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Week Beginning 25th November 2019

Christopher Short
Christopher Short (30 posts) Principal View Profile

Dear DCIS Parents,

Last week we had a very successful visit from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation teams. The Chair and Co-chair spoke to staff on Friday and gave some lovely feedback on our children and the school. We will receive the full report once it has been ratified by the CIS and WASC boards.

This week is STEAM week and the children in Years 4 and 5 have enjoyed taking on the second STEAM challenge of the year, set by MIT, today. The rest of Primary and some classes in Secondary will enjoy their STEAM days during the rest of the week.

We are also very excited to have Juilliard dance curriculum specialist Donna Costello visiting us for two days. Donna is running a number of workshops across the year groups, as well as with members from our PE department. We look forward to welcoming parents to tomorrow's dance workshop. There are a few places left if anyone is interested, please sign up using this link.

There has been a certain buzz among the Year 5 students today, as they will depart for Telunas on their Residential trip early tomorrow morning. We look forward to them telling us all about their adventures upon their return on Friday.

Our counsellor Mr Moody will run two workshops this week. During the Navigating the Exams Rapid parent workshop tomorrow, 26th November, Mr Moody will go through how parents can support their children during the intense mocks and exam periods ahead. This workshop is aimed at parents of children in Upper Secondary and will take place 8.45am in The Lounge. On Thursday, 28th November, 7.30am the second Forum for Dads will run in The Lounge. This time Mr Moody will be leading a talk about Parenting Teenagers. All dads are welcome!

The DCA Christmas Fayre is just around the corner. It is usually a lovely event that puts all in the festive spirit. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 7th December at 3.00pm. Should you be able to support our parent association and help out during the event, please send them an email, I have heard that they are still looking for one Santa!