Dulwich College Yangon
About Dulwich College Yangon
Dulwich College Yangon is one school spread over two campuses in Yangon, Myanmar. Our Pun Hlaing campus opened in August 2016 and our Star City campus opened in August 2017. Like its nine sister schools in the Dulwich College International (DCI) family in Asia, Dulwich College Yangon (DCY) is a well-resourced, purpose-built school with 21st century learning spaces and world-class facilities.
There is an emphasis at DCY on producing well-rounded individuals who are given a thirst for learning and a sense of their role as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing world – an aspiration encapsulated by the College motto of ‘Detur Pons Mundo - Building Bridges to the World’.
The curriculum is based on an enhanced version of the English Early Years Foundation Stage framework and National Curriculum, with suitable modifications made to take into account the diverse make-up of the school population. Mandarin is a compulsory and high profile subject throughout the College, with a flexible and comprehensive curriculum that caters for total beginners to bilingual students. Myanmar studies and language are also an integral part of the curriculum, especially for our local students.
The co-curricular dimension of the College is exceptionally strong. Music, art and sport are thriving, with regular sports fixtures, school concerts and productions. All members of staff are expected to contribute to the co-curricular programme and students in the Junior and Senior Schools are encouraged to take two or more activities each week.
Dulwich College Yangon is also committed to using its position to actively engage with the local community and help contribute to the development of Myanmar. Yangon was chosen as the venue for the inaugural project of the Dulwich International Schools Foundation (DISF), through its partnership with Magic Bus Myanmar. Magic Bus Myanmar is an international NGO which has been launched with the help of a grant from the DISF and is now working with over 1,500 underprivileged children in Yangon, aiming to break the cycle of poverty through participation in their livelihood projects.
The Pun Hlaing campus is situated adjacent to the awarding winning Pun Hlaing Golf Estate and enjoys excellent facilities including a 350-seat black box theatre, music, art, design and technology rooms, science laboratories, covered sport courts, full-size sports field, and will further develop by adding a gymnasium, aquatic centre with a 25 metre short-course swimming pool, as well as an enhanced range of specialist facilities.
The Star City campus sits within the premier Star City residential complex and boasts similar high level, class-based facilities, along with an outstanding sports complex comprised of a 10-lane, 50 metre Olympic swimming pool, 20m training pool, double court gymnasium, club house, full-size outdoor football pitch and dance studio. Further upgrades will feature a black box theatre and art and design centre, as well as room for two extra school buildings to support the expansion of the College through to Year 13.
As a newly established school, DCY offers wonderful career development opportunities for current and aspiring leaders, providing the chance to develop the College from its earliest days.
The College draws upon 400 years of experience in education. Our founder school, Dulwich College in London, provides expertise, resources and a rigorous set of academic standards to which we must adhere. In addition, close ties with our sister schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Suzhou and Zhuhai provide us with further access to resources and enhanced professional development.
As well as the excellent career prospects offered by Dulwich College Yangon, teachers will be well placed to subsequently move to our sister Colleges and Schools in China, Korea and Singapore, experiencing the chance to work in another country whilst remaining within the same network of schools.
Teachers are mainly recruited from the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, North America and international schools throughout the world. The remuneration package is generous with accommodation, comprehensive medical insurance and other benefits, including a freight allowance, annual flight allowances, as well as free tuition at the school for up to two children.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, has a population of over 5 million and whilst no longer the capital of Myanmar it continues to be the largest city and commercial capital of the nation. It sits on the confluence of the Yangon and Bago rivers, 30kms from the Andaman Sea coast, and enjoys a tropical monsoon climate.
The city boasts a rich history and offers unique sites including the Shwedagon Pagoda, Inya Lake and the highest number of colonial period fin-de-siècle buildings in Southeast Asia. Yangon International Airport is connected by direct flights to major cities across Southeast Asia as well as connections to Europe via the Arabian Gulf.
Address: Dulwich College Yangon, Star City Estate, Kyaik Khauk Pagoga Road, Thanlyin Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: +95 (0) 56 202 3401, +95 (0) 9 4033 85143