2022-23 | DBIS Early Years Parent & Student Handbook.pdf

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PARENT & STUDENT HANDBOOK EARLY YEARS 2022–23


Our Core Values We respect the needs and rights of each member of our community. ● ● ● ● ●

We show care, kindness and compassion to others. We are supportive of each other. We embrace diversity and celebrate individuality. We are responsible and honest in our actions. We value personal identity and a global mindset.

Our Mission We provide an outstanding holistic international education to students in an inclusive and nurturing learning environment. We seek to inspire and empower students to succeed in fulfilling their individual potential as global citizens in a rapidly changing world.

Our Aims ● ● ●

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To promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning. To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that reflects the international nature of the DBIS student community. To encourage internationalism, providing students with the skills, dispositions and knowledge to participate in an increasingly interconnected world. To ensure a supportive, happy and secure environment for learning. To develop leadership skills and a sense of service to others through a range of extracurricular opportunities locally and internationally. To encourage the physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual. To use innovative pedagogy and technology to enrich learning. To work in partnership with parents, alumni and the local and wider community in the ongoing development of the school. To foster a learning community where every student, teacher, staff member, parent and DBIS alumni has an ongoing passion for learning.


Contents Welcome to DBIS Early Years

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The DBIS Learner Profile

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Staff

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Teaching & Learning at DBIS Early Years

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The DBIS Learner Profile

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Reporting

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General Information

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Communication

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Student Safety

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Uniform

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Key Dates & Events

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School Hours & Contact Details

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WELCOME TO DBIS EARLY YEARS Discovery Bay International School’s Early Years phase consists of Nursery and Reception at the Early Years campus as well as Early Years 1 (EY1) and Early Years 2 (EY2) at the Main campus. Our Nursery and Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS), and our children in EY1 and EY2 follow the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum of England. Our curricula are adapted and personalised to suit our international context and are delivered through a play-based pedagogy that is progressive in nature as children move through the phase. The non-statutory ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ guidance and the ‘Every child matters’ document are used to support the delivery of our curriculum in Nursery and Reception. Our Early Years phase places the children at the centre of all that we do, and our approach to teaching and learning is inspired by the principles of Reggio Emilia, where respect, responsibility and community lie at the heart of our practice. We view children as having extraordinary potential for learning and the ability to form their own understandings of the world around them. Our focus is upon nurturing creative, resilient and independent learners who are excited and confident to experiment and explore through play and active learning. The Characteristics of Effective Learning and the DBIS Learner Profile provide the foundations to support children in becoming lifelong learners and critical thinkers. Supporting the development of different learning dispositions, behaviours and habits is an important part of our approach to teaching and learning within the Early Years. We offer a curriculum and experience which begins in Nursery and finishes in EY2, at which point the children are fully prepared to transition to the Primary phase of the school. Our children are supported to take risks, think critically and develop understandings by exploring through play. This experience is underpinned by our 02


child-centred, personalised learning approach, which supports the development of the whole child and recognises the magic of childhood. Teachers and educational assistants are seen as partners and co-adventurers in the children’s learning journey, ensuring learning is continually placed in a meaningful context by engaging with the children’s interests and ideas. Our children experience authentic learning opportunities such as woodwork, Forest School and Beach School. We pride ourselves on our child-led, Reggio Emilia-inspired learning environments, which support opportunities for open-ended inquiry. We place great importance on positive relationships and interactions amongst all members of our Early Years community as these support our holistic and inclusive approach. We derive much of our strength from the surrounding community; therefore, establishing and maintaining supportive relationships is key to our Early Years ethos. By working together, we can ensure that all children in our Early Years phase continue to value and enjoy their time here, that they are sufficiently challenged and supported in their learning and that they realise their potential in a happy and nurturing environment. After reading this booklet, you will gain a sense of how our warm and caring environment, as well as the provision of opportunities for stimulating, play-based learning, inspire our children to become curious, independent learners who demonstrate awe and wonder of the world around them. Hannah Tait Head of Early Years 03


STAFF Our school community is made up of many teams all working together across Nursery, Reception, Early Years 1 (EY1) and Early Years 2 (EY2) to support your children. Each team has a specific responsibility for an area of the school’s operations. The list below provides some information about the relationships within, and the organisation of, the Early Years phase of DBIS. EARLY YEARS LEADERSHIP TEAM

