02 April, 2023

Dover Court International School 2023 1st Spring Formal

Dover Court International School 2023 1st Spring Formal - Dover Court International School 2023 1st Spring Formal
Dover Court International School 2023 1st Spring Formal

It was truly a night to remember for all our Years 10-13 Dover Court International School students at the first ever student-initiated Spring Formal at ONE°15 Marina as part of their Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) project, a core component of the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme).

Our student organising committee did a fantastic job planning the event like professionals! They did it all from sourcing for vendors, to hiring DJs and even coming up with themes and décor while displaying great problem solving and decision-making skills.

“The scheduling of the event presented some planning difficulties for us. We needed to develop a new strategy to keep it going and convince students to attend the Spring Formal.” says Emanuela when asked about the challenges of planning the event.

The highly anticipated night met and surpassed all expectations for both staff and students alike.

“Our organising committee did an absolutely amazing job with the formal. I went to over 24 school dances when I was in Years 10 – 13 myself and this was the most fun dance I’ve ever been to. I was floored, the planning was impeccable, the food was excellent, and the vibes were immaculate!” says Hani Rahman, Careers and Higher Education Guidance Counsellor.

Our student organising committee shares more about their experience planning: “The Spring Formal was organized on March 24th, 2023, by five students; Emanuela, Bethany, Soraya, Ahaana, and Anastasia. This is the first event of its kind that Dover Court has hosted. Each of us has brought different perspectives and ideas to make this event as exciting as possible. We chose to use a James Bond theme because we believed that it fit the vision we were aiming for, and it enabled us to make the event more formal.

Tickets were offered to Years 10-13, which is all of upper secondary. The event included free-flow soft drinks, a buffet, a DJ, and a photo booth to allow students to keep the memories made that night forever. We are ecstatic that the event brought in 167 students and was an extremely successful CAS project for the five of us.”

CAS requires students to take part in a range of experiences and at least one project. Through these, students are able to develop personal and interpersonal growth by learning through experience and to develop collaboration, problem solving and decision-making skills.

Find out more about our Sixth Form programme: IBDP and International BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) Diploma in Business here.