Have a great summer!
From all of us here at CDNIS - wishing you and your family all the best this summer. Flash will return to your inbox Monday, August 6. See you in August!
Early Dismissal Day on Friday
A reminder that the last day of school, Friday, June 8, is an early dismissal day. All students will depart at 11am. Have a wonderful summer!
CIS Executive Summary
The CIS Executive Summary will be available behind the Parent Portal later this week. CDNIS was awarded full accreditation status by the Council of International Schools (CIS) with immediate effect. Obtaining the CIS accreditation certifies that CDNIS students are given an education that meets the most stringent international quality standards. Congratulations to everyone who was a part of the process.
Red & White Issue 4
Take a moment to learn about the members of our school community who are helping to empower engagement locally and globally in the latest issue of Red & White. A copy of the latest issue will be coming home to each family this week, but you can also read it online via the main school website.
2018/2019 Start of School Guide - It's Here!
The 2018/2019 Start of School Guide can be found in the School Brochures section of the website. Everything you need to know - uniforms, bussing, new student/parent orientation events and more - all these details are in the Start of School Guide. New parents, please make special note of the new parent/student orientation events and register before the deadline. Questions, email Winnie McCarthy for the Lower School or Dilip Sandhu for the Upper School.
Welcome New Families
Welcome to CDNIS! Just a few housekeeping items for all new families joining CDNIS in August - bus registration and iPad/MacBooks. If your child will take the school bus next year, please pre-register ASAP as the deadline was Friday, May 18. All the details can be found right here. If your child is entering Grades 1-3 or 4-11, please make sure you have purchased an iPad or MacBook by Tuesday, May 31. Theses details and more can be found in the Start of School Guide.
2018/19 First Term Tuition Fee Deadline
First term tuition fees for the 2018/19 school year are due on June 30, 2018. Invoices will be posted to the Parent Portal for current/returning families. New families will receive an invoice in the mail. Any inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.
ASA Registration for Session 1 18/19
Ready, set... register! Enrollment for Session 1 is underway. The Session 1 ASA brochure is available on the main school and ASA websites.
Fun Gala for all ASA Swimmers
On Tuesday, June 5, there will be an end of term 'Fun Gala' for all of our ASA swimmers from Level 1 to Swim Team. The event will run from 2:45pm - 4pm. ASA Levels 1-8 will swim short distances (5m - 25m). Competitive swimmers and Swim Team will participate in 50m races. There will be some prizes and goodies on the day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is attending. Parents should inform activities, the homeroom teacher and the bus company if their child is taking a bus after the gala that they usually do not take.
Summer Travels Postcard and Teddy Bear Adventures
Back by popular demand, it's the CDNIS Summer Travels Postcard and Teddy Bear Adventures! The last few summers, the CDNIS teddy bear has collected a lot of stamps in his passport. Wherever you are this summer, drop us a postcard at: CDNIS Summer Travels 2018, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong or take a picture (tell us where the picture was taken) and email it to us. We will post all the postcards and images on a BIG world map when school resumes in August.
Summer School 2018
Sign up for the CDNIS Summer School programme today. Open to CDNIS and non-CDNIS students, there really is something for everyone; math to maker space, punching to politics, Irish sports to inspirational authors, crafts to cooking, friendship skills to math functions, Space and beyond. Plus the returning favourites multi activity, kindergarten fun, swimming, gymnastics and soccer. Please sign up by clicking here.
Maple Cafe - closed for the summer
Maple Cafe and the school cafeteria wil be closed for the summer. For students taking part in the Summer Programme, please remember to pack a lunch. Students may eat their lunch in the 6/F cafeteria and use the microwaves.
The CDNIS-Pico Project - International Innovative Summer Camp Partnership Programme
This is an exciting opportunity for Grade 5-9 students to participate in a summer camp partnership programme with Pico Kids from Israel. CDNIS students will partner with 15 of the top Pico Kids innovators from Jerusalem in a one week intensive STEAM course July 23-31. Fill out this online application form by Friday, June 8 - only 15 places available, so be quick!
New Robotics Summer Camp - MakeX Blue Planet
A new addition to the CDNIS summer programme for Grade 4-8 students! Come prepare for the MakeX robotic competition 2018 through this summer camp. You will learn what sensors to use to build, code and test your robot on the competition arena. No prior robotics knowledge is required. CDNIS students can loan a robot from school for free! Watch this video to find out more.
