Flash December 11 2017

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Happy Holidays!

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.


CDNIS Monopoly

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.


LLAC Marquee

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)

Lower School News

Winter Sing-Along Live Stream

The Winter Sing-Along will take place on Tuesday, December 12. A live stream of the 8am performance will be available for the school community to enjoy. In order to protect privacy, the broadcast will be password protected. The link and password was emailed to all Lower School parents on Friday, December 8. Please check your CDNIS parent account for the log-in details.


Progress Reports

Please note that Grades 1-6 Progress Reports will be issued on Friday, January 5.


Learning Reviews: Mark your Calendars

Please note that Grades 1-6  Learning Reviews will be held on Thursday, January 18 (3pm-6pm) and Friday, January 19 (8am-4pm). Instructions for signing up online will be sent to you by email on January 5.


Young Americans - Coming in January 2018

Attention Grade 6 parents. We are very excited to host the Young Americans from January 8-10, 2018. Watch this space for further details as you do not want to miss the very exciting final performance. Check out the exhilarating final performance from last year to see why we are so excited to welcome this troupe back in January.


School Uniform in the Winter

Please be reminded that as the weather becomes colder, students are expected to wear CDNIS-issued sweaters/jumpers. Students wearing non-CDNIS issued clothing between 7:50am-2:20pm will be asked to remove it.

Upper School News

University Tours - Spring Break 2018

Calling all students interested in attending a university in California or the North East USA! Join us during Spring Break where we will tour some of the great schools in these regions and meet with admissions staff. Spaces are limited to sign up quickly. Details, including tentative itineraries are found right here: California Tour or NE Tour.


Sydney Medical School Information Session

The Dean of Sydney Medical School, Professor Arthur Conigrave, will be hosting an information session on studying Medicine and Public Health on Wednesday, December 13 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Regus Conference Centre, 35/F, Central Plaza at 18 Harbour Road in Wan Chai. Register here.


Parent Information Nights in January

The Upper School will be hosting evening sessions to inform parents about the course selection process. Each session will be dedicated to the specifics of different Grade levels and will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Please note the following dates: January 9 for Parents of Students Currently in Grade 8; January 11 for Parents of Students Currently in Grade 9; and January 16 for Parents of Students Currently in Grade 10.


Procedures for Reference Requests

When requesting references to summer school programmes, boarding schools or any other organizations, please use this online form. School policy is to use CDNIS reference material exclusively. The timeline for a referral is 10 working days and requests received within two weeks prior to a holiday period will be processed after the holiday. If you have questions, please contact your child’s counsellor directly.

Dates

Dec 12, 2017
Lower School Sing-Along


Dec 12, 2017
Sesson 1 ASAs End


Dec 13, 2017
ASA Session 2 Registration Closes


Dec 13, 2017
Early Dismissal Day @ 11am


Dec 21, 2017
Alumni Hong Kong Event


Jan 2, 2018
SCHOOL RESUMES


Jan 5, 2018
LS Progress Reports Issued


Jan 8, 2018
Young Americans Arrive


Jan 8, 2018
Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline


Jan 9, 2018
Grade 8 Parent Information Night


Jan 11, 2018
Grade 9 Parent Information Night


Jan 16, 2018
Grade 10 Parent Information Night


Jan 17, 2018
Alumni London Event


Jan 18, 2018
Lower School Grades 1-6 Learning Reviews (2:45pm-6pm)


Jan 19, 2018
Lower School Grades 1-6 Learning Reviews (Full Day)