Flash October 16 2017

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All School news

School Photos This Week

Just a reminder that school photos take place all this week. Homeroom teachers will post date and time details for when their class will have their photos taken on their blogs.

Security Badges

We would like to remind all parents to please wear your security badge and ensure it is visible at all times when you are on campus. If you do not have a badge, the guards will stop you, ask you to sign in, and present you with a visitor’s badge to wear. Please visit the library and have a parent ID badge made if you don’t have one. Thank you for your cooperation.

Join the CDNIS Timberwolves for Terry and support the 2017 Terry Fox Run!

The 2017 Terry Fox Run HK is on Saturday, November 4 at Renaissance College in Ma On Shan. We are hoping for big support from CDNIS this year! There will be 3, 5 and 10km distances. You can register for our school team at the official website using this guide. Please complete the CDNIS bus signup form for a spot on the bus if needed. See you there!

HFH Paint Your House

Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce that our annual fundraising event will take place from November 6 to November 10. Here are videos of the event from previous years. To see how the funds are used view the photos of last year’s trip to build houses in Thailand on our Facebook page. The event is open to all primary students; further information can be found here.

New Pricing on Business Club Merchandise

New pricing! The Upper School student-run Business Club is looking to order new merchandise, but first they need to clear out their current stock. Prices have been slashed on all items - compact umbrella ($150), pennants ($20 or $10), drawstring bags ($50 or $70) and presentation folders ($10). Order your items here. Payment can be dropped off at the 9/F office. Items will be delivered to homerooms.

CDNIS hosts Double Olympic Gold Medallist

CDNIS hosted Double Olympic Gold Medalist Penny Heyns last week. Penny conducted a two-day swim camp for the swim team. She also delivered a powerful keynote presentation to all coaches and athletes. For a full report and photos please view the Timberwolves website. We were able to bring Penny to CDNIS with the support of the 2016/17 Annual Fund. Thank you for making this incredible experience possible.

CDNIS Volleyball Teams on Tour to Japan and Korea

Our CDNIS B20 and G20 Volleyball Teams travelled to Korea (Boys) and Japan (Girls) for international tournaments this past weekend. This is putting our vision of local and global engagement into action. It also helps to prepare our teams for their upcoming SEASAC Championships in Singapore. For a full report and photos please visit the Timberwolves site.

Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University

Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, conducts an extensive university-based Talent Search worldwide by offering above-grade level testing for grades 2 through 8. CTY is hosting an information session at CDNIS on Friday, November 10 from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Please join us in the LLAC lobby! RSVP here before Monday, November 6. More details can be found right here.

Halloween Costumes

Join us for our Halloween celebration on Tuesday, October 31. Students from Pre Reception to Grade 12, staff and parents are encouraged to dress up! It's never too early to plan your costume, but please remember that our school is "weapons-free" in terms of costumes and related props (i.e. no swords, knives, etc). We also request that  you are mindful of the use of "gore" and scary costumes. Check out some of the costumes from last year right here!

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.

Ordering School Lunch

The November to January lunch order form and menus (November, December, January) are available on the CDNIS website under "brochures".  Parents of students in Prep to Grade 6 can order lunch by October 27. You can order lunch on a quarterly or yearly basis. Upper School students can purchase lunches at the cafeteria on a daily basis. Any questions can be directed to Maxim's via email or by calling 2240 6052.

CISPA - Volunteer at the Family Fun Fair 2017: A Winter Wonderland

There are many committees who are working hard to make this a memorable event. They would love some help to sort books, put up posters, set up for the fair, and the list goes on. If you have just 30 minutes to spare on the day or plenty of time to dedicate beforehand, please contact cispa@cispa.hk.

CISPA - International Food Fair at Winter Wonderland

Are you a parent who would like to host a table with local food from your country at the International Food Fair as part of Winter Wonderland on November 26? The Thai, Korean, Indian and Australian tables are confirmed, but we hope that more will join in offering their ethnic culinary delights to the fair. The Australian table is looking for more parents. Please email amy.ng@cispa.hk.

CISPA - Book Donation Drive

In preparation for our Recycled Reading Stall at the Family Fun Fair, we will be holding a book drive at the end of October. Start clearing your shelves in anticipation of all the books you will pick up at the fair. Running from October 23-31, the donation bins will be placed on 9/F and 7/F of the school. We'll need volunteers to help sort the books in mid-Nov and prepare for our Recycled Reading Stall at the FFF.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christina.

CISPA - Stock Up for Winter at the Used Uniform Sale

The next Used Uniform Sale shall be on October 20 at the 9/F Lobby from 7:30am to 12noon.

