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DCIS Week Beginning 3rd October

Events this week include Dyslexia Awareness Week, non-uniform day, the Year 4 and Tanzania Trip meetings as well as Parent Workshops on Global Campus and Reading Fundamentals (Nursery to Year 2)

  • Coffee Morning
  • Dyslexia Week 2016
  • Coffee Morning
  • How We Learn What We Learn
  • Tanzania Non Uniform Day 2016
  • Parent Workshop: Primary School Homework

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

We began our Parent Workshops in earnest in the last couple of weeks, with the Primary School Homework workshop being particularly well attended last Wednesday. We do always blog about our workshops, so if you were unable to attend you can find the details and the presentation available at Primary School Homework Workshop on the school weblog. As our monthly newsletter is being published this week, we have new blog posts available with news from different programmes and areas of the school. Do also check out the rather interesting evaluation from Nord Anglia Education (NAE) on the first year of The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme collaboration.

The beginning of this week is particularly active for our community. We will be focusing on raising awareness of Dyslexia within our community throughout the week, but we also have a non-uniform day tomorrow to raise money for service projects in Tanzania that DCIS Secondary School students will be contributing to during their trip in November. NAE Global Campus has been launched for the 2016-2017 academic year (details below), so do come along to the Parent Workshop tomorrow morning to learn more about this unique enrichment opportunity for our DCIS students. Finally, at DCIS, Nursery to Year 2 students follow a thorough approach to learning to read and spell through our 'Reading Fundamentals' approach. Parents have the opportunity on Wednesday morning to hear how their Nursery to Year 2 children are learning to read and how they can support them.

The next week will see the following events:

Monday, 3rd October, 5.00pm – 5.45pm in Room 104

Tanzania Expeditions Information Evening

Monday, 3rd October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in Cooper Hall

Year 4 Trip Information Evening

Monday, 3rd October – Friday, 7th October

September/October Newsletter Published Online

Monday, 3rd October – Friday, 7th October

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Tuesday, 4th October, 8.45am – 9.45am in the Music Room

Parent Workshop: NAE Global Campus at DCIS

Tuesday, 4th October

Non-Uniform Day – Global Campus

Wednesday, 5th October, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Reading Fundamentals (Nursery – Year 2)


Sporting Fixtures for the Week:

DCIS continues to have marvellous achievements and experiences in sporting events across Singapore. The School Blog and DCIS Facebook page have information on our sporting achievements, and in the next week, our students have the following events:

Tuesday 4th October U16 4.45PM U16 Boys Football Vs ACSI
Tuesday 4th October U12 4.30PM U12 ACSIS Boys Rugby
Tuesday 4th October U9 4.30PM U9 Girls Football ACSIS
Wednesday 5th October Middle School 4.30PM Middle School Cross Country
Thursday 6th October U12 4.30PM ACSIS Girls Netball - U12


Global Expeditions Non-Uniform Day - Tuesday, 4th October

Tomorrow will be a whole school non-uniform day to raise money for the NAE Tanzania Expedition. Money raised will be going towards the projects that our DCIS students and staff will be completing on behalf of DCIS in Tanzania such as building smokeless stoves in community housing, helping to build goat sheds and building a local primary school.

The theme of the day will be Safari Animals / Eco Tourists. Teachers will be discussing this day with the students this week so they can plan their outfits for next week. The donation towards this non-uniform day will be $2 per student.


Meet the Principal Presentation

During the Primary School Parent Teacher Conferences next week, I will host opportunities for parents to meet me and learn more about my plans for DCIS. There will be two sessions on each day:

Monday, 10th October, 4.00pm and 5.00pm (2 sessions)

‘Meet the Principal’ Presentation in the Music Room

Tuesday, 11th October, 5.30pm and 6.30pm (2 sessions)

‘Meet the Principal’ Presentation in the Music Room

In the meantime, you can also follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/dcisprincipal 


Global Campus

Welcome to the first weekly Global Campus News bulletin – each week we will send out a mailer sharing the latest goings on from the Global Campus.

