Flash January 29 2018

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All School news

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.


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 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


LLAC Marquee

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) 

Lower School News

Reporting in the Lower School (Grades 1-6): Parent Feedback

This year marks the introduction of a revised reporting ecosystem in Grades 1-6. Click this link to have an opportunity to offer your feedback on how your child's learning is communicated to you.


Grade 6 Parent Info Night

All current Grade 6 Parents are invited to join us for an information session focused on the transition from Grade 6 to Grade 7, on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:45pm - 8pm in the LLAC Lobby. Please learn about the bus service and RSVP using this link.

 


CNY ASA Holiday Programme

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at CDNIS from Wednesday, February 21 to Friday, February 23! Send your puppies over to enjoy football, gymnastics or Zones of Regulation with CDNIS guidance counsellor Shelly Chutke. They can also try their hand at making dog and dragon marionettes with Upper School drama staff. Visit the ASA Website to enroll.


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 now 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

Cambridge Summer School

University of Cambridge staff have agreed to return this summer to run more summer school programmes. For more information, including course details and how to sign up, please visit the programme website. Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1.


Grade 11 Parent Information Night

US Guidance will hold an information evening for parents of Grade 11 students on Tuesday, February 6. The talk will begin at 6:45pm, with refreshments being served from 6pm. We will be explaining the university application process, including upcoming deadlines, as we work with Grade 11 students beginning the process. Kindly RSVP for both the information evening and return bus service at this link.


USSC House Assembly

Watch Upper School students and staff showing off their moves in the first ever house dance off. Footage courtesy of the CDNIS Media Team and edited by Grade 12 student Renee.


Upcoming University Visits

Some interesting universities visiting this week, including three from Ireland! All meetings in US Guidance.: 
Monday, January 29: University of Exeter, Neuroscience/Medical Science 3pm-4pm
Tuesday, January 30: Trinity College Dublin, 2:45pm; University of St. Andrew's Medicine, 3pm-4pm; Temple University, Japan, 3pm-4pm
Wednesday, January 31: Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 10am-11:30am; Brock University, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Thursday, February 1: University College Dublin, 1:30pm; Norwich University of the Arts (UK), 12:15pm-1:15pm
Friday, February 2: University of Limerick, time TBC


National University of Singapore (NUS) Info Meeting

An admissions representative from NUS will present at Singapore International School (SIS) on Tuesday, January 30 from 1:45pm-3pm, followed by Q&A. To learn more and register for the event, please visit this site


SAT registration deadline for March 10 test date

The deadline for registering for the Saturday, March 10 SAT test is Friday, February 9. Students wishing to sit the test may register here.


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

Feb 2, 2018
Senior Admin and Parent Coffee Morning


Feb 6, 2018
Grade 11 Parent Info Night


Feb 9, 2018
CNY Concert Dress Rehearsals


Feb 13, 2018
Chinese New Year Flower Fair


Feb 13, 2018
Grade 6 Parent Info Night


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


Mar 1, 2018
Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition


Mar 1, 2018
Upper School Report Cards Published


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 16, 2018
Higher Education Fair


Mar 27, 2018
Lower School Musical


Mar 28, 2018
Lower School Musical