New Families

Welcome!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your children to the College. We understand that joining a new school can be overwhelming and hope the information below will help you to get organized for the first day.

Please ensure that you have read and completed all of the below to make their first day at the College as seamless and enjoyable as possible. If at any time you need help to complete any of these items or to understand what’s expected, please contact admissions@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

 

What’s next?

You will receive a student contract from the Admissions Team and the first instalment invoice will be sent to you after the contract has been completed. You will then receive an official welcome email from our Headmaster, Nick Magnus, along with other important information relating to your child’s enrolment at Dulwich College (Singapore).

Please read the information below to help you navigate your first few steps at the college.

MyCollege Parent Portal

The MyCollege Parent Portal is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about Dulwich College (Singapore). For new parents, you will be able to access the portal from early August. In the meantime, school matters that require attention are outlined below.

Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbooks for DUCKS/Junior/Senior School contain comprehensive information on all aspects of the College. Please take time to read prior to the first day of term.

Meet the Teacher and School Talks

Given the current restrictions around larger gatherings, we plan to host our Curriculum talks and Meet the Teacher sessions online, in the days before the start of the new term. Junior school will hold their Curriculum talks once we have started the new academic year.  Should you not be able to attend the Curriculum talk, the presentation/recording will be posted on the Parent Portal. Details will be confirmed nearer the time. The Meet the Teacher sessions are designed to be informal and to give your child/ren the opportunity to meet their new class teacher/form tutor as well as ask any questions that they or you might have.

Identification Cards

Student school ID cards will be issued on the first day of school. For new families, a temporary card will be available for collection from your oldest child's reception on the first day. The lanyards for the ID cards are colour-coded as follows: Red (Senior School), Blue (Junior School), Yellow (DUCKS), Bronze (Years 12 & 13 IB Programme), Green (Parents), Pink (New Parents), Black (Business Support Staff), Orange (Facilities Staff) and White (Visitors). For safeguarding reasons, the correct lanyard and identification card must be worn at all times when on campus.

School Uniform

School uniform can be purchased from Lim’s Uniforms at:

  • The College Shop on campus, next to the Clocktower Café, open every morning from 8.30am to 12.00pm and all day on Thursdays until 4.00pm during term time
     
  • Lim’s Uniforms shop at 02-18 Holland Road Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278967. Opening hours Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 7.15pm; Sunday & Public Holiday 10.30am to 6.00pm
     
  • Online at https://limsuniforms.com/pages/dulwich-college-singapore

For more information, contact generalenquiry@limsuniforms.com

Students are required to wear black leather school shoes, which can be purchased from anywhere, but if you are shopping at Lim’s Uniforms at Holland Village you will notice there is a specialist school shoe shop nextdoor.

For parents interested in buying second hand uniform items, the Friends of Dulwich (FoD) volunteers run a Second Hand Uniform Shop on campus with all proceeds going to the FoD Enrichment Fund and Community Service Fund. Open every morning from 8.30am to 10.00am Monday to Friday and in the afternoons from 2.30pm to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday. For more information please look at the Friends of Dulwich tab on the Parent Portal or email FoD@dulwich- singapore.edu.sg

School Buses

As with all school buses in Singapore, the services are operated by a third-party provider, which for Dulwich College (Singapore) is Woodlands Transport (WTS). If you would like to register your child for the door-to-door school bus service, please complete the application form which will be available online from 18 July 2020 to 31 July 2020 at https://parent.schoolbus.solutions.

More information is available on the Guide to Bus Service document on the website under the Useful Documents section h at the bottom of the page, or contact dcsg.buses@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg.

School Lunches

The Dulwich College (Singapore) student school identification card also acts as a payment card for the dining rooms and cafes around the campus. This card can be topped up via the machines located in the dining room or online on the Parent Portal (School Lunches tab). For younger children in DUCKS and Year 3 in Junior School, parents can select a fixed lunch from the menu.

Your Sodexo login and user guide will be sent to you the week before school begins so you can view menus, place orders and top up your account. If you have any special dietary requirements or for more information contact sodexo@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Students can also bring a packed lunch from home if they prefer, but please note we are a nut-free school, and parents are responsible for the food safety of packed lunches. All students are required to bring a labelled water bottle which they can refill from water dispensers as required.

Medical 

All parents are required to complete the medical form and submit up to date immunisation records for their children before the start of term. Please note, Measles and Diphtheria are mandatory vaccinations in Singapore. New parents will be prompted to submit their medical form through the online Admissions system in mid-July. If you wish to discuss any additional medical support requirements for your child please contact nurses@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

 

Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)

There is an array of activities that students (Year 2 and above) can choose to participate in from sports to robotics to sustainability clubs. Most of these are free, but some incur an extra charge if delivered by an external provider. Most take place after school (there is a late school bus option for registered school bus users) and some take place before school or at lunchtime. The list of activities will be available to view on the Parent Portal (CCAs tab – CHQ) in due course and the registration deadline is 24 August. For more information, please contact DCSG.CCAs@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

 

Friends of Dulwich (FoD)

Dulwich College (Singapore) has a very friendly and welcoming parent community, underpinned by a group of parent volunteers who make up the Friends of Dulwich committee. FoD undertakes a range of activities including social events for parents and children, raising money for local Singaporean charities, collecting lost property and supporting teacher, student and parent-led projects. There are also parent reps for different nationalities to make sure everyone feels welcome and settles in as quickly as possible. To find out more please look at the Friends of Dulwich tab on the Parent Portal or email FoD@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Please look out for more information coming soon:

Contact List

Admissions(your main point of contact before your child starts school)

Admissions@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Campus Administrators(your main point of contact after your child starts school)

DUCKS: DUCKS.Office@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Junior School: Junior.Office@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Senior School: Senior.Office@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg
 

School Uniforms: generalenquiry@limsuniforms.com

School Buses: DCSG.BUSES@dulwich-Singapore.edu.sg

School Lunches: sodexo@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Co-Curricular Activities: DCSG.CCAS@Dulwich-Singapore.edu.sg

Sport: DCSG.Sport@dulwich-Singapore.edu.sg

Medical: nurses@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Friends of Dulwich: FoD@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Finance: invoice@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

IT Helpdesk: techsupport@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg

Events: events@dulwich-singapore.edu.sg
 

Website: singapore.dulwich.org

[Page Updated 26 June 2020]