Jing Ying Football Champions
Congratulations to the U20 Boys Football team for winning the All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Football Championship on Friday. The squad beat football powerhouse YCH Yung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School 6-5 on sudden death penalties after 70 minutes of scoreless play. Congratulations to the players and coaches - Dan, Julian, Mark, Jonny, Brendan, Charlie, Ayan, Alex, Jay, Sean, Cameron, Brett, Chester, Brian, Will, Harry, Nico, Michael, Robert and Coach Wah and Ching. Thanks also to the amazing students, parents and staff who cheered the team on at the game and for the students and staff who were supporting the team via the live stream. More to follow later this week as the school finalizes plans to celebrate and acknowledge this massive achievement. Details and pictures from the game will be shared later today on the CDNIS Facebook page.
Alan Dick Community Day & 25th Birthday Party!
Please join us for this extra-special day as we celebrate Alan Dick and the school's 25th Anniversary on Thursday, March 9 from 8:30am-10:30am. This is a whole-school event and we hope to see many parents joining in. Please wear pink! This year we will enjoy birthday cupcakes and the cake competition, and students will move through a range of activities in Houses. The event will go ahead rain or shine. Check out the highlights from last year.
Reaching Out, Touching Lives
The foundation of any successful school is the close bond shared between students and teachers. With their commitment of learning from one another and a passion for making a difference, the CDNIS family is achieving excellence all around the world! This week, we speak to Upper School Vice Principal David Butler who reveals the advantages of CDNIS' dual-diploma programme, in which students receive both the IB Diploma as well as the OSSD upon graduation. Check out this article and video to learn more.
CDNIS Social Media Growth
We are now on Instagram! Are you? Have a look at what goes on at CDNIS. Use the hashtag #cdnishk, #cdnisls or #cdnishkalumni. See us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well, in order to catch the latest highlights of the fun and colourful activities that our school's community has been up to, including the Jing Ying Football Finals, the SCMP's interview with Interim Head of School David Baird, and the Applause For A Cause event!
CDNIS Finalist At AppJamming Summit 2017
A Grade 6 team (Ayden, Kenson, Mike, Jeanie) has developed an app with AppInventor for the AppJamming Summit 2017. This app helps expectant mothers to stay healthy and fit while keeping track of the baby's development during the pregnancy term. They will be pitching for the finals on Sunday, March 19 in Kowloon Tong. The winners will win an all-inclusive trip to attend the Global App Inventor Summit in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dress Down Day - Thank You For Your Support!
CDNIS would like to thank everyone that participated in Dress Down Day, which took place on February 24. Thanks to your kind support, the Lower School managed to raise a total of $9,965 for Room the Read – the NGO supported by Bear House, while the Upper School community generated $5,955 for Worldwide Action.
Picture Taking/Videotaping @ CDNIS
All parents love taking pictures/videos of their children and capturing the special moments at school. Be it during a Spotlight performance, weekly assembly, on the sports pitch or just running around on the playground, our parents love to catch their child in action and sometimes share the pictures/videos they have taken on social media or with various WhatsApp groups. But please be mindful when snapping pictures of your child that other parents may not wish to have their child photographed/videotaped and their image shared around the world. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Applause For A Cause
On Friday, February 24, 41 US students took to the LLAC stage in 'Applause for a Cause', a charity fundraiser featuring some of the best songs from musical theatre. The students chose to do the show to raise money for Worldwide Action, a charity dedicated to giving children and young people the ability to survive and opportunities to thrive. Find out more at Worldwide Action. The event showcased our incredibly talented students which you can watch in this video. Thank you to everyone who came to support!
Parent Liaison Committee
This is the second year since the Board of Governors re-established the Parent Liaison Committee (PLC). The PLC is a multi-stakeholder Committee, comprised of Governors, Parents, and School Administrators. The PLC serves as a communication channel between parents and the Board of Governors. To contact the PLC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jane Goodall Institute Newsletter
CDNIS maintains a close relationship with the Jane Goodall Institute, following the world-renowned primatologist's visit to our school last year. To learn more about what the institute has been up to and how CDNIS has stayed involved, visit this link to view its latest newsletter.
