepping into the […]

Box of Hope 2021: 1st to 5th November

We will be supporting the Box of Hope charity and collecting the boxes between Monday 1st and Friday 5th November.

Buzzing for Books Online ECA

We are continuing with Buzzing for Books ECA online for our EY1 and EY2 children after the half-term break.

Canada Universities Forum Slides

Dear Parents and Guardians, Thank you to those who attended the online forum on applying to university in Canada; I hope you found it informative. Attached are the slides from the presentation for your reference. Best wishes,   Louise Tyrrell Head of Sixth Form Canada – Application Guidance

Canadian Universities Forum

Dear Parents and Guardians,   I would like to invite you to an online forum where you will be able to hear more about the process of applying to universities in Canada.  This will take place online on Monday 20 September between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Please join via the link here If you have any specific […]

Celebrating the First Term of the 2021–22 Academic Year

A brief celebration of our students’ fantastic achievements this term

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 2020 Examination Results

Dear DBIS students and their families, I am writing to you all to celebrate our Class of 2021’s excellent A level and BTEC level 3 results. Our students have continued our trend of achieving outstanding results and this has included the DBIS Class of 2021 being awarded an A* or A grade in A level, […]

Children’s magazine

Dear Parents A complimentary children’s magazine from Bayard Presse Asia will be distributed to Nursery to Year 11 students.  If you are interested in ordering, please complete the subscription form inside the magazine and send directly to Bayard Presse. Kind regards School Office

Chinese New Year Celebration and Dress-up Day 2022

DBIS will have Chinese New Year Celebration and CNY Dress-up Day on Friday 28th January. We are calling for CNY greetings video submissions from families by Thursday 20th January.

Christmas Cheer – Thursday 9th December

Our online Christmas Cheer event on Thursday 9th December

Looking forward to you joining us for our Christmas Cheer, bringing you festive performances from our talented youngsters in our Magical Winter Wonderland.

Christmas Cheer (Virtual Performance)

We will be filming festive performances from EY1 to Year 6, starting Monday 15th November.

Christmas Cheer Photo Competition

Introducing the Christmas Cheer Photo Competition!

Christmas Jumper Day 2021

The DBIS Annual Christmas Jumper will take place on the last day of term, Friday 10th December.

Christmas Toy Collection: 1st – 3rd December

From Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd December, like-new toys will be collected at the DBIS Main Campus gate.

Christmas Toy Collection: 6th – 8th December

From Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th December, ‘like-new’ toys can be donated at the DBIS Main Campus gate for the upcoming toy sale at Bayview House of Children (North Plaza).

Colette Jones – Acting Tutor of Y8B

Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to congratulate Ms Shelby Smal on being appointed Head of Year 7 during Mrs Karina Johnson’s maternity leave. Ms Smal will be a great loss to our Year 8 team, and I wish her the very best in her new role. I look forward to having her back […]

Compulsory Testing Orders – Reminder

Dear Parents This is a reminder regarding ‘Compulsory Testing Orders’.  If any DBIS student is subject to a compulsory testing order they need to test by the specified date and remain off school until a negative result is obtained.  Please send the school verification of the negative test result before the student returns. This information can be sent […]

Congratulations to our students on their excellent IGCSE results

Dear DBIS students and their families,   I am delighted to be able to write to you about our students’ excellent IGCSE results. With over 36% 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 […]

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.

Creative Arts Morning

We are delighted to inform you that we have been able to re-launch the Creative Arts Mornings for EY1 to Year 6.

Dates to Note
Year 6 – Wednesday 8th September
Year 5 – Wednesday 15th September
Year 4 – Wednesday 29th September
Year 3 – Wednesday 6th October
Year 2 – Wednesday 20th October
Year 1 – Wednesday 27th October

Creative Arts Mornings for EY1 and EY2

Information on Creative Arts Mornings for Early Years

Creative Arts Mornings for EY1 to Year 6

We are delighted to inform you that we are headed into the second round of Creative Arts Mornings for EY1 to Year 6.

Curriculum Showcase Costumes

Primary Costume Information for the Music Curriculum Showcase (Yr 3 – Yr 6)

DBIS Book Week – Dress up day Friday 22nd April

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

DBIS Christmas Challenges

Keep warm and get moving with DBIS Christmas Challenges!

DBIS Community Coastal Clean-Up! – Outdoor Learning Week

DBIS is proud to host a Community Coastal Clean-Up on Friday, November 5th, from 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm at the North Plaza Beach.

DBIS Enrichment Programme Activities 2021-22 Term 1

Welcome Back! Term 1 EPA Sign-up is out!

DBIS Golf Program – Fall Term 2021

Click in for more information on the DBIS Golf Program (age 6-16) available this term.

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 arrangements

Families with children confirmed to be returning to DBIS for the 2021-22 school year and who do not have any outstanding loans may borrow up to 10 books per child for the duration of the Summer break.

DBIS Live 3 broadcast 5th May (from 6pm)

Join us for an incredible breadth and variety of music performed by our Primary and Secondary students.

