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Annual Report 2016-17


CONTENTS

Head of School Review 3 School Council Review 4 The Class of 2017 5 Highlights of the Year 6 Student Council 10 PTSA 13 Curriculum Enrichment 14 Academic Achievement 16 DBIS In Numbers 22 Award Recipients 24

OUR CORE VALUES zz zz zz zz zz zz

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 promote a sense of 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 zz zz zz

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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 extra-curricular 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.

The DBIS Community 2017


Head of School Review I am very pleased to introduce the Discovery Bay International School Annual Report for 2016-2017. This is the third time we have produced a report of this nature, and I am confident that this edition provides an informative summary of the school year’s successes and achievements. DBIS continues to build upon its strengths with a strong vision that draws upon our core values and aims. As this report demonstrates, our vision is supported by an ambitious strategic plan that aligns developments in a number of crucial areas: a rigorous and contextualised curriculum; innovative approaches to learning; a through-school learning journey starting in the Early Years and culminating in Year 13; creative use of space to support learning; and an emphasis on our place in Hong Kong and the wider region. I am very proud of our school community and the strides we are making in all of these areas. My continued thanks go to our excellent students, staff, and parents for their ongoing support of the school. I also wanted to acknowledge the significant contribution made by members of the School Council, School Advisory Committee and the Parent Teacher Association to our unique international community school. We remain resolute in our commitment to achieving the best learning outcomes and experiences for every student at DBIS.

Paul Tough

Head of School Discovery Bay International School


School Council Review 4

Throughout 2016-2017, the School Council has been exceptionally busy in supporting the ongoing growth and development of DBIS. I am pleased to report that the School continues to grow and develop and its long standing ambition to be able to offer students a ‘through school’ has been realized after many years of study and discussion with the many stakeholders involved. The Council has fully supported the School with its comprehensive development, improvement and operations plan which further enables us to attract and retain high quality teaching staff. The opening of the new library and the completion of the North Plaza campus introducing a Year 12 and 13 “A’ level syllabus are highlights of the previous year which could not have been achieved without staff and parents commitment and dedication. The School Council would like to thank all staff and parents for making DBIS such a success.

Julian Wyatt

School Supervisor


The Class of 2017 The graduating class of 2017 will hold a special place in the history of DBIS, as they represent that last time that Year 11 will be the most senior students in the school community. This development for the school resulted in many mixed emotions as the end of year drew closer, as some would depart DBIS for the next stage of their journey, while others would stay to begin their senior school years. As a class they held a very close bond and showed support for each other in a way that modeled the DBIS values. They grew with confidence during the year and approached the final examinations with a assuredness that comes from thorough preparation. This was reflected in the results attained being the best ever achieved by a Year 11 class at DBIS. The Graduation ceremony was one with mixed emotions for many of the class. While it is a time of celebration of their academic journey, it is also the last time that they gather together as a class of DBIS students. This same feeling was echoed into the formal dinner held at the Auberge, many of the students stayed well past closing time as they shared one last moment together. While many of the graduating class are continuing their studies at DBIS, others will attend high profile schools in Hong Kong and around the world. As always we will welcome back all of these students when they attend alumni events in the future.

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Highlights of the Year - Early Years 6

