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: Upper School @ September 5, Grades 4-6 @ September 11 and Grades 1-3 @ September 13.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing Out Of Season Sports Clubs
A new initiative in 2017 is the out of season sports (OOSS) clubs. These are designed to help prepare students for the in season sports teams and/or to provide more time to enjoy sporting opportunities. These clubs are open to all US students and to LS students by invitation. Season 1: Badminton Club, Mondays 5pm-6:30pm; Basketball Club, Fridays 6:20am-7:30am. Clubs have started and students need to register and pay for the season before they start. In Season 2 we plan to offer volleyball and badminton and in Season 3 volleyball and basketball clubs. For more information contact James Lovegrove.
New Timberwolves Sports Starting Next Week
We have had great support for the new Timberwolves sports: sailing, rowing and yoga. Sailing and rowing are Upper School sports in Season 1. We hope to offer a sailing programme for Lower School Student in 2018. Our sailing and rowing trial sessions proved to be very popular and introduced a number of new students to these sports. Here are some photos of the sessions. For more information about any of our sports programmes, contact the Athletics Department
Timberwolves Personalised T-Shirts for Parent Supporters
TWolves fans in the stands, let me hear you clap your hands! Become a Timberwolves fan by ordering your own personalised Timberwolves t-shirt. Place your orders by Friday, September 8. Click to view the sample shirt (TWolves supporter shirts will be a slightly different colour). Cost is HK$100 and can be paid to the Athletics office when you pick up your shirt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CISPA - The Peak Walk
All parents, are invited to join the traditional Peak Walk on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30am. The Peak Walk is an informal event where you will get the opportunity to meet old and new Lower and Upper School parents alike in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No special skills are required, as this will be a gentle 3km walk. Please meet at Pacific Coffee, near the Peak Terminus. Please dress comfortably, bring a hat, sunglass, sunscreen and plenty of water! An optional lunch will follow. More information is on the CISPA website and interested parents can contact Lucia Delvita to RSVP.
CISPA - Parents' Book Club
All Parents are welcome to join the Parents' Book Club this Thursday, September 7 at 10:30am to 12pm. Please feel free to join even if you have not had the time to read the book. The book for September is “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. The club will be held in the Wanchai area, and more information can be found on the CISPA website. To RSVP, please contact Pauline Wood or Priya Bhatia.
CISPA - Parents' Drinks Night
Join CISPA parents for drinks on Thursday, September 7 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm! The Parents' Drinks Night will be held at Oolaa (G/F, Bridges Street, Centre Stage, Soho, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong). Interested parties can contact Lucia Delvita to RSVP. More information can also be found on the CISPA website.
CISPA Meditation Classes For Parents
Meditation sessions for parents have resumed, under the guidance of alumni parent, healing therapist and wellbeing specialist Sharon Leng. All sessions will be held at school, in various locations, depending on space availability. This coming Friday we will do our practice in the LLAC lobby. Interested participants should meet on Friday, September 8 at 8:15am in the 9/F lobby. Please be comfortably dressed, and bring along with you a mat, a pair of socks, a towel or a block (to sit more comfortably). Contact Lucia Del Vita to RSVP. More details can also be found on the CISPA website.
CISPA - Scholastic Book Club Coming Soon
We are now partnering with Scholastic Book Club, which not only gives your child access to quality and hard-to-find titles in Hong Kong, but also raises funds for Literacy Committee events. SBC replaces the much loved Paddyfield Book Club, which is now closed. Order forms will go out this week and are due on September 13. Please click here for more information.
Monday, Sept 4
US Music Rehearsal
Tuesday, Sept 5
US Curriculum Information Night
Thursday, Sept 7
Grade 11 TOK Professor Follett