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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 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 […]

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 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 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’ 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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EYFS Book Week 2019

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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, […]

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.

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/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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 Coffee Morning

PTSA Coffee Morning

PTSA Coffee Morning

PTSA Food Fair – Bake Sale

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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

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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 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 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 […]

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.

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 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 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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D48ADAA2CA1FF2-second2”

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 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 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Y6 Parents Transition Information Evening

Dear Parents,   I'd like to formally introduce myself as the Year Group Leader for your son/daughter when they start Year 7 at DBIS Secondary School in August. I am thrilled to be appointed to this position and I’m very much looking forward to working with your child over the coming year.    This is […]

Year 1 and Year 6 Immunisation Clinic – May 24, 2019

Dear Parents   The School Immunisation Team will visit our school Friday, 24 May 2019 to provide the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine with the option of added Varicella (MMRV) to eligible Year 1 students.  Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine will be provided to eligible Year 6 students. The […]

Year 1 Creative Arts Morning change of date

Dear Parents,  Please be advised that Year 1 Creative Arts Morning will now take place on Wednesday 12 June, not Wednesday 29 May as previously communicated.   All other details of the morning remain unchanged.   Please make a note of this change of date to ensure there is no confusion nearer the time.   […]

Year 1 Creative Arts Morning- 10.06.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 1 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents,   We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 10.06.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 1 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 1 Creative Arts Morning- 12.06.2019

Dear Parents,  Please be remidned that Year 1 Creative Arts Morning will now take place on Wednesday 12 June, not Wednesday 29 May as previously communicated.   All other details of the morning remain unchanged.   Please make a note of this change of date to ensure there is no confusion nearer the time.   […]

Year 1 End of Term Key Dates

Dear Parents,    With the end of term fast approaching, we'd like to draw your attention to some key dates. Please find attached to this bulletin a summary of these. These dates can also be found outside your child's classroom on their whiteboard.    Many thanks,    The Year 1 Team

Year 1 End of Year Party and Shared Lunch

Dear Parents, To celebrate the end of term we will be having class parties on Wednesday 26th June. As part of the celebration each class will have a shared lunch. Sign up sheets will be placed on classroom notice boards from Wednesday 12th June. On the day of the shared lunch, please ensure plastic containers […]

Year 1 Helper Appreciation Picnic Lunch

Dear Parents, To recognise and celebrate Helper Appreciation Month, on Monday 27th May from 11.45 – 12.30pm we would like to invite your child’s auntie or carer to come and join us for a picnic lunch and for the children to share their learning with them. We look forward to seeing our helpers!  Many thanks, […]

Year 1 Loose Part Collection

Dear Parents/Carers, Our world is full of interesting and varied materials and items that can be reused and included in our play.  From the coloured top off a squeezy yoghurt to the interesting patterns on a button, we can reuse them to express our thinking and ideas about the world. These materials can be used […]

Year 1 Onwards and Upwards

Dear Parents, To celebrate the end of Year 1, we formally invite you to your child’s Open Morning and Onwards and Upwards ceremony on Tuesday 18th June. The ceremony will take place in your child’s classroom at 8.25am and will conclude by 8.50am. The purpose of the ceremony is to celebrate the completion of Year 1 and […]

Year 1 Open Morning

Dear Parents,  We warmly invite you to our Year 1 Open Morning on Wednesday 20th March from 8.25am to 8.45am.  This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to share their learning, and their classroom environment.  We look forward to seeing you! Kind regards, The Year 1 Team  

Year 1 Parent Information Morning on Woodwork

  Woodwork Parent Workshop Tuesday 30th April at 8.45am Globe Theatre, DBIS Primary Campus   Dear Parents and Carers,   We would like to invite you to attend our information morning on introducing woodwork in Year 1.  This informative session will enable parents to gain an insight into the benefits of woodwork which works alongside […]

