Archived Parent Bulletins

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05/10/2020
12/10/2020

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 […]

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12/08/2020
11/09/2020

Welcome message from the Year 12 & 13 tutor team.

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13/11/2020
27/11/2020

Introduction of a new tutor for 7 Thunder

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27/11/2020
11/12/2020

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

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17/10/2020
27/10/2020

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

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11/05/2021
25/05/2021

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

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30/10/2020
06/11/2020

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

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18/09/2020
30/11/2020

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.

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25/09/2020
05/10/2020

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 […]

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11/02/2021
26/02/2021

Dear Parents of Year 11-13 DBIS students, We are very pleased that we are now able to bring in all secondary students everyday from midday after the Chinese New Year. As in my earlier email today to all secondary parents we will continue with the modified structure of the day to enable every student to […]

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14/04/2021
16/04/2021

Dear Parents If you would like to order additional copies of this year’s yearbook please do so by the following LINK by 16th April. Kind regards, The Yearbook Team

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20/04/2021
25/04/2021

DB Transportation Services Ltd will start the ‘after school S6’ bus for DBIS students from this Wednesday, 21st April onwards.  For the time being, this shall only cater Primary students and if not too full, we will offer this to secondary students starting next week.  The bus will leave the school at 1:15pm, going round […]

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24/11/2020
07/12/2020

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.

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03/03/2021
12/03/2021

Please vote for the shortlisted finalists for the Around DB Year of the Ox Art Competition.

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18/08/2020
20/08/2020

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

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18/08/2020
20/08/2020

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

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18/08/2020
20/08/2020

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

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07/01/2021
15/01/2021

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

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04/09/2020
18/09/2020

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

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12/08/2020
11/09/2020

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.

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21/08/2020
04/09/2020

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 […]

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13/01/2021
07/02/2021

Request books from the Early Years library.

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13/11/2020
03/12/2020

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.

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26/11/2020
28/11/2020

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.

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18/11/2020
11/12/2020

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

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05/11/2020
12/11/2020

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.

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23/09/2020
03/10/2020

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

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21/01/2021
01/02/2021

Care package programme to support refugees in Hong Kong – Primary and Secondary Students and Families.

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11/09/2020
30/09/2020

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 […]

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13/11/2020
16/11/2020

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  

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22/01/2021
09/02/2021

CNY Dress-up schedule and $20 donation to Impact HK

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11/09/2020
25/09/2020

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. 

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30/04/2021
07/05/2021

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 […]

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26/03/2021
16/04/2021

Plan for the secondary school day when students return on the 12th of May 2021.

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01/01/2021
09/01/2021

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.

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12/05/2021
26/05/2021

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

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12/04/2021
23/04/2021

Dear parents, We are pleased to announce that DBIS Book Week starts on Monday 19th April.  This year Book week will focus around the beautiful book ‘Rain before Rainbows’. In this heartfelt story about courage, change, and moving on, a girl and her companion fox travel together away from a sorrowful past, through challenging and […]

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08/12/2020
11/12/2020

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.

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16/10/2020
04/11/2020

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.

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17/09/2020
01/10/2020

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

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11/06/2021
23/06/2021

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.

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25/09/2020
08/10/2020

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

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15/10/2020
04/11/2020

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!

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04/05/2021
06/05/2021

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

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30/10/2020
19/11/2020

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!

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21/05/2021
31/05/2021

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 […]

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03/09/2020
17/09/2020

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

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24/09/2020
31/10/2020

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

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30/04/2021
25/06/2021

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]

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10/11/2020
27/11/2020

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

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04/09/2020
18/09/2020

Introducing our new Student Leadership Team, 2020-2021!

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12/05/2021
23/05/2021

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

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27/05/2021
07/06/2021

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

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18/06/2020
21/08/2020

Uniform Shop Special Opening hours and Secondary School uniform order form

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18/06/2020
21/08/2020

Uniform Shop Special Opening hours and Primary School uniform order form

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18/06/2020
21/08/2020

Uniform Shop Special Opening hours and Early Years uniform order form

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03/09/2020
11/09/2020

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.

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03/09/2020
11/09/2020

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.

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12/10/2020
30/11/2020

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

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25/09/2020
08/10/2020

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

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02/11/2020
14/11/2020

Information for all DBIS students regarding Diwali celebrations in school.

