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Back to School 2013/2014 First Day of School: Wednesday 21st August 2013 Legend Garden Campus: 6454 9000 Riviera Main Campus: 8450 7676 Little Riviera Campus: 8450 7175 www.dulwich-beijing.cn


Dulwich College Beijing Philosophy & Objectives 北京德威英国国际学校教育理念与宗旨 Because children come first: 秉承学生优先原则 1. We provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment 我们提供并营造安全而富有启发性的学习环境。 2. We recognise that each child is unique 我们认同每位学生的独特性。 3. We challenge each child to be the best they can be and support them in this 我们协助每位学生在挑战中尽展所能。 4. We educate the whole child 我们立志于全人教育。 5. We emphasise the benefits and responsibilities of working together 我们重视团队合作的责任感并从中获益。 6. We know that meaningful learning involves taking risks 我们深知有意义的学习需要冒险精神。 7. We value awareness of the natural world and its resources 我们珍视自然世界及其资源。 8. We prepare children to live their lives with a spirit of respect for themselves and others 我们培育学生尊重自己与他人。 9. We aim to prepare them for a future that is unpredictable 我们致力于培养学生应对未知世界的能力。

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Dear Parents, Please find enclosed information to assist you in the start of the new academic year. As this is a lengthy document, I have divided it into the sections shown below. During the summer holiday all calls will be diverted to the Legend Garden Campus. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school on 6454-9000 or by email: info@dulwich-beijing.cn With best wishes for a relaxing holiday, David Mansfield Headmaster Dulwich College Beijing

Calendar .....................................................................................................................................................................4 1.

Guide to the Curriculum and Key Stages ..............................................................................................................6

2.

Parking and Drop Off at School..............................................................................................................................7

3.

The First Day of Term ..............................................................................................................................................7

4.

The Second Day of Term..........................................................................................................................................9

5.

Parent Information Sessions ..................................................................................................................................10

6.

The School Day .......................................................................................................................................................11

7.

School Lunches........................................................................................................................................................12

8.

School Buses ............................................................................................................................................................12

9.

School Activities......................................................................................................................................................13

10.

Introduction to New Teaching Staff .....................................................................................................................14

11.

Uniform ....................................................................................................................................................................14

12.

Maths Equipment for Senior School Students ....................................................................................................15

13.

Printing and Photocopying ...................................................................................................................................16

14.

September Field Trips for Senior School Students .............................................................................................16

15.

School Events Calendar, Autumn Term ..............................................................................................................16

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Dulwich College Beijing

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 2013-2014 Month Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

M 5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

TH 1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22

2 9 16 23

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

T

W

F 2 9 16 23 30

SA 3 10 17 24 31

SU 4 11 18 25

Event 12th to 14th Aug: Induction for New Staff 15th to 20th Aug: Teacher Planning & Set up 20th Aug: New Families Orientation Day 21st Aug: First Day of School -Term 1 (Autumn)

19th Sep: Mid-Autumn Festival

30th Sep to 4th Oct: Oct National Holidays

7th to 8th Nov: November Break/Staff PD Day

16th Dec to 3rd Jan: Winter Holidays

6th Jan: First Day of Term 2 (Spring)

30th Jan to 7th Feb: CNY Holidays (CNY Day 31st Jan )

28th Mar: PD Day 28th Mar to 4th Apr: Spring Break (5th April Tomb Sweeping Day) 7th Apr: First Day of Term 3 (Summer)

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May

Jun

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

School days: 180 Term 1:

21st Aug-14th Dec : 75 days

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29

1st May: May Day Holiday

2nd June: Dragon Boat Festival 20th June: Last day of School (Half Day)

Professional development days: 3 Term 2: 6th Jan-28th Mar 2014: 52 days

Legend Garden Main Campus Tel: 6454-9000

Term 3: 7th April-21st Jun 2014: 53 days

Little Riviera Campus Tel: 8450-7175

Riviera Main Campus Tel: 8450-7676

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1. Guide to the Curriculum and Key Stages Age as at 1st September

