Parent ID Badges
Please remember to wear your parent ID badge when at school - including weekends. To help in better identifying people when they are on the campus, staff, parents, guardians and visitors will also be given a special coloured lanyard to accompany their ID card. Stop by the 9/F office to collect your new lanyard the next time you are at CDNIS.
Guardian ID Badges
Guardian ID badges are available for collection from the library. Any guardians who still need to have their photo taken, can stop by the 9/F office on Friday, November 10 from 2pm-3:30pm. Families which require a guardian badge must fill out this form before their guardian has their photo taken. Passes can be collected from the library one week after a photo has been taken.
Student Pick-Up Cards
All parents whose children are in Pre Reception to Grade 1 should have received two student pick-up cards. Starting Monday, November 6, anyone who is picking up a Pre Reception to Grade 1 child from the school or off the school bus will be required to present a Student Pick-Up card. If a parent/guardian does not have the card when collecting a child, they will be asked to provide photo identification. Further details are in David Baird's letter.
Project Innovate Parents Coffee Morning
Roll-up your sleeves and get ready for some hands-on learning. Please join us for our Project Innovate Parents Coffee in the LLAC Lobby from 7:30am-8:30am on Tuesday, November 7. Take part in the Robotics Workshop led by Viv Fung, Darrell Sharp and Makky Fung. Please RSVP here.
Remembrance Day is coming up and CDNIS will commemorate this historic day on Friday, November 10. We will take time during the day to remember those families who have been affected by war. Poppies will be distributed on Friday to students and we will also be collecting money to support elderly ex-service personnel in Hong Kong who are struggling financially and in need of financial and medical assistance.
Class of 2018: Early Offers to UK Universities
Members of the Class of 2018 are continuing to receive great news from various leading UK schools. Take a moment to review the offers our students have received so far (as of November 2). And remember to watch this space for further updates!
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 their way 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.
Attention Grade 3-11 Parents: Pathways to Success Evening
The Upper School (US) Guidance "Pathways to Success" presentation on Thursday, November 9 @ 6:30pm in the LLAC. During this evening, counsellors will outline the US Guidance programme and discuss goal setting, academic planning and service, and extracurricular opportunities related to universities and careers. The presentation is most relevant to US Parents, but interested Gr. 3-6 parents are also welcome. Please click here for registration.
Congrats to the Timberwolves who brought home multiple championships from ISSFHK. Over the weekend, our SEASAC Volleyball and Football teams travelled to Singapore (VB) and Bangkok (FB). For a full summary of their results go to the Timberwolves site. Season 1 coming to an end means Season 2 try-outs are this week. Here is the schedule for all Season 2 teams and tryouts.
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 November 30 and December 1 at 7pm. Please note this show may not be suitable for Lower School students due to mature content.
Win Tickets to the US Musical and More!
Submit your words (real or made-up) with funny definitions (even better if they relate to CDNIS or Hong Kong) here by November 20 for a chance to win tickets to the musical or other prizes. For example: Word: Octopus. Definition: Large tentacled sea creature... or... a means to ride the MTR, buy noodles or get a 10-minute haircut.
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. The event will be for parents only (no children please). Venue (in Central) and time TBD. Watch this space for RSVP details next week.
Want to change the world through technology and turn your big ideas into an app? Fill in this form to join the CDNIS Appathon! Mentors will be assigned. All apps built will be submitted to AppJamming, an Asian competition and Technovation, a world wide competition to encourage girls in coding. Deadline for app submission is January 22, 2018. Contact John Stringer or Vivian Fung for details.
Halloween on campus was once again a spooktacular event, full of ghastly faces, iconic figures and novel creations. Have a look at the fun had by all in this year's video!
Ordering School Lunch
Cafeteria menus and order forms are available on the CDNIS website under "brochures". Parents can order lunch by filling out the form and dropping it off, with payment, in the 6/F Cafeteria or by mail to CDNIS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Term School Tuition Fee Deadline
The 2017/18 second term tuition fee is due on Tuesday, October 31. Invoices are posted to the Parent Portal under NetClassroom>Billing. For any parents who wish to pay the tuition fee through direct debit arrangement, please take a moment to fill out this Direct Debit Authorization Form from HSBC. Any inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.
CISPA – Family Fun Fair: A Winter Wonderland: Tickets!
Join our Winter Wonderland at the Family Fun Fair on Sunday, November 26 from 11am to 4pm. Tickets are on sale via the following link. Only children over the age of 2 years need a ticket. The adults enter for free. The price is $120 ($150 at the door).
CISPA – Family Fun Fair: Donations Sought
Can you give a donation of prizes, big or small, for the Fair's games? The theme of the fair is Winter Wonderland, but any items that children may like are welcome. Please contact Sabrina Maguire, Anita Shum or Grady Lam if you have suitable prizes.
CISPA - Volunteers Needed for the Winter Wonderland
Family Fun Fair, A Winter Wonderland: Volunteers Needed. If you have any time to spare on the day of the Fair, you should sign up as volunteer to help out with stalls and games. Please sign up via this link.
Monday, Nov 6: Grade 2 Spotlight Show, US Music Rehearsal
Tuesday, Nov 7: Project Innovate Parents Coffee Morning, Grade 2 Spotlight Show, US Musical Rehearsal
Wednesday, Nov 8: Remembrance Day Rehearsal
Thursday, Nov 9: Remembrance Day Rehearsal, US Musical Rehearsal, Pathway to Success Evening
Friday, Nov 10: Remembrance Day Assemblies, Meditation Sessions for Parents at School, Special Seussical Sessions, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Presentation