Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||25 students / class|
|Maximum||27 students / class|
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|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
Grade 7 to 9: 27 students per class
|Average number of students per class||
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Results in these examinations||
Average Score of graduates in 2015: 39.3 points
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Depends on the subject and grade level.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
DBS has a Gifted Education Committee.
Gifted Education Committee aims to bring out the potential in gifted or talented students. The mission is to explore and develop the potential of gifted students and provide them with opportunities to receive education at appropriate levels.
These aims and objectives will be accomplished by:
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Selected applicants will be asked to attend an interview in both English and Cantonese offered by the English and Chinese Departments. Applicants who are talented in sports and music may be invited to attend try-outs and auditions.
Students who have chosen French instead of Chinese will be exempted from the Cantonese interview.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Astronomy, aviation and transportation club, bridge club, business studies, chess, design and technology, robotics, environmental studies society, film and video society, golf, history, martial arts, math, meteorological and geographical society, modern music club, ocean and voyage club, orienteering, reading club, rope skipping, science, social services society, swimming, tennis
|Sports activities included||
Athletics, badminton, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, life saving, rugby, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Gymnasium, football field, running track, indoor swimming pool, 25 metre outdoor swimming pool, basketball court, 2 tennis courts.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The mission of Diocesan Boys' School stands as providing a liberal education based on Christian principles for the development of a whole person of good character, the acquisition of creative and critical thinking skills and the cultivation of multiple intelligence maximizing students' diverse talents. The school policy reassures its prime concern of equipping students with sound knowledge, worthy personal qualities, dynamic social and technical skills to achieve success in this rapidly advancing pluralistic society.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The school is to provide a well-balanced education for the development of a whole person through effective means and agreeable strategies. Teaching and learning under both the reformed local curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme aims to enable our students to excel their language and numerical abilities, to broaden their knowledge base and to possess capabilities of critical thinking, independent learning and interpersonal skills.
It is of equal importance to meet the needs of individual students while facilitating a whole-person development. Equal emphasis is placed on academic abilities, language skills, information technology, physical education and music. Through participation in the clubs, societies, interest groups, student organizations and school teams, students experience growth in areas in addition to their academic studies. Local and overseas exchange and service programmes are encouraged to enrich common knowledge and deepen the understanding of our world outside the classroom setting. The Boarding School, a unique DBS feature, aims at further fostering a strong sense of responsibility and self-discipline among students.