Highlights of the Year - Early Years ‘We Play, Learn and Grow Together’ is the new Early Years motto created by our student council during Internationalism Week. Student representatives discussed what is means to be a learner at the DBIS Early Years and did a fantastic job condensing their thoughts into this statement. Throughout the year staff and students have been playing, learning and growing together through the ongoing development of our forest and beach school approach. This year every child in the Early Years has had a forest school experience . They have explored the forest school area and worked collaboratively with each other to solve problems in this natural environment. Furthermore, our reception students had the opportunity to extend the skills they learnt in the forest area to the DB beach through our parallel beach schools programme. The children are benefiting from these experiences as it helps to develop their communication and personal and social development, as well as enhancing their understanding of the world and their place in it. Our reception show ‘Open the Book, Take a Look’ was a magical event for all involved. The performance was based on a series of Julia Donaldson stories. The children delivered their lines with such confidence and brought these stories to life in an outstanding celebration of their theatrical abilities. The children looked fabulous in the costumes they designed and made with the help of their parents. Congratulations to the reception children on an outstanding performance. The children have also enjoyed various special events that enriched their daily curriculum experiences. Green Week, which began with the “Green Walking School Bus”, introduced the children to many environmental themes. The Physical Development and Water Fun days were also a highlight as the children thoroughly enjoyed the activities on offer. Time and consideration was given to the transition events for Reception children coming up to Year 1. We had a successful buddy system in place that ensured the children knew some of the friendly faces they see when they start at the main campus the following year. The Reception joined together with their Year 5 buddies on a number of occasions, making friends and becoming familiar with one another. In their last session together they created self portraits to be displayed in their new Year 1 classrooms, to make them feel more at home in their new surroundings.


Last year the DBIS Primary school was as busy, exciting and eventful as always. The learning opportunities for the students were wide and varied and our students responded to them with their usual enthusiasm. During the year the staff at the school invested a huge amount of energy and expertise into developing existing programmes and events, and introducing new learning opportunities for the students. The students rose to every challenge and made the most of every experience. Significant curriculum developments were made with the introduction of the most up to date National Curriculum framework for literacy. Staff had undergone extensive training during the previous year and last year saw its use in lesson planning and teaching & learning experiences for the students. In addition, teachers spent time with Peter Sullivan of Monash University to develop their understanding of the latest approaches to the teaching of mathematics. Enquiry units were also further developed as our teachers continued their professional development in this area and planned lessons that enable the students to direct their own learning and develop their enquiry skills. Inspiring students and exposing them to the possibilities the world has to offer is an important step in developing global citizens. To this end, members of our school community connected us with world famous, leaders within their fields. In Term 1 we held a video conference with the world renowned children’s author Anthony Horowitz. He talked to the students about his motivations in becoming an author and inspired the students to follow their dreams and passions in life. In Term 2, we spoke with NASA astronaut Charlie Hobart. He talked us through his awe inspiring life experiences and explained the importance of resilience and never giving up on the things that are important to you. In Term 3 we connected with Jean Michel Cousteau, the famous explorer and conservationist. Jean Michel highlighted the importance of actively making a difference in the world. All three video conferences were enriching experiences for the students and encouraged the students to involve themselves in important and interesting pursuits. Experiential learning was also a significant theme of last year in the Primary school. Years 4, 5 and 6 went on overnight trips. Each year group visiting a different location within Hong Kong with an emphasis on adventure, service and conservation. In addition, Year 6 visited Yangshuo near Guilin in China. This was again a wonderful opportunity

Highlights of the Year - Primary

Highlights of the Year - Primary

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Highlights of the Year - Secondary 8

for the students to experience Chinese culture first hand, practice their Mandarin language skills and further develop their global understanding. Themed weeks and Discovery Days also allowed the students to develop their understanding of important global issues such as Internationalism, Sustainability, Digital Citizenship and the Creative Arts. The Student Council had another busy year in leading different projects throughout the Primary School. The students demonstrated great commitment to their weekly meetings in which they acted as a voice for the wider student community. In addition, the students worked on various projects including: Organising a committee of children to support the Box of Hope Collection. Working with the school’s leadership team on the development of the library project and learning spaces. Forging a link with the students from our partner school in Hong Kong, Li Sing Tai Hang, by conducting Skype conversations in which the children shared their different experiences of school life in their unique Hong Kong communities. The students also participated in a joint art project to create canvases which depicted the contrasting settings of both schools. Participation in the Deputy Head of Primary interviews. As well as committing to all the above projects, the children also worked hard at developing lifelong skills to support themselves in developing even further as young leaders in the future. They have left an exciting legacy for our new Primary Student Council of 2017/18 to build upon.

