Flash January 8 2018

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All School news

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.

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!

School Photos

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.

Alumni Magazine - The Totem

The fall edition of our alumni magazine, The Totem, is out now. Check out the latest issue right here.

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 - 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.

LLAC Marquee

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)

Lower School News

Young Americans Are Here!

Welcome Young Americans to CDNIS! All Grade 6 students are participating in a 3-day workshop with an incredible combination of high-energy, team-building, confidence boosting fun! Using music as the tool, students will learn, explore, create, and grow! The workshop culminates with a concert featuring The Young Americans and Grade 6 students on Wednesday, January 10 from 6pm-7:30pm in the LLAC theatre. All are welcome to attend!

Talk by Chinese explorer Wong How Man

Chinese explorer Wong How Man and his educational director will be giving an inspiring talk to Grade 3 and Grade 1 students on Wednesday, January 10 from 9:30am-10:15am in the LLAC theatre. 

Sports Opportunities for Lower School Students

Starting in January, all Lower School students have the opportunity to join new sports teams. U12 Rugby, U12 Netball, U12 Touch Rugby, U10 Basketball, Gymnastics and the Swim team all have places for Grade 4/5/6 students. For tryout dates, practices times and game schedules, view this document, or for more information visit the Timberwolves site. In February/March U12 Football, U12 Badminton, U12 Track and Field and Lower School Sailing will start.

Lower School House Days

Show your house spirit by participating in the Lower School House Days around the middle Friday of each month. Students can wear their PE uniforms and sit with others from their Houses at lunch. It’s an enjoyable and positive way to connect and build House community, and we look forward to a full showing of colours at the first Lower School House Day on Friday, ​January 12.

Upper School News

Grade 8 Parent Night - Tuesday, January 9

All current Grade 8 Parents are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 9 from 6:45pm-8pm in the LLAC Lobby for an information session focused on the transition from grade 8 to grade 9. A bus shuttle is provided from Wong Chuk Hang MTR and returning to several locations afterwards. Please learn about bus service and RSVP to the event using this link

Grade 9 Parent Night - Thursday, January 11

All current Grade 9 Parents are invited to join us on Thursday, January 11 from 6:45pm-8pm in the LLAC Lobby for an information session focused on the transition from grade 9 to grade 10. A bus shuttle is provided from Wong Chuk Hang MTR and returning to several locations afterwards. Please learn about bus service and RSVP to the event using this link. 


Symphonic Winds going to Band Camp

Symphonic Winds is involved in a Band Camp weekend at Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village, Ma On Shan on Friday, January 12 (after school) until Sunday, January 14 (afternoon). The purpose of this annual outing is to engage students in a series of varied rehearsals interspersed with student led team-building activities. 12 hours of rehearsals will ensure students have a fantastic start on new music for this performance season.

Public presentation tonight by KCL, Imperial, SOAS and UCL

Tonight from 6:30pm-8pm at Chinese International School (Drama Studio), four top London universities - King's College London, Imperial, SOAS and University College London - will be presenting. Students and families from all HK schools are welcome to attend. To reserve seats, please email Sow Fun Dawson.

HK Polytechnic University: Dept of Electronic and Information Engineering presentation

HK Polytechnic University Department of E&IE will give a public presentation tonight, Monday, January 8 from 7pm-8:30pm in Room N001 at HK Poly, Hung Hom, Kowloon. Visit this site for more info. 

Studying Physiotherapy at Univ. of Birmingham - Evening Presentation

The University of Birmingham will give a public presentation on their BSc Physiotherapy program on Friday, January 12 from 7pm-9pm at the British Council. To register for the presentation, please visit this site

Education Fair - Study in London, Saturday, January 13

Four top London universities - King's College London (KCL), University College of London (UCL), SOAS University of London, and Imperial College of London will hold an education fair, Saturday, January 13 from 10am-5pm at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Wan Chai. Visit this site for more information and to register for the event.


Jan 8, 2018
Young Americans Arrive

Jan 8, 2018
Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline

Jan 9, 2018
Grade 8 Parent Information Night

Jan 11, 2018
Grade 9 Parent Information Night

Jan 12, 2018
Lower School House Day