Magic Bus Myanmar is a charity working in impoverished areas in Hlaing Thayar and Thanlyin townships, the townships where our two campuses are located.
Magic Bus Myanmar is the first initiative supported by the Dulwich International School's Foundation (DISF) and is wholly funded by the Foundation. Magic Bus provides an activity-based curriculum that offers children living in poverty the opportunity to control the way they view the world, the freedom to choose the role they will play in it, and the power to define their own destiny. The end goal of Magic Bus is poverty alleviation.
Based in our Star City Admissions Office, the Magic Bus Myanmar team has grown to three members of full-time staff, overseen by Magic Bus based in India. The focus of their efforts has begun in Thanlyin township, where the team have started to identify youth leaders in 21 communities. Training began recently in Thanlyin township and some of the Dulwich College Yangon team visited to experience the program first hand.
The British Ambassador to Burma, His Excellency Andrew Patrick, visited the site of our Star City campus for a 'hard-hat' tour of the facilities as they near completion. Accompanied by Headmaster Daryl Orchard and Project Director Richard Barnard, The Ambassador was incredibly enthusiastic about the new building and the change Dulwich College Yangon will have on Myanmar.
'I can say without any contradiction that these facilities will be the best facilities of any school in Myanmar.' The Ambassador remarked when addressing media after the tour; 'I am very pleased that we have one of Britain's best schools opening here in Star City, Dulwich College is a very famous school in the United Kingdom but they also have a great reputation for the schools that they operate in the region.'
He went on to comment on the work the DCY team has already begun with the local community; '...I know that Dulwich is heavily committed to working with the community, and to working with local schools, to spread the benefits of Dulwich College well beyond just the pupils who attend the school'
Dulwich College Yangon has launched our ‘inside the classroom’ video series, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse inside of a classroom at Dulwich College Yangon. Each video will focus on a different subject at our College, with the initial videos shot in our Pun Hlaing campus.
View the first of the series below, a look inside the science lab with Dr Baker.
From Sunday 26 March 2017 to Wednesday 29 March 2017, students from Dulwich College Yangon attended the first ever Primary Games in Singapore.
The Primary Games is a sporting competition attended by all Colleges in the Dulwich College International (DCI) network, attended by schools from Myanmar, Singapore, China and Korea.
DCY students took part in Football, Basketball, Swimming and Netball competitions held at Dulwich College (Singapore) and an Athletics competition which was held at Clementi Stadium. DCY students performed very well and earnt achievements in the 60-metre sprint and basketball events, a DCY student was even voted as best player out of more than 400 students.
It was an excellent opportunity for our students to interact and compete with students from a variety of countries and Colleges across the DCI network.
See below for a selection of photos from the day.
Dulwich College Yangon hosted a Big British Sports Day at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Yangon. The Residence was hosting a 'Big British Day Out' and Dulwich provided British style games, activities and a 'Wimbledon' tea tent. The school Choir also performed on the main stage in the afternoon.
Students across the Dulwich College International (DCI) network are already receiving offers to continue their studies at some of the best universities around the world.
This year’s graduating classes have received offers to attend leading institutions in the US including Yale University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and Barnard College. Those students looking to study in the UK have received offers from leading Russell Group universities including: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Bristol, Durham University, King’s College London, Imperial College London, University College London, and the University of Warwick.
Heather Pineda said: “I am extremely proud of what we do for students. Our comprehensive approach to university counselling promotes student development and personal planning throughout their time at our campuses. We ensure all our students have the skills to thrive academically and socially at their chosen university and beyond. We provide comprehensive information early on and assist students as they build personal profiles and portfolios. When students begin Senior School they are introduced to a comprehensive and tailored university and career planning – the Dulwich Success Plan. This ensures students are well informed, well prepared global citizens and strong candidates for the best universities in the world.”
Top universities are selecting a small number of students from a large pool of academically successful candidates. Significant numbers of students receiving offers from some of the best universities in the world demonstrates the strength of the extracurricular provision and support offered to students at the Dulwich College International schools.
Heather Pineda will be visiting Dulwich College Yangon in March, and will talk about the approach to university counselling present in all DCI schools. Contact the school on email@example.com for more information on her visit or to learn more about university preparation at Dulwich College Yangon.
On 17 January 2017, Dulwich College Yangon hosted the first session of a 6-week programme on parent-child attachment. The programme is run by Certified and Accredited Child Therapist, Wailee Kiu, for parents, guardians and carers.
The objective of this course is to provide parents and guardians with the confidence and skills to interact with and care for their child effectively. A skilled parent contributes to the child’s healthy growth and development, and a happier child learns better at school.
The course offers a safe and playful environment where experiential learning supports the structured lessons. It uses the latest research on early attachment, neuroscience, and child development as well as principles of Play Therapy and Filial Play. It is conducted in English and Burmese. Please contact the front desk for more information on the course.
Students attend their first choice university
Teachers are British
Different Nationalities are represented in our diverse student body
Fixtures played by our sports teams so far this academic year
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As of August 2016, Pun Hlaing International School is now operating as Dulwich College Yangon.
Dulwich College Yangon will be split over two campuses in Yangon, with our sister campus based in Star City, Thanlyin. We are incredibly excited about being a part of the Dulwich College family of schools.
I look forward to welcoming you to Dulwich College Yangon soon.
Head of School
Dulwich College Yangon, Pun Hlaing campus