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Definition of Learning Good learning is a meaningful experience where students enjoy making connections between new and existing knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are engaged, challenged and are able to reflect independently and collaboratively on their progress.


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DULWICH COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL

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One Family of Schools

Dulwich College International (DCI) is a mutually supportive group of schools providing the highest quality education.

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We share core practice, but enjoy our regional differences. We draw on each other’s energies and skills, sharing resources and ideas. We celebrate success in one college across the whole family.

Dulwich College Management International (DCMI), based in Singapore, leads the DCI group. In essence, each college must uphold the seven key principles defined in the Dulwich College in London (DCL) Operating Document: 1.

To provide an appropriate academic challenge that enables each student to realise his or her potential.

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To provide an environment that promotes a good work ethos and encourages all students to acquire an independent and critical approach to learning.

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To provide a wide range of sporting, musical and dramatic opportunities and co-curricular activities through which students can develop a breadth of interests and learn to work co-operatively.

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To create a caring, supportive and well-ordered community which encourages personal development where students from a wide variety of cultural and social backgrounds can feel secure and equally valued.

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To be selective in its admissions to ensure that students are capable of thriving among the high academic standards of the college and of reaching their academic potential.

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To aim to achieve public examination grades for students that will be sufficiently high for them to gain entrance to leading universities of their choice throughout the world.

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To be managed financially and administratively in a prudent manner, taking due account of all stakeholders’, including the interests of DCL, DCMI, their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, investors, parents, students, staff and the community.


DCI VISION AND MISSION Our Vision and Purpose To create the best schools in the world so our students make a positive difference. Our vision and purpose are supported by three clear pillars that govern our decisions and actions.

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Our Strategic Pillars

Our Strategic Purpose is reflected in our motto, Detur Pons Mundo, which translates as ‘Building Bridges to the World’. (Exhortando, which is found in our crest is a liberal translation into Latin of ‘Inspire’.) But foremost in all our decisions and actions is the credo Students Come First.

Individual College Philosophy and Objectives In consultation with its community, each college develops its own statement of Philosophy and Objectives which are ratified by the Board of Management. These must embody the Mission and Vision, beginning with the phrase “Because students come first.”

The DCI DNA The DCI Steering Group has determined core practice that must run through all of our schools to ensure that we maintain a common feel across the family without restricting individuality. The Head of the College, who sits on the Steering Group, has responsibility for upholding the decisions of the Steering Group, conveying decisions and developments and assuring staff support and engagement.

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Our schools, founded in 2003 by parents who wanted the best for their children, have always and will continue to put our students first. We use the strength of our network to continue to pioneer and innovate in all aspects of the organisation - from curricula and educational spaces to events and technology.


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Early Years Foundation Stage

EYFS Framework

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

English National Curriculum Chinese taught a minimum of four days a week

Year 7 to Year 9

English National Curriculum Compulsory Chinese

Year 10 and Year 11

(I)GCSE: International Schools only - Compulsory subjects include: English, English Literature, Humanities, Mathematics and European Languages - Students select either Separate Sciences or Co-ordinated Science

Year 12 and Year 13

A Level: High Schools IB Diploma: International Schools - ToK and Extended Essay developed from Year 7 - Extended essay drafted with feedback by end of Year 12

All schools to have policies to address mother tongue provision and support for those children who would benefit from access to a Dulwich education, but whose level of English is insufficient. In this context, compulsory means for all students except those who have an individual educational need.

2. Assessment and Reporting of Study Early Years Foundation Stage

Tapestry Online Portfolio of Learning

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Reading, writing, and mathematics reported against UK national norms where applicable as: support required; developing; as expected; above expected; and significantly above expected SeeSaw Online Portfolio of Learning

Year 7 to Year 9

As above, but with tracking (I)GCSE grades at Year 9

Year 10 and Year 11

(I)GCSE Grades

Year 12 and Year 13

IB Grades


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3. Target Setting and Tracking EYFS Profile

Key Stage 1

Year 2 - PTE and PTM

Key Stage 2

PTE, PTM and CAT4

Year 7 to Year 9

MidYis and Insight

Year 10 and Year 11

Yellis

Year 12 and Year 13

Alis

4. Co-curricular Programmes • • • • • •

All staff engaged with no stated maximum expectation Student leadership promoted within the programmes Attendance is kept to inform the Dulwich Challenge Strong sport and performance programme Opportunities for academic extension, including debate and entrepreneurship No filler activities - all programmes to have defined focus and outcome

5. University Counselling All schools: • • •

Adopt Maia as a university counselling solution Implement the Dulwich College Success Plan, introducing careers education in Year 7 and individual university support from Year 10 All schools support the DCI Counselling Policies including those related to: student transcripts; school profiles; teacher training; student and parent support; letters of recommendation; university and college applications; preparation for SAT and ACT Support university fairs and visits to the school

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Early Years Foundation Stage


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1. Code of Conduct

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All schools adopt and promote the DCI Code of Conduct

2. Celebration and Events All schools to hold and/or celebrate: • • • • • • • •

Speech Day Founder’s Day Graduation Ceremonies Lunar New Year Christmas Remembrance Day Weekly Assemblies New Family Welcome Event

3. DCI Events All schools to support, where applicable: • • • • •

The Dulwich Games The Dulwich Festival of Music The Diversity programme Cross school staff meetings Other group-wide events as they are agreed

4. Student Leadership All schools will: • •

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Appoint school prefects led by Head and Deputy Head Boys and Girls Promote student leadership wherever possible through such avenues as: the Student Council; the House System; Sports Leadership; Community Service; the Performing Arts; Debate; MUN (Model United Nations) Operate the Dulwich Challenge at all three levels Offer the International Award


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5. House System

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Healthy competition The development of leadership A sense of belonging

6. Sports Colours All schools will give sports colours following DCI guidance. Colours will be displayed visibly in the form of blazers, ties and pins.

7. Alumni Development and Relations All schools will: • • • • •

Promote the DCL and DCI Alumni network (OA and IOA) Harvest e-mail addresses and university destinations from students who are leaving for collation at DCMI Encourage graduating students to assist those following them in university admissions and ultimately in the world of work Invite alumni back to campus Hold and promote regional alumni events

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All students will wear the DCI uniform with agreed regional variations where this is indicated by climate Prefects to wear prefects blazers on public occasions

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All schools to develop a House system to promote:


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1. Recruitment

4. Inspection, Accreditation and Membership

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Where at all possible, all schools seek:

All schools will: •

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Advertise all posts, except Head of College and Director of Business Administration, on the inDulwich website Supply a list of vacancies to DCMI in a timely fashion for circulation to all schools Implement the DCI Recruitment policies, including the Safer Recruitment Policy Support the movement of staff between schools in a timely fashion

2. Professional Learning and Development All schools will: • • •

Apply the DCI Teaching and Leadership Standards for performance management Adhere to the DCI Professional Learning Policy Engage with the Dulwich Lab in matters relating to curriculum Research & Development; action research and other areas of professional learning Share professional learning opportunities with other schools

3. Quality Assurance All schools will promote quality assurance and continual improvement through: •

The use of the DCI Self-Evaluation Framework or a robust alternative agreed with the Director of Schools The development and implementation of three year College Development Plans

Examination Centre Status from: - CIE - Edexcel - SAT - ACT

Accreditation from: - Council of International Schools (CIS) - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) - National Center for Curriculum Study and Textbook Development (NCCT) China only - IBO (international Colleges only) - Outstanding Inspection report from: UK Independent Schools Inspectorate - Membership of: Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC)


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1. Policy Framework

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DCI directed DCI headlined and individual school developed DCI required with individual school interpretation Individual to a particular school, not universally required

2. Safeguarding All schools must implement the DCI Safeguarding Framework and associated policies and practice to the letter. There must be zero deviation from this.

3. IT Connectivity and Shared Database Practice All schools will implement the DCI IT Policy & Governance Framework and associated policies and procedures. The commitments include but are not limited to: • • •

Compliance with the Dulwich data and network security policies when accessing Dulwich intellectual property, or any information through the Dulwich network Putting Dulwich IT equipment or devices to appropriate use and ensuring their protection from loss or damage Using the Dulwich standard software or solution where one is designated

4. AMC: Customer Service Standards All schools will: • • • • • •

Use the DCI provider to survey students, parents and staff, and base action planning on the outcomes Keep accurate and consistent data for all students through enquiry, testing, enrolment and departure Provide College-wide communications in languages appropriate to the local community Maintain websites and parent portals to DCI standards of design, copy and content Use social media engagement in line with Group guidelines Promote the highest levels of customer service amongst all staff

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All schools will implement the DCI Policy Framework and associated policies and procedures. These are defined as:


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Contents 13

Welcome from the Head of College

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Dulwich College Seoul Staff List 2020-21

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Philosophy & Objectives

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The Dulwich Family of Schools

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College Governance

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Academic Structure

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Communication

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Arriving at and Departing from School

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The Curriculum

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Structure of the Day

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Assemblies

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Homework

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Activities: ECAs and Enrichment

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Assessment and Reporting

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Academic Honesty

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Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

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The House System

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Educational Trips

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Parental Support

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Uniform Policy

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College Procedures and Policies

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Items to Bring to School

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Individual Music Lessons

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Meal Services

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Bus Transportation

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School Medical Policy

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Friends of Dulwich Volunteering

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Gifts Policy

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School Year Calendar 2020-21

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Dulwich College Seoul Events for Parents Glossary

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Glossary

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Welcome from the Head of College

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to a new year at Dulwich College Seoul. This Handbook is intended to be a general guide to the College, and primarily refers to the routines and rules that our students are expected to follow at school. There is also a brief introduction to the school’s curriculum and information on the many services that the school provides for the children. More information will be sent to parents throughout the year, including an overview of the curriculum to be studied by your children in their respective year groups. Publications about particular parts of the school (e.g. the Early Years Department) are also sent home to parents. I hope this Handbook answers many of the everyday questions that you may wish to ask. If you cannot find the required information in this book, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to help. I am a great believer that the education of any child is the joint responsibility of the parents and the teachers. In this respect, it is vital to maintain clear lines of communication between the College and home. We view our school as a great resource for all students, parents and teachers alike, and are always happy to see you on campus. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to suggest ways in which we can further improve the levels of care and education that we provide to your child. I will leave you with a statement from our Dulwich College Seoul Philosophy and Objectives related to Safeguarding: “We take every step to ensure that children in our care are protected and our College is viewed as a safe place for all.” Yours faithfully,

Mr Gudmundur Hegner Jonsson Head of College headmaster@dulwich-seoul.kr


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Staff List 2020-21

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Head of College Head of Senior School Head of Primary School

Mr Gudmundur Hegner Jonsson Ms Sarah Harrison Mrs Jane Smith

Senior School Leadership Team (SSLT) Head of Senior School

Ms Sarah Harrison

Assistant Head of Senior School (Year 7 - Year 8)

Mr John Allen

Assistant Head of Senior School (Year 9 - Year 11)

Mr Gareth Wright

Assistant Head of Senior School (IB Coordinator)

Ms Rebecca Gardner

Assistant Head of Senior School (Teaching and Learning)

Mr Matthew Readman

Form Tutors 7GT

Mr Gareth Thomas

7JL

Ms Jude Lee

7KJ

Mrs Katarina Jonsson

8GW

Mr George Welsby

8SA

Ms Sophia Angelides

8WS

Mr Wali Sayeed

9FV

Mr Francis Ventham

9JI

Mrs Jiyeon Im

10JT

Mr James Thorpe

10SC

Mr Sancho Cheung

10SH

Mrs Sarah Holden

11CI

Ms Carole Irigoin

11JJ

Ms Jean Jang

12EC

Ms Emma Chamberlain

12JY

Mr John Yates

12VY

Ms Victoria Young

13CT

Mrs Carolina Taboada


Senior School Subject Teachers Mr Daniel Hickey (Head of Department) Ms Alley Kim (Art Technician)

Counselling

Mr Joseph Dekens (Lead Counsellor) Ms Stella Lee (Pastoral Counsellor)

Computer Science

Mr Gareth Thomas

Drama

Mr Matthew Readman (Head of Department) Ms Jean Jang (Dance and Drama) Mrs Miyoung Kim (Performing Arts Teaching Assistant)

English

Mr Francis Ventham (Head of Department) Mrs Sarah Holden Mr James Tosdevin Mr George Welsby

European Languages

Mrs Carolina Taboada (Head of Department - Spanish) Ms Carole Irigoin (French)

Humanities

Mrs Rebecca Green (Head of Department - History) Mr John Yates (Economics) Mr Steven Green (Geography) Mr John Allen (History) Mr Joseph Mellows (Humanities, History and Global Perspectives)

