Our Pun Hlaing campus opened a brand new Middle School building ready for the start of the 2017/2018 academic year. The new building features an extended grass sports field, fully-equipped science labs, art and design rooms, specialist classrooms, a café, 350-seat black box theatre, middle school library and a second, larger, outdoor covered sports area.
The launch of this new state-of-the-art facility also coincided with some major upgrades to the current Early Years and Junior School buildings. The Early Years classrooms have been extended and an 'Early Years' library has been added. The Junior School now has a food technology classroom and all Junior School students benefit from the specialist teaching areas in the Middle School building.
The students at both of our campuses have already begun to benefit from our 'One College, Many Campuses' approach, most recently with our Pun Hlaing campus hosting students from the Star City campus for a friendly sports event against another school.
Our Star City campus is now open! The founding students arrived for their first day of school on Monday 21st August at the purpose-built campus, set in the landscaped surroundings of the Star City development.
The new campus features dedicated indoor and outdoor learning spaces for DUCKS (age 2 – 6), Junior School (7 – 10) and Senior School (11 – 13). The school opens with a faculty of experienced teachers, many of whom have joined us from other Dulwich Colleges around the world.
The founding cohort of students is made up of 12 different nationalities from Toddler to Year 8, with students joining us from all over Yangon. We wish all the best to these students for the coming academic year; students who are now very much a part of the Dulwich College Yangon story.
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 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