Expected Traffic Delays along Nam Long Shan Road - Friday, August 31
On Friday, August 31, we are hosting a large delegation of visitors at the school between between 1pm-2:30pm. It is likely that there will be some disruption on Nam Long Shan Road during these hours and especially at the end of the school day. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable. We ask parents to be aware of this and, where possible, to leave their cars at home on Friday afternoon and make alternative arrangements to pick up their child/children, such as using the MTR or school bus service. If this is not possible, please be prepared for some disruption.
Save the Date: Stanley Cup Visit
Hockey fans might want to keep the morning on Wednesday, September 12 open as CDNIS will host the coveted Stanley Cup. Making its first ever visit to Hong Kong, we are excited to welcome the Stanley Cup, along with its "keeper", Philip Pritchard. Stay tuned to the Flash for details about the visit. We also have a special offer for our CDNIS community who plan to attend the NHL game between the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins on September 15 in Shenzhen - a 10% discount! If you have not yet purchased your tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 31 and provide the code CDNISNHL and she will process your ticket order. Please note this deal is only available for those who email Fiona directly. If you have ever had your photo taken with the Cup, we want to see it. Please email your photos to us.
Parent ID Passes
New parents are welcome to stop by the 10/F library the next time they are on campus to have their photo taken for their Parent ID pass. Cards will be ready approximately two weeks after your photo has been taken. Parents must wear their Parent ID pass at all times when they are on campus. This is for security reasons, and all adults present in school are required to display their ID pass with the correct colour lanyard. Parents with old red lanyards can get a new blue ones at the 9/F office.
Guardian ID Passes
All adults on campus are required to wear an identification badge and ensure it is clearly visible at all times. This includes helpers and grandparents who are in school to pick up students. For families who have changed helpers, please return the old guardian ID pass to the main office and have your new helper apply for a new one. For returning and new families who require guardian ID passes, please fill out this application form. Guardians can have their photos taken for their ID pass in the 9/F office every day this week, from 10:15am-10:45am, 11:30am-12pm and 2pm-3pm.
Dengue Fever in Hong Kong
Please take a moment to read this letter which provides an update about Dengue Fever, sent to all parents last week. Both the US and LS nurses maintain a blog with health updates, which parents can subscribe to here.
After School Chinese Culture Academy (ASCCA) Registration
If you are interested in enrolling your child in ASCCA for Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Dance, or Chinese Painting, please click here to register, by Saturday, August 25. To find out more about the instruments in the Chinese Orchestra, watch this video.
63 days of Summer Photo Exhibition Contest 2018
Calling all teacher and student photographers, review your shots and enter your best (only one) photograph, at least 1.5MB. For more details please click on this poster, and submit your photos here. The deadline for entering is Wednesday, August 29 at 9am.
Join the MakeX Robotics Pre-Competition
CDNIS is proud to host the regional MakeX competition for Hong Kong International schools. We are running a pre-competition on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-3pm for CDNIS students. To join, form a team with 2 students plus a parent or teacher as mentor. You can take this opportunity to collaborate with your child and have an engaging day with robotic fun. Click here to sign up.
Proof of Stay
In accordance with regulations of HKEDB and HK Immigration, new and returning students must hold a valid HKID card and/or a valid passport with authorised residency status to be eligible for a place at CDNIS. Visitor visa holders are ineligible for a place at CDNIS. Please submit proof by email or in person to the Main Office. Please contact the Admissions Department if required.
CTY Information Session
Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, conducts the oldest and most extensive university-based talent search worldwide by offering above-grade level testing for Grades 2 through 8. CTY is hosting an upcoming information session at CDNIS on Friday, September 7, from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Please join us in the LLAC Theatre. Please email CTY for further information, and RSVP before Monday, September 3 here.
ASAs start today
ASAs commence today! If you have any changes to your child's schedule please contact the ASA office, their homeroom teacher/EA and Kwoon Chung Motors (if applicable).
Calling all Makers, Creators & Innovators!
The Blueprint Club, the CDNIS incubator for community innovation is calling all students, staff or parents who want to learn or share skills in any kind of making practice such as woodworking, coding, robotics, textiles, 3D printing, designing, crafts or cool ideas, come along the information session on Thursday, August 30 at 2:45pm in the new 6/F Makerspace (behind the Maple Cafe).
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 (for Thurs 4-5, please contact Scott Atherton to arrange a time).
Join the CDNIS Yoga Team!
LS and US Students can end Wednesdays in a peaceful manner. Yoga offers many benefits including flexibility, decrease of stress, balance of wellness, and most importantly it is fun! The Yoga Teams will meet every Wednesday starting August 29. US students will meet in the Fitness Room from 3-4 while the LS students (Grades 4-6) will meet from 2:45-3:30 in the Dance Studio. Sign up here.
Order CDNIS Mooncakes for charity
Please consider purchasing mooncakes for your friends and family from the CDNIS Mooncake fund, which will fund the annual exchange trip for rural students in Hainan, China, to CDNIS later this year. The deadline for ordering is Monday, September 10.
Keynote Speakers wanted for an Upper School Leadership Retreat
We are looking for a dynamic speaker from our CDNIS community to share their experiences and inspire our Upper School students in aspects related to philanthropy, using talents for the greater good and finding creative solutions for community issues, for a Leadership Retreat on Saturday, September 22. If interested, contact us on this form, and we'll be in touch by early September.
Monday, Aug 27: US Science Parent Coffee Morning, US Music Rehearsal
Tuesday, Aug 28: Grade 12 Parent Information Night
Wednesday, Aug 29: Student Advisory
Friday, Aug 31: Grade 7 & 8 Assembly