Highlights of the Year - Secondary The 2016-17 school year was a significant one in the ongoing development of the Secondary School. As well as a vast number of individual and group accomplishments, it marked the last time that Year 11 were the most senior students in the school, with the announcement of an A Level programme for the start of the 2017-18 year. In the classroom, there were clear benefits to the emphasis that has been placed on enquiry-based learning. Students showed a more inquisitive and self-directed approach to their studies, meaning staff were able to further challenge their class with increasingly complex problems to solve. The impact of cross-curriculum work


External examination results from June 2017 were the best the school has accomplished with 44% of all grades attained A or A*. These results are a reflection of both the commitment to learning by students and the support structures that have been established by staff. There were a number of stories of individual success where students should be immensely proud of their achievements. A particular highlight from the IGCSE examinations is the success of Hugo Wehry, achieving the top mark in Art and Design in Hong Kong. This marks the second year in a row that a DBIS student has been awarded top in Hong Kong for an IGCSE examination. While external examinations are a public face to academic development, the work that is done to support students in all year groups is significant. Close monitoring of students has ensured that appropriate progress is being made and that students of all ability levels are challenged to the best of their ability. The extra-curricular programme continued to flourish with outstanding success in sport competition and arts performances. Importantly there was also excellent growth in our internal activities with large numbers of students seeking opportunities in the areas of Design Technology and Computer Science. The annual production was a reflection of the commitment students show away from the classroom with almost one hundred students involved in ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ from behind the scenes to lead roles. A consistent message throughout the year was the need to commit to serving others in order to make a positive change in the world. This was particularly evident during Week Without Walls, where all activities had a service element seeing students involved in activities from cooking at a refugee centre in Hong Kong to building schools in Vietnam. Service will remain a priority for Secondary students as they come to further understand their place in the world.

Highlights of the Year - Secondary

was also evident, with students understanding the transferable nature of their l e a r n in g a n d b ein g ab le to apply new skills across a range of subjects.

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Student Council

Student Council - Early Years/Primary

The Student Councils had another busy year in leading different projects throughout the Early Years and Primary School. The students demonstrated great commitment to their weekly meetings in which they acted as a voice for the wider student community. In addition, the students worked on various projects including: • Creating an Early Years motto;

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• Organising a committee of children to support the Box of Hope Collection;


• Forging a link with the students from our partner school in Hong Kong, Li Sing Tai Hang, by conducting Skype conversations in which the children shared their different experiences of school life in their unique Hong Kong communities. The students also participated in a joint art project to create canvases which depicted the contrasting settings of both schools; • Participation in the Deputy Head of Primary interviews. As well as committing to all the above projects, the children also worked hard at developing lifelong skills to support themselves in developing even further as young leaders in the future. They have left an exciting legacy for our new Primary Student Council of 2017/18 to build upon.

Student Council - Secondary

The 2016-17 Year saw the launch of a new structure to Student Leadership within the secondary school. In addition to the Head Students and House Captains, the secondary student council also saw the addition of the enhanced role of tutor representative. As part of the discovery programme, the elected tutor representatives (12 in total) embarked on a programme that enabled them to develop themselves individually as leaders, as well as undertake tasks and initiatives on behalf of the student council and the student body that they represent.

Student Council

• Working with the school’s leadership team on the development of the library project and learning spaces;

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Student Council

Highlights of the work carried out last year include: • The establishment of Aims and Objectives, written by students, in line with the DBIS core values; • Short, medium and long-term, goals set, in line with Aims and Objectives. The Secondary Student Council’s Value, Aims + Objectives Core Value

Aims

Objectives

We respect the needs and rights of each member of our community

To empower every student, give them confidence in every school situation.

Use student voice to help the school develop a uniform that is comfortable, functional and appropriate.

To foster a spirit of community, belonging and identity at DBIS.

Hold a range of house social and get-together events.

Create a comfortable environment to learn, take time-out, and socialise.

Work towards providing a range of inside and outside spaces during lunchtime.

Recognise international diversity at DBIS.

