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(I)GCSE and A level exams timetable summer 2019

Dear parents,    Here is a LINK to the FINAL timetable for students in years 11,12 and 13 who are taking (I)GCSEs and A levels this summer.   Students will also receive their personal timetable at the end of this term.   Kind regards Julia Gamaleldeen Examinations Officer

28.05.19 Helper Appreciation Month Tea Party

Dear Year 5 Parents,    In honour of Helper Appreciation Month, the Year 5 Team would like to invite your child's Auntie to DBIS on Tuesday 28th May, at 10.25am for a tea party.    The children will be creating physical invitations to give to their Auntie, however please can you discuss this with your child […]

2nd Hand Clothing Collection

As part of Sustainability Week (30th September – 4th October) we will be having a Clothes Collection. Students will be collecting all types of clothing every morning between 8.00 and 8.20am. Please make sure that the clothes are washed. All donations will go to the Get Redressed Charity. https://www.redress.com.hk/   Thank you

9th Annual After School and Wellness Fair

Saturday 24 August 2019 9-12, at ZAKS restaurant

A Level Information Evening – Additional Meeting

Dear Parents/Guardians, Unfortunately, we did not adhere to the high standards that we are aiming for when communicating about the original A level information evening. We expect to inform you about school events two weeks in advance and this was not done. As a result of this a number of you were not notified about […]

A Level Option Selection

Dear Parents/Guardians,   Thank you for those that have completed the option selections for students beginning their A Level programme in August 2019.    If you are yet to complete the selection can I ask that it is completed as soon as possible by following this link. Further information regarding the courses can be found here. […]

After School Supervision in the Year 2 Area

Dear Parents,   Further to Mrs Walter's communication regarding supervision outside of school hours, we kindly remind you that the outdoor provision outside the Year 2 classrooms is not to be used before or after school. This includes the toys and resources that are stored in this area as these are valuable resources for the children which support the […]

After School Supervision of Students

Dear DBIS Families,   As a community school, we always welcome our students and families into the school grounds before and after school hours, and are happy that our children enjoy being in school as much as they do.    Recently though, we are noticing more and more unsupervised children on the school grounds at the end […]

AGM DOCUMENTATION

AGM documentation in preparation for tonight’s PTSA AGM.

All ECAs are on this morning – Thursday 05.09.19

Dear Parents, All ECAs are on this morning including Primary Swimming, Girls U14 Football, FOBISIA Football and Badminton   Kind regards Ben Loran

An August to remember in the Secondary School

Reflection on a small selection of the successes at DBIS this week.

An excellent start to the new school year at DBIS Secondary School

Dear Parents and/or Guardians, It has been a fantastic first five days back at school for students and staff at DBIS Secondary School. I hope that your children are feeling settled into the start of a new and exciting year here, which will offer them many opportunities to take on a range of challenges and […]

Application process for Year 7 places for the 2020/21 Academic Year

2 September 2019

Dear Parents

I am writing to make you aware that the application process for Year 7 places for the 2020/21 academic year has now started. At this time, we are proposing to open four Year 7 classes accommodating a total of 100 students. Please find enclosed:

Application procedure for Year 7 2020/21
DBIS Secondary School Enrolment – Year 7 classes 2020/21
Application Form Year 7 – 2020/21 (live on 4 September 2019 at 9am)

Applications for Year 7 2020/21 for current Year 6 students

Dear Parents

The timeframe for the Year 7 application process for current Year 6 students is as follows:

2 September 2019  – Enrolment information is sent to Year 6 parents via email and parent HUB.
4 September 2019 – Application Form for Year 7 will become live at 9am
20 September 2019 – Deadline for the receipt of Year 7 – 2020/21 applications.
27 September 2019 – Offer of places for 100 students sent to parents.
14 October 2019 – Deadline for the signed acceptance of an offer of Year 7 placement 2020/21 and deposit payment of HK$32,000.
4 November 2019 – The school reserves the option to open up Year 7 enrolment to families outside of DBIS should spaces continue to be available.

Please also make a note of the Transition to Secondary evening (for current Year 6 parents), scheduled on Tuesday 29 October at 6:30pm in the Globe Theatre.

Kind regards

Admissions Department

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands 2019   This exciting annual event is taking place on Tuesday 18th June in the Globe Theatre from 3.30 onwards. This music extravaganza is hugely popular and the standard continues to rise each year. Primary and Secondary bands are welcome.   Bands who wish to compete will need to have two songs prepared. You will need to […]

Beach clean up

Please join us at Nim Shue Wan for a beach clean up on Wednesday 2nd October after school. 

Book donations for the DBIS International Food Fair Book Stall

The Library will once again run the highly popular book stall during the DBIS International Food Fair on Saturday 9th March. All proceeds benefit DBIS.   If you have any gently used books you would like to donate to the stall, please feel free to drop these into the Library by Monday 4th March. We accept: children’s fiction and […]

Book Week

Dear Parents,   With the excitement of Book Week coming up starting in the week of the 29th April – 3rd May, we have a fun-filled week of activities for our students in English in the secondary school. With this in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a few […]

Book Week 2019 – Wk. beginning April 29th

Dear parents,   We are pleased to announce that DBIS Book Week starts on Monday 29th April. It is always one of the favourite weeks in our DBIS calendar and this year's Book Week could be the biggest and best yet! To celebrate the school's rich international links, this year's Book Week theme will be 'Reading […]

Borrowing library books for the term break

Dear Parents & Guardians   Please note that students and families are very welcome to borrow library books for the term break.   If your child misses their regular library lesson this week due to Sports Day or camp, they are able to visit the library before or after school or during snack and lunch time to […]

Borrowing library books for the term break

Dear Parents & Guardians   We would appreciate if you could let your child know that they are very welcome to borrow library books for the term break up until 4pm this coming Friday. Students may visit the library before or after school or during break or lunch time to borrow and/or renew. As a reminder, […]

Busker’s corner- Monday 17/ Wednesday 19 June Creative Arts Week

Dear Parents,   As part of Creative Arts week, we would like to invite budding performers to showcase their talent on the stage for ‘Busker’s corner’. This will take place between the Primary and Secondary Music rooms (where the stage was for Food Fair) at the following times on Monday 17 June and Wednesday 19 […]

Busker’s corner- Monday 17/ Wednesday 19 June Creative Arts Week

Dear Parents,   As part of Creative Arts week, we would like to invite budding performers to showcase their talent on the stage for ‘Busker’s corner’. This will take place between the Primary and Secondary Music rooms (where the stage was for Food Fair) at the following times on Monday 17 June and Wednesday 19 […]

Buzzing for Books club – every Tuesday after school!

Dear parents,   The excellent Buzzing for Books club is looking for more members!    Every Tuesday, from 3.15pm-4pm in the library, Miss Lees & Mr Haines (along with a weekly mystery reader) read a selection of outstanding picture books…and we would like more year 1 and 2 children to share them with. From new books to […]

Calling all DBIS American Families

“Calling all DBIS American families! The USA ���� food fair stall would love your help. We’re looking for people to help prepare food and/or volunteer at the stall (30minute shifts). If you are available, please contact Kelly Thompson  9709 1603  or  email kelgaasland@yahoo.com. Discovery Bay International School Food Fair Saturday, March 9th 2019 12pm-4pm This is a great […]

Cancellation of ECA – Y3&4 Football and Swim Team training this morning

Dear Parents   Due to the thunderstorm warning that is currently in place, please be informed that Year 3 & Year 4 Football and Swim Team training are cancelled this morning.   Thank you for your attention.   Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Cancellation of ECA – Y3&4 Football and Swim Team training this morning

Dear Parents Due to the thunderstorm warning that is currently in place, please be informed that Year 3 & Year 4 Football and Swim Team training are cancelled this morning. Thank you for your attention. Kind regards DBIS SCHOOL OFFICE

Cancellation of ECA and Fixtures – Athletics Training and Touch Rugby Games this afternoon

Dear Parents   All outdoor ECAs and Fixtures that take place after school are cancelled today Monday (27.05.19). These are; Athletics Training at Wo Yi Hop Sports Ground (Secondary) U14 Boys and Girls Touch Rugby Fixtures at YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College in Tung Chung This is due to the inclement weather we are currently experiencing […]

Cancellation of ECAs – Tuesday 28 May 2019

Dear Parents   Due to the thunderstorm warning that is currently in place, please be informed that U12 Secondary Football and Secondary Swim Team training are cancelled this morning.   Thank you for your attention.   Kind regards   Benjamin Loran Deputy Head

Cancellation of Y3&4 Running Club this morning

Dear Parents   Due to the wet weather and the anticipated heavy rain and possible thunderstorm warning, please be informed that Year 3 & Year 4 Running Club is cancelled this morning.   Thank you for your attention.   Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Cancellation of Y7 Girls Football Training this morning

Dear Parents   Due to the wet weather and the anticipated heavy rain and possible thunderstorm warning, please be informed that Year 7 Girls Football Training is cancelled this morning.   Thank you for your attention.   Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Change in schedule for Y3EW photographs.

