School Resumption Schedules

The Nursery School Day:

Our Nursery school day will run in the mornings. Please see the link below for each class’s individual timetable. On your child’s PE day please ensure that they are wearing appropriate uniform. Please continue to keep a spare set of uniform, underwear and socks clearly labelled with your child’s name in their school bag in case of accidents or exuberant water play. In Forest School, we will be adding water to the provision, so please could your child bring a pair of labelled rain boots to school ready for our weekly sessions. Due to the nature of our extended school morning for all students and with the consideration of time for lunch and rest time (stipulated by the EDB) for our Nursery students, there will be no online element in the afternoons. If you feel your child will benefit from any additional material at home please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Nursery Daily Routine & Timetable Term 3 2021

Nursery Drop-Off and Pick Up Times:

To support social distancing and reduce congregation in shared areas, classroom doors will open for drop-off between 8:20am-8:30am. Likewise, at the end of the Nursery day, the gates will be open to collect your child between 12:30-12:45pm. Once your child has been collected we kindly ask that you leave the campus swiftly to avoid overcrowding.

Morning Tea (Snack):

During our Outdoor Experiences between 10am-10:45am classes will be on a 15 minute rotation of eating their Morning Tea in the hall. We will be providing fresh fruit & vegetables alongside a choice of a breadstick, cracker or rice cake. If you would like to bring in a small additional snack for your child please bring it in a container clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. If you choose to bring in an additional snack please place the container in the boxes provided at the start of the school day. You can also collect the container from the same box at the end of the day. If children are hungry later in the morning there will be opportunities for a breadstick or cracker. We therefore kindly ask that any additional snack is a small snack that children can eat within the designated time. Please also be aware that we are a Nut Aware school and we kindly ask that no products containing nuts are brought onto the school premises. 

Education Bureau (EDB) and Centre for Health Protection (CHP) regulations:

To ensure the safety of the Nursery children and the Nursery Team we will continue to align with the policies from the EDB and CHP. Therefore it is essential that all children at school wear masks at all times on campus (other than designated snacks or drinking water). We kindly request that all masks are clearly labelled with your child’s name and spare masks are kept in their school bag. Your child’s temperature is to be taken and recorded prior to school arrival. The temperature card will be checked on the gate as you enter the EY campus and adults and children’s temperatures will be taken at the gate as you enter. We will continue to support children with washing and sanitizing their hands throughout the school day.

Parent Communication:

Please continue to regularly visit the DBIS Parent Hub and read the school bulletins, as important information and Nursery updates will be posted here. We continue to hold our ‘open-door’ policy, so please do not hesitate to get in contact. Should you wish to discuss your child’s learning or any sensitive issues in greater detail, please contact your child’s class teacher via the messaging function on the Seesaw Family App.

The Nursery Team

Ms Brislen & Mrs Hepper, Ms McIntosh & Ms Fuchs,

Mrs Hill & Ms Gina, Mrs McCarthy, Ms Hyde & Ms Jackie

The Reception School Day:

Our Reception school day will run in the mornings from 8:30am-12:45pm. Please see the link below for each class’s individual timetable. On your child’s PE day please ensure that they are wearing the appropriate uniform. In Forest School, we will be adding water to the provision, so please could your child bring a pair of labelled rain boots to school ready for our sessions. Please continue to keep a spare set of uniform, underwear and socks clearly labeled with your child’s name in their school bag in case of accidents or exuberant water play. 

Term 3 Timetables Reception

Due to the nature of our extended school morning for all students and with the consideration of time for lunch, our children will have the option of an optional online activity during the afternoon. This will include an extra PE session, story time, Mandarin, a bi-weekly Music session and Assembly which will now take place on a Friday. The afternoon activity will be linked to the virtual classroom on Seesaw which will be uploaded on Sunday 11th April at 5pm.

Reception Drop-Off and Pick Up Times:

To support social distancing and reduced congregation in shared areas, classroom doors will open for drop-off between 8:20am-8:30am. Likewise at the end of the day, the gates will be open to collect your children between 12:30-12:45pm. Once your child has been collected we kindly ask that you leave the campus swiftly to avoid overcrowding.

Morning Tea (Snack):

During our Outdoor Experiences, Reception classes will be on a 15 minute rotation to eat their Morning Tea in the hall. We will be providing fresh fruit & vegetables alongside a choice of a breadstick, cracker or rice cake. If you would like to bring in a small additional snack for your child please bring it in a container clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. If you choose to bring in an additional snack please place the container in the boxes provided outside your child’s classroom at the start of the school day. You can also collect the container from the same box at the end of the day. If children are hungry later in the morning there will be opportunities for a breadstick or cracker. We therefore kindly ask that any additional snack brought in, is a small snack that children can eat within the designated time. Please also be aware that we are a ‘Nut Aware’ school and we kindly ask that no products containing nuts are brought onto the school premises. 

