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145th Anniversary Dinner Arrangement
20th November 2014

The DBS 145th Anniversary Dinner will be held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 21, 2014. On that day, in the venue, the DBS Foundation Office will be setting up a booth where you can pre-order souvenirs commemerating the 145th anniversary of DBS, including jackets, personalized blue books and miniatures of the school campus. There will also be another booth, selling the Premium Wine set. Do not miss out!


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17th November 2014
In loving memory of Dr. Michael Higgitt

RIP Dr. Michael Higgitt

Recent graduates of DBS as well as those who taught with him were saddened to hear that Dr. Michael A. Higgitt, the school’s first IB Coordinator, died peacefully last week after a long illness. As the man primarily responsible for the establishment and running of the school’s International Baccalaureate programme, he participated in the selection of its teachers and the admission of its first cohorts of students. He also guided the school through the process of applying to become an IB World School. He did these things while carrying out his duties as a chemistry teacher.

Dr. Higgitt’s biography is a study in the international-mindedness and broad-mindedness whose cultivation lies at the core of the IB’s mission. The younger son of a British diplomat, he was born in Baghdad and received his schooling in Aden, Wales, and England, where he excelled in cricket and rugby. After receiving his doctoral degree in chemistry in England, he worked as a researcher for eight years before embarking on a teaching career.

That career took him around the world, starting in Hong Kong, where he met his wife-to-be. After they were married they immigrated to Australia, where he was Head of Science at two schools. He resumed his international career, taking positions in Sapporo, Istanbul and Johannesburg before returning to Hong Kong.

His students are unanimous in testifying that he cared for them both as students and as individuals, chaffing and encouraging them as he taught. His philosophy of education administration he once expressed simply as ‘hire good teachers and let them get on with it.’ He thought that the best way of evaluating a teacher’s success was to watch—the students, and only secondarily the teacher. He was modest by temperament—so much so that it was possible not to recognize what a capable teacher and administrator he was. But his students didn’t make that mistake: a live classroom was oxygen to them, and to him.

Though Dr. Higgitt is no longer with us, we will cherish our memories of him.

5th November 2014
DBS 145th Anniversary Souvenirs

For those who would like to order the DBS 145th Anniversary Souvenirs, please refer to the attachment.

OrderForm.pdf

31st October 2014
Certificates of HKDSE 2014

Certificates of HKDSE 2014 can now be collected from the General Office during office hours. All uncollected certificates will be returned to HKEAA by June 2015.

29th October 2014
Inter-House Athletics Competitions 2014

The Inter-House Athletics Competitions Finals was held on October 29, 2014 in the Wan Chai Sports Ground. George She won the title with Sargent and Goodban coming in second and third respectively. The full results can be found below.

  A F G P Sa Sy L GS
A 18 36 96 80 134 135 61 129
B 63 43 74 87 67 19 57 168
C 130 72 94 72 70 22 42 125
Total 211 141 264 229 271 176 160 422

 

22nd October 2014
Global Career Forum

The DSOBA and DBS Centre for Further Studies would like to inform you that a Global Career Forum will be held on 1 November, 2014. In previous years, this event was called “University Day” and was very well-received by past students. The reason for the name change was to reflect a change in approach. The event is intended to help you decide on your career path rather than just choosing which university to go to. Choosing the right university is just one little step towards a much greater goal - a fulfilling career. In addition, having clear career aspirations will help you choose the “best fit” universities to help you reach your goal.

The Global Career Forum will include industry specific group discussions to be led by representatives from various DSOBA professional chapters, including IT and media, healthcare and medicine, law, and building design and architecture. Please don’t miss this rare opportunity to obtain first hand career advice! Counselors from the Centre for Further Studies will also be on hand to provide insights on university admissions and how to research universities that offer courses related to your career interest. In addition, old boys who graduated from a wide range of universities in Hong Kong, UK, USA, Canada and Australia will be able to share their university experiences and what to expect when you start university.

Date: 1 November 2014 (Saturday)

Time: 2pm

Venue: School Hall, Diocesan Boys’ School

Registration: online registration form

*Parking is not available.*

21st October 2014
International Junior Science Olympiad 2015 - Hong Kong Screening

The International Junior Science Olympiad 2015 - Hong Kong Screening was held on September 27, 2014. A few awards were given out to our boys for their achievements in the screening. We were awarded the Champion in the team award and the following boys received honour:

Name Honour
Fung Hin Pok Cyrus First Class Honour
Tang Brandon Trevor First Class Honour
Yuen Tsz Kin First Class Honour
Tong Ho Wang Mervyn Second Class Honour
Wong Brian Third Class Honour
Yuen Wai Yan Third Class Honour

The students will go through a series of follow-on enhancement training programmes and may be selected to represent Hong Kong and take part in the 12th International Junior Science Olympiad, to be held in December 2015.

16th October 2014
Inter-School Swimming Competition 2014

Day One of the Inter-School Swimming Competition was held on October 16, 2014, in the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool. Pictures of the event can be found [here].

The Finals of the Inter-School Swimming Competition was held on October 24, 2014, also in the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool. DBS won the Overall Champion as well as the Champions for A grade and C grade, coming second in B grade. The full results can be seen below. Photos of the event can be found [here].

Thanks must be given to our Audio and Visual Team for providing the livestreaming of the event that day.

Boys A B C Overall
DBS 200 151 172 523
LSC 108 160.5 125 393.5
SJC 121 106 98 325

 

15th October 2014
Garden Fete 2014

The annual Garden Fete was held on November 09, 2014 (Sunday) from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parents and especially, old boys were welcome to visit DBS on the day and support our boys who had put a lot of effort into making the event possible.

A free shuttle bus service for parents, students and visitors was provided on that day. Please refer to the attachments for the shuttle bus service arrangements. Only a very small number of parking spaces was available on the whole day during the Garden Fete. Parking would not be provided on a rainy day. As the number of parking spaces was very limited, a long queue of vehicles using the school drive was expected whether these vehicles are to drop off passengers or to look for parking. The waiting time has usually been at least 45 minutes based on past experience. Once the parking lots were full, drivers would be asked to leave the school drive (i.e. no waiting is allowed) to avoid over congesting the only exit in case of an emergency. Therefore, parents and students were highly encouraged to take the shuttle bus or walk up the school either via the Main Drive from Argyle Street or via the Steps from Prince Edward Road to avoid delays. No matter which way you take, we looked forward to seeing you all at the Garden Fete.

Immediately following the opening ceremony, there was a Holy Communion Service in St Augustine's Chapel at 11:00am.

Attached please find the map and bus schedule.

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Bus Schedule.png

13th October 2014
"Working into World Choral Music" 2014 City Tour Workshop - China.Hong Kong

Date: 18th October 2014 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Venue: DBS Auditorium
(* Remarks: No Parking Space Provided to the Participants)

Application Method: On-line application
(Details could be found through the leaflet attached)

2014 走進世界合唱 系列城市工作坊講座 中國 香港.pdf

7th October 2014
Arrangement for October

Arrangement for October: School will resume as normal.

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