Stuart Bridge Head of School sbridge@dbis.edu.hk

Hannah Tait Head of Early Years htait@dbis.edu.hk

Lyndsey Coote Deputy Head of Early Years lcoote@dbis.edu.hk

Ruth Brislen-Patel Assistant Head of Early Years rbrislen-patel@dbis.edu.hk

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YEAR GROUP & CURRICULUM LEADERS Nursery & Reception Year Group Leader

Emma Chambers

EY1 Year Group Leader & Assistant Head of Early Years

Ruth Brislen-Patel

EY2 Year Group Leader

Gina Clothier

Mathematics & Experiential Learning Curriculum Lead

Chloe Foster

English & Discovery Curriculum Lead

Ciara Sasikumar

Head of Wellbeing

Jason Broderick

CLASS TEACHERS Nursery – Seaside

Deirdre McCarthy

Nursery – Starlight

Chloe Foster

Reception – Safari

Emma Chambers

Reception – Harbour

Emily Sharman

Reception – Castle

Rachel Roberts

EY1 – Sea Otters

Ruth Brislen-Patel

EY1 – Tigers

Laura Bell

EY1 – Cheetahs

Radhika Gidwani

EY1 – Snow Leopards

Helen Reid

EY2 – Kākāpōs

Gina Clothier

EY2 – Pandas

Ciara Sasikumar

EY2 – White Rhinos

Francesca Thrower

SPECIALIST STAFF School Counsellor

Jess Hickling

Music

Nicole Lau

Learning Technologies

Joe Hastings

Physical Education

Emily Hull

Mandarin

Jenah Luo, Morna Shum, Cindy Xin & Carol Li

Learning Enhancement

Serena Clark (Head of Learning Enhancement), Sarah Beattie, Kristine Wills & Courtney Coll

Library

Nilangi Thotawatte, Melanie Foti & Lolita Tupas 05


ADMINISTRATION Early Years Campus Administration Officer

Angel Tang

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS (EAs) Nursery – Seaside

Virlie Hyde

Nursery – Starlight

Mari Collier

Reception – Safari

Rasarin Rudall

Reception – Harbour

Natalie Chappell

Reception – Castle

Susy Borrelli

Nursery & Reception

Melissa Fuchs

EY Campus Supporting EAs

Timothy Yan, Julie Buddle & Christine Corbett-Gallos

EY1 – Sea Otters

Bushra Ahmed

EY1 – Tigers

Rose Talamayan Smith

EY1 – Cheetahs

Jean Capito

EY1 – Snow Leopards

Brenda Dauz

EY2 – Kākāpōs

Anna Hudak

EY2 – Pandas

Linda Taylor

EY2 – White Rhinos

Vivian Yeo

SPECIALIST SUPPORT STAFF Physical Education

Kirsten Brownlie

Learning Technologies

Pierre Costa

Learning Enhancement

Gill Bredbury

EAL

Whitney Fritsch

Mandarin

Susie Sun, Wendy Shi, Trista Xu & Anny Chen

Medical Team

Tamara Quinn (EY campus) & Kate Yarnell (Main campus)

EY Campus Resources

Madaara Ranwala

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TEACHING & LEARNING AT DBIS EARLY YEARS In the Early Years phase of the school, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) and the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum for England, which are tailored to meet the needs of our unique international community. We believe play is a powerful vehicle for children’s learning and that it promotes the highest standards of learning and development for children between the ages of three and seven. Our Early Years curriculum is complemented by our specialist teaching in Music, Mandarin, Physical Education (PE) and Learning Technologies. In addition, our children visit the library on a weekly basis. Our Forest and Beach School programmes, and our woodwork opportunities, help to provide authentic learning experiences for our children, enabling them to rehearse and practice skills and enrich their learning. Our experiential learning opportunities support the development of the whole child and help cultivate attributes for lifelong learning. Our approach to teaching and learning in the Early Years is informed by the best available research and evidence on child development between the ages of three and seven. The learning experience reflects the broad range of skills, knowledge and understanding children need as foundations for a successful future. We guide the development of the children’s capabilities with a view to ensuring that they complete the Early Years ready to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead of them in the Primary phase and beyond.

