Flash May 21 2018

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2018/2019 Start of School Guide - Coming Soon

The 2018/2019 Start of School Guide will be available soon. Everything you need to know - uniforms, bussing, new student/parent orientation events and more - all these details are in the Start of School Guide. A link to the guide will be shared in The Flash. Watch this space.

No School on May 22

Just a reminder that there is no school on Tuesday, May 22, which is a public holiday due to Buddha's Birthday.

Summer School 2018

Sign up for the CDNIS Summer School programme today. Open to CDNIS and non-CDNIS studnets, 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.

Construction Project in 6/F Cafeteria Annex

Last weekend, work began on the redesign of the area by the Maple Cafe, which will become the interim design studio and bistro. This is a one- to two-year placement to allow space for increasing design equipment and additional classes. The new multi-purpose area will be used by various design classes as well as the Blueprint club. It is being designed so that it can revert back to a cafeteria overflow area or some other purpose based on the results of a facility strategic plan that will begin in September.

Bus Registration for 2018/19

A reminder that the deadline for registering for the bus service in the 2018/19 school year has passed. For parents that have missed this deadline but would still like to register their children, please do so via the KCM website as soon as possible.

MAP Presentation for Parents

Please join us on Monday, May 28 at 8am in the LLAC Lobby to learn more about your child's MAP scores. Your child's student progress report will be sent home in hard copy later this week. Please bring this report to the presentation on Monday for your reference during the meeting. You may email Lisa Kipfer with any further questions.

Our children are watching: what is our marriage communicating?

Studies show that the quality of parents' marriage has great influence on a child's future physical and mental well-being. Parents model and teach their children important lessons of intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. So, what are we modelling? Join Dr. Michele Bland for this workshop on Thursday, May 31 from 8am-9:30am in the LLAC. RSVP here.

Timba Swim School

Registration for Term 1 will begin later this month. 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 activities@cdnis.edu.hk. For general enquires please contact timbaswim@cdnis.edu.hk.

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.

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.

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.

CDNIS Switzerland Ski Trip CNY 2019

CDNIS returns to Switzerland! The Grade 4-12 ski/snowboard trip will run February 2-10, 2019. The adventure includes six full days of skiing/snowboarding (with pro instructors) plus a day of cultural experiences, including a visit to the Cailler chocolate factory. Our trip size is a maximum of 20 students and four staff. Please register your interest here. There will be a parent/student information meeting on Wednesday, May 23 @ 7pm in the Library. Contact Alex Wright or Keren Glazier if you have any questions. 

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.

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 closer to the end of school.

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.

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. 

School Uniform Update

Thank you to the Uniform Committee for conducting a thorough, year long process from reviewing our current uniforms to the approval of minor changes in fabric and design. Here are the updated photos of the uniforms. While it was hoped some items would be available before the end of this year, minor design details are still taking place. New and old uniforms will be available in August for the 2018/19 school year. Students will be expected to wear new uniforms for the 2019/20 school year. 

CISPA - Volunteer Appreciation Evening

All parents who have helped out with events during the school year are welcome to join us for an evening of delicious drinks and canapés! This will take place on Wednesday, May 30 from 7pm-9pm in the LLAC Lobby. Click here to RSVP

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 - Guided Visit to Opera Gallery

All parents are invited to join us for a guided visit to Opera Gallery, located at W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central. An art expert will show us extraordinary works of art from French classic and contemporary masters such as Marc Chagall, Bernard Buffet, Pierre Soulage and Robert Combas. This takes place on Friday May 25 at 10:30am. To RSVP, please contact Lucia Del Vita by Wednesday, May 23.

LLAC Marquee

Monday, May 21: Grade 12 Transition (Lobby)
Wednesday, May 23: Graduation Rehearsal (Lobby & Theatre)
Thursday, May 24: Grade 12 Transition (Lobby & Theatre), ISSFHK AGM (Lobby)
Friday, May 25​: Graduation (Lobby & Theatre)



Lower School News

Election for Lower School Student Council (LSSC)

The LSSC election will take place on Friday June 1 and is open to all Grades 4 and 5 students. All information can be found here.

