Friday 13 April 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 


From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 


I hope that you and your families had a good holiday. I made the trip back to the UK, which also included a chance to check the hotel for next year's Olympiad event at Dulwich College in London. This promises to be a very exciting opportunity for the students involved and coincides with the 400th anniversary of our 'mother' school. More details will follow in due course. Our links with Dulwich College in London are strong and later this month we look forward to welcoming Dr. Cameron Pyke and Ms. Fiona Angel from Dulwich College, for their annual visit.


Of course, there have been only four days of teaching this week, as Monday was a professional development day. I would like to thank all staff, both academic and administrative, for their commitment, and in particular those who offered workshops and presentations. I was in the privileged position of being able to visit all three schools: the content was impressive and included tips for dual language lessons, ideas for speaking and listening growth, safeguarding, news literacy (how to help students tell the 'fake' from the 'real'), event planning, the use of virtual reality and augmented reality in our curricula, along with original and engaging maths pedagogy. The day will go a long way towards our objective of ensuring the best possible educational environment for your children.


On Wednesday, I travelled to Shanghai for the Grand Opening and Founder's Day of our sister school, Dehong. The special occasion was well supported by DCI leaders and Heads from the other Dulwich schools in China. Mr. Jon Fei is the Headmaster of Dehong, a Chinese international school, and we are already collaborating on many fronts. It was wonderful to welcome Dehong students to our recent DCA games and to the SE21 Tech Expo back in January. The name Dehong comes from the combination of Dulwich and Rong Hong, who was the first Chinese born student to graduate from Yale University and the great-grandfather of a member of the Dulwich Executive Committee. Rong Hong brought his educational ethos back to China with zeal and the Qing Court encouraged his progressive ideas. It is fitting that Dehong adheres to his 'East meets West' philosophy, drawing on Chinese values whilst integrating western pedagogy.   


Members of our own support staff are enjoying their own taste of western pedagogy, through business English lessons provided in DCB by the agency 'Wall Street English'. The lessons, across a ten-week period, will enhance the skills and spoken confidence of these language learners. Well done to all for the determination to develop a second language.


Have a good weekend and I look forward to seeing many of you at the Friends' Dinner and Dance on Saturday.


Simon Herbert




DCB Car Boot Sale


Friends of Dulwich is organising a Carboot/Plot Sale at the Parent's Car Park on May 1st Holiday.  DCB Parents and staff are all welcome to sign up for a spot for a flat fee of RMB50 to upcycle second-hand household items. All ticket fees go to Roundabout. You can also donate your unsold items to Roundabout after the event. Roundabout will participate in the sale and sell drinks. Spots are limited and will be allocated on first-come-first-served basis. All vendors must drive in and get ready to sell by 9:30am. Sales officially starts at 10:00am and ends at 1:00pm. Please do not sell food or drinks during this event.


Pre-registration Instruction: Deadline is Friday 27 April


For Parents: Please register through and pay through WeChat.


For Staff: Please register and pay your fee to Iris Tian at the Marketing Office.


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)

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


Copyright © 2016 DULWICH COLLEGE BEIJING. All rights reserved. 

89 Capital Airport Rd, Shunyi District, Beijing, 101300

1 Xiang Jiang North Rd, Jing Shun Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100103