Monthly Archives: August 2017

Join the DC Green Cobras!

Posted by Peter MUIR

What will our planet look like in 100 years?

In the best case scenario ocean levels will rise just under one meter, this may not seem like much but it will still be enough to displace over 4 million people. The ocean will warm and acidify as it absorbs a third of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Unchecked climate change will cause draught over about 40% of habitable land.

Have a look at the video to gain some idea of how this will effect people

So what can you do? Listen to the advice given in the video and start at the root! Start with yourself and our school. Join the Green Cobras to make the school a better place!

Students from Year 7-11 are welcome to join the Green Cobras as we are looking for as many members as possible. We are group of students aiming to constantly make DC a greener environment.

We will be setting up an information booth in the G/F foyer from Aug 30 (Wednesday) to Sep 5 (Tuesday) before school. Feel free to ask about our current aims and accomplishments from the past year. Please email if you are interested in joining.

The Green Cobras

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DC Sunshine Action Club

Posted by Peter MUIR

Are you interested in joining a club that can contribute to CE, CAS, and the community in Hong Kong?

Sunshine Action is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that aims to support those will limited access to resources or services in Hong Kong as well as other countries. It could be said that it is the smallest charity organisation in HK, with only ONE PERSON handling everything, which is why this organisation needs YOUR help!

DC’s Sunshine Action Club intends to support Sunshine Action through promoting its events, coming up and developing ideas and also getting into direct contact with those that need your help by participating in Sunshine Action’s events (eg. food distributing).

Some roles and requirements in Sunshine Charity Club may include but are not limited to:

  • Regular attendance is a must

  • Poster designing, taking photos or creating a film of Sunshine Action events

  • Writing posts on CE blog, bulletin and explorer about Sunshine Charity

  • Promote this event (tell your friends and family, take advantage of social media!)

  • Participate in at least 1 Sunshine Charity event (bring some friends!)

Please email Adrian at if you are interested in joining. Click here to read more about Sunshine Action.

Powered By Youth Forum 2017

Posted by Peter MUIR

Registration is open for the annual Powered By Youth Forum. Organised by Kids4Kids, the Powered by Youth (PBY) focuses on developing well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders who excel in being change-makers, taking action, and supporting the community.

In the annual 2-day forum, students aged 12-17 take part in ‘Power Groups’ focusing on personal strengths, and ‘Passion Groups’ targeting social issues. Groups then create Community Act!on Projects, go through ‘Step Up’ workshops on pitching, writing advocacy, articulating personal values, and creative messaging. Finally, they pitch to a judging panel for a chance to bring their ideas to life. Successful projects join Act!on for a Cause and are allocated seed funding and a Kids4Kids mentor to help deliver the project and measure its impact.

Click here for more details about the event and how to register.

Applications open for Community Engagement Captains 2017-18

Posted by Peter MUIR

An exciting leadership opportunity for students keen to develop their leadership skills, and help further develop Community Engagement at DC.

Students in Years 7-12 are invited to apply for a Community Engagement Captains position. The Community Engagement (CE) Captains will consist of elected student members who will play a role in managing and developing Discovery College’s CE activities.

This leadership opportunity will enable successful applicants to develop communication skills, skills in promotion and marketing, organisational skills, and foster information literacy and social capital.

The CE Captain’s role will include:

  • Encourage and support student CE efforts
  • Promote CE activities within the school
  • Assist in developing and reviewing a DC CE plan
  • Authorize proposals for student run CE events
  • Approve student proposals for CE clubs in the school
  • Liaise with Secondary leadership team about CE activities
  • Communicate CE activities to parents and the broader community
  • Prepare annual CE reports
  • Contribute to a review of DC’s efforts in CE
  • Where applicable, representing DC at external CE events
  • Meeting fortnightly with the Community Engagement Coordinator

Successful applicants will have:

  • Demonstrated development in each of the IB Learner profile attributes
  • Be able to commit to attend fortnightly meetings
  • A willingness to commit to Community Engagement

To apply for this position, please submit this form. Two student representatives from each of Years 7-12 will be chosen as CE Captains.

DB Green 10 year anniversary beach cleanup

Posted by Peter MUIR

HKRFU Medical staff training

Posted by Peter MUIR

HKRFU is offering an opportunity for ESF students to receive first aid training and on-field experience in providing medical assistance with their medical team.

Participating students will have a chance to become trained in sports first aid, and then gain valuable practical experience as they work alongside the medical team at various rugby games and tournaments with the HKRU’s medical team.

More details can be found here, while here is the programme outline.