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! CDNIS welcomes artists from all over the globe and this week will welcome back The Young Americans for a third time. These outstanding performing arts students will once again be working with our Grade 6 students in coordinating a breathtaking performance in just three days! Learn more about this amazing troupe or check out one of their past shows at CDNIS
The Year of the Rooster has arrived! Check out some of the fun everyone at CDNIS had during our 2017 CNY celebrations.
CDNIS on Instagram
We are now on Instagram! Are you? Check CDNIS out on Instagram and share any pictures you may take around our campus. Use the hashtag #cdnishk or #cdnisls. We'd love to see what our students, staff and parents are doing at school events, in classes, on the court, on the field, on the stage, and anywhere else the CDNIS community is active. You can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
HOS Search: Parent Listening Sessions
On January 20, the Search Committee emailed all parents updating them on the search for the permanent Head of School (HOS). As the Board communicated in December, the Board began by assembling a Search Committee to oversee this process and selected a Search Consultant, Triangle Associates/HeadsUp, to work with us. This is the same Search Consultant that worked with us on our Interim Head search and knows our community intimately. Please take a moment to read the letter, which includes details about the listening/input sessions. There will also be an online survey after CNY for those of you unable to attend a session. Please contact the Search Committee with questions.
Timberwolves Basketball Update
Congratulations to the B20 Team; Winners of the Timberwolves International Invitational; while our G20 finished runners-up. Congratulations to our B12 team: HKJBL Champions. This week we have a best ever six Twolves teams in the ISSFHK Championship playoffs (B12/B14 (Div 1 and 3)/G14/G20/B20). Then our SEASAC teams leave on Thursday for SEASAC Basketball in Singapore. Check links above for information/photos/reports. Go Twolves!
Easter Holiday Camp - Save the Dates
CDNIS will once again run its Easter Holiday Camp. This year it will take place April 10-13 and will feature football, gymnastics, netball and swimming. The camp is open to CDNIS and non-CDNIS students. Watch this space for more details.
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.
Student Letter of Recommendation Requests
The process for letters of recommendations can be found on pages 51-52 of the Parent Handbook. The policy, finalized at the end of last year, is that the letters of recommendation are processed through our Guidance Counselors. Our school has a designated form for such purposes and it is our practice that no other form will be submitted on behalf of students. Please review the information in the handbook.
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.
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.
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 - February 24, 7pm, LLAC Auditorium. Allow some of our most talented students to take you on a 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 too. Tickets will be on sale mid-February.
Survey for the Business Club
The Business Club needs your help! Please take a few minutes to fill in this form to voice your opinion on what products you want to see next. Don't forget to also check out our Facebook page to keep up with our latest announcements!
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Young Americans Performance