Chinese Studies Parents Coffee Morning
The Chinese Studies Parents Coffee morning will be held at the LLAC Lobby from 7:30am - 8:30am on Tuesday, September 12. Director of Chinese Studies Penny Pan will give a talk about the CDNIS Reception-Grade 12 Chinese programme and answer questions from parents. Coffee and pastries will be served! No sign-up is needed, just drop by the LLAC after you've dropped off your children.
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 assessments 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.
Fever Free Policy
CDNIS strictly enforces the Fever Free Policy, as recommended by the Centre for Health Protection. Therefore, students who are sick or feverish should not be in school whether or not they are wearing a mask. Pre Reception to Grade 2 students should be fever free for 48 hours before they can resume school. Grade 3 and above students should be fever free for 24 hours before they can resume school. Please note that for students who are not sick and choose to wear a surgical mask to school as a preventative measure (allergies, immune disorders), our school staff will not be expected to monitor the correct wearing of their mask. Please contact the nurse with questions.
No School - have you marked your calendar?
Just a reminder that there is no school for students on Friday, September 15 (PDD for staff), the Mid Term Break that takes place October 2-6, and Monday, October 9, which is another PDD for staff. Please mark these dates on your calendar.
Parenting the Digital Native- a workshop for parents of students G3-10
CDNIS welcomes Dr. Mark Gandolfi from the St. John's Cathedral Counseling Team Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm-8:30pm in the LLAC Lobby. This parent workshop will focus on how to parent children in a digital world. The Internet is a vital part of our world and an important tool in education and research shows young people are spending an average 44.5 hours per week online. Do you have the skills to parent against that type of influence? Please RSVP here.
MAP Parent Presentation
Thank you to those that were able to attend the MAP Parent Presentation. If you were not able to attend or have additional questions, please check out this website link for parents and this Parent's Guide. Also, feel free to contact Lisa Kipfer with any additional questions.
The Innovative School of Hong Kong
CDNIS has been at the cutting edge of education for over 26 years. Project Innovate takes the culture of innovation flourishing at CDNIS to the next level, providing an exciting vision for future ready learning - ensuring students have the skills, dispositions and mindsets they need to adapt to our fast-changing world. Laptops, iPads, VR, 3D printers, robots and more. Learn why CDNIS is the innovative school of Hong Kong during the upcoming Curriculum Nights: Grades 4-6 @ September 11 and Grades 1-3 @ September 13.
Golf Day - Register Now
Last year's Golf Day proved to be a great success and we're pleased to announced that it's coming back again this year! The CDNIS Annual Golf Day will be held at the Shek O Country Club on November 21, 2017. Entrance to this event starts at $5,000 for individuals and $25,000 for teams of four. Interested parties can click here to register for the event. Details can also be found on our school website. Enjoy a great afternoon of golf and all skill levels are welcome.
CDNIS Official Merchandise On Sale
Stay dry from the recent inclement weather by purchasing either the CDNIS pop-up umbrella ($150) or the golf umbrella ($200)! Other official merchandise are also on sale, including the ever-popular CDNIS water bottle and the extremely useful universal charger. To make your purchase, fill in the attached order form and hand it to the 9th floor General Office.
ID Cards For New Parents
New parents are reminded to pay a visit to the Library in order to get their photos taken for their ID card. For safety and security reasons, parents are required to wear their ID cards at all times whenever they visit the CDNIS campus.
New Uniform Update and Timeline
We are excited to share that we are in the process of reviewing our current uniforms and proposing some possible updates. A Uniform Committee has been meeting since February 2017 to start this process. We are currently preparing a parent and student survey and will share it in an upcoming Flash and at Curriculum Nights. The initial roll out of new uniforms is April 2018 with full changeover starting in August 2019. Click here to see the timeline for the Uniform rollout.
CISPA - Upcoming Used Uniform Sales
Get your used uniforms. Sales will be held in the 9/F lobby on September 13 from 5pm-8pm, September 22 from 8am-12noon, and October 20 from 8am-12noon. To donate uniforms, please leave them with the Security Desk at the 9/F. Uniforms that are not in re-saleable condition can also be donated, to be used by departments within CDNIS for ongoing projects.
CISPA Lost Property: Calling for Volunteers
Can you spare one morning per month to help sort through Lost Property? If so, please contact Clare Arnold.
CISPA Meditation Classes for Parents
Join us for a parent meditation session. Under the guidance of alumni parent Sharon Leng, who is a healing therapist and wellbeing specialist. Sessions are held at various locations at the school. On Friday, September 29 we will do our practice in the LLAC Lobby. Interested participants should contact Lucia Del Vita to RSVP. More details can also be found on the CISPA website.
Monday, Sept 11: US Music Rehearsal; Grade 4 - 6 Curriculum Night
Tuesday, Sept 12: Chinese Studies Parent Coffee Morning; US Musical Rehearsal; Grade 11 Parent Information Night
Wednesday, Sept 13: Grades 1 - 3 Curriculum Night
Thursday, Sept 14: US Musical Rehearsal; University of Cambridge Undergraduate Admission Talk
Friday, Sept 15: MUN