Friday 23 March 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 


From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 


This has been a very special and memorable week in many ways.


For some time now, there has been a buzz of excitement about the forthcoming school musical, Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes'. Now we know why - what a production! From the stage set, the music, the dancing, the acting, the risqué word play, the exuberance and the confidence, this was a musical of the highest quality. The cast absolutely thrilled us from the start and the audience was enraptured. Ms. Davies' direction, Ms. Dodington's choreography and Mr. West's musical direction proved an irresistible mix, along with the sheer joy and teamwork from the students involved. Aaron L, Akriti P, Claire D, Max C, Samuel C, Ashley P, Matthew C, Tiare H, Isabelle C and Felix B, along with all other actors, the ensemble cast and the band, rehearsed for months to make this show such a success and I commend them all.


As if this was not enough creative talent on display for one week, we also had the official opening of the IB Art Exhibition. If you have a chance, I sincerely recommend that you view the superb art produced by our students, which is gaining a reputation throughout Beijing. I was lucky enough to meet a group of Year 12 students this week who have devised the ARC project, a student run social enterprise where students from different year groups work collaboratively to create graphic designs for members of Beijing's community.


Another student to earn a Headmaster's Commendation this week was Eliott Hu (Year 6), who wrote an astonishingly mature piece for Beijingkids magazine, copies of which are distributed in the College. I hope that you will find the time to read this. Please see the electronic version here. Thank you, Eliott, for your honesty and courage; your article will go a long way to inspiring others.


MUN is a growing ECA at DCB, giving students the opportunity to discuss serious world affairs and to develop public speaking and research skills.  Last weekend, twenty-six DCB students from Years 10-12 attended the BEIMUN conference at ISB, along with students from across China and as far afield as Sweden and Canada. Our students performed very well on various committees, with two DCB students as Deputy Presidents and several winning awards at the closing ceremony. Our thanks to Mr. Legg for accompanying and encouraging.


Mr. Hawkins and his team welcomed parents to the Senior School Open Day this week. Our student leaders gave an excellent presentation, then held a question-answer session about their journey through the College. This was very well received and I thank all those involved during the busy week. We have never had so many visitors to our College. 


This month has been particularly busy for events and our Events Team (Ashley Wu, Maggie Jiang and Greta Wang) has been working flat out and deserve our thanks. In the last week DCB has played host to a Primary Heads' Conference and a Support Managers' Conference, with over 100 visitors from other Dulwich Colleges. Quite a feat. The themes covered have included assessment, reporting, communications and culture. Well done to Ms. Grant, Mr. Mumford, Mr. Barton and Ms. Bai for their hard work in organising and facilitating such successful events.  


I wish you a very good weekend.


Kind regards,


Simon Herbert




Founder's Day 2018 –  Save the Date: May 12th


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)


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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