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Welcome to Dover Court News, where we share the latest updates from the Senior Leadership team to events happening in Dover Court International School.


Week Beginning 13th January 2020 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Jan 12 • 1 min
Dear DCIS Parents, We had a wonderful first week of term last week and I am so proud of how well our new students have settled in. Friday’s Charity Drive in support of those affected by the Indonesian flooding and Australian wildfires was very successful…
Newsletter November and December 2019 - Primary School November and December Highlights from Ms Lebihan
Dec 12, 2019 • 3 min
Dear DCIS Parents, With Christmas just around the corner, and at the end of another busy term, it seems the perfect time to reflect on what has been happening in the Primary School. We returned from our restful half term break straight into our busy UN…
Newsletter November and December 2019: Letter from the Principal: November and December Highlights
Dec 12, 2019 • 4 min
Dear DCIS Parents, We have finally reached the end of a very busy and successful term and I am sure all members of the DCIS community are looking forward to a well-earned rest. The highlight of the half term was the visit by the CIS and WASC accreditation…
Week Beginning 9th December 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Dec 8, 2019 • 5 min
Dear DCIS Parents, The DCA Christmas Fayre was a fantastic way to start the Festive celebrations. I am very grateful to the DCA executive and volunteers for all their hard work organising the fayre. Our music concert in the Primary canteen was a lovely…
Week Beginning 2nd December 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Dec 1, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, Last week was an action-packed week with STEAM activities going on across Primary and in some of the Secondary classes. A big thank you to Mr Baines and Mr Northridge for planning the activities. We also have a lot of IPC exit points…
Week Beginning 25th November 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 24, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, Last week we had a very successful visit from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation teams. The Chair and Co-chair spoke to staff on Friday and gave some lovely…
Week Beginning 18th November 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 18, 2019 • 3 min
Dear DCIS Parents, We had a wonderful celebration of Kindness last week and the students participated in a range of activities and workshops across the year groups. The students in Secondary especially enjoyed the Kindness workshop led by Dover Court…
Week Beginning 11th November 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 10, 2019 • 1 min
Dear DCIS Parents, I was sad to miss yesterday’s Remembrance Day service at Kranji War Memorial as I was attending the annual FOBISIA leadership conference, I’ve been told that it was very moving and I have seen some lovely photos. Our choir did a…
GCSE Music: Ginny and Nakshatra interview with Emilia, a flutist
Nov 6, 2019 • 12 min
In GCSE music with Miss Jones, year 10s are exploring the different timbres of the orchestra and were asked to interview each other about the instruments they play as a homework task. Here is Ginny and Nakshatra interviewing Emilia, who talks with…
Week Beginning 4th November 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 3, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, Many thanks to the parents that came along to the ‘Coffee with Chris’ session last week. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss some of the recent developments at the school and what is planned in the next 12-18 months. Parents were…
Week Beginning 21st October 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Oct 21, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, I hope that you had a great break last week. We have a busy and exciting week ahead, with our biggest event of the year, UN Day, taking place on Friday. The school photographer is here Monday to Thursday, taking the official school…
Newsletter September and October 2019 - Primary School September and October Highlights from Ms Lebihan
Oct 14, 2019 • 3 min
Dear DCIS Parents, The first half term in any school is always busy and this half term at Dover Court has been no exception! We were delighted to welcome several news students and their families to the primary school; I have greatly enjoyed visiting…
Newsletter September and October 2019 - Secondary School September and October Highlights from Mr Bull
Oct 13, 2019 • 4 min
Dear DCIS Secondary Parents, The first half term of any academic year is usually one of the busiest for parents, students and staff at the best of times and this year was no exception particularly when you throw in moving into a new building. I am…
Newsletter September and October 2019: Letter from the Principal: September and October Highlights
Oct 13, 2019 • 4 min
Dear DCIS Parents, This is the 19th Newsletter I have written at Dover Court and I think I am going to start this one in a similar vein to the previous 18. It has been an extremely busy but successful half term. Many of our teams worked through the summer…
Week Beginning 7th October 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Oct 7, 2019 • 3 min
Dear DCIS Parents, This last week before half term certainly is a busy one. Our Secondary students enjoyed their Sports Day last Friday. The afternoon weather was unfortunately unkind to us, the athletics finals have been rescheduled for Thursday, 10th…
