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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

Students in all three phases of the school exemplified the DBIS spirit in so many ways over the last seven days.

Writ large were the qualities of determination, commitment and perseverance in the students participating in last weekend’s primary netball and hockey tournaments, Year 5 and Year 6 Sports Day, FOBISIA Primary mathematics competition in Kuala Lumpur and the ISSFHK athletic championships. The latter was a particular milestone for the school as our very talented Secondary and Primary athletes competed with distinction and in the process ensured that DBIS attained third position overall from a field of twenty Hong Kong schools. This achievement clearly reflects the outstanding sporting talent present at DBIS and the students willingness to continually elevate their level of personal performance. Secondary students Ailie Ikeda and Nicolas Christensen are worthy of particular mention as both were excellent role models for our younger team members.
 
It has also been a real joy to see our Reception children taking to the stage so confidently over the course of three performances this week. The children’s rendition of “Turn the Page” impressed all the staff, students and family members who were fortunate to see them perform.
 
As ever, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the staff and parents who provide our students with the opportunities and confidence to succeed in so many areas of school life.
 
As we head towards the last week of this term we’re eagerly anticipating this weekend’s FOBISIA Primary Music Festival at Kellett School, Green Week and the whole school concert, “A Night at the Proms”, at the DB Community Centre.
 
Finally, I wanted to make you aware that I met with representatives of City Management earlier this week to discuss again road safety immediately outside our Early Years and Primary/Secondary campuses. City Management assured me that they are evaluating a range of options to enhance road safety for our students and the general public. I will make the School community aware of the outcomes of the evaluation process and necessary next steps in due course.
 
Best wishes for the weekend ahead.
 
Paul Tough
Head of School 



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