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    The world is full of opportunities. We give your child a place to grow so they can reach out and grab them.

  • Learning for Everyone

    Whatever your child needs, our curriculum inspires them to reach their full potential.

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    Our students have the confidence to achieve, but also the character and values to become valued members of society.

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  • A World of Excitement

    Our packed calendar of events and activities will make each day special.

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    Your child can go anywhere. We aim to give them the confidence to get there.

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DCIS Week Beginning 12th December

As Term 1 comes to an end, this week will include the two Lower Primary School Christmas Performances, lost property display, the Primary School class parties and the DCA Used Uniform Collection

  • Reception's Weekly Roundup
  • Christmas Fayre 2016
  • Christmas Fayre 2016
  • Christmas Fayre 2016
  • Christmas Fayre 2016
  • Global Campus: Global Expeditions (Les Martinets)

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

With Term 1 about to end, we want to wish all our families a wonderful holiday break as we look forward to seeing you once again in the new year. Please take the time to check all the relevant information for you and your children. 

Some of our blogposts from last week:

As a culmination of the end of term, we have another week full of performances, sports and family events.

Events this week:

Monday, 12th December


Lower Primary (Nursery – Year 2) Christmas Performance Rehearsals

Tuesday, 13th December


Lower Primary Christmas Performances:

Nursery and Reception, 10.00am in Cooper Hall

Year 1 and Year 2, 11.00am in Cooper Hall

Wednesday, 14th December


Lower Primary Christmas Performances:

Nursery and Reception, 10.00am in Cooper Hall

Year 1 and Year 2, 11.00am in Cooper Hall

Thursday, 15th December in main cafeteria


Lost property display, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Friday, 16th December in Cooper Hall

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Assembly

Upper Primary (Class 3KN and 3AH)

Friday, 16th December

Primary School (Nursery – Year 6) Class Parties

Friday, 16th December

Non-Uniform Day

Friday, 16th December

DCA Used Uniform Collection

Friday, 16th December

Term 1 Reports Sent to Parents

Friday, 16th December

Term 1 Ends at 3.00pm

Primary School Class Parties

This week there will be class parties for all students to Year 6.  A huge thank you in advance to our parents for donating time and festive food items for all the children to enjoy!

ECA Options for Term 2

ECA Options will be published to view this week, with sign ups starting on 4th January and ending on 11th January.

Two New Initiatives

We are about to launch two new initiatives for DCIS families:

  1. Mobile School App 
    We are very excited to announce we will soon have a 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. We expect this service to be available in January. Watch this space! 
  2. DCIS International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Scholarship
    DCIS is a candidate school* for the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. We are pleased to announce that we will be offering partial scholarships for qualified students for this prestigious and rewarding programme that provides excellent preparation for university education and employment. Definitely watch this space! 

Christmas at DCIS

Thank you to the DCA and all the Class Representatives who helped with the DCA Christmas Fayre this weekend. It was a huge success due to everyone’s hard work and it was good to see a few school administrators and teachers get soaked. DCIS will close out the Christmas festivities with the Lower Primary Christmas performances which we are all looking forward to.

Lower Primary Christmas Performances (Nursery to Year 2)

Please note that there has been a slight calendar change to the Lower Primary Christmas Performances for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. They will have their own separate Christmas assemblies on:

Tuesday, 13th December, Cooper Hall

  • 10.00am Nursery and Reception
  • 11.00am Year 1 and Year 2

Wednesday, 14th December, Cooper Hall 

  • 10.00am Nursery and Reception
  • 11.00am Year 1 and Year 2

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Lower Primary Christmas Performances.  It should be a lovely celebration of the festive season.

A few notes on the day:

  • Please try not to arrive too early as there are two shows taking place each day which will mean there are a lot of parents around the school. 
  • We ask that if you are driving that you park across the road at the Singapore Polytechnic or in the HDB lot.
  • Please keep the aisles clear and refrain from standing at the back as we will be using these areas as a part of the show. 
  • There will be coffee  on sale before and after the shows at the DCIS Cafe.
  • There will be a strict no entry without your ticket policy on the day as for most of our shows we  will be at full capacity. Please do remember to bring your ticket along.
  • Finally, if you are bringing little ones, they need to be able to be quiet and entertained for the duration of the show. If your child does become upset please take them out of the hall immediately and then re-enter when they are quiet. This is to help our performers stay focused and not become distracted.

Many thanks for your help with the costumes.  We are sure the children will look great!

Mrs K Gray
Year 1 Class Teacher
Deputy Head of Lower Primary

UK Passports: Are yours about to expire?

As the holiday season approaches, 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  issued during the months of November, December and January. Remember: Most countries around Asia require six months’ validity on passports.

We kindly ask all parents and guardians to double check the expiry date on their passports to avoid any unpleasant surprises at the check-in counter. 

(Click here to read more)

Global Campus: The week ahead (w/c 12th December)

Welcome to the last Global Campus Bulletin for 2016! We hope you had a great weekend and fun at our Christmas Fayre! Please read below for the latest Global Campus news and updates.


•             19 December - Creative Writing competition deadline - 5pm UK time

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION: Thank you to all the students and teachers who have submitted their entries to the Creative writing Competition already! We will be sending off our final entries this week and looking out for the results next term!

