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Term 1 ECAs sign-up has closed. Confirmation will be made available for viewing via CHQ after school on 28 August. Term 1 ECAs run from 2 September to 6 December 2019 with mid-break 7-11 October. Please check the ECA Overview for starting date of your activities as some will start in Term 1.2 on 14 […]

9th Annual After School and Wellness Fair

Saturday 24 August 2019 9-12, at ZAKS restaurant

A Level Information Evening – Additional Meeting

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

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

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

DB Pirates Netball kicks off this week

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

DBIS Golf Program

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

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

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

DBIS School Photos 2019

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

Dream Sport Academy Basketball Open Days Tryout @ DBIS – 2019

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

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 1

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

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 1

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

EY1 Meet the Teacher Evening

Dear Parents and Carers,

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

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

Kind regards,

The EY1 Team

EY1 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

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

EY2 Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents

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

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

EY2 Welcome letter

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

Football with Tekkerz at DBIS

Dear Parents For more information, please click Tekkerz Term 1

Head of Performance and Creative Arts: Welcome Letter

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

Instrumental Lessons Term 1: 2019-2020

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

Introduction Letter – Mónica Zapater

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

KCC Cricket Fun Day 24 August 2019

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

Key Dates for The Year – Year 11

Dear Parents, Below are the key dates for the Year Group in terms of events, reports & Parent Meetings.   Parent Forum, Preparing for IGCSE Exams – 03/09/2019, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Globe Week Without Walls Parent Information Evening – 25/09/2019, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Venue TBC Year 11 Parents Evening – 03/10/2019, 4pm-7.30pm , Globe Year 11 Short Report 1 […]

Key Dates for Year 10

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

Key dates for Year 8

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

Meet the Teacher

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

Mr Welcomme- Year 7 Music

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

New Families Welcome Information

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

New Secondary English Teacher Introduction

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

New Secondary Students Parent Morning

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

New Teacher Profile – Wendy Thomson

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

NUT FREE SCHOOL

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

Optional Parent Teacher Conversations

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

Primary Parent Welcome Letter

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

Reception Welcome Evening Thursday 5th September 2019 from 5.30pm

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

RWI Parent Information Letter  

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

Scholastic Book Club schedule 2019-20

Dear Parents

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

Secondary School Support and Expectations for the Academic Year ahead

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

Senior School book lists

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

Special Bus Service After School for DBIS Students

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

Tetra Pak Collection

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

The Parent / Guardian Information Evening

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

Welcome Back – From Year 11 YGL

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

Welcome to Year 7

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

Y3 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 3 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) 2987 […]

Y4 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 4 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) 2987 […]

Y5 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 5 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary   Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) […]

Y6 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 6 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) 2987 […]

Y9 Tutor Welcome Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian,  Welcome to the new school year at Discovery Bay International School. I hope that you were able to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.  I would like to introduce myself as your child’s tutor in Year 9 Typhoon. This year is my second at DBIS as Head of Chinese(Whole School). Prior to […]

Year 10 Welcome back Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians, It has been great to welcome back my year group and to see so many enthusiastic learners enjoying their classes.  The first week back has been excellent with everyone engaging in their lessons and studying hard. I am looking forward to a superb year as we have so many opportunities that will both […]

Year 11 Parent Forum – Preparing for IGCSE Exams

Dear Parents,   There will be a Parent Forum for Year 11 Parents on 3rd September from 6.30pm-7.30pm in The Globe.  This forum will give you information & support about IGCSE Exams & an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.   Thank you Emma Cerrone Year 11, YGL

Year 12 and 13 Key Dates

Dear parents/Guardians, As we strive for excellence and aim to improve our communication, we have provided key dates for the upcoming academic year: Term 1 Year 12 transition reports 26/9/2019 Year 13 short reports 17/10/2019 Year 12 short reports 7/11/2019 Year 13 short reports 11/12/2019 Term 2 Year 12 and 13 Mock Exam reports 23/1/2020 […]