Recognise, celebrate and embrace the range of nationalities, religions and traditions of student home nations.

Recognise individual achievements and interests, inside and outside of school.

Recognise achievements during assemblies and tutor time.

We embrace diversity and celebrate individuality

Hold a balanced range of termly house competitions that draw upon academic, creative and sporting activities.

Show that everyone is different and has something that is special to them. We are supportive of each other We show care, kindness and compassion to others We are responsible and honest in our actions

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Help, support and advise other students within our community.

Provide and range of buddy and mentor support programmes that are led by identified students, for the benefit of other students including those in other phases of the school.

Create an active community of collective responsibility that is fair for everyone and where successes are celebrated.

Clearly identify, have input in and make other students aware of rewards and sanctions at DBIS. Use student voice to develop a reward system that is of value to every student. Enable all students to take on at least one responsibility during their time at DBIS.


A working group looked at the potential opportunity to change the secondary school uniform. The team explored possible alternative styles, designs, materials and cost analysis. They carried out questionnaires and surveys with their respective houses and tutor groups. The team reported their findings to Mr Waller.

Student Council-led Assemblies Over the course of the academic year, the student council led 3 assemblies. Themes included ‘finding your passion’, internationalism, and ‘celebration’.

Positive behaviour and rewards A working group of students reviewed the current positive behaviour and rewards systems currently in operation in the secondary school. Students explored ways to enhance current systems as well as to introduce more relevant and meaningful systems that would appeal to all year groups, based on research carried out.

Charity committee The student council established a charity committee that will be responsible for over seeing charity events – including, establishing contact with our chosen charities and organising events to support them.

Student Council

Secondary School Uniform

PTSA We are here to give parents, staff and student a opportunity to work together to build relationships and enjoy school life. We have had a successful fundraising year which has allowed us to purchase items to support activities across the school. In addition we have assisted both local and international charities and are very proud to be sponsoring 8 children in developing countries through the ‘honey project’. We have been involved in all the school events throughout the year with our biggest fundraiser The International Food Fair raising an amazing $218k. The PTSA committee members 2016/17: Paul Tough Alison Wyatt Sara Shaw Rosanna Sarma/ Nongdhar Manon Castonguay Linda Hudgins Elizabeth Hemmings Kylie Wilson Corina Klein Lisa Hazen Karen Wilder Kate Basford Rebecca Robertson/Hoskin

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Curriculum Enrichment 14

Curriculum Enrichment As our school continues to grow and develop, so do the opportunities for enrichment through school sport and physical education. We continue to provide a total of 24 hours of training per week as well as additional dedication to competitive sport in a wide range of activities and age groups. In 2016-17, we competed in the U15, U13 and U11 FOBISIA Games, achieving high standards of personal and team achievement, as well as the personal and social challenges and growth that this high level of competition inevitably brings to our students. At Primary School level, we took teams to football, rugby, netball, cricket, swimming and hockey tournaments. Our Secondary School teams competed in the U12 and U14 football leagues and championships, the U12, U14 and U16 Basketball leagues and championships and the swimming and Athletics junior and senior meets and championships all with the ISSFHK. Our extra curricular sports program continues to provide daily opportunities for all students to participate and learn new skills in a social setting, these activities extend the curriculum learning. We have enriched the program by drawing upon not only the expertise of our PE staff and wider school staff but also that of our parents. In addition we invest in partnerships with local sports organisations. Our school is also host to local sports clubs and brings opportunities to join more community sporting activities even closer to home.


