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 catch up with CDNIS alumna Wendy Li who was a member of the inaugural graduating class. We find out what she has been up to since graduating from CDNIS and why she choose to enrol her child at CDNIS.
CDNIS has been pushing the boundaries of innovation since it was established in 1991. For the last 25 years, an exceptional culture of innovative practice has flourished at the school, across all areas of learning. For those parents who were unable to attend the Coffee Morning last week about Project Innovate, you will find information about the whole-school initiative on our school website.
Annual Giving Campaign
CDNIS has re-launched the Annual Giving Campaign, and is seeking donations, large and small, to help support programmes and new opportunities for the school's community. Click here to read a letter by iHOS David Baird, as he shares more details about the new initiative.
Sun Bus - Registration Now Open
CDNIS will be working with a new school bus provider, Sun Bus, starting August 2017. The school has shared all parent feedback received regarding the school bus service with Sun Bus. Please see the welcome letter from Sun Bus here. As in past years, and to help Sun Bus to properly plan for the required service and routes, parents MUST register their children for the school bus service before Friday, June 30, in order to guarantee seating. Please click here for online registration starting at 12noon today.
Summer Programme Sign Up is Open
CDNIS Summer School has the reputation as the place to be! This Summer we are exited to offer new classes such as Innovation Lab(7-13yrs), Merry Mandarin(3-5yrs), Young Mad Scientists (10-13yrs) and IOS App Development (12+) Check out the programmes here and sign up today! The summer brochure is also on the CDNIS mobile app!
ASA registration for Session 1 17/18
Ready, Set... Register! Enrolment for Session 1 2017-2018 starts today. The Session 1 Brochure is available on the CDNIS App and the ASA Website. We are happy to announce Top Flight as our new basketball provider as well as new activities such as filmmaking, Drama/Musical Theatre for Upper School and computer coding for kids! Registration ends on June 16th.
Save the Date - CDNIS Golf Day
Join us for the 2nd Annual CDNIS Golf Day on Tuesday, November 21 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!
Speaker Request (Finance or HR)
The US Guidance Office would love to hear from any parent who feels able and willing to speak in a keynote address and/or workshop for the grad class around topics of budgeting/finance and developing a compelling resume. Sessions would be Wednesday, May 31. Please contact Rob Aldridge.
Fifth Annual CDNIS Student Film Festival
The Film Department is proud to present the 5th annual CDNIS Student Film Festival "LUMIERE" on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm in the LLAC. It's a great opportunity for the Grade 12s to share some of the quality work they've done over the past two years in the IB Diploma Programme. The Grade 11s will also present some of the excellent films they've been working on.
Wanted: Lego and Duplo
Do you have bucket loads of Lego and Duplo that your kids no longer play with?! Well our Makers programme would love more Lego and Dulpo. Lego and Duplo are some of the best educational tools kids can use for creative design and invention, especially when it is mashed with new technologies. If you can donate a little or a lot, it would be a highly treasured resource for our students... so have your kids go dig through that mountain in their bedrooms now! Collections on the 9/F.
No School - Tuesday, May 30
Please note there is no school for students and staff on Tuesday, May 30 due to the Tuen Ng holiday.
Testimonials for New Website
The new CDNIS website is currently being beta tested and the school is aiming to launch it in the coming weeks. The main homepage will feature a section dedicated to testimonials by our community. We would greatly appreciate it if students, staff and parents alike could fill in this Google Form, and provide us with a short testimonial about CDNIS. In addition, it would be great if you could send us a picture of yourself to accompany your testimonial – please send this to Clement Huang. Questions may also be directed to Clement Huang.
Important Library Dates
As the end of the year is quickly approaching there are some important Library dates to note. May 19 is the last date to check out books. On May 26 all books must be returned for inventory. We appreciate your help with getting everything back to the library on time! You can still read e-books over the summer via OverDrive, Big Universe and TumbleBooks! Check out this blog post for details.
25th Anniversary Whole School Photo
The 25th Anniversary Whole School Photo is on sale! Families interested in purchasing it may do so by filling in the attached order form, and sending it to Techni Photo. The address is included in the attachment.
Ordering School Lunch
The May and June lunch order forms, as well as the May and June lunch menus are attached. They can also be found on the CDNIS mobile app under Contacts-CDNIS Brochures-Cafeteria. Please contact Maxim's directly for more information.
Maxims Food and Cafeteria Survey
Have your say about the food your child eats and what food options you would like to see offered at the school via Maxim's survey. Your feedback will assist Maxims in providing the services and products you would like to see at school. Staff and students are asked to fill the survey out, but parents may also take part on behalf of their child.
Summer Travels Postcard and Teddy Bear Adventures
Back by popular demand, it's the CDNIS Summer Travels Postcard and Teddy Bear Adventures! Last summer, the CDNIS Teddy Bear collected a lot of stamps in his passport over the summer - Norway, Abu Dhabi, Iceland and more! Wherever you are this summer, drop us a postcard at: CDNIS Summer Travels 2017, 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.
Monday, May 22
Pre-Reception Spotlight Rehearsal
Grade 10 History
Film Festival Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 24
Prep Celebration Rehearsal
Graduation Preparation and Rehearsal
Friday, May 26
Lower School Student Council Elections