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24/05/2021
31/05/2021

Helper Appreciation

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28/02/2021
08/02/2021

Parent information webinar for Early Years Parents about the delivery and content of the PANTS programme. The PANTS programme is the curriculum used to deliver the age related learning objectives for Healthy Relationships.

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15/01/2021
29/01/2021

Parent Feedback Survey – Early Years

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04/06/2021
17/06/2021

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

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17/04/2021
30/05/2021

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

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24/11/2020
06/12/2020

Information regarding emergency childcare arrangements for our Early Years children.

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10/06/2021
15/07/2021

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

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09/06/2021
23/06/2021

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 […]

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07/02/2021
21/02/2021

If you are interested in becoming a guest speaker at DBIS please read more

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21/05/2021
08/06/2021

Examination Venue Change Summer 2020-21 – Year 11

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21/05/2021
05/06/2021

Examination Venue Change Summer 2020-21 Year 12

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21/05/2021
09/06/2021

Examinations Venue Change Summer 2020-21 Year 13

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30/10/2020
13/11/2020

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. 

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30/09/2020
09/10/2020

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 […]

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24/10/2020
06/11/2020

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. 

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21/05/2021
04/06/2021

Full Resumption Details for EY1 & 2 Children

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27/11/2020
11/12/2020

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: […]

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20/11/2020
25/11/2020

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

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09/10/2020
23/10/2020

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, […]

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07/12/2020
22/01/2021

Dear EY1 Parents, The following letter will be sent home with your child on January 5, 2021.   Dear Parents of Year 1 Students, The staff of the Department of Health will come to our school on Monday, February 1, 2021 to administer a vaccination with Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Polio (DTaP-IPV) […]

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07/10/2020
16/10/2020

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. 

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20/11/2020
28/11/2020

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. 

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27/11/2020
04/12/2020

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. 

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12/03/2021
21/03/2021

EY1 PTC sign up information

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11/09/2020
17/09/2020

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. 

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21/05/2021
04/06/2021

EY1 full school day resumption information for parents.

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11/02/2021
25/02/2021

  Dear EY1 Families,   Due to government restrictions our EY1 Timetables will change after Chinese New Year. Starting from Monday 22nd February EY1 will work on a 3 week rotation.  EY1 students will attend school every Monday and Tuesday from 8am – 11:30am and on rostered Thursdays and Fridays from 8am – 11:30am.    […]

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08/01/2021
16/01/2021

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

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14/08/2020
22/08/2020

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/). 

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17/08/2020
20/08/2020

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.

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21/08/2020
28/08/2020

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 […]

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28/08/2020
04/09/2020

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 […]

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04/09/2020
11/09/2020

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 […]

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18/09/2020
24/09/2020

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; 

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29/01/2021
12/02/2021

Information for EY1 families regarding upcoming weeks.

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02/01/2021
11/01/2021

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

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26/03/2021
15/04/2021

Term 3 Information for EY1 Families

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08/06/2021
10/06/2021

Google Meet link for the EY1 Transition Meeting.

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26/05/2021
09/06/2021

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

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31/05/2021
15/06/2021

Transition opportunities for our Reception children.

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07/08/2020
20/08/2020

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.

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14/08/2020
21/08/2020

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. 

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14/09/2020
28/09/2020

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 […]

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07/06/2021
25/06/2021

EY2 End of Term information for parents.

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20/11/2020
11/12/2020

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 […]

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21/05/2021
04/06/2021

EY2 information regarding full day resumption

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24/10/2020
11/11/2020

Parent information regarding Manga High Maths homework.

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23/11/2020
30/11/2020

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 […]

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20/11/2020
04/12/2020

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 […]

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12/03/2021
21/03/2021

PTC sign up information for EY2.

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21/08/2020
10/09/2020

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 […]

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26/03/2021
15/04/2021

Term 3 information for EY2 families.

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16/10/2020
07/11/2020

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 […]

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08/01/2021
15/01/2021

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

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18/09/2020
30/09/2020

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 […]

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02/01/2021
11/01/2021

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 […]

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10/11/2020
14/11/2020

Farewell to our Early Years Librarian, Lori Tighe.

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17/11/2020
24/11/2020

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.

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12/06/2020
20/08/2020

Final message to Year 11 Parents

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11/02/2021
26/02/2021

FOBISIA’s fantastic Leadership and Entrepreneurship programme for students in Year 9-12

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15/03/2021
24/03/2021

DBIS Year 7 – 11 students are participating again in FOBSIA World Languages Championship this year to celebrate language learning. The competition will run from Tuesday 16th March to Tuesday 23rd March.

