Friday 16 March 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 


From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 


I write to you from an icy Mongolia. The climate here makes Beijing's winter seem positively balmy! I am here at the FOBISIA Heads' Business Meeting, which is taking place at the British School of Mongolia. I shall report back on FOBISIA news soon.


This week at DCB has seen our four pillars (academic, sport, arts and service) truly represented. The holistic education at DCB is thriving and I do hope that your children are making the most of the opportunities – I am sure they are, when I consider the number of children involved in just this week's activities.


On the academic front, aside from some dynamic classroom work, our students enjoyed an excellent university fair on Monday. A huge number of universities came to showcase their courses and students from many schools in Beijing joined us to sample what these higher education institutions had to offer.  It was our turn to host the visiting universities from the UK, US, Europe, Hong Kong and even Australia and New Zealand. I thank Ms. Deeds and the university counselling team, along with our events team, for their work in organising this successful event.


Let us start with some sporting highlights. Winning is not everything but effort, excellent teamwork and coaching should be celebrated! The Junior School U11 boys and girls dominated in the ISAC Handball Competition. The boys, captained by Tim Z and coached by Mr. Webb, defeated the German School 7-4 in the final, having beaten WAB along the way; the girls, captained by Jie Xi and coached by Ms. Hunter, defeated ISB 7-1 in the final and left the German School in their wake in earlier rounds. At the senior end of the College, the football season has started remarkably. The Varsity boys beat ISB 2-1, at ISB; the girls drew 1-1 with ISB and defeated Harrow 11-0.  Our Junior Varsity teams have proved very strong so far, with complete domination in the Tiger Cup held at WAB. The JV Boys' and Girls' Teams, captained by Stanley M and Natasha B respectively, were both crowned Tiger Cup champions. For the boys, this was the third successive time as champions. For the girls, it was all the more impressive as the students were from Years 8 & 9!


On Tuesday evening our Senior School Choirs (with total membership of over 100 students) entertained with a variety of music from all over the world in the Atrium. The girls' choir "Climbed Every Mountain", the boys' choir "Held Your Hand" and the Chamber Choir "Heard the Windmill" (in Quebecois!), all performing superbly. Well done all and thank you to conductors Mr. Jarvis and Mr. West.


Drama has also been prominent this week. Do the Year 4 'Greeks' have talent? They surely do, as they gave a confident and energising performance on Wednesday evening. The show was a clever, modern take on some famous Greek myths and it was clear that the children have enjoyed and learned a lot on this topic throughout the term. Well done Year 4 students, teachers and assistant teachers!


Our Year 10 and 12 drama students worked with a company called 'Frantic Assembly' this week, devising a piece of physical dance theatre, creating work from personal experiences of risk and challenge.


You will know that one of our aims this year has been integration with the Beijing community, from charitable endeavours, to artistic and sporting collaboration and academic sharing. It was therefore my privilege to attend two events this week which I think will lead to benefits for our students. The first was the Rotary Gala Dinner. I was fortunate to meet the Chair of Rotary and he asked if DCB would send student Interact leaders to a prestigious event in Shanghai. Our students will represent us superbly and more links will result.


The second was an interesting evening at Tsinghua University, in their Schwarzman College for Masters graduates. Designed to inspire the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the most significant programme of its kind since the Rhodes Trust was founded in 1902. The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective programme work towards a Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China's most prestigious universities. The scholars are selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests, leadership potential and ability to make a positive impact on the world. In this academic setting, we were treated to an excellent talk on 'China's Peaceful Rise and Booming Entrepreneurship', given by Mr. Chen Dongsheng, PhD, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Taikang Insurance Group and Founder of Guardian Auctions, China's first international auction house. Following conversations with the Dean of the Scholars' Programme, we are hopeful that DCB students might visit Schwarzman College, and that Schwarzman scholars will be hosted at DCB so that we can observe the best in international Masters' courses. More ambitiously, we would like to establish a mentoring programme for our students with Schwarzman young scholars.


I wish you a very good weekend.


Kind regards,


Simon Herbert




Individual Photos for New Students and All Toddlers 


Individual photographs for all new students who joined us after October 2017 and individual and class photos for our Toddlers classes will be taken next week.


Please see the schedule below and more details click here


Date:   Monday, 19th March 

Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm 

Venue: Legend Garden Campus


Date: Tuesday, 20th March

Time: 9.00am -11am

Venue: Little Riviera 


Time: 11am-12.00pm

Venue: Riviera Main Campus 

Founder's Day 2018 – Save the Date!


Founder's Day is a celebration of who we are as a community and everything we value as a school. It is DCB's biggest community event of the year. The day highlights our diversity and includes performances and mini-events that showcase the four pillars (Academic, Sports, performing arts, and community service). Thousands of visitors attend the event each year. Everybody in the community is welcome to attend this free event and you don't have to be a DCB family. Money raised from the event will be used to finance student enrichment and donated to charity. Here are the highlights of the day:


•           Family-friendly activities (run by teachers and students)

•           International Food Stalls from over 25 countries and regions (run by DCB parents)

•           Live music entertainment on the Main Stage (hundreds of students involved)


NEW Morning Drop off Express Route via bus car park,  Effective date:  March 12



From March 12 we introduced a new express drop off lane through our bus car park to further reduce car traffic during the morning rush hour. Please note the points below and kindly pass information to your drivers.

*  Operating Time:  Everyday  7.30am to 8.20am

*  Entrance : Gate 3

*  Exit: Gate 2

*  The lane is designed for a quick drop off ONLY,  drivers cannot leave vehicles at any time

*  Students and parents entering  this way are expected  to cross the bridge to enter the College

*  Please remember to have your DCB park permits visible at all times


We will be evaluating new procedures and inform parents about further changes in a due course. 


Thank you for your continuous support. 




George Jiang

Head of Facilities, Operations and Safety


Tickets on Sale Now: Dulwich Dinner Dance 2018


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: RMB 1,000 per person or RMB9,000 for the table of 10.


For more information and to reserve your tickets please contact Wendy:


WeChat ID: wkwek7


Dulwich Dinner Dance is an annual event planned and executed by our parent volunteers! You are all invited!


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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