Korean

Ms Mikyung Cho (Korean Language and Literature) Ms Jude Lee (Korean Language/College Mother Tongue)

Learning Support (AEN)

Mr David Gormley (Head of Department) Mrs Lynsey Gogin (Lead Special Educational Needs Coordinator) Mr Benjie Blum (Senior EAL Teacher) Ms Joanne Kim (Learning Support Assistant)

Library

Mr Timothy Appleton

Mandarin

Mrs Ying Wen (Head of Department) Mrs Melody Dong Ms Rebecca Li Mrs Ivy Lin Ms Jiannan Lu Mrs Angela Song

Mathematics

Ms Emma Chamberlain (Head of Department) Ms Sophia Angelides Mrs Jiyeon Im Mr Wali Sayeed

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Art and Design


Music

Mr Mark Knights (Head of Department) Ms Jeongmin Lee Ms Hyewon Park (Music Administrator)

Outdoor Education

Mr David Jewitt

Physical Education

Mr Elliott Wilkins (Director of Sport) Mr James Dines (PE and Games - Football) Mrs Jun Huang (PE and Games - Swimming) Ms Rebecca O’Brien (PE and Games) Mr Daniel Wild (PE and Games) Mr Youngjin Kim (Teaching Assistant) Mr Andrew Power (PE Soccer Coach)

Saturday Programme

Mr Martin Bushell (Manager)

Science

Mr Sancho Cheung (Head of Department - Physics) Ms Victoria Young (Biology) Mr Alistair Marshall (Chemistry) Mr James Thorpe (Chemistry) Mr Gareth Wright (Physics) Mr Ronaldo Calangi (Science Technician) Ms Isabel Jeong (Science Assistant)

Theory of Knowledge

Ms Rebecca Gardner

University Counselling

Ms Kaersten Deeds (Director of University Counselling) Ms Joanne Kim (University Counselling Assistant)

Wellbeing

Mrs Katarina Jonsson (Teacher of Wellbeing and Socio-emotional Counsellor)

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Support Staff Mr Colin Seymour Mr Steve Kim Ms Maria Oh

Director of Development Marketing Manager Admissions Officer Marketing Executive (Design) Marketing Executive (Website) Registrar’s Executive Administration Assistant (AMC)

Mrs Jane Kum Mr Samuel Wigginton Ms Mina Gong Ms Jiseong Ro Ms Joanne Kim Mrs Hyejoo Chung Mrs Yuki Choi

Facility Manager Facility Engineer Gardener Handyman Mechanical Engineer Pool Manager

Mr James Kang Mr Dylan Ham Mr Hiyoung Shin Mr Inyoung Sun Mr Andy Choi Mr Taeam Sun

Finance Manager Finance Supervisor Senior AR Accountant AP Accountant Accounting Assistant

Mrs Michelle Yang Ms Amy Choi Ms Rachel Kim Mrs Molly Oh Ms Alice Lee

HR Manager HR C&B Coordinator HR Data Coordinator

Mrs CJ Kim Mrs Ella Kim Ms Jenah Nam

IT Manager IT Data Specialist (SIMS) IT Technician IT Helpdesk Technician

Mr Roy Park Mrs Jina Jeong Mr Ryan Kim Ms Helen Choi

Operations Manager College Nurse Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Operations Procurement Coordinator Shop Assistant School Bus Supervisor School Bus Assistant (P/T)

Mr Benjamin Lee Ms Christine Kim Mrs Sunny Park Mr Harry Hwang Ms Soohee Kim Mrs Sally Kong Ms Olivia Kim

Reception Manager Reception/School Administrator Reception/School Administrator

Ms Helen Chung Mrs Grace Kang Ms Jiyeong Lee

Executive Assistant to Head of College Primary School Administrator Senior School Administrator

Ms Helen Chung Mrs Esther Yang Ms Suji Choi

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Director of Business Administration External Relations & Compliance Manager Executive Assistant to DBA/Translator


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At Dulwich College Seoul, Students Come First. Together, we strive to be the Kindest School in the Universe. We are proud of our Dulwich heritage and, as One Family of Schools, we celebrate our connection with the Dulwich College International family. We move forwards, with a Pioneering Spirit, encouraging our students to Build Bridges to the World.

Students Come First Kindest School in the Universe One Family of Schools Pioneering Spirit Building Bridges to the World

These statements reflect how we achieve these: 1.

We provide a safe and stimulating environment “We feel safe, have lots of fun and interesting lessons, and feel valued at school.”

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We allow every individual to realise their full potential “We are encouraged to work hard and enjoy learning new things to become the best we can.”

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We promote the development of the whole child through a holistic approach to learning “We are given opportunities to experience lots of activities and learn through everything we do.”

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We recognise that meaningful learning involves taking risks “We like trying out new things and know that learning can sometimes be challenging.”

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We prepare children to live in an ever-changing world “We learn to question and develop our ideas so we are prepared for change.”

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We emphasise the benefits of working together “We learn to collaborate in a team to achieve success.”

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We celebrate diversity in our local and international community “We enjoy meeting different people, sharing ideas and serving in our local and international communities.”

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We encourage respect for the environment “We look after the world we live in and understand how we can make a difference.”

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We develop compassionate, caring individuals with respect for themselves and others “We respect ourselves and others, act with integrity, honesty and fairness in all that we do.”


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The Dulwich Family of Schools Dulwich College in London Dulwich College in London (DCL) is an academically selective independent boys’ school, situated in Dulwich Village, southeast London. DCL is renowned for its academic excellence, sporting prowess and a vibrant tradition in the fields of music, performing arts and debating. Each year 10-15% of DCL’s graduating students gain entry to Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League universities of North America. DCL was founded by Edward Alleyn, a famous Elizabethan and Jacobean actor, with letters patent from King James I on 21 June 1619. Edward Alleyn’s vision was to establish a charitable and educational foundation, referred to as Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift, to educate 12 poor students between the ages of 6 and 18.

Over the past 400 years DCL has grown in size and reputation to become one of the UK’s leading independent schools. A Dulwich education has benefited many famous people from the spheres of exploration, politics, business, entertainment, literature, medicine, sport and the arts. DCL has always stood at the developmental forefront of English independent schools and has pioneered the drive into the international education market. This forward-thinking vision is fuelled by a genuine desire to spread the benefits of the Dulwich Curriculum and, through exposure to other educational cultures, to improve the existing offering. DCL wants to establish the Dulwich name as a symbol of UK Education globalisation; an international institution with global educational goals that benefits local recipients.

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Photo by Ian Kim (2nd Place in the 2019 Dulwich Science Art Photo Competition - #Dulwich-400)


Dulwich College in Asia

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In August 2003 Dulwich College Shanghai (DCS) opened as a kindergarten (Toddler, Nursery and Reception - ages 2 to 5) with 3 classes. The following August 2004 Year 1 to Year 9 opened in a brand new purpose-built campus; by which time the school roll had grown to over 500 students. It now has well over 1,500 students across the whole age range from 18 months (Toddler) to 18 years (Year 13), offering IGCSE examinations and the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) opened in August 2005. It also has classes from the Toddler to Year 13 age groups. DCB’s enrolment currently stands at over 1,400 students. Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ) opened its doors in August 2007 and currently has an enrolment of over 900 students. DCSZ started at the Primary and early Secondary levels and expanded to provide classes up to Year 13 from August 2012. Dulwich College Singapore (DCSG) is the youngest member of the family. The College opened in 2014 with 884 students, with 1320 on roll in 2015 rising to 1680 in 2016. This will be the biggest college with a final target roll of 2500 students. Dulwich College Yangon (DCY), Pun Hlaing Campus joined the DCI network in 2015. DCI took over management of the Pun Hlaing school, previously managed by another international school group, at the request of the landlord. With 68 students in 2015, the roll increased to about 100 in 2016, and with a new purpose built campus opening in 2017. Dulwich College Shanghai, Minhang (DCSM), sees the arrival of a second Shanghai campus on the other side of the city. Opening with around 120 students up to Year 7, the school will eventually reach the same size as its sister in Jinqiao.

The success and consequent dramatic growth of the Dulwich College China schools have demonstrated the ability and flexibility of the Dulwich College International team to put in place the necessary structures and resources to deliver an extremely high-end educational offering. It has particular expertise in providing the administrative and back office systems required to support a rapidly expanding school enrolment. This has resulted in the growth of the Dulwich family outside of China with the opening of Dulwich College Seoul (DCSL) in September 2010. DCSL provides classes in the Nursery to Year 13 (3 years - 18 years) age range at its Banpo campus. The expansion of the Banpo campus ensures that the site is fully equipped to support the IGCSE programme (accredited by both the University of Cambridge and Edexcel exam boards) and meet the requirements of the IB programme. By insisting upon annual inspections and regular visits from senior members of its staff, DCL warrants that all Dulwich schools in Asia adhere to the highest academic, pastoral and co-curricular standards.


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DCI has developed a comprehensive school leadership system that provides individual schools with sufficient independence and autonomy while at the same time implementing a coherent accountability structure that ensures adherence to the Dulwich College philosophy and standards.

Advisory Board

School Accreditation

The Advisory Board offers scrutiny and support to the leadership team. This Board, which consists of members of DCI, the Head of College and the Director of Business Administration meets approximately 4 times a year, and also incorporates a number of subcommittees in crucial areas of College operations (such as finance, human resources, information and communication technology (ICT), facilities, health and safety, procurement, marketing and communications.

To provide an external guarantee of quality, the College works in partnership with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Academy of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This ensures an ongoing process of rigorous selfevaluation and continuing school improvement. CIS and WASC are two of the world’s leading educational accreditation agencies and their Standards for Accreditation are designed to guarantee that a school is offering an international education of high quality. The whole CIS/WASC accreditation process takes around 2 years and culminates in a Team Visit. Our College was successful in obtaining CIS/WASC accreditation in May 2014.

The Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees is entrusted with the oversight of the College’s reputation within the community. The Board of Trustees reviews parent and student feedback on school performance and is a forum to make recommendations to the DCI Board. The Board of Trustees is made up of parents, independent and honorary members, Dulwich College in London representatives and DCI representatives, the Head of College and Director of Business Administration.

Dulwich College Seoul is an IB World School authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. The College is a member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). All of the leading British international schools in the region are members of FOBISIA, which provides excellent opportunities for staff development and student participation in academic, sporting, musical and artistic events.

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Dulwich Colleges outside the United Kingdom are operated by Dulwich College International (DCI) in partnership with Dulwich College in London. DCI serves the Colleges in areas such as facilities and building management, financing, operational support and government relations.


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College Leadership Team (CLT)

Senior School Leadership Team (SSLT) The Senior School Leadership Team is composed of the Head of Senior School and four Assistant Heads.

Dulwich College Seoul Schools The College currently consists of a Primary School from Nursery to Year 6 (ages 3 to 11) and Senior School from Year 7 to Year 13 (ages 11 to 18). The Primary School is divided into two sections: •

The DUCKS Department consists of the Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes. The Nursery and Reception classes are also referred to as the Early Years Foundation Stage (Kindergarten) and Year 1 and Year 2 as Key Stage 1 (KS1), in line with UK practice.

The Junior School is made up of the Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 age groups. It is also referred to as Key Stage 2 (KS2).

The Senior School consists of the Year 7 to Year 13 age groups. These are also referred to as Middle School (Year 7 to Year 9) and High School (Year 10 to Year 13). Students take IGCSE courses in Year 10 and Year 11 and follow the IB Diploma Programme in Year 12 and Year 13.

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The College Leadership team is comprised of the Head of College, Head of Senior School, Head of Primary School, Director of Business Administration and Director of Development, Marketing and Admissions. Individual staff may also be invited to attend meetings which take place weekly.


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We intend communication to be as smooth as possible so that parents feel that they are a vital part of a learning partnership, no matter how far away from school they might be. We actively encourage and welcome parents to contact us as soon as possible if they have any queries or concerns related to their child or the College.

Visiting the College Parents are asked to show their College ID with red lanyard on entering the College. All other visitors will be asked to report to the Security Desk in the main entrance, where they will be asked to read our safeguarding guidance before being issued a visitor’s ID and green lanyard. They will then be asked to wait in this area until they are collected by a member of staff or escorted directly to their appointment by a security guard. Parents visiting school during the day are also asked to report to the Reception Desk and wait in this area until they are collected by a member of staff or escorted directly to their appointment by a security guard. No parent should be moving through the school without a member of the school’s staff accompanying them.