DBIS Main Gate Security – Leave Home Safe app and Inventry sign-in

Dear Parents We are aware that with the additional COVID-19 Leave Home Safe sign-in, there are two procedures that parents, helpers and visitors have to follow when entering the school premises during school hours. Our existing Inventry visitor system ensures that we are aware of who is on the campus at any time for both […]

DBIS Outdoor Learning Week! 1st to 5th November

Next week, DBIS is hosting Outdoor Learning Week 2021/22!

DBIS PTSA Quiz Night

The PTSA are excited to announce our first quiz night of 2021 reconnecting our school community.

DBIS PTSA Volunteers for 2021-2022

DBIS PTSA is looking for Volunteers for 2021-2022. If you are interested in being part of the PTSA next academic year, please email [email protected]

DBIS Triathlon Challenge 2021

Parents, students and siblings are invited to the DBIS Triathlon Series Challenge – Noosa. Click in for more details.

DBIS Triathlon Challenge 2021 – Hawaii Challenge

Parents, students and siblings are invited to the DBIS Triathlon Series Challenge – Hawaii. Click in for more details.

DBIS Uniform Shop Special Opening Hours in August

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

DBIS Uniform Shop Special Opening Hours in August

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

DBIS Uniform Shop special opening hours in August

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

Department of Health – School Dental Service and Student Health Service for Primary school

The Department of Health’s invitation for primary students to join the school dental and student health service will be sent out today.  Parents who are interested for their children to join, please complete the application form and return it before 10 September.  Those who would like to join for the dental service, please send along […]

Department of Health – Student Health Service for Secondary school

The Department of Health’s invitation for secondary students to join the student health service will be sent out today.  Parents interested for their children to join please complete the application form and return it before 17th September. Thank you. Connie Ting Office Manager

Digital Citizenship – Family Conversation Starters (Y1-Y3)

Digital Citizenship Week is well underway and students and teachers have already enjoyed a range of discussions around digital wellbeing.

Digital Citizenship – Family Conversation Starters (Y4-Y6)

Digital Citizenship Week is well underway and students and teachers have already enjoyed a range of discussions around digital wellbeing.

Digital Citizenship – Family Conversation Starters (Y7-Y8)

Digital Citizenship Week has been a great success and students and teachers have enjoyed a range of discussions around digital wellbeing.

Digital Citizenship Family Conversation Starters (Y9-Y11)

Digital Citizenship Week has been a great success and students and teachers have enjoyed a range of discussions around digital wellbeing.

Digital Citizenship Week

The week beginning Monday 25th October, DBIS will be taking part in the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Week.

Diwali Celebrations at DBIS

Save the date of Friday 5th November for Diwali celebrations at DBIS.

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 Chinese New Year Celebration Day

Chinese New Year Celebrations next week.

Early Years Helper Appreciation

Helper Appreciation

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

Early Years Library Arrangements during Online Learning

Parents are warmly invited to use our click-and-collect system to borrow library books during the school closure and CNY holiday period.

Early Years Online Learning Information

Information for parents regarding the online learning programme in Early Years.

Early Years Online Learning Workshop

Link for the Early Years Online Learning Workshop

Early Years Online Learning Workshop Recording

Video recording of EY online learning workshop.

Early Years PANTS Programme

Parent information regarding the PANTS programme in the Early Years

Early Years Parent Focus Groups 2021-22

Information about our Early Years parent focus groups.

Early Years to Primary Transition Meeting

We would like to cordially invite you to an online  ‘Early Years to Primary Transition’ presentation.

Early Years Unit of Learning: Celebrations and Halloween Dress-up Day

The week beginning 25th October children will have the option to engage in Halloween themed activities, including discussions around how Halloween is celebrated in our local community of Discovery Bay. On Friday 29th October children may choose to come to school in fancy dress if they wish. 

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 […]

Elevate Webinars

Please note this terms Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series: Empowering Parents During Exam Period in 2021.

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 3 Reception Dates

As we are nearing the end of the school year, here are a few important dates for your diaries.

End of Term in EY1

Dear EY1 Families, As we are nearing the end of the school year, here are a few important dates for your diaries:   Onwards & Upwards Ceremonies We will hold our ‘Onwards & Upwards Ceremonies’ on Monday 21st June, in class. The ceremonies will be filmed and will be available on Seesaw for families to […]

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.

European Universities Forum

Dear Parents and Guardians,   We would like to invite you to attend an online forum where we will be guiding you on the process for applying to European universities. This will take place on Tuesday 28 September at 4.30pm via the link here If you have any questions about the process, please email them in […]

Examination Venue Change Summer 2020-21 – Year 11

Examination Venue Change Summer 2020-21 – Year 11

Examination Venue Change Summer 2020-21 Year 12

Examination Venue Change Summer 2020-21 Year 12

Examinations Venue Change Summer 2020-21 Year 13

Examinations Venue Change Summer 2020-21 Year 13

EY Campus EPAs Cancelled

No Enrichment Programme Activities at EY Campus for the week beginning 1st November and shall resume from Monday, 8th November.

EY Phase Pick Up Cards Parent Guide

A visual guide to the use of Pick Up Cards.

EY1 & 2 Full Day Resumption

Full Resumption Details for EY1 & 2 Children

EY1 & 2 School Resumption Letter

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

EY1 & 2 Term 1 2021/22 Parent Teacher Conferences

Term 1 Parent Teacher Conference sign up for next year’s EY1 & 2.

