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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.

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

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    Our experienced teaching staff care about the education of their students, and are always prepared to go one step further.

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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 31st October

After the break, DCIS starts back with a DCA Parent Association meeting tomorrow night, Secondary School workshop and parent teacher conferences and the DCA Trunk or Treat event on Friday night

  • Campus Improvements: Half Term Break
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  • Global Campus Highly Commended Photography Award, Aasmi (Year 5)
  • DCIS U16 Boys Football
  • Juilliard Curriculum Specialist: Kathryn Andersen 2016
  • Secondary School: Carla Hyland's Class
  • Secondary School: Art Class 2016
  • High Flyer Awards 2016
  • Deepavali Assembly 2016
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Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the time away with your families. Some of the planned campus improvements have been made over the break and it was particularly good to see the new road and pathways being used this morning at arrival time.

Events this week:

Tuesday, 1st November

Deadline Withdrawal Notification– end of Term 1

Tuesday, 1st November

DCA Parent Association Meeting

Wednesday, 2nd November 8.30am - 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Secondary School - Approaches to Learning (Year 7 -12)

Wednesday, 2nd 3.30pm - 6.30pm and Thursday, 3rd November 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Secondary School Parent Teacher Conferences in Cooper Hall

Friday, 4th November 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Years 5 and 6 Boys Football Trials

Friday, 4th November 6.30pm - 8.30pm

DCA Trunk or Treat

Monday, 31st October - Friday, 4th November

November Newsletter Published Online

Notification of Withdrawal

DCIS Notification of Withdrawal for Term 1 is tomorrow, 1st November 2016. Parents are required to submit the DCIS Notification of Withdrawal Form (click here to download form) by this date to the Admissions Office.

Swimming Gala Week Calendar Change

Please note that we are changing the Swimming Gala to later in the school year. Details on the exact dates will be given later this term but as the published dates are for November, we wanted to make you aware of the change to the online calendar and the calendar of events in the Parent Handbook.

Sports Notices

In the next week, our students have sports fixtures for Rugby, Cross Country, Football and Netball:

Tues, 1st Nov

ACSIS Senior Cross Country Finals



Tues, 1st Nov

Boys Rugby


Turf City

Tues, 1st Nov

Girls Football



Tues, 1st Nov

ACSIS Netball Semi-Final Playoffs



Wed, 2nd Nov

Friendly U10
Girls Netball



Wed, 2nd Nov

Boys Football



Thurs, 3rd Nov

ACSIS Junior Cross Country Finals



Thurs, 3rd Nov

ACSIS Middle Cross Country Finals



Thurs, 3rd Nov

ACSIS Netball Final Playoffs



Sat, 5th Nov

ACSIS U9 Boys Football Finals (A)



Sat, 5th Nov

ACSIS U9 Boys Football Finals (B)



Sat, 5th Nov

ACSIS U9 Girls Football Finals



Football Trials

This term, we will be holding Football trials for the A.C.S.I.S. Under 10 and Under 11 teams. This is open for all Year 5 and 6 boys. The trials will take place on Friday 4th November on the school field. The trials will start at 3pm and finish at 4pm.

All parents wishing for their son to attend will need to make alternative arrangements to collect their child, unless they already attend an ECA on Friday and can therefore take their normal bus home. The school will not be providing additional transport.

Students will need to bring boots, shin pads, and a water bottle.

This week we have a whole series of finals, playoffs and additional sports events (see full list below). Please come and support our DCIS athletes as they represent our school.

Lunch Service

Parents have now been informed 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.

See links below for the November menus.

Primary School Weekly Roundups Now 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.

Global Campus: The Week Ahead

We hope you all had a fantastic holiday! Read below for the latest Global Campus news and updates.


•             31 October - with the Photography Competition overall winner and Student Choice award being announced, DCIS' own Aasmi (Year 5) has won the Global Campus Highly Commended Award. Congratulations!