Dear Parents of children in Y3EW, Please accept our apologies for a change in the photography schedule for Y3EW. Please note that the revised date for photographs is Friday 13th September. Kind Regards Elle White

Change of Photo time for EY1GC and EY2HR

Dear Parents Please see attached the updated times for the photos for EY1GC and EY2HR. DBIS Student Photos 2019 – Parent View Kind regards DBIS

Charity Football Match | DBIS Staff vs DC Staff

Dear Parents,    We’re very excited to announce that on World Down Syndrome Day, Thursday the 21st of March, we will be hosting a charity football match between DBIS and DC staff (“The DB Derby”) from 15:45, with all funds raised going to the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association.   It promises to be a fun […]

Chinese Book Fair Presentation PPT

Dear parents,   As requested by parents who couldn't attend our Chinese Book Fair presentations regarding Chinese reading on Tuesday 26 March, please find attached PowerPoints for your kind reference.    Reading Practice – Elementary/Intermediate Level Reading Practice – Advanced/Native Level Chinese Graded Readers – A Fun Way to Learn Chinese   Please feel free […]

Chinese Book Fair schedule – Tuesday 26 March

Dear Parents/Guardians, I'm writing to inform you of an opportunity for all students and parents to attend a Chinese Book Exhibition and Sales being held at DBIS on Tuesday 26 March. This event is organised by DBIS Chinese Department along with Sinolingua, a member of China International Publishing Group, and BLCUP(The Beijing Language and Culture University […]

Communications – ECA Sign Up, Week Without Walls Registration and ECA Cancellation

Dear Parents,   We have put together a short tutorial video showing you how to use CHQ to sign up for next term's Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs) and another short tutorial video showing Secondary School parents how to register preferences for Secondary Week Without Walls trips for next year. Please find the links below. CHQ sign […]

Community Beach Clean

Dear Parents and Students Come and join in the Community Beach Clean this Wednesday After School! For more details, please click on DBIS_Beach_Clean-Up    

Community Netball Tournament Opportunity for DBIS Year 3 and 4 Girls from 10am to 2pm at DC on Saturday, 18 May 2019

Tuesday May 14, 2019   Community Netball Tournament Opportunity for DBIS students Saturday 18 May 10am-2pm, Discovery College   Dear Students and Parents,   Pirates netball are hosting a netball tournament for girls aged 7, 8 and 9 or in Year 3 or 4, this Saturday at Discovery College. This is a great opportunity to […]

Costumes for Y5 Show

Dear Year 5 Parents,    Last week, your child was given a slip indicating what costume items we need them to bring into school for our show. Please can you ensure that your child has brought those items into school as soon as possible so that we can begin to organise them all. If you […]

Creative Arts Morning – Year 1 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme 2.10.19

We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 2.10.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with the Early Years 1 students. The aim of the Creative Arts Mornings is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper and more discrete exposure to the Creative Arts within our curriculum and to further explore and develop their skills in each of the four disciplines of Art, Drama, Dance and Music.

Creative Arts Morning – Year 3 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme

Creative Arts Morning – Year 3 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme Dear Parents, We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 18.09.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 3 students. The aim of the Creative Arts Mornings is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper and more discrete exposure […]

Creative Arts Week

Dear Parents   Our annual Creative Arts Week takes place 17 – 21 June and the children are taking part in a series of activities and presenting their work. We invite you to attend some of the events and hope you can come along and celebrate our talented young people.   On Tuesday 18 June […]

DB Pirates Netball kicks off this week

Dear Parents and Students The DB Pirates Netball will kick off this week. Please note the following details. Venue: Discovery College Ground floor outdoor courts  U8/9 born 2013/2012/2011  THURSDAY 3:30pm to 4:15pm U9/U10 born 2011/2010       THURSDAY 4:15pm to 5:00pm.  (if they were born 2011 and played last season, if no experience please […]

DBIS and DB Green World Cleanup Day beach clean!

Just a quick reminder that Saturday 21st September is World Cleanup Day. DBIS is pleased to link up with the community group DB Green to hold a very special beach clean at Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza beach) from 9-11am.

DBIS and DC joint Choral Concert

Dear Parents,   Due to unscheduled maintenance work at Discovery College Theatre the Joint Choral Concert involving choirs from DBIS and DC has been deferred from Thursday 21 February to Tuesday 12 March (6.30 pm). The refurbishment work will allow us to maximise seating for all who wish to attend. Tickets will be free of charge […]

DBIS and V-Cycle Plastic drink bottle collection deadline – 27th March

Good morning,   As you may know DBIS has been collecting used plastic drinks bottles (eg water or fizzy drinks) as part of the V-Cycle 10 Tonne Challenge. The end of this project is Monday 1 April. Dana Winograd from Plastic Free Seas has kindly offered to transport our collected bottles to the V-Cycle collection point.    […]

DBIS Communications Developments

Dear Parents, DBIS are committed to ensuring the very best methods of school to home communication are used. To that end a number of improvements to the current system are being introduced. From March 25 we will be launching a new communication platform called The DBIS Parent Hub. The majority of the day to day […]

DBIS Golf Program

Dear Parents For information of our Golf Program, please click DBIS Fall Half-Term 2019

DBIS Helpdesk Portal and IT Support

Dear Parents   The IT Team have been expanding their use of a helpdesk portal over the past few months to streamline the support of technical issues at the school.   We would like to draw your attention to, in particular, a Solutions Portal with helpful guides and tips which should help give you instant […]

DBIS Joint Choral Concert with Discovery College

Dear Parents,   The Joint Choral Concert involving the DBIS Senior Choir and Discovery College Senior and Cobra Choirs will take place on Tuesday 12 March, in the Discovery College Theatre, starting at 6.30pm. Tickets are available on-line via the Discovery College portal from 3pm today. Please follow this link to reserve tickets: http://events.discovery.edu.hk      Seating […]

DBIS Live

DBIS Live (6 March 2019)   DBIS Live is a showcase for Music across the school and may involve classroom ensembles, Extra-curricular ensembles or soloists.    The concert will take place in The Globe, on 6 March (4.00 – 5.00 pm). Entry is free. 

DBIS Live

Our final DBIS Live Concert of the year will be held on Wednesday 22 May, 4.00 – 5.00 pm in The Globe.   The deadline for suggesting participants is Wednesday 8 May.   Please e-mail Mr Haggarty (k.haggarty@dbis.edu.hk) with the following information; Student's name Student's class Repertoire (title of piece to be performed) Composer's name […]

DBIS Live

Dear Parents and Carers,   We would like to invite you to an evening of music at Term 3's DBIS Live. Due to the large number of talented students keen to perform, we are hosting two evenings of music in The Globe: Wednesday 22nd May 4pm – 5pm Tuesday 28th May 4pm – 5pm If […]

DBIS Lost Property – Term 2.2

DBIS Lost Property Term 2.2   Firstly, thank you to the team of mothers that have been busy sorting, collecting and labelling the endless Lost Property on a weekly basis.   Please make sure that everything that comes to school is labelled. If it is not labelled, it is unlikely you will get your missing […]

DBIS Lunch Enrolment – Term 3

Dear Parents The Term 3 Lunch Enrolment forms and menus from Chartwells are now available on the DBIS Lunches page of the website.  Please click here for the menus and the forms for Junior and Senior lunches. Kind regards School Office

DBIS Music School (instrumental lessons)

I am delighted to announce that our instrumental lessons are due to start this coming Monday the 2nd September. Invoices will be sent out next week for any students that are new registrations. Lesson schedules can be found here  

DBIS PTSA Presents – the 2019 Back to School Year 7-9 Summer Party

DBIS PTSA Presents the 2019 Back to School Year 7-9 Summer Party

DBIS School Photos 2019

Dear Parents On Monday 26 August, all children in Early Years and Primary will be bringing home a brochure regarding the DBIS School Photos 2019. The scheduled dates are as follows: EY1, EY2 and Primary/Secondary – Monday 9 September to Friday 20 September. Early Years – Nursery and Reception – Tuesday 24 September to Thursday […]

DBIS Secondary Break and Lunch time Recreational Areas and ECAs

A DBIS we value health and wellbeing in all its various forms. Essential parts of our balanced programme are our recreation times and ECA/CCA programmes. As a school, we make use of many different indoor and outdoor places for break periods to ensure that students can rest, relax, recuperate and play meaning that they can then study effectively and enjoyably in their lessons.

DBIS Secondary School Physical Education

Good afternoon, Please find below some important information and key dates for the coming academic year. Physical Education lessons will start on Thursday 15th August. For the first six weeks of lessons all students will be swimming during their P.E. lessons. Those students in 7B, 7S and 8S will need to bring their kit Thursday. […]

DBIS students to perform in Musical Version of "The Witches"

DBIS students to perform in Musical Version of “The Witches”   4 Discovery Bay International School students from year 3 to year 7 are performing in the upcoming musical production of Roald Dahl's The Witches.   Sierra DeCalvares (year 6), Amy Tang (year 3), Harry Mullen (year 6) and Phoenix Broderick (year 7) are all members […]

DBIS Uniform Shop Summer Hours and Order Forms

DBIS Uniform Shop Dear Parents Please be informed that the Uniform shop will be closed from 28 June and will resume operations on 5 August at the following special days and times at the start of new academic year:   August 5 to 9:          9am to 1pm August 12 to 13: […]

DBIS Week Without Walls 2019 Parent Information Evening Wednesday 25th September 6.30pm start

Week Without Walls 2019 Parent Information Evening

DBIS’ Got Talent

DBIS' Got Talent 2019 This exciting annual event is taking place on Friday 22nd March. If you would like to share your super talent with DBIS, please complete this form Auditions will be held during the week of March 4th. The deadline for completing the attached form is 22nd February. If you have any questions, please […]

Deadline for withdrawal of students from DBIS

Dear Parents Please be reminded that to withdraw a student from DBIS, a Withdrawal Form must be completed not less than 60 days (excludes July & August) before the student leaves DBIS. For students not returning to DBIS after the Christmas holidays, official notice must be given on or before 13 October 2019. The school […]

Debate Club – no primary club on Tuesday 18th June

No Primary Debate Club – Tuesday 18th June   Unfortunately there is no debate club on Tuesday 18th June.  There is a clash with Onwards and Upwards Ceremony, so debate club is now finished for this year. Well done for your super work in Debating Club this term, look out for the sign up for […]

Digital Citizenship Week and Parent Workshop

Dear Parents   The week beginning Monday 18th March will be Digital Citizenship Week at DBIS.  This year, the theme of the week will be:   Digital Wellbeing   This is a whole school event with students from all year groups taking part in a number of age appropriate activities and discussions linked to digital […]

Dream Sport Academy Basketball Open Days Tryout @ DBIS – 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians, As the new school year approaches, Dream Sport Academy (DSA) is excited to restart the DSA Basketball Program on Saturdays at Discovery Bay International School (DBIS). This program was largely successful in the last academic year with both pupils from DBIS and from the surrounding areas. As a parent/guardian of a Discovery Bay […]

Durham University visits DBIS

Dr Colin Crowder, Deputy Executive Dean of Faculty (Postgraduate) & Director of Liberal Arts will be visiting DBIS on Friday 6th September.

