Welcome Back Letter by IHOS
Welcome back! The 2017-2018 school year promises to be an exciting and unforgettable one. Check out this letter by Interim Head of School David Baird to get a glimpse of what the CDNIS community can look forward to this year.
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.
New CDNIS Website
An entirely new CDNIS website was launched during the summer, which reflected the school's ongoing support of incorporating the latest technologies into the educational experience of its students. The website features improved features and a brand new interface that should result in a much better user experience for the CDNIS community. Please check out the new website, and contact Clement Huang for any further questions.
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. We look forward to unveiling the new CDNIS mobile app in the coming weeks.
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.
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.
School Bus - Sun Bus
Parents that have successfully completed the online registration with Sun Bus before June 30 will receive information about the bus stop and time of pick-up / drop-off in early August. For late registration, please visit the Sun Bus website as soon as possible. Since bus application will be on a first-come-first-served basis, Sun Bus is unable to guarantee seating but would be happy to suggest alternatives, such as other bus stop or other route with seat available for parents' consideration. Please contact Sun Bus directly via email or calling 3897 8895. Sun Bus will also be on campus on August 7-11.
Shuttle Bus in Service
We are delighted to receive the approval from the Transport Department to run the shuttle bus between Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and CDNIS during school days, starting from August 10, at 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.
Please log in to the Parent Portal to complete your child's medical form. 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. For further questions about the forms, please contact the school nurse.
CDNIS insurance broker, Lockton, will be on campus on Friday, August 11 during the Lower School Open House to answer enquiries from parents about individual voluntary Personal Accident Insurance Plan, on top of the CDNIS' group Personal Accident Insurance Plan for students. Lockton is also happy to provide you with information on the additional coverage of other insurance plans if you are interested.
The CDNIS Uniform Shop will once again relocate all services to the small gym (August 7-11). Opening times will be August 7-9 @ 10am-4pm and August 10-11 @ 8am-4pm. Students will be able to try on and purchase items in the small gym during this time. The Uniform Shop will return to its 5/F location August 14. As the majority of parents purchase uniforms during the Lower School Open House, please stop by and purchase uniform items a few days earlier if possible to avoid the last minute rush.
Term 1 ASA Sign-up
ASA registration is open from July 31 to August 9 via the ASA website. Late registration will run from August 10-15. Late registrants attend activities the week of August 28. Don't miss out!
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.
Please take a moment to review the school's weather policy, which can also be found on page 57 of the Parent Information Handbook. School closures are communicated via the main school website. Additional information is also listed on the EDB website.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the General Office. Please contact the Admissions Department if required.
Summer Travels 2017 Postcard and CDNIS Teddy Bear Adventures
Where did everyone go? Take part in the CDNIS Summer Travels 2017 Postcard and Teddy's Summer Adventures project. Thank you for the post cards and pictures sent to us so far. Please keep them coming! Drop us a postcard to: CDNIS Summer Travels 2016, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong or take a picture (don't forget to tell us where the picture was taken) with the CDNIS Teddy Bear and email it to us. We will post the post cards and images on a BIG world map when school resumes.
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.
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 refer to the rules found in the Parent Information Handbook (page 44), and note the directions of our security guards/police. Lower School students get dropped @ 9/F entrance, Upper School students/taxis @ LLAC.
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.
The campus has once again seen many exciting improvements over the summer months including a new Lower School Science and Innovation Lab; the development of a Upper School Science Corridor; and the renovation of some of the bathrooms, among other maintenance projects. Visit the new CDNIS website's Campus & Facilities page to learn more.
1st Hong Kong Canadian Scout Group
Calling for new members! Are you looking for a little adventure? Then join Scouts! This year, nearly 100 young adults became a part of this fun, great group, which includes Beaver Scouts (Grade 1-2), Cub Scouts (Grades 3-5), Scouts (Grade 6-9) and Venturer Scouts (Grade 9-12). For more information and registration for 2017/18, please visit this link.
Alumni Summer Homecoming
Do you know anyone that used to study at CDNIS? Well, the school is hosting the Homecoming 2017 on Sunday, August 20, @ 12:30pm-4pm and CDNIS alumni and their guests are invited to attend! This is a great opportunity to network, connect with friends, and hear about exciting initiatives happening at CDNIS. The family-friendly event will feature games, a school tour, food and drinks. CDNIS merchandise will also be available for purchase. Please RSVP by Sunday, August 6 and enquiries can be sent to the CDNIS Alumni email inbox.
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.
Red & White Issue 2
The first issue of Red & White was a great success, as it celebrated a collection of stories of staff, students and alumni who represent our diverse CDNIS community. Well, issue two is back and it contains more stories than ever! A copy of the new publication has been handed out to each family, and it is also available online via the main school website.
Wednesday, Aug 9
Orientation for New Upper School Students and Parents