Curriculum Enrichment

The Creative Arts opportunities have continued to develop throughout the academic year 2016-17. Large numbers of students participated in a range of Creative Arts activities and events whilst progressing through the curriculum and achieving in examinations. The addition of Creative Arts mornings to the Primary timetable allowed for a broader and more cohesive exploration of all three arts, ensuring that all primary students have the opportunity to develop their creativity through focused workshops. The instrumental lessons programme continued to develop, with a number of new teachers joining our dedicated and professional team. The range of Creative Arts ECAs on offer is growing year on year, providing further opportunities for creative development and self expression. Our students continue to represent DBIS in a number of external events, including FOBISIA Music Festivals, Picnic in the Park, Hong Kong School’s Orchestra Weekends, and ISTA. The school provides a variety of additional performance opportunities for students including productions in all three phases, concerts, recitals and assemblies. The year culminated in a celebration of the arts through the DBIS Creative Arts Week, in which guest artists provided the students with deeper insights through workshops, lessons and performances. This year our primary students also benefited from working with our artist in residence, Eleanor McColl.

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Academic Achievement 16

Early Years A large contributing factor to our overall increase in student outcomes for all the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) children is placed upon the professional development of our Enabling Environment. Lead teachers have supported this, offering whole staff and individual meetings to ensure the environments are responsive to the children’s needs and reflect their individual class interests. The DBIS methodology of Learning Walks, where by all staff have had the opportunity to learn from each other in a supportive culture again has enabled this to be a success. The development of learning environments throughout the year has contributed to the higher student outcomes in Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED) also in terms of independence and opportunities for children to collaborate and problem solve. The implementation of the forest school/beach schools has had a direct impact on student outcomes across the Setting, in particular reference to the Understanding the World (UTW) and Physical Development (PD) ( 13 % and 17 % respectively higher in Reception than last year). In Nursery the impact has been 81% of children are working within or above the expected level This academic year, 20172018 the focus is on embedding both programs and supporting staff with this. A weekly slot for each program has been timetabled to allow lead teachers to work alongside all staff as well as individual class sessions and to support Key Stage 1 (KS1) with the implementation of both these programs. The accessibility of the new outdoor provision again this year will support higher student outcomes in physical development for all children too. In particular the gross motor development of each child will be better supported with access to the mound and activities surrounding it. And the introduction of a revised physical education curriculum with a focus on perceptual motor development (PMP). The embedding of the consistent approach to positive behavior management, with all classes using Ollie the Octopus and whole class sparkly balls and Feeling Flowers in Reception has had a overall impact on PSED student outcomes. In Nursery 81% of children are working within or above the expected level and Reception are 12% higher than last year’s cohort. Again this new academic year the focus will be on embedding and developing consistent practices and empowering students with the skills and abilities to articulate their thoughts and feelings in appropriate ways. This will also be a special project for the EYFS Student Council.


Children are defined as having reached a good level of development at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the expected level in: • The early learning goals in the prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language) and • The early learning goals in the specific areas of mathematics and literacy.

Good Levels of Development School Year Percentage 2014-15 58% 2015-16 66% 2016-17 68%

70% 65% 60% 55%

Academic Achievement

The introduction of streaming in Read Write Inc (RWI) has had a direct impact on reading outcomes for our Reception children. Additionally the implementation of Talk for Writing has impacted on Literacy Development and Communication and Language, across both Nursery and Reception. An average of 68% of Reception children achieved expected levels of progress with particular strengths in Literacy. This process will be repeated this year and supported by a more systematic approach of guided reading sessions. Again this is evident in Nursery, with the structured approach in Term 3 of RWI sessions and the more able readers having extra ability grouping opportunities. In Nursery this year 81% of children are working within or above the expected level with a difference of only 3% between boys and girls in reading.

50% 2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

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Academic Achievement 18

End of Key Stage 1 Results In addition to the National Curriculum assessments that the students take they also sit externally validated online tests in Reading and Maths. These assessments give a standardised score that is calculated by comparing all of the other results of students of the same age, who have taken the same assessments internationally.

