School is closed
The EDB has announced that all schools will be suspended today, Monday, September 17. School is closed today for students and staff.
Stanley Cup Visit
Making its first ever visit to Hong Kong, CDNIS welcomed the Stanley Cup on Wednesday, September 12. Staff, students and parents were thrilled to get up close and personal with the most famous trophy in sports. To read more about the event and watch a video recap, please visit our website.
New Initiatives: Student Information Management System
The school is rolling out a new student information management system called Veracross. All parents received an email to their @CDNIS parent email account last week inviting them to sign in. Parents are encourage to visit the Parent Portal FAQ before logging into the new Parent Portal.
CDNIS Mobile App
The CDNIS app is here! The CDNIS mobile app provides vital information and notifications on the go. Please download it via the App Store or Google Play by searching for "CDNIS" to keep up to date with what is happening at school, including urgent messages such as school closures due to weather. While the app has an Absent Form, please note that the form is not fully operational and parents will be asked to submit all absent requests via the Parent Portal in the coming weeks.
No School - have you marked your calendar?
Just a reminder there is no school for students on Tuesday, September 25 (Day after Mid-Autumn Festival), Monday, October 1 (National Day of PRC) and the Mid Term Break takes place October 15-19, while Monday, October 22 is a Professional Development Day for staff. Please mark these dates on your calendar. The full school calendar is also available in the Parent Handbook and on the main school website.
Project Based Learning Coffee Morning
Join LS Principal Helen Kelly for a coffee on Wednesday, September 26 in the LLAC lobby from 7:30am-8:30am to learn more about Project Based Learning.
CDNIS & Sustainability: Monthly Energy Update
From mid-august to mid-September, CDNIS has reduced it's energy consumption by 3% when compared to the same period in 2017. Despite the heat and humidity, we've shown ourselves to be an increasingly sustainably-minded community! See details here.
Application Deadline for 2019/2020 School Year
Please note the application deadline for Pre Reception to Grade 2 has been brought forward to Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for 2018/2019 school entry. Admissions assessments will begin in December for applicants who apply on or before October 2. Please contact the Admissions Office via email or by phone (2240 6363) for further assistance or information.
Parent Volunteer Bus Passes
If you are volunteering at school and would like to take the bus, please first contact your child's homeroom teacher to sign up for a volunteer bus pass. After this, email KCM two working days in advance and let them know which bus you would like to take.
Parking on Nam Long Shan Road
Please note that there is no parking available on Nam Long Shan road. On US curriculum night, police officers were issuing tickets to cars parked on Nam Long Shan road. If you are coming to school for an event in the evening, please consider using public transport, including the buses which the school arranges.
We will celebrate Halloween as a school on Friday, November 2. Dressing up is a cherished tradition at CDNIS, it's never too early to start planning your costume!
Join the MakeX Robotics Pre-Competition
CDNIS is proud to host the regional MakeX competition for Hong Kong International schools. We are running a pre-competition on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-3pm for CDNIS students. To join, form a team with 2 students plus a parent or teacher as mentor. You can take this opportunity to collaborate with your child and have an engaging day with robotic fun. Click here to sign up.
Monday, Sept 17: US Music Rehearsal (Theatre)
Wednesday, Sept 19: Student Advisory (Lobby)
Thursday, Sept 20: CISPA - Board Meeting (Lobby), Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (Lobby)
Sept 21 - 23: ISTA TaPS (Lobby & Theatre)