Year 3 Meet the Teacher Information

Dera parents, It was lovely to see some of you at the Meet the Teacher sessions today. For those of you who were unable to attend, I have attached todays presentation for your reference. We look forward to getting to know all of you more over the course of the year. As always, please do […]

Year 3 Recorder Karate in Music

Dear Year 3 Parents, Year 3 Recorder Karate Welcome back everybody! We would like to inform you that students in Year 3 will start the year embarking on a new journey of learning to play the recorder. We will be using the ‘Recorder Karate’ series as a guide. We will be linking the pieces we […]

Year 3 Term 1 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents Welcome to Year 3!  We are very pleased to welcome you and your children to Year 3.  We are looking forward to what will undoubtedly be an exciting and rewarding year for us all.   Parent Meetings We would like to invite you to our meet the teacher morning at 8:45 am or […]

Year 4 ‘Meet the Teacher’

Dear Parents, Please find the link to our ‘Meet the Teacher’ presentation attached here.  Thank you all for attending and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.   Kind regards,   Year 4 Team    

Year 4 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents,

We are very pleased to welcome you and your children to Year 4. We hope you had an enjoyable summer and that you, like us, are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding year for us all. We are also very much looking forward to meeting with you all in the next couple of weeks.

Year 5 2019-20 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents, Welcome to the first term of Year 5. May we begin with an introduction to the team; Rachel Ashcroft is the Year Group Leader, who will be responsible for the leadership and coordination of the entire year group. Rachel has worked at DBIS for the last five years and this is her fourth […]

Year 5 Creative Arts Morning 04.09.19 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme

Creative Arts Morning – Year 5 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme Dear Parents, We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 04.09.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 5 students. The aim of the Creative Arts Mornings is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper and more discrete exposure […]

Year 6 Creative Arts Morning 28.08.19 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme

Creative Arts Morning – Year 6 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme Dear Parents, We are delighted to inform you that next Wednesday 28.08.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 6 students. The aim of the Creative Arts Mornings is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper and more discrete exposure […]

Year 6 Meet the Teacher Information

Please find attached, the information from today’s Year 6 Meet the Teacher presentation.

Year 6 Parent Welcome Letter

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6!  We hope you had an enjoyable summer and that you are ready for the year ahead.  We are very much looking forward to meeting with you all in the next couple of weeks.

Year 7 – Key Dates

Dear Parents, Please find below some key dates for the term ahead: Key Dates There are been some minor changes and amendments to the key dates for the year ahead, please refer to the parent calendar for details. Those directly affecting the year group during the coming term are: Y7 Transition Reports: 26/9/19 Y7 Reports: […]

Year 7 Meet the tutor evening

Dear parents, Year 7 have had a busy week settling into their new routines and environment. It’s been pleasing to see so many smiling faces and also reassuring to hear them approach staff confidently when they’ve had a query or concern. There have been numerous positive comments from colleagues across the school regarding the polite, [...]

Year 8 Newsletter

Year 8 Welcome Letter   Dear Parents,    Welcome back everyone! I trust that over the summer break you all got to spend precious time with your families and loved ones, had lots of fun creating memories for years to come and most importantly, got the chance to relax after a hectic first year in […]

23/08/2019

Term 1 ECAs sign-up has closed. Confirmation will be made available for viewing via CHQ after school on 28 August. Term 1 ECAs run from 2 September to 6 December 2019 with mid-break 7-11 October. Please check the ECA Overview for starting date of your activities as some will start in Term 1.2 on 14 […]

