Friday 02 March 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 


From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 


What a wonderful first week back. Our staff and students have been on dynamic form and are clearly well refreshed from the holiday. We hope that you enjoyed the time with your families.


Books, books and more books! On Thursday, along with our colleagues in the UK, we celebrated World Book Day. Our Early Years and Junior School children and teachers dressed as their favourite literary characters. On Monday and Wednesday, I enjoyed reading my favourite children's story to the Early Years children in their assemblies. They were a very attentive audience and showed an understanding of the caring and sharing themes in 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes. In one of the photos below our Early Years children are engaged in making chocolate, as they had enjoyed 'Love Monster', whose main character cannot resist eating chocolate.


I attended the British Chamber Exco monthly meeting on Tuesday, and was pleased to represent DCB and the Beijing educational community in conversations focusing on developing links between the UK and China. The UK remains the single largest destination for Chinese students in Europe for Higher Education.


No one works harder on establishing positive and warm relations with China than the British Ambassador, Dame Barbara Woodward DCMG OBE, therefore it was our great honour to welcome the Ambassador to DCB on Friday. Dame Woodward accepted the invitation from our extraordinary students to give the key note address at the Dulwich International Model United Nations Conference (DIMUN). It was a truly inspiring speech, full of insights gained during the Ambassador's term of office here in China and also her work in the UN in New York and Geneva. This two and a half day conference, hosted each year at DCB and run by Year 12 students for the benefit of younger participants, with this year's theme being 'Looking Forward Through the Past', has been an extraordinary feat of organisation by our Year 12 team, with over 200 guests from twelve different schools, including delegates from as far away as Manila. Jackel C, Sunho K and their committee deserve huge commendation for their impeccable work.


Just before the holiday, Mr. Hawkins attended an awards ceremony in Beijing and we were delighted to receive the 'Diplomats' Award for Best International School', for the second year running. This year we shared the accolade with our colleagues from the Canadian School and the British School of Beijing.


Finally, I am grateful to our Director of Government and Public Affairs, Xiaoxiao Qin, for her work in linking with the amazing Save the Children foundation. Their projects are ambitious and wide-reaching. I know that DCB parents are hugely supportive of this foundation, and of the opportunities for our students to demonstrate service and care for others and thereby become more philanthropic in the process. The lead directors of this charitable foundation for China shared their plans with us on Wednesday and we shall work with them on a variety of projects.


I hope that you enjoy a very good weekend.


Kind regards,


Simon Herbert






Friends of Dulwich are currently looking for parent volunteers to take up the following roles:






If you are interested in any of the roles above, please email Chair of Friends Erie Hamilton at


SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Dulwich Dinner Dance, April 14th


DCB's success is due in large part to the commitment of our supportive parent body. Our annual Dulwich Dinner Dance is an opportunity for our families, staff and friends of Dulwich to celebrate the community that we've built together.  It's also a time to raise funds for a good cause. Last year, a record high amount of 417,053RMB was raised, which was donated to Aiyou Young Heart Project to help children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease.


This year's profits from Dulwich Dinner Dance will support  a foster home and a local migrant school in Kunming: Tuan Yang Xue Xiao  ( U.S. registered charity) via the Yunnan Project, a partnership developed by our Senior School Student Charity Club Interact.




Dulwich Dinner Dance


Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 6pm till late

Venue: Hyatt Regency Wangjing


Tickets' sale starts next week! Information will be sent to parents via emails, WeChat and parent reps.

Dulwich Dinner Dance is an annual event planned and executed by our parent volunteers! 


2018-19 Calendar


Please note that our school calendar for 2018-19 is out. Please click here for key dates in the next academic year.


Please click below for information on our upcoming community events and an our 2017/18 calendar. 


2017-2018 DCB School Calendar 


Community Events - March Calendar 


College Magazine - Summer Issue


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