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend and have made a positive start to the new academic year. All students in Year 4+ should have received their account log in stickers by now – if there is any problem with yours please ask your teacher to inform Mrs Hyland as soon as possible.  Read below for the latest Global Campus news and updates.

UPDATES

  • CREATIVE WRITING 2015/16 ANTHOLOGY - It's here! The 2015/16 Creative Writing and Visual Arts anthology is now ready. We have the e-version available for you all now. The printed copies are in the process of being printed and shipped and will be with you in school very soon. You can view an e-version by clicking here. Once again well done to all our winners at DCIS, it is something worth celebrating! We really hope you enjoy this collection of creative writing and visual arts, all on the theme ‘Be Ambitious’!
  • TANZANIA NON-UNIFORM DAY – Information has already been shared about the upcoming non-uniform day on Tuesday 4th October. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as Safari Animals or Eco-Tourists and donate $2 to the Tanzania fundraising projects that are expedition students will be participating in!
  • GLOBAL LIBRARY – This is now live on the Global Campus Online. We have a wide selection of books available in both libraries from the lists this year! Get stuck into a great book and complete the online quizzes!

Have a great week all. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries you may have, and keep in contact! We love to see and hear what you have been up to with the Global Campus.

DCIS Parent Class Representatives 

Please find below and follow this link to the current list of Parent Class Representatives at DCIS.

Nut Allergies

We have students at DCIS with severe allergies to nuts. It takes the whole community to support a 'nut-free' environment, parents, students and helpers. Please ensure that your child is not bringing any food into school which contains any form of nut ingredients so we can maintain a safe environment for all our students.

Traffic Management

Finally, and I have also mentioned this in my monthly newsletter,  on a practical and safety note, may I remind parents that we kindly ask all motorists to turn left (and not right) as they exit the school. We do not have control over the main road, of course, so all we can do is seek your cooperation; we are instructing our school buses to do the same as this really helps traffic flow out of the site in the morning and evening.

Best regards,

Mr. Christopher Short
Principal



October Calendar of Events

Monday, 3rd October, 5.00pm – 5.45pm in Room 104

Tanzania Expeditions Information Evening

Monday, 3rd October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in Cooper Hall

Year 4 Trip Information Evening

Monday, 3rd October – Friday, 7th October

September/October Newsletter Published Online

Monday, 3rd October – Friday, 7th October

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Tuesday, 4th October, 8.45am – 9.45am in the Music Room

Parent Workshop: NAE Global Campus at DCIS

Tuesday, 4th October

Non-Uniform Day – Global Campus

Wednesday, 5th October, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Reading Fundamentals (Nursery – Year 2)

Monday, 10th October, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Primary School (Nursery – Year 6) Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, 10th October, 4.00pm and 5.00pm (2 sessions)

‘Meet the Principal’ Presentation in the Music Room

Tuesday, 11th October, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Primary School (Nursery – Year 6) Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, 11th October, 5.30pm and 6.30pm (2 sessions)

‘Meet the Principal’ Presentation in the Music Room

Tuesday, 11th October, 8.45am – 9.30am in the Cafe

Parent Workshop: Online Safety

Wednesday, 12th October, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: International Primary Curriculum

Wednesday, 12th October – Friday, 14th October

Juilliard Music Curriculum Specialist Visit - Kathryn Anderson

Friday, 14th October

No ECAs Day

Friday, 14th October in Cooper Hall

Lower Primary, 9.00am – 9.30am

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Deepavali Assembly

Lower Primary (Class 2SC and 2SM)

Upper Primary (Class 4AM and 4JR)

Monday, 17th October – Friday, 28th October (inclusive)

Term 1 Half Term

Monday, 31st October – Friday, 4th November

October/November Newsletter Published Online

Tuesday, 1st November

Deadline for Notification of Withdrawal – end of Term 1

 

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