Early request for more loose parts

Dear Parents/Carers, We have had a wonderful response to our request for interesting and varied items and materials that can be reused and included in our play.  We have had colourful tops off juice containers to the interesting patterns on a button donated. We are asking for our families to continue to collect the items […]

Early Years 1 Stay and Play 2019-20

Dear Parents, We’d like to invite you and your child to the ‘Early Years 1 Stay and Play’ on Tuesday 18th June.  The afternoon will be from 3.20pm – 4pm in the Earlys Year 1 (EY1) classrooms at the DBIS primary campus. The purpose of this afternoon is for you and your child to meet the […]

Early Years 1 Transition Afternoon

Dear Parents,  In preparation for next year and to support your child in the transition from Reception to Early Years 1 (EY1), your child will be visiting the DBIS primary campus. The transition afternoon will be on Thursday 13th June at 1.15pm – 2.40pm and will be in the Globe theatre and EY1 classrooms. The […]

Early Years and Primary developments from August 2019

Dear Parents,    Re: Early Years and Primary developments from August 2019   We are incredibly proud of the level of pastoral care and the approach to teaching and learning that takes place at DBIS. A holistic philosophy of education distinguishes the “DBIS way” and helps children learn in a nurturing, enriching and stimulating environment. […]

Early Years and Primary Libraries – all books due by 14th June 2019

3rd June 2019   Dear Parents and Carers   As we near the end of the school year, we would like to bring to your notice the following dates and activities:   Fri 14th June : we ask that ALL library books be returned by this date at the latest.   Mon 17th Jun – Fri […]

Early Years Parent Teacher Conferences – March 2019

Dear Parents, You are invited to sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference slot of fifteen minutes on either of the dates below to discuss your child’s ongoing learning and development and next steps: Monday 25th March between 3:00pm and 5:00pm Tuesday 26th March between 7:45am and 8:45am Wednesday 27th March between 3:00pm and 5:00pm […]

Early Years Physical Development Day

Dear Reception Parents   Please see the attached letter for your information.   Should you have further queries, please contact Mr Leo Van den Bogaerde at lbogaerde@dbis.edu.hk.   Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Early Years Reception – Term 3 Dates

Dear Parents,   Welcome back. We would like to share some key dates with you for this coming term. Term 3 2019 DBIS Book Week PJ and Story Night Book Mash Up and Dress-Up day   Thursday 2nd May: 6pm-6.30pm  Friday 3rd May Start of Term 3 ECAs Monday 6th May EYFS Sports Day Friday […]

Early Years Reports

Dear Early Years Parents,    Please note that reports will be handed out on Friday 21st June at the end of the school.   If it is not collected on Friday 21st June at 2:40pm we will post it to you.   Kind regards   Eleanor Loran Head of Early Years

ECAs are on – 16.09.19

Dear Parents All outdoor ECAs are on – Monday morning – 16.09.19 The Thunderstorm warning has been taken down. Kind regards Ben Loran

End of Year Information for Primary Parents

Dear Parents   With the end of term drawing ever closer, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the final events of the year.   Primary Transition Morning On Friday 21st June the children in Years 1 – 5 will experience a transition morning. The purpose of the morning is to meet […]

English Parent Curriculum Evening + new English website

On Wednesday 18th September, the DBIS English Team held a Curriculum evening, presenting an overview of writing, reading, spelling and handwriting to an audience of parents. Please find the slides linked to this email.

Exam invigilators required

We are looking for well-organised and proactive exam invigilators for exams taking place at the main campus of the school during May – June 2019.  Invigilators aid in the smooth running of both internal and external examinations and must be able to work calmly under pressure. Previous experience is not necessary as training will be […]

Extra Copies of the Yearbook for Families

Dear Parents,   Due to the requests from a number of families to have additional Yearbooks, we will be giving families the option to have one free Yearbook per child. If you would like to have additional Yearbooks to the standard free copy per familiy please complete this online form by Monday 27 May. We need […]

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 1

Dear Parents I would like to welcome you back after the summer holiday. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready for another spectacular year! Kindly note the following timeline for extracurricular activities details for this term through CHQ: Activity choices will be available for viewing from 10 August 2019 Sign-up will open […]

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 1

Dear Parents I would like to welcome you back after the summer holiday. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready for another spectacular year! Kindly note the following timeline for extracurricular activities details for this term through CHQ: Activity choices will be available for viewing from 10 August 2019 Sign-up will open […]

EY Campus Closed This Morning Due to T3

Dear Parents, Due to the Education Bureau directive, the EY Years Campus will be closed this morning due to the T3 warning that is in force. This only affects Nursery and Reception classes. If the T3 warning is lowered by or before 10:30 the EY Campus will reopen at that time. We will contact parents […]

EY Positive Parenting Part 2

  Dear Early Years Parents and Carers   Jason Broderick DBIS's School Wellbeing coach will be delivering an informative workshop on establishing positive behaviour and effective communication as a family on Tuesday 14th May in the Early Years Hall from 9:00 am – 10:15 am. The workshop will allow participants the opportunity to reflect and discuss […]

EY Water Fun Day 2019

  Early Years Water Fun Day Friday 31st May 2019   Dear Parents Our Early Years Water Fun Day will take place on Friday 31st May during regular school hours.  The purpose of this event is to support enjoyment and confidence in and around the water from a young age. On the day, paddling pools will be […]

EY1 – Discovery Half Term Homework

Dear Parents and Carers, EY1 Habitat Homework  In preparation for our next part of our Discovery Unit we would like you to complete a little bit of homework over the October Half Term.  Your task is to;  Choose an animal and find a photo of it Find 2 facts about your animal  Find 2 facts […]

EY1 – Forest Schools

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are extremely excited to be continuing the Forest Schools journey and extending this into EY1. 

Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through hands on experiences in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of all children and their needs. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation and skills such as, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork. 

EY1 Guided Reading

Dear Parents and Carers,  EY1 children will begin their guided reading lessons this week (week beginning 2nd September). Class teachers have already shared their guided reading days via the class timetable and on these two days your child will bring home a levelled reading book.  Your child would have already read this book with an […]

EY1 Junk Modelling

Dear Parents and Carers,

Over the course of the year, we would like to build a ‘junk modelling’ resource cupboard for the children to use within their learning and during play times. 

EY1 Meet the Teacher

Thank you for joining the EY1 team yesterday for ‘Meet the Teacher’. It was a pleasure to see you all and we do hope that you found the evening informative.

EY1 Meet the Teacher Evening

Dear Parents and Carers,

We warmly invite you to your child’s Meet the Teacher Evening on Tuesday 3rd September at 5pm in your child’s classroom.

The aim of the evening is for you to meet with your child’s class teacher, receive further information about the term and to explore your child’s classroom.

Kind regards,

The EY1 Team

EY1 Swimming Reminder

Dear Parents and Carers, A reminder that swimming will begin for our EY1 children after the half term break on the following days; EY1AC – Monday EY1JB – Tuesday EY1MF – Wednesday EY1GC – Friday In preparation for our swimming lessons please can you ensure your child has the following items all clearly labelled.  DBIS […]

EY1 Term 1 Key Dates

Key dates for EY1 parents to be aware of in Term 1.

EY1 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

The Early Years 1 (EY1) teaching team warmly welcome yourselves and your children to our year group. We have a very exciting term ahead of us and we look forward to taking our classes on some wonderful learning journeys.

EY1, EY2, Primary and Secondary Photo Schedule 2019

Dear Parents Please find the schedule for the EY1, EY2, Primary and Secondary DBIS Student Photos 2019 Kind regards DBIS

EY2 Meet the teacher presentation

Dear Parents Please find the Meet the Teacher presentation slides from last week’s meeting attached to this message. It was lovely to see so many of you attend. Please get in touch with your child’s teacher if you have any questions. EY2 Meet the teacher presentation

EY2 Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents

Thank you so much to those who were able to make it to our EY2 Meet the Teacher morning today, it was lovely to see you.

We would like to remind you that the EY2 Parent Teacher Conferences will take place next week. This is an opportunity to speak to your child’s class teacher about how they have settled into their first days in EY2 as well as provide us with any additional information about your child that will help support them with their learning and personal and social development going forwards.

EY2 Trip to the Plaza

Dear Parents We are just about to start our ‘Times are Changing’ unit and as part of our learning about the changes in our local environment we will be taking the children to the plaza next week. We will walk down the hill from school to the new bus station, go into the plaza and […]

EY2 Welcome letter

Dear Parents and Carers Welcome to Early Years 2!  We are delighted to welcome you all to what will be a year full of excitement, challenging work and lots of fun for all involved.  This year your child will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of interesting learning experiences, develop their writing, […]

EYFS Book Week 2019

                                                                      EYFS DBIS Book Week 2019 Stories from Around the World   We are very excited to announce that the week […]

Family Photograph

Family Photograph   Dear Parents,   Over the next couple of weeks during our current Discovery unit related to Communities, we will begin by focusing on the children’s own identities and their families.    As part of this process, each class will create a family tree and therefore we request that each child brings into […]

Family Tree Photographs

As part of our exploration of relationships and to support the children’s sense of belonging within our learning environments, we will have a focus on exploring our families and people who are special to us by creating family trees within each classroom.