CISPA - A Chance to be Reunited with Your Lost Property

Please come take a look if we have your Lost Property on Friday, October 27 from 7:15am to 12noon on the 6/F Bridge. All LS named items will be returned to the homerooms on Wednesday, October 25. All other items collected from the Lost Property bins and displayed at the 6/F bridge.

CISPA - S.U.P. off Stanley Main Beach

Stand-up paddle boarding is easy to learn! You just need to be able to swim and enjoy the ocean! Try it on Thursday, October 18 at 10am, Stanley Main Beach.

LLAC Marquee

Monday, Oct 16: School Photo
Tuesday, Oct 17: School Photo
Wednesday, Oct 18: School Photo, LS Parenting Workshop
Thursday, Oct 19: School Photo, CISPA Board Meeting
Friday, Oct 20: School Photo, CISPA - Meditation Sessions for Parents

Lower School News

Attention Grade 6 Parent: Young Americans are Coming Back

We are very excited to host the Young Americans from January 8-10, 2018. Please take note of the dates and mark Wednesday, January 10 from 6pm-7:30pm as the evening of our very exciting final performance. To help keep costs low, we are seeking homestays with Grade 6 families for the performers. Please refer to the email set last week. Check out the energetic and highly entertaining performance from last year right here.

Calling all Grade 4-6 Soccer Players

Grade 4/5/6 boys and girls (born on or after August 1, 2006) who would like to play for a Timberwolves team at a one day International Schools tournament need to attend tryouts on Tuesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 19, at lunchtime on the 6/F pitch. The tournament is held at Kings Park on Wednesday, October 25. For full information please view the Timberwolves site.

Friday Fun in the Forum

Grade 3-6 Students: Do you like to sing? Dance? Tell jokes? Then join the PA Department's Friday Fun in the Forum on DDD from 11:10am-11:35am. The next event takes place October 27. If you'd like to participate, please complete the sign up form. All participants must donate $20 to perform with proceeds going to the DDD charity sponsored that week. Not able to participate this time? More opportunities will happen throughout the year.

Parent Talk: Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience refers to a person's ability to adapt, manage and overcome stressful situations. A child who is emotionally resilient is better equipped to cope with adversity and recover from hardship. Join us for our next parenting talk where Dr Ying Kan will share the latest research on emotional resilience and suggest strategies to support your child. Wednesday, October 18 from 12:30pm-2pm in the LLAC Lobby. RSVP here.

Green Halloween

The LS Roots & Shoots Club are running a Halloween Costume & Accessory Swap from October 16-18 at lunchtime to promote environmental awareness and community sharing. Pick up a pre-loved Halloween costume for only $10, which will go towards an R&S charity donation. Have an old costume to donate? Leave it in the Green Halloween bin in the 9/F Lobby from September 25 onwards.

Upper School News

CUHK Open House

The Chinese University of HK (CUHK) will hold an open house for Undergraduate Admissions Saturday, October 21 from 8:30am-6pm at the CUHK campus in Shatin. The event will be conducted in English. For more information, visit this website.

University Visits This Week

The following universities will be visiting CDNIS this week. All visits will take place in US Guidance (5/F) unless otherwise noted. Monday: NYU Shanghai (12:15pm-1:15pm); Tuesday: McGill (12:15-1:15); San Jose St University (3pm-4pm); Wednesday: Concordia (Montreal - 12:25pm-1:15pm); and Friday: CUHK Shenzhen campus, EU-University (both @ 12:15pm-1:15pm).

University of Toronto: Scholarship Information Session

The University of Toronto will hold an info session on scholarships for HK students this Thursday, October 19 from 7pm-9pm at the HK Central Library in Causeway Bay. For more info and to register, visit this website

Experience Week

It's an exciting time in the Upper School as Experience Week approaches. From October 23-27, all Grade 9 to 12 students will be participating in experiential learning trips in Hong Kong or Southeast Asia. In preparation, please ensure you have looked at the packing lists for your child's trip. Reminder for India Trip Participants: Please complete the online visa process today (October 16) if you have not yet done so.


Oct 16, 2017
School Photos Begin

Oct 18, 2017
Parent Talk: Emotional Resilience

Oct 20, 2017
School Photos End

Oct 20, 2017
Used Uniform Sale: Stock Up for Winter

Oct 25, 2017
Grade 5 Immunizations

Oct 27, 2017
Dress Down Day (DDD)

Oct 27, 2017
Friday Fun in the Forum

Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
Second Term School Tuition Fee Deadline

Nov 4, 2017
Terry Fox Run

Nov 7, 2017
Parents Coffee Morning

Nov 10, 2017
Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University

Nov 21, 2017
2nd Annual CDNIS Golf Day