Friday 27 April 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 

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From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 

 

I would like to thank all those students, staff and parent representatives from Friends of Dulwich, who gave up their time to speak to our visitors from Dulwich College in London. This was a two-day inspection visit and I am delighted to say that the verbal feedback from Dr. Pyke and Ms. Angel was most positive. Both visitors commented on the vibrant and friendly atmosphere in the College. Dr. Pyke visits our College each year, sits on our Board of Trustees and is a great colleague and supporter of all we are trying to achieve at DCB. It was Ms. Angel's first visit and she was sincerely impressed with what she saw. There will be a written report in due course, of which I shall share the highlights and action points. In the meantime, Dr. Pyke has asked that I pass on his thanks to the whole DCB community. 

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I am very pleased this week to be able to report sporting success from all areas of the DCB community: students, staff and parents. Firstly, our Varsity Football Teams travelled to Shanghai and had the most successful of ACAMIS tournaments, culminating in a second place for the girls and a first place for the boys. The girls showed determination throughout the tournament and only came up a little short against a strong Australian International School of Hong Kong. The boys raced through their opening five games, scoring 19 and conceding 0. After a tense semi-final, the boys were back on form in the final, defeating the hosts Dulwich College Shanghai convincingly 3-0, and becoming the first DCB Varsity Football Team to retain the ACAMIS trophy. Thank you to coaches Mr. Hurworth and Ms. Sadler, and to all travelling DCB parent-supporters who kept us well informed through messages and video clips. We offer our congratulations to all the students, who represented DCB so well, both on and off the pitch. It was a delight to see so many Year 13s participate, giving themselves a well-earned break from revision and a boost to their wellbeing!

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Now for a special sporting mention for a parent and a member of staff. Both Ms. Natalie Stevens, Head of Technology, and Mr. Michael Fosh, Chair of our Board of Trustees and a DCB parent, ran the London Marathon last Sunday. This is a tremendous achievement. Ms. Stevens raised funds for a small but admirable charity called 'UnLimbited' which provides functioning personalised prosthetics for children around the world, transforming their lives. Mr. Fosh ran for 'Sense', a national charity that supports people with complex communication needs, including those who are deafblind, to be understood, connected and valued. Well done both - we hope the legs recover soon!

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Our 'From Local to Global' links were reinforced this week by Mr. Mumford, Head of Early Years. As you know, we have collaborated with Chinese Headteachers and recently welcomed several visitors to DCB as part of the Domestic Study Programme. This year, I am delighted that the invitations were reciprocated. Mr. Mumford visited three campuses under the umbrella of the Number 1 Kindergarten of Fengtai District with Dr. Yang. Mr. Mumford commented on the confident children, warm welcome and superb displays and particularly enjoyed learning the art of paper cutting. These visits allow our Early Years teachers and leaders to understand more fully the local context in which many Beijing children are studying.  

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Mr. Helliwell, Head of IT in the Junior School, along with a large team of Senior School helpers, organised a superbly entertaining Tech Games morning for our Junior School children on Saturday. Activities ranged from experiencing a Jurassic world in virtual reality, programming a turtle racing simulator using Python coding, designing Wigglebots, building platformer games in Scratch and much more.

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Have a lovely weekend. 

 

Kind regards,

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Simon Herbert

 

Headmaster

 
Notifications

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 (DulwichReenrolment@dulwich-beijing.cn) by Sunday 29th April 2018 in order to qualify for a refund of your child's placement deposit.

Safeguarding: Visitor ID Check, May 7-11

 

We take safety issues very much to heart. During our security spot checks at the school entrances, it came to our attention that some visitors (mainly ayis and drivers) have been entering our school grounds carrying green lanyards with photo ID cards that do not belong to them. This is very alarming and to ensure effective safeguarding of our students, our security guards will be checking ID cards of all visitors in the week of May 7th to May 11th.

 

Please note that visitors carrying lanyards with no matching photos will have them confiscated and will be asked to sign up separately with the security desk. Thank you for your understanding and support on this matter. 

 If you need an additional ID card for your ayi, driver or guardian, please apply for it at one of our reception desks asap.

 

Parking and Drop off Procedures

 

We noticed that our  new Express Route Drop off lane through our bus car park is working quite well and we managed to  further reduce car traffic during the morning rush hour. 

 

Please see below as a reminder  about the Express Route Drop off :

 

*  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 parking permits visible at all times
 

We ask all parents and drivers to follow the above rules and park their vehicles only in designated places. Please note that we do not have VIP parking places and all parents are expected to follow the same parking rules.

 

We would ask all drivers, including parents, to respect our guards and their instructions. The children's safety will be much more secure if the guards' authority is recognised. Any abuse of our staff will not be tolerated and all instances will be reported directly to the Headmaster and to the DBA. 


Guards have been instructed to photograph drivers and cars not conforming to our safety requirements and we will contact the employers and car owners if our safety rules are broken. 

 

Thank you for your desire to make safeguarding of every one of our students, the highest priority.

 

George Jiang

Head of Facilities, Operations and Safety

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DCB Car Boot Sale – All Welcome!

 

Dulwich College Beijing and Friends of Dulwich parent organisation would like to invite the whole community to our first ever DCB Carboot/Plot Sale!

 

50+ DCB parents and staff will be selling second-hand household items. Roundabout will participate in the sale and sell second - hand clothes as well as drinks. Expect to find some really good deals! Please spread the word and bring along your friends, ayi, driver for a holiday shopping spree!

Roundabout Charity Concert & Stalls

 

Date: Saturday 5 May 2018

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Venue: Wodehouse Theatre

 

DCB will be hosting the final concert in the 2017-18 Charity Concert series in aid of Roundabout. Musicians from DCB, ISB, Keystone and WAB will be collaborating in a concert from 6pm to 7pm. Tickets are free, and audience are able to donate any amount they wish to Roundabout on the evening. There will also be stalls set up in the Atrium by Roundabout Volunteers before and after the concert.

 

Our own music department will be represented by the Male Voice Choir, Female Voice Choir and Chamber Choir, singing a range of music from around the world, and even premiering a medley from My Fair Lady! WAB's Middle School Choir are also performing, as well as Chamber Orchestras from Keystone and ISB, and Keystone's School Choir.

 

This is a wonderful evening of collaborative music, all for a great cause. So please do come along on Saturday evening, and enjoy a wonderful concert!

 

Book your (free) tickets here

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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)

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Royal Wedding Celebrations Garden Party on Saturday 19 May 

 

As you may already  know The Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle is taking place on Saturday, 19 May. The British Embassy would like to invite British Nationals and friends to come and view the live broadcast of the ceremony from 18.00 onwards. The screening event will be held in the British Ambassador to China's Residence Gardens.  Dulwich College Beijing was invited to promote this event amongst  our  community. Please see the poster attached for details and registration.

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.

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Please click below for information on our upcoming community events and an our 2017/18 calendar. 

 

2017-2018 DCB School Calendar 

 

Community Events - May Calendar 

 

College Magazine - Summer Issue

 
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