Urgent: Deadline to Re-enroll for 2018/2019 School Year
Parents had until March 22 to reserve their child's space for the upcoming 2018/2019 school year. Invoices were posted to the Parent Portal on March 1. The goal of re-enrollment is simply to protect the seats of current students who want to return in 2018/2019, and to predict the number of seats we can offer to waiting applicants. If you know you will be leaving at the end of this school year, we are sorry to see your family go. The tuition fee deposit for 2018/2019 is now past due for all returning students. To secure your child's seat, all returning students must pay a deposit of HK$20,000. Please check your Parent Portal account for more information. Inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.
Change of School Bus Service Provider
Starting the next school year, Kwoon Chung Motors (KCM) will resume as the school's transportation provider. Further details were shared in a letter to parents on April 10. In order to facilitate the transition, if parents have any questions or suggestions regarding the school bus service, please submit them using this School Bus Parent Feedback Form. The school will pass all parent queries to KCM by Friday, April 27.
Shuttle Bus Service Ending
Due to the low ridership of the shuttle bus service between the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and CDNIS, the service will be suspended at the end of the 2017/2018 school year. A full refund will be available for all un-used shuttle bus tickets starting next month. Details will be announced in Flash.
Over the past 14 months the entire school community has been hard at work on the CIS/WASC Accreditation Self-Study. This week, April 16-20, represents the culmination of this work as we host 13 visitors to review our Self-Study and give feedback regarding our Accreditation status. Thank you to the parents who have signed up to meet with the visitors and all of you for your support during this process.
Parent Feedback for School Fees for 2018/2019 Academic Year
We would like to give all parents an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback on the 2018/2019 tuition and fee structure, which was shared with all parents in an email from the Head of School on March 27. Parents may submit questions or comments via the CDNIS 2018/2019 Tuition - Parent Feedback Form, by email at email@example.com or via a drop box located in the 9/F office.
With Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, CDNIS will be celebrating all things environmental with our 4th whole school GreenWeek event from Monday, April 23 - Saturday, April 28 with hands-on workshops, a visual art exhibition, GreenWeek Cinema, "Swap, Not Shop" clothing pop-up, a local organic 'farmers market', a plastic-free sale and City Nature Challenge field trips! See the whole calendar here. Sign-ups are closing on Tuesday, April 17.
Class of 2018: Offers to Universities
Members of the Class of 2018 are continuing to receive great news from various leading universities around the world. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received so far (as of April 13).
Parents in School
Parents and helpers are reminded not to congregate in the 10/F hallway leading to the LLAC. In addition, please avoid taking photos or videos of the 9/F playground. Do refer to this previous letter from LS admin on parents in school.
CDNIS Hosting Southeast Asia Band Festival
CDNIS is once again hosting the Southeast Asia Band Festival in the LLAC on Tuesday, April 17. International schools from Hong Kong are performing in this festival. Bands are rated according to an international standard. Our Grade 8 Band is performing at 12:20pm, followed by Wind Philharmonic at 2:30pm and Symphonic Winds at 3:15pm. If you wish, you are welcome to come to the LLAC to listen at any time.
Upper School Evening of the Arts
The Upper School Music Department is pleased to present the Evening of the Arts concert, Friday, April 20, 7pm - 8:30pm. Featuring the musical talents of: Symphonic Winds, Wind Philharmonic, Pandemonium (Acapella), The Grade 8 Band and Stage Band. Shuttle bus service between Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and the school runs from 6pm to 7pm. Buses will leave school at conclusion of concert. Drop off at CWB, Admiralty, Central. Free tickets are available at LLAC Box Office and from Upper School Music teachers from April 10.
Thank you to those who attended the showing of Screenagers last week. We also showed it to about 600 Grades 5-9 students! Some important resources related to digital technology usage and your children include Common Sense Media and the resources section of Screenagers.
Summer School 2018
The CDNIS Summer School programme has been released. There really is something for everyone; Maths to Maker Space, Punching to Politics, Irish Sports to Inspirational Authors, Crafts to Cooking, Friendship Skills to Math Functions, Space and beyond. Plus the returning favourites Multi Activity, Kindergarten Fun, Swim, Gymnastics and Soccer. For all the details, please take a look at the programme details here, and sign up by clicking here.
Please take a moment to review the school’s weather policy. School closures are communicated via the main school website. The weather policy can also be found in the Parent Information Handbook (pg 57-59). Additional information is also listed on the EDB website.
Parent ID Badges
Please remember to wear your parent ID badge when at school - including weekends. To help in better identifying people when they are on the campus, staff, parents, guardians and visitors have a special coloured lanyard to accompany their ID card. Please ensure your ID badge is clearly displayed at all times when you are on the campus. Questions – please see Jon Adams.
CDNIS College Clinic
The CDNIS US Guidance Team are offering a College Clinic every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-5pm for any member of the CDNIS Community. For more information, please contact Rob Aldridge or Scott Atherton in the US Guidance Office. All consultations will be confidential and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Emergency Evacuation Information
Parents and visitors, do you know where to go if the fire alarm rings when you are in the building? If you are with a class, follow them out. If you are at the Maple Cafe or 6/F cafeteria, head across the pitch, up the LLAC stairs and out to the parent/visitor waiting area located right out front of the school. Watch this student made video to find out where to go. If you have any questions, email Jon Adams
Restricted Access to 9/F Roundabout
Please note that in order to take the annual Grade 12 all class photo in front of the school, taxis and private vehicles will not be permitted access to the 9/F roundabout from 7:40am-8am on Thursday, April 26. Private vehicles and taxis will be directed towards the LLAC roundabout. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
2018-19 CDNIS Calendar
You can find the 2018-19 CDNIS school calendar on the School Calendars part of the website and here.
Monday, April 16: MYP Art Exhibition (Lobby), Grade 4 Spotlight Rehearsal & Show (Theatre), US Music Rehearsal (Theatre)
Tuesday, April 17: MYP Art Exhibition (Lobby), SEABAND (Theatre)
Wednesday, April 18: MYP Art Exhibition (Lobby), Grade 4 Spotlight Rehearsal & Show (Theatre), DP Award Assembly (Theatre)
Thursday, April 19: MYP Art Exhibition (Lobby), Greenweek (Theatre)
Friday, April 20: MYP Art Exhibition (Lobby), CIS/WASC (Theatre), Evening of Arts (Lobby & Theatre)