KS1 Test Levels KS1 Maths

KS1 Teacher Assessment Levels - Maths

5%

4% 19%

18%

78%

At Expected Level or above

At Expected Level or above

Above Expected Level

Above Expected Level

76%

Well Above Expected Level

Well Above Expected Level

KS1 Teacher Assessment Levels - Reading

KS1 Reading

8%

8%

29%

At Expected Level or above

63%

29%

At Expected Level or above

63%

Above Expected Level Well Above Expected Level

Well Above Expected Level

KS1 Teacher Assessment Levels - Writing 8%

5%

KS1 Writing 7%

5%

At Expected Level or above

At Expected Level or above

Above Expected Level

87%

Well Above Expected Level

Above Expected Level

Above Expected Level

88%

Well Above Expected Level


Throughout the Primary school, student’s progress and attainment has been tracked through the use of National Curriculum levels and standards. As we follow the English National Curriculum, students take part in National Curriculum level assessments in reading, writing and mathematics. Overall attainment outcomes are agreed based on test scores, and ongoing assessment opportunities in class.

KS2 Test Levels - Maths

KS2 Teacher Assessment Levels - KS2 Maths

2% 10%

32% 54%

36%

At Expected Level or above

At Expected Level or above

Above Expected Level

66%

Well Above Expected Level

Above Expected Level Well Above Expected Level

KS2 Teacher Assessment Levels - Reading

KS2 Test Levels - Reading

18%

18% 45%

45%

At Expected Level or above Above Expected Level

37%

Well Above Expected Level

At Expected Level or above Above Expected Level

37%

Well Above Expected Level

KS2 Test Levels - Writing

KS2 Teacher Assessment Levels - Writing 4%

6%

34%

29% At Expected Level or above

62%

Above Expected Level Well Above Expected Level

At Expected Level or above

65%

Above Expected Level

Academic Achievement

End of Key Stage 2 NC Results

Well Above Expected Level

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IGCSE Results

Secondary (I)GCSE RESULTS 2017 We are extremely proud to announce another outstanding set of (I)GCSE examination results and are truly delighted for the students as there are significant individual achievements across the board. What is particularly remarkable about the students’ achievements is that DBIS is an inclusive school, catering for students of all abilities. The grades achieved by Year 11 set a new benchmark for the school, as they are the best yet. The school’s growing success at (I) GCSE level is the result of a highly personalised approach to teaching and learning, placing the highest value on effort, giving outstanding levels of support for individual students and maintaining the highest expectations of all. We wish to congratulate our 2017 graduating students on their fantastic achievements, many of the cohort have moved into Year 12 at DBIS or have secured places in a variety of outstanding schools in Hong Kong and across the world. DBIS is fortunate to employ an incredibly talented and professional group of teachers and educational assistants who have worked tirelessly to support our students. We are also very appreciative of the continued home school partnership that ensures that our students are given every opportunity to succeed.

(I)GCSE Grades

DBIS 2014

DBIS 2015

DBIS 2016

DBIS 2017

% of A*- A grades

28%

34%

37%

44%

% of A* - C grades

80%

86%

87%

89%

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DBIS 2014

DBIS 2015

DBIS 2016

DBIS 2017

A*

12% 12% 14% 17%

A

16% 22% 23% 27%

B

20% 31% 25% 29%

C

32% 21% 25% 17%

20%

14%

13%

10%

DBIS 2014

DBIS 2015

DBIS 2016

DBIS 2017

D or below

DBIS students with 5 or 33% more A* - C grades

100%

86%

IGCSE Results

Grades Awarded

90%

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DBIS In Numbers British Hong Kong Chinese New Zealand Filipino Australian Indian South African Dutch Canadian American Sri Lankan

4%

Slovak Romanian Polish Nepalese Moroccan

Student Enrolment The number of students enrolled at DBIS has risen considerably for the third year running. DBIS ended the academic year 201516 with 1005 students enrolled from Nursery through to Year 11. During the year, students numbers increased to 1065.