Year 1 Parent Information Morning on Woodwork

Dear Parents and Carers, We are pleased to inform you that the Woodwork Parent Workshop has been rescheduled for Tuesday 28th May at 8.45am in theGlobe Theatre.  This informative session will enable parents to gain an insight into the benefits of woodwork which works alongside the Year 1 curriculum, as well as an opportunity to […]

Year 1 Term 3 Welcome Letter

Term 3 Welcome Letter Dear Parents,   Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break. It’s hard to believe that the academic year is almost over but rest assured we have an exciting term ahead, packed full of exciting learning opportunities for your children.   Please follow this link – LINK […]

Year 10 Business Studies Trip

Dear Year 10 Parents, As part of your child’s Business Studies course they have recently been studying about production. In order to consolidate and enrich their understanding of the topic & a variety of other subject areas that they have covered this year, we would like to take all students to a gourmet chocolate manufacturer […]

Year 10 Reports

  Dear Parents/Guardians,   The strength and target reports for Year 10 students will be made available to you this Thursday evening on the Parent Portal.    These written reports are designed to highlight the areas where your child has performed well in class and to provide targets that will help them focus their effort […]

Year 11, 12 and 13 Prizegiving

Dear Parents/Guardians, As the Secondary School continues to grow, we have made changes to the year-end prizegiving for students in Years 11, 12 and 13. This year the ceremony will take place on Friday, April 12th, the last day of Term 3.    Parents of prizewinners will be notified closer to the time and be invited […]

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony

Dear Parents/Guardians of Year 13,   I am writing to share with you a 'save the date' for the Year 13 graduation ceremony. This year, the ceremony will occur in the afternoon on Friday, April 12th and will run in conjunction with the Senior Prizegiving.   In addition to the school ceremony, students are organising […]

Year 13 Parent Information Evening on Exam Results and UCAS Procedures

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,   This Year 13 Parent Information Evening is focused on two extremely important issues that relate to Results and University Entries.  Our Careers and University Advisor Catherine Schofield and our Examinations Officer Julia Gamaleldeen will be presenting on the procedures for students receiving their Exam Results and also the UCAS process […]

Year 2 Creative Arts Morning 22.05.19

Creative Arts Morning – Year 2 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   I am delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 22.05.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 2 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 2 Creative Arts Morning 27.03.19

Creative Arts Morning – Year 2 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 27.03.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 2 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 2 International Mother Language Day

Dear Parents,   Next Thursday 21st February, DBIS is celebrating 'International Mother Language Day.' This day will be a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the range of countries that our children are from and the diverse range of languages that are spoken.   The focus for the day is for the children to have […]

Year 2 Onwards and Upwards Ceremony – confirmation of date

Dear Parents   Our apologies for the confusion arising over the date of Year 2's Onwards and Upwards Celebration. We can confirm the date is Wednesday 19 June at 8:30am as stated on the school calendar.    We hope to see you all there to celebrate your child's success in Year 2.    Kind regards […]

Year 2 Shared Lunch

Dear Parents,   To celebrate the end of another successful term, we will be having a Year 2 Shared Lunch next Thursday 11th April. On this day, please can all children bring in a named set of reusable cutlery and a plate.   A sign up sheet will be made available on the classroom outside […]

Year 2 Wetlands Trip Reminder

Dear Parents, A reminder that we have our Wetlands Park excursions next term (Y2ES & Y2KW Wednesday 13th February and Y2HR & Y2RH Wednesday 20th February). On the day of the trip, children need to wear their PE kit and comfortable shoes that they can walk in. They will also need to bring a snack, water bottle […]

Year 3 & 4 Inter-House Sports Day

Dear Parents   Please find link to information on the Year 3 & 4 Inter-House Sports Day below:   Invitation to Year 3 & 4 Inter-House Sports Day at Tsing Yi Sports Ground on 2 April 2019 Year 3 & 4 Inter-House Sports Day Field Events Year 3 & 4 Inter-House Sports Day Schedule   Kind […]

Year 3 and Year 4 Sports Day Presentations 29/30 April

12 April, 2019   Year 3 and Year 4 Inter-House Sports Day Presentations 2019   Dear Parents,   We have made the following arrangements for the sports day presentations for overall placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd and the most improved athletes in each class.   Year 4 Presentation – 2:50pm – 3:10pm on Monday 29 […]

Year 3 are learning to play Recorder in Term 3!