School Reception and Office The School Reception Desk is situated in the main entrance foyer of the College. The desk will be manned throughout the day (from 8am to 5pm) with extra staff present during the busy times at the beginning and end of the school day. The Reception Desk should be the main point of contact for anyone coming to the College. School forms and notices can be collected and deposited at this point. Any parent requiring further assistance will be referred to the Head of School’s administrator. The School Offices can be contacted between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. During the school holidays the Office has restricted opening hours. The Reception Manager will refer parents to the relevant member of the Support Staff or Academic Staff. The following staff are located in the School Office - Director of Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Admissions, HR, Operations, Transport and Procurement. The School Reception will also arrange parental appointments with the teaching staff, but the initial point of contact for parents with academic/pastoral queries is the child’s Tutor. The School Reception can be contacted by the following methods: Telephone: (+82 2) 3015 8500 | Fax: (+82 2) 501 9748 | E-mail: reception@dulwich-seoul.kr


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Executive Assistant to Head of College

Who to Contact? Routine academic or pastoral enquiries should be sent directly to your child’s Tutor via email. The Tutor acts as the main point of contact between the home, student and subject teachers. All initial enquires will be dealt with by your child’s Tutor. Depending on the nature of the enquiry, Tutors may forward enquiries to other teachers, the Senior School Leadership Team, or if appropriate, to the Head of Senior School. The Senior School Administrator can be contacted on: ss.admin@dulwich-seoul.kr

Making an Appointment with a Tutor You can contact your child’s Tutor via e-mail using the following address code: tutor’s forename + dot + last name + @dulwich-seoul.kr For example:

Ms Sarah Harrison

sarah.harrison@dulwich-seoul.kr

All school e-mail addresses can be found in the Parent Portal of the College website.

School Reports Academic progress is reported to parents through a combination of reports and Parent Teacher conferences. All written reports are made available to parents via the Parent Portal on the school website. Instructions for accessing them are sent out at the beginning of the year and before each report is published. They can be read online or downloaded as a pdf. Further details on reporting are given in a later section. The Parent Portal is password protected. Instructions for accessing reports are shared when they are published.

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The Executive Assistant to the Head of College is located on the Ground Floor outside the office of the Head of College. This area can be accessed from the Foyer.


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The College Newsletter is produced every Friday during term time, keeping you up to date with what is happening at the school. There is a whole school section, as well as sections by the Head of Senior School and Head of Primary School. A link to the newsletter will be sent to parents electronically in order to save paper and for your convenience.

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At present, we post all relevant notices, the academic calendar, Newsletter and other relevant information about the school’s curriculum, policies, class lists, parent contact list, uniform, staffing and administration on the Dulwich College Seoul website. Most of this information is found in the Parent Portal which can be accessed by entering your child’s Student Key number found on the tuition fee invoice. Please take a look at our website at: https://seoul.dulwich.org

Parent Portal The Parent Portal is a one-stop repository of useful information and links for parents of enrolled students. Parents are provided with a log-in ID and password to these pages on admission, and the portal can be accessed from the front page of the school website. The first section of the Parent Portal presents: • • • • • • • • • •

Link tabs to the separate school sections: Primary School, Senior School and Friends of Dulwich pages Weekly Newsletter Archive Photo Archive Information and Forms - labelled folders of useful documentation Safeguarding Policy Construction Committee Your child-related information (e.g. School Reports) - EduLink One School Calendar - week ahead Upcoming Events Links to other communication tools (e.g. Activities Signup - CHQ, Parents Evening Signup)

The separate school section pages contain: • • • • • • •

Parent Handbook Weekly Newsletter Curriculum Information Class List Parent Contact Directory Student ID Card (Senior School only) Staff Directory


Dulwich Talks On a regular basis, the College presents/hosts a series called the Dulwich Talks. These talks will consist of informative educational highlights, aimed at engaging and communicating with our parent body over a broad range of topics.

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‘The College’

School Yearbook This is a colourful and informative review of the school year and is published at the end of June. It is given to all students at the College.

Curriculum Overviews Each subject department produces a curriculum overview which is available via the College website. These are also emailed to parents at the beginning of each academic year. The overview summarises the content and skills that students will learn as well as referring to other areas such as extended homework, projects, educational visits and tests/exams.

Student Planners All Senior School students are issued with a planner. It is the student’s responsibility to record homework in the planner, with the deadline for completion. This is monitored at school, and it is important that it is checked at home. However, the primary responsibility lies with the student and this is an important part of managing the transition to more independent learning in the Senior School.

College Admissions Procedures All initial enquiries about the College’s admissions procedure, or the subsequent application process, should be addressed to the Admissions Department.

Withdrawal Form If a student is going to leave the school, please inform the school as soon as possible. You may collect a Student Withdrawal Form from the Admissions Department or can request that it be sent to you by fax or e-mail. Completion of this form is an essential part of the process of withdrawing a student. Please remember that if sufficient notice of withdrawal is not given, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions signed on entry, parents will have to pay a late notice penalty.

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Our full colour publication, The College, is published in Term 1 and Term 2 displaying pictures and articles about the many events that take place at Dulwich College Seoul and our other Colleges. A hard copy of this publication will be given to the students to take home.


Student Recommendation Letters and Transcripts

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In the event of a child relocating to a new school or applying for additional academic programmes such as summer schools, references and recommendations may be requested from the Registrar. Please send the reference request to registrar@dulwich-seoul.kr in the first instance. Our Admissions staff will then manage the completion of the forms with the relevant Dulwich College Seoul staff member.

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Please note that the College requires a minimum of five working days to prepare these documents. In addition, the College will send these documents directly to the requesting institution and parents will be billed accordingly to cover the courier charge for this service. High School transcripts for students who have left the College and are applying for higher education should be requested from the Registrar and these will be sent directly to the student’s current school’s college counsellor.


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Arriving at and Departing from School

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Senior School The school day starts at 8.15am with registration and first lesson at 8.20am. The College premises will not be open to students and parents until 8am each morning (apart from a 7.45am opening on the first day of the year). Your child should arrive at school between 8am and 8.10am via the main College entrance. The students then go to their lockers to prepare their learning materials for the day. Please remind your child that at the end of the day it is his or her job to remember to take things home (e.g. homework, letters, PE kit and musical instruments). If a student is not attending an after-school activity they will be dismissed from their class at 3.30pm. Students make their own way to the bus collection area as appropriate (where they will be checked before the buses depart). In the Senior School, parents do not need to collect their child after school and the teaching staff will not be required to dismiss them to a responsible adult at the end of the school day. However, students are not allowed to leave the College during the school day unless accompanied by an adult. The same procedures apply after extra-curricular activities which finish at 4.30pm or later. Parents and other nominated adults are still welcome to collect their children from school and should wear their IDs when entering the College premises. Parents and Guardians will be provided with up to 3 IDs per family on receipt of the relevant photographs for free. Additional and/or replacement cards will be provided at a cost.

Late Arrivals and Collections Students who arrive after 8.15am should obtain a late pass from the Reception/School Administrator, which will then be handed by the student to their first subject teacher of the day. The Reception/School Administrator will ensure that the students’ name is entered into the register. Any students who have not been collected by 4pm, or 5pm on activity days, should go to the School Office and ask the Reception/School Administrator to contact their parents. No student should deliberately be left at school after 5pm unless they are part of an organised school activity. If you know you will be significantly late to collect your child, please call the School Office to inform them.


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It is vital that parents inform the School Office in writing or via email if there are to be any changes to the normal collection routine. This is particularly important for bus children who will not ride the bus on a particular day, or wish to catch an earlier or later bus. Please inform the school of such changes by 12 noon for the afternoon trips. Parents who change their transport arrangements late in the day inevitably cause delays to the whole bus system and this should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

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Changes in Collection Routines


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Students take ownership and responsibility for their own learning. Students use what they already know to construct new understandings.

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Students make connections between knowledge, concepts and skills. Students transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of contexts.

Students are appropriately challenged from their own starting points. Students can engage in meaningful and deliberate practice in lesson time. Students respond to quality feedback with concrete strategies for improvement.

Students engage in effective collaboration and build positive, safe relationships. recognise mistakes as collective learning Students are able to recognize opportunities.

Two Core Outcomes The long-term retention of valuable knowledge, concepts and skills. The ability to transfer what has been retained into different contexts and situations.


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The Dulwich College Seoul curriculum provides a rich blend of academic, physical, social, artistic and cultural learning opportunities. It aims to inspire students both now and for their future lives. We want our students to enjoy their learning and the challenge it provides. The Senior School curriculum is rooted in subject disciplines. From Year 7 through to the IB Diploma programme, students study a broad range of specialist subjects from the broad areas of literature, languages, mathematics, sciences, humanities and the arts. This breadth is maintained throughout the school, though students from Year 10 can shape their options to allow a greater concentration on the subjects that most interest them. The curriculum extends well beyond the classroom including Enrichment opportunities, extra-curricular clubs, outdoor education and trips. Academically, there are opportunities for students to develop and explore their interests beyond the classroom curriculum through Academic Societies. The curriculum is reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis to ensure that it is providing an appropriate level of challenge for all students, takes into account the most recent research on teaching and learning and supports our mission to help students seize the possibilities of tomorrow.


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The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

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IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Students must also choose either an arts subject from Group 6, or a second subject from Group 3 or Group 4. IBDP subjects can be taken at higher level or standard level. At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours). Subjects currently offered at Dulwich College Seoul are:

Group 1

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English Language and Literature Korean Literature School-Supported Self-Taught (SSST) Group 4

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Biology Chemistry Physics

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French Spanish Mandarin

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Mathematics: - Analysis and Approaches - Application and Interpretation

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History Geography Economics

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Visual Arts Music Theatre Computer Science Additional Subject from Group 3 Additional Subject from Group 4

In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. •

The Extended Essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.

Theory of Knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.


IB Certificate Programme The full IB Diploma Programme is not always suitable for every student. In some cases, students may opt, or be advised, to study individual courses rather than attempting to fulfil all the Diploma requirements. In this case, students receive IB Certificates for the courses they take to final examination. Similarly, any Diploma programme student who does not meet the requirements, having taken final examinations will receive IB Certificates.

All students who fulfil the school requirements either through the IB Diploma or Certificate programme, will be awarded a Dulwich High School Diploma on graduation. The College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

IGCSE Programme (Year 10 and Year 11) The academic curriculum in Year 10 and Year 11 is based on the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). At Dulwich College Seoul, we offer a full programme of IGCSEs that provides an excellent foundation for students moving on to the IB Diploma programme. All students take a core of: • • •

English and English Literature Mathematics Sciences

Some students may take English as a Second Language if this is more appropriate to their level. Many of our students will take Mathematics and Additional Mathematics, leading to two IGCSEs. Coordinated Science covers all three natural sciences and counts for two IGCSE qualifications. In addition to the core, students will select additional subjects from: • • • • • •

Mandarin Spanish Korean (First Language) French History Geography

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Economics Computer Science Drama Art Music Physical Education

Students must include at least one Humanities subjects and one additional language in their programme. The IGCSE is externally assessed and moderated, allowing students and parents to have an externally verified set of grades at the end of Year 11. The content of IGCSE courses provides an excellent foundation for IB Diploma programme courses.

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In addition to the IGCSE programme, the curriculum in Year 10 and Year 11 includes: • • •

Physical Education (core) Co-curricular Activities, including Service Wellbeing

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Year 7 to Year 9 I SENIOR SCHOOL I YE AR 7 TO YE AR 13

In Year 7 to Year 9, students study a broad range of subjects. In addition to these compulsory subjects, students may choose an additional foreign language.

European Languages (French and Spanish) The French and Spanish curricula are especially well designed to support students with little or no previous experience of the respective language. These subjects are therefore not suitable for native and fluent speakers. They are expected to stay with the same language during their time at Dulwich College Seoul. Note: French will no longer be offered as a language option for Year 7 from August 2020 onwards.

Korean (First and Foreign Language) Korean students may select Korean as a first language. Those students who take it will be expected to continue through to the end of Year 9. For many of our Korean speaking students this provides a pathway to develop proficiency and confidence in their mother tongue not just in speaking but in reading and writing Korean formally. Korean as a foreign language is also available for students in Year 7 to Year 9.

Mandarin Mandarin is compulsory from Year 7 to Year 9, building on the Mandarin programme in the Primary School. The students are divided into two tracks of learning which are based on their existing ability. This ensures that each student joins the course best suited to their needs: 1.

Heritage and Pre-Heritage students are those who are native or near-native speakers and use the language in their daily lives.

Pre-Heritage - the course for learners who have mastered basic oral communication within the language and are now ready to further develop reading and writing skills. Students will build an appreciation of Chinese literature and China’s cultural heritage.

