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  • A Global Family

    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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  • Building The Whole Child

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

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  • Teachers Who Care

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

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    Our close-knit community of parents, teachers and students is our pride and joy. We hope you can be a part of it.


  • A World of Excitement

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

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  • Helping Children Grow

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

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DCIS Week Beginning 13th February

Final day for Parent Satisfaction Survey, plus Primary School Parent Teacher Conferences and our UN Day this Friday

  • Parent Satisfaction Survey 2017
  • UN Day 2017
  • UN Day Recipe Book 2017

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

This week we are welcoming back Year Groups 6 through 11 from their residential trips and congratulate all our sports teams involved in their ASCIS Finals on Saturday. 

A final reminder to parents about the NAE Parent Satisfaction Survey for DCIS which ends midnight tonight. This questionnaire will help us address any comments and suggestions you might have about the school and we are counting on all our parents to participate.

This week includes our Primary School Parent Teacher Conferences, our Year 9 Options Evening and most importantly our UN Day on Friday.

Events this week:

Monday, 13th February, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Primary School (Nursery – Year 6) Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, 14th February, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Primary School (Nursery – Year 6) Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, 15th February, 8.30am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

Parent Workshop: International Primary Curriculum (repeat workshop)

Thursday, 16th February,

6.00pm – 7.00pm in Cooper Hall

Year 9 Options Evening

Friday, 17th February

No ECAs Day

Friday, 17th February

UN Day (Non-Uniform National Dress Day)

Monday, 20th February – Friday, 24thFebruary

Term 2 Half Term Break


2017 NAE Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our NAE 2017 Parent Satisfaction Survey is in its final phase, ending today at midnight. Your feedback is your opportunity to tell us what you think about our school and opportunities for improvement. (Click to take survey)

Primary School Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday and Tuesday we are holding our Primary School Parent Teacher Conferences, with the following breakdown:

  • Nursery – Year 6 Parent Teacher Conferences:  Monday, 13th February, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Nursery – Year 6 Parent Teacher Conferences:  Tuesday, 14th February, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Your Year Group teacher will have already sent you the day and time for your appointment. 

Parent Workshop: International Primary Curriculum

Wednesday we continue with our parent workshops designed to showcase our curriculum to our DCIS community. This week we will host a repeat workshop on the International Primary Curriculum in Cooper Hall, Wednesday, 15th February at  8.30am. This workshop will shed further light on the rich curriculum we provide across our Primary School. We look forward to seeing you there!

DCA Updates and DCIS Parent Representatives

While there are no DCA events this week, you can still click here to see all updates on the DCA web page or see the Meeting Minutes. We have also updated the list of DCA class representatives.

The DCA is such an important aspect of our community and is only 2 years old. The enrichment experiences they offer for our families are not only deeply appreciated by all, but also jolly good fun! We will soon be sending information about positions available in the DCA for the next academic year, and look forward to hearing from parents who can help continue the mission of the DCA Parent Association at DCIS. Details on the mission and purpose of the DCA can be found in the DCIS Parent Handbook on page 16. 

Dover's Got Talent: Final Auditions

We are winding up the final auditions for Dover's Got Talent, and we must say that our students from across the school have been showcasing some amazing ways to entertain the school. Judging who makes it to the next round will be very difficult for all involved! 

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. 

UN Day Recipe Book

This year, as part of our UN Day celebrations we will be creating a DCIS UN Day recipe book. We need your help with this!

If you would like to share a recipe, please email the recipe to the following email address:


Two Ongoing 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

Morning Sports Training

Our morning sports training sessions still have openings for students who qualify for athletics and the swim team. 

Swim team training is by invite only. Athletics training is open to all Year 3 students and upwards. All training sessions are between 7.30 - 8.00am. Students to meet on field for athletics and directly at the pool for swimming. 

If you have any questions, please email Mark Holmes, Head of Physical Education, at: Mark.Holmes@dovercourt.edu.sg

Global Campus: The week ahead (w/c 6th February)


  • The Visual Arts competition has now been launched – DCIS Deadline 31st March
  • w/c 13th Feb – New Lego Challenge Launched
  • 14th February - deadline for Global Library Chinese New Year competition, created by students from NAIS Hong Kong
  • 27 February - deadline for Virtual Choir recordings

PRIMARY / SECONDARY LEGO CHALLENGE - NEW! Information has now been provided about the new Lego challenge! Students are tasked with recreating an iconic building in their cities, or if they’re struggling for inspiration, a famous landmark from anywhere in the world. Students can enter the competition by submitting a photo of their masterpiece alongside a photo of the actual building to the Padlet on the Lego Challenge area within Primary and Secondary on the Global Campus Online. Don’t forget to add your name, class and school! Good luck!

VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION -  NEW! The Visual Arts competition has officially launched! All the details will be shared with the students in the coming week about how to enter. The competition will follow a similar format to last year, involving illustrating winning Creative Writing pieces using any form of visual art. The DCIS deadline for entries will be March 31st and students will need to hand their work to their class teacher in Primary or Ms. K in Secondary. Information can also be found on the Global Campus Online in the Primary and Secondary area.

Have a great week all and a good half term. 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 February menus:

Sports Notices

In the next week, there will be no sports fixtures as we await the next season following the half term break. We would like to communicate the dates for March's Sports Week:

Monday 27th March – 9AM – 11AM (Nursery +Reception)           12.30- 2.30pm (Year 1)

Tuesday 28th March – 9AM – 11AM (Year 2)                                       12.30-2.30PM (Year 3)

Wednesday 29th March – 9AM – 11AM (Year 4)                                12.30 – 2.30PM (YR 5+6)

Thursday 30th March -  Secondary Sports day                                (9AM -10.40 SESSION 1)
                                                                                                                               (11.00-12.40 SESSION 2)                                                                                                                                                      (1.20 – 2.50 SESSION 3)

Friday 31st March -  Reserve day

75th Anniversary of Fall of Singapore: Commemoration at Kranji War Cemetery
Next Wednesday marks the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. We are extending an invitation to all members of the DCIS community to attend this ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 15 February at 4.30pm at Kranji War Cemetery. Please see the poster for more information. 

Once again, we are very proud of our school becoming an authorised IB World School and we would like to share this moment with the entire DCIS community.

Best regards,

Mr Christopher Short


February 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, 20th February – Friday, 24thFebruary

Term 2 Half Term Break

Monday, 27th February – Friday, 3rd March

DCIS Book Week

Tuesday, 28th February, 8.45am – 9.30am in the Cafe

DSE Parent Coffee Morning