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.
ASA Late Registration - January 12
While Session 2 ASAs kciked off January 6, there is still time to sign up. The ASA Programme at CDNIS has something for everyone and is open to both CDNIS and non-CDNIS students. Visit the ASA website for all the details. Late registration closes January 12.
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 3). And remember to watch this space for further updates!
Taking Action @ CDNIS
These latest stories highlight how some CDNIS staff members support education in Tanzania and Canada and animal welfare in Abu Dhabi, while students pursue human rights advocacy creatively with the spelling bee musical, venture across Hong Kong for the annual GIN852 student conference, paint their way to raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, and more! Browse through all the experiences on our stories page of the Taking Action website!
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. Gong Xi Fa Cai!
We are busy preparing to welcome the Year of the Dog. Celebrate with us! Parents are welcome to attend out CNY Concert Dress Rehearsals (dates/times TBD). 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. Watch this space for details.
Sick Students - Please Stay Home
In view of the current cool weather in Hong Kong, 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. Many thanks for helping us maintain a safe and healthy environment at CDNIS.
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.
All students should have brought home school photos before the Winter Break. If your child did not bring their photos home, please contact your child's homeroom teacher. If you would like a digital copy of your child's photo, require a re-take, or if your child did not have their photo taken and you like to have their individual photo taken, please email Techni-Photo directly to make the arrangements. Please note that photos will be taken at Techni-Photo's studio in Kowloon.
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.
Alumni Magazine - The Totem
The fall edition of our alumni magazine, The Totem, is out now. Check out the latest issue right here.
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 - Call for Volunteers for the Chinese New Year Fair 2018
We will welcome in the Year of the Dog at the annual Chinese New Year Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, February 13. We need volunteers to help with games, food stalls, flower/plants and merchandising sales. Please sign up here. Questions? Please contact Amy Ng or Anita Shum.
CISPA - Volunteers Meeting for the Chinese New Year Fair 2018
CISPA will hold their first volunteers' meeting on Thursday, January 11 in the library pit from 8am-10am. All parents are welcome to join the meeting and help prepare for our annual Chinese New Year Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, February 13. We need volunteers to help with games, food stalls, flower/plants and merchandising sales. Please sign up here. Questions? Please contact Amy Ng or Anita Shum for details.
CISPA - Healthy Body Healthy Mind 2018
Need ideas for snacks and family meals? Join LS parents Mrs Jenny Lee and Mrs Alison Brock on Thursday, January 11 to for a pot luck morning tea to explore ways to improve our health through diet. After all, a healthy body is a healthy mind. It would be great if you could bring along something healthy to share. Please RSVP here.
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).
Monday, Jan 8: Young Americans (Lobby & Theatre), US Music Rehearsal (Theatre)
Tuesday, Jan 9: Young Americans (Lobby & Theatre), Chinese Dance Rehearsal (Theatre), Grade 8 Parents Information Night (Lobby)
Wednesday, Jan 10: Young Americans Performance (Lobby & Theatre), Student Advisory (Lobby)
Thursday, Jan 11: CISPA - Catering Committee Meeting (Lobby), LS Musical Rehearsal (Theatre), Grade 9 Parents Information Night (Lobby)