Dulwich Year Level

1

Toddler 1

2

Toddler 2

3

Nursery

Nursery

4

Reception

Pre-K

5

Year 1

Kindergarten

6

Year 2

Grade 1

7

Year 3

Grade 2

8

Year 4

Grade 3

9

Year 5

Grade 4

10

Year 6

Grade 5

11

Year 7

Grade 6

12

Year 8

Grade 7

13

Year 9

Grade 8

14

Year 10

Grade 9

15

Year 11

Grade 10

16

Year 12

Grade 11

17

Year 13

Grade 12

Grade Equivalent Pre-Nursery

Dulwich & UK Key Stage Foundation / Early Years

Curriculum Follows standards set in the English Early Years Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1 / Early Years

Key Stage 2 / Junior School

Dulwich College Curriculum based on English National Curriculum

Key Stage 3 / Senior School

Key Stage 4 / Senior School Key Stage 5 / Senior School

(I)GCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) IB Diploma Programme

Class Sizes The maximum number in each class is as follows: Toddler – 16 students Nursery – 18 students Reception – 20 students Year 1 and 2 – 21 students Year 3 to Year 11 – 22 students IB Diploma – Years 12 and 13 – 14 students The College reserves the right to increase the student number per class under special circumstances.

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Locations: Legend Garden Campus Address: 89 Capital Airport Road, Legend Garden, Shunyi District, Beijing, 101300 Tel: (8610) 6454 9000 Offering Early Years, Junior and Senior School classes Riviera Main Campus Address: Beijing Riviera, 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Jing Shun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing, 100103 Tel: (8610) 8450 7676 Offering Reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) classes Little Riviera Campus Address: Beijing Riviera, 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Jing Shun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing, 100103 Tel: (8610) 8450 7175 Offering Toddler 1, Toddler 2 and Nursery classes

2. Parking and Drop Off at School Junior School and Senior School: Parents are requested to drop students off after 8:00 am. Early Years at Riviera and Legend Garden: Parents are requested to drop students off after 8:15 am. Children in the Early Years must be accompanied to and from school by an authorised adult. Please do not arrive before the time indicated, as teaching staff will be preparing for the day ahead or may be in early meetings and unavailable to supervise the students. Detailed information, including maps of drop off zones and specific procedures for Legend Garden Early Years children, will be sent to parents in August in the week before the start of school. For the first few days of school, until everyone is accustomed to procedures, traffic may be congested and we ask for your patience. Please remind your drivers to be patient and obey the directions of the security guards at the campuses at all times. This is essential for everyone’s safety.

3. The First Day of Term – Wednesday 21st August 2013 The first day of the new school year is Wednesday 21st August 2013. EARLY YEARS Toddler Classes In mid-August, parents of children in the Toddler Classes will receive an invitation to visit the school on Wednesday, 21st August, to meet their children’s Class Teacher and Key Person. During this meeting they Page 7


will have the opportunity to talk about their children and complete a settling in plan that will help their children transition at their own pace. To get the most out of this meeting, it is best if two adults that the child knows and trusts attend, one to meet with the Lead Teacher and the other to remain with the child engaging in activities in the classroom. Your Child’s Key Person: Each child in the Toddler Class has a key person, who will provide consistent care in the following ways: •

greet and say farewell to each key child and the main care givers when possible

lead settling in routines to ensure smooth transitions

lead all care giving routines where possible

communicate with main care givers every day, face-to-face or in home school link books

ensure that the lead teacher and other colleagues have essential information about key children in their absence

record any information as agreed between the parent and the lead teacher

ensure a nurturing, caring, safe relationship with an adult to create the environment young children need in order to learn

provide environments that are engaging and responsive without being too stimulating

The key person is: •

the person to whom the child is attached and provides a secure base, a place of safety, warmth and comfort

the person who responds to an anxious child to ensure the formation of appropriate attachments