Week Beginning 30th September 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Sep 30, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, It is hard to believe that we have reached the last day of September. We have two busy weeks ahead of us before the half term break. Our counsellor Mr Moody is looking forward to welcoming Primary School fathers to the launch of his…
Week Beginning 23rd September 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Sep 23, 2019 • 1 min
Dear DCIS Parents, Last week’s STEAM week was a wonderful experience for our Primary and Years 7 and 8 students. I would like to thank Mr Baines and Mr Northridge for coordinating the various activities. Our PE teacher and dance specialist Ms Hughes is in…
Parent Workshop - Phonics in Primary by Kiara Gray, Deputy Head of Primary
Sep 18, 2019 • 34 min
On Tuesday morning a group of interested parents, led by Mrs Gray, took part in a hands-on Phonics and Spelling session. Parents learned about the rationale for using the Read Write Inc scheme in school and the impact it has had on our students. Mrs Gray…
Week Beginning 16th September 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Sep 15, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, This week is the first STEAM week of the year. The NAE MIT STEAM Challenge this year is called REVEAL and is centered around the concept of communicating science through compelling images. The students in our Primary School and Years 7…
Week Beginning 9th September 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Sep 8, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, Thank you to all Secondary parents who attended the Secondary Curriculum Evening last week. I would also like to thank Mr Bull and the Secondary team for their time and hard work. I am very proud of the Secondary School that we now…
Parent Workshop - Secondary Assessment and Reporting by Carla Hyland, Deputy Head of Secondary School
Sep 4, 2019 • 36 min
This morning Mrs Hyland presented to Secondary parents about how teachers assess student progress, how it is reported, and how the school supports students who may be underperforming. The talk focused on the importance of finding out the students starting…
Week Beginning 2nd September 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Sep 2, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many of you at the Welcome Picnic on Saturday. I would like to thank our parent association, the DCA for their hard work organising this event. The parent support and engagement are invaluable to us and I…
Reflection on Results - DCIS Principal
Aug 28, 2019 • 2 min
Over the past few weeks we have seen schools and school membership organisations celebrate some astounding results in (i)GCSE, at A Level and in the IB Diploma programme. Understandably schools celebrate the achievement of their students on each of these…
Parent Workshop - Living in Singapore
Aug 27, 2019 • 42 min
On Tuesday 27th August, DCIS counsellor Ian Moody lead this year’s first parent workshop on the topic transitions and how to settle in in Singapore. The workshop Living in Singapore - Tips for Settling in provided information for parents new to Singapore…
Week Beginning 26th August 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Aug 26, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, The 2019-2020 academic year is now in full swing. It is always amazing to see how quickly the new students settle in! I would like to thank our new parents for their support and our returning students for helping their new friends feel…
Week Beginning 19th August 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Aug 19, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, It was great to see so many of you here for orientation last week, many thanks for your kind words on the refurbishment and improvements we have made over the summer. Our admin team has worked incredibly hard with our contractors to…
Newsletter June 2019 - Primary School June Highlights from Ms Lebihan
Jul 3, 2019 • 3 min
Dear DCIS Parents, As the term draws to an end it is always rewarding to reflect on the highlights. As ever, it has been a busy term in the Primary School with lots taking place and much achieved. EYFS have enjoyed a fun-filled term exploring their…
Newsletter June 2019 - Secondary School June Highlights from Mr Bull
Jul 3, 2019 • 3 min
Dear DCIS Parents, I want to start my final newsletter of the Academic year by saying a heartfelt thank you to all of our excellent staff who have worked tirelessly over the year to deliver an outstanding learning experience for our students and such an…
Newsletter June 2019: Letter from the Principal: June Highlights
Jul 3, 2019 • 3 min
Dear DCIS Parents, I was in a meeting for international school Heads in Singapore recently when I was made aware that, amongst this group, I will in August be the second longest serving Principal. That brought home two things to me, firstly that I’m no…
Week Beginning 24th June 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Jun 24, 2019 • 2 min
Dear DCIS Parents, It is hard to believe that we have reached the last week of this academic year, with only a few days left of term! I would like to start with congratulating Ms Hooper and her cast for an absolutely fantastic production. I have seen…
Week Beginning 17th June 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Jun 17, 2019 • 1 min
Dear DCIS Parents, Many thanks to parents who supported the DCA Sports Day on Saturday. Unfortunately I was attending my old school’s (BIS Hanoi) graduation so I missed the afternoon but I have had some lovely feedback from Ms Good and some of the parents…
Week Beginning 10th June 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Jun 9, 2019 • 1 min
Dear DCIS Parents, This certainly is the final stretch of the academic year! I would like to congratulate the Secondary students and our Art and Design Department on a very successful inaugural Art and Design & Technology Exhibition. The level of the work…