Dear Year 3 Parents   Just a reminder to buy your child a Recorder in time for music lessons in Term 3 (Wednesdays and Thursdays).  These are available in the school uniform shop. They need to be clearly marked with your child's name and bought in for each music lesson.  We do have a class […]

Year 3 Camp Payment

Dear parents,   We are pleased to share that the cost of the Year 3 camp this year will be $200. This includes the cost of the facilities, security, buses and food. We kindly ask that payment be made by Friday the 22nd of February. Payment can be made by cash or cheque to DBIS […]

Year 3 Camp Update

Dear Parents,   Now that the Year 3 camp is only two weeks away we think it is timely to send out a few important reminders. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for your support so far in preparing your child for camp.    The cost of camp […]

Year 3 Camp Update

Dear parents,   As camp approaches we would like to add a few more important reminders.   Overnight bags: We kindly ask that your child knows what their bag looks like and that the bag is clearly labelled so that it is easily identifiable when we arrive at the camp.   Pyjamas: We kindly ask […]

Year 3 Creative Arts Morning- 15.05.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 3 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   I am delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 15.05.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 3 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 3 Creative Arts Morning- 20.03.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 3 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 20.03.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 3 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 3 End of Term Reminders – CHANGE OF DATE (Class Party and Shared lunch)

Dear parents,   As there are lots of events on this term, we would like to take the opportunity to remind you about a few important dates for Year 3.   We look forward to seeing you on Thursday June 20th for the Year 3 Open Morning and the Onwards and Upwards Ceremony.   On Thursday […]

Year 3 Forest School

Dear Parents,   We are pleased to inform you that this term each Year 3 class will have the opportunity to take part in Forest School.   Forest School is a fun, experiential and holistic way of learning. It is a learner centred, play based approach that enables children to develop essential personal skills and attitudes in a […]

Year 3 Music lessons in Term 3- Recorder Karate

  Dear Parents,   Year 3 Recorder Karate   In advance of the start of Term 3 we would like to inform you that students in Year 3 will be embarking on a new journey of learning to play the recorder. We will be using the ‘Recorder Karate’ series as a guide and exploring new […]

Year 3 Show DVD

Dear parents,   Thank you so much for your support of the Year 3 Show. We hope you enjoyed it. We are proud of what the students achieved in such a short time! Luckily the show has been captured on film so you can relive the excitement and share your child's achievements with other family […]

Year 3 Show DVD

Dear parents,   The show DVD sample has been checked and is ready to be ordered. Can you please send your payment to your class teacher by Friday 2nd May. A reminder DVDs are $100 and a HD Mepg File in USB Drive is $160. Please note that unfortunately we were not able to get photos added […]

Year 3 Show Information

Dear Parents,   We would like to kindly remind you that Year 3 Show will be on Wednesday 20th February. Refreshments will be avaiable in the Boardwalk Cafe from 5:15pm and the show will start at 6:00 pm. Please note that tickets will be sent home on Thursday the 31st, January and each family will receive 2 tickets. Closer […]

Year 3 Term 3 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents,   Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break. It’s hard to believe that the academic year is almost over but rest assured we have an exciting term ahead, packed full of exciting learning opportunities for your children so they can finish Year 3 on a high!   Please […]

Year 4 Camp Update

Dear all, Thank you for the fantastic response we have had so far from all those parents who have already completed and made payment for the Year 4 Camp. Please be reminded that the deadline to register your child with Dragonfly (https://reg.learnwithdragonfly.com/) is Friday 1st March and it would be extremely helpful if those outstanding registrations and […]

