Dulwich College Yangon (DCY), a modern British independent school, is giving a glimpse into its boarding house for students aged between 11 and 15 years, which will be located in the Star City estate less than 200 metres from the school campus.
Mr Daryl Orchard, Founding Headmaster of Dulwich College Yangon said: ““From its inception, Dulwich College has been a pioneer. In the 21st century we are able to combine our century old heritage with the latest developments in educational research, as well as introducing exciting new initiatives in Myanmar such as the senior school scholarship programme and boarding provision. This is unique in Myanmar – no other school is offering these world class boarding facilities alongside a world class school.”
With the concept of ‘home away from home’, DCY’s students will enjoy top quality accommodation supported by a dedicated pastoral team, a full time doctor and two experienced house parents. Based on a British Boarding School model, the boys and girls will share the boarding house with other boarding students in group rooms (dormitories) of between 2 and 4 – depending on their age. Boys will be staying in separate accommodation to girls and both will occupy different physical spaces. The boarding house consists of spaces for the students to work, common room for relaxation and extensive activities programme available in the evening and during the weekends.
The boarding house is opening up for full time boarders (boarding students) who will attend the school full time and only going home for holidays and official breaks; weekly boarders who will stay in the house during the week and going home at the weekend, and also flexi boarders who will stay one or two nights per week depending around the events at school and requirements at home.
Dulwich College Yangon has planned to open the doors to its brand new boarding facility in August 2019 in Star City estate. DCY’s Star City campus is home to an Olympic sized swimming pool, a training pool, a double sized gym, extensive playing fields and access to a golf course, and downtown Yangon is approximately 30 minutes away. Mr Adrian Jordan, Head of Boarding of Dulwich College Yangon Star City said: “All the students at Dulwich are given the opportunity to develop new skills and to discover self-reliance. This will be particularly true for the boarders (boarding students) – for them to experience a taste of independence.”