Newsletter April / May 2019 - Secondary School April / May Highlights from Mr. Bull
May 23, 2019 • 1 min
We have had a short but busy penultimate half term in our Secondary School. The Inter-house swimming galas and water polo competitions kicked us off early in May. Well done to all who competed. We also saw our strong Athletics team compete in the ACSIS…
Newsletter April / May 2019 - Primary School April / May Highlights from Ms Lebihan
May 23, 2019 • 2 min
We were delighted to welcome some new families to our Primary School this term. I greatly enjoyed meeting you all at the coffee morning and hope that you are all settling in well. Just a few weeks in, it is already hard to tell who was newly arrived -…
Newsletter April / May 2019 - Letter from the Principal: April / May Highlights
May 23, 2019 • 3 min
With no full half term break this term the busyness to the term seems more concentrated – it seems no time since I was last writing my newsletter piece. Over the last 4 weeks we have had a number of fantastic activities. 4 intrepid Year 5 students,…
Week Beginning 13th May 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
May 14, 2019 • 2 min
I would like to congratulate the Primary FOBISIA Team on their achievements at the FOBISIA Games in Phuket last week. We are very proud of our athletes, who all did their very best. We saw some fantastic individual results, as well as a 1st place in U11…
Week Beginning 6th May 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
May 6, 2019 • 1 min
I would like to welcome Mr Baines and our Year 5 students Giulia, Sophie, Jaiveer and Jeongwoo, back from the Nord Anglia STEAM week at MIT in Boston. I have been told that it was an amazing experience and I look forward to hearing more about their…
Week Beginning 29th April 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Apr 29, 2019 • 2 min
We had a great first week of Term 3 and I enjoyed meeting some of our new parents at the coffee morning last Friday. Our first House Day of the term was very successful with a variety of Maths activities throughout the school. Congratulations to all the…
Newsletter February / March 2019 - Secondary School February / March Highlights from Mr. Bull
Apr 10, 2019 • 4 min
What a fantastic term we have had in the Secondary school. I am very proud of our young people and their hard work and achievements. Anyone who follows my @dcisheadteacher Instagram or Twitter feeds will have noticed the exciting development of the new…
Newsletter February / March 2019 - Primary School February / March Highlights from Ms Lebihan
Apr 10, 2019 • 3 min
We have had a great half term in the Primary School and as ever it has been a hive of learning, activity and fun. There have been some fantastic events and trips, including the EYFS visit to Snow City, the Year 2 visit to the Insect and Butterfly Park on…
Newsletter February / March 2019 - Letter from the Principal: February / March Highlights
Apr 10, 2019 • 4 min
This term has had a strange shape to it with a tightly packed short first half of term and an equally tightly packed but much longer second half of term. We have had the usual round of sporting success including an impressive haul of trophies and medals…
Week Beginning 1st April 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Apr 1, 2019 • 2 min
It was lovely to see so many of you at school on Saturday night for the DCA Family Movie night. Many thanks to Karyn, the DCA committee and all volunteers for organising the event – even the weather was perfect! One of my highlights during the evening was…
Week Beginning 25th March 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Mar 25, 2019 • 2 min
We have had three groups of students out last week on a wide variety of trips and expeditions. Year 6 returned from Udon Thani in Thailand on Friday with a host of exciting stories and experiences to share. Our Global Expedition Team in Tanzania returns…
Week Beginning 18th March 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Mar 19, 2019 • 2 min
It was a very early start for many of our year 6 students and their parents as they met at the airport eager to begin their adventure on their residential trip to Thailand, we look forward to receiving updates from them this week. Students from years 9 –…
Week Beginning 11th March 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Mar 11, 2019 • 3 min
It was fantastic to see so many children and staff dressed up for our World Book Day celebrations on Friday. The staff went for the theme of ‘Where’s Wally’, which provided much amusement all day – several classes went on a ‘Where’s Wally’ hunt and were…
Week Beginning 4th March 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Mar 6, 2019 • 2 min
Book Week has arrived! There is a whole host of activities, including our extreme reading competition, across the week culminating in the Book character dress up day on Friday, students may notice a number of Wally characters across the school on Friday!!…
Week Beginning 18th February 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Feb 18, 2019 • 1 min
Many thanks to the parents who attended the Primary Parent Teacher conferences last week, we have received some very positive feedback from both parents and teachers. This week it is Secondary’s turn and we look forward to welcoming parents of students in…
Week Beginning 11th February 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Feb 11, 2019 • 1 min
Gong Xi Fa Cai, Happy New Year to everyone, I hope that you had a wonderful break with friends and family. We are now looking forward to a fun packed second half of Term 2, which kicks off this week with a number of different events for our students.