Heritage - the course for students who have successfully mastered the skills from the PreHeritage group. It provides opportunities to practise the skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and responding whilst using a more developed and enriched vocabulary. It will focus on


summarising and analysing more challenging texts and writing for a specific purpose. Students will continue to build on their understanding and appreciation of China and its cultural heritage. 2.

Non-Heritage students are those who are beginning or continuing to learn Mandarin as a foreign language. However, students from any background who have achieved high levels of proficiency in the language are eligible to join the Pre-Heritage and Heritage group.

Performing Arts The Performing Arts programme in Year 7 to Year 9 allows students the opportunity to experience Drama, Dance and Music. Students attend lessons in each of the three creative disciplines in blocks of 6 to 8 weeks in rotation. In addition to lessons, students have the opportunity to participate in performances, festivals, concerts, productions and various musical ensembles/bands. Students also have access to paid private instrumental lessons. There are extensive opportunities for musicians, actors and dancers, whatever their experience, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Physical Education All students must wear the correct kit for PE, which should then be taken home the same day for washing. Physical Education is a compulsory element of the curriculum. All students are expected to participate. If your child is unable to do PE they will require a letter explaining the reasons for their absence from the lesson. Use of Sporting Facilities In PE lessons certain standards of dress, movement, care of equipment and general attitudes toward the PE environment are required from all students. Many extra-curricular activities also involve the use of the College Gym and other PE areas and equipment. The following standards should be maintained at all times during PE lessons: • • • • • • •

Students must change out of PE clothing at the end of each PE lesson. Students must take off their watches, earrings and other jewellery. Ear studs that cannot be removed will be taped. No student may take part in lessons or activities without the correct PE kit, including hats where appropriate. Students must treat the equipment with care and respect. Equipment will be counted out and counted back by the teacher, who will then ensure that all items are returned to the store. Students may only carry equipment under the supervision of the teacher. No food or drink is allowed inside the College Gym. Drinking water is provided.

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In any one year group, there are up to three separate classes operating to ensure that the language is studied at the correct level. The actual number of ability groups is dependent on the number of students in each year group.

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Sports Events

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Each year the College hosts sports days for the Senior School students. All students are expected to join these important events unless ill. Each term the Senior School students compete in House Team competitions during activity times. Sporting fixtures against local and international schools - home, away and overseas - are held throughout the year for our representative teams.

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Swimming is an important part of the school curriculum. It is excellent for general fitness and body control. It is also a skill that could save a life. As a compulsory element of the curriculum, all students are expected to participate. Students should bring their own towel, swim hat, goggles and costume. Safety is of paramount importance. Therefore, we ensure that all classes are supervised by trained PE teachers and lifeguards. If your child is unable to take part in a lesson, they will require a letter from their parents explaining the reasons for their absence.


Wellbeing The Wellbeing curriculum gives our students the confidence to make the most of their own potential and overcome the problems that they will encounter during their life journey. It also teaches them how to develop a healthy and safe lifestyle. Our students are also taught to value good relationships with others and respect differences between people, be they ethnic, social, religious or cultural, of gender or disability.

Integrated into the Wellbeing curriculum in Year 7 to Year 9 and then supplemented by more direct group and individual meetings with the Higher Education counsellor from Year 10 to Year 11, the Success Programme is designed to assist students towards making the right decisions about Higher Education and ensuring they reach the college or university of their choice. The Success Programme ensures that students are thinking about their future and getting the appropriate advice and support at each stage of the school from entering in Year 7 to moving on to Higher Education in Year 13.

Higher Education Counselling The Dulwich College Success Programme ensures that all students have access to counselling throughout their time in the school. From Year 11 students and parents will have much more regular interviews with the counsellor to begin identifying pathways to college and to ensure that IB Diploma subject choices best support the ambitions of students. Through Year 12 and Year 13, students are guided through each necessary step to help them research, make choices and apply to universities and colleges around the world.

Additional Educational Needs (AEN) Dulwich College Seoul welcomes a great diversity of students, many of whom have different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds and some of whom have specific learning needs. We believe that such diversity enriches our school community. Additional Educational Needs is the umbrella term we use for: • •

English as an Additional Language - for students whose first language is not English. Learning Support - for students who need temporary Learning Support or have longer term Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) We provide withdrawal EAL classes (Extra English) for students in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 who need extra support in English. Assessment takes place during the application and admission process. Students requiring Extra English are withdrawn from Mandarin lessons and are taught by specialist EAL teachers in small groups. Students are regularly assessed to judge whether they can work without EAL support at their year level. Students exiting Extra English join Mandarin lessons.

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Students in Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 do not attend withdrawal Extra English classes. They do, however, receive ongoing EAL assessment, monitoring and support. The EAL team works closely with other teachers to aid and support their learning across the curriculum. The aims of EAL support are to: 42

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Provide students with the English skills required to meet their academic and social needs Enable students to use English in a wide range of activities Facilitate the rapid integration of new students into the school community Ensure students are comfortable in an English speaking environment and are confident enough to become risk takers in the learning process.

The Use of English Students at Dulwich College Seoul are able to speak a wide range of languages other than English. Linguistic diversity is an enriching element in the life of the school but it can also be a source of division. English is the language that we all speak - the language of inclusion - and for this reason we must encourage all students, at all times, to speak in English, both in the classroom and around school.

Learning Support (LS) and Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) Our Learning Support Team offers a system of support across the school, which is flexible and caters for the individual needs of identified students. Learning support may take place within the classroom or in the Learning Support Room through individual or small group lessons. Support may include: • • • •

Consultation and advice regarding appropriate strategies to meet specific learning needs Working collaboratively with teachers and families to develop Individual Student Profiles (ISPs) Developing resources to support students’ learning needs Supporting the needs of students who are deemed gifted and talented in one or more subject areas and require further challenge and enrichment in their learning.

We are unable to offer special educational services, such as psychotherapy, speech therapy and physical or occupational therapy, and cannot admit students with severe learning, language or behavioural needs. In some cases, significant learning needs are not apparent on entry to the school. If students are subsequently identified with learning, language or behavioural needs, the school will actively seek to provide additional support for these students. However, we may have to review their placement in the school in light of our ability to meet their needs, and will make recommendations for alternate schooling options if required.


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The Senior School day begins at 8.15am and ends at 3.30pm. The day is divided into 6 lessons which last 60 minutes each. There is short break in the morning of 20 minutes and 50 minutes lunch break during the second half of which, students may eat lunch in the Dining Hall.

Senior School - Structure of the Day 8.15am

Registration

8.20am - 9.20am

Lesson 1

9.20am - 10.20am

Lesson 2

10.20am - 10.40am

Morning Break

10.40am - 11.40am

Lesson 3

11.40am - 12.40pm

Lesson 4

12.40pm - 1.30pm

Lunch Break

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Lesson 5

2.30pm - 3.30pm

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Assemblies are important occasions on which the whole school comes together. We hold Assemblies in the Senior School each Friday afternoon. They include contributions from students and teachers, sometimes with a ‘Thought for the Week’ and sometimes with performances. Some Assemblies are dedicated to House events and competitions throughout the year. All Assemblies are a chance to see and to celebrate the achievements and successes of our students.


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Students should spend around 90 minutes on homework in Year 7 to Year 9, for a total of 7.5 hours per week. This expectation will increase to 120 minutes in Year 10 and Year 11. IB Diploma students should be completing around three hours of study per day with an additional three hours on the weekend, adding up to around 18 hours per week. This should be divided into around six hours work on SL subjects and ten hours work on HL subjects with time left over for work on TOK and Extended Essay. Failure to complete homework without due cause is dealt with under the Behaviour Management System. Students will be given a chance to make up the work but, if they do not complete it, or if there is a further occasion within the same half-term, a subject detention may be given. In these cases, the Head of Department will email parents to make them aware of the situation. Repeated misconduct will be referred to the relevant Assistant Head and a school detention may be given and parents may be invited into school for a discussion. Please see the Behaviour Management Procedures outlined in the pastoral section of this handbook for further information. As part of our educational ethos, we want our students develop a balanced life and this is taken into account in our homework allocation. It is often counter-productive for students to attend additional classes or have tuition outside of school, if this prevents them from giving their school work sufficient attention or leads them to be too tired to work efficiently in the classroom the following day. In such cases, we will inform the parents of our concerns.


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ICT Code of Conduct

When using any ICT resources in the College all students and parents must sign and abide by the College’s Acceptable Use Policy, the main points of which are summarized below: 1.

All students should treat the computer systems and services with due care and seek to maintain them in the best condition possible.

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Hardware should not be attached to any part of the school network without prior consultation with the IT Manager.

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The services provided by the school network should not be used to gain access to illegal or other materials that may be deemed unsuitable for a school environment.

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All use of electronic communication should uphold the school’s high moral and ethical standards. No material may be transmitted that would bring the school’s name into disrepute.

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All school computers are subject to the Dulwich College Seoul ICT Policy. Personal machines should not be used for running personal network applications on the school network, without prior consent from the IT Manager.

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Hardware should only be modified or removed after consultation with the IT Manager.

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Software should not be installed onto a school computer without prior consultation with the IT Manager.

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Students should not disclose their passwords to other children.

Students should be aware that the network is monitored and that inappropriate items, excessive files or traffic will be investigated. Dulwich College Seoul has installed screening and monitoring systems that will block any unsuitable content from the school computers and report any misuse to the Head of School.

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Use of technology is an integral part of the learning experience of students at the College.


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Many students’ lives today are filled with media that gives them mobile access to information and resources twenty-four-seven. Outside school, students are free to pursue their interest in their own way and at their own pace. The opportunities are limitless, borderless, and instantaneous. In an effort to put students at the centre and empower them to take control of their own learning, the College will allow students to use personal technology devices. Students wishing to participate must follow the responsibilities stated in the BYOD Acceptable Use Policy as well as the following guidelines. Device Types For the purpose of this program, the word “device” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic piece of equipment that includes laptops, netbooks and tablets or slates (A tablet or slate must come with a physical keyboard which the device may be connected to - onscreen keyboard is not considered sufficient). The device needs to be able to access the following software: • • •

Google Apps (Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations) Gmail Google Drive

At this current time, cell phones (Smart phone, iPhone, Android, or other phone with similar capabilities) are not deemed appropriate. Guidelines 1.

Any student who wishes to use a personally owned electronic device within the bounds of the College campus must ensure that they and one of their parents/guardians read the Acceptable Use Policy and sign and date this agreement.

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The student takes full responsibility for his or her device and keeps it with himself or herself at all times or locked away. Whilst the College provides lockable lockers, it is not responsible for the security of the device.

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The student is responsible for the proper care of their personal device, including any costs of repair, replacement or any modifications needed to use the device at school.

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The College reserves the right to inspect a student’s personal device if there is reason to believe that the student has violated College policies, BYOD Acceptable Use Policy, administrative procedures, school rules or has engaged in other misconduct while using their personal device.

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Violations of any College policies, administrative procedures or school rules involving a student’s personally owned device may result in the loss of use of the device in school and/or disciplinary action.


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The student complies with teachers’ request to shut down the computer or close the screen or put the device away.

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The student may not use the devices to record, transmit or post photos or video of a person or persons on campus unless directed to do so and under supervision from a teacher. Nor can any images or video recorded at school be transmitted or posted at any time without the express permission of a teacher.

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The student should only use their device to access relevant files, programmes and/or applications.

10. The student will use the assigned wireless network. Use of 3G and 4G wireless connections is not allowed. All students must abide by the above Agreement and BYOD Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines. Any violation of the above may result in the loss of network access and/or BYOD privileges as well as other disciplinary action.

The Senior School Library The Library is situated on the 4th floor of the school. It is accessible on Mondays from 8am to 3.45pm and on Tuesdays to Fridays from 8am to 4.30pm. The Librarian or the Library Assistant is able to give advice and help to students, parents and teachers. They supervise the use of the Library at lunchtimes and during extra-curricular activities. The Library caters for all Senior School students and it is a busy, well-used facility. Teachers use a booking system when taking their classes into the Library and the regular borrowing of books is strongly encouraged. Senior School students are encouraged to regularly visit the Library which is supervised by the Librarian at Senior School break and lunchtimes. The Librarian is available to provide support with book choice and research skills.

Borrowing Privileges Students may borrow four books at a time, for up to two weeks. Parents may borrow one book at a time, for up to one week. All books may be renewed. We do not charge fines for overdue books. Overdue notices from the Library will be sent twice by email directly to parents. These overdue notices will inform parents that resources are already overdue. If overdue resources are not returned within one month after the second notice, they will be invoiced and parents will have to pay for the charged amount. The school will credit the amount paid on the parents’ account if lost resources are found within six weeks after they have been invoiced.

