From Our Head of College
Letter from Our Head of College
Dear Dulwich College Seoul Community,
It’s hard to believe it has already been a year since I landed in Korea along with my family to lead Dulwich College Seoul. At that time, we were in the thick of a global pandemic that was ravaging communities across the globe. I came inspired to lead the charge to foster the kind of leaders who are passionate, kind and driven to make the world more just, equitable and sustainable.
It goes without saying that the past year has been marked with monumental challenges. Students, teachers and parents alike grappled with remote learning, all the while being unable to see friends or family. Staff and parents worked to ensure students did not fall behind and stayed healthy in mind, body and spirit. Staff worked around the clock to protect the safety and well-being of our entire community.
Despite uncertainty and unprecedented hardship, however, I was heartened to see how each and every one of our students, parents, teachers and staff pulled together. People stepped up to help and checked in with each other whenever they could, demonstrating remarkable strength and compassion. And we are stronger for it.
As a parent and member of staff myself, I can appreciate that it was not easy for all involved by any measure. I have been immensely heartened and humbled to see our community tackling every challenge with grace and the utmost resilience.
I am personally energized by the strides we have made thanks to all of your hard work and support, and I am excited about what the next year will bring!
The new year will bring another gift – a new and improved website! We hope to launch in the fall and can’t wait for you to see it.
I would like to thank you for your unwavering support and trust throughout this unpredictable year. I bid farewell to the students and families who have graduated or are relocating. Best wishes in your new endeavours – please make sure to keep in touch. I wish you all a safe and healthy summer break with plenty of rest and relaxation.
As we tread carefully toward some semblance of normalcy, I look forward to seeing everyone ready for a fresh and exciting new academic year, replenished and renewed from the holiday.
If you are new to the DCSL community or simply wanting to get a closer feel for the College, please do take the time to explore the different areas of our website.
With my gratitude and best wishes,
Gudmundur Hegner Jonsson
Head of College
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Safeguarding Message from Our Head of College
From the Dulwich College Seoul Philosophy and Objectives:
"At Dulwich College Seoul we believe that students come first by ensuring that we provide a safe and stimulating environment."
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Dulwich College International (DCI) schools define safeguarding as the way in which we provide a safe and effective environment so that all our children can fully develop and learn. We take every step to ensure that children in our care are protected.
In putting students first in all that we do, the issues of safeguarding and child protection are of paramount importance in Dulwich College International schools. As a world-class organisation with a strong moral purpose, we make certain that every step is taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each child in our care.
We believe that children should be respected and their views heard and that it is our responsibility to ensure that each child forms stable relationships with adults, built on trust and consistent support for children's individual needs. This approach guides the behaviour of all professionals in our schools. Our child centred approach to safeguarding is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We have adopted an open and accepting attitude towards children's concerns as a part of our responsibility for pastoral care. We aim to create an environment where parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns and will view our College as a safe place if there are any issues either in or out of College.
Full details of our College Safeguarding Policy can be found in safeguarding related sections of this website and in our Parent Portal.
Gudmundur Hegner Jonsson
Head of College