Attention: a message from the Superintendent of ISG. During the holy month of Ramadan, all ISG schools will reduce their hours of operation. DBGS hours will be 07:30 – 13:30 (all staff) and 08:00 – 13:00 (all students). We will re-issue this advice nearer to the time. Thank you.

First Saudi Woman to Climb Mount Everest Visits DBGS

On Thursday 13th of January, blogger of Foodie in Arabia Suzanne Greenfield organised a visit from a special guest to DBGS Year 5, who came to give them a presentation on how she became the first Saudi woman and the youngest Arab person to scale to the peak of Mount Everest.

As well as showing footage of her climb, Raha Moharrak spent time answering an array of inquisitive questions, and was also kind enough to sign t-shirts presented by Koita milk.
Year 5 also had the opportunity to meet entrepreneur Mustafa Koita who founded Koita, a programme for organic foods. He spoke to the children about the importance of organic foods. Special thanks to Paul Greenfield from Tamimi Markets for generously supplying Koita organic chocolate milk and cookies to the children during this event.
The visit was certainly an inspirational one not just for the year group, but for those who are preparing to climb to base camp with Mr Hardcastle in the Easter break.

Nepal Trip Spring 2017

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A sequel to the highly successful 2016 trip

Make a commitment to act!

Be compassionate and mindful

Come and help support the rebuilding of Bhumi Devi school in Nepal

When: 30th March – 7th April  (first week of spring break)

8-day trip SR 8500

3 gorgeous hikes in beautiful surroundings

camping, hotel and tea houses   

Visiting Historical sites in Nuwakot

Exploring  Kathmandu

Community service painting a school, planting trees

Cultural programme and teaching

White water rafting

Deposit of SR 2000 by January 18th, 2017  

See Ms Cannon or Mr Monaghan

canno.r.02@isg.edu.sa

Foundation Stage 1&2 End of 2016 Celebration

The Foundation Stage of DBGS had their end of 2016 celebration outdoors with games, songs and picnics. Children gathered for a potluck picnic yesterday, and a picnic on the lovely green grass today during lunchtime! During the potluck picnic which took place yesterday, the children happily joined in singing first with their teachers before enjoying the variety of food and snacks. Today, the children were likewise delighted to share another picnic time experience with their teachers. Happy picnic times!

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Upcoming House Activities

Key Stage 2 will be introducing a house point system after the winter break; meaning children will now be collecting both individual and team merits when they have been working hard and doing good deeds. The children voted on new houses names and spent some time designing posters, writing powerful slogans and mottos, and one team even created their own dance routine! From January, the teams will now be:

Green – Cheetahs

Red – Alligators

Yellow – Sharks

Blue – Eagles

Each week the winning house will be announced in assembly, with the winning team each term awarded the house point trophy.

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Santa’s Grotto

Santa came to visit DBGS on Sunday and Monday, setting up his grotto in the community room. He was visited by all the classes from Foundation up to Year 6 and found the children extremely polite and kind.

Children were able to complete a myriad of activities, including crosswords and word searches, whilst their friends went and spoke with Santa, telling him of all the good deeds that they have done this year. By the sounds of it your houses should be sparkling with tidy bedrooms and polished dishes.

Santa had a splendid time and left for the North Pole on Monday afternoon feeling privileged to have met such a wonderful group of children. He was particularly pleased by the array of cards the children presented him with.

FS2 Blue Visit to Mrs Maghraby’s Class

FS2 Blue class was invited to visit Mrs. Heba Maghraby’s Biology and Chemistry class in DHS as well as the BIG kids’ science building. This allowed children to discuss the meanings of Biology and Chemistry, and to explore the various parts of our bodies with Mrs. Maghraby’s students besides learning about the human skeleton, organs and how they fit in our bodies. The visit additionally allowed the class to observe different human skulls, and how they have changed throughout time. The children even got to see fossils of a sea horse, a starfish and a grasshopper!
FS2 children also had the opportunity to consider how to keep their bodies healthy, what to eat and how to keep their bodies clean. They looked at parasite cells under the microscope, and learned the importance of washing fruits and vegetables very well before eating them.
The children got to wear special goggles as they learned about chemical reactions. They made elephant toothpaste and, when they touched and smelled it, realized it was foamy rather than pasty, and smelled soapy instead of minty! Their hands turned orange for about a minute and back to their normal skin colour. What a cool scientific experiment!
We would like to thank Mostafa’s Mum, Mrs. Heba Maghraby and her students Laial, Aaron and Hassan. We can’t wait to be invited again! : )