Flash and Email Delays
We are aware that Flash is arriving in parent inboxes and posted on the school website later than the scheduled Monday @ 8am. The delay is due to a glitch in the coding of our new school website. Our developer is aware of the issue and is working to find a solution. Thank you in advance for your patience.
New Parent CDNIS Email Addresses Now Activated
If you received this issue of Flash via your CDNIS parent email account, congratulations, you have successfully activated your CDNIS email. Every CDNIS parent is provided with their own, unique CDNIS email address which is used for communication with the school and other CDNIS parents. This system ensures that all parents have an email account that is current, accurate, and functional. All school information is sent to the CDNIS email account and can be accessed anytime and anywhere. Any questions can be directed to OneDoor.
Parent Contact Details
Are your contact details up to date with the school? If you recently changed your mobile number, or moved to a new flat, please let the school know. Parents can always check and update their contact details via the Parent Portal - Profile Update - Contact Info Update. Please contact OneDoor if you are unable to log in to the Parent Portal.
2017-2018 Parent Information Handbook
Get the school year off to a great start with the 2017-2018 Parent Information Handbook. Everything you need to know - how to order uniform, bussing details and more - can be found in the guide, which is published on the main school website, and Parent Portal.
Shuttle Bus in Service
The CDNIS Shuttle Bus service between Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and CDNIS runs from 6:55am to 5pm during school days and costs just HK$4 per trip. The time schedule can be found here. The bus stop at CDNIS is at the LLAC. Kindly purchase your tickets from the 9/F General Office before boarding.
Summer Travels 2017 Postcard and CDNIS Teddy Bear Adventures
Where did everyone go? The CDNIS Summer Travels 2017 Postcard and Teddy's Summer Adventures project was once again a great success. Thank you to everyone who sent us post cards and pictures. We have posted the post cards and images on a BIG world map at the 9th floor. Check out this video for even more!
Term 1 ASA Sign-up
Late registration for ASA is running from August 10-15. Late registrants attend activities the week of August 28. Visit the ASA website for more information. Don't miss out!
Season 1 Try Outs for Upper School Teams this Week
Eleven sports, 22 teams, and over 300 opportunities for Upper School Timberwolves athletes in Season 1. Please view the Season 1 try out schedule for the week. This document also lists practice days, locations, coaches and games. It is going to be another fantastic year for the Timberwolves teams. All information about the CDNIS Sports programme can be found on the new Timberwovles website.
Season 1 Sports Opportunities for Lower School Teams
In Season 1 (Aug 21 - Nov 3), Lower School students have the opportunity to join Netball teams (Girls Grade 3-6), Yoga (Grade 4-6), Swimming (Grade 5-6), Gymnastics (ASA) and Golf (Grade 5-6 with prior experience in golf). Try Out times and information can be found here. Further opportunities in other sports are available in Season 2/3/4. For all information about sporting opportunities, seasons and teams for Lower School students, check out the new Timberwolves website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 ASCCA Registration
Registration for the 2017-2018 ASCCA (After School Chinese Culture Academy) is now open. If you are interested in registering your child for the 2017-2018 ASCCA activities, including Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Choir, Chinese Dance and Chinese painting, please go to this link to register online.
Golf Day - Register Now
Last year's Golf Day proved to be a great success and we're pleased to announced that it's coming back again this year! The CDNIS Annual Golf Day will be held at the Shek O Country Club on November 21, 2017. Entrance to this event starts at $5,000 for individuals and $25,000 for teams of four. Interested parties can click here to register for the event. Details can also be found on our school website. Enjoy a great afternoon of golf and all skill levels are welcome.
Experience Week Online Registration & Registration Package Submission Day
The Experience Week Online Registration deadline has been extended until August 15, 2017 (8AM) for Grade 9-12 students who haven't signed-up as of yet. Students who haven't registered by that time will not be involved in the first round of placements. Additionally, the Experience Week Registration Package Submission will take place online from August 21-22, 2017. Please note that passports, or other official travel documents, must be valid until April 28, 2018. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that documents expiring prior to this date be renewed with the appropriate authorities. For more information, please visit the Experience Week 2017 Website.
Please log in to the Parent Portal Medical forms are updated yearly and must be completed before a child starts school. Due to safety issues, children will not be able to participate in ASAs, Experience Week or field trips until the form has been completed. If you are unable to log in to the Parent Portal, please contact OneDoor.
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 on the mobile app under Contacts - Brochures - Weather Policy. Additional information is also listed on the EDB website.
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. But if you do have to drive, please follow the directions of our security guards/police. LS students get dropped @ 9/F entrance, US students/taxis @ LLAC.
Dress Down Day
Dress Down Day (DDD) will take place on the last Friday of every month, with the first one of the new school year to kick off on August 25! Each DDD will be themed, and students are free to dress up in clothing that match those themes. As with previous years, money raised from DDDs will be donated to various charities.
Ordering School Lunch
The August to October lunch order form and menus (August, September, October) are now available. Students in Prep to Grade 6 please order lunch using the lunch order form by August 9. You can order lunch on a quarterly or yearly basis. Please contact Maxim's for more information. Maxim's will also be happy to assist parents and provide additional information on August 7-11. Upper School students can purchase lunches at the cafeteria on a daily basis. Upper School students can purchase lunches at the cafeteria on a daily basis. Any questions can be directed to Maxim's via email or by calling 22406052 or 22406053.
CDNIS Ski Trip to Switzerland
CDNIS returns to Switzerland and to Crans-Montana, one of the best ski schools in the world in February 2018 during the CNY holiday. We have 19 students and four teachers signed up and confirmed so far. We have 3-4 spaces remaining, if your children are in Grades 5 to 12 and are interested in joining the trip, please contact James Lovegrove. For information about dates, flights, itinerary and cost, please view the CDNIS Ski Trip Presentation.
Term 1 Tuition Fee Payment Past Due
Please remember the 1st term tuition fee and capital levy payment was due June 30. We have a few parents who still need to settle their child's outstanding account balance. Please login to the Parent Portal to access any account information. Further inquiries can be directed at our Accounts Department.
CDNIS Mobile App – Coming Soon
The CDNIS mobile app is an important communications tool for the school community and provides vital information and notifications on the go. As a new version of the app is currently in the works, please note that urgent messages - such as school closures due to weather - will be communicated via the main school website until further notice. The old version of the app is NO LONGER IN USE. We look forward to unveiling the new CDNIS mobile app in the coming weeks.
Testimonials for new CDNIS website
The main homepage on the new CDNIS website features a section dedicated to testimonials by our community. We would greatly appreciate it if student, staff and parents alike send us short testimonials about CDNIS. In addition, it would be great if you could send us a picture of yourself – please send all of this to Clement Huang.
We are fortunate that CDNIS is a sought after educational establishment. As such, we often like to tell people about the success of our programmes, staff and students. This means we may, from time to time, take photographs and/or video of our activities to publish in various forms of media to promote the positive aspects of our community. We want you to be aware that your child may be photographed or filmed at some point in school activities as part of our promotional and/or informational efforts. This includes but is not limited to school blogs/websites, school prospectus, and school events such as Habitat for Humanity events, Family Fun Fair, etc. Please contact the Communications Department if you have any questions or concerns.
No School - have you marked your calendar?
Just a reminder there is no school for students on Friday, September 15 (PDD for staff), the Mid Term Break takes place October 2-6, while Monday, October 9 is another PDD for staff. Please mark these dates on your calendar.
Monday, Aug 14
Grade 3 Welcome
Videography Team Training
Wednesday, Aug 16
Friday, Aug 18
"Survival 101" Orientation