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Week Beginning 2nd October

A packed week is ahead of us with visits, workshops, more sports fixtures and preparation for UN Day and Trunk or Treat

  • Swim Meet UWCD
  • IB Science Trip to Nanyang University
  • DCIS Year 8 Students
  • Under 9 Boys and Girls Football Teams
  • DCIS Boys on Rugby Tour to Bali
  • James Grime, Mathematician
  • EAL Parent Workshop and Coffee Morning

Dear DCIS Parents and Families,

As we enter the month of October, this week sees visits to our school from the Consular Section of the British High Commission and James Grime the esteemed mathematician and code breaker, who will bring with him an original Enigma Machine. Preparations are also underway for two of our most popular family events, UN Day and the DCA's Trunk or Treat.

Communication Reminder

We try to capture key information in this week ahead and don't forget that many articles are published regularly and available to read on our School Blog. Please also note that further details on weekly events and student achievements are also highlighted on website homepage and on Facebook.

School blog highlights from last week include (click to connect to the blogs):

James Grime: Code Breaker and Enigma Machine Guru visiting DCIS

British High Commission Travel Awareness Campaign

IBDP Science Trip to Nanyang University

DCIS Lionesses U9 Girls Football: Both Teams Remain Unbeaten

DCIS Lions U9 Teams Continue to Show Passion and Intensity

Year 8 Turn Their Own Faces into Works of Art!

EAL Parent Workshop and Coffee Morning

DCIS Boys on Rugby Tour to Bali

Swim Meet Success for DCIS
 

Calendar Events

Here is a list of the main events happening this week (do check our website calendar for updated events over the year):

Date Start Time End Time

Event

03/10/2017

08:45

09:30

Parent Workshop: Secondary School Assessments and Reports

04/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Lower Primary Assembly 1JF/1LC

05/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Upper Primary Assembly 3KN/3JH

05/10/2017

 

 

Dyslexia Awareness Day

05/10/2017

08:45

09:30

British High Commission Travel Awareness Presentation

05/10/2017

16:30

17:30

James Grime, Eminent Mathematician and Code Breaker Visit

06/10/2017

08:30

09:00

Secondary School Assembly

 

Sport Fixtures, Events and ECAs

This week DCIS students are competing in the following fixtures. Good luck to all!

Monday 2nd October U16 Girls 4.30PM U16 Girls ACSIS Football vs GWA D3
Tuesday 3rd October U12 Girls  4.30PM U12 Girls ACSIS Netball vs SJII
Tuesday 3rd October U9 Boys 4.30PM U9 Boys Football ACSIS D3
Tuesday 3rd October U9 Girls  4.30PM U9 Girls Football ACSIS D3
Wednesday 4th October U16 Girls  4.10PM U16 Girls ACSIS Football vs GIIS EC D3
Tuesday 10th October U16 Boys 4.30PM U16 Boys ACSIS Football vs ACSI D3
Tuesday 10th October U9 Boys 4.30PM U9 Boys Football ACSIS D3
Tuesday 10th October U9 Girls 4.30PM U9 Girls Football ACSIS D3
Thursday 12th October U12 Girls 4.30PM U12 Girls ACSIS Netball vs SJII

 

Dyslexia Awareness Day, 5th - 6th October

Every year the British Dyslexia Association promote a week of information and activities to raise awareness of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning difference, meaning people with dyslexia access information differently due to the way information is processed by the brain. This often causes some difficulties related with spelling, reading, writing and working memory. Despite such difficulties, people with dyslexia can excel in other areas involving creative and practical skills, needed for problem solving, innovative ideas and verbal communication.
 
This year the theme for the week is ‘Positive about Dyslexia’ and DCIS will support World Dyslexia Day on Thursday 5th October. Secondary students will be involved in different activities in their lessons, including simulations of the frustrations of reading and writing, and an in-depth look at some of the success stories of famous names across the world. Primary children will be learning what it is like to be a learner with dyslexia and they will be completing a range of activities and games in class.
 