Our DBIS Curriculum Handbook provides more detailed information of our Early Years Curriculum and approach to teaching and learning. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING From the day that they are born, children are powerful learners. They can develop strong behaviours, habits and dispositions that will support them throughout their learning journey and help them to self-regulate both cognitively and emotionally. It is our job as adults to foster these attributes and characteristics in each child as they grow and control their processes of thinking and learning. In the Early Years, our environments are carefully planned to ensure the children are able to develop these characteristics. The three characteristics learning are: ●

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Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things and ‘have a go’. Active learning – children concentrate and keep trying even if they encounter difficulties, and they enjoy achieving what they set out to do. Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.

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THE DBIS LEARNER PROFILE The DBIS Learner Profile further supports the children to grow as learners and global citizens. In the Early Years, our Learner Profile Characters support the children in becoming familiar with each attribute and with how the attributes support their growth as a learner. Our children are positively recognised as they develop competence and capability in the different attributes.

COMMITTED LEARNERS

BALANCED INDIVIDUALS

MINDFUL LEADERS

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

I am curious and motivated to learn. I am committed, adaptable and resilient, and I learn from my mistakes.

I am reflective and thoughtful and consider how my actions impact myself and others. I believe that more effort or a different approach will pay off.

I am empowered to lead others. I respectfully communicate with others and demonstrate flexibility. I value honesty, kindness and equality.

I am aware of my responsibilities, and I courageously make good choices to help other people, my community and the environment.

PROBLEM SOLVERS

CREATIVE THINKERS

EFFECTIVE COLLABORATORS

CONFIDENT COMMUNICATORS

I enjoy finding out new things. I am a risk-taker and learn by trial and error. I set myself goals, and I plan to find solutions.

I am inquisitive and imaginative. I make connections to further my understanding, which helps me to create new ideas.

I can work independently. I can work collaboratively with others to achieve an end goal.

I organise and share my ideas clearly and confidently, and I show active listening to others.

Logos designed by our Early Years children

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REPORTING COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS We believe parents are our children’s first teachers, and we will therefore continually engage with you regarding your child’s learning journey. In addition, there will be different points in the year at which we will formally meet with you or report on your child’s learning and development: Parent–Teacher Conferences Three Parent–Teacher Conferences (PTCs) take place during the year, in August, December and March. Formal Reports One long report detailing your child’s attainment and achievement in all areas of the curriculum will be issued at the end of Term 3. Should your child leave DBIS Early Years part way through the year, parents can request an interim report which shares your child’s learning and development throughout the year to date.


GENERAL INFORMATION EXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS A range of extracurricular activities (ECAs) is available to all children at DBIS at no additional cost. Each term, you will be notified of the ECAs available to your child’s age group and provided with information on how to register an interest in joining. There is no limit to the number of ECAs your child can join; however, some have a maximum capacity. PICK UP CARDS We expect all children in the Early Years to be collected from school by an adult. Children will be dismissed one by one from their classroom to the care of their supervising adult. In order to maintain the highest standards in safeguarding and child protection, you will need to apply for DBIS photo identity cards for the people who will pick up your child on a regular basis. The names of these adults should be communicated to your child’s class teacher. If you arrange for your child to go on a play date or to be picked up by someone who is not on the regular pick up list, you will need to inform your child’s class teacher and ensure you provide their full name as they will need to verify their identity when collecting your child. Anyone (including those on the pick up list) who arrive at school without the card will need to go to the office to sign the child out. We will never release a child to someone who is not on the pick up list without arrangements being made prior. VALUABLES & TOYS We recognise the importance of engaging with the children’s interests in order to

enhance the learning process, so please do keep us up to date with your child’s interests as they emerge so we can reflect these within the learning environment. We kindly ask that, unless requested specifically for a topic by your child’s teacher, that personal toys remain at home. SMART WATCHES Smart watches are permitted in school; however, the mobile phone function must be disabled during school hours. We kindly ask that smart watches are only used for telling the time. Students who use their smart watches for playing games or making phone calls will be asked to remove them. LOST PROPERTY At the Early Years campus, all lost and found items are handed to the reception desk. At the Main campus, all lost and found items at are kept in the cupboards in the covered area by the Year 1 and 2 classrooms. We ask that all student clothing is clearly labelled with the child’s name. At specific times throughout the year, we will put all lost and found items on display, and if unclaimed, we will donate these items to one of our school charities.

SCHOOL NURSE An onsite school Nurse meets the medical needs of the children on a day-to-day basis working closely with teachers and parents to do so. The school is unable to administer medicines to children unless a permission form has been completed via the online Parent Portal.