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23/04/2021
06/05/2021

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

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21/05/2021
01/06/2021

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 […]

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08/01/2021
16/01/2021

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 […]

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27/10/2020
13/11/2020

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

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08/09/2020
15/09/2020

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.

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28/08/2020
18/09/2020

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

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17/11/2020
06/12/2020

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.

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14/08/2020
18/08/2020

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.

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24/02/2021
08/03/2021

Parents are invited to the HKPSSA Cross Country HK Challenge. Click in for more details.

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10/03/2021
22/03/2021

Parents and siblings are invited to the last HKPSSA Cross Country Challenge – New Zealand, North Island. Click in for more details.

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09/02/2021
22/02/2021

Parents are invited to the HKPSSA Cross Country UK Challenge. Click in for more details.

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28/05/2021
30/06/2021

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, […]

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30/10/2020
14/11/2020

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

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28/09/2020
12/10/2020

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 […]

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19/04/2021
13/05/2021

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

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19/04/2021
13/05/2021

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

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19/04/2021
13/05/2021

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

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19/04/2021
13/05/2021

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

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02/01/2021
08/01/2021

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

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20/02/2021
06/03/2021

Dear Parents

We are very pleased to let you know that individual student portraits will take place in early March at DBIS.

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20/09/2020
31/03/2021

Dear parents, 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 2020/2021 influenza season in October 2020. Please kindly note that the influenza vaccine will not be administered at […]

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12/11/2020
11/12/2020

Information In The Event Of A School or Class Closure

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15/08/2020
24/08/2020

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. 

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23/09/2020
31/12/2020

The DBIS instrumental teachers are back with face to face lessons in school starting from the 29th September when all students return. 

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02/12/2020
04/01/2021

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.

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11/09/2020
25/09/2020

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

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28/08/2020
15/09/2020

Online information event for Year 12 parents

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15/09/2020
02/10/2020

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

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18/10/2020
25/10/2020

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

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07/05/2021
21/05/2021

KS3 student support / check-ins

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21/08/2020
04/09/2020

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 […]

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05/10/2020
17/10/2020

Borrowing for Nursery and Reception children.

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01/12/2020
10/12/2020

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

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08/01/2021
13/02/2021

A reminder for all parents regarding the personal and environmental hygiene requirements for the limited resumption of face to face learning.

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28/09/2020
05/10/2020

Link for the Nursery Welcome Presentation for Parents

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05/10/2020
24/10/2020

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

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13/11/2020
27/11/2020

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

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07/06/2021
18/06/2021

Information on Moving On Up Morning for parents.

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10/09/2020
20/09/2020

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…

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05/01/2021
12/02/2021

Please read this important notice for Early Years and

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07/12/2020
21/12/2020

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.

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17/11/2020
25/11/2020

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.

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26/02/2021
17/03/2021

Dear New DBIS Families

Welcome to DBIS.  We wanted to reach out to give new parents the opportunity for an online catch up to enable you to ask questions.

We are hosting a New DBIS Parent Online Coffee Morning on Wednesday 17th March at 9:30am. Our primary focus will be on ensuring that you are up to speed with our communication channels and to answer any questions.

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14/01/2021
20/01/2021

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.

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06/11/2020
16/11/2020

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

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02/01/2021
11/01/2021

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

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21/05/2021
04/06/2021

Nursery and Reception Full Day Resumption Details

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23/11/2020
02/12/2020

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

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17/10/2020
30/10/2020

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

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21/08/2020
04/09/2020

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 […]

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06/11/2020
15/11/2020

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 […]

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17/10/2020
31/10/2020

Information regarding snack for after half term.

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27/11/2020
07/12/2020

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 […]

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16/06/2021
23/06/2021

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

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21/05/2021
31/05/2021

Information for Nursery Parents regarding full day resumption.

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03/11/2020
17/11/2020

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 […]

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10/03/2021
23/03/2021

Nursery PTC information for parents.

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06/11/2020
16/11/2020

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 […]

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27/09/2020
03/10/2020

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

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02/11/2020
16/11/2020

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 […]

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07/08/2020
31/08/2020

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.

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21/08/2020
27/08/2020

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 […]

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26/03/2021
15/04/2021

Term 3 information for Nursery families.

