Reminder: Tuition Deposit Refund Deadline
Just a reminder that if your child is not returning to CDNIS for the next academic year, you have until Tuesday, May 8 to notify the school in writing in order to receive your full tuition deposit refund. Please contact the Accounts Department with any questions.
The CDNIS-Pico Project - International Innovative Summer Camp Programme
This is an exciting opportunity for Grade 5-9 students to participate in a summer camp partnership programme with Pico Kids from Israel. CDNIS students will partner with 15 of the top Pico Kids innovators from Jerusalem in a one week intensive STEAM course July 23-31. Fill out this online application form by Tuesday, May 15 - only 15 places available, so be quick!
Summer School 2018
The CDNIS Summer School programme has been released. There really is something for everyone; Maths 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, Swim, Gymnastics and Soccer. For all the details, please take a look at the programme details here, and sign up by clicking here.
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.
Bus Registration for 2018/19
Parents are able to register their children for the bus service for the 2018/19 school year via the KCM website. The deadline for registering is Friday, May 18. Due to the change in bus service provider, all students intending to take the bus next year must register by May 18. Please note that bus routes are still being finalised, and may be amended depending on demand.
Parent Coffee AM - Chinese Studies Programme
Join us for our final Parent Coffee AM where Head of Chinese Studies Ms. Penny Pan will be on hand to discuss the Chinese Programme and take parent questions. The event will take place in the LLAC Lobby on Monday, May 14. Please RSVP here so we can get our catering numbers right.
Part 1: 7:30am-8:30am Focus: PYP/MYP programme overview and class placement. Targeted audience: All new parents this year, and current G6 parents (PYP/MYP transition)
Part 2: 8:30am-9:30am Focus: This year's New PYP/MYP Lang A Curriculum feedback. Targeted audience: Current PYP (MA and MHL parents), MYP (G7/G8 Phase 4 & 5, G9/10 Phase 5 & 6, G7-10 MA parents)
Class of 2018: Offers to Universities
Members of the Class of 2018 have received great news from various leading universities around the world. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received (as of May 4).
Parent Liaison Committee
This is the third year since the Board of Governors has 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 Parent Liaison Committee using your @CDNIS parent email account.
Timberwolves Athletic Awards
All athletes who played on a TWolves team this year should attend the Athletic Awards on Friday, May 18, in the large gym. The Lower School Awards are from 2:30pm-4pm. The Upper School Awards Cocktail Hour is from 5pm-6pm with the Athletic Awards from 6pm-8pm. Parents are welcome to join our celebrations, please book your seat here. All details can be viewed on the TWolves website.
Coach of the Year - Nominations Open
Coach of the Year nominations are now open. We encourage parents to nominate a coach who has made a difference to a team/athlete; use this form to nominate an outstanding coach. This award doesn't have to go to the most successful coach, it goes to the coach who has made the biggest impact in terms of participation/enjoyment/success of team(s) in the Timberwolves programme.
Celebrating Athlete's Elite Achievements - opportunity to nominate
Parents are encouraged to nominate any CDNIS student for this award using this nomination form. The purpose of this award is to recognise achievement at an elite level for a CDNIS athlete who participates in a sport either within or outside of the CDNIS Athletics Programme. Elite Level should mean national representation (HK or other).
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 email@example.com. For general enquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GreenWeek 2018 wrap-up!
Culminating in a CDNIS team participating in the global City Nature Challenge that helped to propel HK to 3rd place out of 69 cities for the total number of plant and animal species found, GreenWeek 2018 (from April 23-28) was a busy one! This GreenWeek 2018 video provides a glimpse into the various events. Till next year!
HandsOnHK and their Serve-athon needs you
CDNIS is supporting Hong Kong’s community service week, Serve-a-thon, which sees 150 volunteer activities taking place across the city. Families can sign up for one of the activities as a fantastic way to introduce your child to service for poverty and hunger related issues: Saturday, May 12 @ Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, or Saturday, May 12 @ Sha Tin, New Territories.
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.
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.
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.
Development and Alumni Affairs Manager
The school is looking to hire the right person – possibly a parent – to be the Development and Alumni Affairs Manager. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing the school’s fundraising programme, including coordinating with various parent groups and companies so a successful fund can be initiated. Details, including the job description can be found on our employment website.
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.
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. For more information, please contact Rob Aldridge or Scott Atherton in the US Guidance Office. All consultations will be confidential and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please take a moment to review the school’s weather policy. School closures are communicated via the main school website. The weather policy can also be found in the Parent Information Handbook (pg 57-59). Additional information is also listed on the EDB website.
Just a reminder that outside tutors are not permitted to tutor on the school premises. If you have any questions about the school's tutoring policy, please refer to page 63 of the Parent Information Handbook.
2018-19 CDNIS Calendar
You can find the 2018-19 CDNIS school calendar on the School Calendars part of the website and here.
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 full refund will be available for all un-used shuttle bus tickets starting next month. Details will be announced in Flash.
Monday, May 7: Grade 5 Immunization (Lobby)
Tuesday, May 8: Grade 1 Spotlight Show (Theatre)
Wednesday, May 9: Make.Create.Collaborate. (Lobby), Grade 10 Drama Exam (Theatre)
Thursday, May 10: Make.Create.Collaborate. (Lobby)
Friday, May 11: Make.Create.Collaborate. (Lobby)