Flash October 23 2017

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All School news

Security Badges

We have been increasing our security protocols at the school. Not only is this to ensure we are in good shape for our IB/CIS visits, but most importantly, to ensure effective safeguards are in place for our students. Please take a moment to read David Baird's letter about Security ID badges and Student Pick-Up Cards, which will come into effect Monday, November 6. Families which require a guardian pass must fill out this form before their helper/driver/grandparent has their photo taken.


IB Evaluation Visit

On November 6-8, the International Baccalaureate will send a team to evaluate the implementation of all three IB programmes at CDNIS. An important part of this visit is an opportunity to meet with parents to discuss the IB at CDNIS. For more information and to sign up, please click here. This link will be open until Friday, October 27. If you have any questions, please email Jon Adams.


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 Wallace, Darrell Sharp and Makky Fung. Please RSVP here.


CDNIS Appathon (Coding Competition) Information Session

Want to change the world through technology and turn your big ideas into an app to solve a problem in the community? Join the CDNIS Appathon. All successful apps developed will be submitted to AppJamming, an Asian competition, and Technovation, a worldwide competition. Watch this promotional video and come to the info session ‪on October 24 at 2:45pm in Room 704. Contact John Stringer or Vivian Fung for details.


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!


Buy a T-shirt in Support of the Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox is a heroic Canadian who ran 42km a day for over three months to raise money for cancer research. Today, over $750 million has been raised worldwide in Terry’s name. Show your support for the 2017 Terry Fox Run by purchasing a t-shirt - proceeds will fund local cancer research. Details on how to order a t-shirt are found right here.


Tickets Tickets Tickets

Tickets for the Upper School Musical go on sale Monday, November 13 and are just $100 each. Please note the show might not be for all due to the mature themes involving puberty, hormones and teenage angst! Action from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" dress rehearsals can be found on the CDNIS Facebook page. The show takes place November 30-December 1.


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.


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.


CISPA - Join the Hiking group

Every Monday during school term, weather permitting, the CISPA hiking group will go out walking. We generally meet around 8:30am at various locations, and hike different trails followed by an optional lunch. If you would like to join us, please contact Anne Leckie or via Whatsapp number 9688 2755.


CISPA - Welcome Committee Cycling Day Trip: From Shatin to Tai Po

Please join us on this easy (flat!) dedicated bike path from Shatin to Tai Po on Monday, November 6. We shall rent bikes in Shatin and cycle to Tai Po, a distance of approximately 14km (2 hours cycling). Please contact Clare if you would like to come along.


CISPA - Mindfulness Exercise at CDNIS

All parents are invited to join in an exercise for mindfulness with Susan Hargreaves, which takes place weekly at school every Friday from 8:15am – 9:10am. Please contact Lucia Delvita to sign up or get more information.


CISPA - Gallery Visit

Join us for a guided tour in a well-known Art Gallery in Central. This time we will visit John Franzen‘s solo exhibition at Parkview Art Gallery. Franzen is a young German abstract artist. Wednesday, October 25, at 10am, at Parkview Art Gallery, Upper G/F, Sunrise House, 27 Old Bailey Street, Central. RSVP or inquiries to Lucia.


CISPA - Outreach Committee Meeting

Please join us for Outreach's second meeting of this academic year. A great chance to learn what Outreach does. We will be meeting at 6:30pm in Central on October 24. Please contact Amy Ng if you would like to come along.


CISPA - Looking for Foodies

If you love cooking we are looking for you! The International Food Fair at the Family Fun Fair this year is looking for volunteers to help with the following tables: Australia/New Zealand, India, Russia, Israel, Scandinavia and India. Come get involved at one of the fair's most popular sections! Email Amy Ng.


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.


LLAC Marquee

Tuesday, Oct 24: Parent Coffee Morning
Wednesday, Oct 25: Grade 5 Immunization, Student Advisory
Thursday, Oct 26: Grade 2 Spotlight Rehearsal
Friday, Oct 27: Meditation Sessions for Parents at School, Special Seussical Sessions

Lower School News

Seussical the Musical Parent Meeting

Parents of Grades 3-6 students interested in auditioning for the school musical, are invited to attend an important parent meeting for information about the audition process, rehearsal schedule, and expectations for cast members. The meetings run from 3:40pm-4pm on the following Fridays: November 3 (LLAC Theatre), or November 10 (LLAC-613). You need only attend one meeting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Butler.


Coffee Morning - Bilingualism in Children: Separating Fact from Fiction

Join us for a presentation focusing on the nature of bilingual development; ESL & language delay; the benefits of bilingualism; and common myths & misconceptions." Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 8am in the LLAC with Arthur Fang, a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. Please RSVP.


Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Camp, Grade 6 Go!  

Yes, it is true! Grade 6 Camp will be here before you know it! Come and find out more about your child's adventures, what they need to bring, what they will do, eat, learn and how they will survive and have fun away from home and electronics! Join us for the parent information session on Wednesday, November 1 at 8am in the Library Pit.


Grade 5 Field Trip

Grade 5 students will be visiting the Pokfulam Village on Tuesday, October 24 during the following times: 8am-9:45am (5B, 5C), 9am-10:40am (5A) and 11:45am-1:20pm (5D, 5E).


Box of Hope

CDNIS is once again supporting the charity "Box of Hope", which aims to provide educational and fun gifts for children in need throughout Asia. Collection Week for 2017 is November 6-10. A drop-off area will be set up in the 9/F Lobby. Please refer to this link for details.


Dress Down Day

Our October Dress Down Day will be held on Friday, October 27. They theme is sportswear/activewear and all proceeds will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Upper School News

Meet the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) in Hong Kong

Dr. Gavan and Dr. Popescu will be assessing students' portfolios and providing feedback. They will also be lecturing about courses on Thursday, November 2 from 6:30pm-8pm at the TKP Conference Centre, Euro Trade Centre, 23/F 21-23 Des Voeux Rd Central. Kindly register your attendance.


Experience Week 2017

After months of planning, Grade 9-12 students have departed on their Experience Week adventures. Students are taking part in programmes in Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nepal, Phuket, and Sri Lanka. Much gratitude goes to our Programme Leaders for their hard work as we await the exciting tales the students will tell when returning to class on October 30.

Dates

Oct 24, 2017
Parent Coffee Morning - Bilingual Development


Oct 24, 2017
Grade 2 Sports Day


Oct 24, 2017
CISPA Outreach Committee Meeting


Oct 25, 2017
Grade 5 Immunizations


Oct 27, 2017
Dress Down Day (DDD)


Oct 27, 2017
Friday Fun in the Forum


Oct 27, 2017
Find your Lost Property on the 6/F Bridge


Oct 31, 2017
Halloween


Oct 31, 2017
Second Term School Tuition Fee Deadline


Nov 1, 2017
Grade 6 Camp Parent Meeting


Nov 4, 2017
Terry Fox Run


Nov 7, 2017
Parent Coffee Morning - Project Innovate


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


Nov 21, 2017
2nd Annual CDNIS Golf Day