On behalf of all of the staff and pupils of Dhekelia Primary School, I would like to welcome you to our school and thank you for taking the time to look at our school website.

In our school, the staff and governors work hard to create an environment where children feel safe and part of a united family. They provide opportunities for children to aspire to achieve and prepare them for future excellence. In a rapidly changing world our children will emerge as creative, independent and innovative individuals who can embrace challenge confidently. Children at Dhekelia are creative and have a thirst for learning, whether it is inside or exploring outdoors.

Our school values are very important to us and have been specifically chosen as values we believe will equip our pupils well throughout their school years and beyond. As the Headteacher of Dhekelia Primary School, or ‘DPS’ as we are affectionately known, I am proud of our enthusiastic and polite pupils and our dedicated, hardworking staff team who are committed to ensuring that every child receives well-rounded and rich learning experiences.

At DPS we strive to make the most of the unique opportunities that living in Cyprus offers and our rich curriculum reflects this. The work and ethos of our school is underpinned by our six core values which are: respect, self -respect, resilience, empathy, integrity and collaboration and reflected in our school motto of: developing personal skills for learning and life. Our turtle logo represents these core values with each coloured section linking to a different core value.

As an MOD school we are well aware of the anxieties that mobility can have on our families and we work hard to ensure that our pupils settle in quickly. Every child who comes into our school is warmly welcomed and equally valued. Parents and carers are a vital part of our school and we actively encourage their involvement in the life of the school.

We believe in working in partnership with others to improve the outcomes for our children and we strive to ensure strong links between our school and the wider community here in Dhekelia.

We hope that you find this website useful and look forward to welcoming you and your family to Dhekelia Primary School in the near future.

Mrs Kim Fox, Headteacher