9th Annual After School and Wellness Fair

23/08/2019

Saturday 24 August 2019 9-12, at ZAKS restaurant

A Level Information Evening – Additional Meeting

23/08/2019

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

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

21/08/2019

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

DB Pirates Netball kicks off this week

21/08/2019

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

DBIS Golf Program

19/08/2019

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

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

21/08/2019

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

DBIS School Photos 2019

21/08/2019

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

Dream Sport Academy Basketball Open Days Tryout @ DBIS – 2019

23/08/2019

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

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 1

09/08/2019

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

Extracurricular Activities 2019-20 Term 1

10/08/2019

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

EY1 Meet the Teacher Evening

20/08/2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

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

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

Kind regards,

The EY1 Team

EY1 Welcome Letter

13/08/2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

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

EY2 Parent Teacher Conferences

22/08/2019

Dear Parents

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

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

EY2 Welcome letter

13/08/2019

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

Football with Tekkerz at DBIS

21/08/2019

Dear Parents For more information, please click Tekkerz Term 1

Head of Performance and Creative Arts: Welcome Letter

24/08/2019

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

Instrumental Lessons Term 1: 2019-2020

16/08/2019

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

Introduction Letter – Mónica Zapater

23/08/2019

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

KCC Cricket Fun Day 24 August 2019

19/08/2019

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

Key Dates for The Year – Year 11

23/08/2019

Dear Parents, Below are the key dates for the Year Group in terms of events, reports & Parent Meetings.   Parent Forum, Preparing for IGCSE Exams – 03/09/2019, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Globe Week Without Walls Parent Information Evening – 25/09/2019, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Venue TBC Year 11 Parents Evening – 03/10/2019, 4pm-7.30pm , Globe Year 11 Short Report 1 […]

Key Dates for Year 10

23/08/2019

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

Key dates for Year 8

23/08/2019

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

Meet the Teacher

19/08/2019

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

Mr Welcomme- Year 7 Music

23/08/2019

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

New Families Welcome Information

14/08/2019

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

New Secondary English Teacher Introduction

23/08/2019

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

New Secondary Students Parent Morning

23/08/2019

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

New Teacher Profile – Wendy Thomson

23/08/2019

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

NUT FREE SCHOOL

10/08/2019

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

Optional Parent Teacher Conversations

20/08/2019

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

Primary Parent Welcome Letter

11/08/2019

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

Reception Welcome Evening Thursday 5th September 2019 from 5.30pm

15/08/2019

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

RWI Parent Information Letter  

19/08/2019

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

Scholastic Book Club schedule 2019-20

12/08/2019

Dear Parents

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

Secondary School Support and Expectations for the Academic Year ahead

15/08/2019

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

Senior School book lists

23/08/2019

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

Special Bus Service After School for DBIS Students

15/08/2019

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

Tetra Pak Collection

14/08/2019

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

The Parent / Guardian Information Evening

23/08/2019

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

Welcome Back – From Year 11 YGL

23/08/2019

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

Welcome to Year 7

15/08/2019

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

Y3 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

23/08/2019

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 3 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) 2987 […]

Y4 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

23/08/2019

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 4 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) 2987 […]

Y5 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

23/08/2019

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 5 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary   Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) […]

Y6 Parent Overview T1 2019-20

23/08/2019

Dear Parents,   Please find the Year 6 Parent Overview for Term 1.   We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting learning opportunities your children will experience during this Term.   Best wishes,   Anna Lees   Anna Lees Deputy Head of Primary Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay, Hong Kong           Tel: (852) 2987 […]

Y9 Tutor Welcome Letter

23/08/2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,  Welcome to the new school year at Discovery Bay International School. I hope that you were able to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.  I would like to introduce myself as your child’s tutor in Year 9 Typhoon. This year is my second at DBIS as Head of Chinese(Whole School). Prior to […]

Year 10 Welcome back Letter

23/08/2019

Dear Parents/Guardians, It has been great to welcome back my year group and to see so many enthusiastic learners enjoying their classes.  The first week back has been excellent with everyone engaging in their lessons and studying hard. I am looking forward to a superb year as we have so many opportunities that will both […]

Year 11 Parent Forum – Preparing for IGCSE Exams

23/08/2019

Dear Parents,   There will be a Parent Forum for Year 11 Parents on 3rd September from 6.30pm-7.30pm in The Globe.  This forum will give you information & support about IGCSE Exams & an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.   Thank you Emma Cerrone Year 11, YGL