EY1 and 2 Reports

Information on how to access your child’s Term 1 Report.

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 Online Learning

EY1 online learning information

EY1 Parent Information Afternoon

Dear EY1 Families, We would like to invite you to attend our virtual EY1 Information Afternoon on Monday 6th September at 3:45pm.  Due to the current restrictions, our welcome session will take place over a Google Meet. Please click on the link below at 3:45pm to join the EY1 team for the presentation. The meeting […]

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 Reading

Information regarding the EY1 reading programme

EY1 Return to Full School Days

EY1 full school day resumption information for parents.

EY1 Term 2 Welcome Letter

Term 2 information for EY1 families.

EY1 Theatre Trip

Information about the EY1 theatre trip

EY1 Transition Google Meet

Google Meet link for the EY1 Transition Meeting.

EY1 Transition Meeting for Reception Parents

Invite to the Reception to EY1 Transition Presentation on Wednesday 9th June at 9:30am.

EY1 Transition Opportunities for Reception Children

Transition opportunities for our Reception children.

EY1 Welcome to Term 3

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

EY1–Y6 Library Arrangements during Online Learning

We warmly invite you to borrow library books for your child/children during the school closure and Chinese New Year holiday period.

EY1/EY2 & Primary Swimming Lessons – Term 1.1

A letter to all EY1/EY2 and Primary Yr3,4,5,6 parents with information regarding the start of curriculum swimming lessons on the 23rd August.

EY2 – Change to reading book days

On Monday we launched our new reading scheme with great success

EY2 – Welcome to Term 2

Term 2 Information for our EY2 families.

EY2 Additional Small-Group Online Sessions

Information about additional small group sessions for our EY2 children.

EY2 Art Enrichment Club

EY2 Art Enrichment Club will begin this Friday lunchtime on 29 October 2021.

EY2 Beach Excursion

Information regarding our EY2 beach trip as part of Outdoor Learning Week.

EY2 End of Term 3 Letter

EY2 End of Term information for parents.

EY2 Festive Parties

Dear EY2 Families, To celebrate the end of the first term in EY2, we will be having festive parties in our classes during the afternoon of Thursday 9th December. On this day the children are invited to wear festive clothing to school, if they wish. We will also have our annual school Christmas Jumper Day […]

EY2 Full Day Resumption Letter

EY2 information regarding full day resumption

EY2 Gruffalo Theatre Trip

Information regarding the EY2 Theatre trip.

EY2 Online Learning Information

EY2 online learning information

EY2 Optional Maths Homework – how to log in to ‘Numbots’

Information on how to access the optional online Maths homework programme.

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 Resource Pack Update and Chinese New Year Dress Up Information

We have decided to extend the pack collection time on Mondays from 12pm–1pm.

EY2 to Year 3 Transition Information

Please find the presentation used in today’s meeting for EY2 Parents addressing the children’s move from EY2 into Year 3.

EY2 Welcome to Term 3

Information regarding learning in Term 3 for EY2.

Farewell Nurse Karishma and welcome to Nurse Tamara

Farewell to Nurse Karishma and welcome to Nurse Tamara.

Final Choices for IGCSE and BTEC Level 2 options for 2022 – 2024

Final Choices for IGCSE and BTEC L2 options 2022-24

FOBISIA poetry competition

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

FOBISIA Virtual Gymnastics Invitational 2021

An opportunity for advanced gymnasts who have access to facilities outside of school to practice and submit a floor routine.

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!

Forest School and Woodwork in Year 3

Details about Year 3’s Forest School and Woodwork provision.

Forest School in Nursery

Dear Nursery Families, We are excited to begin our weekly Forest School experiences in Nursery week commencing Monday 8th November. As previously communicated to you in your class welcome letters, we would like to remind you to have welly/gumboots in school, clearly labelled in a sealable bag. Our Forest School sessions will take place during […]

Freelance Graphic Designer Required

DBIS is looking for a freelance graphic designer

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.

Friendship Choices for your child’s 2021-2022 Class

Please let us know your child’s friendship choices for their class next academic year.

Full Day Resumption of Primary Classes from Monday 24th May 2021

Dear Parents, Full Day Resumption of Primary Classes from Monday 24th May 2021 I am delighted to let you know that the Education Bureau (EDB) has confirmed that DBIS is allowed to reopen for full days of face to face teaching for all our children from Nursery – Year 13. DBIS will need to continue […]

Government Student Grant subsidy application

Dear Parents, Please be reminded to submit the Student Grant application form to the School Office by Thursday, 21st October. Thank you School Office

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.

Half-day professional development day – Thursday 30th September

Dear Parents Please be aware that Thursday 30th September is a half-day professional development day for DBIS staff.  Students will finish school at the following times: Early Years Campus (Nursery and Reception): 12:00pm EY1, EY2, Primary and Secondary: 12:10pm Please note, the children will not have lunch at school on Thursday. Kind regards School Office […]

Halloween Accessories – Primary School

Children in the Primary School are welcome to bring in an accessory to celebrate Halloween on Friday 29th October.

Halloween Costume drive and sale

Information about a Halloween fundraising costume sale at the North Plaza.

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 – Termly Bulletin

A warm welcome back to all our students, students and staff after a well deserved Christmas break.

