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Week Beginning 22nd October

DC Bear and Our Students Prepare for UN Day this Friday 26th October

  • DC Bear and Our Students Prepare for UN Day 2018
  • DCIS Students Participated in the Inaugural NAE STEAM Festival in Cambodia
  • Year 6 IPC Exit Point Topic What Price Progress
  • Year 6 IPC Exit Point Topic What Price Progress
  • Puppet Workshop with 1SK
  • Puppet Workshop with 1SK
  • Weekly Student Bloggers: 4AV
  • Computer Skills ECA
  • Parent Workshop: Learning Technology in Secondary
  • U12 Netball vs Dulwich
  • Beach Cleanup with  Arthur, 4RD
  • Asian Gaelic Youth Championship in Kuala Lumpur
  • Asian Gaelic Youth Championship in Kuala Lumpur
  • Year 4 IPC Exit Point
  • Year 4 IPC Exit Point

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

I’m not in school this week as I’m part of the Council of International Schools (CIS) visiting team doing an accreditation of a school in South Australia but Ms Lebihan and Mr. Bull tell me there was a great atmosphere in school today as rested children, staff and (possibly?) parents returned ready for the second half of the term. I spent the first part of the holiday in Western Australia and met some very excited families at the airport and on the plane. At one museum I visited the lady taking my money said that they had had a large number of visitors who lived Singapore this week and they really liked them as they were so polite!

Between my two trips to Australia I had the pleasure of meeting with the designers who built our new sensory room and therapy room and seeing the new facilities for the first time. I know that Mr. Kumar and Mr. de Sousa will love their new equipment and the children will really enjoy using them.

Unfortunately being part of the CIS team means I will miss the big event of the week and term, our UN Day. I am very grateful to Ms Lebihan who will make the welcome remarks on my behalf. Classes, staff and parents, coordinated by Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Hyland, have been working hard to set up the day and I look forward to hearing about the stalls and activities when I return to school.

We look forward to welcoming our secondary parents to the Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday and Tuesday, as well as Year 4 parents to the trip information evening on Wednesday. After the success of the Year 3 Night at the Zoo last year I know parents and children will be excited about their first international trip.

Tomorrow morning at 8.45am we will host a Parent Workshop on Online safety. This is an important part of our overall internet safety strategy as it gives parents the information they need to support the work we do in school on this important topic. This also links well with the film Screenagers which will be shown in January to both parents and students.

As the second part of the first term is here, we’d like to remind those of you leaving that the deadline for withdrawal for term 2 is 1st November. Linked is also the calendar for the next academic year, 2019/2020. The calendar can also be downloaded from the DCIS Parent Portal.


Mr. Christopher Short 
Principal

 

Calendar Events

Here is a list of the main events happening this week (do check our website calendar or the parent portal calendar for updated events over the year)

Monday 22nd October

15:30

18:30

Secondary Parent/Teacher Conferences (Cooper Hall)

Tuesday 23rd October

08:45

09:30

Parent Workshop - Online Safety
(Cooper Hall)

Tuesday 23rd October

16:00

19:00

Secondary Parent/Teacher Conferences (Cooper Hall)

Wednesday 24th October

18:00

19:00

Year 4 Residential Info Meeting
(Cooper Hall)

Friday 26th October

All Day

 

UN DAY

 

Sport Fixtures, Events and ECAs

DCIS students are competing in the following fixtures and invited to the following clubs. Good luck to all!

Tuesday 23rd October

16:30

 

Under 9 Girls ACSIS Football at DCSG

Tuesday 23rd October

16:30

 

Under 12 Girls ACSIS Touch Rugby at TRC, Turf City

Thursday 25th October

17:20

 

12 and Under Girls Team 1 ACSIS Netball vs AIS at AIS

Thursday 25th October

17:20

 

12 and Under Girls Team 2 ACSIS Netball vs AIS at AIS

Thursday 25th October

16:30

 

Under 14 Boys Rugby at SAS

Thursday 25th October

16:15

 

Under 16 Boys ACSIS Football vs YBIS

Thursday 25th October

16:30

 

Under 12 Girls ACSIS Touch Rugby vs UWCD at DCIS

Welcome to our morning sports clubs!

