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.
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 learn all about the 2017 Association of Chinese Teachers conference, which was recently held at CDNIS. Click here to read the story or watch this video to learn more.
25th Anniversary Commemorative Book
This beautiful coffee table book tells the story of Canadian International School of Hong Kong's first 25 years, from the first campus on Eastern Hospital Road up through to today. Filled with lots of photos, it's an important keepsake for current families, faculty, staff, alumni Governor's, Members - anyone who has been part of CDNIS. Details on how to reserve your copy of this limited edition book will be available in Flash next week. Copies will be available in June.
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.
2017/18 First Term Tuition Fee Deadline
2017/18 first term tuition fees is due on June 30, 2017. Invoices will be posted to the Parent Portal under NetClassroom>Billing starting June 1, 2017. For any parents who wish to pay the tuition fee through direct debit arrangement, please take a moment to fill out this Direct Authorisation Form from HSBC. Any inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.
CDNIS Gets Social
Our social media channels provide plenty of videos and pictures of our vibrant school community. Check out the action from the MYP celebration, Grade 7-8 CAS Week Trips, Lower School Sports Days and Graduation! Our Facebook page has tabs for our Instagram and Twitter feeds alowing you to see all three channels on one site. Use the hashtag #cdnishk, #cdnisls or #cdnishkalumni. See us on Twitter and YouTube as well.
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.
Sun Bus - Registration Now Open
Register your child today for the 2017/2018 school bus service. 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 to register your child.
Summer School - Sign Up Today
The CDNIS Summer School has an incredible programme with a variety of choice! This year we have added a number of Summer School ASA opportunities that are unique to CDNIS. To ensure you secure a place and give your children the chance to have an enriched summer break, please view the CDNIS Summer School site.
ASAs Cancellation Notice
In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made by 12noon regarding a possible cancellation of ASAs. Parents, students and ASA providers should visit the school website for the latest updates.
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 Friday, June 16.
2017-2018 ASCCA Registration
Registration for the 2017-2018 ASCCA (After School Chinese Culture Academy) is now open. If you are interested in registering your child for the 2017-2018 ASCCA activities, including Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Choir, Chinese Dance and Chinese painting, please go to this link to register online.
1st Hong Kong Canadian Scout Group
Calling for new members! Are you looking for a little adventure? Then join SCOUTS! This year, nearly 100 young adults became a part of this fun, 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 and registration for 2017/18, please visit this link.
CDNIS Verbier Ski Trip CNY 2018
CDNIS returns to Switzerland! The Grade 5-8/Grade 9-12 Ski trips will run February 15-24, 2018. This adventure includes six full days of skiing/snowboarding (with pro instructors) plus two days of cultural experiences in Switzerland. Our trip size is a maximum of 20 students and four staff. Please register your interest here. Ski trip student/parent meeting: Wednesday 7 June @ 7pm in Library. Contact James Lovegrove if any questions. Information presentation.
Oxbridge Books in the Library
The library has added a selection of books from the Oxbridge recommended reading list. These texts, recommended by Oxford and Cambridge colleges as preparatory reading for prospective applicants, are located in an area designated IBDP/Oxbridge Recommended Reading. To learn more, check out this blog post.
Timberwolves Athletic Awards
On May 22 we celebrated an incredible year in Timberwolves Sport at the CDNIS Athletics Awards. Please check out the photos, award winners and full report on the Timberwovles website. At these awards we celebrate individual and team success. And team success is what it's all about. Our school believes that "A player who makes the team great, is more valuable than a great player".
Important Dates and Calendars
Just a reminder the Upper School starts Thursday, August 10 and the Lower School begins Monday, August 14. The LS Open House will be held Friday, August 11. Further details will be available in the Parent Information Handbook and Start of School Guide - coming soon. The 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 school calendars are available on the mobile app and CDNIS website. Please note the calendar for next year is final, but the calendar for the 2018/2019 school year may still see some changes and is in draft form.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 29
Pre Reception Spotlight Rehearsal
Prep Celebration Rehearsal
Grade 2 Friendship Group Lunch
Wednesday, May 31
Pre Reception Spotlight Rehearsal
Grade 12 Transition
Thursday, June 1
Grade 6 Celebration Rehearsal
Grade 12 Transition
Grade 8 Transition
Friday, June 2
Grade 6 Celebration
Grade 1 Movie Party