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PERMISSION FORMS

PARENTAL ABSENCE

School trips form an integral part of our school curriculum, and we like to immerse our students in learning outside the classroom wherever we can. We have immediate access to the mountains and beaches here in Discovery Bay, and the children love to learn outside. All parents are regularly asked to sign an online permission form, which gives students advance permission to attend all local school trips.

Please notify the school if you are planning to take a trip out of town for more than a day. The school office will require details of appointed guardians and emergency telephone numbers.

PERSONAL INFORMATION It is very important for the school to have complete, up-to-date information about all of our children and those whom we may need to contact in case of emergency. Please make sure that you inform the school immediately of any changes to contact details, names, telephone numbers or addresses. The Student Contact Details Change Form for this can be found on our Parent Hub HERE. It is also imperative that you let the school know of any allergies, medical conditions or ongoing medication your child has. Student Medical Profiles can also be updated via the our Parent Hub HERE. These details must be kept up to date at all times.

SCHOOL CANCELLATION Please familiarise yourself with the school’s Severe Weather Policy regarding the closure of school. The school website will display weather warnings and notification of school closure where applicable. WITHDRAWAL OF STUDENTS To withdraw a student, notice in writing by parents must be given to the Head of School not less than 60 days (excludes July and August) before the student leaves the school. If students are not returning to DBIS after the summer holidays, official notice must be given 60 days before the last day of term. The school will charge school fees in lieu if the above notice period is not adhered to.

LEAVE REQUESTS DURING TERM TIME & ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS Requests for leave during term times must be submitted for approval via the Parent Portal and Early Years Administration Officer. Absences for sickness should be reported to school on the first day and any subsequent days.

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COMMUNICATION Positive communication between home and school is essential. Our communication system utilises the

THE PARENT HUB The Parent Hub is our main platform for communication between school and home. All communication to parents regarding upcoming events and information can be found on the Parent Hub. Any calendared event will have a parent bulletin approximately two weeks prior to the event taking place. All bulletins are sent to parents in a consolidated email each Saturday so that parents can organise the forthcoming two weeks. The Parent Hub also contains the current DBIS school calendar, which details term dates as well as the dates of all upcoming school events. ISAMS PARENT PORTAL & APP Parents can access all student-specific information via the iSAMS Parent Portal and app. This platform is used to communicate confidential information about your child, such as school reports and attendance data. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store and Google Play Store. The school code is DBIS, and you will need your personal iSAMS username and password to log on. SCHOOLSBUDDY ACTIVITIES & TRIPS PLATFORM All information about your child’s extracurricular activities (ECAs), fixtures, camps and trips can be found via SchoolsBuddy. A personal username and password to log into SchoolsBuddy will be shared with you so you can see all of the activities your child is involved with.

following platforms to communicate with our parent community:

CONTACTING TEACHERS We operate an open-door policy at DBIS Early Years, and you will see your child’s teacher each morning and afternoon when you drop off and collect your child. This is a great time for short, incidental conversations. If you wish to arrange a longer meeting, please do so by emailing the school office at dbis@dbis.edu.hk, and the email will be forwarded to the teacher directly. SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Each Friday, the school’s newsletter is emailed to parents. The newsletter provides a snapshot of the week’s events across all phases of the school. DBIS WEBSITE The school’s website, linked HERE, is a window into the school, giving parents access to information on all aspects of the school’s operations as well as teaching and learning approaches. The website also provides parents with a link to the Parent Hub. EMAIL/TELEPHONE CONTACT For all general enquiries, parents can email the school office or individual staff members via dbis@dbis.edu.hk. Parents can also phone the school office on +852 2987 7331. TEXT MESSAGE/SMS Occasionally, we will send out a text message/SMS to parents to inform them that we have had a fire drill or lockdown practice and that all children are safe and accounted for. 12


STUDENT SAFETY Student safety is paramount to us here at DBIS, and even within our extremely safe Discovery Bay community, we need to

ensure that students are ready to act calmly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.

FIRE DRILL

Again, parents are informed by email and SMS that all students are safe following any drill.

Fire drill procedures are carried out each term and involve all staff and students. In the event of a fire, all Early Years staff and students are evacuated to the car park in front of the school gates, where class rolls are taken. An email and SMS are sent to all parents following a successful fire drill or evacuation, informing them that all students are safe. Key DBIS Policies can be found HERE. LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES Lockdown procedures are usually carried out once or twice a year and involve all staff and students. In the unlikely event that the school campus needs to be locked down, all blinds and windows are closed, and all staff and students stay silently and safely in a locked area until the all-clear is given over the school tannoy system.

