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, CDNIS sits down with the founding Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, Dan Huttenlocher, who shares insight into the secret of innovation. To learn all about it, read this article and watch this video.
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 today (Monday, 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.
Parent Coffee Morning - Project Innovate
Learn more about a major initiative which will help set the direct of the school for the next 10 years. Project Innovate is a whole-school initiative which focuses on math, literacy, robotics, arts and more. Learn how CDNIS will help to shape the learners for the future on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30am in the LLAC Lobby. Please RSVP so we know the numbers for catering.
Chinese Studies Parent Coffee Morning
Are you a new CDNIS parents this year? Are you interested to know about PYP/MYP/DP Chinese programmes? Are you wondering how your child will be placed for next year's Chinese classes? Please join Penny Pan (Director of Chinese) for the Chinese Studies Parent Coffee morning at 8am - 9:30am on Tuesday, May 16 in the LLAC Lobby. She will introduce the CDNIS Chinese Programme in details, and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. New parents with children attending Prep - Grade 10 during the upcoming school year are welcome.
Human Trafficking – Make A Difference
Did you know human trafficking is not illegal in Hong Kong? Want to know how you can make a difference? Three students learned all about this topic during the PYP Exhibition. Please check out the SCMP article about the app the students designed.
Bus Registration Starts Later This Month
The 2017/2018 academic year will see Sun Bus Limited commence regular school bus services at CDNIS. Registration for the new services is set to commence later this month and parents are advised to monitor Flash for further updates.
Parental Volunteers - University Transition
The US Guidance Team are seeking parents with expertise in the following areas to give 45-minute info sessions to our departing grads during May 31-June 6: Practical Banking and Budgeting, Nutrition and Staying Healthy, Personal Relationships and other suitable transition topics. If available please email Rob Aldridge.
Green Week in Photos
Thank you to all students, staff and parents who helped to organize this year's Green Week activities and to everyone who shared in the message of envrionmental appreciation and sustainability. Here's a little Green Week video showcasing all the events that were happening around the school!
Football Finals for both Boys and Girls Timberwolves Teams
Our fantastic football/super soccer - year continues! Our U20 Girls Team have gone through the ISSFHK season undefeated, we face HKIS in the finals this afternoon at Kings Park (KO 3pm). Our U20 Boys Team have also qualified for the Finals, their game is Wednesday May 10, PoKong Village at 4pm. No other team in history has played in a SEASAC Final + JingYing Final + ISSFHK Final ... until now!
Celebrate Elite Athletes and Nominate the Coach of the Year
CDNIS will host our Annual Athletic Awards on Monday, May 22 – LS (2:30-4pm) US (5-8pm). We will be celebrating a fantastic year of Timberwolves Sport. We also take the chance to celebrate athletes who have achieved at the Elite level, outside of our school Sports Programme. Parents are welcome to nominate HK representative or elite performers using this form. Parents are also encouraged to complete a nomination for the Coach of the Year.
Summer Programme Sign Up is Open
CDNIS Summer School has the reputation as the place to be! We're proud of the range of choices and excited about being the Hong Kong host of both the Vienna Boys Choir Summer programme (open to both boys and girls ages 8 - 17), Camp BizSmart direct from Silicon Valley (Ages 11- 16) and the Cambridge Summer School (Ages 15+). Check out the programmes here and sign up today! The summer brochure is also on the CDNIS mobile app!
Summer Holiday Chinese Programmes in Taipei and Beijing
Activities that are available this year include the Taipei Language A Mandarin Immersion Programme on June 9-23 (for G4-11 Mandarin A / MHL students); Beijing Language B Mandarin Immersion Programme on June 9-23 (for G4-11 MFL / MSL students). Details can be found here.
2017-2018 Start of School Guide - Coming Soon
The 2017-2018 Start of School Guide will be available in the coming weeks. Everything you need to know to get the upcoming school year off to a great start can be found in this guide. This year the guide is being combined with the Parent Information Handbook. The guide will be available on the main school website, Parent Portal and mobile app. 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.
Ordering School Lunch
The May-June lunch order forms and menus are available on the CDNIS mobile app under Contacts-CDNIS Brochures-Cafeteria. Please contact Maxim's directly for more information.
Maxim’s Chef Station Special
Maxims will be hosting a "Chef Station" promotion throughout the month of May, which will see the caterer serve up a Japanese dish every week. This week for instance, features a delicious Japanese Beef Rice Bowl special. For more information about meal choices, check out this poster.
Please take a moment to review the school's weather policy. School closures are communicated via the main school website and mobile app. The weather policy can also be found in the Parent Information Handbook (pg 46) and on the mobile app under Contacts - Brochures - Weather Policy. 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 51 of the Parent Information Handbook available on the mobile app under CDNIS Brochures and the Parent Portal. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Monday, May 8
Grade 5 Spotlight Show - 5D & 5E
Grade 1 Spotlight Show
Tuesday, May 9
CISPA Board Meeting
Grade 5 Immunisation
Grade 5 Spotlight Show - 5A
MYP Learner Profile Award
Grade 1 Spotlight Show
Wednesday, May 10
Grade 10 Drama Rehearsal
Thursday, May 11
Grade 10 Drama Rehearsal
LS Arts Festival
Friday, May 12
LS Arts Festival
Grade 10 Drama Exam