Library

"Starting with the youngest, we believe in inspiring and promoting reading for pleasure, so that every child will become an independent lifelong reader. Children are innately curious and we endeavour to support their enthusiasm for learning by guiding and teaching strategies for handling information" Patricia Chandler, DUCKS Librarian




Our College Libraries are at the heart of the College as a 21st century resource supporting and enhancing teaching and learning and also encouraging the development of independent learning and critical thinkingThe libraries are staffed by professionally qualified Teacher Librarians, assisted by Library Assistants and teams of Student Library Assistants. There are separate libraries in DUCKS, Junior School and Senior School and Students are welcome to visit and borrow from any of them. 

"We are committed to finding That Book which will be the hook that starts a child on the journey to being a lifelong reader. But not only are our libraries about the wonderful world of books, they are also about seeing our students reading, researching, collaborating and relaxing." Sarah Mounsey, Junior School Librarian



 

We have a developing stock of nearly 30,000 items including fiction, non-fiction, reference books, periodicals, newspapers, textbooks, revision guides, online encyclopedias, e-books, DVDs, CDs and a number of online databases. The stock is catalogued by the Dewey Decimal classification system and all students are taught to become confident users, proficient at locating suitable resources using this internationally used system. The web-based catalogue Destiny is accessible via the student portal and as a mobile app, Destiny Quest, allowing staff, students and parents to access the catalogue whenever they need in order to both reserve and review items. 

"It is essential that the Library be considered the hub of the College. The place that Students and Teachers go to read, research and relax" Jane Hayes, Senior School Librarian

 

We organise annual book events and hold both internal and external competitions. Students are encouraged to engage with the Library and its facilities to stay in touch with new books, current news and competitions. Dulwich College (Singapore) clearly embraces the ethos that providing our community with well resourced Library facilities run by enthusiastic and well experienced Staff will take us to the Moon!

"The Library is where you can be yourself - and hundreds of others!" Lottie, Year 7

 


 


    • DULWICH COLLEGE (SINGAPORE)
    • 71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8
    • Singapore, 658966

    • CPE Registration Number: 201027137D
    • Period of Registration: 09-01-2016 to 08-01-2020

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Our Heritage

The close collaboration among our Colleges stimulates innovation and encourages an international outlook, which we believe provides students an advantage in the future they will face. The result is a community where academic ability is nourished, creativity is valued, diversity is celebrated and inspiration is paramount.

Our Facilities

Our College campus is an expression of our learning philosophy. We offer an educational environment designed to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students. 

Our Approach to Learning

Our students experience the very best of a British Independent School education, which is holistic, academically challenging and adapted to meet the individual needs of our international family.

Dual Language Learning for the 21st Century

We recognise the importance of competency and fluency in a second language. To this end, we are committed to a dual language approach in DUCKS (age 1 - 7) where children are taught in both English and Mandarin. Students in DUCKS and Junior School receive daily Chinese classes which are streamed according to their ability.

One College, Many Campuses -
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Information relating to the Dulwich College (Singapore) admissions experience can be found here. Would you like your child to follow in the footsteps of so many eminent Old Alleynians? (as past students of all Dulwich Colleges are known)

Seeking Fellow Professionals

Innovative, committed, child-centred professionals are required to drive our school forward to make it one of the very best in South East Asia and beyond. Do you have what it takes to join the Dulwich College (Singapore) family and shape the future?

 

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