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Week Beginning 4th September

With Term 1 routines getting established and settled, Parent Coffee Mornings continue this week along with a Year 5 Residential Trip Information Meeting, Primary Parent Workshop on Approaches to Homework and Guided Reading, and the Secondary School Parent Curriculum Evening on Tuesday

  • DCA Family Picnic
  • iGCSE Student Art Trip
  • Sixth Form Parent Coffee
  • DC Bear Sensory Garden
  • Swimming Trials
  • Year 1 Parent Coffee
  • DCA Parent Association

Dear DCIS Families,

We hope that you all had a wonderful long weekend and Selamat Hari Raya Haji!

As the opening of any school involves a number of communications, we want to remind you of key messages sent to parents in the last week. Many are mentioned or attached below 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 the DCIS school bloghomepage, and on Facebook.

We are clearly incredibly proud of our students for their recent iGCSE results. The DCIS iGCSE Results Blog has further details, but to have our relatively small Secondary School attain such results is something we are especially proud to announce and to build on as our secondary provision expands. 

Calendar Events

This coming week is again filled with Coffee Mornings, Parent Workshops and the Secondary Curriculum Evening. Here is a list of the main events happening this week (do check our website calendar for events over the year):

Monday, 4th September, 8.45am – 9.30am in Main Cafeteria Year 2 Parent Coffee Morning
Monday, 4th September, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in Cooper Hall Year 5 Residential Trip Information Meeting
Tuesday, 5th September, 8.45am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall Parent Workshop: Primary School Approaches to Homework and Guided Reading
Tuesday, 5th September, 5.00pm – 6.00pm in Cooper Hall Secondary School Parent Curriculum Evening
Wednesday, 6th September, 9.00am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall Lower Primary Assembly 2JW/2HP
Wednesday, 6th September, 8.45am – 9.30am in Main Cafeteria Year 8 Parent Coffee Morning
Thursday, 7th September, 9.00am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall Upper Primary Assembly 3SG/3HA
Thursday, 7th September, 8.45am – 9.30am in DCIS Cafe Year 9 Parent Coffee Morning
Friday, 8th September, 8.45am – 9.30am in Main Cafeteria Year 3 Parent Coffee Morning
Friday, 8th September, 3.00pm – 4.30pm Swim Team Begins - Year 4 and ABOVE (Invitation only)

Sport Fixtures, Events and ECAs

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

Tuesday 5th September U16 Boys 4.30PM U16 Boys ACSIS Football vs GWA D3
Tuesday 5th September U9 Boys  4.30PM U9 Boys Football ACSIS D3
Tuesday 5th September U12 Boys  4.30PM U12 Boys Rugby D3
Wednesday 6th September U16 Boys 4.30PM U16 Boys ACSIS Football vs AIS (B) D3

Morning Cross Country Training

Brief note to parents that Morning Cross Country training will commence on Wednesday 6thSeptember, 7.30am – 8.00am, meet at the bleachers on the field.

  • Every pupil welcome from Year 2 to Year 12
  • 7.30am – 8.00am, every Wednesday morning (starting 6th September)
  • PE kit and trainers required

Email Mr Holmes at Mark.Holmes@dovercourt.edu.sg

DCIS Fins Trials

DCIS Fins Swim Team Trials are now complete and training has begun. Read more on our blog last week by following the blog link.

Extra-Curricular Activities

ECAs (Extra Curricular Activities) sign up closed on Friday, 1st September at 5.00pm. Confirmations will be sent to parents on 11th September and ECAs start on 15th September. Learn more by visiting our ECA page on the DCIS website for more information or email activities@dovercourt.edu.sg.

Primary School Updates

Busy Ants Maths Calculation Policy Guide for Parents

Below and through this link is our new Busy Ants Maths Calculation Policy. The content was briefly outlined at the Primary Curriculum evening on Thursday 30th August. 

There will be a Primary Maths Workshop for parents on 31st October, 8.45am - 9.30am. This meeting will explore a number of areas within Maths at DCIS, including the use of this policy. The content of this meeting will be shared with parents on this day as well for parents who are unable to attend the meeting.

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 attached below. We also feature news and events on our school blog with last week featuring an iGCSE Visual Art trip to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

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.

Secondary School Important Deadlines

Tuesday 5th  September:    Secondary ECA sign-up closes for Secondary students at 5.00pm 
Wednesday 6th September:      Deposit deadline for Y10 -13 Global Campus Trip to Tanzania        Friday 8th September:                 Deposit deadline for Y7 -13 Residential Trips

Lunch Service: Sodexo

By now all parents should have received an email from Sodexo, our on-campus catering service. 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

DCA Class Parents are needed for classes across the school, so we have created an online survey to recruit volunteers for this critical role in our school. If you are interested in becoming a Class Parent, please take our survey or contact dca@dovercourt.edu.sg.

