Happy "Canadian" Thanksgiving
In honour of Canadian Thanksgiving (October 9), we asked students, staff and parents to write what they are thankful for on a leaf before Mid-Term Break. The leaves are on display in the 9/F lobby and will stay up until Halloween. Maxim's is also planning a special Thanksgiving lunch feast all this week.
School Photos Next Week
Just a reminder that school photos take place all next week. Homeroom teachers will post date and time details for when their class will have their photos taken on their blogs.
70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival Registration Open
LS and US students interested in participating in the 70th HK Schools Music Festival must complete either the duo form, or the solo form and submit them, along with payment to Mrs. Kimberly Butler (LS) or Ms. Jessy Po (US). Fees must be paid by cheque to CDNIS. Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 13. For more information regarding fees for duo and solo performances, please access the festival syllabus.
Application Deadline for 2018/2019 School Year
Please note the application deadline for Pre Reception to Grade 2 has been brought forward to Saturday, October 14, 2017 for 2018/2019 school entry. Admissions assesments for the aforementioned grades will begin in December of the preceding school year for applicants who successfully apply on or before October 14. Please contact the Admissions Office via email or by phone (2240 6363) for further assistance or information.
Terry Fox Run Hong Kong
Join us for the Terry Fox Run at RCHK in Ma On Shan on Saturday, November 4. Please join us at this family-friendly event in support of cancer research. Organizers are aiming to have 2000 participants and raise HK$1million. There will be 3km/5km and 10km routes to walk or run. The school will offer free busses to/from CWB to RCHK. Watch this space for details and to sign up for the "CDNIS Timberwolves for Terry" school team!
Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, conducts the oldest and most extensive university-based Talent Search worldwide by offering above-grade level testing for grades 2 through 8. CTY is hosting an upcoming information session at CDNIS on Friday, November 10 from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Please join us in the LLAC lobby! Please RSVP here before Monday, November 6. More details can be found right here.
Just over a month to go until Halloween. This year, the entire school will mark the occasion 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 - with students at CDNIS being as young as 4-years old - you are mindful of the use of "gore" and scary costumes. Check out some of the costumes from last year right here!
Parenting the Digital Native
We were fortunate to have Dr. Mark Gandolfi present to our community about the important issue of technology use by our children. You can access his slides here.
International Day of Peace
CDNIS celebrated the UN International Peace Day on September 21 in a creative way across the whole school. Between creating 'Peace flags' and drawings to add to the "Paths to Peace" forest, the 'Peace puzzles' and an opening musical number (see video), we shared what Peace looks like and how we would practice it. Check out more stories on the Taking Action website!
Ordering School Lunch
The October Menu and Lunch Order Form 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.
Shuttle Bus Service
CDNIS operates a shuttle bus service between the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and the School. The service runs from 6:55am to 5pm during school days and costs just HK$4 per trip. The bus stop at CDNIS is at the LLAC. Please click here for the schedule. No cash is accepted on the bus. Kindly purchase your tickets from the 9/F General Office before boarding.
Waiting for Students
We would like to ask parents and others who may be on campus waiting to pick up a student at the end of the day or following an ASA to please wait for the student in the 6/F cafeteria or 9/F lobby. Please do not hang out in the hallways or staircases. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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 2017: A Winter Wonderland
Come to school on Sunday, November 26 for a fun-filled day at a Winter Wonderland. Enjoy games and fun activities, sample delicacies at the international food festival, and refresh your shelves at the recycled book stall. And so much more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CISPA Parents Pin Board
All CDNIS parents are welcome to join the Pin Board, set up on Facebook. If you are waiting to be approved as member of this group, please check your inboxes for a question that you need to answer to be part of the CISPA Parents Pin Board.
Monday, October 10: Sports Leadership Guest speaker - Penny Heyns
Tuesday, October 11: Sports Leadership Guest speaker - Penny Heyns
Thursday, October 12: US Musical Rehearsal
Friday, October 13: Meditation Sessions for Parents at School, Special Seussical Sessions