GUEST VISITS TO SCHOOL Any visitor, including ex-students as well as family members or helpers of students attending DBIS, must sign in to school at the security gate (Main campus) or Reception (Early Years campus) during school hours. Outside these hours, visitors need to report to the Main reception. All visitors are required to wear a visitor’s pass at all times whilst on school grounds. Visitors are not permitted to attend classes with students. This is to ensure learning is not disrupted as well as for insurance liability reasons. Please note that procedures for visitors to the school campus are subject to change during periods of COVID-19-enforced regulations.


UNIFORM Our uniform shop is located on the Primary / Secondary campus and is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15 am - 11:00 am during term time. If possible we ask you to please bring your own carry bag with you to take away uniform items. EARLY YEARS CAMPUS (NURSERY & RECEPTION) Warm Weather (Summer) Uniform DBIS gingham dress or DBIS navy blue skort worn with a DBIS PE polo shirt (untucked); sleeveless or long-sleeved school fleece for cooler days Or DBIS navy blue shorts and DBIS PE polo shirt (untucked). Sleeveless or long-sleeved school fleece for cooler days. Footwear Black school shoes with navy blue ankle socks Or Navy/black sandals (please note: no socks are to be worn with sandals).

Cool Weather (Winter) Uniform DBIS navy blue trousers worn with a short or long-sleeved PE polo shirt (untucked) Or DBIS navy blue skort worn with a DBIS short or long-sleeved PE polo shirt (untucked). DBIS sleeveless or long-sleeved school fleece or hoodie or wool vest or wool pullover or padded jacket. Footwear Black school shoes with navy blue ankle socks Or Black school shoes with navy blue tights. With the exception of shoes and tights, all items should be purchased from the DBIS uniform shop.

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PE Uniform DBIS navy blue skort and DBIS short or long-sleeved PE polo shirt (untucked) Or DBIS navy blue track pants and DBIS short or long-sleeved PE polo shirt (untucked). Sleeveless or long-sleeved school fleece or DBIS hoodie for cooler weather. Footwear Trainers with plain, white ankle socks. Trainers should be in conservative colours (e.g. white, grey or blue), without flashing lights and without obvious pictures. Please note: PE uniform and shoes may be worn for the entire school day if a PE class is scheduled.

Additional Information Shoes/Sandals School shoes should be black and either laced, buckled or fastened with Velcro. Beach sandals and high-top sports shoes are not permitted. Trainers should be in conservative colours (e.g. white, grey or blue), without flashing lights and without obvious pictures. DBIS Hats Hats are mandatory for playtime, PE lessons and during any off-campus school event (day trips, sports days, travel between campuses etc). Children are required to wear the school uniform hat. DBIS Rucksack DBIS rucksack is part of the school uniform. to purchase this from the Uniform Shop.

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Early Years children are required

Waterproof Clothing All Early Years children need to bring in a pair of Wellington boots, waterproof trousers and a coat. Jewellery Watches and stud earrings are the only jewellery to be worn at school. Please seek permission from the Head of Early Years if any variations need to be considered.

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MAIN YEARS CAMPUS (EY1 & EY2) Warm Weather (Summer) Uniform DBIS gingham dress or DBIS navy blue skort worn with a DBIS gingham blouse (untucked) Or DBIS navy blue shorts and DBIS blue short-sleeved shirt (untucked). Footwear Black leather school shoes with navy blue ankle socks Or Navy/black sandals (please note: no socks are to be worn with sandals) Or Black leather slip-on shoes. Cool Weather (Winter) Uniform DBIS navy blue skort or shorts and DBIS short or long-sleeved gingham blouse (untucked) Or DBIS navy blue trousers and DBIS short or long-sleeved gingham blouse (untucked) Or DBIS navy blue shorts and DBIS short or long-sleeved blue shirt (untucked) Or DBIS navy blue trousers and DBIS short or-long sleeved blue shirt (untucked). DBIS hoodie, wool vest, wool pullover or padded jacket. Footwear Black leather school shoes with navy blue tights Or Black leather school shoes with navy blue ankle socks Or Black leather slip-on shoes.