Year 4 Camp Update

Dear Parents,   With less than a month to go until our eagerly anticipated trip, the atmosphere in the classrooms is electric; discussions have taken place around friendships, responsibility, independence and we just can’t wait to join in with some fantastic, outdoor and adventurous, team-building activities!   Please find all information about the camp in […]

Year 4 Creative Arts Morning- 08.05.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 4 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   I am delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 08.05.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 4 students. As you will be aware from previous Creative Arts Mornings, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper and […]

Year 4 Creative Arts Morning- 08.05.2019

Dear Parents   A reminder that on Wednesday 08.05.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 4 students.  Your child’s regular school timetable will be collapsed during the morning from 8:35 am – 12:10 pm. The children are invited to come to school in their PE kits for the morning and stay in them […]

Year 4 Creative Arts Morning- 13.03.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 4 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   I am delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 13.03.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 4 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 4 End of Term Key Dates

Dear Parents,   As the end of the academic year is approaching, I wanted to share are a few key events taking place during the final weeks of term:   Tuesday 4th June – Year 4 & Nursery Buddy Time – We will be hosting the children from Nursery at the Primary campus and partaking […]

Year 4 Term 3 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents / Carers,   Welcome back, we hope you have had a restful and enjoyable Easter break.  Following all the excitement of camp and our Young Entrepreneur Arcade Fair at the end of last term, we’re very much looking forward to the learning opportunities ahead in Term 3.   Please follow this link – LINK – […]

Year 4 Trip – Nature Walks

 Dear Parents We are very excited to announce that we have arranged for the Year 4 children to have a fun educational experience, during an environmental walk through our local area in the next few weeks. We will be taking the school bus to the North Plaza, where we will go on a nature walk […]

Year 5 ‘Synergy in Science’ Trip to Disneyland

Dear Parents On Wednesday 8th May, we will be taking the Year 5 Students to Disneyland. The purpose of this trip is to give the children the opportunity to see live performances and gain a greater depth of understanding. During our Discovery Unit for the Year 5 Show, our conceptual lense is 'Relationships' and the […]

Year 5 & 6 Inter-House Sports Day

Dear Parents   Please find the link to information for the Year 5 & 6 Inter-House Sports Day.   Invitation to Year 5 & 6 Inter-House Sports Day at Tsing Yi Sports Ground on 9 April 2019 Year 5 & 6 Inter-House Sports Day Field Events Year 5 & 6 Inter-House Sports Day Schedule   Kind regards Winnie Yeung Sports & […]

Year 5 Camp Information

Dear Parents,   With less than a month to go until our eagerly anticipated Year 5 Camp to Treasure Island, Pui O, the atmosphere in the classrooms is electric; discussions have taken place around friendships, responsibility, independence and we just can’t wait to join in with some fantastic, outdoor and adventurous, team-building activities!   Please […]

Year 5 Camp Jot Form

Dear Year 5 Parents,    Please find a link to the Year 5 Camp Jotform – LINK.   We need you all to complete this form for your child at your earliest convenience. On the form, you'll also find many useful links to the Treasure Island website for registration, camp packing list and also the presentation from […]

Year 5 Camp Next Week

Dear Year 5 Parents,   As you know, our Year 5 Camp to Treasure Island, Pui O, is fast approaching next week. Below is some important information for you about logistics and timings of the week:  On Monday, the children will be informed of who their Camp Leaders are for the trip. This is important […]

Year 5 Camp Parent Information Evening 25.02.19

Dear Year 5 Parents,   I am writing to remind you about our Year 5 Camp parents information evening, on Monday 25th February 2019. The information evening will take place at 6pm – 6.30pm, in the Globe – there will be refreshments in the school cafeteria from 5.30pm onwards.  Michael Baird, from Treasure Island, and […]

