We place equal emphasis on our students’ intellectual and personal development, encouraging them to learn from everything they do.
Our students are encouraged to take advantage of the co-curricular activities available at the College, to learn and develop new skills or devote time to an interest. We want our students to challenge themselves and venture beyond their comfort zones and give them opportunities to participate in trips to domestic and international destinations. This allows our students to experience a wide range of cultures in a learning environment that the classroom cannot always provide.
We believe strongly in delivering a holistic education, one offering opportunities for students to excel academically in their fields of interest while also developing skills needed in later life. As part of the Dulwich College International network of schools, Dulwich College Yangon students with an interest in the visual and performing arts will have opportunities to take part in a number of group events and trips. Our students’ engagement with communities, both inside and outside the College, broadens their experience and promotes a sense of social responsibility.
The College offers an extensive range of clubs and extra-curricular activities. These are offered on an optional basis as part of the tuition fees. In addition, a number of out-sourced providers offer activities such as ballet and martial arts at the College to complement the expertise of the staff. There is an additional charge for these activities.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, activities available across our two campuses include rugby, kendo, taekwondo, basketball, creative writing, orchestra, cooking, chess, choir and creative art. Activities are updated each term and cater for a wide range of talents and interests.
Language learning is an important part of our learning philosophy. We believe that learning a language is essential to understand the world and appreciate the subtleties of cultural differences. At the College, language learning goes beyond speaking, listening, reading and writing to involve workshops and activities that immerse students in the richness of the culture.
At the College all students study a comprehensive Mandarin language programme. Mandarin is taught as a foreign, second and native language and is streamed according to ability, from absolute beginner to native speaker.
We fully recognise the language and culture of our host country. Myanmar Studies lessons are provided for all students aged 5 to 11. The College will also offer an additional Myanmar language programme for those students already proficient in the language, allowing them to build expertise in their mother tongue.
Our students come from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We are able to support a percentage of students who are non-native English speakers. Students who require additional English language teaching to access the curriculum are provided with English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. Working closely with the class and subject teachers, our language specialists help students develop the skills necessary to complete their school work in English and benefit fully from all the College has to offer.