Pastoral care is highly developed at Dulwich College (Beijing). Every student is supported by the class teacher or form tutor and their school’s pastoral team. All our students follow a Personal, Social and Health Education course appropriate to their age and coordinated across the year groups.
Our House system is a key component of the College pastoral care structure. Many international school students experience a great deal of change in their lives. As their parents move from country to country, children have to make new friends and adapt to different cultures and school systems. We make it a priority to ensure that children are fully welcomed into the Dulwich community, that we know them well and that they are supported during their time at the College. We want your children to feel at home, and to feel secure here, as quickly as possible.
In the Junior and Senior Schools, our House system builds a sense of community within the student body and helps develop students’ leadership skills. Our House Captains are students responsible for helping to organise House activities, which normally take the form of friendly competitions. The high levels of participation in House events – whether this is the House spelling bee, the House Drama competition or the House Music Video contest – reflect how much importance our pupils attach to this part of their lives and how much fun it offers.
We encourage students across the College to involve themselves in the wider College community and to offer support for one another. Our Student Council is made up of students from each Year group who learn to listen and work with one another while voicing the views of their peers. Our most senior students are encouraged to take on additional responsibilities and to act as ambassadors for the College. Each year, our Head Boy and Head Girl are selected from our most senior students and a select number are nominated to take on the role of Prefects. Our student leadership team set a strong example to younger students and act as a point of contact for students throughout the College.