OSSD Summer School Programme
CDNIS is offering students the chance to earn formal OSSD Grade 11 and 12 credits through an accelerated Summer School Programme (Math, English, Politics & Science). Students currently in Grades 10 and 11 are eligible to participate. All courses take three weeks and will run from June 12-29. The fee for CDNIS students is HK$13,000. Parents can find more details here and register by clicking here.
Cambridge Summer School
If your child aged 15-18 is free this summer the the Cambridge Summer School may be an excellent option. For more information, including course details and how to sign up, please visit the programme website. Registration is open now and filling up fast!
McGill Summer Academy
For the first time, McGill University will be offering a summer academy outside of Canada. This program offers learning opportunities for students aged 15-19 that foster curiosity about the natural, physical and social phenomena and prepare them for continuing learning at university. Programmes will run from August 1-6 from 9am-3:45pm. To find out more information and enroll, please click here.
BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshops
BIZSMART from Silicon Valley is back at CDNIS. Last summer, students from top international schools in Hong Kong participated to create business plans for some of Silicon Valley's hottest companies. Watch this video for a snapshot of the curriculum, judge's panel and their exciting week. Described by CNN as "one of the five most unique camps in the US", click here to sign up and find more details here.
Dr. John Poon Award & Scholarship in Business
We were honoured to have Dr. John Poon with us on Friday, April 13 for our announcement of the Dr. John Poon Award & Scholarship in Business. This is a major scholarship donation exclusive to CDNIS students. The full presentation given to students is linked here. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact Tim Kaiser, David Butler, or Rob Aldridge.
Cornell, UChicago visit to CDNIS
Representatives from Cornell University and University of Chicago are coming to CDNIS to meet with interested students and parents. This is a great opportunity to meet directly with two of the top universities in the USA. The visit will take place on Tuesday, May 8 at 9:45am in the US Guidance office (rm.510). CDNIS parents are welcome to attend as well. Please RSVP at this link to indicate your attendance.
Forthcoming University Visitors
All visits take place in US Guidance (Rm 510) unless otherwise noted. All welcome.
University of Hawaii at Manoa: Monday, April 23 12:15pm
The London School of Economics: Monday, April 23 2:30pm
Grade 9 - 11 Exam Schedule (May & June 2018)
The Grade 9-11 Final Exam schedule is now available for students and parents to download. Further details about exams, including specific room locations, will be published in May.
University of Sydney Open Day in HK
The University of Sydney is coming to Hong Kong again to host an annual Open Day for interested HK students and parents. The event takes place on Sunday, 6 May from 1pm-4pm at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay. For more information and to register, click here.
Cornell and UChicago information session
Cornell University and the University of Chicago will hold a public information session on Monday, May 7 from 7pm-8pm (doors will open at 6:30). The event will be held at The University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong, Level 6, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road. No RSVP is needed.
University of Sydney info session: Digital Sydney
The University of Sydney will offer a public info session covering a broad range of the University's digital fields, including media, communications, contemporary art, digital cultures, design thinking, visual arts, screen arts, photo-media, film and moving image, design computing, interactive design, and music. The session takes place on Thursday, April 26 from 6pm-8pm at 3/F Tower 2, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. Registration here.
Grade 12: Grad save the date, updates
Difficult to believe, but the Class of 2018 Graduation is approaching! Grade 12 parents, please save the date of Friday, May 25, and note the new start time this year of 5pm. We will be sending occasional updates regarding Grad Week and preparations leading up to it; these will come to parents' CDNIS email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org) so please do keep an eye out for these messages.
Liberal Arts Colleges visiting Hong Kong
Admission Officers from Bowdoin, Haverford, Vassar, and Wesleyan will be offering a programme highlighting the incredible educational experience offered at a Liberal Arts College. The programme includes presentations from each of the institutions, general information about the selective admission process, the advantages of a liberal arts education in the workforce, and the opportunity to speak with each institution. This takes place on Monday, April 30, at 6pm at VSA. To register, click here.