Year 12 and 13 Key Dates

23/08/2019

Dear parents/Guardians, As we strive for excellence and aim to improve our communication, we have provided key dates for the upcoming academic year: Term 1 Year 12 transition reports 26/9/2019 Year 13 short reports 17/10/2019 Year 12 short reports 7/11/2019 Year 13 short reports 11/12/2019 Term 2 Year 12 and 13 Mock Exam reports 23/1/2020 […]

Year 3 Meet the Teacher Information

19/08/2019

Dera parents, It was lovely to see some of you at the Meet the Teacher sessions today. For those of you who were unable to attend, I have attached todays presentation for your reference. We look forward to getting to know all of you more over the course of the year. As always, please do […]

Year 3 Recorder Karate in Music

15/08/2019

Dear Year 3 Parents, Year 3 Recorder Karate Welcome back everybody! We would like to inform you that students in Year 3 will start the year embarking on a new journey of learning to play the recorder. We will be using the ‘Recorder Karate’ series as a guide. We will be linking the pieces we […]

Year 3 Term 1 Welcome Letter

14/08/2019

Dear Parents Welcome to Year 3!  We are very pleased to welcome you and your children to Year 3.  We are looking forward to what will undoubtedly be an exciting and rewarding year for us all.   Parent Meetings We would like to invite you to our meet the teacher morning at 8:45 am or […]

Year 4 ‘Meet the Teacher’

19/08/2019

Dear Parents, Please find the link to our ‘Meet the Teacher’ presentation attached here.  Thank you all for attending and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.   Kind regards,   Year 4 Team    

Year 4 Welcome Letter

14/08/2019

Dear Parents,

We are very pleased to welcome you and your children to Year 4. We hope you had an enjoyable summer and that you, like us, are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding year for us all. We are also very much looking forward to meeting with you all in the next couple of weeks.

Year 5 2019-20 Welcome Letter

14/08/2019

Dear Parents, Welcome to the first term of Year 5. May we begin with an introduction to the team; Rachel Ashcroft is the Year Group Leader, who will be responsible for the leadership and coordination of the entire year group. Rachel has worked at DBIS for the last five years and this is her fourth […]

Year 5 Creative Arts Morning 04.09.19 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme

21/08/2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 5 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme Dear Parents, We are delighted to inform you that on Wednesday 04.09.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 5 students. The aim of the Creative Arts Mornings is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper and more discrete exposure […]

Year 6 Creative Arts Morning 28.08.19 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme

21/08/2019

Creative Arts Morning – Year 6 ‘The Greatest Showman’ overarching theme Dear Parents, We are delighted to inform you that next Wednesday 28.08.19, we will be running a Creative Arts Morning with Year 6 students. The aim of the Creative Arts Mornings is to allow the children to cultivate a deeper and more discrete exposure […]

Year 6 Meet the Teacher Information

19/08/2019

Please find attached, the information from today’s Year 6 Meet the Teacher presentation.

Year 6 Parent Welcome Letter

14/08/2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6!  We hope you had an enjoyable summer and that you are ready for the year ahead.  We are very much looking forward to meeting with you all in the next couple of weeks.

Year 7 – Key Dates

23/08/2019

Dear Parents, Please find below some key dates for the term ahead: Key Dates There are been some minor changes and amendments to the key dates for the year ahead, please refer to the parent calendar for details. Those directly affecting the year group during the coming term are: Y7 Transition Reports: 26/9/19 Y7 Reports: […]

Year 7 Meet the tutor evening

23/08/2019

Dear parents, Year 7 have had a busy week settling into their new routines and environment. It’s been pleasing to see so many smiling faces and also reassuring to hear them approach staff confidently when they’ve had a query or concern. There have been numerous positive comments from colleagues across the school regarding the polite, [...]

Year 8 Newsletter

23/08/2019

Year 8 Welcome Letter   Dear Parents,    Welcome back everyone! I trust that over the summer break you all got to spend precious time with your families and loved ones, had lots of fun creating memories for years to come and most importantly, got the chance to relax after a hectic first year in […]

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