Nursery and Reception Classes Wednesday, 21st August, will be an orientation morning during which parents will stay with their children and have the opportunity to meet the class teacher and visit the classroom and campus. Parents and children may come to school at any time between 8:45 am and 11:00 am; they are not required to stay for the full morning but may leave when they feel comfortable. Year 1 Classes Wednesday, 21st August, will be an orientation morning during which parents will stay with their children and have the opportunity to meet the class teacher and visit the classroom and campus. Parents and children may come to school at any time between 8:45 am and 11:00 am; they are not required to stay for the full morning but may leave when they feel comfortable. Year 2 Classes On Wednesday, 21st August, children in Year Two should come to school at 8:45 am and be left by their parents until 11:00 am. Parents who do not wish to leave the premises are welcome to join other Year Two parents for a cup of coffee. From 11:00 am until 11:30 am parents will have the opportunity to come to the classroom and ask the teacher any general questions about the school day.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL (Years 3 – 6) Wednesday, 21st August, will be a normal school day for Junior School. Students are asked to come to school at 8:15 am. The new children will be met at the front door by teachers, shown to their classes and introduced to their new teachers. The Junior School students will spend the whole day with their class teachers and there will be no specialist lessons on the first day. During this first day the class teachers will settle the children and make them aware of the various routines in their new class. They will also tour the school to find out where everything is situated. New children will be given buddies to help them through their first days at a new school and they will also do a lot of ‘getting to know you’ activities to help them = bond with their new class mates. All students will finish school at 15:35, and buses will leave at 15:45. SENIOR SCHOOL (Years 7 – 13) All Year 7 students will have a special morning of activities and settling on Tuesday, 20th August, one day before the start of term. Families who are new to Dulwich College will have an orientation morning on the same day. On Wednesday, August 21st, Senior School students will spend the day with their Form Tutors and Heads of Key Stage, setting up their timetable and settling other organisational structures for the year. Each year level will have an assembly to introduce the Senior School Leadership Team and the Student Leaders to all students.

4. The Second Day of Term EARLY YEARS: Toddler, Nursery, Reception and Key Stage One (Years 1 – 2) The second day of term will be an ordinary day for Nursery, Reception and Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) children. However, some Nursery and Reception children may need time to settle in and your child’s teacher will work with you to make a smooth and appropriate transition suitable for your child. Toddler children will have a scheduled settling-in period. On the following three days they will be divided into two groups: Thursday 22nd August - Group 1 8.30am – 10.00am - Group 2

10.30am – 12.00pm

Friday 23rd August - Group 1

8.30am – 10.00am - Group 2

10.30am – 12.00pm

Monday 26th August - Group 1 8.30am – 10.00am - Group 2

10.30am – 12.00pm

After the first week timings for the Toddler Class will be as follows: 8.30am to 11.00am for Toddler 1 children (12months – 2 years before 1st Sept) 8.30am to 11.30am for Toddler 2 children (2 years – 3years after 1st Sept) At the beginning and end of the day we encourage you to come into class to join your children in play and settle them in. It is good to find an activity that you know they enjoy such as a puzzle, a drawing or playing outside.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL (Years 3 – 6) Junior School students will remain in class all day except for a Chinese lesson when they will meet their teachers. They will continue with activities to find out about the other children in the class. The school philosophy and objectives statement will be discussed and explained to the children. They will also discuss, and make together, the class rules, which will deal positively with expected behaviour in the class and around the school. Usual timetable with specialist lessons and teachers will begin on Monday 26th August. Sports Trials will run throughout the day so students should bring their PE kit. More detailed information will be available before the start of school on the school website and in the introductory pack on the first day of school. SENIOR SCHOOL (Years 7 – 13) Students will start the normal school timetable on the second day. Parents will receive a letter their child’s Key Stage Leader later in the summer with further details about the start of term, including class allocations. In the meantime parents and students should be aware of the following for the second day of school. Sports Trials will run throughout the day so students should bring their PE kit. More detailed information will be available before the start of school on the school website and in the introductory pack on the first day of school. In September, Senior School students in Years 7 to 11 will take part in China Week trips (for details please see page 15 of this document). To prepare for the trips Year 7 to 11 students should supply the following on the second day of term: •

details of health insurance coverage

a signed consent form

a photocopy of their child’s passport identification page

5. Parent Information Sessions A series of parent information sessions will be held in the second and third weeks of term outlining in more detail aspects of the academic and pastoral programme offered at Dulwich. All parents are invited to attend and meet our staff at each campus. The dates for these events are as follows:

Wednesday 21st August, 9.15 – 10.15 Introduction to Early Years and Back to School Information Presented by Sarah Humphries and Karen White Riviera Main Campus presentation in the Library Legend Garden Campus presentation venue to be determined

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Monday 26th August, 18:00 – 20:30, Legend Garden Campus: Senior School, KS3 (Yrs 7–9) Parent Information Evening Tuesday 27th August, 18:00 – 19:30, Legend Garden Campus: Legend Garden Early Years Parent Information Evening Wednesday 28th August, 18:00 – 19:30, LG Lakeview Café, Legend Garden Campus: Junior School (Yrs 3–6) Parent Information Evening Thursday 29th August, 18:00 – 19:30, Riviera Campus: Riviera Early Years Parent Information Evening Tuesday 3rd September, 18:00 – 20:30, Legend Garden Campus: Senior School, KS4 and KS5 (Yrs 10–13) Parent Information Evening

6. The School Day EARLY YEARS: Foundation Stage and Key Stage One (Years 1– 2) School is in session Monday through to Friday, except for holidays, as follows: Toddler 1 Class Toddler 2 Class Morning Nursery Class All other Classes

08:30 to 11:00 08:30 to 11:30 08:30 to 11:30 08:30 to 15:30

Parents of children in Reception and KS1 are asked to ensure that their children are in class between 08:15 and 08:25 ready to start the day at 08:30. Children who are late can miss some valuable curriculum time and teachers will contact parents if this becomes a regular occurrence. JUNIOR SCHOOL Day (Years 3 – 6) 8.15 – 8.30 – Registration 8.30 – 9.00 – Period 1 9.00 – 9.30 – Period 2 9.30 – 10.00 – Period 3 10.00 – 10.30 – Period 4 10.30 – 10.50 – Break 10.50 – 11.20 – Period 5 10.20 – 11.50 – Period 6 11.50 – 12.20 – Period 7 12.20 – 13.30 – LUNCH and break 13.35 – 14.05 – Period 8 14.05 – 14.35 – Period 9 14.35 – 15.05 – Period 10 15.05 – 15.35 – Period 11

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The school day runs from 08:15 to 15:35. It is divided into three sessions: early morning, late morning, and afternoon. Key Stage 2 assembly takes place every Friday at 14:35-15:30, and parents are invited to attend. After School Activities (ASAs) are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Buses leave at 3:45 pm and 4:45 pm every day. If students do not attend their ASA on a Tuesday or Thursday and need to catch the early bus home, please ensure the Junior School Campus Administrator, Sylvia Liu, is informed. Sylvia should also be informed of any changes in your pick-up or home bus arrangements at any time. Individual school teams and musical groups may train or rehearse on any given day after school and separate letters with permission slips will be given for notice of these events. SENIOR SCHOOL Day (Years 7– 12) 08:15 to 8:30 - Registration 08:35 to 9:30 -Period 1 09:35 to 10:30 - Period 2 10:30 to 10:50 - Break 10:50 to 11:45 - Period 3 11:50 to 12:45 – Period 4 12:45 to 13:40 – Lunch break 13:40 to 14:35 – Period 5 14.40 to 15:35 – Period 6 15:40 –Activities begin, first buses leave 16:40 – Activities end 16:45 – Second buses leave Individual timetables will be issued to all students on the first day of school.

7. School Lunches Junior and Senior School Students. All returning students are requested to save their ID cards for the start of Term 1. In 2013-14 we will introduce an online payment system allowing parents to charge and review student lunch balances as well as view purchase history. The caterers will be available during Uniform Week to demonstrate the system, and a separate communication will be sent out with step-by-step instructions on how to log in. Photo ID cards for new students will be available for pick up during Uniform Week. Further details will be provided in a letter to all parents in early August. Early Years Students. Early Years students at the Legend Garden and Riviera Campuses who wish to take school lunch pay fees directly to the school, and will be provided with a set lunch.