DEBATE LEAGUE: Preparations for Round 1 are underway – wishing our DCIS teams the best of luck with their debates!

GLOBAL LIBRARY: 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, take part in discussions about the books and submit their own book reviews for other students to read around the world!

LEGO CHALLENGE: The deadline for Build the Future has passed and we've received so many incredible entries! We recommend taking a look at the online space to have a look at them all.

GLOBAL EXPEDITION TO LES MARTINETS (SWIZERLAND): We are pleased to inform you that DCIS students in Years 8 and 9 have the opportunity to attend the camp in Les Martinets, Switzerland in June 2017. The trip is run in under Global Campus Personal Challenge Expedition and is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. (Click to read more).

Have a great week and a wonderful and restful holiday break. 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

DCA Updates and DCIS Parent Representatives

After a very successful Christmas Fayre (click here to read a thank you message from the Principal), our final event for Term 1 is the DCA Used Uniform Collection on 16th December. Please remember that you can click here to see all updates on the DCA web page. We have also updated the list of DCA class representatives and even have a link to the DCA Meeting Minutes.

Lost Property

There are have been many parents enquiring about lost property this term. We will be gathering all property for inspection in the main cafeteria on Thursday 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Lunch Service

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.

January menus are now available. Please click here to see the January menus:

Primary School Weekly Roundups Online

We have created a webpage to host the Primary School Weekly Roundups from each Year Group Leader from Nursery to Year 6. The link can be found in our News and Insights webpage and includes the latest weekly roundup as well as past editions.

Sports Notices

In the next week, our students have sports fixtures for football and basketball:

Tues 13th Dec


U14 Boys Football ACSIS Division 4

Turf City vs ISS

Tues 13th Dec


U10 Boys Football Div 2


Wed 14th Dec


U16 Boys Basketball ACSIS Pool B


Saturday Football

Chelsea FC Soccer School Singapore will be opening a new weekend class here at DCIS. The class will run on Saturdays from 3.15 pm to 4.45 pm, with bookings to start on Sat, 7th January 2017.

Click here to see the flyer. If you have additional questions, please email to enquiries@chelseafcsssg.com or call 6440 5503 for more information.

Sports 4 Kids - December Multi-Sport Camp @ DCIS

Children will get to try out a wide variety of activities including soccer, baseball, rugby, yoga, and much more! Don’t miss out, join in the FUN today!!! Click here to fill out the form.

Dates: December 19th -23rd

Ages: 3.5 year olds – 12 year olds

Saturday Parent Workout @ DCIS

Looking for premium group fitness classes at a reasonable price? Shape Shifters is a new and dynamic fitness brand offering high-impact group sessions on Saturdays without any equipment.

  • When: Saturday afternoons at 2:30pm
  • Where: Cooper Hall
  • Price: $50 per session or 5 sessions for $150.
  • First session: January 14th 2017

Click here to read full flyer

NAE Huffington Post Article

Finally, Nord Anglia Education CEO Andrew Fitzmaurice has recently highlighted the notable impact on students’ creativity, confidence, and global awareness from our enhanced performing arts curriculum in the Huffington Post. (Click here to read more)

Best regards and festive wishes,

Mr Christopher Short


*DCIS is a candidate school for the IB Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Dover Court International School believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.


January 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.

Wednesday, 4th January, 8.00am – 11th January, 12.00pm

ECA Term 2 Online Sign Up for Students/Parents

Friday, 6th January, 9.00am – 12.00pm in Cooper Hall

New Student Orientation

Friday, 6th January, 9.00am – 12.00pm

DCA Used Uniform Sale

Monday, 9th January

Term 2 Starts

Monday, 9th January

DCIS CPE Student Contracts Due for New Students

Monday, 9th January – Friday, 13th January

January Newsletter Published Online

Wednesday, 11th January, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Secondary School Transition (Year 5 - Year 6)

Thursday, 12th January, 8.30am – 9.30am in the Café

DSE Parent Workshop: Secondary School Transition for DSE Students (Year 5 – Year 6)

Monday, 16th January – Friday, 20th January

iGCSE Mock Exams

Tuesday, 17th January

Term 2 ECA Allocations sent to Parents

Tuesday, 17th January, 8.45am – 9.30am in the Cafe

New Lower Primary (Nursery – Year 2) Parent Coffee Morning

Tuesday, 17th January, 8.00pm – 9.00pm in Cooper Hall

DCA Parent Association Meeting

Wednesday, 18th January, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: International Primary Curriculum

Wednesday, 18th January – Friday, 20th January

Year 4 Residential Trip

Friday, 20th January

Extra-Curricular Activities Begin

Tuesday, 24th January, 8.45am – 9.30am in the Cafe

New Upper Primary (Year 3 – Year 6) Parent Coffee Morning

Wednesday, 25th January

Year 6 Secondary School Transition Day

Friday, 27th January in Cooper Hall

Lower Primary, 9.00am – 9.30am

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Chinese New Year Assembly

Lower Primary (Class 2SH and 2EN)

Upper Primary (Class 5JF and 5RL)

Monday, 30th – Tuesday, 31st January

Public Holiday (Chinese New Year)