Year Group

Students

Year Group

Students

Nursery

100

Y7

74

Reception

100

Y8

69

Y1

98

Y9

54

Y2

100

Y10

41

Y3

99

Y11

30

Y4

100

Y5

100

Y6

100

British 28%

DBIS Student Nationalities Our students make DBIS such a vibrant and exciting international c o m m u n i t y school. Part of the reason for this is the experiences and backgrounds that our families bring to the school c oChinese mmunity. At D B I S4% we have students from 44 different countries. Hong Kong

5%

Malaysian Japanese Italian Irish

British 28%

Australian 13% Australian 13%

Chinese 4%

CanadianHong5%KongAmerican 10% Canadian 8% 8%

German

American 10%

Filipino British,Chinese

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British

Australian

New Zealand

Dutch

Danish

Indian

South African

Irish

British

Australian

American

Canadian

New American Zealand Dutch

Canadian German

Hong Swede Kong

Danish

Indian

South African

Irish

SwedeJapanese

French Belgian

French

Israeli

Swiss

Spanish

German Japanese Korean

Korean

Swiss

Hong Kong

Chinese

Belgian

Chinese South Korean

Israeli

South Italian Korean

Spanish

Filipino

Italian

Filipino


Australian Indian South African Dutch

Canadian During the school year 2016-17 DBIS employed staff members from across the globe. Half of the staff originate from the UK. However,American we employ staff from 24 different countries.

Sri Lankan

54% British Hong Kong Chinese

Polish

Hong Kong Filipino

Nepalese

Australian

Chinese

Moroccan

New SouthZealand African

Malaysian

Indian

4%

Dutch

Filipino

Japanese

Australian American

Italian

Canadian

5% 9%

54%

5%

Sri Lankan

Indian

Irish

South African Romanian

German

Slovak

Polish

Dutch

Filipino

Canadian Moroccan

British,Chinese

Nepalese

7%

Malaysian

American Japanese

9%

54%

Romanian

British

New Zealand

%

Slovak

SriItalian Lankan Irish Slovak

German

DBIS In Numbers

Staff Nationalities

Ch

Romanian Filipino British,Chinese Polish

Britis

Nepalese

New

Dani

Moroccan

Sout

Malaysian Japanese Italian Irish German Filipino British,Chinese

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Early Years/Primary Award Recipients

Reception School Spirit Nominations 2017 Airport Safari Garden Harbour Castle

Gaston De Gaulle Matteo De Martin Jungju Kim Mina Irwin Harry Clark

Primary School Awards 2016 - 2017 School Spirit Awards

Reception School Spirit Award Year 1 School Spirit Award Year 2 School Spirit Award Year 3 School Spirit Award Year 4 School Spirit Award Year 5 School Spirit Award Year 6 School Spirit Award

Literacy Awards Literacy Award Literacy Award Literacy Award Literacy Award

Mathematics Awards

The Mathematics Award - The Stern Family Award Year 4 Mathematics Award Year 5 Mathematics Award Year 6 Mathematics Award - The Kwan and Tam Family Award

Subject Awards

Year 6 Science Award - The Marr Family Year 6 Speech Competition - The Leenders Family Award Year 6 Ian Hunt ICT Award Jackie Tse Year 3/4 Mandarin Award for Achievement Jackie Tse Year 5/6 Mandarin Award for Achievement Jackie Tse Year 3/4 Mandarin Award for Progress and Effort Jackie Tse Year 5/6 Mandarin Award for Progress and Effort Dawn Hulland Creativity Award

Creative Arts Awards

Year 3 Performing Arts Award Year 4 Performing Arts Award Year 5 Performing Arts Award Year 6 Performing Arts Award Musician of the Year - The Jane Engelmann Award Music Award - The Lam Family for Progress and Contribution to Music Award Art Award - The Nock Family

PE and Sport Awards

Year 3 Sports Girl Year 3 Sports Boy Martin J Wardle Year 4 Sports Girl Martin J Wardle Year 4 Sports Boy The John and Robbie Bacon Award Presented to the Y5 Sports girl of the Year The John and Robbie Bacon Award Presented to the Y5 Sports boy of the Year Year 6 Sports Girl of the Year - The Dr W H Yau and Family Award Year 6 Sports Boy of the Year - The Dr W H Yau and Family Award Year 6 Sports Girl of the Year - The Dr W H Yau and Family Award (2015 - 2016)