Basketball training - all students from Year 6 and upwards are welcome. Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:10am, meet at the Double Court.
Run for Fun - We will re-commence on Thursday 25th October, after the mid-term break.


Communication Reminder 

We try to capture key information in this week ahead. Please note that we are increasingly using the Parent Portal for updates and to upload relevant documents. Many articles are also published regularly and available to read on our School Blog. Further details on weekly events and student achievements are also highlighted on the website homepage and on Facebook.

School blog and Facebook highlights from the last week of last half term include (click to connect):

Letter from the Principal: September and October Highlights

Secondary School September and October Highlights from Mr. Bull

Primary School September and October Highlights from Ms Lebihan

DCIS Students Participated in the Inaugural NAE STEAM Festival in Cambodia

Puppet Workshop with 1SK

Weekly Student Bloggers: 4AV

EAL Strategies for Parents

Computer Skills ECA

Parent Workshop: Learning Technology in Secondary

Interview with Arthur, 4RD

Asian Gaelic Youth Championship in Kuala Lumpur

Year 4 IPC Exit Point


Secondary School Updates

News and events in Secondary School are highlighted in the weekly Secondary School Spotlight


NAE Global Campus

Global Campus Champions

Mr. Handley is currently in the process of reading several excellent applications from Year 6 students who wish to become this year’s Global Campus Champions.
Global Campus Champions will be announced in the first week back after the half term break. Watch this space!

'Photographers of the Year' Competition

Please keep sharing your practice shots with the Global Campus Community
Click here to access the competition pages online (ensure you are logged in first).
Remember, only submit photos from Singapore

Global Library

The Global Library section of our Junior Library is set up and available for students. 
Well done to Lucas and Nina who have already shared reviews online.
Share your thoughts on any of the Global Library books by adding to the discussion forums here (please ensure you are logged in to Global Campus first)

To do list:

  • Sign in to Global Campus using globalcampus.nae.school
  • Upload your practice photographs

  • Add a Global Library Comment online

Dates for your diary:

  • 29.10.18 - ‘Photographer of the Year’ student submission deadline
  • 8.10.18 - Creative Writing Competition launch

Please click here to download the Global Campus Weekly Update PDF for the week commencing Monday 15th October.

Many thanks, 
The Global Campus Team

 

Lunch Service: Sodexo

You can access the Campus Online page at this link.

DCIS Pre-Ordered Menus for October and November 2018

For more information, please contact Sodexo via email at: DCISCatering.SG.APAC@sodexo.com
 

DCIS October Calendar Events:

Monday 29th October

 

 

STEAM Challenge Week commences

Tuesday 30th October

08:45

09:30

Parent workshop - Primary Maths (Cooper Hall)

Tuesday 30th October

14:00

17:00

External Workshop: Beating Procrastination

Wednesday 31st October

 

 

Year 9 STEAM Day

 

DCIS November Calendar Events:

Thursday 1st November

08:45

09:30

Parent workshop - Practical Strategies for Pathways (Academy)

Thursday 1st November

 

 

Withdrawal deadline for end of Term 1

Thursday 1st November

 

 

House Day - Cross Country

Friday 2nd November

16:00

20:00

DCA Halloween event

Monday 5th November

08:45

09:30

Parents' Support Network (Café)

Tuesday 6th November

 

 

Deepavali (Public Holiday)

Thursday 8th November

14:00

17:00

External Workshop: Beating Procrastination

Friday 9th November

All Day

 

Deepavali Dress Up Day

Friday 9th November

13:00

13:20

Lower Primary Assembly, Classes 1JK, 1SK and 1SG, (Cooper Hall)

Friday 9th November

13:35

13:55

Upper Primary Assembly, Classes 3JR, 3SK and 4ST, (Cooper Hall)