· School Newspaper: Students will work in teams for news production. Students will pitch for newsworthy stories, promote interesting activities, and gather all the information to publish in offline and online formats. Communicators develop their skills from suggesting interesting and unique topics, and gathering effective and thorough background details. If children dream to become Pulitzer prize winners, they must be introduced to journalism skills.
· Arts, Craft, Sewing: Every culture has an arts element. In business, product design, photography and illustration all come from artistry and imagination. The arts encourage students to develop creativity, imagination, concentration, and promote decision-making. In this class, students will enjoy creating various artworks independently. Craft is also a form of arts practised by hands. Even for top surgeons, dexterity of hands is an important skill.
· Music, Orchestra, Choir: Albert Einstein once said, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” Successful geniuses often play musical instruments: Einstein was a violinist, for example. In this class, students will develop the fundamental skills of musicians from playing musical instruments, reading musical notes, writing songs, and singing. In orchestra and choir, students will develop their singing and harmonising skills and will learn many songs from around the world. Students will also have many opportunities to showcases their talent at Denla Fest, the House Song Competition, and many more. Orchestra, a compulsory CCA, focuses on the highest level of music composition and performance, and as a result, students will understand, be creative, and work together in the DBS Orchestra.
“The Extended Day” – essential additional hours
for life-long success – the UK independent school model
DBS students will have 1.5 hours per day more school time than students in other schools, adding up to nearly 8 hours per week. The subjects taught are called Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs), for which parents don’t have to pay an extra fee. CCAs are specially provided in the UK’s independent schools. At DBS, we offer intense CCAs aiming to give our students the opportunities to try new experiences, to develop excellence, to foster fantastic relationships, and to develop the whole child; academically, physically and mentally.
Every day with the 1.5 hours longer than most other international schools, DBS can promote excellence in a wide variety of areas. A longer learning period and rich activities, under a close supervision of expert teachers, with small class sizes, means that students will have full attention and enjoyment. This is a crucial area for students to focus more on what they truly like. They will also join clubs and homework groups to prepare themselves for the next school day. This promotes all-round development in accordance with the school’s vision, “Nurturing Global Leaders.”