In Secondary, there will also be a competition to create a piece of art work, film or writing, emphasising the positive attributes associated with dyslexia and increasing awareness throughout the school. In Primary, children will be asked to design a poster that reflects 'how different people learn'. Posters will be displayed in class with the winning poster being posted onto our website on Thursday 5th October.
 
To find out more about dyslexia, you can check out the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), Dyslexia Action and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) websites.

James Grime Mathematician Visit and Presentation

James Grime, the esteemed mathematician, will be  spending the day running presentations and codebreaking workshops with some of our Secondary students. James will also be bringing with him an original Enigma machine. 

Parents can take part in this unique experience as we are delighted to announce that James is running a Parent Workshop at 4.30pm on Thursday 5th October, where he will present the Enigma machine and the mathematics behind it. This is open to all parents with children at DCIS. As we anticipate that this will be a popular session, click here to register your interest in attending this event.

British High Commission Travel Awareness Campaign

As holiday seasons approach, the Consular Section at the British High Commission in Singapore is undertaking an awareness campaign about British passport validity, with the aim of reducing the number of Emergency Travel Documents that are issued during the months of November, December and January.

Representatives will be at the DCIS Cafe next Thursday 5th October from 8.45am - 9.30am to present their Travel Awareness campaign. We invite DCIS families to come along to learn more and to collect a 'Passport Pack' which contains helpful information and tools to remind families of the date when passports need to be renewed. Click here to register your interest in attending this event

Primary School Updates

Reading Volunteer Programme

‘Reading Volunteers' will be a regular commitment of approximately 1 hour per week and will be scheduled at the same time each week for those who would like to take part. If you are interested then please could you email the information below to Mrs. Norsheila Abdul: Norsheila.Abdul@dovercourt.edu.sg

  • your name
  • your phone number
  • your own child/children’s class(es) 
  • the year group you are interested in helping with 
  • the day that best suits you

Secondary School Updates

News and events in Secondary School are now highlighted in the weekly Secondary School Spotlight

Year 7 - Year 9 Tic Tac Toe Homework

Tic Tac Toe Homework packs for Term 1 for Secondary School students in Year 7 to Year 9 are attached below and will be shared with students and parents this week. The Tic Tac Toe packs are also available from our Secondary School (Years 7 - 11) webpage.

Lunch Service: Sodexo

As previously communicated the main cafeteria is not accepting cash payments, but the DCIS Café will continue to accept cash. Although, the cash facility in the DCIS Café is really designed to accommodate parents for occasional use, we recommend that all students are signed up for a Campus Online account. This limits cash on site and allows parents to track purchases that students make during the day through their Campus Online accounts. You can access the Campus Online page at this link.

For more information, please contact Sodexo at:

Email: DCISCatering.SG.APAC@sodexo.com

Tel.: +65 9125 5551

DCA Parent Association and Class Parents

General tickets for the DCA’s spooktacular Trunk or Treat event are now on sale! 

Please complete the ticket sales form and leave it in the DCA box in reception, together with $5 per child in an envelope clearly marked “DCA Trunk or Treat – ticket purchase”.  Please note that due to anticipated demand, we are currently only selling tickets for DCIS students.

Closing date 8.30am Wednesday 4th October.  Tickets will be sent out in the first week after half term.

Download the DCA Trunk or Treat Car Registration Form here and Click here to download the ticket registration form

UN Day T-Shirts
For the forthcoming UN Day on October 27th, DCIS asks that all students (and adults) wear an outfit that represents their home country. If anyone would prefer to wear something more generic, we are very pleased to announce that this year, we have been given permission by the United Nations to create a DCIS UN Day t-shirt.  Design and sizes available on the second page of the order form.

If you would like to buy a t-shirt, please complete the order form and leave it in the UN Day box in School Reception, together with $10 per t-shirt, in an envelope clearly marked “UN Day – T-Shirt purchase”. These can be ordered for the whole family if you wish. 

Because of printing deadlines, all orders must be received by 3.00pm on Friday 6th October.  T-shirts will be sent out in the first week after half term.

Cubs and Beavers
Cubs and Beavers at DCIS are looking for girls and boys to join them on Wednesdays at 6.00pm. Download the poster here for more details.

