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We hosted our first Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference (KAIAC) Volleyball fixture against Korea Kent Foreign School. The atmosphere in the Gym was electric due to a surge of supporters who were here to enjoy the Welcome Back Picnic festivities.

Both the boys and girls High School (U18) teams have worked exceptionally hard with Mr Barry since we have been back at school, and to excellent effect. The girls lost their match, but played some good rallies and obtained some valuable experience on-court. The boys managed to take their match to 4 sets, where they eventually lost 3-1. It was fantastic to see that three out of the four sets went were won or lost by a two point margin. I am sure that, with intense practice and determination, both the boys and girls will manage some excellent results this season.

Mr Lorne Barnard
Director of Sport / PS Head of Shackleton
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9/14/17
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There was a focus upon our anti-bullying behaviours last week in school, culminating in a Pink Day of Dress on Friday.

One reason we wear pink on Pink Day is to show corporate solidarity against the cruelty of bullying: it could be blue, yellow, orange but we choose pink to follow a true story. A few decades ago, there was a young person who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt (or was it because he was gay?) and his friends at school decided to join in pink in support of him. This act was copied in other schools and since then the colour pink has been used symbolically to focus minds upon the countering of bullies.

A second reason for a group action is that it provides a focus across the whole school for conversations and direction on what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in civilised communities. At the start of a school year, it is important to reinforce important messages like this. Some suggest we address bullying up-front because there is a serious problem – no, we address bullying up front to sensitise all of our community to its potential harm. Any school, company, institution that suggests they have zero bullying is being naïve or dishonest – these are the organisations where you should have most concern.

Another reason for group action is to add diversity and colour (pink in this case!) to students’ lives in order to create stories for them to tell. Today contributes another small piece of a jigsaw puzzle leading towards our ambition of graduating socialised, interesting people with whom others want to spend time, be that at university, at work or as friends. At our school, being an interesting person will always be a worthy complement to academic achievement.
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The Quadra staff sometimes go above and beyond in the cafeteria with their food presentation.
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Thank you to all who made it out to the Welcome Back Picnic. It was great to see so many faces, both new and old, making the most of the lovely weather and enjoying the first major social event of the school year.
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A big thank you to NamSeoul Church for helping us to make this panoramic image of our school. They generously gave us a guided tour of their roof.
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Dulwich College Seoul Students at the Lindenbaum Harvard Festival

It was a great pleasure for representatives from Dulwich College Seoul to be involved with the 2017 Lindenbaum Harvard Festival. Heilani K, Judith L and I took part in this week-long Orchestra Festival, culminating in performances at the Goyang Arum Nori Arts Centre and in the Korean DMZ. It is a festival intended to show a desire for peace through musical performance. It was particularly special to be able to perform the traditional Korean song Arirang outdoors in the DMZ last Saturday 12 August with the full orchestra and choir facing to the North.

The festival director, Mr Hyung Joon Won, has been running this festival for many years. It is his goal to one day be able to hold joint performances with North Korean musicians.

This prominent festival was featured on several news channels, including:
CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/…/playlists/intl-latest-world-videos/

OBS
http://m.obs.co.kr/news_view.php?id=1056122#_enliple

Whilst mainly focused on the performances, the Festival also gave students the opportunity to work with students from the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra; an orchestra comprised of students from Harvard University, and one of the oldest orchestras in the USA. Students had the opportunity to learn about life at a leading university, entry procedures/requirements and the importance of being able to show full involvement and leadership within extracurricular activities in interviews.

As well as the musicians from Harvard, several professional musicians from the KBS Symphony Orchestra also joined us. Our conductors were Maestros Adriel Kim and Sang Kyoung Kim. Sang Kyoung Kim is the director of the famous Chung-Choon Choir.

It was a great music festival and a great way to express our desire for peace.

Mr James Pickering
Head of Music
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Please enjoy this time-lapse video we made of the extensive refurbishment work we conducted over the summer (best with sound). Our Headmaster, Graeme Salt, is available to accompany current and prospective parents on a tour of the school’s new facilities. Please contact his assistant, Helen Chung (helen.chung@dulwich-seoul.kr) to book in.

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Dr Joe Spence, Master of Dulwich College in London, on the Dulwich Commonwealth of Schools.

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Last Year, Ella and Gwyneth were recognised in the school for taking action. The girls decided not to have birthday parties and instead donated the money to help some less fortunate children in Mongolia gain access to education.

Using the funds that would have otherwise gone to having birthday parties, to provide education has become an annual tradition for the girls and will continue every year. Both girls have set up scholarships called the Hopeful Ella and Fly High with Gwyneth funds that provided tuition this year to two Mongolian students named Sara and Toopsynbayar. This year the girls have been corresponding with the students and we have been updated on their incredible progress. These are some pictures of the students participating in a Korean speaking competition in which they were highly awarded.

Their scholarships also made a donation to the Love North Korean Children organisation by giving up one Christmas gift from their list.

Well done, once again, for taking action girls!

Mr Jamie McNamara
Deputy Head of Primary (Curriculum)
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