Save the Date: Christmas Cheer with Senior Admin
Parents are invited to join our Senior Leadership Team on Monday, December 4 for some Christmas cheer. It will be for parents only (no children please). The event will be held at Wahtiki Island Lounge @ 3/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central (a block behind behind Mark's and Spencer) from 6pm-7:30pm. Help us to get our numbers right by RSVPing here.
ASA Session 2 Registration
Get in on the action. Registration kicks off Monday, November 20. Check out our new classes including photography, and Reception gymnastics! The CDNIS ASA Programme is open to both CDNIS and non-CDNIS students. Visit the ASA website for all the details. Registration via the Parent Portal will close on Wednesday, December 13.
School Uniforms - Time to Update
The CDNIS school uniform has gone through a few minor changes over the years and we will once again be looking to revamp the uniform ahead of the 2019/2020 school year. The planned changes are based on input from relevant stakeholders and will continue to reflect the current identity of the school. To learn more, please read this letter.
Project Innovate Parents Coffee Morning
Parents learned the joys of robotics through our wonderful student teachers during the recent Project Innovate Coffee Morning. Take a moment to see the fun had by all in this short video. Make sure you join us for our next hands-on Project Innovate Coffee Morning Tuesday, December 5 when we will explore the new Science and Innovation Lab on the 12/F. Please note RSVP will be capped at only 25 parents. RSVP here.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth - Missed the Presention?
To provide additional testing options for CDNIS students, Johns Hopkins CTY will offer the following paper-based School and College Ability Test (SCAT) session for students in Grades 2-8 at CDNIS on Tuesday, December 5 from 3:15pm-4:30pm. Fee: USD$156. Location: TBD. RSVP here.
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Parent Morning
"Let's Talk About Mindfulness" a presentation on Tuesday, November 28 from 8am-9:30am in the LLAC by Cathy Ziengs MBSR Teacher, Mindfulness Facilitator. Learn why mindfulness concepts and practices are being introduced to enhance well-being for students and teachers, and how can parents engage too. Please wear something comfortable. RSVP here.
US Elite Level College Admissions
We are always looking for opportunities to provide additional support and guidance to our students and parents as they navigate through the college admissions process. We are delighted to welcome to CDNIS in late November, Mr Jim Wickenden, former Princeton University Dean of Admission and founder of Wickenden Associates, and Ms Nancy Kanach, recently retired Senior Associate Dean/Director of International Programs of Princeton University. For more information regarding this visit and opportunities to meet with Jim and Nancy, please click here.
Class of 2018: Early Offers to UK Universities
Members of the Class of 2018 are continuing to receive great news from various leading UK universities. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received so far (as of November 16). And remember to watch this space for further updates!
Congratulations to the Boys Senior Swim Team who were crowned ISSFHK champions last week! Check out the Timberwolves website for all the gold, silver and bronze details.
New Student Bus Passes
New bus passes for students who have paid for the school bus service will be issued this week and come into effect Monday, November 27. Passes will be distributed by homeroom teachers November 16 to 24. If your child takes the school bus but has not been given a new pass, please contact Tracia Yeung.
Tickets Tickets Tickets
Tickets for the Upper School's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee go on sale Monday, November 13 and are $100 each. Performances will be on November 30 and December 1 at 7pm. Please note this show may not be suitable for Lower School students due to mature content. Get your tickets on the LLAC website.
Yearbook Cover Contest
Our Yearbook Club is holding a school-wide competition for Yearbook Cover 2018. The title this year is "Year of the Dog". YThere will be a prize for the winner! For more information, please see this poster or email Iris Chang. Deadline is Monday, January 8, 2018. You may email your submission or pass a digital file/hard copy in person in Room 519 or 929. Looking forward to receiving your submissions. Good luck!
Blocking of Emergency Vehicles
Recently, emergency services vehicles have reported cases of congestion along Nam Long Shan Road. While we always encourage students/parents to use the school bus service in order to reduce the number of private vehicles along Nam Long Shan Road, we understand that some families prefer to use private vehicles. We kindly ask that if you do drive, please do not block public driveways. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Bus Schedules, Lunch Menus and More
If you are looking for the shuttle bus schedule, curious as to what is on the lunch menu this week, or want to review the Lower School Grade Level Guides, look no further than the Brochures section of the main school website. All school brochures are uploaded and shared right here.
Fever and Mask Policy
CDNIS strictly enforces the Fever Free Policy, as recommended by the Centre for Health Protection. Therefore, students who are sick or feverish should not be in school whether they are wearing a mask or not. Pre Rec to Grade 2 students should be fever free for 48 hours and Grade 3 and above students should be fever free for 24 hours before they can resume school. Please contact the nurse with questions.
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. If you would like a copy, please pick up a copy from the 9/F office.
Alumni Winter Reception
Calling all alumni! Join us for our annual Alumni Winter Reception on Thursday, December 21 at Billidarts in Wan Chai. Are you looking to get involved at CDNIS? We would love to hear from you! Contact Alumni Coordinator Chris Niem for details.
I Bake You Bake We All Bake to Support the Scout Bake Sale
The 1st Hong Kong Canadian Scout Group is asking for your generous help to donate yummy baked goods to help make our Bake Sale table a success! Cupcakes, muffins, whole cakes, scones, pies... you name it and be creative. For details, click here or email Scouter Yvonne Cheang if you have questions. See you on Sunday, November 26.
CISPA - Family Fun Fair 2017: Volunteers Needed
It is not too late to volunteer to help at Winter Wonderland. Please complete to sign up. Questions? Please contact Sabrina Maguire.
CISPA - Tree Trimming and Christmas Carol Sing-a-long!
Join us on Saturday, November 25 from 10am to 12noon on the 9/F to decorate the giant tree. There will also be a craft, a letter to Santa station and delicious home made goodies. And “spontaneous” Christmas carol sing-a-longs at 10:45am and again at 11:30am. Song sheets will be provided, we just need carolers!
CISPA - Outreach Committee Meeting
Please join us for Outreach's third meeting of this academic year, which will be a great chance to learn what Outreach does. We will be meeting at 6pm at One Island South on Tuesday, November 21. Please contact Clare Arnold if you would like to come along.
CISPA - Find your Lost Property in November
The next display of Lost Property will be on Friday, November 24 from 7:30am to 1pm at the 6/F Bridge. If you can help sort the Lost Property bins on Wednesday, November 22 from 7:30am, please contact Clare Arnold.
CISPA - Mindfulness Sessions
All parents are invited to join in mindfulness sessions with Susan Hargreaves, which takes place weekly every Friday from 8:15am – 9:30am. Location is 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, with onsite parking available. Please contact Lucia Delvita to sign up or get more information.
CISPA - Invites You to Dance
All levels welcome, whether you are an absolute beginner or need to polish up your moves! Tentative Dates: December 1, January 12... with more dates to follow through to May 2018. Please contact Lucia Delvita for more details.
CISPA - Now on Instagram
Follow us on cispa_hk for insta-worthy photos of CISPA activities!
Monday, Nov 20: US Musical Rehearsal
Tuesday, Nov 21: Early Year Parent Workshop, US Musical Rehearsal
Wednesday, Nov 22: Student Advisory, US Musical Rehearsal
Thursday, Nov 23: CDNIS Talks, US Musical Rehearsal
Friday, Nov 24: US Musical Rehearsal
Saturday, Nov 25: US Musical Tech Weekend