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.
Blood Donation Event Today!
A reminder that the blood donation drive is happening today, 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.
Message from Principals
Due to an IB Conference in Singapore this week, Mr. David Baird, Mr. Tim Kaiser and Dr. Helen Kelly will be away from the school. In their absence March 26-28, Mr. David Butler will be Acting Head of School, Mr. Rob Grantham Acting Lower School Principal and Mrs. Barbara Dacho will be Acting Upper School Principal.
CIS/WASC Visit-Parent Group
From April 15-20, representatives from CIS/WASC will visit our school as the culmination of the Self-Study. An important part of this is a meeting with parents to discuss the school's strengths and areas where we can grow. Please consider signing up for this meeting which will be held on Monday, April 16 from 2pm-3pm. Please sign up here by Wednesday, April 11. Any questions, email Jon Adams.
Seussical Jr. Transportation
Parents and guests of the evening Seussical Jr. performances March 27/28 - shuttle buses will be running from the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station to school at 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6pm and 6:15pm as well as after the show at 8pm and 8:10pm to Wong Chuk Hang MTR Station, CWB (Golden Dragon), Admiralty MTR, Central Piers and GPO. Buses have limited seating, so seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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!
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 23). 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.
Lost and Found - Valuable Items
Please stop by the 9/F office this week if you have lost a valuable item. A number of items have been turned into the 9/F office including phones, wallets, watches, glasses, Octopus cards and more. If you or your child has lost anything of significant value at the school, office staff might have it.
Summer School 2018
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, Gymnastics and Soccer. Watch the Flash for sign up details after the Easter break.
Emergency Evacuation Information
Parents and visitors, do you know where to go if the fire alarm rings when you are in the building? If you are with a class, follow them out. If you are at the Maple Cafe or sixth floor cafeteria, watch this student made video to find out where to go. If you have any questions, email Jon Adams
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.
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 at the LLAC Theatre in the evening. Watch this space for specific times.
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.
Parent Contact Details
Are your contact details up to date with the school? If you recently changed your mobile number, or moved to a new address, please let the school know. Parents can always check and update their contact details via the Parent Portal - Profile Update - Contact Info Update.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 26: Blood Donation Drive (Lobby), Seussical Jr Preview (Theatre)
Tuesday, March 27: Seussical Jr (Theatre)
Wednesday, March 28: Seussical Jr (Theatre)
Thursday, March 29: Grade 12 Transition Programming (Lobby)