Year 5 Camp Registration

Dear Year 5 Parents,      Our Year 5 school camp is approaching on the 10TH of April 2019 and here is some information that you may find useful, all available on the TIG website: www.treasureislandhk.com   Registration – Medical & Dietary info In order to provide an excellent camp for every student and ensure that […]

Year 5 Creative Arts Morning- 06.03.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 5 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   I am delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 06.03.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 5 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 5 Onwards and Upwards Change of Time

Dear Year 5 Parents,    Due to clashes in our calendar, The Year 5 Onwards and Upwards Ceremony will now take place a little earlier at 8am on Tuesday 18th June. Please arrive a few minutes before 8am, outside your child's classroom, ready to be welcomed in by your child and child's class teacher. The […]

Year 5 Open Morning

Dear Year 5 Parents,    Just a reminder about our Year 5 Open Morning next Tuesday 26th March. Your child's classroom will be open on this day from 8am to 8:45am for you to pop in and look at and discuss your child's learning with them and their class teacher.    We look forward to seeing you […]

Year 5 Shared Lunch 26.06.19

Dear Children and Parents,    To celebrate the end of Term 3 and this academic year, students are invited to attend our Year 5 Shared Lunch on Wednesday 26th June 2019.   Student are invited to bring in a plate of food to share with their classmates. In order to avoid food waste, please can […]

Year 5 Show – Early Years

Year 5 Show 'Interstellar' 30th May 2019 Dear Parents We are delighted to let you know the Early Years children have been invited by our Year 5 students to watch their fabulous show ‘Interstellar’ on Thursday 6th June 2019. The performance will begin at 9:15 am and to support us, all Early Years children must […]

Year 5 Show – Important Information

Dear Year 5 Parents,   I am writing to inform you about the organisation of this year's Year 5 Show. Please find below a list of details and information for your convenience and peace of mind. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at rashcroft@dbis.edu.hk or come and speak with […]

Year 5 Show Parent Volunteers Needed

Dear Year 5 Parents,    This morning, we had a meeting for parents who are available to volunteer their time to help out with the Year 5 Show – thank you to those of you who attended. However, we had very small numbers and do need more support with the following areas please: makeup, props, staging and costumes.  […]

Year 5 Summer Reading List

Dear Prospective Year 5 Parents and Students,    When your child met with their new class teacher on Friday of last week, we discussed with them our Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge is to select at least one book from the list provided and read it! Read it front to back, back to front and inside out, […]

Year 5 Term 3 Welcome Letter

29th April 2019 – Year 5 Term 3 Parent Welcome Letter   Dear Year 5 Parents,   We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter holiday. We are now entering our final term of Year 5 and though it is incredible how quickly the last two terms have passed, we certainly have many […]

Year 6 Creative Arts Morning- 10.04.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 6 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 10.04.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 6 students.   The Y6 Creative Arts Morning will be continuing with the theme of ‘Wizard’; exploring a mix of the popular musical shows ‘The […]

Year 6 Creative Arts Morning- 27.02.2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 6 ‘Wizard’   Dear Parents   I am delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 27.02.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 6 students. As you will be aware from a previous Creative Arts Morning, the aim is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper […]

Year 6 Leavers Assembly and Year 6 Graduation Information

Dear Parents, We are delighted to invite you to two very exciting events for the Year 6 students; the Year 6 Leavers Assembly and the Year 6 Graduation. Both of which will be very proud moments for the students as they say goodbye to Primary and hello to Secondary. The events are both on Friday […]

Year 6 Open Morning

Dear parents,   We warmly invite you to attend our Year 6 Open Morning on Friday 12th April at 8:30 am – 9:00 am.    This will be a fantastic opportunity to highlight the work the students have been completing across the curriculum but particuarly in Discovery and their final project – an interactive ecosystem.     We hope as many […]

Year 6 Residential 2019-20

Dear Parents, As you may know, Year 6 has an established tradition of hosting an overseas residential during the course of the year, marking the end of Primary Years and promoting the independence we strive for as the year comes to an end and they transition in to Year 7. This has traditionally been a […]

