During this holiday season, may you find time to enjoy life's simple blessing. Wishing everyone a joyous and safe holiday season. See you in 2018! Please note the school office will be closed from Friday, December 22 at 12:45pm until Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Flash returns Monday, January 1. Students and staff return on Tuesday, January 2.
ASA Session 2 Registration - Deadline December 13
The deadline to register for Season 2 of the CDNIS ASA Programme is this coming Wednesday, December 13. New classes include photography, and Reception gymnastics! The CDNIS ASA Programme is open to both CDNIS and non-CDNIS students. Visit the ASA website for all the details. Registration via the Parent Portal will close on Wednesday, December 13. Just a reminder that Season 1 ASAs wrap up Tuesday, December 12.
School Photos Have Arrived
The school photos were delivered to CDNIS over the weekend and will be handed out to students this week. If you would like a digital copy of your child's photo, require a re-take, or if your child did not have their photo taken and you like to have their individual photo taken, please email Techni-Photo directly to make the arrangements. Please note that photos will be taken at Techni-Photo's studio in Kowloon.
Get your limited edition CDNIS Monopoly Game! The CDNIS Monopoly game features a totem pole, maple leaf and even Timba as tokens. Choose your token, place it on GO! and roll the dice as you make your way around the board which features the amazing CDNIS facilities. But don't get stuck in traffic along Nam Long Shan Road or you will be late for class. Games cost $400 each with proceeds going to the Annual Giving Campaign. Order your game today before it sells out! Games will be delivered before CNY.
Class of 2018: Early Offers to Universities
Members of the Class of 2018 are continuing to receive great news from various leading universities. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received so far (as of December 7). And remember to watch this space for further updates!
Sports Opportunities for Lower School Students
Starting in January, all Lower School students have the opportunity to join new sports teams. U12 Rugby, U12 Netball, U12 Touch Rugby, U10 Basketball, Gymnastics and the Swim team all have places for Grade 4/5/6 students. For tryout dates, practices times and game schedules, view this document, or for more information visit the Timberwolves Site. In February/March U12 Football, U12 Badminton, U12 Track and Field and Lower School Sailing will start.
Timberwolves Crowned HKSSF Rugby Champions (A Grade)
Congratulations to the B20 Timberwolves Rugby Team - HKSSF Champions of Hong Kong. For a full report of the quarter, semi and final please view the Rugby News on the Timberwolves Site.
Innovation in Athletics - Athletics Trainer
CDNIS was the first international school in Hong Kong to have a full time Athletics Trainer. Athletics Trainer Ngan Chung offers athletes - and all CDNIS students - assessment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries. She also provides leadership in sports nutrition, and specific fitness programmes. For a full profile of Ngan and the vital role she plays in the CDNIS Athletics Programme please view the Timberwolves site.
Ordering School Lunch
Just a reminder the menus and order forms are available on the main school website - About Us - School Brochures. Parents can order lunch by filling out the form and dropping it off, with payment, in the 6/F Cafeteria or by mail to CDNIS.
Shuttle Bus Service
Thank you to all those who are utilizing our Shuttle Bus service between Wong Chuk Hang MTR and CDNIS. Unfortunately, the service is not being used as much as we had hoped it would be. If you are coming to CDNIS, please consider using this service. The Shuttle Bus schedule is available on our school website under About Us - School Brochures - Bus Schedules. The service operates every 20-30 minutes from 6:55am-5pm during school days.
The Totem - Fall Issue
The fall edition of our alumni magazine, The Totem, is out now. Check out the latest issue right here.
Alumni Hong Kong Reception
Calling all alumni! Join us for our annual Alumni Winter Reception on Thursday, December 21 at Billidarts in Wan Chai. Are you looking to get involved at CDNIS? We would love to hear from you! Contact Alumni Coordinator Chris Niem for details.
Alumni London Reception
Calling all alumni currently in the London area. CDNIS will host a reception in London on Wednesday, January 17. Details will be released shortly on the CDNIS Alumni Facebook page. Or contact Alumni Coordinator Chris Niem for details.
CISPA - Fate of Unclaimed Lost Property
All unclaimed lost property on December 13 will be donated to charity or otherwise disposed of. Please remind your children to take a look for their lost items before Winter Break!
CISPA - Final Call for Donations to the Home of Love
This Season of Giving, please find it in your heart to donate basic essentials to help Home of Love, a local organization which cares for needy families in Hong Kong. Please donate basic essentials, e.g. blankets, nappies, hygiene products and non-perishable foodstuffs. Donations can be placed under the Christmas Tree on the 9/F up to December 12.
CISPA - Outreach Christmas Refreshments
Want to learn more about Outreach? Join us for Christmas refreshments on Monday, December 11 at 6pm in Central. Please contact Amy Ng if you would like to come along.
CISPA - Date Correction for Outreach Event
The Outreach committee is inviting parents to join together for refreshments after work in Cental on December 11. Contact Amy Ng if you would like to talk about the purpose and funding of Outreach projects. An earlier message was sent via the newsletter The Beat, in which the date for this event was incorrect. Please, note that the correct date is December 11.
CISPA - Used Uniform Donations
Please continue to donate your used uniforms, which can be left at 9/F Security Desk. More sales in 2018. New uniform transition starts April 2018, CISPA/USSC will continue to collect used uniform items that will eventually no longer be part of uniform. These items will be modified and donated.
CISPA - Call for CNY Volunteers
We will welcome in the Year of the Dog at the annual Chinese New Year Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. We need volunteers to help with games, food stalls, flower/plants and merchandising sales. Please sign up here. Questions? Please contact Amy Ng or Anita Shum or sign up here.
Monday, Dec 11: LS Winter Sing-Along Rehearsal (Theatre)
Tuesday, Dec 12: LS Winter Sing-Along (Theatre), CDNIS Got Talent Rehearsal (Theatre)
Wednesday, Dec 13: CDNIS Got Talent (Theatre)