FOBISIA Gymnastics Invitational 2019-20

Friday, 30 August 2019   FOBISIA Gymnastics Invitational 2019-20  30 November – 1 December 2019, Bangkok Patana    Dear Parents and Students,    We will be holding open trials for the above competition on Wednesday 18 September at 3:30-4:30 in the DBIS gymnasium for anyone who wants to be considered for the DBIS Gymnastics Team. […]

Food Fair Update February 2019

FOOD FAIR UPDATE 20TH FEBRUARY 2019   Thank you all for the amazing response so far. We have just a few weeks to go now so it is time for an update on our progress and a new call-out for support. If you want to volunteer, donate or help in any way with Australia, Belgium, […]

Football with Tekkerz at DBIS

Dear Parents For more information, please click Tekkerz Term 1

Global Options Day 3rd April

Dear Parents,   Global Options Day: Wednesday 3rd April.   During Global options day, Year 4 will be exploring Global Goal 3. Across three sessions of the day we will; highlight some of the issues for health and well-being that children currently face around the world, explore how outside play in the natural world can benefit […]

Golf – Mid-Break Camp

Dear Parents For information of our Golf Program, please click DBIS October Mid-Term Break Camp 2019

Halloween Second Hand Collection and Sale

The first week back after half term the Impact HK and Eco committee groups will be hosting a Second Hand Halloween Collection and Sale. Please drop off any unwanted but good quality Halloween costumes or decorations between 8.00 and 8.20 Tuesday 15th October – Thursday 17th October by the pagoda near the entrance. The sale […]

Head Boy and Head Girl

Head Boy and Head Girl

Head of Performance and Creative Arts: Welcome Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian,  Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Discovery Bay International School.  I hope that your family has had an exciting and enjoyable summer break with many opportunities for rest and relaxation together.  I am delighted to introduce myself as the Head of Performance and Creative Arts.  My earliest childhood memory is when I […]

Head of Secondary Announcement

Head of Secondary Announcement    I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Oakley as Head of Secondary in succession to Mr Mike Waller whose tenure will finish at the end of Term Three. Simon is highly regarded and successful in his current role of Deputy Director (Academic) at Dulwich College, Zhuhai.    As […]

Helper Appreciation Celebration

                                                    Dear Parents In order to recognise and celebrate Helper Appreciation Month, on Friday 17th May from 2:10pm – 2:40pm we would like to invite your child’s auntie or carer to come into class to play alongside the children and allow the children to share their learning. The children will also say a special […]

Hong Kong Award For Young People – AYP

Dear Parents and Students, I am delighted with the continuation of the Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP) program as an extracurricular activity available at Discovery Bay International School for years 10 to 13. I can assure you that involvement in AYP is a most worthwhile endeavour. It is an internationally recognised award program […]

House Bake Sales

Dear Parents,   We shall be holding a bake sale fundraiser for the children at DBIS Primary.   There will be two bake sales at break times on:   13th June for cakes made by children in Wallabies and Lions 18th June for cakes made by children in Dragons and Eagles.   Each treat will […]

House Captain Annoucement

Find out more about the newly elected Secondary House Captains.

Imagination Playground

Dear Parents,   The Primary English team are creating a new play space called the, 'Imagination Playground'.   Work is underway to construct a new stage area and we are writing to ask for your help to donate any costumes, leftover fabric, feather boas, hats, ties and props to spark the children’s imaginations and fuel […]

Important dates for Year 2

Dear Parents I’m sure that you are all looking forward to the end of another very busy term. There are only 2 weeks left of school and as always this promises to be full of events. Please see below some key dates. No library books or reading books will be sent home in the last […]

Instrumental Lessons Term 1: 2019-2020

Dear Parents
 
We are pleased to share with you the DBIS Instrumental programme for 2019/20. Our instrumental lessons are offered during the school day and support our classroom music lessons, ensembles and performances. Our instrumental teachers are professional musicians within Hong Kong and have a wealth of experience in performance, teaching and music within educational settings who enjoy excellent reputations.

Instrumental lessons with our amazing Peripatetic Teachers!

Dear all Members of our Peripatetic Faculty (affectionately known as Peri’s) have been sharing their considerable gifts by performing in both Primary and Secondary assemblies.  The response from the children has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic with many expressing an interest in learning an instrument.  We currently have teachers of clarinet, flute, saxophone, piano, strings, brass (including […]

Introducing Woodwork in the Early Years

Woodwork Parent Workshop Wednesday 6th March 9:00 am – 9:30 am EY Hall     Dear Parents and Carers We would like to invite you to attend our information morning on introducing woodwork here at the Early Years campus.  This informative session will enable parents to gain an insight into the benefits of woodwork which […]

Introduction – Ms Hine, Secondary English Teacher

Dear Parents / Guardians,   I’d like to introduce myself as an English teacher and Year 7 tutor at DBIS. I am enthused to be starting at such a lovely school and look forward to meeting all of the students.   I have been in Hong Kong for eight years, having spent seven of those […]

Introduction Letter – Mónica Zapater

Dear Parent or Guardian, I am delighted to introduce myself as the Spanish Teacher of your child this year.  Although I am originally from Peru, I have studied and worked in several countries, before moving to Hong Kong in 2009.  I studied Business Management in Peru. After working in finance for a few years, I […]

Introduction to A Level

Dear Parents/Guardians, This coming Wednesday the 21st August we will be hosting an A Level information evening for all Parents/Guardians with a child(ren) in Year 12. The information sessions will focus on the following: An introduction to the A Level Programme Expectations for A Levels Understanding Tracking and Challenge Grades Independent Study and Homework Year […]

KCC Cricket Fun Day 24 August 2019

Dear Parents Come and join our Fun Day at the Kowloon Cricket Club this Sunday. It’s free! For more details, click 201908-Cricket_Fun_Day-poster.  To register please contact cricoach@kcc.org.hk.

Key Dates for Year 10

Dear Parents and/or Guardians, Please find below some of the key dates for the academic year ahead.  The following dates are very important and all of these dates and others are shown within the school calendar which is accessible via the DBIS Hub: Thursday the 26th of September – Year 10 Transition Reports released Wednesday […]

Key dates for Year 8

Dear Parents,  I would like to share with you the important dates for the upcoming year. Important Dates for Year 8 parents:  Date Information 18/10/19 Year 8 reports received by parents 27/11/19 Year 8 Parent teacher conference: 1600 – 1930 22/1/20 Year 8 Short reports received by parents 02/4/20 Year 8 Short reports received by […]

KS3 Poetry Anthology

Dear Parent/Guardian, This year, the DBIS Secondary English department is creating a KS3 Poetry Anthology 2019, in which every student in years 7, 8 and 9 has submitted a poem based around the theme of ‘Identity’. The students have been inspired, showing commitment and creativity in this task, and as a result we have compiled […]

Local author Suzanne Younan visits DBIS

Sustainability Week is on the horizon and during the week (Thursday 3rd October) DBIS are very lucky to have secured a visit from Lantau based author Suzanne Younan who will share her book called The Green Dragon. This is a wonderful link to many year group’s current or future – plus a perfect accompaniment to Sustainability Week. 

Lost Property – Term 3 Update

  Looking After Your Belongings at DBIS    Dear Parents and Students    Our Lost Property Team has been working hard to keep the ever increasing amounts of Lost Property in order. With a growing school, we do not have space to store and display the huge amounts of lost items we receive each week. Our aim […]

Lost Property Update – April 2019

Lost Property Update April 2019    Dear Parents and Students    The amount of Lost Property at DBIS is overwhelming!  Please ensure that all students take better care of their belongings.  Please make sure everything that comes to school is labelled.  The clothing items, books and a few others items will be displayed on the table […]

March is Read To Feed month!

March is Read to Feed month at DBIS and so far our Primary School students have recorded over 4000 iReads. Y5JH was awarded the School's Read to Feed trophy in Week One for being the class with the highest number of iReads. Y5RA won in Week Two. There is now much anticipation among students as […]

Massage in Schools Programme in the Early Years

    Massage in Schools Programme                                              Dear Parents Following the success of the Massage in Schools Program Parent Workshop and staff training we will be providing the children in EYFS with the wonderful […]

Meet the Teacher

Dear Parents,   Here you will find a link to our Y5 Meet the Teacher Presentation slides from this morning’s session. Thank you all for attending and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.   Kind regards,   Year 5 Team

Mornings After The Year 5 Show

Dear Year 5 Parents,   As you know, the Year 5 Show will start at 6.00pm, on both Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th May. The performance is approximately one and a half hours long, so with this in mind, we've decided that the children are allowed to come to school a little later on the […]

Mr Welcomme- Year 7 Music

Dear Parents/ guardians, After arriving in Hong Kong last August with my wife and two daughters, I have experienced a very busy first year in my first International post in Primary Music at DBIS, including my first FOBISIA Primary Music Festival. I would like to thank everyone who has made me feel welcome throughout the […]

Music at Food Fair

Musical items at Food Fair (9 March) will follow this running order. Timings may be flexible as we move different groups on and off the stage   12.00 Chinese Drummers 12.20 Wind Band 12.40 Ukelele Club 12.55 Open Mic Soloists 13.30 The Band With No Name (formerly Headache) 13.50 Formerly Mini Rockers 14.00 Y1 and […]

Music Groups Yearbook Photographs

Dear Parents    Music Groups will be photographed according to the following schedule on Monday 4 March. Orchestra, Wind Band, Guitar Group and Ukelele Club should bring their instruments. Chinese Drummers will be given drums for the photograph. Please ensure all students are dressed in school uniform for their photograph(s). For students who normally have PE, […]

New DBIS Swimming Program

Information about our new ECA swimming program for Team and Development swimmers to be launched in January. Sign up now!

New Families Welcome Information

Dear Families, WELCOME TO THE DBIS COMMUNITY Thank you for taking the time to come and meet with us this morning. It was so nice to meet many of you in person for the first time, and we are delighted to welcome all our new students to the DBIS community. We look forward to seeing […]

New Secondary English Teacher Introduction

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,  Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Discovery Bay International School.  I hope that your family has had an exciting and enjoyable summer break with many opportunities for rest and relaxation together.  I am delighted to introduce myself as a new Secondary English Teacher.  With fourteen years of classroom experience as […]

New Secondary Students Parent Morning

New Secondary Students Parent Morning I would just like to politely remind everyone of my invitation to parents of new secondary students that they are welcome to meet with me on Monday the 26th of August between 10-11 am, at the Globe. Kind regards, Mr. Simon Oakley Head of Secondary School

New Secondary Students Parent Morning

Brief comment on the previous New Secondary Students Parent Morning on Monday the 26th of August 2019 and a link to the PDF used in the presentation.

New Spanish Teacher Welcome Letter

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,  Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Discovery Bay International School.  I hope that your family has had an exciting and enjoyable summer break with many opportunities for rest and relaxation together.  It is a privilege to be able to introduce myself to you all as one of the new Spanish […]

New Teacher Profile – Wendy Thomson

Dear Parent or Guardian,  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Science and PE teacher in the Secondary School. Many of you may recognise me, as I have been supply teaching in Early Years, Primary and Secondary for a few years now.  I graduated from Dalhousie University and the […]

Notes from Primary Maths Parent Workshop

All resources from the Primary Maths Parent Workshop are available here if you missed it.

Nursery and Reception parents Seesaw Information Morning

This year we will be using Seesaw in the Early Years to document your child’s learning journey. If you would like to learn more about how we use this wonderful tool, please attend our information morning on Wednesday 18th September.

