Friday 20 April 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 


From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 


It has been an excellent week for the Dulwich community. Saturday saw the wonderful Dulwich Dinner Dance at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Wanjing, and we thank all those involved, particularly Ms. Erie Hamilton and the dedicated group of volunteers who formed the Dulwich Dinner Dance Committee: Maggie Song, Lulu Vargas, Tina Lee, Sophie Liu, Kate Wang, Wendy Kwek, Audrey Shi, Qing Ju, Undine Martin. Maggie Song was also the joint MC for the evening, along with Alasdair Hamilton, and we are grateful for their sterling work.


Our DCB Big Band students, conducted by Mr. Jarvis, with vocals from Ms. Dodington, gave a super opening performance as we enjoyed canapés. Other students provided stunning art work for the silent auction, and the beautiful spring themed backdrop was by Year 13 artist Joe J, whose mother Eva also sang movingly. Our own Dulwich parents, organised by Audrey Shi, (all ladies – will there be a brave man in the action next year?!) strolled down the catwalk in style during their fashion show, dressed in beautiful outfits by designer Grace Chen. The evening was rounded off wonderfully by our marvellous staff band, which included the talented Jason R (Year 11) . The money raised from the evening goes to the Yunnan Project and the 'Love for the Poor' charity, whose founder, Cassy Silva, spoke so eloquently of her personal journey. 


Also on Saturday, we were very proud of our Boys' and Girls' Varsity Football teams, both winners of their ISAC competitions! The boys defeated WAB in the semi-final and then the German school on penalties in the final. The girls drew with ISB and then defeated the German school, and therefore finished in top spot. Both these teams are currently at ACAMIS in Shanghai and we wish them well.


Other sporting news: Mr. Knapper, our Head of Geography, ran the North Korea marathon during the spring break. Well done Mr. Knapper on the huge effort and successful 25th place!


Ms. Grace Gong, Head of Senior School Chinese, deserves enormous credit for attracting over 30 schools and more than 200 people to the First Language Chinese Conference at DCB last Saturday. Appropriate professional development for those teaching first language Mandarin is not easy to find, so it was all the more impressive that Ms. Gong put on such a key event.


As part of our ongoing work with the local community, four teachers from the Senior School had the privilege of visiting Fang Shan Tuoli School on Tuesday. The visit was the result of the College's involvement in the Beijing Institute for Education's 'Domestic Study Programme'. Three of Fang Shan Tuoli's senior leaders were involved in this programme and it was a great honour that they returned the compliment and invited us to visit their campus. The four teachers spent the day visiting all three of Fang Shan's schools and they were treated to an array of lessons and extra-curricular activities. The opportunity to visit a local school and observe our Chinese counterparts is something that DCB is invested in and, for this reason, similar visits are being planned for members of our Early Years and Junior School for later this term.


Finally, our Junior School choirs and musicians excelled themselves in the Sounds of Spring Concert, under the overall direction of Ms. Nina Haynes. Well done to Ms. Haynes and all involved for an evening of enchanting music that ranged from Handel, through Game of Thrones, to the Kinks! The children enjoyed themselves, played and sang with style and the audience were impressed. Special mention must go to soloists Brian Z (JS young musician of the year) and Jason C on flute. Brian played violin in a duet with Yubo G on cello; and we also had the pleasure of a Year 5 string quartet thanks to Katherine W, Roger J, Yuna C and Tony P.


I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Kind regards,


Simon Herbert




Reminder: Notice of Withdrawal From the New School Year


If your child will not be returning in the new school year (16th August 2018), please send written notification to the Admissions Department ( by Sunday 29th April 2018 in order to qualify for a refund of your child's placement deposit.

DCB Car Boot Sale – Register Now!


Spring cleaning? Leaving Beijing this summer? Need to clear your house of unwanted clothes, books or furniture?  Come to DCB Carboot/Plot Sale!  Limited spaces available, so first come first serve! Reserve your spot now! The events is free to attend and open to the whole community. Please share with your neighbours, ayis and drivers.  You may expect a lot of great bargains!


Dulwich College Beijing and Friends of Dulwich parent organisation would like to invite the whole community to our first ever DCB Carboot/Plot Sale at the DCB Parent Car Park. The event will take place on Tuesday May 1st from 10am to 1.00pm.  All INVITED. 


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 second - hand clothes as well as drinks. 


Spots are limited and will be allocated on first-come-first-served basis. All vendors must get ready to sell by 9:30am. Please do not sell food or drinks during this event. 


Registration deadline for sellers:  Friday 27 April

For Parents: Please register through

For Staff: Please register and pay your fee to Iris Tian in 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


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