International Schools Festival

International Schools Festival
Saturday, September 16
JW Marriott Hong Kong
Pacific Place, Admiralty
CDNIS Booth is located at #62-#63

Learn why Canadian International School of Hong Kong has been one of the top choices for parents in Hong Kong over the last 25 years at the 2017 International Schools Festival.

Since 1991, Canadian International School of Hong Kong has continued to push the boundaries as it educates the future leaders of tomorrow. Prospective parents are welcome to learn more about CDNIS and meet key members of its senior leadership team.

Interim Head of School, Mr. David Baird; Lower School Principal, Dr. Helen Kelly; Upper School Principal, Mr. Tim Kaiser; Director of Chinese Studies, Ms. Penny Pan; and Head of Admissions, Ms. Emily Pong, will be at the event to answer prospective parent questions. Dr. Kelly and Mr. Kaiser will also speak at the event. The CDNIS Booth is located at #62-#63.

Speakers from Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Dr. Helen Kelly, Lower School Principal

Project Innovate: Cultivating a Creative Learning Culture
Canadian International School of Hong Kong has been pushing the boundaries of innovation since it was established in 1991, being one of the first Apple Distinguished Schools in the region 10 years ago, and implementing the first one-to-one student laptop programme in Hong Kong. Since then, an exceptional culture of innovation has flourished at the school, across all areas of learning. Learn all about Project Innovate, a brand new school-wide initiative that focuses on providing future-ready learning, to ensure that students have the skills, dispositions and mindsets they need to adapt to our fast-changing world.

Dr. Kelly will speak in the morning during Info Session #4 at 10:30am. Dr. Kelly will also be on-site from 10am-12pm to answer prospective parent questions. The CDNIS Booth is located at #62-#63.

Mr. Tim Kaiser, Upper School Principal

Dual Diploma Advantage: The CDNIS Edge
Canadian International School of Hong Kong is one of the few schools in Hong Kong where students graduate with two diplomas and the only school in the world outside of Ontario, Canada where students graduate with both an International Baccalaureate Diploma and an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Learn why these two internationally recognised qualifications elevate the status of CDNIS students, particularly when applying to their first-choice universities around the world.

Mr. Kaiser will speak in the afternoon during Info Session #4 at 2:30pm. Mr. Kaiser will also be on-site from 2pm-4pm to answer prospective parent questions. The CDNIS Booth is located at #62-#63.

Representatives from Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Mr. David Baird, Interim Head of School

Mr. Baird is an experienced academic leader with over 30 years of experience, with the majority of his career spent in international schools in Africa, Canada, China, Vietnam, and Thailand. Mr. Baird is passionate about education and has spent much of his working life helping to further global understanding and internationalism.

Mr. Baird will be on-site from 9:30am-12pm to answer prospective parent questions. The CDNIS Booth is located at #62-#63.

Ms. Penny Pan, Director of Chinese Studies

For more than 20 years, Ms. Pan has taught Chinese in international schools in Australia, China and Hong Kong, and has worked with international students from K-12 within IB, AP, British, Canadian and Australian curriculum frameworks. 

Ms. Pan will be on-site from 9:30am-4pm to answer prospective parent questions. The CDNIS Booth is located at #62-#63.


Ms. Emily Pong, Head of Admissions

Since 1993, Ms. Emily Pong has directed the school’s Admissions Department and has worked collaboratively with various stakeholders in meeting the school’s well-defined admissions targets. Her book “Sharing with You” was published in 2016 and served to commemorate the school’s great success.

Ms. Pong and her Admissions Team will be on-site to answer prospective parent questions for the entire event from 9:30am-4pm. The CDNIS Booth is located at #62-#63.



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Hong Kong International Schools Festival.

If you are unable to attend the International Schools Festival, join us for one of our weekly school tours. Schools tours are held every Tuesday when school is in session and are hosted by our Head of School or another member of the Senior Leadership Team.