Speech Day is a long-standing Dulwich tradition and an important fixture in the academic calendar. It is a formal award ceremony attended by all Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi staff and students, providing the opportunity to recognise those students who have made outstanding achievements in all areas of College life; from academics, sports and music to service, student leadership and overall contribution to the College community.
“The end of the academic year is a time for celebrating achievement. Our students can be proud of the progress that they have made. Achievement can be viewed in many different ways. Some measures are tangible, like exam results and report cards. Others are intangible, like the growing mastery of a concept or increased confidence in an area of difficulty. Speech Day awards are presented to students who have made a difference to the life of the College. They are about a lot more than individual achievement. It is nice to win a prize, and competition is a fact of life. However, the best motivation comes from within. I would encourage our students to take time to reflect on the past year. What made a difference? What worked? What needs to change? These are important questions because learning is a journey that continues. There will be ups and downs, successes and failures. That is why effort and resilience are such important qualities”
Awards are giving in the following categories:
Earhart Endeavour Awards
Amelia Earhart was a pioneering aviator, who was one of the original inspirations for the Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi House system. The Earhart Endeavour Awards are presented to students who have demonstrated a positive effort, attitude and work ethic over the course of the year. Consideration is given to rates of progress, behavior for learning and a positive contribution to class culture.
These students make a huge effort in their class work, and contribute positively to their class environment. These students are not afraid to make mistakes, and embody a growth mindset in all they do. As winners of the Earhart Endeavour Award, these students show perseverance and determination and face challenge bravely. These students are incredibly organised, demonstrating comprehensive learning plans and always seeking to clarify and understand their learning challenges.
This year’s Earhart Endeavour Award winners are;
Yap S, Year 12
Vaishu S, Year 10
Chesna W, Year 9
Tianle G, Year 8
Sean B, Year 7
Jing R, Year 6 Chimeras
Aimer M, Year 5 Gryphons
Shuhan Y, Year 5 Phoenix
Clair L, Year 5 Dragons
Julia Z, Year 4 Leopards
Una Z, Year 4 Panthers
Orphelia K, Year 4 Tigers
Chloe W, Year 3 Merlin
Haven W, Year 3 Harriers
Albert L, Year 3 Kestrels
Lily W, Year 2 Gecko
Tiffany Z, Year 2 Iguana
Regina L, Year 2 Crocodile
Noah J, Year 1 Kiwi
Chuchu W, Year 1 Owl
Sicily X, Year 1 Puffin
Winners of the Sports Award are recognised for their outstanding contribution to College sports based on calibre and level of performance, sportsmanship, team spirit and leadership. They have demonstrated the most terrific attitude in their sporting endeavours. They are highly motivated to achieve and actively look for ways to improve their skills. They are natural coaches in a team environment, always supporting their team mates to get the best result. These students are true Mustangs. They play and compete in sports with pride, passion, desire and belief.
This year’s Sports Award winners are;
Ilir L, Year 9
Mark L, Year 4
Our Music Award recognises students who are dedicated and committed to their own endeavours of music mastery. Evaluated on standard of performance, representation of College, progress in musicianship and leadership in College musical life, Music Award students are active contributors to the College orchestras and choirs. They have made outstanding progress in their musicianship this year, embracing opportunities for live performance on and off the stage. Consideration is given to representing the College and formal examinations.
This year’s Music Award winners are:
Zachary Y, Year 10
Jack X, Year 5
Brian McDouall was a former Director of Education of Dulwich College International, who played an instrumental role in the founding of Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi. The McDouall Award is not linked to academic capability, but rather it recognises outstanding students who embody our College values at every opportunity.
Aim High, Work Hard
Be Kind and Respectful
Make a Difference
These students are role models to others; they live and breathe our College values across all areas of the school. They displays endless kindness. They are strong and empathetic individuals who make a difference by helping others to overcome their own adversity. These students contribute positively to the College community. These students are natural leaders who champion positive changes with authentic voices. They intrinsically understand what is required to be a good leader.
The winners of this year’s McDouall Award are;
Jack K, Year 11
Tiger W, Year 6
The Reverend Alfred Carver was one of Dulwich College’s most celebrated Masters. He is remembered for his commitment to excellence and the tradition of academic scholarship. The Carver Award is awarded to students who embrace the Dulwich curriculum with passion and vigour. They display a faultless attitude of excellence towards all their work. These students are academically successful due to pure hard work and commitment. Behind the scenes these students are extremely ambitious, putting huge amounts of effort into their academic performance. They are known for their organised approach to learning and their thirst for knowledge. The three students with the highest combine attainment results in their phase of school will receive nomination for the Carver Award, after which the shortlist and selection process commences.
This year’s Carver Award winner is;
Richard K, Year 10
Ma Da Dong Service Award
Ma Da Dong is a highly regarded local philanthropist, known for his commitment to preserving China’s cultural and environmental heritage. The Ma Da Dong Award is presented to the Senior School student who has made an outstanding contribution to service in our College community. This student has demonstrated their ability to make a positive difference by serving or supporting others, and the environment. This student has most championed change for good and recipients have often prepared business plans or led student activities which promote change and a positive difference. Consideration is given to both active service and advocacy.
This year’s Ma Da Dong Award winner is;
Madeleine B, Year 8
Kate Beith was a former DUCKS education advisor for Dulwich College International, who played an instrumental role in the founding of Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi.
The Beith Award is awarded to one incredible Year 1 or Year 2 student each year. Like the McDouall Award, it is not linked to academic capability but rather it recognises outstanding students who embody our College values at every opportunity.
Aim High, Work Hard
Be Kind and Respectful
Make a Difference
This student lives and breathes our College values across all areas of the school. They display endless kindness. They are a strong and empathetic individual who makes a difference by helping others to overcome their own adversity. This student contributes positively to the College community, is a natural leader who champions positive changes with an authentic voice.
This year’s Beith Award winner is;
Ella Z, Year 2
Congratulations to all our Speech Day award winners, and our students transitioning up to new phases of the College.