Education Bureau (EDB) and Centre for Health Protection (CHP) regulations:

To ensure the safety of the Reception children and the Reception Team, we will continue to align with the policies from the EDB and CHP. Therefore, it is essential that all children at school wear masks at all times on campus (other than designated snacks or drinking water). We kindly request that all masks are clearly labeled with your child’s name and spare masks are kept in their school bag. Your child’s temperature is to be taken and recorded prior to school arrival. Temperature card will be checked on the gate as you enter the EY campus and adults and children temperatures will be taken at the gate as you enter. We will continue to support children with washing and sanitizing their hands throughout the school day.

Parent Communication:

We continue to hold our ‘open door’ policy, so please do not hesitate to get in contact. Should you wish to discuss your child’s learning or any sensitive issues in greater detail, please contact your child’s class teacher via the messaging function on Seesaw.

The DBIS Parent Hub will continue to be updated with school bulletins and you will find all important Reception information and updates there.

Team Reception,

Charlotte Phillips, Emma Chambers, Helen Reid and Chloe Foster

EY1 Timetables:

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The classrooms will open from 8:05am and lessons will begin at 8:15am each morning. The doors will then open for dismissal from 12:50pm, with all children being collected by 1:00pm. This is to help stagger the children arriving and leaving school. 

As the children will be in school for five hours each day, we kindly ask them to bring in two small snacks, in separate containers. The second snack break will be shorter than the first so we ask that this is reflected in the size of the snack provided. 

Each afternoon, when the children arrive back at home, there will be an optional learning opportunity available to them on Seesaw, as shown on the timetables above. 

Term 3 Learning:

Discovery:

Our Discovery Unit this term is Healthy Happy Humans based around making daily balanced choices to promote a healthy lifestyle. Students will understand:

  • The connection between daily habits, routines and health, 
  • Why we need to make balanced choices
  • Consequences of our choices
  • The Process food goes through before it is consumed

Maths:

  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Position and direction
  • Place value (within 100)
  • Money
  • Time 

Writing:

We will begin the term by continuing with our Narrative Talk for Writing programme, focusing on the story of the Three Little Pigs. We will then explore Poetry. Later in the term we will write recounts. 

Reading:

Guided Reading will now take place in the classroom and two seen reading books will come home each week. One unseen reader will also come home on your child’s allocated day. Please return reading books to school the following day. 

School Uniform – No hat no play

A friendly reminder that all children need to bring their own DBIS named hat in every day. Please ensure your child is wearing the appropriate and correct uniform to school each day. Students with longer hair are requested to tie it back for health and safety reasons.  

Key Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 19th May – Public Holiday (Buddha’s Birthday)

Monday 14th June – Public Holiday (Dragon Boat Festival) 

Friday 25th June – End of Term

 

If you have any queries or questions about any of the above, please do come and ask your child’s class teacher. 

 

The EY1 Team

Gina Clothier, Emma McCartan, Radhika Gidwani and Laura Bell

EY2 Timetables:

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The classrooms will open from 8:05am and lessons will begin at 8:15am each morning. The doors will then open for dismissal from 12:50pm, with all children being collected by 1:00pm. This is to help stagger the children arriving and leaving school. Some Primary P.E. lessons will be taking place on the netball court until 1:00pm so we kindly ask you to avoid the court if a lesson is taking place when you collect your child from their classroom.

As the children will be in school for five hours each day, we kindly ask them to bring in two small snacks, in separate containers which they will have the opportunity to eat throughout the morning. 

Each afternoon, when the children arrive back at home, there will be an optional learning opportunity available to them on Seesaw, as shown on the timetables above. 

 

Spelling & Maths Homework

Homework will begin again on Monday 12th April. Spelling lists, Reading books and Manga High homework will continue as in previous terms.

The children have been recently assessed on some ‘Common Exception Word’ spellings. These are frequently used words that do not follow spelling patterns, which they will be learning to spell next term. There will be a video on Seesaw to further explain this term’s spellings, which will be available to watch from Monday 12th April.

 

Year 2 Onwards & Upwards Ceremony – Week beginning 21st June

We will have our Onwards & Upwards Ceremony during this week, to celebrate the children’s achievements throughout this year. Further details will be communicated later in the term.