8. School Buses School buses will begin as follows: Junior and Senior School: Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1:

Wednesday 21st August Thursday 22nd August Page 12


Full bus service with early and late buses will commence from Wednesday 21stAugust. A school representative will contact you the week before school starts with bus details.

9. School Activities A very large number of different activities are available within the school. The programmes for these will be available at the start of the new school year. Clubs/Activities: In Key Stage One children have the opportunity to join a range of lunchtime clubs/activities. Break time and lunchtime sports and music activites will be arranged during the year. Activities for Junior School students will run on Tuesdays and Thursday after school. Activities for Senior School students will run during lunchtimes and after school each day. All students must sign up and regularly attend at least one activity per week. Music Ensembles: Students can get involved in a variety of music groups and ensembles after school and during lunchtime. The very best singers get a chance to be in the Chamber Choir, whilst all singers are catered for in our Key Stage 3 Singers and Senior School Choir. There will be other chances for all to sing during Drama productions and in smaller, student-led groups. The most advanced orchestral players will be invited to perform in the Chamber Orchestra, whilst the Senior Orchestra will provide all orchestral musicians the chance to develop their performance skills and musicianship. Our top musicians are also invited to perform in the Beijing Youth Orchestra, whose home is the Edward Alleyn Theatre. Many students will also participate in the International Schools Choral Music Society (ISCMS) and Dulwich Festival of Music, along with a choice of a number of overseas music tours. The Big Band, Wind Orchestra and Flute Ensemble are open to all Senior School students who wish to play in instrumental ensembles. A Jazz Combo graces many public engagements, both inside and outside the College. Rock bands are encouraged to practice on a weekly basis and the practice rooms are reserved for them at specific times. Many chamber music groups exist, including String Quartets, Clarinet Groups and Piano Trios. If you have an idea we can cater for it. We will continue our unrivaled focus on our piano players and create more chamber groups in liaison with our Head of Instrumental Studies. Students are encouraged to lead and direct their own groups under the tutelage of their music teachers. All groups and soloists are given ample opportunity to display their talents on stage within the Dulwich community and elsewhere. To aid in their all round development, students are encouraged to participate as Music Ambassadors. This student leadership teams stretches from Year 4 to Year 13 under the guidance of the Head of Music. Dulwich Community Programmes (DCP) Dulwich Community Programmes (DCP) offers learning experiences for the community to enjoy. A broad range of courses for children is available, including sport, culture, music, arts and more. Classes for children are selected to complement the current set of school activities offered. All DCP courses are conducted by experienced and professional coaches/instructors. Courses vary throughout the year; it is advised to check the brochures and website each term (autumn, winter, and summer). Term courses Page 13


typically run eight to ten weeks and are held after school and during the weekends.

It is important to note that DCP also organises music instruction, which includes private Instrumental Lessons, Aural, Composition and Music Theory. Music students will have the opportunity to sit ABRSM examinations (both practical and theory) and obtain certifications as they advance through their studies. In addition to term courses, DCP runs holiday camps throughout the year for students to keep busy during school breaks. Unlike After School Activities, DCP courses are not included in the school fees, and therefore incur an additional cost. The DCP office is located at the Legend Garden Campus and any queries can be directed to dcp@dulwich-beijing.cn Dulwich Legend Sports Club Located on the Legend Garden Campus, Dulwich Legend Sports Club provides students, parents and the community access to a wide range of sports facilities and equipment. The club offers a 25-metre swimming pool, a sports hall, a multi-purpose sports dome, tennis courts, a dance/aerobics studio and a variety of resistance and cardiovascular training equipment. The club’s operating hours are 06:00 to 22:00 on weekdays and 08:00 to 21:00 on weekends, but use of the swimming pool, sports hall and sports dome is limited to Dulwich students when school is in session. Dulwich students receive free access to all of the club’s facilities and Dulwich parents are provided with special discounted pricing on membership fees. Contact the Sports Centre reception desk at 6454-9150 for more information or to set up a tour of the club.