Fever and Mask Policy
CDNIS strictly enforces the Fever Free Policy, as recommended by the Centre for Health Protection. Therefore, students who are sick or feverish should not be in school whether or not they are wearing a mask. Pre Reception to Grade 2 students should be fever free for 48 hours before they can resume school. Grade 3 and above students should be fever free for 24 hours before they can resume school. Please note that for students who are not sick and choose to wear a surgical mask to school as a preventative measure (allergies, immune disorders), our school staff will not be expected to monitor the correct wearing of their mask. Please contact the nurse with questions.
CDNIS Health Blog
CDNIS is committed to providing parents with relevant health information through this blog, which is routinely updated by the Upper School and Lower School nurses. We recommend subscribing to the website, in order to receive the most up-to-date health-related news.
Food Drive by Heifer Club
Heifer club - one of 11 that comprise the Upper School Global Issues Network - is committed to the NGO's mission to eradicate hunger and poverty. Therefore, in the upcoming weeks the Heifer team have organised a food drive in collaboration with the local food bank Feeding HK. The collection of non-perishable foods will take place from Monday, February 27 - Monday, March 13, with red Feeding HK bins located on the 9th, 7th and 3rd floors. Many thanks for your support of this worthy cause! Please contact Ms. Eileen Jong and Mr. Scott Atherton for more information.
Used Clothes Collection: Save the Pandas
Until Friday, March 10 the trash to treasure organization will be collecting old clothes, boxes and materials on the 9/F lobby. The materials will be used to make other items that will be sold for money to symbolically adopt a panda! Click here for more information or email us.
No School: Reminder
There are a few no school days which fall mid-week in the coming few months. Please make note students do not come to school Tuesday, April 4; Monday, April 10 to Tuesday, April 18; Monday, May 1; Wednesday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 30. The 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 (draft) calendars can be found on the main school website and mobile app.
Easter Holiday Chinese Studies Programmes
You might wish to start planning for your Easter holiday Chinese Studies programme. This includes an exchange programme with Siyuan Primary School in Hainan, which will see 15 grade 4-6 students visit the school in China from April 9-15 (details can be found right here); as well as a number of IB Chinese Exam Prep courses for current G11/G12 MFL/MSL/MHL students during the Easter break (contact Penny Pan for more information).
Save the Date: Canada Rugby 7s Team
The Canadian Men's Rugby 7s team is returning to CDNIS. The team will hold a practice at CDNIS on Sunday, April 2. Details are still being worked out, and we are working to organize a skills clinic for rugby players of all ages, an autograph/photo session and family BBQ. Watch this space for more details.
Tuition Fee Deposit for 2017/2018 School Year
The tuition fee deposit for 2017/18 is due for all returning students on March 22, 2017. Invoices will be posted to the Parent Portal under NetClassroom>Billing starting March 1, 2017. To secure your seats, all returning students must pay a deposit of HK$20,000. Please check your Parent Portal account for more information. Tuition deposits are fully refundable by official written notice given before May 8, 2017. Any inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.
CISPA - 50km Hike
On Monday, March 13, the CISPA hiking group will be walking the entire 50km of the Hong Kong Trail. Your support along the way is appreciated, and if you can, come and join us for some or all of the walk, or for a celebratory drink at the end at Big Wave Bay! Please send Anne a Whatsapp at 9688 2755 for more information.
CISPA - International Women's Day Lunch
Let's celebrate the International Women's Day! All CISPA Mums are warmly invited to join for lunch at the Aberdeen Marina Club, on Wednesday, March 8, at 12:30pm. For more information, click this link.
Monday, Mar 6
Prep Spotlight Rehearsal
US Music Rehearsal
Tuesday, Mar 7
Prep Spotlight Rehearsal
Wednesday, Mar 8
Prep - HWEO
SAGE - Dream Girl
Thursday, Mar 9
Friday, Mar 10
Higher Education Fair