Reaching Out, Touching Lives
The foundation of any successful school is the close bond shared between students and teachers. With their commitment of learning from one another and a passion for making a difference, the CDNIS family is achieving excellence all around the world! The 1st Hong Kong Canadian Scout Group enjoys a long and storied history, having been founded back in 1992. It is also the only Canadian Scout Group that is chartered under Scouts Canada and operates outside of the country. Now in its 25th year, the group has become the longest activity programme offered here in Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Learn more about this group and revisit some of their highlights.
HOS Search: Parent Listening Sessions
We would like to thank everybody who attended listening sessions last week and offered input into our permanent Head of School search. To allow for as much parent input as possible, we have added additional listening sessions on Wednesday, February 15. Please click here to join or session or email Samantha Man directly. For those of you unable to attend a session, an online survey will be sent out this week to all parents.
CIS/WASC Visit Update
After a very positive CIS/WASC preliminary visit in January, the school has receive the official report awarding CDNIS candidate status for accreditation. Interim Head of School David Baird will be sharing the special Report from the CIS/WASC visitors in the coming days. Please watch for his email later this week. CIS/WASC Accreditation Chair Jon Adams will also be reaching out in the coming weeks with information of how parents can support the accreditation process, but if you have any questions please contact Jon Adams.
Parent Liaison Committee
This is the second year since the Board of Governors re-established the Parent Liaison Committee (PLC). The PLC is a multi-stakeholder Committee, comprised of Governors, Parents, and School Administrators. The PLC serves as a communication channel between parents and the Board of Governors. To contact the PLC, please email email@example.com.
Parent Coffee Morning
Please join us on Thursday, February 16 from 8am-9:30am in the LLAC Lobby for a talk on one of the most challenging parenting tasks - sleep management with Dr. Minna Chau. In this talk, Dr. Minna Chau will share the latest research on the function of sleep and practical strategies for your child to get the right amount of sleep they need. RSVP here.
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 or other public transportation. But if you do have to drive, please refrain from honking your car horn, please follow the directions of our security guards/police and please do not block neighbouring driveways. Thank you for your cooperation.
Alan Dick Community Day
Please join us for Alan Dick Community Day on Thursday, March 9 at CDNIS. Take a moment to see some of the highlights the Upper School Photography Team captured last year. The Alan Dick Community Day is a whole-school event. We hope to see many parents at the event March 9. Please wear your pink wristbands, which were distributed last year. The event will go ahead rain or shine. Watch this space for more details.
Easter Holiday Chinese Studies Programmes
During your Chinese New Year break, you might wish to start planning for your Easter holiday Chinese Studies programmes. This includes an exchange programme with Siyuan Primary School in Hainan, which will see 15 grade 4-6 students visit the school in China from April 9-15; as well as a number of IB Chinese Exam Prep courses for current G11/G12 MFL/MSL/MHL students during the Easter break. Details can be found right here.
25th Anniversary Event - Hope Through Music Charity Concert
CDNIS is proud to host the Hope Through Music Charity Concert on Friday, March 3 at 7pm. This charity provides free musical instruments/education to children from low-income families. Funds raised will be used to buy instruments and to recruit musicians to teach the children. The CDNIS Chinese Orchestra, Treble Timbertones Choir, Stage Band and Symphonic Winds will also perform. Details and tickets are on the LLAC website.
Applause for a Cause - Save the Date
Applause for a Cause - 24th February, 7:00pm, LLAC Auditorium. An Upper School whistle stop tour through some of the best songs from a variety of musicals from classic to modern, tragic to funny! All proceeds will go directly to charity! Tickets will be on sale from Monday 13th February from 505 at lunchtimes or the LLAC foyer. Adults - $100 and students $50.
Summer Holiday Chinese Studies Programmes
During your Chinese New Year break, you might wish to start planning for your Summer holiday Chinese Studies programme. Activities that are available this year include the Beijing Language B Mandarin Immersion Programme on June 9-23 (20 places for G4-11 students); Taiwan Language A Mandarin Immersion Programme on June 9-23 (30 places for G4-11 Mandarin A/MHL students); and the CDNIS on-campus Mandarin courses for Prep-G11 students that will be held between June and August.
CDNIS Products for Sale
CDNIS is a great community to be a part of. Show off your school spirit with CDNIS school themed products designed by the Business Club! Profits will support KIVA loans and student initiatives. Click here to order. Happy shopping!
CISPA - Join the CISPA Board for 2017/2018
Calling all parents! Come join the CISPA Board for the next academic year! Share your ideas, talents and enthusiasm to help continue building and strengthening our community. Nomination forms are due February 23 at 11am. Click here for more details. Questions welcome.
CISPA - US Book Swap
The Upper School Book Swap will be held on Tuesday, February 28 in the Forum. If you would like to volunteer for book sorting or manning the tables at the swap, please contact Kathrin from the Literacy Committee.
CISPA - Parent Workshop
Join us for a parent workshop on conversational reading by US-based literacy consultant Diane Frankenstein. Learn how you can help your children gain a deeper understanding of what they are reading by thinking and reflecting. Read a book, ask a question, start a conversation. The workshop will be on March 13 at 8:30am. Please check here for more information.
Tuesday, Feb 14
Applying to Oxford and Cambridge Presentation
Wednesday, Feb 15
Literacy Workshop for Gr. 3 Parents
Applause For A Cause Rehearsal
Thursday, Feb 16
LS Parenting Workshop
Gr 7 - 11 Parent University Prep Evening
Friday, Feb 17
Chemistry HL Prep Session