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION – This half term will see the completion of the Creative Writing Competition at DCIS. We hope lots of students will be keen to take part once their teachers explain to them how to participate. To take part all students must register online at the Global Campus so be sure to do this so your entry is counted! Good luck to all participants.

DEBATE LEAGUE – In the coming week more details will be released about this year’s Debate League. If you are interested keep an eye out for how to register your interest and take part.

EXPEDITIONS – Not long now till our intrepid travellers embark on their Tanzania adventure! We hope fundraising has continued over the holidays and you have been taking part in the Global Campus activities online in preparation for your adventure.

GLOBAL CAMPUS SPORTS TRAINING PROGRAMME - New to this year will be a sports training programme where students will have access to physiological masterclasses, as well as get to track their improvements in various disciplines. The training programme will culminate in competitions across the family to find out who the best NAE athletes are! More information will be released over the next month.

GLOBAL LIBRARY - Congratulations to International College Spain, who have the most members of the Global Library for the third week in a row with 244 members! Who will have the most members next week? 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 and teacher notes for more details.

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

DCA Halloween Event

Tickets will be sent home with the students this Wednesday. So do please check book bags for the tickets. We do also ask that all cars are off campus by 4.30pm on Friday to allow the set up for this event.

Purple Parade

This Saturday, 5th November, Suntec City will host the annual Purple Parade between 3.00pm and 7.00pm. The Purple Parade represents and celebrates people with special needs as part of the Singapore community.

The Purple Parade is a movement that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs. Please do go along to support this event.

British Club Membership Opportunity for DCIS Families

Free 2-Week British Club Membership

Open to British and non-British nationals, this 2 week complimentary membership will allow you to 'try before you buy'. Click to see the flyer with all the membership options.

(Click this link for the complimentary 2-week British Club membership)

The Ordinary Membership (for British passport holders only, lifetime membership) is available for a limited time at only $6,500 (Published Fee: $10,500) and includes a free $500 food and beverage credit.

(Click to read more)

Finally, our monthly newsletter will be published as blogs online this week and the pdf is expected to be sent to parents this Friday, 4th November. In it will be more information about campus developments and celebrations of all the wonderful work happening at DCIS. It is great to see everyone back after the October break, and we are looking forward to some fun events in November for the whole community.

Best regards,

Mr. Christopher Short



November 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.

Tuesday, 1st November

Deadline for Notification of Withdrawal – end of Term 1

Tuesday, 1st November, 8.00pm – 9.00pm in Cooper Hall

DCA Parent Association Meeting

Wednesday, 2nd November, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Secondary School – Approaches to Learning (Year 7 – Year 12)

Wednesday, 2nd November 3.30pm – 6.30pm and Thursday, 3rd November 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Secondary School Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, 4th November

November Newsletter Published Online

Friday, 4th November 6.30pm – 8.30pm

DCA Family Halloween Event

Wednesday, 9th November, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Primary School Maths

Friday, 11th November in Cooper Hall

Lower Primary, 9.00am – 9.30am

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Assembly

Lower Primary (Class 1KG and 1TR)

Upper Primary (Class 3VS and 3JO)

Friday, 11th November in Cooper Hall

DCA Parent Quiz Night

Monday, 14th November – Friday, 18th November

Primary Assessment Week (Year 1 – Year 6)

Wednesday, 16th November, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Secondary School – Assessments and Reports at DCIS (Year 7 – Year 12)

Friday, 18th November – Saturday, 26th November

Global Campus Tanzania Expedition (Year 9 – Year 12)

Tuesday, 22nd November, 8.30am – 9.30am in the Music Room

Parent Workshop: The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme at DCIS

Wednesday, 23rd November, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Primary School – Assessments and Reports at DCIS (Nursery – Year 6)

Friday, 25th November in Cooper Hall

Lower Primary, 9.00am – 9.30am

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Assembly

Lower Primary (Class 2AS and 2HM)

Upper Primary (Class 4JM and 4RB)

Friday, 25th November

Term 1 ECAs Finish

Wednesday, 30th November, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: Communication Strategies with Children