This week DHFS received a visit from John Rolfe MBE representing the British Council.
John came to DHFS to present in person the International School Award which DHFS has gained for the fifth consecutive time.
Our first successful award as an International School was in 2008.
The award lasts three years and recognises the positive contribution made by a school in the field of international links.
DHFS has had many links with schools and universities across the world including Spain, Germany, Nepal. Australia, Slovenia, Russia, France.
This latest award recognises the links we enjoy with the Goldberg Gymnasium in Sindelfingen, the university of Dortmund, the Deutsche Schule Barcelona, the IES Rosaleda in Málaga and the Lycée Gaston Monnerville in French Guiana.
It recognises also the residential events organised by DHFS where we take students to France, Italy and Germany.
DHFS is also known in British Council circles for our support of the programme for hosting visiting teachers from Germany and for hosting trainee teachers from the University of Dortmund.
We have been key participants in fifteen Erasmus+ programmes since 2011.
Our fifth International Schools Award was gained in September 2020 and we were successful in this despite the limitations on our international activities imposed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This was a clear indication of the commitment of DHFS to our international outlook and an illustration of how deeply embedded it is in the life of the school.