Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017

Dulwich College International

the Dulwich College International Head Office teams in Singapore and Shanghai are to supporting each of the schools across the network in every respect: from formal academic matters to resourcing, operations and safeguarding. The maturity of the schools themselves, and the commitment of their staff (some of whom now include teachers from the College), is reflected not only in the quality of the IB, A-level and IGCSE results achieved across the group in August but also in the spirit of creative exuberance and internationalism which they have made their own: a reflection of our own ethos but shaped by the different contexts of international education and the cultures of the host countries. We were therefore delighted that our students were able to skype their counterparts in Dulwich College, Beijing during our Dulwich Linguistic week in November. Our School Captain and his two Vice- Captains will be representing us in a leadership conference at Dulwich College, Shanghai in February, and three of our boys will take up

positions in Singapore and Suzhou as gap year assistants over the year ahead. Personal links reinforce our shared educational mission: our senior hockey tour party was warmly welcomed to Dulwich College, Singapore in August and during Half term Dr. Spence visited this school, together with Dulwich International High School in Zhuhai, on a visit that saw him meet OAs and parents in Asia. It is my hope that as we move closer to hosting the second Dulwich Olympiad in April 2019, educational links between us will continue to grow; certainly, interest in the overseas schools on the part of our staff and boys has never been greater. A highlight for me of Shakespeare’s Quatercentenary year was a vibrant film of Puck’s speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream with lines delivered on location by students from all the Dulwich schools. I am sure that Edward Alleyn would have approved of the outward-looking vitality and cohesion of the Dulwich family in the 21st century.

Our colleagues in DCI continue to promote a first-class holistic education and to share best practice across the Dulwich network, which over the last year has grown to include Dulwich College Shanghai Minhang and Dulwich College Yangon (Pun Hlaing campus). Over the next two years this is likely to extend to two new Chinese High Schools, educating Chinese students from Years 1 to 13. My annual inspection visits to each of the Dulwich overseas schools are highly rewarding, and leave me in no doubt that our partners are passionate in their student- centred educational mission. It also impresses me how committed


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