10. Introduction to New Teaching Staff We would like to welcome all of our new teachers to Dulwich College Beijing. To see our new teachers’ biographies please visit our website: http://www.dulwich-beijing.cn/page.cfm?p=360

11. Uniform Children in Toddler and IB classes are not required to wear uniform at Dulwich. The dress code for IB students can be found on our website. All other students at Dulwich are required to wear the school uniform. This is different for warm and cold weather, and students should adhere to seasonal requirements. Please be sure that all items are clearly marked with the student’s name. All school uniform items except for shoes, white ankle socks and black belts are available for purchase from the Dulwich Uniform Shop. You may wish to purchase the following in your country: shoes, tights, socks, black belts, navy hair accessories. Our full uniform policy and illustrations of the school uniform for 2013/14 can be viewed on our website: www.dulwich-beijing.cn

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Uniforms will be on sale during Uniform Week from 14th to 20th August (not including Saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th August) at the Legend Garden campus. Unless special circumstances apply, students who are required to wear uniforms will receive a uniform credit of RMB 800 that can be used during Uniform Week and at the Uniform Shop at Legend Garden. These credits will be issued in the form of a stored value card at the Legend Garden campus during Uniform Week. The Uniform Shop can be contacted at uniform.shop@dulwich-beijing.cn The Uniform Shop’s usual opening hours will be Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00. Students are required to wear full summer school uniform as of Wednesday 21st August. If for good reason students are unable to obtain the correct uniform by the first day of school, they will be given a short grace period, but it is expected that most students will come to school in proper uniform from the start of school.

12. Maths Equipment for Senior School Students All students are expected to bring the following equipment to every Maths lesson: Calculator* *See below

Compasses

Protractor

Clear plastic ruler

Pen Pencil Eraser Years 7 to 11

Yes

Scientific

Yes

Yes

Yes

Years 12 + 13

Yes

Graphical

No

No

Yes

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the necessary equipment is brought to every lesson. * Calculators Years 7 to 11: each student should bring a Scientific Calculator to every Maths lesson. Years 12 and 13: each student should bring a Graphical Display Calculator (GDC) to every Maths lesson. Recommended Scientific Calculators

Casio fx-83GT Plus (non-solar) Casio fx-85GT Plus (solar power) Note: the ES versions are also acceptable, although the ES models are now replaced by the better GT version. Further note: the MS version calculators should not be bought. Casio fx-991ES Plus is recommended for IGCSE Maths and IGCSE Additional Maths.

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Recommended Graphical Display Calculators (GDCs)

TI-84 Plus TI-84 Plus Silver Edition This calculator is an IB approved model. It is probably the most popular GDC in the world! It does everything you need.

TI-Nspire CX This calculator is an IB approved model. This is the latest model from Texas Instruments. It does everything you need.

The school shop sells all recommended equipment.

13. Printing and Photocopying Students in the Senior School will be issued with a photocopying credit of RMB 200 on their Smart Cards. They will be charged 0.3 RMB for black & white copies and RMB 3 for colour copies. If the student uses all the credit on the Smart Card, credit in lots of RMB 100 may be purchased from the copy centre. Usage statistics indicate that many students will not need to purchase any further credit.

14. September Field Trips for Senior School Students All students in Years 7 to 11 will travel with their year group on a 3 or 4 night trip to different parts of China between Monday 23rd and Friday 27th September 2013. Year 11 will travel a day earlier. Year 7 will return a day earlier and conduct post-trip activities in school on Friday 27th. These trips serve as wonderful opportunities for team bonding at the start of the academic year and, over the course of time, as a broad introduction to Chinese culture. They are viewed as an integral part of our curriculum so all students must participate. On the second day of term, parents should supply: •

details of health insurance coverage

a signed consent form

photocopy of their child’s passport identification page

A parent information evening focused on the trips will take place on the evening of Tuesday 10th September, between 18:00 – 19:00 in the Edward Alleyn Theatre.

15. School Events Calendar The school events calendar is available online at: http://www.dulwich-beijing.cn/page.cfm?p=417

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