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Activities: ECAs and Enrichment Senior School Activities take place throughout the week after school, on the weekend and on Friday afternoons. 1.

ECAs (Extra-Curricular Activities) take place after 3.30pm and at the weekends. ECAs are voluntary arts groups, clubs, adventurous activities and sports squads in which we hope all students will participate.

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Enrichment takes place on Friday afternoons. Students must select from a range of opportunities in the Arts, Physical Activity and Service. Over the course of their school career, students should seek a balance of these three areas; in their final two years (IB Diploma), it is obligatory to do so. Some Enrichment activities take place off-site, and may involve a small cost.

The schedule describing all ECAs and Enrichment activities available will be shared early in the term with students and parents. Generally students will change activities each term, to achieve a balance of interests. Activities outside the classroom are a vital part of College life and all students are expected to participate. The IB philosophy of Enrichment is embraced from Year 7. Each term, students are able to choose from a range of activities that take place after school, at lunchtimes and on Friday afternoons, including Music Concert Band, Model United Nations, Robotics, Debating, Dance, amongst many others. Community service opportunities are also available to all students.


Each term, students will work with their Tutor to ensure they have a balanced range of Enrichment activities. Tutors help students plan their activities and to live a full and balanced life both in and out of school. Students reflect on their activities at regular intervals, evaluating their experiences with reference to the IB Diploma Programme CAS Learning Outcomes which are: 51

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Tried themselves out in new ways

Students have undertaken new challenges, adopted new roles or developed a new skill.

Shown commitment and resilience

Students have shown active commitment to an activity over a period of at least a term. Students have encountered setbacks or challenges and persevered.

Identified their strengths and areas for growth

Students reflect on their experiences and see themselves as individuals with various skills and abilities, of which some are more developed than others.

Worked collaboratively

Students have worked with others and can discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration.

Planned and initiated activities

Students have taken an activity from an initial idea, through the planning stages, to implementation and evaluation (at least once per Key Stage).

Helped to improve the lives of others

Students have helped others either in their school community, the wider community or globally. They have reached out and engaged beyond their immediate friends and family.

Engaged with issues of global significance (for Year 10 and above)

Students have engaged with global issues and demonstrated an ability to address from global, national and local perspective.

Students are not expected to meet every objective each year but they should have evidence for all categories by the end of Year 9, Year 11 and Year 13. The outcomes are based on the IB Diploma Programme CAS Learning Outcomes and therefore students become accustomed to the CAS philosophy and processes before beginning the Diploma Programme. Specific afternoons will be used for school squad training and in order to ensure quality training for our College teams. These sessions may finish after 4.45pm or later, in which case parents will need to provide transport home for their child. Sports fixtures will usually take place on Fridays and Saturdays, but this is subject to change. We also have additional paid activities (e.g. instrumental lessons, swimming, etc.) on different afternoons during the week and weekends. Students sign up online for activities at the beginning of the first term or at the end of the first and second terms to select their activity choices. Students will then be allocated to activities and final activity details will be returned to the students and parents via the students’ Tutors. Details of starting dates will be issued to the students at the start of term.

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Assessment of student response is fundamental to good learning and teaching. Assessment takes place both formally and informally. Most assessment is formative which means that judgements are being made about the quality of a student’s response which can then be used to shape and improve the student’s competence and future performance. Fundamental to good formative assessment is clear communication of learning objectives and success criteria not just in descriptive form but by providing examples to students of what mastery looks like. Students must know what is expected of them and become increasingly skilled at evaluating their own work and measuring against a clearly communicated standard. Formative assessment must lead to high quality feedback. Information about how successful a student is and what they can do to improve is communicated regularly both orally and in writing. The school also recognises the importance of summative assessment. There is a school examination week in Term 3 each year. In addition, subject departments will assess students periodically at the end of a unit of work to summarise the student’s achievement.

Reporting We report formally on student progress to parents and students throughout the year through a combination of written reports and conferences. Throughout the year, we make individual feedback on student work available to parents.

Grading Grades appear on published reports three times a year. Students receive separate grades for each subject. • • •

In Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9, students are graded with a descriptor. In Year 10 and Year 11, students are graded on a scale from A* to G or 9 to 1 (for Art, French and Spanish). This is the grading system for IGCSE. In Year 12 and Year 13, students are graded on a scale from 7 to 1 with 7 being the highest. This is the grading system for the IB Diploma.


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From Year 10 through to Year 13 when students are working towards public examinations, students are given a report grade and a tracking grade. The tracking grade indicates what grade the student is ‘on track’ for at the end of the course, based on their current performance and potential. The tracking grade is the grade that will appear on transcripts for college and university applications.

Approach to Learning Throughout the Senior School we support students in developing their Approaches to Learning: Communication Skills, Self-Management Skills, Social Skills, Thinking Skills and Research Skills. Approaches to Learning skills provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others. They can be learned and taught, improved with practice, and developed incrementally. Approaches to Learning are graded with a descriptor.

Significantly above expectations Above expectations Meeting expectations Developing Support required

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Senior School Assessment and Reporting Calendar 2020-21 YEAR 8 Thurs 27

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Senior School

Parent Information Evening

Parent Information Evening

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Y8 & Y9 Parent-Teacher-Student Conference

Y7 Parent-Teacher-Student Conference

Wed 9

Wed 9

Grade Report

Grade Report

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Tues 23

Y7 & Y13 Parent-Teacher-Student Conference

Y8 Parent-Teacher-Student Conference

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Wed 31

Grade Report

Grade Report

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Wed 23

Full Written Report

Full Written Report

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Y8 & Y9 Parent-Teacher-Student Conference

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Wed 23

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Parent Information Evening

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IGCSE Mock Exams

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Grade Report

Grade Report

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Parent Information Evening

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Tues 15

Y12 & Y13 Parent-Teacher-Student Conference

Y12 & Y13 Parent-Teacher-Student Conference

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Wed 9

Grade Report

Grade Report

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Grade Report

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Academic Honesty In keeping with the values of our Code of Conduct, we expect all our students to act with honesty and integrity in completing their academic work. As a school, we support students in this by ensuring they have developed a strong awareness of what it means to be academically honest and that they acquire the practical skills such as citing sources and referencing that can help them stay honest. Academic misconduct most commonly involves plagiarism of the words, work or ideas of another, collusion (sharing your work with another which they then claim as their own) and misconduct in examinations or tests. The full College Academic Honesty Policy may be obtained from the website and it should be read in conjunction with the Behaviour Management Policy. Cases of academic misconduct are taken very seriously. In cases involving assessments by an external body such as IGCSE and the IB Diploma programme, academic misconduct can lead to the decision to withhold an award from a student. Before involvement in any public examinations or assessments, students and parents are fully briefed on regulations by the Examinations Officer and the IB Diploma Coordinator. All students are required to read and sign the Academic Honesty agreement at the beginning of each academic year.


Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

The pastoral structures in the school help: • • • • • •

Students set appropriately challenging academic goals Maintain a safe and nurturing environment for all students Provide opportunities for student involvement, commitment and responsibility Maintain regular communication among teachers and parents Provide personal development programmes that focus on problem solving, conflict resolution, self-esteem, shared responsibility, and respect for the rights of others Provide a fair and consistently enforced system of discipline and sanctions.

The Tutor System Every student in the Senior School belongs to a Tutor Group. Students go to their Tutor Room every morning for registration. The Tutor’s role is to have the overview of the student both academically and pastorally. The Tutor is the first point of contact for parents and will be the main point of contact should any staff have concerns about a student. The Tutor has access to all information recorded on SIMS by members of staff about the students in their Tutor Group. They will write a general overview comment about each student on written reports and will spend time every term speaking to students individually about their progress in the school. If students have questions or concerns about any aspect of school life, the Tutor is the person they will ordinarily speak to first.

Learning to Live Together We all have a role to play in ensuring that our school community is a place where everyone feels safe, valued and welcome. To guide students, we have a simple code of conduct: • • • • • • •

Be kind and caring Be honest and trustworthy Be courteous - good manners are important! Welcome others and seek to include them Treat others as you would wish to be treated Take responsibility for your own speech and actions Seek opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of others and your community.

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Our goal for all students is that they discover, develop and fulfil their potential both academically and personally. Strong pastoral structures support students in this process. Although rules and sanctions are in place, our emphasis is on supporting and guiding students to become caring, principled individuals who act at all times with a strong sense of integrity.

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Where behaviour falls below that which is expected, the situation will be dealt with initially by the teacher who observes it. All teachers have a responsibility to manage behaviour to ensure that the school’s expectations are promoted and inappropriate behaviour is dealt with promptly and appropriately. There are four main stages in the management of behaviour. Most incidents will be dealt with initially at Stage 1 of the procedure and will only move through Stage 1 and to Stage 2 if the poor behaviour continues or is repeated.

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Some incidents may be considered serious enough to move straight to Stage 2 or Stage 3. Examples of these are given as follows: Stage 1 As a basic principle of behaviour management students should be given a second chance so, in many cases, the student will be made to understand that their behaviour falls below the expected standard and given the opportunity to rectify the situation. If the behaviour is repeated then, at this stage, a sanction may be imposed by the teacher in consultation with the Head of Department and Tutor. This may include a lunchtime detention. All behaviour incidents are recorded on the school management information system (SIMS) and, in the event of a sanction, parents will be emailed by the Tutor or the relevant Head of Department. Stage 2 In cases of more serious incidents or, where there is a pattern of continuing poor behaviour, the relevant Assistant Head will speak to the student and discuss possible options with relevant teachers. Parents may be asked to come in to speak with the Assistant Head. Possible sanctions at this stage include school detention (one hour after school), internal suspension (isolated during the school day), being placed ‘on report’ for a specified period of time, or a combination of these. In all cases, incidents and sanctions will be recorded on SIMS and parents will be informed. Stage 3 Incidents deemed sufficiently serious or repeated behaviour issues that have not been resolved after Stage 2 sanctions will be dealt with by the Head of Senior School in consultation with the Head of College. Sanctions may include being placed in Saturday morning detention, a meeting with parents at which an ‘Agreement and Formal Warning’ may be discussed and signed or external suspension from school for a period of time. In all such cases, parents will be invited in for a discussion. Stage 4 For very serious cases or when behaviour persistently falls below expectations despite action at Stage 3, the Head of Senior School refers the matter to the Head of College. At this Stage, parents will be called in for a meeting with the Head of College and sanctions may include being asked to leave the school or expulsion.


Anti-Bullying Policy Dulwich College Seoul values above all else the physical, emotional and moral well-being of our students. Any form of bullying, whether verbal, mental, by text, on the Internet or physical is not tolerated. All incidents of bullying are immediately investigated and are dealt with in line with the procedures outlined above. Further details can be obtained from our ‘Anti-Bullying’ policy posted at the Parent Portal.

The most important aspect of any school is to ensure the well-being and safety of our students. Dulwich College Seoul demands high standards in this respect and provides a nurturing and protective environment which allows our students to maximise all aspects of their learning potential. The concept of safeguarding is comprised of three main strands: • • •

Background checks on all staff working at the College Child protection policies Provision of safe and healthy facilities.

Schools should remain constantly vigilant in all the above areas and be regularly monitoring and updating its policies. Therefore, the Dulwich College International schools receive external audits and ongoing staff training in these areas. All staff working at Dulwich College Seoul, and long-term volunteers, are required to have a rigorous set of background checks before they can work in the school. For foreign nationals this includes identity checks (passport), original copies of their academic qualifications and criminal record checks from their current country of residence and their home country. If they are British nationals, or are working in the UK, we use Dulwich College London to obtain the Enhanced (with lists) Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service for each teacher. This is the highest level criminal record check available in the UK for adults working with young people. Before this process starts, we obviously conduct interviews, obtain at least two professional/character references and follow this up with a phone reference to a teacher’s current Principal or Head of College. Our local staff undergo a similar series of checks. We also require references and criminal record checks for our contracted security, catering, cleaning and bus staff. Our Safeguarding Framework outlines the procedures that the school uses to safeguard our students from any psychological or physical abuse/ill treatment either at school or elsewhere in the community. The policy is a detailed document which includes advice on how to recognise children at risk and the procedures to follow if there are any suspected concerns regarding their safety. Regarding the physical environment, the College has regular health and safety ‘walkabouts’ to check that the school site remains safe. Our Operations team respond swiftly to any required repairs and are proactive in spotting any potential problems. The Nurse is also involved in this process by maintaining up-to-date records of any illnesses or injuries happening on the site which are regularly checked by our Director of Business Administration.

