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.
Get your limited edition CDNIS Monopoly Game! The CDNIS Monopoly game features a totem pole, maple leaf and even Timba as tokens. Choose your token, place it on GO! and roll the dice as you make your way around the board which features the amazing CDNIS facilities. But don't get stuck in traffic along Nam Long Shan Road or you will be late for class. Games cost $400 each with proceeds going to the Annual Giving Campaign. Order your game today before it sells out! Games will be delivered before CNY.
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 - just a few spots remain. 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 Universities
Members of the Class of 2018 are continuing to receive great news from various leading universities. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received so far (as of November 24). And remember to watch this space for further updates!
ASA Session 2 Registration
Get in on the action. Registration has already begun. 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.
Tickets Tickets Tickets
Just a handful of tickets are left for the Upper School's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Performances run 2-hours and will be on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 at 7pm. Please note this show may not be suitable for Lower School students due to mature content. Get your $100 tickets on the LLAC website.
Upper School Winter Concert
The US Music Department is pleased to present Winter Concert, Friday, December 8, 7pm - 8:30pm. Featuring the musical talents of: Symphonic Winds, Wind Philharmonic, Game of Tones (a capella), Grade 8 Band and Stage Band. Shuttle bus service between Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and the school runs from 6pm to 7pm. Tickets are available at LLAC Box Office and from your music teachers.
Timberwolves: SEASAC Cross Country and Golf
Congratulations to our athletes and coaches who represented CDNIS at SEASAC in Singapore and Bangkok over the weekend. The Cross Country teams finished 5th and 6th in the relays while collecting a couple MVP honours along the way. While in Bangkok, our golfers combined to finish 5th and 10th overall. Visit the Timberwolves website for more details.
UNICEF Club Food Drive
The Upper School CDNIS UNICEF club is hosting a school-wide food drive this week from Monday, November 27, to Friday, December 1. All donations will go to Feeding Hong Kong, a Hong Kong-based NGO which distributes donated and surplus food to those in need. Drop-off points for donations can be found on the 9/F, 7/F (near the bus entrance), 5/F, 4/F and 3/F. Please click here for more information on what items are especially beneficial.
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.
A gentle reminder that as the weather begins to chill, students are expected to still be in full uniform. If they wear sweaters and jackets that are not CDNIS uniform in the morning, when they arrive, they are expected to keep them in their lockers/cubbies during the day.
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.
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!
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.
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.
CISPA - Home of Love Donations
Help make someone's Christmas a bit brighter this season by supporting Home of Love. Donations are being accepted under the 9/F Christmas tree until December 13. Home of Love cares for needy families in Hong Kong by providing free meals and shelter. Donations being received include basic items such as blankets, diapers, towels, toothpaste, soap and non-perishable foods such as rice, cereal, noodles, canned meats, cooking oil, powered milk, sugar, coffee and team.
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: Friday, December 1 and Friday, January 12...with more dates to follow through to May 2018. Please contact Lucia Delvita for more details
Monday, Nov 27: US Musical Rehearsal
Tuesday, Nov 28: Mindfulness and Wellbeing Parent Morning. US Musical Rehearsal
Wednesday, Nov 29: Student Advisory, DP Award, US Musical Rehearsal
Thursday, Nov 30: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Friday, Dec 1: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee