The DAIS Student Council will be selling Valentine Grams to celebrate the holiday that everybody loves, Valentines Day. The Valentines Grams will be sold on February 5 to 12th during morning recess and after school. This year the Valentine Grams will either have pencils or candy included and will be delivered to that special someone on Wednesday, Feb.14th. The cost for each Valentine Gram will be 200 Tenge. Show that special someone that you care for them and help to support student council.
Please note that if students purchase Valentine Grams for someone outside the school (ie. mom/dad, little sister/brother) the Valentine will be delivered to the student for them to take home.
Student Council Dance – Feb 16th – 7:30-10:00pm
Students from grades 5-8 are invited to attend a dance party sponsored by DAIS Student Council. We are extending an invitation to QSI students to join in on the fun. Cost of admission will be KZT 1000 and pizza and soft drinks will be available. Please stay tuned for more information.
The Student Council will be hosting the Fall Festival this year on Saturday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the DAIS Gym. Everyone is invited, so dig out your favorite costume and plan to join us for some Halloween fun. Admission fee is 2000 Tenge. The Fall Festival is open to children of all ages. Trick or Treating will follow the Fall Festival beginning at 6:30pm and will end at 8:00 pm.
As an added bonus to our Student Council game booths, a group of parents have offered to organize a bouncy castle, maze challenge and additional Halloween activities for children PreK-Grade 2 in the Gym. After the Festival, students in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to make their way through a Haunted Dostyk House, if they dare. The Haunted House, which will be set up in a separate location is being planned and overseen by parents. The Haunted House invites students from grade 3-5 between 6:00-6:30pm and grade 6-8 students from 6:30 –7:00pm. We wonder who will have more fun, the organizers or the participants?
Finally, if you would like to participate and have children Trick-or-Treat at your house, please place a pumpkin in your GARAGE window and leave a light on. You can find copies of the pumpkin at the Liaison Desk.
The annual pumpkin carving event has been a long-standing tradition at DAIS. Each year we marvel at the creativity and the artistry highlighted in the various pumpkin creations.
The themes this year are:
The time line between our return to school post Fall Break and the Halloween Festival is less than one week. To allow your family the maximum time to plan and create a family masterpiece, the pumpkins will be available at the school on Monday, October 23rd after1:00pm.
The sky is the limit – be as innovative and creative as you wish. Props, accessories, clothes etc., can be incorporated into your design
On Friday morning, October 27th, families should deliver pumpkins to school and place them on the tables provided. Pumpkins will remain on display through the day for public viewing and judging. Please be sure to label your pumpkin with your family’s name.
Pumpkins can go home at the end of the day on Friday or be donated for use by our student council as decorations for their Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct 28th in the Gym.
This Thursday, our middle school students will be leaving for their first ever GIN Conference, hosted by Hong Kong Academy. Global Issues Network(GIN) is a network of over 500 international schools working to empower youths to collaborate and take action in addressing global issues. Regional conferences are held annually by different host schools, and the conferences are usually student-led and student-organized.
This 2017 GIN Conference offers our students opportunities to participate in interactive workshops, share their passion, learn from others, and visit some of the local projects. Topics range from conservation of wetlands to organic farming to marine plastic pollution. The two-day conference promises to be packed with stimulating experiences.
Our middle school students will also enjoy the best of what Hong Kong has to offer. Highlights include a food tour, temple visits, science museum, the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, and the famous harbor cruise.