Hong Kong Quarantine Requirements for Incoming Residents/Travellers

Dear Parents, In May this year, the Hong Kong government introduced varying quarantine requirements depending on the risk status of the country you are coming in from.  As we approach the Summer holidays we thought we would share with you these documents so you are informed as to your and your families requirements for quarantine, […]

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.

Immunisation Day – May 20, 2021

Dear EY1 Parents, The following letter will be sent home with your child on Monday, April 19th. SPRING EY1 MMR&MMRV Initial Letter Kind regards, The Medical Team

Immunisation Day – May 20, 2021

Dear Year 6 Parents, The following letter will be sent home with your child on Monday, April 19th. SPRING Year 6 Hep B MMR Initial Letter Kind regards, The Medical Team

Immunisation Day (Girls Only HPV) – May 20, 2021

Dear Parents of Y6 Girls, The following letter will be sent home with Year 6 girls on Monday, April 19th. SPRING Y5 Y6 GIRLS HPV Letter Best regards, The Medical Team

Immunisation Day (Girls only) – May 20, 2021

Dear Year 5 Girls Parents, The following letter will be sent home with the girls in Year 5 on Monday, April 19th. SPRING Y5 HPV Letter Kind regards, The Medical Team

Influenza Vaccination Subsidy Scheme

The government student vaccination scheme (VSS) will be launched for the 2021/2022 influenza season in mid October 2021. Please kindly note that the influenza vaccine will not be administered at school. Students and children 6 months to 12 years can obtain the seasonal influenza vaccine through the VSS.

Inventry Visitor System – parent and helper cards order and collection

Just a quick reminder to all parents particularly those new families who have joined us recently that you are entitled to up to three cards per family for our Inventry visitor system.

Jacqueline Brownhill – Acting Teacher of History Years 10, 11 and 13

Dear Parents and Guardians, We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that Mrs Karina Johnson, History teacher, will be on maternity leave from Thursday 11th November and will return on Friday February 25th 2022. Ms Jacqueline Brownhill, a History trained specialist, will be stepping into the role of History teacher in the absence […]

Junk Modeling Donations for Nursery & Reception

Junk Modeling in Nursery & Reception We are looking for Junk Modeling donations on our EY Campus. Junk modelling offers opportunities for developing children’s creativity using a range of open-ended recyclable resources. It is also fantastic for developing fine and gross motor skills. Using different types of recycled objects enables children to learn about the […]

Key Stage 3: student support /check-ins

KS3 student support / check-ins

Leadership opportunity for students aged 10–14 years

Global Summit for Student Leaders

Learner Profile Art Competition!

Dear parents, This year, DBIS has introduced an updated version of our school Learner Profile featuring animal characters for our younger students. The DBIS Learner Profile is a set of personal learner attributes (such as ‘Creative Thinkers’ and ‘Confident Communicators’) that are at the heart of our curriculum and the international education we provide for […]

Learning Technologies Educational Assistant

We are looking for Learning Technologies EA to join our School.

Library folders for EY1-Y6

As part of our book care programme, all EY1-Y6 students are required to bring a labelled plastic zippered folder (preferably A3 size) to their Library session each week.

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.

Magic 100 Words Parent Information Letter

Information on the Magic Words programme in EY1

Making the most of Year 9: Options process, Report Guidance and Target Setting

Year 9 Online Information Evening

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.

Maths and English Primary Curriculum Information Request

What would you like to know about Maths and English at DBIS Primary?

Micro, Mini & Junior Duke sign-up FINAL CALL!

Sign up for the Micro, Mini, or Junior Duke now! (Closing date Friday September 17th)

Morning Arrivals

We are delighted about the return of ECA’s from Monday the 6th of September. This will include the use of the pitch for various sporting activities throughout the year before school starts which will require a change to the current routine.

Moving On Up Morning

Information on Moving On Up Morning for parents.

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 Anais Fenning, Maternity Leave

Dear Parents and Guardians, We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that Ms Anais Fenning, one of our Year 10 tutors, will be on maternity leave from Monday 18th October until Friday 25th March, 2022. Ms Sabrina Bourouga, who has significant experience within the role, will be in post for the duration of […]

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.

MTR Student Travel Scheme for 2021/22 Academic Year for students aged 12 and above

MTR Student Travel Scheme (“the Scheme”) for the 2021/2022 Academic Year for students aged 12 and above The scheme will be open for online applications from 1 September 2021 at 9:00am onwards. The whole application procedure can now be completed in two easy steps. Submit online applications by MTR Mobile / MTR website  Students can now complete […]

New Parent Communications and IT Webinar – Tuesday 7 September at 10:00am

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.

No Nuts

No nuts are permitted on the school site and on school related off-site activities such as field trips and sports events. No nut policies include nut containing products such as pesto, Nutella and other nut spreads, mooncakes and fruit and nut bars. Please help keep DBIS safe for all our students and staff.

No-Nut Policy

There are students and staff with life threatening nut allergies within our school body. To create a safe environment, no nuts or nut products are to be brought onsite or to school related activities.

Notice of Withdrawal

Term 1 withdrawal notice deadline

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.

Nursery – Chatter Tubes & Wishes

Please continue to bring in your Chatter Tubes & Wishes next week.