Nursery and Reception Photo Schedule 2019

Dear Parents Please find the schedule for the DBIS EY Student Photos 2019 Kind regards DBIS

Nursery and Reception Physical Development Day postponed

Dear Parents   Due to the damp and slippy conditions at the Early Years campus, the Nursery and Reception Physical Development Day today (Friday 15 March) will be postponed until a date in Term 3 when we hope the children will be able to enjoy a dry and sunny day.   We will inform you of the date […]

Nursery Author Visit

Author Storytelling Session   Dear Parents The discovery unit for our Nursery children in term 3 is ‘Storytelling’. Through this unit, the children will explore the concept that storytelling conveys meaning and can be expressed through a variety of artistic forms. To launch our storytelling unit we are very excited to have an author coming […]

Nursery Community Bus Trip

Nursery Community Bus Trip   Dear Parents, As a part of our ‘Sharing the Planet’ enquiry unit the children will be exploring where they live in the world. To support our learning about our community, the Nursery classes will be going on a bus journey with their class friends around Discovery Bay. On the journey […]

Nursery Funky Fingers Stay and Play Sessions

Nursery Funky Fingers Stay and Play Sessions Week of 18th February 2019                                                                 Dear Parents   You are invited to join us for a […]

Nursery Graduation

                                                        Dear Parents On Wednesday 26th June from 2:15 pm until 2:40 pm we would like to invite you to your child’s classroom for the Nursery Graduation. Refreshments will be served in the dining hall from 2:00pm. We would like to share with you some memories of our fantastic year in Nursery and […]

Nursery Parents Welcome Evening

Nursery Parent Welcome Evening
Thursday 12th September 2019 5:45pm (Refreshments from 5:30 pm)
Please come and join us to learn more about your child’s learning in DBIS Nursery this year.
We look forward to seeing you!

Nursery Physical Development Day

    Should you have further queries, please contact Mr Leo Van den Bogaerde at lbogaerde@dbis.edu.hk.   Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Nursery Sports Morning 10 May 2019

Wednesday, 28th March 2019   Dear Nursery Parents,   This year’s Nursery Sports Morning will be held on Friday 10th May.   Our students need to come to school that day wearing their PE clothes, sport’s shoes, and a hat. An adult must accompany each child for the duration of the Sports Morning, as our […]

Nursery Storytelling Stay and Play Sessions – Term 3

Nursery Storytelling Stay and Play Sessions Week of 20th May 2019 Dear Parents You are invited to join us for a Storytelling Stay and Play session in your child’s classroom during the week commencing 20th May 2019. This will give you the opportunity to experience how we share stories with the children and strategies we use […]

Nursery Year 4 Buddy Meet Up

Nursery Visit to Year 4 Buddies Dear Parents and Carers We are writing to inform you that the Nursery children will be visiting their Year 4 buddies on the morning of Tuesday 4th June. The Year 4 children will be creating challenges and learning experiences for the Nursery children to explore. To support us with […]

Nut Free School

17th August 2018   Dear Parents   We have a few children in both Nursery and Reception with severe nut allergies.   The allergies are so severe that any contact with nut products (ingesting or indirect contact with someone who has touched or eaten nuts including pine nuts) will lead to an instant anaphylactic reaction […]

NUT FREE SCHOOL

Dear Parents,   This is a reminder that there are a number of students with severe nut allergies within our student body.   The allergies are so severe that any contact with nuts or nut oil will lead to an instant anaphylactic reaction requiring emergency medical intervention.   To ensure the safety of these children at school, […]

NUT FREE SCHOOL

Dear Parents,   This is a reminder that there are a number of students with severe nut allergies within our student body.   The allergies are so severe that any contact with nuts or nut oil will lead to an instant anaphylactic reaction requiring emergency medical intervention.   To ensure the safety of these children at school, […]

NUT FREE SCHOOL

Dear Parents,
 
This is a reminder that there are a number of students with severe nut allergies within our student body.
 
The allergies are so severe that any contact with nuts or nut oil will lead to an instant anaphylactic reaction requiring emergency medical intervention.

Optional Parent Teacher Conversations

Dear Parents, Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for the Meet the Teacher morning yesterday. It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers on the school campus. For those of you who were unable to attend, the year group specific presentations are now available for you to […]

Orders due Mon 25th Feb – Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club fliers were sent home with Primary School students this week. If you would like to order anything from the catalogues, the last day for ordering is Monday 25th February. Order forms and cheques can be given to class teachers or dropped into the library. If you would like to view the full […]

Our Community Mural

Dear Parents,   To celebrate the many nationalities we have as part of the DBIS Community, the students across the Primary School will be working on a mural in the Primary Playground, supported by the Art Department.   In no particular order, our database has shown we have the following nationalities as part of our […]

Outdoor ECAs cancelled Monday 11 March 2019

Dear Parents   Due to the inclement weather all outdoor ECAs are cancelled before school today, Monday 11 March 2019.  This includes FOBISIA Football Training and Y3&4 Running   Kind regards   Benjamin Loran Deputy Head Discovery Bay International School

Outdoor ECAs cancelled Thursday 7 March 2019

Dear Parents   Due to heavy rain in Discovery Bay and the high likelyhood this will continue this morning both Year 5&6 Running Club and U12/13 Girls Football are cancelled this morning.   Coaches will be at school in case any students turn up and do not get this message.   Kind regards Ben Loran Deputy […]

Outside Before School ECAs Cancelled Tuesday 11.06.19

Dear Parents Secondary Swimming and U12 Football ECAs  are cancelled today Tuesday (11.06.19). The Thunderstorm Warning that is currently in place has been extended to 09:00.

Outside ECAs are cancelled this morning due to Amber Rain and Thunderstorm Warnings, This includes Running Club Y3&4, Primary & Secondary Swimming and U20 & FOBISIA Boys Football – Monday morning – 14.10.19

Outside ECAs are cancelled this morning due to Amber Rain and Thunderstorm Warnings, This includes Running Club Y3&4, Primary & Secondary Swimming and U20 Football – Monday morning – 14.10.19

PANTs Parent Workshop – Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Dear Parents and Carers, At DBIS we are extremely committed to supporting the social, emotional, psychological and physical development of all of our students. Coupled with this is our drive to always provide the most robust and rigorous safeguarding and child protection procedures possible.   As part of this ongoing commitment, we would like to […]

Parent Communications Information Events

Dear Parents,   To support our parents with the new communications developments we are hosting two parent information events. The first of which will be an evening event for those parents who are at work during the school day. The second will be a coffee morning session for parents who would prefer to attend after […]

Parent Meeting with Impact HK

Impact Hong Kong is a local charity that the school has been supporting over the last 18 months. They work with local homeless people to provide education, counselling and jobs as well as helping to find homes. A number of students have participated in Kindness Walks as well as working with the charity for a […]

Parent/Guardian Information Evening – Introduction to IGCSEs

Dear Parents/Guardians This coming Wednesday the 21st of August we will be hosting an IGCSE information evening for all Parents/Guardians with a child(ren) in Year 10. The information sessions will focus on the following: An introduction to the IGCSE Programme Expectations for IGCSEs Understanding the grading system Understanding Tracking and Challenge Grades Independent Study and […]

Paul McVeigh Visit – 11 September, 2019

Dear All, We have been fortunate to have been offered a last minute opportunity to meet football’s number 1 keynote speaker, Paul McVeigh tomorrow as part of our ongoing partnership with the Yang Foundation. He will have an audience with staff and students from Primary and Secondary tomorrow as follows: 12:15-12:45 – Primary 1:40-2:10 – […]

Positive Parenting Workshop

Dear Parents We are excited to invite you to a coffee morning workshop on Positive Parenting being delivered by our school Wellbeing Coach, Jason Broderick. Jason is an experienced teacher, counsellor and psychologist, who will be joining us in The Globe Theatre for an entertaining and informative workshop on Thursday 28 February. Coffee will be available from […]

Positive Parenting Workshop

Dear Parents,   Jason Broderick, DBIS's School Wellbeing coach will be delivering an informative workshop on establishing positive behaviour and effective communication as a family on Thursday 16th May, running for approximately 1hr 15 and allowing time after for questions.   The workshop will allow participants the opportunity to reflect and discuss their current parenting […]

Potential Disruptions to DBIS School Operation

Dear Parents, Thankfully we are currently unaffected by the Hong Kong protests. However, the inclement weather we are experiencing has led to the Early Years campus being closed today, ECAs being cancelled this morning and breaks and lunchtimes having to take place inside. Moving forward we will be following Education Bureau directives around these issues. In […]

Primary & Early Years Discovery Parent Workshop

Primary & Early Years Discovery Parent Workshop

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 – 5:30 – 6:30pm – Globe

Primary Choir change of venue this week

The Primary Choir rehearsal will be taking place in Ms Harding's room this week.  We are working to hard to sing in all the end of term events!  I will send a bulletin soon when they are set in stone to let you know.   Just a gentle reminder that children need to come to […]

Primary Choir ECA Cancelled

Dear Parents   Your children have been working hard towards our Spring Concert this evening and tomorrow evening and I know you are going to be so proud!   We kept the Primary Choir ECA tomorrow open just in case they needed an extra rehearsal, but they sound amazing and we are reluctant to tire them before […]

Primary Choir update

Dear Parents Primary Choir has now been moved back to Thursday’s due to space constraints.  Many thanks for your understanding of the situation.  For those students who are not able to attend the Thursday after-school session, I am offering a Tuesday lunchtime catch-up for. This is for this term only and will enable those children […]

Primary Curriculum Swimming Lessons Term 1

Wednesday 4 September 2019 Primary Swimming Lessons Term 1, 2019 Dear Parents, Swimming lessons for primary students will be commencing on Monday 30 September for EY2 through to Primary Year 6 classes. EY1 will begin swimming on Monday 14 October. Details of when each class will be swimming can be seen below. Students will need […]

Primary English Parent Workshop

Join us at the English Parent Workshop on Wednesday 18th September at 5.30pm.

Primary Library Summer Lending Programme UPDATE: Library will close 2pm Friday.

3rd June 2019   Dear Parents DBIS Library – SUMMER LENDING PROGRAMME In a bid to reduce summer reading loss (the decline in children's reading development that can occur during summer vacation times when children are away from the classroom), the library is pleased to announce details of a Summer Lending programme: Parents of primary […]

Primary Maths – Parent Workshop

Come and join us to learn all about the teaching and learning of Maths in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Wednesday 4th September 2019 at 5.30pm

Primary Maths Website

Dear Parents, I am pleased to introduce a new set of pages to provide you with greater information about what your child will be learning in maths, when the content will be covered and the objectives that will be taught. The DBIS Primary Maths website contains a range of information about what each year group […]

Primary Parent Group

We are looking for parents to join our primary Parent Learning Group.