The DCA Meeting Minutes from last week are now online for parents to review. We are looking for volunteers to help with the organisation and running of DCA events this term including the DCA Family Halloween Event and Christmas Fayre. Please contact us on dca@dovercourt.edu.sg  or when you see us on campus to let us know if you have some spare time to help out and check out the photos and information shared on the DCA Opening Family Picnic blog. 

NAE Programmes and Events

Information about the NAE programmes including the Global Campus programme and the collaborations with Juilliard, MIT and the UN are highlighted across our website and social media. Global Campus will be launched soon and we are in the process of finalising the DCIS students who can join the very exciting NAE Global Campus Expeditions Trip to Tanzania. 

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.

Virgin Global Challenge

Finally, 75% of our staff start a Global Fitness challenge on Thursday, 6th September. Working in groups of 7 they are challenged to lead a healthier lifestyle over 100 days. The challenge starts with exercise so you will see many staff with their pedometers and fitbits making sure they increase their steps around the school and beyond.

Best regards,

Mr. Christopher Short

Principal

DCIS September Calendar Events:

Term 1 Dates Detailed Calendar Events
Term 1: 2017-2018
Monday, 4th September, 8.45am - 9.00am in Main Cafeteria Year 2 Parent Coffee Morning 
Monday, 4th September, 6.00pm - 7.00pm Year 5 Residential Trip Information Meeting
Tuesday, 5th September, 8.45am - 9.00am in Cooper Hall Parent Workshop: Primary School Approaches to Homework and Guided Reading
Tuesday, 5th September, 5.00pm - 6.00am Secondary School Parent Curriculum Evening
Wednesday, 6th September, 8.45am - 9.30am in DCIS Café Year 8 Parent Coffee Morning 
Wednesday, 6th September, 9.00am - 9.30am in Cooper Hall Lower Primary Assembly 2JW and 2HP
Thursday, 7th September, 8.45am - 9.30am in DCIS Café Year 9 Parent Coffee Morning 
Thursday, 7th September, 9.00am - 9.30am in Cooper Hall Upper Primary Assembly 3SG and 3HA
Friday, 8th September, 8.30am - 9.00am in Cooper Hall Secondary School Assembly 
Friday, 8th September, 8.45am - 9.30am in Main Cafeteria Year 3 Parent Coffee Morning 
Friday, 8th September, 3.00pm - 4.30pm Swim Team Begins - Year 4 and ABOVE (INVITATION ONLY)
Monday, 11th September, 8.45am - 9.30am, Main Cafeteria Year 4 Parent Coffee Morning 
Monday, 11th September, 5.00pm ECA Term 1 Confirmations Sent to Parents 
Monday, 11th September, 5.00pm Primary Student Progress Week (PLT)
Tuesday, 12th September, 8.45am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Parent Workshop: Primary School Assessments and Reports
Wednesday, 13th September, 8.45am - 9.30am, Main Cafeteria Year 5 Parent Coffee Morning 
Wednesday, 13th September, 9.00am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Lower Primary School Assembly 
Thursday, 14th September, 8.45am - 9.30am, DCIS Café Year 10 & 11 Parent Coffee Morning 
Thursday, 14th September, 9.00am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Upper Primary School Assembly 
Friday, 15th September, 8.30am - 9.00am, Cooper Hall Secondary School Assembly 
Friday, 15th September, 8.45am - 9.30am, Main Cafeteria Year 6 Parent Coffee Morning
Friday, 15th September ECA Term 1 Begin
Friday, 15th September - Sunday, 17th September Singapore Formula 1 Weekend 
Monday, 18th September, 8.45am - 9.30am, DCIS Café Class Parent Meeting and Workshop
Tuesday, 19th September, 8.45am - 10.30am, Cooper Hall/Main Cafeteria Parent Workshop: DSE Programme followed by DSE Parent Coffee Morning 
Wednesday, 20th September, 9.00am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Lower Primary School Assembly: 1RE and 1SH
Thursday, 21st September, 9.00am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Upper Primary School Assembly: 5VS and 5AM
Friday, 22nd September, 8.30am - 9.00am, Cooper Hall Secondary School Assembly 
Tuesday, 26th September, 8.45am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Parent Workshop: EAL Programme followed by EAL Parent Coffee Morning 
Wednesday, 27th September, 9.00am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Lower Primary School Assembly 
Thursday, 28th September, 9.00am - 9.30am, Cooper Hall Upper Primary School Assembly 
Friday, 29th September, 8.30am - 9.00am, Cooper Hall Secondary School Assembly 

 

 

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