Achievement Awards

Outstanding Achievement for a Year 5 student - The Annabelle and Dominic Hsu Cup Outstanding Achievement for a Year 6 student - The Thomas Mallet Cup Cultural Respect and International Understanding - The Kritika and Karan Nayar Award The English as an Additional Language Award - The Todd Family Grant Ramsay Pursuit of Excellence Award

Head of School’s Awards

Head of School’s Award Girl Head of School’s Award Boy

School Scholarship Recipients

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Emma Rahav Hana Williams Lewis Ketterer Sammy Hodgson Sophia Watt

Overall Achievement Scholarship Overall Achievement Scholarship Sport Scholarship Sport Scholarship

Lewis Ketterer Lily Glennon Oliver Wilson Ava Alam Ashley Castillo Killian Starsmore Charlotte McLucas Amelia Apungan Ella Sutherland Ayanna Wijasuriya Aarushi Sharma Conor Broadley Alexander McKenzie Oscar Mattaeus Sullivan Lou-Corto Buring Nevo Ohayon Claire Elisabeth Fritsch Elin Alkas Neve Resco Dillon Noonan Misha Prabhu Caitlin Fisher Harry Thondan Isabella Bailey Solène Karlin Layla Leschinsky Aisling McCarron Joshua Ledger Amelia De Jager Yu Feng Zhang Chloe De Jager Patrick Noonan Abby Wilson Joshua Williams Anna Colpaert Daniel Giovannetti Ridaura Lauren Floyd Jack Myatt Mia Lee Grace Engleman Sclayn Koster Isamu Naito Elin Moberg Eleanor Thomas Gioia Mirus Heewoong Kim Dillon Noonan Layla Leschinsky Finn Jureka Darcy Jureka


Maths and Computer Science

Physical Education

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Aoife McCarron Charlotte Garwood Cynthia Aarons Thomas Divers Kotaro Kurihara

Sport

English Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Hana-Matilde Sullivan Eleanor Lambert Hana Nicholson Sonya Polezhayeva Ashley Olsen

Humanities Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Savannah Floyd Michelle Lim Cynthia Aarons

Geography (I)GCSE Geography

Ashley Olsen

Steven van Trooijen

Business Studies (I)GCSE Business

Luke Bradley

Science and Technology Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Science Year 10 Year 11

Technology (I)GCSE Technology

Creative Arts Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Languages Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

School Spirit Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

James Gordon Savannah Floyd Ethan Squires Charlotte Garwood Nicholas Winchester Evie McClelland

Hana Matilde Sullivan Leo Vejbage Alexandra Vogiadjis Ailie Ikeda Tim Whiley

Outstanding Achievement Award

History (I)GCSE History

U12 Boy U12 Girl U14 Boy U14 Girl U16 Boy U16 Girl

Alice Ypersiel Kylie Winterling Alexandra Vogiadjis Isac Tjernberg Yanou Van Raad

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Distinction Award

Amy Koo Eleanor Wilkinson Heejoon Kim Ailie Ikeda Hugo Wehry

Savannah Floyd Charlotte Garwood Cynthia Aarons

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Thomas Divers Isabelle-Maria Klein

Exceed-Excel-Excellence

Steven Van Trooijen

Remi Karlin Charlotte Garwood Patricia Haagen Thomas Divers Vanessa Chew

Vanessa Chew

Head of School Award Steven Van Trooijen

School Scholarship Recipients Lucy Divers Rebecca Destexhe Sienna Bertamini Evie McClelland Vanessa Chew

Year 10 Allie Ikeda - Sport Scholarship Year 7 Reese Acorn – Creative Arts Scholarship

Secondary Award Recipients

Secondary School Awards 2017

Hana Matilde Sullivan Jonathan McDonnell Patricia Haagen Will Zawada Ashley Olsen

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Discovery Bay Interna

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ational School 2016-17

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DBIS Annual Report 2016-17