Newsletter January 2019 - Letter from the Principal: January Highlights
Feb 1, 2019 • 4 min
As we have tied our Half Term break to Chinese New Year this year we have had a short but packed first half of Term 2. We have adjusted this for next year. Having said that, it seems a long time since we welcomed 70 new children to the Dover Court family…
Newsletter January 2019 - Secondary School January Highlights from Mr. Bull
Feb 1, 2019 • 2 min
A short but nevertheless busy half term for Dover Court Secondary beginning with the exciting sight of builders and diggers in school as our new Secondary Building begins to be erected. The ground work is well underway and we are working as closely as…
Newsletter January 2019 - Primary School January Highlights from Ms Lebihan
Feb 1, 2019 • 2 min
Firstly, a big welcome to the new families that have joined us this term. I hope your children are now well-settled into school and that your family is enjoying being a part of the Dover Court Community. I know many of you came to the New Parent Coffee…
Week Beginning 28th January 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Jan 31, 2019 • 1 min
I am just back from a very fruitful week in London meeting potential candidates for next year. Apart from interviewing our new teachers we also enjoyed the rare opportunity to meet with all NAE leaders and sharing ideas and visions. Our Academic Advisory…
Parent Workshop: Secondary PSHE by Carla Hyland, Deputy Head of Secondary
Jan 23, 2019 • 15 min
In our Secondary school we talk about PSHE - Personal, Social, Health and Economic education and Mrs. Hyland described how our Secondary school have regular PSHE-sessions throughout the year with different key topics specifically chosen for each year…
Parent Workshop: Primary PSHCE by Kiara Gray, Deputy Head of Lower Primary
Jan 23, 2019 • 16 min
The workshop was led by Mrs. Gray and based on Primary PSHCE. PSHCE is an abbreviation for Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and the interactive session included information about how we teach and what we teach. It also discussed how…
Week Beginning 21st January 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Jan 22, 2019 • 2 min
I am in the UK this week, interviewing teachers for the 2019/2020 academic year. Each year NAE hosts a recruitment event in London so that our senior leaders can meet and handpick the staff who will be joining us in August. I will be back in school next…
Week Beginning 14th January 2019 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Jan 15, 2019 • 3 min
It was wonderful to have our children and students back on Campus last week. A school is an eerily quiet place when there are only a few staff around! We are very pleased with how well our new students have settled in and how welcoming our returning…
Newsletter November December 2018 - Secondary School Highlights from Mr. Bull
Dec 26, 2018 • 4 min
Mr. Bull reflects on an action packed first term at DCIS.
Newsletter November December 2018 - Primary School Highlights from Ms Lebihan
Dec 26, 2018 • 2 min
Ms Lebihan looks back over a busy and exciting term.
Newsletter November December 2018 - Letter from the Principal
Dec 26, 2018 • 10 min
Our Principal Christopher Short celebrates 16 weeks of amazing learning and teaching.
Parent Workshop: Exams and Healthy Eating by Ian Moody, Counsellor
Dec 13, 2018 • 30 min
The Managing Exam Stress workshop was held on Thursday 13 December to discuss the reactions we may see in our students around exam time and look at some strategies to support parents in what can be a challenging time for the family.
Week Beginning 10th December 2018 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Dec 11, 2018 • 3 min
It was great to see so many of you at the DCA Christmas Fayre on Saturday afternoon. The rain was a little more persistent that most afternoons at the moment but it didn’t seem to effect the general festive mood – in fact my sponge throwing appointment…
Week Beginning 3rd December 2018 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Dec 3, 2018 • 2 min
The school was eerily quiet last week as most of the Secondary students were away on their annual residential trips. I saw the Gopeng group when they returned to school and there was a tangible buzz of energy from students and staff alike. The excitement…
Week Beginning 26th November 2018 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 26, 2018 • 3 min
I often tell people I meet at functions in Singapore that I have the best job in the world. It’s not a comment I make lightly, but to spend your working day surrounded by passionate staff and energetic and enthusiastic children and young people is truly…
Week Beginning 19th November 2018 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 19, 2018 • 2 min
Last week was our Anti Bullying and Kindness Week. There were a variety of activities taking place all week to promote this important area across the school. Mr. Tallet, our Primary ICT teacher, shared some excellent guidance on anti-bullying online and…
Week Beginning 12th November 2018 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 13, 2018 • 2 min
What a lovely celebration of Deepavali we had on Friday. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the staff and children dressed in their new colourful clothes and celebrating the festival of lights.