Nursery & Reception Full Day Resumption Details

Nursery and Reception Full Day Resumption Details

Nursery & Reception Parent-Teacher Conference Booking

Book your PTC with your child’s class teacher

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 & Reception: Redressed Rescheduled

‘Get Redressed’ day will be rescheduled to Friday 22nd October.

Nursery and Reception Festive Sing-a-long

Nursery & Reception sing-a-longs will be pre-recorded this year due to current covid restrictions.

Nursery and Reception Oral Health Project

Dear Parents, We are going to be working with The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong as part of the 'Jockey Club Children's Oral Health Project'. This is an exciting project that will bring awareness and understanding of children's oral health. If you would like to [...]

Nursery and Reception Oral Health Project Webinar

Dear Parents, As advised previously we are part of the Jockey Club Children’s Oral Health Project. For more information please join the webinar: Date:   26 October 2021 (Tuesday) Time:  10:00am – 11:00am Link of Webinar: https://hku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kqEpdI6vSU6R0_YMUacgY QR Code:                         Webinar ID: 942 2853 2512 Remarks: The talk will be conducted in English. 2. Please install the software Zoom before joining […]

Nursery and Reception School Resumption Letter

School resumption information for Nursery and Reception children.

Nursery Celebrations

Dear Nursery Families, As we continue to explore the concept of celebrations and beliefs, we will begin to look at how we celebrate birthdays. As some of you may now know, each class has a class pet (stuffed toy). Next week we will explore how we can celebrate our class pets’ birthdays together. On Friday […]

Nursery Class Resumption Information

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

Nursery End of Year Reports and Class Lists

Important information for Nursery parents regarding how to access your child’s end of year report and Reception class list.

Nursery Full Day Programme

Information for Nursery Parents regarding full day resumption.

Nursery Home Learning

Information about the Nursery Home Learning programme

Nursery News: Carpenter’s Cabin

Thanksgiving and Carpenters Cabin news.

Nursery Parent Orientation Meeting: Wednesday 18th August 8:30am

Link for the Nursery Parent Orientation Meeting on Wednesday 18th August at 8:30am

Nursery Parent Orientation Recording

Nursery Parent Orientation recording for families who were unable to attend on Wednesday 18th August.

Nursery Parent Seesaw Information Session

If you would like to learn more about Seesaw and how we use it at DBIS, please do attend our short online information session on Friday 17th September at 9.30am

Nursery Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dear Nursery Families,   We are so excited to welcome your child to DBIS Nursery. Due to the current circumstances, all Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTCs) are to be held via Google Meet. The purpose of these PTCs is for us to build positive relationships with our families and share important information about your child as they […]

Nursery Parents PTSA Coffee Morning – Monday 6th September

Information about the Nursery Parent Coffee Morning hosted by the PTSA on Monday 6th September at Zaks restaurant.

Nursery Pick Up Cards

Pick Up Cards at home time

Nursery Term 1.2 2021 Parent Volunteer

Dear Nursery Families, We hope you had an enjoyable mid-term break. As the children are now settled into Nursery life, we are looking for any parent volunteers who may like to read a story at the end of the day and also support our new concept of learning, Celebrations. On each class communication board, you […]

Nursery: Term 2 Updates

Term 2 Updates for Nursery Families

Nursery: The Week Ahead

Next week in Nursery.

Nursery: The Week Ahead

Dear Nursery Families, We are so impressed with how the children have been adapting to the new routines of rest time this week. We have also begun some specialist lessons in the mornings and next week our full-day programme will begin, including PE, Music, Mandarin & Library. Our full-day session will finish at 2:40pm. A gentle […]

Nursery: The Week Ahead

Dear Nursery Families, We have loved having all our Nursery friends in the week for our full-day programme. The children continue to impress us with their adaptability and resilience throughout the day, meeting new teachers and learning new routines and expectations. As we look ahead to next week a gentle reminder that Thursday will finish […]

Nursery: Update your Chatter Tube

Dear Nursery Families, We will be sending your child’s Chatter Tube home with them over the school break. We kindly ask that you take photographs over the school holiday and add any new pictures or current interests inside their tube. We will use this during week 1 of term 2 to discuss our holidays and […]

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 Aware School

Nut Aware Schools promote the health and safety of students and staff that suffer life threatening allergic reactions to tree and ground nuts.

Nut Aware School

No nut policies include nut containing products such as pesto, Nutella and other nut spreads, mooncakes and fruit and nut bars.

October ‘Redress’

DBIS clothing drive and ‘Redress’ day on Friday 8th October.

Octopus Sharing in the Cafeteria

Dear Parents, The cafeteria staff have noticed that some children are using their Octopus cards to buy multiple snacks and drinks for friends. While this is a very kind gesture, it is not one that is allowed in the cafeteria. We appreciate your support with this. Many thanks, DBIS

Online Primary Phase Wellbeing Seminar

Please join us online for our first Primary Wellbeing Seminar on Tuesday 31st August 6-7pm. We will be discussing what is wellbeing at DBIS and developing a shared language.

