Flash February 26 2018

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All School news

CNY Festivities

Due to the suspension of classes in the Lower School before the Lunar New Year Break, some Chinese New Year festivities have been postponed. The CNY Flower Fair and LS CNY concerts will now take place on Friday, March 2All the details can be found right here.

The 2018 Alan Dick Community Blast

CDNIS has recognised Alan Dick and his contribution to the school every spring since 2010. This year the event will involve US kids visiting LS classrooms to enjoy a variety of activities. These will include watching a video about Alan, dancing his favorite Hokey Pokey Dance and learning a few others, and enjoying mini-cupcakes. A montage video will be shared widely among the CDNIS community after the event.

Monopoly Games Have Arrived

The CDNIS bespoke Monopoly games have arrived. They are available to be picked up at the 9/F office, and delivered to those who selected that option. When picking up your game, please provide the name and email address/phone number on the original order. Order your game today.

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.

Tuition Fee Deposit for 2018/2019 School Year

The tuition fee deposit for 2018/19 is due for all returning students on March 22, 2018. Invoices will be posted to the Parent Portal under NetClassroom>Billing starting March 1, 2018. To secure your seats, all returning students must pay a deposit of HK$20,000. Please check your Parent Portal account for more information. Any inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.

Fire Alarm Procedures

Do you know what to do if the fire alarm rings? If you are in the 6/F cafeteria or perhaps enjoying a latte at the Maple Cafe, the evacuation route for parents and others is to go across the pitch towards the LLAC. From there, turn left up the stairs and follow the signs out to Nam Long Shan. If you have any questions, email the Health and Safety team

CISPA - Rescheduled Chinese New Year Flower Fair

Our Chinese New Year Flower Fair for the Lower School has been postponed to Friday, March 2.

CISPA - Annual General Meeting

CISPA Annual General Meeting and Nominations – CISPA’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, March 12 at 8am in the LLAC Lobby. We encourage all parents to join us for the AGM as members will receive reports of the Board and the auditors, consider CISPA’s accounts, and participate in an election, if required. Please, read on the CISPA website about the current board members and their responsibilities.

CISPA - Book Swaps

CISPA Book Swaps are back this month! Bring in your old books to trade for another. The Upper School book swap will be on Tuesday, March 13 during the lunch period. Lower School Pre Reception to Grade 2 will be on Tuesday, March 20 and Lower School Grade 3 to 6 on Thursday March 22 from 7:15am to 8:30am. Contact Christina Matulahakli to volunteer.

CISPA - Used Uniform Sale

The Upper School Student Council will be holding a used uniform sale on Friday, March 2 from 8am to 2pm at the 9/F for the CNY Flower Fair. Each piece of uniform is $20. Make sure to stop by on your way to the Fair!

CISPA - Lost Property on Display

Lost and found un-named items shall be on display on the 9/F Lobby on Friday, March 9 from 7:15am to 12:30pm. Thereafter, they shall be placed in the Lost Property cupboard except for wet swim items – for hygiene reasons, these cannot be kept in storage and will be donated to charity or otherwise disposed of. All un-claimed Lost Property on March 31 shall be donated to charity or otherwise disposed of.

CISPA - Cirque Du Soleil Ticket Discount

For the month of February only, Cirque du Soleil are offering a special 20% promotion discount to the CDNIS community. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here. Promocode: KOOZACDNIS (please note that this 20% discount will only be valid for the month of February).

CISPA - Wellness Discussion and Workshop Session 2

This will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 8am-9am in the LLAC Lobby. Interested to come along? Please sign up so that we can plan accordingly. Discussion notes and recipes from Session 1 are available from Mrs. Jenny Lee or Mrs. Alison Brock

LLAC Marquee

Tuesday, Feb 27: Prep C Spotlight Rehearsal (Theatre), Prep A Spotlight Rehearsal (Theatre), Grade 1 CNY Rehearsal (Theatre), Grade 6 Girls CNY Rehearsal  (Theatre), Women's Five Film testing (Theatre), CNY Rehearsal Grade 2 Fashion Show (Theatre), LS Musical Rehearsal (Theatre)
Wednesday, Feb 28 : IB Recital (Theatre), CISPA Board Meeting (Lobby), Student Advisory (Theatre), CNY Rehearsal Gr 4 Fashion Show (Theatre), CNY Rehearsal Orchestra (Lobby)
Thursday, Mar 1: Grade 1 Immunization (Lobby), Prep E Spotlight Rehearsal (Theatre), Prep F Spotlight Rehearsal (Theatre), Prep D Spotlight Rehearsal (Theatre), LS Musical Rehearsal (Theatre)
Friday, Mar 2: CNY Chinese Orchestra Final Rehearsal (Theatre), Prep-G2 Concert (Theatre), CNY G3 - G6  Concert (Theatre), CNY Concert for Parents (Theatre)

Lower School News

Chinese New Year Dress Down Day

The CNY Dress Down Day has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 27 - Friday, March 2. LS students are welcome to come to school dressed in their CNY outfits.

