Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,
Since this will be the last e-bulletin for the academic year, we take this opportunity to thank you all for the incredible hard work and commitment shown this year to the Global Campus.
This year saw record participation in the Global Campus programme with all schools taking part in a competition or challenge. We’ve celebrated competition winners in 37 schools, which demonstrates the level of talent and ambition in our NAE family. 33 schools received over 4,000 student entries to the Creative Writing Competition, 39 schools read texts for the Global Library, thousands of students created and persevered with Rube Goldberg chain reaction machines for the Global Challenge, and over 500 students from 27 schools embarked on service expeditions to Tanzania for the Global Campus Worldwide. This year also marks the beginning of the Personal Challenge expedition to Les Martinets, Switzerland with 85 students from 8 schools taking part.
There is a lot to celebrate in this week's update, so please read on!
We have taken the outcomes of activities schools have participated in this year, and have produced some celebratory videos to share with students, parents and colleagues to share their hard work this year.
- Global Challenge (video)
- William Shakespeare Global Theatre Challenge (video)
GLOBAL LIBRARY 2016-17
- The Global Library Reading list is ready for you to download now and is available on the school website. You are more than welcome to use this list to guide your summer reading and get a head start for the quizzes and related activities next year!
- We are pleased to confirm that we will have all the books in the Primary and Secondary libraries next year, subject to availability from our Singapore suppliers.
VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION
- The vote for the Student Choice Award closed on Monday. We are pleased to announce our winner is Giana from British International School of Chicago, South Loop. Please head online to see our full showcase of winners that will be included in the anthology.
- Please click here to watch a compilation video of all the winning entries. It clearly shows the brilliant artistic talent we have amongst our students! (video)
- Passports have been collected in and stamps counted with the help of some wonderful Y6 students. We are thrilled to see so many Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards, and even have three STAR awards to give out this year! Well done to all the Primary students.
- Certificates are given out before the end of the year and passports returned to keep as a souvenir of your hard work this year.
OPEN NOW: GC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
- We have launched the GC Photographer of the year competition!
- The student vote for the theme has now closed, and we can reveal that the theme for the summer competition is... Nature! This is a great theme to help capture the vast differences between the countries we all live in, and share this with students across the world.
- Please visit the online area for more details and information on the competition, how to enter, and the rules. This competition will be running across the summer break.
COMING SOON: SUMMER OLYMPICS ACTIVITIES
- We have been working with teachers in Warsaw and Cambodia to help create some sports related activities for students to get involved with over the summer. This includes a week-by-week training plan for Secondary students, and a '20 active things to do over the summer' checklist for Primary - online medals will be available!
- More information and links will be shared very soon, but in the meantime, please be aware of this upcoming opportunity.
- Initial registration for the Tanzania Expedition in November has now closed and we are thrilled to confirm we will have 11 adventurous students and two members of staff representing DCIS in the expeditions next year! These students and staff will be hosting a number of fundraising events over the next 5 months to collect funds from DCIS to take to complete service projects in the local community of Arusha, Tanzania on behalf of the school community. These will include helping to build local primary schools, installing fuel efficient smokeless stoves in homes, setting up solar power panels, building goat sheds and installing rain water collection systems. We hope that you can support our students in their fundraising endeavours.
Have a great week all and a very happy and restful summer holiday! 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. Don't forget to keep up with us on Twitter - @NAEgc #NAEgc
The Global Campus Team