Flash March 19 2018

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HOS Coffee Morning

Join Head of School David Baird for a coffee on Thursday, March 22 at the Starbucks located at IFC Mall, Shop No. 2097-2098 on Podium Level Two, 8 Finance Street, Central between 10:30am-12noon. Coffee on him!

Seussical Jr. Tickets On Sale

CDNIS proudly presents the Lower School production of Seussical Jr. on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 in the LLAC theatre at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $100 each, and are for sale in the LLAC Lobby and online. This colourful and zany production will win the hearts of kids and kids at heart - so let your toes tap, your fingers snap and your imagination run wild! Check out the trailer here.

Class of 2018: Offers to Universities

Members of the Class of 2018 are continuing to receive great news from various leading universities around the world. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received so far (as of March 16). Please note that this data is a snapshot of decisions at this point in time and not a final set of decisions. Each university system has different decision dates and individual universities have their own decision processes. For context, 58% of offers submitted are still awaiting decisions.

IB Art Grad Exhibition

The annual IB DP Art grad exhibition, Odyssey, opens Tuesday, April 10 in the LLAC. Come and view the amazing works our incredibly talented Grade 12 students have created over the past two years. You will see sculpture, painting, photography, video, drawing, animation and much more. It is always a standout event on the school calendar, so don't miss out!

Blood Donation Event

Organised by the Hong Kong Red Cross, the blood donation event will take place on Monday, March 26, from 9:30am-3pm in the LLAC lobby. Upper School students aged 16 or above are invited to give blood, as well as all parents. To sign up, please click here. Students who weigh less than 41 kg will not be able to give blood. Please note that for all first-time donors aged 16 to 17 have to complete the Parent’s/Guardian’s Consent Form for blood donation prior to the event. The form can be picked up at the 4/F nurse's office. Photocopies of the document will not be accepted. There are restrictions in place for people who spent time in Europe in the 1980's. If you have any questions, please email the school nurse.

Spring Break Holiday

Just a reminder - Thursday, March 29 is a regular day, so students will be dismissed at their normal time. Please note the holiday period runs March 30-April 8 for students, with classes resuming Monday, April 9.

2018 Summer Taipei Mandarin Immersion Programme

Registration for the 2018 Summer Taipei Mandarin Immersion Programme is now open. The trip will take place from Friday, June 8 - Friday, June 22. Tailor-made by the CDNIS Chinese department, the programme will include cultural experiences and an exchange with a local school. Please go to the programme website to register and to find out more information.

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. For more information, please contact Rob Aldridge or Scott Atherton in the US Guidance Office. All consultations will be confidential and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Screenagers: Mark Your Calendar

We will be showing Screenagers to our CDNIS community on Thursday, April 12. In the morning Grade 5-9 students will watch this important documentary about the prevalence of social media and digital screens in our children's lives. A parent screening, followed by a panel discussion, will take place in the LLAC Theatre in the evening. Watch this space for specific times.

Parent ID Badges

Please remember to wear your parent ID badge when at school - including weekends. To help in better identifying people when they are on the campus, staff, parents, guardians and visitors have a special coloured lanyard to accompany their ID card. Please ensure your ID badge is clearly displayed at all times when you are on the campus. Questions – please see Jon Adams.

Hong Kong Rugby 7s Tickets

The Hong Kong Rugby 7s takes place this year during Spring Break. We have secured a number of free tickets for CDNIS students (Grade 4-12) to attend the Friday afternoon/evening session, on Friday, April 6. Please view important information and sign up on the Timberwolves Site.

Tuition Fee Deposit for 2018/2019 School Year

The tuition fee deposit for 2018/19 is due for all returning students on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Invoices will be posted to the Parent Portal under NetClassroom>Billing starting March 1, 2018. To secure your seats, all returning students must pay a deposit of HK$20,000. Please check your Parent Portal account for more information. Any inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.

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.

LLAC Marquee

Monday, March 19: DP Practice and Diagnosis Exams (Lobby), Prep C, D & F Spotlight Show (Theatre)
Tuesday, March 20: Project Innovate Parents Coffee Morning (Lobby), Prep A, B & E Spotlight Show (Theatre), Seussical Jr Rehearsal (Theatre)
Wednesday, March 21: LEAP Workshop (Lobby), Seussical Jr Rehearsal (Theatre)
Thursday, March 22: Queen's University Presentation (Lobby), UNICEF Club (Lobby), Seussical Jr Rehearsal (Theatre)
Friday, March 23: UNICEF Club (Lobby), Seussical Jr Rehearsal (Theatre)

Lower School News

Sign-up to audition for Student Showcases

Calling all performers! We are looking for talented Prep-Grade 6 students to perform in the Student Showcases on May 23-25. Auditions will be held after school in the Forum on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20. If your child is interested, sign them up to audition here. The last day to sign up is Friday, April 13. If you have any questions please email Ashley Benusa.

Lower School Sailing

LS Sailing Level 1 is an eight session sport, delivered by the RHKYC. Participants aim to complete step 1 course (Optimist), but some older LS students may complete Level 1 (Pico). The cost is $2400, paid by Cheque to CDNIS (Athletics Office 304). There are four spaces left! Dates Thursday April 12/19/26 May 3/10/17/24/31. Age 8-12 year olds as of March 1, 2018. Please sign up here.

ASA Easter Programme 2018

Still looking for something to keep your children busy over the Easter break? Enrol your little bunnies in the egg-citing CDNIS Easter Holiday Programme on April 3, 4 & 6. Choose from football, gymnastics, swimming, Zones of Regulation or Theatre Sports! Please visit the After School Activities Website to enrol online. The programme is open to both CDNIS and non-CDNIS students.