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The College has a Safeguarding working party which reviews all the above areas, particularly Child Protection. The Designated Senior Person who leads this committee is Mr David Gormley (david. gormley@dulwich-seoul.kr), who works closely with the Head of College and staff to provide the best levels of safety for our students. 62

Any parents who have a child protection concern are welcome to contact Mr Gormley directly in complete confidence. In his absence, the Deputy Designated Senior Person, Ms Sarah Harrison (sarah. harrison@dulwich-seoul.kr) or the Head of College, can be contacted.

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Please read the full Safeguarding Framework which is in the Parent Portal on the College website, as well as the notices at the College entrances. These explain how the College encourages all staff, parents and visitors to report any safeguarding concerns that they may have.

Social Areas and Out of Bounds When not in lessons, Senior School students have access to the break out areas on the fourth and fifth floors, the Senior School Library, the fifth floor roof garden and the rooftop basketball court. The following areas are out of bounds to students unless accompanied by an adult: • • • • • • •

Parking area behind the Gymnasium and any other car parking areas Second floor veranda Elevator Early Years Foundation Stage playground or school field for KS1/KS2 students Any space beyond fenced or gated areas within the perimeter walls Any areas outside of the College boundaries The School Coffee Shop.

Students should not leave the school site without permission during the school day and must wait until they are dismissed by the staff to their parents or another designated adult during this time. Students should not leave the building during the day without ensuring Reception is aware of when they leave. This is very important in case of a fire alarm. Year 12 and Year 13 students are allowed to leave the site at lunchtime but must sign out at Reception.

School Rules In the Classroom Students must have respect for the school as a place of learning; they should behave in such a way as to make it as easy as possible for every student to learn and for every teacher to teach. Specifically, this means: • • • • •

Arrive promptly to all lessons Line-up in a quiet, orderly manner outside the classroom until invited to enter by the classroom teacher Be prepared for learning with all books and equipment to complete the lesson Display courtesy and respect for the teaching and learning of others Complete work to the best of their ability


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Adhere to all deadlines for completion of work Pack away all books and materials when told to do so Leave the room when told to do so by the classroom teacher Obey teacher instructions on the use of electronic devices during lessons Approach a teacher as soon as possible if you need further support or help Following any absence, make up missed work as soon as possible Adhere to the school’s Academic Honesty Policy.

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Around School

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Uniform must be worn correctly at all times. Students are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times, whilst inside the school buildings and when representing Dulwich College Seoul. Always seek to include rather than exclude others; this includes communicating throughout the school day in our common language which is English Ensure the use of electronic devices is in accordance with the school’s Acceptable Use Policy. Uphold the Code of Conduct at all times Move around school quietly, safely and with consideration for others Students must respect the environment and fabric of the school To support the safe and timely flow of pedestrian traffic, students will walk on the left-hand side of corridors and stairways Eating is only permitted inside the cafeteria, the common areas or outside Chewing gum is not permitted in school Bags, books and other items must be safely stored in a locker. Items left on the floor, on top of lockers or elsewhere will be removed to lost property.

Actions that can cause harm As the safety of all is our highest priority, the following actions will be taken very seriously and could lead to temporary or permanent exclusion from the school: • • • • •

The use or possession of drugs, alcohol, solvents or tobacco is strictly forbidden. They should not be brought into school for any reason Bullying or physical aggression towards another student or member of staff is never acceptable Use of the Internet inappropriately to access violent, pornographic, prejudicial or inciteful material Use of the Internet to spread malicious gossip or for the purposes of harassment or bullying The following items are not allowed in school at any time: - Matches or lighters - Knives or any other type of weapon - Explosive devices - Pornography - Any racist, sexist or prejudiced material of any kind - Music or videos where the age limit is older than the possessor.

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The House System Students are allocated to one of four Houses. Houses provide an affiliation for students which runs vertically across the school; in House events and activities, students come together across the year groups. The Houses are an integral part of College life and: • • • • •

Are a focus for school competition Allow classroom rewards in all areas of the curriculum Provide a source of collegiality Develop group identity and a sense of belonging Offer an opportunity for the older students to lead and mentor the younger ones.

At Dulwich College Seoul, we seek to reward positive behaviour and good work with a system of House points. Points are tallied each week and are counted towards the end-of-year House Cup. Throughout the year, there are House events and competitions which also contribute to the House points total. These include sport events but also House Quiz, House Debating, House Performance and others. Whatever their talents and interests, all students should have the opportunity to represent their House at some point during the year. The House with the most Merits at the end of the year wins the Senior School House Cup. All members of the teaching staff are allocated to a House.


The four Houses are named for four individuals who are associated with our Dulwich heritage, or our Korean home and who, through their actions exemplify some of the key Dulwich character traits. They are: Seacole

named after Edward Alleyn, who founded Dulwich College London on 21 June 1619, with letters patent from King James I: a splendid document with the Great Seal of England. Alleyn, who lived from 1566 to 1626, was an actor and an entrepreneur in the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean entertainment, a colourful and famous figure of his day. He was called ‘inimitable’ and ‘the best of actors’ by his contemporaries. Alleyn tried to retire in 1598, only to be requested to return to the stage by Queen Elizabeth herself. He finally retired in 1604 and founded Dulwich College London, so beginning the Dulwich journey.

named after Mary Seacole, otherwise known as Mary Jane Grant. Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805, she is best known for her involvement in the Crimean War. After traveling to London as a volunteer nurse, she asked to be sent as an army assistant to Crimea, but was not included in Florence Nightingale’s party. Instead of giving up, she borrowed money to make the 6,500 km journey on her own. This resolution in the face of adversity is what helped Mary Seacole make such a lasting impression in history. She had dedicated her life to helping wounded soldiers, and today she is honoured for her bravery and medical skills.

House Colour: Purple Head of House: Ms Sophia Angelides

House Colour: Blue Head of House: Mr James Thorpe

Shackleton

Sejong

named after Sir Ernest Shackleton. He was born in 1874 and was educated at Dulwich College London. He became one of Britain’s greatest explorers and, in all his journeys, he never lost a man, achieving great fame when he tried to cross the South Polar continent from sea to sea. In 1915, his ship, Endurance, was crushed in the ice, so he led his men to Elephant Island, leaving them to shelter under two lifeboats before sailing to South Georgia in a small open boat. He returned by ship to save his comrades, having survived at sea for over two weeks in dreadful conditions. He died of a heart attack in South Georgia in 1922.

named after Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. During his reign, he helped advance scientific technology, such as creating a farmer’s handbook to improve his kingdom’s agriculture. In addition, he had a great literary influence - his many personal writings, such as Songs of Flying Dragons, are still famous to this day. One of his most famous legacies is the creation of the ‘hangeul’ - the native phonetic alphabet system for the Korean language. The widespread influence of his reign left a deep impression on the rest of Korea’s history.

House Colour: Green Head of House: Mr James Tosdevin

House Colour: Red Head of House: Mr Gareth Thomas

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Educational Trips At Dulwich College Seoul, we believe in the importance of experiential learning. Educational visits and trips provide students with opportunities to try themselves out in new ways and in new environments. They are important for strengthening the bonds between students, gaining self-confidence and for developing collaborative and problem-solving skills. Dulwich Adventure is our programme of outdoor education which ensures all students have the opportunity to develop their independence and skills in increasingly challenging environments around Asia. During the year, students undertake a series of training expeditions to help prepare them for their Adventurous Journeys. In addition to Adventurous Journeys, there are a number of other trips throughout the year, linked to subjects, such as Drama and to activities such as Model United Nations, Maths and Music competitions. Before any trip or Educational Visit takes place, there will be an information meeting for parents and an opportunity to ask questions. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend these meetings. Before going on trips, students must sign the Code of Conduct. Behaviour expectations for educational trips and visits, including those relating to acceptable use of technology are the same as when in school. The costs of annual Dulwich Adventure trips and other curriculum trips are included in school fees. For optional, non-curriculum trips, please note that the College does not profit from trip costs and that all teacher costs for trips and Educational Visits are met by the College.


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What can parents do to support their child at Dulwich College Seoul? Simple things like showing an interest and being encouraging can make a big difference to how young people feel about school. It can give them the confidence to try out new skills and ideas and learn from mistakes without feeling discouraged. Parents can: • • • • • • • • •

Show an interest in their child’s work Talk about the school day Check the Student Planner Attend parent-teacher meetings Discuss homework tasks with their child Help students organise their time and paperwork Make sure students attend school on a regular basis Find a quiet place for students to study in the home environment Ensure children get enough sleep each night and eat a healthy diet


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Looking smart is important at Dulwich College Seoul. We encourage the children to take a pride in their appearance and have high expectations and standards. All students at Dulwich College Seoul are required to wear the school uniform. There is a different uniform for warm and cold weather, and students should adhere to seasonal requirements. A common Dulwich College International school uniform code has now been agreed across all of our schools in Asia. Details of the uniform and pictures have been posted in the Parent Portal of the College website. Students are required to wear full school uniform for summer weather, as of Thursday 20 August. You can help us by ensuring that the children have the correct school uniform from the College Shop and checking that fashion items do not creep in, particularly undergarments such as t-shirts and leggings which can be seen over the school uniform. If in doubt, please ask your child’s teacher. Shoes have caused some anxiety for both parents and the school. We have to insist for reasons of health and safety, that the children wear appropriate shoes for school. This means no trainers, heels, sling backs or wedged shoes. Again, please ask if you require clarification. Senior School students will be expected to wear the Best Dress Uniform, including the blazer, on selected days, regardless of the season. Please be sure that all items are clearly marked with the student’s name. Any consistent or blatant disregard of the Uniform Policy will result in the student receiving sanctions, including being sent home.

General Appearance • • • • • • • •

Clothing must be clean and presentable. Shirts and blouses must be tucked into shorts, trousers or skirts/skorts. School shoes must be plain black leather. No boots or training shoes - that are black in colour. Hair must be clean, neat and presentable. It should be of a natural colour that does not invite comment. Girls must keep hair which is below collar length tied back when in school. Boys’ hair must be short and tidy and must not be below the collar in length. Boys must be clean shaven. Students must not wear jewellery apart from a watch, a small necklace of a religious nature and stud earrings (for girls only). Stud earrings should not be worn on PE days. If they cannot be removed, they will be covered with tape. Students must not wear any make-up, which includes nail polish, or hair beads. The only exceptions are for a show or performance or when taking part in a Drama lesson where make-up is needed. During the hotter months students are encouraged to wear a cap/hat.


Dulwich College Seoul Senior School Uniform Senior School (Year 7 to Year 11) Daily Uniform

Boys

Winter/Best Dress Uniform

Tartan kilt, tartan skort, grey trousers or grey shorts

Tartan kilt, tartan skort or grey trousers

White blouse, short-sleeved

White blouse, long-sleeved

Red school tie

Red school tie

School blazer, cardigan or sweater (School blazer for Best Dress Uniform occasions)

School blazer, cardigan or sweater (School blazer for Best Dress Uniform occasions)

Grey socks

Grey tights or grey knee length socks

Black polished shoes

Black polished shoes

Navy or hair-coloured hair accessories

Navy or hair-coloured hair accessories

Year 7 to Year 9: Grey trousers or grey shorts

Year 7 to Year 9: Grey trousers

Year 10 to Year 11: Grey trousers

Year 10 to Year 11: Grey trousers

White shirt, short-sleeved

White shirt, long-sleeved

Striped school tie

Striped school tie

School blazer or sweater (School blazer for Best Dress Uniform occasions)

School blazer or sweater (School blazer for Best Dress Uniform occasions)

Grey socks

Grey socks

Black polished shoes

Black polished shoes

During the hotter months students are encouraged to wear a cap/hat. ‘Hoodies’ (including Dulwich College Seoul branded trip hoodies) should not be worn as school uniform. If cold, students should wear their shirt with a College jumper/cardigan and/or the blazer. Please note the times of specialist lessons and remind your child to pack the appropriate kit for each day at school. We encourage all students to take care of their own personal possessions. Your support at home is greatly appreciated. From time to time we have an optional Non-Uniform Day, usually 1 - 2 times per term. The dates are published in the calendar and in the weekly College Newsletter. On these days the students are allowed to wear their own clothes if they make a small donation to charity; we recommend approximately KRW 2,000 - 3,000. Non-uniform days are not fancy dress days. Students may be casually dressed but they should be smart in appearance. Rules regarding make-up and jewelry remain in force on these days.

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The IB Student Dress Code follows a basic rule of dressing in a professional manner. Although students in Year 12 and Year 13 are not required to wear school uniform, their dress should be smart and appropriate for a working environment. Choice of colour and cut should not invite comment. As a general rule, students should be dressed so that they could welcome guests to the school or attend a formal interview. Where Year 12 and Year 13 students’ attire falls below these standards, they may be asked to leave school and change.