Primary Parent Welcome Letter

Dear DBIS Families, WELCOME BACK! I hope you and your families have all had a restful and enjoyable summer and that your child is as excited about the start of the new school year as we are again this year.  Miss Lees and I are very much looking forward to welcoming you, and all the […]

Primary Term 2 Short Reports

Dear DBIS Families,   We are pleased to confirm that your child's Term 2 short report is now being generated and uploaded to the Parent Portal.   With 600 reports to generate, this can take some time, so please be patient. We would expect that all reports will be available to view by 9 pm this evening […]

PTSA – 2nd Hand Uniform – Drop Off

End of School Year Clean Out!   Please click for more information.   

PTSA – DBIS Food Fair Entertainment Schedule

PTSA – DBIS International Food Fair Update

FOOD FAIR UPDATE 4th MARCH 2019   Well, we are almost there. I hope you all have your fingers crossed for sunshine – failing that get your umbrellas and raincoats ready, we are going to have a good time whatever the weather! I just have a few housekeeping notes and updates to share with you: […]

PTSA – Food Fair EY Activity Stalls Sign Up

Dear Parents, Please follow the below link for more information and sign up form for Early Years Activity Stalls at the DBIS International Food Fair.  https://form.jotform.me/DBISPTSA/Early-years-signup Please fill in your details as soon as possible. Kind regards, The PTSA

PTSA – Food Fair Face Painting Tips

PTSA – Food Fair Junk Modelling Activity Stall

PTSA – Food Fair Play Dough Stall

PTSA – FOOD FAIR, Early Years Activity Stalls sign up

Dear parents,   Please follow the below link for more information and sign up form for Early Years Activity Stalls at the DBIS International Foodfair.    https://form.jotform.me/DBISPTSA/Early-years-signup   Please fill in your details before Friday 1st March 2019.   Kind regards, The PTSA

PTSA – Food Fair, Primary Activity Stalls Sign Up

Dear Parents, Please follow the below link for more information and sign up form for Primary Activity Stalls at the DBIS International Food Fair. https://form.jotform.me/DBISPTSA/Primary-signup Please fill in your details as soon as possible.   Kind regards, The PTSA

PTSA – FOOD FAIR, Primary Activity Stalls sign up and Game Card Sales

Dear parents,   Please follow the below link for more information and sign up form for Primary Activity Stalls at the DBIS International Foodfair.   https://form.jotform.me/DBISPTSA/Primary-signup   Please fill in your details before Friday 1st March 2019.     Kind regards, The PTSA

PTSA – Karaoke for Foreign Domestic Helpers

PTSA – Meet the new Head of School and Head of Secondary

  RSVP – Please fill in the jotform HERE. 

PTSA – New academic year – Second Hand Uniform Sale

New Academic Year – Second Hand Uniform Sale, August 22nd Please click for more info. For any queries, please email to ptsa@dbis.edu.hk

PTSA – Primary Dance Party – Calling for Volunteers

Dear Parents,  The students are all excited about the upcoming disco night for Years 1 to 5.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help supervise the students and serve them refreshments.  If you are available to help, please sign up HERE. Thank you in advance for your support. Kind regards  The DBIS PTSA Team     […]

PTSA – Scholastic Book Club

Dear Parents Scholastic Book Club is coming to DBIS! This is a great opportunity to supplement your children’s home library and further their love of reading. Scholastic Book Club fliers feature a great selection of competitively priced titles from which you can order. And, with every order placed, DBIS earns points that can be redeemed […]

PTSA – Second Hand Uniform sale

 

PTSA AGM – 25th September 2019

The PTSA AGM is coming up – join us for an update of the past year and a peek into the year ahead. A full financial report will be presented and complementary refreshments served.

PTSA Coffee Morning

PTSA Coffee Morning

PTSA Coffee Morning

PTSA Disco Volunteer Sign Up

Please sign up here if you have some time to spare on Friday evening to make this an enjoyable and well-supervised event.

PTSA Food Fair – Bake Sale

PTSA test bulletin

PTSA test bulletin 2

Questions regarding Parent Involvement at DBIS

Dear parents,   I am currently the Year Group Leader for Year 6 at DBIS and I am studying for my Masters in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Portsmouth. As part of this two year distance learning course, I am undertaking and completing my dissertation.    Thank you in advance for taking […]

Read to Feed

Dear Parents and Guardians,   DBIS is again taking part in the Heifer Read to Feed program.   At DBIS we use Read to Feed to: Fundraise for needy families in rural China. Students wishing to take part in this voluntary scheme read while collecting sponsorship from parents, relatives and friends. Funds collected this school […]

Read To Feed – sponsorship and donations now due

Dear Parents   DBIS has read up a storm! Primary School students have recorded over 9,000 iReads to date. What an achievement!! In fact, our hope is to reach over 10,000 iReads once the final reading figures for Week 4 have been submitted.   If your child has been sponsored, or your family is planning to make […]

Reception Beach School

                                                Reception Beach School       Dear Parents and Carers,   As you are aware, DBIS Early Years facilitate the Beach Schools programme, which is an extension of the Forest Schools approach […]

Reception Beach Visit

                                               Reception Beach School       Dear Parents and Carers, As you are aware, DBIS Early Years facilitate the Beach Schools programme, which is an extension of the Forest Schools approach that the children have experienced since Nursery. This is […]

Reception Graduation

                                                                                                              […]

Reception Literacy Stay and Play

Reception Literacy Stay and Play Thursday 14th March 9:00-10:00am     Dear Parents and Carers,   You are invited to attend our Literacy Stay and Play session in your child’s classroom on Thursday 14th March from 9:00-10:00am. This will give you the opportunity to work alongside your child as they complete a series of challenges […]

Reception Physical Development Day

  Should you have further queries, please contact Mr Leo Van den Bogaerde at lbogaerde@dbis.edu.hk.   Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & ECA Administrator

Reception PTC Meetings

Dear Parents                In addition to the original 15 minute Parent Teacher Conference dates on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August, we also have available slots on Monday 19th August. Please speak to your child’s class teacher to arrange an appointment.         The purpose of these meetings are to discuss your child’s […]

Reception RWI Stay and Play-Wednesday 16th October 2019

RWI Stay and Play-Wednesday 16th October 2019 19th September 2019   Dear Parents As part of our continued work this year in sharing our classroom practice with parents, we would like to invite you to attend a workshop on the morning of Wednesday 16th October 2019. The workshop will take place in the EY hall […]

Reception Show – Nursery children invitation

Reception Show 15th March 2019 Dear Parents We are delighted to let you know that the Nursery children have been invited by the Reception children to watch their show on Friday 29th March 2019. The performance will begin at 9:30am and to support us with this, we would like children to be dropped off at […]

Reception Show DVD

Dear Parents, We are delighted to announce that the DVD for our show ‘Supertato’ is now ready! Please write your name and the number of copies you would like to order on the sign up sheet outside your child's classroom. The cost of each DVD is $100. There is also a better quality digital HD […]

Reception Show Rehearsal Dates

  Rehearsal Organisation for the Reception Show   6th March 2019 Dear Parents,   In the weeks and days preceding the show, the children will be involved in rehearsals which will take place at The Globe theatre (Primary campus), in preparation for our main performance on Monday 1st April at 10.00am.   To support us […]

Reception Show Update

Reception Show                                                                        ‘ Supertato’ 22nd March 2019 Dear Parents and Aunties, Thank you for your support so far with our […]

Reception Soft Starts

26th August 2019  Dear Parents and Carers,   As in Nursery, during your child’s Reception year we would like to continue to invite parents and carers into your child’s class once a week from 8:55-9:15am.  The purpose of this extended start session is for you, as parents and carers to engage with and support your […]

Reception Sports Morning 10 May 2019

Wednesday, 28th March 2019   Dear Reception Parents,   This year’s Reception Sports Morning will be held on Friday 10th May.   Our students need to come to school that day wearing their PE clothes, sport’s shoes, and a hat. An adult must accompany your child for the duration of the Sports Morning, as our teachers […]

Reception to EY 1 Transition Evening for Parents

Dear Parents,  We would like to formally invite you to the Reception to Early Years 1 (EY1) Parent Transition evening on Tuesday 4th June.  The evening will begin with a tour of the DBIS main campus and the EY 1 classrooms at 5.15pm, followed by a presentation in the Globe Theatre at 6 pm.  The […]

Reception Welcome Evening Presentation 2019

9th September 2019 Dear Parents,   Many thanks to all who were able to attend our recent information evening. Please find a link to the presentation below:         Reception Welcome Evening Presentation 2019 During the evening, we asked for a simple challenge to be written for your child to complete in school […]

Reception Welcome Evening Thursday 5th September 2019 from 5.30pm

Reception Welcome Evening Thursday 5th September 2019 from 5.30pm   Thursday 14th August 2019     Dear Parents   We would like to invite you to attend our Reception Welcome Evening on Thursday 5th September 2019.    Refreshments will be served in the Early Years dining hall on the ground floor from 5.30pm. Around 5.45pm, […]

Recorders

Thank you very much to all parents who have bought a recorder ready for this weeks music lessons.  We strongly recommend that you do so as whilst the classroom sets are disinfected thoroughly, it is much better if your child has their own. Please remember to clearly label both the case and recorder with your […]

Relationships and Sex Education in Year 5

Growing Up   Dear Parents,   Throughout the final two weeks of school and during our weekly Learning for Life lessons, we will be covering the topic of ‘Growing Up’. Lessons will include topics such as hygiene, how male and female bodies grow and develop & puberty, parts of the human body and changes that […]

Reminder – Immunisation Clinic May 24, 2019

Dear Parents   Please be reminded that Y1 and Y6 student immunisations are scheduled for Friday, 24 May 2019.    If you have 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 […]

Reminder of withdrawal notice for DBIS students – Term 3

Dear Parents   Notice for students withdrawing at the end of term 3 on June 28 2019, must be given by completing our withdrawal form at least 60 days (April 29 2019) prior to this (excludes school holidays). Failure to do so means that school fees will be charged in lieu of notice.   Please contact […]

Reminder: Primary FOBISIA Parents information Evening on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Dear Parents   Please be reminded of the Parents Information Evening next Tuesday, 26 March 2019.   Thank you for your attention.   Kind regards Winnie Yeung PE & ECA Administrator

Reschedule Tuesday 26th March EY ECAs

Dear Early Years Parents and Carers   Please note that there we be no Early Years ECAs on Tuesday 26th March to accommodate the scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences.  This session will be now held on the last week of term Tuesday 9th April (when all other EY ECAs have finished).   Many thanks for your continued […]

Rescheduled Early Years Water Fun Day – Friday 14th June

Early Years Water Fun Day rescheduled     Dear Parents and Carers   After careful consideration and in light of a very wet few weeks, we have decided to reschedule the Water Fun Day.  Please, could your child bring in a separate bag with their Water Fun Day clothes and towel on Monday 17.06.19 which will […]

Results day and university offers 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians, As we approach the start of the exam season for Year 13, there is important information that you need to be aware of if your child has applied for university in the United Kingdom. Please see the information below and if you have any questions, please email Catherine Schofield (cschofield@dbis.edu.hk).   Regards, Mike […]

Revision Session for Parents

A reminder to all Year 10 parents that a Revision Session covering specific revision techniques that parents can support their children with will run from 6pm-7pm on 8th May 2019.  If you have not already done so please email Miss Cerrone (ecerrone@dbis.edu.hk) to confirm your attendance.

