Flash January 15 2018

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All School news

Sick Students - Please Stay Home

We have noticed an increase in the number of ill students coming to school. Please do not send your child to school if they are feeling unwell, especially if their temperature is 37.5C or higher, or if they have a cough, runny nose, diarrhea or rash. As recommended by the CHP, Department of Health, we strongly advise parents to check the body temperature of their child everyday before going to school. Many thanks for helping us maintain a safe and healthy environment at CDNIS.


New issue of Red & White

The new issue of Red & White is here! You can read about articles related to the launch of Project Innovate, including stories about robotics in the grade 5 classroom, success in a public speaking competition, and an innovative new recycling project. A physical copy of the magazine is in the process of being sent home via your youngest child.


Class of 2018: Early Offers to Universities

Members of the Class of 2018 continued to receive great news from various leading universities over the holiday period. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received so far (as of January 12). And remember to watch this space for further updates!


CDNIS Gets Social

While The Flash is your one-stop spot to learn about what is going on at CDNIS, don't forget to check out (and share!) what goes on at CDNIS via our social media channels. CDNIS can be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and SnapChat. Did you catch Coach Ching's interview with SoccerWorld on the CDNIS Facebook page? Have you seen the videos of the incredible art our Visual Arts students have created on the CDNIS YouTube channel? Or view the slithery snakes on our Instagram? Visit our social media pages to find out!


CNY Festivities

We are busy preparing to welcome the Year of the Dog. Celebrate with us! Parents are welcome to attend our CNY Concert Dress Rehearsals Monday, February 12. Everyone is encouraged to participate in our DDD February 12-14 for the LS and February 14 for the US. And you don't want to miss the CISPA CNY Flower Fair on Tuesday, February 13. All the details can be found right here.


Lunar New Year Holiday - No EDD

Just a reminder - Wednesday, February 14 is a regular day, so students will be dismissed at their normal time. Please note the holiday period runs February 15-February 26 for students, with classes resuming Tuesday, February 27. Kung Hei Fat Choy!


Ordering School Lunch

The February to April lunch order form and menus (February, March, April) are available on the main school website, in School Brochures. Parents can order meals by filling out the form and dropping it off, with payment, in the 6/F Cafeteria or by mail to CDNIS by Friday, January 26. Any questions can be directed to Maxim's via email or by calling 2240 6052.


Student’s mission to stamp out Hong Kong’s cage homes

Read about Class of '17 Nicole Hon's service journey to help those with sub-standard homes in Hong Kong as featured in the IB community blog.

 


Coffee Morning Postponed

Due to a week-long Guidance event being held in the LLAC Lobby, the Senior Admin and Parent Coffee Morning scheduled for Tuesday, January 16 has been postponed. An alternate date will be announced in an upcoming issue of the Flash.


Parent Liaison Committee

This is the third year since the Board of Governors has 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 Parent Liaison Committee.


CDNIS Monopoly

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the CDNIS bespoke Monopoly game, which is set to arrive before Chinese New Year. There is still time to order your 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!


Alumni London Reception

Calling all alumni currently in the London area. CDNIS will host a reception in London on Wednesday, January 17 at 7pm. The dinner will be held at The Eagle, 250 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5LP. To RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Chris Niem.


CISPA - Engage with Innovative Technologies

On Thursday, January 25 parents get to explore and experience technologies at OneDoor. Test and learn about Virtual Reality, laser cutting and 3D printing. You can also learn how we can improve daily lives with iOS App Development. Date: Thursday, January 25. Venue: OneDoor. Time: 4:30pm-6:45pm. Light refreshments will be provided. There are seats for 30 adults. Contact Joey Wei to reserve your place early.


CISPA - Volunteers Meeting for the Chinese New Year Fair 2018

We need volunteers to help with games, food stalls, flower/plants and merchandising sales for our annual Chinese New Year Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, February 13. Please sign up here. Questions? Please contact Amy Ng or Anita Shum for details.


CISPA - Used Uniform Donations

Please continue to donate your used uniforms, which can be left at the 9/F Security Desk. More sales in 2018. New uniform transition starts in April 2018, CISPA/USSC will continue to collect used uniform items that will no longer be part of the uniform. These items will be modified and donated to local Hong Kong schools (or neighbouring provinces).


LLAC Marquee

Monday, Jan 15: Guidance Workshop (Lobby), US Music Rehearsal (Theatre)
Tuesday, Jan 16: Guidance Workshop (Lobby), Prep Event (Theatre), LS Musical Rehearsal (Theatre), Grade 10 Parents Information Night (Lobby)
Wednesday, Jan 17: Guidance Workshop (Lobby), Grade 5 Spotlight Rehearsal (Theatre)​, Chinese Orchestra Rehearsal (Theatre)
Thursday, Jan 18: Guidance Workshop (Lobby), Grade 5 Spotlight Rehearsal (Theatre)

Lower School News

Learning Reviews (Grades 1-6 only)

Learning Reviews will be held on Thursday, January 18 (3pm-6pm) and Friday, January 19 (8am-4pm). Student attendance is mandatory. January 19 is not a regular school day for Grades 1-6. Parents can see teachers by appointment only.