Lower School Transition Day

To ease the transition process and decrease the natural sense of uncertainty for the new school year ahead, LS guidance counsellors have organised a transition day for all grades, from Pre Reception - Grade 5 on Thursday, May 31. To find out more details, please read this letter.

Dress Down Day - Friday, May 25

Stripes and polkadots, different coloured socks, silly shirts and more! This month's DDD is a mis-match theme! All money will be donated to the Raven house NGO: Feeding Hong Kong. This organization helps to reduce food waste by collecting it and distributing it to people in need. For more info check out their website.

Final Friday Fun in the Forum - May 25

Grade 3-6 Students: Come on out and be a part of the PA Department's last Friday Fun in the Forum of the school year on Friday, May 25 from 11:10am-11:35am in the Forum. If you'd like to participate, please fill in the sign up form with your details. All participants must donate $20 to perform with proceeds going to the Raven house NGO: Feeding Hong Kong.

Upper School News

Grade 12: Grad week activities

Grad week is here! Tonight is Prom Night at the Harbour Grand (6pm-7pm reception which parents may attend, dinner @ 7pm for students); Wednesday is grad rehearsal and other activities for the Grade 12s; Thursday is the Ocean Park outing (departing 11:30am from school); and Friday is Gradation, beginning at 5pm. For more details, please refer to the email message sent to all Grade 12 parents last Friday. 

Grade 7 Innovation Fair

Grade 7 students will participate in an Innovation Fair the week of May 28. The purpose is to give students an opportunity to synthesise learning across subjects to create a new product. The week culminates with an exhibit visit and innovation celebration. On Friday, June 1 parents are invited to exhibit visits (9:20am-10am, 7th floor homerooms) and the celebration (10:20am-11am, Forum).

SAT/ACT information for 2018-19

For parents planning for SAT/ACT testing in 2018-19, please see the email message sent to Grade 9-11 students and parents on May 7. In it are links to various documents: one with test dates for 2018-19/when to sit the test; another with information about the differences between the SAT and ACT; and a third with an ACT FAQ sheet about that test's transition to a computer-based format beginning September 2018. 

Studying in Europe public presentation

On Saturday, May 26 from 1:30pm-4:30pm, five universities from Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany will present on studying in Europe. The event takes place at The Sheraton HK Hotel and Towers in Kowloon. For more information and to register, visit this website

OSSD Summer School Programme

CDNIS is offering students the chance to earn formal OSSD Grade 11 and 12 credits through an accelerated Summer School Programme (Math, English, Politics & Science). Students currently in Grades 10 and 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 here and register by clicking here.

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 August 4-6 from 9am-3:45pm. To find out more information and enroll, please click here.

BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshops

BIZSMART from Silicon Valley is back at CDNIS. ​Last summer, students from top international schools in Hong Kong participated to create business plans for some of Silicon Valley's hottest companies. ​Watch this video for a snapshot ​of the curriculum, judge's panel and their exciting week​. ​Described by CNN as ​"​one of the five most unique camps in the US​", sign up here or click here for more details.


May 22, 2018
NO SCHOOL - Buddha's Birthday

May 23, 2018
LS Student Showcases

May 24, 2018
LS Student Showcases

May 25, 2018
LS Student Showcases

May 25, 2018
Grade 12 Graduation

May 28, 2018
MAP Presentation for Parents

Jun 8, 2018
Last Day of School

Aug 13, 2018
Opening Day of Uniform Shop at School

Aug 15, 2018
Upper School New Student Orientation

Aug 16, 2018
First Day for Upper School

Aug 17, 2018
Lower School Open House

Aug 17, 2018
Lower School Mandarin Placement Assessment

Aug 20, 2018
First Day for Lower School