Monthly Archives: September 2015

Learn Decoupage

Posted by Peter MUIR

Year 7 students are invited to learn decoupage – an opportunity for you to be creative!

It also provides an opportunity to ‘upcycle’ – to reuse wasted material, turning items such as mooncake boxes, etc, to become useable containers


the activity will be held Tuesday lunchtimes (4-5 sessions starting in October).  Limited places are available. Getting involved in this activty may even develop into something more, with participations given the opportunity to become leaders in teaching younger DC students decoupage.

Interested students are requested to email Kate before 23 September. (Email address:


Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Collection

Posted by Peter MUIR

electronic wasteWEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) disposal poses a number of health risks that need to be adequately managed (including arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury and certain flame retardants).

There is a WEEE collection near the post office in DB this Saturday. See your lobby or management office for the notice of times. This opportunity doesn’t happen very often so please take advantage of it!

And why not explore this as a Community Engagement Project?  Investigation the issue and possible solutions for collection, and developing a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle WEEE.

DC Community Engagement Fair

Posted by Peter MUIR


Looking for ideas or opportunities for Community Engagement?

The DC Community Engagement Fair will involve NGOs, community organizations and DC students sharing details of their involvement in the community.  It aims to provide secondary DC students with the opportunity to learn about the work that is conducted by various organizations and the local issues that they aim to address, and inform students of the opportunities for them to get involved in as a part of both the IB Diploma (CAS) and IB MYP (Community Engagement) work.

DC students are encouraged to spend a few minutes visiting the stalls of exhibiters and asking questions about what they do, and what opportunities there are to join them in their work. Consider how you could connect with the NGOs and community groups as a part of your Community Engagement or CAS.

The DC Community Engagement fair will be held in the DC Foyer during Secondary lunch time (1.30-2.20pm) on Monday September 21.

Green Cobras looking for members

Posted by Peter MUIR

Are you interested in taking steps to make DC ‘greener’?

Keen to get involved in a meaningful Community Engagement project?
Here is your chance! The environmental problems of today are pretty important. Not only are they seriously impacting our world and our future, but they affect our lives on a daily basis.
1. Pollution? How many times have you looked out your classroom window and said “it’s a nice day”. Yeah, not too many.
2. Climate Change? The average temperature in Hong Kong has gone up by about 1.5ºC since 1885.
3. Overuse of resources? We in Hong Kong require the equivalent of 3.1 Earths for our resource consumption patterns.

The DC Green Cobras is looking for committed students who are keen to see changes in addressing environmental issues.  if you are interested in taking steps to improve these problems within our school environment, please email us at and we will send you an email detailing our first meeting.


DC’s Interact Club Inaugurated

Posted by Peter MUIR

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DC’s Interact Club was formally inaugurated this week.  President of the Rotary club of HK South, Micheal Wan (pictured), and District Assistant Governor Martin Roeth were present at the inauguration.  Interact is the student-led branch of Rotary, for those of 12 to 18 years of age who want to join in and tackle issues in their local communities and on a international basis. Each year incorporates several events and service opportunities across Hong Kong, with emphasis on two main projects, one local, and one global which can promote international understanding. Interact, and Rotary, like to stress it’s dislike for voluntourism and encourage sustainable humanitarian services that have a impact. Joining Rotary is a opportunity to connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills, as well as providing a platform for CAS.

Opportunity to join HKRFU Medical Team

Posted by Peter MUIR

HKRFU is offering an opportunity for ESF school students to gain valuable first aid training and on-field experience with their medical team.

Participating students will have a chance to become trained in sports first aid and subsequently put their skills into practice by attending rugby games and tournaments to provide immediate care to injured or ill players. Students will gain practical experience as they work alongside our pitch side medical team during the school rugby tournaments. Ideally students from the same school will form a ‘First Aid Team’ which will then be able to provide first aid cover for their own school as well as inter-school sports events. Teams will be supported and monitored throughout.

This is a great opportunity for any students interested in pursuing a sports science or medical career as they will meet and integrate with our multi-disciplinary team of sports scientists, conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians, doctors, nurses and paramedics.  For more information, please directly contact Lucy Clarke, HKRFU Head of Medical, on tel: 2992 3201 or Email:

UNICEF Young Envoys Programme

Posted by Peter MUIR

UNICEF Young Envoys Programme, launched by UNICEF HK in 1996, aims to provide a valuable opportunity for youngsters to explore global and local issues in relation to children’s rights to survival, protection, development and participation around the world.

The Programme enables local youngsters to understand better the difficulties and challenges children facing globally, and to partner with UNICEF to achieve the goal of ZERO suffering for children. Outstanding Young Envoys will be granted an opportunity to visit UNICEF work in the field in a developing country.  Recruitment of UNICEF Young Envoys Programme 2016 is now open, and the application deadline is 2 November 2015.  Click here for more details on how to apply for this meaningful opportunity.