Year 6 Shared Lunch

Dear Parents, To celebrate the end of term we will be having our shared lunch on Tuesday 25th June. The students can bring their own clothes to change into at lunch time on this day if they wish to.  On the day of the shared lunch, please ensure plastic containers are clearly labelled with your […]

Year 6 STEAM Fair

Dear Parents,   We would like to inform you about the next exciting event in Year 6, the Year 6 STEAM Fair.    Over the next 3 weeks, the students across Year 6 will have the opportunity to think like a scientist, an engineer and a mathmetician. They will have the opportunity to bring their critical thinking […]

Year 6 Term 3 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents,   Welcome back, we hope you had restful and enjoyable Easter break. Term 3 promises to be an eventful term. With only one term of the school year left, we are very excited about all the learning and events coming up.   Please follow this link – LINK – to the Parent Curriculum Overview which […]

Year 6 Transition Day

Dear Parents,   On Monday 8th April, Year 6 students will be taking part in their initial transition day in to Year 7. The students will not come up to the Year 6 classrooms for registration but will instead meet Mr. Mike Waller outside the Globe at 8:25 am with their bags ready to start the […]

Year 6 Transition Day

Dear parents,   On Thursday 23rd May, Year 6 will have their second tranisition day in to Year 7. They will spend the day getting to know teachers from secondary as well as experiencing new subjects and subject content.  Year 6 students will meet outside The Globe at 8:25 am and will have break and […]

Year 7 reports – updated date

Dear Parents/Guardians,   The third report of the year for Year 7 students will be made available to you this Thursday afternoon on the Parent Portal. These reports are based on our new structure and are designed to give you much greater information about your child than you have received in the past. Attached HERE […]

Year 7 Trip

Dear Parents, As part of your child’s humanities course they have recently been studying the topic ‘Sustainability’. In order to consolidate and enrich their understanding of the topic, DBIS are proudly joining together with Ark Eden to plant native trees in Mui Wo.  This unique experience will allow participants help regenerate the forests in our surrounding […]

Year 7 Twitter

Dear all Year 7 Parents,   Welcome back to Term Three.   We hope you had, what may seem like an age ago, an enjoyable Easter break.    Year 7 students had a great start to the Term with Book Week running throughout last week where students were challenged to 'STOP, DROP and READ' throughout […]

Year 7, 8 and 9 Reports

Dear Parents/Guardians,   I am writing to share further information with you on how to interpret the new levels that are viewed on your school reports.   The attached document HERE provides details on the sorts of trends and patterns we look to identify as well as the levels that most students will attain over […]

Year End Details

Dear Parents/Guardians, With the finish of the term arriving quickly, I am writing to let you know that the Secondary School will finish for the year at 12.45 on Friday, June 28th.    On that day, students will attend regular lessons Period 1-3 and have an extended tutor time during Period 4. Lunch will not […]

(I)GCSE and A level exams timetable summer 2019

24/04/2019

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

02/05/2019

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 […]

A Level Option Selection

19/02/2019

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

03/04/2019

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

13/03/2019

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 […]

Battle of the Bands

27/05/2019

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 […]

Book donations for the DBIS International Food Fair Book Stall

19/02/2019

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

24/04/2019

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

29/03/2019

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

08/04/2019

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

08/04/2019

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

12/06/2019

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

12/06/2019

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!

04/03/2019

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

04/03/2019

“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

27/05/2019

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

02/06/2019

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

27/05/2019

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

28/05/2019

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

07/03/2019

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

07/03/2019

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

Charity Football Match | DBIS Staff vs DC Staff

08/03/2019

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

28/03/2019

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

22/03/2019

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

29/03/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

17/05/2019

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

04/06/2019

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 Week

13/06/2019

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 […]

DBIS and DC joint Choral Concert

04/03/2019

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

25/03/2019

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

14/03/2019

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 Helpdesk Portal and IT Support

04/03/2019

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