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Female Students • • •

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A smart skirt or dress of professional length and cut. Smart trousers (no leggings, jeans, cords, combat trousers or shorts). Shirts - a variety of tops and colours are acceptable including shirts, blouses, v-neck sweaters, cardigans and jackets, provided necklines are appropriate and discreet, shoulders and midriff are covered and fabric is not sheer. Clean formal shoes or boots (no casual sandals, flip flops, UGG-type boots or training shoes). They must be of a uniform colour - no white areas around the side or base. Where a headscarf is worn as part of a religious observance, students must ensure that the face is not obstructed or the flow of the garment does not interfere with work practice. One pair of earrings is permitted. Make up should be conservative and should not invite comment.

Male Students

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Smart formal trousers (no jeans, combat trousers or shorts). Smart formal collared shirt and tie (top button on the shirt done up). A v-neck sweater or smart cardigan may be worn in colder weather. Smart formal jacket (jackets must be worn for formal assemblies). Clean formal shoes or boots (no casual sandals, flip flops or training shoes). Shoes must be of a uniform colour - no white areas around the side or base.

PE and House Uniforms The PE Uniform consists of a tracksuit (top and bottom), a PE shirt and shorts. This should be worn for all PE lessons in Year 7 to Year 12. A school hat is a recommended addition to the PE Uniform. Year 13 may wear their own sports kit for Wednesday afternoon Games sessions. The House Uniform consists of a t-shirt and shorts in the House colours. Students in Year 7 to Year 12 are required to wear House Uniform for all House events and competitions. Students in Year 13 are required to wear a House t-shirt for House events and competitions, but may wear their own shorts or tracksuit bottoms.


Marking of Items Brought to School It is essential that important items, especially those likely to be misplaced or lost, are marked with your child’s name and Student Key (this identification number can be found on the invoice for school fees). All clothing, including hats, footwear, sports gear, swimming kits, kit bags and school bags, should be marked.

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For the safety of your child we strongly encourage the students to wear sunhats and to either bring sunscreen to be applied at school or apply it at home before coming to school during hot weather.


College Procedures and Policies

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Attendance The school year in 2020-2021 is 181 days long. The teaching days are full and intensive. It is therefore important for attendance to be as near to 100% as possible. We would ask for your support in trying to achieve this. Should your son or daughter be unable to attend classes please call the school, as well as sending a sick note or medical certificate (for absences of more than 3 days) when your child returns to school. Obviously if your child is ill you must keep him/her at home. A child with a high temperature, diarrhea or sickness should not be at school and should stay at home for at least 24 hours after the symptoms have disappeared. In practice this means that children who go home early from school due to the above illnesses should not return the next day. If there is another special reason why your son or daughter needs to be absent from school, please submit your request in writing, with as much notice as possible, to the Tutor, who will refer this to the Head of Senior School. Please clearly state the reason for the request. At Dulwich College Seoul we teach until the very end of term. It is not in your son or daughter’s interest to try to cut short the term.

Punctuality Arriving late at school is unsettling for all children and staff. Please ensure that your child arrives in plenty of time for the beginning of the school day. Students arriving after registration will be marked as late. Please help your child to be on time. If your child arrives late they will be given a ‘late pass’ by a member of our Support Staff at the Reception Desk. Please co-operate with these procedures to ensure that our daily attendance records are accurately maintained for health and safety purposes.

Leaving School before the End of the School Day Students who need to leave school before the end of the school day must check out with the Reception/ School Administrator, who will ensure they are collected by a responsible adult or have permission (sent by email or conveyed via a phone call to the Reception) to leave unattended. Students must present a signed Early Departure form to Security if they are leaving school early. Forms can be collected from Reception or the Senior School office.


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Dulwich College Seoul is a nut-free campus. Parents must take this into account when bringing in any food for morning snack, lunches and theme days as there are children at Dulwich College Seoul who have potentially fatal reactions to nuts. All cakes or sweets must first be sent to the Nurse so that she can check for the presence of nuts. We kindly ask that parents do not send cakes or cookies for distribution among classmates to celebrate birthdays.

Emergency Communication Should exceptionally severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances make it unsafe for the children to attend classes, information will be posted on the website and parents will be notified by text and email.

Lost Property All unnamed items are kept in the lost property baskets just outside the College Lobby. Unclaimed lost property is only kept for one month. After this date all unclaimed property will be donated to charity, although any items with a Dulwich crest, if in good condition, will be stored for inclusion in a second hand uniform sale. Items not suitable for sale will be destroyed.

Insurance Students are encouraged to be responsible for all their personal possessions. The College does not insure the personal property of students and if parents are concerned it is recommended that they ensure such effects are covered by their own insurance policies.

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All students will need a school bag for their belongings, which are available to purchase in the College Shop. A water-proof bag or wallet is also required for carrying their school books. I SENIOR SCHOOL I YE AR 7 TO YE AR 13

Senior School students require a pencil case with the following items: • • • • • • •

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Standard and coloured pencils Pens Pencil sharpener Eraser Glue stick Ruler (30cm), compasses and protractor Scientific Calculator - Casio fx-85ES calculator or its equivalent model for Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students - Year 10 and Year 11 students will be advised of what calculator to buy at the start of the academic year in August. - Year 12 and Year 13 students require a Graphical Display Calculator (GDC) and the Maths Department will give advice on make and model. Water bottle (the children can fill this at school) Apron for Art (the school will provide aprons, but you may wish to bring your own) Combination padlock for the locker.

Senior School students are asked to bring their personal laptops to school, but they remain the sole responsibility of the student and must be stored away in lockers when not being used by the student. Senior School students are allowed to bring mobile phones and music players to school if they wish, but they must be safely stored in the student’s locker and not be used during the school day at any time. They will be confiscated if they are seen by a member of staff. A bilingual electronic dictionary is permitted, although teachers will encourage these to be used sparingly. Money should only be sent if requested by a teacher. In this instance it should be sent in a clearly labeled envelope addressed to the Tutor. It is not advised to send large amounts of money to school via the students.


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We have a team of visiting instrumental teachers who offer individual tuition on the following instruments: piano, cello, violin, clarinet, classic guitar, flute, trumpet, saxophone, singing and drums.

Students must have their own instruments to practice at home. They must also bring their own instrument to lessons, excluding piano and drums as we will provide the necessary instruments during lesson time.

We are also fortunate to be able to offer private lessons in Music Theory, a necessary area of study for the higher ABRSM instrumental exams and further musical study.

Students and parents are notified of their music lesson schedule at the start of each term. Lessons missed in certain circumstances and with good notice will be rearranged in advance or ‘made up’ afterwards, up to a maximum of 4 per term.

Lessons are 30 minutes, with two lessons being given each week. Lessons are taken during the school day: •

Students in the Primary School come out of regular classes to take these lessons, with lessons being rotated each week so students will only miss the same class time every 3 to 4 weeks. Students in Year 7 and above have lessons arranged during breaks, lunchtimes or afterschool where possible. However, these fixed time slots are limited. If a fixed time is unavailable students will have lessons on a rotating basis during academic lessons.

All private instrumental students are given a practice diary to keep a record of their progress and for communication with parents. Each term there is a concert at which students learning an instrument have the opportunity to perform after consultation with their instrumental teacher. A message goes to all parents in the preceding term asking for registrations for lessons. Payment is made in advance for the term. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms Hyewon Park, Music Teaching Assistant at: hyewon.park@dulwichseoul.kr

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Parents may choose to provide a mid-morning snack and packed lunch for their children if they wish. Alternatively they will be given the option to purchase lunch from the College’s caterers. A form will be sent before the beginning of each term to all parents regarding the provision available at school. Parents wishing to avail of the catering provision must complete the form, return it to the School Office and remit the amount due to the catering company before the start of term. Students in Year 12 and Year 13 may opt in for lunch on any given day. They can purchase a lunch ticket from the Canteen.

Lunch The College caterers provide healthy nutritious food to the students with several choices which take account of the diverse range of religious and ethnic backgrounds of our students. A nut free policy is followed in all our catering provision. It is very important that parents inform us if their child suffers from any allergies and let us know of any special dietary requirements in advance. The school will try its best to meet the student’s needs, but will inform parents if we are unable to meet these requests. The Senior School students eat in the main Dining Hall under the supervision of the teachers. The students choose their own food and are welcome to return for seconds. Parents who pay for school lunches will be sent a menu at the start of each term. The menu works on a 3 week rotational basis. A TV screen outside of the Dining Hall also shows the children what is available on each day. Teachers will encourage the students to choose a healthy, balanced diet. If you have any special concerns regarding your child’s eating habits, please let the Tutor know so that the lunch duty staff can be informed where applicable. If students are going on Educational Visits and will be away from school at lunch time, a packed lunch will be provided if parents have availed themselves of school catering.

Packed Lunches and Snacks We support parents in providing a healthy option for our students’ snacks and lunches at school. Therefore, any packed lunches or snacks brought from home should not include sweets, chocolate, biscuits, fizzy drinks and other similar items.


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The school provides a comprehensive bus service through a local bus company. We aim to provide calm, safe and enjoyable journeys for all students to and from school.

Routes: School bus routes and stops are determined based on the requirements of those using the service, and may vary from year to year in order to provide convenient pick up points and shorter travel times for students.

Seats: Seating is assigned on a first-come first-served basis and the bus fee must be paid in advance.

Moving House: If a family moves house during the course of the year, please inform the Bus Department as soon as possible, so that whenever possible we are able to offer your child a seat on the bus route serving your new residence. However we may not be able to provide a service to residential complexes far from school and outside established school bus routes. Before moving to a new home, please check that we service that area if you are in any doubt.

Registers: All students will be signed on and off the bus for each journey by the Bus Monitor so that an accurate register is kept of bus use.

Lateness: In order to provide an efficient service, the buses are not able to wait for late students in the morning or late parents/carers in the afternoons. Please always be on time for the bus in the morning and to collect children in the afternoons. Students not collected on time will travel back to school with the bus to be collected by parents there.

Safety: The safety of the students is of paramount importance to us. To this end, all our buses are equipped with seat belts, CCTV (inside and out), clear rules, mobile phones and first aid kits. A Bus Monitor travels on each bus to ensure that the students remain in their seats with their seat belts fastened and that the rules are followed. Parents will be given a number for the child’s bus.

Buses Out of Normal School Hours: We are unable, at this time, to offer early or late buses for students taking part in early morning sports training or rehearsals or sport fixtures later than regular after-school activities.

Delays: If the bus is significantly delayed by traffic or other unexpected causes, the Bus Monitor will notify parents directly by phone. We ask for your understanding and patience should your child’s bus be delayed in traffic en route.

Good Manners: Parents and carers are asked to be patient and polite towards all our bus staff who work hard to provide a quality service.

Suggestions for Improvements: Any questions or feedback regarding our service should go to Mrs Sally Kong, our Bus Coordinator, at sally.kong@dulwich-seoul.kr.

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Please note the following:


Making Changes to Bus Arrangements •

Planned changes: Please use the link on the Parent Portal to make routine changes by 12 noon at the latest on the first day of the new schedule.

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Urgent situations or emergencies after 12 noon: Please call Mrs Sally Kong to make any unforeseen change caused by a family emergency or urgent situation. Parents who make frequent last minute changes will be contacted by the school as each unscheduled, last minute change causes delays to our service and inconvenience to staff, other parents and children.

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Early Morning Changes: If your child is ill and does not need to take the school bus, please contact the Bus Driver or Monitor directly using the number supplied.

Bus Behaviour Students are expected to observe the same standard of behaviour on the bus as in the classroom. They are expected to respect the Bus Driver and Monitor, and to observe the following rules, which are posted in each bus: • • • • • • • • • • •

Normal school rules apply while students are travelling to and from school. Students are responsible for arriving at their bus on time at the end of the day. If they are not at the bus by 3.40pm/4.40pm the bus will leave without them. Students are responsible for informing the Reception/School Administrator, before 12pm, if there are any changes to their travel arrangements that day. Students must remain seated while they are travelling to and from school. Once students have boarded their bus they must remain on it until it reaches their destination. Students should not drop litter inside or outside the bus. Students should speak in a quiet tone of voice and use acceptable language. There should be no rough play while waiting for, or on leaving, the bus. Eating or drinking on the bus is not permitted. Students should be courteous to the bus driver and bus monitor and follow their instructions. Students should report inappropriate behaviour to the Bus Monitor and school staff.

