20 years ago we opened our doors.
We started with 23 students, 48 staff and one big dream: to create a school which would put students at the heart of everything we do and carry on the 400-year tradition of Dulwich College London.
On Monday September 4, 2023, we gathered together for our 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash. Students, staff, and parents celebrated 20 years of Making a Difference.
How else to mark such an historic milestone than by doing something different - something we've never done before - by getting our community together to spell out a message big enough to be seen from the sky: DULWICH 20.
Our two founders, Fraser White and Karen Yung, gave opening addresses and handed out awards to 14 founding staff who are still with us today.
"Students, teachers, parents - it is you who make Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong the great place it is to learn and to teach."
"Not only is Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong one of the leading international schools in China and the world, but even more important is the community which has grown up along with it," Mr. White said. "Students, teachers, parents - it is you who make Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong the great place it is to learn and to teach."
Ms. Yung pointed to the incredible growth of Education in Motion, the education group to which we belong.
"Being part of the group multiplies our strengths and provides even more opportunities for our students and our teachers to be the very best they can be."
"Dulwich Pudong planted the seed for what is now Education in Motion, a dynamic, world-leading education group which has 13 schools in 5 countries and over 3,000 employees, including HiF in Switzerland which is home to the Ignite Programme, as well as Green School Bali. Being part of the group multiplies our strengths and provides even more opportunities for our students and our teachers to be the very best they can be."
In the afternoon at DUCKS we held a birthday celebration with our youngest learners who enjoyed singing Happy Birthday and yummy birthday cupcakes.
Head of College Garry Russell reflected, "Over the last 20 years we have strived to be one of the very best schools in the world. This takes constant effort and the ability to innovate. One thing that has not changed is that we have remained loyal to our values. We value every voice, we do the right thing and we make a difference. Our values will always be the driving force as we continue our restless pursuit to Live Worldwise."
This is just the beginning of our 20th anniversary celebrations. We have more events happening throughout the academic year. You can see them all on our special 20th anniversary webpage, as well as browse through some of the historic moments from the last 20 years. Scan the QR code on the poster below.
Happy Birthday, Dulwich Pudong, here's to the next 20 years of excellence!