 

This Term’s Learning:

Discovery:

Our Discovery Unit this term is  ‘Let’s Celebrate.’ This unit focuses on the concepts of ‘beliefs and values.’ Within this unit the children will explore a variety of celebrations from around the world and from different times in history. They will learn why celebrations take place and how they are important to different communities. The children will be able to share their own family’s traditions, beliefs and values.

 

Maths:

-Measures: mass, capacity, temperature & length

-Division

-Addition & Subtraction – focussing mainly on subtraction this term

 

Writing:

We will begin the term by exploring Poetry. We will practise reading poetry aloud with confidence and expression and will then write our own poems.

Later in the term, we will also be writing narratives that will be based on celebrations.

 

Reading :

We will be focussing on practising reading aloud with fluency, intonation and confidence as well as learning to navigate non-fiction texts to locate information.

 

No hat no play

A friendly reminder that all children need to bring their own DBIS named hat in every day.

 

Key Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 19th May – Public Holiday (Buddha’s Birthday)

Monday 14th June – Public Holiday (Dragon Boat Festival) 

Friday 25th June – End of Term

 

If you have any queries or questions about any of the above, please do come and ask your child’s class teacher. 

 

The Year 2 Team

Emily Sharman, Jane Broderick, Lyndsey Coote and Merridy Smits

Primary School Opening Hours – Term 3, 12th April 2021

We have designed a timetable that will ensure the children complete the great majority of their learning in school. The school day will run from 8:15am and finish at 1pm. The children will go home for lunch and each afternoon there will be a learning opportunity for the children to complete (please see the timetable below). Please refer to the Primary Timetables page for your child’s individual class timetables as communicated by their Year Group Leader.

8:05 - 8:15am
8:15 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:50pm
12:50 - 1pm
1 - 2pm
Welcome time
Learning block 1
Break and snack time
Learning block 2
Hometime
Lunchtime and end of the school day

Staggered entry and exit to school

In order to ensure adequate social distancing and to avoid large gatherings, we will be welcoming the children into school between 8:05am and 8:15am.

Y3TS and Y3AR children should enter school by the EY1 gate next to the pagoda. All other Primary children should enter by the main gate.  Please remember to complete your child’s temperature record before coming to school in the morning, which will be checked at the gate.

At the end of the school morning, children in Y3TS and Y3AR will leave via the EY1 gate. All other students will leave through the main gate. We will no longer be using the back gate for Year 6 students as this gate will now be used by secondary students leaving at the same time.

The EDB requires that we avoid all group gatherings in order to open the school safely, we therefore ask all parents to avoid congregating in groups at these times and to leave the campus as quickly as possible. In order to open, the school must adhere to rigorous guidelines in terms of when the campus can be open, we therefore ask that families do not remain on campus when the school day ends at 1pm.

Tung Chung Bus

The Tung Chung bus will arrive at 8:15am at the main campus and leave school at 1pm. A detailed timetable will be communicated to families by Rose Ting.

Maximising the children’s learning time in school

With lessons starting earlier and moving lunchtime to 1pm, we are able to ensure the great majority of learning takes place when the children are in school. Weekly assemblies will continue to take place in the afternoon as well as a weekly Mandarin activity which will be posted online. Class teachers will also provide an optional afternoon activity on the remaining 3 days which is specified on your child’s class timetable.

Snacks

We recognise this extended morning may initially be challenging for the children who are used to eating lunch earlier. With this in mind, we will be providing the children with two opportunities to eat a small snack. EDB regulations specify that children are not allowed to eat lunch in school, therefore please ensure your child has two easy to eat, healthy snacks to keep them going throughout the morning. We suggest these are separately packaged and labeled for the children.

Keeping children and staff safe

Now that we are allowed to welcome all the children back into school at the same time, the health and safety of our children and staff remains our biggest priority. As a result, we will be avoiding mixing children across classes unnecessarily. This will mean that mixed class groups such as RWI and Maths Enrichment groups will be suspended and these programs will be supported in class.

It remains extremely important that children continue to wear masks whenever they are in school, this includes on the way to and leaving school. Please support this message at home and ensure your child’s mask is securely fitted to cover their nose and mouth. We will be supporting the children in sanitizing their hands regularly and ensuring classrooms are well ventilated at all times.

Susan Walter

Head of Primary

Secondary School Opening Hours – Term 3, Monday 12th April 2021

We are aiming to bring in all Secondary students for an extended morning, each day. Consequently, every lesson will be delivered through face to face provision and we will not therefore require any lessons to be administered through our online platform; Google Classroom.

To accommodate this, there are however some adjustments to our day. Each lesson will now run for a duration of 50 minutes, with 10 minute intervals. The day commencing promptly at 08:00 am and finishing at 12:50, with students being able to arrive at school from 7:45 am. The schedule is detailed below for your reference.

