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Upcoming Inter-school Competitions
20th January 2015

The annual inter-school competitions are in progress. Please come to the competition venues and support our teams. Your support surely means a lot to our fellow Diocesans. Please refer to [this link] to check out the competition dates.


29th January 2015
The 67th HK Schools Music Festival & Inter-School Athletics Championships

The 67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival will be held from 2 March to 1 April, 2015. With the exception of the events held at the Martha Boss Community Centre, all Group Class events will be opened to the public and you are most welcome to come and support our boys.

Moreover, you may view the schedule for the Music Festival below.

The Inter-School Athletics Championships Finals will be held on 5, 10 and 13 February, 2015 in the Wan Chai Sports Ground. Livestream for the competition will be posted in due course.

67th Music Festival Timetable.pdf

28th January 2015
2015-2016 IB Admission Information Session

Date: 28 February 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Venue: Yunni & Maxine Pao Auditorium in DBS

Please click [here] to reserve your seat

  • Limited space in Auditorium, reservation on a first-come-first-served basis 
  • No parking spaces available 

Distribution of Application Form

Applicants may obtain application form starting 28 February 2015 by coming in person to the school; or downloading the form from the school web site.

Application deadline: 20 March 2015

For more details, please visit http://ib.dbs.edu.hk

13th January 2015
Mentoring Scheme

The tea reception of the mentoring scheme will be held in the school hall at 2 p.m. on the coming Saturday, 17 January 2015. All mentors and mentees are welcome.

2nd January 2015
Application for Boarding School in Second Semester 2014-2015

Boarding application for the second semester of 2014-2015 is now open to every DBS students. The deadline for submitting application to Boarding School is 16th January 2015 (Friday). Application form can be downloaded from http://sites.google.com/site/dbsboarding/home/useful-files.

If there is any inquiry, please feel free to contact our Boarding Staff at 27122702 or dbsboarding@dbs.edu.hk.

17th December 2014
國樂會〔承・傳〕音樂會 (3/1/2015)



票價:$100 / $200


16th December 2014
Arrangement on 19 Dec 2014
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Roll-call
9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Prize Presentation
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Recess
10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Class Teachers & Prefects to direct boys to the Hall
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Christmas Service
26th November 2014
DBS 145th Anniversary Video

The DBS 145th anniversary video 1080p high definition version is now available at http://youtu.be/7shivp8zE7o. Please enjoy.

20th November 2014
145th Anniversary Dinner Arrangement

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!

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.


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