Timba Swim School
Registration for Term 1 is now open! The Timba Swim School is open to both CDNIS and non-CDNIS students of all ages. There are lots of programmes to choose from including Learn to Swim Levels 1-8, Swim for Fitness, Pre Squad Swim Team and the Swim Team. Details coming soon in Flash. For enrollment/registration please contact email@example.com. For general enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New: Read Library Books Over the Summer!
Returning CDNIS families can keep library books all summer long! Students and parents who don't have any overdue library materials will be able to check out books for the summer! Students can check out five books and parents can come to school and check out 10 books. If you don't want your child(ren) checking out books, please send an email including your child's name and current homeroom.
1st Hong Kong Canadian Scout Group since 1992
Calling for new members! Are you looking for a little adventure? Then join SCOUTS! This year, 100 young adults are already a part of this great group, which includes Beaver Scouts (Grade 1-2), Cub Scouts (Grades 3-5), Scouts (Grade 6-9) and Venturer Scouts (Grade 9-12). For more information, please click here.
Testimonials for CDNIS website
The main CDNIS website features a section dedicated to testimonials by our community. We would greatly appreciate it if students, staff and parents alike could fill in this form, and provide us with a short testimonial about CDNIS.
CDNIS College Clinic
The CDNIS US Guidance Team are offering a College Clinic every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-5pm for any member of the CDNIS Community. All consultations are confidential and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Just stop by, no appointment necessary (except for Thurs from 4-5pm, email Scott Atherton to set up a time). For more information, please contact Rob Aldridge or Scott Atherton in the US Guidance Office.
Lost and Found - Valuable Items
Please stop by the 9/F office before the end of school if you have lost a valuable item at school. A number of items have been turned in to the office including iPhones, wallets, watches, glasses, Kindles, Octopus cards and more. If you or your child has lost anything of significant value at school, office staff might have it.
Save the Date - CDNIS Golf Day
Join us for the 3rd Annual CDNIS Golf Day on Friday, November 30 at Shek O Country Club. All funds raised will go to support the CDNIS Annual Giving Campaign. Details will be released soon. Enjoy a great afternoon of golf and all skill levels are welcome. Watch this space!
CDNIS Official Merchandise
Looking for a gift for friends back home? Why not pick up a gift from the CDNIS Shop?! Be sure to get your hands on CDNIS-branded items including water bottles, cufflinks, umbrellas, golf balls and Monopoly. Check out what is available right here. Items can be purchased from the 9/F office. The merchandise cart will be set up outside the 9/F office next week.
Shuttle Bus Service Ending
Due to the low ridership of the shuttle bus service between the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and CDNIS, the service will be suspended at the end of the 2017/2018 school year. A refund will be available for all un-used shuttle bus tickets starting Monday, May 28. Please bring your un-used tickets to the 9/F office for a refund.
CISPA - Lost Property
Please check for lost property before Friday, June 8. There will be one final sort by volunteers on Wednesday, May 30, with all un-named items displayed the week of Monday, June 4. Anything unclaimed after Friday, June 8 shall be donated to charity. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who have helped keep the lost property under control this year and returned countless items to their owners!
CISPA - Mother Tongue Book Donations
Travelling back home this summer? Consider buying a book in the language of your country and donating it to the library for the CDNIS Mother Tongue Book Section.
CISPA - Book Donation Drive
Doing a spring clean before the summer? Consider donating your previously enjoyed books into the CISPA book donation box on the 9/F. These books will be sold at the Recycled Reading Stall at the Family Fun Fair, and all monies go back into events and activities for students.
CISPA - Lunch at the Country Club
Please join us for lunch on Tuesday, June 5 at 12:15pm in the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere of the Country Club. We will be meeting in the Garden Lounge, do come along to the last occasion to say goodbye before the summer break. The estimated cost of lunch is HK$ 250/person. To RSVP, please contact Lucia Del Vita by Monday, June 4 at noon.
CISPA - Please donate your used uniforms
Please do donate all used uniforms back to CDNIS, including discontinued uniforms. We have grand plans for them. Thank you in advance!
Monday, June 4: MYP Celebration
Tuesday, June 5: Grade 6 Celebration Rehearsal, Come Out & Play
Wednesday, June 6: Grade 6 Celebration, Film Festival
Thursday, June 7: CISPA Board Meeting, Upper School Awards Assembly