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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.

    Our Teachers 2017

  • Join Our Community

    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 3rd April

This final week of Term 2 includes DCA used uniform collection, Easter bonnets for Nursery – Year 2 and Primary School Easter Assembly

  • Sports Week 2017
  • Sports Week 2017
  • Sports Week 2017

As Term 2 comes to a close, we want to thank all parents for their participation and enthusiasm during Sports Week. Not even the rainy weather could dampen our school spirit as all year groups successfully finished their athletic events. We will soon be sharing some outstanding photos from the full five days of sports from Primary and Secondary Schools.

In addition we finished photographing all year groups and sports teams in Cooper Hall so we wish to thank all teachers, staff and volunteers for making this happen. Pret a Portrait will contact all families directly with colour proofs of all photos, both individual and class shots.

Last Friday we held our Secondary School Disco where the DCA organised beverages and snacks and we even had a photo booth where students could disguise themselves in a variety of wigs, hats and masks! The event was a huge success and enabled the Secondary School to make a donation to one of our school charities: Riding for the Disabled. A big thank you to all parents and staff members who helped out during this event.

Brief reminder about the results of our Parent Satisfaction Survey, a survey which enables us to create a thorough development plan for our school. We would like to invite all parents to a DCIS Principal Presentation on the Parent Satisfaction Survey on Wednesday, 3rd May from 8:45am – 9.30am in Cooper Hall

This final week of Term 2 includes non uniform day (and DCA-led used uniform collection), Easter bonnets for Nursery through Year 2 and our Primary School Easter Assembly.

Monday, 3rd April – Friday, 7th April

April Newsletter Published Online

Friday, 7th April

Non-Uniform Day

Friday, 7th April

DCA Used Uniform Collection

Friday, 7th April

Easter Bonnets for Nursery – Year 2

Friday, 7th April in Cooper Hall

Lower Primary, 9.00am – 9.30am

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Easter Assembly

Lower Primary (Class RSJS and RCG)

Upper Primary (Class 5LH and 5CT)

Friday, 7th April

Term 2 Reports Sent to Parents

Friday, 7th April

Term 2 Ends at 3.00pm

Updated Term 3 Calendar

As we have mentioned in our email last week, the calendar in your Parent Handbook is no longer valid so refer to the updated version of Term 3 Calendar of Events. All modifications will be reflected on our website and other social media locations.

45 Year Celebration

This year DCIS will be celebrating 45 years of education excellence here in Singapore. We will be holding a week long event the week of 8th May, with ceremonies, a time capsule, songs and ending up on Friday with a huge birthday cake to close out the festivities. Our planning committee is busy working on all the particulars so we will be communicating the full schedule at a later date.  

Extra Curricular Activities

Please note that we have sent out the full list of ECAs on offer for Term 3.  Online sign-ups will run from Thursday 12th April through Friday 21st April. Please make sure to read the instructions with the Quick Start guide and if you have any questions please contact activities@dovercourt.edu.sg

Sports 4 Kids Easter Camps 2017

Held at DCIS: April 10th - 14th

Sport4Kids are always looking for ways to incorporate new activities into their programs. Their Easter Camp will promote a healthy, active lifestyle and includes enjoying the outdoors.

Special Easter themed activities include:

  • Easter egg painting
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Egg and spoon races

Click to read more about the Easter Camp

Library Volunteers

With the arrival and implementation of our Guided Reading Scheme in the primary school, we are currently looking to recruit  volunteers to help in the lower primary library with returning the books to the shelves. If you are able to offer a regular 30 mins once per week, just after morning drop off or before pick up at the end of the afternoon, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Interested parties should email Mrs Sawhney, our lower primary librarian, with the following information: 

  • Your name 
  • Contact number 
  • The day you are available
  • Time of day you are able to help (morning or afternoon)

Mrs Sawhney will be in touch and will provide guidance and training for volunteers.  She can be contacted at the following email address:  Rachna.sawhney@dovercourt.eu.sg

All volunteers also need to undergo our Child Protection training and sign our Code of Conduct for Volunteers. If you have not done so then please contact Elin Tan at the following email address: Elin.Tan@dovercourt.edu.sg

DCA Updates and DCIS Parent Representatives

This week the DCA will be holding the used uniform collection on Friday. Click here to see all updates on the DCA web page or see the Meeting Minutes

Two Ongoing DCIS 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

NAE News

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. 

Global Campus: The week ahead (w/c 3rd April)


  • 7th April – DCIS Global Challenge Deadline
  • 2nd May – deadline for the Superhero Challenge (please see the Global Library section below for more information)

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION – Results are in! The judges have been busy deciding the winners and highly commended entries of the competition. Please log in to the Global Campus online to find out the winners and highly commended in each age category. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who took part.

EXPEDITIONS - Our Alpine Adventurers began their training last week by climbing up and down 40 flights of stairs at a local HDB (first thing on a Monday morning)! Good luck with the rest of your training!

GLOBAL LIBRARY - Students from Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong have challenged the Global Campus to create a superhero to represent their city and help the world reach the UN Global Goals. Students need to draw and describe a superhero of their own, scan it, and upload it to the Padlet on the “My Brother is a Superhero” page on the Global Library section of Global Campus Online. The closing date is 2nd of May and winners will receive a signed copy of one of David Solomon’s books.

LEGO CHALLENGE - The third Lego Challenge will launch this month in April. Good luck to all our ‘Master builders’

VIRTUAL CHOIR - The recordings for participating schools have arrived and they are amazing! Thank you to everyone who took part in this. Each part is beautiful in itself; when composer Jack Blume weaves them all together, the final piece is going to be exquisite. Jack plans to finish his editorial work in May and we look forward to sharing the video with you then.

Have a great week all and a wonderful end of term 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

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 April menus:

World Autism Day

For this year’s World Autism Day, we will be raising awareness by asking students and staff to come into school on the last day of school (Friday 7th April) in non-uniform and wearing something blue as part of the #LIUB (Light It Up Blue) campaign. Click here to read more.

Sports Fixtures This Week

Mon 3rd Apr

U12 Boys Football vs YBIS



Tues 4th Apr

U12 Girls Football vs Stamford American



Wed 5th Apr

U12 Boys Football vs GISS (EC)



Wed 5th Apr

U11 Boys Cricket vs YBIS



Thurs 6th Apr

U14 Girls Basketball Div 3 vs ICS



I hope your family has a restful term break and if you do manage to get away, please have a wonderful holiday.

Best wishes,

Mr. Christopher Short


April 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.

Term 3 Dates

Detailed Calendar Events Term 3: 2016-2017

Thursday 12th April – Friday 21st April

ECA Online Signup

Thursday, 20th April

All Staff in School

Friday, 21st April, 9.00am – 12.00pm in Cooper Hall

New Student Orientation

Friday, 21st April, 9.00am – 12.00pm

DCA Used Uniform Sale

Friday, 21st April

Term 3 ECA Allocations sent to Parents

Monday, 24th April

Term 3 Starts

Monday, 24th April

DCIS CPE Student Contracts Due for New Students

Tuesday, 25th April, 8.45am – 9.45am in the Cafe

New Parent Coffee Morning

Tuesday, 25th April, 8.00pm in Cooper Hall

DCA Parent Association Meeting

Friday, 28th April

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Begin

Monday, 1st May

Deadline for Notification of Withdrawal - end of Term 3

Monday, 1st May

Public Holiday (Labour Day)