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Week Beginning 21st October 2019

Christopher Short
Christopher Short (30 posts) Principal View Profile

Welcome to the Week Beginning 21st October.

Dear DCIS Parents,

I hope that you had a great break last week. We have a busy and exciting week ahead, with our biggest event of the year, UN Day, taking place on Friday.

The school photographer is here Monday to Thursday, taking the official school photos. We ask that students come to school wearing their best uniform on the day that they have their photo taken. Please refer to the Parent Portal for the photo week schedule.

Our parent association, the DCA, and the Secondary Student Council are running two charity drives this week. Caring for Cambodia takes toiletry donations and Toys from the Heart is looking for toys for 6-13 year olds, donations can be left at the main steps 8-8.45am until Thursday 24th October. For more information, please refer to the email sent out by the DCA last Tuesday. For Primary students interested in being part of the Primary Student Council, the application deadline is Tuesday 29th October. The KS 1 (Years 1 and 2) form can be found here and the KS 2 (Years 3-6) form can be found here.

We look forward to celebrating our diversity on Friday. We ask that all students wear an outfit that represents their home country or the commemorative UN Day t-shirt, arranged by the DCA. Parents are also invited to dress up! We kindly ask that students avoid wearing team football/sports kit, such as Premier League kits, they are however welcome to wear their national sports kit. Please find UN Day FAQ here and the parade route here.

As Deepavali will be celebrated next weekend, Monday 28th October is a public holiday and the school is closed. All Primary students are invited to dress in traditional or colourful clothes to celebrate Deepavali on Friday, 1st November.

On Tuesday 29th October we will hold our Primary Maths parent workshop. The workshop will be a chance to learn more about the maths curriculum in the primary school, how assessment informs teaching and an interactive session will focus on strategies parents can use at home to support their children. We look forward to seeing Primary parents in Cooper Hall, 8.45am.

On Wednesday 30th October I will host the first Coffee and Catch Up with Chris, it will be an opportunity for parents to meet me in a more informal setting. I look forward to seeing you 8.00-9.00am in The Lounge!

The DCA's Primary and Secondary Halloween events will take place Friday 1st November. Please note that payment for tickets is due Wednesday 23rd October.

Finally, a reminder that there are no ECAs on Friday due to UN Day.

Have a great week, I look forward to seeing many of you on Friday.