Lower School Book Swaps

Send your child with used books (in good condition), Flower Fair tokens (2 per book), or money ($10 per book) so they can swap for "new-to-you" books, before school in the 12/F cafeteria on Tuesday, March 20 for Pre Reception to Grade 2, and Thursday, March 22 for Grades 3-6. Some early years classes may go as a class in the morning, so please check with your child's teacher. 

CDNIS Summer School Programme

The CDNIS Summer School programme is about to be released. There really is something for everyone; Maths 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, Swim, Gym and Soccer. Watch the Flash for sign up details after the Easter break. 

Upper School News

University of Alberta Scholarship

Announcing the Dr. John Poon Award and Scholarship in Business. This fantastic opportunity is available only to CDNIS graduates with scholarship money up to the full amount of domestic or international tuition for three full years at the University of Alberta School of Business. The scholarship also comes with a Hong Kong homecoming travel allowance and an opportunity to visit the University of Alberta School of Business while still a student at CDNIS. To hear more about this generous offer exclusive to CDNIS students, you are cordially invited to join Dr. John Poon, CDNIS Upper School Administration, and G10 and G11 Business and Economics students on Friday, April 13 at the Leo Leo Arts Centre Auditorium at 11am. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Doucet, Dean of the Alberta School of Business, and Dr. Edy Wong will be on hand to share with CDNIS information about their programme and how it connects with this wonderful scholarship opportunity.

OSSD Summer School Programme

CDNIS is offering students the chance to earn formal OSSD Grade 11 & 12 credits through an accelerated Summer School Programme (Math, English, Politics & Science). Students currently in Grades 10 & 11 are eligible to participate. All courses take three weeks and will run from June 12-29. The fee for CDNIS students is HK$13,000. Parents can find more details and pre-register here.

Grade 12: Grad save the date, updates

Difficult to believe, but the Class of 2018 Graduation is approaching! Grade 12 parents, please save the date of Friday, May 25, and note the new start time this year of 5pm. We will be sending occasional updates regarding Grad Week and preparations leading up to it; these will come to parents' CDNIS email addresses (name@cdnis.hk) so please do keep an eye out for these messages. 

Symphonic Winds Performance

Symphonic Winds will be playing at Hong Kong City Hall on Saturday, March 24. The Concert will start at 7:30pm. Please contact Ms. Jessy Po if you would like tickets. 

Higher Education Fair - thank you!

Thank you to all who helped to make our Higher Education Fair this past Friday such a success - it is a huge undertaking which requires many helping hands to pull it off. Many thanks to the board, teachers, LLAC staff, volunteer students, admin, and of course the students and parents who attended. Hats off to Maegan Robichaud for overseeing it all. It takes a village - thank you!

CDNIS Talks - "Inspiring from Within"

Last Wednesday, Upper School students presented to a full house of Grade 7-11's during our semi-annual CDNIS Talks. If you didn't get a chance to watch the live stream from last Wednesday, you can watch it at CDNIS Talks. Talks from previous years are also available at this site. You will be impressed!

Cambridge Summer School

If your child aged 15-18 is free this summer the the Cambridge Summer School may be an excellent option. For more information, including course details and how to sign up, please visit the programme website. Registration is open now and filling up fast!

McGill Summer Academy

For the first time, McGill University will be offering a summer academy outside of Canada. This program offers learning opportunities for students aged 15-19 that foster curiosity about the natural, physical and social phenomena and prepare them for continuing learning at university. Programmes will run from Aug 1-6, 2018 from 9:00am-3:45pm. To find out more information an enroll, please click here.

BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshops

Join for six full days of being coached by a young, experienced and passionate director flying in from America. Topics covered include finance, sales, marketing, product design and business planning, including future ready skills for the jobs of tomorrow. The first session takes place from July 30 - August 4, and the second from August 6-11. For more details, check out the BizSmart website, and sign up here.

New U12 Football Try Out dates

These are the new dates: Boys Try Out - Tuesday, April 10 2:30pm-3:45pm and Thursday, April 12 2:30pm-3:45pm. Regular Practice Tuesday. Coach Justin Wah. Girls Try Out - Wednesday, April 11 2:30pm-3:45pm. Regular practices Wednesday. Coach Eddie Polawski.

British Council presentation on architecture, art and design, fashion

Today from 5:30pm-9pm at the British Council in Admiralty, three UK universities (Oxford Brookes, Portsmouth, and Arts University Bournemouth/University of Kent) will present on the above study courses. Register at 2913 5100, or online at this site

Public presentation: Stanford, Harvard, Dartmouth, Wellesley

On Monday, April 9 (first day back from Spring Break) from 7:00pm-8:30pm, Stanford, Harvard, Dartmouth, Wellesley will hold an information sessions for interested HK students and parents. The event will take place at Diocesan Girls' School in Kowloon; please RSVP in advance at this site


Mar 20, 2018
Project Innovate Parents Coffee Morning

Mar 20, 2018
LS Book Swap

Mar 22, 2018
HOS Coffee Morning

Mar 22, 2018
Tuition Fee Deposit for 2018/2019 School Year due

Mar 22, 2018
LS Book Swap

Mar 24, 2018
Symphonic Winds Performance at City Hall

Mar 26, 2018
Blood Donation Event

Mar 27, 2018
Lower School Musical

Mar 28, 2018
Lower School Musical

Mar 29, 2018
Dress Down Day

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018
Spring Break (March 30 - April 8)

Apr 3, 2018
ASA Easter Programme (April 3,4,6)

Apr 9, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
IB Art Grad Exhibition (April 10-12)

Apr 12, 2018
Screenagers Screening

May 25, 2018
Grade 12 Graduation