Senior Admin and Parent Coffee Morning
Join David Baird, Tim Kaiser, Helen Kelly and Penny Pan in the LLAC Lobby on Friday, February 2 from 7:30am-8:30am for a chat over coffee. Please RSVP here so that catering arrangements can be made.
Sick Students - Please Stay Home
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 their child's temperature before going to school. Please remember to email the school nurse if your child does not come to school because they are ill. Many thanks for helping us maintain a safe and healthy environment at CDNIS.
Mock Trial Club into the Final Four
The Mock Trial Club marched into the semi-finals over the weekend, with victory over HKIS. The team will take on Bishop Jubilee School in the next round on Sunday, March 4. Good luck!
Winner in The New York Times Writing Competition 2017
Congratulations to Grade 9 student Maya, who placed first in The New York Times Writing Competition 2017. Her winning essay will be published in The New York Times in the coming weeks, so watch this space.
We are busy preparing to welcome the Year of the Dog. Celebrate with us! Parents are welcome to attend our CNY Concert Dress Rehearsals on Friday, February 9. Everyone is encouraged to participate in our DDD February 12-14 for the LS and Wednesday, 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!
Class of 2018: 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 January 26). Remember to watch this space for further updates!
Delivery Of Monopoly Games
The CDNIS bespoke Monopoly games are being transported to Hong Kong. The merchandise team aims to distribute them on the week of Monday, February 5. The games will be available to be picked up at the 9/F office, and delivered to those who selected that option. Order your game today.
CDNIS Appathon Deadline Postponed
CDNIS' first coding competition is ongoing, with Lower School and Upper School teams completing their plans and drafts. We have decided to give all teams more time to code their app and will therefore postpone the deadline of the app submission date to Monday, April 9, the first day back from Spring Break. Examples of apps last year include a pregnancy tracking app which placed in the top 20 in Hong Kong, and an app featured in the SCMP Young Post combating human trafficking.
CISPA - Volunteer for the Chinese New Year Flower Fair
We will welcome in the Year of the Dog at the annual Chinese New Year Flower Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, February 13. We need volunteers to help with games, food stalls, flower/plants and merchandise sales. Please sign up here. Questions? Please contact Amy Ng or Anita Shum.
CISPA - Wellness Discussion and Workshop
The first wellness discussion on Thursday, January 11 was a fabulous treat of health snacks and discussion. The next session is on Thursday, February 1. Please come along!
CISPA - Pre-CNY Lunch at The China Club
Parents are invited to join for a social lunch at The China Club in Central on Thursday, February 8. The China Club is situated in the Bank of China Building on Bank Street next to the HSBC head office. Approximate cost should be around HK$250 - HK$300 per person for food. To find out more, click here.
CISPA - Call for Clothes and Shoes for Refugees
Following on from the success of the UNICEF winter clothes drive, should you have any of these specific clothing items, they would be gratefully received. Find out details here.
CISPA: Who We Are and What We Do
CISPA is the CDNIS Parents’ Association. Powered solely by parent volunteers, CISPA works throughout the year to enrich the CDNIS experience by offering a wide variety of social and educational opportunities for our community, and supporting the educational and social aims of the school, working directly with the administration, teachers and students. To learn more and to volunteer, please go to our website or contact us here.
CISPA - Follow Us on Social Media
As well as CISPA news in the weekly Flash, you can also find out what is happening in CISPA's monthly newsletter The Beat. Please also check our social media channels: CISPA can be found on Facebook and Instagram.
Monday, Jan 29: CNY Workshop Pre Reception and Reception (Lobby and Theatre), CNY Dance Rehearsal (Theatre)
Tuesday, Jan 30: LEAP Workshop (Lobby), CNY US Dance Rehearsal (Theatre), Chinese Dance Rehearsal (Theatre)
Wednesday, Jan 31: Chinese Drummer Rehearsal (Theatre), Chinese Orchestra Rehearsal (Theatre)
Thursday, Feb 1: CISPA - Wellness Discussion and Workshop (Lobby), CNY Dance Rehearsal (Theatre)
Friday, Feb 2: Senior Admin and Parent Coffee Morning (Lobby), LEAP Workshop (Lobby), CNY US Dance Rehearsal (Theatre), CNY US Vocal Group Rehearsal (Theatre)