 
Timing
*Tutor Time
N/A
Lesson 1
08:00 – 08:50
Lesson 2
09:00 – 09:50
Lesson 3
10:00 – 10:50
Lesson 4
11:00 – 11:50
Lesson 5
12:00 – 12:50
**Lunch
N/A

I would like to draw your attention to two key implications:

  • Tutor Time arrangements/Year Group Assemblies
  • Lunch and snack arrangements

*Tutor time arrangements/Year Group Assemblies

Daily tutor time sessions will not run. Significant emphasis will continue to be placed on opportunities for the students to ‘check-in’. Tutors will continue to meet with their students directly through their scheduled assembly and Year group time and use the bi-weekly check-ins through existing Google forms (as per the current format) to support our students wellbeing. Learning for Life lessons will continue to afford students and teachers the opportunity to address collective personal, social and health matters. In addition to this, students will be encouraged to reach out to tutors if they feel it is in their best interests to connect. Arrangements will then be made (at the discretion of the tutor) to meet in person, or online once the student has returned home, if this is more suitable or appropriate.

NB: Day 1 (our first day back on Monday 12th of April), Lessons 2 & 5 will return to the original format (Lesson 2 as a Timetabled lesson, Lesson 5 as their Assembly/Year Group time).

**Lunch and snack arrangements

The conclusion of the day will now be at 12:50 pm. Students will be expected to make their own arrangements for lunch. We recognise that students will of course require food during the morning. We have purposely continued the standard 10-minute intervals between lessons so that the students have an opportunity to snack, if they need to, where it is safe and permitted to do so. Access to lunch after 12:50 looks very similar to our original lunch slot of 13:30, so we do not anticipate this being a concern for the students. The students will not be permitted to eat their lunch on-site.

Simon Oakley

Head of Secondary

To further enhance social distancing measures, three entrances and four exit points have been identified in the Main Campus.

All other entrances and exit gates will remain locked.

The following table shows which campus and which entrance and exit points your child(ren) should use.

Main Campus

Year LevelEntrance and Exit Point
Secondary Year Groups (7-11)               Main School Entrance:
Year 7 and 8 entering at 8am through the main entrance.
North-West Pitch Gate :
Year 9, 10 and 11 (smaller year groups) enter via the school sports field to the Secondary building.
Additional Exit Point – Back gate in between Secondary School Building and Administration Building opened for exiting
EY2, Years 3 – 6Main School Entrance:
(This is a 6m wide entrance. Students enter in two demarcated lanes over 3 timed phases; 8.10, 8.20 and 8.30) 
EY1 EY1 side entrance (next to the Pagoda)

Early Year  Campus

Nursery and Reception children will use the main gate for entry and exit.

North Plaza Campus

All Years 12 & 13 students will be located at the North Plaza Campus.

In preparation for the school resumption of face to face learning as guided by the EdB, please take time to review the following environmental measures that have been mandated by the government:

  • Please find the “Return to School Health Monitoring Record” attached here LINK. For the first day of class resumption, either print this or record the details on a piece of paper for your child to bring to school.
  • Take your child’s temperature before he/she comes to school and fill in the Health Monitoring Record Card. Your child should bring the completed record card to school on their specific onsite days.
  • If your child is unwell they should stay away from school. They should see a doctor immediately if symptoms, especially fever and cough, are detected.
  • To prevent infection, please ensure your child comes to school wearing a mask and that he/she understands the importance of wearing their mask at all times during the day.
  • All visitors to school, including parents visiting to pick up and drop off, should monitor their own temperature before coming to school and wear a mask at all times within the school.
  • Please ensure your child’s mask is clearly labelled with their name and class.

Our school has thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. All staff who have contact with our students are required to take their temperature before coming to school. If they have a fever, they must not come to school. Similarly, we ask any visitors, including parents, not to visit the school if they are unwell.

We will take all measures to maintain the environmental hygiene of our school premises and ensure personal hygiene practices to safeguard the health of our students.

After the resumption of classes, the school requests that you notify Pam Cassidy via email, [email protected] or by phone 29877331, in case of any of the following situations, to facilitate our prompt action in taking contingency measures and informing the EDB:

(a) your child or a member of your household has been confirmed with an infection of COVID-19; or

(b) your child or a member of your household has been classified as having “close contact with  an infected person” with COVID-19

Students who are confirmed with an infection of COVID-19 or have been classified as having “close contact with an infected person” with COVID-19 must not return to school until they are fully recovered.

Please be aware that families who have household members under ‘Medical Surveillance’ for 14 days after returning from travel are not required to be isolated but should measure their temperature daily and watch out for symptoms.

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