Week Beginning 5th November 2018 - Christopher Short, DCIS Principal
Nov 7, 2018 • 2 min
Last week was another busy week in school. Our children in the Primary School and Year 9 participated in the first STEAM challenge of the year creating some very innovative and creative prototypes of wearable technology.
Week Beginning 29th October 2018
Oct 29, 2018 • 2 min
Many thanks to all the families who supported our UN Day on Friday. I am very grateful to everyone involved for making the day such a success, especially Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Hyland for coordinating the Primary and Secondary sections respectively. I am also…
Parent Workshop: Internet Safety
Oct 28, 2018 • 34 min
Mr. Tallett, Mr. Kinsella and Mr. Bull gave an internet safety workshop aiming to educate parents about some of the relevant issues surrounding us today.
Week Beginning 22nd October 2018
Oct 22, 2018 • 2 min
DC Bear and Our Students Prepare for UN Day this Friday 26th October 2018.
Newsletter September October 2018 - Letter from the Principal
Oct 12, 2018 • 4 min
Our Principal Christopher Short celebrates a successful beginning to the new Academic Year.
Newsletter September October 2018 - Primary School Highlights from Ms Lebihan
Oct 12, 2018 • 4 min
Ms Lebihan reflects on a very busy and eventful start to the academic year in the primary school.
Newsletter September and October 2018 - Secondary School Highlights from Mr. Bull
Oct 12, 2018 • 2 min
Mr. Bull talks about his first half term at DCIS and the warm welcome he has received.
Week Beginning 8th October 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 2 min
We had another successful House Day on Thursday and I’m grateful to Mr. Liperis and his team for the great work they have done building the house system over the last 18 months. The buzz around the school on House Days is great.
Week Beginning 1st October
Oct 5, 2018 • 2 min
We were delighted on Thursday that our Year 2 Year Group Leader, Monica Dolan received the Future Leaders Award at the 19th Annual BritCham Awards. We would also like to congratulate Charlotte Prince on being shortlisted for this category.
Week Beginning 24th September
Sep 24, 2018 • 2 min
We were delighted to open our new hydroponics garden last week. Saesha, 3JR, Kiara, 3JH and Lily, 3CS raised money at the end of last year, when they were in Year 2, for environmental projects for the school.
Parent Workshop: Primary Phonics and Spelling
Sep 18, 2018 • 39 min
Starting off with the phonics aspect of the programme, the workshop looked at the different sets of sounds and the order in which they are taught. #DCISsg #NAEBeAmbitious Dover Court International School
Week Beginning 17th September
Sep 17, 2018 • 2 min
Many thanks to those parents who attended our Secondary information session on Thursday evening. Mr. Bull and I were able to give more information on the plans for Secondary development including the new Secondary building and Sport Hall. #DCISsg…
NAE-UNICEF Student Summit 2018 New York by Lola and Sarah
Sep 15, 2018 • 0 min
This year, Lola and Sarah from Dover Court International School, joined the event to share their thoughts on sustainability and to discuss what has been accomplished in their own school community. #DCISsg #NAEBeAmbitious Dover Court International School
Week Beginning 10th Sept 2018
Sep 10, 2018 • 1 min
Last week we held our first House Day of the new academic year. It was wonderful to see both students and teachers get into the house spirit and partaking in various events on campus. Our next House Day will be next week, Tuesday 18th September, when the…
Parent Workshop: Settling in to Your New Home
Sep 4, 2018 • 44 min
Educational Psychologist Vivienne Scott and Counsellor Ian Moody led this morning’s parent workshop about transitions. #DCISsg #NAEBeAmbitious Dover Court International School
Week Beginning 3rd September 2018
Sep 3, 2018 • 2 min
Congratulations to Ms Prince and Ms Dolan who are finalists in the British Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards in the Future Leaders Category. #DCISsg #NAEBeAmbitious Dover Court International School
Parent Workshop: Approaches to Homework in Secondary School
Aug 31, 2018 • 22 min
During this year’s first parent workshop Deputy Head of Secondary, Mrs. Hyland outlined the key approaches we take and what parents can do to support their secondary children with homework. Mrs. Hyland explained how both the Tic Tac Toe homework and…