Inappropriate behaviour by any student on the bus is unacceptable and if repeated will result in the suspension and/or denial of the bus service with no fee refund. All students will be signed on and off the bus for each journey. In order to provide an efficient service, the buses are not able to wait for late students in the morning. If you know in advance that you child will not ride the bus, please inform the School Transport Office by calling 02-3015-8562 or e-mailing: buses@dulwich-seoul.kr In the case of early morning absences; please call your child’s Bus Monitor or Bus Driver directly.


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The school places exceptional importance on the health of our students, and it is the responsibility of all members of the school community, parents and teachers alike, to keep the children healthy. If we find that a child has an illness or condition that will affect the health of his/her classmates, we will notify the parents to take the child home from school immediately.

If a child has been ill, please keep him/her at home until he/she is able to fully participate in all school activities. Weather permitting, all children will go outside during playtime, and children recovering from illness will not be kept indoors. Children who are too sick to play outside are not well enough to be in school and in contact with the other children.

The following Medical Policy must be strictly observed:

Children must not be sent to school if they have any signs of conjunctivitis (symptoms include pink eye, puss in eye, red, swollen or itchy eyes), as it is highly contagious. They may only return to school after the full course of treatment has been completed and their eyes are completely clear. If diagnosed with allergic conjunctivitis, your child may attend school as normal but must be cautious to wash hands regularly and keep their hands away from their eyes.

A child must not be sent to school if he/she has any signs of fever or sickness. A student must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.

For the sake of everyone’s health, children with heavy coughs or runny noses must not be sent to school even if they are not feverish.

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Children requiring medication for an illness should remain at home until the illness is cured. When they are essentially well, but must continue with a day or two of treatment, the medication may be sent to school. In these cases, it is very important that you inform the College Nurse of the precise details and provide her with the medicine. The Nurse will then arrange for the correct doses to be given to the student. On no account must medicine be held by a student or carried elsewhere in the College. Medicine for children travelling by bus should be given to the Bus Monitor in a plastic bag with the child’s name, as well as details of dosage, frequency and other relevant details.

Children must not be sent to school if they are ill with chicken pox, and they may not return to school until the sores have healed and scabs have fallen off.

You must notify the school immediately if your child has head lice. He/she must be treated with proper medicated shampoo and be completely free of both lice and eggs before returning to school. The College will undertake periodical checks of all children and parents will be notified in advance. Parents will be informed if lice or eggs are found in their child’s hair.

The school will not administer any form of oral medicine without first checking with parents.

Parents will be notified by phone if a child has had any injury to the head and a form will be sent home with the child.

In case of injury requiring urgent medical treatment, the child’s parents will be informed immediately and he/she will be taken to the nearest international medical facility.

Please be sure to keep vaccinations up to date.

All children entering the school are expected to have medical insurance coverage. Fees for a student’s medical treatment are to be paid by the parent. The school will not assume medical expenses.

College Nurse The College Nurse’s room is staffed throughout the school day. If there is any cause for concern regarding a student’s health, a report is sent to the parent or guardian. If a student has to be taken to hospital, the College Nurse will inform the parent or guardian immediately. Please note that the Nurse’s Room is located on the 1st Floor of the College Building next to the School Offices.

Medical Records Before starting at Dulwich College Seoul, parents should provide the College with full details of their child’s medical history by completing the medical section on the College’s Application Form. The treatment and absence records for both the students and staff are monitored by the Nurse, and the Bursar, to see if there is any evidence of a concern that may require further investigation (i.e. repeated occurrence of a particular illness or accident). Parents should let the Nurse know of any change to a student’s medical records as soon as possible. At re-enrolment towards the end of each school year parents are requested to complete a Medical Records Update Form to ensure our records are accurate at the start of a new school year.


Air Pollution

All elevator (lift) passes are issued by the College Nurse to students who are unable to use the stairs due to illness or injury.

The College monitors our surrounding environment to ensure we take all reasonable precautions to keep the children safe at school. The Seoul Metropolitan Government provides an air pollution forecast service and guidance on required action when levels of PM 10 or PM 2.5 reach particular levels. Our closest monitoring station is at the end of our road.

Temporary Lift Pass A parent may write a note to be given to the Nurse requesting a lift pass for their child. A lift pass will be given for a maximum of 3 days. The note should include the date, reason for request (illness, injury and other relevant details), and duration (1-3 days) and be signed by parent or guardian. It will be necessary for a physician to write a note if the condition persists beyond 3 days.

We access air quality data from: http://cleanair. seoul.go.kr/air_city.htm?method=measure The daily pollution index is displayed, using coloured icons, on the screen in the foyer. The Air Pollution Policy is posted on the Parent Portal.

Long-term Lift Pass

Inhaler policy This pass will only be issued upon the request of the student’s physician. Physician notes requesting lift passes will be granted for the stated time period. Physician notes must include, the date, reason for the request (injury, illness and other relevant details), duration the pass is needed and be signed by the physician.

Only Ventolin inhalers can be carried by students outside the Nurse’s Room.

Ventolin inhalers can only be held by students of Year 3 age and above.

For children younger than Year 3, the inhalers will be kept by the teacher in a secure place in the classroom. In such cases, please ensure that you hand them directly to the teacher.

Under no circumstances are steroid inhalers, or any other kind of inhaler apart from the above, to be held by students on their person. If your child requires such an inhaler, please hand them to the Nurse along with the prescription detailing their use.

The student with a lift pass may have one student only accompanying him/her in the lift to assist.

Weather: Restricted Access to Outside Activities The students have restricted access to the outside in the following conditions: • • • •

Rain (other than very fine drizzle) Widespread ice Temperatures below minus 10 °C Intense heat (37.8 °C / 100 °F plus)

Students may also be kept inside if it is deemed too wet to effectively enjoy the outdoor areas. If the temperature is between -5 and -10 degrees Centigrade, the children may have a shortened time outdoors during their breaks or be given a choice as to whether they would like to go out.

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Friends of Dulwich Volunteering

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Dulwich is very much a community school and the involvement of parents is an integral part of our school life. The Friends of Dulwich Seoul (Friends) play an active role in our community. The object of the Friends is to sustain and support the College, in particular by: • • •

Strengthening the links between the College and the local community Assisting the College by providing voluntary help and advice Enhancing and enriching the life of the students at the College

The Friends of Dulwich College Seoul welcome all parents to join and offer many opportunities for families to become actively involved in the school with other members of the College community. Friends meet every month during term time to discuss events within the school. Friends also invite interested parents to become involved in various committees or to support class activities and events. ‘Friends’ is run by an Executive Committee. This comprises of a Chairperson, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, School Representatives and additional representatives as required. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Friends is held every year before which a ballot is held to elect a new Executive Committee, which takes over at the end of the AGM.

Senior School Parent Representatives The Senior School has Parent Representatives for each year group. They are a valuable link between the school and parent body and meet regularly with the Head of Senior School to discuss a wide range of issues.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Parents may also volunteer at Dulwich College Seoul through Friends supporting school event, the Library, Lost Property, Uniform Sales, Nutrition Committee, Trips Supervision, Careers Fairs and as Sports/Music/Drama Supporters.

Work in the Community Dulwich College Seoul is most fortunate to be located in a vibrant, progressive city such as Seoul and greatly appreciates being part of the local community in the districts of Banpo-dong and Seocho-gu. We enjoy being involved in local community events which help forge links with nearby schools, local government and community groups. The College is also involved in providing support for individuals, charities and organisations that will benefit greatly from our help. This programme of community action service will be expanded in the coming year and we will be involving our students, staff and parents in several projects where we can make a positive contribution to the lives of others. Please do look out for further information about the projects, including details of how parents can become involved in these community initiatives.


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Gifts Policy Whilst we are all very touched by the generosity of the parents, Dulwich College Seoul has strict regulations to which we must adhere.

Gifts and Gratuities Employees of the schools of the Dulwich College International group may not accept personal gifts (an item) or gratuities (a free benefit, such as a meal or a ticket) from parents or suppliers. This is because the integrity of professional relationships and decision-making may be questioned if gifts or gratuities have been received, and it may also be against the law.

Parents are informed of the College’s policy through the Parent Handbook, through Newsletters and the College Gifts and Gratuities Policy which can be found on the Parent Portal. In the event of being offered a gift or gratuity, all employees should refuse politely by citing the College policy. Any violation of this policy may lead to disciplinary action and may be against Korean law.


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Dulwich College Seoul Events for Parents Glossary

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Assemblies Senior School Assemblies: for students to attend each week (Friday 1.30pm). Whole College Assemblies: all parents are welcome to attend our special assemblies which occur at the end of term or for special events typically in the Gym (e.g. Chuseok, Christmas, Lunar New Year, End of Year). Dulwich Talks (8x during the year on a monthly cycle) A monthly event for Dulwich College Seoul community led by teachers or visitors with specialist expertise. A topic of educational interest to parents is presented with opportunities for Q&A afterwards. All welcome. Forum (2x during the year) An open (Town Hall) meeting with the Head of College and Head of Schools to hear more about the College’s plans for development. Comments and suggestions at a forum often impact the College’s Improvement Plan. All welcome. Founders Day (May) A celebration of our community held on a Saturday around May. All welcome. Graduation (at the end of year) An end of School celebration for all students in Year 13. All parents of graduating students are welcome. New Parents Coffee Morning (3x at the start of each new term) A social event on the first Friday of each term to welcome new parents and to introduce key staff members across the College and Friends of Dulwich. New parents and Class Reps all welcome. Open House (once during the year around March) All current parents are invited to visit a range of lessons during the morning session across the Senior and Primary Schools. Refreshments served. All welcome. Parent Information Evening (once at the start of year) A brief but broad introduction to the curriculum, the Class Teacher/Form Tutor and specialist subject teachers at the start of a school year. Not intended for extended conversation about individual students but for relationship building in preparation of more in-depth and personal conversations. All welcome. Parent Representatives Meeting (3x during the year) Parent Representatives are invited three times a year to an open meeting where the Head of College and Heads of School feedback on the previous meeting and invite further views on general matters of school organisation and practice.


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Parent Workshop (around 6x during the year) An interactive roundtable training event designed to explore an academic or pastoral school topic with parents. Occasionally by invitation but generally all welcome. Pre-Educational Visit Meeting (before every residential trip) A meeting for parents to learn more about an upcoming residential trip that has been planned for the students. All overnight educational visits will have a pre-meeting scheduled. All welcome. Productions/Theme Days/Concerts/Performances/Matches (throughout the year) An event by/for a group of students which parents are welcome to attend as audience members and occasionally participants. When seating is limited, these events may be ticketed. Remembrance (on or close to 11 November) A solemn observance of remembrance for those who have been affected by war.

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Parent Teacher Student Conference - PTSC (throughout the year) Extended individual conversations with subject teachers about individual students. These occur at various times of the year, at least one per year for each year group according to a schedule distributed at the start of the year and calendared. All welcome to specific year group occasions.


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Here is an explanation of a few terms used in the Handbook:

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CLT - College Leadership Team consisting of the Head of College, Head of Senior School, Head of Primary School, Director of Business Administration and Director of Development (Marketing and Admissions) DCSL - Dulwich College Seoul DUCKS - the collective term for our Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes ECAs - Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities that take place mostly after school Formative Assessment - the immediate feedback given to students on how to improve their learning (i.e. marking, verbal comments, etc.)

Key Stage 3 (KS3) - the collective term for the Year 7 to Year 9 age range (the first years of Secondary School education) Key Stage 4 (KS4) - the collective term for the Year 10 to Year 11 age range (the IGCSE exam years) Literacy - an alternative subject name for English Middle Leadership Team (MLT) - an academic leadership group in Dulwich College Seoul, consisting of the relevant Heads and Deputy Heads of School, Year Leaders, and Primary and Senior Subject Leaders Numeracy - an alternative name for Mathematics PSHE - Personal, Social, and Health Education

Foundation Stage - the collective term for the Nursery and Reception age range, also sometimes called EYFS. IBDP - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is the basis of our Year 12 and Year 13 curriculum ICT - Information, Communication Technology (mostly to do with computers and other devices and their safe and effective use) Junior School - the collective term for children in Year 3 to Year 6 (also Key Stage 2 - see as follows) Key Stage 1 (KS1) - the collective term for the Year 1 and Year 2 age range Key Stage 2 (KS2) - the collective term for the Year 3 to Year 6 age range (Junior School).

PTSC - Parent Teacher Student Conferences or Consultations during which parents can discuss their child’s progress, achievements and next steps for learning Summative Assessment - tests undertaken to assess the current level of a student’s understanding (i.e. reading, spelling, mathematics or SAT tests)


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Profile for Dulwich College Seoul

Dulwich College Seoul - Parent Handbook (Senior School) 2020-21  

Dulwich College Seoul - Parent Handbook (Senior School) 2020-21