LS CNY Concert Livestream

The Lower School Chinese New Year concerts, held on Friday, March 2, will be streamed live on the Internet. To watch, please click this link, and enter the password: #cdnisarts

Grade 6-7 Transition Parent Information Session Slides Available

The slides displayed at the Feb 13 Grade 6-7 Transition Parent Information Session can be accessed via the MYP Communicator Website under Parent Information Evenings at the top of the page.

Grade 4-6 Easter Hainan Exchange Programme

Registration is now open for the Grade 4-6 Easter Hainan Exchange Programme, organised by the LS Chinese Department. It runs from Saturday, March 31 to Sunday, April 8. The enrollment deadline is Friday, March 9. Please contact Yvette Wu for more details.

CISPA - Buy Your Child's Tokens for the Chinese New Year Flower Fair

Avoid lining up to buy tokens at the Chinese New Year Flower Fair. The pre-sales for tokens are available at the CISPA website to purchase with PayPal or your credit card. We will distribute the tokens to your child/children the day before the fair in class.

Upper School News

Parent-Teacher-Student Discussions

Upper School Parent-Teacher-Student Discussions will be held on Wednesday, March 7 (5pm-7pm) and Thursday .March 8 (8am-5pm). Parents will be able to respond to teacher invitations from Thursday, March 1, and book their own appointments from Sunday, March 4 through the Parent Portal. The booking system will close on Tuesday, March 6 at 4pm. As in the fall, students are expected to attend and participate in these conferences.

Higher Education Fair

On Friday, March 16, our annual Higher Education Fair is taking place in the large gym. We are excited to welcome 75+ post-secondary institutions from around the world onto our campus to answer questions and share important admissions information. Students, and parents, are welcome and encouraged to come and meet with reps - they're eager to meet our students!

Visa Letters for Grade 7 & 8 Experience Week

If your child needs a visa for their Grade 7 & 8 Experience Week trip, you were contacted via email by Veronica Tse. The visa letters required by the embassies have been sent to students. You can double check to see if your child needs a visa on this site or on the embassy website directly. Visas on arrival are not permitted on EW trips. If you think your child needs a visa but has not received a visa letter, please contact Rachel Kirchner or Veronique Nobert

Personal Project Exhibition

The Personal Project Exhibition will be on Thursday, March 1 from 6pm-8pm. All Grade 9 and 10 families are encouraged to attend. There will be a bus service from Admiralty and Wong Chuk Hang MTR stations at 5:30pm and 5:50pm respectively as well as return service departing CDNIS at 8:15pm to those same destinations as well as Causeway Bay (Morrison Hill Rd.) and Central Ferry Piers.

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.

Stage Band and Symphonic Winds Performances

Stage Band will be performing at Ocean Park on Saturday, March 3 at 10am. The show will be near the entrance and 30 minutes long. Symphonic Winds will be playing at Hong Kong City Hall on Saturday, March 24. The Concert will start at 7:30pm. Please contact Ms. Jessy Po if you would like tickets. 

MYP and DP Communicators

Middle Years Programme Communicator and Diploma Programme Communicator websites contain valuable information for Upper School parents about the calendars, curriculum, programme and more.

Cambridge Summer School

If your child 15-18 is free this summer the the Cambridge Summer School may be an excellent option. For more information, including course details and how to sign up, please visit the programme website. Registration is open now and filling up fast!


Feb 26, 2018
NO SCHOOL - Last day of Lunar New Year Break

Feb 26, 2018

Feb 27, 2018

Mar 1, 2018
Grade 9 & 10 Personal Project Exhibition

Mar 2, 2018
Chinese New Year Flower Fair

Mar 2, 2018
Chinese New Year LS Concerts

Mar 3, 2018
Stage Band Performance at Ocean Park

Mar 7, 2018
Alan Dick Community Day

Mar 7, 2018
Upper School Parent-Teacher Conferences (half day)

Mar 8, 2018
Upper School Parent-Teacher Conferences (full day)

Mar 12, 2018
Grade 3 Spotlight

Mar 13, 2018
Grade 3 Spotlight

Mar 16, 2018
Higher Education Fair

Mar 24, 2018
Symphonic Winds Performance at City Hall

Mar 27, 2018
Lower School Musical

Mar 28, 2018
Lower School Musical

Mar 31, 2018
Grade 4-6 Easter Hainan Exchange Programme (March 31-April 8)