Online UK Universities Roadshow 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,   The British Council are hosting an Online UK Universities Roadshow on 13-17 September.  24 UK universities will be in attendance and there are a number of live evening webinars covering useful information such as an introduction to the UK education system, UCAS application process, personal statement writing, career support, and […]

Outdoor Learning PE from 1st to 5th November 2021

Please see our plans for Outdoor Learning week.

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 Funded Educational Assistant (One-to-One)

We are looking for Educational Assistant (One to One) to start from January 2022.

Parent Information Afternoon – Monday 6th September

Dear EY2 Families, On Monday 6th September we will hold an EY2 Information Afternoon, online at 3:45pm. This online presentation will give you more information about EY2, including details about our EY2 homework programmes. At 3:45pm on Monday 6th September, please click on the Google Meet link below. The meeting will be recorded so that […]

Parental views on Year 11 Options for next academic year

Dear parents of Year 11 students, It has been fantastic to be able to start this academic year in a much more normal manner than we were able to last year and we look forward to being able to support your children’s effective learning throughout the year. I am writing to you all at this […]

Part time Lunch Duty cover (from 11:30am to 2:30pm) – Job available from August 2021

Part-time Assistants for Lunch Duty cover

Part-time Educational Assistant

Part-time Educational Assistant to work at the EY campus

PE Term 1.2

Update on EY1/2 and Primary PE lessons for next term. Swimming Gala’s and International Sports Week postponed.

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

Information for parents wishing their older children travel to and from school unacccompanied.

Pick Up Cards for Home Time

Dear Early Years Families, To further ensure the safety of your children at home time, we will be enhancing the current system with allocated adults that will collect your child, and we will be issuing you with three pick up cards. This will not replace our current system of informing your child’s class teacher if […]

Post-Exams: Results & Appeals Information

Here is some essential information about the results process: When will the results be released? The key dates for both Cambridge International and Pearson Edexcel International/Pearson Edexcel are as follows: August 10th, 2021 Cambridge International - 13:00 HKT Pearson Edexcel/Pearson Edexcel International - 17:00 HKT How do I obtain my results? There are two primary [...]

Post-Exams: Results & Appeals Information

Here is some essential information about the results process: When will the results be released? The key dates for both Cambridge International and Pearson Edexcel International/AQA are as follows: August 12th, 2021 Cambridge International - 13:00 HKT Pearson Edexcel International & AQA - 17:00 HKT How do I obtain my results? There are two primary [...]

Primary Awards & Year 6 Graduation

We are excited to confirm that we will be able to hold both the Primary Awards and the Year 6 Graduation ceremonies this year.

Primary Awards Date Change

I am writing to let you know that due to the school being open for full days, we have had to change the date of the primary awards. These will now be held on Tuesday 15th June at 4:00 pm.

Primary chromebook loans to be returned on Monday 24th

Dear Parents

As we are moving to full day school from Monday 24th May, if your child borrowed a Chromebook this term, we would be grateful if it could be returned on Monday along with the charger to the classroom.  The online learning Chromebook loan scheme has been retired, given that all lessons are taking place within school from Monday. 

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 Discovery Parent Workshop

Tuesday 14th September 2021 – 6 – 7pm – Online

Primary Emergency Child Care

Primary Emergency Childcare The EdB requires schools to offer emergency childcare to those children who are unable to be safely supervised at home. With teachers and educational assistants teaching classes online, we will only be able to offer a small number of emergency childcare spaces to families who are in need. It is important to […]

Primary Introduction Slides

Please find here a brief introduction to your child’s Year Group.

Primary Library Books and Resources

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

Primary Online Learning from Friday 14th January

Full details for online learning in the Primary School to start on Friday 14th January.

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 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Y3 to Y6)

Sign up here for your Parent-Teacher conference with your child’s new teacher – 19th and 20th August 2021.

Primary Reports and Class Lists

Important information about accessing your child’s end of year school report.

Primary RSE Programme – Term 3 Reminder

Please see details of our Relationships and Sexual Education programme for Term 3.

Primary School Reports, Move-On-Up Morning and New Classes for 2021-22

Please read for details of the End of Year School Reports, Move-On-Up Morning and your child’s new classes for 2021-22.

Primary School: Relationships and Sexual Education

During Term 2.2 and Term 3, the children in the Primary School will be taught lessons relating to Relationships and Sexual Education.

Primary Sustainability Week

We are looking forward to another super Sustainability Week at DBIS starting on Monday the 29th of November!

Primary Term 1 Reports 2021

Your child’s End of Term 1 School Report will be uploaded to The Parent Portal by the end of Friday the 3rd of December.

Primary Term 2 Curriculum Overviews

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

Proactive Mental Health

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

PTSA – 2nd Hand Uniform Donations

2nd Hand Uniform Donations.

PTSA 2nd Hand Uniform Sale

PTSA 2nd Hand Uniform Sale – Tuesday 9th November 2021 We need your help, please! On Tuesday 9th November, we will hold our Winter 2nd Hand Uniform sale. We need volunteers to help with uniform sorting and set-up from 9am and also for the sale, starting from 10am and finishing at 11am. The sale will […]

PTSA Christmas Greeting

PTSA Christmas Greeting Dear DBIS Community, The first thought that comes to mind is just how fast time flies, and now we have Christmas around the corner. A few weeks of term break will help everyone get some fresh energy to start after New Year. Make sure to take some time to relax and enjoy […]

PTSA Coffee Morning

A warm welcome from the PTSA team!

