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DCIS Week Beginning 27th March

All happening this (very busy) week: Term 2 ECAs finish, School Photos, Sports Week and Family Health Week

  • School Photo Week 2017
  • Sports Week 2017
  • Sports Week 2017
  • Sports Week 2017
  • Sports Week 2017

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

This will be a very busy few days, with Term 2 ECAs finishing tomorrow (Tuesday), and the School Photo Week, Sports Week and Family Health Week all rolled into one.  We even have the DCA-led Secondary School Disco on Friday.

Please note: If you plan to attend Sports Week with your own vehicle, you must park across the street at Singapore Polytecnic. There is not sufficient parking in our car park for this multi-day event.

We are still encouraging parents to apply for the upcoming positions of DCA Chair and Vice Chair for 2017-2018. The DCA is an integral part of DCIS and works alongside the School to build on the elements of community, friendship, support and fun. Please click here to apply.

Events this week:

Monday, 27th – Friday, 31th March

School Photo Week

Monday, 27th – Friday, 31th March

Sports Week

Monday, 27th – Friday, 31th March

Family Health Week

Tuesday, 28th March

Term 2 ECAs Finish

Friday, 31st March, 7:30pm - 9.00pm

DCA Secondary School Disco

Please view the matrix below outlining which activities are happening each day. 

Day School Photo Shoot: Class Lists Sports Week
Mon 27th  5EC, 5LH, 5MS, 5/6EA, 6SO, 6CP, 6SB, 6RC, 6JM, 5JF, 5RL, 5/6CT, 7/8I, 7D, 7S, 7C, 8I, 11I, 12I 9 – 11am (Nursery + Reception) 
12.30 – 2.30pm (Year 1)          
Tues 28th       NFD, NAP, RHN, RCG, RLM, RMM, RSJS, RDP, 1KG, 1AM, 1SH, 1JF, 1LC, 1GD, 8C, 8D, 9D, INGR 9 – 11am  (Year 2)
12.30 – 2.30pm (Year 3)  
Wed
29th        
1TR, 1HK, 1RE, 1SS, 2RE, 2SC, 2JW, 2AV, 2AS, 2EN, 2SH, 2SM, 2SF, 2HM, 3SA, 3VS, 3RG, 10C, 10D, 11D, 9/10I 9 – 11am  (Year 4)           
1 – 2.45pm (Year 5+6)    
Thurs 30th  3BD, 3JO, 3HB, 3HA, 3SW, 3KN, 3AH, 4MD, 4CJ, 4JC, 4JM, 4AM, 4RB, 4JR, 4HJ Secondary Sports day   
9 – 10.40am (Rotation 1)   
11am – 12.40pm (Rotation 2) 
1.20 – 2.50pm (Rotation 3)
Fri
31st 
NSU, 7/8/9ESL, All Sports Teams 10.00 – 11.00am (Year 1)  

Pret a Portrait: Photo Week

We have the final schedule of the upcoming Photo Week, so please refer to your child's year to find out the exact time slot for their form group. Click here to see full schedule.

Sports Team Photos 

For DCIS students who have participated in a team sport this year, we will be taking group team photos on Friday 31st March. Please see the table below for the time slot of your child's team. Students are asked to wear their full kit on the day (for example, football kit but bring boots to change into for the photo).

Swim Team Photos: In my letter last week, we stated that the Swim team photos will be taken in their school uniform, so no need to bring their swimming kit on the day. However, this has changed and the swim team photos will be take in PE Kit which your child can wear to school on Friday. 

Please note: 7/8/9 ESL will have their class photo on Friday. If your child is in 7/8/9ESL and in a sports team, then they will need to come in school uniform and change into their team sports kit ready for their team photo.

Friday, 31st March Sports Team Photo Shoot
11.40am – 12.10pm U8 Girls Football, U8 Boys Football, U9 Football Boys A, U9 Football Boys B, U9 Football Girls, U10 Football Boys A, U10 Football Boys B
12.10 – 12.40pm U11 Football Boys A, U11 Football Boys B, U12 Football Boys, U12 Girls Football, U14 Football Boys, U14 Football Girls
1.20 – 1.40pm U16 Football Boys, U16 Football Girls, U14 Boys Basketball, U14 Girls Basketball, U16 Basketball Boys, U16 Basketball Girls, Cross Country
1.40 – 2.00pm U9 Netball, U10 Netball, U11 Netball, U12 Netball Girls, U16 Netball, U11 Rugby, U12 Rugby, Swimming Junior, Swimming Middle, Swimming Senior, U11 Cricket

DCIS Sports Week 

Our annual Sports Week will kick off on Monday, 27th March, with Nursery and Reception opening the ceremonies. 

As always, we encourage and welcome our parents to support and cheer on all of the pupils in their various events. Parents from Nursery to Year 2 are more than welcome to walk around the field area supporting your child, however we ask that all supporters of pupils from Year 3 upwards to please stay on the bleachers and not cross onto the field.