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PE Uniform DBIS navy blue PE shorts with DBIS house team PE shirt (untucked); optional DBIS navy blue track pants for cooler days. DBIS hoodie or wool vest or wool pullover or padded jacket for cooler days. Footwear Trainers with plain, white ankle socks (any colour of trainers, without flashing lights and without obvious pictures). For EY1, EY2 and Year 3 PE uniform can be worn to school for the whole day when PE is scheduled on that day. For Year 4-6 PE uniform is to be worn to school if a PE class is scheduled prior to 12.30 pm. If PE is scheduled after 12.30 pm normal school uniform should be worn to school. PE uniform or school uniform (as applicable) should be carried to school in a DBIS PE uniform bag. Additional Information Shoes/Sandals School shoes should be black leather and either laced, buckled or fastened with Velcro. Beach sandals and high-top sports shoes are not permitted. PE shoes may not be worn with the regular school uniform. DBIS Hats Hats are mandatory for playtime, PE lessons, travelling to and from swimming lessons and during any off-campus school event (day trips, sports days, travel between campuses etc). Children are required to wear the school uniform hat. Backpack Backpacks should be of a simple design in conservative colours without prominent logos or pictures. Wheels are not permitted. We recommend ergonomic backpacks to support growing backs. Dr Kong (Tung Chung) supplies a quality ergonomic backpack that can be fitted for each child. Jewellery Watches and stud earrings are the only jewellery to be worn at school. Please seek permission from the Head of Early Years if any variations need to be considered. With the exception of shoes, backpacks and tights, all items should be purchased from the DBIS uniform shop. 17


KEY DATES & EVENTS School Dates and Holidays for 2023–2023 can be found on the Parent Hub HERE.

AUTUMN TERM (2022) Tuesday 23rd August

Reception New Student Orientation

Wednesday 24th August

EY1 & 2 New Student Orientation*

Wednesday 24th August

Nursery Parent Welcome Morning

Thursday 25th August

Start of Term for all Children

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th August

Reception – EY2 PTCs

Thursday 1st September

EY1 & 2 Meet the Teacher Afternoon

Monday 5th September

Reception Meet the Teacher Afternoon

Monday 12th September

Public Holiday

Friday 23rd September

EY1 & 2 Parent Coffee Morning (Experiential Learning)

Tuesday 4th October

Public Holiday

Friday 7th October

Nursery & Reception Parent Coffee Morning (Experiential Learning)

Thursday 13th October

Nursery Open Afternoon

Monday 17th – Friday 21st October

Half-Term Holiday

Tuesday 25th October

Reception Parent Coffee Morning (RWI)

Monday 5th – Thursday 8th December

Nursery – EY2 PTCs

Tuesday 13th December SUMMER TERM

Nursery Christmas Sing-a-long

Wednesday 14th December

Reception Christmas Sing-a-long

Friday 16th December

End of Term 1

*Nursery children will receive individual notice of orientation and staggered start programme

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SPRING TERM (2023) Monday 9th January

Start of Term 2

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th January

Chinese New Year Holiday

Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd March

Nursery – EY2 PTCs

Friday 31st March

End of Term 2

SUMMER TERM (2023) Monday 17th April

Start of Term 3

Monday 1st May

Public Holiday

Friday 26th May

Public Holiday

Thursday 22nd June

Public Holiday

Friday 23rd June

Early Years Reports Published

Friday 30th June

End of Term 3

SUMMER TERM

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SCHOOL HOURS & CONTACT DETAILS EARLY YEARS CAMPUS (NURSERY & RECEPTION) The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 2.40pm. Nursery 11:30 – 12:00 12:00 – 12:30 12:30 – 13:00

Eating lunch Outdoor experience Rest time

Reception 12:10 – 12:40 12:00 – 12:30

Eating lunch Outdoor experience

Contact Details Website:

www.dbis.edu.hk

Telephone:

+852 2914 2142

General Email:

dbis@dbis.edu.hk

EY Reception Email:

atang@dbis.edu.hk

MAIN CAMPUS (EY1 & EY2) ● ● ● ● ●

The school day starts at 8.25am, when class registers will be taken. Children arriving at school after 8.35am need to go to the Main school office to sign in before going to class. Morning break is from 10am until 10.30am, and this is when children will eat their morning snack. Lunch is from 11.55am. Children eating food from the canteen eat there before all children go out to play at 12.25pm. Lunch finishes at 12.55pm

Please note that there is no supervision before school. Website:

www.dbis.edu.hk

Telephone:

+852 2987 7331

Email:

dbis@dbis.edu.hk

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