RWI Parent Information Letter  

  Monday 19th August    Dear Parents,     Welcome to Early Years 2! This is a letter to inform you about your child’s reading in EY2. Your child will receive four reading books each week: one RWI book, two home readers and one library book.    RWI Our Read Write Inc. (RWI) literacy program began […]

Sarah Brennan book orders

Dear Parents The Library will be accepting orders for Sarah Brennan's books up until Thursday 16 May. All students should have received an order form after Sarah visited the school for Book Week but please visit the Library if you need a replacement copy. Kind regards The Library

Scholastic Book Club – orders due Fri 30/08/19

Dear Parents Scholastic Book Club fliers will be distributed to EY1, EY2 and Y3-6 classrooms on Monday 26th August for students to take home. These fliers feature a great selection of competitively priced titles from which you can order and further supplement your child’s home library and their love of reading. If you would like […]

Scholastic Book Club for Term 3

Scholastic Book Club fliers were distributed to all Primary School classes today for students to take home. These fliers feature a great selection of competitively priced titles from which you can order and further supplement your child's home library and their love of reading. If you would like to order anything from the catalogues, the last day for ordering is […]

Scholastic Book Club schedule 2019-20

Dear Parents

The Library and DBIS PTSA are pleased to offer the Scholastic Book Club again this year. Scholastic’s fliers feature a great selection of competitively priced titles from which families can order and, for every order placed, DBIS earns points, which can be redeemed for books for the School Library.

Scholastic book orders have now been delivered

Dear Parents For those families that ordered through the Scholastic Book Club last month, all orders will be dropped off to classrooms today. Please check with your child's classroom teacher if your order does not make it's way home today. Kind regards DBIS Library

School Swim Team Trials – Tuesday 3 September & Thursday 5 September

On Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th September from 3:30pm to 4:30pm after school, the PE department will be hosting swimming trails for those who wish to try out for the school swim team.

Secondary ECA sign-up for Term 3

Dear Secondary Parents   We have had to update the CHQ system to enable the parents of secondary students in Year 8 and above to sign their children up for Week Without Walls.   This setting has effectively locked out all secondary students which means they cannot sign-up for their Term 3 ECAs themselves at […]

Secondary Library – all books due by 14th June 2019

3rd June 2019   Dear Parents   As we near the end of the school year, we would like to bring to your notice the following dates and activities:   Fri 14th June : we ask that ALL library books be returned by this date at the latest. We appreciate you actively checking in with your […]

Secondary Library Summer Lending Programme UPDATE: Library will close 2pm Friday

3rd June 2019   Dear Parents DBIS Library – SUMMER LENDING PROGRAMME In a bid to reduce summer reading loss (the decline in children's reading development that can occur during summer vacation times when children are away from the classroom), the library is pleased to announce details of a Summer Lending programme: Secondary school students […]

Secondary School Support and Expectations for the Academic Year ahead

Dear Parents and/or Guardians, We hope all is well and that you have had a lovely summer enjoying time with friends and family. The new academic year is now underway and as you will expect there are several changes taking place. Over the last year, the Pastoral Team and I have been working on a […]

Secondary School Swimming Galas

Information about the upcoming Swimming Galas in Secondary.

Senior School Art Exhibition – 31.05.19

Dear Parents,   We are pleased to invite you to the Senior School Art Exhibition on Friday 31st May 2019 at the North Plaza Campus. We will be displaying the work of our iGCSE and A-level Art students from 15:00-18:00. Drinks and nibbles will be available as you get to explore the outstanding work by […]

Senior School book lists

Dear Parents and/or Guardians, I would like to take this opportunity to share the prescribed texts for each of the Senior School courses. The list of these books can be found on the link below. Senior School Book list – 2019-20 These books should be purchased by students for each of their AS/A Level and […]

Server room work over weekend 13/14 April

Dear Parents   Please note that the servers at DBIS will be shut down from Friday 12 April at 5pm until Monday 15 April 11am to allow for some necessary maintenance work by contractors in our Main Server room.   This means that the Parent Portal, Moodle and our main switchboard will be unavailable during this […]

Sharing Our Planet

Sharing Our Planet   Dear Parents,   This term in Nursery our enquiry unit is ‘Sharing the Planet’. As part of this unit, the children will be exploring what makes them unique, how they are similar and different to their friends and how they have grown and changed over time.   To support the children’s […]

Special Bus Service After School for DBIS Students

DB Transport Services is providing a special bus service (Route S6) for DBIS students at the end of the school day, leaving school around 3:20 pm, going around Parkvale Village, Midvale Village, La Serene, Caperidge Drive and Capeland Drive. The fare for each student or passenger is $4.40, payable by cash or by Octopus on […]

Sport Team Photos – 12:00-3:10pm, Friday 29 March 2019

Dear Parents,   All students who have represented DBIS sports teams in HKPSSA, ISSFHK, FOBISIA or HKRU sporting competitions in Term 1 or Term 2 of the current school year, are requested to appear in our Yearbook Sports Team photos. We would also like to invite potential team members to be in team photos for […]

Spring Concert

Dear Parents and Carers,   We are delighted to invite you to the Spring Concert, which will be held in the The Globe Theatre, Discovery Bay International School, on Wednesday 27th March and Thursday 28th March. The concert will last an hour, between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. DBIS PTSA will be serving refreshments beforehand, from 5.45pm and entry is free. We […]

Spring Concert Audience Registration

Dear Parents,   Due to the number of available seats for this week's Spring Concert we need to make sure we know the number of audience members for each night. Thank you to those of you who have signed up already. If you still need to do so please follow this link – LINK.   If […]

Support during Results Day

Dear Parents As you are aware, examination results are now being made available for many of our senior students. For some of our students this may be an anxious and worrying time. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you, that should your child require any assistance beyond their form tutor or […]

Sustainability Week – Photo competition!

Dear parents,

As part of the DBIS Sustainability Week learning celebrations, we are pleased to announce the #TRASHTAG photo competition. We would love to see the children, mums, dads, and families making an environmental difference – however large or small –  by taking a before and after shot of an area that you’ve tidied up. Your area to clean can be anywhere from the beach, park, pathway, hiking trail, or even outside your front door. 

Sustainability Week – Walking to School bus

To kick start DBIS  Sustainability week please join us for the 13th Annual walking school bus on  Monday 30th September 2019. As in past years, we will be starting from different locations around DB – more information on the routes and times to follow soon.

Sustainability Week in Secondary

Details of the Sustainability Week in the Secondary phase.

Swim Team Trials Cancelled After School Today – Thursday 29 August

Please be aware that due to the thunderstorm warning that is currently in place, the swim team trials are cancelled today. Mr. Leo will be in contact with students and parents regarding when this will be rearranged for.

Swimming

From Tuesday 30th April all Secondary School P.E. lessons will be Swimming. This will run for 3 weeks until Monday 20th May.   May I remind all students that if for some reason they are unable to take part they must bring a note or fill in the JotForm that is available at this LINK. […]

Swimming Lessons 20 May – 21 June

Monday 13 May 2019 Primary Swimming Lessons Term 3, 2019   Dear Parents,   Swimming lessons for primary students will be commencing on Monday 20 May. Details of when each class will be swimming can be seen below. Students will need to bring the following items to school for swimming lessons:   DBIS swim shorts […]

TERM 1.1 Lost Property 2019-2020

DBIS Lost Property 2019 – 2020 ❖ Location ❖ Cupboards to the left of the Year 1 covered area at the entrance of the school. ❖ Volunteers ❖ Volunteers can add their names to the roster to suit their schedule. Even one morning a month 20 – 30 mins of your time, will be most […]

Term 2 Reports and Primary Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents   We are pleased to remind you that your child's Term 2 short report will be available for you to access on Friday 29th March. Reports will be generated from 5pm and made available to you via the Parent Portal as usual.   In order to discuss your child's progress, we would like to invite you to […]

Term 3 Dates

  Dear Parents Welcome back. We would like to share some key dates with you for this coming term. Term 3 2019 Start of Term 3 ECAs Monday 6th May EYFS Sports Day Friday 10th May Helper Appreciation Afternoon Friday 17th May: 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm Nursery Storytelling Stay and Plays Week beginning 20th […]

Term 3 ECA Selection and Registration

Dear Parents   Please note Term 3 ECA Programme will be ready for viewing from next Monday, 18 March at midnight with registration open on Wednesday, 20 March at midnight and close on 31 March at 23:59 in random by preference basis.   We will be publishing the successful choices on 11 April at 2 pm. This will […]

Tetra Pak and Plastic Bag Collection

Hi All, The next Tetra Pak collection will be on the 16th September, 3.10-3.40. Please note this has changed from the initial date of the 17th September. Please bring all tetra pak, cut open, flattened and washed to the area by the Pagoda on the main campus. We are also having a plastic bag collection. […]

Tetra Pak Collection

Exciting recycling opportunity! Dear DB Parents, We would like to inform you that we are running a collection in order for your tetra-pack to be recycled! There are currently no collection points in DB to recycle this type of container. Tetra-pak is a multi layer material made of aluminum, cardboard, plastic and paper and is […]

Tetra Pak Collection

Eco Committee Announcement Due to the success of last terms Tetra Pak collection the Eco Committee will be continuing to hold regular collections throughout the year in conjunction with Plastic Free Seas. The collection dates for this half term are Tuesday 27th August and Tuesday 17th September.  Location: Pagoda (by the main gate) Time: 8.00- […]

The Arcade Fair: Celerbation of Learning

Dear all,   As I am sure you are all aware, the children have been extremely busy preparing for ‘The Arcade Fair’, which is taking place on Thursday 28th March.   We would like to invite you to join us at the fair from 9:15am on the morning of the 28th in the Globe. Please […]

The Parent / Guardian Information Evening

Dear Parents / Guardians The Information Evening will run on Monday 26th August.  The session will run from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with an opportunity to ask questions afterwards.  We look forward to meeting with you all. Kind regards, G.Wills Mr Wills Head of Guidance and Achievement (Secondary Phase)

Toys in School

We kindly ask that toys are not brought into school and thank you for supporting this message with your child at home.

