CIS Accreditation - We Did It!
Canadian International School of Hong Kong has been awarded full accreditation status by the Council of International Schools (CIS) with immediate effect. Obtaining the CIS accreditation certifies that CDNIS students are given an education that meets the most stringent international quality standards. Head of School, Mr. David Baird shared the news in a letter to all community members last week. Congratulations to everyone who was a part of the process.
2018/2019 Start of School Guide - It's Here!
The 2018/2019 Start of School Guide can be found right here. Everything you need to know - uniforms, bussing, new student/parent orientation events and more - all these details are in the Start of School Guide. New parents, please make special note of the new parent/student orientation events and register before the deadline. Questions, email Winnie McCarthy for the Lower School or Dilip Sandhu for the Upper School.
Summer School 2018
Sign up for the CDNIS Summer School programme today. Open to CDNIS and non-CDNIS students, 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.
New Robotics Summer Camp - MakeX Blue Planet
A new addition to the CDNIS summer programme for Grade 4-8 students! Come prepare for the MakeX robotic competition 2018 through this summer camp. You will learn what sensors to use to build, code and test your robot on the competition arena. No prior robotics knowledge is required. CDNIS students can loan a robot from school for free! Watch this video to find out more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For general enquires please contact email@example.com.
New: Read Library Books Over the Summer!
Returning CDNIS families can keep library books all summer long! Students and parents who don't have any overdue library materials will be able to check out books for the summer! Students can check out five books and parents can come to school and check out 10 books. If you don't want your child(ren) checking out books, please send an email including your child's name and current homeroom.
Taking Action @ CDNIS: little ones doing big things!
Read the latest stories highlighting how parents, students and staff at CDNIS are taking action, with a special focus on Lower School students and their families getting involved in issues that go beyond Hong Kong. Have 'stories' to share? Contact Ms Safaya, Local and Global Engagement Coordinator.
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.
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 Wednesday, May 30 from 8am-9:30am in the LLAC. RSVP here.
Fun Gala for all ASA Swimmers
On Tuesday, June 5, there will be an end of term 'Fun Gala' for all of our ASA Swimmers from Level 1 to Swim Team. The event will run from 2:45pm - 4pm. ASA Levels 1-8 will swim short distances (5m - 25m). Competitive swimmers and Swim Team will also be participating in 50m races. There will be some prizes and goodies on the day.
Timberwolves Athletic Awards
On Friday, May 18 over 450 Timberwolves Athletes, Coaches, Parents and Staff celebrated a fantastic year of sport at CDNIS at the Lower School and Upper School Athletic Awards. It was a celebration of individual, team and programme success. Please view the photos, list of award winners and a summary of the LS and US Awards on the Timberwolves site.
Thank You and Farewell to Coach Ivy - Gymnastics ASA
Thank you to Ivy Yew and the Health and Fitness Consultancy Team for delivering the Gymnastics Programme at CDNIS for the last six years. During this time, CDNIS has become one of the best gymnastics bases in HK in terms of equipment/space. Ivy and her team will finish at CDNIS after the completion of the Summer Programme. For more information about Gymnastics please see the activities site.
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.
CDNIS Switzerland Ski Trip CNY 2019
Thanks to all those who came out to the information session on Wednesday. For those who weren't able to make it, please find the presentation here. Note that in order to secure your spot you must bring a non-refundable deposit cheque for $3,000 by Friday, June 1 (made out to CDNIS). You can bring the cheque directly to Alex Wright or Keren Glazier, or leave it at the 9/F reception (in an envelope addressed to either). It is first come, first served, and there are already a limited number of guaranteed spots left! Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
CISPA Board 2018/19
CISPA is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the 2018/2019 academic year: Clare Arnold, Elisabet Helander, Christy Hong, Pinky Lau, Kelly Ma, Simone Matrundola, Christina Matula-Häkli, Amy Ng, Timothy Ng, Anita Shum, Catherine Wan Cohen, Debbie Waugh, and Vanessa Ying Yu-Liang. Thanks and best wishes to retiring Board members!
CISPA - Lost Property
Please check for lost property before Friday, June 8. There will be one final sort by volunteers on Wednesday, May 30, with all un-named items displayed the week of Monday, June 4. Anything unclaimed after Friday, June 8 shall be donated to charity. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who have helped keep the lost property under control this year and returned countless items to their owners!
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 - Please donate your used uniforms
Please do donate all used uniforms back to CDNIS, including discontinued uniforms. We have grand plans for them. Thank you in advance!
Monday, May 28: MAP Parent Workshop, Grade 8 Performing Arts Showcase/Exhibition
Tuesday, May 29: Grade 8 Performing Arts Showcase/Exhibition, Grade 1 Movie Day
Wednesday, May 30: LS Parenting Workshop, Prep Movie Day, Prep C Celebration, CISPA - Volunteer Appreciation Evening
Thursday, May 31: MYP Celebration Rehearsal
Friday, June 1: LSSC Election, MYP Celebration Rehearsal