Grades 1-6: No School on Friday, January 19

Please note that due to Learning Reviews on Friday, January 19, students from Grades 1-6 will not attend school. 


Parent ID Badges

Remember to wear your Parent ID Badges when you come to school for the Grades 1-6 Learning Reviews on Thursday and Friday, January 18-19. Parents can also come to the main office to collect a new blue lanyard. If you forget your badge, you can sign in and receive a visitor badge at the security desk.


Sports Days for Grades 3-6

The Grade 5/6 sports day will take place on Tuesday, January 23 and the Grade 3/4 sports day will take place on Thursday, January 25. Both Sports Days will be held at the Stanley Ho Sports Centre in Sandy Bay, Pok Fu Lam. Parents are welcome to attend and cheer for their children.


Parent Presentation for Pre Reception and Reception Parents

The Early Years teachers will be hosting a workshop about our PreRec and Rec learning programmes. There will be discussions about play-based learning and loose parts as well as an introduction to our newly designed Early Years Environment opening in the 2018-19 school year. Please join us on Wednesday, January 24 from 9am-10am in the Library Pit by clicking here to sign up.


Parent Presentation about Reading in Prep

Prep teachers will be presenting on reading and how Prep promotes the joy of reading. There will be specific examples of activities from the classes and how to promote a child’s reading development at home. Please join us on Wednesday, January 24 from 8am-9am in the Library Pit by clicking here to sign up.

 


9th Floor Playground Makers Workshop

Prep and Grade 1 students have been very busy designing their new Makers Workshop for the 9th floor playground. Specialist workshops run by Mr Tim Brown, Mr Leo Wong and Ms Aly Trezise in the new 12th floor innovation lab have engaged students in the process. In this new space they will be able to use tools to make and create wonderful inventions and explore the world in exciting new ways! So watch this space!


Downloading Progress Reports

Lower School Progress Reports were published on Friday, January 5. Please click here for instructions on how to download the report. Please remember that reports are not archived in the system.

Upper School News

Grade 10 Parent Night - Tuesday, January 16

All current Grade 10 Parents are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 16 from 6:45pm-8pm in the LLAC Lobby for an information session focused on the transition from the Middle Years Programme in grade 10 to the Diploma Programme in Grade 11. A bus shuttle is provided from Wong Chuk Hang MTR and returning to several locations afterwards.


Real Experiences in Virtual Reality

Find out how the Design and LTT departments are advancing technology and thinking in the Upper School curriculum by reading about a Grade 7 Design unit here.


Grades 8 to 9 and 9 to 10 Transition Parent Presentations available

All current grade 8 and 9 parents may be interested in viewing the presentations slides from our parent meetings on Tuesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 11. Please use this link to access the MYP Communicator Website where they are posted under Parent Information Evenings, at the top of the main page.


Evening presentation by University of Edinburgh Veterinary School

The University of Edinburgh will give a public presentation on its School of Veterinary Studies on Wednesday, January 17 from 7pm-9pm at the British Council. To register for the event, please visit this site


University of Dundee Medicine presentation - Wednesday, January 17

The University of Dundee School of Medicine will hold a public presentation on Wednesday, January 17 from 4pm-6pm at the Marco Polo Hotel, 3 Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Visit this site for more information and to register. 


CUHK Medicine visit to CDNIS - Thursday, January 18

CUHK's Faculty of Medicine will visit CDNIS on Thursday, January 18 at 2:45pm to give a presentation and meet with interested students. No sign up is necessary, just come to the US Guidance office.


Upcoming University Visits

The following universities will be visiting CDNIS in January (5/F floor Guidance office):

Thursday, Jan 18: CUHK Medicine Talk (2:45pm-4pm)
Monday, Jan 22: University of Liverpool (2:30pm-4pm)
Thursday, Jan 25: Royal Veterinary College (3pm-4pm)
Monday, Jan 29: University of Exeter, Neuroscience/Medical Science (3pm-4pm)
Tuesday, Jan 30: University of St. Andrews (Medicine); Temple University, Japan (both 3pm-4pm)
Wednesday, Jan 31: Brock University (12:15pm-1:15pm)


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.


The Young Investment Banker Programme

The Young Investment Banker Programme brings executives from around the world to give students aged 15-18 a 360-degree experience of the world of an investment banker. It will take place on Sunday, March 11, at One Island East. For details and registration, click here.

Dates

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)


Jan 19, 2018
Grades 1-6: No School


Jan 24, 2018
Parent Presentation for Pre Reception and Reception Parents


Jan 24, 2018
Parent Presentation about Reading in Prep


Feb 13, 2018
Chinese New Year Flower Fair


Feb 14, 2018
Regular Dismissal @ 2:30pm


Feb 15, 2018
NO SCHOOL - Start of Lunar New Year Break


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


Feb 26, 2018
NO SCHOOL - PDD


Feb 27, 2018
SCHOOL BEGINS