OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCES

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INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES
Over 50 extracurricular activities

UNIQUE AND BESPOKE OPPORTUNITIES

The After School Activities (ASA) program at DHS is designed to allow students the freedom to discover and develop lifelong passions, maintain a healthy body and mind, extend, and apply their classroom knowledge, and provide a link to give back to the community. We provide a wide range of ASA opportunities to let our students develop intellect, character, and health in a safe and welcoming environment. 
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What do our global collaborations offer students?

Each of these partnerships will be introduced in 2022

The Juilliard School
Our collaboration with the world’s most renowned arts institution enriches our students’ love of dance, drama and music.
UNICEF
Students are challenged to make a difference locally and globally by tackling the Sustainable Development Goals.
MORE ABOUT OUR COLLABORATIONS

ACTIVITIES FOR EVERY STUDENT

Whether indoors, outdoors, or in the pool, our first-class facilities provide opportunities for achievement, excellence, health, and wellbeing. 
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Intramural Sports
A club for students looking to participate in competitive athletics.  
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Intramural Sports
Students will be placed on age and skill-appropriate teams, coached by our secondary students, playing on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  
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Basketball
A great opportunity to try something different and get involved in a fast-paced, physical activity.  
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Basketball
Basketball ensures year-round team sports, taking place in the indoor gymnasium. The professional equipment allows our students to play national level games.   
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Sports Club
We will be bringing the Olympic events to DHS.  
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Sports Club
In this activity we will be learning various sports and activities, forming into teams, and competing to win the “gold.” 
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Swimming
Our 25-metre pool provides the best opportunity for your child to learn lifesaving skills and to swim with confidence.  
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Swimming
All students are given every opportunity to excel. Not only does our swim program provide a healthy lifestyle choice for students, it also allows them to learn a skill that could help save or assist others.  
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Female Fitness
A safe and inclusive environment for all students to develop lifelong habits of health and wellbeing. 
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Female Fitness
Students get excited and have fun in our female fitness group where they challenge themselves, laugh and work together to develop strength, mobility, and endurance   All fitness levels are welcome. 
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Table Tennis
This course aims to cultivate kids’ interest in playing this fast-paced indoor sport.  
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Table Tennis
We stimulate students' potential through physical fitness and coordination training. Through a "positive discipline" teaching method, students can develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and the ability to solve problems by themselves. 
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Mindful Movement (Yoga)
Primary school students will learn the foundations of yoga through engaging movement activities.  
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Mindful Movement (Yoga)
Making different shapes with their bodies through games and songs, students will learn how to regulate their bodies and focus their minds in conjunction with learning the meaning of mindfulness. They will engage in individual and partner work. 
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Dance
Physical coordination and self-expression can be improved while your child learns.  
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Dance
Students have the chance to discover the history and movement behind influential dance pieces while exploring their own dexterity and musical tastes.  
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNITY

At DHS, we believe that our community service programs provide students with the opportunity to become active members of their larger community, develop critical life skills and knowledge while making a difference in the lives of those in need.  

Auntie Wang’s Elderly Home Project – Students assessed the needs of the elderly residents and, among other things, spearheaded a successful food drive, brought together a group of student volunteers to make warm blankets and visited regularly to read books to the senior citizens. 

No Plastic Bag Club - With sustainability in mind, students involved in this volunteer program focused on educating their classmates on the importance of maintaining a healthy environment by eliminating the use of plastic bags. 

Accenture Computer Distribution Committee  – A group of DAIS students and teachers came together to distribute donated computers to elementary and secondary students in need living near the school.  

ARTS

DHS offers a quality visual and performing arts program, allowing students to foster lifelong learning skills including collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication and problem solving. 
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Ballet
The opportunity to dance with former professional ballet dancer Kara Harvey. 
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Ballet
Students will engage in creative movement while learning the fundamentals of ballet in a nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment. 
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Band Practice
Students prepare to entertain their audience on stage. 
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Band Practice
Students with an interest in music are invited to start a band, with help from the school they’ll have the chance to collaborate and put on a show. 
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Creative Painting
Nurturing talent, encouraging focus and self-expression. 
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Creative Painting
The course covers clay painting (plane, solid), ceramic craft (clay sculpture), creative painting (drawing with color pens, colored pencils, and oil pastels), and traditional Chinese painting.  
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Makerspace
Your child will get the chance to learn practical skills using their hands.  
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Makerspace
Building projects designed to teach the basics of woodworking, or a teacher driven alternative, that we can build upon for the future.  
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Acoustic Guitar Club
A group for beginners and experts coming together to develop their musical skills. 
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Acoustic Guitar Club
This ASA Acoustic Guitar Club welcomes those of all skill levels.  Students will learn basic open chord shapes, the basics of strumming patterns, and songs of their choice. 
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Chinese Culture
We cultivate students’ cultural identity and understanding through art and literature. 
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Chinese Culture
Projects aren’t just traditional concepts on paper, but a real way for children to touch, feel, enjoy, make, and connect with their culture.  
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Cultural Movie Club
A club for students who love to watch, discuss, and learn new and exciting things about other countries and cultures through movies. 
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Cultural Movie Club
Throughout the sessions, we will watch fun and educational films about different cultures and their traditions. We will also complete exciting projects and activities related to what we learn from each film. 
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Game Design
A chance to undertake the process of conceiving, designing, and coding a video game. 
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Game Design
Students will work in groups to create game mechanics and art. Working with the instructor to plan project goals and milestones to ensure success. As a year-end capstone, students will export games for the DHS community to enjoy. 
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If feeling art is a process of enjoying myself, then performing art is a process of showing myself.
Jin Pengxi
Grade 10

AMAZING EXPEDITIONS

Life-changing trips that build understanding, character, and friendships. 
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Chaoyang Service Trip
Citizenship Expedition
In 2018, a group of DHS students went to a small village school near Chaoyang, Liaoning province.  
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Chaoyang Service Trip
DHS students spent quality time with the local children, getting to know them through play, conversation, and teaching them kids English, Chinese, art, and music. At the end of the trip, the volunteers felt a sense of accomplishment as they had not only made a difference in the lives of the children they met, but they also grew as individuals.
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Anbo Ski Trip
Local Expedition
Students have the opportunity to participate in this trip each year.  
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Anbo Ski Trip
The annual Anbo Mountain ski trip is a yearly highlight for our students and staff as they engage in outdoor sporting activities together and enjoy the picturesque landscape on a beautiful winter day in the Dalian area.
MUN
Model United Nations Trips
National Expedition
A great opportunity for students from different schools to discuss international situations. 
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Model United Nations Trips
By participating in MUN conferences students work on finding solutions to some of the current problems the world is facing, participate in debates, build leadership skills, and utilize critical thinking skills to resolve ongoing international issues. It is events like this that help students gain social and emotional experiences outside of the normal hours of school. The Model United Nations program at DAIS helps to create well-rounded students and responsible global citizens.  
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Local Museum Field Trips
Local Expedition

Students have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom environment.  

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Local Museum Field Trips
The main goal of this trip is to learn about the human and natural resources of Liaoning province, to see real world examples of human impact on the environment, and to deepen students’ understanding about how public spaces, like parks, help to shape communities. 
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