NAE Global Campus

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINE

  • 30 October - updated deadline for the Photographers of the Year 2017/18 competition

PASSPORT AND LOGIN DETAILS

  • All students have now been given their login details to access the online website
  • Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 have all received a passport and can start collecting stamps by taking part in the online activities
  • Please take time to explore the website to find out more information about the upcoming competitions and events
  • Remember you must use the following link in order to login https://singapore.learn.nae.school/login/index.php


GLOBAL CAMPUS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • After a discussion with several schools regarding the Photographers of the Year 2017/18 competition, we have decided to extend the deadline from Monday, 2nd October to Monday, 30th October 2017
  • Mrs. Kertrestel will be collecting and judging the entries. Please do not print them out or email them to her. Instead you can join the Edmodo group using the code : mrpurw to upload any entries
  • Please note that this competition is open to secondary students and Year 6, who have access to Edmodo

GLOBAL LIBRARY

  • The Global Library list can be downloaded from the Global Campus activity resource area on NAU
  • Students who want to take part in the Global Library must join via the online space on Global Campus Online.  When they join, they receive a certificate that celebrates their participation in the Global Library. They are also able to earn badges, please see the online space for more details
  • All texts are available in the infant and junior libraries

LEGO CHALLENGE

  • The first Lego challenge will be released in October. Stay tuned!

Have a great week all. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries you may have!

Many thanks,
The Global Campus Team

The Great DC Bear Charity Sale

A final reminder that our student inspired DC Bears are available for purchase from School Reception for $25 with all profits being sent to charity. Read more about the sale here.

Best regards,

Mr. Christopher Short
Principal

DCIS October Calendar Events:

Date

Start Time

End Time

Event

03/10/2017

08:45

09:30

Parent Workshop: Secondary School Assessments and Reports

04/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Lower Primary Assembly 1JF/1LC

05/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Upper Primary Assembly 3KN/3JH

05/10/2017

 

 

Dyslexia Awareness Day

05/10/2017

08:45

09:30

British High Commission Travel Awareness Presentation

05/10/2017

16:30

17:30

James Grime, Eminent Mathematician and Code Breaker Visit

06/10/2017

08:30

09:00

Secondary School Assembly

10/10/2017

08:45

09:30

Parent Workshop: Primary School Phonics and Spelling

10/10/2017

20:00

21:00

DCA Parent Association Meeting

11/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Lower Primary School Assembly 2SC/1&2SF (EAL)

11/10/2017

 

 

September/October Newsletter Published Online

12/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Upper Primary School Assembly 5EC/5LH/5&6LJ (EAL)

12/10/2017 - 13/10/2017

 

 

Juilliard Curriculum Specialist, Brian Drye, Visit

13/10/2017

 

 

No Friday ECA due to Half Term Break

16/10/2017

 

 

Term 1 Half Term

18/10/2017

 

 

Singapore Public Holiday (Diwali/ Deepavali)

23/10/2017

15:30

18:30

Secondary School Parent Teacher Conferences

23/10/2017

 

 

Celebrate DCIS Diversity Week, 23rd – 27th October

24/10/2017

08:45

09:30

Parent Workshop: NAE Programmes - Juilliard, Global Campus, MIT STEAM

24/10/2017

16:00

19:00

Secondary School Parent Teacher Conferences

25/10/2017

08:45

09:30

Coffee Morning - Pathway

25/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Lower Primary School Assembly

26/10/2017

09:00

09:30

Upper Primary School Assembly

26/10/2017

18:00

19:00

GC Tanzania Residential Trip Preparation Meeting

27/10/2017

07:45

08:00

Staff Meeting - Friday Briefing

27/10/2017

08:30

09:00

Secondary School Assembly

27/10/2017

 

 

DCIS United Nations Day

30/10/2017

18:00

19:00

Year 4 Residential Trip Information Meeting

30/10/2017

 

 

Primary Performance Management Meetings Begin

31/10/2017

08:45

09:30

Parent Workshop: Primary School Maths

31/10/2017

 

 

ACSIS 12U Netball Semi Finals Day

31/10/2017

 

 

ACSIS Cross Country Event (HS)

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