Friday 30 March 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 


From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 


It is hard to believe that March is drawing to a close and the Spring Break is upon us. The pace of life at DCB this month has been quicker than ever and I commend the staff and students for their extraordinary energy, both inside and outside the classroom.


The weekend started well with the Varsity Boys' Football Team winning 2-1 away against WAB and our Junior Varsity Boys' Team winning 2-0 against WAB at home. I then enjoyed welcoming guests to the World Scholars' Cup in the Wodehouse Theatre, which was full of children, teachers and, bizarrely, alpacas. The alpaca is the mascot used by the WSC and indicates the fun side of this highly contested academic tournament. Twenty-two schools were represented, with DCB students giving an outstanding performance. Yi Wen L, Matthew C and Kevin Y gained first place in the senior section. Thank you to Ms. Palmer for supervising the event and encouraging so many DCB students to take part.


On Monday and Tuesday, we hosted the DCA Games, the long awaited football, basketball, athletics and swimming competitions for over 520 Dulwich students from all the Dulwich International Colleges! It was a triumph of organisation by the Sports Department and we thank Mr. Parry, Mr. Hurworth, Mr. Kraetzer and for their hard work, along with the Marketing, Events and Operations teams and of course all coaches and the Year 12 and 13 referees.Special thanks to our parent Lions' supporters, led by Mrs. Heuijong Lee, Mrs. Yvonne Yeung and Mrs. Suzie Hunt, for their WeChat sports updates, Mobile Coffee stand and amazing disco to round off the event! It was an enormous collaborative effort which reflected so well on the College. Participation and fun were the objectives, but of course these young sportsmen and women were also hyper competitive, in the right spirit. In the football competition, our Year 4 boys beat Dulwich College Singapore in the final to take first place. Our Year 5 and 6 boys and Year 6 girls won their basketball tournaments and there was a vast array of medals handed out to individuals in the athletics and swimming competitions. Well done all!


It was also a pleasure to host Mandarin learners from Dulwich College in London this week. Mr. Andrew Stark, Head of Chinese at DCL, was keen to bring another group to DCB, since his last visit three years ago. They enjoyed some kung fu (gong fu) and paper cutting activities, along with a tour of the school. My thanks to Ms. Grace Gong for coordinating from this end.


Our Year 12 students have been working incredibly hard on their CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) projects since the start of this year. The CAS Showcase gave them the opportunity to share their main project with the school community. Ranging from medical and children's charity work, through to coding projects and links with Junior School and Early Years children, each group showcased the planning of their project as well as the successes and challenges that they have experienced so far. Thank you to the students and to Ms. Lees for her direction and encouragement.


On the academic front, four children from Year 6 (Junyi L, Easton T, Larry C and Brian Z) travelled to the ABC International School in Ho Chi Minh City to compete against 30 other schools in the Junior School Primary Maths FOBISIA competition. There were 120 children competing for their schools from all over Asia and as far as New Delhi and Jakarta. They competed in seven events, coming first in the 'problem solving' and second in three other sections. Thank you to Mr. Webb and Miss Haldane for accompanying and preparing the children so well!


Mr. West thought that we might enjoy a concert or two towards the end of this term and he was right. On Tuesday we were regaled by the Concert Band, Big Band and Symphony Orchestra, and on Thursday it was the turn of the marvellous Junior School Choirs and guest appearance from the Swedish a cappella singers, Stockholm Cantus.

A wonderful week to end the term and a chance to experience all four Dulwich 'pillars' in action. For those families who are leaving DCB this term, we wish you the best for the future and hope you will come back to visit us one day!

I wish you a restful and safe Spring Break, wherever you may be.  


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)

LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS: 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. 


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 - April Calendar 


College Magazine - Summer Issue


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