Dear DCIS Parents,
As the term draws to an end, I would like to thank the children for their hard work continuing their learning, both at home as well as back in school. The children have faced an unfamiliar situation with a huge change to their routines and have truly done their best to stay engaged and to take the opportunities that have been offered to them. Our teachers are also to be commended for their work, making a change in curriculum delivery happen in a very short time, yet continuing to deliver the learning to the children. I understand that this has been a challenging term for all, parents included, and thank you for all your support with the children’s learning from home too.
We have been pleased to share some lovely events this term, including our virtual primary choir which many families took part in. The outcome was spectacular and we have received many comments and compliments about it so thank you to those who offered their support and gave the time to contribute. Our book day parade was a little different this year and took place virtually – many children took part and it was great to see their enthusiasm for their favourite books and characters. Diversity Day also took a different slant but was well–celebrated. The array of posters was fantastic and the time that went in to producing them was clearly visible. Thank you everybody for your contributions to these great events and for supporting from home.
As the situation in Singapore has changed, it has been nothing but brilliant to see so many children back in school over the last few weeks, again with a shift in routines to cope with, but happy to see their friends, teachers and TAs. I have been amazed at how well even our youngest children have coped with social distancing, and masks and face shields. Smiling with our eyes has been a real thing!
As we move to the holiday, with some restrictions being lifted, we can all look forward to some small group socialising and outings to some of our familiar and well-missed haunts. A number of children have happily told me about their very recent visits to a park or restaurant, and it is lovely to know that their patience with a situation that was well out of their own hands has finally paid off.
As always in term 3 we have to say goodbye to some of our families and staff. In a nutshell, it has been lovely having each and every one of you, and I wish you all well with your next adventures in new places. I hope you all take away happy and fond memories – please remember us at DCIS!
With the break upon us, I wish you all a restful time ahead; enjoy some family time and most importantly, take care and have fun.
Ms Kara Lebihan
Head of Primary School