Please check out the attached poster for upcoming events.

PTSA Coffee Morning – Thank you

Thank you to all Early Years and Primary parents who took time to attend our coffee morning this past week. We enjoyed meeting you all. We are sure it was as much fun for all of you to meet other parents from your respective year groups.

Reading in EY1

Dear EY1 Families,   Starting in Week 6, the children will receive two reading books each week. The books will come home on a Monday and we ask that the children return them to school on Friday. We ask that the children read these books aloud to an adult throughout the week and that adults […]

Reception and Nursery School Portrait Schedule

Details of the Nursery and Reception school portrait schedule.

Reception End of Year Reports and Class Lists

Important information for Reception parents regarding access to end of year reports and class lists.

Reception Home Learning

Information about Reception home learning arrangements.

Reception Home Readers

It is an exciting time for your child as a reader; we are going to be sending home books for them to read with you and their family.

Reception Information Afternoon

Information about Receptions Virtual Welcome Meeting. On Monday 6th September at 3pm.

Reception Information Afternoon Recording

Recording from Monday’s Reception parent orientation afternoon.

Reception Resumption Letter

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

Reception Term 1 2021-22 Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conference sign up information for Reception 2021/22 parents.

Reception Term 2 Welcome Letter

Term 2 information for Reception Families.

Reception Term 3 Welcome Letter

Information regarding the children’s learning in Term 3.

Reception Theatre Trip

Information regarding the Reception theatre trip.

Reception to EY1 Transition Presentation

Reception to EY1 Transition Morning Presentation (recording)

Reception- return to full day schedule

Reception information for full day return.

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 […]

Red Rainstorm Warning Signal in force

In addition to the T3 signal, the HK Observatory has raised a Black Rainstorm Warning Signal. 

Students will remain in class until the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is lowered and they can move around safely. 

Remembrance Day Service

Following our previous announcement about the DBIS Remembrance Day Service, please find attached the link to our YouTube channel, where you will be able to watch the ceremony. The service is scheduled to start at 10.49am on Thursday 11th November. The link will remain accessible after the service for those who are unable to watch […]

Remembrance Day Service – Thursday 11th November

On Thursday 11th November 2021, DBIS will observe a two-minute silence as part of our annual Remembrance Day Service.

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. 

Reminder for Immunisation Day

Dear Parents, Please be reminded that EY1, Y5 (Girls) and Y6 student immunisations are scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2021. If you have already returned the necessary consent form, for the ease and comfort of the student, we recommend the following: Please ensure your child has a hearty breakfast Please ensure he/she wears loose or […]

Report and Class List Information for EY1 & 2 Families

Important information for EY1 & 2 families regarding end of year reports and class lists.

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 […]

Resumption of Full Days in the Secondary Phase of DBIS

Full day Resumption details for Secondary

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.

Revised Rooming Arrangements – Year 10 Mock Examinations 2020-21

Revised Rooming Arrangements – Year 10 Mock Examinations 2020-21

RWI Parent Workshop – Recording

RWI Parent Workshop recording.

Safeguarding and Online Learning

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

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.

School Uniform Reminder

Dear Parents, We would like to remind you that in the school uniform policy children are required to have shoulder length (or longer) hair tied back; this is for hygiene and safety reasons. Also, small studded earrings or small objects of religious significance are the only jewellery we permit in school; again this is for […]

Science Museum Trip – Tuesday 19th October 2021

Year 5 will be going on a school trip to the Hong Kong Science Museum on Tuesday the 19th of October. Please give permission for your child to take part in this trip using this jotform. 

Second Hand Uniform Donations

There will be a second hand uniform sale coming up in November.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

Second Hand Uniform sale Monday 16th August – 11-12am. See attached poster for details.

Secondary Awards

Secondary Awards Ceremony will be taking place on Monday 21st June at 4:30 pm. To allow anyone who is unable to attend there is a link here to the live stream of the event.

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 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 Library Arrangements during Online Learning

Secondary School Library Arrangements during Online Learning

Secondary Netball ECA

We are now opening up this opportunity to all secondary students to attend netball training on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 on the netball court. 

Secondary Parent Consultation Groups (2021-22) – Sign Up

Invitation to join the two secondary Parent Consultation Groups (Year 7-9 & Year 10-13).

Secondary Parent Consultation Groups, 2021-22

Invitation to join the two secondary Parent Consultation Groups (Year 7-9 & Year 10-13).

Secondary Parent Digital Wellbeing Webinar – 16 June at 16:30

Mrs Angela Moriarty, our Head of Learning Technologies will be hosting an online webinar for Secondary this week which will cover the approaches the school takes to safeguard students’ online wellbeing within school including the use of the school’s wellbeing monitoring software Impero on Wednesday 16th June at 16:30.  

Secondary photos – January 2022

Dear Parents of Secondary Students, On the back of the current situation around schools in Hong Kong we have taken the decision to move Secondary student photos to the end of this week. We appreciate that this is very short notice for you and your children but feel that in the circumstances, this is the […]

Seesaw Learning Portfolios

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to inform you that we will continue to use Seesaw in the Early Years and Primary school to document student learning at DBIS.