If parents wish to participate in “parents races”, we ask that they are dressed appropriately with trainers; no bare foot running please.

Secondary School Sports Day

This year we are changing the format of our sports day for our Secondary School students. They will follow a rotational format. During form time, pupils have selected athletics events, plus a choice of dodgeball, volleyball or basketball. The rotations will take place during the following sessions:

Thursday, 30th March

Year 7

Year 8+9

Year 10 / 11 + 12

Form time 8.30am - 9.00am Athletics, dodgeball, basketball and volleyball choices

Rotation 1: 9.00am – 10.40am 

Athletics

Dodgeball

Basketball / Volleyball

Rotation 2: 11.00am – 12.40pm

Basketball / volleyball

Athletics

Dodgeball

Rotation 3: 1.20pm – 2.50pm

Dodgeball

Basketball / volleyball

Athletics

In anticipation of a lovely week weather wise, it is vital that all pupils wear hats, have a full water bottle and have applied sun tan lotion before their session. We have temporary shading both on the field and in the stands, however please make sure that the previous mentioned items have been worn and are reapplied throughout the day.

DCIS Family Health Week

We are also running a whole school 'Family Health' week with a focus on: 

  • Physical health: exercise, hygiene, healthy eating etc
  • Mental health: relaxation, mindfulness, healthy sleep etc

Year groups will plan activities that can be tied in to curriculum i.e. writing a healthy recipe, but aiming for at least one health related activity each day. We will also include a drive for staff health and well-being, so the children will see that the teachers are leading by example.

Sports 4 Kids Easter Camps 2017

Held at DCIS: April 10th - 14th

Sport4Kids are always looking for ways to incorporate new activities into their programs. Their Easter Camp will promote a healthy, active lifestyle and includes enjoying the outdoors.

Special Easter themed activities include:

  • Easter egg painting
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Egg and spoon races

Click to read more about the Easter Camp

School Videos

This week we would like to share the Celebration of the Arts video:

Primary School Guided Reading Programme

Our Guided Reading books are now here and have been catalogued using our new electronic library system. The books are now in use within the classrooms and are being used to teach reading as part of a carousel approach of activities. We are now at the next phase of improving our reading resources which is the update and supplement our home readers. We are currently in the process of ordering additional stock for this and expect to receive these reading resources during Term 3. Once received, they too will be catalogued and when ready, teachers will begin to send then home. We appreciate your patience in the lengthy process of upgrading our reading resources in the primary school.

Library Volunteers

With the arrival and implementation of our Guided Reading Scheme in the primary school, we are currently looking to recruit  volunteers to help in the lower primary library with returning the books to the shelves. If you are able to offer a regular 30 mins once per week, just after morning drop off or before pick up at the end of the afternoon, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Interested parties should email Mrs Sawhney, our lower primary librarian, with the following information: 

  • Your name 
  • Contact number 
  • The day you are available
  • Time of day you are able to help (morning or afternoon)

Mrs Sawhney will be in touch and will provide guidance and training for volunteers.  She can be contacted at the following email address:  Rachna.sawhney@dovercourt.eu.sg

All volunteers also need to undergo our Child Protection training and sign our Code of Conduct for Volunteers. If you have not done so then please contact Elin Tan at the following email address: Elin.Tan@dovercourt.edu.sg

DCA Updates and DCIS Parent Representatives

This week the DCA will be holding the Secondary School Disco on Friday 31st March. Click here to see all updates on the DCA web page or see the Meeting Minutes. And we encourage parents to apply for the upcoming positions of DCA Chair and Vice Chair for 2017-2018.

Two Ongoing DCIS Initiatives

A reminder about our two ongoing initiatives for DCIS families:

  1. Mobile School App 
    We have officially launched the DCIS mobile school app that will allow you to directly access from your mobile device (handphone, iPad, tablet) numerous informational services, from the lunch menus to ECAs, from contact numbers to social media. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. (Click to read more)
  2. DCIS International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Scholarship
    DCIS has been approved* for the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and is now authorised as an IB World School. We are pleased to announce that we will be offering partial scholarships for qualified students for this prestigious programme that provides excellent preparation for university education and employment. (Click to read more

NAE News

Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard

The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education, and Nord Anglia Education are pleased to announce that applications are open for Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard – our summer programme from 8 – 21 July 2017 for students aged 10 – 18 years old. In addition there is a significant 15% discount from the standard price for all DCIS students. 

Click here for more information on this exciting programme. 

Global Campus: The week ahead (w/c 27th March)

Andrew Fitzmaurice, our CEO, visited the Global Challenge area on Global Campus Online and really enjoyed reading what students have posted in the Inspiration Zone. He has read posts by students from the following schools:  BSB Shunyi, San Roberto International School, Dover Court International School, NAIS Al Khor, BIS Warsaw, BIS Abu Dhabi, Doha Rayyan, BIS Hanoi, and BIS Charlotte. He’s looking forward to seeing more posts!