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09/10/2020
31/10/2020

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 […]

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11/02/2021
28/02/2021

Dear Nursery Families,

We are very excited to welcome you all back onto the EY campus again and we look forward to seeing you all return! We once again thank you for your resilience, patience and flexibility during this unusual and unsettling time and we continue to be so grateful for your support. Our children have grown so much over this half term and we are so proud of them and the way they have continually adapted to the circumstances. We cannot wait to be reunited with the children and to have them back on campus! Please read all the information below regarding safety requirements and important information.

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12/09/2020
31/12/2020

Nut-Free School Reminder from the Medical Team

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11/02/2021
26/02/2021

Dear EY2 Families, We are delighted to be welcoming our EY2 children back into school for more mornings after the Chinese New Year holidays. When the children are in school, they will need to arrive at school at 8:00am and the children will be picked up from their classrooms at 11:25-11:30am. The children will need […]

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14/08/2020
24/08/2020

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.

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22/04/2020
01/07/2020

Online peripatetic instrumental lessons – Term 3

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18/09/2020
02/10/2020

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 […]

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21/08/2020
27/08/2020

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 […]

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28/08/2020
03/09/2020

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 […]

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12/09/2020
18/09/2020

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

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29/01/2021
08/02/2021

Last chance to complete the parent feedback survey and an opportunity to sign up to the next parent focus group.

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22/09/2020
30/09/2020

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

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13/04/2021
23/04/2021

Dear Families,   As part of “Book Week” this year, the sustainability/eco committee has been looking at ways to promote recycling, reusing and reducing.  Due to COVID19 restrictions we are unable to do a planned book swap this year.  Instead we will be collecting gently read/ near new condition books, families no longer read, and […]

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04/05/2021
14/05/2021

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

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25/05/2021
03/06/2021

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.

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20/05/2021
25/05/2021

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. 

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12/09/2020
17/09/2020

Primary English Parent Workshop  – Thursday 17th September 2020

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20/09/2020
16/10/2020

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

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12/10/2020
30/11/2020

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

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13/09/2020
24/09/2020

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.

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30/11/2020
16/12/2020

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

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04/03/2021
15/03/2021

During the week beginning 15th March, we would like to invite our Primary parents to an online Parent-Teacher Conference.

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29/01/2021
08/02/2021

Details on how to share your feedback about our online learning and join the primary parent focus group.

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18/01/2021
08/02/2021

Parent Feedback Survey – Primary

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07/08/2020
31/08/2020

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.

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18/01/2021
28/01/2021

Please join us for an online webinar discussing the developments within the Learning For Life Curriculum between 6 pm – 7 pm on Wednesday 27th January.

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14/08/2020
28/08/2020

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

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18/06/2021
30/06/2021

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

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11/02/2021
25/02/2021

Please check the information here about the resumption of Primary classes for each year group following the Chinese New Year break.

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14/05/2021
31/05/2021

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

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30/03/2021
13/04/2021

Details of Primary Proposed Re-opening for Term 3

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16/06/2021
25/06/2021

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

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27/11/2020
11/12/2020

Please find attached, information regarding Primary Term 1 Reports. 

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18/09/2020
30/09/2020

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

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06/09/2020
12/09/2020

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

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15/01/2021
25/01/2021

Dear Parents

With the current situation, like many HK schools, we have been reluctant to publish term dates that might need to change again in the future.  However, we are aware that parents are keen to have an indication as to next year’s term dates so we are making our provisional calendar available to you now.

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27/05/2021
01/06/2021

2nd Hand Uniform Donations.

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11/09/2020
30/09/2020

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!

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16/06/2021
23/06/2021

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

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21/08/2020
28/08/2020

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

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14/01/2021
28/01/2021

We are delighted to offer Native Mandarin sessions at 8:30am on Wednesday morning and a whole Reception cohort live Mandarin on Friday morning at 11am.

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14/01/2021
30/01/2021

We are delighted to now offer optional clubs for the Reception children.

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22/09/2020
02/10/2020

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.

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05/11/2020
11/12/2020

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.

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12/03/2021
21/03/2021

You are invited to sign up for a 10 minute Parent Teacher Conference during the week beginning Monday 22nd March. These conferences will be held via Google Meet.

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03/11/2020
22/11/2020

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.

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07/08/2020
31/08/2020

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!

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02/01/2021
11/01/2021

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

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26/03/2021
15/04/2021

Term 3 information for Reception families.

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09/06/2021
30/06/2021

Reception to EY1 Transition Morning Presentation (recording)

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