Setting into Year 12, Target Setting and Report Guidance

Dear Parents and Guardians,  I hope your child has enjoyed their start to Sixth Form and are enjoying the challenge of their new A Level and BTEC studies and the increased independence in learning which Sixth Form brings. I would like to invite you all to attend a ‘Settling Into Year 12, Target Setting and […]

Settling into Year 12, Target Setting and Report Guidance

Dear Parents and Guardians,  A reminder of the ‘Settling Into Year 12, Target Setting and Report Guidance’ evening taking place on Thursday 16 September from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  During this online session we will cover: expected learning routines  attendance role of the form tutor communication channels key reminders aspirational target setting guidance on upcoming reports […]

Settling into Year 7, Target Setting and Reports Guidance 

Online Information event for Year 7 parents

Sharing of Slides from Yr 9 Parent Information Evening

Sharing of Slides from Yr 9 Parent Information Evening

Sharing of Year 11 Information Evening Presentation

Here you will find the link to the Year 11 information evening presentation which took place on Monday 13th September.

Shelby Smal – Acting Head of Year 7

Dear Parents and Guardians of Year 7 students, We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that Mrs Karina Johnson, our Head of  Year 7, will be on maternity leave from Thursday 11th November and will return on Friday February 25th 2022. Ms Shelby Smal, who has significant experience within the DBIS pastoral system, […]

Slides from Settling in to Year 7

Slides from Settling in to Year 7 Parent Evening

Slides from Y12 Presentation Evening

Slides from Y12 Presentation Evening

Slides from Year 10 Parent Information Evening

Slides from Year 10 Parent Information Evening

SPOT Children’s Therapy Centre Talk – recording available

We hope that those of you who were able to attend the Zoom talk arranged by SPOT Children’s Therapy Centre found the talk helpful.  If you were unable to attend, a recording of Thursday’s session is now available.

SPOT Children’s Therapy Centre talk – Thursday 2nd December

SPOT Children’s Therapy Centre’s Clare Watt,  Occupational Therapist and DBIS parent will be hosting a lunch-time Zoom talk on Thursday 2nd December.   Kathleen Lee, one of the centre’s counsellors, will join Clare to reflect on the Penny Bay experience and support mental wellness as families move forward.

Squid Game – Parent Information

I am sure many of you are aware of the popular Netflix series Squid Game. You may also know that the popular children’s gaming platform, Roblox has many games on it that are associated with the Squid Game series.

Squid Game – Parent Information

Building from the work that our students did last week, we spoke with our Year 7 students about the popular Netflix series Squid Game. In line with our digital wellbeing discussions, we discussed the age rating associated with this series and explained to the students, as we regularly do, that age ratings exist for multiple reasons.

Squid Game Parent Information

I am sure many of you are aware of the popular Netflix series Squid Game. A number of our younger Secondary students have been talking about this series in more detail than we would normally expect, especially as Squid Game carries an age restriction of 16+.

Start Instrumental Lessons Term 1

We are excited to announce that face-to-face instrumental lessons are back on!
Lessons will start on 23rd August, with a total of 15 lessons for this term 1.

Start of Term Information for Primary Years 3 to 6

Important information regarding timings of the school day and specific year group information for all primary parents.

Student Grant Subsidy from Government

Dear Parents, The application forms for Student Grant Subsidy will be distributed to students today.  Please complete and return signed Forms by 19 October 2021. Thank you DBIS School Office

Student Target Setting

Building on from last year, students will, in the first half-term, be setting SMART targets for each of their subjects after a conversation with their teachers. The accountability of goal setting encourages students to look back over their previous successes and failures, evaluating areas they need to improve.

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.

Study Leave Arrangements – January Examination Series

The January exam series will begin on Friday 7th January and run through until Monday 24th January 2022.

Subject Examinations 2022 – Subject Entry Verification Notice

Summer Examinations 2022 – Subject Entry Verification Notice

Summary from the Year 6 into 7 Transition Evening for Parents

Dear Parents of Year 6 students, I would like to thank all of the parents of our Year 6 students who joined me on the evening of Monday the 4th of October. I believe it was valuable to explain the process for transitioning from Year 6 into Year 7 and secondary as a whole, as […]

Summer 2022 Examinations, Years 11,12 and 13 – Update January 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, We are pleased to report that Examination boards are committed to running examinations this Summer, where it is permitted and safe to do so. This includes Cambridge International, Pearson Edexcel (International and UK domestic) and AQA. In the exceptional circumstance that examinations cannot go ahead, students’ grades will be determined using an evidence […]

Summer Exam Series 2021 – Certificate Collection

Dear Candidates & Parents, We are pleased to inform you that the exam certificates for the Summer 2021 series are now available for collection from school. IGCSE/BTEC Level 2 Students can collect their IGCSE/BTEC Level 2 certificates from Ms Geri at the North Plaza reception from Wednesday November 17th to Friday November 19th, between 1 [...]

Supply Staff – Examination Invigilator

We are looking for Examination Invigilator to join us.

Supporting Children through Online Learning – VIDEO

Please see this short video that we hope will help you and your Aunty help children during the online learning.

Supporting your child’s home learning journey webinar recording

Link to the webinar