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINE

•              31st March – Visual Arts competition deadline

•              28 April – deadline for the Global Challenge

•              2 May – deadline for the Superhero Challenge (please see the Global Library section below for more information)

DEBATE LEAGUE - We hope you’re having fun with the wonderful and engaging debates! Judging on the 1st round has commenced for some of you, while others are wrapping up the 1st round of debates. We are currently working with Team Leaders on the 2nd round of debates.

EXPEDITIONS - A special training programme for the students going to Les Martinets in Switzerland has been created and is available on GC Online. Good luck with your preparations!

GLOBAL CHALLENGE – A BIG thank you to everyone who donated food for our DCIS Food drive, part of our contribution to the Global Challenge. We were so impressed by the enthusiasm of the students to take part and contribute to Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, ‘Zero hunger’.

GLOBAL LIBRARY - Students from Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong have challenged the Global Campus to create a superhero to represent their city and help the world reach the UN Global Goals. Students need to draw and describe a superhero of their own, scan it, and upload it to the Padlet on the “My Brother is a Superhero” page on the Global Library section of GC Online. The closing date is 2nd of May and winners will receive a signed copy of one of David Solomon’s books. You can watch a video that introduces the Superhero Challenge here https://vimeo.com/206372924 

For more information, please contact David Robinson at David.Robinson@nais.hk.

JUILLIARD - The Summer Performing Arts Programme with Juilliard has launched and there is a 15% discount for all NAE students. Places are still available.

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.

Many thanks,

The Global Campus Team

Lunch Service

Back by popular demand, our school catering company Chartwells are extending a complimentary food credit, worth $20.00, with every $200.00 that you topped up into your MY SCHOOL ACCOUNT. Don’t miss out this opportunity to take advantage of this generous offer from Chartwells. (Click here for more information). 

Gentle reminder of the move to a biometrics food ordering process for Year 3 and above. The introductory letter and biometrics permission form can be found on our Parent Essentials website in the 'School Lunches' webpage.

Please click here to see the March menus:

World Autism Day

For this year’s World Autism Day, we will be raising awareness by asking students and staff to come into school on the last day of school (Friday 7th April) in non-uniform and wearing something blue as part of the #LIUB (Light It Up Blue) campaign. Click here to read more.

Sports Fixtures

Please note that there are no sports fixtures this week. 

Police Patrols

As parents may know, the school campus is visited by Singapore Police on a regular basis as part of their patrols of international schools. From today these patrols will be undertaken by the Protective Security Command (ProCom). The Police have asked us to inform all members of the school community so that they are not concerned about the ProCom patrols. We work closely with ProCom, our local community police and other government bodies to constantly review our security arrangements.

Finally, we would like to wish all our parents, students and families a happy and healthy week.

Best regards,

Mr. Christopher Short
Principal

https://twitter.com/dcisprincipal 



April Calendar of Events

Please note that further details on sporting events and any updates are also made on the DCIS Website Calendar with weekly events highlighted on the DCIS Website Homepage and the weekly news on our News and Insights webpage.

Monday, 3rd April – Friday, 7th April

April Newsletter Published Online

Wednesday, 5th April, 8.00am – 12th April, 12.00pm

ECA Term 3 Online Sign Up for Students/Parents

Friday, 7th April

Non-Uniform Day

Friday, 7th April

DCA Used Uniform Collection

Friday, 7th April

Easter Bonnets for Nursery – Year 2

Friday, 7th April in Cooper Hall

Lower Primary, 9.00am – 9.30am

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Easter Assembly

Lower Primary (Class RSJS and RCG)

Upper Primary (Class 5LH and 5CT)

Friday, 7th April

Term 2 Reports Sent to Parents

Friday, 7th April

Term 2 Ends at 3.00pm

Term 3 Dates

Detailed Calendar Events Term 3: 2016-2017

Thursday, 20th April

All Staff in School

Friday, 21st April, 9.00am – 12.00pm in Cooper Hall

New Student Orientation

Friday, 21st April, 9.00am – 12.00pm

DCA Used Uniform Sale

Friday, 21st April

Term 3 ECA Allocations sent to Parents

Monday, 24th April

Term 3 Starts

Monday, 24th April

DCIS CPE Student Contracts Due for New Students

Tuesday, 25th April, 8.45am – 9.45am in the Cafe

New Parent Coffee Morning

Tuesday, 25th April, 8.00pm in Cooper Hall

DCA Parent Association Meeting

Friday, 28th April

Extra-Curricular Activities Begin

Monday, 1st May

Deadline for Notification of Withdrawal - end of Term 3

Monday, 1st May

Public Holiday (Labour Day)

 

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