Transition to Secondary evening – Wednesday the 2nd of October 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Information about the Year 6 into 7 transition evening.

Transition to Secondary evening – Wednesday the 2nd of October 2019 from 6:45 – 7:45 pm

Dear Year 6 parents, I am emailing to slightly modify the plan for the upcoming Wednesday’s Transition to Secondary evening to Wednesday the 2nd of October 2019. This will now start 15 minutes later than advertised and will run from 6:45 – 7:45 pm in the Globe. This is to ensure that there is a […]

Tuesday 04.06.19 – Swimming and U12 Football ECAs cancelled

Dear Parents,   A thunderstorm warning is currently in force until 09:30am. Secondary Swimming and U12 Football have both been cancelled.   Kind regards Ben Loran Deputy Head

Tutor Group Changes and New Tutors for Academic Year 2019-20

Dear Parents and/or Guardians, For the start of your child’s IGCSE Programme in August, we will be conducting a number of moves to balance the tutor groups. With a number of leavers and new arrivals our current tutor groups are no longer balanced, hence the need for a few changes. The changes of form group […]

University Fair at DC

Overview of the visit to the University Fair at DC

Upcoming Secondary School Parental events before October half-term

List of key parental events across the Secondary phase over the next four weeks.

Van Gogh Alive – English trip

Dear Parents/Guardians, The English department are pleased to announce an exciting and rare opportunity for all year 8 and year 9 students to visit the popular multisensory exhibition Van Gogh Alive on Monday, June 10th 2019. The exhibition will showcase in HK until the start of July so we must seize this opportunity for the […]

Walking School bus

Join together with your friends on Monday 30th September for the 13th Annual DBIS Walking School Bus to form the biggest green parade that DB has ever seen!

Walking school bus and Swim Team training cancelled – Monday 30 Sept

It is with regret, and a certain irony, that due to the very high pollution levels we have to cancel the walking school bus this morning. Swim Team training is also cancelled this morning. U20 football will take place in the Gym.

Want to Sing?

The DBIS Community Choir will begin on Tuesday 3rd September, between 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Please meet in Ms Harding’s music room at Discovery Bay International School.

We Need Your Help Please!

“We need your help please!

This Thursday 22nd of August, we will hold our 1st second hand uniform sale for this academic year. We need volunteers to help with uniform sorting from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and for the sale with set up from 2:30pm and finishing at 4:00pm (all in the air conditioned Globe Theatre).

Please sign up for a time slot if you are available and would be willing to help.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Kylie & the PTSA Team

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We need your Plastic Bags!

The school will be collecting Plastic Bags every morning between the 23rd and 27th September by the main entrance. These will be used by the students to create Kindness Mats for the homeless in order to help support Impact HK and the fantastic work they do.   Thank you for your support

Week Without Walls – Signup THURSDAY UPDATE

Dear Parents/Guardians,   The online signup will be opened on CHQ at 11am this morning (Thursday 21st)   As many of you are aware, we are migrating our signup systems to CHQ so that all activity and ECA information is centralised. This means that your selection of activities for WWW 2019 will be made through […]

Week Without Walls – Trip allocation

Dear Parents/Guardians, I am writing to inform you that the allocation for Week Without Walls trips will be shared with you as quickly as possible after the school holiday.   While the intention had been to give you the information this week, a number of the trips are heavily oversubscribed and we are working with […]

Week Without Walls 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians, Planning for Week Without Walls 2019 is well underway, with an exciting array of opportunities open to our students. Students in Year 7 and 8 will take part in their respective year group camps. Each of the camps will provide the students with an experience they have not had before while building on […]

Week Without Walls 2019 Permission and Medical Jotform – please complete by Friday 4 October

Please find attached the Week Without Walls 2019 Permission and Medical Jotform. This is a requirement for all Secondary students attending WWW activities in Hong Kong and Overseas in order to ensure that we have up to date medical and personal information for your child in preparation for the trip. This will also enable our School Nurse Team to update records for all students.

Week Without Walls signup

Dear Parents/Guardians,   The signup for Week Without Walls 2019 is now open. You can access the form by logging into CHQ.   Please click on the following link for a guide on how to sign up for Week Without Walls on CHQ.   Signing up for Week Without Walls   Regards, Mike Waller

Welcome back – from the Head of Year 9

Dear Parents, Welcome Back – Year 9 Parents An important year ahead I do hope you all had a restful and enjoyable summer break. It has been a great pleasure to welcome back our Year 9 students and see them engage with the start of term with such enthusiasm. As discussed with students in their […]

Welcome Back – From Year 11 YGL

Dear Parents, I would like to start by saying welcome back to our returning families & a warm welcome to our new families.  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer & that students are well rested & ready for the exciting but challenging year ahead!   Firstly, I would like to congratulate all parents […]

Welcome to Term 3 in Year 2

Monday 29th April 2019   Dear Parents,   Welcome back to Term 3! We hope you all had a lovely holiday. This letter contains some important information about Term 3 and some key dates for your diaries. We would like to formally welcome Mrs Merridy Smits to the Year 2 team who has now taken […]

Welcome to the 2019-20 Academic Year at DBIS Secondary School

Dear Parents and/or Guardians, I hope that all of you and your family are well and that you have had a lovely summer enjoying time with friends and family. The new academic year is fast approaching and I would like to take this opportunity to share some important information regarding the start of the year. […]

Welcome to Year 7

Dear Parents, We are very pleased to welcome your children to Secondary School. I’m sure this is both an exciting and nerve-racking time for all involved as your sons and daughters embark on the next stage of their educational journey. All the staff in secondary are very much looking forward to meeting the students and […]

Whole School Photograph – Wednesday 3 April

Dear Parents,   The Whole School photograph will take place on Wednesday 3 April. Please ensure your children come to school in full school uniform including appropriate footwear.   If your child has PE that day they will be given adequate time to change for their PE lesson.    If your child is in Nursery […]

Whole School Photograph – Wednesday 3 April – EY Arrangements

Dear Parents and Carers We are writing to inform you that the Early Years children will be part of the Whole School photograph on  Wednesday 3rd April.  To support us with this event all Early Years children must be dropped off at the Primary campus at 8:50 am on this date. Nursery children will line […]

Withdrawal reminder for end of term December 2019

Dear Parents As per our withdrawal policy, we require 2 months (60 days) notice of withdrawal or fees will be charged in lieu of notice. Please complete the Withdrawal Form before the deadline of 13 October for December withdrawal. Kind regards DBIS Admissions

Y2ES and Y2 Year Group Leader Maternity Cover

Dear Parents   I am writing to make you aware that Mrs. Merridy Smits will replace Mrs. Emily Sharman as class teacher of Y2ES as Mrs Sharman will be on maternity leave, from Monday 29 April. Mrs Sharman will not be returning to DBIS until October 2019, therefore Mrs Smits will be working with Mrs Sharman's current class until […]

Y2ES Forest School Sessions

Y2ES are going to be venturing into the forest for some Forest School sessions.   On the following days, please can the children bring in a raincoat and welly boots (if they have them – if not, some old shoes).   Wednesday 20th February Wednesday 27th February Wednesday 6th March   Many thanks for your […]

Y4 Art Trip – Tai Kwun and Sculpture Walk

Dear Parents, We are excited to offer the students of Year 4 the opportunity to visit the superb JC Cube art gallery at the Tai Kwun Heritage complex. We plan to combine this visit with a drawing trail focusing on the sculptures around Exchange Square and the surrounding area. Between the 9th and 13 of […]

Y5 Castle Peak Power Station Trip

On Tuesday 24th September 2019 and Thursday 26th September, we will be taking our Year 5 students to the Castle Peak Power Station, as part of our ‘Full Power’ Discovery Unit. 

Y5 Parent Helpers for the Show

Dear Year 5 Parents,   As you know, the Year 5 Show is fast approaching and the Year 5 Team greatly appreciate the help that parents give to us in order to make the production a huge success. We would like to invite parents who are interested in helping out, in any capacity, to a meeting […]

Y5 Wednesday 3rd April Arrangements

Dear Year 5 Parents,    Next Wednesday 3rd April is our first 'Global Options' day across the primary school. On this day, the children in Year 5 will be exploring issues surrounding sustainability and 'saving the planet'. They will explore the issue, ask questions and then plan realistic, achieveable and appropriate actions.   With this in mind, […]

Y6 Mandarin Home & Community DB outdoor learning trip

Dear Y6 parents,   As our Y6 children will start the unit of Home & Community in their Mandarin lessons after Chinese New Year. Primary Mandarin teachers will be leading them to an outdoor learning trip locally in DB in the second week after CNY. Y6CD/RM on Wednesday 20 February, Y6BF/AH on Thursday 21 February, […]

Y6 Parents Transition Information

It was lovely to meet so many of you at the Transition Information event on Wednesday evening. Please find attached the slides used at the event.   Transition List   I have also included a recommended reading list from our librarians for the summer holidays.   DBIS Y7 Summer Reading List   If you have any questions […]