Reaching Out, Touching Lives
The foundation of any successful school is the close bond shared between students and teachers. With their commitment of learning from one another and a passion for making a difference, the CDNIS family is achieving excellence all around the world! This week, we celebrate CDNIS history, as our T-Wolves football team were crowned champions of the 2016-2017 All HK Schools Jing Ying Tournament. To learn all about it, read this article and watch this video.
CIS/WASC Parent Survey
An important part of the CIS/WASC Accreditation process is the upcoming Endicott Parent Survey. This 15 minute online survey is a valuable way for parents to share their perspective on many different aspects of our school. Your feedback provides an opportunity to identify areas that are strengths of CDNIS and where we can improve. Please see the letter from Jon Adams in the coming days with more information. As always, if you have any questions about the CIS/WASC Accreditation process, please email Jon Adams.
Update: University Offers
Just before the break, the Interim Head of School shared a list of post-secondary schools members of the Class of 2017 and students who took a Gap Year had been accepted into. The list is still changing and the most recent list can be found right here. Congratulations to our students and thank you to our staff and parents who have been so supportive.
Summer Programme Sign Up is Open
CDNIS Summer School has the reputation as the place to be! We're proud of the range of choices and excited about being the Hong Kong host of both the Vienna Boys Choir Summer programme (open to both boys and girls ages 8 - 17), Camp BizSmart direct from Silicon Valley (Ages 11- 16) and the Cambridge Summer School (Ages 15+). Check out the programmes here and sign up today!
Summer Holiday Chinese Programmes in Taipei and Beijing
Activities that are available this year include the Taipei Language A Mandarin Immersion Programme on June 9-23 (for G4-11 Mandarin A / MHL students); Beijing Language B Mandarin Immersion Programme on June 9-23 (for G4-11 MFL / MSL students). Details can be found here.
Please take a moment to review the school's weather policy. School closures are communicated via the main school website and mobile app. The weather policy can also be found in the Parent Information Handbook (pg 46) and on the mobile app under Contacts - Brochures - Weather Policy. Additional information is also listed on the EDB website.
Just a reminder that CDNIS is a no smoking zone. We ask that parents and other school guests please refrain from smoking along the sidewalk between the main school entrance and LLAC entrance. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Traffic and Safety
We work hard to make CDNIS a safe environment. Since there is no public parking at CDNIS and no parking along Nam Long Shan Road, we encourage students/parents to use the school bus or other public transportation. But if you do have to drive, please refrain from honking your car horn, please follow the directions of our security guards/police, and please do not block neighbouring driveways. Thank you for your cooperation.
CDNIS Water Bottles
The Business Club is launching new student-designed products! Show off your school spirit with the Business Club's new CDNIS school-themed water bottles! All profits will go to supporting KIVA loans and student initiatives. Click here to order. Happy shopping!
Parents whose children are enrolled in ASAs at CDNIS would have received a link to the 2017 ASA Survey ahead of the break. The goal of this survey is to evaluate, celebrate and improve our After School Activities programme. It is important to get quality feedback from our parents on both the overall programme and individual ASA providers. Everyone who completes the ASA survey is entered in the draw to win a free ASA for the year. ASA Parents Survey or ASA Grade 4-6 Students Survey. The survey is open until April 30.
The Reading Tree
Do you have any old iPads/tablets or MP3/CD players that you don't use? From April 24-28, you can donate your unwanted electronics to The Reading Tree! Simply bring them to room 513 or the 9/F reception. The Reading Tree needs these devices to develop an auditory reading for children in the developing world. Please visit this link to follow our progress.