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DCIS Week Beginning 6th February

Parent Satisfaction Survey, our confirmation as IB World School, Residential Trips and the DCA Family Movie Night are highlights this week

  • Parent Survey 2017
  • IB Approval 2017
  • IB Approval 2017
  • IB Approval 2017
  • DCA Family Movie Night
  • IB Approval 2017
  • IB Approval 2017

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

This week has already been much busier than usual, with our Year Groups 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 having already left for their residential trips on Sunday. The remaining year groups will be leaving today (Monday) and we wish these expeditions all the best on this set of adventures for the students and teachers involved.

A gentle reminder to parents about the NAE Parent Satisfaction Survey for DCIS which ends on February 13th. Please take a brief moment and fill out this survey which will help us plan to address any comments and suggestions you might have about the school. We also congratulate our entire Secondary School staff for having achieved IBO approval for our upcoming IB Diploma Programme, set to begin in August 2017.

Other than our residential trips, this week includes our Secondary School Parent Coffee morning, Primary Assemblies and we end the week with the DCA Family Movie Night on Saturday after the ACSIS Football Finals!

Events this week:

Monday, 6th February - Monday, 13th February

Parent Satisfaction Survey continues online

Sunday, 5th February – Friday, 10th February

Secondary School Residential Trips Week

Monday, 6th February – Friday, 10thFebruary

Year 6 Residential Trip Week

Tuesday, 7th February, 8.45am – 9.30am in the Cafe

New Secondary School (Year 7 – Year 12) Parent Coffee Morning

Wednesday, 8thFebruary

February Newsletter Published Online

Friday, 10th February in Cooper Hall

Lower Primary, 9.00am – 9.30am

Upper Primary, 10.00am – 10.30am

*Primary School Assembly

Lower Primary (Class 1LC and 1JF)

Upper Primary (Class 5EC and 5MS)

Saturday, 11th February

ACSIS Football Finals at DCIS

Saturday, 11th February

DCA Family Movie Night

2017 NAE Parent Satisfaction Survey

We are pleased to announce that the NAE 2017 Parent Satisfaction Survey has launched and continues until 13th February 2017. Do please take this opportunity to tell us what you think about our school and opportunities for improvement. Your feedback is vital to helping us create the best education for your child. (Click to take survey)

Secondary School Coffee Morning 

Tomorrow we continue with our coffee mornings designed to introduce our new parents to the DCIS community over coffee. This week we will host the Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 12) Coffee Morning in the Main Cafeteria. This meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, 7th January at  8.45am. It would be wonderful for all Secondary School Class Representatives to come along to meet the new parents in their classes. We look forward to seeing you then!

DCA Updates and DCIS Parent Representatives

With this term's first DCA event this week, you can 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. 

Last Week's Workshops:

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information Sessions

Last week, Miss Rinaldi led two workshops for parents on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Both sessions were well attended and saw Christopher Short, John Smith (Head of Secondary) and Miss Rinaldi go into great details of the what the IBDP means for the incoming students to our Sixth Form in August 2017. 

Dover Court International School has been approved* for the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to a high quality, challenging, international education for our students in preparing them for the future. (Click here to read more)

Dover's Got Talent: Extended Auditions

Last week was the official launch of Dover's Got Talent, and we were treated to an array of fantastic talents and performances from numerous students. Students from Year 3 right up to Year 12 took part, sharing a wide range of talents from singing, dancing, gymnastics, playing musical instruments, solving Rubik's cubes to entertaining us with comedy sketches, magic tricks and much more. 

Please note: Students who missed their audition time can try out Tuesday 24th January by registering on the sign-up sheet at the Red Dot Radio Station.

Indoor Cricket Trials for Year 5

We will be holding U11 Indoor Cricket trials on Wednesday 8th February from 3-4pm in Cooper Hall.  This is for students in Year 5 only and requires a signed permission form from a parent/guardian.

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)


w/c 6th February - Visual Arts competition launch

14 February - deadline for Global Library Chinese New Year competition, created by students from NAIS Hong Kong

27 February - deadline for Virtual Choir recordings

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION Shortlisted results! – Congratulations to FOUR DCIS students who have been shortlisted as potential competition winners! This means that their work will definitely make it into the Creative Writing Anthology next year. You can read through their entries on the Global Campus Online.

Our DCIS Winners are: Harriet (3VS), Jiah (6CP), Suhani (7C) and Emma (10C)

GLOBAL LIBRARY – A reminder about the Chinese New Year competition designed by students at NAIS Hong Kong

NEW! Chinese New Year Competition, organised by students at NAIS Hong Kong.  Rebecca, Judy and Kelly, from Year 9 at Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong, would like to say Xīn Nián Kuài Lè and wish all of Nord Anglia a Happy Chinese New Year and a warm welcome to the Year of the Rooster. To celebrate the New Year, they suggest you all read the moving and beautifully illustrated New York Times award-winning picture book  "A New Year’s Reunion” by Yu-Li Qiong.

They have created a competition that is open to all Nord Anglia staff and pupils. They would like you to either take a photo or draw a picture of what Chinese New Year looks like in your city.

Please submit your entries by adding them to the Padlet on the New Year’s Reunion page on the Global Library section on Global Campus Online. You can see more about this competition in this video: https://vimeo.com/200122016 (the students in the video speak in English and Cantonese)

The girls hope to announce the winners of the competition and share a video of their interview by the end of February. If you have any questions, please contact david.robinson@nais.hk for more information.

LEGO CHALLENGE - The next challenge will launch next week – keep an eye out for instructions on the Global Campus Online or further instructions in next week’s bulletin. We recommend taking a look at the online space to see some of the fantastic entries we received for the Build the Future challenge last term.

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, our students have sports fixtures (and playoffs!) for netball and boys and girls football:

Tues 7th Feb


U10 Boys Football Division 2


Tues 7th Feb


U10 Boys Football Division 3


Tues 7th Feb


U10 Girls Football Division 2


Wed 8th Feb


U9 Netball A+B


Sat 11th Feb


U10 Girls Football Division 2 Finals


Sat 11th Feb


U10 Boys Football Division 2 Finals


Sat 11th Feb


U10 Boys Football Division 3 Finals


Sat 11th Feb


U11 Boys Football Division 2 Finals


Sat 11th Feb


U11 Boys Football Division 3 Finals


Sat 11th Feb


U11 Girls Football Division 2 Finals


In conclusion, 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


*DCIS has been approved for the IB Diploma Programme and has been authorized 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.


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, 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: Secondary School – Approaches to Homework (Year 7 – Year 12)

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

Monday, 27th February – Friday, 3rd March

DCIS Book Week

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

DSE Parent Coffee Morning