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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 16th January

This term's first DCA meeting, ECAs beginning on Friday and iGCSE mock exams are some of this week's events

  • Secondary January 2017
  • Secondary January 2017
  • 2017 Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard
  • Visiting Juilliard Alumnus Michael Thurber
  • DCA Picnic 2016
  • ECAs CHQ Sign up Term 2 2017
  • Secondary January 2017

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

After settling back into our routines, we are ready to take on this week's set of activities and events. Please check all the relevant information for you and your children. 

We have a special visit on Tuesday with Juilliard alumnus Michael Thurber, who will be demonstrating his double bass for DCIS students. For all our parents, we will have our first DCA meeting of the term on Tuesday as well as the Coffee Morning meeting for Lower Primary School parents. Our ECAs will begin on Friday and the iGCSE mock exams will be going on all week.  

This will also be another week full of workshops, sports and trips.

Events this week:

Monday, 16th January – Friday, 20th January

iGCSE Mock Exams

Tuesday, 17th January

Juilliard Alumnus DCIS Campus visit

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: Primary School Homework

Wednesday, 18th January – Friday, 20th January

Year 4 Residential Trip

Friday, 20th January

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Begin

Lower Primary School Class Representatives

Tomorrow we begin the first of four coffee mornings designed to introduce our new parents to the DCIS community over coffee. This week we will host the New Parent Lower Primary (Nursery to Year 2) Coffee Morning in the Main Cafeteria. This meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, 17th January at  8.45am. It would be wonderful for all Lower Primary School Class Representatives to come along to meet the new parents in their classes. We look forward to seeing you then!

Juilliard Alumnus visit

This Tuesday we are extremely pleased to host Michael Thurber, our first visiting Juilliard alumnus for Term 2. 

Michael is the bass player in the house band for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, lead by pianist Jon Batiste. He graduated from The Juilliard School, where he became the first undergraduate in the school’s history to be accepted into both the Classical and Jazz Divisions. 

Michael will be bringing his extra-large double bass and will be holding workshops for specific year groups throughout the day in the Main Music Room. 

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. 


Please note that Term 2 ECA allocations will be sent out on Tuesday 17th January and will start on Friday 20th January.

NB: There are no ECAs on Friday 27th January

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 a photograph of the dish, the ingredients, equipment and method to the following email address by Friday the 27th of January:


Two New Initiatives

A reminder about our two new 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 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. (Click to read more

Global Campus: The week ahead (w/c  16th January)

Welcome back! We hope all our families had a good holiday and are feeling refreshed and well-rested.


  • w/c 23 January – Worldwide Creative Writing competition shortlisted stories announced
  • CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION - STOP PRESS! Over 6,800 students from 40 schools took part in this competition. Here's what Andrew Fitzmaurice said when we shared this with him: "Many congratulations on a fantastic number of entries for this year's competition! We always try and exceed our previous best and to do so by such a large margin is exceptional. It's wonderful to see the progress being made by the Global Campus and the benefits it brings to all our students." Good luck to our 15 entries from DCIS students – we look forward to finding out the results!
  • DCIS CREATIVE WRITING ANTHOLOGY – an online e-book has been created of the winning DCIS entries and is available to read on our school website at this link
  • DEBATE LEAGUE - Debate motions have now been sent out and the Round 1 debates are currently underway!  Good luck to our DCIS Debate Teams!
  • EXPEDITIONS – Final registration for the Swiss Alpine Expedition, open to Year 8 and 9 students will be closing shortly. Please contact Mr Woodhall for more information or to register your son / daughter for the expedition at your earliest convenience.
  • VIRTUAL CHOIR – DCIS participation in the virtual choir will be taking place this term! Students in the school choir will be practicing hard and recording their part to contribute towards the final piece. We can’t wait to hear it!
  • VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION - The Visual Arts competition will launch towards the end of January 2017. Details about this activity will be circulated prior to launch. The competition will follow a similar format to last year, involving illustrating winning Creative Writing pieces using any form of visual art. We will also be making warm up activities available on the Global Campus online. More information to follow.

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

Parent Workshop Survey

We are conducting a Parent Workshop Survey to gain some invaluable feedback about our current workshop format and content. We hope you can take just a few moments to fill out this survey and provide us with some additional input on the scope and framework of these well-attended sessions.

Click here to participate in the survey.

DCA Updates and DCIS Parent Representatives

The DCA is holding the year's first Parent Association Meeting on 17th January. 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 here's a link to the DCA Meeting Minutes.

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:

Mon 16th Jan


U16 Boys Basketball ACSIS Div 3


Mon 16th Jan


U14 Girls Football ACSIS Division 3


Tues 17th Jan


U10 Boys Football ACSIS Division 2


Tues 17th Jan


U10 Boys Football ACSIS Division 3


Tues 17th Jan


U10 Girls Football ACSIS Division 2


Wed 18th Jan


U14 Girls Football ACSIS Division 3 V Chis


Wed 18th Jan


U16 Girls Basketball ACSIS Pool B


Thurs 19th Jan


U11 Boys Football ACSIS Division 2


Thurs 19th Jan


U11 Boys Football ACSIS Division 3


Thurs 19th Jan


U11 Girls Football ACSIS Division 2


Fri 20th Jan


Swimming Gala vs Dulwich


Morning Sports Training

We are pleased to announce that our morning sports training sessions will commence the week beginning Monday, 16th January 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 us at the PE Department.

Kind regards,

Mark Holmes
Head of Physical Education

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

Best regards,

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.

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)